Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate News

Sun photograph Laguna Beach California - Photo taken by Robert Swetz 5-25-2011   I always enjoy taking photographs of the Sun, Moon, Sunsets, etc. and this photograph is really moving.  As the sun was setting at Laguna Beach California I was experimenting with the sun between tree branches, in between palm trees and resting on top of plants like the photo above. This photograph above is original and has not been doctored in any way, colors are all original, and YES that is the SUN looking like it’s either floating or resting in the middle of the bush, weed or flower. I captured many photographs like this one, but this photo moved me enough to post it to the World Wide Web … Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz  5-25-2011   May 25th, 2011 | Tags: excitement, exciting, fun, fun stuff, Photography, P...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
VIDEO BLOG OF LAGUNA BEACH'S MAIN BEACH>>> VISIT THE VIDEO TOUR OF MAIN BEACH IN LAGUNA BEACH, CA Main Beach is the most well-known of all Laguna’s beaches. Tourists from all around the world walk along the wooden boardwalk to take pictures in front of the historic lifeguard tower. People marvel at the beautiful views on this beach off Broadway and into Laguna Canyon Rd to get here. In addition to enjoying the sand, surf, and sun of beautiful Laguna's Main Beach- visitors will also have- several grassy areas to picnic or lounge at. There's also a children’s playground, volleyball courts, and two half-court basketball courts that always have someone playing on. Laguna's Main Beach also has two public bathrooms with outdoor showers available to rinse off the sand before you head home or t...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Laguna Beach is a highly sought after community and is home to some of the priciest real estate in Orange County. There are ocean front homes, and the coastline in Laguna Beach is stunning. The beaches in Laguna Beach offer a variety of beautiful areas to visit, and of course, reside. There are beautiful Laguna Beach homes on the hill side which do have panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and in fact many do have white water views. Laguna Beach has many private communities including Emerald Bay, and Lagunita which is on south Laguna with homes that are right on the sand. There is also 1000 Steps Beach in south Laguna, and although it feels like there are 1000 steps – I have actually counted, and believe it is less than 300. None the less, 1000 Steps Beach is stunning...
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By Evan Little, Eco, Live/Work, Sales and Management
(Surterre Properties)
Tresor Properties' 990 Ocean Front, ultra luxury, modern home on the sand in Laguna Beach, CA closed sale in just 7 days. Built to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Platinum certification level, it could be the most expensive LEED certified home to sell yet, assuming the pending certification checks out. Originally listed Monday on the MLS for $13,995,000, then pushed up to $14,995,000 within 24 hours and an accepted offer of $11,500,000 by the end of the week. Not bad, huh? "This brand new contemporary home sits directly on the oceanfront of Laguna Beach and provides the ultimate in sleek luxury and sustainability. Containing 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this home makes a stunning statement in both form and function. At 3,750 square feet and over 2,200 square feet of outdoor enter...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Is the market is improving or at least stabilizing!?  We provide the latest market updates regularly, as well as personal consultation of market direction... The Laguna Beach Closed Sales Report for APRIL: The Laguna Beach Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the 0-$500,000 Range: 2011   1 listings closed escrow              2010   1 listings closed escrow             The Laguna Beach Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $500,000-$1,000,000 Range: 2011   15 listings closed escrow              2010   8 listings closed escrow The Laguna Beach Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $1,000,000+ Range: 2011   1 listings closed escrow               2010   23 listings closed escrow                    *Does a sales report tell the whole story about market environment, consumer sentime...
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
What Does the Rocky Mountains and Laguna Beach Have In Common???? A Chocolate Factory! So today once I was doing my pilates workout (lol, I know, I know) I was thinking, you know I really want to go to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Laguna Beach (248 South Coast Highway), get myself a plain caramel apple, walk across the street, put my feet in the sand, watch the waves crash in, the sunset, and enjoy my apple.... But instead of doing that, I commensed to doing my workout and will treat myself to a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Caramel Apple in a few months once I reach my weight goal (been hardcore dieting for 3 months now, already gone down 2 sizes.. woot woot) But I can still tease myself with a great local post to Laguna Beach! The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is loca...
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Sawdust Art Festival: Laguna Beach, Ca. When: June 24th-August 28th Time: 10am-10pm Daily Admission: $7.75 Adult one-day$6.25 Senior one-day (65+)$3.25 Children (6-12)Free Children (5 & under)$15.00 Season pass$20.00 Annual pass Resident Nights: Laguna Beach residents receive FREE admission with ID Thursday evenings (after 5 pm) and first Fridays of each month (all day). The Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival allows over 200 Laguna Beach artists to display and sale their fine arts and crafts, it is also a great place for art ethusiasts and collectors to find their next piece to purchase. If you are interested in learning to work with different mediums, rather it be painting, textiles, surf art, fused glass, jewelry making or glass blowing, etc. sign up to take one of the workshops. For more ...
