Explore Mission Viejo, CA
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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Pros and Cons of Living in Mission Viejo CaliforniaAre you thinking of moving to Mission Viejo California?  In this video I want to dig into some pros and cons of moving to this Orange County city. Hi I’m John Alesi, and if you’re ready to enjoy the laid back, casual Southern California lifestyle, stick around for my pros and cons of living in Mission Viejo. Weather Let’s start with the Pros:and #1 is Weather -  The weather is one of the best reasons to live in Mission Viejo. The weather is mostly moderate with sunshine on 90% of our days.  Temps range from the 80s and 90s in the summer and down to the high 40s for a few days during the winter. We do get a few weeks in August and September where we’ll get into the 100s but only for a short time and then back to normal.  It rarely rains ...
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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10 Things You Don't Know About Living In Mission ViejoHi. I’m John Alesi and today I want to talk about 10 Things you don't know about living in Mission Viejo and the surrounding area...so let’s get started.1 Is Mission Viejo for you? It's a suburban, bedroom community of nearly 100,000 people, with more single family detached homes than condos. The master plan of the city, as one of the first planned communities in the USA. There are 52 parks and open spaces and most streets are designed to not have straight grid-like streets and most main thoroughfares are below grade of the houses to help with noise reduction. The focal point of the community is the 125 acre private, freshwater lake with plenty of recreational activities like swimming, fishing, boating and more.  2 Jobs. Tech, medica...
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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Mission Viejo Library - Living In Mission ViejoHi, I’m John Alesi and welcome to my channel where I talk about living, working and playing in Mission Viejo California and the surrounding South Orange County area. And Today, I want to take you to one of my favorite places in town, the Mission Viejo Library. Located at the corner of La paz Rd and Marguerite Parkway, the library shares the site with the Mission Viejo Civic Center and City Hall complex.The building is a contemporary style with a sweeping curved roof, stacked stone pillars and a wall of windows that look out over the Saddleback Mountains.  The library building was built in 1997 and expanded in 2002 up to its current size of 42,000 sq feet. This includes the main library with book stacks, meeting rooms and research areas as w...
By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Mission Viejo Home Values 5/10/2020 Here is the Current  report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 9.0 percent, new homes are up 6.6 percent and resale condos are up 7.9 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 10.5 percent, up 8.2 percent on condos and down 19.9 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are down 2.7 percent and the sales volume is up up 36.2 percent.Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are up 4.3 percent and the sales volume is up 28.3 percent.Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are up 12.5 and the sales volume is up 13.8 percentLaguna Niguel Zip Code 92677 sales prices up 14.8 per...
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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New Ways To View Homes During Covid-19 Lockdown OrdersToday, I want to talk about how to visit homes that are for sale when we have shelter-in-place orders from the government or the seller has set strict  visit limitations or maybe is not even allowing showings.   I’m talking to you in late April of 2020 from Orange County California where we are designated an essential service and still able to conduct business, although under several restrictions.  Your area of the country may have different rules so it's best to follow the recommendations of local government and the Board of Realtors. So, this is definitely a radical departure from the way we have traditionally shown homes to our clients...but the methods shown are trends that have been bubbling under the surface for a while. We hav...
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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COVID-19 and The Effect on Mission Viejo Real Estate MarketI hope this message finds you and your loved ones in good health. At this difficult time in our country, I want to take a few minutes to reflect on what is going on and perhaps add my perspective to things.With all the doom and gloom that is filling the news these days, many people are predicting a real estate market crash similar to the 2008 situation. But remember, we are in a health crisis and not a real estate crisis. While there is a general slowdown in the total economy, there are NOT many factors that point to a market meltdown. Current inventory levels have dropped between 20-25% compared to last year, but the demand has also dropped similarly. We are STILL seeing a strong demand for the existing homes that are on the ma...
By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
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Corona del Mar Home Values 3/29/2020 February's  report on home values for Corona del Mar and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Corona del Mar Realtor Michael Van Ruth. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 8.6 percent, new homes are down 17.7 percent and resale condos are up 5.0 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 34.5 percent, up 20.5 percent on condos and up 8.5 percent for new homes.  Corona del Mar Zip Code 92625 sales prices are down 2.1 percent and the sales volume is up 41.7 percentMission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 9.4 percent and the sales volume is up 10.0 percent.Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are 32.2  percent and the sales volume is up 89.7 percent.Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are d...
By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Mission Viejo Home Values 3/29/2020 February's  report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 8.6 percent, new homes are down 17.7 percent and resale condos are up 5.0 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 34.5 percent, up 20.5 percent on condos and up 8.5 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 9.4 percent and the sales volume is up 10.0 percent.Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are 32.2  percent and the sales volume is up 89.7 percent.Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are down 1.8 and the sales volume is up 3.6 percentLaguna Niguel Zip Code 92677 sales prices up 4.4 percent and the sa...
By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Mission Viejo Home Values 3/15/2020 This weeks report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 6.7 percent, new homes are down 5.4 percent and resale condos are up 19.4 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 25.2 percent, up 19.4 percent on condos and down 5.7 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 17.1 percent and the sales volume is up 20.7 percent.Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are down 12.8  percent and the sales volume is down 0.0 percent.Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are up 11.6 and the sales volume is down 63.9 percentLaguna Niguel Zip Code 92677 sales prices up 4.4 percent ...
By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Mission Viejo Home Values 3/8/2020 This weeks report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 6.7 percent, new homes are down 5.7 percent and resale condos are up 19.4 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 40.0 percent, up 40.9 percent on condos and up 22.3 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 17.1 percent and the sales volume is up 20.7 percent.Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are down 12.8  percent and the sales volume is down 0.0 percent.Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are up 11.6 and the sales volume is down 63.9 percentLaguna Niguel Zip Code 92677 sales prices up 4.4 percent an...
