Don’t Forget to Check Out This Weekend’s Open Houses !!!

Don’t Forget to Check Out This Weekend’s Open Houses !!

Our Open House Directory offers full access to all Surterre Properties’ upcoming open houses in Orange County, and is updated with new inventory on a weekly basis. Whether you’re touring Newport BeachLaguna BeachCorona del MarNewport Coast, Laguna NiguelDana PointIrvineSan Clemente or other neighboring coastal communities, this directory should be your first stop in helping you find your final destination.

Advertisements

Real Estate Newsletter and Market Update for May 2013 – Nancy and Heather Cloward

The Cloward Team

Orange County Real Estate – Nancy & Heather Cloward – Real Estate Newsletter – May 2013

The Cloward Team

Orange County Real Estate, Nancy & Heather Cloward – Real Estate Newsletter – May 2013

The Cloward Team

Nancy & Heather Cloward – Real Estate Newsletter – May 2013

Surterre’s Weekly Financial and Market Update

Week Ending 4/23/2013

“Glass Half Full” Perspective

“PRICES AND SALES VOLUME”

For the month of March…

Prices

Resale Homes          up 22.1%

New Homes              up 13.5%

Resale Condos         up 28.8%

Sales Volume

Resale Homes          up 10.1%

New Homes              up 38.3%

Resale Condos         down 4.1%

Median Price $505,000 up from $400,000 a year ago

Sales Volume 3,063 up from 2,856 a year ago

O.C house payments $2,095 up from $1,779 a year ago

“CALIFORNIA HOME PRICES, SALES INCREASE”

Home prices across California jumped 8.3% in March compared to February and 24.7% compared to a year earlier.

There has been a shift in psychology, where more people worry prices will rise and fewer fear a decline.

 By: Andrew Khouri

“O.C. MEDIAN TOPS $500,000”

March midpoint prices rises 26.3% from 2012, largest annual increase since 2004

By: Jeff Collins

“HOME LISTINGS UP 6%”

Analyst attributes rise in O.C. inventory to higher prices. Listings overall, however remained near the nine-year low. As of Thursday, 3,407 homes were listed for sale through the MLS. That compares to 6,354 homes for sale at the same time last year.

By: Jeff Collins

“SALES UP IN MID – AND HIGH-END HOMES”

Competition among buyers remains fierce…

By: Jeff Collins

“HOUSING STARTS SURPASS 1 MILLION IN MARCH”

Homebuilders break the mark for first time since 2008, a sign of continuing recovery.

“INVESTORS GO ALL IN ON APARTMENTS”

Being a landlord is an attractive alternative to volatile stock market and low CD rates

By: Richard Clough

“OFFICE VACANCY RATE DROPS”

The trend will continue through 2013.

By: Richard Clough

“IS L.A. HOUSING MARKET TOO FROTHY”

A shortage of homes for sale has pushed region from recovery to frenzy, experts say. Los Angeles is one of the “bubbliest” housing markets in the U.S., second only to Washington, D.C.

By: Alejandro Lazo

HOUSING MARKET JUMP BOOST OVERALL ECONOMY

An upswing in local property markets – Painful for some, such as renters and or house shoppers.

By: Jonathan Lansner

“STATE NUMBER 3 FOR HOME PRICE GAINS”

California and its big metro areas are at the forefront of the nation’s housing recovery. California’s (15.3%) overall home prices appreciation was No. 3 in the nation, behind Nevada (19.3 %) and Arizona (18.6%). The nation’s average was 10.2 %.

By: G.U. KRUEGER

“O.C. BUSINESS SALES RISE 15.7% FROM A YEAR AGO IN MARCH”

It’s the seventh straight month with increases from same period in 2012.

