Montage Residences Laguna Beach

We specialize in the Montage Residences Laguna Beach homes here in Laguna Beach, California Montage Residences offer first class living with residents enjoying the many amenities of the Montage Resort & Spa. If you are in the market to buy a luxury oceanfront home then Montage Residences are worth a tour.

Found 33 blog entries about Montage Residences Laguna Beach.

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

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

Dec 4

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If you have ever wanted to live full time at a luxury resort then you will appreciate the luxury villas that have been built at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California.  The Montage is a well respected 5 star resort located in the South Laguna Beach area.  The hotel sits on the bluff front and has majestic views of the ocean and coastline.  Soon after the hotel was built construction started on the bungalow style villas that sit on the grounds of the hotel.  The villas represent living in a luxury section of the hotel with all the perks and advantages as if you were staying at the hotel full time.  For starters, some of the best restaurants can be found here like the "The Loft," the "Studio" and the "Mosaic Bar and Grill."  Second, services like

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

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

Feb 6

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We have a lot of visitors to the Laguna Beach area that are looking for a second residence whether it be a home or condo. One of the most common requests we get is to have a place to visit that makes them feel like they are on vacation. For those familiar with Laguna Beach will often ask if they can find a place near the five star Montage Resort so they can take advantage of the hotel's wonderful restaurants and spa services. Vacation rentals at the Montage resort can go as high as $65,000 a month in the summer time so for those looking for a more affordable solution a condo near the Montage Resort is your best option.

Within a quarter mile radius of the hotel are several small condo buildings that fit this criteria. Here is a quick guide to four of

May 29

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We just got a Trulia.com notice today from a listing agent who represents a home in the Emerald Bay Laguna Beach gated community in Laguna Beach, California.  The ocean view home was recently dropped in price from $2,790,000 to $2,375,000 and represents the lowest price in the Emerald Bay community.  If you are in the market to buy a home in a gated community and have a budget of $2.4 million dollars or less there are currently three homes on the market for sale.  Two of the properties are located in Emerald Bay and one located in the Three Arch Bay community in South Laguna listed for sale for $1,595,000.  Gated communities along the coast consist of Three Arch Bay, Lagunita, Montage, Emerald Bay, Smithcliffs and Irvine Cove.  In the last 12 months we

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

Jan 24

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As one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country, Laguna Beach is known for it's multi million dollars homes.  In fact, you will find 19 homes listed for sale between $10 to $20 million dollars, 1 home listed between $20 to $30 million dollars and two homes listed for more than $30 million dollars.  What makes these homes so expensive?  Location plays a big part of the asking price.  Homes located on the ocean front will always command a premium in price and some of the more expensive gated community will have a premium price for living inside it's community.  A good example of this is a new Laguna Beach home that just came on the market that is situated on two beach front lots in Emerald Bay, a rare opportunity in the exclusive community. 

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