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.

Found 16 blog entries about Abalone Point Laguna Beach.

Apr 20

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One of the hottest trends right now are 3D virtual home tours.  Since most showings are very limited agents in Laguna Beach are now making sure they every listing they have on the market comes with a virtual tour.  We checked all of the recent listings in Laguna Beach that have come on the market in the last week and every single one had a virtual tour.  The most popular virtual tour company by far is by Matterport which shows a 3D image of the property as if you were looking above the house and allows the consumer to walk through every single room as if they were at the house.  This makes a lot of sense since we have been getting a lot of calls lately of potential buyers asking for the virtual tour links of any given property.

One of the additional

Nov 21

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We were just contacted by a client who is looking for off market condos in the Laguna Beach area.  Her main criteria is that she wanted a condo with spectacular views with a lot of building amenities.  Right now is considered our off season as many owners have decided to take their home off the market for the holidays.  Our typical selling season starts right after the first of the year and continues through the end of September.  The months of October, November and December are normally slower even through homes continue to sell just at a slower pace.  Even though a lot of owners take their home off the market for the holidays doesn't mean that they don't want to sell anymore.  A good real estate agent will have access to these properties and be able to

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