Laguna Beach is a beautiful coastal town in Orange County, famous for its art, but most of all for its drop dead gorgeous beaches, and for us, interested in anything real estate related, in the beach front homes and ocean view homes that only Laguna Beach can offer.
Many homes (if not most), are custom, making it more exciting for some to search for that special, one of a kind beach front home.
Here's the most popular beach areas in Laguna Beach that have residential homes around them:
South Laguna Beach area : we identify this area as 'South of the Montage Resort' , with popular beaches like 'Thousand Steps' ( it does feel like a thousand steps going down the access to the beach), Table Rock, West Street, Camel Point and the beautiful and scenery
We've seen many changes coming to Dana Point lately, like the beautification of the streets , improvements within the Lantern Village and others, and now it's in the talks that by 2014, the city of Dana Point may acquire a transit trolley through the Orange County Transportation Authority’s Project V grant program.
“We are proposing a Dana Point PCH trolley and a harbor shuttle on summer weekends as a pilot and year round event shuttles,” said Dana Point Public Works and Engineer Director Brad Fowler.
Dana Point is definitely a touristy city, where many jobs if not most, are there due to tourism, being the 3 top employers the 3 largest resorts: the Ritz, the St Regis and and the Marriott. So this is not a surprise, but a great idea.
We have been hearing it since the beginning of this year: Orange County Home Prices are going up. They have actually been going up since July of last year, when we first started seeing the trend and the 'turn around' in the market. We had seen 3 key indicators showing the trend and now the S&P Case-Shiller index was the fourth key indicator showing that local home prices increased in January.
For January 2013, here's the 4 Key Home Index Indicators showers price gains in the OC Markets:
The other three –CoreLogic, DataQuick and the California Association of Realtors – showed that in Orange