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City of Aliso Viejo
With award-winning schools, attractive neighborhoods, and fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment, Aliso Viejo is certainly a popular place to live. The City, which is continually ranked one of the safest cities in the nation, boasts rolling hillside, valley terrain and picturesque views of mountains, streams, parks and city lights.
This South County city became Orange County's 34th city when it incorporated on July 1, 2001 due to the efforts of the Aliso Viejo Cityhood 2000 Committee, which was responsible for introducing an initiative on the ballot for the 2001 special election. Voters passed the initiative with 93.3% in favor of incorporation
The City of Aliso Viejo is a master planned community that was developed to contain a balance between residential neighborhoods, community parks, facilities and schools as well as an appropriate mix of business, office and retail uses. The City is home to the headquarters of several large corporations and the community features ample employment opportunities and extensive recreational facilities. The City also enjoys access to the Orange County trail system. Wood Canyon Wilderness Park is home to many rare and endangered plants and animals, along with mature oaks, sycamore and elderberry trees and year-round streams. An abundance of parks and trails, cultural and recreational activities and youth sports programs further enhance the quality of life for a community with a vision to ensure long-term viability.
In 2009, Aliso Viejo was listed as one of “America's Top 25 Towns to Live Well” by Forbes.com. This City of roughly 47,823 ranked 16th among the top towns in the nation.
As a general law city, the City of Aliso Viejo develops policies and procedures in accordance with California State law. Aliso Viejo contracts for many of its services including police, fire, legal, public works, engineering, code enforcement, building & safety, street maintenance and street sweeping. Additional City-contracted services include animal care, and trash pick up. Library services are provided by the Orange County Library System. Landscape maintenance of most slopes, medians, and parks are administered by AVCA, with the exception of Iglesia Park, which the City owns. The City and AVCA share in the responsibility of providing an array of outstanding recreational programs, special events and activities to the community.
History of Aliso Viejo
Aliso Viejo became Orange County's 34th City on July 1, 2001, yet it’s a community grounded in a rich history that echoes other south Orange County cities.
The community name derives from Spanish for “old alder” or “old sycamore."
Aliso Viejo was originally part of the 22,000-acre Moulton Ranch. In the 1890s, the Moulton family took ownership of land the Mexican government originally granted to Juan Avila in 1842. In 1976, Mission Viejo Company purchased the last 6,600 acres for a new master-planned community. The ultimate vision for Aliso Viejo was to feature neighborhoods that mix homes, workplaces, stores and services. A transit-friendly, energy-conscious and land-conserving community, Aliso Viejo was to foster a sense of community by creating a friendlier streetscape, quality infrastructure like parks, schools and new roads, shopping close to home, community services and neighbors that genuinely feel connected to the community and to one another in some fashion
The county approved the master plan for the community in 1979 – and by March of 1982 – the first residential units were offered for sale. About eight months later, the first residents arrived. Shea Properties purchased the Mission Viejo Company in 1988.
In February of 1995, the Self-Governance Subcommittee of Governmental Affairs, an offshoot of the Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA), which was the first community-wide property owner’s association of its kind in the state, began its push to make Aliso Viejo a city. Two years later, Aliso Viejo Cityhood 2000 was born. In March of 1999, Aliso Viejo Cityhood 2000 launched a petition drive to put the question of cityhood to a community vote. On March 6, 2001, voters (more than 90 percent) overwhelmingly decided to make Aliso Viejo a city.
Aliso City Demographics
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We area a team of Brokers, Agents, Lenders, Escrow Officers, Mortgage Processors, Title Reps and Marketing experts who work the entire Orange County area. By keeping a close knit team, we are able to offer better service at a discount price. The OC Homefinder team was developed by Shan Roberts back in 2001 from a a single website. As our business grew we added more and more website. At the height of the real estate market we had over 70 website. With the huge onset of clients the team needed to be expanded. We seek out to find real estate professionals that would give the same quality of service. This became the OC Homefinder Team. Besides having some of the greatest agents in Orange County working with us, we have also started offering lending services. We have also built some great relationships with Escrow and Title companies. By doing the volume we do with these companies, and having strong relationships, gives you, as one of our clients, a definite edge that you won't get with most other Agents.
