lake forest: What is the Value of my Portola Hills Home.. September RE Snaphsot - 10/04/16 09:40 AM
I absolutely love fall in Portola Hills.  Today is a lovely fall day with temps cooling a bit from the September warmth.    This is a great analogy for the real estate market in Portola Hills.  We expect things to cool down but comparing the numbers it continued to be pretty hot with continued price gains.. just like the September weather. Below is a snapshot of how the real estate market performed in the community of Portola Hills in Lake forest last month. For the overall market Portola Hills saw a 10% increase in home values from September 2015.   For the condo market … (1 comments)

lake forest: Orange County 2015 Year End Real Estate Snapshot - 01/12/16 06:14 AM
As a professional real estate agent, I believe it is important to understand the overall market of Orange County in addition to the local communities I regularly serve and practice business in.  Though Orange County is a pretty big county, that offers a variety of opportunities for real estate.. you can pretty much get to each side of it in about 30 minutes from anywhere in the county.   
So though Anaheim real estate sales are going to be different than say Lake Forest,, the overall trends should be somewhat similar.
A few highlights on the overall market that are important to look at..
Orange County … (7 comments)

lake forest: December 2015 Home Values for Portola Hills - 01/04/16 07:54 AM
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 Forest, but this past month there were 9 homes sold.   Just 1 shy of 2014. In addition 7 homes went into escrow in December, leaving only 5 available properties currently. The good news for home sellers,  price per square jumped up approximately 6% in the last month … (2 comments)

lake forest: November Orange County Home Value Report - 12/11/15 06:15 AM
The Orange County Association of Realtors released the sales numbers for November and the county as whole continues to see price increases.  Why...the supply of homes continues to drive pricing with inventory of both Attached and Detached homes below 3 months, with a significant drop in inventory compared to last November.
I often get asked why is there such an issue with inventory.. well it is truly high demand.  What can we say everyone loves the O.C!!   In fact, there continues to be a shortage in ALL price ranges for homes in Orange County.  Take a listen to this recent report … (0 comments)

lake forest: It's 84 degrees and I decided to make soup.. - 11/22/15 03:33 AM

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.     I get it, this is why people move to So Cal and I certainly am not complaining...
 
 
But in the spirit of Thanksgiving and a day spent with family yesterday, I am feeling homey!!  I want it to be a crisp fall day...The anticipation … (4 comments)

lake forest: What kind of home can $727,000 buy in South Orange County? - 08/17/15 05:57 AM
In July the median price point for detached single family homes that sold in Orange County, CA was $727,450 ($420,000 for Attached homes).  Below is a snapshot of the July Real Estate Market in Orange County.   
Orange County SFR July 2015 Real Estate Summary
So we wondered for South Orange County, what type of home can a home buyer find at that median price point?  Below is a quick look at what type of home you can purchase at that price point.  The cities we focused on were in the Saddleback Valley and areas such as Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa … (0 comments)

lake forest: 28366 Klondike, Portola Hills - Reduced and Seller is Ready! - 06/04/11 05:38 PM
Buyers now is the time to take advantage of this equity sale in the lovely community of Portola Hills in Lake Forest, California. You'll love this townhome, with a huge View Yard, Light and Bright floorplan with 20 ft ceilings and high windows to take full advantage of the view. To make it even better this floorplan offers 3 Bedrooms and 3 Baths (Two Master Suites and a Downstairs Bedroom and Full Bath. Now that is rare in a condo....
If you are fuly approved with a lender, we are ready to go..... no waiting for a bank to decide here!
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lake forest: So how is the Real Estate Market Perfoming in the Saddleback Valley - Oct 2010 - 10/06/10 06:00 AM
Do you live in the Saddleback Valley of South Orange County, and wonder what is happening with your neighboring cities real estate market.  Take a peak!
Ladera Ranch Market Update
Laguna Hills Market Update
Laguna Niguel Market Update
Lake Forest Market Update
Mission Viejo Market Update
Rancho Santa Margarita Market Update
Trabuco Canyon Market Update
Remember all real estate is local, but this gives you an idea of what is happening as a whole in the area. When meeting with a Realtor(R) regarding your home, it is important they drill down to your  local neighborhood to ensure your home is priced correctly. 
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lake forest: Real Estate Comparables - What do they mean to Saddleback Valley Buyers and Sellers? - 09/06/10 04:10 PM
I get asked often, "so how is the market really performing?"   The question, leads to many broad answers, but I think we can all agree, the key to pricing your home correctly is about the local details. The same is true when home buyers are looking at purchasing a home.
It is imperative when reviewing the value of your home that you take into account your local neighborhood, but don't forget about the surrounding area.  When I work with home buyers, preparing an offer to purchase we look at three specific comparable's (psss't my listing clients do the same)
Model Match Comparables - … (0 comments)

