Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Dale Wood, Realtor-ZipRealty Orange County,CA
(ZipRealty)
Hello, Dale Wood here your ZipRealty agent for Coastal living.  I want to share a personal story about this famous Beach here in Laguna Beach.  I have roots here in Laguna going back to the early years. When my mother was a young girl growing up in Redlands CA, her family would come to Crystal Cove every summer to live on the beach.  Her family would camp right on the sand in a family Tent, wood floors and canvas top, each tent had a kitchen and bedroom, not sure where the bathroom was. This was all in the late 20's and early 30's she still remembers the experience and how much she enjoyed living at the beach.  If you are thinking of a home here or anywhere on the Coast please call or email me for help. Contact me Dale Wood at  dale@ZipRealty.com or call 800-225-5947 ext. 2771Crystal Co...
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Home Inventory Laguna Beach, CA - Here is the most Up To Date Market Trends for Laguna Beach. Each week we take a snapshot of the market. This Altos Research Real-time Market Profile(TM) is the most up-to date market information available. The Profile shows you not only pricing and market numbers, but also trends in those numbers. THIS WEEKThe median single family home price in LAGUNA BEACH this week is $2395000.Inventory has been lightening lately and the Market Action Index has been trending up. Though dayson-market is increasing, these are mildly positive indications for the market.PRICEThe market appears to be hovering around this plateau. Look for a persistent change in the Market Action Index before we see prices deviate from these levels.SUPPLY AND DEMANDLocal conditions are curr...
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Here is the most Up To Date Market Trends for Laguna Beach. Each week we take a snapshot of the market. This Altos Research Real-time Market Profile(TM) is the most up-to date market information available. The Profile shows you not only pricing and market numbers, but also trends in those numbers.    THIS WEEKThe median single family home price in LAGUNA BEACH this week is $2424938.The Market Action index has been trending down lately, while days-on -market is climbing, providing mostly bearish signs for the market.PRICEThe market seems to have paused around its high point. Look for a persistent down-shift in the Market Action Index before we see prices deviate from these levels.SUPPLY AND DEMANDLocal conditions are currently quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone (below 30). The 90-...
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Here is the most Up To Date Market Trends for Laguna Beach. Each week we take a snapshot of the market. This Altos Research Real-time Market Profile(TM) is the most up-to date market information available. The Profile shows you not only pricing and market numbers, but also trends in those numbers.   THIS WEEKThe median single family home price in LAGUNA BEACH this week is $2362500.The Market Action index has been trending down lately, while days-on -market is climbing, providing mostly bearish signs for the market.PRICEThe market appears to be hovering around this plateau. This week prices eased down a bit. The Market Action Index is a good leading indicator for the durability of this shift.SUPPLY AND DEMANDLocal conditions are currently quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone (below ...
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By Garry Loss
(The OC Coastal Group)
Live the Laguna Beach lifestyle in the heart of Laguna Village.   Laguna Village offers the epitome of casual beach living.  Most Laguna Village homes are just steps away from beaches and  local shopping, restaurants, cafes, galleries, and the fabulous coves along Laguna's coastline.  In addition to it's premier location, some homes in Laguna Village enjoy Catalina Island, coastline, ocean, white water, city lights and panoramic views. Laguna Village real estate styles range from soft contemporary homes,  unique Cape Cod style properties, classic Mediterranean homes, oceanfront condos, English Tudor style homes to the  quintessential Laguna cottage.  Additionally there are many multi-unit,  duplex and triplex compounds.  The OC Coastal Group are realtor specialists in Laguna Village rea...
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By Garry Loss
(The OC Coastal Group)
One of Southern California's most prestigious coastal communities, Irvine Cove is an exclusive guard gated enclave of approximately 110 homes with a secluded beach offering sand volleyball courts and a playground.  Residents of Irvine Cove enjoy tennis courts and a private park.  Irvine Cove is a hidden treasure for snorkers on calm days. The Cove is named after James Irvine I, founder of the Irvine Ranch, which once occupied over 120,000 acres of prime Orange County real estate. Many of the Irvine family descendants grew up on the beach at Irvine Cove, and some still call it home.  The OC Coastal Group are realtor specialists in Irvine Cove real estate in Laguna Beach, California & surrounding South Orange County, CA realty including coastal golf course homes, beach houses, gated commu...
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By Garry Loss
(The OC Coastal Group)
One of Southern California's most prestigious coastal communities, Irvine Cove is an exclusive guard gated enclave of approximately 110 homes with a secluded beach offering sand volleyball courts and a playground.  Residents of Irvine Cove enjoy tennis courts and a private park.  Irvine Cove is a hidden treasure for snorkers on calm days. The Cove is named after James Irvine I, founder of the Irvine Ranch, which once occupied over 120,000 acres of prime Orange County real estate. Many of the Irvine family descendants grew up on the beach at Irvine Cove, and some still call it home.  The OC Coastal Group are realtor specialists in Irvine Cove real estate in Laguna Beach, California & surrounding South Orange County, CA realty including coastal golf course homes, beach houses, gated commu...
