Property values in Capistrano Beach are on the rise-a slight uptick in values for two months running is demonstrating that our local market may be on the upswing. This small beach community offers a relaxed lifestyle for families, empty nesters and young couples due to a wide range of property types.
Buying a home in Capistrano Beach under the current market conditions means that you must act quickly-properties are snapped up fast! Buyers realize that the current low interest rates combined with low housing prices make for the most affordable market in decades.
The lack of inventory in Capistrano beach real estate can be challenging, so in order to have a shot at buying the home you love-make sure you work with a very aggressive and knowledgeable Realtor. You must write a good, clean and compelling offer so that the seller chooses YOU over other offers received. There are few "secret" strategies that can help make your offer stand out from the crowd-make sure you know what these are.
Capistrano Beach real estate ranges from worry free condominium style living, to large family style homes, and luxurious beach front estates. Prices range from the low $100,000 to upwards of $5 million. There are some good bargains on short sales and REO Bank Owned homes as well.
Here are some tips when looking for property in Capistrano Beach CA:
- Work with a knowledgeable, local Realtor-someone who knows the area and can guide you with the right areas for your needs
- Have your financing all pre-approved. This is critical because you want the seller to feel comfortable working with you-knowing that you will not have an issue with your loan.
- Be prepared to write an offer immediately after viewing a property that you like-this market is very fast moving and prime real estate is often sold within a couple of days.
- Be flexible-many homes will suit your needs with just a bit of remodeling-and it is very common in this area for homeowners to remodel the older, beach style homes to suit their taste.
Susan Gregory is a Realtor living and working in Capistrano Beach, CA. She is a Certified Negotiation Expert, Accredited Buyers Agent, and HAFA short sale certified. Visit SusanGregoryRealtor.com for more information.