Lake Forest, CA Real Estate News

By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
Lake Forest California is a great community located in South Orange County California.  It encompasses 29 different nieghbhorhoods currently and is expanding with new neighbhorhoods, such as Baker Ranch and Portola Center.   With the real estate market improving over the last year it is great to see the areas largest homes start to sell once again over the $1m market.  Below is a highest price homes that have sold so far in 2015. Lake Forest Most Expensive Homes 2015When looking at the above listings it is important to note the two neighborhoods where these higher end sales took place, Baker Ranch and Portola Hills!Baker Ranch is a new community of homes that was introduced to the commuunity in 2014.   Currently Baker Ranch has 6 new communities.Potola Hills is a more established neighb...
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By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
So you have heard about Portola Hills, but when you look it up the city..  umm there is no Portola Hills, right?  Portola Hills is a community in the city of Lake Forest, California.  It is located on the east end of the city next to Foothill Ranch and at one point was actually part of Trabuco Canyon.  In fact, tax records note the address Trabuco Canyon on many of the current homes.If you are considering a move to the area here are 5 details you that will help you when selecting a home here. 1.  There are actually 15 neighborhoods in Portola Hills.2.  Currently there are 5 different Home Owner Assocations Portola Hills I Portola Hills II Montecideo Bella Palermo Canyon View 3.  Portola Hills does have Mello Roos.  Overall tax rate with Mello Roos averages about 1.25%.  Some of the bond...
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By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
It's hot in Portola Hills and I am not talking about the weather.  Well maybe a little :), after all it is the July. The real estate market is moving along well with homes closing escrow within 30 days and pricing is up in the area about 10% from June 2014.  Woo hoo!!  Below is a snapshot of what sold. Just Sold - June 2015 Portola Hills There are currently 12 homes active on the market, with the lowest priced home available for $370k and the hightest priced home being 3300 sq.ft. for $999k.  Many good opportunties available in the area, please do not hesitate to give Kelly a call for a list of homes currently available.   We recently have begun creating some video marketing for the communities in the area.  Check out the following videos: Montecido Townhomes Bella Palermo Serenado Over...
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UNIQUE AND SPECIAL IN EVERY WAY, this Gorgeous Lake Forest Home is the definition of Excellence with Beautiful American Craftsman touches, inspired by California Bungalow Style. This Lake Forest home is a perfect example of Prideful Ownership. Turnkey, Upgraded, and Remodeled throughout, amazing attention to detail, quality materials, and thoughtful design, making this home not only beautiful, but enjoyable. Gorgeous New Hardwood Floors, Vaulted Ceilings, Exposed Beams, Custom Millwork, Tile Surround Fireplace with Custom Mantle, Dual Pane UV filtered Milgard Tuscany Windows, Wainscoting, Recessed Lighting, French Doors. Baths lovingly Remodeled with Custom Cabinetry, Granite Countertops, Custom Tile Work, New Flooring, & Upgraded Hardware. Spectacular Remodeled Chef’s Kitchen with Gran...
