Mystic Hills Laguna Beach

We specialize in the Mystic Hills Laguna Beach homes here in Laguna Beach, California  Mystic Hills is located in the Laguna Village area and known for its dramatic ocean view homes.  If you are looking for a premier location with great views then Mystic Hills homes are worth a tour.

Found 16 blog entries about Mystic Hills 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

Aug 3

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A brand new listing has just hit the market today in the Mystic Hills community.  Listed by Scott Lytle and John McMonigle of the McMoingle Group, the four bedroom, seven bath home features an expansive 7,855 square feet of living space and located on nearly a 1/3 acre Ultra Contemporary home offers panoramic ocean and Catalina Island views.  This section of Mystic Hills tends to be private and remote with only a few select properties located at the top of the hillside.  

The home itself has a lot of history and was designed by Brion Jeanette, a top local architect that is well known for upscale Contemporary and Modern homes.  Some of the Contemporary features include two story walls of glass with a 30 foot ceiling height that is complemented by a huge

Jun 8

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The Mystic Hills Laguna Beach community is a neighborhood filled with beautiful homes that often sell between $2 to $10 million dollars. For those looking to rent a home in the Mystic Hills neighborhood there are many stunning properties that are currently available for long term leases.  With many visitors coming to town each summer looking for vacation rental properties it's important to note that many of the rental property owners are wanting a long term 12 month lease.  With that being said there are a few homes that are available a month to month basis and have negotiable lease terms.  During the summer months rental prices due go up so the rental prices often listed online are normally winter rates so expect rates to go up during the months from

Mar 25

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Ultra Contemporary is often a phrase used for modern homes that are done to the extreme. Laguna Beach is truly the meca for contemporary style homes that range anywhere from soft contemporary to an ultra design.  Due to the natural topography of the hillside in Laguna Beach a large majority of these stunning architectural homes will have views of the  Pacific Ocean.  The sandy beach and gentle waves are a perfect backdrop for these properties that are located in one of the most prime locations in all of Southern California.

The price of real estate doesn't come cheap for these types of homes as land is very expensive in Laguna Beach.  The cost of building the home also has to be a consideration as construction costs tend to be very high in this area. 

Jun 11

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The Mystic Hills area of Laguna Beach is one of my favorite areas with beautiful luxury homes that grace the hillside that sits directly above the downtown area.  Some of the first homes in this area were built in the mid 1920's and offered prime views of the valley and ocean.  In the 1960's we saw a big spike in the number of properties being built in this prime location and new construction continues to this day as Mystic Hills is considered one of the top areas to live.

The community is non-gated and and located approximately 10 minutes to the beach.  It adjoins the Park Avenue Estates and Top of the World communities and sits directly across the valley from the upscale Temple Hills community.  Lower Mystic Hills homes offer quick access to the

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

Jan 17

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The Upper Diamond community in Laguna Beach is ideally situated in the heart of Laguna Beach in the Laguna Village area.  The ocean and coastline views are some of the best views you will find in Laguna Beach as pictured below.  The homes are nestled close to each other and the roads are winding as you make your way up the hill but the end result is the stunning views you get to enjoy.  The homes currently start at just under $2,000,000 for a 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with 2,800 square feet and go as high as $3,595,000 for a 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with 3,800 square feet.  Select homes in the area will have 3 car garages and separate guest houses with a majority of the homes built in the Mediterranean and Cottage styles.

Similar type communities to Upper

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 23

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We all love looking at homes with dramatic ocean views here in Laguna Beach, California.  Many of the current homes for sale do offer a view of the ocean in all different price ranges.  We occasionally come across homes that offer a multiple of views ranging from ocean and coastline views.  We were searching our database this morning and found a new home that just came on the market that features ocean, whitewater and coastline views with a price of $1,100,000.  The home also features views of Catalina Island which have been great with the dramatic sunsets we have been having in the last 30 days.  If you are looking for a view home then may want to consider the Mystic Hills and Temple Hills area of Laguna Beach.  Homes located in these neighborhoods have…
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