Best Buys in San Clemente

Our picks for this month’s outstanding values.

There are 368 homes currently for sale in San Clemente and another 145 in escrow taking “backup” offers. That’s a relatively slim market, historically speaking.

If you’re in the market, how do you pick one to buy?

Each buyer has his or her own special reason for selecting a perfect home – number of bedrooms or baths, square footage, view, good schools and shopping nearby.  Some buyers want to see only “standard sale” homes and ignore properties that have distressing “special conditions” such as short sales or bank-owned properties.

But other shoppers are just looking for a good value, regardless of special conditions.

Once again, I have collaborated with some of my colleagues to choose three “best buys” currently available in San Clemente. These aren’t the only great deals in San Clemente, just three that grabbed our attention this month. And they all happen to be standard sales.

Although all were on the market as of this writing, great deals tend to go quickly.

List Price: $450,000. Three-bedroom, three-bath, 1,920-square-foot condo with view in Rancho San Clemente. Here's the listing agent's description: “Largest floor plan in the Vilamoura tract. Private end-unit location with an attached 2-car garage w/built-in storage, vaulted ceilings and a large, lushly landscaped backyard patio area. Upgraded nicely throughout with private alarm security system w/motion detectors, plantation shutters, double-sided fireplace in living/dining area and custom window coverings. Gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances, tile counters, separate kitchen island and is open to the family/dining combo area. Master suite has been upgraded to a master retreat with a spacious area off the side of the bedroom.”

List Price: $924,990. Five-bedroom, five-bath, 4,000 square feet, oceanview single-family residence in Forster Ranch. Listing agent description: “Wow... what a gorgeous home. Spectacular canyon and ocean views from the large backyard and master balcony. This home features an open floor plan, upgraded kitchen, granite countertops, travertine floors, recessed lighting, two main floor bedrooms, two fireplaces, high ceilings and much more. Perfectly located near great schools, dining and freeways.”

List Price: $1,595,000. Four-bedroom, four-bath, 4,054 square feet, no view, single-family residence in southwest San Clemente. Listing agent description: “Short distance to the beach in the resort-style community of Cyprus Cove.  Elegant Mediterranean architecture features large rooms and flowing floor plan.  Main floor bedroom with en suite bathroom. Upstairs includes two very large secondary bedrooms and a very grand master bedroom. The view deck off the master bedroom is perfect for lounging and soaking in the rays. The backyard includes a bubbling spa plus a spacious grassy area well-suited for a game of volleyball or even a future swimming pool. Cyprus Cove is a gated community of approximately 225 homes with private beach access, three pools, grand park with a beautiful stream, two tennis courts, basketball, sand volleyball, children's play area with play equipment, clubhouses and more.  Plus, enjoy world class surfing at the famous Trestles and Cottons surf breaks. When you're home here, it's like you're on vacation at a 5-star resort. ”

Disclaimer: Although the above information is believed to be accurate, we are not responsible for typographical or other errors.

For more of the latest market news and statistics on San Clemente real estate, visit my blog at MCotter.com.

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