Sold – New Record High Sales Price for Lake Forest Shores

LakeShoresExteriorThank you to the visitors who attended my Sailwind Way Grand Opening Open House on Saturday.  I am excited to let you know the final score!

The buyer wanted to buy the home for full price the moment it came on the MLS.  He was told he had to wait until the weekend Grand Opening to view it.  It was standing room only when he entered the home.  After seeing the ‘competition’ he wrote an offer for $25,000 over asking.  This set a new record high in Lake Forest Shores and completely covered the seller’s marketing fee and then some!

If you are a have been to one of my Grand Opening Open Houses, I am sure you observed the over-the-top measures that my team and I took to serve our sellers and put more money in their pockets.  We do the same hard work to help locate and negotiate the best situation for our buyers as well.  If you don’t have a signed contract with an agent, we would be delighted to help you find your dream home in record time.

Do you know anyone who might be looking to sell?
I have a young couple named Jonathan and Kelly who have asked me to find them a 2-bedroom condo in Lake Forest.  I am not new to this.  In fact, I teach agents who work in other cities how to sell homes using this same award-winning method that took me 15 years of testing to develop.  LakeShoresKitchenIt is all about helping sellers do the small things that make a big difference so that crowds converge on their home within a 4-hour period creating a feeding frenzy and a quick sale.  My past sellers love the fact that they don’t have to deal with buyers coming in and out of their home for months and that their home sells for top dollar in record time.

I have one opening to help a seller in September and one in October.  If you are a buyer, I have two openings available at this time. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Lake Shores Condo Grand Opening Open House Saturday 8/20

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22810 Sailwind Way, Lake Forest, CA 92630 – 12 noon to 4pm – lunch at noon
Come early (11:50am) and enjoy a lunch catered by Outback Steakhouse.

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Wonderful
2-bed, 2- bath, 1,220 SF condo w/ 1-car epoxied D/A garage is located in the gated upscale community of Lake Forest Shores. Beautiful lake views are right around the corner from this unit. Contemporary living space is all on upper level & feels like a New York City loft!

Upgraded kitchen has white cabinets, brand new quartz counters, single stainless sink w/ high-arc pull-out faucet, 18”x12” tile flooring, new stainless appliances & breakfast nook. Separate dining room opens to balcony – a perfect place for grilling & relaxing. Living room has high ceilings, brand new modern ceiling fan and beautiful fireplace. Inside laundry has washer/dryer.

LakeShoresKitchenMaster bedroom has high ceilings, walk-in closet & brand new carpeting. Master bath has roman tub, white vanity w/ brand new quartz counters & double rectangle sinks.

High Walkability
Stroll to grocery/drug stores, dining venues and the Beach & Tennis club with its lovely lake
, Jr. Olympic swimming pool, secondary pool, Jacuzzi, children’s wader, beach & swim lagoon, five tennis courts, two half-court basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, fitness center, preschool, clubhouse with lake-view lounge w/ billiards room, large screen TV and more.  Sellers in a hurry to sell by Sat.

Park in the side lot of Albertsons and ride the Open House Shuttle Van or take the short walk from there be sure to look for the gate code flyer sign.

Lake Forest Promotes Literacy with a “Little Free Library”

Free Little LibraryThe City’s first Little Free Library’s “Take a Book, Return a Book” program was made possible through the efforts of three local Girl Scouts, Jenna Brown, Astha Parmar, and Kaitlyn Schisler, of Cadette Troop 1859, Foothill Ranch. Located directly behind the Recreation Center at the Sports Park, the blue dollhouse structure holds a variety of books for your reading pleasure. If you are looking for something to read, stop by and pick up a book. And don’t forget to bring something back next time to help keep the Library fully stocked.

Lake Forest Condo with Sun & Sail Club – Open Saturday from 12-4pm

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Grand Opening Open House this Saturday July 23rd – Noon – 4pm

ACROSS FROM THE LAKE!  Wonderful townhome… with 2-bedrooms, 2- bathrooms, 1-car epoxied DIRECT ACCESS garage w/ lots of storage …is the best of both worlds – positioned between the lake and the woods.

KitchenGranite kitchen has shaker-style cabinets, stainless steel sink with pull-out faucet and Bosch dishwasher.  Expansive master bedroom has room for home office or large retreat. Fenced patio-yard has direct access to garage. Only ¼ of the units here have this feature.

Steps from walking trails that meander through fragrant eucalyptus trees up through Serrano Creek Park & its recreational area & horse stables. Your family & pets will love what nature offers you surrounding this home.

