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Emerald Bay Connection


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As we close 2018, I wanted to thank all of the people that have supported me in my real estate journey. Because of your support, my team has sold more homes in Emerald Bay than any other agent in 2018.
I am grateful and humbled to be working with a great team……..Thank You.
DID YOU KNOW? J .P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and the other four U.S. heavyweights made so much money in the first three quarters of 2018 that they’ve already topped last year’s total haul. Boosted by the new tax cuts, they’re heading toward their first $100 billion year ever, smashing the $93 billion record from 2016. (Bloomberg)
DID YOU KNOW? California's top 1 percent of personal income tax earners (164,000 people) generate about 50% of all of the states personal income taxes. Personal income tax collections in fiscal 2018-19 will account for nearly 70% of the state’s total general fund revenues and transfers. Sales taxes are expected to represent roughly 20% and corporate taxes another 8% (CNBC)
DID YOU KNOW? Family offices have become a force in investing, with up to $4 TRILLION of assets, more than hedge funds and equivalent to 6% of the value of the world’s stock markets. There are somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 of these offices based in America and Europe and in Asian hubs such as Singapore and Hong Kong. The average family office returned 16% in 2017 and 7% in 2016. (The Economist)

Emerald Bay Market Update

Emerald Bay Transactions & Average Sales Price

One of the finest communities in all of Southern California, Emerald Bay reveals the appeal and charm of the California Riviera.

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Around Town

New Year’s Eve at The Loft

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach is a wonderful place to dine prior to New Year’s festivities at midnight. There will be a special celebratory Four-Course Holiday Tasting Menu with a first choice of Winter Squash Soup, Escarole and Treviso Salad or Christmas Ham Rillette with apple mostarda.

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Local Events

Local Chefs Celebrate Loved Ones with Holiday TraditionsLaguna Beach Food Pantry

During this time of year, we reminisce about the recipes that unite us in collective memory at the dining table. Passing on family recipes and preparing them together creates eternal bonds, immortalizing our loved ones for generations to come. Four local chefs recently shared their holiday family food traditions.

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Real Estate Trends

Technology Platforms Change the Game

Eight members of Forbes Real Estate Council discuss changes they're expecting in the real estate industry and how those technologies would change how things operate.

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Compass Concierge

We’ll cover the upfront costs that can increase your home’s selling price

As we look forward to 2019, Compass announced four new initiatives at our most recent company-wide meeting, each designed to directly impact your client experience:
Concierge services to increase your home’s appeal
Bridge loans to offer you greater flexibility
A vendor services marketplace to provide you with quality referrals
Local philanthropy to give back to our communities

Featured Property for Sale

199 Emerald Bay

This spectacular Emerald Bay oceanfront residence features panoramic views of the ocean, sunsets, and crashing whitewater below from its dramatic cliff top setting. Occupying one of the largest parcels in Emerald Bay with nearly 100’ of ocean frontage, the residence is positioned to capture dazzling views from every major room. The unique topography of the lot gently descends toward the water’s edge, with spacious terraces and gardens as well as a private spa overlooking the cove. Through a private gate, the waters of the cove below are easily accessed. The home is a warm blend of contemporary design with dramatic volume (near to 20’ in some locations) and walls of glass opening to the vistas. Click here to view listing.

5 BD I 5 BA I 2 HALF BATHS | 7,078 Sqft

Just Sold

62 Emerald Bay

Just steps to Emerald Bay's private south end beach, this spectacular ocean view residence offers a warm and serene coastal setting while taking in the spectacular sounds and sites of the crashing waves. This traditional 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath home has high ceilings with a highly desirable and functional layout. The thoughtfully arranged indoor and outdoor spaces provide spectacular views and areas of privacy.
3 BD I 4 BA

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I am sincerely grateful for my amazing clients. My business is referral based. If you have a moment, I would appreciate it if you would give me a 5 star review on Zillow. Please always consider me a resource for whatever you need.

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My Current Listings

199 Emerald Bay    $17,950,000
95 Emerald Bay    $9,100,000
216 Emerald Bay $4,300,000
725 Emerald Bay  $4,200,000 ( In Escrow)
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What differentiates me from other brokers

I Love What I do
Passion, Experience & Knowledge
I am passionate about Emerald Bay and my community of Laguna Beach. I understand intimately how the market evolves hill by hill and neighborhood by neighborhood. I love what I do and care profoundly about where I live.
Work Ethic
Committed, Attentive & Focused
You can be assured how deeply committed I am to my clients. I am a communicator who defines our goals and then forges above and beyond to make sure our goals are met.
Strategy, Technology & All Types of Media
The world’s landscape is changing daily. Information is easily accessible. Between my 25 years of marketing experience, combined with intensive market analysis, the use of print and advertising, all forms of social medial, and of course the commercials keep the properties I represent front and center.
First Impression
Photography, Presentation & Staging
First impression sets the tone of the listing. How the property is furnished and the feeling you have learning about the property and then arriving at the property is vital. I am hands on from conception to closing.
Compass is changing your real estate landscape. Two years ago I recognized the vision of this company and am proud to be a founding agent of Compass. Join me in changing the landscape of real estate.

Work With Maura

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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