Thursday, October 19, 2017

There is nothing spooky about the Portola Hills real estate market!

As you can see up the market continues to have price increases with the average price of a detached home in Portola Hills in September was $899,000 and for attached homes the average price was $473,000 up 11% from September 2016.

Portola Hills Real Estate Market Recap by Realtor Kelly Turbeville

What's the Value of your Portola Hills Home


The big news for Portola Hills is the new development that are currently selling new homes.  The Oaks now in phase 4 and models opening soon for Iron Ridge.  Residents who are thinking of moving, should keep these developments in mind as competition.  In order to capture the buyers away from these homes, your home will need to be presented beautifully and priced well.  After about a year, resale homes will be able to take advantage of these sales in your pricing strategy.

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If you are thinking of a move, don't hesitate to give us a call.   Our goal is to develop a marketing plan that brings you top dollar for your home.  We just put into escrow a great condo in the Montecido complex, sold the first weekend with multiple offers.  Which tells us demand is very strong!  




Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Off to Escrow We go on this Lovely Montecido Townhome

Our listing at 28385 Pueblo Dr, in the Montecido complex of Portola Hills has gone into escrow.  This lovely home was priced right at $485,888 and received multiple offers and went into escrow on day 3 of the listing! Congratulations to our Sellers!  

28385 Pueblo Dr. Trabuco Canyon,  Ca 92679


This home was a must see! Upgraded, move-in ready and a great value for first-time homebuyers, emptynester's and Millennial's alike! Its charming 2 story, 3-bed, 3-full baths (with bed/bath on ground floor and 2 master suites upstairs), 1300 sq ft. boasts high cathedral ceiling and over-sized windows making it bright and airy. It has a big, private backyard for summer BBQs, as well as an attached, direct access 2 car garage. Some of the features include upgraded kitchen, refurbished bathrooms, laminate wood floors, newer carpets, new garage door and water softener, just to name a few. Nearby shopping, restaurants, toll road, walking trails and walking distance to award winning schools. Low HOA dues and NO MELLO ROOS! 

The Montecido Complex in Portola Hills is a sought after community. There are three hundred units in the community with 4 floorplans, ranging is size from 1015 square feet to 1303 square feet.  Amenities include: pool, spa, fitness room, playground and Clubhouse all for only $220/Month.

If you are a resident of Montecido in Portola Hills, don't hesitate to give Kelly Turbeville a call.  As a previous resident of the complex and an active agent she is an excellent resource to get your home sold.  Make sure to Download our FREE Portola Hills Seller's Eguide or Request your FREE Home Value Report.  We currently have several buyers looking for the Plan D model, so don't hesitate to give us a call today!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Portola Hills July Home Value Review

Hard to believe we are half way through the year in 2017.   Time sure does fly by, so I hope you have been able to take some time and enjoy summer.   We have been busy with real estate as the market hasn't slowed down one bit, which is not typical for this time of year.  July and August are generally our slower months, as buyers and sellers are distracted by summer fun.   

Below is a look a how the real estate market performed in July in Portola Hills.

Portola Hills Home Values July 17 by realtor Kelly Turbeville


As you will note pricing is up 6% from this time last year, we also have more homes on the market with 15 vs 9 in 2016.  Homes are taking on average about 16 days to sell in Portola Hills.   However, I would anticipate that creeping up in August as summer distractions kick in high gear in August with last minute vacations and back to school.

What's the Value of my Portola Hills home?


Looking at the active inventory available in Portola Hills currently it is good to see more homes come on the market in the $400-$600k range.  Homes priced in this range are HOT, HOT, HOT throughout the county. Inventory is very low. But that doesn't mean seller's can overprice their home.  Homes priced over the market still tend to stay on the market long and result in price reductions.   Pricing your home right at the beginning is what brings you top dollar with multiple offers!

If you are thinking about a move, don't hesitate to give our team a call.  As you can see we strive to provide you with what is truly happening in the market so we that can meet your goals and successfully sell your home!  

Other Portola Hills News...

We are hosting our Second Neighborhood Wine Tasting this Saturday.  Join us..


