Ladera Ranch Real Estate Blog

3 Ladera Ranch Homes for Sale Right Now - Market Snapshot

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 1:00pm. 24 Views, 0 Comments.

Have you been wondering what homes are for sale in Ladera Ranch or what you might be able to buy for your hard earned dollars? Prices have got up a little this year but there are still great homes to be found in Ladera Ranch. Let's take a look at a few properties currently for sale right now in Ladera Ranch in the different price ranges. We will look at 3 properties currently for sale in Ladera Ranch at price ranges of $500,000; $750,000; and $1,000,000.

The first property for sale for $500,000 is 18 Three Vines Court, Ladera Ranch. The property is a townhome with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and an estimated 1,400 square feet of living space. The home was built in 2001, is located in the Three Vines neighborhood and has a 2 car garage. It's a standard

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Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market Update 8/1/17

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 12:35pm. 33 Views, 0 Comments.

In Ladera Ranch there are 121 homes for sale right now up again from 109 homes two months ago. 89 of the homes for sale are single family residences, 16 are condominiums, 15 are townhomes, and there is 1 commercial/residential mixed used property. Out of the 121 homes for sale 119 of them are standard sale or equity sales, there are no short sales, and 2 bank owned homes. The home inventory has again increased slightly in the last couple months and is getting closer to average. Around 70% of the homes for sale in Ladera Ranch are listed for $700,000 and above right now. Most real estate agents and market researchers were estimating price increases of 2-4% in 2017. That has been proven too conservative of an estimate as most homes in Orange County have

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Ladera Ranch Gated Community Homes

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 3:09pm. 34 Views, 0 Comments.

The gated community in Ladera Ranch is named Covenant Hills. Right now there are 46 active homes currently for sale in Covenant Hills. There are 16 homes currently in escrow with 'active under contract or pending sale' statuses. The average list price in Covenant Hills right now is $2,336,128. The average days on market for the gated community is currently 89 days before opening escrow. The least expensive home currently for sale is $1,200,000 and the most expensive is $4,739,000.

Last year there were 69 sales in Covenant Hills. 8 of those sales were the condo/townhomes in the Castellina neighborhood of Covenant Hills with 61 sales being single family residences. The two most expensive sales in Covenant Hills were the homes at 5 Fox Hole Road and 62

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Ladera Ranch Land for Sale

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 2:10pm. 39 Views, 0 Comments.

There are some great land lots for sale in Ladera Ranch. All of the available land is located in Covenant Hills which is the gated community of Ladera Ranch. All of the land available is zoned as R1, meaning you can only build a Single Family Residence. Buying land is a great option for buyers looking to build a brand new custom home. Land lots in the community range in size from 8,000 to 22,000 square feet. A general rule of thumb for how large a home you can build on these lots is a 2/3 ratio. So the home's foot print can encompass 2/3rds of the land. Once land is purchased building plans have to be approved by LARCS (Ladera Ranch Community Services). The total process is estimated to take about 6 months for complete approval. See the land lots in

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Ladera Ranch Lender - Current Loan Rates

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 12:44pm. 47 Views, 0 Comments.

The minutes from last months FOMC meeting showed that the Fed is open to raising the rates at least once more this year. It also showed that balance-sheet adjustment will start soon (decreasing the amount they invest in mortgage backed securities). The European Central Bank may reduce economic stimulus soon, which could raise rates here in the United States. The labor market is nearing full employment, thus showing signs of cooling down. 


A report from CoreLogic shows home prices were up 6.6% yet-over-year in May. They are forecasting another 5.3% increase from May 2017 to May 2018. Surprisingly, in a survey of 3,350 homebuyers (11 metro areas) 1 in 3 made an offer on a property they had not yet seen. 


Conforming 30 year fixed 4.375%

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Ladera Ranch Lender - Fed Raising Rates

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 1:59pm. 58 Views, 0 Comments.

The Fed raised policy rates by 0.25% as expected at last week's FOMC meeting. Interestingly enough, the Fed doesn’t control mortgage rates so we actually saw rates improve slightly. Inflation rates that were released last week came in under the expected level. This provides an environment for mortgage rates to remain low as well. The majority of Fed members indicated that they expect policy rates to increase again this year, but markets have been slow to react. In housing news, the number of homes on the market fell 10.9% year-over-year (meaning that the event occurs on an annual basis), that makes June the 20th month of year-over-year declines. Interestingly, sales increased 7.5% on a nationwide scale. More than 25% of homes listed are being sold for

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Covenant Hills Ladera Ranch Luxury Home Auction 6/28/17

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 1:29pm. 54 Views, 0 Comments.

Recently a home in the gated community of Covenant Hills in Ladera Ranch has come up for sale as an auction. Auction sales are relatively rare in Ladera Ranch and Orange County, making up less than 1% of sales. Auctions can be a good chance to purchase a property under it's fair market value. The home at 12 Starlight Isle in Covenant Hills will be auctioned on 6/28/17 with a starting bid of $1,200,000. There is also NO RESERVE for this auction. The live auction will take place at the residence and showings beforehand will only be allowed at an open house. The open house is scheduled for June 25th from 10am - 1pm. Potential buyers will need to have a verification of funds as well as a loan preapproval in hand if the purchase isn't all cash. Contact us today…

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Baker Ranch Lake Forest New Homes for Sale

Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 1:28pm. 107 Views, 0 Comments.

Baker Ranch is a new home builder community by Toll Brothers and Shea Homes in the heart of Lake Forest. Homes at Baker Ranch feature the newest and most innovative open floor plans and are considered highly desirable. Homes in the community feature indoor/outdoor living areas, and Baker Ranch has a variety of home sizes. Toll Brothers® has Highlands East—spacious, luxurious single-family homes with 4–7 bedrooms and detached casitas. Another Toll Brothers community is The Crossings, centrally located single-family homes with 4–5 bedrooms, 3 baths and up to 2,412 square feet. Shea Homes® has The Landing: single-family homes of 3–4 bedrooms, 2.5–4 baths and up to 2,017 square feet of living space. That’s in addition to The Rowe: two-story townhomes with

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Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market Update 6/7/17

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 12:47pm. 62 Views, 0 Comments.

In Ladera Ranch there are 109 homes for sale right now up a little from 95 homes two months ago. 80 of the homes for sale are single family residences, 14 are condominiums, and 14 are townhomes. Out of the 109 homes for sale 106 of them are standard sale or equity sales, there is 1 short sale, 1 auction sale, and 1 bank owned home. The home inventory has continued to increase in the last few months and is getting closer to average. Around 72% of the homes for sale in Ladera Ranch are listed for $700,000 and above right now. Most real estate agents and market researchers are estimating price increases of 2-4% in 2017. Home loan rates have decreased slightly in the last month. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage has increased to around 4.00 -

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South Cove Condo Models Open - New Dana Point Homes

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 10:24am. 132 Views, 0 Comments.

South Cove is a new condo community currently under construction near Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. South Cove is a collection of 34 buildings which will feature 3 models of condo/townhomes. The 3 models 'Aliso', 'Trestles', and 'Strands' are named after local beaches in Dana Point and San Clemente. The condos offer both single level and multi level floor plans than range in size from 883 - 2,126 square feet of living space. Prices are currently ranging from $600,000 for smaller condos up to $1,500,000 for the larger 'Strands' models. The 'Strands' models are similar to duplex's in that they only have 1 common wall down the middle of the property separating two units. The community is located close to Dana Point harbor and Doheny State Beach and is

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