retirement communities: BUY NOW!!! for Your Retirement!! Invest in Your Future!! It can be Done!! - 03/19/12 10:52 AM
I am searching for Not Yet and Retirees wanting to retire in South Orange County, Mission Viejo, CA.  Even if you are still working but wanting to do something for your future in regards to a retirement home, now is the time. Most retirement communities have an age restriction but did you know that you can purchase before you reach retirement age? Let’s say the age restriction is 55 years of age to live there. Notice the word LIVE. You can OWN property in age restricted communities at any age, as long as you do NOT live there. Mission Viejo has … (3 comments)

retirement communities: Casta del Sol Active Adult Property For Sale! Great Location and Size! - 07/09/11 10:03 PM
 
 
                                     
                   View of Front of House                                            View from Back Patio

WONDERFUL LOCATION IN CASTA DEL SOL – Guard Gated - 55+ Senior Community !!! Green lawns surround your home, no one behind you and only one side Neighbor. Much Sought after detached JUANITA MODEL with 1563 Square Feet, the largest floorplan in this tract with two bedrooms plus a den or could be a three bedroom. Large master suite with dressing area and two large closets. Cathedral ceilings in … (1 comments)

retirement communities: Casta del Sol Held It's Own! When Comparing Last 10 Years Sold Properties for 1st 4 Months - 05/16/11 01:32 PM
                                                               
Let's take a look at the activity for sold homes in Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo, during the first 4 months of the year, over the last 9 years. We see right away that this is a good year to buy a house in Casta del Sol. Prices are at slightly above the 2003 average. The good news is we have 8 homes that went into escrow in April! As of today we have 19 active available with an average price of $391,000! The summer months are going to be an interesting if we show a more than normal activity in … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Summer Workout for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo! You Will Love It!! - 04/26/11 07:52 PM
Casta del Sol's summer exercise program is great program. Five days a week offering three different types of exercise gives a wide range of movement. It isn't healthy to do the same exercise two days in a row, therefore the changes are good for you. We have ladies from the age of 55 to 94 and the 94 year old walks to and from the class. She is amazing!! So no excuses
 Monday and Wednesday are aerobic workout days for cardiovascular.  The instructor, Leila, provides a variety of different aerobic exercises building up and adding on, then going back to the … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Active Adult Retirment Community, "Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo, CA" - 04/21/11 07:32 PM

Near by Lake Mission Viejo and Saddleback Mountain
Casta del Sol is a retirement community located in Mission Viejo, CA which was named the safest city in the U.S. It is a planned development of nearly 2000 homes built in a natural environment of gentle rolling hills with many views. When the Santa Ana winds blow, you can see from some locations, the Pacific Ocean 7 miles away and in the other direction Saddleback Mountain.  Located 1 ½ miles from Mission Viejo Lake with swimming, fishing and boating, it is like living in a resort.
It was begun in the … (3 comments)

retirement communities: What the Market is Doing in Casta del Slo, Mission Viejo, CA! Prices are Up! - 03/27/11 02:47 PM
                               Comparing sales for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo in the first three months of 2010 to 2011!
 
2010             January     February          March        2011
Sold in 2010 - 27 houses                      Sold in 2011 - 14 houses
Days on the Market 2010 - 96            Days on the market 2011 - 82
Average price 2010 - $364,753            Average price 2011 - $366,200
Lowest price in Casta del Sol 2010 - $305,000   Lowest price in Casta del Sol 2011 $295,000
Highest price in Casta del Sol 2010 - 459,500    Highest price in Casta del Sol 2011 $497,000
                              Statistically it is pretty even from … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Casta del Sol Held It's Own When Comparing 2009 to 2010 - 01/12/11 06:56 PM