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By Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
(Movoto)
Rancho Days Fiesta in Lake Forest!  May 3, 2015 Rancho Days Fiesta Celebrate the history of Saddleback Valley and explore the rich history of Orange County’s Ranchos and Native American tribes.  Visitors will experience the past through music, dance, crafts, food and hands on activities for all ages. Join the fun for five bucks per person.  Peeps under three get in for free!   Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pmLocation: Heritage Hill Historical Park,25151 Serrano Rd., Lake ForestFor more information: Rancho Days Fiesta
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    This is a reblog to press release released on Sunday on PR.com BanCorp Properties in an attempt to secure additional market share in the Lake Forest real estate market is gearing up it social media advertising campaign in this strategic community in South Orange County, California. With increasing brand awareness the company believes it can increase its MLS inventory as well as attract additional professionals. BanCorp Real Estate Group said on Sunday that it is reexamining its role in the Lake Forest, California housing market in a cross-divisional attempt so secure market share in the Lake Forest, CA real estate market. The company believes that it can accomplish through a combination of multi-media marketing methods together an intensified focus on social media which has served t...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
  New Homes in Lake Forest by SHEA homesHomes priced from the low $600,000's and no Mello Roos Taxes2-4 Bedrooms2.5-3.0 Bathrooms1,578-1,671 Square Feet Priced from $633,900The Knolls Phase 9 release of home sites 8-12 and 35-38 on Saturday, January 10th at 10:30 amCall Ann 714 588 7676 Ann Offers Cash Incentives on New Construction Homes!Purchase any new construction home with Ann at any of the Participating communities and receive 50% of the selling commission as a Rebate at Close of Escrow!!! Ann must accompany and register you upon the first visit to the sales office to be eligible for the CASH Incentive. call 714-588-7676
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By Fred Sed, Your Southern Cali Realtor, Why? Because Fred Se
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
Lake Forest is one of the most desirable areas in Orange County to live but before you can buy or sell a home here you must be able to find an Exceptional Realtor in Lake Forest. In today’s post we will break down all of the steps you need to follow in order to find the right Lake Forest Realtor. Step 1 – Look Online The first step to finding a Lake Forest Realtor who is exceptional at helping buy or sell homes in this area is the Internet. Most Realtors will have a website to promote themselves online and this is also a convenience to the buyer or seller. This helps enable you to review a Realtor’s qualifications, feedback and experience before you even call them. Step 2 – Ask Your Friends and Family Members After checking online you can also connect with either a friend or family memb...
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The real estate is a very sophisticated field, given the fact that it needs a certain level of professionalism in order to conduct it successfully. It is relatively a business unit that involves risks and other related challenges, which needs a professional to deal with it in the right manner. In real estate, there is the term, bird dog. What Is Bird Dog? This is a term used in real estate for investing and it is referred to a person who mostly concerned about ways to hunt down properties that have considerable potential for investment. Technically, the aim here is to find distressed real estate properties that are sold at a lower price for remodeling or repair. The properties are then sold at a higher, profitable price. The term can also be used to describe a person who finds propertie...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Ann Offers Cash Incentives on New Construction Homes! Purchase any new construction home with Ann at any of the Participating communities and receive 50% of the selling commission as a Rebate at Close of Escrow!!! Ann must accompany and register you upon the first visit to the sales office to be eligible for the CASH Incentive. Village One In Baker Ranch first village, six new neighborhoods will become the foundation for a community of high quality and fresh style. It will feature a state-of-the-art clubhouse, complete with resort-style swimming pools, covered poolside cabanas, luxurious spas and private spaces to entertain your group. Village One will quickly become your recreational paradise!  Model homes and all common recreation amenities are set to open in early 2014. Bakers Ranch...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Village One In Baker Ranch’s first village, six new neighborhoods will become the foundation for a community of high quality and fresh style.  It will feature a state-of-the-art clubhouse, complete with resort-style swimming pools, covered poolside cabanas, luxurious spas and private spaces to entertain your group.  Village One will quickly become your recreational paradise!  Model homes and all common recreation amenities are set to open in early 2014. Brookland by Shea Homes Townhomes from the low $500,000s 2-3 bedrooms, 2-3 baths. Approx. 1,273 – 1,801 sq. ft.   The Knolls by Shea Homes Single-family homes from the high $500,000s 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5-3 baths. Approx. 1,578 – 1,671 sq. ft.   Parkview by Toll Brothers Single-family homes from the $700,000s 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Approx. 1,...
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
A New Master Planned Community in Lake Forest   On February 8th (according to The Orange County Register) a new master planned community is comming to Lake Forest.  The community is called Baker Ranch there are 6 new projects there priced from $500,000-$1,000,000.  It is good for all parts of South Orange County in that the comunity will add new buyers to our communities.  This supports that the new home building does show we are continuing to grow our real estate market. 