lake forest: 28501 Klondike Dr, Lake Forest - Just Listed in Portola Hills - 04/13/10 08:16 AM
Just listed this lovely Townhome in the soughtafter community of Portola Hills.
 
 
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lake forest: A Home Died Today - Are lenders stepping up or back? - 04/22/09 06:09 AM
Ok, I will start out with full disclosure.  I am frustrated to no ends with Ocwen,  I am working with for a client on a short sale.  Unfortunatly, the lender decided to go to Auction/Sale on this short sale with 1 good offer in hand and 3 strong ones behind it.  Makes no sense to me, much less my client!
I get sometimes that hard decisions need to be made. But what I don't get is when stupid (yes, I said stupid) decisions are made due to a lack of interest or that it can't be fit into a process. Maybe that is … (8 comments)

lake forest: 28386 Pueblo Dr - Just Listed by Kelly Turbeville! - 01/04/09 03:01 PM
Looking for a new place to call home in South Orange County?  Then you will want to check out this new listing as it is lonely and ready for someone to make it a home!
 

 
Kelly Turbeville is one of South Orange County premier Real Estate Advisors focusing in the Saddleback Valley and the communities of Lake Forest, Portola Hills, and Foothill Ranch. Whether she’s helping a first time buyer accomplish the goal of homeownership, or coaching a homeowner on venturing into real estate investments or helping a client review their mortgage options, Kelly is committed to making … (0 comments)

lake forest: Portola Hills 2008 Real Estate Recap! - 01/04/09 02:51 PM
Wondering how the Portola Hills Real Estate Market closed out in 2008. This is your look.  There was good and bad but I am sure you are like most, looking forward to a new year.  But when it comes to real estate we can't move forward without understanding where the past has left us so this report was designed with that in mind.  Enjoy!
 

 
Kelly Turbeville is one of South Orange County premier Real Estate Advisors focusing in the Saddleback Valley and the communities of Lake Forest, Portola Hills, and Foothill Ranch. Whether she’s helping a first time … (0 comments)

lake forest: Lake Forest Ranked 1st as Orange County Hottest Housing Market - 10/14/08 04:26 PM
I found this fascinating article today:
The number crunchers at Real Estate Economics in Irvine have their third-quarter local housing market rankings out. The results parallel what we’ve been reporting: Strength has moved inland!Lake Forest called O.C.’s hottest housing market - Lansner on Real Estate - OCRegister.com, Oct 2008
 
 
Kelly Turbeville is one of South Orange County premier Real Estate Advisors focusing in the Saddleback Valley and the communities of Lake Forest, Portola Hills, and Foothill Ranch. Whether she’s helping a first time buyer accomplish the goal of homeownership, or coaching a homeowner on venturing into real estate investments … (2 comments)