Sunday, July 30, 2017

End of Summer Calendar of Events throughout Orange County

Yes, I said it!  End of summer... Can you believe we are entering into August in two days!  It has been a great summer but if you haven't had a chance to get out and enjoy the community, take a peek at the list of events we put together for community happenings throughout Orange County..



Garden Grove Free Summer Concerts   Through Aug. 10
The Garden Grove Community Foundation and the City of Garden Grove bring the Free Summer Concert Series. Food is available for purchase. No EZ-Ups, umbrellas, or golf carts allowed. Dogs are allowed, if they are on a leash. Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm / Eastgate Park
714-741-5000 / www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us

Cypress Concerts on the Green   Through Aug. 12
Festival seating, picnics, families and lawn chairs encouraged. Food and desserts will be available for purchase at all concerts. Alcohol and smoking of any kind are prohibited.
Saturdays 6pm / Cypress Civic Center/Library/Tennis Courts
714-229-6700 / www.cypressca.org

Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts   Through Aug. 13
Every Sunday, grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for an evening of music in the park. Gourmet food trucks will also be onsite, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee and other Irvine nonprofit organizations.
5:30pm / Mike Ward Community Park
949-724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org

OC Fair   Through Aug. 13
The largest fair in Southern California, the 23 day event features over 150 events, thrilling carnival rides, interactive exhibits, live entertainment and delicious food creations.
714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com

Stanton Concerts in the Park   Through Aug. 16
Concert events are FREE for everyone to enjoy! Non-profit food vendors will be on hand with delicious food and snacks. Music genres vary every week so check our calendar for band details.
Wednesdays 6-8pm / Stanton Central Park
714-890-4270 / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Brea Concerts in the Park   Through Aug. 16
This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly event. North Hills Church will return with their legendary barbeque tri-tip.
6:30pm / City Hall Park    www.ci.brea.ca.us

Yorba Linda Concert in the Park   Through Aug. 20
Every Sunday, pack a picnic basket and come on down for some great music with family and friends.
5:30-7pm / Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater 
714-961-7100 / www.ci.yorba-linda.ca.us

Dana Point Summer Concert Series  Through Aug. 20
Featuring two bands each Sunday. Food and beverages available for purchase. 2:30-6pm / Sea Terrace Park   www.danapoint.org

Seal Beach Summer Concert Series   Through Aug. 23
Every Wednesday during the summer.
6-8pm / Eisenhower Park at the Seal Beach Pier
562-799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org

Festival of Arts   Through Aug. 31
The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County. Special art-related attractions and special events such as jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours throughout the eight-week run provide entertainment for all.
10am-11:30pm / 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
949-494-1145 / www.foapom.com

Pageant of the Masters   Through Aug. 31
On each evening of the Festival of Arts summer schedule, ticket holders are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful re­creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
8:30pm / 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach 
800-487-3378 / www.foapom.com

Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series   Through Sept. 3
Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic basket for this Huntington Beach tradition! The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups, such as concert bands, Latin bands, and swinging Big Bands.
5pm / Central Park Bandstand   www.hbconcertband.org

Sawdust Art & Craft Festival   Through Sept. 3
Located in a beautiful eucalyptus grove, visitors experience the creativity of more than 200 local artisans.
10am-10pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
949-494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Sunset Jazz at Newport   Through Sept. 20
Wednesday night will feature some of the most popular artists from the Newport Beach Jazz Party and The Jazz Cruise!
6-8:30pm / Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
949-759-5003 / www.sunsetjazzatnewport.com

Surfing Walk of Fame Induction  Aug. 3
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of surfing legends. This year’s event includes the induction ceremony on Main Street in front of Jack’s Surfboards in downtown Huntington Beach, followed by a Gala Luncheon at Pier Plaza.
9am-2pm / Huntington Beach   www.surfingwalkoffame.com

Dog Days of Fullerton   Aug. 3
Takes place during the Fullerton Market and includes specialty dog-related vendors, and dog contests for prizes on the main stage. A DJ will entertain during the event. Hot food, artisan craft vendors, kids activities and a beer and wine garden.
4-8:30pm / Fullerton Downtown Plaza
714-738-6545 / www.cityoffullerton.com