By: Jan Morman

Surterre’s Weekly Financial and Market Update

Week Ending 4/23/2013

“Glass Half Empty” Perspective

None

23 Cala Moreya, Laguna Niguel CA

23 Cala Moreya, Laguna Niguel CA

$750,000 or $3,600 a month

Standaard Sale

**EQUITY SALE, NO REO/SHORT SALE HASSLES**FABULOUS MARINA HILLS CUL-DE-SAC HOME W/ OCEAN BREEZES/OCEAN PEEK A BOO VU FROM UPSTAIRS MASTER**BEAUTIFULLY UPGRADED ‘TERACINA’ W/ DARK DISTRESSED WALNUT WOOD FLOORS @ LIVING, DINING KITCHEN & STAIRCASE BORDER W/ WROUGHT IRON RAILINGS, NEUTRAL CARPET @ FAMILY RM & UPSTAIRS**CUSTOM ANTIQUED KITCHEN CABINETS, GRANITE COUNTERS,STAINLESS APPL’S, LIVING/DINING GREAT RM W/ DUAL FP & CUSTOM MANTLES**CROWN & 8′ BASE MOLDINGS**FAMILY RM INC. 37′ LCD FLAT SCREEN TV & INTERIOR SURROUND SOUND SPEAKERS(NOT COMPONENTS)WIRED FOR EXT SPEAKERS(EXISTING SPEAKERS EXC)**HOUSE NETWORKED W/ CAT-6 ETHERNET**ALL BRS UPSTAIRS, MASTER SUITE INC ADJ 4TH BR POTENTIAL + 2 OTHER 2NDRY BRS**RECESSED LITING ADDED AT BRS**NU HEATING/AC**POOL-SIZED BACKYARD W/ GRASS,FLOWERS & PATIO W/ SHADE COVER**AROUND THE CORNER FROM MARINA HILLS CLUBHOUSE,POOL/SPA,TENNIS COURTS,SOCCER FIELDS & BEACH CLOSE**TRAILS TO BEACH NEARBY**LOW TAXES & NO MELLO ROOS**

Click Here For More Info

1 Celano, Laguna Niguel

1 Celano, Laguna Niguel

$749,900

Standard Sale

GREAT LOCATION WITH ONLY ONE NEIGHBOR ON QUIET SINGLE LOADED CUL-DE-SAC STREET.WE JUST INSTALLED BRAND NEW CARPETS,KITCHEN UPGRADED WITH GRANITE COUNTERS,NEW STAINLESS STEEL SINK,NEW FAUCET,NEW STOVE TOP, NEW DOUBLE OVENS.SELLER ALSO ADDED 2 GAS LOGS IN BOTH FIREPLACES, REPLACED THE DINING ROOM CHANDELIER,ADDED HONEYCOMB PLEATED SHADES IN THE KITCHEN AND PLEATED SHADES FOR THE LIVING AND DINING ROOM, SILHOUETTE SHADES FOR THE MASTER AND PLANTATION SHUTTERS IN THE SECONDARY BEDROOMS,ADDED 2 CEILING FANS, WATER SOFTENER AND BRAND NEW DUAL HEATERS AND DUAL AIRCONDITIONERS.THE HOME IS SO LITE AND BRIGHT AND HAS VIEWS FROM ABOVE BALCONY, MASTER AND FROM BELOW IN THE BACK YARD.HOME IS ABOUT 6.5 MILES FROM THE BEACH AND IS PART OF A GREAT RESORT STYLE ASSOCIATION WITH 6 NITE LIT TENNIS COURTS, OLYMPIC SIZE SWIMMING POOL AND KIDDY POOL AND A FENCED IN LARGE SPA.TRAILS FROM THIS COMMUNITY THRU SALT CREEK CANYON ALL THE WAY TO THE OCEAN.A GREAT HOME IN A VERY SPECIAL COMMUNITY,DON’T BLINK…

Click Here For More Info

15 Siena, Laguna Niguel

15 Siena, Laguna Niguel

$749,000

Standard Sale

Fabulous re-modeled home with ocean views! Private gated entrance leads to pretty landscape and fountain. Re-modeled approximately 2 years previous with hardwood floors, wood-sliding french doors, custom-paint, baseboards, total new kitchen with new appliances, granite counters, breakfast bar, breakfast nook and adjacent private patio. Master Bedroom & Bath: Big Ocean View Fireplace, Wood-Sliding Doors to Balcony Master Bath has new cabinetry, marble floors, fixtures, etc. 3rd bedroom is currently an office This home is designer-furnished with very high quality furniture & art work that may be available for purchase.

