FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF REAl EsTATE GuIdE coastalrealestateguideoc.com | Serving Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities MARCH 29, 2013 | VOL. 3, ISSUE 13 CoAsTAl “Our Town-Our Paper” Home’s Extras Includes Neighborhood Traditions The charm and privacy of Peninsula Point is epitomized in this renovated home offering classic, cottage elegance and exceptional comfort. The home includes four bedrooms and three baths. The master retreat occupies the entire upstairs and has a walk-in wardrobe and full en suite. Open yet intimate living spaces are created by a thoughtfully designed floor plan. The location a half-block from wide sunny beaches and a block from Newport Bay, provides the opportunity to pursue boating and beach fun. Neighbors meet at the private community beach, with launch pad for Friday evening barbecues. Offering price: $1,995,000 Address: 1536 E. Ocean, Peninsula Point, Newport Beach Agent: Patsy A. Metcalf HOM Sotheby’s Realty, M: 949.629.1280 | E:firstname.lastname@example.org featured PrOPertY: NewPOrt’s PeNiNsula POiNt A Green Alternative to Grass By Gina Dostler To swath a home in a perfect sea of green grass in Southern California requires irrigation, pesticides and fertilizers that contaminate the soil. Many water districts are encouraging the use of synthetic greens by offering rebates. Enrique Tuccio of Laguna Turf Synthetic Lawns gives a down-to-earth explanation on the benefits of installing artificial grass for landscaping, pets, and play. improved the quality and look and turf has taken a turn to rivaling the real stuff. There are synthetic grasses that truly give a very real look if that is what you are seeking. And with artificial grass, there is no trimming, no mowing, no watering, no re-sodding all the while giving a very consistent beautiful green look and feel to the entire lawn. You’ll only require about 10% of the time you used to spend on lawn care to maintain the artificial one. These grasses are great for kids, providing a safe, hypo-allergenic environment for them to play on. Interesting enough, I find most of my requests come from pet owner’s fed up with urine spots all over their grass and looking for solutions. Artificial grass provides just that. Q: Artificial grass for pets actually works? A: Absolutely. Dog runs no longer need to be made of concrete to provide an easy way to keep things tidy. Or backyard lawns keep perfectly green, no yellow spots. Artificial grass leaves no muddy paw prints and dogs can’t dig through it. The backing is perforated and the fibers used are non-absorbent and are made from the highest quality yarns, which have no toxic properties. All coatings, backings, glue, etc. that are used in the production process are also non-toxic, passing all ASTM and IPEMA requirements for use by children, animals CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ONe ON ONe with eNrique tucciO Q: Why use artificial grass? A: I know artificial grass has had a bad rap in the past. Recently it has been on the fast track to becoming a green solution. Technology has Exploring the Market With Surterre’s Open House Surterre Properties will be helping buyers streamline their search for the perfect home by allowing them to explore an extensive selection of properties Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, during an open house eve≠nt. Surterre agents will be out in full force that weekend, showing potential buyers listings from opulent estates in Newport Coast to seaside retreats in San Clemente. There is a wide range of available properties, price points and styles to accommodate every buyer, says a statement. “We want them to find what they’re looking for, and find it easily and efficiently by having our agents show as many of their listings as possible during this weekend,” explains Gary Legrand, president and chief executive of Surterre, which has six offices between Newport and San Clemente. “Inventory in Orange County has reached its lowest level in years, but we still have exceptional homes on the market.” The complete listings lineup for Surterre’s Orange County Open House Event can be found at www.OrangeCountyOpenHouses.com.