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JoJo Harmon earns Senior Real Estate Specialist certification (click here to learn more).

JoJo’s kind and caring attitude has helped many seniors transition into other housing that better suits their needs.  Call for your free consultation to see how she can help you & your family.

Active, Senior 55+ Residential Housing in South Orange County California

Laguna Woods Village, Laguna Woods

This is a gated community designed for active seniors & offering transportation services, golf, equestrian, fitness centers, pools, clubhouses and about any activity you can think of to do.  The community was built in the 1960’s-1970’s and has 18,000 residents with attached/detached condos and co-op’s ranging from small 1BR/1BA units to large units over 2000sf.

(Since there are so many listings, for the current listings, go to my Home Page, Find a Home, enter your criteria and city of Laguna Woods.)

Monarch Summit II, Laguna Niguel

Located 1 mile from the ocean and on top of one of the highest hills in Laguna Niguel, this community has 180, 2-3BR, attached, 1-story SFR homes that range in size from 1400-1650sf.  Built in the 1970’s, many homes have ocean views and there are several nearby parks.  Association amenities include clubhouse, pool/spa & various social activities.

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Casta Del Sol, Mission Viejo

This gated community has residential units varying in model design & size.  They provide group activities, over 30 clubs, 2 pools, tennis courts, lawn bowling, shuffle board, billiards, putting green, two recreation centers and nearby golf.

Casta Del Sol (Click here for current listings)

Casta Del Sol – Fiesta (Click here for current listings)

Casta Del Sol – Carmel (Click here for current listings)

Palmia, Mission Viejo

Palmia is also a gated community that has over 900 1-story units, both condos and SFR ranging from 900-2400sf.  Amenities include 3 pools, 18-hole putting course, tennis, paddle tennis, shuffle board, bocce ball, sand volleyball, horseshoes, clubhouse, gym, library, billiards, club activities and trips.

Palmia Courts (Click here for Current Listings)

Palmia Heights, Terraces, Villas, Vistas (Click here for Current Listings)

Talega Gallery, San Clemente

This gated community has mostly 1-story attached/detached homes built in the early 2000’s.  There are 4 communities within Talega Gallery where homes range in size from 2-4BR and 1600-3600sf.  Three communities are detached SFR and one is attached condos.  Amenities include clubhouse, pool/spa, game room, exercise room, golf, Swim & Athletic Club, parks and trails.

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Bay Cliff Village, San Clemente

Located in North San Clemente, this community was built in the 1960’s.  They have 28, detached SFR, 1-2BR, 2-car garage ranging in size from 1020-1260sf.

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Colony Cove by the Sea, San Clemente

This community has approx. 50 homes built in the 1960’s, 4 plans and 1BR-3BR, single-level, detached condos with 1-car garage.  Located along a gorgeous stretch of Orange County oceanfront, Colony Cove homes boast meticulous gardens, sweeping driveways, and almost instant beach access. Colony Cove homes are built close to the Shore Cliffs Golf Course and atop the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and beaches.

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Shorecliffs Terrace, San Clemente

A senior mobile home park, these manufactured homes were built in the 1970’s, range in size from 2BR/2BA, 1150-1850sf and there is NO land lease!  Some lots have ocean views or golf course views of nearby Shorecliffs Golf Course.  Amenities include clubhouse, pool/spa, sauna, billiard room, library, card room, exercise area and nearby trails and greenbelt for hiking, biking and leisurely walks.  Sorry, not pets.

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San Juan Hills East & West, San Juan Capistrano

This community has 1-story, attached/detached SFR built in the 1960’s-1970’s, range in size from 2-3BR, 1300-1800sf.  Some homes have golf course views of the nearby San Juan Hills Golf Course.  Amenities include pool and putting green.

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The Terraces, Corona Del Mar

The Terraces consists of cape cod, bungalow style attached/detached condos built in the 1980’s.  These 2BR/2BA homes range in size from 1400-1800sf.  Association amenities include clubhouse, pool/spa and one block from the Oasis Senior Center.  A great seaside community!

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Reverse Mortgage Information

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

Designed for homeowners age 62 and older, a reverse mortgage lets you:

  • Access a portion of your available home equity whenever you need it and use it in a variety of ways.

  • Continue to live in your home with no monthly reverse mortgage payments.

  • Retain the title to your home.

  • Finance most of the loan’s fees so there are minimal out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Choose how you want to receive your loan proceeds: lump sum, monthly installments, a line of credit or a combination of these options.

  • Access additional loan proceeds with an annual credit-line increase

For more information about Reverse MortgagesLinda Lewis, Proficio Mortgage (click here)

Reverse Mortgage FAQs  (click here).

For more informaioin on Purchase Reverse Mortgages (click here).

. . . . With a purchase reverse mortgage, you can buy a new home and make no payments!!!

Orange County Resources

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Transfering Your Tax Base