Emerald Bay Connection

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DID YOU KNOW ? The incomes of the top 1% of Americans grew faster than the bottom 99% in 43 states between 2009 and 2015. Nine states in the U.S., the top 1% represents more than 50% of all income growth. The top 1% of Americans took home more than 22% of all income in 2015. Less than 40% of Americans say they have enough savings to cover a $1,000 emergency. In 2015, the top 1% made 26.3 times as much income as the bottom 99% - an increase from 2013, when they earned 25.3 times as much. (Marketwatch)

When you're talking about decisions and interactions, quality is usually more important than quantity . - Jeff Bezos

DID YOU KNOW ? Just 14 years ago Google stock began selling on the Nasdaq Stock Market, with an initial price of $85; the stock ended the day at $100.34 with more than 22 million shares traded. Today this stock trades for around $1,200.

DID YOU KNOW ? Since March 2009, the S&P 500 has skyrocketed more than 300%.

DID YOU KNOW ? Consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in August to the highest level since October 2000, according to a report Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board, on improved assessments of the economy and the outlook. (Yahoo)


Out and About

Ocean Institute’s Tall Ship Festival

The Ocean Institute invites the community to celebrate California’s rich maritime history with the annual Tall Ships Festival, taking place Sept. 7 -9 in Dana Point Harbor. Whether sailing on a tall ship, watching mock cannon battles or enjoying festival activities while listening to live entertainment, there’s something to engage all ages.

Also respond to this Email if you are coming and Thank You!

Orcas Make Rare Appearance

A pod of orcas showed up off San Clemente, heading north through Dana Point and Laguna Beach, on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, giving a rare glimpse as they passed through Orange County.

(Photo courtesy of Ryan Lawler/Newport Coastal Adventure)

Laguna Art Museum

Compass is sponsoring the below
events at the Museum

Our Compass team are the museum's Thursday night events, specifically the second and third Thursday events:

Live! At the Museum (concert series): 2nd Thursday of every month

Film Night Series: 3rd Thursday of every month, hosted by Art Curators or Film Directors

Call me at 949.233.7949 for ticket availability.


Where to Eat

Dine at the Ranch

Come savor the exceptional flavors of one of the OC's newest and buzziest culinary experiences, designed to expand your appreciation of terroir food, drink and hospitality. Harvest marries the bounty of the season with the atmosphere and creativity of Laguna Beach into a dizzying array of local flavors, ingredients and traditions of California cuisine. The menu changes with each season, integrating fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables grown and gathered from our own half-acre Harvest Garden. The new bar is a haven of sociability, featuring an innovative handcrafted cocktail menu, enticing wine list and 18 craft beers on tap—all for sipping along with earnest conversation.


Featured Property for Sale

Coming on the Market Soon!

Call Maura for details.

4 BD I 5 BA I UNDER $5,000,000

Featured Property for Lease

1370 S Coast Hwy

The most ideal retail/office space in Laguna Beach is finally available for lease. Originally home to the Laguna Nursery and most recently distinguished by Poler, an outdoor retailer. This epic property encapsulates the best of Laguna Beach and everything a thriving company would need to promote an exciting retail environment, including outdoor spaces and gardens, vast indoor terraces, ample sunlit open floor space, and some of the best PCH exposure a retailer could hope for.


My Current Listings

199 Emerald Bay $17,950,000
95 Emerald Bay $9,100,000
62 Emerald Bay $7,900,000
216 Emerald Bay $4,300,000
725 Emerald Bay $4,200,000

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Exclusive Deal

I am delighted to announce that I’ve signed an exclusive deal which enables Maura Short Real Estate Team as the only real estate group to be able to feature Emerald Bay homes on prime time cable channels such as FOX, CNN, ESPN, DISC & A&E. This marketing platform is exclusive to my clients, as my agreement is reserved exclusively for homes in Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach.

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