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Enter to Win $100 Gift Card for the Wine Gallery

  Discover your home's value. Get three independent estimates of your home's value immediately. (No registration required)   Celebrate love this month! Enter a drawing for a $100 gift card to the Wine Gallery by sending the word "LOVE" via Text, Email, Facebook or Instagram no later than Feb 14, 2018.   Discover your home's value. Get three independent estimates of your home's value immediately. (No r...Read More

Holiday Tipping Guide

Courtesy of Etiquette Expert Diane Gottsman A holiday tip is customary for those who want to express their gratitude to providers who offer loyal service throughout the year. Happy holidays! -Chris Who gets a holiday tip and who can you skip? Your budget is first priority when deciding who, and how much you should tip this holiday season. Next, think about the service the person provides throughout the year and the frequen...Read More

Top 5 Home Features to Attract Luxury Buyers

From decked out chef’s kitchens, tech-friendly spaces to resort-caliber swimming pools and landscaping, these are the features and amenities that appeal to luxury home buyers. SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY According to a survey done by the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, smart home technology is becoming increasingly popular among luxury home buyers. So much so that 87 percent of respondents said they would not live in a home th...Read More

Laguna gains national honor as a Historic American Landscape

Los Angeles Times by Bryce Alderton Laguna Beach and its coastal wilderness areas recently joined the ranks of Mount Vernon in Virginia and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco by gaining recognition as a Historic American Landscape. The National Park Service, in partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architects, decided to give Laguna the designation, allowing it to join the ranks of more than 700 sites similarly hon...Read More

Drawing for Beatles Tribute Band Tickets

In the spirit of community on Valentine's Day, we are giving away 4 tickets + 8 drink tickets (a $100 value) to the "All You Need Is LOVE" Beatles Tribute Concert!    Jason Feddy, local musician & KX93.5 FM Radio Personality, will lead the band, sing-along and dancing. Beatles attire encouraged! All proceeds will go with LOVE to help local residents in need via Laguna Beach Net-Works.    Saturday, February 11, 2017 at...Read More

Considering “For Sale By Owner”?

From Keeping Current Matters: In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are the top five reasons: 1. Exposure to Prospective Buyers Recent studies have shown that 94% of buyers se...Read More

Home on the Ranch in Laguna Beach

I love The Ranch resort in Laguna Beach. Their restaurant Harvest is very good as well. Here's an editorial in Laguna Beach magazine: Tucked away in the canyon, yet just steps from the shore, this newly renovated rustic retreat offers an unparalleled escape. By Elizabeth Nutt In 1871, George Thurston and his family, some of the first settlers in Laguna Beach, set their sights on a stunning 152-acre homestead that they intended to m...Read More

Chris Tebbutt Elected to Board of Chamber of Commerce

  Chris Tebbutt, a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties sales associate and active community leader, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce. “Chris’ architecture background will provide helpful insight into the issues and potential of the Downtown Strategic Plan for Laguna Beach, and he will work to increase local business-to-business exchanges to promote co...Read More

Shopping Discounts in Laguna Beach

SHOP, DINE, PLAY, WIN! Shop local, save BIG at 151 businesses throughout Laguna Beach on Small Business Saturday, November 26. And you could win big with our Grand Prize:  a 2-night B&B package and a round of golf at The Ranch at Laguna Beach ($2,000 value)! 2nd prize:  $250+ in Laguna Beach retail gift cards Other prizes:  Laguna swag from great Laguna merchants (over 15 winners) Contest Rules: Get your ...Read More

Chris Tebbutt Organizes Community Harvest Festival

Courtesy LA Times: The South Laguna Community Garden Park welcomed more than 250 guests to its sixth annual Harvest Festival Potluck. The event Oct. 23 included face-painting, pumpkin-decorating, seasonal games and treats for attendees. "This community-based event not only increases awareness of our Garden Park, but also brings Laguna Beach residents and families together for good neighborly fun," Chris Tebbutt, a Realtor a...Read More

Chris Tebbutt Sponsors South Laguna Community Beach Cleanup

Los Angeles Times Chris Tebbutt of South Laguna was tired of seeing debris left on the beaches and resolved to do something about it. So he reached out to the nonprofit Eco-Warrior Foundation in hopes that the nonprofit dedicated to preserving oceans and beaches would partner with him and help organize a community beach cleanup. And that's what happened. Last Saturday, about 70 volunteers cleaned up Thousand Steps Beach in ...Read More

Chris Sponsors South Laguna Community Beach Cleanup 2016

Chris Tebbutt has partnered with James Pribram and the ECO-Warrior Foundation to sponsor a community-based beach cleanup event at breathtaking Thousand Steps Beach in South Laguna (PCH & 9th Ave). Join us for breakfast, music, prizes and community beach fun, all while making a difference. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt. Come down, bring your friends and family, and make a fun beach day of it! SAVE THE DATE: Sa...Read More

