February 2012

Found 8 blog entries for February 2012.

Feb 28

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Laguna Beach home buyers are looking for various things when looking for a home in Laguna Beach, California. One of the more common requests we get is for a home with an ocean view that has a grassy backyard for pets and children to play. Often time this request allow comes for homes listed under $700,000 which can be a challenge with the below normal inventory and the number of homes that have both a grassy backyard and an ocean view in this price point. On Sunday, we were showing a buyer an ocean view home located in the Arch Beach Heights area of Laguna Beach. This bank owned home has ocean views from all three levels of the home as well a grassy backyard on the lower level. The top level is the main living & dining room that is an open concept…
Feb 25

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As the Laguna Beach housing inventory starts to increase we are starting to see some really incredible prices on single family homes.  Take for example this South Laguna Village Home that just came on the market as a short sale for $459,900 that offers two bedrooms and an incredibly beach close location and is currently the lowest priced single family home for sale In Laguna Beach.  Keep in mind with short sale listings that the offering price is not necessarily the final price the bank will accept on a home.   Prices for real estate listings are typically negotiated at first between the listing broker and the seller of the home.  In a short sale process the price that is picked between the owner and the agent and then offered for sale at will be…
Feb 22

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There is a strong sense in today's Laguna Beach Real Estate market that the economy is improving and buyer confidence is starting to rise.  Laguna Beach homes under $700,000 and hard to come by especially when looking for a single family home.  I was out showing a bank owned home in the Summit Ridge area located at 783 Summit Dr, Laguna Beach the other day and noticed the large traffic of agents and buyers wanting to take a look at this home.  Most single family homes in Laguna Beach that are located near the beach with ocean views under $700,000 rarely come on the market and when they do they typically will have multiple offers within a matter of days.  The buyer pool for these kind of homes is very large and buyers have been waiting for these kinds of

Feb 14

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Laguna Beach Ocean View Condos Can Be Found In 3 different areas of Laguna Beach from South to North Laguna and the Laguna Village area.  If you are looking for a beach close location then the condos located on the famous "Cliff Drive" should be on your list.  Cliff Drive is one of the more popular streets here in the North Laguna area of Laguna Beach with great ocean view homes and condos listed for sale.  If your budget allows up to $649,000 then you may be interested in a new ocean view condo that has come on the market on Cliff Drive.  Cliff Drive condos offer a quick walk to the main beach and is considered one of the more desirable locations in all of North Laguna.  Ocean View condos currently start at $245,000 and go all the way up to $3.5 million

Feb 9

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Laguna Beach is home to some of the most beautiful homes for sale in Southern California and the opportunity to buy bank owned foreclosure properties doesn't come around that often.  Currently there are 9 bank owned and foreclosure homes on the market right now in Laguna Beach.  Today, a buyer requested to see a bank owned home located 2063 Hidden Valley Canyon Rd in the Laguna Village area of Laguna Beach that is currently priced at $725,000.  At a cool 75 degrees today the ocean views in Laguna Beach could not be have been clearer.  During the showing the buyer quickly noticed the great exterior curb appeal with it's Mediterranean style villa architecture and classic Tuscan style lines.  Inside the home featured nice vaulted ceilings and large and

Feb 7

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When considering buying a ocean front short sale you have many choices in Southern California.  The south part of California yields some of the best places to buy ocean front homes from the San Diego beaches of La Jolla to the cliffs in Malibu, ocean front homes are plentiful.  If you are looking for a special place to live and considering the Orange County area there is no better place to find an ocean front short sale then Laguna Beach.  Home to one of the largest collection of oceanfront homes in all various price ranges.  Many of these ocean front homes are in small carved out streets that provide direct access to the beach.  Areas like Lagunita and Woods Cove are perfect examples of locations in Laguna Beach that provide beach living at it's best. 

Feb 5

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A once and a lifetime opportunity to own one of the premier properties in any given community only happens on very rare occasions.  For Laguna Beach, the premier ocean and beach front community is Emerald Bay, known as California's most desirable private beach enclaves.  Finding a luxury ocean front home on the front row takes time and patience as there are only a small collection of these unique homes.  Emerald Bay is located on the north boarder of Laguna Beach with homes surround the u shape of the bay.  Homes that sit majestically at the top of the cliff are known as the "front row" homes.  These direct ocean front homes have arguably the best views in all of Orange County. 

A new home has just been listed on the front row with commanding views

Feb 2

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Laguna Beach is home to some of the most spectacular homes in the entire country with homes located in the most expensive gated communities along the coast.  A great example of this is the luxury gated community of Irvine Cove.  If you have every driven the Pacific Coast Highway going from Laguna to Newport Beach then Irvine Cove is the last oceanfront community on the west side of the street before you enter into the Newport Beach city limits and into the Newport Coast & Crystal Cove neighborhoods.  Irvine Cove in Norh Laguna is similar to Emerald Bay with a natural bay setting with homes surrounding the bay.  Like Emerald Bay, access to this gated community is limited to residents only with no public beach.  The community is home to many association