Laguna Beach Real Estate Blog

Sep 30

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Emerald Bay is well known for being one of the best places to find ocean view properties in all of Laguna Beach, California.  The market for homes located on the oceanfront in Emerald Bay is also picking up with the recent pending sale at 168 Emerald Bay priced at $20,995,000.  There is a lot of history to the oceanfront market here that explains some of these price jumps.  First, 168 Emerald Bay has had a rich history of home sales over the year.  

Back in 2007, this magnificent oceanfront estate home that features 5,750 square feet of living space sold for a record $19,000,000.  This was truly a record price at the time and right before the market went down.  The owners of that property then sold the property in 2012 for $16,000,000 a record price at

Sep 10

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Allview Terrace gated community is located in the North Laguna area of Laguna Beach, California.  This is a very small neighborhood of approximately 34 homes located on a quiet cul-de-sac street at one of the highest points in the northern section of Laguna Beach.  The majority of these homes were built in the mid 1960's and 1970's and modest size beach homes.  Most of the properties will average 3,000 square feet of living space with homes located high on the hill offering views of the Pacific Ocean.  The community does have a formal association with rules and regulations as association dues are paid on a yearly basis and average $750.00.  Children attend schools located in the Laguna Beach unified school district which include El Morro elementary,

Aug 26

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Laguna Beach is truly a special place with many vintage cottages that date back to the early part of the century.  These homes are typically on the small size that can average under 1,000 square feet.  What they lack in size they make up for in local charm and quality old world craftsmanship. The large majority of these homes are located near the beach in a one to three block radius.  Some of the features that are often found in the cottages include vaulted ceilings, white picket fence, small front and back yards, outdoor decks and hardwood flooring.

One of the unique things that is currently is happening in the downtown Laguna Beach area is putting the utilities poles and wires underground.  This will be done on a street by street basis with

Aug 19

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One of the most anticipated oceanfront homes has finally come on the market for sale in the Montage neighborhood in Laguna Beach, California.  One of only 7 homes that sit directly on the ocean front with unobstructed views and a ultra premium location next to the 5 start Montage Resort & Spa.  This amazing 9,500 square foot home is located on two levels and is one of the most dramatic houses to ever come on the market.  Built in 2010, the five bedroom, six bath home with two half baths offers high end finishes like exotic woods and a floating staircase that makes a grand entrance.  The video below showcases these finishes and gives an overall view of the entire residence.

Some of the true wow factors of the home are the illuminated onyx which

Aug 12

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Laguna Beach bridge houses are very rare but can be found in several locations that included Oak Street in Laguna Beach, California.  What exactly is a bridge house?  A bridge house is a home that is connected by a bridge between the garage and the main entrance to the house.  The garages are located at street level and blend in with homes located on that street.  Behind the garage is a bridge that connects the street level garage to the main part of the house as pictured below.  At the top of Oak Street there are three bridge houses that are built this way and offer a unique way to gain entrance to the home.  These are also some of the most photographed homes in Laguna Beach for their unique architectural design and historic charm.

Laguna Beach Bridge House

Laguna Beach Bridge House Garage View

The most

Jul 8

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Laguna Beach has many oceanfront communities and areas to choose from but very few offer coastline views of the South Laguna Coastline like 31713 Seacliff offers.  The Seacliff street jets out into the ocean and offers five unique properties that have some of the best views to be found in Laguna Beach.  The property is the very first home on this cliff side that offers direct steps down to Toutava Beach which is very hard to find in Laguna Beach.  The property spans 3,300 square feet on multiple levels that all offer coastline ocean and white water views.  A total of 5 large bedrooms, 4.5 baths and a guest casita make this a very unique oceanfront offering with a huge Master suite with it's own private ocean view deck, fireplace and walk-in closet.  The

Jun 24

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The Lower Bluebird area of Laguna Beach can surprisingly offer nice ocean views even though it's has a very rural and country feel to it.  Situated in the back hills area of Laguna Beach, the Lower Bluebird area is know for its simple but elegant homes that blend perfectly with the rural landscape.  Some of the best view properties are located on the lower streets that include Oriole Drive, Meadowlark Drive and Flamingo Road.  The higher you go up the more you are likely to have a large majority of canyon views with peek vistas of the Pacific Ocean.Real Estate prices in the Lower Bluebird area are typically in the low to mid one million dollar range with one ocean view home listed for sale at $1,150,000.  This is a two bedroom cottage that spans an

Jun 3

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The Woods Cove area of Laguna Beach, California is prominently known as one of  best places to the find oceanfront homes in the Laguna Village area.  One of the reasons for this is the close proximity to the downtown area that is filled with some of the best restaurants and retails stores in all of the beach towns in South Orange County.  Woods Cove main oceanfront street is known as "Ocean Way" which stretches a four block radius from Moss Street to Pearl Street with 22 luxury oceanfront homes that offer direct and unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.  Along this stretch is a cliff side that extends out to the ocean and is commonly referred to as Arch Point.  Arch Point has three homes that are located on this cliff side with the most impressive home

May 21

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Real Estate in Laguna Beach can be very expensive but there are still some neighborhoods where you can still find condos for sale under the $600,000 price point. A large majority of these properties can be found in the Laguna Village and South Laguna area where condos tend to be at a lower price point than other area of Laguna Beach.  A new listing has come on the market this week that provide one and two bedroom condos for sale under $600,000.  The unit is located in the popular Moss Point area which is great area near the beach where some of the oldest homes in Laguna Beach can be found.  240 Moss Street #11 is a small one bedroom condo that features 746 square feet of living space and offers views of the Pacific Ocean.  The location is really superb

May 14

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South Laguna has a nice selection of older historic properties that were built in the 1920's and 1930's.  Some of the oldest homes and neighborhoods exist in this area like the Three Arch Bay gated community that dates back to the early 1920's.  Other notable spots in South Laguna like Point Place offer coastline views that look directly below at Thousand Steps Beach.  As you can expect these historic properties were built in the most prime spots with many of these historic gems built on the ocean front and have commanding views of the Pacific Ocean like the famous Lighthouse house as pictured below.  

One of the most exciting new listings to come up is the historic Crawford Ranch home in South Laguna.  The home was built in 1927 and then featured in