Ladera Ranch, CA Homes and Real
Ranch is a 4,000 acre master-planned
community (zip code 92694). Designed from the onset to
create a great sense of community, Ladera Ranch is
broken into nine Villages, each
consisting of ten or more, Neighborhoods, each
of which designed by individual home builders. Five of
the nine villages have clubhouses themed on a
particular architecture style that is emphasized
within that village. There are also parks, pools,
playgrounds and open areas within each village. Ladera
Ranch Trail connects the entire community, as well as
much of the 1,600 acres of open space. The community
is served by the Capistrano
Unified School District. Within the community are
the Chaparral and Oso Grande Elementary Schools and
the Ladera Ranch School, which consists of both an
Elementary and Middle School campus.
Ranch real estate includes a wide range of homes
including condominiums, town homes, and single-family
homes. It also includes the gate-guarded neighborhood
of Covenant Hills. This is, a community
of up-scale, multi-million dollar luxury estates.
Covenant Hills consists of fifteen neighborhoods,
including 14 builder tracts and one custom home area.
The tracts are Alisal, Amarante, Arboledo, Bellataire,
Capistrano, Castillina, Encantada, Las Piedras,
Meriden, Montanez, San Donato, Segovia, Sherborne, and
Skye Isle. Whether you are a first time homebuyer, or
someone looking for the ultimate in luxury living, you
will find your home in family-friendly Ladera Ranch.
Custom lots are still available as well. Single family
homes and town homes for lease and homes for rent in
Ladera Ranch are my specialty. Please use the links
below to view all Ladera Ranch homes for sale, lease,
lease-option, or rent, and Ladera Ranch custom lots.
Covenant Hills home
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for sale or lease. This includes pool homes, condominiums,
single family (detached) homes, single story or single level
homes. Also bank owned homes, distressed
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pet-friendly leases, and lease-options. The newest search is
for single level homes and homes for sale in the gate guarded
luxury community of Covenant Hills. Also, the live/work homes
with a residence above and retail space on the ground floor. You
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sales and creative financing in Ladera Ranch
Ladera Ranch has been hit harder than many
neighboring communities by distress sales. One reason
is that as a newer community, Ladera Ranch attracted many
first time homebuyers and "move-up" homebuyers who
bought during the market peak of the mid-2000s. For many of
these homebuyers, their home may now be worth less than they
paid for it. Also, many homes were purchased using sub-prime
or ARM (adjustable rate mortgage) loans. As the rates on these
loans have increased, many homeowners are finding that they
cannot afford the higher loan payments. This has resulted in a
higher than average number of foreclosures (Bank owned and REO
homes) and short sales in Ladera Ranch (To learn more about
short sales, visit my web page here).
For buyers and investors, this presents many excellent
opportunities to pick up bargains and amazing deals. Many
homes are available for purchase for much less than they were
originally sold for.
The current market
as also opened the door for certain types of creative
financing. Some homeowners may be willing to finance a 1st or
2nd trust deed. This type of financing is known as "owner
will carry" or "owner may carry". A
lease-option is another creative alternative. Be advised
however; there is no 100% financing available. Most owners
offering to carry a loan still require a 10% or 20% down
payment and will check credit, etc. This is ensure that you
are qualified for the purchase. For lease-options, it is
strongly advised that you read through my all about
lease-options page. This will help you determine
whether a lease-option is the right move for you.
If you are
interested in a distress property in Ladera Ranch, call me.
There can be many pitfalls in purchasing these types of
properties. I am experienced in purchasing bank-owned and
short sale homes and I can guide you effectively through the
Ranch Villages & Neighborhoods
Ladera Ranch is
divided into nine, distinct neighborhoods of homes, including
Avendale, Bridgepark, Covenant Hills, Echo Ridge, Flintridge,
Oak Knoll, Terramor, Township, and Wycliffe. Within these
villages are several neighborhoods or tracts of homes built by
various developers. Gate guarded Covenant Hills includes many
luxury homes, custom homes, and buildable custom home lots.
Terramor Village is distinguished by its focus on 'green'
architecture and technology. It also incorporates the famous
Ladera Ranch interactive
water park. Flintridge Village is home to the Wagsdate dog
Canopy Lane, Charleston Place, Front Street,
Greenbriar, Savannah, St. Mays Road, Sterling
Amarante , Bellataire,
Capistrano, Castellina, Encantada, Las Piedras,
plus Covenant Hills custom homes and new home
, and Reston.
Fairfield, Maplewood, Prescott, Sarasota, Shady
Grove, Trails, Whispering
Creek, and Wyeth.
Street, Branches, Briar
Ladera, Mosaic, Sedona
Gables, and Three
Ranch custom home lots
in building your dream home? The Ladera Ranch gated
community of Covenant Hills has a number of custom
home lots available for sale and for the construction
of your home. Design your own castle in exclusive
Covenant Hills. Many sites offer panoramic views of
the Saddleback mountains or Ladera Valley. Home sites
range from approximately 8,000 square feet to over
28,000 square feet. Call me for information on
acquiring a custom home lot and building your own
home! The following link lists all Covenant Hills home
lots for sale. All plans for homes on Ladera Ranch
custom lots must be approved by the Ladera Ranch
Design Review Board. Generally you have five years to
plan and construct your home. Like all property
purchases in Ladera Ranch, you may have to pay the
Ladera Ranch Enhancement fee of 1/4 of 1% of the
is the current market value of my home?
