Foothill Ranch, CA Real Estate News

By Kelly Turbeville, Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality
(Keller Williams)
Waking up to some lovely rain this am in Portola Hills, so what a better time to do some research on what has sold in our neighboring community of Foothill Ranch.  In August 14 homes were sold in Foothill Ranch, this is up from 8 in 2014, which equals a 43% increase in the number of sales.  Yes I would have to say, homebuyers are out and about in SoCal. Below is listing of what homes sold in the community, both attached and detached homes. August 2015 Foothill Ranch Home Sales Comparing pricing from 2014, when you look at the whole community it seems down.  However, when you look at Single Family Detached homes the pricing is up about 11%, with the median home selling for $739,000. Below is a listing of what homes sold in Foothill Ranch in August 2014.August 2014 Foothill Rancho Homes S...
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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
  Not Cool, Robert Frost!     "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I  I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference is why I can't stop scratching my legs"   -Robert Frost, with my help          Anyone that knows me knows I love being outdoors.  In the ocean, in the sand, in the woods, or in the mountains, I love it all.  I usually spend at least one day each week on a long hike, exploring different areas of Southern California or a surrounding state.  I also happen to be a "road less traveled" kinda guy.  If I see a rock wall that looks like it can be climbed, I'm going to see what the view from the top looks like.  If there's an area off-trail that looks like it can be traversed, that's the route I'm going to take.         Over the years, I've learned that someti...
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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
  Whiting Ranch - Foothill Ranch, CA Orange County   What: Hiking, climbing, walking, trail biking, wildlife, equestrian Where: Market Place & Portola Parkway Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 (Parking lot next to Ralphs) When: Daily, 7am-sunset Why: Great views, set your own pace hiking/climbing.  Light walking to strenuous climbing depending on your trail. Cost: Free! ($3 parking if you park in the Whiting Ranch lot by Ralphs)        Rarely can you find such vastly different scenery in such a small area than can be found at Whiting Ranch in Orange County.  From red, rocky sandstone canyons to rolling grasslands to oak & sycamore tree canopies, this park has something for everyone.            Though 90% of this 2500 acre wilderness park was destroyed by the 2007 Santiago Fire, even in its recov...
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
The Vineyards Community Foothill Ranch Townhome For Sale Beautifully upgraded townhome, located in The Vineyards community in Foothill Ranch, CA. Spacious downstairs living and dining area, tile flooring on the lower level, fireplace in the living room and granite countertops in the kitchen. Newer carpet throughout the rest of the home, spacious master bedroom, laundry hookups located upstairs and private balcony off additional bedroom. Close to shopping, dining and schools in beautiful Foothill Ranch and just minutes away from the 241 and other major freeways.   60 Santa Barbara Court Foothill Ranch, CA.
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Foothill Ranch Short Sale Specialist offer Guaranteed Cash Back Program!   See if You Qualify for a Foothill Ranch Short Sale Is your Orange home upside down? (Is your Foothill Ranch home worth less than what you may owe on it.) Do you have a hardship? (Things have happened where you find yourself struggling to make your mortgage payment or can't make it at allDivorce? Postpone a trustee sale?Do you want to save your credit from a bankruptcy and/or foreclosure? (Bankruptcy and/or foreclosure will damage your credit for 7 - 10 years) Have you missed any mortgage payments? Do you need to relocate? Have you been denied for a loan modification? You may qualify for up to 30k in relocation assistance. If you do not qualify for any cash assistance Aston Group will pay you $2000 upon close of e...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Homes For Sale With A View In Foothill Ranch Perched in the hills, Foothill Ranch is a great place to find a home with some type of view amenity.  Hills, mountain, valley, city lights, and even ocean view/Catalina Island views are often available in Foothill Ranch. In addition, Foothill Ranch offers homebuyers important amenities: California Distinguished School - Foothill Ranch Elementary (Homes For Sale Near Foothill Ranch Elementary School), close proximity to freeways and toll roads, newer homes built in the 1990s, low HOA dues ($70/mo), and numerous outdoor activities (Homes For Sale Near Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park).  If you would like additional details or to schedule a private showing for any of the homes for sale with a view in Foothill Ranch (displayed below) please call me ...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Homes For Sale Near Oakley Inc Foothill Ranch The Oakley, Inc. corporate offices are located at 1 Icon, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610.  If you are looking to buy a home within easy commuting distance to the corporate offices then the communities of Foothill Ranch, Portola Hills, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, and Trabuco Canyon all offer great proximity to Oakley and wonderful homes to choose from. A wide of housing for sale is available close to Oakley headquarters ranging from 1 bedroom condos up to 6+ bedroom executive estate homes. If you would like additional details or to schedule a private showing for any of the homes for sale near Oakley Inc in Foothill Ranch (displayed below) please call me at (949) 292-2763. Save your custom search and be the first to know when a home for sale near Oa...