Showing posts with the label Lake Forest California

Lake Forest BoGo is back!

Have you taken advantage of the City of Lake Forest BOGO to support local businesses.  It is such a great program.  Check out details here! In summary it allows you to purchase a $50.00 or $100.00 gift card and get a second one at the same value!  So you are getting FREE money.   There are over 80 local businesses in the city of Lake Forest that you can use the gift cards at!  Such a great way to support local businesses as well save on your purchases! Lake Forest BOGO Businesses If you have a business you still have time to add your business and with the holidays coming what a great way to bring in some extra business! I haven't seen this program at any other local cities, so I applaud the City of Lake Forest for keeping this program going!

How is the Lake Forest real estate market really doing?

As Portola Hills is a community within Lake Forest and our personal favorite 😍 it is important to understand how the overall real estate market is doing in the city of Lake Forest.  Check out the below graph of how both attached homes and single family homes are current selling.   As you can see from the above numbers, the real estate market in Lake Forest continues to remain strong.  But does that median list price of over $1.8 million dollars surprise you?   Keep in mind, right now there are number of new build homes available in the new neighborhood The Meadows.   New neighborhoods have certainly increased the value of Lake Forest homes. There currently are only 42 single family homes available and 10 attached homes available for home buyers. Low inventory is what continues to drive pricing up, so if you felt you missed out on selling for top dollar, you have an excellent chance today, it just might take a little longer than it did the last couple of years.   Homes priced right, p

In such a hot market, why are we seeing price decreases?

As I was preparing for a Buyers Consultation with a new client who is looking for a home in Lake Forest, I noticed a huge percentage of homes with recent price decreases. Is that good news for homebuyers?  In both Single Family homes and Attached homes, which made me dig a little deeper as overall in the OC, inventory of available homes is very low and demand from home buyers is very strong... so again, why would sellers being see a price decrease? Take a look at the our Market Snapshot we just put together. As you can see on the Attached side of the market, 29% of the homes currently available have had a price decrease.  For the Single-Family side of the market, 39% of the homes currently available have a had a price decrease.  While only about 6% between both segments had a price increase.   When the inventory is low, and demand is high sellers should be able to expect  multiple offers at the full price or even above.  If this isn't happening, that generally indicates the home is

A look at Montecido Townhomes in Portola Hills

Montecido in Portola Hills is a townhome community located in the community of Portola Hills , in the city of Lake Forest , California.   The community consist of 300 units split into four floor-plans. Montecido Portola Hills As a previous resident of this complex and as a top Realtor for the area, I find this complex to be very appealing for homeowners and potential home buyers. In general the community is very well kept, Accell Property Management does an excellent job maintaining the community and the HOA fees are very reasonable. Amenities include:   Pool Spa  Tot Lot  BBQ Clubhouse Workout Room   The four floor-plans are very well designed and whether you are a single home buyer  or a family, there is a good selection of styles for you to choose from. Below is a breakdown of the models: Masestro Carriage Unit: 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, 1015 sq.ft with Balcony Yard Bellaza Townhome: 2-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath, 1052 sq. ft. with Patio Yard Terrosa Townhome: 3-Bedroom,

Spring has sprung in Lake Forest, get out and enjoy the community!

Did you know the city of Lake Forest, California offers some great events for the family!  As the days are getting longer, the kids are getting ready for spring break and we celebrate the Easter Holiday make sure to mark your calenders for these fun events throughout the city. 3/29 - Borrego Trail Hike at Whiting Ranch Park in Foothill Ranch 4/12 - Bunny Bast at El Toro Park 4/19 - Spring skate and Egg Hunt at Etnies skatepark 4/26 - Park Safari at Lake Forest City Hall For more information and registration details you can call Community Services at 949-461-3450 or visit the cities event calender! Century 21 Award, Shredding Event Also mark your calender on 4/19, my office will be sponsoring a Free Shredding Day. More details to come but as you file away your taxes for this year, it;s time to shred those documents you no longer need.