Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Real Estate Market For 2017 and 2018 by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz   Real Estate Market For 2017 and 2018 by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz Robert Vegas Bob Swetz would like to share some advice for anyone interested in purchasing a home in the United States in 2017 or 2018. Home buyers should try and be careful when purchasing a home within the next two years. Vegas Bob personally thinks the Real Estate Market is unstable, and for middle class people interested in purchasing a home try and stick with what's affordable. Don't bite off more than you can chew and purchase some huge overpriced home that you don't really need.     Now for anyone reading this post that has millions of dollars and or has a life where money is not a problem, by all means purchase what ever priced...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
  BBQ, BEER & WINE TASTING this Saturday, January 28 at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort! 57 BBQ teams from all over the country will be competing for $10,000 in cash prizes at the Newport Beach BBQ Competition from 12 noon to 6 p.m. $10 OFF VIP tickets only online with code CP2017 through Friday night at midnight: NewportBeachBBQCompetition.comHope to see you all there!  Newport Beach area specialist in Orange County, CALauren Selinsky area specialist, 949.310.4960 direct 
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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852
(Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI)
Ringin' & Singin' with Sharon Paxson      Thanks to this months Ringing & Singing contest, I was able to catch up with a friend I hadn't spoken with in far too long - Sharon Paxson .  Sharon has been a long time mainstay here in the rain, currently atop the Newport Beach, CA leaderboard by a wide margin, and she's also a soon to be ActiveRain millionaire! (ahem...stop by her blog and leave some love to get her to the 1M mark a little faster!)      Sharon is a Southern California native that is an expert sunrise-photo-taker - seriously, if you like great nature shots, find her on social media where you'll see the beautiful colors our local skies offer when the sun rises & sets above the water.  Aside from taking some great photos, Sharon is an expert at taking care of 2 crazy but beautif...
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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852
(Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI)
Christmas in the OC      This time of year brings a lot of change to Orange County, CA.  Warm autumn nights give way to chilly temps (all the way down to the 40's!) in the evening, days become shorter, retail lines become longer, traffic heavier, and streets a bit brighter thanks to the Christmas lights all around.      Newport Beach & Huntington Beach (I live between both in Costa Mesa) each offer wonderful tree lighting events, with Newport's taking place at Fashion Island, and Huntington's right on Main St.  I was away for Newport Beach's lighting this year, but my main photo is the tree in Huntington Beach, lit by Santa Claus himself.        Each year Huntington Beach closes a part of Main St, sets up vendor booths, and welcomes thousands of people to enjoy Christmas music, local ch...
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
Mission Viejo Home Values by Tim Lorenz 12/4/2016    This week’s report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 7.3 percent, for new homes up 3.8  percent and for resale condos up 5.2 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 5.8 percent and up 3.8 percent on condos and up 58.7  percent for new homes.   •Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 8.0 percent and the sales volume is down 7.5 percent. •Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are up 3.6 percent and the sales volume is down 7.4 percent.•Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are up 9.1 percent and the sales volume is down 10.7 percent.•Laguna Niguel Zip Code 92677 ...
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
Mission Viejo Home Values by Tim Lorenz 11/13/2016 This week’s report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 7.50 percent, for new homes up 5.3 percent and for resale condos up 5.9 percent. The sales volume is up for resale homes 1.3 percent and down 4.4 percent on condos and up 34.4 percent for new homes.  •Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 7.4 percent and the sales volume is down 5.5 percent. •Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are up 11.7 percent and the sales volume is down 12.5 percent. •Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are up 11.7 percent and the sales volume is up 35.9 percent. •Laguna Niguel Zip Code 92677...
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
Home Prices in Mission Viejo Tim Lorenz 10/2/2016 This week’s report on home values for Mission Viejo and surrounding areas homes is prepared by a Mission Viejo Realtor Tim Lorenz. The report shows the Orange County Median Prices for resale homes were up 3.7 percent, for new homes up 2.3 percent and for resale condos up 4.7 percent. The sales volume is down for resale homes 4.4 percent and up 7.8 percent on condos and up 5.5 percent for new homes.  •Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 0.0 percent and the sales volume is up 9.8 percent. •Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are up 5.1 percent and the sales volume is up 4.1 percent. •Aliso Viejo Zip Code 92656 sales prices are down 6.3 percent and the sales volume is down 20.2 percent. •Laguna Niguel Zip Code 92677 sales...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
Corona del Mar in Newport Beach CA Love where I SELL Homes Corona del Mar is a neighborhood in Newport Beach, this seaside village is located on the foot of the San Joaquin Hills and fronting the Pacific Ocean. Restaurants and trendy shops are popular hangouts in Corona del Mar. On East Coast Highway, you'll find plenty of dog walkers and moms with strollers - getting their exercise while window shopping at the many studios, design shops, antique stores and galleries such as McKibben Studios a gallery of fine surf and island art. The beaches and parks in Corona del Mar will also keep you active. You can swim, surf or go diving at Corona del Mar State Beach, or snorkel at Crystal Cove State Park. Beautiful homes in Corona del Mar include the following beautiful communities: BAYSIDE DRIVE...
