Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Success Summit 2008 - Tom Ferry and Tony Robbins Last week I attended the Success Summit in Palm Desert for three and a half days. Tom Ferry did an incredible job covering many topics, asking the participants to set goals, and much more. He is funny, entertaining, and very motivational! He shares concrete ideas to apply in business. Tom asked us to define our vision. What is your vision? Is it as simple to be successful in real estate, or is there more? I know there were many who were trying to identify their vision with specificity, and Tom kept on reminding us to define our vision. The second area Tom covered was niche. Are you a buyer's agent, seller's agent, are you too general? Do you sell everything or do you specialize? For me what was most beneficial was actually reflecting on ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Balboa Island Luxury Homes Newport Beach, California Balboa Island is divided into three islands. There is the main island which has over 1100 homes, the Little Island which is located across the Grand Canal has over 200 homes. And Collins Island which is located of the main Island has 8 homes. The streets of Balboa Island  are named after Semi-precious stones including Jade, Onyx, Sapphire, and Coral which creates more charm in the area. A great way to visit the island is to take the Balboa Island ferry. There are three 64 foot ferries, that have the capacity to carry three automobiles. Also bicyclists and pedestrians can ride for a fee as well. The ferry drivers are very skilled, especially during the summer months when Newport Harbor can be incredibly busy with the Newport Harbor boa...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
I was recently asked, "What's the average days a house is on the market in Newport Beach?"   As of August 19, 2008, the average days on market is 102.6 with 298 homes sold so far this year.   Homes sold between the beginning of the year and the end of July 2008 had an average sales price of $1,661,336.   Please click Newport Beach home values if you are interested in learning the current value of your home or contact me at 949-673-8674.
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By Sandra Carlisle (Ayers), Real Estate Marketing & Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway California Properties)
Homes for Sale in Corona del Mar - Harbor View Hills South (HAV1,HAV2, Original, Robertson & Broadmoor) Harbor View Hills South Corona del Mar, California Harbor View Hills South is a highly desirable neighborhood located within Corona del Mar in the City of Newport Beach.  Harbor View Hills South is known for having larger homes than you find in the Village of Corona del Mar and this community lends itself to quieter living w/pool size lots and some spectacular ocean view homes.   Homes that are currently available were built between 1960 and 2007 and have between 3 and 6 bedrooms.  The smallest home you will find in the neighborhood is a 3bd/2ba home w/approximately 1,900 square feet of living space.  The largest property that is currently available has approximately 4,100 square fee...
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By Sandra Carlisle (Ayers), Real Estate Marketing & Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway California Properties)
Homes for Sale in Corona del Mar - Jasmine Creek Jasmine Creek A Guard-Gated Community in Corona del Mar, CA Homes For Sale 3 Seafaring Drive - A highly sought-after Plan 1 that has been remodeled w/dark hardwood flooring, granite countertops, skylights, stainless steel appliances, travertine & newer windows & doors.  Enjoy outdoor livings spaces in the front and back yards.  $1,289,000 18 Atoll Drive- Single level home on the gorgeous greenbelt w/ocean views!     $1,329,000 28 Skysail Drive - A Split-level Plan 5 w/full ocean views.  Enjoy a view deck spanning the entire length of the home.  The master suite is complete w/sunroom!       $1,395,000 19 Jasmine Creek Drive - A touch of Newport Coast Elegance in Corona del Mar, enjoy dramatic high volume ceilings, granite & travertine upg...
