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May 25

Costa Mesa Real Estate Truisms Might Not Apply Everywhere

Costa Mesa homeowners used to be able to rely on some real estate truisms that have been around forever. One of them was Mark Twain’s, “Buy land; they’re not making it anymore.” Another came from homespun humorist Will Rogers: “I been buying ocean frontage because they aren’t making any more of it!” You might think the old sayings would be around for a while longer, but last week there were two pieces of news that could put that in doubt.
Last Friday came the CNBC report about a pilot program to create communities that are “off the grid and on the ocean.” It’s called “The Floating Island Project.” Its promoters envision a future with hundreds of new countries that float on the ocean. But Costa Mesa residents who might dream of becoming “seasteaders” will have to wait a while before their own island country can be built and floated. Although seasteading.org points out that “yesterday’s science fiction is tomorrow’s science fact,” in this case, tomorrow seems likely to arrive behind schedule.
The first island is slated to consist of twelve buoyant platforms floated in a French Polynesian lagoon. The 35’ wide country will support homes, shops, community spaces, a number of tech startup business ventures—and its own government. But Costa Mesa residents aiming to escape terra-bound property taxes would be wise to exercise caution, since the costs of construction seem to be in the optimistic stage, at “up to $50 million.” As CNBC says, the details are “in the works.”
The second, less amusing exception to the Twain/Rogers truism is currently making headlines that are more prominent and a lot scarier. The land mass of Big Island Hawaii is demonstrating the millions-of-years-old volcanic process of gradually creating a new island. The newbie is named Loihi (“long” in Hawaiian). Mark Twain’s observation about not making more real estate didn’t specify a timeline, but it should remain apt for the near term. Loihi won’t break the ocean’s surface for about 50,000 years…
Fortunately, the reality for Costa Mesa residents who are readying a residential move of their own can count on being able to list and sell a good deal more rapidly. Give us a call for a no-obligation discussion of what you can expect in today’s market!
We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of #CostaMesa, offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s L3 mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, L3 has grown to a full staff of 20 serving over 300 clients a year. L3 is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has L3 donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCostaMesa If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to L3 and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact L3 today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@thel3.com

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