Terenea Realty is a residential real estate brokerage comprised of professionals who exemplify a steadfast commitment to delivering an unparalleled level of customer service. Translated as "of or inhabiting the land", our name reflects our passion for real estate. We are committed to raising your expectation of what it means to work with a real estate brokerage.
Our clients rely on our business acumen, sound judgment, and skillful negotiation to insure that their home sale or purchase is a success. Our agents employ an extensive knowledge and expertise regarding home values, market conditions and financing to insure that our clients experience an unparalleled level of service. We work diligently and build upon our unrivaled understanding of the market while investing in the latest technology.
Our in house advertising agency is recognized for its bold and innovative style and unique marketing campaigns. We specialize in a multi tiered marketing approach and exploit direct mail, periodicals and the internet in order to reach both buyers and sellers. Our agents in addition to many years of experience have embraced continuing education as a means of staying ahead of market changes. We are pleased to boast that we have multiple brokers on our team as well as Graduates of the Realtor Institute, members of the Council of Residential Specialists, Accredited Buyer Representatives, Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist, Senior Real Estate Specialist as well as eCertified specialists trained in exploiting the internet.
The core philosophy behind our brand is accessibility. When you pick up the phone you speak to an agent or broker not an assistant. We are there for showings, inspections, appraisals and close. Our commitment to our clients is that from the first point of contact throughout the relationship they will be treated with the respect and courtesy with which we would want a friend or family member to be treated. Terenea Realty, "The Professional Approach To Real Estate".
Coto de Caza
Coto de Caza was originally formed as a hunting lodge and counted many of Hollywood's elite as its members. The name comes from Portugese and is loosely translated as "pursuit of the hunt". During the 1970's, a division of Macco and The Great SouthWest Company, began to pursue residential development. The first homes were built in the Northern part of the community in the developments known as The Village and The Los Ranchos Estates. The Coto Valley Country Club was a focal point of Coto de Caza and renowned tennis coach Vic Braden operated his academy at the facility. During the 1984 Summer Olympics, the modern pentathlon was held at the Coto de Caza Equestrian Center, and England's Princess Ann attended the events.
The Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club opened the 7162 yard North Course in 1987 which was followed by the South Course eight years later. Both of the courses were designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones. The facility has been expanded to include ten tennis courts, three pools and a world class 13,000 square foot fitness facility. The focal point of the community moved South and development and home construction followed. Many of the homes were built to take advantage of the golf course views while others were situated along the hillsides.
Coto de Caza is now both a golf and equestrian community that covers approximately eight square miles and is over seven miles long. According to the most recent census, the community boasts in excess of 13,000 residents in over 4,000 homes. Half of the area is designated as open space which is part of the allure to those coming from less populous areas of the country.
Dove Canyon is a golf course oriented community located in the foothills of Saddleback Valley. Approximately 5000 people reside in Dove Canyon in its almost 1200 homes. The community is built around Orange County's only Jack Nicklaus Signature course. Originally an independent community, Dove canyon was recently absorbed by the City of Rancho Santa Margarita.
Rancho Santa Margarita
The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is one of Orange County's newest. Located at the base of Saddleback Mountain, it is also one of the highest in Orange County in terms of elevation. Additionally, the city's name is the longest of any in the state of California. The 2000 census listed a population of 47,000 living in just over 16,000 homes. Over half of the households had children under the age of 18. The city is bordered by Coto de Caza and Las Flores to the South, Mission Viejo to the West, and Trabuco Canyon and the Cleveland National Forest to the North and east. Rancho Santa Margarita is served by both the Capistrano Unified School District and the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.
The community of Ladera Ranch measures approximately 4,000 acres and is adjacent to San Juan Capistrano to the South, Mission Viejo to the West and Rancho Santa Margarita to the North. Access to the community is via Antonio Parkway and Crown Valley Parkway. A number of unique design features were implemented in the planning of Ladera to try and reduce vehicle speed within the community. There are numerous traffic circles, narrow streets and center medians. Ladera consists of nine separate villages which are Covenant Hills, Terramor, Oak Knoll, Bridgepark, Avendale, Echo Ridge, Wycliffe, Flintridge and Township. The population in the last census was 23,140 with an estimated population at build out of 29,000. As an unincorporated part of Orange County, Ladera is governed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and is located in the fifth district which is supervised by Pat Bates.
Wagon Wheel Canyon
Wagon Wheel lies in an unincorporated part of Orange County and is bisected by Oso Parkway between Antonio Parkway and Coto de Caza Drive. The community consists of 6 developments, Stonecliffe, Ladero, Crosswinds, Landmark, Silverado and Dakota. There are just over 900 homes which are served by Wagon Wheel Elementary School, Las Flores Middle School and Tesoro High School, all within the Capistrano Unified School District. The 475 acre Riley Wilderness Park which is operated by the County of Orange is within walking distance to many of the homes in Wagon Wheel Canyon.
The community of Las Flores lies in an unincorporated portion of Orange County between Rancho Santa Margarita and Ladera Ranch. The population at the time of the 2000 census was 5625 people in an area of 2 square miles. At the time, there were 1936 households and almost 52% of them had children under the age of 18. Las Flores is served by the Capistrano Unified School District and lies within the 42 and 44 congressional districts.