Laguna Niguel, CA Real Estate News

By Nancy & Heather Cloward
(Surterre Properties)
  The CommunityMarina Hills Planned Community Association is a master planned community of 1,538 single family residences within eleven neighborhoods: Amarante, Bel Fiore, Cabo del Mar, Chandon, Encore, Monaco, Palacio, Siena, Terracina, The Heights, and Vistara. LocationMarina Hills is located in Southern California in the city of Laguna Niguel, "The Jewel of South County". The community is located near distinguished public schools, parks, and minutes from the coast. AmenitiesThe community has an exquisite recreational center which includes an Olympic size pool, champion tennis courts and a community clubhouse and BBQ area available for private parties and community functions.     SchoolsMarina Hills is located in the Capistrano Unified School District. George White Elementary School25...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
Receiving a nice invitation for dinner from friends Bob and Linda Worley, Christi and I looked forward to seeing them again.  It was no surprise that we enjoyed an August Friday evening and meal with Bob and Linda at their beautiful Laguna Niguel home.  We had an excellent visit about old and new times and were hosted for a wonderful meal ... roast pork from the grill (Bob's from scratch creation rolled with spices and herbs), leek au gratin side (Linda's speciality) and home grown light and lively salad with lettuce and special herbs.  Bob and Linda are great cooks, and treated us to nice food, fun and conversation.  Linda finished off her presentation with light and lively Trader Joe's ice cream selections.Our hosts had redesigned their home and yard using some of the special products...
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By Karen Mahoney
(ALTERA Real Estate Services)
34 Pienza The sellers are perfectionist and this home is not only the most beautiful home but is as perfect as you can get. Granite countertops and rich dark Brazilian wood floors throughout. No homes behind. Perched high on the hill with dramatic canyon and peek ocean view. Privacy abounds. Built in BBQ, concrete and grass area for outdoor entertainment. Large open kitchen with separate dining area adjacent to a gorgeous family room. 3rd bedroom is a loft. Designer colors throughout.
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By Zen Ziejewski, Laguna Niguel Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Looking to have some fun in the sun? Well here is your chance! Laguna Niguel's recreation department is hosting a summer sports program. With activities such as dodge ball, Frisbee football, mini-basketball and board games, you will have plenty of options to choose from. The summer sports program takes place through August 15 at Chapparosa Park in Laguna Niguel. Personnel at the recreation department will be handing out various sports equipment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for free play. All of the organized sports activities and games will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is a great opportunity to get outside and have some fun in the summer sun. Chapparosa Park is located  at 25191 Chapparosa Park Road, Laguna Niguel, 92677. For more information regarding the recreation departments sum...
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By Karen Mahoney
(ALTERA Real Estate Services)
34 Pienza The sellers are perfectionist and this home is not only the most beautiful home but is as perfect as you can get. Granite countertops and rich dark Brazilian wood floors throughout. No homes behind. Perched high on the hill with dramatic canyon and peek ocean view. Privacy abounds. Built in BBQ, concrete and grass area for outdoor entertainment. Large open kitchen with separate dining area adjacent to a gorgeous family room. 3rd bedroom is a loft. Designer colors throughout. View more at my website www.oceanliving.com
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By Fred Sed, Your Southern Cali Realtor, Why? Because Fred Se
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
If you are in the markert for properties in Laguna Niguel to Lease or Rent then this is where you want to search. The links below list the properties that are currently on the market. These properties are subject to, but not limited to the following: *Availability *Credit check for any applicant over the age of 18 ($15.00 per applicant) *Prior rental history (If needed) *Income verification (If needed) There is no cost to you as the potential tenant/renter, which means our services to you would be free. Our fees are paid for by the owner/landlord of the properties. For additional information, questions, or if you would like to set up a time to preview any property please contact Fred Sed with Fairview Realty at 949-274-3733. (To reference a property, use the MLS # that is located next ...
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By Zen Ziejewski, Laguna Niguel Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
As of April 2nd, 2008 according to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) the total number of active listings in Laguna Niguel totaled 454 homes (condos, townhomes and single family homes).  This is up 7 homes from February 2008 with a total of 447 homes on the market.  We have seen a nice pick up in Orange County home sales in February and March of 2008.The inventory numbers are holding steady which is a good sign for the market.  The FED cut interest rates by .75 basis points in March.  This will help keep interest rates fairly low as the bond market decides what to do next.  The new conforming loan limits were announced in March.  The new conforming loan limit is now $729,750.  This will definitely help buyers and sellers in the Orange County housing market.  The former conforming rate w...