Taking a look at 2010 verses 2009. Not much of a change in Casta del Sol.
Sold in 2009 - 100 houses  Sold in 2010 - 100 houses
Days on the Market 2009 - 76 Days on the market 2010 - 78
Average price 2009 - $379,090 Average price 2010 - $385,332
Lowest price in Casta del Sol 2009 - $268,000 Lowest price in Casta del Sol 2010 $265,000
Highest price in Casta del Sol 2009 - 501,000 Highest price in Casta del Sol 2010 $670,000
Statistically it is pretty even from 2009 to 2010, I only hope we … (2 comments)

retirement communities: Casta del Sol, Fitness Class Begins Jan. 6th! Come Work Out and Have Fun! - 01/05/11 03:42 PM
             
 
Well, our Body Sculpting Class at Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo, CA is started up this week and I am looking forward to it. It is the beginning of the New Year and I don't want to miss even one class. We have had a three week break which is just about all the time I need to lose most of the muscle ,I worked hard to get. I wasn't good because I promised myself that I would do exercises on my own, during the time off but I didn't. Our bodies lose muscle strength in thee weeks and it takes … (1 comments)

retirement communities: Casta del Sol Home Sales Activity for 2010! Same Amount Sold in 2009! - 11/03/10 05:10 PM
                               
                                     One of the pools at Casta                                             Casta del Sol Golf Course
CASTA DEL SOL INFORMATION for November 3, 2010
15 active homes available today 8 in backup 4 pending 86 sold properties since 1/1/2010 - 11/3/2010 87 sold properties for 1/1/2009 - 11/3/2009 Active Prices Range:   $305K - $469K Sold Prices Range:   $265K - $660K Casta del Sol Association Dues:  $317 Lake Mission Viejo Dues: $19, both per month Year Built Range:  1972 to 1987 Gated:  4 Gates with Guards   Home Styles:  Single Family detached with 1 and 2 car garages ranging in size from 965 to 2,680 square feet.  Single … (2 comments)

retirement communities: Importance of Exercise and Aging, at Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo, CA - 10/19/10 04:23 PM

As we at Casta del Sol grow older, we need to be on the outlook for information that helps us stay healthy. You should be keeping an eye out for new research concerning exercise and how it relates to health. Many studies are done by Universities on the effects of exercise and doctors write articles about their findings but we must check out the facts before believing everything we read.
A few weeks ago the LA Times Health section presented an article about the results that exercise and diet leads to a longer lifespan. the article related that exercising regularly … (0 comments)

retirement communities: "Monster Mash" Halloween Party at Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo, CA - 10/11/10 12:38 PM
It is that time again for Casta del Sol's "Monster Mash" Halloween Party presented by the Baby Boomers Club! All are invited to join us at our pot luck annual party, Oct. 23 6:00 in the Vista Room located in Mission Viejo, CA Costumes are optional but there will be prizes for best costume in several categories so wear your scariest or funniest! Plan to dance the night away with good "old rock n' roll".
Sign up is in the office at Rec 1 make sure to check off whether you are bringing a main dish. salad, side dish or dessert. We will furnish … (2 comments)

retirement communities: Sold in 3 HOURS!!! Priced Wrong?? - 09/21/10 02:45 PM

I had a listing that sold in 3 hours. First buyer that looked at it put in an offer. Was the price too low? No, this buyer had been looking in Casta del Sol for all most one year and hadn't found what they wanted.
But let's take a look at the property. The sellers were a referral for me, so the first meeting with them was at the property to go over everything that would be imperative to selling. The house had been their mothers home, so we were going to decide what had to been done and what … (3 comments)

retirement communities: Future Home Buyers! Plan Now! Where? When? How Much? - 09/14/10 04:54 PM
This letter is to future buyers. O.K. you want to own a home and you want to make the right choice. Have you done your home work?
 Location and Price are your first concerns. Close to work should be a consideration for the fact that it gives you more time with your family. Having to drive for hours each week takes its toll on you and your home life. Research the area for good neighborhoods, good schools and shopping close by. Don't rule out an area because you think it has negative demographics. Check out, if it is in the process … (3 comments)

retirement communities: One of the Best! Active Adult 55+ Community in Mission Viejo, CA - 08/30/10 07:13 PM
                 
