Check out the Latest Listings in Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar and Eastside Costa Mesa

Check out the Latest Listings in Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar and Eastside Costa Mesa



The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officially approved spot bitcoin ETFs for the first time. The 11 exchange-traded funds will let old-school investors and bitcoin enthusiasts alike access the world’s biggest cryptocurrency without having to keep a long password for a crypto wallet. The move makes it even easier for your mom to become a crypto bro. (Morning Brew)

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate with conforming loan balances increased to 6.81% from 6.76%, for loans with a 20% down payment. Refinancing loan applications jumped 19% from the previous week, 30% higher than the same week a year ago. Mortgage applications to buy a home rose 6%, still 16% lower than a year ago. (CNBC)
More POWER needed! Vantage Data Centers plans to use a recent $6.4 billion capital infusion to add more than 3 gigawatts of capacity globally...... enough to power more than 2.5 million homes. Vantage already has 32 data-center campuses on 5 continents. The expansion is in response to growing AI demand from tech companies such as Microsoft, Google, Oracle and Amazon Web Services. The new capacity will cost about $30 billion, including debt. Electricity shortages have surfaced in some of the most desirable locations. (WSJ)
Most say your prime 'earning years' are in your 40's-50's.....Director Steven Spielberg - age 77 years old - is another example of people continuing to work much later in life, even though they don't need the money. His net worth has more than DOUBLED in the past 8 years. About 26% of people between 65 - 74 are continuing to work, and that number shrinks to about 7.3% for people over 75, according to census data. 

Web traffic matters when people try to learn about a brokerage, search for listings and research agents. How does COMPASS compare to other luxury national brokerages? Here are some WEB TRAFFIC numbers of total visits, October - December 2023. (Similarweb) 19.93 million 14.65 million 9.23 million 2.35 million 1.51 million


Seven Seconds

Many researchers estimate that people frame their first impression of you within the first 7 seconds upon being introduced to you, mostly in person, but also through other email, text, ZOOM call, mailing, phone call, etc. Princeton University studied this and suggested it's LESS THAN 7 seconds! Yes, we are that judgemental.
What exactly is the message you can convey in the first 7 seconds of your first impression:
1. Engages others?
2. Makes others want to know and listen more?
3. Makes others like/respect you?
These insights provide invaluable advice. While I'd love to believe humans would take more time to get to know me better, it's best to be aware of these insights and address them proactively and practically. At first, I was in disbelief, but then my observations confirmed this was indeed true! Most introductions allow you to message LOTS visually; yes, visuals matter and work faster than words, allowing you more 'content'...but remember, everything you say, write, or convey via other visuals - including your personal appearance, mannerisms, tone, choice of words, etc - counts.

Try to remember this 7-second rule with all your communications around first impressions.

One...Two...Three...Four...Five...Six...Seven...that's fast!


Blossoms & Brass

Blossoms & Brass was born with the influence of Japanese flavor profiles accompanied by Italian accents of style. A marriage of cultures, this delicious eatery offers decadent tailored cocktails and small bites within a unique bar/cafe setting...nestled at the doorways of Bloomingdales hub at South Coast Plaza. Check it out, it will transport you!

ARTime Barro

ARTime Barro, a ceramics & pottery studio, is open to all creatives and experience levels. Whether it's your first time working with clay or you are a seasoned potter, this studio is a must-try community shop...explore your creative side and experience the magic of creating hand-crafted pieces through personal instruction. 
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10 Tips for Decluttering in the New Year

The beginning of a new year is a natural time for fresh starts. If you’re planning to take advantage of that new year burst of energy and motivation to tackle the clutter around your house, this guide from Houzz can help. Read on for 10 essential things to remember when purging clutter — including making an exit strategy for your stuff, taking a low-pressure approach to decluttering, surviving a shopping freeze and more.
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A rare find on Lido Isle, this remodeled coastal home is situated on an oversized 53’ lot and embraces relaxed indoor-outdoor living. Details...

108 Via Undine | Lido Isle

4 BD
4.5 BA
A wonderful lease opportunity located on a premier street in the Bluffs! Details...
2154 Vista Entrada | The Bluffs
2 BD
2 BA
Located in the coveted mid-island section of Lido Isle, 109 Via Koron offered a rare opportunity...the spacious front yard attracted multiple buyers as they envisioned their private oasis and dreamy island living. Details...
109 Via Koron | Lido Isle
3 BD
2.5 BA

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Yellowstone 2024…what a fantastic start to the new year! Jack and I had a 6 day adventure in Yellowstone, snowshoeing and trekking thru the vast terrain and experiencing all the beauty!! It was truly surreal watching & feeling the earth shift, release, and speak its own language. Made great friends, ate excellent food, and rested in wonderful lodging. Highly recommend @wildlandtrekking for those craving outdoor adventures!! 🌋 🌈


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