FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF ReAl eSTATe gUIde coastalrealestateguideoc.com | Serving Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities jANUARy 25, 2013 | VOL. 3, ISSUE 4 CoASTAl “Our Town-Our Paper” Built-Ins That Include a Vacation Vibe Enjoy panoramic ocean and sunset views from this oceanfront home in the gated, coastal community of Three Arch Bay. This three bedroom, three bath home features over 3,700 square feet of living space with a large open loft or bonus room. Residents enjoy all the amenities of Three Arch Bay including a private beach, tennis courts, basketball court, clubhouse, park and 24-hour gate guards and security. Designed by the same architect as the Acapulco Princess, this home makes you feel like you’re on vacation the minute you enter the threshold. Offering price: $6,900,000 Address: 32 South La Senda, Laguna Beach Agents: Judy Blossom, Prudential California Realty at 949-295-6577 or visit www.3archbayhome.com featured PrOPertY: Laguna Beach Sizing Up Backyard Aquatics By Gina Dostler Though it’s January, warmer temperatures ahead will soon draw us outdoors again. Whether it’s a ground breaking new pool or a makeover for an older one, kids and adults alike enjoy the combination of water and sun. Peter Langevin agrees. He and business partner Kris Heftved’s Simply Pools, Inc. have been pouring backyard pools for a decade. They partner up with longtime industry friends to complete the dig, steel work and shell placement of the pool as well as design and execute the project. Peter, also publisher of Aquatica magazine for the iPad, a magazine app that explores the aquatic lifestyle, lent me a bit of his time to discuss a new pools or simply remodeling one. Q: What are the things to think about when deciding to put in a pool? A: As always, check the zoning laws and have the right permits, preferably before you start building your pool. Calculate the price of maintenance up front, both the time and money that needs to be invested to keep the pool working properly. And also look for the hidden things such as asking yourself what the pool is really going to be used for: fitness, entertainment or simply to broadcast the reflection of your surroundings. Also determining where the sun comes up and goes down will allow your design the optimum use of sunlight for the pool. Q: What about safety for children? A: It’s required that there is a barrier around the pool for anything that opens up to the street or home. And it has to be child protected. Any gate CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 One On One With Peter Langevin NEW LISTINGS/HOMES IN ESCROW-CLOSED Culled from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), what follows is a count of newly listed homes for sale for the two-week period beginning Jan. 7 and ending Jan. 21. There are 45 new listings in Newport Beach, the highest of which is listed at $14.9 million, and the lowest of which is $229,500. Meanwhile, there are 24 listings in Laguna Beach, the highest of which is listed at $5.1 million, and the lowest of which is $535,000. Additionally, the MLS revealed the number of homes going into escrow and/or those closed during the same time period, categorized as either ‘backup offer,’ ‘pending sale,’ or ‘closed sale.’ There were 36 homes of this nature in Newport Beach and 20 likewise in Laguna Beach. Certain homes have been identified by 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.’ There were 42 homes classified this way in Newport Beach and 20 in Laguna. These homes are cur-rently either active listings, accepting backup offers, or pending sales. Data provided by Holly Schwartz of Costa Mesa’s Torelli Realty Correction: The correct address of the featured property in the Jan. 18 edition is 140 Harbor Island Rd., Newport Beach. The address published was that of the listing agent, Abrams Coastal Properties, 315 Marine Ave., on Balboa Island.