Laguna Beach is widely known for it's architecture with some of the most diverse collection of architectural homes in Southern California. No matter what architectural style that you are looking for Laguna Beach is sure to have what you are looking for. One of unique style homes in Laguna Beach is the Carriage House style. Carriage Houses offer the charm and personality of classic vintage homes often times built in the early part of the century. The Laguna Village is a great place to find these carriage house style homes that often times have two to three bedrooms. We are happy to see a new Carriage House style home to come on the market in the Laguna Village area with two homes on one lot, ocean views and offered for sale as a short sale for $1,350,000! The listing shows that they are currently talking back-up offers which is a great sign that the Laguna Beach real estate market is alive and well with only being on the market for 6 days! Opportunities like this do come on the market from time to time so it's best to be prepared and make a quicker offer when short sales come on the market. Keep in mind that short sales only submit one offer to the bank so make sure you are the first offer in and make a strong offer to the seller. Short sales do provide excellent avenues for finding Laguna Beach homes below market value.