Laguna Niguel, CA Real Estate News

By Ron Buck, Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty
(The Ron Buck Group)
Beacon Hill Homes in Laguna Niguel Beacon Hill homes in Laguna Niguel are unique and close to the ocean. Beacon Hill is a hill in the southern tip of Laguna Niguel which is adjacent to Dana Point in Orange County California. Many of the lots in Beacon Hill have either canyon views or ocean views. The community has eight tracts of detached homes or about 570 homes. It also has three tracts of attached condos. All of these communities surround a beautiful park and there are three pools and six tennis courts that are shared by all. SEARCH BEACON HILL HOMES.   Beacon Hill Homes in Laguna Niguel can only be described as having a "beachy" feel. Some have amost a cape cod feeling and all have clapboard siding which is very different than many other area homes which are of a Spanish stucco. The...
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By Ron Buck, Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty
(The Ron Buck Group)
Dealing with Multiple Offers on Orange County Homes / Laguna Niguel   DEALING WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS   It might come as a shock to you but multiple offers are back in the picture again. Well-priced homes are the targets, most often in the larger town homes or entry-level detached homes but even reaching to the 800's. Why that price range? Because there are three groups interested - first time buyers, investors and former short-sale owners returning to the purchase market.   In fact, 30% of home buyers purchasing in Orange County CA are ALL CASH BUYERS.  Here are a few pointers from the buyer's standpoint.   1. Run the comparable sales and active listings in your price range and area. You must know what the market value most likely is. Why would I say this? Because the home maybe over-pric...
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By Ron Buck, Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty
(The Ron Buck Group)
Everything in Real Estate is Negotiable! Everything in real estate is negotiable. I have heard this saying all my life, even before working in real estate. It is true – I suppose. If you want to include personal property like your Van Gogh painting with the house, it can be negotiated. As it turns out each area of the country has its own quirks on what is normal or customary in contracts and negotiations. In southern California sellers usually buy a title insurance policy for the buyer to insure that the buyer has free and clear title (the buyer purchases a secondary policy for the lender), but in the east that is not the case. I flew back to Boston a few years ago to help my daughter purchase a condo. I was flabbergasted to find that the normal for Boston did not include a seller's tit...
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By Ron Buck, Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty
(The Ron Buck Group)
Costa Brava Townhomes in Laguna Niguel CA Costa Brava Townhomes in Laguna Niguel are a very cool place to live. This is a premium neighborhood built by Buie Corporation in the late 80's. Each building has eight units. The smallest unit, Amador, is a carriage unit above the garages. There are two other one story units on the ground level which are 1151 sq ft and have one attached garage and one carport. The next unit is the Llansa, which is upstairs above the  single story unit. The Llansa is a two story unit so the first floor has two bedrooms, two baths, the kitchen, dining room and living room. Upstairs there is a very large loft with its own bath and closet so that it can be used as a bedroom. This unit has a one car attached garage and a one car detached garage. The end units in eac...
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By Ron Buck, Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty
(The Ron Buck Group)
Marina Hills Homes for sale in Laguna Niguel In beautiful city of Laguna Niguel there is a subdivision called Marina Hills. Marina Hills is in central Laguna Niguel and is located between Golden Lantern Dr. and Niguel Road. Marina Hills Drive bisects the subdivision. Marina Hills Homes for sale - Marina Hills homes for sale surround the center piece of the Marina Hills Community Center. The center is marked by large water fountains and a small pond in front of the Clubhouse, a beautiful pool and several tennis courts. There is also a park where the younger kids play soccer on Saturdays.   Marina Hills Homes are found in the tracts of The Heights, Palacio, Vistara, Amarante, Bel Fiore, Monaco, Terracina, Sienna and two townhome complexes of Chandon and Encore. Each of the condo communiti...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
Letters to Santa in Orange County - Laguna Niguel Monday, November 19 Would you like to receive a letter from Santa? Santa has asked us to help him by collecting letters in our "North Pole" Mailbox in front of the Crown Valley Community Park Office. We will then forward the letters to the North Pole for a response from Santa. The mailbox will be up from Nov. 19 through Dec. 13.     Date: November 19 - December 13 Address: Crown Valley Community Park29751 Crown Valley Pkwy.Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 Cost: Santa will write to children who include a self-addtessed stamped envelope.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------- LAGUNA NIGUEL PROPERTY EXPERT, LAUREN SELINSKY 949.310.4960 LAGUNA NIGUEL SHORT SALE EXPERT LAGUNA NIGUEL HOME SEARCH>>> www.CACoastalReal...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
Holiday Lights Decorating Contest- LAGUNA NIGUEL HOMES Tuesday, October 30 Get into the holiday spirit by entering your home! $25 Home Depot gift card and yard sign will be awarded in the following categories: Most Traditional, Best Animation, Most Creative, Best Display of Lights, Best Display of Lights and Music, Best Homemade Display. In addition to the categories listed, a sign will be awarded to the street that displays the most community spirit! Click on link to download an entry form. Date: October 30 - December 3 Time Details: Free Entry Deadline: Mon., Dec 3 at 9am / Judging: Tue., Dec 4 from 5-10pm Address: Crown Valley Community Park29751 Crown Valley Pkwy.Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 Cost: Free Links: Holiday Lights Decorating Contest <<<< LINK FOR ENTRY AND CONTEST RULES   -----...