                    One of many view lots                                                        Sailing on Lake Mission Viejo
             
                One of the Pools at Casta                                                    Casta del Sol Golf Course
Located about 7 miles, as the crow flys, from the ocean, 60 miles south of Los Angles and 60 miles north of San Diego, makes Casta del Sol the perfect spot to retire. I don't even have to mention that we have the best weather of any other place, plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures.
Casta del Sol is a retirement community located in Mission Viejo, CAwhich was named the safest city … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Workout Classes at Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo, CA! Join the Fun! - 08/09/10 07:26 PM
Casta del Sol's summer exercise program is doing great. Five days a week offering three different types of exercise gives a wide range of movement. It isn't healthy to do the same exercise two days in a row, therefore the changes are good for you.
 Monday and Wednesday are aerobic workout days for cardiovascular.  The instructor, Leila, provides a variety of different aerobic exercises building up and adding on, then going back to the beginning. She brings us to the point of huffing and puffing then takes us to a slow cool down.
 Tuesday and Thursday is body sculpturing at Casta … (2 comments)

retirement communities: What Prices Have Done in 8 Years, Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo, CA - 07/12/10 05:53 PM
Let's take a look at the activity for sold homes in Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo, during the first 6 months of the year over the last 8 years. We see right away that this is a good year to buy a house in Casta del Sol. Prices are at 2003 average. The good news is we have 9 homes that went into escrow in June! As of today we have 15 active available with an average price of $404,000! July is going to be an interesting month showing a more normal activity for sales.
Sold in Jan. 1st thru July 1st 2010,    … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Pool Party, Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo!! Retirement at It's Best!!! - 06/02/10 10:47 PM
                                    
 Well, the Casta del Sol, Baby Boomers’ 6th annual Poolside Party and BBQ is set for June 19th at 4:00 at Rec Ctr 1. Sign ups are from now till June 16th at 5:00. After that all the food will be bought and the cooking will begin. On the menu is barbecue chicken, baked potatoes with all the fixing, salad, veggies, dessert, iced tea and lemonade. This is a BYOB and just a reminder NO BLASS IS ALLOWED IN THE POOL AREA. Cost is $8 for members and $12 for guests. We are expecting 60 to 70 so better … (2 comments)

retirement communities: Summer Workout for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo! Come Join Us! - 06/02/10 10:06 PM
An article was written for the May issue of the John Hopkins Medical Letter addressing health after 50; quoting them "Exercise has many cardiovascular benefits, People who get their heart rate up with activities such as walking, biking, jogging, etc. enjoy lower blood pressure, healthier cholesterol, reduced risk of heart attack or stroke  and are less likely to develop diabetes. However, it's equally vital to tend to your muscles".
Research shows strength training produces strong muscles which we use in maintaining proper balance and coordination to prevent broken bones. Another finding that has come to light recently is the use of … (0 comments)

retirement communities: Beautiful Home in Retirement Community of Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo CA - 05/08/10 02:18 PM
This is a charming, well maintained, single story with lovely view, located on a cul-de-sac with a large open greenbelt at the end. In the serene senior community of Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo Ceramic tile counters in kitchen with garden window. French doors lead to enclosed atrium making this a bright and airy home. Skylight in master bath highlights dual sinks connected to the master suite with walk-in closet... Spacious den off living room makes an excellent office space or just a quiet reading room, adjoining the formal living room with brick fireplace, large family sized dining room for Holiday … (4 comments)

retirement communities: Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo, Baby Boomers "Sies de Mayo" Party! - 04/08/10 08:37 PM
Baby Boomers Casta del Sol is going out to eat!! That doesn't sound like much, but for me it is because I do a lot of the work to get the parties planned and organized. Having a party off sight is easy and I don't have to work! We will be going to Claim Jumper in Mission Viejo at the corner of Marguerite and Santa Margarita Pkwys. on April 18th at 3:00 and would like as many as would like to come, to join us. Please sign up before April 15th to make sure we have room for you! The price will be … (0 comments)

 
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