Potential buyers love fireplaces, so if you have one or more in your home, play them up when your home is for sale. Make sure the fireplace is the focal point of whatever room it is in. You can draw attention to a fireplace by hanging a great piece of art above it, highlighting the mantel with large vase of fresh flowers or turning the light on that highlights the fireplace. During summer months, put candles on the grate, during the winter months set-up wood for a fire on the grate, however, never light a fire during an open house or showing for safety reasons.

The 9th Annual Fete de La Musique will be taking place in downtown Laguna Beach on Saturday, June 18th. The event will kick-off with opening remarks from Laguna Beach Mayor Steven Dicterow and a representative from the French Consulate in Los Angeles. This will be followed by the US National Anthem being sung by Sydney Halk and the French National Anthem being sung by Lisa Morrice. Performances will continue on Main Beach including a belly dancing performance from Laguna’s Habibis group. Closing ceremonies will be held on the cobblestones. During the event, music will be played in 35 different locations around Laguna Beach and there will be a wide variety of musical genres performed. The music begins at 1pm and continues to 4pm, there will be a pre-event kicking off of the festivities at 12 noon. This event is open to the public and is free to attend. For more information about this event, see their website at: http://www.lagunabeachsistercities.com/.

Laguna Beach is the second oldest beach front city in Orange County, being incorporated in 1927. The city has over 180 artists in residence, weekly gallery walks and three major art festivals each year. Located at 1000 Flamingo Road, this 10,000 square foot home, sits on its own promontory with excellent views. This five bedroom, nine bathroom estate was built in 2013. This home has a contemporary architectural style with a floor plan that moves seamlessly from indoors to outdoors. The estate features a professional kitchen, recording studio, and wine room with tasting area. The home has a seven car garage with additional parking for eight vehicles. There are amazing views from almost all rooms and from the property of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, city night lights and stunning evening sunsets. The estate sits on nearly an acre of very private property. Outdoors, homeowners’ will enjoy swimming pool with a swim-up bar, a ten person spa, a cabana and a pool house.