Curb appeal counts heavily in the summer, as it does anytime of the year.  Make the most of your outside areas, by keeping trees and shrubs pruned, the grass mowed and the property free from debris. Put out photos of your home throughout the year, so potential buyers know what it looks like. Keep the driveway and sidewalks free from leaves, toys and other items. Create a great first impression.


The Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival will be taking place at the Balboa Yacht Club. This year there will be 50 wooden boats on display.  The Wooden Boat Festival is being held on Saturday, June 9th.  The festival opens at 10am and closes at 5:30pm. The Balboa Yacht Club is located at 1801 Bayside Drive in Newport Beach. This is a free event and is open to the public. This five year old event was founded by Ralph Rodheim and is one of the finest collections of wooden boats on the west coast. In addition, to the wooden boats there will be live music, maritime art, exhibits and food and drinks. There will be a silent auction.  Last year, nearly 4,000 people attended the festival. There are both complimentary shuttle and water taxi rides to the Balboa Yacht Club.  For more information about the Wooden Boat Festival, see their website at:


Lido Isle is situated in Newport Harbor and is a residential only island. There are approximately 850 homes on Lido Isle. Located at 119 Via Koron, this 4,800 square foot home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. This home was built in 1983. The home has recently been remodeled and is filled with natural light. Enter the home through a south facing courtyard.  The gourmet kitchen features a marble center island, honed stone counters and has a gathering area in front of the fireplace. Attention to detail can be seen in the vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and hardwood flooring. The home sits on a 4,400 square foot piece of property, which is large for Lido Isle. The lot is approximately 50 feet and is a street to street lot on a two way street. This home is within walking distance to the clubhouse.  Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are a yacht club, clubhouse, dock and tennis courts.

Located at 7 Seahaven, this 4,500 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge Estates development in Pelican Hill. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 1994. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom cabinetry, Crème de Marfil marble floors and chandeliers. There are amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding mountains, city night lights and evening sunsets.  This home sits on a large 13,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there are multiple sitting areas and a barbeque island.