november 16, 2012 From tHe PublisHers oF CoastalrealestateguideoC.Com “Our Town-Our Paper” 1 Real estate guide coastalrealestateguideoc.com | Serving Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities november 16, 2012 | vol. 2, issue 46 Coastal Newly expanded gem offers Views and the Beach This home presents an exciting opportunity to enjoy a preferred lifestyle where panoramic ocean, white-water and Catalina views; dedicated private access to the beach; and breathtaking sunsets over the Pacific are yours for the taking. Sequestered on a desirable cul-de-sac behind the guarded gates of Niguel Shores in Dana Point, this residence features three bedrooms and three baths in a floor plan that was enlarged from 1,900 square feet to approximately 2,400 square feet. Amenities are led by a main floor master suite with sitting area; expanded family room with fireplace; gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook and granite countertops; large formal living room and dining rooms with dramatic ceilings; new bamboo flooring in selected locations; a versatile loft/den/office; an added powder room; and a convenient interior laundry room. Stunning ocean views create a spectacular backdrop for outdoor entertaining in beautiful patio and garden areas. Address: 23752 Perth Bay, Dana Point Offering price: $2,195,000 Agents: Steve and Sandy Powers, HOM Sotheby’s International Realty Contact info: 949-554-2071; firstname.lastname@example.org featured PrOPertY: daNa POINt thanksgiving Centerpieces By Gina Dostler The Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar is a place where plants take up special residence on the 2.2-acre grounds, and visitors become momentary guests amid their beauty. Seasonal gardens and water fountains provide the perfect setting for a lovely cup of tea or special events. The Library itself acquires, organizes and preserves all kinds of materials pertaining to the history of the Pacific Southwest. As the holidays approach, you can find at the Gardens classes such as how to make lush living wreaths, Thanksgiving turkey for kids or fall-inspired garlands, all a part of their yearly curriculum. Janelle Wiley has been a floral designer for more than 20 years, just recently retired from the Sherman Gardens as a color plant specialist. She had been responsible for designing and implementing the annual and perennial color schemes displayed in beds, pots and baskets and had supervised many volunteers. Janelle still can be found at the Gardens teaching classes on floral designs and with the holidays on the horizon it would be a good time to check in on her to learn a few things. In her Continued on Page 2 ONe ON ONe WIth JaNelle WIleY neW listings/Homes in esCroW-Closed • According to the MLS, the number of homes newly listed for sale in Newport Beach during the two-week period of 10/29-11/12 was 46 homes. • According to the MLS, the number of homes newly listed for sale in Laguna Beach during the two-week period of 10/29-11/12 was 27 homes. • According to the MLS, the number of homes that went into escrow and/or closed in Newport Beach for the two-week period of 10/29-11/12 was 50 homes. These homes were categorized in the MLS as “backup offers,” “pending sale,” or “closed sale.” • According to the MLS, the number of homes that went into escrow and/or closed in Laguna Beach for the two-week period of 10/29-11/12 was 28 homes. These homes were categorized in the MLS as “backup offers,” “pending sale,” or “closed sale.” • Of the 46 new homes on the market in Newport Beach, the highest priced property was listed at $19,800,000. The lowest priced property was listed at $349,000. • Of the 27 new homes on the market in Laguna Beach, the highest priced property was listed at $7,550,000. The lowest priced property was listed at $424,900. • Homes identified in the MLS as being “short sale offer submitted,” “short sale/subject to lender approval,” “in the foreclosure process,” “notice of default,” “REO/Lender-owned,” or “REO Offer(s) submitted,” currently either active listings, accepting backup offers or pending sales: NEwpORT BEAcH: 54 HOMES iN THE ABOvE cATEgORiES. LAguNA BEAcH: 30 HOMES iN THE ABOvE cATEgORiES.