Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Real Estate News

By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
  Terramonte Market Update in Rancho Santa Margarita This is a tract of homes that Mark Paulson with Keller Williams Realty has worked in for over 7 years, as a specialist in the area; this home development will be reported on monthly so that you can get an accurate update and feeling of what is happening in this specific area of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
Paragon - Rancho Santa Margarita - Southern California Real Estate Market Update This is a tract of homes that Mark Paulson with Keller Williams Realty has worked in for over 7 years, as a specialist in the area; this home development will be reported on monthly so that you can get an accurate update and feeling of what is happening in this specific area of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
Serabrisa - Rancho Santa Margarita - RSM Real Estate Market Update This is a tract of homes that Tim Lorenz with Keller Williams Realty has worked in for over 7 years, as a specialist in the area; this home development will be reported on monthly so that you can get an accurate update and feeling of what is happening in this specific area of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
Paragon - Rancho Santa Margarita - California Market Update RSM This is a tract of homes that Tim Lorenz with Keller Williams Realty has worked in for over 7 years, as a specialist in the area; this home development will be reported on monthly so that you can get an accurate update and feeling of what is happening in this specific area of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
La Tierra - Rancho Santa Margarita - CA Market Update This is a tract of homes that Mark Paulson with Keller Williams Realty has worked in for over 7 years, as a specialist in the area; this home development will be reported on monthly so that you can get an accurate update and feeling of what is happening in this specific area of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.  
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
La Tierra - Rancho Santa Margarita - CA Market Update This is a tract of homes that Tim Lorenz with Keller Williams Realty has worked in for over 7 years, as a specialist in the area; this home development will be reported on monthly so that you can get an accurate update and feeling of what is happening in this specific area of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
Cabrillo Vista - Rancho Santa Margarita - CA This is a tract of homes that Mark Paulson with Keller Williams Realty has worked in for over 7 years, as a specialist in the area; this home development will be reported on monthly so that you can get an accurate update and feeling of what is happening in this specific area of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
The Quarterly Market Update is Here!!!   Please enjoy the market update for a few of your favorite Rancho Santa Margarita communities; the Villavante, Tierra Linda, and Terramonte. The information is provided by the OCAR MLS and is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.     Thanks for looking and Have a Great day!!!
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By Fred Sed, Your Southern Cali Realtor, Why? Because Fred Se
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
  Would you like to live in Rancho Santa Margarita? Are you having trouble locating the property that is right for you? Then come and check out our site for free! That's right for FREE! Rancho Santa Margarita Rental Homes It is very user friendly and has all the properties in all the prices!
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By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
How many bad photos have you seen while searching the MLS?  Better question....How many of you have posted bad photos to the MLS? Were you careless? Didn't have enough time? Or you got back to office found that the photos you snapped while in front of the home just didn't come out as well as you like? Here's a simple solution to repairing bad digital photos... BEFORE photo: Notice the obvious slant compared to the border; too much background and too much foreground; partial view of neighboring house.   Open a search window and right click on the photo you need to fix.  Click on Windows Live Photo Gallery or click here to download fron Microsoft.  Select the photo you want to repair then click on "File" then "Make a copy" and rename your file. Then click on  "Fix" from top menu. In the r...
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Rancho Santa Margarita Real Estate, Live Well and Work Near Home Rancho Santa Margarita was one of the first "mixed use" communities in Southern Orange County. This bedroom community was designed to allow businesses to co-exist with the residential neighborhoods which will supply the labor force. The planning was carefully done to allow for a variety of industry as well as shopping and support businesses to really make Rancho Santa Margarita a self-sustaining community. One of the things that was unusual about Rancho Santa Margarita when first developed was the great variety of living options.  Unlike Mission Viejo which is comprised of mostly single family homes, Rancho Santa Margarita embraced the growing appeal of townhouses and condos. This concept was so much encouraged that it's o...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Underwater In Rancho Santa Margarita? If your first mortgage is presently serviced by Wells Fargo and was previously serviced by Wachovia you may be eligible for a seller's incentive of up to $5,000.00.   For more details please contact IML Real Estate P: 949.218.0952 F: 866.200.2139 info@imlrealestate.com www.imlrealestate.com/shortsale   If you are having trouble making your mortgage payments... And your home is worth less than the amount you owe (underwater), A short sale may be the right solution. By selling your home as a short sale the damage to your credit will be reduced and the long term consequences of foreclosure and bankruptcy can be avoided.  IML Real Estate provides distressed and underwater homeowners with complete short sale solutions.  Any real estate agent can add you...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
RE/MAX Homes & Estates Pre-Foreclosure Division  (714) 588 -7676 ∙  www.remaxann.com   If you are in a situation where: • You lost your job • Your Medical Expenses are too high • Just went through/going through a divorce • You are behind on your payments • You have no equity • You can't afford the cost of selling your home • Your income has been reduced • You are in foreclosure   WE CAN HELP YOU! It's easy and doesn't cost you any MONEY! Our services are Free!!! WHEN THE DEBT EXCEEDS YOUR HOME'S VALUE... we can help is with a SHORT SALE.   Benefits of a Short Sale: • Avoid Foreclosure • Avoid Bankruptcy • Reduced damage to your credit • Postpone your foreclosure sale date • A short sale will stay on your credit approx 3 years • BE FREE of financial and emotional burdens!     We are lice...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
  IML Real Estate Pre-Foreclosure Division (949) 218-0952 http://www.IMLRealEstate.com   Out of work or has your income been reduced? Do you owe more on your home than it's current market value? Are you going through a divorce? Are you behind on your mortgage payments? Are you burdened with high medical expenses? WAITING TO CONSULT WITH US WILL ONLY NARROW YOUR OPTIONS! A Short Sale May Be Your Solution To A Fresh Start.   WE CAN HELP YOU! It's easy and doesn't cost you any MONEY! Our services are Free!!! WHEN THE DEBT EXCEEDS YOUR HOME'S VALUE... we can help with a SHORT SALE.   Benefits of a Short Sale: • Avoid Foreclosure. • Avoid Bankruptcy. • Reduced damage to your credit. • Postpone your foreclosure sale date. • Buy again sooner than foreclosure (Short Sale = 2 years.  Foreclosure...
