Emerald Bay Connection

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THANK YOU . First and foremost, I wanted to thank you for supporting me, working with me and engaging with me through my real estate career. It has been a wonderful journey to connect and meet so many terrific people. I appreciate you.

DID YOU KNOW? U.S. job growth rebounded in October and wages recorded their largest annual gain in 9-1/2 years, pointing to further labor market tightening that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again in December. And also a sign of a very strong US economy. (Reuters)

DID YOU KNOW? It appears now official that AMAZON’s HQ2 is coming to New York and Northern Virginia after evaluating 238 contenders. Critical requirements were a population of 1 million plus, public transportation, tech talent, and a strong international airport. Each location stands to gain 25,000 jobs. Google said it plans to double its workforce in New York City to more than 14,000 employees over the next 10 years. (WSJ)

DID YOU KNOW? 2018 has been one of the most destructive wildfire seasons on record in California, with a total of 7,579 fires burning an area of 1,667,855 acres (6,749.57 km 2 ), the largest amount of burned acreage recorded in a fire season, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center, as of this week.

You're gonna go a little bonkers if you work 120 hours a week . –Elon Musk

Local Eatery

Harley Laguna Beachl

Bye bye 330 Common….. Hellooooo Harley and the food was fantastic.….

Local Events

Laguna Beach Food Pantry

They collect and distribute food to people in need. They offer free, fresh groceries five mornings a week to anyone who signs in at their front desk to shop in their retail-style setting. During this holiday season, feel free to get involved and volunteer your time.

Want a little exercise before filling your belly with turkey and stuffing? Check out the local Turkey Trots.


What do you do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Check out these Thanksgiving leftovers recipes from one of my favorite cooking websites.

Featured Property for Sale

216 Emerald Bay

Enjoy living in this exquisitely remodeled Emerald Bay home. Wonderfully appointed for entertaining with exceptional indoor/outdoor living as the patio is fully enclosed and private. This updated 5-bedroom, 3 bath, home is absolutely perfect. The spacious and thoughtfully modernized kitchen seamlessly opens up to a dining room, great room and a family room. Additionally, there are 2 bedrooms with custom lofts - truly a dream for any child. The generous two car garage has tremendous storage space as well as an extra spot for a golf cart. This home is in pristine condition and a must see. Enjoy all the spectacular amenities of exclusive Emerald Bay: white sand beach, volleyball courts, 6 tennis courts, a brand-new park area, pool complex and activities for all. Click here to view listing.

5 BD I 3 BA I $4,300,000

Featured Property for Lease

77 Emerald Bay

EXCLUSIVE EMERALD BAY LUXURY LEASE - NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 31, 2019 A modern-day sanctuary that is one of the finest homes in the exclusive community of Emerald Bay. This outstanding home is located steps to Emerald Bay’s private main beach.This beach side estate is one of a kind. Natural light floods the enormous open floor plan and impeccably marries the indoors with the outdoors. Click here to view lease.

5 BD I 6 BA I $30,000/Month

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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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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