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Custom Upgrades Throughout with Panoramic Views in Laguna Niguel            Incomparable home!  Stunning in every manner.  Upgrades surpass homes sold at millions more!  Gated front courtyard w/fountain and softscape take you to leaded glass double front doors.  Dramatic entry is so inviting.  Travertine floors with deeper color Travertine accent border and Travertine baseboards.  Main floor has elegant Formal Living w/Piano nook and Dining room with upgraded chandelier.  Decorator window treatments adorn the formal areas.  Main floor customized office with His 'n Her granite desk theme and custom cabinetry.  Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, center island, upgraded lighting, stainless appliances and breakfast nook.  Family room has custom fireplace accents, built-in entertainmen...
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By Zen Ziejewski, Laguna Niguel Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
It's not too late to nomimate the 2007 person of the year in Laguna. The Laguna Niguel Citizen of the Year Committee is accepting nominations for the 2007 Laguna Niguel Citizen of the Year Award. This prestigious award was established in 1990, as a joint project of the Laguna Niguel service organizations, to recognize the citizen or citizens who have demonstrated outstanding voluntary service to the community of Laguna Niguel, making this a better place for all of us to live and work. It is a very high honor to be chosen as a Laguna Niguel Citizen of the Year.Here is the criteria necessary, the nominee must work or live in Laguna Niguel, the service performed must be voluntary, may include acts of heroism, humanitarianism, charitable and/or outstanding service and can be within the last...
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26 EMERALD GLEN ~ LAGUNA NIGUEL, Offered at: $1,495,000"The Residences"... Guard Gated Ocean Ranch at Bear BrandBroad Second Floor Ocean Views...                           JUST REDUCED!  Now $1,495,000.  Award Winning Public & Private Schools; 4BR, 4.5BA, 4,039 sqft, Flat Usable 9,741 sqft Lot; Forced Air Heating; Dual Central AC System; Main Floor Office; Family Room & Bonus Room; Breakfast Nook; 3 Fireplaces; Main Floor Suite; 2nd Floor Master Suite w/full retreat;Ocean Ranch is a 24 hr. Guard Gated Community just minutes to beach, restaurants, marina, entertainment, golf and tennis facilities.  Call Michael Caruso now for your appointment to view this special home.Michael A. Caruso Michael Caruso Real Estate Group949-753-7900 or 949-248-0300Michael@MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com www.Mic...
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By Fred Sed, Your Southern Cali Realtor, Why? Because Fred Se
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
 LAGUNA NIGUEL RENTAL PROPERTIES, LAGUNA NIGUEL HOMES FOR LEASEIf you are in the markert for properties in Laguna Niguel to Lease or Rent then this is where you want to search. The links below list the properties that are currently on the market. These properties are subject to, but not limited to the following: *Availability *Credit check for any applicant over the age of 18 ($15.00 per applicant) *Prior rental history (If needed) *Income verification (If needed) There is no cost to you as the potential tenant/renter, which means our services to you would be free. Our fees are paid for by the owner/landlord of the properties. For additional information, questions, or if you would like to set up a time to preview any property please contact Fred Sed with Fairview Realty at 949-274-3733....
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By Fred Sed, Your Southern Cali Realtor, Why? Because Fred Se
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
 LAGUNA NIGUEL RENTAL PROPERTIES, LAGUNA NIGUEL HOMES FOR LEASEIf you are in the markert for properties in Laguna Niguel to Lease or Rent then this is where you want to search. The links below list the properties that are currently on the market. These properties are subject to, but not limited to the following: *Availability *Credit check for any applicant over the age of 18 ($15.00 per applicant) *Prior rental history (If needed) *Income verification (If needed) There is no cost to you as the potential tenant/renter, which means our services to you would be free. Our fees are paid for by the owner/landlord of the properties. For additional information, questions, or if you would like to set up a time to preview any property please contact Fred Sed with Fairview Realty at 949-274-3733....
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By Fred Sed, Your Southern Cali Realtor, Why? Because Fred Se
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
 LAGUNA NIGUEL RENTAL PROPERTIES, LAGUNA NIGUEL HOMES FOR LEASE If you are in the markert for properties in Laguna Niguel to Lease or Rent then this is where you want to search. The links below list the properties that are currently on the market. These properties are subject to, but not limited to the following: *Availability *Credit check for any applicant over the age of 18 ($15.00 per applicant) *Prior rental history (If needed) *Income verification (If needed) There is no cost to you as the potential tenant/renter, which means our services to you would be free. Our fees are paid for by the owner/landlord of the properties. For additional information, questions, or if you would like to set up a time to preview any property please contact Fred Sed with Fairview Realty at 949-274-3733...
