Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade 2013 - A Kid's Day   It was a another perfect sunny day as entrants for the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade marched and strolled down Park Avenue through downtown Laguna Beach. We saw kids from the Boys and Girls Club, the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, Little League baseball and the Kyne Dance Academy waving and dancing down the street. It was a great day to be a kid.   It was a great day to be a parent and grandparent as well. You can see by the pictures that my grandson, Paul, was worn out after a long day. Our float, a Home For Sale, (what do you expect from Realtors) came together with much sweat and creativity. I doubt if we will win any awards but we had a great time smiling and waving.   Search for Homes in Laguna BeachAreas Served   Laguna Beach ...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade is Coming!   Bring the family and join us for the 47th Annual Patriots Day Parade. Saturday, March 2, 201311:00 AM.   It’s time again for the annual Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade. The parade features marching bands, home-made floats, classic cars, many local service organizations and clubs, belly dancers and even a Pitbull Team.   Started in 1967 the first parade’s Grand Marshals were Walter and Cordelia Knott, the founders of Knott’s Berry Farm. Over the years the Grand Marshal’s have included Astronaut “Buzz” Aldrin, local filmmaker Greg MacGillvray, actor Iron Eyes Cody and Mickey Mouse.   I’ll be joining other Realtors from my company, First Team Estates, on our float which is, what else … a home For Sale.   It should be a beautiful day to celebra...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Real Estate Trends for Laguna Beach January 2013   The median sales price for homes in Laguna Beach for Nov 12 to Jan 13 (2012-2013) was $1,250,000. This represents a decline of 2.9%, or $37,500, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 9.6% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have depreciated 23.1% over the last 5 years in Laguna Beach. Average listing price for homes on Trulia in Laguna Beach was $4,274,053 for the week ending Feb 13, 2012, which represents an increase of 6.1%, or $244,107 compared to the prior week and an increase of 3.2%, or $131,029, compared to the week ending Jan 23. Average price per square foot for homes in 92651 was $1,155 in the most recent quarter, which is 3.49% higher than the average price per square foot for homes in Laguna Beach.     92651,...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Pool Homes for Sale In Laguna Beach         Yes, Laguna Beach was voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but maybe you still want a home with a private pool. Maybe you don’t feel like searching for a parking spot, or fighting the crowds or swimming in 55 degree temperatures - like the ocean! You're in luck, there are more than a few homes in Laguna Beach with private pools.                              Search for Laguna Beach Homes with Pools     Call or text me at 949-422-1636 to see any Homes for Sale or email any questions to brianjones@firstteam.com. Brian Jones REALTOR® ● CAL BRE #01348400 FIRST TEAM ESTATES CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE 949-422-1636 Search Dana Point Homes For Sale | Search Laguna Beach Homes For Sale Search Laguna Niguel Homes for Sale | ...
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By Andrew Ostrander, Ostrander Real Estate Group
(Ostrander Real Estate Group)
Everybody seems to have grown into their adulthood either wanting to constantly visit or to own a Bed and Breakfast Inn.  So, why are they special?  They represent an escape to peace, quiet, and generally, a romantic setting that a couple can enjoy away from the crazy pace of life.  (Those with younger children especially appreciate this break, haha).  A new site recommending the most romantic bed and breakfast inns is Romance Room.  It reviews the inns, providing a video tour, along with providing innkeeper interviews of the history of their resort and romantic stories too.  Recent reviews include a Laguna Beach B&B, along with one in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Romance Room also has a Facebook Page if you want to stay abreast of their latest reviews when they come out.  The site is looking ...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Should I Sell My Home in Laguna Beach or Rent It Out?   I have a home in Laguna Beach and I can't decide if I should just sell it or rent it out. Help!   For many homeowners, renting out a home is simply not a viable option: they need to sell in order to raise the capital necessary to buy their next home. And owning two homes requires cash reserves. Consider, for example, that there may be periods in which you have no renter or when a tenant may skip one or two months rent. The mortgage payments still have to be paid.   Becoming a landlord is not for the faint of heart. What happens if the roof leaks and you’re away on vacation? There’s always the risk that a tenant could damage your property or cause problems that lead to an eviction.   On the other hand there are also excellent reason...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Laguna Beach Home Sales – Summary for 2012 Total home sales in Laguna Beach for 2012 showed a substantial increase of 33% over 2011 home sales from 285 to 379. The highest priced home sale in Laguna Beach? …$20,000,000 located at 3 Montage Way, next to the fabulous Montage Resort. Average Sales Price: Increased 9.89% to $1,796,242  Average Price per Square Foot: Increased by 9.412% to $744 per square foot Average Days on Market: Decreased by 13.45% to 142 days Here is how the sales in the city broke down: LagunaVillage had 221 sales. The lowest sold price was $435,000 on St Ann’s for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath home of 437 square feet. The highest sold was Villa Rockledge at $14,025,000. North Laguna sales were 65 homes. The lowest sold price was $550,000 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath home on N Coast...