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By Ron Buck, Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty
(The Ron Buck Group)
Rancho Niguel Thanksgiving Food Drive Rancho Niguel neighbors, Shannon and Catherine,  support local ministry to the poor this Saturday 11/17/2012. Donations of Canned Food, Jackets, Sleeping Bags and Blankets are greatly appreciated and may be dropped off at 28775 Calle Vista in Laguna Niguel, CA between 8AM and 4PM. All donations will be given to the non-profit ministry, MoreofJesus.org. Randy Felton is the administrator and pastor to many homeless and elderly living in motels and under bridges in north Orange county. Randy is also a Rancho Niguel resident. Another popular food charity in this area is FeedOC.org which is a local Orange County food bank. Thanksgiving is my favorite time and a good time to think of the less fortunate. My local office of Keller Williams supports the food...
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By Ron Buck, Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty
(The Ron Buck Group)
San Joaquin Hills Market Report San Joaquin Hills is the newest, and last to be built, subdivision in Laguna Niguel California. Homes in San Joaquin Hills are very popular and range from about 2400 sq ft to 3800 sq ft. The community was built roughly from 1997 to the present. There are only a few lots left. It is a guard gated community and has two gates. The elementary school is Laguna Niguel Elementary and is only two blocks away. The taxes are the lowest in CA and there are no builder, Mello-Roos bonds. Find a home in San Joaquin Hills Walk to Laguna Niguel Regional Park & Lake San Joaquin Home Values  15 Homes have sold in San Joaquin Hills since May 1st. Prices ranged from 669,000 to 1 Million. The average price per square foot was $284.54. Days on Market for San Joaquin Hills Ron ...
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By Ron Buck, Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty
(The Ron Buck Group)
After fifteen years in real estate full time and two years of that working a team in REO I just made my FIRST HomePath offer. I felt like a beginner today because I had to read all the directions, fill out a 16 page HomePath addendum and register as a HomePath agent on line. Nothing difficult for sure but I was shocked when I realized it was the first time. Normally when my buyers secure a REO purchase we receive a massive bank addendum when we are selected as the winning bid. HomePath wanted it filled out up front. I guess I was just embarrassed to explain to my first time home buyer that I had actually never done it before and we would figure it out together. My buyer is very well qualified but has a minimum down payment so it is nearly impossible to get and offer accepted in Orange C...
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By Ron Buck, Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty
(The Ron Buck Group)
LUXURY HOMES ARE SELLING! Laguna Niguel Luxury Homes. Homes in Laguna Niguel priced between 1 & 3 million have been selling this year. Since May 1, 2012 there have been 35 closings. The average price was 1.47 million for 3855 sq. ft. The average days on market before selling was 85 and the average price per sq. ft. was $381.68. Find the value of your luxury home. Homes selling in this price range are found in the neighborhoods of Bear Brand, Ocean Ranch, Crest de Ville, Niguel Heights, Niguel Summit, Hillcrest Estates, Marina Hills, Coronado Point and Palmilla. Call the Luxury Home expert to see these neighborhoods. Sold by Keller Williams Realty $2,957,000. 5748 sq. ft. Search for Laguna Niguel Luxury Homes. There are currently 31 active listings in Laguna Niguel between 1 and 3 millio...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
NEW LISTING!              12 Brownsbury Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677   Gorgeous and Popular floor plan with 1st and 2nd Floor Ocean Views. Main floor Office or Den, 3 upstairs Bedrooms and a Bonus Room that very easily converts to 4th bedroom if needed. Master Suite is generous with remodeled bathroom and walk-in cedar closets. Kitchen remodel w/Full Granite Finish, Center island, Sub-Zero & Dacor. Family Room has impressive B-I Ent Ctr w/Theater Speakers. Yard is smartly designed with beautiful Pebble-Tec Spa and peaceful Fountain serves as focal point from Formal Living & Dining Rooms. Maple hardwood entryway, Limestone floors in Kitchen & Formal areas. High quality carpet in Family Room and Bedrooms. Bathrooms remodeled w/Stone Sinktops & Showers. Ocean Ranch is a 24 Hour Guard Gate...
