White Water Realty, Inc. has been helping customers find homes for sale in Laguna Beach since 1973. Our team of expert realtors will help you find your ideal home. We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of Laguna Beach, including all of Orange County, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano. In addition to finding you a new home, we also offer long term rentals, vacation rentals, apartment rentals and property management services.
City of Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach is a beautiful beach city located in Orange County, California. It is approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, making it easily accessible from most parts of California. Laguna Beach is particularly attractive to families with its low crime rate and great public schools. The median home value is $1,570,000, well above the national average of $184,700. It has a nice suburban feel, but with desirable qualities such as restaurants and ample shopping.
The City of Laguna Beach is known for its art scene. Each year, several art events such as the Festival of Arts and Sawdust Art & Craft Festival. One of the most notable events is the Pageant of the Masters during the Festival of Arts. This show features tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful recreations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. It is truly a sight to see!
What to look for in a new home?
Whether you’re a first time home buyer, or a seasoned pro, White Water Realty can help you find the perfect homes for sale in Laguna Beach. There are several tips we always advise our customers on. First, know your financial situation. This means taking a hard look at your savings, checking your credit score, getting pre-approved for a loan and shopping for a lender. Although some surprises might come up in the home buying process, you don’t want your finances to be one of them. Make sure you account for all the expenses you may incur when purchasing a home from closing costs to moving fees.
Next, we tell our clients to envision where their lives will be in the next few years. Will you be starting a family? If so you’ll want to make sure you have the space you’ll want for children. Or will you be empty nesters soon and would prefer a smaller house?
Lastly, make sure to work with a skilled realtor that can give you information about the neighborhood, property values and comps, and schools. These are all important factors when purchasing a home.