Shakespeare in the Hills   Aug. 4-5 & 11-12
This summer’s production of Romeo & Juliet transports the well-loved story to 1845 and the conflicted world of Alta, CA. In this world, the local rancheros of old Mexico are dealing with the American immigrants who’ve moved into the province.
7-9pm / Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex
949-707-2680 / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Surf City Pickleball Tournament   Aug. 4-6
This double elimination format competition is a USAPA sanctioned event and will be the first held in Huntington Beach.
Murdy Park: 7000 Norma Drive   www.usapa.org

La Habra Corn Festival   Aug. 4-6
Rides and attractions, independent food, game and craft booths, a market place, live music, a car opportunity draw contest and Miss La Habra, the club queen and her court!
Fri 5-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 10am-9pm / El Centro/Lions Park
562-260-3750 / www.lahabracornfestival.com

Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts   Aug. 4 & 18
Come enjoy a free concert in our beautiful amphitheater. Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks. The food trucks available this concert series will be Soho Taco and the Cut – Handcrafted Burgers. 6:30-8:30pm / Crown Valley Community Park
949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

La Palma Concerts in the Park   Aug. 5
This summer series of musical concerts and fun invites you to gather family and friends, bring a picnic, relax, and enjoy.
6:30-8pm / Central Park-Pavilion   www.cityoflapalma.org

Furry Friends Pet Fair   Aug. 5
Does your dog or cat need their vaccinations? Do you want them micro-chipped? Is your dog license up-to-date?  This is the time to check off these pet parent tasks.
9am-12pm / Alisa Viejo Aquatics Center and Vista Park
949-425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Relay for Life of Westminster   Aug. 5-6
Relay for Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer.
11am-11am / Westminster Civic Center   www.relayforlife.org

OC Fair Fun Run 5K   Aug. 6
A family friendly event equipped for all ages. Come for fun for the whole family with games, prizes, and lots of fun!
8-11am / OC Fair Grounds   www.ocfair5k.com

Lobsterfest at Newport Beach   Aug. 6
While feasting, you will enjoy live entertainment on our beachfront stage from West Coast Party Crashers. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire and provide scholarships for Leadership Tomorrow | Orange County.
3-8pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
www.lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com

Emergency Expo, Summer Concert & National Night Out   Aug. 6
Together with our summer concert series, attendees will enjoy an all-day event which includes large equipment displays by the Orange County Fire Authority and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
10:30am-8pm / Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point
949-248-3536 / www.danapoint.org

Fiesta Music Festival   Aug. 13
Activities for the whole family, including food and game booths sponsored by local nonprofit organizations, three stages with continuous live music throughout the day, contests for all ages, a salsa challenge, arts & crafts show, business expo, children’s rides, action sports expo & exhibits.
9am-7pm / Downtown San Clemente
949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

Dana Point Lobster Fest   Aug. 18
Hosted by Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club. Enjoy gourmet appetizers, no-host bar, fresh east coast lobster, smoked tri-tip steak, desserts, live music and dancing.
4pm / Doheny State Beach   www.danapointlobsterfest.org

Tomato & Pepper Tasting   Aug. 19
Taste dozens of incredible home tomato varieties, including incredible heirlooms, giant beef-stakes, colorful purples, golds and stripes, super sweet cherries and many more.
8-9:30am / Roger’s Gardens, Corona del Mar
949-640-5800 / www.rogersgardens.com

Color Vibe 5k   Aug. 19
Get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you’ll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K.
9am / Fountain Valley Sports Park
www.thecolorvibe.com/orangecounty.php

Pacific Wine & Food Classic   Aug. 19-20
This festival delivers with Summer Inspired Tastings, Exquisite Wines, Hand Crafted Cocktails and Culinary Entertainment on the scenic waterfront stretch of the upper Newport Bay.
2-5pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
www.pacificwineandfood.com

San Clemente Arts and Crafts Show   Aug. 19-20
Find an array of unique fine arts from paintings, handcrafted jewelry, ceramics.
9am-5pm / Community Center: 100 N. Calle Seville
949-498-9714 / www.scartassociation.com

