July 2014

Found 5 blog entries for July 2014.

Jul 30

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Rancho Laguna is a quiet residential neighborhood located at the top of Bluebird Canyon and just south of Temple Hills.   Due to the high elevation, the homes offer great ocean and canyon views.  One of the main reasons why buyers decide on this area is the private setting you get when you live here.  This is a very remote area at the top of the ridge which only receives traffic from those who live in the neighborhood.  The backdrop is simply beautiful with natural canyon's surrounding the entire community with coastal views in the horizon.

Home prices for ocean view properties in Rancho Laguna currently start at $1,450,000 for a three bedroom ocean view home that offers 2,328 square feet of living space.  A large selection of homes is rarely on the

Jul 23

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The Village area of Laguna Beach stretches from the Woods Cove area and continues to the Main Beach area is by far the most sought after residential area for homes in the one to two million range near the beach.  What makes this area so great is the location and the style of homes that can be found here.  First, the location is within a several block radius to the beach and the many shopping and resturants that line Coast Highway.  The homes in this area date back to the early part of the century with many Spanish and bunglaow style homes built in the 1920's.  Ocean view homes are best found closest to the beach as the topography tends to be rather flat and doesn't afford itself to having big ocean views.

Ocean View homes in this are currently start at

Jul 16

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Laguna Beach has a large inventory of older historic homes that were built at the turn of the century.  Many love these older homes for their historic charm and architectural details.  Others seek these homes out for their tax savings if they are covered under the Mills Act.  So what exactly is the Mills act and how does it save a homeowner money?  First, the Mills Act is an National organization that is set out to preserve these historic homes from destruction and modification.  They work with the state and federal government in lowering a homeowners tax base in care of these homes.  Laguna Beach has a lot of older homes but they are all not on the Mills Act.  A resident must submit an application to the Mills Act organziation to get approved before any

Jul 9

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Main Beach homes are located near the Main Beach Park and beach area near the center of Laguna Beach.  This is the true meeting spot for many who live in Laguna Beach with it's wide open views of the sandy beach and Pacific Ocean and the famous lighthouse that resides on Main Beach.  Homes that are found in this area will offer close proximity to the beach but will rarely have a huge ocean views due to the low topography of the area.  Finding a home here with an ocean view will command a premium in price as view and location are the most desirable items when looking for a home in Laguna Beach.

One of the best places to find ocean view properties in this area is on the oceanfront street of "Gaviota Drive."  This is a great street to find single family

Jul 2

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Situated in the Thousands Steps beach area in Laguna Beach is a rare offering for homes that are literally built and located on the sandy beach. There is very common to see this is neighboring beach towns like Newport Beach and Dana Point where homes have been built right on the sand. Laguna Beach is a much different topography with homes being built on the cliff side or on the ocean front and rarely on the sand. Thousands Steps Beach is located in the South Laguna area and actually has three homes that are located on the sand.

What makes this really unusual is that these homes are part of another home located at the top of the street known as "Coast Hwy." Since it literally takes 1000 steps to get down to the beach the homes have a cable system that