Click Here For More Info

22 Via Di Nola, Laguna Niguel

22 Via Di Nola, Laguna Niguel

$925,000

Standard Sale

STUNNING MARINA HILLS HOME,YOU WILL LOVE ENTERTAINING FAMILY & FRIENDS.DESIGNER LIVES HERE & TREATED THIS HOME WITH QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS,SOME YOU CAN’T SEE,LIKE DURAFOAM COATED PIPES THROUGHOUT.PRIDE OF HOME OWNER HAS DONE SO MANY IMPROVEMENTS, THE LIST IS ENDLESS,A FEW ARE A GREAT DESIGNER EFFECT KITCHEN W/ALL NEW APPLIANCES INCLUDING HUGE BUILT IN FRIG/FREEZER AND A GORGEOUS CUSTOM BUILT CENTER ISLAND AND BEAUTIFUL REFACED CABINETS W/SPECIAL GLAZING AND CROWN MOLDINGS OVERLOOKING A PRIVATE,PEACEFUL & LUSH BACKYARD W/GRANITE BAR & BUILT IN BBQ.PLANTATION SHUTTERS ARE ON 99.9% OF ALL WINDOWS,BATHROOM CABINETS HAVE BEEN FAUX PAINTED.YOU WILL LOVE THE TUSCAN ENTRY DOUBLE DOOR.THE LARGE DINING ROOM LOOKING AT AN OUTDOOR WATER FALL WITH REFLECTING LIGHTS.FAMILY ROOM WITH A BUILT IN ENTERTAINMENT CENTER AND A WALK IN BAR. PLEASE DO NOT MISS THE 3 FIREPLACES & THAT EACH AND EVERY BEDRM HAS IT OWN PRIVATE BATH.6.5 MILES TO BEACH & FAB. RESORT STYLE ASSOC W/6 TENNIS COURTS & MORE..

Click here for more Info

9 Lucca, Laguna Niguel

9 Lucca, Laguna Niguel

$1,150,000

Standard Sale

Very desirable street and floor plan in Marina Hills. The dramatic entry of this floorplan is very open and inviting. This Heights Plan has a large master suite with 3 walk in closets, jacuzzi tub, extra large dressing area, vanity, and panoramic views! Bedrooms have closet organizers, and executive built ins. Plantation shutters, custom pavers front and back, upgraded cabinets in kitchen, granite countertops,lots of storage, the list goes on. Home rests at end of culd-de-sac, and looks onto greenbelt of single loaded street. Sunset views are amazing here! Large lapsize pool, large side yard, built in BBQ island, and more panoramic views. This home is move in ready!

Click Here For More Info

Marina Hills Market Update 1/1/12 – 3/2/12

22 Villamoura, Laguna Niguel CA

22 Villamoura, Laguna Niguel CA

$589,500

Standard Sale

Absolutely beautiful home in the desirable neighborhood of Marina Hills. This view home features 3 bedrooms with 3 baths. Home is completely remodeled with impeccable detail and style. Private courtyard leads to the iron entry door. Living room with cozy fireplace accented with iron staircase railing. This home features wonderful natural lighting framed by new energy efficient windows. Beautiful cabinets and granite grace this gourmet kitchen featuring SS appliances, cabinet depth refrigerator with cabinet inserts. All adjacent to custom breakfast nook to enjoy peaceful mornings of courtyard garden views. Master with distressed wood floor leads to bath featuring double granite vanities, large travertine frameless shower, and separate water closet. Extra deep garage with built-in cabinets. Wrap around courtyard leads to backyard with vine covered patio and peacefull views for entertaining. This is a MUST SEE.

Click Here For More Info

Recently Sold in Marina Hills – 117 Fleurance, Laguna Niguel

Recently Sold in Marina Hills – 117 Fleurance, Laguna Niguel

Sold on 2/28/12 for $395,000

 Premium location for this 2 story townhome in the Encore community of Marina Hills. 2 bedroom plus bonus room in this private end-unit with city and mountain views on exterior cul-de-sac street. Open floor plan with an abundance of natural light plus wood floors, new carpeting and paint. Features living room fireplace, large windows, sliding glass doors, an eat-in kitchen and private outdoor patio/yard. Downstairs den can be converted to downstairs bedroom with full bath. Master suite features vaulted ceilings and private balcony with panoramic views and a master bath with dual vanities and walk-in closet. Large secondary bedroom has a full private bath. Interior laundry room and 2 car attached garage. Encore has it’s own pool and spa plus the Marina Hills amenities include Olympic size pool and spa, 6 tennis courts, clubhouse. No Mello Roos. Near parks, walking trails to ocean and shopping.

Listing Provided Courtesy of: Kathy Burns, Coldwell Banker, DRE #01423984
Buyer’s agent: Kathy Burns, Coldwell Banker, DRE #01423984