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By PAULA PELTON
(Coldwell Banker Previews International)
In just the last few weeks, the higher end of the real estate market in Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, and Newport Coast has just gone flat!  In lower price ranges, it's a Seller's Market with multiple offers and bidding wars.  But in the over $1 million price ranges it has become an extreme Buyers market with several months supply of inventory.   Even with painful price reductions, the Buyers just seem to have gone away. Activity was at it's peak in February through April this year.  Inventory was extremely low and demand was extremely high.    That was the time to sell.   So if you're left holding the house you wanted to sell, it might be a good time to Lease it out and wait to Sell during the next rise in the market. $7000 to $10,000 per month is the sweet spot for our area.   There ...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
Balboa Island Summer 2016 is HOT STUFF in California with Lauren Selinsky Realtor (R) It was a beautiful day in Downtown Balboa Island, an area in Newport Beach. What's so great about our beautiful town of Balboa Island?  is there is so much to do! FOR STARTERS: You can go sit outside and have breakfast or lunch at Wilma's Patio. You can even sit at the counter area by yourself or with a friend and order a mimosa. I did today- at noon, when I met up with a friend, Christie. I was actually on hold with the BRE (Bureau of Real Estate to check on license date for Brokers exam while parking and arriving at Wilmas-that's another blog) and finally had an amazing lunch to go with that mismosa. Then, walked over an hour, close to 3 miles. Amazing how much walking  you can do when you are in goo...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
Balboa Island Living in California with Lauren Selinsky Realtor(R) Balboa Island Newport Beach Balboa Island  Our beautiful Balboa Island is a man-made treasure, Balboa Island is a gem whether you drive or walk. You could also bike or take the Balboa Island Ferry to the island. Balboa Island’s Marine Avenue is home to chic coastal shops featuring unique nautical designs, stylish beach fashions, art and jewelry. It’s also home to quaint Balboa Island cafes, boutiques and cocktails. So much fun shopping on Balboa Island. There is construction with an approved construction for the local bridge that is costing $6.3M. Long over due, but who knew it would be so much to complete?! Living on Balboa Island is quite a gem. It's such a special area in Newport Beach and a must SEE and visit if you ...
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By PAULA PELTON
(Coldwell Banker Previews International)
EASTBLUFF Buyer Guide    Seller Guide   Your Home's Value    Eastbluff Facebook Page   Open Houses HistoryEastbluff Community in Newport Beach was constructed in 1964.  The community features 460 detached single family homes built by two builders, Macco with 8 floor plan variations and Lusk with 5 plans.LocationThe Eastbluff community is borderd by Eastbluff Drive and Jamboree Road. The location is considered ideal to get to all parts of Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Irvine and beyond due to easy access to major roads and quick access to freeways.AmenitiesResidents and children enjoy the private Eastbluff Park located on Alta Vista and Basswood. The park has play equipment and the Association hosts many community events at the park such as Fourth of July parties and Easter Egg Hunts. Cl...
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By PAULA PELTON
(Coldwell Banker Previews International)
Newport Beach real estate includes some of the most desirable Oceanfront properties in California.  Homes for Sale in Newport Beach can range from a $500,000 condo or townhouse to a $25 million dollar luxury homes on the beach with Ocean view.  Realtors in Newport Beach compete for Listings and Home Sales in this upscale luxury market.  Real Estate Agents in the area tend to specialize as Buyers Agent or Listing Agent and have in depth market knowledge and insights into the homes for sale.   Many Newport Beach homes are vacation homes or second homes or non-owner occupied investment properties.  Some communities can have 40% or more non-owner occupied homes.  The Real Estate Market conditions have been improved most recently by International Buyers looking to buy a home along the Calif...
