Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
Marian Douglas a silent film star sold herLaguna Beach home for $4.45 million.  The house was was 1st listed in 2009 for $6.75 million and then again on the market at $4.99 million.  This is a great place to live with luxury homes and celebrities homes in a quaint beach village.  The home was on Coast Highway in south Laguna on an ocean front parcel.  It was known as the "Old Ivy Cottage".  The home was 3,000 square feet of living space on a half-acre.  It had 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. The home was known for its flower gardens surrounding the home.  Marian Douglasreal name was Ena Gragory and now the silent film star has sold her home.  Films she starred in were "The Chip of the Flying U", "Twisted Tales", "The Calgary Stampede", "Three Wise Clucks", "Aloha", and "Beach Pajamas".
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By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
I know many blogs have been written about an Real Estate Agents photos.    Whether or not the picture is a current photo is very important....but maybe a different question is ...... Does your picture really convey who you are?    Our business photo is one way many of us brand ourselves....using the same picture on our websites and all of our marketing such as our business cards and flyers really is key.    I got an email last week that really brought this concept home.    The email was an inquiry from a new client who was looking for advice on the whole home selling process.   I went to the appointment the other night.   It is a great listing that I plan on taking in the next couple of weeks.   Great people...Great house...that they own free and clear.    We really clicked and had a wo...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
  Some Laguna Beach homes are in default on loans and scheduled to go to trustee sale auction after foreclosure.  1280 North Coast Highway Amount unpaid: $3,001,979.97 Auction date: Aug. 26, 2010 Time: Noon Location: The north front entrance to the County Courthouse, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana Information: 714-573-1965 TS number: 229804CA 692 Cliff Drive Unit R2 Amount unpaid: $1,804,650.45 Auction date: Sept. 2, 2010  Time: Noon Location: The north front entrance to the County Courthouse, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana Information: 714-573-1965 TS number: 243139CA 515 Alta Vista Way Amount unpaid: $1,670,747.82 Auction date: Aug. 26, 2010  Time: Noon Location: The north front entrance to the County Courthouse, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana Information: 626-...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
Early bird deadline for the Ocean Institute's Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home Raffle is August 18, 2010, with ticket buyers getting chance to win prizes (in addition to the $1 million home or $1 million in cash). This 6th annual raffle is planned to help fund the Ocean Institute at Dana Point.  See Orange County Register article -  Buy raffle ticket early, win a car, cash.   ________________________________________ Harrison K. LongREALTOR® and broker associate, Explore Group, Coldwell Banker Previews949-854-7747 - CA DRE 01410855 - www.LiveAtIrvine.com - www.NewportCoastLive.com - www.LiveAtNewportBeach.com - www.CostaMesaLive.com - www.LiveAtLagunaBeach.com - www.CoastLivingHomes.com - www.ExploreOCHomes.com  - www.ExploreRealEstate.net - www.LiveAtOrangeCounty.com 
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival | Sawdust Festival Laguna Beach | Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival 2010 The Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival has been a tradition for 44 years. From June 25 to August 29, 2010 you can enhance your visit to Laguna Beach by visiting between the hours of 10am-10pm.  The Sawdust is located in a rustic environment with actual sawdust on the ground (get it?). There are local artists of all kinds, including painters, jewelry makers, glass blowers, pottery makers, photographers and much more. It's your opportunity to stroll through the stalls with a glass of wine while listening to the nightly entertainment, or just relax in a cool environment after a long day at the beach. Get complete information on entertainment, parking and tickets at the Sawdust Website.
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
Yet another Laguna Beach Estate goes on the Market.  The landmark beach estate know as the Pyne Castle has not been on the market for decades.  Built in 1927 the estate sits on 2.2 acres of land and has 18,400 square feet of home.  The castle sits on a hill in North Laguna Beach, which gives it views of the ocean and Catalina Island.  It origionally had 62 rooms. Today it is an appartment building for 16 families.  Pyne built the home as his residence.  He willed the castle to his housekeeper Marie Hannon in 1945 who left the property to the Christian Science Church upon her death.  The church sold the property to its current owners.  The current price of the castle appartment is $15 million.
