Lake Forest Real Estate

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 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.

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.

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.

Grand Opening Open House – 25204 Tanoak Saturday, Feb 6 – Lunch At Noon

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Remodel will be completed in time for this Grand Opening Open House Saturday February 6, 2016 from 12 – 4pm. Lunch will be catered by Outback Steakhouse and will be served at promptly at noon. Who can you think of that is looking for a highly-upgraded two-bedroom, two full bath condo with a direct access garage? Have them call be as soon as possible so I can get them pre-approved by my lender because if you have ever seen me at work you know that this home will be gone by the end of the weekend.

Welcome to the scenic lakes, woods & hills of Lake Forest.  You will drive by this on the way to this attractive 2-bedroom, 2-bath, dual master suites, upper level, end-unit, sunset view condo in the highly desirable community of Tierra Vista off of Peachwood & Trabuco.

tanoak 2The sellers are just finishing a contemporary remodel that will include fresh neutral two-tone decorator paint, wide-plank flooring, neutral carpeting, 2” white slat custom blinds, lighting, hardware & French doors. Sellers doubled the size of the kitchen. WOW!  It features stainless steel appliances & quartz counters.

Each master & living room open up to expansive veranda perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or entertaining. Walk-in closet in one master & a wall of closets in the other. Full-size inside laundry room with quartz counters, storage & skylight. Each bedroom has its own linen closet so it is great for roommates. One of the two pools & spas are just a minute stroll away.

tanoak 3Situated 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. This condo looks like a model & will blow out right after its Outback Steakhouse lunch!

 

Birch Grove Open House Results

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What happened at your last Grand Opening Open House? Well, I’m glad you asked. In September we held our Grand Opening at Birch Grove in Terra Vista, another Taco Edition. If you have followed our recent sales you could probably predict the results – sold in 4 hours for thousands over recent comps. The open house was seen by almost 300 guests and 17 offers were received.

In case you missed the open house here is a video that we had a professional movie company shoot at the event.

The flash mob was planned although many people from the crowd joined in spontaneously. The amount of people who came to the open house was typical (you would know that if I sold your house) and a result of the outside-of-the-box marketing we do on each and every listing. We are going to be using this video as part of the Yesin7days training we will be teaching to other agents beginning next year.

Who do you know that’s getting ready to buy or sell? Would you like to be their hero and save them from waiting on the same old traditional agent marketing? Would they love to have their home sold quickly for more than the asking price? Send them this blog post and tell them to call Jenean right away. It’s always nice to share good things with friends. Here’s Jenean’s number (949) 583-1331.

Feel free to share this with anyone you know who may be looking to buy or sell a home anytime soon.

Grand Opening TACO EDITION 2: 25182 Birch Grove – Saturday Sept 19th, Lunch at Noon

We had so much fun with the last Taco Party so we decided to do it again. This condo is ranged priced starting at $349,900 and sell quickly so come early and make your best offer right away.

Welcome to the scenic lakes, woods and hills of Lake Forest.  This attractive and quiet 2-bedroom, 2-bath, dual master suites, ground level, end-unit, view condo is in the desirable community of Tierra Vista off of Peachwood and Trabuco.

The sellers are just finishing a whole home contemporary remodel that will include fresh neutral two-tone decorator paint, wide-plank flooring, 2” white slat custom blinds, G.E. stainless steel appliances, remodeled baths including beautiful double shower, quartz/granite counters and Anderson sliding doors that lead to a ‘grassy’, private back yard perfect for relaxing or entertaining.

Walk-in closet in one master and a wall of closets in the other. Full-size inside laundry room with storage leads to freshly-painted direct access garage with epoxy floors, storage and new water heater. Each bedroom has its own linen closet so it is great for roommates.

Pool/spa are just 2 minutes away. Situated next to exquisite Serrano Park homes with walking trails, greenbelts and parks all around. Only a few miles from the Irvine Spectrum businesses & dining venues!  A short stroll to shopping and eateries.

This condo looks like a model and will sell right after its big FREE taco bar Sat lunch!  Call me or ask your agent for info.

Jenean Says: Arrive early at 11:45am and enjoy the live catered taco bar ‘while supplies last’. There will be a line at the door, embrace it, you’ll want my same over-the-top effort when I sell your home.

Grand Opening Open House Saturday March 14, 12-4pm; Lunch at Noon — 25271 Tanoak LN, Lake Forest

Tanoak Living RoomDUAL MASTER SUITES (perfect for roommates) GREAT FIRST HOME OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY.

Welcome to the picturesque lakes, woods and hills of Lake Forest. This attractive and quiet 2-bedroom, 2-bath, Dual Master Suite, end-unit condo is in the desirable community of Tierra Vista. PRIVATE staircase leads from your attached 1-car garage (with driveway) to upper single-level living.

Fresh two-tone decorator paint, brand new light fixtures and window coverings. Walk-in closet in one master and a wall of closets in the other. Bright kitchen with lots of cabinets and newer appliances, Full-size laundry room with French doors, skylight and storage. Living room AND both bedrooms have French door/sliding door access to veranda – perfect for grilling or entertaining. Each bedroom has its own linen closet.

Tanoak FrontPool and spa are just steps away. Situated off of Peachwood next to exquisite Serrano Park homes with walking trails, greenbelts and parks all around. Only a few miles from the Irvine Spectrum businesses & dining venues! A short stroll to shopping, dining and eateries. This condo looks like a model and is deal-priced to blow out this weekend.

Full Property Profile

This home is coming on the market at $364,900.  It won’t surprise me if it sells for more so to have you best chance at winning the keys to this great property, please talk to lender, Tom Testerman at 949 422-4497 prior to the open house and then be first in line to view it and have a few bites to eat on Saturday.  Any questions, call me at 949 583-1331 and leave a message.  I will return your call at my earliest convenience.

GRAND OPENING DATE CHANGE: This Saturday, August 3rd. Free Lunch at Noon.

Monroe backyard PSMonroe generic shotMonroe Dyson Grassy sideyard3-bed/bath, 2-car garage Townhome with Big Grassy Sideyard Paradise.  

76 Monroe, Irvine – Beautifully upgraded 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 1,411 sq. ft. 2-car-garage townhome in desirable Northwood Timberline. Located in a quaint and beautifully maintained community, this spacious home is the largest model featuring bay windows, vaulted ceilings, fireplace,  new decorator paint,  new carpeting, new high-end distressed dark wood laminate flooring, new lighting & fixtures, new white 2” custom 3-Day Blinds… Remodeled kitchen has expansive center island with extensive storage and breakfast counter and adjoining family room that opens to private covered patio/courtyard leading to your direct access 2-car garage. This end-unit features a large grassy, landscaped side yard that distinguishes it from other 2 or 3 bedroom  models and allows you to enjoy watching your kids or pets play from your kitchen window!

Monroe Living Room PSThis is the home and lifestyle you’ve been longing for!  This pristine Irvine community is known for its attractive townhomes, low HOA dues, low taxes, no mello roos, and being close to just about everywhere you want to be.  Top-rated schools, Heritage Park and Heritage Plaza with its shopping and local eateries are just are stroll away. This is certainly Orange County Living at its best!

Monroe Master SPThis home is currently being upgraded and will be available this Saturday, August at noon.  Come for the free lunch or decorating ideas.  This fixer was turned around in 2 weeks to show like a model home.  It will be priced at the same price a non-upgraded model match in the community (that has street noise) is priced at and will blow you away by its good looks.  This is a divorce sale and seller wants it sold as soon as home is prepared.    If you are interested at having the best chance at this home, please contact me ASAP.