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By Garry Loss
(The OC Coastal Group)
Walk to West Street Beach and Table Rock Beach, hiking trails, shops & cafes from the Coast Royal community in South Laguna Beach.  At Coast Royal you'll find soft contemporaries, quaint cottages, craftsmans, Spanish influenced haciendas and Mediterranean Villas.  Residents of Coast Royal enjoy Catalina Island, coastline, ocean and panoramic views. The OC Coastal Group are realtor specialists in Coast Royal real estate in Laguna Beach, California & surrounding South Orange County, CA realty including coastal golf course homes, beach houses, gated communities, residential, 1031 exchanges, investment opportunities, income properties, ocean view estates, condos & townhomes. Search the MLS for available Coast Royal properties and contact us to set up an appointment to view Coast Royal or La...
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By Garry Loss
(The OC Coastal Group)
Emerald Terrace is located right next to Emerald Bay in North Laguna and offers and easy walk to the beach.  Emerald Terrace home styles vary from traditional, Laguna cottage, Hawaiian and Cape Cod to Contemporary.   Emerald Terrace residents enjoy ocean, Catalina Island and white water views of Emerald Cove. The OC Coastal Group are realtor specialists in Emerald Terrace real estate in Laguna Beach, California & surrounding South Orange County, CA realty including coastal golf course homes, beach houses, gated communities, residential, 1031 exchanges, investment opportunities, income properties, ocean view estates, condos & townhomes. Search the MLS for available Emerald Terrace properties and contact us to set up an appointment to view Emerald Terrace or Laguna Beach homes. We'd be ha...
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By Garry Loss
(The OC Coastal Group)
Emerald Bay beachEmerald Bay beach volleyballEmerald Bay tennis courtsEmerald Bay community center Recognized as one of the premier, independent, private communities in Orange County, Emerald Bay is located just north of  Laguna Beach, California. Founded in 1929 and named after the distinctive hue of its ocean cove, Emerald Bay has evolved from a quaint vacation beach destination to an inclusive community of 524 single-family residences. Distinct coastal promontories to the north and south, hillsides to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west naturally define boundaries to Emerald Bay. These natural barriers create a sense of intimacy and privacy. Within Emerald Bay, you will find a beautiful coastal retreat that offers relaxed, seaside living with various amenities such as 24 Hr. G...
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By Garry Loss
(The OC Coastal Group)
Located between Lagunita and the Montage 5-Star Resort on the oceanside of Pacific Coast Hwy, right on the sand lies the upscale townhome community of Blue Lagoon.   Just steps to Victoria Beach and the Montage Resort & Spa, Blue Lagoon is centrally located to shopping, and great dining.  Residents of Blue Lagoon enjoy spectacular views of Catalina sunsets, the crashing surf on the coastline and forever blue Pacific views.  The gated community of Blue Lagoon boasts 119 homes and a wealth of amenities including two heated pools, tennis courts and a club room. The OC Coastal Group are realtor specialists in Blue Lagoon real estate in Laguna Beach, California & surrounding South Orange County, CA realty including coastal golf course homes, beach houses, gated communities, residential, 1031...
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By Garry Loss
(The OC Coastal Group)
 The views are breathtaking in Arch Beach Heights.  Residents of the Arch Beach Heights community in the  Laguna Village area of Laguna Beach are within walking distance of tennis courts and soccer fields, walking trails and Moulton Meadows Park.  Many Arch Beach Heights homes, which date from the 1960's to present, have been graciously  reappointed with granite, skylights, wood floors, built ins, wine storage, wired for internet, speakers inside & out, top of the line appliances, gourmet kitchens,  recessed lighting and marble fireplaces.  The Arch Beach Heights housing styles range from contemporary, Mediterranean,  Spanish , custom Soft Contemporary to modern homes.  Most of these homes are multi-level with decks on each level.  Arch Beach Heights homes offer unobstructed sit-down pa...
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By Garry Loss
(The OC Coastal Group)
 The view is worth the price of admission at Alta Vista.  Residents of the Alta Vista community in the Laguna Village area of Laguna Beach can enjoy a short stroll to Victoria Beach, The Montage and local restaurants.  The housing styles range from eclectic cottages,  Avant-garde high-tech homes, mid-century cottages,  Tuscan Villas , soft contemporary houses, French Country and French Normandy inspired homes to "vintage Laguna".  Alta Vista properties offer unobstructed Catalina Island, City Lights, Coastline, Ocean, Panoramic, White Water, Hills, Rocks and breathtaking sunset views. The OC Coastal Group are realtor specialists in Alta Vista real estate in Laguna Beach, California & surrounding South Orange County, CA realty including coastal golf course homes, beach houses, gated comm...
