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Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
There was a listing on your website for 5545 Pamela Woods Way #160, Sarasota, FL. for $ 800.00 per month that I believe was a scam.
Hello Margaret, there is a flag link on each post. You have to beware of the many rental scam listings out there these days. You should always consult with an agent/broker for the statu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 1, 2015 Home Buying in Laguna Beach
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
When's the best time to sell a house to maximize gains?
Sell when the prices are high and demand is also high. When it's a "Seller's Market" as it is right now!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Buying in 92677
Kathy Kennedy, Real Estate Pro in 92688
Kathy Kennedy answered:
Who can attend open houses?
Agents definetly want you to come see their open houses!! This is a good way to begin to get a feel for neighborhoods and floor plans that you like, and who knows, and you might just f ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Nov 13, 2014 Home Buying in 92677
Jaleesa Pelu…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Jaleesa Peluso answered:
Is laguna beach much nicer than emerald bay, newport coast and also dana point, or similar in luxury?
Hi Maria,

Emerald Bay is officially unincorporated but for all intents and purposes considered Laguna Beach. Emerald Bay is also considered the most prime and most desirable real est ... more
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Jaleesa Pelu…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Jaleesa Peluso answered:
People tell me in Laguna beach to build on the ocean there is a 2-3 year coastal wait time, but people tell me they got there permits within six month
Hi Maria,

The best thing to do is to go to the city directly. People have very different experiences with building on the coast, depending on where and what their plans are. The plan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Home Buying in Laguna Beach
C G Caroline…, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
C G Caroline Gerardo Barbeau answered:
Is it true somebody can wait up to two-three years to get a building permit to build in laguna beach?
Laguna Beach has a number of different issues that you will need to consider:

If property is on the water you will also need the Coastal Commission's grace.
Laguna has canyons and c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 20, 2014 Home Buying in Laguna Beach
Matt Asuncion, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Matt Asuncion answered:
I would like to buy bank-owned property, do I need to have an agent search this for me or do I need to subscribe on-line services in order to get
If youre looking for HUD properties they are easily accessible at http://www.hudhomestore.com/Home/Index.aspx

Hud homes are homes that have been foreclosed on. If you're looking for ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2014 Home Buying in 92677
Darren Smith, Real Estate Pro in 92630
Darren Smith answered:
If I could ask what kind of area is Laguna Beach? is it an older community, or an area where actors live, and movies are getting filmed? I
Laguna Beach is located in South Orange County along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in California. The community has some historic architecture actively being preserve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 13, 2014 Home Buying in Laguna Beach
Brandon Small, Real Estate Pro in Dana Point, CA
Brandon Small answered:
I would like to rent my house in Niguel Hills, Laguna Niguel, 3 beds 2 baths fully renovated, 1500 sq feet. How much should I rent it for?
Niguel Hills is a beautiful community but it depends on the location and condition of your home. The best suggestion would be to reach out to a real estate professional so that he or sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 16, 2014 Home Buying in 92677
Ingrid Ski 9…, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Ingrid Ski 949-874-0432 answered:
Is there a website to see if an HOA is in litigation?
you call the HOA and/or can check with the court. The court is online.

Good luck..
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Buying in 92677
Greg Glick /…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Greg Glick / 949-872-3456 answered:
If you are a buyer looking in Laguna Niguel & Dana Point what is your biggest frustration? Is it low inventory, pricing, or distressed sales process?
Definitely low inventory; especially under $600k.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Home Buying in 92677
caryldarren, Home Buyer in Laguna Beach, CA
caryldarren answered:
Need an honest, extremely thorough contractor and credible geological survey firm to inspect a home I'd like to purchase in Dana Point?
Than you very much to all for your quick replies

Darren
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 26, 2013 Home Buying in Laguna Beach
C G Caroline…, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
C G Caroline Gerardo Barbeau answered:
what are capital gains taxes in Ca? long term ownership...
Add on top the Obama 3.8% tax, if it is not repealed to cover Obamacare. If you have “unearned income” in excess of $200,000 adjusted gross income for single taxpayers or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Home Buying in 92651
Gareth Davies, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Gareth Davies answered:
We have an offer in on a home in LN and the listing agent would not submit our offer because he said he had
The agent does have to submit your offer, but the other offer might have already been accepted or may even be in escrow. But, assuming your offer came in prior to acceptance the listing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 9, 2013 Home Buying in 92677
cardsofsedona, Home Buyer in Laguna Beach, CA
cardsofsedona answered:
What are the HOA and what is the parking situation? carports, garage, assigned parking, off street?
what about parking for laguna terrace park
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 17, 2013 Home Buying in Laguna Beach
D.i.renteria, Home Buyer in Laguna Beach, CA
D.i.renteria answered:
Recommended Laguna Beach realtors?
Well, my dreams came true! I am now living in Laguna Beach with an amazing view and couldn't have done it without my realtor, Chi! The market was tough and inventory property was s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Home Buying in Laguna Beach
C G Caroline…, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
C G Caroline Gerardo Barbeau answered:
compare Allso Viejo/Laguna Niguel neighborhood with San Juan Capastrino?
Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo have higher rated elementary, middle and high schools with about the same crime rates. San Juan Capistrano schools are ranked lower and the demographic is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2013 Home Buying in 92677
Essex Mortga…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Essex Mortgage Bank answered:
Could I find a place in Laguna Beach for $550,000, 3 bds/2 baths, view? How's the short sale inventory in this market in LB?
I just found a two story duplex in South Laguna 1bdrm / 1 BA up and down for $600,000 and I consider that a great deal....however a 3bds/2ba ?? I could not imagine that being possible. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 31, 2012 Home Buying in Laguna Beach
Samer Theodo…, Real Estate Pro in Newport Beach, CA
Samer Theodory answered:
Looking to move back to Laguna Beach (grew up there, LBHS 1989), been in Maui 15 years; looking to buy multiple family dwelling
www.PreferredRealEstateUsa.com, You can search the MLS freely on your own.

Also if you would like a list of all the homes available for sale in Laguna Beach please email me with what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Buying in Laguna Beach
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