Circle Drive Laguna Beach

We specialize in the Circle Drive Laguna Beach Oceanfront Homes For Sale in Laguna Beach, California.  Circle Drive is one of the premier oceanfront streets in Laguna Beach with spectacular Contemporary and Modern ocean front homes.

Found 10 blog entries about Circle Drive Laguna Beach.

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

Feb 19

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Circle Drive is a small street located in the South Laguna area of Laguna Beach.  The homes are located on a cliff formation that extends out to the Pacific Ocean as pictured below.  Thousands Steps Beach is located to the south of this community and the Woods Cove neighborhood located to the north.  The oceanfront views that can be found here are simply stunning with Contemporary and Mediterranean style homes that occupy the bluff.  Many of the homes located here share a private beach access which leads directly down to the beach with real estate prices normally starting above $5 million dollars for an ocean front property.  Over the years homes have been listed for north of $20 million dollars with a majority of the homes selling for under $10 million.

Apr 16

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The South Laguna Bluffs area is a small pocket of homes in Laguna Beach that are located on the ocean front or just blocks to the beach.  The Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach is situated in the middle of this community that offers a nice mixture of residential homes and condos.  There are several ocean front streets located in the South Laguna Bluffs area that include South Coast Hwy and Circle Drive.  Both of these streets offer ocean front homes that sit high on the bluff as pictured below.

South Laguna Bluffs Ocean View Homes in Laguna Beach, CA

There are also ocean front and ocean view condo buildings located in this area that include the luxury Laguna Lido building.  Condos here normally will be priced in the $2 to $3 million dollar range and offer resort style amenities including a community pool,

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

May 1

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Laguna Beach is well known for having the highest concentration of contemporary homes than any other beach town in Southern California.  With a current inventory of 74 contemporary homes on the open market for sale, Laguna Beach is the ideal spot for those who love this architectural design.  The word "contemporary" conjures up images of sleek lines and walls of glass for some people while other consider contemporary as wide open spaces with lots of curves and angels to the walls.  In Laguna Beach you will find three different types of contemporary homes known as soft contemporary, ultra contemporary and your classic contemporary homes with many of these offering ocean views.

Ultra Contemporary Homes in Laguna Beach, California

Ultra contemporary homes are to the extreme with hard angels and sleek

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

Jun 5

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If you are in the market to buy a home but looking to leverage your cash you may want to consider seller's who are open to doing a seller carry back.   What exactly is a seller carry back?  Instead of going through a traditional mortgage to buy a home the seller of the bank becomes the bank, in essence, and provides the buyer with an interest rate and terms for the amount that is to be borrowed.  Typically, a certain amount of down payment will be required in order for the seller carry back to work, in most cases this can be anywhere from 10 to 20% of the purchase price.  Most of it depends on the sellers motivation and the amount of equity the seller has in the property.  If the property is owned free and clear then you will have more negotiating room

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. 

Jan 11

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Many have asked if 2012 is a good time to buy a house in Laguna Beach.  As real estate inventory in Laguna Beach is reaching record lows the supply and demand for real estate is reaching a new high.  What does this mean for real estate prices?  Our experts don't believe that we will see an increase in pricing for 2012 but a very competitive market for prime properties priced at market value and offering ocean views or located on the ocean front.  We are currently seeing multiple buyers bidding one single properties especially in the short sale arena.  Short Sales are becoming the dominant way to seize a great deal in Laguna Beach but there are good and bad points about doing a short sale.  If you are patient and you act quickly when you see a good deal

Sep 26

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One of the premier oceanfront streets in the South Laguna Beach area is "Circle Drive."  If you are familiar with Laguna Beach then Circle Drive is located just north of the "Three Arch Bay" gated community in the very southern point of Laguna Beach.  Circle Drive is a very unique streets that extends out on a natural cliff area with homes located on the edge of this u shape street.  Circle Drive has a lot of history with a recent home that was listed as high as $35,000,000 last year.  Current homes are more modest in price with oceanfront homes ranging from $5,995,000 to $17,250,000.  A neat way to see this community is from an aerial view of 31877 Circle Dr that shows the cliff side homes.  If you are looking for an oceanfront home and considering the…