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By Garry Loss
(The OC Coastal Group)
Laguna Beach Real Estate offers a wide array of custom homes, vintage cottages and ocean front estates, many with panoramic ocean views defines the rich real estate landscape of Laguna Beach. Laguna Beach is Southern California's premier seaside artist haven. Though world famous, Laguna Beach still possesses a unique small-town charm rarely found elsewhere. Quaint cottages framed by subtropical gardens line bluffs above sandy coves along a seven mile picture-postcard coastline. Inland, luxuriant foliage and ocean-view homes cover canyons and ridges that tower more than 1,000 feet above the ocean. Artists began arriving here over a century ago.  In 1920 they founded the Laguna Playhouse - the oldest continuously operating theatre company on the west coast. Today, visitors from around the...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
We're getting our town back!! Summer is over, the Art Festivals are closed, vacationers have packed their bags, school has started and our little beach town is quiet once again. You may think of Laguna Beach as a laid back artist community but in the summer you can't swing a beach towel without hitting someone.Don't get me wrong, I love the Festival of Art, the Sawdust Festival and the Pageant of the Masters. Our art scene supports many artists and craftsman (my sister-in-law included - an outstanding jeweler) who work year round to build up their inventories of pottery, paintings, jewelry and sculpture and many of these artists make their living from these art festivals. But the sheer number of people that visit Laguna Beach in the summer can be overwhelming. It's like hosting a dinner...
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By Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate
(Village Real Estate Services, Inc.)
Announcing the Ocean Institute's 3rd Annual Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home Raffle!  This annual event is designed to increase awareness and protect the environment.Imagine, you could win a million dollar home in Laguna Beach for the price of a $150 raffle ticket!  The home is located just two blocks from the beach or you can choose to take the million dollars in cash.The odds are pretty good, too:18,000 $150 tickets will be soldThere'll be 100 additional cash prizes totaling over $150,000 will be given awayBonus for multiple ticket buyers - prizes include a 2008 Lexus, Hawaiian luxury getaway, a 50" Plasma TV and a Grand Cayman Island first class adventure.future of the ocean Find out more click here                                                                          Sponsored by...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Once again our little town of Laguna Beach grabbed the media spotlight after the "Today Show" presented a new federal report that ranked Laguna Beach as a top beach in a nationwide study.                                                                                                                                           "We issued the 17th annual best and worst beaches in the country and this year Laguna Beach got the top of the list," said Natural Resources Defense Council spokesperson Hamlet Paoletti.Now that MTV has moved up the coast to Newport Beach to shine the spotlight on their spoiled high school kids, Laguna can get back to what it does best - present an extremely charming and livable small town. And now it's official that we also have the cleanest beaches. Take that Hunti...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
It's a tough real estate market out there. So what do I do? I play golf.I play golf with a group of Realtors. Misery loves company? Not really, we're just avid golfers and since our work days extend to the weekends we try to set aside one day during the week to play golf. Our informal group is comprised of Realtors, mortgage brokers, title rep's, etc. Of course, anyone is welcome to play but this group tends to be affiliated with real estate. We call ourselves the Laguna Hackers which always gets a chuckle at the pro shop when you pay your green fees and say "Hi, I'm a Hacker."I bring this up because there are some wonderful golf courses in our area of Orange County, Ca. Golfers moving to this area will be treated to courses ranging from exclusive member only courses to above average pu...
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By Carrie Maniaci
(LUXE HOME Real Estate)
THE BEACHES OF LAGUNA BEACH, CAThis summer is the perfect time to experience the lifestyle and thus the beaches of Laguna Beach. The gorgeous views along the coastline are truly amazing. The entire coastline of Laguna Beach has been declared a "Marine Life Refuge" to protect and preserve the rich variety of marine life forms for all to observe and enjoy. Tide pools are not to be disturbed in any way. People may fish (except in Heisler Park Ecological Reserve where fishing is prohibited), but take nothing else. Here are some excellent beaches to discover on your next trip.MAIN BEACHIn the heart of downtown with excellent swimming, volleyball, and sunbathing. This is the center of all the action. main beach lifeguard stationCRESENT BAYBig Hollow waves offer some of the best body surfing.S...
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By Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate
(Village Real Estate Services, Inc.)
One of the most breathtaking beaches in South Orange County is located at  Aliso Beach Park.  The park is owned and Operated by the County of Orange.  The beach is a short, wide sandy beach that is bordered on both sides by outcroppings of rock.  The rocky shoreline on this part of the coast is home to a marine life refuge of tide pools teeming with small, interesting marine life such as anemones, sea urchins and hermit crabs.  This rocky reef where the waves crash against the rocky shoreline and cliffs makes it a spectacular and popular spot for wedding and family photos.  The marine life attracts many visitors each year to explore the wonders of the sea without getting their feet too wet.  It is also a popular place for people to gather in the evenings with their supper to grill in on...
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