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By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
It's been 10,000 miles since my last oil change on the xB which is 5,000 miles overdue. I've been putting it off every day despite the flashing warning light that says "service required". To make my guilt level even higher, I've been showing properties to two of the mechanics that work at the local auto service shop just down the street from my office. In their best fatherly voices, both have suggested I "bring 'er in for service." So, today is the day. I drove over to RSM Automotive and sheepishly handed over the key to Robert to get the oil changed hoping he wouldn't say anything about my tardiness. He didn't. He just offered me a ride back to my office where I knew I would be helplessly stranded with my car for what I feared would be many painful hours. What if I get a call to show a...
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Measure to help bring stability to home values and accelerate sale of vacant propertiesWASHINGTON - In an effort to stabilize home values and improve conditions in communities where foreclosure activity is high, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced a temporary policy that will expand access to FHA mortgage insurance and allow for the quick resale of foreclosed properties. The announcement is part of the Obama administration commitment to addressing foreclosure. Just yesterday, Secretary Donovan announced $2 billion in Neighborhood Stabilization Program grants to local communities and nonprofit housing developers to combat the effects of vacant and abandoned homes."As a result of the tightened credit market, FHA-insured mortgage financing is often the only means of financing avail...
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
Did you know we have a successful football team here locally, the Santa Margarita Pop Warner Midget Mustangs.  The Santa Margarita Pop Warner Midget Mustangs football team posted a 13-1 record which qualified them for the National Championships in Orlando, FL. The Santa Margarita Pop Warner Midget Mustangs captured the Orange Empire Conference title with a 26 to 16 win over Tustin in the Orange Bowl.  They proceeded to the Western Regional Championships at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, defeating the Fontana Bucks by a score of 30 to 12.  This win advanced them to the National Championships, where they lost the opener 6 to 0 to the New Haven, Comm. Steelers.  They finished the season with a 22 to 19 win over the Bedford, OH Saints. A well deserved congratulations to our wonderful...
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By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
I was walking through the central part of town today just gathering some photos in the civic center area.  My policy for taking photos is to shoot a bunch and then sort through to find the best ones.  This was kind of a last minute shot of the promenade between the Rancho Santa Margarita City hall, on the left side, and the Community center on the right. I kind of like the "artsy" feel...I was just using my Kodak EasyShare set to 5 mega pixels so that the pictures don't take up so much space. Comments anyone? Photo copyright John Alesi 2009, All Rights Reserved
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By Jane Lippman, Realtor Specialists - Over 20 years Exp - Orange County Short Sale
(Jane Lippman-Lippman Properties at Century 21 Superstars)
I received a call the other day from the owner of a Las Flores home.  "How did I get myself into this mess?", she said, referring to the short sale deal that was being negotiated on her home.  When I questioned who was negotiating the deal, she shared that her agent was working with a third party that was responsible for getting answers from the bank.  "But there are no answers coming back.", she shouted.  Short sales in this new market can be extremely frustrating.  Some methods are proven to get better results than others.  We have found what works and are happy to share it with you. Be sure to interview your agent carefully prior to signing any listing agreement. 
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
RE/MAX Homes & Estates Pre-Foreclosure Division  (714) 588 -7676 ∙  www.orangecountyshortsalerealtor.com   If you are in a situation where: • You lost your job • Your Medical Expenses are too high • Just went through/going through a divorce • You are behind on your payments • You have no equity • You can't afford the cost of selling your home • Your income has been reduced • You are in foreclosure   WE CAN HELP YOU! It's easy and doesn't cost you any MONEY! Our services are Free!!! WHEN THE DEBT EXCEEDS YOUR HOME'S VALUE... we can help is with a SHORT SALE.   Benefits of a Short Sale: • Avoid Foreclosure • Avoid Bankruptcy • Reduced damage to your credit • Postpone your foreclosure sale date • A short sale will stay on your credit approx 3 years • BE FREE of financial and emotional burd...
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