A Discussion with Lara Langford of Langford Properties
Finding the right home can be a tedious and daunting task, so do yourself a favor and find an agent who makes the home-buying process a bit easier. Newport Beach raised local, Lara Langford of Langford Properties, specializes in selling luxury Orange County real estate. She is an expert in OC real estate and surrounding communities, helping to introduce both newcomers and long-time residents to the many subtle differences of neighborhood choices. Lara’s success is based on her knowing and sharing her passionate interest in the OC coastal real estate market, and has resulted in a well-deserved reputation for high customer satisfaction and industry respect.
As an activist within the Newport Beach and Corona del Mar communities, Lara stays up-to-date on recent trends and opportunities in order to better address her client’s needs. Prior to joining Langford Group, Lara was an award-winning Realtor® with a nationally recognized real estate brokerage in Newport Beach. Lara graduated from Corona del Mar High School, and then the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, with an emphasis in Real Estate. Additionally, Lara maintains both her California Salesperson and Broker Licenses.
I asked Lara why one should consider buying property in Costa Mesa as opposed to other surrounding neighborhoods. She explained that Costa Mesa is one of the most central communities within Orange County. If you are a resident of this beachside city, you are within minutes from the world-renowned Newport Peninsula beaches, luxury shopping at Fashion Island, the 55 Freeway, John Wayne Airport, and South Coast Plaza. What more could you ask for? Not to mention, the quaint parks, community feel, nationally ranked schools, and 17th St. restaurants and shops are just a few added benefits to living in this wonderful community. Homes in Costa Mesa seem to be a bit more spacious with land and outdoor space offered, and you get that wonderful ocean breeze. Every home in the Costa Mesa community is unique to itself and properties retain strong resale values. All these benefits make Costa Mesa a very desirable place to live.
But is it the right place for you? Another great aspect about Costa Mesa are the demographics. “It’s a wonderful mix of families, young professionals, and long term residents”, Lara stated. She then went on to describe it as “the perfect mix of people, bustling businesses, quiet streets, and close proximity to beaches, this community has everything a homebuyer would desire.” To check out some local properties in this highly sought after area, please refer to the listings below.
401 Bernard St. #208 | Costa Mesa
This gorgeous 1,739 square foot condominium offers spacious a living area, 2 bedrooms, a bonus room/office, 2.5 bathrooms, luxury finishes, Pella windows, and high quality construction. The kitchen is composed of granite countertops, hardwood cabinets, a neatly designed backsplash, Sub Zero refrigerator, and Wolf gas range. But the beauty doesn’t just stop inside, the outdoor space is contiguous throughout the home with large deck off the living room with an upgraded gas hookup for the BBQ and considerable patio area off the master bedroom.
151 Mercer Way | Costa Mesa
Located on the border of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach this lovely unit has a plethora of windows that will flood your space with natural light. The views are endless, showcasing the city, mountains and ocean from the private rooftop patio. This 2 bedroom, 4 bathroom home has a 1st floor work space that can be used for either business, a home office, gym, den or 3rd bedroom. The ground floor has a large bathroom that is handicap accessible. The 2nd level showcases an open floorplan with a great room for living area, dining room, spacious kitchen that includes a butler’s pantry & guest bathroom. With it’s soft, welcoming design you’ll be instantly smitten.