lake forest real estate: Orange County Real Estate Market & Home Values - Feb 2017 - 03/17/17 07:20 AM
The numbers are out and it is clear the Orange County real estate market is on fire!  Fire, what does that mean, in terms of sales and values for the county?  We have reviewed the most recent numbers out from the Orange County Association of Realtors and below is our take on the real estate market.
 
 
Highlights: The median price of a single family detached home in Orange County is $755,000 and this is up 5.6% from February 2016. Inventory of available homes is down just about 6% with less homes coming on the market.  Currently there is less then 3 months of inventory … (1 comments)

lake forest real estate: Beautiful Luxury Home in Lake Forest Now Available! - 10/07/16 05:19 AM
Are you a South Orange County homeowner looking to move up into your dream home or maybe you are relocating into the area?  If so, you have to check out this lovely home we just listed at Keller Williams.  Located in South Orange County in the community of Lake Forest this home boast amazing details.  
Built in 1999 and situated in the Lyon Parkside community on a lovely culd-a-sac! It is the perfect setting to enjoy your home and community.
Details Include:
3456 square feet 5 Bedrooms with a Main Floor Bedroom and Bath Gourmet Kitchen with Soap Stone custom designed island … (8 comments)

lake forest real estate: 10 Highest Priced Sold Homes in Lake Forest YTD - 05/17/16 11:15 AM
We are just about approaching mid-year for 2016.. Can you believe it!!  In 2015 we began to see more Estate/Luxury properties in Lake Forest begin to hit the $1,000,000 mark once again, since the recession, and the trend continues into 2016. However so far this year, the number of resales has increased over new homes.  Below is a list of the 10 highest priced homes sold in Lake Forest this year.
 
Looking at the numbers and values, the home sold in Portola Hills was the best value.   Torres way is great location in the community and part of the Crown Pointe Estate … (2 comments)

lake forest real estate: Orange County Real Estate is Hot! ! So why are some homes sitting? - 05/09/16 10:11 AM
In the OC market, we are in the middle of a very Hot Real Estate Market! The selling season is now until about mid-June. After June distractions such as graduations, vacations and really just summer living  happen and the housing market in Orange County tends to quiet a bit.   
Currently inventory is extremely low in most of Orange County.  On average for the whole county we are at about 2 months of available homes.  Certain price points and neighborhoods it is less then 1 month of inventory available for home buyers.  Homes priced at fair market level, presented well and available … (0 comments)

lake forest real estate: 11 Days to sell a Portola Hills home in April.. Yes just 11! - 05/03/16 10:16 AM
Yes you read that headline correctly the Average Days on the Market in April for homes closing escrow in Portola Hills was just 11.   The longest a home stayed on the market was 40.   So I would have to say yes, the community of Portola Hills in Lake Forest can be considered a hot real estate market!
April traditionally is a quiet spring month for real estate in the area.   People are focused on spring break, taxes, etc.  Four homes closed escrow in April, which was the same for April 2015.
 
The low inventory of homes in the area and … (0 comments)

lake forest real estate: Portola Hills March Home Values, has Spring Sprung? - 04/05/16 04:58 AM
The real estate market is in full swing in the Portola Hills community of Lake Forest.  This week alone, 4 homes have come on the market... has spring sprung for homeowners?   
Looking at the community of Portola Hills, the number of sales was down with 7 homes closing escrow in March 2016 and 10 in 2015.   The mix of homes also is an important factor.  In March of 2015 it was a pretty balanced mix of condominiums and single family residence.  While this past march it was all single family residence, bringing up the median price point 37%.   The price … (0 comments)

lake forest real estate: 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Lake Forest in 2015 - 01/05/16 07:57 AM
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 in 2015 was approximatly $690,000 as of November 2015.  However there were a record number of higher end properties that closed escrow this past year.
 
In 2015 there were 19 homes that sold for over a $1,000,000.  Out of the 19 total homes 6 were sold in Baker Ranch, 10 in Lake … (0 comments)

lake forest real estate: 5 Reasons To Make Portola Hills Home! - 08/31/15 08:22 AM
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 Lettermens Top 10... let's count this backwards just to add a little fun...
5.  Variety of Housing:  Portola Hills is a well thought out master planned community and home to over 2100 residences.  There are a wide variety of home styles and price ranges available that can meet most … (0 comments)

lake forest real estate: A video stroll of Crown Pointe Estates in Portola Hills and 2015 sales - 08/28/15 05:32 AM
Below I wrote a quick neighborhood snapshot of the estate homes in the Crown Pointe neighborhood of Portola Hills.   As 2015 has finished and there were a few more sales, I wanted to update what sold in the community in 2015.
 
2015 Crown Pointe Neighborhood Home Sales in Portola Hills
 
This morning, I took a stroll in the Crown Pointe neighborhood in the community of Portola Hills in Lake Forest, California.  This is a quaint community of 58 Single Family Detached Luxury Estate homes.  Check out our quick snapshot video of his lovely community.
 
I like this community for many reasons, one reason, … (5 comments)

lake forest real estate: Improve Your Homes Curb Appeal with these 10 updates. - 08/19/15 09:59 AM
I was taking a stroll through the my neighborhood of Portola Hills in Lake Forest this morning and I love seeing some of the new landscaping residents are putting in to deal with the drought.   This is certainly needed and the Realtor in me always smiles as curb appeal is key in your homes value. Why is curb appeal so important to homeowners? We all know first impressions are everything.. right!  Doesn't it make you feel good when you walk up to your house and see how great it looks.  Have you ever walked up to a house with poor curb appeal? … (32 comments)

lake forest real estate: Introducing The Oaks at Portola Hills - 08/04/15 09:19 AM
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 Hills
Details of the new community include: 
309 Luxury Estate Homes Gated Community Square Footage ranges from 2692 (the only single level) up to 5200 8 Different Home Styles 2 and 3 Car Garages HOA of $350/Month to start. Estimated $250/Month at build out Estimated Tax Rate 1.2570 Pricing hasn't been released offiically but looking … (0 comments)

 
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