Laguna Beach Real Estate Blog

Apr 24

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One of the most famous and true landmark estate home has gone on the market for $75 million according to the Wall Street Journal.  The home is located in the upscale North Laguna area and features two points that span 74,052 square feet according to Realist Tax records.  The name "Twin Points" gets it's name from the two separate sections of land that stretch out into the Pacific Ocean.  The estate has been family owned since 1930 when the estate was purchased by the Contino family.  This is a true prize real estate offering and a one of a kind property.

Twin Points Estate In Laguna Beach, California

The listing is the highest priced listing in Laguna Beach and trumps the previous list price of a $65 million estate home located in the gated community of Irvine Cove in Laguna Beach.  Over the years

Apr 16

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Just several years ago buying a home in Laguna Beach could be done through various methods that included short sales, bank owned and foreclosure properties.  In the last two years the real estate market in Laguna Beach has improved significantly and days are almost gone for seeing any kind of distressed property for sale.  One of the few remaining methods for finding homes that need to sell is through a trust or trustee sale.  A trustee sale is basically when a property is being sold by a trust often times when an owner of a property passes away.  Properties that are set up in a trust are done for tax purposes and are sold by a trustee that has been appointment by the trust to be the authorized person to sell the home.  While these homes are not

Apr 8

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Laguna Beach is a unique town that has certain descriptions to describe various types of houses.  One of the local terms found here is the phrase "Laguna Beach Charmer."  In essence, this means a small cottage style home with that is often built in the 1920's and 30's that still retains a lot of the charm and personality of when it was first originally built.  This often includes original hardwood flooring, wood beam ceilings, charming patio and yards and a prime location in the downtown area of Laguna beach.

These homes can be rather small and often only feature only 500 square feet of living space with a single bedroom.  Real Estate prices for these charming homes can be relatively high compared to other beach towns in Orange County and currently

Apr 1

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A live auction of a California Cove home will be taking place on April 5th at 12pm with a starting bid at $650,000 for a three bedroom single family home in Laguna Beach!  The home offers three large bedrooms plus a bonus loft with two and a half bath with a total 1,665 square feet of living space.  The home is very light and bright with a lot of windows and wonderful vaulted ceilings in the living room.  A floor to ceiling fireplace accents these large windows with a nice spiral staircase leading to the second level of the home.  The Master bedroom is large and comes with it's own private deck.  There is also a nice courtyard area to the home.

The California Cove community is ideally located off the 73 freeway in Laguna Beach and is approximately 15

Mar 25

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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. 

Mar 18

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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

Mar 4

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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

Feb 25

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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…
Feb 19

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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.

Feb 11

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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