Standing With Ukraine


Standing With Ukraine
April 16, 2022
Good morning,
With the Federal Reserve anticipated to take more aggressive steps to fight inflation, interest rates rose further in the past week and hit the highest level since late 2018. Despite the increase, the housing market has remained solid so far this year, and there are signs that point to a robust home buying season in the upcoming months.
Our supply situation should improve in the near term. Home prices, meanwhile, are also expected to rise but at a more moderate pace than earlier this year.
Please enjoy my newsletter and always consider me as your real estate resource! Happy Easter!
Information + Updates
Did You Know? Friday, April 15th - would normally be tax day, but for most Americans this year, the tax-filing deadline is April 18. It isn’t April 15 because of the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington, D.C., and the subsequent weekend. In Maine and Massachusetts, the deadline is April 19 because of the Patriots’ Day holiday. (WSJ)
Did You Know? Check out Ted Talks Daily this AM....Just this morning I listened to Elon Musk on Ted Talks Daily Podcast about Twitter, Tesla and how his brain works. Check it out. Ted Talks - Elon Musk and Twitter
Did You Know? The interest rate on America’s most popular mortgage - the 30-year fixed rate mortgage - hit 5% for the first time in more than a decade, extending a sharp rise that has yet to significantly slow the red-hot housing market. (WSJ)
Did You Know? High end furniture rentals could become a $1 billion business, and no, not just for staging properties for sale. Jeffries says that spending on furniture subscriptions on direct-to-consumer platforms will approach $1 billion in 5 years, up from some $150 million today. This could build loyalty with consumers prior to first-time home buying age... (Barrons)
Did You Know? Used Car sales surged during COVID.....and while CarMax saw its used car unit sales drop 6.5%, revenue rose 32.6% due to average selling prices that skyrocketed. Could rising home prices offset lower sales volume too?
Did You Know? Both Amazon and Space-X are developing global low-flying satellite networks for internet access anywhere.... so much for selling books!
Did You Know? Fentanyl is killing our children, our husbands, and our co-workers. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office just filed charges in the largest drug bust in Orange County in the last 16 years. Police recovered enough fentanyl to kill 4.7 million people. That’s enough fentanyl to kill 1 ½ times the entire population of Orange County - WOW.
Billionaire Rupert Murdoch Lists Manhattan Triplex for $62M and Full-Floor Penthouse Just Below for $16M
The Manhattan residence of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his wife Jerry Hall entered the open market recently, with a chaser. The high-rise properties are the cappers of a prominent Flatiron building, One Madison, and can be purchased as a set for $78 million. (American Luxury)
In late 2021, Rupert and Jerry purchased a massive ranch in Beaverhead County, Montana. The 340,000-acre property was sold by the Koch family, according to The Wall Street Journal, and changed hands for around $200 million.
Happy Easter
Happy Easter form the Shorts. Soooo much happiness throughout the years. I LOVE Easter and we have sooo many good memories at Emerald Bay’s Easter Egg hunt.
New FAB Listing Coming Soon
Introducing Magical Peppertree Canyon……Almost a four acre property with the primary home, a separate guest house, an organic winery with 120 tree olive groves and 1400 vine vineyard, that produces Orange County’s only award winning wine and olive.
New Active Emerald Bay Listing
933 Emerald Bay | Laguna Beach
4 Bed | 3 Bath
Property listed by Sommer Killian
New Emerald Bay Listing
Coming Soon
New property coming on the market in Emerald Bay.
Property listed by Compass (Harold Noriega)
For Lease
For Lease
The Emerald Bay Market
There is currently one active home for sale in Emerald Bay.

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