FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” LAGUNA BEACH & NEWPORT BEACH COMMUNITIES CoastalRealEstateGuide.com JANUARY 20, 2017 | VOL. 7 , ISSUE 3 Cottage Reflects the Charm of its Neighborhood FEATURED PROPERTY: LAGUNA BEACH This craftsman cottage with ocean views is located in the South Laguna village. Recently remodeled, this home sits on a flat private street and is an easy walk to Tablerock and Thousand Steps beaches. It features two bedrooms and two bathrooms plus an office and one-car garage. Enjoy al fresco dining and sunset views from the upstairs deck or sit down views from the family room and kitchen. Custom lighting and whole house surround sound are among other features. Besides beach access, a park, hiking trail access, restaurants and a community garden contribute to the aesthetics of the neighborhood. Offering price: $1,195,000 Address: 31572 Wildwood Road, Laguna Beach Agent info: Chris Sirianni, Villa Real Estate, 949.395.8408 email@example.com ASK THE EXPERT Do Transit Scores Affect Home Desirability? By Holly Schwartz Real estate websites have found another way to rank home desir-ability that has to do with the top rule of real estate – location. House hunting websites like Zillow and Redfin also feature a transit score in some areas. The folks at Walkscore came up with this tool and use it to measure how well a location is serviced by public transit on a scale from 1-100. Here’s what the transit score rank-ings mean: 90-100 – Rider’s Paradise 70-89 – Excellent Transit 50-69 – Good Transit 25-49 – Some Transit 0-24 – Minimal Transit To determine a transit score, the frequency of public transit and the type and distance are analyzed to uncover how convenient it is to get around using public transit from a particular location (i.e. your home). Laguna Beach currently features transit scores for most homes but Newport Beach does not at the mo-ment. Just like with walk scores, which measure the walkability of a loca-tion, transit scores help homeown-ers determine the convenience of their location. The Center for Neighborhood Technology found Continued on page 2 Holly Schwartz Newport Coast, CA $5,995,000 Represented by: Tim Smith (949) 717-4711 Nicole Donovan (949) 290-0808 ColdwellBankerHomes.com COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE ©2017 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Owned By a Subsidiary of NRT LLC.