Emerald Terrace Laguna Beach

We specialize in the Emerald Terrace Laguna Beach homes here in Laguna Beach, California  Emerald Terrace is located in the North Laguna area and known for its dramatic ocean view and beach close homes.  If you are looking for a premier location with great views then Emerald Terrace homes are worth a tour.

Found 13 blog entries about Emerald Terrace Laguna Beach.

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 18

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The Emerald Terrace neighborhood is filled with many contemporary home that over look the Pacific Ocean and offer stunning Catalina Island and sunset views.  The location is really ideal as it's situated in the upscale North Laguna area that is well regarded as one of the most desirable sections of town to live.  Because of this it is also features some of the most expensive homes for sale with top gated communities like Irvine Cove and Emerald Bay where homes listed over $20 million dollars is not uncommon.  The Emerald Terrace neighborhood dates back to the 1950's and early 60's when many of these houses were built.  During this period many considered these beach vacation properties and were often residents from the greater Los Angeles area.  Over the

Feb 25

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One beautiful place to find beachfront properties in Laguna Beach, California is on the street known as "Circle Way."  The street is located in the Emerald Terrace community in North Laguna Beach and is a circular street with an approximate 20 properties.  Many of these homes will have some views of the ocean with 4 select homes located on the beach front as pictured below.  This is one of my favorite locations where the beach is only well known to locals with great views of the cliffs side and the Twin Points Estate to the south. 

Circle Way Beachfront Homes For Sale in Laguna Beach, CA

A new beachfront listing has come on the market at 1379 Circle Way and is currently offered for sale for $11,395,000.  This is a multi-level home that features 4,500 square feet of living space with wonderful coastline 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

May 15

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One of the luxury's of buying a home in Laguna Beach is the extra perks that a home comes with.  Some of the most requested items are three to four garage plus home, wine cellar, gym, home theater and luxury pool and spa.  If you are wine enthusiast then buying a home with a custom wine cellar should be on your list.  Not all Laguna Beach homes will come with this unique feature so it's to work with a local realtor who knows the homes currently for sale that have this feature.  Contemporary and Mediterranean style luxury homes will typically tend to have wine cellars compared to other architectural style homes.   As a rule of thumb the more expensive the home is the better the chance the home will have these unique features.  Homes over $10 million

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

Oct 12

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If you are in the market to buy a fixer upper property in Laguna Beach you are not alone.  There is small percentage of buyers who would prefer to put their own stamp on a home rather than have the home completely finished to some one's else taste.  Their is typically a trade off for this type of buyer as they are looking for the very best deal that they can find.  These savvy buyers analyze the cost of the home plus the renovations they will have to do and figure out if the property will be worth more or less after and the renovations have been done on the home.  Most fixer upper home buyers would like to buy at a low price, do the necessary renovations and still be under market value.  That is the best case scenario for these buyers.  One of the most