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By Gregg Knight, Gregg Knight
(United American Mortgage Co.)
Dolores C. Colin and associates design personal art tours in Laguna Beach into the home art studios of distinguished Laguna Beach artists.  Laguna Beach Art Tours is your entry into private Laguna Beach homes to explore the creative world of artists.  We bring you the insider's view of the Laguna Beach art scene. This is a unique opportunity to explore and really feel the local spirit that locals have enjoyed for years. I try to visit Laguna Beach and its many offerings often. In addition to the numerous art galleries, there is a splendid array of restaurants and bars to enjoy as well. Most notably is the Roof Top Bar. A local favorite with spectacular views enjoyed by anyone and everyone. Unlike average public art tours we take you inside the homes and studios of Laguna Beach artists' ...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
MAY 4, 2011 WEDN. WELCOME TO LAGUNA BEACH, CA~~~~ NEED I SAY MORE.... PEACEFUL MORNING.... IN LAGUNA BEACH YES, THE WATER IS CALLING MY NAME.... PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE BEACH IS LIFE FOR ME! IF A PHOTOGRAPH AND OF THE BEACH IS ON SCHEDULE... I AM SO THERE.... THEN, TO SELL A HOME NEAR THE BEACH....???? I THROW MYSELF INTO MY WORK... IT'S WHAT I DO............. LAGUNA BEACH, CA IS A BEAUTIFUL SPOT FOR GORGEOUS BEACHES, SHOPPING, ART GALLERIES OF ALL KINDS AND THE PERFECT PLACE TO LIVE.... IT IS THE CENTER OF BEAUTY AND TRANQUILITY.... NOW, ISN'T THAT THE PLACE TO LIVE? OH YES! YOUR LAGUNA BEACH REALTOR IS AVAILABLE TO SHOW YOU PROPERTIES FROM SOUTH LAGUNA TO NORTH LAGUNA.... LAGUNA BEACH, THE GEM OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA... CALL LAUREN SELINSKY FOR LAGUNA BEACH HOMES TO BE SOLD OR BOUGHT, 949...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
MAY 3, 2011 Welcome to Laguna Beach, CA. You will see the most beautiful area people call home.... Laguna Beach and the gorgeous Pacific Ocean... Our locals come hang out on a regular basis during the week and we have a ton of tourists that come to Laguna Beach during Spring Break and the Summertime.... I have friends and clients that come in from Riverside County that come to the beach just for the day or weekend and stay with friends close by... Now, you can see Laguna Beach, CA for yourself... You will continue to view Laguna Beach in different angles and areas of interest throughout the month. Just in time to see if you would like to visit or choose to relocate to Laguna Beach. It's not so city- like here. Some people think it is... It's very BEACH-Y and very artsy town. Some people...
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By Cynthia Fleming, Agent; Laguna Beach
(Realty One Group)
In case you haven't had a chance to see it, below is a link to my YouTube video for Coldwell Banker. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im2SqnbzJcE If I can assist with your real estate needs or referrals, please don't hesitate to call!
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Lauren Selinsky is one of my first Associates & Friends to be a part of Vegas Bob's new idea on plugging members, their States & Communities. Here is a short video from "Beautiful" Laguna Beach California where Lauren Specializes in Real Estate. And if any of you missed my post on this subject there is a URL under Lauren's #10 Facebook link (below) ...   LAUREN SELINSKY, CRS, ePro, SFR, AHWD (ca coastal estates inc ... ActiveRain real estate profile for LAUREN SELINSKY, CRS, ePro, SFR, AHWD (ca coastal estates inc./ usa dream team) a Real Estate Agent in Laguna Beach, CA.activerain.com/oclauren - Cached ActiveRain|Kodak Sign/Flyer Challenge Lauren Selinsky's FLYER~ Apr 23, 2011 ... LAUREN SELINSKY, CRS, ePro, SFR, AHWD. Laguna Beach, CA ...activerain.com/.../activerain-kodak-sign-flyer...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Is the market is improving or at least stabilizing!?  We provide the latest market updates regularly, as well as personal consultation of market direction... The Laguna Beach Closed Sales Report for March: The Laguna Beach Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the 0-$500,000 Range: 2011   3 listings closed escrow              2010   0 listings closed escrow             The Laguna Beach Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $500,000-$1,000,000 Range: 2011   9 listings closed escrow              2010   5 listings closed escrow The Laguna Beach Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $1,000,000+ Range: 2011   14 listings closed escrow              2010   16 listings closed escrow                    *Does a sales report tell the whole story about market environment, consumer sentimen...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
  Emerald Bay at North Laguna Beach is one of the most private and exclusive ocean and beach communities in South Orange County.  Emerald Bay at Laguna has 21 single family homes now listed for sale on the MLS. Average asking price for these Emerald Bay real estate homes is $6,591,000.  These have Pacific ocean views and average interior size of 3,593 square feet.         See Emerald Bay homes now listed - click here for active link Highest asking price for an Emerald Bay home now for sale is the estate oceanfront property at 22 Emerald Bay with direct sand access and asking price of $24 million.  This property comes with preliminary plans for rebuilding by a famous architect, located with surf and sand views and sunsets throughout the year. 12 Emerald Bay homes at Laguna homes have sol...