50th Sawdust Art & Craft Festival

The 50th Sawdust Art & Craft Festival starts today. Here's a wonderful article by Jodie Tillman, Orange County Register About 50 years ago, a group of young hippies found a place to sell their art among the eucalyptus trees in Laguna Canyon. The Sawdust Art Festival, which began as an alternative to the more traditional Festival of Arts, reflected the times: precariously built three-story artist booths; macramé and tie-...Read More

From Rustic to Refined: Transforming Space with Stone

Stone has long been a foundation of architecture and design. Brought to you by Eldorado Stone Traditionally a rustic element, new designs from Eldorado Stone are refining manufactured stone veneer to fit into any design style. Architects and designers are seeking monochromatic colors and a variety of textures and shapes to complement today’s more modern designs. Stone veneer is the perfect element to transform an interio...Read More

Chris Tebbutt featured in Orange County Register

South Orange County Native Chris Tebbutt Joins Laguna Beach Office Of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Orange County Register -- “With his bachelor of architecture degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Chris is a real estate agent who combines his local expertise, extensive knowledge of design and construction, and strong negotiating skills to be an invaluable resource for clients,” Branch Manager J...Read More

Opportunity Property $3,595,000 or $10,500/mo 3 beds, 4 baths 2,400 sqft

  Situated on a prime corner lot in Laguna's sought after "Village" this Landmark Laguna Property is a wonderful example of French Normandy architecture. Recently restored to its original brilliance by Collins Design & Development, this charming home features stunning beamed ceilings, wood paneling, oak floors, double hung windows and many architectural features dating back to the 1940's. The main living level is bright, open ...Read More

Opportunity Property Above Laguna Village 4 beds, 5 baths $2,790,000

  Contact Chris to find out about this amazing new opportunity property in Laguna Beach perched on an oversized, private view parcel with outstanding ocean, canyon and city light views from nearly every room. Outdoor areas include pool, spa, custom barbecue and expansive decks with panoramic views. 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 4,000 square feet priced to sell immediately at $2,790,000.    ...Read More

Oprah buys 23 acres in Montecito

One of the largest properties in Montecito has been sold to Oprah Winfrey for $28,850,000 by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Known as Seamair Farm, the property is spread over 23 acres on two separate parcels in the heart of Montecito. It is bordered on the north by a 40-acre world-class estate, and on the east by a 44-acre dedicated preserve. While it is tucked away and private, it is also close to all Montecito shopping, dining, ...Read More

Home Seller’s Four-Step Checklist Pays Dividends

Question: Some time ago you published an excellent four-step checklist for home buyers. But I'm a home seller. Do you have a similarchecklist for home sellers? Answer: Selling a home is potentially the most profitable financial transaction most people ever do. But one costly mistake can make a home sale a nightmare. Here is my four-step checklist for home sellers: Get your home into tip-top, "red ribbon deal" condition. Most home...Read More

11 Essentials Every Guest Room Should Have

Residents of Southern California all have one thing in common: They live in one of the most beautiful areas in the nation, maybe even the world. Knowing that, it’s easy to assume that all of your friends and relatives are going to want to come visit and stay with you, sometimes for extended periods of time. Hosting guests should be a fun and relaxing experience for everyone, and although you can’t control how your guests will beh...Read More

16 Reasons 2016 Is The Right Time To Buy For You

Resolved to make 2016 the year you finally realize the American dream of owning your own home? It could happen. Even with low housing inventory in many regions, and the Federal Reserve Bank’s recent ¼ percent hike on its benchmark interest rate, buying a home is within reach for many Americans. Of course, much depends on your financial history and ability to make the monthly mortgage payments. So if homeownership is at the top of ...Read More

What You Need To Know When Buying A Multi-family Property

If you’ve thought about investing in real estate, a multi-family property can be an advantageous investment. These types of properties can be excellent ways to make money, but can also be a financial drain if not planned for properly. Before you decide if a multi-family property is right for you, there’s a few things you should consider. Type of property Buying a multi-family property The type of multi-family property you buy ...Read More

6 Homes Built With Recycled Materials

With the help of Chicago-based architecture and planning firm Northworks, a family of four brought its vision of a sustainable and hardy modern barn to fruition. The newly constructed 4,500-square-foot weekend home, located in southwest Wisconsin, stands next to the footprint of a dilapidated barn that came with the property. The barn was disassembled by Northworks and the resulting materials were used to create custom furniture and det...Read More

Helen Lundenbourg: A Retrospective at Laguna Art Museum

Helen Lundeberg: A Retrospective February 21-May 30, 2016 Laguna Art Museum is proud to be organizing the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of a key figure in twentieth-century California art, Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999). Featuring approximately sixty to seventy paintings, it will survey Lundeberg’s career systematically, beginning with her landmark Post-Surrealist paintings of the 1930s. With her teacher and later hus...Read More