Laguna Beach Historic Homes

Laguna Beach Historic Homes offer the charm & personality of construction from the early 1920's and beyond.  If you are looking for a cute Laguna Beach cottage or a grand Historic estate, Laguna Beach has a little bit of something for everyone.

Found 59 blog entries about Laguna Beach Historic Homes.

Dec 4

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The overwhelming most viewed property this month is the single family bank owned home listed at 720 Griffith Place in the Village area of Laguna Beach.  The ocean view home is currently on the market for $599,000 for a three bedroom, two bath residential home.  Currently, there are only 5 properties on the market in Laguna Beach under $600,000 that are located in the South Laguna and Laguna Canyon area.  720 Griffith Pl is the only home for sale in the Village area under this price point which allows easy walk to the downtown Laguna Beach area filled with shops, restaurants and the beach.  According to the listing agent the home has already received multiple offers with multiple counter offers sent out to buyers. 

The home was originally built in 1944

Aug 27

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Laguna Beach is home to many historic residences as the city was one of the hot spots for vacationers as early back at the turn of the century. Since the city has many picturesque coastlines and secret coves and beaches, Laguna Beach has always been a destination city for those looking to relax and enjoy the views. Often times, vacation residences were built as small weekend retreat homes which were easier to maintain and often adequate for the mini vacation.

As Laguna Beach became more of a place of a permanent residence larger historic homes were built. Some of the best places to find these historic gems is the South Laguna, Laguna Village and North Laguna neighborhoods. Since land is at a premium in Laguna Beach doesn't expect to find

Jun 19

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The Laguna Beach Real Estate market is heating up and prices are starting to increase!  This is good news for home owners in the Laguna Beach area as record low inventory of homes is spurring the market forward.  This is a good and bad for buyers who have been thinking about getting back into the real estate market.  The good news is that this is a sure fire sign that now is the time to buy before prices escalate even more as the Laguna Beach market has always been in high demand.  The bad news is there is little to no homes on the market for buyers to choose from causing a multiple bidding situation amongst buyers when new listings come on the market.  We had a client request a 3 bedroom single family home in the South Laguna, Laguna Village and North

May 1

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If you have ever visited Laguna Beach then you will be familiar with the Heisler Park area of Laguna Beach.  Heisler Park is located just north of Main Beach in the North Laguna area.  The park stretches along side Cliff Drive with beautiful ocean view homes and wide open greenbelt spaces that overlook some of the most breathtaking views of the ocean and coastline.  Homes and condos surrounding this area of Laguna Beach always command a premium in price do to the close proximity to the beach and ocean.  Our Laguna Beach site has narrowed down this specific area and showcases all available homes in the immediate area of Heisler Park (see attached photo below).  A good example of this is a new Laguna Beach ocean view home that just came on the market that

Mar 28

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Two Laguna Beach Homes Built in 1925 have come on the market this week making it a great opportunity to own a piece of Laguna Beach History. Located in prime locations in North Laguna and the Laguna Village lie this two historic homes for sale. 1762 Glenneyre St, Laguna Beach is currently priced at $1,495,000 and enjoys the benefit of the Mills Act tax break and located in the prime Woods Cove area of Laguna Beach, California. The Mills Act is a federally run program to give tax benefits to historic home owners in order for them to preserve the historic integrity of the homes. This can be a significant tax savings, especially in California when the normal tax rate is 1% of the purchase price. Each property covered under the Mills Act will slighlty…
Feb 25

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As the Laguna Beach housing inventory starts to increase we are starting to see some really incredible prices on single family homes.  Take for example this South Laguna Village Home that just came on the market as a short sale for $459,900 that offers two bedrooms and an incredibly beach close location and is currently the lowest priced single family home for sale In Laguna Beach.  Keep in mind with short sale listings that the offering price is not necessarily the final price the bank will accept on a home.   Prices for real estate listings are typically negotiated at first between the listing broker and the seller of the home.  In a short sale process the price that is picked between the owner and the agent and then offered for sale at will be…
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 17

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We love looking at historic homes, especially here in Laguna Beach, California!  Laguna Beach is home to a wide range of historic properties ranging from small cottage style homes to larger Mediterranean style homes.  Historic homes are typically built in the 1920's and 30's with great charm and personality.  We do sometimes see homes built in the 1940's and 50's that are no being considered "historic homes" as many of the mid-century modern homes are built in a classic style.  Laguna Beach is a quaint little beach town and was filled with many beautiful historic homes by the 1930's.  Now, you will find a large number of these homes offered for sale which gives buyers a wide range of choices when home shopping for a historical home.  Home will range from

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

Nov 28

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The Village in Laguna Beach is a great area to find a contemporary home.  For starters, the Village offers residents and home buyers a great opportunity to live in the heart of Laguna Beach with a short distance to downtown shopping and to the beach.  If you are familiar with Laguna Beach you know the homes in this area are all custom with a nice mixture of vintage, cottage and contemporary homes.  We found a great example of a spectacular ocean view contemporary home located in the Village.  2540 Bonita Way, Laguna Beach, CA is on the market for $1,299,000 and features direct views of the ocean and Catalina Island.  If you are looking for a home you will find the winter time as an excellent time to pick up some great buys.  The inventory of homes are