Laguna Beach Real Estate Blog

Dec 6

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The Laguna Village area covers a large part of the beach frontage in Laguna Beach, California and is considered one of the best places to find ocean front homes.  The boundaries of this area begin at the south end of Victoria Beach and continue north to the Main Beach Park which is in the very center of town.  Homes along the beach here will often be multi-story homes that sit just above the sandy beach and have commanding views of the Pacific Ocean.  The Bravo TV series "Real Estate Wars" features two local real estate teams from the Orange County area and recently aired a listing that was located on the ocean front in the Laguna Village area.  The home pictured below and located at 160 Saint Anns Dr was originally listed and sold by the McMonigle Team

Nov 8

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Crescent Bay is a beautiful spot located between Shaw's cove and Emerald Bay in the plush North Laguna neighborhood.  Ocean Front homes located in this area have commanding ocean and coastline views and rarely come on the market for sale.  There are a total of 3 ocean front streets in this area and known as Circle Way, Crescent Bay Drive and Mcknight Drive.  The latter is where one current ocean front home is currently on the market for sale at $12,450,000 and listed by the McMonigle Group corporation.  

The three bedroom, four bath home features a total of 3,212 square feet and located on 0.18 acre ocean front lot.  The tip of the home is located at Crown Point which features just a few select ocean properties that typically look north towards the

Oct 17

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Laguna Beach offers a wide variety of properties from majestic ocean front homes located above the crashing waves to small beach cottages located in the heart of the city.  We often get requests for clients looking for homes that offer a guest casita.  This is typically done to accommodate extend family members who prefer to have separate living quarters from the regular part of the house.  It's also ideal for those have have many friends and visitors to the home who want to stay in private accomodations.  As you can image with all the high end luxury homes that exist in Laguna Beach many of the guest houses can be very elaborate and offer the ultimate in luxury living.  

A good example of this is a home that's currently on the market in the gated

Sep 8

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It's amazing what a couple years will make when looking at real estate prices in Laguna Beach, California.  Back in 2015, there were still a lot of choices for buyers looking under the $600,000 price range.  Progress to the end of the summer 2017 and only a handful of properties will come on the market in this price range as prices have really soared in the last couple of years.  Does this mean that we are headed into another real estate bubble?  A lot of people think so but they also feel it won't be the huge correction like we saw in 2008.  One reason for that is that banks are not giving out loans to everyone like they used to.  If you have ever applied for a loan in the last 10 years you know how strict banks have become.  This will hopefully

Aug 17

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Once when you thought a great listing had been sold and no longer available it comes back on the market for sale.  This is the case of the famous "Rock House" that is located at 31107 Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.  Back in November of 2014 is the first time we saw this very unique oceanfront home come on the market that featured curved rooms and angular architectural details that would make this an "ultra-contemporary" home in most design conversations.  At that time the home was on the market for $15,000,000 which was a very aggressive price considering a lot of ocean front properties in that time frame were selling between $5 to $8 million dollars.  The home was on the market for almost a year and had one price reduction down to $12 million which did

Jul 10

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Located in the Laguna Village area is a house that is commonly referred to as "The Mermaid House."  The name refers to a time when a large majority of the homes in Laguna Beach where smaller bungalow style properties that were built in the rise of the 1920's.  Nowadays, we call these "Tiny Houses" expect these historic homes offer a world of charm and character that you won't find in today's newer construction homes.

How small is the home?  Well, for starters it features a total of two bedrooms, one full and one half bath with a total of 788 square feet of living space.  With the current list price of $1,395,000 this equates to $1,770.30 per square foot.  Sound expensive?  It may sound like a bargain depending on what part of the country you live in.

Jun 8

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Technology has really changed the way we live in today's world that allow us to connect to the world through a phone or tablet.  This advanced technology has creeped into our home automation making everything work through an iPhone or iPad.  It makes our life easier and can control many things in the house even if we are not home at the time.  These custom features used in a property is often called a "Smart Home."  The word has become a big selling feature in the real estate industry and seen in many high end homes for marketing purposes.  Younger buyers almost expect this type of technology to be in a home and it's a big negative if it's not.

Laguna Beach offers many luxury properties on the market for sale that market this Smart Home technology in

May 11

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The Laguna Beach high school is ideally located in the heart of the downtown area of Laguna Beach which is often referred as "The Village" area.  The Village offers a lot of older historic homes that date back to the early part of the 1920's with a variety of architectural styles that include Craftsman, Spanish and Tudor styles.  Laguna Beach is basically made up of three different areas that include North Laguna, South Laguna and the Village.  The Village offers real estate prices that are between the more affordable South Laguna and the ultra-expensive North Laguna.  Some of the perks about living in this area is the close proximity to the downtown Village shopping filled with great restaurants, galleries and small boutique shopping.  It's also just

Apr 7

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A home located in the Three Arch Bay community has just gone up for auction with a starting bid at $3 million dollars.  Situated in the Lower Three Arch Bay neighborhood, the four bedroom, three and a half bath home features 2,993 square feet of living space and located on a 13,045 square foot lot.  At this asking price it's just over $1,000 per square foot for a single family home that was built in 1968.

The two story homes features clean lines with lots of windows to let in the natural light.  It's reminiscent of a mid-century modern home expect for being located on two levels.  Everything has been nicely updated in this home with a grommet kitchen with stainless steel appliances accented with black countertops.  The master bedroom features a huge

Mar 10

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Rarely do we see a detached single family home come on the market in Laguna Beach for under $4 million dollars but this week buyers have the opportunity to own a home directly above the sandy beach in South Laguna.  31081 Coast, Laguna Bech is currently on the market for $3,999,000.  It was listed 7 days ago and is the talk of the town among local real estate agents and buyers alike.  The 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features 1,536 square feet and located on a 6,750 ocean front lot that offers beach access.

A lot of buyers have been asking us what is the catch?  Well, the home was built in 1956 and is being sold "as-is" and for land value which means the actual interior living space is possibly far from turnkey.  This is a one level home that can be seen in