Laguna Beach Real Estate Blog

Apr 29

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The Real Estate market in Laguna Beach has been really crazy over the last several years which is leaving many to wonder how long this real estate boom will last. It's not uncommon in today's real estate market to have multiple offers on them which typically drives up the asking price.  The question then comes into many homeowners minds is do we really need to use a real estate agent?  We are starting to see more for sale by owners popping up in this hot market and if they can save a little bit of money by doing it themselves then more power to them.  If you are thinking about selling your home by yourself you need to make sure you aware of these simple mistakes than many for sale by owners make.  If you can avoid these then you will be in good shape.

Mar 28

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A really unique place to find rentals in the Laguna Beach area is a small complex called Aliso Laguna.  If you are familiar with Laguna Beach then imagine walking up the hill from the Montage Resort a few streets up and you will find a set of residential condos that will come on the market occasionally for sale and for lease.  The rental market in Laguna Beach has seen a sharp increase in demand in the last several of years which as a result and driven prices higher.  This is also true for the Aliso Laguna complex with one current rental listing that is on the market for $4,995 a month.  The landlord is looking for a 6 month lease which is ready for move-in now.  The condo features a total of two bedrooms with 1,106 square feet with peek ocean views.

Feb 28

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One of the my favorite neighborhoods for finding really nice ocean views for single family residences in Laguna Beach is the Arch Beach Heights neighborhood.  A perfect example of the type of home you would find here would be the property that is located at 1046 Santa Ana Street which features a total of three bedrooms, two and a half baths with an approximate 1,584 square feet of living space.  The two level home was originally built in 1972 and comes with an attached two car garage which is now available for sale with a current list price of $2,098,000.   This is a really great price point in order to find a nice ocean view property in the upscale beach community of Laguna Beach.  There are a lot of things I love about this home which include the wood

Jan 25

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The Three Arch Bay community is home to some of the most beautiful estate homes in Laguna Beach that can offer wonderful ocean views.  This is one of the oldest gated neighborhoods in this coastal beach town of Laguna Beach with some historic homes that date back nearly 100 years old.  Since there is a wide variety of homes found here it's not uncommon to find smaller beach cottages that are located within walking distance to the beach.  Some of the smallest cottages found here will feature only 1 bedroom with a select homes offering ocean views.  The assumption would be that since the home is much smaller than other homes in the neighborhood that there should be a deep discount on the purchase price.  Listing prices are often a factor of a variety of

Dec 23

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The Blue Lagoon condo community is a great place to find short term vacation rental property in the heart of Laguna Beach near the 5 star Montage Resort.  This is one of the oldest and iconic gated condo tracts in Laguna Beach that was built in the mid 1960's that offers a good variety of ocean view and oceanfront condos that are located very close to the beach.  We receive a lot of calls from clients who are looking to spend one or two months in Laguna Beach and know that this area of Laguna Beach is a prime location that is within walking distance to local shopping, restaurants and stunning beaches.  

One of the things to keep in mind when looking for a rental in the Blue Lagoon is that the large majority of these rentals are furnished month-to-month

Nov 16

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Laguna Beach saw some wonderful sales that took place in communities like Irvine Cove, Woods and the Laguna Village area.  The biggest problem this year was the lack of inventory which caused buyers to act quickly when new listings came on the market.  The higher end of real estate still takes a little bit longer to sell than homes in the one to two million range but still sold relatively quickly when compared with previous years.  The highest sale this year took place at 2620 Riviera Drive which was located in the gated community of Irvine Cove in North Laguna.  This is one of my favorite neighborhoods since it has one of the most beautiful private beaches in all of Laguna Beach.  2620 Riviera Drive sold for $24,250,000 on 5/18/21 after being on the

Oct 28

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What a year 2021 has been for real estate sales in the Laguna Beach area of Orange County, California.  There were several reasons for the strong year that included record low interest rates, a low inventory of available homes on the market at any given time and the huge buyer demand for homes that started just months after the Covid stay at home order in March 2020.  The Laguna Canyon area is still one of the best and most affordable places to find homes that are located within the city limits of Laguna Beach.  This zip code is very much in high demand due to it's excellent schools and prestige of living in one of the most beautiful beach towns in Southern California.  

The lowest priced sale this far in 2021 has been located in the Terraces community

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