Laguna Beach Real Estate Blog

Sep 21

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One of the most unique and historic property landmarks in all of the Laguna Beach is arguably Pyne Castle.  The 17 bedroom estate was originally built in 1931 and is truly one of the most amazing properties located in Southern California.  It would be similar to a Hertz Castle but located much closer to the beach.  It last seen on the market back in 2012 which is pretty amazing to see such an amazing property being listed for sale.  The castle itself is huge with an estimated 18,300 square feet of living space located on multiple levels according to our multiple listing service.  It features a total of 9 attached garages and located on a multi acre lot which is amazing when you think how valuable land is here in California by the beach.

The area where

Aug 27

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The famous wave house in Laguna Beach has just hit the market as a coming soon listing and is expected to be active on September 03, 2021.  The property is located at 1712 Thurston in the prestigious Temple Hills neighborhood that sits high on a hillside with many homes offering wonderful panoramic views.  1712 Thurston is no exception to this with great ocean, Catalina Island, Coastline and city light views to name a few.  The home has a lot of history and was originally built in 2008.  It features a total of six bedrooms with 6 full baths and boasts over 5,000 square feet of living space and is located on a good size lot that is under a half an acre at 19,125 square feet according to our multiple listing service.  

The unique Contemporary design of

Jul 29

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The Woods Cove area is a great place to look for a prime location near the beach.  For the most part, these homes are listed as short term rentals due to their close proximity to the beach.  The demand for vacation rental properties, especially during the high season summer months has always been high here in Laguna Beach and the opportunity for owners to make good money during these months has turned many rental properties into short term leases.  It's important to know that homes in this area are typically rented out by the month and go on a month-to-month basis and often come fully furnished.  Summer months like July & August are always the first months to go with other months like June and September becoming popular as well.  We always recommend

Jun 22

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What a difference a year makes when it comes to vacation rentals.  In 2020, we saw a huge demand for those looking for vacation rental properties in Laguna Beach that often found multiple clients bidding against each other and driving up the prices for specific vacation summer months.  At that time it seemed like everyone was tired of staying in their home and with travel limited through the United States many turned to vacation within their own state, often choosing a beach front home where they could stay in a luxury residence during the pandemic.  Fast forward to 2021 where a lot of Americans have been vaccinated and feel more comfortable traveling the demand to find local vacation rental properties has dropped.  It's really a night and day difference

May 25

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There is nothing more exciting then looking at new construction homes that often feature some the latest design ideas and technology that are incorporated into these new homes.  A new listing has come up in the Three Arch Bay 24 hour guard gated community that seems to have it all and was newly built in the year 2021.  The location it truly amazing as it offers a premier ocean front location in Three Arch Bay at the top of a bluff front that has amazing white water ocean views.  If you are familiar with architects here in Laguna Beach then you will know the famous architect Mark Singer who designed this home.  Mark is well known for his cutting edge Contemporary designs that can be found in many homes throughout Laguna Beach and beyond.  His designed

Apr 21

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The Laguna Beach market has really changed in the last 12 months with it being one of the hottest real estate markets as seen in the last 10 years.  There is currently a huge shortage of real estate inventory and a strong buyer demand which typically results in higher real estate prices with multiple buyers bidding on the same property.  The condo market in Laguna Beach is no exception to this with currently only 13 condos listed for sale that range from $664,900 for a two bedroom condo in the Terraces community up to $7,499,000 for a three bedroom condo in the upscale Montage Beach Villas community.  If you are new to Laguna Beach there are a couple things to consider when buying a condo here.

First, the most affordable condos are often found in the

Mar 30

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Laguna Beach is arguably one of the most desirable and beautiful places to live in Southern California and real estate prices reflect this.  For the most part Laguna Beach is filled with Muti-million dollar homes and residential condos that often overlook the Pacific Ocean.  There is a small section of Laguna Beach where you can find more affordable housing in the means of a manufactured home.  Directly across the street from the famous Montage Resort is a community called Laguna Terrace Park.  Here you will find manufactured homes that have one of the better locations in all of Laguna Beach with a short walking distance down to the beach and with local shopping and grocery stores located nearby.  Amenities include a heated pool, clubhouse, jacuzzi and

Feb 27

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Emerald Bay has always been synonymous with luxury real estate here in Laguna Beach is some truly amazing ocean front and view properties.  For the longest time many of the homes were only offered as long term leases but with the high demand for those looking for vacation rental home especially during the high season summer months you are starting to see more short term rentals in Emerald Bay.  One of the biggest reasons started last year with COVID caused many in California and throughout the United States to limited travel internationally.  This caused a huge demand for vacation rental homes located near the beach with Laguna Beach as an already popular tourist destination.  2020 was one of the best years for owners who were able to rent out their home

Jan 20

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Laguna Beach has a wide range of properties that offer a variety of selling points which often include being located near the beach, offering an ocean view or offering a certain number of bedrooms and square feet.  The one thing you can't change about a home is it's location and this is especially true for where the lot sits within the community. Homes located on a corner lot are very much desirable since they often offer a premium lot with the lack of an adjoining home on one side of the property.  This often translates to a larger lot size and a huge selling point for buyers looking for a home.

Some of the neighborhoods currently offered for sale include the gated communities of Three Arch Bay, Lagunita and Emerald Bay which command a huge premium in

Dec 18

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The 2020 year has almost come to an end and it's been a year like no other.  With all the ups and downs to everything that has happened this year the Laguna Beach Real Estate market continued to have a strong pool of buyers who were ready to make a purchase this year.  Although we have seen much higher sales in previous years there were still many homes in Laguna Beach that sold for over $10 million dollars which is amazing considering what 2020 has thrown at us.  There were actually two properties that sold for the exact same amount so we have included the top 4 sales this year.

2661 Victoria Drive was one of the third highest sales that occurred in Laguna Beach this year and was truly an amazing home.  The three level property sold for $12,500,0000