Laguna Beach Real Estate Blog

Sep 20

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One of the premier streets in Laguna Beach when looking for an ocean view is Temple Hills Drive.  Real Estate prices in the Temple Drive community currently start just under $2.4 million dollars for mid-century modern one story ocean view home with three bedrooms, two bath and over 1,800 square feet of living space.  This is a pretty good price point for Laguna Beach considering it does have nice ocean views and location on a premier street in Laguna Beach.  What makes this area unique is it's hillside location that is one of the closest to the Downtown Laguna Beach area that is often referred to as the "Village" area of Laguna Beach.  If you have every spent any time in this area you know it's the hub of Laguna Beach with a lot of art galleries,

Aug 23

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One of the amenities that we are starting to see in many of the new construction luxury estate properties coming on the market for sale is having a private theater.  It seems like many of the upscale builders like to include a wine cellar, fitness room and a theater as some of the most requested bonus amenities in higher end homes.  From what I have seen these Theater rooms tend to be pretty grand with a large viewing screen, soft leather chairs and room for at least 10 people or more.  We did a quick search of properties that are currently for sale and found 8 homes that have a private Theater ranging from $4.5 to over $31 million dollars.  Several of these properties are located in the community of Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach.  Three Arch Bay is a 24

Jul 21

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The typography of Laguna Beach is really interesting as it arguably offers more ocean view properties due to it's rolling hillsides that overlook the Pacific Ocean.  When it comes to properties located on the ocean front there are many properties that are located high on a cliff that overlook the ocean but very few homes that are actually located on the sandy beach.  Neighboring towns like Dana Point and Newport Beach do have many properties located on the sand but finding one in Laguna Beach can be really tough.  There are a couple exceptions to this and the homes that are located on the sand are truly spectacular.

The first place to look is the Thousands Steps Beach area in the South Laguna area of Laguna Beach.  The area gets its name since there

Jun 24

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We are starting to see a turn in the real estate market as mortgage interest rates continue to go higher which ultimately slow down the number of properties selling.  Another major factor is the number of buyers would need the assistance of getting a loan in order to buy a home are now not participating in the market but the cost of mortgage payments have almost doubled since last year.  This is around the time where we start to see creative financing being offered as the cost of getting a loan is to expensive for most buyers.  One option that is coming around again is seller financing which negates the need to get a traditional mortgage loan from the bank.  Let me explain how this typically works.

First, the owner of the property essentially becomes

May 25

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The real estate market in Laguna Beach has started to make a shift as in most of the country with home staying on the market for a little longer than what we have seen in recent years.  One of the main reasons for this shift is a combination of factors which include increasing higher interest rates, decline in the stock market and an oversees International war.  It feels like we may be heading to more of a slow down here in Laguna Beach which will result in more inventory of homes on the market and the possibility of declining real estate asking prices.  For buyers who have to get a loan in order to buy a home here the cost and gone up significantly from just a year ago and it is expected to get more expensive as well.  Buyers will be looking for the best

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