Villagio in San Clemente – Homes for sale in San Clemente CA

Posted on March 18, 2014. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, OC Property Profiles, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Villagio Homes in San Clemente

Villagio community homes – condos with backyards!

Have you been looking for real estate in San Clemente and turning up empty?  Check out the Villagio community!  Villagio is located in  Rancho San Clemente, and although they are technically condos, the entire community is detached!  You’re getting a home for the price of a condo, so that makes Villagio one of the best priced communities in the entire city! Just 3 miles from the beaches of San Clemente, 1 mile from the Talega golf course, and 1 mile from shopping centers and high school, this centrally located community has it all.   Many of the homes have ocean views, plus the community is quiet with very friendly neighbors.

Want to see a home in Villagio?

Check out this virtual video tour of our listing at 716 Via Otono:

Homes For Sale in San Clemente

As of the date of this post, there are only 7 detached homes in the entire city of San Clemente priced below 600K, and 716 Via Otono is one of them!  Hurry!! This gorgeous 3 bedroom 3 bath house has a spacious backyard with a patio. Also includes 2 master bedrooms, a 4 car driveway. If you’d like to get more options for detached San Clemente homes we have 15 available between 600-700K.   Also Want the list?  Just tweet @WeeksTeam for one or email info@successinweeks.com.  You can also schedule your own San Clemente property search at http://properties.askangie.com

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How to Protect the Price of Your Orange County Home

Posted on November 30, 2010. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Home Improvement Ideas, Orange County Home Improvement, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: , |

Sometimes the best move is no move. And if you’re one of the many people staying put in your present Orange County home, you have plenty of incentive to keep neighborhood property prices as strong as possible.  Remember, however, optimizing home values isn’t a one person show. You and all your neighbors are in this together. So it’s best to adopt the spirit of a village. That means everyone pitches in and cooperates toward a common goal of price preservation.

Here are five proven steps that every homeowner can take to maintain those all-important property values:

  1. Appearance counts for a lot. Even the most spectacular house can get a big thumbs down if the neighborhood disappoints. This means all serious homeowners should secure a reliable gardener or a good set of tools, and keep those yards lookin’ like a million bucks.
  2. Alright, alright…Your beloved old clunker gets you everywhere you want to go. Unfortunately, it won’t win any beauty contests. So it’s best to keep your retro-ride off the street and in a garage.  Also, even if your car rivals the Sistine Chapel for beauty, avoid parking it in front of any home sporting a ‘for sale’ sign.  Homes typically sell a lot quicker when they can be found by Realtors and/or prospective buyers.
  3. Tell everyone you possibly can whenever a neighborhood home hits the marketplace. The sooner it sells, the less chance the owner will kick down the sale price and eat away a chunk of equity.
  4. Help Realtors help you.  Removing or taking down an open house sign might be good for endless laughs, but delaying the sale of a neighbor’s home won’t do a heck of a lot of good for YOUR own property value.
  5. Always paint the brightest picture of your neighborhood, street, or community throughout the social networks.  A barrage of badmouthing will get your community known for all the wrong reasons and will send potential buyers fleeing to a more attractive locale. Restrict all nasty remarks to an offline complaints department, and keep the compliments freely flowing ONLINE.

If you’d like to learn more about maintaining home prices in your neighborhood, I’m ready to help. You can connect with me at 949.338.7408,  angie@askangie.com,   @AngieWeeks or @WeeksTeam.

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Orange County CA Home Sellers, are you overpriced?

Posted on March 2, 2008. Filed under: Home Seller Tips, Informed Investor Alliance, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: |

The Orange County Real Estate market is moving.  What direction?  Many.  What are we seeing?  Good deals, strapped homeowners.  What are we hearing?  Happy stories, Sad stories.  There’s a positive and a negative in every environment, and we always encourage you to look at the glass as half full.

 BUT….if your house is on the market right now….are you chasing the market down?  What if your Realtor is doing it for you?  Are you AND your agent strong enough to take the truth?  I read this sad story on a popular Realtors “hub” online, its from a Realtor working out of Florida.   

OC Sellers and potential sellers, you often choose to work with the agent who says your home is worth the most money.  I want to encourage you to question the pricing method, not just get “sold” on potential dollar signs.  Question the marketing strategies, your agent better have the money to do traditional marketing or they better be able to kick butt online.  ASK how many contacts they have in their database, how many listings they have had expire, how many buyers they have searching on their website.  If the agent at your listing appointment has a dog and pony show, and you buy into that without question, it could be a nightmare for everyone in the end.

Also, expect to be QUESTIONED yourself.  A good agent is mostly questions, tayloring their strategies to your specific needs and situation.    A good agent will listen to and really hear what you have to say, but they will also be strong and smart enough to TELL you things you may not want to hear. 

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