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By Sandra Carlisle (Ayers), Real Estate Marketing & Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway California Properties)
Market Activity - Cameo Highlands Homes for Sale & Market Activity - Cameo Highlands - Corona del Mar Homes for Sale Cameo Highlands Homes for Sale in Cameo Highlands 4507 Dorchester Road - Single Level Ocean View Property.  Being SOLD for lot value.  Private Access to Beach. 4600 Wayne Road - 4 bedrooms, each with their own bath.  Remodeled & expanded, single level home. 512 Rockford Place - Cul-de-sac home w/Ocean, Catalina & Sunset Views!  Private courtyard w/pool, plus backyard with more room to expand.  Separate guest quarters.   4607 Dorchester Road - Remodeled single level ocean view home!  Gourmet kitchen w/SubZero, Viking, granite countertops & more...  Outdoor entertaining area w/views from Catalina to Palos Verdes. Recent Closed Sales in Cameo Highlands 4500 Dorchester Road ...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Jasmine Creek is a neighborhood in Corona Del Mar, which is part of Newport Beach. It's location is ideal. It is close to the ocean, the Corona Del Mar Village, where you will find the most trendy shops, restaurants and bars. Close by is the Oasis senior center with plenty of activites going on, and let's not forget the Saturday morning farmers market. Jasmine Creek is not a senior community, but it does attract many empty nesters. There are 6 tennis courts, 3 swimming pools and spas, and a club house that is very active. While I was at broker preview yesterday I saw one of the most beautiful floor plans in Jasmine Creek. This home was taken down to the studs, it is an open floor plan, light and bright, with a gorgeous kitchen and bathrooms to die for. It has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
 Music on the IslandFashion Island, Newport Beach, CA Come out and enjoy the summer and beach weather for the Summer Concert Series at Fashion Island. On Wednesdays, beginning at 7:30 pm are summer concerts located in the Bloomingdale's courtyard. The concerts are complimentary, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. However, preferred seating is available for $20 per person. Enjoy a day of shopping, dining at one of the many fine restaurants at Fashion Island, and listening to music under the stars with your friends and family. Tonight is Melissa Manchester and one of her most popular songs include "Through The Eyes of Love". The Music on the Island Schedule is as follows: Melissa Manchester - August 6, 2008 Ricci Martin, An Evening of Dean Martin Music - August 13, 2008 M...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
When my sister and I were kids, we used to have a lemonade stand at our grandmother's house on the Boardwalk in Newport Beach.  There were always lots of customers walking, riding and skating down the beach front, willing to take a break from the summer heat and enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade. One day when we were about 7 and 8, we excitedly ran in to inform Grandma that we had made $38, a lot of money to a 7 and 8 year old, especially in 1978.   Imagine our surprise when Grandma took $8 from us and informed us it was for overhead.  Neither of us had ever heard the word, and we were not pleased.  Grandma told us that overhead was the cost of doing business - the cost of the cups, the napkins, the sugar, the water, the lemons, even the cost of the signs and flyers.  Confronted with...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
On Saturday, August 2, 2008, Newport Beach will be doing an E-Waste Collection. So, come recycle your old electronics.  The collection site will be the Newport Coast Community Center.  The community center is located at 6401 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Newport Coast, California. The event will last from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information about the event, call 949-644-3055.   Click Newport Beach for more information about the City or Newport Beach Homes to search for homes for sale or Newport Beach Home Values for a value on your home.    
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Market Trends for Newport Beach, June 2008 The market trends Newport Beach are below. Notice a slight decrease in inventory from May. The number of sold properties also increased from May from 46 to 52. Please see the Market Trend Graph for more information.   For more information on market trends, and information regarding Newport Beach Real Estate, Newport Beach Luxury Homes, Newport Coast Luxury Homes, or to begin your Newport Beach luxury home search, please view my website at www.sharonintheoc.com.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Lido Sands - Newport Beach Lido Sands is a gated development of 82 homes located on the west side of Newport Beach. Walking distance to one of the finest beaches in Newport Beach, Lido Sands is a highly sought after neighborhood. With reasonable association fees, Lido Sands originally offered three different home plans. These homes in Lido Sands all featured open, high ceilings, and floor to ceiling glass windows which creates an open feel. These windows look towards the patio and gardens. All the patios of the homes in Lido Sands lead to an Estrada which is a landscaped walkway between the row of homes. This walkway allows access to the neighbor's homes, and allows access to the community pool and recreation area located at the east end of the tract. The recreation center features a p...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Are you looking  for something to do this summer? Music on the Island-The Fashion Island summer concerts have begun. Every Wednesday night starting at 7:30 pm. Located at the Bloomingdales Courtyard. July 23  John Waite 30  Freda Payne-A Tribute to Ella August 6  Melissa Manchester 13 Ricci Martin- An evening of Dean Martin Music and more 20  Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis,Jr.