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Laguna Beach Lagunita Homes for Sale One of the best kept secrets for luxury beachfront and oceanfront homes in Laguna Beach is the community of Lagunita. Lagunita is a gated community of custom homes on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Hwy and features some of the most expensive homes for sale in Laguna Beach. Homes for Sale in Lagunita Homes range from $3 to $13 million and are within walking distance of the Montage Resort and Victoria Beach. What's the Neighborhood Like?Lagunita is a community of about 59 homes. All of the homes are custom built and can date back to 1940 although most of the homes have been updated over the years. Most of the homes provide outstanding ocean views and several are located on the beach. Laguna Beach offers several other gated communites with easy access...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
  4 Laguna Beach CA REO homes are now listed for sale by lenders after foreclosure - which are offered as opportunities for buyers.    1330 Terrace Way - detached home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths - asking price is $1,149,900 - MLS S719886  813 Emerald Bay - 5 bedroom and 4 bath home - asking price is $2,999,900 - MLS S720414 -  36561 Table Rock Drive - attached condo home - 2 bedrooms and 2 baths - asking price is $879,900 - MLS S714068 31401 Mar Vista - custom estate home - 5 bedrooms and 8 baths - asking is $17,990,000 - MLS U12003072 Home and property buyers and investors are scrambling for good deals these days and should check these Laguna Beach REO bank owned properties out.  CONTACT US for information about these and other REO properties for sale.   ______________________________...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Laguna Beach Top of the World Homes for Sale Nestled in the hilltop above Laguna Beach with Saddleback Valley to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the south sits the community of Top of the World. TOW, as it's affectionately known, is one of the most family friendly and affordable communities in Laguna Beach. Top ranked Top of the World Elementary School and Thurston Middle School are conveniently located nearby. Popular Alta Laguna Park offers hiking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields.  Laguna Beach Top of the World Homes for Sale Homes range from traditional family style tract homes to expansive ocean view homes. Laguna Beach Top of the World homes offer amazing Catalina Island views and are minutes from downtown Laguna.  Laguna Beach Rea...
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By David Grbich, Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484
(Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com)
If you are considering building a custom home in Laguna Beach, there are a number of residential lots and land for sale that may meet your needs. Many of these lots have incredible ocean views and may allow you to build the home of your dreams. There are currently 42 Laguna Beach residential lots for sale in various price ranges and locations. Give me a call anytime for more information on any of the listings or to schedule a site visit. You can view the detailed MLS listings for these Laguna Beach properties below:   ·        View All Laguna Beach Land for Sale – Vacant Lots   ·        View Laguna Beach Real Estate Listings – Homes and Condos     Ventana Coastal Properties is a South Orange County based real estate brokerage serving the needs of buyers and sellers in Laguna Beach. Cont...
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By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Laguna Beach Village Homes for Sale The Village of Laguna Beach is generally considered to be the homes surrounding the charming downtown shops of Laguna Beach. The Village stretches up the coast to North Laguna and back south to Victoria Beach. One of the most popular areas to buy a home, the Laguna Beach Village offers small beach cottages built in the '20s to contemporary ocean front properties. The homes in the Laguna Beach Village area are all within easy walking distance of Laguna's world famous beaches, the Farmer's Market and the many excellent shops. Click here if you want to start looking for Laguna Beach Village Homes for Sale. Laguna Beach's "Village" character still remains. No small part of this charm is due to the shaggy eucalyptus and one-of-a-kind architecture. Also, th...
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
  Christmas Day In Laguna Beach   We live in Southern California! Or perhaps you are a visitor to our lovely state. Although many of do "dream" of a White Christmas, after the presents have been opened, most of us are grateful we can hit the beach for some sun. It's just the way we are wired out here! If you have guest from out of town, or just looking for something to do for yourself, Laguna Beach is a beautiful location for that post-present stroll. Many of the restaurants will be open and some present their annual music events. Here is a list of locations for Christmas Day Music:     Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, Live Music Laguna Beach events – when you’re looking for something to do with your guests: Missiles of October, The Marine Room, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Reggaefest, Mozambique, 4...
