Alta at Talega by Standard Pacific comes to Talega's finest last lots available for new construction.

These luxury homes feature coveted indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces, large homesites and incredible amenities. It's location within the neighborhood is ideal, close to trail entrances, pools and parks, atop the overall Talega master plan community.

Many of these homes with have incredible views of the Hills on the back of Talega- the Nature Reserve and even Ocean views in selected lots.

The floorplans come with what Standard Pacific is calling a 'California Room', a nice indoor/outdoor living area with fireplace. The homes will feature Spanish, Tuscan and Italian architectural styles with floorplans of 4,570 to 5,336 square feet.

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If you are an Orange County home owner...with thoughts of selling your home this 2015, this LA Times article posted on January 14th 2015, by Tim Logan brings interesting data on the region, and might give youu that push you need. Here's a recap:

Orange County's robust housing market appears to be topping out. And much of Southern California may not be far behind.

New figures out Wednesday show that both median home prices and sales volume climbed across the region in December. But the numbers were weakest in the priciest part of the six-county Southland: Orange County.

Everything goes back to affordability. The increase in income is not really keeping up with the increase in home prices.- Esmael Adibi, an economics professor at Chapman…

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Ever wondered what the Dana Point Harbor would look like after all the revitalization plans are done? We had so much fun this past Holidays 2014 with the Illuminocean, we can't wait to see what the city has in stock for the future. Meanwhile here's Focus 360's interpretation of the redevelopment of Dana Point Harbor. It was created by taking live footage of key areas and superimposing computer generated imagery of the proposed architecture. An incredible tool for communicating sensitve redevelopment with the community and stake holders.

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For this 2015, California has just announced its Annual Park Pass Program, that offers four different passes allowing you access to the state’s parks, beaches and historic monuments. Note that these passes don’t include camping or special fees. Parks popular in Orange County include: Crystal Cove State Park in Newport Coast, Doheny Beach in Dana Point and Calafia and San Onofre in San Clemente. Here’s what’s on offer this year:

1. “California Explorer” Annual Pass ($195): Offers regular vehicle entrance and parking to 134 state parks, including popular Southern California beaches along the Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego coasts like Huntington Beach, Leo Carrillo and Carlsbad state beaches. This pass is also honored at most parks throughout the state…

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