Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Carrie A. Maniaci
(ReDesignandHomeStaging.com)
Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, CALaguna Beach has long been known as an artist colony, and the event of the summer celebrating the arts is the Pageant of the Masters. The Pageant of the Masters is truly one of Southern California's most unforgettable attractions. Every year, the two-month long event, July 7-August 31, 2007, attracts hundreds of thousand of people to the beautiful Irvine Bowl in Laguna Beach for one of the world's most unique events. If you have never been to Laguna Beach, this is your perfect excuse to go. Once you go, you'll want to go back every year, as each year has a new theme. The 2007 Pageant of the Masters Theme is: Young at HeartFind out more about this year's Pageant Program Find out more about this year's GalaWatch as artists magically transform live...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
This isn't specifically a San Diego thing to do, but an art walk in Laguna Beach is close enough to the area that it's easily managed. And Laguna Beach is such a beautiful town on the coast, with a terrific reputation for the arts, so a visit anytime is worth the 45 minutes drive up the freeway from Carlsbad. Laguna Beach, in addition to beautiful homes on the hills with fabulous ocean views, a great beach, and numerous shopping opportunities, has a very active arts program and has garnered a reputation nationally and internationally for the art galleries and art-related events throughout the year for which it is known. During the spring Laguna Beach has 1st Thursday art walks, from 6 - 9 PM, in April, May and June. All the area galleries are open, and this is a great opportunity to exp...
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By Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate
(Village Real Estate Services, Inc.)
Menopause The Musical will be performed at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach from July 10th - September 2nd.  .If you are a women over forty or know a woman over forty, do yourself and her a great big favor and buy tickets for a performance of this hilarious play.  It's the story of four over forty gals who are strangers and meet in Bloomingdale's during an afternoon of shopping.  Even if you don't like musicals, you'll be rolling in the aisles with some of the parodies they come up with for some very familiar pop chart hits.   Here's how to contact the theatre:  Laguna Playhouse - 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA  92651  949 497-2787 ext. 1 For a really fun evening - get a whole group of gals together.  It won't just be a play, it'll be a party!  Here's info on group ticket s...
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By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Sellsius Real Estate (at 8:35 pm PST) is currently lounging around in Laguna Beach, CA sipping margaritas and Coronas with SoCal Rainers-and left me here in San Diego to break the news. (Can't blame them-I was in a class strugging to convert from PC-mentality to MAC). ((Ouch!!))All drama aside, Rudy and Joe have unveiled a new site that  so caters to the real estate agent and the buyers who wants more precision in their property search results. BMW and Mercedes engineers couldn't have done a better job. Want a niche search for that ski cabin in the mountains, or that duplex by the sea? Buyers will have to look no further-especially if we Rainers post our precise listings not only on Active Rain, but on Sellsius Real Estate as well. Their new site allows agents to upload listings with de...
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By Jared Loss
(The OC Coastal Group)
HOME SALES REPORTBeginning Date: 03/01/07Board Number: AllEnding Date: 3/31/07City: lbArea: AllPrice Range: $0 - ALLSingle Family Sales - ResidentialOther StatisticsPrice ClassBedrooms2 OR Less34 Or MoreCondo SoldResidential ActiveCondo Active$0 - $99,999000 0400$100,000 - $149,999000 000$150,000 - $199,999000 000$200,000 - $249,999000 010$250,000 - $299,999000 000$300,000 - $324,999000 000$325,000 - $349,999000 000$350,000 - $374,999000 000$375,000 - $399,999000 000$400,000 - $424,999000 010$425,000 - $449,999000 020$450,000 - $474,999000 000$475,000 - $499,999000 000$500,000 - $549,999000 033$550,000 - $599,999000 138$600,000 - $649,999000 023$650,000 - $699,999000 042$700,000 - $749,999000 005$750,000 - $799,999000 041$800,000 - $999,999200 1236$1,000,000 - $1,999,9994112 117115$2,00...
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As a foreword to this article, being 22 years of age I do not have much, if any, experience in property investments. However, as a recent college graduate, I do have an opinion on how best to maximize your investment in college housing so that it is mutually beneficial for you and your sophomoric tenants.College enrollment has been on the rise at double digit percent increases each year, and there are no signs of this trend slowing (if only the economy would follow suit).  This flood of new students to Colleges and Universities accross the Nation has put a strain on the institutions to provide on campus housing.  This gives private investors a great opportunity to capitalize on leasing of off campus rooms to students.  In the old days, an investor would buy a house in a college town and...
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By Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate
(Village Real Estate Services, Inc.)
The scene was the amphitheatre constructed for the world famous Pageant of the Masters.  I've been fortunate to have attended the pageant a number of times and often wondered if they ever used this lovely outdoor setting for anything besides the pageant.  While talking with my friend (and client) Dr. Mark Brisley,   an excellent Laguna Beach dentist, Dr. B mentioned  what he was planning to do on Easter morning.  He told me he'd be attending a Sunrise Service at the Pageant of the Masters Amphitheatre.  The idea was intriguing enough to cause me to get up a couple hours earlier than normal to make the brief  10 minute drive through Laguna Canyon down to Laguna Beach.  I arrived early for the 6:30 a.m. service and was able to settle in quietly to enjoy the morning.  As I entered the fami...
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By raman kandola
(kandola mortgage services)
   Foreclosure has steadily been going up here, courtesy of the tightening of the credit by the mortgage industry,courtesy of the FED's.  This years MARCH MADNESS has brought bad luck to all the sub prime lenders, all most all of them falling like a deck of cards.  Orange County the mecca of the mortgage industry has been ambushedby the speculators, big hedge fund managers by shorting their stock, and bringing them out of business.  With this has brought foreclosure in rise in Orange County.  We have a large number of middle class family in Orange County who have lost their home, or in the process.  The fault mainly goes to the home owners because of the lack knowledge of the product they have been, and their non-saving mentality.  They had been living on the equity which was growing ov...
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By Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate
(Village Real Estate Services, Inc.)
  It seems like only yesterday I caught my first glimpse of Laguna Beach.  It was my 16th birthday and mom had assigned my handsome cousin, Richard, the job of getting me out of the house.  She was getting everything ready for my sweet 16 party.  As we drove up the coast, I marveled at the eclectic style of the homes perched atop cliffs and scattered up the hillside.  When we made the turn on Cliff Drive we marvelled at the sight of one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. One year later, on Prom Night, my date took me his favorite place on earth.  It was the gazebo next to the old Victor Hugo Inn (now Las Brisas) that overlooks the rocks and has a breathtaking view of the crescent shaped beachfront.  I remember thinking...if only there was some way this incredible place could...
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