Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Just wanted to write a post to you all and wish you a wonderful Christmas holiday, and enjoy the holiday season. It is a time to enjoy being with friends and family. And be grateful for our many blessings.  Merry Christmas to you all, and enjoy this fabulous holiday season.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Beach Homes for Sale The weather is about 70 degrees and the skies are bright blue. I took my dog for walk this morning on the beach, and there were quite a few surfers out. The wind was minimal and and it was a beautiful morning to enjoy the beach. Also, the tide has been quite high, and today was no exception. For some reason, I tend to see more pelicans this time of year.  And of course surfers out enjoying this beautiful weather. The water is cold and they were wearing wetsuits.  This is part of the lifestyle of living in Newport Beach. If you are interested in purchasing a home in Newport Beach, search the MLS below.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
I have been sharing holiday photos from the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Tonight is the last night, and if you want to see it, I highly recommend it.  Imagine the amount of work to create the themes for each yacht! Also, investigate the settings on your camera in order to get the best photos! I am wishing you all and happy and healthy holiday season.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
I attended a wonderful holiday party last night and that along with other holiday festivities has gotten me a little behind with blogging. I am going to share holiday photos of the Christmas Boat parade over the next few days and hopefully will add to your Christmas spirit and celebration. It was an incredible site and the boats were absolutely stunning with decorations to the hilt. People were singing, and reaching out to each other to wish each other a happy holiday season! It is a little challenging to take photos at night, on a boat which is moving, and pictures of boats that are moving - so therefore many were not clear. I am sharing the ones which were! Hope you enjoy the next few days of pictures. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays my fellow Rainers!  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
The Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach began last night and will run through December 21, 2014. Newport Harbor looked so festive driving by, and there is a TON of traffic. I have been in this traffic for the past two nights, and it is really stop and go. And I am thinking it is going to be worse tomorrow night because it is Friday night. There are many parties going on, and there are limo's and party buses bringing people to this event. Also, the home owners who have Newport Beach bay front homes have their homes impeccably decorated as well. On Balboa Island in Newport Beach - the homes are decorated completely and it is fun to see the reflection in the water! So, tomorrow I am going to a party at Bayshores in Newport Beach and will look forward to taking many upclose and photos an...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Speechless Sunday | Balboa Peninsula Point Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach has both bay front homes and ocean front homes as well. This photo was taken from East Bay from a bay front home on preview. Bay front homes has dynamic views as it is always changing, and there is also a view at night.  It is serenity watching the boats glide by. This location is fairly close to the entrance to Newport Harbor as well. Search the MLS for Newport Beach homes for sale on Balboa Peninsula Point.    
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
All of Southern California had a fairly decent storm last night and it rained all night up until about 1 pm today, and it is supposed to rain a little more. Which is a great thing - we need the rain! This morning I heard a loud bang, and saw a bright flash as a transformer blew, Wish I could have photographed it, but I did take a picture of the smoke after . . . fortunately my electricity did not go out. Then the tide has been quite high, and they were expecting very big waves. I did not see any huge waves today, but the ocean definitely looked quite turbulent. Below is a photo of Newport Shores in Newport Beach, and the tide was very high as a result of the storm. The sky was blue and looking forward to getting more rain! Search the MLS for Newport Shores homes for sale in Newport Beach.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Beach is located at 2000 Cliff Drive in Newport Beach. The phone number is 949.515.6910.  Horace Ensign Middle School is the middle school in Newport Beach for 7th and 8th graders. The enrollment is over 1,000.The immediate area around Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Heights, Kings Road, and Cliffhaven. It is a beautiful area.If you are interested in a home that is zoned in Ensign Intermediate school, then please contact us to set up a customized search for you.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Ensign View Park in Newport Beach Ensign View Park is a Newport Beach park that has amazing views. It is located at 2501 Cliff Drive in Newport Beach. It is a popular place to take photos as there is often a Catalina Island view in the distance, plus you can see Newport Harbor. It is especially beautiful this time of year with all the holiday lights, and it will be really lit up for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. This is a popular place to have photos taken before school events such as Winter Formal and the Prom. It is fun to see the high school kids all dressed up and have this amazing backdrop. There are many Newport Beach parks, but this one I have stopped at time and time again to take photos, generally because I find it so pretty.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Holiday Decor in and around Newport Beach The holidays are so fun and love all the holiday decor which gets put up not only on homes but also on boats and docks, entries to neighborhood. This post is inspired by Debbie Laity Show Us Your Home Contest.  One area which goes all out with holiday decorations is Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Not only do they put an incredible tree and decor around Fashion Island, but there is also Santa's House for the children to put in their holiday requests. Also, I have written about the Fashion Island Christmas tree lighting which is a very fun event and I did attend this year - it is generally held in November. The Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach is amazing, and not only are the yachts decorated, but so are the docks, walk ways, and homes. It...