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Laguna Market Update as of December 2014

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December 17, 2014
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WHY SELF-EMPLOYED BORRWERS GET TURNED DOWN?

First, let’s examine the facts………………… According to a recent survey by Zillow, self-employed borrowers generally have higher incomes than salaried workers but they have more difficulty qualifying for a mortgage. Judging by the number of people that contact me after being denied a loan elsewhere, I don’t dispute this fact. Zillow also reported that salaried […]

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December 16, 2014
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Laguna Beach Market Analysis as of October 2014

Should you buy or sell before the end of the year – The holidays are a time for serious buyers and serious sellers and less competition Summary: 41 sales in October is the 2nd highest of 2014 Inventory of homes for sale is 200 which is 45 less (20%) then two months ago but the […]

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November 22, 2014
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Music and clientele

Folk[6] and Jazz music[7] emanated from the inside out onto the porch, with singers such as Judy Henske, Steve Gillette (who later wrote songs for the Stone Poneys) and Lee Mallory (later with Sagittarius, Millennium) performing here during the early ’60s. Dave Myers sang folk songs at Café Frankenstein before forming his Del-Fi surf band, […]

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October 30, 2014
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Cafe’ Frankenstein

 “What I remember about the Frankenstein,” said artist Leonard Kaplan, who died in 2008, “was the taboo that the community of Laguna felt about it.” Kaplan, who lived behind Café Frankenstein during and after the coffeehouse’s existence, was no stranger to controversy. An intensely private man, Kaplan was a dealer in pre-Renaissance art and a […]

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October 30, 2014
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October 11, 2014
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October 7, 2014
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Right Here in Laguna – Known as a ‘Landmark of Modern Architecture’ and the inspiration for Ann Rand’s Heller house in Fountain House – The Hangover House – An incredible Laguna Story

When you’re driving south on Coast Hwy and you go past the Montage and you dip down into Aliso Creek look up at the very top house on the steep hill on the left side and you can see the Hangover house. Called the ‘Hangover House’ since it hangs 400 ft. over a sheer cliff […]

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September 18, 2014