June 2011

Found 30 blog entries for June 2011.

Jun 30

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There are many benefits in investing in a duplex for sale in Laguna Beach, California.  For many, living in one unit and collecting rent from the other unit to help pay for the mortgage is a smart way to buy a home in California.  With home prices well above other parts of the country, buying a duplex makes the home buying process a little easier.  For others, like real estate investors, renting out both sides as an investment property makes more sense.  Numbers are crunched and potential rental income is compared to what taxes and insurances will cost  you on a monthly basis.  To make this work in California a large down payment is usually required.  The payout is the long term investment of property values going up at a higher increased rate than other…
Jun 29

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Many of the luxury homes for sale in Laguna Beach, California come with luxury swimming pools as an added bonus to the home.  If you are in the market for a Laguna Beach property with a pool you will be pleasantly surprised to know that over 100 properties fit that criteria.  From luxury gated communities to small beach cottages, Laguna Beach homes with pools offers a wide selection to choose from.  As the climate in Laguna Beach is an even 72 degree for most of the years cooling off to escape the heat is something that is not necessary in Southern California.  Swimming pools are considered a luxury and homes with pools can be a negative or a positive depending on the lifestyle of the home buyer looking at your home.   No matter what your preference,…
Jun 28

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Most of our Laguna Beach CA Home buyers want the best of all worlds.  Finding a home with a great ocean view that you can also easily walk to the beach is the perfect match for a lot of real estate buyers here in Laguna Beach, California.  A newly listed home has just come on the market in the Alta Vista community in Laguna Beach.  Alta Vista is a great ocean view community that is located just a couple streets from Pacific Coast Highway and then a short block to the beach.  The location of the Alta Vista neighborhood is directly above the famous Victoria Beach community.  Oceanfront homes in Victoria Beach will sell for well above $5 million dollars and most home buyers on a budget will elect to purchase an ocean view property located just east of

Jun 27

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If you are in the market to buy newly constructed ocean view homes in Laguna Beach, Ca you will be happy to learn about a newly listed home that has come on the market in Laguna Beach, California.   The home is located in the Coast Royal neighborhood in Laguna Beach directly above Aliso Beach in Laguna Beach, CA.  The Coast Royal community lends itself to an easy walk to the newly constructed Montage Residences at the Montage Resort & Spa.  You are also just minutes to the downtown Laguna Beach Village area with plenty of shops and restuarants.  To date, there are 3 new construction homes for sale in Laguna Beach ranging from $1,950,000 to $3,850,000.  For more information on new construction homes in Laguna Beach please contact us today at 949-355-1622. …
Jun 26

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One of the best ways to buy a house in today's real estate market is to buy a home with all the furniture already in place.  Buying Houses Completely Furnished is a smart thing for real estate investors looking to buy and then rent out homes as vacation rentals.  Many times in a home purchase the furniture may be available for sale which will save you time and money if you already like what how the current owner has decorated the home.  We often see out of town buyers who also like the idea of being able to buy the furniture due to time restrictions and money.  A newly listed home in Upper Three Arch Bay neighborhood is available for sale with the option to buy the home completely furnished.    Here is a couple of things to remember when buying furniture…
Jun 25

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Finding a Laguna Beach CA Short Sale Townhome for under $400,000 can be difficult with the low inventory of homes on the market right now.  As of June 25th of 2011, there are currently 415 homes for sale with 60 of those homes being listed as short sales.  Distressed properties are now a part of the Laguna Beach Real Estate market and can be an avenue to find below market value properties.  A newly listed short sale home has come on the market in the "Terraces Laguna Beach" community.  If you are not familiar with Laguna Beach then it's important to realize that these condos are located about 5-10 minutes into the downtown area of Laguna Beach.  Located just north of the 73 freeway and boarding Aliso Viejo, California.  If you don't mind the commute and

Jun 24

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Rarely do we see property come on the market in Laguna Beach that offers beautiful ocean views with a large parcel of land.  Land is a scarce commodity and homes that are situated on more than one acre of land are very desirable in Southern California.  A newly listed Laguna Beach ocean view home has come on the market boasting over 7,000 square feet of living space on over four acres of land.  If you are new to the Laguna Beach Real Estate market, Top of the World is an area with stunning contemporary homes and majestic views.  The name truly comes with it's merit as you do feel like you are on top of the world, literally!  Very high up on the hillside are hill top homes that have commanding views of the pacific ocean, catalina island the Southern

Jun 23

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Secret Cove is one of the hidden gems in Laguna Beach with majestic homes sitting directly on top of the cliff side in South Laguna Beach.  This birdseye view of Secret Cove shows many of the oceanfront homes in this Laguna Beach area just north of the oceanfront complex of the Laguna Lido.  If you are looking for an waterfront in Laguna Beach then you will be pleasantly surprised of the great selection and variety of ocean front homes on the market.  Oceanfront homes start at $825,000 for an oceanfront condo in the Blue Lagoon to a $32,500,000 oceanfront craftsman home in the Montage Ocean Estates community.  Other notable oceanfront communities like Three Arch Bay, Lagunita and Emerald Bay offer a great selection of beachfront and oceanfront homes with

Jun 22

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What can you buy for $20 Million in Laguna Beach, Caifornia?  Home prices in Laguna Beach, CA currently go as high as $32 million for a private residence at the Montage Resort & Spa in South Laguna Beach.  For just over $20 million dollars you have the choice of front row oceanfront property at the Montage Resort built in the Craftsman style.  You also can buy an oceanfront home in Laguna Beach that looks directly on to the beach at Emerald Bay with two levels of direct ocean views in one of the most exclusive communities in Laguna Beach.  If beachfront is not for you then $20 million will also buy you an 12 acre estate home that overlooks the pacific ocean in South Laguna Beach.  Finally, for just under $20 million you can buy an oceanfront home in the

Jun 21

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Rarely do we see bank owned properties come up for sale in the Laguna Beach CA Real Estate marketplace.  With a total of 418 listings in Laguna Beach, only 5 of these properties are bank owned foreclosure homes for sale.  With such a small number of homes, real estate investors and Laguna Beach home buyers have been chasing after short sales.  The problem with short sales is that you have to wait for the short sale to be approved by the bank which can take several months.  If you are looking for a deal and would like to be in the home before the end of summer then looking at bank owned properties is the right thing to do.  A newly listed Laguna Beach CA Bank Owned home has just come on the market and features great ocean views with lots of potential.  The