lake forest: How Does The Housing Bill Help You? - 08/06/08 06:48 AM
 
A quick look at the new Housing Bill signed into law last week!
A temporary increase in mortgage revenue bonds to refinance subprime mortgages. Lenders would write down qualified mortgages to 85% of the current appraised value and qualified borrowers would get a new FHA 30-year fixed mortgage at 90% of appraised value. Borrowers would have to share 50% of all future appreciation with FHA. The loan limit for this program is $550,440 nationwide. Permanent Conforming loan limit of $625,000 First-time home buyer tax credit, which allows first-time home buyers to receive a tax refund worth up to 10 percent … (0 comments)

lake forest: Aliso Creek Trail - Keeping it Beautiful! - 05/17/08 12:45 PM
 
As I show properties to potential home buyers moving to the area, one of the first aspects mentioned is always how clean and well taken care of South Orange County is.  With that in mind, I wanted to share an event that is a great way to give back to the community.
Aliso Creek Clean-Up Day – Saturday May 31 from 10:00 am – 12:30
If you have ever walked, jogged or rode your bicycle along the Aliso Creek Trail then plan to spend a couple of hours on Saturday the 31st keeping it beautiful.  You will be provided with … (3 comments)

lake forest: Portola Hills Elementary School - It's Carnival Time! - 05/16/08 06:25 AM
 
IT IS CARNIVAL TIME AT
PORTOLA HILLS ELEMENTARY

 
TODAY (5/16) 4- 8 PM 
 
GET OUT ENJOY THE SUN, HAVE SOME FUN, ALL WHILE YOU ARE SUPPORTING THE SCHOOL!


 
 
 
 
 
 
THERE WILL BE GAMES, FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT AND HEY YOU MAY EVEN RUN INTO A FEW FRIENDS!
 
Enjoy!
 


Kelly Turbeville is one of South Orange County premier Realtors® focusing in the Saddleback Valley and the communities of Lake Forest, Portola Hills, Foothill Ranch, Trabuco Canyon, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita.  Whether she’s helping a first … (4 comments)

lake forest: Lake Forest To Hold Annual Business Seminar - Secrets to Small Business Success - 04/22/08 12:02 PM
The City of Lake Forest and the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce are holding a great business seminar that you won’t want to miss on May 2nd from 8:30am – 2:00 pm. Growing In A Shrinking Economy, Secrets to Small Business Success.  The event will be held at the Lake Forest City Hall. Admission is free to this annual event. The keynote speaker is from one of Lake Forest's prestigious business leaders, Scott Betty with Oakley.  There will be breakout sessions with subjects that include finance, marketing and human resources.  There will also be business exhibitor's to provide you with ideas on growing your business … (0 comments)

lake forest: Portola Hills Market Summary March 08 - 04/04/08 07:39 AM
 
Portola Hills eNews
Clothing Drive:  I am sponsoring a clothing drive through April 20th.  for the non-profit organization Women helping Women if you have any clothes or accessories that you would like to donate please send me a note and I will pick up.  It is a great way to help.  Tax receipt is available.
Lake Forest Opportunities Study:  I attended the community meeting earlier in the week regarding the development that is coming to Portola Hills.  Overall there has been a reduction in the amount of development (about 18%) that will be happening in the area and nothing … (0 comments)

lake forest: Importance of Proper Pricing, When Listing Your Lake Forest Home! - 04/02/08 03:54 PM
If you are considering listing your home, one of the most difficult decisions you will have to make will be how to price it. Proper pricing is the key to getting your home sold and providing you with the greatest profit.
The first thing to know is your Realtor® does understand that you want the most profit possible.  Secondly that it is your “home” so there are a lot of emotions tied to it.
When it comes down to figuring out how to price it your Realtor® will guide you in determining what is happening in your local market. … (0 comments)

 
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We can help you sell or list your home anywhere in South Orange County, California! We have successfully helped clients find homes in the communities of Portola Hills, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Rancho Santa Maragarita, Aliso Viejo, Tustin, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin and Coto De Caza. As well, we have an extensive network of referral agents around the country and internationally. We are looking to expand our team... give us a call if you have been thinking about Real Estate as a career option. We would love to help you get started.


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