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Four Bedroom Homes For Sale In Foothill Ranch If you are looking to purchase a four bedroom home, the community of Foothill Ranch (Southeast of Irvine) is a great option.  More than half of all homes sold in Foothill Ranch (detached SFR) are four or more bedroom floor plans and there is a quite a bit of variety. Foothill Ranch offers homebuyers important amenities: California Distinguished School - Foothill Ranch Elementary (Homes For Sale Near Foothill Ranch Elementary School), close proximity to freeways and toll roads,  newer homes built in the 1990s, low HOA dues ($70/mo), and many outdoor activities (Homes For Sale Near Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park) to name just a few!  If you would like additional details or to schedule a private showing for any of the four bedroom homes for sale...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Foothill Ranch Real Estate Market Trends Updated January 29th, 2013 Average sale prices surging upward. The Foothill Ranch real estate market experienced a strong upswing in home values during 2012. The average sale price for all homes sold (detached and attached homes) rose from $371,446 in 2011 to $426,769 in 2012.  This is a jump of 14.89% and was driven primarily by increased prices at the entry level point of the market.  With an increase in average sale price of nearly 15% Foothill Ranch's rate of increase was more than double that of Orange County as a whole (Average sale price of all homes sold in OC rose 6.2% from 2011 to 2012). Inventory at a record low! The number of homes for sale in Foothill Ranch  has radically dropped and is at the lowest level in over three years. As of ...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Homes For Sale Near Foothill Ranch Elementary School One of the best reasons for a family with children of Kindergarten thru 6th grade ages to consider buying a home in Foothill Ranch is assuredly Foothill Ranch Elementary School.  Home to the Bobcats, FRE is a California Distinguished School and a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.  One of the unique aspects contributing to the success of this school is the community action group Foothill Ranch Kids Foundation.  This non-profit organization was established to raise funds to support the needs of Foothill Ranch Elementary and it's students.  Recently this organization privately funded the salaries of the librarian and computer aide at the school and partnered with the PTA to to fund the Science Wizard Program. Finding a home for sale near...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Foothill Ranch Single Story Homes For Sale Single story detached single family homes are a rarity in Foothill Ranch.  Of the approximately 2,500 homes in Foothill Ranch less than 2% are single story (single level) floor plans.  They tend to sell quickly as single story is almost always in high demand so there are generally only one or two for sale at any given time.  If you don't see any homes listed in the search below then there is nothing available in a single story in Foothill Ranch at this time. Questions? If you have any questions or would like to view any of the single story homes listed for sale below, contact Dave Gubler at (949)292-276 or dgubler@IMLRealEstate.com . Save this custom search or design your own and be the first to know when a Foothill Ranch Single Story Home hits...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
 Foothill Ranch Farmer's Market   Foothill Ranch (and surrounding communities) residents can now buy fresh produce directly from farmers right here in town.  The Foothill Ranch Farmer's Market opened yesterday (July 12th, 2012) in the parking lot of the Food Festival area off of Towne Center Shopping Center (right next to Regal Cinemas Foothill Ranch). Flo Mudge, a Foothill Ranch resident for 14 years, was the guiding force in bringing the farmer's market to Foothill Ranch.  She is a vendor herself, Edible Creations, and has teamed up with about 30 vendors to form this farmer's market which will be open every Thursday from 3 PM to 7 PM. Foothill Ranch Farmer's Market Facebook Page Foothill Ranch Community Facebook Page     
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Foothill Ranch Property Tax Reduction Guide  TOTAL NET TAXABLE VALUE: If you purchased a home in Foothill Ranch between 2003 and 2008 it is quite likely that the tax assessed value of your home is greater than it's current market value and you may be eligible for a reduction in property taxes. Check your most recent tax bill for the current assessed value of your home (this can be found in the upper right hand corner of your property tax bill as depicted to the right) or you can perform a Property Tax Lookup online to access the current assessed value of your home. If the Total Net Taxable Value is greater than what you feel the current market value to be then you should investigate further. There are two ways to appeal assessed value in Orange County: 1. FILE AN ASSESSMENT APPEAL (avai...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Lovely Foothill Ranch Home for Sale - 2 Bd. - 80 Anacapa   This lovely Foothill Ranch homes features 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms. It is in turnkey condition and ready for its new owner.   