Ladera Ranch, CA Real Estate News

By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Ladera Ranch Real Estate - 4 Bedroom Bargain Buys! 4 Bedroom Detached Homes For $550,000 Or Less: The average non-distressed (not a short sale or foreclosure) sale price for a 4 bedroom detached single family home between 1,800 and 2,250 square feet in Ladera Ranch has been $603,972 over the last 12 months.  Homes in this category generally present the greatest potential for return on investment as they are nearly always in the highest demand by buyers in either "up" or "down" market conditions. Looking To Purchase At 10% Or More Below Average Market Price? Given that the average sale price for a home like this in Ladera Ranch has been over $600,000 during the last twelve months a price of $550,000 or less is an excellent price price point and a significant bargain.  Here are all of the...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch School Locator What do you do when school boundaries are hard to decipher?  Relying on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service)  to supply the correct school information on a listing is often a big mistake.  Unfortunately, on occasion an agents will not research a properties school assignment and simply rely on another agents previous entry.  The problem is the information could be out of date or just wrong.    In a small community like Ladera Ranch, school boundaries can literally be different from one street to the next.  For up to date information about schools in Ladera Ranch & all of Capistrano School District use the CUSD School Locator.     
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Spring Celebration When:  April 16th, 2011 11:00am-2:00pm Where:  Founder's Park Cost:  Admission is free, some activities require a wristband  ($7 presale at Avendale & Oak Knoll Club/$10 at event or $1 per ticket) Ring in Spring with Ladera Ranch's annual Spring Celebration Come take pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Peter Rabbits and watch the jugglers & magicians.  Train Rides, wall climbing, & face painting are just a few of the other events.  For more information or details visit LaderLife Event Schedule 10:45AM Ticket Booth Opens 11:00AM Event Begins 12:00PM - 12:10PM Egg Scramble - Ages 1-2, and children with special needs 12:20PM - 12:30PM Egg Scramble - Ages 3-4 12:40PM - 12:50PM Egg Scramble - Ages 5-7 1:00PM - 1:10PM Egg Scramble - Ages 8+ 1:20PM - 1:30PM Egg Scramble - ...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market Report - February 2011 Real estate statistics in any community can change rapidly from month to month.  Using accurate information is vital for both buyers and sellers when making real estate decisions.  Accurate sales statistics enable sellers to price their homes competitively and fairly while buyers can make offers confident that they are making a wise decision based upon market conditions.  Following the real estate trends in Ladera Ranch over longer periods of time, rather than for one particular month, will yield more reliable conclusions and better buying and selling decisions.  41 homes came on the market in Ladera Ranch during February (Check Out The Newest Listings). There were 136 homes for sale in Ladera Ranch at the end of February (View All ...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Open House - Ladera Ranch Realtor Sunday March 6th 1-5pm 8 Parliament Place Come see this Ladera Ranch gem! Located close to Flintridge Club & Pool   Turnkey Cul-De-Sac Home In Ladera Ranch.   4 Bedroom/3 Bath Single Family House $599,000 Year Built 2003 Sq Footage 2,600 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 5,243 sqft HOA/Maint $194 per month     Description Beautiful turnkey home in a fantastic cul-de-sac location in the Village of Flintridge. Spacious Living and dining rooms and a huge family room great for entertaining, gourmet kitchen with center island, great nook for casual daily dining. Spacious master bathroom & master bedroom with large walk in closet. Covered patio & built-in spa. Expansive Balcony spanning 2 front bedrooms. Huge driveway ...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch-Wildflower Walk II If you missed the first walk or just want to walk again, The Richard & Donna Conservancy is holding a 2nd Wildflower Walk.  Come see what's blooming in Rancho Mission Viejo! Walkers will explore Conservancy ridges and canyons looking for early spring wildflowers, like the Padre Shooting Star. Learn to identify flowers or just savor the smells, sights, sounds and breathtaking beauty of early spring. According to biologist and local wildflower expert Bob Allen,who will be leading the walk, "Without question, the Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy has the largest remaining field of Padre Shooting Stars in all of Orange County."   WHERE: The Richard & Donna O'Neill Conservancy COST: 10/adult; $5/child; FREE/supporters WHEN March 20th, 2011 9:00AM to 11:30AM RSVP...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch-LREF Gala Mark your calendar for Ladera Ranch Education Foundation's (LREF) signature fundraising event.  The seventh annual Gala will be held at the Norman P. Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo on March 19, 2011.  This year's theme is the Groovy Gala, a 70‘s event that will feature dinner, dancing and incredible silent auction items.  The LREF Gala is organized and planned by an all volunteer committee and is LREF's largest fundraiser of each year. Net funds from the 2011 Gala will help to fund the LREF grant awards.  The purpose of the Ladera Ranch Education Foundation grant program is to support the public schools that serve the community of Ladera Ranch and to provide funds to enrich the learning environment, motivate students, and enhance instructional effectiven...