When you are buying a home, don’t just get a verbal promise; get everything in writing, especially in this hot real estate market. Be ready to go when you are a buyer, so you can move quickly when you find the right house. Get pre-approved for a mortgage, have proof of funding, be flexible with a closing date and think about other items you can offer up, such skipping a home inspection or not pushing the sellers to make all the repairs.
The 5th Annual Champagne and Oyster “Sip and Shuck” fundraiser will be held on Sunday, November 5th. The “Sip and Shuck” event will take place at The Deck on Laguna Beach and Driftwood Kitchen. There will be a variety of hand-shucked oysters to taste, champagne, sparkling wines and lots to taste from Chef Rainer Schwarz and the Driftwood Kitchen. This event benefits the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County. The fundraising event will begin at 2pm and continue to 6pm. The Deck is located at 627 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Laguna Beach, nestled between the Pacific Edge Hotel and the Pacific Ocean. Tickets range in price from $95 to $145, VIP tickets which include early entry. For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, see their website at: http://www.sipnshuck.com/#about.
Laguna Beach is the second oldest beach front city in Orange County, being incorporated in 1927. The city is dedicated to the arts with over 180 artists in residence, weekly gallery walks and three large scale arts shows each year. Located at 21702 Ocean Vista Drive Unit #H, this 900 square foot home is part of the Ocean Vista Custom community. This two bedroom, one bathroom home was built in 1960. This condo has a cul-de-sac setting. The condo has views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater and the coastline. The complex amenities include a swimming pool, party clubhouse and cabana. Ocean Vista Custom Homes includes the neighborhoods of Blue Lagoon, Alta Vista, Aliso Laguna, Smithcliffs, Irvine Cove and Victoria Beach. Residents have access to both private and public beaches.
Located at 30 Valerio, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Lucera development in Newport Beach. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1999. This is a former model home, which has a guest suite, library and custom bookcases. Attention to detail can be seen in the coffered ceilings, French Doors and a fireplace. This home sits on an 8,500 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Lucera is a 24 hour guard gated neighborhood. Amenities include swimming pool, spa, playground and tennis courts.
Bay View Terrace Condos is a condo complex in Eastside, Costa Mesa. Bay View Terrace Condos is a small complex built in 1980. Many condos have been remodeled in recent years. Most floor plans have three bathrooms and three bedrooms. The square footage of these condos ranges from 1,900 square feet to 2,000 square feet. Each condo has an attached two car garage. Condos are priced between $600,000 and $650,000. Among the many amenities are a swimming pool, spa and tennis courts.
Located at 64 Archipelago Drive, this 4,000 square foot is part of the Oceana community in Crystal Cove. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2004. The gourmet kitchen features Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, Calcutta Marble and a Wolf Range and Oven. The home is one level with astonishing views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water and the coastline. This home sits on a large 14,000 square foot piece of property.