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By Ron Buck, Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty
(The Ron Buck Group)
Sometimes you get a feeling for statistics. I was having a discussion with a fellow Realtor about the differences between Dana Point sales and Laguna Niguel sales so I though I would check out the facts. Dana Point has approximately 16,000 homes and there have been 188 properties sold under 1 million dollars since July 1st this year. The turn over rate is lower and the days on market are longer than in Laguna Niguel. The average days on market was 96. Laguna Niguel is just inland and adjacent to Dana Point and is a little larger with over 24,000 homes. There have been 272 sales of homes under one million dollars since July 1st. The average days on market was 77. In Dana Point the final sales price averaged 95% of the original list price and in Laguna Niguel the final sales price average...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Happy Election Day!!! If Big Bird can get off Sesame Street and go vote, so can you!!!
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By David Grbich, Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484
(Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com)
Laguna Niguel Homes and Condos for Rent – all rentals that are listed on the MLS are viewable at Laguna Niguel Rental Listings. Ventana Coastal Properties is an area specialist in Laguna Niguel rental listings including homes and condos for rent. Laguna Niguel is a beautiful community located in South Orange County and has a wide selection of rental options available including apartments, condos/townhomes, and single family homes – all served by excellent schools. Browse all available Laguna Niguel rental listings below and simply email or call David Grbich if you find a rental that you would like to view. I look forward to working with you to find your perfect rental home or lease in Laguna Niguel.       ·        View All Laguna Niguel Rentals       David Grbich is the Broker Owner of ...
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By Ron Buck, Associate RE Broker at Keller Williams Realty
(The Ron Buck Group)
Have you ever lived through a bathroom or kitchen remodel? NOT my idea of fun. We are remodeling our bathrooms at the moment and no matter how much plastic the contractor uses the dust is everywhere. Choke, sputter, cough. This is actually just a friendly reminder to always get the appropriate building permits. Contractors are famous for not wanting to deal with the city inspectors. Actually the inspectors in our beautiful city of Laguna Niguel CA are very helpful and easy to work with. Especially if electrical, plumbing or gas is moved, safety is a huge issue.  The main point here is that California seller forms are very specific. Home sellers MUST disclose if any repairs or remodeling have been performed "without necessary permits" or if any remodeling in the home does not meet curren...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone on the east coast affected from Hurricane Sandy.  Stay strong and have faith.    Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement … and we will make the goal.  ~ Jerome Fleishman
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Laguna Niguel San Joaquin Hills Beauty. This gorgeous standard sale is located in the prestigious guard gated community of San Joaquin Hills in Laguna Niguel. This beautiful Glencove home boasts 4 bedroom, 3 baths, and a spacious 2715 square feet of living space. This Laguna Niguel San Joaquin Hills Beauty has a light and bright interior with an open floorplan with dramatic vaulted ceilings and stunning architectural details creating a great first impression. This Laguna Niguel San Joaquin Hills Beauty has a formal living area, a formal dining area, a spacious kitchen and a fabulous family room with a cozy fireplace and a media nook. On the main floor you will also find a highly prized main floor bedroom with a full bath and a full size laundry room!  The gorgeous gourmet kitchen includ...
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
  Give Them A Buyer Snapshot...It Works!   I'm so happy this afternoon. I just heard that an offer I wrote yesterday was chosen. Of course that would make any of us happy, we do this for a living, but this one is particularly meaningful. I met a buyer on Sunday for the first time. This sweet woman lost her husband of 40 years two months ago. She confided in me that her husband had done everything for her for all that time. She said she didn't even know how to work the washing machine. She needed help. She had some money and wanted to move down to Laguna Niguel to be near her two sons. She even knew which complex she wanted, it was where one of them lived. She had specific requirements: 2 bedroom, 2 baths and an attached garage. Oh...and under $300,000. This is very hard to find in Lagu...
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