Summit Ridge Laguna Beach

We specialize in the Summit Ridge Laguna Beach homes in Laguna Beach, California.  Summit Ridge is an area of ocean and canyon view homes priced above and below the $1,000,000.  Homes rarely come on the market in this area and when they do they typically have a lot of square footage and view for the price.  If you are looking for a Laguna Beach ocean view home then Summit Ridge homes are worth a tour.

Found 11 blog entries about Summit Ridge 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 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

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

Feb 22

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There is a strong sense in today's Laguna Beach Real Estate market that the economy is improving and buyer confidence is starting to rise.  Laguna Beach homes under $700,000 and hard to come by especially when looking for a single family home.  I was out showing a bank owned home in the Summit Ridge area located at 783 Summit Dr, Laguna Beach the other day and noticed the large traffic of agents and buyers wanting to take a look at this home.  Most single family homes in Laguna Beach that are located near the beach with ocean views under $700,000 rarely come on the market and when they do they typically will have multiple offers within a matter of days.  The buyer pool for these kind of homes is very large and buyers have been waiting for these kinds of

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

Jun 29

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Many of the luxury homes for sale in Laguna Beach, California come with luxury swimming pools as an added bonus to the home.  If you are in the market for a Laguna Beach property with a pool you will be pleasantly surprised to know that over 100 properties fit that criteria.  From luxury gated communities to small beach cottages, Laguna Beach homes with pools offers a wide selection to choose from.  As the climate in Laguna Beach is an even 72 degree for most of the years cooling off to escape the heat is something that is not necessary in Southern California.  Swimming pools are considered a luxury and homes with pools can be a negative or a positive depending on the lifestyle of the home buyer looking at your home.   No matter what your preference,…
Jun 21

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Rarely do we see bank owned properties come up for sale in the Laguna Beach CA Real Estate marketplace.  With a total of 418 listings in Laguna Beach, only 5 of these properties are bank owned foreclosure homes for sale.  With such a small number of homes, real estate investors and Laguna Beach home buyers have been chasing after short sales.  The problem with short sales is that you have to wait for the short sale to be approved by the bank which can take several months.  If you are looking for a deal and would like to be in the home before the end of summer then looking at bank owned properties is the right thing to do.  A newly listed Laguna Beach CA Bank Owned home has just come on the market and features great ocean views with lots of potential.  The

Jun 12

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Summit Ridge is a great area here in Laguna Beach filled with many different architectural style homes with stunning ocean views.  It's not uncommon to see contemporary style homes mixed in the vintage cottage and historic properties.  A newly listed Historic Ocean View home has come on the market in the Summit Ridge area that offers all the charm and personality you would expect from 1920's home.  As we have discussed before, historic homes can offer huge tax savings if the Mills Act is applied to the home.  The Mills Act is designed to protect the historic nature of the home and to reward historic home owners with significant tax deduction from the normal tax rate here in California.  If you are looking for a historic property with ocean views then we…