Laguna Beach Real Estate Blog

Apr 10

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Laguna Beach is a unique city that has many small neighborhoods that offer private cul-de-sac locations where homes can be offered for sale.  Real Estate prices will vary a lot depending on where the home is located.  Some of these factors include the proximity to the beach, having an ocean view or not and the proximity to the downtown Village area.  Homes located at the southern end of the Laguna Beach will most likely be more affordable than those located north of downtown.  

Starting in South Laguna area several cul-de-sac neighborhoods like Coast Royal that are located just above Coast Highway and have incredible ocean views.  These homes have close proximity to West street beach, the Montage resort and the Monarch Beach area.  Other notable

Mar 8

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The real estate market in Laguna Beach continues to thrive with the combination of low inventory and a high number of buyers in the marketplace. We are working with a number of buyers who want to jump into the market but unable to find the right property at the right price.  With that being said there are a number of properties that are getting a lot of attention and have the potential for being a good deal for the right buyer.

The #1 most viewed property in Laguna Beach is an ocean view three bedroom home listed for $240,000.  What's the catch?  First, the home is located in the Laguna Terrace community which is a small neighborhood located by the Montage Oceanfront Resort that is filled with cute manufactured homes.  The distance to the beach is just

Feb 7

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The Emerald Bay community has two different sections which locals commonly refer to as Lower & Upper Emerald Bay.  The boundaries for these two sides are cleverly divided by the Coast Highway where the entrance to community is found.  Once you pass through the gates and hang to the right you will find the community clubhouse, tennis courts and large park area which are all found in the Upper section of Emerald Bay.  The road eventually leads down to the beach and the Lower Emerald Bay side.  For the most part homes are pretty much the same on both sides except for the ocean front properties.  Lower Emerald Bay features some of the most awe inspiring oceanfront views that can be found anywhere in Laguna Beach.  There are only a handful of these special

Jan 8

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Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach is located in the South Laguna area and is a popular area for ocean view and ocean front homes.  One of the upscale neighborhoods is the homes that are located above Thousands Steps Beach which is situated just south of the hospital. Oceanfront detached single family homes in this area currently start at $5,995,000 and go as high as $17,700,000.  There are also a popular ocean front condo complex called "Laguna Lido" that is located directly access the street from the hospital.  Beach front condos in this complex currently start at $2,200,000 for a two bedroom condo with 1,105 square feet and go up to $2,995,000 and for two bedroom condo with 1,154 square feet.

One of the most famous homes in this area is known as the

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.