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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10 Reasons To sell Your Home In Mission ViejoSo, is it time to sell your home in Mission Viejo?  Have you talked about moving and are getting a little anxious?Well...let’s get started talking about selling your home in Mission Viejo or any other area of the country. Although I specialize in this local market, I can assist sellers and buyers anywhere through my extensive network of worldwide agents through the Century 21 system. There are many reasons for selling your home ... Some include growing families that need more bedrooms? Or maybe downsizing because the kids have moved away? Do you want to move closer to the grandkids on the East coast? Or how about moving to a low maintenance townhouse?  Are you getting divorced and need to separate the real estate? Do you need to move to a sen...
By Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
(Elite Home Sales Team OC)
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Corona del Mar Home Values 2/16/2020 This weeks report on home values for Corona del Mar and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Corona del Mar Realtor Michael Van Ruth. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 55 percent, new homes are up 9.5 percent and resale condos are up 4.2 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 40.0 percent, up 40.9 percent on condos and up 22.3 percent for new homes. Corona del Mar Zip Code 92625 sales prices are down 34.0 percent and the sales volume is up 61.5 percentMission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are down 2.1 percent and the sales volume is up 25.0 percent.Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are down 8.4 percent and the sales volume is down 73.8 percent.Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices ar...
By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Mission Viejo Home Values 2/16/2020 This weeks report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 55 percent, new homes are up 9.5 percent and resale condos are up 4.2 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 40.0 percent, up 40.9 percent on condos and up 22.3 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are down 2.1 percent and the sales volume is up 25.0 percent.Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are down 8.4 percent and the sales volume is down 73.8 percent.Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are up 10.5 and the sales volume is down 69.4 percentLaguna Niguel Zip Code 92677 sales prices up 22.8 percent and ...
By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Mission Viejo Home Values 2/9/2020 This weeks report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 55 percent, new homes are up 9.5 percent and resale condos are up 4.2 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 40.0 percent, up 40.9 percent on condos and up 22.3 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are down 2.1 percent and the sales volume is up 25.0 percent.Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are down 8.4 percent and the sales volume is down 73.8 percent.Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are up 10.5 and the sales volume is down 69.4 percentLaguna Niguel Zip Code 92677 sales prices up 22.8 percent and t...
By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Mission Viejo Home Values 2/2/2019 This weeks report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 55 percent, new homes are up 9.5 percent and resale condos are up 4.2 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 40.0 percent, up 40.9 percent on condos and up 22.3 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are down 2.1 percent and the sales volume is up 25.0 percent.Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are down 8.4 percent and the sales volume is down 73.8 percent.Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are up 10.5 and the sales volume is down 69.4 percentLaguna Niguel Zip Code 92677 sales prices up 22.8 percent and t...
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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How Much Down Payment Do You Need When Buying A Home in Mission Viejo You’ve probably asked yourself, “How much down payment do I need to buy a house in Mission Viejo?”In this video, I’ll give you some surprising new information and dispel some incorrect information about the down payment requirements when buying a house. And make sure to watch to the end to hear about ZERO down programs. So let’s get started… The traditional belief by 65% of buyers is that they need 20% down to purchase a home. While there are 20% loans available, it is not the only way to get your home purchased. Today, lenders have created loans with down payments of 3%,3.5%5%10%And 20% There are even loans that have a ZERO down payment. The most important thing to know is that these programs are more widely availabl...
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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7 things you need to know about the weather in Mission Viejo.  1 It’s always sunny.  Most people think we have sunshine 24 - 7 but the truth is we do get a lot of sunshine. In fact, about 91% of our days in Mission Viejo are sunny to partly cloudy, which means we see the sun almost every day.  Nothing will improve your mood than seeing the sun! And because of that, we love to do things outdoors. Whether its walking, hiking, biking, swimming, surfing or just kicking back with friends in your backyard, the Mission Viejo promise is a gorgeous day. 2 It’s always nice here. Temperatures range from the high 70’s to high 80’s in the summer months of July, August and September and can cool a bit to the mid 60’s most other days.  We do get a few colder days in the winter months of December, Janu...
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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5 Things You Need To Know About Schools If Moving to Mission Viejo One of the top questions I get asked all the time from people looking to move to MV is "What are the schools like?"  So I thought I would talk about the educational system in our town and give you 5 great tips.  Number 1: Mission Viejo is well known for its excellent schools and is served by two public school districts - Saddleback Valley Unified School District and Capistrano Unified School District.  They offer Top rated academics, Top rated sports programs, Amazing Fine Arts courses, AP Advanced Placement curriculum and IB - the International Baccalaureate programs.   For younger students, The Oxford Preparatory Academy, a K-8 center for kids that are pursuing university level studies and dePortola Elementary are both...
By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Mission Viejo Home Values 1/19/2020 This weeks report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 3.5 percent, new homes are up 8.0 percent and resale condos are up 1.6 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 10.8 percent, up 3.1 percent on condos and down 9.4 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 10.4 percent and the sales volume is up 33.3 percent.Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are down 07 percent and the sales volume is down 6.8 percent.Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are up 3.0 and the sales volume is down 16.4 percentLaguna Niguel Zip Code 92677 sales prices down 5.7 percent and th...
By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Mission Viejo Home Values 1/12/2020 This weeks report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 3.5 percent, new homes are up 8.0 percent and resale condos are up 1.6 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 10.8 percent, up 3.1 percent on condos and down 9.4 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 10.4 percent and the sales volume is up 33.3 percent.Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are down 07 percent and the sales volume is down 6.8 percent.Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are up 3.0 and the sales volume is down 16.4 percentLaguna Niguel Zip Code 92677 sales prices down 5.7 percent and th...

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