If you are interested in finding out the
current market value of your home, I will be happy to provide you with a
Market Analysis (CMA) of your home in Ladera
Ranch or anywhere else in South Orange County. To
produce your custom CMA, I review recent sales of homes
similar to yours in the neighborhood. This includes
homes with comparable size, amenities, location, number
of bedrooms, etc. I also factor in current active
listings. homes that are in escrow, and distress sales,
like bank-owned and short sales in the community.
The real estate market changes
frequently. With a current, professional CMA, you will
have an excellent idea of your homes value in today's
complex real estate market. To get started, just click
the link below and be sure to include your home's city
and complete address.
would like a complimentary evaluation of my home's
current market value!
in selling, listing, or leasing my home, or I am
considering a short sale
|If you are
considering the sale or lease of your home in Ladera
Ranch or other area of South Orange County, CA,
please, call me first!
If you are interested in selling your
Ladera Ranch home, I will start by providing you
with a comparable market analysis (also known as
"comps"). This will help us price your home
accurately. Next, I will expose your home to the
widest range of buyers available by utilizing state-of-the-art
web tools and high-technology marketing
techniques. I will also take up to 20,
high resolution photographs of your home that will
attract buyers and get the showings started. Equally
important is feedback from agents and buyers.
With my sophisticated feedback and reporting tools,
you are always kept in the loop! I will be happy
to sit down with you and explain the entire process!
More information on selling your home is here.
you are in a possible Short Sale situation
or in financial distress, call me! I can
provide you with complete information on the
short sale process. Short sales
can be a difficult and draining process. You
are under enough stress -- Let me help
out! I am experienced with Short Sales
and use a professional short sale negotiator
(at my cost!) to work with your lender and
expedite the entire process. You can read
about how to short sell your home with me here.
I will also help you find a home for lease in
Ladera or other OC city after your sale.
you are interesting in leasing your Ladera
Ranch home, look no
further! You need the assistance of an experienced
leasing agent who will price your
lease accurately, expose your listing to the
maximum amount of potential tenants through
the Internet, screen applicants thoroughly,
and protect you by using approved California
Association of Realtors forms. As your listing
agent, read what I will do for you here.
Call me at (949) 290-3263, or
just click the link below to get started!
am interested in speaking with you about selling or
leasing my home!
Resolution Floor Plans Available!
A floor plan shows the layout of the
entire home, not just part of it. Floor plans reveal the
proportions of rooms, the number of rooms and the
traffic flows among them. A buyer can instantly see, for
instance, if the kitchen is conveniently close to the
dining room, whether bedrooms open directly onto an
entertainment area, or whether a trip to the guest
bathroom will involve a long walk through the home.
I can provide you with complimentary,
high resolution floor plans for any standard builder
home or condominium in Ladera Ranch or other area of
South OC. These are conveniently e-mailed to you,
usually with 24 hours of your request. Just click on the
link below, and be sure to specify the city and the
that you are
note that as of Jan 1, 2012, we are now being charged
for each floor plan. We are still happy to send you a
floor plan, but please DO NOT request a floor plan if
you are an appraiser, if you are not serious about
buying or leasing a home, or if you are working with
another real estate broker -- Thank you for your
send me an e-mail with floor plans for my selected
is served by the Capistrano
Unified School District also known as the
"Capo" district. Within the community are
the Chaparral and Oso Grande Elementary Schools and
the Ladera Ranch School, which consists of both an
Elementary and Middle School campus. Ladera Ranch
schools are considered to be excellent. Schools score
in the 80 and 90th percentile, generally
the top 15 percent in the state. Tesoro High School in
Las Flores and the soon-to-be-opened San Juan Hills
High in San Juan Capistrano are the nearby public high
schools. Two Catholic high schools, Santa Margarita
and J. Serra, also serve the community.
& Private schools
Elementary Middle, and High
Schools - Public
Ladera Ranch property taxes,
association dues, and fees
property taxes do include a Mello Roos assessment,
since the community is relatively new. The Ladera
Ranch Mello-Roos districts were created to raise
money by the sale of bonds, for the purpose of
financing infrastructure improvements for
that community such as water & sewer, new schools,
streets, and parks. These bonds are not permanent, and
usually have a life span of 15 to 25 years before they
are paid off in full.
All homeowners in
Ladera Ranch are members of LARMAC (Ladera Ranch
Maintenance Corporation) and pay monthly dues to this
association. Currently, the base assessment for master
association dues at Ladera Ranch is $150 per month.
This includes access to all recreational amenities
including five Village Clubs, pools, parks, dog park,
tennis courts, basketball courts, and all urban and
natural trails running through and around Ladera
Ranch. The base assessment also includes high-speed
Internet access and access to LaderaLife, the online
community Intranet, exclusive to Ladera Ranch
Ladera Ranch taxes and
fees do vary from home to home and village to village.
Please feel free to call me for specific information
on property tax, Mello Roos, fees, and association
(HOA) dues in Ladera Ranch.
call me if you are interested in Ladera Ranch, CA homes or
real estate. I will happy to help you find a home for sale,
lease, lease-option, rent, or relocation in this city. I can
also assist you in selling your home. If you are interested in
relocating, I will keep you updated with MLS listings. Also,
help finding lowest property tax homes. Investors - Ladera Ranch real estate also includes short sale
and bank owned real estate opportunities. Call me for a list
of bargains! Do you need a customized search for Ladera Ranch
homes? Call me and I'll sent up an automated MLS home
search for you that will e-mail you whenever a new home with
your requirements hits the market!