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Most of the Laguna’s June sales activity is in the $1m to $2m price range

The Summer Shift: Housing tends to follow a similar cycle every year. This time of year is no different. It started a couple of weeks ago with graduation. June had 28 sales vs. 41 sales in May A Summer Approach for Sellers: with buyer traffic down and the expected market time rising, it is now […]

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Cool Stories and Pics of Early Movies Made in Laguna

  Laguna played a big part in the early development of Movie Making Since there was no verbal dialogue and no artificial lights for inside shots, the Laguna Beach coast line visuals were important for the original success of silent films. If you couldn’t ‘wow’ them with dialogue you ‘wowed’ them with Laguna’s dramatic cove […]

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Film Plays A Starring Role In Smithcliffs’ History

A rare early 1920s image showing the promontory now known as Smithcliffs and Seal Rocks, as seen from Emerald Bay. On the point is the Dobbins’ house, Dos Rocas, and behind it the Lowe house, later moved to McKnight Drive. Photo courtesy of First American Title Corporation. Barbara Isch, an 18-year old native daughter of […]

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San Juan Capistrano: 1910

A familiar scene for many of us looking towards the Mission and the scene of an almost riot by the locals when seeing the first film being made in OC by the then not-so-famous D.W.Griffith. In San Juan Capistrano it was 1910 and the rural locals, mostly Spanish Americans and Indians, barely knew what movies […]

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Cool Pics of Early Movies in Laguna

 Fisherman’s Cove w/ movie set. Errol Flynn, during filming of “Captain Blood”. *3 Arch Bay “Max Sennett: Bathing Beauties”. LB: 1936 1926 Press Photo- Shooting a Scene at Laguna Beach California -The Rough Riders How do you think Treasure Island got its name (Now the Montage) “Give Us This Night” Gladys Swarthout and Jan Kiepura […]

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Most of the Laguna sales activity in the $1m to $3m price range

What do you get for your money in Laguna in May: (Of course it depends where in Laguna you buy)   $1m to $1.5m 5 sales, Avg price:$1.35m, 2 -3 bdm, 1-2 bath, Avg sqsf 1,500,  price per sqft: $1,100 View the homes sold in May: $1.5m to $2m 7 sales, Avg price: $1.7m, 3 […]

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Come join Laguna Friends of Architecture pot-luck celebration

Let’s have some fun at our LFA 3 year old ‘pot luck’ celebration LFA has had great fun and success through simplicity.  No money, no politics, no business entity – just growing friendships around the common passion of architecture, a good time and a little wine. We’ve 1,300 people who’ve joined the group and we […]

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Take a look at the 1920’s Laguna classic Mission style home not in the mls

I had to share this 2,000+ sqft beauty on lower Bluebird Canyon that is on a flat 8,000 sqft lot. It was one of the first homes built in the area (lots of photos to prove it) and has been expanded over the years but has kept its core with big think walls, a ‘Citizen […]

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