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“Good Morning” everybody and I wanted to bring some wonderful color into your morning! The photo above is from Laguna Beach in southern California, and the rest are flowers from different places. Can you name some of these flowers, and if so please leave the names in your comment … I am sure that many of you may know the name of this flower that grows allover the World! These flowers were taken at the San Diego Zoo several weeks ago. This photo above and the the pic of Laguna Beach are my two favorites, “which ones are yours”?   Let Robert Swetz bring some color into your morning!  
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
    Is the market is improving or at least stabilizing!?  We provide the latest market updates regularly, as well as personal consultation of market direction... The Laguna Beach Closed Sales Report for February: The Laguna Beach Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the 0-$500,000 Range: 2011   1 listings closed escrow              2010   2 listings closed escrow             The Laguna Beach Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $500,000-$1,000,000 Range: 2011   13 listings closed escrow              2010   2 listings closed escrow The Laguna Beach Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $1,000,000+ Range: 2011   12 listings closed escrow               2010   16 listings closed escrow                    *Does a sales report tell the whole story about market environment, consumer ...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
APRIL 8, 2011 6PM AND THE BEACH IS STILL READY FOR US TO GET IN... THOUSAND PEAKS READY FOR SOME SURFING....   AND THEN THE BOYS CHOSE THIS BEACH TO JUST CHILL..... IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY.......... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PHOTOGRAPHY IS MY FIRST LOVE, BUT NOTHING LIKE ADDING FAMILY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VACATION... NEED INFORMATION ON THE LOCAL BEACHES OR THE BEST BEACHES TO VISIT IN THE LAGUNA BEACH, NEWPORT AND HUNTINGTON BEACH AREA???  CALL ME FOR DETAILS... OR BETTER YET EMAIL ME AND IF YOU ARE VISITING I WILL GIVE YOU DIRECTIONS TO THE LOCAL BEACHES AND THE PRIVATE ONES THAT ARE A MUST THAT ONLY LOCALS KNOW....WHERE TO GO...  IF YOU ALSO WANT TO KNOW DETAILS ON MY MAUI,HAWAII BEACHES... I CAN G...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
IN LAGUNA BEACH ON APRIL 1ST, 2011 LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. - Chance Gaul cannot drive a car yet. He is only 14. But he is already the fastest thing on wheels around here. Ann Johansson for The New York Times Barbara Evans, in her S.U.V., told Chance and his mother, Ginger DeLong, "I don't want to see a skateboarder on this hill." While Porsches and Mercedes-Benzes precariously descend the windy canyon roads here at 25 miles per hour, Chance bombs down at 40, sometimes even 60 m.p.h. on his skateboard, savoring the sea breeze on his face. But this may be his last ride here. The future of downhill skateboarding is in jeopardy in the region where the sport was born, with bans spreading across Southern California and lawmakers questioning whether people - teenagers mostly - should be barreling...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
MARCH 31, 2011 Welcome to the Sawdust Art Festival WEEKEND CLASS WITH MARY HURLBUT in Laguna Beach, CA. "Enjoying Your Digital Camera" with Mary Hurlbut Three-hour intro class to digital photography for beginners. Learn the art of seeing light, while also having those pesky technical questions answered in plain English! Bring your digital camera, the manual it came with, and, if you have one, a laptop. Wear shoes for walking. We will spend time in the classroom covering the Art of Photography and the basics for using digital cameras. Then we'll get outside and practice what you've learned, before returning to the class and uploading the images to a computer for viewing and discussion. Please make a list of questions you have about digital photography and email them to Mary, one week pr...
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