LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA – Representing the buyer of 2 Vista Montemar, Kevin Houlas of the First Team Real Estate Laguna Beach Office helped his client secure their dream home for $4,000,000. As a coastal Orange County real estate expert, Houlas had been searching for the right home for his client since the beginning of the year, and after a week of master negotiations, was able to secure the ocean view estate. Located within the gated community of Palmilla, the home features 270-degree awe-inspiring panoramic unobstructed views of the mountains, city lights, and ocean.
“My client immediately fell in love – I could see that excitement in their eyes,” describes Houlas. “We negotiated, going back and forth for about a week in order to get all of the sale details and pricing just right. Luxury real estate can be tough to price because each home is so unique and there’s a lot of emotion involved, but I’m always studying the market and educating myself on the exact neighborhood tracks my clients are interested in, and that’s what pays off in the negotiations.”
One of the largest homes in the track located on an ideal lot with the utmost privacy and stunning views, this custom estate was completely remodeled in 2018. Virtually brand new, a Cypresslined motor court with a fountain welcomes you to the palatial estate a loggia arch-lined entry. Boasting stunning views from most rooms, the floorplan includes 5 spacious bedrooms, all with full en-suite bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, a formal library or office, gourmet kitchen, media game room, dual staircases, and even an upper atrium balcony with a fireplace. Built for entertaining and enjoying the endless views, the beautifully landscaped backyard features a fire pit, barbeque, spa, custom-covered patio, and private pool.
Being a methodical and experienced real estate professional, Houlas predicts that home price appreciation will level out this year, but it’s still a seller’s market. “The market cannot sustain the tremendous growth we’ve seen over the past year, but buyers must understand that this is a tough seller’s market. My advice is to educate yourself as much as possible in the area you want, and come in with your best offer because if you don’t, someone else will,” says Houlas.
With the support of First Team | Christie’s International, Houlas’ abilities and expertise ensure his clients’ success in any market. For more information about Kevin Houlas’ real estate services, visit kevinhoulas.firstteam.com or contact him directly at (949) 338-1941.