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By Zen Ziejewski, Laguna Niguel Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
As of March 1st, 2008 according to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) the total number of active listings in Laguna Niguel totaled 447 homes (condos, townhomes and single family homes).  This is down 10 homes from January 2008 with a total of 457 homes on the market.  We have seen a strong pick up in Orange County home sales in February after one of the slowest January's on record.  Sales activity picked up right after the rate cuts at the end of January.  The FED is meeting again March 18th to announce the next rate cut.  The bond market is predicting another .50 basis point cut.  This will be an important rate cut because not only will we get another rate cut but we will get the new conforming loan limits for Orange County.  This should be another positive one - two punch with rate cu...
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By Zen Ziejewski, Laguna Niguel Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
All facets of the real estate industry have seen a tremendous pick up in activity and home sales here in the month of February.  Zen Ziejewski, Laguna Niguel realtor and resident, has seen a strong pick up in offers and accepted offers throughout South Orange County.  "This is the busiest I've seen the market in months."  Zen added "Lower prices, excellent interest rates and an incredible selection has made it very attractive for buyers and investors to start making offers.  This great news for all that are involved starting with sellers.  Many homes that have been on the market for months have received multiple offers.  REO's have become quite popular."According to Rich Cosner of Prudential California Realty, president of a Prudential California chain of nine offices in Orange County a...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Laguna Niguel incorporated in 198914.7 square miles2007 Population - 66,60827801 La Paz Rd., 92677http://www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us/          949.362.4300 - City Manager949.362.4360 - Community Development949.362.4300 - City Council949.362.4350 - Parks & Recreation714.573.6000 - Fire Department949.362.4343 - Police Department 
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By Zen Ziejewski, Laguna Niguel Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Even with lower interest rates it continues to get tougher for borrowers to get approved for home loans.  Based on this memo from MGIC guidelines will get even tougher after March 3rd, 2008.  This will keep pressure on the housing market troubles, foreclosures and prices.  See below a list of the 30 states that will feel more of an impact from these changes and California is one of them that will be impacted.  This will make it more difficult to get a loan in Orange County and Laguna Niguel.Here's a memo, from the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company, with parenthetical annotations from the realtor:February 6, 2008 Dear Valued Customer: As a result of our ongoing evaluation of market conditions and loan performance, we are making a number of changes to our base underwriting guidelines an...
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By Sandra Carlisle (Ayers), Real Estate Marketing & Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway California Properties)
What is the market doing in Laguna Niguel, California?   What has been going on over the the past six months?  Is the credit crunch affecting individuals buying homes? Here is the average SOLD price per square foot in Laguna Niguel for the past 6 months... 08/2007     $430 09/2007     $386 10/2007     $395 11/2007     $366 12.2007     $348 01/2008     $340 So far, for February, the average price per square foot is $384.  Between 2007 and 2008 the average price per square foot in Laguna Niguel decreased approximately 6%. There is still plenty of money available for purchasing a home.  Before you decide to start shopping in Laguna Niguel, California there are several things going on in the mortgage market that you should be aware of.  To find out how these changes  affect you, you should ...
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By Zen Ziejewski, Laguna Niguel Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Prudential California Realty has announced it's Top 50 Producers for Orange County, CA.  Zen Ziejewski was named in this group as well finishing Top 5 in Laguna Niguel (Laguna Design Center Office).  Zen attributes his success, in one of the most difficult real estate market we've seen in years, to his 20 years experience, commitment to customer satisfaction, professionalism, integrity and going above and beyond his client's expectation and technology platform.  Zen credits a portion of his success to his commitment to providing cutting edge technology that helps generate buyers and sellers while fulfilling the needs of his past, present and future clients.  He offers instant online market snapshots, podcasts, blogging, buyer tips, seller tips, advanced property searches, email market u...
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By Zen Ziejewski, Laguna Niguel Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Prudential California Realty announced it's top producers for 2007 in February and Zen Ziejewski, Laguna Niguel Realtor and Resident, finished in the top 5 for 2007 at Prudential's Laguna Niguel Design Center Office.  Zen attributes his success, in one of the most difficult real estate market in years, to his 20 years experience, commitment to customer satisfaction, professionalism, integrity and going above and beyond his client's expectation and technology platform.  Zen credits a portion of his success to his commitment to providing cutting edge technology that helps generate buyers and sellers while fulfilling the needs of his past, present and future clients.  He offers instant online market snapshots, podcasts, blogging, buyer tips, seller tips, advanced property searches, email m...
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