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EMERALD BAY DID YOU KNOW?  The market is STRONG. There are 13 homes currently on the market ranging from $3,899,000 - $19,800,00 with a couple of homes coming on the market in the near future. 5 homes are currently in escrow (I currently have two under contract, four of these escrows have taken place in the last week 😉). 1 home has already sold in 2020 (my listing at 216 Emerald Bay).
 
DID YOU KNOW?  U.S. single-family rents increased 3% year over year in November 2019, even with the gain of 3% in November 2018.....DID YOU KNOW that if a $2,000/month rent rate increases by 3% annually, compounded over 60 years that rate rises to $ 11,783/month...or over $4 million out-of-pocket in total.
 
DID YOU KNOW? Sales of previously owned homes increased 3.6% in December compared with November to reach a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.54 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Compared with a year earlier, December sales of existing homes were up 10.8%, though December 2018 was a particularly weak month for sales and economic uncertainty around the federal government shutdown caused some buyers to delay purchases. For some home buyers, it has simply taken all year to find a deal that makes sense. December home sales varied greatly with geography, and were strongest in the Northeast and the South, while in the Midwest sales actually decreased 1.5%. (WSJ)
 
 
Where to Eat
 
Rasta Taco in Laguna Beach
 
I had to get a quick bite when I was downtown this week and decided to try Rasta Taco. WOW, it was fabulous! 
They also cater…. might have to try them for one of our events 👍.
 
 
 
 
Super Game Day Dishes
 
37 of the Best Nachos Recipes
 
Super Bowl 2020….Wait who's playing? Oh yeah, the 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. More importantly, what yummy dishes can we graze on? Check out some of the best Nacho recipes.
 
 
 
 
Trivia
 
Amazon.com sells millions of books each year. In 2010, the company's revenue broke 34 billion dollars. They've branched from selling books to selling everything from clothing to tires to dog toys to phones. But Amazon wasn't always a multi-billion dollar company. Their first non-internal order came in 1995, and it was a book.
What was the first book sold on Amazon? Correct answer revealed in my next newsletter!
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Crystal Shard
Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies
The Grapes of Wrath
 
Just Sold
 
216 Emerald Bay
Asking $4,050,000
 
 
 
 
 
Just Sold
 
15 Coral Cay, Newport Coast
Asking $4,490,000
 
 
 
 
The Emerald Bay Market
 
There are currently 13 homes for sale in Emerald Bay
ranging in price from $3,899,000 to $19,800,000.
 
The median home price is $7,450,000.
 
 
Current Emerald Bay
Homes For Sale
 
 



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Maura Short is known for her strong work ethic, broad industry know-how, and passion for architecture, in addition to her extensive network, confidentiality, and moral code. Combined with her wide-ranging local expertise, all of these assets result in favorable outcomes for both buyers and sellers under her care.
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