Plum Festival   Aug. 20
Admission is FREE enjoy everything plum!! Plum Cake, Crepes, Jam, Martini, Berliners, Strudel & more. Doors open at 1pm, Band starts at 2pm and Dachshund Races at 3pm.
2-6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Senior Fitness Expo   Aug. 25
Take control of your health and fitness at expo, which includes health screenings, nutrition information, demonstrations and a wide variety of the latest health and fitness products.
9am / Rancho Senior Center: 3 Ethel Coplen Way, Irvine
949-724-6800 / www.irvineseniors.org/expo

FAM 4th Annual Golf Tournament   Aug. 25
Family Assistance Ministries. Hunger & Homeless Prevention.
12:30-5pm / San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
949-492-8477 / www.family-assistance.org

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo   Aug. 26-27
The richest 2-day rodeo in the nation with a purse totaling over $200,000. The top 30 rodeo contestants in saddle bronc and bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and team roping will come to San Juan Capistrano.
Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, SJC  www.rmvrodeo.com

Elvis Festival   Aug. 27
A full day tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! Featured stage shows from Kirk Wall, Martin Anthony, Danny Jacobson, Kat Ferguson, Krazy Kirk & The Hillbillies, Scot Bruce & Band, and more! Elvis singing competition.

9am-6pm / 12911 Main Street   www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us


Remember as you are out enjoying the community, we are here to help you with your housing needs.   Thinking of a move, now is great time to sell.  Inventory remains exceptionally low.  The real estate market needs your home. Especially if it is priced below the median price of $750k.   Not sure the value of your home, then make sure to use our Home Value Analyzer.  It is instant review of what is selling your area and it is FREE!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Portola Hills Home Values Increase 16% from May 2016.. Is there still room to grow?

You have heard the rule of supply and demand and it is certainly a factor in our latest market review for Portola Hills.  Below is a look at how the market finished up and as you will note, we saw a 16% increase in values from May 2016.

Portola hills home values for May 2017 Realtor Kelly Turbeville

The above numbers are consistent with the overall Orange County market when I look at Detached Single Family homes.  However, on the condo  i.e. attached market, pricing is behind the rest of the county, where the average price of a a attached home was $477k.


Opportunity is certainly available for home owners thinking of selling in Portola Hills.  Homes that are priced well, in showing condition and available are receiving multiple offers.   July is the transition time for the market as summer distractions take their hold on the market, but with the low inventory opportunity is still present!


Let's grab a cub of coffee and review your home selling needs, along with the market to put a plan in place to get your home sold for top dollar.

Real Estate News to check out:

Buying is now 33% cheaper then renting


Monday, May 22, 2017

South Orange County June Calendar of Events... Time to get out and enjoy...


Summer is just around the corner and in Orange County there are a ton of events to enjoy.  We put together a list of activities throughout the county for the month of June.  Make sure to get out and enjoy what the local community has to offer!!

South Orange County Job Fair   June 1
Dress professionally and bring your resume. Priority registration table for veterans. 
9am-12pm / Laguna Hills Mall
949-341-8000 / www.oconestop.com

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival   June 2-4
Celebrate the kick-off of summer with a star–studded lineup of musicians, delectable food and drink selections, and dancing on the lawn.
www.festivals.hyattconcerts.com

Russo & Steele Collector Automobile Auction   June 2-4
The electric atmosphere of auction in the round auction block provides enthusiasts an outstanding destination to bring the whole family to experience their passion of classic cars, but also the amazing community of Newport Beach.
9am-7:30pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
602-252-2697 / www.russoandsteele.com

World Music Series   June 2 & 9
Sunset Serenades with culturally unique musical concerts. June 2: Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring Bassem Rashidi (Middle Eastern). June 9: Marcela’s Noche de Flamenco (Flamenco music and dance).
6:30pm / Heisler Park, Laguna Beach
949-497-3311 / www.lagunabeachcity.net

