Laguna Beach Real Estate Blog

Ultra Contemporary Ocean View Homes

Mar 25 45 Views, 0 Comments.

Ultra Contemporary is often a phrase used for modern homes that are done to the extreme. Laguna Beach is truly the meca for contemporary style homes that range anywhere from soft contemporary to an ultra design.  Due to the natural topography of the hillside in Laguna Beach a large majority of these stunning architectural homes will have views of the  Pacific Ocean.  The sandy beach and gentle waves are a perfect backdrop for these properties that are located in one of the most prime locations in all of Southern California.

The price of real estate doesn't come cheap for these types of homes as land is very expensive in Laguna Beach.  The cost of building the home also has to be a consideration as construction costs tend to be very high in this area. 

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South Laguna Cliff Front Properties

Mar 18 83 Views, 0 Comments.

South Laguna is a great place to find properties located on the cliff side hills that are located next to the sandy beach and Pacific Ocean.   The community is a nice mixture of homes located in secure gated neighborhoods to private homes located along the cliff.  One of the most expensive communities to find these types of homes is the Three Arch Bay community.  This is one of the oldest gated communities in Laguna Beach and offers two separate gates with homes located on both the ocean side and on the hill side in the very southern point of Laguna.  Homes currently range up to $24,950,000 for a iconic lighthouse home that sits on the cliff and comes with it's own lighthouse and private pool that sits next to the sandy beach!  The home was built in 1929

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Laguna Beach Ocean View Income Properties

Mar 4 181 Views, 0 Comments.

Laguna Beach is mainly filled with residential single family homes and condos but has a fair number of income properties that are mainly located in the downtown Laguna Village area.   Many of the buildings will offer ocean view units that can range anywhere from a small duplex property to a 13 unit condo complex.  There are several things to keep in mind when looking at income properties which are unique to Laguna Beach.

First, it's not all about the numbers when looking at real estate prices for income property.  Many real estate investors look at the numbers and then they should receive a cash flow base on a 10 to 20% down payment.  Things normally don't work that way here in Laguna Beach as the listing price has many factors which include the

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Circle Way Beach Front Homes

Feb 25 190 Views, 0 Comments.

One beautiful place to find beachfront properties in Laguna Beach, California is on the street known as "Circle Way."  The street is located in the Emerald Terrace community in North Laguna Beach and is a circular street with an approximate 20 properties.  Many of these homes will have some views of the ocean with 4 select homes located on the beach front as pictured below.  This is one of my favorite locations where the beach is only well known to locals with great views of the cliffs side and the Twin Points Estate to the south. 

Circle Way Beachfront Homes For Sale in Laguna Beach, CA

A new beachfront listing has come on the market at 1379 Circle Way and is currently offered for sale for $11,395,000.  This is a multi-level home that features 4,500 square feet of living space with wonderful coastline ocean…

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Circle Drive Ocean Front Homes

Feb 19 192 Views, 0 Comments.

Circle Drive is a small street located in the South Laguna area of Laguna Beach.  The homes are located on a cliff formation that extends out to the Pacific Ocean as pictured below.  Thousands Steps Beach is located to the south of this community and the Woods Cove neighborhood located to the north.  The oceanfront views that can be found here are simply stunning with Contemporary and Mediterranean style homes that occupy the bluff.  Many of the homes located here share a private beach access which leads directly down to the beach with real estate prices normally starting above $5 million dollars for an ocean front property.  Over the years homes have been listed for north of $20 million dollars with a majority of the homes selling for under $10 million.

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Woods Cove Condominiums

Feb 11 223 Views, 0 Comments.

Woods Cove condominiums are located at 2175 S Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, California.  This is small condo building with 20 units that are located on the ocean side of highway 1 and just blocks to the beach.  Situated in the South Laguna area, Woods Cove condos offer some of the lowest priced view condos in all of Laguna Beach.  These condos rarely come on the market for sale but currently there are two condos listings currently on the market.

The two listings are currently priced at $569,900 and $750,000 and both offer one bedroom, one bath with views of the Pacific Ocean.  The more expensive option offers more of a panoramic views with a prime upstairs location that includes views of Catalina Island.  The condo itself is very small and offers 552

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Laguna Beach "C" Rated Historic Homes

Feb 5 232 Views, 0 Comments.

Laguna Beach is home to many historic homes that have many different designations.  The various categories were constructed by the City of Laguna Beach historic registry to show the historical significance of the home.  The ratings include e, k and c categories.  The first category is the "e" rating which stands for a property in Laguna Beach that is in excellent condition and very unique in it's architecture.  These are considered some of the best historic structures in Laguna Beach as the city places special attention on these homes to maintain the current condition and historic integrity.  The second rating is the "k" category which means the home is in a good condition and is consistent with the architectural style that the home was built under.  The

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Laguna Beach Contemporary Homes For Lease

Jan 29 239 Views, 0 Comments.

Laguna Beach has a few select contemporary homes that are available for lease and can be best found in the South Laguna and Laguna Village areas.  Most of the these homes will either be located just steps to the beach or located in this hillside communities that run parallel with the coast.  There currently three high end contemporary homes that are currently available for lease and range from $15,000 to $30,000 a month.

The $15,000 a month option is a stunning contemporary home that was built in 2013 and located on the ocean side of Coast Highway and steps to the beach.  The home offers floor to ceiling glass and retractable glass doors that take in the view.  The owners have recently purchased this home and elect to lease them home until they can

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North Laguna Beach Front Homes

Jan 22 260 Views, 0 Comments.

North Laguna offers several locations where you can find beach front homes located directly on the sand.  This area offers some of the most expensive homes in all of Orange County with beach front homes offered for as high as $49.5 million dollars.  The two communities where you can find these beachfront homes is the Irvine Cove and Emerald Bay neighborhoods.  Irvine Cove is home to the Irvine Family who own a small section of the neighborhood and have a private beach for themselves.  The rest of the community is a mixture of homes located on the sand and in the hills offering wonderful views of the ocean.  The Irvine Cove community is one of the most private neighborhoods in Laguna Beach with it's own secluded cove beach and guard gated entrance.  There

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Laguna Beach Modern Ocean View Homes

Jan 15 299 Views, 0 Comments.

Laguna Beach has always had a lot of homes designed in both the Modern and Contemporary architectural design.  The city is very much an artistic town with art festivals and galleries with residents who appreciate and enjoy the modern style.  In Southern California the beach towns of La Jolla and Laguna Beach have the highest concentration of modern homes but none more breathtaking than the ocean view homes that can be found in Laguna.

The best areas to find these beautiful homes would be in the three main areas by the beach which consist of South Laguna, The Laguna Village and North Laguna.  In South Laguna, look for communities like Arch Beach Heights, South Laguna Village and Alta Vista which has a large number of modern homes that overlook the

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