Lagunita Laguna Beach

We specialize in the Lagunita Laguna Beach homes here in Laguna Beach, California  Lagunita is located in the South Laguna area and is a luxury gated community with oceanfront and ocean view homes.  Homes will typically range anywhere from $4 to $10 million dollars for this prime location.  If you are looking for a premier beachfront location near the heart of downtown Laguna Beach then Lagunita homes are worth a tour.

Found 15 blog entries about Lagunita Laguna Beach.

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

Apr 20

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The North Laguna area of Laguna Beach has many ocean front homes and neighborhoods to choose from. North Laguna has traditionally been a bid draw for residents who live here due to the large upscale homes that reside along the coastline. Some of the largest and most expensive neighborhoods are also located here which include Smithcliffs, Irvine Cove and Emerald Bay. When looking for an ocean front property it’s important to keep these things in mind.

First, do you want to live in a gated community? This is one of the first questions we ask clients when they start their real estate search in Laguna. If the answer is yes, then this narrows the search down tremendously since there are only a few gated communities that exist in Laguna Beach. In South

Jul 31

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Lagunita is a very small and private gated community located just a couple doors down from the 5 star Montage Resort in Laguna Beach.  Home to just 59 luxury homes that occupy this community with a nice mixture of oceanfront and ocean view homes.  The community simply has a gated entrance with no guard attendant with two separate entrances in to the community.  One gate entrance is for the 57 homeowners in the community and a separate gate on the north side for two oceanfront properties.  In the last 12 months there have been some really great deals in this community for ocean view homes.  1 Lagunita was originally on the market for $1,950,00 and eventually sold for $1,375,000.  Although the home only contained two small bedrooms the ocean views were

Jun 12

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A lot has changed in the real estate market in Laguna Beach with inventory going down and home prices going up.  This is especially true for ocean front properties in Laguna Beach that never seems to loose it's allure to luxury home buyers.  In the past 12 months we have seen record sales but high and low for these kind of properties. 

On the low side, a Three Arch Bay ocean front home sold for $4,460,000.  I showed this house to a client of mine from Minnesota and he was shocked to learn that this 1,886 square foot 3 bedroom home had sold for this price point.  I explained that most ocean front home prices typically start around $4.5 million and up and this is a perfect example of this irregardless of the size of the home. 

On the high side, an 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

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 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