Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Real Estate News

By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
RanchoFest 2014 This weekend, June 7-8, 2014 marks the annualRanchoFest sponsored by the Rancho Santa Margarita Chamber of Commerce. This two day event will draw 12,000+ people to Central Park in RSM and provide an opportunity to get together with friends and family and enjoy your community of RSM. The weather is predicted to be sunny and gorgeous so make your plans to spend the weekend in Rancho Santa Margarita!     Bring the family for two fun-filled days of eating & drinking, live entertainment, business displays and activities for the younger set including a fun-zone with bounce-house type inflatables, rock climbing wall bungee jumping and more. Enjoy live entertainment of all types from the main stage with community and school groups plus these local bands: Sound Connected, Eclectr...
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By Fred Sed, Your Southern Cali Realtor, Why? Because Fred Se
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
The history of Rancho Santa Margarita didn’t just start in the 1960’s. Like many communities in Orange County, it has a long history. It dates back to 1769 when Native American’s lived in one of the most beautiful areas of Southern California when it was visited by Spanish explorer: Captain Gaspar de Portola. From the time that the first Spanish settlers began to live in Rancho Santa Margarita, this part of Southern California has held the promise of opportunity. This is  especially true in 2014 because, Rancho Santa Margarita offers a safe community, great schools and affordable homes for any family that wants to settle in Orange County. Demographics   Rancho Santa Margarita has a population of just over 47,000, an average household of 3, average median age of 36 years and average medi...
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
Help I We Need Listings   The we in the title "Help I We Need Listings" refers to the buyers and we who sell homes.  The number of homes on the market is at very low.  We have buyers who will buy a quality home right away.  In Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and Mission Viejo.  We also represent a cash buyer that will purchase homes that are in need of some TLC.  We are very serious about the need.  If you are thinking of listing your home please contact us as soon as possible.  We will help you get top dollar for your home.
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By Len Malena, OC Realtor
(ZipRealty)
High-Efficiency Toilets now Mandatory in California   As of this month, any new toilet installed in a home or commercial building in California must be a high-efficiency model (HET) that uses 1.28 gallons per flush or less.   A bill passed all the way back in 2007 is just now fully coming into force: High-efficiency toilets and urinals must be installed in all new construction in the state-houses, schools, office buildings, and other structures. Some cities are going further (see article about Capitolain Santa Cruz County) and imposing fines on new homeowners buying existing homes who don't upgrade to the new HET, whether or not their inspection spotted the problem.   What is an HET?   High-efficiency toilets (HETs) are those that use 1.28 gallons of water per flush or less, consuming a...
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
We Have Cash Buyers For 92688   Yes we have a cash buyer looking for home to purchase in Rancho Santa Margarita 92688.  They are looking for homes they can remodel.  If your home is in disrepair, or if it has issues, or you need a quick sale call us. These buyers want properties that are single family homes and they will go to $6,000,000.  Call us if you would to sell your home. If you would like to sell your home anywhere in South Orange County please give a call.  We will give you an evaluation through a market report and help you get what you want in the time you want.
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By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
Snow Day in Rancho Santa Margarita - January 18, 2014 It's hard to write about the upcoming "Snow Day" in Rancho Santa Margarita when the temperature is 88 degrees today. This Saturday, SAMLARC, will present the third annual Snow Day for residents of Rancho Santa Margarita and their guests at Central Park. Two sessions will be available, 9:30-10:45am and 11:00am-12:15pm where kids will enjoy sledding, snow play, music and treats. Admission is $10 for residents and $12 for guests. Visit the Snow Day site for more information. Tickets are available at the SAMLARC business office at 22342A Avenida Empresa, Suite 102A, RSM. You'll need your SAMLARC ID and bring a check for payment because they don't accept cash. You should have gloves or mittens to keep your hand from getting too cold; you ...
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By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
BevMo Store Now Open in Rancho Santa Margarita The newest addition to the El Paseo retail shopping center in the Rancho Santa Margarita city center is the BevMo store. Selling beer, wines and spirits, BevMo will occupy avout 7800 sq. ft. of retail space in the building close to Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill. The space was formerly occupied by Borders Books and later by Crown Books. BevMo was founded in 1994 in the San Francisco Bay area and is currently the leading liquor retailer with 150 stores in California, Arizona and Washington. BevMo is famous for their marketing campaign that promotes "5¢" wine sales - buy one at regular price get the second for 5¢." In addition to the alcoholic beverages, BevMo also has a vast selection of soft drinks, cheeses, snacks and party supplies. Other neadb...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
SPECIAL PRICE FOR BUYERS DIRECT $685K   699K FOR BUYERS WITH REPRESENTATION 9 LAS BALAS RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA CA4 bed rooms2.5 baths2 car garage2300 sq ftlot 4500 sq ftout door SpaYard is an entertainers paradise!Call Ann for an appt! 714 588 7676 to search Orange County homes for sale http://www.annurias.com/Search.aspx?segmentid=6231387&rid=96165&htmlfile=1678193.html
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
JUST REDUCED TO 699K9 LAS BALAS RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA CA4 bed rooms2.5 baths2 car garage2300 sq ftlot 4500 sq ftout door SpaYard is an entertainers paradise!$699,000 - Call Ann for an appt! 714 588 7676 to search Orange County homes for sale http://www.annurias.com/Search.aspx?segmentid=6231387&rid=96165&htmlfile=1678193.html edit delete
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Offered at $710,0009 LAS BALAS RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA CA4 bed rooms2.5 baths2 car garage2300 sq ftlot 4500 sq ftout door SpaYard is an entertainers paradise!Call Ann for an appt! 714 588 7676 to search Orange County homes for sale http://www.annurias.com/Search.aspx?segmentid=6231387&rid=96165&htmlfile=1678193.html — in Rancho Santa Margarita. 
