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31
Aug

Laguna Beach Home to Gold Medalist Annika Dries

Your chance to swim with an Olympian is coming up tomorrow, Saturday, September 1st! Laguna Beach officials (and the entire community) are honoring 2012 London Olympic Gold Medal winning swimmer Annika Dries in her Laguna Beach home town from 2 to 4 p.m. Ms. Dries will be presented with a City Council proclamation honoring her

31
Aug

The Top Four Design Elements to Look for When Buying a Home

Today, many people are not determining a home’s value based only on finishes and square footage. It’s now becoming much more common to look at homes from a holistic perspective, based on livability and connection to the community. Here are four ‘must haves’ in home design today: 1. Live-in value trumps resale value Even though

31
Aug

Laguna Beach Home to Arts & Dance

The summer art festivals may be winding down in Laguna Beach, but if you live in Laguna Beach, you know the creativity hasn’t stopped! This week artists from throughout Laguna Beach will be opening their doors for the monthly ArtWalk, including UCI dancers prepping for the Laguna Dance Festival at the Laguna Art Museum at

30
Aug

Palm Springs Still Enthralled by Dean Martin

The Ultimate Homage Palm Springs became renowned as a hideaway for Hollywood celebrities back in the 20’s, but the resort region received its biggest boost from celebrities when the Rat Pack began hanging out at the Chi Chi room and the Riviera Resort back in the 50’s.  Several members of Hollywood’s earliest edition of bad

29
Aug

Laguna Beach Home to Bluegrass BBQ

Laguna Beach Live! jazzes things up near your Laguna Beach home with the Brombies on September 16th! Featuring a blend of rousing Bluegrass and a spectacular BBQ at the Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course, this is an event you definitely won’t want to miss! The BBQ starts at 4 p.m. and the band is

28
Aug

Laguna Beach, CA Condo/Townhome Market Report for the Week of August 20, 2012

The median list price in LAGUNA BEACH, CA this week is $1,489,500. The 62 properties have been on the market for an average of 105 days. The Market Action Index has been trending down lately, while inventory and days-on-market are climbing. The trends imply a weakening market. Supply and Demand Inventory levels have been relatively

27
Aug

Homes of America’s Most Powerful Celebrities

You might have wondered why it seems that America’s celebrities always seem to be buying each other’s former homes, especially in and around Los Angeles. It’s relatively simple, really: Los Angeles building ordinances limit the height on the contruction of new walls and hedges. As a result, celebrities tend to trade homes because there’s a

26
Aug

Developer Asks $58 Million For His Most Opulent Bel Air Mansion

Developer Set Earlier Record Mohamed Hadid set a record in 2010 for the highest priced home in the Los Angeles area.  That house in the exclusive neighborhood of Bel Air went for $50 million.  That sale was said to have been a signal that the real estate downturn had ended, at least at the high

25
Aug

Where the Millionaires Are

Where the Millionaires Are While Occupy Wall Street protesters consider themselves the 99 percent, the truth is that in the United States, with its population of 311.6 million, 4.3 percent are millionaire households, making the protesters the 95.7 percent. Of that 4.3 percent, nearly three thousand households are worth $100 million and above, and 363

23
Aug

Home in Laguna Beach? Meet Other Families!

Laguna Beach Parent’s Club events are a fantastic way to get to know other families near your home in Laguna Beach!  This month’s schedule features some exciting activities and can give you a sneak peek into what to expect if you join the parents’ club. Tomorrow afternoon members of the club will be meeting for