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Lora Vance had a dream. A small town Kansas farm girl, Lora found direction West

After graduating from Kansas State University, Lora found herself working in 4H Clubs that took her from her home town in Kansas, to Arizona, Washington State, Hilo, Hawaii and finally Orange County California. After settling on Balboa Island in 1959 and raising three children, Lora opened her Real Estate office located at 324 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, CA in 1974.

Born in Orange County and raised on Balboa Island, it is only natural that Marlys Vance followed in her Mothers footsteps

"The apple never falls far from the tree” starting her career in 1982, in the Real Estate business, it is evident that integrity prevails

Who better to share the lifestyle of Newport Beach then someone with firsthand experience. Everything from building sandcastles in her front patio as a child to water-skiing in the back bay at lunchtime in high school, spending weekends sailing to Catalina on a Schock 22 with her father and winters skiing in Big Bear with her family and friends

Starting her working career on Balboa Island in retail (including selling donuts at the famous "Dads Donuts"),

After helping to operate a restaurant in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands she returned home to manage the front office of a well known landscape architect firm. In 1982 Marlys decided to join her Mother's office in sharing the joy of this wonderful location, both selling and leasing property on Balboa Island and in Orange County. Since then, Marlys has achieved her Brokers license and after Lora's retirement, Marlys continues to maintain the family business, specializing in sales, leases, vacation rentals and property management.