Corona del Mar Scenic 5K   June 3
Whether running the 5K course, participating in the 2-mile Celebration Walk, or simply cheering the kids on in the Youth and Dolphin Dash series, all registered participants are hosted to a complimentary restaurant row feast of local eateries.
6am / Ocean Blvd & Heliotrope Ave.
949-673-4050 / www.cdmchamber.com

Studio Arts Festival   June 3
The juried festival will showcase more than 85 Southern California artists and their original works of art in ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, fiber and glass.
9am-5pm / Irvine Fine Arts Center   www.cityofirvine.org

Dino Days   June 3-4
Experience the adventure as the Nature Park is transformed into Dino Days with life-size moving dinosaurs! Arts & crafts, a balloon artist, face painting, dinosaur displays, and much more.
10am-2pm / 26215 Dimension Drive, Lake Forest
949-273-6960 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Balboa Island Parade   June 4
Children on Bikes, Island Dogs, Decorated Golf Carts and Floats, Vintage Cars, USC Marching Band, Keystone Cops, Drill Teams, Marching Bands, Local Dignitaries and much more! Come for the parade and stay for the after party with live music and dancing.
11am / Marine Avenue   www.visitnewportbeach.com

Super Pet Adoption Event   June 4
More than 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring some 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals for adoption. Pet-related vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping and an opportunity drawing.
10am-4pm / Irvine Animal Care Center   www.cityofirvine.org

Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off   June 7
The world’s largest one-day Chili Cook-Off, salsa competitions, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, commercial vendors, entertainment, kids area, music, family friendly contests, wine & beer booths, family plaza and carnival attractions. 
11:30am-6pm / Old Town Tustin   www.tustinca.org

Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival   June 10
The free event is open to the public. Enjoy the marine art, People’s Choice awards for best-in-class vessels, delicious food, lively music and special activities.
10am-5:30pm / Balboa Yacht Club, Corona del Mar
949-673-3515 / https://newportbeachwoodenboatfestival.com

San Clemente Classic Car Show   June 11
The show boasts 300 quality show cars from classic to exotic and is free to the public. Activities also include a fun area for kids, food trucks, vendors, DJ entertainment and live band.
10am-3pm / Avenida Del Mar, Downtown San Clemente
949-279-9211 / www.villagesanclemente.org

Healthy Smiles Golf Tournament   June 14
An event that helps sustain our vital treatment and education programs. Not a golfer? Join us for dinner, purchasing a sponsorship, or donating to our silent auction.
12:30pm / Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine
714-510-3846 / www.healthysmilesoc.org/golf

Fete de la Musique   June 17
Held in conjunction with “World Music Day” to celebrate the coming of summer each June. The festival is celebrated worldwide on, or near, the beginning of summer. Promotes Laguna Beach performing arts through live music.
1-4pm / Downtown Laguna Beach
949-492-0883 / www.lagunabeachsistercities.com

Newport Beach Art Exhibition   June 17
The event gives the community the opportunity to view and purchase the art on display, mingle with the artists and enjoy a festive atmosphere of music, wine and food.
1-6pm / Newport Beach Civic Center
949-717-3802 / www.newportbeachca.gov

Father’s Day Fine Art   June 17-18
Hosted by Dana Point Fine Arts Association.
9:30am-5pm / Dana Point Harbor
www.danapointfinearts.org

San Juan Summer Nites   June 21
Our free concerts feature live music, dancing, youth activities along with a business expo. Great food is available for purchase by local restaurants or food trucks on site.
6-8pm / Historic Town Center Park, SJC
949-493-1171 / www.sanjuancapistrano.org

Aliso Viejo City “Sweet 16” Anniversary Party   June 24
Our 16th anniversary of cityhood! Residents will enjoy a variety of activities including free swim, lawn and board games, contests, music, inflatable amusements, food, and more! Admission is free, with nominal fees for food.
12-3pm / AV Aquatics Center    www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Doheny Surf Festival   June 24-25
Join us for a celebration of the Southern California surfing life style at our Doheny Surf Festival. This is a FREE event (other than parking admission to the park).
10am-6pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point

949-496-6171 / www.dohenystatebeach.org

If a move is on your schedule for this summer, don't hesitate to give us a call and request or custom search or a FREE Home Value Analysis.