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
In the small mission town of San Juan Capistrano is a new community of luxury estate homes befitting this historic address—Mirador at Rancho San Juan. These estate-scaled residences welcome families with thoughtful floor plans and elegant appointments that embrace today’s indoor/outdoor lifestyles. Square footage ranges from approximately 3,769 to 4,984 with the opportunity to personalize living space with options such as flex rooms, offices and casitas. The rolling hills are the scenic backdrop for this extraordinary neighborhood. Here behind quiet entry gates, life unfolds at an unhurried pace. Shopping, dining and entertainment abound in downtown San Juan Capistrano. Surrounded by an award-winning school district, renowned private schools and convenient access to Interstate 5 and key...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
NOT ON MLS YET! MORE PICS TO COME $749,950RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA AREA4 bed rooms2.5 baths2 car garage2300 sq ftlot 4500 sq ftout door SpaYard is an entertainers paradise!$749,950 - Call Ann for an appt! 714 588 7676 to search Orange County homes for sale http://www.annurias.com/Search.aspx?segmentid=6231387&rid=96165&htmlfile=1678193.html  
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By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
When Does Mello Roos Expire On My Rancho Santa Margarita House or Condo? Q: My home has a Mello-Roos bond that was scheduled to retire after 20-25 years. When will it actually expire? A: If you live in Rancho Santa Margarita (RSM), you can visit the city's web page, enter your address and find out the expiration date. Click this MELLO-ROOS Link to visit the site.     Q: What is a Mello-Roos (MR) bond? A: MR bonds were created to allow a county, city, special district, school district or joint powers authority to establish a Community Facilities District (CFD), which allows for the financing of public services and facilities. These funds were used by the builders of Rancho Santa Margarita to construct roads, schools and water districts. Q: My home is more than 25 years old. Why am I sti...
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By Len Malena, OC Realtor
(ZipRealty)
This seems to be the case in Orange County, how about where you work? ... Some see the recent rise in mortgage rates as a difficulty, but the latest Fannie Mae National Housing Survey posits a different point of view. Their chief economist says: "The spike in mortgage rate expectations this month...may increase housing activity in the near term by driving urgency to buy." He explains: "Consumers may recognize that today's still favorable mortgage rates and homeownership affordability levels will recede over time.... More prospective homebuyers may be deciding that now is the time to get off the fence."
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
CALLING ALL INVESTORS EXCLUSIVE LISTING CASH BUYERS ONLY RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA STANDARD SALE condo's in the area sell between 325k and 340k!! sellers are letting the condo go for 285K 2 BED ROOM... 2 BATH 1050 SQ FT 1 CAR GAR DOWNSTAIRS UNIT HOA 300 A MONTH RENTERS ARE PAYING 1700 A MONTH AND WANT TO STAY !! MESSAGE ME IF INTERESTED   www.annurias.com   aston group lic 01451803
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
  RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA Rancho Santa Margarita Star Spangled Spectacular Thursday, July 4        Rancho Santa Margarita's 4th of July will have games, activities as well as music that begins at 2 PM.  Join SAMLARC for the 4th's for a patriotic fun in the sun, sand and water. There will be games, prizes, and fireworks.  Admittance into the Beach Club will be by ticket only until 3 PM. All tickets are distributed.  If capacity has not been reached, by 3 PM enterence will be first come first serve. Lake shore fireworks will begin at 9:00 PM    LOCATION: Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club 949 209-5087
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
New High Price For a Rancho Santa Margarita Cabrillo Vista Tract   This home sold for $513,000 and the last one in the tract sold for $399,000 we get high values for homes.  The home is a 3 bedroom 21/2 bath home with 1495 sf.  The Elite Home Sales Team has consistently sold homes for higher prices than the competition.  We have established techniques that bring in higher values than other companies use.  Contact us for more info.  If you would like to get a greater value for your home just have us come by and give you a comparative market value and explain what we do.
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
See if You Qualify for a RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA Short Sale Is your RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA home is upside down? (Your RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA home is worth less than what you may owe on it.) Do you have a hardship? (Things have happened where you find yourself struggling to make your mortgage payment or can't make it at allDivorce? Postpone a trustee sale?Do you want to save your credit from a bankruptcy and/or foreclosure? (Bankruptcy and/or foreclosure will damage your credit for 7 - 10 years) Have you missed any mortgage payments? Do you need to relocate? Have you been denied for a loan modification? You may qualify for up to 30k in relocation assistance. If you do not qualify for any cash assistance you will still receive a minimum CASH assistance ask us how! Short sale services are f...
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
5 El Vado, Rancho Santa Margarita     This home is sold. We were able to not only sell this home quickly but for a new record price.  It is a necessity to get the right realtor to sell your home.  If you would like to know how we sell homes for the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of trouble call us. 
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
 5 El Vado, Ranch Santa Margarita 3 Bedrooms + Loft2.5 bathroomsBa1500 Sq Ft Range Priced at Priced $499,000 to 520,000 Call for mor info.Delightful 3 bedroom plus loft home with park nearby. Upgraded with hardwood floors, baseboards, and recessed lighting. Upstairs loft situated in between bedrooms is practical and useful. Bright kitchen with stainless steel appliances and built-in cabinet lights. Professional designed private backyard
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