Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Beat out other buyers to Hot New Listings in Laguna BeachReceive Priority Access To ALL New Listings That Match Your Home Buying CriteriaHere's how it works...Our Exclusive Buyer Profile System saves you Time and Money. Simply tell us what you're looking for and get priority access to ALL Laguna Beach homes that match your criteria, including Bank Foreclosures, Company Owned Properties and other Distress Sales.Get FREE Insider Access To The Best Tools, Special Reports and Resources!No more wasted time looking at out-dated information in newspapers or searching the internet. Priority access means you're there first before other buyers, so you can negotiate the lowest possible price and your time is not wasted viewing homes that don't interest you.→ Yes, Send me new listings in Laguna Bea...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Purchasing a Second Home in Laguna BeachPurchasing a second home can have it's benefits. It can be used for vacations, rental income, investment purposes or as a primary residence during retirement. You can deduct mortgage interest the same way you would for your primary home (up to $1.1 million). You can deduct property taxes on your second home as well.Summer vacation rentals in Laguna Beach can easily run $4,000 per week and a home on the beach can rent upwards of $20,000 per week. (As of this writing there is a home in Irvine Cove that rents for $200,000 per month.) Sounds like a pretty good investment, doesn't it. However, not all homes qualify for short term lodging. Short term is defined by a term of 30 days or less. To qualify for short term lodging the owner of the property mus...
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Before anyone tries to answer this question, let me add some information. Remember, all brokers & agents put different percentages of time and effort into their businesses. So lets just say on average. And some cities & towns have a larger or smaller percentage of Realtors. And some cities & towns also may have more or less inventory of Real Estate to sell. And some cities & towns have higher values of homes than other cities & towns ... "Do you see where this is going"? There are so many factors to answer this question. Vegas Bob has always wondered ...  Which City/Town Creates the Most Profitable Real Estate Commissions? "Inquiring Minds Want to Know" The photo below was taken by Robert Swetz in Laguna Beach California and I would say that this area might rank up with the top 30?  
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I spoke with my broker several days about advertising in California and he said NO! NO! NO! I am planning on getting licensed in the State of California and continue to be licensed in Nevada. Well, I mentioned this to my broker several days ago and he said great! Then I asked him if I could advertise with a mail out to home owners in California that  I am getting licensed and would like to sell their home ... He said NO! NO! NO! He said that before you advertise to home owners in California you need to be licensed in the state of California. He did mention though that I can farm California residents that have homes and or own Real Estate in Las Vegas, Henderson or the state of Nevada. So Vegas Bob will listen to his broker and not advertise to home owners in California wanting to sell t...
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Attention: Home Owners in Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Newport and surrounding areas ... Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz would like to list your home. Tomorrow VB will be making some phone calls to a Realty One Group location in Laguna, to find out what he needs to become licensed in the state of California. I am quite sure that I only need to take the California state test, but will know more in the next couple days. Now some may ask! What would Vegas Bob know about homes and Real Estate in California? Well VB has been traveling through the whole state of California since the mid 70s. VB has driven down the pacific coast hwy from Oregon to Mexico at least a dozen times. Driven down I-5 over a dozen times and spends at least 2 months somewhere in the state of California every year. So once again...
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Vegas Bob will be selling homes in Laguna Beach California 2-15-2014 LAGUNA BEACH California by Robert Swetz Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz was interested in getting licensed in the state of California several years ago. VB never followed through but once again VB is going to proceed and take the California state test and become licensed in the California. The company that VB works for in Las Vegas/ Henderson also has a company in Laguna Beach California. VB is very excited about listing homes and finding buyers in SoCal along continuing to do the same in Las Vegas and Henderson. Robert Swetz will keep everyone up to date, and will let everyone know once he gets licensed in the state of California. Laguna Beach Orange County California Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz … ► 1:28► 1:28 www.youtube.com/...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Emerald Bay Homes for Sale Laguna Beach | Search Laguna Beach Homes for Sale Market Update | December, 2013 Emerald Bay is a private guard gated Laguna Beach. Emerald Bay is located on both sides of Coast Highway, there are beach front homes as well as homes which sit up on the hill with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach has private tennis courts, beautiful parks and a private swimming pool for the residents. Emerald Bay was originally founded in 1929 and it was named for the color of the water. This guard gated area of Laguna Beach has 521 home sites, and 14 of those homes are beach front. Emerald Bay is one of the most desirable areas in Laguna Beach. Emerald Bay currently has 21 active listings, 1 in back up status, 0 in pending, and there were zero sal...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
How to Sell Your Home in Laguna Beach and Buy Another at the Same Time  Being a move-up buyer can be tough in today’s market. Although deals are closing rapidly, there’s no guarantee that your new dream home will close at the same time as your old dream home. Selling and buying at the same time is a delicate dance, but it is doable. There are a few ways to pursue this plan:1. Sell first, then buy. This is perhaps the safest plan, but it calls for multiple moves. In this scenario, you list your home and complete the transaction before purchasing another home. When you sell your home, you put the bulk of your belongings in storage and live in a temporary rental or, if possible, enter into a rent-back deal with your home’s new owner. The advantage of this method is that you know exactly ho...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Woods Cove Homes for Sale in Laguna Beach In the late 1800's Woods Cove was originally called Arch Beach. It was actually a separate city from Laguna Beach with access only from Aliso Canyon. The deep gullies of Bluebird Canyon and Sleepy Hollow Canyon made it too difficult for the wooden wagons to travel to this area. During that time there was a hotel at the corner of Diamond and Coast Hwy and a pier at the end of Diamond street. Search for Homes in Woods Cove It wasn't until the 1915's through the 20's that they started building the beach cottages, artists studios and dream homes that we find today. Many of the homes in this area were built prior to Design and Review regulations so you will find an eclectic mix of bungalows and custom homes. Laguna Beach Real Estate: See Homes for Sa...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Real Estate Trends for Laguna Beach December 2013 The average price per square foot for Laguna Beach CA was $1,172, an increase of 12.9% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Laguna Beach CA for Sep 13 to Dec 13 was $1,499,500 based on 70 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 32.7%, or $369,500, and the number of home sales decreased 30%. Homes for Sale in Laguna Beach There are currently 243 resale and new homes in Laguna Beach. The average listing price for homes for sale in Laguna Beach CA was $4,493,969 for the week ending Dec 25, which represents an increase of 2.4%, or $104,866, compared to the prior week. How Much is My Laguna Beach Home Worth? If you've contemplated the idea of Selling a h...