The sellers have taken care of this home, and it shows from the new laminate floors, to the fresh flowers out front. These sellers are proud of their home, and they want you to be too. So, if you're looking for a 2 bedroom Foothill Ranch home and are tired of homes that feel . . . well, tired, be sure to come see this beauty. This Foothill Ranch home has both indoor and outdoor spaces that are wonderful. In addition, it comes with a few added goodies. Have you ever noticed that when you move into a new home, there are all of these extra expenses you hadn't considered beforehand?  Well, with this home, ...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Lovely Foothill Ranch Home for Sale - 2 Bed. - 80 Anacapa   This lovely Foothill Ranch homes features 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms. It is in turnkey condition and ready for its new owner.   The sellers have taken care of this home, and it shows from the new laminate floors, to the fresh flowers out front. These sellers are proud of their home, and they want you to be too. So, if you're looking for a 2 bedroom Foothill Ranch home and are tired of homes that feel . . . well, tired, be sure to come see this beauty. This Foothill Ranch home has both indoor and outdoor spaces that are wonderful. In addition, it comes with a few added goodies. Have you ever noticed that when you move into a new home, there are all of these extra expenses you hadn't considered beforehand?  Well, with this home,...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Lovely Foothill Ranch Home for Sale - 80 Anacapa - (2 Bed)   This lovely Foothill Ranch homes features 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms. It is in turnkey condition and ready for its new owner.   The sellers have taken care of this home, and it shows from the new laminate floors, to the fresh flowers out front. These sellers are proud of their home, and they want you to be too. So, if you're looking for a 2 bedroom Foothill Ranch home and are tired of homes that feel . . . well, tired, be sure to come see this beauty. This Foothill Ranch home has both indoor and outdoor spaces that are wonderful. In addition, it comes with a few added goodies. Have you ever noticed that when you move into a new home, there are all of these extra expenses you hadn't considered beforehand?  Well, with this home...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Lovely Foothill Ranch Home for Sale - (2 Bd.) - 80 Anacapa   This lovely Foothill Ranch homes features 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms. It is in turnkey condition and ready for its new owner.   The sellers have taken care of this home, and it shows from the new laminate floors, to the fresh flowers out front. These sellers are proud of their home, and they want you to be too. So, if you're looking for a 2 bedroom Foothill Ranch home and are tired of homes that feel . . . well, tired, be sure to come see this beauty. This Foothill Ranch home has both indoor and outdoor spaces that are wonderful. In addition, it comes with a few added goodies. Have you ever noticed that when you move into a new home, there are all of these extra expenses you hadn't considered beforehand?  Well, with this home...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Lovely Foothill Ranch Home for Sale - (2 Bd) - 80 Anacapa   This lovely Foothill Ranch homes features 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms. It is in turnkey condition and ready for its new owner.   The sellers have taken care of this home, and it shows from the new laminate floors, to the fresh flowers out front. These sellers are proud of their home, and they want you to be too. So, if you're looking for a 2 bedroom Foothill Ranch home and are tired of homes that feel . . . well, tired, be sure to come see this beauty. This Foothill Ranch home has both indoor and outdoor spaces that are wonderful. In addition, it comes with a few added goodies. Have you ever noticed that when you move into a new home, there are all of these extra expenses you hadn't considered beforehand?  Well, with this home,...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Lovely Foothill Ranch Home for Sale - (2 Bd) is Waiting for You   This lovely Foothill Ranch homes features 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms. It is in turnkey condition and ready for its new owner.   The sellers have taken care of this home, and it shows from the new laminate floors, to the fresh flowers out front. These sellers are proud of their home, and they want you to be too. So, if you're looking for a 2 bedroom Foothill Ranch home and are tired of homes that feel . . . well, tired, be sure to come see this beauty. This Foothill Ranch home has both indoor and outdoor spaces that are wonderful. In addition, it comes with a few added goodies. Have you ever noticed that when you move into a new home, there are all of these extra expenses you hadn't considered beforehand?  Well, with this...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Lovely Foothill Ranch Home for Sale - (2 Bd) Awaits You   This lovely Foothill Ranch homes features 2 bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms. It is in turnkey condition and ready for its new owner.   The sellers have taken care of this home, and it shows from the new laminate floors, to the fresh flowers out front. These sellers are proud of their home, and they want you to be too. So, if you're looking for a 2 bedroom Foothill Ranch home and are tired of homes that feel . . . well, tired, be sure to come see this beauty. This Foothill Ranch home has both indoor and outdoor spaces that are wonderful. In addition, it comes with a few added goodies. Have you ever noticed that when you move into a new home, there are all of these extra expenses you hadn't considered beforehand?  Well, with this home, t...
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