Laguna Beach Real Estate Blog

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

Nov 30

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One thing Laguna Beach is well known for having is a great views.  I personally think there is no better beach town in Southern California that can offer the outstanding views that many homes throughout this famous beach town of Laguna Beach.  The views can really be awe inspiring that often times include ocean, Catalina Island and sunset views.  Many local real estate agents like to advertise these homes as offering a 180 degree view.  If you look at the topography of Laguna Beach you will soon quickly realize this is actually true since many of the properties are located on a hillside that offer wonderful panoramic views.  Neighborhoods like Temple Hills are great places to find many of these type homes that command a premium in price due to the large

Oct 27

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One of the best places to find rental homes in the Laguna Beach area is a neighborhood called Victoria Beach.  This is especially true for those looking for a short term rental as many of the homes are being rented on a monthly basis.  We did a quick search and did find some that were wanting a 12 month lease but the vast majority were looking for lease terms much shorter than that.  Victoria Beach has a unique location that offers beach front and ocean views homes that are within a short distance to the beach.  One of the biggest tourist attractions in this neighborhood is the historic lighthouse that is pictured below that brings a lot of people to this area.  It's also one of the fewest places in Laguna Beach where you will find homes located directly

Sep 29

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Every year we get a lot of rental requests for those wanting to vacation in the Laguna Beach area during the summer months.  This year was especially busy due to COVID as many of our clients wanted to get out of the current home and stay in a much nicer place while still being in California.  One of the top communities that was most requested was the Three Arch Bay community.  Three Arch Bay is one of the top gated communities in Laguna Beach which is located on the south end of town.  It's one of the few neighborhoods in Laguna Beach that has two different sections to it with two separate guard gates.  Every time I have visited this community the security has been very strict and access is only allowed for owners and their guests.  Many people try to

Aug 26

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One of the newest features added to our MLS is being able to view coming soon listings.  These properties are technically not active on the market and are in the pre-marketing stage of being put on the market.  The coming soon feature was added so agents can get there home available to other real estate agents and potential clients while they are getting their professional photos and other marketing materials together.  The advantage of doing it this way for agents is that the days on the market will not start counting until it's officially switches to active.  If you have been familiar with real estate for awhile these were commonly known as pocket listings where real estate agents would only share these potential properties to clients they are currently

Jul 28

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Laguna Beach is one of the few locations in Orange County, California where you can find homes that are located on the sand.  Neighboring beach towns like Newport Beach will also have beach front homes but often times have a boardwalk right in front of them.  Back in the 1960's it wasn't uncommon to build homes that were located literally on the sand in Laguna Beach.  Popular neighborhoods like Victoria Beach are a perfect example of where you can find these beachfront homes that have a lot to offer.  Of course, real estate in Laguna Beach is never cheap and you will pay a huge premium to have one located right on the beach.  A great example of this is a new listing that just came on the market in Victoria Beach and located at 2800 Ocean Front.  It

Jun 24

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The Vacation rental season in Laguna Beach has been really crazy this year in part due to COVID19 which has caused many people to consider staying in a luxury residence this summer.  It seems like long gone are the days of jumping on a plane and traveling to a far destination to your favorite vacation spot instead the hottest trend is to find travel destinations that are within a days driving distance.  That's what we have seen this summer are a lot of California residents looking to vacation along the beach in many of the beach towns in Southern California.  Of course, Laguna Beach is a top destination for many as it's considered one of the most beautiful beach towns along the coast.  Due to the high demand this year we have seen a huge surge of clients

May 22

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One of the most beautiful ocean views in the Village area of Laguna Beach can be found on Cleo Street.  Specifically, 150 Cleo Street offers 3 levels of condos that have some really inspiring ocean views.  The location is at the corner of Sleepy Hollow Lane and Cleo Street on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway.  From this location is just a matter of blocks to the downtown area of Laguna Beach with great restaurants, galleries and boutique retail stores.  This is also the same area as the Main Beach area that tends to be the main hangout spot in Laguna Beach for tourists and locals alike.  Condos rare comes on the market for sale here but there are currently two condos that are on the market for vacation rentals.  Vacation rentals have seen a huge

Apr 20

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One of the hottest trends right now are 3D virtual home tours.  Since most showings are very limited agents in Laguna Beach are now making sure they every listing they have on the market comes with a virtual tour.  We checked all of the recent listings in Laguna Beach that have come on the market in the last week and every single one had a virtual tour.  The most popular virtual tour company by far is by Matterport which shows a 3D image of the property as if you were looking above the house and allows the consumer to walk through every single room as if they were at the house.  This makes a lot of sense since we have been getting a lot of calls lately of potential buyers asking for the virtual tour links of any given property.

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