Laguna Beach Realtor

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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

Jul 30

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Emerald Bay is widely considered one of the top communities in Laguna Beach due to it's private beach and secure guard gated entrance.  For many, this is a popular vacation rental destination as select properties are available for a short term lease of 30 days.  What many don't realize is that there is an extra cost to rent a home here that deals directly with the community.

Before you rent a home in Emerald Bay you must fill out and submit and an Emerald Bay Tenant Application.  This basically goes over the address that you will be renting, the start and end date, names of who will be living there, contact info and number of vehicles associated with the rental.  What many people don't realize is that there is a cost paid to the Emerald Bay community

Jun 12

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Laguna Beach is a great place to find smaller one bedroom apartments that are available for a Long Term lease.  Long Term leases usually start at 12 month period as the landlord wants to make sure that the tenant is a good match for them and likewise the landlord is a good fit for the tenant.  Normally after this period of time a long term lease can be negotiated.  We often get requests for tenants looking for a 2 or 3 year lease period but in Southern California most landlords will not initially sign such a long contract with a tenant whom they have had no dealings with in the past.  This is pretty much how it's done in California so we recommend starting out with a one year lease and making a decision after that time whether to renew the lease or not.

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

Apr 10

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Laguna Beach is a unique city that has many small neighborhoods that offer private cul-de-sac locations where homes can be offered for sale.  Real Estate prices will vary a lot depending on where the home is located.  Some of these factors include the proximity to the beach, having an ocean view or not and the proximity to the downtown Village area.  Homes located at the southern end of the Laguna Beach will most likely be more affordable than those located north of downtown.  

Starting in South Laguna area several cul-de-sac neighborhoods like Coast Royal that are located just above Coast Highway and have incredible ocean views.  These homes have close proximity to West street beach, the Montage resort and the Monarch Beach area.  Other notable

Mar 8

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The real estate market in Laguna Beach continues to thrive with the combination of low inventory and a high number of buyers in the marketplace. We are working with a number of buyers who want to jump into the market but unable to find the right property at the right price.  With that being said there are a number of properties that are getting a lot of attention and have the potential for being a good deal for the right buyer.

The #1 most viewed property in Laguna Beach is an ocean view three bedroom home listed for $240,000.  What's the catch?  First, the home is located in the Laguna Terrace community which is a small neighborhood located by the Montage Oceanfront Resort that is filled with cute manufactured homes.  The distance to the beach is just

Nov 8

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Crescent Bay is a beautiful spot located between Shaw's cove and Emerald Bay in the plush North Laguna neighborhood.  Ocean Front homes located in this area have commanding ocean and coastline views and rarely come on the market for sale.  There are a total of 3 ocean front streets in this area and known as Circle Way, Crescent Bay Drive and Mcknight Drive.  The latter is where one current ocean front home is currently on the market for sale at $12,450,000 and listed by the McMonigle Group corporation.  

The three bedroom, four bath home features a total of 3,212 square feet and located on 0.18 acre ocean front lot.  The tip of the home is located at Crown Point which features just a few select ocean properties that typically look north towards the

Dec 6

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This has been a record year for real estate sales in Laguna Beach.  We have seen some incredible homes sell at amazing prices and some of the most premium properties coming on the market for sale.  By far the most exciting part of the year was seeing the iconic Twin Points home come on the market for sale.  Twin Points is a rare property that sits on a huge ocean front parcel of land that splits into two points, hence the name "Twin Points."  The land can be seen from many coastline spots and we never thought we would see this iconic property come on the market this year.

Twin Points is located at 1101 Marine Drive in Laguna Beach.  The home sold for $45,000,000 and closed escrow on 02/02/2016.  It was originally listed at $75,000,000 and was on the

Nov 8

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One of the more interesting aspects in real estate is buying a lease hold interest in a property.  A lease hold interest is basically defined as having the exclusive right to possession of a property for a certain period of time.  This is often created buy the way of a written lease.  A beach front condo in the Laguna Lido building in South Laguna is now offering a lease hold interest for sale for $799,000.  The seller in this case is referred to as the lessees who has occupies the property until the year 2059 when it reverts back to the lessor.  The seller pays for all homeowners association dues, lease, taxes and utilities on the condo.  The best way to describe this is that it's basically a very long lease of an approximate 42 years.  So if you broke

Oct 24

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Located next to the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach is a small and upscale neighborhood with 13 existing residential homes.  There is only 1 remaining lot for sale in this development which has recently been listed for sale at $14,888,000.  The ocean view lot is located on the 2nd row of the community and features panoramic views on it's 0.29 acre lot.  Residents who live here get the same access to the Montage Resort as if you were staying at the hotel.  Some of these service include in-room dining, concierge, access to spa and restaurants, fitness center, use of the resort pool.  

So how does the nearly $15,000,000 price point compare to other sales in the community?  Back in September of 2012, 3 Montage Way was on the market for $24,995,000 and