FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” LAGUNA BEACH & NEWPORT BEACH COMMUNITIES CoastalRealEstateGuideOC.com FEBRUARY 26, 2016 | VOL. 6, ISSUE 8 A Duplex Ready for Vacationers Located just one house away from the sand, this remodeled multi-family corner lot beach home feels like an oceanfront perch without the oceanfront price tag. The corner location provides spectacular views of the surf, sand and Catalina Island. This contemporary home was redone in 2007 with high quality materials. Its 1,410 square foot upper unit features two bedrooms and three bathrooms and the separate lower level, a one-bedroom, one-bath legal guest apartment. The upper unit features vaulted ceilings and a gourmet kitchen with top appliances. A kitchen balcony allows easy access to a rooftop deck with 360-degree views from Catalina to Mt. Baldy. This could serve as a second home with the lower unit offsetting costs or as an income property to take advantage of the beach rental market. There is a two-car garage and designated parking space for the lower unit tenant. FEATURED PROPERTY: NEWPORT BEACH Offering price: $2,395,000 Address: 6801 Seashore Drive, Newport Beach Agents info: Meital Taub, First Team Estates Christie’s International Real Estate 949.922.9552, firstname.lastname@example.org ONE ON ONE WITH DANIELLE PURCELL: AirBnb Backlash Adds to Long-term Rental Market By Gina Dostler Danielle Purcell roots in Laguna Beach run deep. Her father served as the chief of police. By the time she was 18, she had worked or help open nearly every restaurant in town. Today, as real estate broker and owner of Team Laguna, she specializes in selling coastal real estate. She got her start as Laguna’s “rental queen,” finding a niche with vacationers, and supports the city’s ban on short-term rentals as a better policy all-around for Laguna. Q: What are your thoughts about the ban on weekly rentals through AirBnb? A: I never really liked short-term rentals and we stopped years ago. Laguna is a little more compact than other cities and many homes sit right on top of each other where noise travels easily and a high-turnover of renters can disturb the peace and cause quality of life complaints. If we do get a request for a short term, we pass it on to someone who has legal weekly rentals. Weekly rentals without a permit are illegal, but it still happens. The biggest problem right now is the tenants renting out the place without the owner’s knowledge. It is a total violation of the lease and makes the owners liable for anything that happens. Q: Has the ban affected availability for rentals? A: Actually the rental business picked up for us because the Continued on page 2 Danielle Purcell OVER $400 MILLION CL O SED S ALES IN 2015 ONCE AG AIN THE # 1 REAL E STATE TEAM IN OR ANGE COUNTY 9 4 9 .3 90 . 4543 ST ANFIELDGR OUP.NET According to information published by Trendgraphix for the time period of 1/1/15-12/31/15.