Across the street is the fabulous Sun & Sail Club with its lovely lake and amenities. Enjoy 4 pools, spa, his/hers saunas, tennis, volleyball, state of the art fitness center, youth center, snack bar, fishing, Cheers-style bar (for gathering with your friends to watch ‘the game’), a monthly calendar of events & more. You can even launch your own kayak for a sunset cruise.

Highly acclaimed Rancho Canada Elementary. is just up the street. A short stroll to shopping & eateries. Hardship sale so priced $55,000-$70,000 less than last sale to blow out this weekend.

livingroomI know you are used to me presenting upgraded, turnkey properties. This one is different.  The home is in ‘working condition’, but it requires some upgrades. The seller is in hurry to sell and move out of state. She has already packed up most of her home and put her belongings in the garage. She just needs a buyer who would like a deal!

This Saturday, July 23rd, please join me at this cosmetic fixer on 24564 Copper Cliff in Lake Forest. The home needs $10-20K in upgrades and it will look pretty much like the one I just sold across the street for $420,000. You can probably pick up this home for about $365K or so.  If you aren’t in the market, why don’t you pass this on to someone who would love a ‘ticket’ into resort-style living at the Sun and Sail Club?  Hope to see you there.

Lake Forest Family Campout July 16-17, 2016

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Family Camp Out is scheduled for the weekend of July 16-17 at Lake Forest Sports Park. – Pack up your family and your tent and camp out in our Sports Park backyard! The evening will be filled with pizza, campfire songs, games and activities, and a delicious early morning breakfast at the park. Children must be 4 years or older and must be accompanied by a parent. Check in at 5:30 pm to set up your tent before dinner. Participants must provide their own tents and sleeping bags, and any personal items. Fee: $7 per resident and $12 per non-resident.

Agent to Hold Huge Block Party to Launch Home For Sale

Tacos and music create block party atmosphere at open house in Lake Forest – Saturday June 25th 12-4p – lunch @ noon.

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You are invited to come enjoy the excitement of a block party and a free taco lunch, Saturday June 25th at 24537 Copper Cliff Court. Be in line by 11:45 to see this amazing Lake Forest townhome with SADDLEBACK MOUNTAIN VIEWS situated right ACROSS FROM THE LAKE! Who do you know looking for a home in Lake Forest? See below for an incredible opportunity to get to the front of the line on this, practically brand new, home.

This townhome has been completely remodeled down to the studs and back. It features 2-bedrooms and 2-FULL baths with a 1-car epoxied/painted garage. It’s an end-unit with a PRIME LOCATION backing to woods. 

We installed a BRAND NEW kitchen with white shaker cabinets, quartz counters, glass tile backsplash, easy-close drawers, lazy Susan, 5’ island, stainless sink w/ pull-out faucet & stainless appliances. A French slider opens to fenced ‘grassy’ patio-yard w/ fruit trees, open the gate to head out and enjoy walking trails that meander through fragrant eucalyptus trees up through Serrano Creek Park & its recreational area & horse stables.

Other upgrades include BRAND NEW recessed lighting, 2-tone paint, window coverings, wide-plank flooring, 4” baseboards, carpeting & mid-century modern light fixtures.  Your family & pets will love what nature offers you surrounding this HIGHLY UPGRADED home.

Across the street is the fabulous Sun & Sail Club with its lovely lake. Enjoy 4 pools, spa, saunas, tennis, volleyball, state of the art fitness center, youth center, snack bar & more. You can even launch your own kayak for a sunset paddle. Highly acclaimed Rancho Canada Elementary is just up the street. A short stroll to shopping & eateries.

This home has 60% more upgrades than the last home.  It is like buying a brand new home, but not having to the high prices and high taxes.

Call me today if you are interested in this property. The last one sold before it came on the market, if you wait for the open house you might be too late. Oh, and come early for the tacos too.  Jenean@JeneanHill.com (949) 583-1331. 

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Sold Before The Paint Dried (but you didn’t totally miss out).

The pictures are here! Too late.

Last week we posted about a 2-bedroom/2-bath townhouse in Lake Forest we were bringing to market. We really wanted to invite everyone to the Grand Opening Open House to show you how beautiful the home was after the full remodel that upgraded the home throughout and changed a half bath to a second full bath.

Well, before the paint even had time to dry – it sold.

Coppercliff ExteriorSomeone saw our last post and sent their family to go look. The young couple had been looking at brand new homes in the area and immediately recognized the amazing value and made an offer.