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch-LRES-LRMS Golf Tournament Attention all golfers... Mark your calendar for LRES (Ladera Ranch Elementary School) & LRMS's (Ladera Ranch Middle School) 1st Annual Golf Tournament.  Enjoy a day of golf, games, lunch, & dinner, while giving back to our local schools. When:  April 25th, 2011 Time:    Registration at 11:00am              Shop Gun Start at 12:30pm Where:  Tijeras Creek Golf Club            Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 589-9793 Tijeras Creek is a beautiful 18-hole championship golf course that is challenging enough for the most proficient players and inviting to golfers of all skill levels. The challenging front nine is highlighted with shimmering water features that come into play in four of the first nine holes. The back nine holes are legendary for the breathtak...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch-Wildflower Walk I Come see what's blooming in Rancho Mission Viejo! Walkers will explore Conservancy ridges and canyons looking for early spring wildflowers, like the Padre Shooting Star. Learn to identify flowers or just savor the smells, sights, sounds and breathtaking beauty of early spring. According to biologist and local wildflower expert Bob Allen,who will be leading the walk, "Without question, the Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy has the largest remaining field of Padre Shooting Stars in all of Orange County." This is an excellent opportunity to explore our local conservancy.  This walk is by reservation only.  Interested walkers must send an email to staff@theconservancy.org with the following information: Your first & last name, the number of adults & children in ...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch-Peter Pan Audition I frequently come across great opportunites for Ladera Ranch residents and found the upcoming musical theater performance of Peter Pan to be a particularly interesting local event. The Ladera Ranch Education Foundation (LREF) is holding audition for its upcoming production of Peter Pan.  LRES & the Acting Academy for Kids are looking for Ladera Ranch students interested in being part of their upcoming musical Peter Pan.  Auditions will be held on two dates: Tuesday Feb. 1st 3:00pm-4:30pm & Thursday Feb. 3rd 3:00pm-4:30pm Aspiring thespians must attend one of the two auditions & register online.  Visit the Acting Academy for Kids & LRES website devoted to the perfomance for more details about follow-up auditions, fees, etc.  Thinking of moving to Ladera Ra...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch-CUSD Calendar Change Reminder Reminder to Ladera Ranch Residents and Capistrano Unified School District students CUSD had originally set Feb 17, 2011 & May 27, 2011 as furlough days (No School). These days have been added back to the 2011 school year calendar and are regular school days. The CUSD board meets on March 8th 2011 & will vote on calendar dates for the 2011/2012 school year.  A calendar should be posted shortly after and will show when or if our district will have any further furlough days.   For more information or CUSD calendars visit the CUSD Website.  Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of all Ladera has to offer...please contact me or use the links below to learn more about Ladera Ranch Properties       Search Ladera Properties              ...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Ladera Ranch Home Sold in Just 47 Days at Full Price The home below was in escrow in just 2 weeks and closed escrow just 47 days after being listed at full price. This in a market where the average time a home is for sale in Ladera is 112 days. Please see a small selection of our marketing for our homes for sale below. To find out about our marketing that exposes your home to the most number of buyers and to discuss a plan to get your home sold, please contact us at 714-319-9751. Christine Donovan | (800) 610-7253 Bloomington, Ladera Ranch, CA Lovely home in desirable Aldenhouse is not a short sale. 3BR/2+1BA Condo offered at $345,000 Year Built 2001 Sq Footage 1,675 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $408 per month DESCRI...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Nature Hike When:  January 9th, 2011 6:00am-8:00am Where: Directions will be provided to registered participants Cost:  Free Register: TheReserveAtRanchoMissionViejo@gmail.com Start the New Year off with a scenic nature hike in Lader Ranch.  The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo is hosting a guided nature hike.  The tour takes place in the preserved open space that surrounds Ladera Ranch.  Explore the hills above Trabucco Canyon.  The hike will be moderate to strenuous hilly hiking.  Make sure you wear hiking boots or tennis shoes with deep tread.   The event is FREE & open to anyone (donations will be welcomed).Space is limited to the first 20 people who register their participation.  Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of all Ladera has to offer...please co...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Ladera Ranch Home Sales - Real Estate Market Report November 2010 Up to date information on the local Ladera Ranch real estate market is vital for buyers and sellers to make informed decisions about purchasing or listing a home. Here is the November 2010 Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market Report: NOVEMBER 2010 Total Detached Attached  # Of Homes Sold(MoM Comparison)  37 (up 23.3%)  21 (up 5.0%)  16 (up 60%)  Average Price(November Only)  $574,397.00  $731,281.00  $368,500.00  Active Listings   (11/30/10)   164   97  67   YTD Sales Volume YTD Average Price  (YoY Comparison)  454 (up 5.6%)  $614,137.00 (down 1.9%)   283 (up 4.4%) $780,911.00 (down 1.7%)    171 (up 7.5%) $378,300.00 (up 4.8%)  40  homes came on the market in Ladera Ranch during November (unchanged from 40 in October). There ...
