Upper Diamond Laguna Beach

We specialize in the Upper Diamond Laguna Beach homes here in Laguna Beach, California  Upper Diamond 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 Upper Diamond homes are worth a tour.

Found 11 blog entries about Upper Diamond Laguna Beach.

Nov 21

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We were just contacted by a client who is looking for off market condos in the Laguna Beach area.  Her main criteria is that she wanted a condo with spectacular views with a lot of building amenities.  Right now is considered our off season as many owners have decided to take their home off the market for the holidays.  Our typical selling season starts right after the first of the year and continues through the end of September.  The months of October, November and December are normally slower even through homes continue to sell just at a slower pace.  Even though a lot of owners take their home off the market for the holidays doesn't mean that they don't want to sell anymore.  A good real estate agent will have access to these properties and be able to

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

Mar 3

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The Upper Diamond area in Laguna Beach, California is perched at one of the highest points in the entire city and offers spectacular panoramic ocean views.  This is also one of the best areas to find large and newer constructed estate homes built in the Mediterranean, Contemporary and Traditional architectural styles.  For those who have driven on Diamond street have experienced a discontinuance of the road that connects the lower & upper Diamond streets.  This has been this way for many years and the city has no plans to connect the street in this small parcel of land.  The upper section of Diamond is where some of the most beautiful homes can be found as well as many lots for sale.  Land prices will typically start in the low $700,000 range and offer

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

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.

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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 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,…