Abalone Point Laguna Beach

Abalone Point is located in an exclusive area of the Irvine Cove community in Laguna Beach, California.  Irvine Cove is a 24 hour guard gated community with some of the finest oceanfront amenities.

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Aug 13

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Buying a home in Laguna Beach can be tricky when deciding on which neighborhood to live and the best time to buy.  There are pros and cons to buying at different times of the year in Laguna Beach and often depends on how the current real estate market is doing.  It's first important to establish if the market is a buyers or a seller's market.  A buyers market means that homes will sit on the market longer than usual.  Buyers don't have to rush into buying a home and can often negotiate with the seller off the listing price.  In a seller's market properties are selling very fast and the owners are in control on who they sell it and the price they think the market will bear.  

Most of the homes in Laguna Beach will come on the market between January

Mar 7

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When Real Estate agents take a listing it is usually for a 6 or 12 month period.  Of course, this can be any length of time that the owner wants as we have seen it as short as one month when the owner really wants to get it sold right away.  After this set amount of time when the property does not sell it goes off the market and is considered an "expired listing."  Be prepared when this happens as dozens of real estate agents who's sole job is to call on expired listings will start calling you non-stop the morning after the home expires.  

These agents make a living trying to convince owners why their home didn't sell and to use them the next time around.  What most seller's don't realize is that these types of agents have very good phone skills but

Nov 7

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What a record year for home sales in Laguna Beach this year.  With a strong economy and comes record sales for ocean front properties with 3 home sales over $30 million dollars this year.  The 3 sales occurred in the communities of Irvine Cove and Victoria Beach.  The three properties are not new to the market as they have been on the market at previous times but what makes this unique is that all 3 homes sold in the same calendar year for record prices, all with commanding ocean front views.  2018 was a great year for real estate in Laguna Beach and here is a quick recap of the most expensive homes sold in Laguna Beach.

Two of the three sales occurred in the Irvine Cove community.  First, 2471 Riviera Drive sold for $35,820,000 after being on the

Dec 31

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The Laguna Beach Real Estate market was in full swing in 2014 as home sales continued to rise and the luxury home market saw some really big sales this year.  The most expensive sale was located at 2675 Riviera Dr which is located in the plush Irvine Cove gated community.  The oceanfront estate located on the bluff front on Abalone Point sold for a record $23.6 million on 6/16/2014.  The home featured four bedrooms, five baths and 11,722 square feet of three different levels.  This was one of many homes that came on the market in the Abalone Point area with one neighboring home marketed for as high as $65 million.

Most Expensive Home Sale in Laguna Beach, California for 2014

The second highest price home sale was located at 176 Emerald Bay which sold for $15,075,000 on 9/22/2014.  This is just shy of last years

Oct 1

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Irvine Cove in Laguna Beach is the premier gated community and Laguna Beach, California that currently features 3 homes priced over $36,000 with two homes over $49 million dollars. What draws in these huge price points? First, it's all about location. Irvine Cove is ideally located at the very edge of Laguna Beach and has breathtakingly large cliffs near Abalone Point that cascade down to the Pacific Ocean as pictured below. Homes are built as the top of these bluffs and have 180 degree panoramic views.  The community wraps around the two cliffs on both the north and south side of the neighborhood forming a small bay area which creates it's own private beach. 

Aerial Photography of Irvine Cove Community in Laguna Beach, CA

There is a small section on the south side of the community that offers 5 beach front homes

Dec 11

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The Abalone Community is a luxury neighborhood behind the gates of the Irvine Cove community in Laguna Beach, California.  The land contains 13 large luxury properties that were hand picked by the Irvine company many years ago.  They have remained within the family until several years ago when several of the homes started coming up for sale.  Today, 4 of the 13 homes are currently available for sale between $14.5 to $65 million dollars.

Today, an open house was held at 2620 Riviera Drive in the Abalone Point neighborhood.  The home is very large with 9,000 square feet of living space on 3 separate levels and currently listed for sale for $14,500,000.  The home is very grand in the Mediterranean style and features wonderful ocean views from various rooms

Jun 12

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A lot has changed in the real estate market in Laguna Beach with inventory going down and home prices going up.  This is especially true for ocean front properties in Laguna Beach that never seems to loose it's allure to luxury home buyers.  In the past 12 months we have seen record sales but high and low for these kind of properties. 

On the low side, a Three Arch Bay ocean front home sold for $4,460,000.  I showed this house to a client of mine from Minnesota and he was shocked to learn that this 1,886 square foot 3 bedroom home had sold for this price point.  I explained that most ocean front home prices typically start around $4.5 million and up and this is a perfect example of this irregardless of the size of the home. 

On the high side, an ocean

Mar 29

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What a difference a couple years makes for real estate in the Irvine Cove community.  In the last several months we have two homes in the Irvine Cove community listed as the most expensive homes in Laguna Beach with a brand new listing for $31.5 million dollars making Irvine Cove home to 4 homes listed over the $30 million dollar price point.  Has Irvine Cove become a $30 million dollar plus community?

Irvine Cove 30 Million Dollar Home | Laguna Beach Real Estate

All of these high end homes are located on the ocean front in the area known as Abalone Point which was originally designated to the Irvine Family.  The home where you will find the $65 million dollar ocean front home was originally one large parcel that was then divided up into 3 lots.  Home sales in the Irvine Cove has been strong in the last 12 months

Mar 27

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Everyone from real estate agents to home buyers are talking about the low inventory of housing in Southern California and how frustrating it is to find a suitable property at a reasonable price in today's real estate market.  A lot of times these hidden gems may be out there but not visible on the open real estate market and hidden from being seen anywhere on the Internet.  Sometimes the best deals are those that are on "hold" status for one reason or another.

A real estate agent will put a home "on hold" for a wide range of reasons.  Sometimes seller's will have some kind of an emergency come up and still want to sell the home but are unable to cooperate with showings during a short period of times.  In other cases we see a lot of short sale and bank

Mar 13

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What an amazing last couple of weeks we have had for luxury real estate listings in the Irvine Cove area of Laguna Beach.  On March 4th, 2013 we saw the highest price home come on the market in Laguna Beach for $65,000,000 as pictured below. This 17,000 square foot ocean front home has recently finished construction in 2010 and boasts being the "possibly the largest Laguna Beach Ocean Front Estate."

Irvine Cove 65 Million Dollar Home | Laguna Beach Real Estate

The home was being offered for sale several months back but never officially came on the  market until last week.  The home sits on the ocean front street of Riviera in the luxury guard gated community of Irvine Cove.  In the last couple of years we have seen a surge of construction in this area possibly due to the increasing prices in this community.

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