Emerald Bay Laguna Beach

We specialize in the Emerald Bay Laguna Beach community here in Laguna Beach, California  Emerald Bay is known for it's oceanfront, ocean view and beach close homes as well being one of the most expensive Laguna Beach Real Estate community.

Found 85 blog entries about Emerald Bay Laguna Beach.

Dec 19

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The luxury real estate market in Laguna Beach, California saw some monumental sales with 2 of the top 3 sales selling for more than the highest sale last year in 2021.  One of the reasons for these sales as the big shift that we have been seeing in the past couple of years with low inventory and owners of properties looking to shift their money into different properties.  This changes are typically homes located near the water in prime locations throughout Laguna Beach including the luxury Emerald Bay gated community as well as the Montage Ocean Estates and the Three Arch Bay ocean front community.  The highest sale last year was just over $24 million with the following two properties topping that number.

66 Emerald Bay gets the nod for the highest

Aug 23

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One of the amenities that we are starting to see in many of the new construction luxury estate properties coming on the market for sale is having a private theater.  It seems like many of the upscale builders like to include a wine cellar, fitness room and a theater as some of the most requested bonus amenities in higher end homes.  From what I have seen these Theater rooms tend to be pretty grand with a large viewing screen, soft leather chairs and room for at least 10 people or more.  We did a quick search of properties that are currently for sale and found 8 homes that have a private Theater ranging from $4.5 to over $31 million dollars.  Several of these properties are located in the community of Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach.  Three Arch Bay is a 24

Jul 21

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The typography of Laguna Beach is really interesting as it arguably offers more ocean view properties due to it's rolling hillsides that overlook the Pacific Ocean.  When it comes to properties located on the ocean front there are many properties that are located high on a cliff that overlook the ocean but very few homes that are actually located on the sandy beach.  Neighboring towns like Dana Point and Newport Beach do have many properties located on the sand but finding one in Laguna Beach can be really tough.  There are a couple exceptions to this and the homes that are located on the sand are truly spectacular.

The first place to look is the Thousands Steps Beach area in the South Laguna area of Laguna Beach.  The area gets its name since there

Sep 21

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One of the most unique and historic property landmarks in all of the Laguna Beach is arguably Pyne Castle.  The 17 bedroom estate was originally built in 1931 and is truly one of the most amazing properties located in Southern California.  It would be similar to a Hertz Castle but located much closer to the beach.  It last seen on the market back in 2012 which is pretty amazing to see such an amazing property being listed for sale.  The castle itself is huge with an estimated 18,300 square feet of living space located on multiple levels according to our multiple listing service.  It features a total of 9 attached garages and located on a multi acre lot which is amazing when you think how valuable land is here in California by the beach.

The area where

Jun 22

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What a difference a year makes when it comes to vacation rentals.  In 2020, we saw a huge demand for those looking for vacation rental properties in Laguna Beach that often found multiple clients bidding against each other and driving up the prices for specific vacation summer months.  At that time it seemed like everyone was tired of staying in their home and with travel limited through the United States many turned to vacation within their own state, often choosing a beach front home where they could stay in a luxury residence during the pandemic.  Fast forward to 2021 where a lot of Americans have been vaccinated and feel more comfortable traveling the demand to find local vacation rental properties has dropped.  It's really a night and day difference

Feb 27

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Emerald Bay has always been synonymous with luxury real estate here in Laguna Beach is some truly amazing ocean front and view properties.  For the longest time many of the homes were only offered as long term leases but with the high demand for those looking for vacation rental home especially during the high season summer months you are starting to see more short term rentals in Emerald Bay.  One of the biggest reasons started last year with COVID caused many in California and throughout the United States to limited travel internationally.  This caused a huge demand for vacation rental homes located near the beach with Laguna Beach as an already popular tourist destination.  2020 was one of the best years for owners who were able to rent out their home

Nov 30

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One thing Laguna Beach is well known for having is a great views.  I personally think there is no better beach town in Southern California that can offer the outstanding views that many homes throughout this famous beach town of Laguna Beach.  The views can really be awe inspiring that often times include ocean, Catalina Island and sunset views.  Many local real estate agents like to advertise these homes as offering a 180 degree view.  If you look at the topography of Laguna Beach you will soon quickly realize this is actually true since many of the properties are located on a hillside that offer wonderful panoramic views.  Neighborhoods like Temple Hills are great places to find many of these type homes that command a premium in price due to the large

Aug 26

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One of the newest features added to our MLS is being able to view coming soon listings.  These properties are technically not active on the market and are in the pre-marketing stage of being put on the market.  The coming soon feature was added so agents can get there home available to other real estate agents and potential clients while they are getting their professional photos and other marketing materials together.  The advantage of doing it this way for agents is that the days on the market will not start counting until it's officially switches to active.  If you have been familiar with real estate for awhile these were commonly known as pocket listings where real estate agents would only share these potential properties to clients they are currently

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