Normally we would be talking about how you should act quickly to not miss opportunities like this, but in this case, we want let you know about townhouse #2. While we were remodeling the townhouse above, we were also remodeling a second home in the same tract with 50% more upgrades.

 

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Townhouse #2 will be available very soon and will look very similar to what you see in these pictures. It will have the full second bathroom along with a new kitchen and much more.

We will be announcing the details and availability of Townhouse #2 very shortly (the paint isn’t even on the walls yet, and it may not have a chance to dry either) so pay close attention. You won’t want to miss this next opportunity.

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2-Bedroom/2-Bath Lake Forest Townhome/Condo – Across From The Lake

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Completely remodeled and modern 1,242 sq. ft. 2-bed, 2-FULL baths (not 1-1/2 baths like others), 1-car painted/epoxied garage, end-unit townhome w/ PRIME LOCATION backing to woods.

Remodeled kitchen has white cabinets w/easy-close drawers, lazy Susan, 5’ island with quartz counters, glass tile backsplash, pull-out faucet and newer stainless appliances. French slider opens up to fenced brick patio-yard with colorful landscape, open gate to enjoy walking trails that meander through fragrant eucalyptus trees up through Serrano Creek Park and its recreational area and horse stables. Brand new recessed lighting, 2-tone paint, window coverings, wide-plank flooring, 4” baseboards, carpeting & light fixtures.

Sun & Sail Club Marquis with lake in backgroundYour family & pets will love what nature offers you surrounding this cul-de-sac home. Across the street is the fabulous Sun & Sail Club with its lovely lake. Enjoy 4 pools, spa, saunas, tennis, volleyball, state of the art fitness center, youth center, snack bar & more. You can even launch your own kayak for a sunset cruise. Highly acclaimed Rancho Canada Elementary is just up the street. A short stroll to shopping & eateries.

No interior photos yet as home remodel still in progress, but this one exterior photo represents the floor plan. THIS CONDO LOOKS LIKE A MODEL and may sell before it comes on the market.  $385,000.  Contact me ASAP for best chance at this home.  (949) 583-1331

This picture shows the style of the homes in the community, it is not the unit for sale.

Summer Program Sign Up Has Started

Lake Forest Summer Program Guide

Lake Forest Summer Program Guide

With summer around the corner, sign up for your favorite camps, classes and programs, all listed in the City’s Leisure Times. Resident registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10 and on Tuesday, May 17 for non-residents. Come along with Nectar, the City’s mascot, as he walks you through the Leisure Times and the simple registration process that will get you started in this short video. For more information, call (949) 461-3450. Click Here for more information.

Grand Opening Open House Saturday 4/23 – One-Of-A-Kind Tierra Vista Penthouse Floorplan

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This Saturday, April 23rd I will be having a Grand Opening Open House at 21311 Balsam Lane in Lake Forest.  If you stop at noon, you will be treated to a live taco bar lunch.

Welcome to the scenic lakes, woods & hills of Lake Forest.  You will drive by this on the way to this attractive ONE-OF-A-KIND 1,301 sf, 2-bed, 2-bath, dual master suites, penthouse-style condo in the highly desirable community of Tierra Vista off of Peachwood & Trabuco. Balsam-eat-in-kitchen-560It is 10-30% LARGER than other 2-bed models & expands the ENTIRE LENGTH of the building so there are windows on 3 sides! We are just finishing a contemporary remodel to feel like a mid-century modern New York City loft.  Upgrades include brand new two-tone decorator paint, wide-plank flooring with 5” baseboards, neutral carpeting, 2” white custom wood blinds, lighting & hardware. The eat-in kitchen features brand new stainless appliances, stainless sink with high profile pull out faucet, quartz counters & marble/glass backsplash. There is also a formal dining room! Both masters and living room open to an expansive veranda – perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or entertaining. Other features include full-size indoor laundry room, skylight & French doors. Situated next to exquisite Serrano Park homes with walking trails, greenbelts & parks all around. Only a few miles to the Irvine Spectrum businesses & dining venues!  A short stroll to shopping and eateries.

Balsam-Money-Shot-blue-bedroom-for-post-card-560Whether you are looking for a perfect rental that would rent in the mid $2000’s or for a turnkey home that you can move right into and not have to do a thing to it, you will want to see this home the one and only day that it will be held open – Saturday, April 23rd at noon.  Like my other listings, we will accept an offer on Monday.

 

Feel free to invite your friends and family members.  If you think you are able to come for lunch, please email me and let me know how many people will be in your party.  Thanks so much.