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Foothill Ranch:  Highest Sale Price In Over Six Years! SOLD for $320,000.00. HIGHEST SALE PRICE FOR 2 BEDROOM MODEL IN THE TUSCANY TRACT IN OVER SIX YEARS and ONLY 21 DAYS ON THE MARKET.  www.SoldbyBrianandDave.com Foothill Ranch end unit condo in the Tuscany complex. This is a carriage style unit above the garages with no one above or below. 2BR/2BA located adjacent to the community pool, spa, & gym! Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings in living room & bedrooms to enhance natural lighting. The kitchen has been tastefully remodeled with granite counter tops, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and tile floors. Master bedroom with bay window & two closets with mirrored wardrobe doors. Master bath has double sink vanity & roman tub/shower. Living room has a fireplace & large w...
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
We Have Buyers for Homes In Lake Forest, CA 92630   If you were thinking of selling your home please call us first.  We have standard buyers and investors that are looking for homes in Lake Forest. One of our investors would be able to purchase any home and is able to pay cash for a home.  He is looking for the home that is in trouble and would purchase a home that is a short sale, has some structural problems, and/or a seller that needs to close quickly.  The standard buyers are prequalified and are look in the area for either single family homes or condos.  We have had a shortage of homes and need listings.  If we can help you with any of your real estate needs just call us.
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
We Have Cash Buyers For Your Home there in Lake Forest Yes, we have more than one buyer looking to purchase with cash homes in Lake Forest and other areas of Orange County.  The buyers want your difficult to sell homes.  If you have issues with the home or owe more than it is worth they are still interested.  From a Condo to an Estate nothing to small or too big. So if that is you please call.
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
Vista del Flores, Lake Forest, CA Our second to last closing of the year is a the home in Vista del Flores in Lake Forest, CA.  The home sold and the new owners are now enjoying there new condo. 21154 Gladiolos Way is Lake Forest was the address of the condo.  It is a beautifully remodeled property.  If you are looking to sell your condo or home please contact us.        
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Foothill Ranch  Community Pool Rules One of the many amenities of owning a home in Foothill Ranch is access o the community pool and clubhouse  located at 27021 Burbank, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610.  There are, of course, a set of rules associated with the use of the community pool in Foothill Ranch as set forth by the homeowners association (Foothill Ranch Maintenance Corporation) As a service to homeowners I have provided a complete copy of the pool rules.    Pool Rules:1. Warning! No lifeguard duty; use of the pool, spa, wader and facility is at your own risk. 2. In case of emergency, dial 911. 3. Children 14 years of age or younger must be accompanied at all times by an adult that is18 years of age or older. 4. Only 5 guests per residential lot or condominium. 5. For your own safety, j...
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By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
Open House Today At 21154 Gladiolos Way in Lake Forest     Today we are holding open the condo at 21154 Gladiolos Way in Lake Forest.  Michael Albrecht is going to be at the open house come by and introduce yourself.  The open house will be from 11 AM to 4 PM.  We look forward to meeting you today.  This condo is refreshed and ready for you to move into. 
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Lake Forest Single Level Estate Home  Just Listed by Dave and Brian WELCOME TO MONTBURY ON THE HILL! Superlatives like "LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!", "AMAZING VIEWS", and "ENTERTAINER'S DREAM" are often abused. This phenomenal property delivers on the promise! Situated on an immense (and fully usable) lot (over 18,000 square feet) this single level home boasts numerous upgrades, open living space, endless entertainment possibilities, and a complete (and separate) guest bungalow/mother-in-law suite with bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. Upgrades include granite countertops, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, pool and spa, outdoor hearth/fireplace, and much more. A unique combination of location, view, size, upgrades, and local amenities. This property is in the...
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By Jordan Bennett
Welcome to what is likely the largest home in Laguna North at a whopping 2,700 square feet on an ideal corner lot with pool & spa! This gorgeous turnkey Lake Forest home has been expanded & upgraded on all fronts. Enter to find an enclosed court yard perfect for children to play or for entertaining on a nice summer day. Walk through the front door of this turnkey Lake Forest home & find a chef's kitchen with upgraded custom hardwood cabinetry, granite countertops, & a commercial inspired 5 burner stove dual fuel, double oven, halogen illumination and two warming lights. Hardwood laminate & travertine flooring as well as new carpet in the bedrooms of this beautiful turnkey Lake Forest Home. Baths have been upgraded with a steam bath and sauna in the master bathroom. This home is truly an...
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