Laguna Beach Cottages

Laguna Beach Cottages are one of the most sought after real estate in Laguna Beach.  Laguna Beach Cottages will range from vintage homes to small beach bunaglows.  You will find Laguna Beach Cottages in most areas of Laguna Beach, California.

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Jun 24

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We are starting to see a turn in the real estate market as mortgage interest rates continue to go higher which ultimately slow down the number of properties selling.  Another major factor is the number of buyers would need the assistance of getting a loan in order to buy a home are now not participating in the market but the cost of mortgage payments have almost doubled since last year.  This is around the time where we start to see creative financing being offered as the cost of getting a loan is to expensive for most buyers.  One option that is coming around again is seller financing which negates the need to get a traditional mortgage loan from the bank.  Let me explain how this typically works.

First, the owner of the property essentially becomes

May 25

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The real estate market in Laguna Beach has started to make a shift as in most of the country with home staying on the market for a little longer than what we have seen in recent years.  One of the main reasons for this shift is a combination of factors which include increasing higher interest rates, decline in the stock market and an oversees International war.  It feels like we may be heading to more of a slow down here in Laguna Beach which will result in more inventory of homes on the market and the possibility of declining real estate asking prices.  For buyers who have to get a loan in order to buy a home here the cost and gone up significantly from just a year ago and it is expected to get more expensive as well.  Buyers will be looking for the best

Jan 25

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The Three Arch Bay community is home to some of the most beautiful estate homes in Laguna Beach that can offer wonderful ocean views.  This is one of the oldest gated neighborhoods in this coastal beach town of Laguna Beach with some historic homes that date back nearly 100 years old.  Since there is a wide variety of homes found here it's not uncommon to find smaller beach cottages that are located within walking distance to the beach.  Some of the smallest cottages found here will feature only 1 bedroom with a select homes offering ocean views.  The assumption would be that since the home is much smaller than other homes in the neighborhood that there should be a deep discount on the purchase price.  Listing prices are often a factor of a variety of

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

Mar 24

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Laguna Beach is well known for having some of the most expenpsive and exclusive gated communities in Laguna Beach.  Gated neighborhoods like Emerald Bay, Irvine Cove and Three Arch Bay can have homes listed well above $20 million dollars.  There are also smaller gated communities that still offer a secure gated entrance but with far less formality.  One of these smaller neighborhoods that even most locals may not know about is the Hidden Valley Canyon community.   If you are familiar with the city of Laguna Beach imagine driving up Temple Hills Drive and then coming back down Park Avenue.  About halfway done is a small gated street called Hidden Valley Canyon road.  Homes in this community city date back to the 1920's and have a lot of charm and character

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

Oct 17

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Laguna Beach offers a wide variety of properties from majestic ocean front homes located above the crashing waves to small beach cottages located in the heart of the city.  We often get requests for clients looking for homes that offer a guest casita.  This is typically done to accommodate extend family members who prefer to have separate living quarters from the regular part of the house.  It's also ideal for those have have many friends and visitors to the home who want to stay in private accomodations.  As you can image with all the high end luxury homes that exist in Laguna Beach many of the guest houses can be very elaborate and offer the ultimate in luxury living.  

A good example of this is a home that's currently on the market in the gated

Jul 10

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Located in the Laguna Village area is a house that is commonly referred to as "The Mermaid House."  The name refers to a time when a large majority of the homes in Laguna Beach where smaller bungalow style properties that were built in the rise of the 1920's.  Nowadays, we call these "Tiny Houses" expect these historic homes offer a world of charm and character that you won't find in today's newer construction homes.

How small is the home?  Well, for starters it features a total of two bedrooms, one full and one half bath with a total of 788 square feet of living space.  With the current list price of $1,395,000 this equates to $1,770.30 per square foot.  Sound expensive?  It may sound like a bargain depending on what part of the country you live in.

May 11

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The Laguna Beach high school is ideally located in the heart of the downtown area of Laguna Beach which is often referred as "The Village" area.  The Village offers a lot of older historic homes that date back to the early part of the 1920's with a variety of architectural styles that include Craftsman, Spanish and Tudor styles.  Laguna Beach is basically made up of three different areas that include North Laguna, South Laguna and the Village.  The Village offers real estate prices that are between the more affordable South Laguna and the ultra-expensive North Laguna.  Some of the perks about living in this area is the close proximity to the downtown Village shopping filled with great restaurants, galleries and small boutique shopping.  It's also just