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By Kevin Simshauser
(Keller Williams Realty | Newport Estates)
Laguna Beach Real Estate Market The national housing crisis has taken a steady toll on the Laguna Beach Real estate market as it begins to show in the statistics from the month of June.  As of June 2010, there are 123 foreclosures out of a total 573 houses listed on the market in Laguna Beach.  The average market value has dropped from 1.45 million to 1.24 million since last June!  Ladies and gentleman, the statistics are staggering and experts believe that the higher end markets will take longer to come back than the small end market.  Then again the higher up you are, the further there is to fall!   Tax incentives and record low interest rates have started to show signs of regaining momentum for lower end real estate, but with the statistics for Laguna Beach real estate market and sur...
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
$30 million beach estate on ocean front in Laguna beach known as Villa Rockledge a family compound is in default.  It is not only in default but has a date set for the foreclosure auction.  The home was built in 1921 it sits over the sand on a bluff, it sits on a 1/2 acre lot and has the main home and six villas.  Over 12 bedrooms  with 9 bathrooms.  The compound was first listed in 2009 for $34.9 million.  The Wall Street Journal did an article on the home titled, "A Castle by the Sea".   The home was purchased in 1973 for $420,000.  The unpaid amount on the loan for Villa Rockledge is $6,212,511.04.  If the owner cannot come up with the lenders payment in full it will be auctioned June 30th.  Once again the mortgage meltdown is not just some individules that were first time home buyers.
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By Fred Sed, Your Southern Cali Realtor, Why? Because Fred Se
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
Is Laguna Beach Your Next Place Of Residence? If your answer is yes then this is where you want to be and we offer our services for free! Our job is to find qualified tenants to occupy these properties! *There is no cost to you as the potential tenant/renter, which means our services to you would be free. Our fees are paid for by the owner/landlord of the properties. For additional information, questions, or if you would like to set up a time to preview any property please contact Fred Sed with Keller Williams Realty at 949-274-3733. (To reference a property, use the MLS # that is located next to the pictures. It is in bold and it starts with a letter then a series of numbers) RENTAL PROPERTIES IN LAGUNA BEACH, LAGUNA BEACH LEASES CONTACT FRED SED 949-274-3733 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATIO...
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By Fred Sed, Your Southern Cali Realtor, Why? Because Fred Se
(Fred Sed Group ~ Your Premier Southern California Realtors)
Have you thought about renting in Laguna Beach?   If your answer is yes then this is where you want to be and we offer our services for free! Our job is to find qualified tenants to occupy these properties! * There is no cost to you as the potential tenant/renter, which means our services to you would be free. Our fees are paid for by the owner/landlord of the properties. For additional information, questions, or if you would like to set up a time to preview any property please contact Fred Sed at 949-274-3733. Laguna Beach Rental Homes/Condos     (To reference a property, use the MLS # that is located next to the pictures. It is in bold and it starts with a letter then a series of numbers)       *Subject to credit check fee of $20.00 per person over 18, along with additional documentat...
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By Kevin Simshauser
(Keller Williams Realty | Newport Estates)
Three Arch Bay- Paradise in Laguna Beach   As friends and families all gathered to celebrate Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer, one thing hit me.  "This is where we spend our summers"  With the private beach, the luxurious homes paired with the beach bungalows, tennis courts, freshly manicured lawns, and golf carts whizzing by, Three Arch Bay is truly "Paradise" in Laguna Beach.  Being the avid golfer, that I am, surprise to me that there is not a golf course for the residents.  Any reasons for this?   The beach, and resort feeling you get when you are there truly makes Three Arch Bay, one of the many paradise locations not only in Laguna Beach, but the entire state of California.     http://surfsocalhomes.com/
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
A lot of you who are not from the area do not know the types of homes we have in South Orange County.  One of those homes that has come on the market is at 897 Diamond St and is architectually stunning.  The home recently hit the market and it has ocean views four bedrooms, 4.5 baths and sits on a 5050 square foot lot.  David Parker was the architect of the newly built Laguna Beach home.  It is an interesting design with a lot of curves not just straight lines.  On of the most creative ideas is that the grass that grows on the garage roof.  This home is listed at $4.3 Million.  If you would like a tour of the South County luxury homes call us.
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
Kelli Heart reported a new oceanfront property came on the market in Laguna Beach.  It is located at 1155 Gaviota Dr. in the Laguna Village, in Laguna Beach.  The home is a 2200 square foot  3 bedroom 2.5 bath bath home on a 3,250 square foot lot.  All this and beach access. The listing price is 7.99 million for a property that is in the Village area.  This is a prime location.  The property was last on the market in 2006.
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