Showing posts from June, 2016

Coming Soon Home with an Amazing View

We are so excited about this upcoming home for sale. The home is located in our neighboring city of Rancho Santa Margarita.  Seller is in the process of adding a few final touches and then we will have it open. Just Listed by Realtor Kelly Turbeville I love this floorplan, as it is perfect for a growing family or maybe a professional who wants to rent out a room for extra income.    As you enter the main living area is directly above with wood flooring and 4 picture windows that open up to an amazing view.  The kitchen is open with granite counters, stainless steel appliances with a deck right of the kitchen for those summer evening and dinner outside.   The mater bedroom is located on this level with a large adjoining master bath. As you come downstairs you will enter into the large family room with 3 adjoining bedrooms.  From the family room, you have another access to spacious back yard and that amazing view. Other details include a 3 Car Garage, access to the

5 Questions to Ask before you list your Portola Hills Home as a FSBO!

Thinking about selling your Portola Hills home, but considering doing it yourself.   Are you ready to hit the market as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO)? Before you sign on the dotted line with yourself, ask these 5 questions! 1.   Do you know and understand all required laws and pertaining documentation required?    In California the laws when selling a home are extensive. Do you have access to all the necessary forms? They cover, safety, hazard, disclosure, discrimination, environmental, tax, title and much much more.   2.   Do you have access to and a good relationship with a Title Company and Escrow company?   A home buyer/lender is going to require a complete title review of your property as well to ensure Title is insured. An escrow company as well would be required to ensure funds are maintained in a separate account and managed accordingly to local property laws, plus lending requirements Home Owners Association (HOA) details. 3.   Are you prepared to have th

These homes in Portola Hils are a steal... Run don't walk!

As a Realtor you would expect me to know what homes are great deals and today I came across three in Portola Hills that are just that! Actually they are steals.. If you are looking to make a move to a larger home in a great neighborhood then make sure to check out two of these homes.  View all available Portola Hills Homes Here Portola Hills Deals for this week: 4 Bedroom / 3 Bath 2900 square foot JM Peters home.  2900+ Square feet at a price per square foot of $295. 4 Bedroom / 4 Bath 3100+ Square feet at a price per square foot of $281. Now you are probably wondering why I noted the square footage? The lowest price per square foot in the area for homes of this is $311 and that is for a smaller model. The median price per square foot in the area is $324.   That is about a 12% price below the current market value...    Below is a quick look at the price per square foot of the most recent sales this year.    Portola Hills Price Per Square foot. Th

What is the value of my Portola Hills home.. May Real Estate Report

We have hit the 6 month mark of 2016... yes today is June 1st, the unofficial beginning of summer after the Memorial Day holiday.  So what is happening in the Portola Hills real estate market so far.    Overall the market continues to shift from 2015.  We are still seeing increased pricing but sales volume is down from last year.   In May 9 homes closed escrow, which is down about 35% from May 2015.   The overall median sales price in May was flat compared to 2015.  Out of the 9 homes that closed escrow, 5 were Single Family Residence. The median sales price for a 3 bedroom 2197 square foot home was $810k The remaining 4 homes were condo's. The median sales price was $436k for a 3 bedroom 1151 square foot home. Are wondering why these numbers would be flat when we are hearing so much about the low inventory in south orange county? It is important to remember the median price is based on mix and with the number of sales down and the mix focused more on mid r