FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” LAGUNA BEACH & NEWPORT BEACH COMMUNITIES CoastalRealEstateGuide.com MAY 5, 2017 | VOL. 7 , ISSUE 18 Captivating Coastline Views FEATURED PROPERTY: LAGUNA BEACH Prepare to be mesmerized by the views of the coastline, Catalina Island and downtown Laguna fanning out from this spacious home. It’s located on an oversized lot that runs street to street, providing potential for expansion for a pool or more gardens. Close to schools, beaches, restaurants and shops. This light-filled home has four bedrooms on two levels with a master bedroom and guest bedroom on each floor. Three updated baths, a combination living-great room, formal dining room, separate office, covered deck, big workroom and well-appointed kitchen complete the layout. High ceilings, skylights, two fireplaces, oak wood floors and a spar are among its features. Offering price: $2,945,000 Address: 670 Vista Lane, Laguna Beach Agent info: Gayle Waite, Turning Point Properties, 949.887.3247, JustWaite@cox.net ASK THE EXPERT It’s Pleasing To Be Green By Holly Schwartz Going green. It’s all about being eco-friendly. More and more people and developers are mak-ing an effort to create homes that are more environmentally friendly. The National Association of Realtors recently put together a sustainability report. Do they resonate with you or inspire you to make any changes to your home? Here’s a look at some of the green trends in real estate. Not too long ago, the Multiple Listing Ser-vice here in our area introduced a section for green features. Some of the items in this section include if the home has a green building verification type, type of energy saving features, water conserving features, sustainable materials, and other energy efficient characteristics. It turns out that 71 percent of realtors who responded to the survey felt that the promo-tion of energy efficient qualities was somewhat important or very important in their listings. Being able to market homes with their energy efficient characteristics Holly Schwartz is important because buyers care about these features. Fifty-six per-cent of those surveyed said that their clients have some degree of interest in sustainability. Buyers can search for homes with these features and integrate it into their lifestyle. We are in a time where people are more aware of their carbon footprint and trying to recycle, reduce and reuse. Some of the features of a home that can be considered green are: appliances, doors, windows, HVAC, insulation, lighting, roof, water heater. In our area many Continued on page 4 Newport Coast, CA $6,495,000 Represented by: Tim Smith (949) 287-4189 Elizabeth Davtian (949) 322-5885 ColdwellBankerHomes.com ©2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo service marks are registered or pending registrations owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.