Laguna Beach Real Estate

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  • Posted on August 28, 2014 by

    This two-level house boasts views of the ocean and is just a short walk from the sandy shores of renowned Laguna Beach. It comes with three bedrooms, two baths and 1,737 square-feet of living space. Perched high above Laguna Beach in Arch Beach Heights, this classic home has an open floor

    Posted on August 5, 2014 by

    Charm and elegance are the definitive traits of this completely remodeled Craftsman-style cottage near the ocean in Laguna Beach. Whether as the family home or a luxurious coastal getaway, this three-bedroom, three bath residence provides your very own seaside paradise. This house in Laguna

    Posted on July 29, 2014 by

    Big investors remain bullish on the U.S. housing market. That's according to a new report from Wall St. Journal's Marketwatch, which notes that while home sales have been sluggish in recent months, there are three major reasons for continued optimism. The first reason is there is nowhere to go

  • Posted on July 21, 2014 by

    One of the biggest trends in the U.S. housing market during the past year has been the increasing prevalence of international buyers. The surge has been well-chronicled, but mostly gleaned from anecdotal evidence to this point. Not any longer. A new report from the National Association of

    Posted on July 7, 2014 by

    New home construction in Orange County has accelerated in the past 12 to 18 months and that means there soon will be many more options available for home buyers. While buying a freshly constructed home certainly has lots of advantages, there are also some additional things you will need to deal

    Posted on June 20, 2014 by

    There was some very encouraging news from the Federal Reserve last week: home equity in the U.S., after taking an enormous hit during the last housing crash, has risen to levels not seen since 2007. It's been a long time coming, but many home owners have finally emerged from what the Washington

  • Posted on June 13, 2014 by

    This Charming Cape Cod has been owned and lovingly cared for by the same family since 1967. Extensively remodeled and expanded in 1986, the floor plan, natural light, condition and ocean close location is superb. Located in a prestigious Newport Heights neighborhood 1 house off Cliff Dr and only

    Posted on May 29, 2014 by

    Luxury real estate does not always reflect the overall housing market. It has its own unique set of buyers, who generally have been wildly successful in their respective businesses and expect the same outcome with their real estate holdings. With that in mind, the folks over at RISMedia

    Posted on May 13, 2014 by

    A strengthening economy has more Americans ready to buy a house, according to a new study. The latest PulteGroup Home Index Survey found that 67% of those questioned plan to purchase a home and of those, 32% plan to buy a house within the next two years. “For the first time in years, Americans

  • Posted on May 12, 2014 by

    Perhaps you have given thought to buying a house with the purpose of renting it out, presumably at a profit. A new report from Freddie Mac indicates it may be time to stop thinking and start doing. The government-sponsored mortgage agency said the rental market for single-family houses in the

    Posted on April 17, 2014 by

    Lots of good information was recently provided through a new study on generational trends when it comes to home buying by the National Association of Realtors. We'll provide you with a few of the highlights, but it's also well-worth clicking over and reading the entire report here. Millennials,

    Posted on April 6, 2014 by

    New to the market is this gem of a home in Laguna Beach located just minutes from the beach. Spectacular ocean views (see picture) and a host of high-end amenities are just the beginning of what's on offer in this remodeled home. This Contemporary-style home comes with four bedrooms, 3.5

  • Posted on March 29, 2014 by

    Here's something you may not have known: The best way to add value to your home for less than $5,000 is a new garage door. That's right, a new comprehensive study revealed replacing upgrading a garage door provides the best return on investment among mid-range home improvements. Noting a garage

  • Posted on February 26, 2014 by

    The recently released S&P Case/Shiller Index , a closely-monitored gauge of U.S. home prices, revealed Los Angeles had the second-biggest increase in house prices last year of the 20 major cities measured in the index. The other big news: home appreciation has begun to slow after more than a

    Posted on February 10, 2014 by

    Thanks to the strong gains in the housing market, millionaire-investors in the U.S. are targeting real estate as their top investment strategy in 2014, according to a new report from Morgan Stanley. Bloomberg provided an extensive analysis of the study, which you can find here. The most

    Posted on January 29, 2014 by

    The final tally from the California Regional Multiple Listing Service shows revenue from Orange County home sales totaled $20.4 billion in 2013. That's the most since the height of the housing boom in 2005 and represents a 16.2% increase from 2012. As the Orange County Register pointed out in

  • Posted on January 28, 2014 by

    It is with great pride that I announce to you that Christie's International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network and a subsidiary of Christie’s auction house, has chosen First Team Estates to be its exclusive affiliate in all of Orange County and part of Los Angeles

    Posted on January 28, 2014 by

    Property Sales December property sales were 31, down from 32 in December of 2012 and 14.8% higher than the 27 sales last month. December 2013 sales were at a mid level compared to December of 2012 and 2011. December YTD sales of 366 are running -3.4% behind last year's year-to-date sales of 379.

    Posted on January 15, 2014 by

    Nestled along the coastline of Dana Beach is the wealthy enclave of Monarch Beach. It's best-known for its two 5-star resorts—the St. Regis and Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel—but Monarch Beach is also home to a limited number of private residences that are among the most sought-after in all of

  • Posted on January 14, 2014 by

    U.S. Review Employment Throws a Curve Ball After Fed Tapering • Employment plummeted well below consensus estimates, rising by only 74,000 jobs in December compared to the survey forecast that expected almost 200,000 jobs. We believe that much of the decline is due to one-time seasonal quirks

  • Posted on January 2, 2014 by

    With 2013 now in the rearview mirror, took an interesting look at what it called “the most outrageously expensive home purchases of the year.” There was plenty to choose from during a year when home prices saw substantial across-the-board increases. Among these

    Posted on December 5, 2013 by

    The folks over at L.A. Confidential Magazine recently took note of the “new-look resorts” that have emerged in Orange County and touted them as a “weekend getaway” option for Southland residents. According to the report, more residents of Los Angeles County are re-discovering their

  • Posted on November 20, 2013 by

    A new study by RealtyTrac found the overall rate of homes being “flipped” slowed during the third quarter, but at the high-end of the market the practice continued to accelerate. For houses worth $750,000 and more, flipping increased by 34% during the third quarter of the year. For homes

    Posted on November 7, 2013 by

    This luxury cottage in Laguna Beach sits mere minutes from the Pacific Ocean and is an ideal family home or vacation home along the coast. The sellers are asking $1,749,000. There is plenty to like when it comes to this cottage. It was modernized in 2013 to include vaulted ceilings, which