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Linda Isle in Newport Beach | Homes for Sale & Market Update Linda Island   Linda Isle has 106 homes located on it, and it is a Newport Beach guard gated community. The homes are custom and they are all bay front. The dock sizes do vary. The market statistics are as follows: 4 active listings on Linda Isle  0 back up 0 pending sale 0 sales in November, 2014. Average sale price for the past one year is $7,759,792 Average price per square foot of $1,397.76. Median price on is $6,606,875 and a Median price per square foot $1,310.20. The highest priced home sold on Linda Isle in Newport Beach in the past one year was at 43 Linda Isle which sold for $16,000,000 on 9/29/2014. Absorption rate as follows: If you are searching for a bay front home in Newport Beach, consider Linda Isle, it is  a ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Deck the Hulls | The Newport Beach Parade of Lights The 106th Christmas Boat Parade which is hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is going to be held from December 17,2014 to December 21, 2014.  At the Christmas Boat Parade, you view beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes cruise along the Newport Beach Harbor. It is a site to be seen and the yachts are amazing, Additionally homes are decorated and it is called the Ring of Lights. Homeowners and yachts go full out with amazing decorations and lights with generators. On the opening night of the parade on Wednesday, December 17 at approximately 6:30 pm. If you are going to watch it,be sure to dress warm and bring something warm to drink like hot chocolate. There will be traffic so I would suggest you arrive early...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Newport Beach - Newport Dunes Lighting of the Bay   On Saturday, November 29, 2014 between 1pm and 8pm, Newport Dunes will have the lighting of the Bay.    There will be a Polar Paradise Ice Village with 4 sled hills and an ice scene to take your Christams card photos.   The Lighting of the Bay Program will begin at 4pm, and Polar Express will being at 6pm.   The cost for parking is $10 per car.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving day holiday with family and friends. Take time and to have gratitude for the blessings in your life. Focus on the positive and good will prevail. Sending you a beautiful photo from the beach. I feel blessed on this day to be with my family and to spend time with them. Each day is a blessing and be sure to enjoy your holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
What I love about Newport Shores is how different the views are from one side to another. Newport Shores is surrounded by a canal and there are Canal front homes on Canal Street, Canal Circle and 62nd Street. There are a few homes on 61st Street which also have a view and you can see that below. I often post about the view on the Canal Street side as it looks west and does have amazing sunsets. Below is the Canal street view. 62nd Street does have the early morning sun and looks across to lush landscaping. The photo below is actually at 61st Street, however the view is very similar. If you are interested in a Newport Shores home, please contact me. There is currently one Canal front located at 231 Canal in Newport Beach offered for $1,695,000. Search the MLS for Newport Shores homes for...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
One thing about living in Newport Beach is the sunsets, I never tire of looking at them And if I am sitting at my desk, and can see the sky changing to a pink and orange color, I will get up to look. All my neighbors also go out on their balconies and decks to take photos.  This photo was taken with my iPhone and I don't always feel it captures the actual color that I see. But still beautiful. If you are interested in a Newport Shores home for sale, search the MLS below.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Terrace Condos in Newport Beach | Condos for Sale in Newport Beach Newport Terrace is a condominium community which is located in Newport Beach.  Newport Terrace is located off the west end of 19th Street in Costa Mesa. It is located very near the Talbert Preserve. There are 281 homes in Newport Terrace, and there are three floor plans available. There is a one level condo with two bedrooms, and there are two floor plans each with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each of the condos have their own single garage space, as well as a carport.  There is a community pool area for the residents of Newport Terrace. If you are searching for a Newport Beach condo, then consider Newport Terrace. It is a lovely community and the amenities are very nice also. Search the MLS for a Newport Be...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Burger is a restaurant which is open for breakfast and lunch and is located at: 6800 W. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA Phone: 949.642.5881 Newport Burger's location is at Orange Street and Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Orange is one of the main streets to access Newport Shores in Newport Beach. I was walking my dog Duffy about two years ago with a friend, Duffy was a puppy about 7 or 8 months old, and my friend has a Huskie and we were walking together to go to the beach. We were walking up Orange Street on a Friday evening about 5:30, so that means Coast Highway was very busy because it is a main thoroughfaire in this area - and the average speed is about 50 mph. And drivers often run the lights there too, it is a dangerous street! Suddenly, Duffy's choke chain broke and he ran...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Shores is surrounded by open spaces and there is lots of wild life in this area, and it is generally fun to see - some of course are nuisances. It is not uncommon to see swans, ducks, blue herons and other birds that reside. The herons live on the fish in the Canal, and it is fun to watch them hunt. There are also coyotes, so as an Realtor I do tell people considering living here to make sure they keep their small pets inside (especially at dusk and at night). There are also raccoons, and currently there is a family living outside and they do not come to the door, but I do nothing to encourage them to come up. It is a unique community and I do enjoy seeing the different wildlife here. If you are interested in a home in Newport Shores, search the MLS below. If I can answer any qu...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Last night I attended the Fashion Island Tree Lighting, hard to believe Christmas will be here in six weeks!! The event was lovely and VERY well attended. It was really difficult to find parking, and it was quite crowded. The tree lighting is two nights, and last night was the finale. The tree will remain lit during the holidays! The Christmas tree is located in the Bloomingdales Courtyard in Fashion Island. Had a great time visiting with friends and really nice dinner at the Yard House. Happy Holidays!
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