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By Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
(Movoto)
The Young Open House Visitors Who Made My Day Today, I hosted open house at my nice listing on 16 Canyon Island in Newport Beach when two young ladies whose combined age was probably a couple of years shy of twenty, walked in and asked if it was okay to see the open house.   I said of course.  They politely asked if I wanted shoes off or for them to wear shoe covers.  I answered and they toured the property.  They gave me feedback on the property and compared it to others they'd seen.   The young ladies were more polite and thoughtful than some (or many) adults who visit open house. I'd given each of the girls a pop-up calendar, which they really liked.  They left the open house and returned a few minutes later with a friend.  I asked if they needed another calendar.  "Yes, please."  Th...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
The Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach  is a beautiful area with bay front as well as ocean front homes. There are both Newport Beach condos for sale, and  single family homes as well.  The Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach is a great place to live, and it is very easy to either walk to your destination, or to ride your bike. There is shopping and dining on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. The Peninsula in Newport Beach is truly a lifestyle, it is common to see people riding their bikes or walking to their destination. The Peninsula is home to the famous Wedge!! Known for it's large surf, it is a site to see!Living on the Balboa Peninsula is truly a lifestyle, and it is the beach lifestyle, Enjoy shopping and dining within a close proximity. There is a an Elementary School on the B...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Are you looking for the beach lifestyle? Walk to the beach, run along the board walk, take a bike ride to your favorite restaurant? Living in Newport Shores is a sought after lifestyle. Newport Shores is located on the west side of Newport Beach off Coast Highway, and it is a community of homes of approximately 440 homes which are mostly single family, however there are some condos as well. Newport Shores has a community home owners association, which has a club house, community pool, tennis court, sand volley ball court and a brand new playground. Walk across the street to the beach, and enjoy a morning walk along the shore. It is close to popular surfing spots as well including the River Jetty and 56th Street.The photo above is looking towards the Newport Beach pier.The children atten...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
I was showing property yesterday at the beach, and the sun had almost gone down, so after I was finished, I wanted to see if I could see Catalina Island in the distance. It was still very pretty, and there were many on the beach enjoying the sunset. It was cool and windy.This photo was taken at 43rd Street, in Newport Beach. I have a listing there for lease at 123 43rd Street, and it is in a great location.I take photos, and then I look backto see what I have taken. I used my iPhone 6, and have it set up to automatically import to my computer which is rather convenient!Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday! 
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Are you considering selling your home? Prior to selling it is ideal to get your home in tip top condition. Be sure to address any past maintenance items, or any deferred maintenace. Very important considerations are plumbing items, water leaks can lead to other issues that any buyer would want to know about that.What is the condition of the roof of the house? Has it been replaced, repaired? If so, by who and when, having those documents in order will be helpful to any buyers who may have questions about the roof.Do you have any pests? It is very common in California to see termites, so that inspection is often done. Termites can also be very destructive and if there is active infestation, that may need to be remediated prior to selling.Buyers often ask about the square footage of the ho...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Lido Island in Newport Beach is a highly after area in Newport Beach.  Lido Isle is actually an island, there are bay front homes and homes on the strata as well. Also enjoy the Newport Beach lifestyle on Lido Isle. There are tennis courts for the use of the residents and there is also the Lido Isle Yacht Club. There is a sailing program as well for the kids during the summer months.If you are looking for a Newport Beach bay front home with a boat slip, Lido is a wonderful option. Walk to the beach, dining and shopping also.There are some excellent restaurants very close by including Blue Water Grill and the Cannery in Newport Beach.Some of the homes have expansive views of Newport Harbor, and it is a truly gorgeous area. Search the MLS for Lido Isle homes for sale in Newport Beach.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Beach is quite diverse and there are many different lifestyles that a resident can enjoy. There are homes for sale with association tennis, and some of these communities are gated also. There are also public tennis courts that Newport Beach residents utilize. There are public courts located at 5699 River Avenue, Newport Beach. These tennis courts are across the street from the beach, so there is a nice ocean breeze. Residents enjoy utilizing the tennis courts at Newport Harbor High School located at 1038 E 15th Street, Newport Beach, and Corona del Mar High School at 2101 Eastbluff Drive Newport Beach.Some of the Newport Beach which do have access to tennis courts include:Newport Crest - photo above is of Newport Crest tennis courtsNewport ShoresVersaillesSeaviewLinda IsleVilla ...
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