portola hills: Wordless Wednesday... Portola Hills Natural Beauty Shines - 03/01/17 10:36 AM
Words really not necessary for this shot on my walk after the rain in Portola Hills.  
This view was taken as I was walking through the Sycamore Glen tract in Portola Hills.  The view of the Saddleback Mountains is absolutely stunning and SO GREEN!!
Though I think we are a little tired of the rain, I for one am so excited it is going to hit 80 degrees this week.  I am extremely grateful for the rain we have had.. Portola Hills natural beauty shines!

portola hills: A year of increases for Portola Hills Real Estate Home Values - 01/04/17 10:55 AM
Happy New Year Portola Hills Peeps.  Can you believe it 2017 is here!  As I always do, I like to take an in-depth look at how the Portola Hills real estate market performed for the entire year and how that impacted home values.  This review will include an overall look, as well breakdown the market into various property types to help you determine your Portola Hills home value. The biggest news of the year was sales volume.. do you think it was up or down in 2016?  Surprisingly it was down from 2015 levels.  81 homes sold in Portola Hills in 2016, … (0 comments)

portola hills: 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)

portola hills: 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)

portola hills: 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)

portola hills: Wordless Wednesday: Portola Hills Views - 04/27/16 03:47 AM
Residents of Portola Hills are blessed to have some amazing views of from many of the homes situated in the community.   Looking East you will have views of the Saddleback Mountains, West the Pacific Ocean. Depending of the tract residents also enjoy views of the Whiting Wilderness Park and Mission Viejo Lake.
This above view is from the Corner of Malabar and Highridge Way part of of the Estates Neighborhood in Portola Hills with views out toward Mission Viejo Lake.
Concourse Park (Above) in Portola Hills is a spacious park which overlooks Whiting Wilderness Park.

The above views are from the Crown Pointe and … (1 comments)

portola hills: Lake Forest 92630, 92610, 92679 March Market Report - 04/24/16 10:06 AM
Lake Forest is a community in South Orange County that incorporates five unique communities with several different neighborhoods within each.   Communities include:  Lake Forest North, Lake Forest South, Bakers Ranch, Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills. 
Below is quick look at how the real estate market performed overall in March for the entire city.
In Lake Forest the Median price to purchase a detached single family home was $677,000.   Lake Forest home values were up 4.8%,  with just over 2 months of inventory available.
For attached homes, the median price to purchase a home in Lake Forest in March was $397,500. Attached home values … (0 comments)

portola hills: Just Sold 19532 Dorado Dr, Trabuco Canyon - 03/31/16 05:29 AM
My favorite thing to do is call my home buyers and say "It's official you are a homeowner".  Got to make that call this week for a our newest neighbor in Portola Hills, as we closed on his home at 19532 Dorado Dr, Trabuco Canyon.
He picked this home because it had a great open floorplan, larger kitchen, 3 bedrooms with 3 full baths (rare) and a great entertainers backyard.   
This home is part of the Serenado Paired home tract in Portola Hills.  In addition to the interior features the community details were also very important to the buyer.   This home … (0 comments)

portola hills: 24 Hours in Orange County Real Estate - 01/27/16 03:32 AM
I love this handy Market Watch we as agents have access to from OCAR.   It is a simple and quick way to review the direction the Orange County Real Estate Market is performing right at the moment.   I am sure consumers are hearing the cries from their local agent inventory is so low.. Now is the time to list.   It's true... inventory is extremely low.   Take a look at this quick info graphic of the last 24 hours..
To summarize in the last 24 hours 195 real estate listings came on the market.  That includes, New Listings and … (7 comments)

portola hills: 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)

portola hills: What's the Scoop on the New Skyridge Development in Mission Viejo - 12/16/15 01:56 AM
A new home development is coming to Mission Viejo!  If you have drove by it you are probably thinking really Mission Viejo, isn't this Portola Hills or Trabuco Canyon.  This area of South Orange County was annexed into Mission Viejo back in 2013.   Grading started shortly after but then was delayed till recently and is now in full progress with a anticipated launch in Summer 2016.
Here are some basic details about Skyridge in Mission Viejo:
84 Single Family Luxury Estates Three Floorplans ranging from 2807 to 3293 square footage Four to Five Bedrooms Pricing from th low $1,000,000 Launching Summer 2016 … (2 comments)

portola hills: 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)

portola hills: Top 11 reasons why Sellers should list during the holidays.. - 11/05/15 04:00 AM

I was speaking with a potential client just the other day and as is common this time of year, they were concerned that selling this time of year would not bring them their desired result and would really impact family time. After our conversation, I thought I would put together a quick list of the benefits of listings your SoCal home during the holidays. 
In my opinion the last months of the year are actually one of the best times to sell a home in Southern California.   Yes, I agree transactions tend to slow a bit this time of year, but the … (5 comments)

portola hills: City of Lake Forest Resource and Contact List - 10/29/15 05:02 AM
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 Portola Hills, here is a handy list to help you save some time in your search for information.
Lake Forest City Phone Numbers:
We will do our best to update this informtion on a quarterly basis, but we hope you find the list helpful.
The above information is deemed reliable but not guarenteed.

portola hills: Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest August Real Estate Snapshot - 09/15/15 03:25 AM

Waking up to some lovely rain this am in Portola Hills, so what a better time to do some research on what has sold in our neighboring community of Foothill Ranch.  
In August 14 homes were sold in Foothill Ranch, this is up from 8 in 2014, which equals a 43% increase in the number of sales.  Yes I would have to say, homebuyers are out and about in SoCal.
Below is listing of what homes sold in the community, both attached and detached homes.
August 2015 Foothill Ranch Home Sales
Comparing pricing from 2014, when you look at the whole community it seems … (2 comments)

portola hills: Highest Priced Homes Sold YTD in Lake Forest - 07/06/15 05:58 AM
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 see the areas largest homes start to sell once again over the $1m market.  Below is a highest price homes that have sold so far in 2015. 
Lake Forest Most Expensive Homes 2015
When looking at the above listings it is important to note the two neighborhoods where these higher end sales took place, Baker Ranch and … (5 comments)

portola hills: The Real Estate Market in Portola Hills is Sizzling! - 07/02/15 06:27 AM
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 sold.
Just Sold - June 2015 Portola Hills
There are currently 12 homes active on the market, with the lowest priced home available for $370k and the hightest priced home being 3300 sq.ft. for $999k.  Many good opportunties available in the area, please do … (0 comments)

portola hills: 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!

portola hills: Just Listed - 28366 Klondike Dr, Trabuco Canyon (Portola Hills) - 04/16/11 04:58 AM
I love this real estate listing, we just listed in Portola Hills.  It is in a great complex, has a great location, great view, lovely seller and a standard sale!  What could be better.  Oh what it is also in a the community of Portola Hills.
Portola Hills is a quaint community located in the city of Lake Forest.   It sits atop a hill that gives you view of both the Saddleback Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.   Located next to Whiting Ranch, a sought after destination for hikers and mountain bikers. 

Portola Hills falls into the Saddleback Valley Unified School District and right in … (7 comments)

portola hills: 2010 Portola Hills Real Estate Market Year End Recap - 01/18/11 03:55 PM
Wondering how the real estate market faired in Portola Hills for 2010, well here you go..........


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