About Shan Roberts
Hi, I am Shan Roberts broker for The OC Homefinder Team. We custom designed this website to be dedicated to Aliso Viejo Real Estate information. I have included all the tools and information you will need in getting started with the first steps of the process of buying or selling your Aliso Viejo home.
With well over 16 years of experience in selling homes here in Aliso Viejo, I live, breathe and love this business. I believe finding a home should be a fun, easy and exciting adventure. Let me show you how working with the right agent will take the stress out purchasing your next home.
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Selling your next home should be an exciting and pleasant adventure. The more prepared you are, the less overwhelming this process will be. We believe that our website will shed some insight on the industry, so that you can make informed and confident decisions throughout this very important event of selling your home. Here is a list of all the Questions a seller should ask themselves before putting there Aliso Viejo Home up for sale.
Why do you need to sell? What is your motivation? Should I consult with a Realtor? Talk to a lender to determine a price on the next home. Sellers' market preview Make an appointment Four features that determine highest price CMA- What is your house worth? Consulting with Realtor to determine price How much will I net? Commissions explained Beware of agents "Buying the listing" Price vs. Market time Setting the right price Property can't appraise if set to high Contingency Sale Selling Your Home As-Is Lockbox-good or bad? Should I Have a sign? Make your "home" a" house" Remove the clutter A house should look Open & spacious Curb Appeal What repairs should I do? Keeping the house clean and ready to show Lights and a good smelling house What should I do when agents show my house? Open houses Do not be offended by an offer Pre-approval letter from the Buyer Choosing the best offer Accepting the offer Monitoring Escrow Renegotiating when necessary Final walk through Close of escrow
Buying your next home should be an exciting and pleasant adventure. The more prepared you are, the less overwhelming this process will e. We believe that our Buyers Guide will shed some insight on the industry, so that you can make informed and confident decisions throughout this very important event of buying you next home. Here is the thought process of all the Questions a buyer should ask before get there next Aliso Viejo Home. we put this in a fun little story that explains the whole process of a typical buyer
I Don’t want to throw my money away with renting anymore. I am not sure of what the actual Tax benefit is, but as of right now, I don't have any. I know that ownership in a Property is a smart investment. And, it will be nice to have that Fixed housing expense. The main reason to own vs. renting, is the Freedom to enjoy my own home. But, before I do anything I need to Prepare to meet with a lender. My lender told me to Avoid major purchases before buying a home. He also said it would be important to Keep your money in one place, before, and while in escrow. They also explained to me my Closings costs and Down payment. Which made the whole process of Getting pre-approved easy. Now that I am Pre-approved, I can Start looking for my next home. Many people warned me that Using more than one agent is a waste of time, also told about the truth on Ads & Internet listings, and especially Open houses. So, I wont waste my time with those things. Now I am working with The OC Homefinder Team, and the first thing they talked about with me was the Market conditions. They also explained that the Property condition & features have a lot to do with what kind of offer I should make when we find the right home and that the most important feature of a home is always Location, Location, Location. But, ultimately it comes down to How much do I really want the home. Before I go and make any irrational decisions I should sit down with my realtor and look at the comparable home sales. That way I can make a powerful, and intelligent offer. So my Roberts team agent reminded my to bring a check so that I could give an Earnest money deposit. That way, the seller would take my offer seriously. My agent also made sure I was aware of all the Contingencies in a purchase agreement. Which made me feel better to understand the time periods in the contract that would have to be met, and my right to get out of the deal if I needed to. My agent also suggested we ask for a Home warranty in making an offer. He assured me that this is a normal practice (asking the seller to pay for a home warranty plan) and that it should not affect the offer much. But, what he said would be the biggest hurdle in making an offer is Agreeing on price & terms. Because of the The OC Homefinder Teams advice, the whole process of finding a home and winning the offer went pretty smooth. I am just concerned about the escrow. But, my agent assured me that it's their job to Monitor escrow and make sure that I get all the appropriate Disclosures, and Inspections. And, that they would call me if there was a problem out of the ordinary. My agent also assured me that it is totally normal during the process of escrow to have to Renegotiate with the seller. But, everything went fine and my agent informed me that we have a right to do what they call a Final Walk through. This really eased my mind, because I was worried I would get into the place after we Close escrow and find that they damaged the property.
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