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Most Rancho Santa Margarita residents, especially those who golf,  know Tijeras Creek Golf Club is dubbed The Best Golf Value in the OC.  But did you know that Tijeras Creek Golf Club has an amazing bargain Sunday Brunch for only $15.95?  Better still, kids 6-12 eat for $9.95 and kids under 6 eat...
I quote statistics all the time, but they get dated quickly. I have been saying that sales this year are out pacing sales for the same time frame last year (still true), but I figured it was time to take the pulse of the Market. I think this information is interesting, see what you think. All of ...

By Paul McDuell
(Realty Benefit)
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Walden is a small community in Rancho Santa Margarita. We only have 113 homes in our gated community. The homes range in size from 2900 to 3500 SqFt. We have a small fishing pond, a community pool, spa, picknic area, a tot lot. Most of our homes are on are single loaded streets. Maybe one of the ...

By Paul McDuell
(Realty Benefit)
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While searching for listing for a new client today, I kept glancing at Saddleback, waiting for the clouds to clear so that I could capture a few pictures. The Lake was beautiful with the White Capped Saddle Back Mountains in the back ground. We don't get to enjoy the snow here very often. What do...

By Paul McDuell
(Realty Benefit)
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Snow is Rare in Saddleback Valley, in fact, I don't recall ever seeing snow in the "Valley". We get hail now and then, but it melts pretty quickly. If was pretty cold today, in the 40's. Oh I know, that is short sleeve weather for some of you, but not for this California native! We do get snow up...

By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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Snow In Sunny Southern California by John Alesi, Mission Viejo REALTOR® Mission Viejo CA Real Estate Wednesday's rain storms brought a fantastic dusting of snow to the local mountains. Our closest mountain tops, Modjeska and Santiago peaks are just 3.5 miles (as the crow flies) from my office in ...
When buying a Rancho Santa Margarita Foreclosure or bank owned home, does a buyer really need to spend extra money for a home inspection?  What if the home is sold "as is, where-is"?  The answer is YES! In all cases you should have a licensed professional evaluate the home you will be purchasing...
Final Score - CIF-SS Pac-6 SemiFinals Football December 6, 2008:  Tesoro Titans Own Orange Lutheran 42-14 Once again the Tesoro Titans Football team proves that they are a force with which to be reckoned.   The Titans started off strong, taking an early lead which by half time was 28-0. Orange Lu...

By Eve Friske, CDPE, e-PRO, QSC, M.A.
(Keller Williams Realty)
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30 Anana Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 Hot Buy in RSM under $300,000 Home Complete Details Virtual Tour Photo Gallery Property Map Financing Request Showing Contact Me Eve Friske Mobile:949.315.1202 Fax:949.315.3988 Website:Visit Website Price : $290,000 Bedrooms : 2 Bathrooms : 2 Square Foot...

By Kelly Kilpatrick, Broker-Associate
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SoCal MLS reports that a total of 50 Rancho Santa Margarita homes were sold in November, 2008.  That's a 62% increase over Novermber of 2007, when then total volume of homes sold as only 31 and a 7.3% decrease from November, 2006, with 60 homes selling.  A total of 85 homes closed escrow in Octo...
Here's a quick and easy way to help others and to give back in Rancho Santa Margarita. Cox Communications, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, December 4th.  The drive will take place in the Rio Grande Room from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Do you think yo...
Buying a home in Orange County, CA can seem overwhelming and frustrating - especially for first time buyers hoping to snap up a short sale or REO.  As with most things, there's both an easy way and a hard way to complete a task.  do it.  There's a series of steps buyers can take to reduce the has...
Every November I look forward to reading the annual statistics provided in Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value in home improvements and remodeling.  Knowing these numbers allows me to make accurate recommendations to my clients who are selling a home in Rancho Santa Margarita.  They want to know...

By Kelly Kilpatrick, Broker-Associate
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Once again congratulations are in order for the Tesoro High School Football Team. ***Tesoro Titans are #1 in Orange County High School Football *** Is there still anyone left out there who doubts this? Tesoro is now 12-0 following Friday night's 38-35 win in Round 2 of the Pac-5 CIF-SS playoff.  ...

By Kelly Kilpatrick, Broker-Associate
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Las Flores is an upscale community of 1,339 homes nestled in the soft rolling hills of South Orange County, just north of Ladera Ranch, east of Mission Viejo, west of Wagon Wheel & Coto de Caza and south of Rancho Santa Margarita.  There are 14 builder tracts within Las Flores:  Avalino, Bel Flo...

By Kelly Kilpatrick, Broker-Associate
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The Cantamar tract in Rancho Santa Margarita's Golf Course Area, is nestled against the Arroyo on the east side of Antonio Parkway.  The neighborhood is comprised of 83 homes which are one half mile from Arroyo Vista Park, 1 mile from Tijeras Creek Golf Course, and 2 miles away from the Beach Cl...

By Kelly Kilpatrick, Broker-Associate
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"I dub this property Rancho Santa Margarita's Bargain Home of November, 2008." Earlier in November there was a condo on Baya in Rancho Santa Margarita that was listed as a short sale for $149,000.  The property is now in escrow but is still accepting back up offers.  I will be watching this parti...
Rancho Santa Margarita Mayor Neil Blais stressed last Friday in his State of the City address, that despite the state wide economic crisis, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita has a balanced budget and sufficient reserves to weather the storm.  At this time, the City reportedly has upwards of $16...
Dove Canyon, like most communities in South Orange County has been hit by a wave of short sales and foreclosures.  Unlike some of the surrounding areas, however, there have been a number of standard sales mixed in with the special condition sales. This past week there were three new listings in D...
Next Thursday, November 13th, Rancho Santa Margarita residents can join millions of other Southern California residents in what is being touted as the Largest Earthquake Drill in U.S. History. The simulation is designed to include local governments, individuals and families, schools, businesses,...

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