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By Jackie Barikhan, Right Choice Mortgage - www.mylenderjackie.com
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Educational opportunities are a big factor in many people’s choice of a home town. There are the K-12 schools for one thing, but there also are kids’ sports and extracurricular offerings to consider. On every point, Lake Forest offers just what you may be looking for. Lake Forest’s K-12 schools a...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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I am still struggling with the fact that 2015 is actually over, but here we are in the middle of Jan 2016 and the year is starting off completely different than 2015.  First off... it's cold and wet.. Well not really wet today but the first week of 2016 started out very wet with El Nino hitting t...
By Jackie Barikhan, Right Choice Mortgage - www.mylenderjackie.com
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 The small city of Lake Forest is bordered on the north by Irvine, and on the south by Mission Viejo. All three of these cities are ranked among the safest cities in the country.     True to its name, Lake Forest is home to both lakes and forests—a rarity in Southern California communities. The l...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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Lake Forest in Orange County is often described as the entrance to South Orange County with a diverse selection of communities, including Lake Forest North and South, Baker Ranch, Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills.   The median price point of single family detached home for Lake Forest as a whole ...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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Sigh.... the holidays are over and 2015 has closed it's chapter.   We often hear people say during December, it's slow in the real estate world but in reality it can tend to be a very busy.  No exception for the Portola Hills Real Estate Market.   Portola Hills is not a huge community in Lake For...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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The City of Lake Forest in South Orange County, does a great job hosting community events all year long.  But they are exceptional this time of year and an inexpensive way to enjoy the holidays with the family...  Check out this list of 5 must do's to get you in the holiday spirit.     Dec 5th - ...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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It's officially fall in SoCal and though it is mid-November and Thanksgiving is in a few days,  the Santa Ana's are in the air and it is going to be about 84 degrees here in Lake Forest.    Now I know those who are on the East Coast or Mid-West are probably going really 84 degrees.. shut up.     ...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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The City of Lake Forest in Southern California puts on an event each year to support all local businesses, the event is Shop and Dine in Lake Forest.    The city does a great a job reaching out to businesses and created and mailing a lovely coupon book at no charge to businesses to all residents....
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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We have officially entered into Fall in Portola Hills... Halloween has just passed and Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. But I have to say Fall is my favorite season in PH...  Why the weather begins to crisp up, the house is decorated cozy and I can put on a nice pot of soup...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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I was looking or a phone number the other day and decided to go to the city website and after searching through varies pages, I found it!    So I thought for the residents in Lake Forest California, which includes the communities of Bakers Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest South/North and Portol...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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As I write this post the feeling of fall is in the air.  It's a cool 70 degrees out. A welcome relief for most I believe from the hot September we had.   It is also the perfect metaphor for the Portola Hills real estate market.  In September there were 12 homes sold in Portola Hills, that is up f...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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Though this is the 1st week of Fall, here in SoCal it doesn't much feel like it with tempertures in the 90's.  So in order to make it feel like fall, think it is time for a little Portola Hills Community Contest.    If you plan to decorate your house for fall and that includes your front door, ta...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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Historically August is a quiet month in the real estate market, people are finishing up vacations and getting kids ready for school, etc.  In Portola Hills however this wasn't the case when it comes to the number of homes that sold, as we saw a 37% increase in the number of closed escrows over Au...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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Do you ever wonder why people choose where they live... What makes that community or neighborhood special to them?  I thought it would be fun to share some of the reason why I believe the community of Portola Hills in Lake Forest is a great place to call home!Taking the lead, from David Lettermen...
Upgraded End Unit in Desirable Serrano Creek Villas, Ideally Located on a Sprawling Greenbelt, this is the perfect opportunity for an Investment Property or a Starter Home. Located in one of the most popular Condo Communities in Lake Forest, this well maintained community HOA pays for trash, sewe...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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This new development in Lake Forest eastern end,  in the community of Portola Hills has been a long time coming.. but here we go... the ground has been broken and the grading has begun for a new community of Luxury Estate homes called...  The Oaks at Portola HillsDetails of the new community incl...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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If you are not aware of the beauty of the views Portola Hills has to offer then you will want to stop in and check out our open house on Sunday August 2nd at 19522 Highridge Way, Portola Hills.  Why... though this home is lovely and has recently been updated with new kitchen, bathrooms, tile floo...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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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 ...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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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 Ca...
By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
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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...

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