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
If you are visiting Newport Beach be sure to stop by and tour our beautiful beaches. You may want to start at the Newport Pier. Known to many us as party central. Here you can stroll on the boardwalk, bike ride, roller blade, or just relax and people watch, it's quite entertaining! You will notice a majority of the homes are rentals and more affordable than other beachfront properties. If you continue down the boardwalk you will end up at the Balboa Pier. Right across from this boardwalk location is the Junior Life Guard Headquarters, there's metered parking here and plenty of shops and restaurants to visit too! Below is a shot of the boardwalk by the Balboa Pier. Next take a ride down to the  Peninsula Point you will find yourself at The Wedge. At this beach you will experience 30 foot...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
It's amazing to me how many good buys are out there. Newport Beach a luxury real estate market also has plenty of homes at reduced prices. I held open house this weekend and I was swamped. Non stop buyers coming in looking asking questions. There's that fear of what is happening in the economy, but as I always tell my buyers, if you are planning to purchase a home to stay 5 or more years there is nothing to worry about. Real Estate always goes up. Yes there are the down times, but for the most part Real Estate is a great investment. By the way, the good deals are not just in Short sales or Bank owned properties. There are plenty of sellers with plenty of equity and either need to move because of a job transfer, a new baby arriving, illness, moving down or moving up. Many sellers are rea...
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CLICK LINK BELOW TO SEE FULL RELEASE Chris Smith Joins Surterre Properties Chris Smith Joins Surterre Properties Investment property and costal luxury real estate specialist Issued By: Chris Smith and Associates Jul 10, 2008 13:44:12 Christopher Smith, Managing Member of Chris Smith and Associates FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Jul 10, 2008 – Newport Beach, CA – Real estate agent Chris Smith has recently joined Surterre Properties®, Orange County’s leading luxury real estate firm. Extensively experienced in the sale of both bank owned properties and luxury estates, Chris Smith is one of the industry’s most versatile real estate professionals. Having built a reputation as a Realtor® who is honest, hardworking, and efficient, Chris has always been a leader when it comes to...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Orange County is a jewel that is finally being noticed. Some of the priciest homes are available presently and many have sold. Today we had broker preview in Newport Beach and one of the homes on the tour was $29,000,000. This home is located on the Oceanfront down on the Peninsula Point. Not only was this home 10,000 square feet, it is on a double lot. It is two separate homes with a beautiful swimming pool between the two homes. One part was the main house, and the other, the fun house. Combined they have a total of 7 bedrooms and 8.5 baths. The grounds were stunning with simple yet elegant plantings, swimming pool, balconies with amazing Ocean views, koi ponds and a cabana. The fun house had a subterranean level with a media room and bar. But the most fascinating part of this room wa...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Come and Enjoy the original Crab Cooker in Newport Beach. If you are planning a visit to Newport Beach, you must dine at the Crab Cooker in Newport Beach. Located in the heart of the Newport Peninsula, across from the Newport Beach pier, the Crab Cooker is located at: 2200 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach CA 92663(949) 673-0100 www.crabcooker.com The Crab Cooker is a favorite for both locals and visitors. They have fabulous crab cocktails, shrimp cocktails, grilled fish and it is all fresh. There is also fabulous fisherman's bread which is a must with the clam chowder. And you can always order food to go and enjoy it at home, sitting on your deck or patio or on the beach. You can order it ahead by calling, and view their entire menu on-line at www.crabcooker.com. The Crab Cooker has been i...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Cucina Alessá is a fantastic new Italian Restaurant that has opened in the Newport Shores area of Newport Beach. Located at 6700 Coast Highway in Newport Beach, this restaurant features a fabulous menu with a spectacular selection of Italian food. Owner and Chef Alessandro Pirozzi greets his customers and creates a warm and inviting environment. I have had the Pollo Marsala and it is amazing. The Julius Caesar salad is also a favorite with excellent flavors. The Dover Sole is a special, but if you have the opportunity to select it, it is light and full of flavor with a beautiful presentation. Great environment, fantastic chef, and wonderful service. There is an outdoor area to enjoy the great food, and the fabulous weather. For more information, please view Cucina Alessá website. Cucin...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Market Update for the Newport Beach Area First half of 2008 Single Family Homes The following are the statistics for the first half of the year: January 1, 2008 to June 30, 2008 Active Listings:  848 Closed Sales:    175 Average Price: $1,963,591.00 Days on Market:   99 Days Compared to first half 2007:  -7.2% For more information about property in Newport Beach, Newport Beach Real Estate, and to begin your Newport Beach Property Search, please view my website at www.sharonintheoc.com.
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