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
We Had a Great Christmas at My Daughters Home I just found this in my drafts of a blog. Do you like Sunset Here in Laguna Beach? I know it is difficult but someone had to see this.  Specticular don't you think.    
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
Ok Just Thought I Would Share a Laguna Beach Christmas These are all pictures from between 4 and 4:45 PM on Christmas Day The Sun Was Setting at My Daughters House It was short sleeve weather in the 70s.  Yes we are blessed.  I have two daughter that live on the ocean in Laguna Beach.  Just wanted you to know that our area is a very nice place to live and work. These are the people on the beach in the cove. We are on the middle deck of there home. They have three decks to view the ocean from the house and all these as you go down to the ocean.  Well we had great wine a good meal and time with the family.  Hope you too had a very Merry Christmas. If you want someone to help you find that ocean front property call me.  
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
Cash Buyer for Homes Over $1,000,000 - $5,000,000 in Laguna Beach   This buyer is looking for the difficult property.  The one with some challages.  The properties not ready for prime time and not ready to put on the market for the general public.  This would include but not necessarily be a property where you owe more that the property is wort, or a property that is in foreclosure, or a distressed property that has some issues.  Please give me a call if your property is one that you are looking for a fast sale. 
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The median sales price for homes in Laguna Beach from Aug 13 to Nov 13 was $1,510,000 based on 74 sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median sales price increased 19.6%, or $247,500, and the number of sales decreased 26%. Average price per square foot for homes in 92651 was $1,433, an increase of 44% compared to the same period last year. There are currently 283 resale and new homes in Laguna Beach. The average listing price for homes for sale in 92651 was $4,167,098 for the week ending Nov 13, which represents an increase of 0.7%, or $30,367, compared to the prior week.     I am happy to provide more information about current real estate activity in Laguna Beach and answer any questions you may have about current market conditions. Call me at 949-422-1636 or email bria...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Selling your Laguna Beach home in the winter is a little different than selling in the winter months in the rest of the country. We do get chilly evenings but if the temperature drops below 50 the heavy coats and scarves come out. If events come to pass and you find yourself needing to sell your home in Laguna Beach, CA during the winter months, you're probably aware that it's not the preferred real estate season. Prospects are less likely to be out touring properties, not because of the cold weather but more that the holidays take a huge chunk out of everybody's schedule.Nonetheless, Selling your Laguna Beach home during the winter months is completely doable! In fact, because fewer offers will be competing for the would-be homebuyers, selling your home during the winter months can act...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Call the Brian Jones Team at 949-422-1636 or click here http://brianjonesproperties.com for more information. How Does Your Laguna Beach Home Compare? Are you thinking about selling but are not sure where to start? FREE Home Value Report is Available to You NOW! View Full Details for Selling at www.BrianJonesProperties.comProvided courtesy of the Brian Jones Team - First Team Estates Call or text 9494221636 for information on Selling Your Home.Search entire Orange County MLS for FREE at www.BrianJonesProperties.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)
Hello? Hello? How Can I Help You? Lower The Price? Sure!!!   There are many different bits of evidence that points to real estate market shifts. As a real estate broker in Laguna Beach, the one I notice the most is the behavior of listing agents. Now there are always listing agents, like myself, who behave the same way regardless of the market....but most change behavior. What am I talking about? Picking up the phone! Believe it or not, sellers, your agent may not be answering or returning calls from buyer's agents or buyers. When they perceive that they are in a seller's market, they tend to get lazy. To be fair, a listing agent actually has MORE work to do during a seller's market. There are a lot of phone calls and offers to sort through. While this seems like a good "problem," when ...
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Investors!! Buy In Laguna Beach For 79% Of Appraised Value Investment opportunities in Laguna Beach, California still exist. Laguna Beach is a seaside town in Southern Orange County which first gained popularity in the 1920s. Renowned as an artist colony, Laguna Beach still embraces this personality. Although summers can be busy, this time of year the locals reclaim the beaches and restaurants for themselves. It's the prettiest time of the year in Laguna Beach! The Investment Opportunity! Classic Laguna Beach Ocean View Cottage available to purchase for $1,050,000. This home was appraised at $1,325,000 and could sell much higher. Purchase this home and terms include a 2 year rental agreement with current owners for $4500/month and the option to purchase the home back at the appraised va...
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