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Seller financing might very well make sense to both a buyer and a seller where: 1) There is adequate down payment or other security to guard against default in the event of some price decline, and to make sure that, in general, we have the buyer's full attention. Proper security is paramount, and can in some cases be gained by an adequate downpayment, by pledging other assets to secure the loan (blanket loan), and so forth; 2) The seller/lender has sufficient assets to foreclose and otherwise protect his security interest in the property, and isn't living hand-to-mouth, depending on the loan for sustenance; 3) Proper care has been taken to qualify the buyer/borrower, and to structure the transaction properly. BTW, there are prohibitions that vary state-to-state (until Jan 2011 when all...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch-Individual Holiday House Decorating Contest Time is running out to get your entry forms in for the Ladera Ranch Individual Decorating Contest.  ENTRIES ARE DUE TODAY DECEMBER 6TH BY 5PM TO OAK KNOLL VILLAGE CLUB OR BY FAXING TO 949-388-8301 Entry forms are available at LaderaLife Be a Judge...The contest is being judged by Ladera Residents, Resident Judging Forms and Map will be available Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 LaderaLife and at the Oak Knoll and Avendale Village Clubhouses.  Resident Judging Forms Due: Monday, December 13, by 5:00PM at the Oak Knoll Village Clubhouse Winners will be Announced on LaderaLife Houses will be judged on one of the following Categories: Best Use of Lights - This category will be judged on the total effect and extent of the use of lights Best...
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By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
Ladera Ranch Homes and Condos Market Update This is the market update for homes sold from November 1st through the 30th, 2010, in Ladera Ranch, CA 92694 and includes single family homes and condos: Number of Properties Sold: 36 Average Listed Price: $590,883 Average Sold Price: $579,205 Median Sold Price: $503,000 (The lowest priced home was $274,500 and the highest was $1,405,000) Average Days on Market: 113   For comparison, the following is the data for listings sold in October 2010 for the same demographic: Number of Properties Sold: 30 Average Listed Price: $595,637 Average Sold Price: $586,068 Median Sold Price: $538,000 (The lowest priced home was $305,000 and the highest was $1,100,000.) Average Days on Market: 148   Search here for all LADERA RANCH Homes   Information provided ...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Neighborhood Decorating Contest There's no better way to show your holiday spirit than to team up with your neighborhood for the annual Neighborhood Decorating Contest.   Neighborhoods are judged on 4 criteria:  Originality, Creativity, Curb Appeal, and Use of Lighting.  Judging takes place on December 11th.  Winning neighborhoods will receive a gift card to be used for a September 2011 Block Party. Don't miss out, entries must be submitted and received no later than Monday, December 6th by 5PM at the Oak Knoll Village Clubhouse Entry Forms are available at www.laderalife.com Ladera Ranch is a wonderful community that offers so much to its Residents.    Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of all Ladera has to offer...please contact me or use the links below...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Menorah Lighting-Hanukkah at the Ranch Ladera Ranch celebrates Hanukkah with the annual Menorah Lighting. When:  Sunday December 4th, 2010 Time:  4:00pm Where: Town Green Cost:    Free The annual Ladera Ranch Festival of Lights is a great event attended by Ladera residents of all faiths.  Joins your neighbors & friends for an evening of singing and a short Menorah Lighting Ceremony.  
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Tree Lighting Ceremony When:    Friday, December 3rd 2010 Where:   Town Green Time:     5:00pm Cost:      Free Be a part of Ladera Ranch's Tree Lighting Ceremony this Friday, December 3rd.  The annual holiday traditon is one of the highlights of Ladera's calendar.  Our beautiful 60 foot tree located on the Town Green will be lit for all to see & enjoy. Activites include performances by the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA) Carolers, and Ladera Ranch's  Singers Company.    Coffee, Hot Cocoa, & cookies will be served.  Don't forget your camera for a family photo opportunity.Ladera Ranch & our local Fire Station have teamed up for a toy drive to benefit the Spark of Love Campaign.   Please bring an unwrapped toy (valued at $10 or more). Tree Lighting Ceremony Activ...
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