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Why I Chose to Partner with Side

  A little over three years ago, I took the leap to go out on my own and open Csira Properties, an independent boutique brokerage in Laguna Beach. I loved the thought of being able to promote my own brand, entrench myself as a business leader in the community and operate a brokerage that simply […]

Congressman Harley Rouda at LBOR’s Annual Meeting

On Friday, April 26, the Laguna Board of Realtors held their 94th annual membership meeting. Each year, the REALTOR® members and their affiliates (A.K.A. business partners) meet to vote on bylaws and get an update from the board of directors. Traditionally, there is a keynote speaker from outside their ranks who shares some insight that […]

OC Housing Report 11.1.18 – Buyer’s Market?

2018 will go down as the year the real estate market’s extremely hot 6-year run came to an end. Looking at the active listing inventory for Orange County, every single price range has more homes on the market today than this time last year. Overall, there are 2,077 more homes on the market, up an […]

Trans Catalina Hike

The planning process for our Trans-Catalina-Trail (TCT) hike started a year in advance, affording us the luxury of selecting the perfect time of year to tackle the 40ish mile trek. Summer would be too hot, winter threatened the risk of rain, so it was either spring or fall. Fall is my favorite time of year […]

OC Housing Report 9.24.18 – Cracks in the Market

The current active inventory continues to rise and has not yet reached its peak. Typically, the active listing inventory peaks in the summer months sometime between July and August. This year, it does not look like it will reach a peak until October, around the middle of autumn. The delay is occurring because there continues […]

Aquathon 2018!

“Let me make this very clear: The event is cancelled! Gone. Vacated. Void. There is no Aquathon today or any day. Go home!” So began the 33rd annual kickoff of the Aquathon by event coordinator, Gary Cogorno, addressing the roughly 200 water-people assembled for the eight mile trek down the coast of Laguna Beach. As […]

Csira Properties Wins Five Star Professional Award

It’s okay to brag a little if one is the recipient of an award that wasn’t even apply for. Right? I was just informed that I have been awarded the Five Star Professional award for real estate professionals for the third year in a row. In their words: “Five Star Professional conducts market research to […]


housing</ Most Orange County residents are aware that the number of homes on the market is low relative to demand. This becomes evident when one looks at sales in the first quarter of 2017 compared to sales during the same period of 2018. Conducting a year-to-year comparison of single-family homes (i.e. no condos or multi-family […]


Here’s a trivia question: What event has taken place in Laguna every year for 23 years; Has raised over $1.3 Million for local charities; Offers a chance to sample some of Laguna’s finest restaurants, and; Allows you to acquire local art at great prices? Hint: It is not “We Are the World.” In fact, it’s […]


The residential market in San Clemente appears strong and firing on all cylinders. When comparing sales for the first quarter of 2018 to the first quarter sales of – Days on Market: 26 vs. 41 (-36.6) Even with relatively low inventory, unit sales increased and prices are aggressively moving upward. Why the dramatic improvement? San […]