A sliver of the U.S. population—less than 10 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors—eschews the white picket fence version of the American dream for the convenience of a condominium. Orange County agent Kandis Richardson notes two perks of condo dwelling: no sprawling yard to care for and fewer worries when you’re away. She says the lifestyle appeals to a full spectrum of buyers, from millennials who have yet to start a family to baby boomers whose children have moved out. The local market is comfortably priced, according to a recent look at the supply on redfin.com, with a median listing of $250,000. Yet condo prices here also can reach well into the seven figures, depending on location, view, and amenities.
This upper-level, 1,000-square-foot unit on Marguerite Avenue in Corona del Mar has two bedrooms, two baths, a fireplace in the family room, and a kitchen with white clapboard cabinetry. The 1970 condo has wood floors, a balcony, a street- level barbecue area, and one garage space. The property has no HOA dues. Casey Lesher, 949-702-7211