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By Ryan Case, 877-828-0710
(SCA Real Estate)
  Laguna Beach Homes For Sale If you are currently looking to purchase a home for sale in Laguna Beach California, but don't know where to begin, SCA Real Estate is here to help! Our friendly Realtors can provide you with instant access which will allow you to view all Laguna Beach Homes For Sale with the simple click of your mouse!   Laguna Beach MLS Home Search  Often times Real Estate websites can be confusing and misleading, and most have outdated data! Our Laguna Beach Homes website is updated daily, which means you will only be shown Homes for sale in Laguna Beach that are actually available!, vs homes that are pending or already sold.    Work with a top Laguna Beach Realtor When you choose to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Laguna Beach Realtor, it can & will make all the d...
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By David Grbich, Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484
(Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com)
Laguna Beach Homes for Sale – What Happened in the Laguna Beach Real Estate Market in August 2012. The Laguna Beach real estate market posted excellent results in August 2012 with 37 closed sales vs. 21 closed sales in August 2011 – a staggering 76% increase! Sales prices also increased 6% over the same period. Buyer demand for Laguna Beach homes remains strong - as of September 29, 2012, 27% of the 278 available listings in Laguna Beach are currently under contract. At the current sales pace, there is just over a 5 month supply of homes (194 active Laguna Beach MLS listings). If you are considering buying or selling a home in the Laguna Beach real estate market, having the most current market information will help you to make the best decisions regarding Laguna Beach Homes for Sale. La...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
Leguna Beach CA has some of the most interesting and captivating - investor owned residential rental properties.   862 Catalina, Laguna Beach duplex - now listed for sale at $1,950,000  - MLS# S706964 - IDX link     Laguna has about 13,000 homes and residential properties in all - many with blue water ocean views.  40 percent of those properties are investor owned and occupied by renters - the other sixty percent are occupied by owners.   146 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach 4 unit apartment building - now listed at $3,500,000 - 3644 sf interior - active - MLS# L39643      See LAGUNA BEACH RESIDENTIAL INCOME PROPERTIES NOW LISTED FOR SALE.    Contact us here about real estate investing, or selling of residential properties, at Laguna Beach and Orange County CA. ________________________________...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
  Even though foreclosure filings have declined recently, some South Orange County cities continue to have trustee auction sales scheduled at the end of the process. Laguna Beach CA - now has 43 properties scheduled for trustee auction sales at some time during the next 60 days. Newport Beach CA -  138 properties now scheduled for trustee auction sales after foreclosure. Newport Coast CA - 26 properties now scheduled for trustee auction sales after foreclosure. Contact us here is you want information about preforeclosure, foreclosure and REO properties at Laguna Beach or other areas of South Orange County CA. ______________________________________________________     This is for information only and is not the providing of legal or professional real estate services.      Harrison K. Lon...
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By David Grbich, Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484
(Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com)
Condos for Sale in Laguna Beach - Luxury Ocean View Condominiums and Townhomes.  Laguna Beach condos are highly desirable and always in demand.  Laguna Beach is a beautiful coastal community in Orange County where you can find condos and townhomes that allow you to soak up the incredible ambiance that this gem of a city offers. Laguna Beach is often referred to as the jewel of Orange County and for good reason: its beaches and coastline are pristine, the town is bustling with great shops and dining, and the range of real estate options is simply incredible. In Laguna Beach upscale luxury condominiums are the norm and are sure to please. Currently there are 33 condos and townhomes available for sale as of August 21, 2012.  They range in price from $535,000 for a 2 bedroom condo in North ...
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By David Grbich, Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484
(Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com)
Laguna Beach Homes for Sale – What Happened in the Laguna Beach Real Estate Market in July 2012. If you are considering buying or selling a home in the Laguna Beach real estate market, having the most current market information will help you to make the best decisions regarding Laguna Beach Homes for Sale. Laguna Beach is a beautiful beach community located in South Orange County, and offers residents a coastal lifestyle that is second to none. Homes and condos are offered in a wide price range with ocean view homes commanding premium prices. It’s important to work with a Laguna Beach Realtor® who knows the market inside and out. The Laguna Beach real estate market posted excellent results in July 2012 with 44 closed sales vs. 31 closed sales in July 2011 – a 42% increase! Buyer demand ...
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