Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Summer in February? - Newport BeachThe weather has taken a dramatic change (for us Southern Californians) from last weekend. Last weekend it was rainy and cold, and now it is like summer. There are  so many activities living in Newport Beach, from bicycling up and down the coast, surfing, swimming, running, etc.This Huntington Beach boardwalk has people walking their dogs, and they can walk down to dog beach in Huntington Beach, CA where they can run off leash. There are bikers, runners and people just enjoying this mid 70's glorious weather.Main Street in Huntington Beach is located right across from the Huntington Beach pier. It is an area to shop and dine, and enjoy the beauty of the area.The lifeguard towers at Huntington Beach and Newport Beach are not manned this time of year, so ...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
 Living in Newport Beach is very unique. There is no other place like Newport. With the great weather, the ocean, beautiful people, and outstanding shops and restaurants, who wouldn't want to live here? Do you know that about 65% of the people moving to Newport are from other areas? It's a very popular city to relocate to. Therefore, the values of homes here are generally higher than the rest of the state. For more specific information visit my website and go to the home page. At the bottom right you will see a button marked "Market Snapshot" CLick on it and you can select by zip code any area, and you will be able to see all listings with your criteria. If you like where you are check out what you neighbors homes are selling for. I guarantee you will love the information. Please contac...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
The Balboa Peninsula which is located in Newport Beach is literally a Peninsula and it is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. There are homes that are located on the Bay front and on the Ocean front. Some of the homes that are located on the sand do not have the board walk in front of them. The boardwalk in Newport Beach starts at 38th street and goes down towards the Balboa Pier. People ride their  bikes, walk and run to enjoy the beautiful scenery.   There are beautiful homes located on the Boardwalk in Newport Beach on the Balboa Peninsula.   The Newport Elementary School is located on the boardwalk in Newport Beach. The children that attend this school have the beach as their playground.  The Balboa Peninsula is home to many local restaurants.    El Ranchito is a popular restaurant loc...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
254 Cedar StreetNewport Beach, CAOffered at $880,000www.254CedarStreet.comThis Newport Beach two bedroom, two bathroom original home located in the Newport Shores area of Newport Beach is being offered for sale for $880,000. This home is in original condition and needs some updating - either remodel or build your dream home. There is information about remodelling found here if that is your interest.Newport Shores Real Estate is a great investment, and this home on 254 Cedar Street is a great opportunity to live in Newport Shores area of Newport Beach.Information on the comparable properties in the Newport Shores area are located here.Newport Shores is located right off Coast Highway and is walking distance to one of the finest beaches in Newport Beach. Also, walk to the river jetty whic...
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By Sandra Carlisle (Ayers), Real Estate Marketing & Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway California Properties)
What is the market doing in Newport Beach, California?   What has been going on over the the past six months?  Is the credit crunch affecting individuals buying homes? Here is the average SOLD price per square foot in Newport Beach for the past 6 months... 08/2007     $728 09/2007     $701 10/2007     $734 11/2007     $687 12.2007     $842 01/2008     $716 So far, for February, the average price per square foot is $846.  Between 2007 and 2008 the average price per square foot in Newport Beach increased approximately 2.6%. There is still plenty of money available for purchasing a home.  Before you decide to start shopping there are several things going on in the mortgage market that you should be aware of.  To find out how these changes  affect you, you should speak to a qualified lender...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
The three day, four night renowned "Jazz Fest" at Newport Beach is underway at the Marriott Newport Beach (900 Newport Center Dr.) with weekend passes and individual seats for evening shows.  This Jazz Festival (now in it's 8th year) has become mainstream... and it is the place to be for hip artists from across the country.  Performing Artists include those from England to Australia.  Expect a glamorous club setting with a jazz-cuise scene.  Weather is beautiful and there will be day time jazz sessions at the pool, as well.  Artist autograph signings are available.  Get more info at http://www.newportbeachjazzparty.com/
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By Sandra Carlisle (Ayers), Real Estate Marketing & Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway California Properties)
Orange County Real Estate...Monthly Market Activity for Corona del Mar CaliforniaJanuary 2008 New & Re-Listed Homes489 Morning Canyon Road - 2bd/2.5 bath plus den/office504.5 Avocado Avenue - 1bd/1ba1 Canyon Crest Drive #18 - 2bd/3ba715.5 Orchid Avenue - 2bd/1ba510.5 Marguerite Avenue - 3bd/2.5 ba705.5 Goldenrod Avenue - 2bd/3ba412.5 Orchid Avenue - 3bd/2ba2702 Bungalow Place - 3bd/3ba2585 Bungalow Place - 3bd/2.5ba604 Seaward Road - 3bd/2ba428 Marigold Avenue - 2bd/1ba2749 Bungalow Place - 4bd/3ba2706 Lighthouse Lane - 4bd/2.5ba502 Larkspur Avenue - 3bd/3ba517 Fernleaf Avenue - 3bd/3ba617 Carnation Avenue - 3bd/2.5ba1114 Goldenrod Avenue - 3bd/2ba17 White Cap Lane - 3bd/2.5ba1306 Outrigger Drive - 4bd/2.5ba612 Poinsettia Avenue - 3bd/3ba2820 Lighthouse Lane - 4bd/3ba241 Poppy Avenue - ...
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By Sandra Carlisle (Ayers), Real Estate Marketing & Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway California Properties)
Corona del Mar Market Report Newport Beach California Orange County Real Estate Market Update LuxuryHomesCorona del Mar  12/11/2007 - 2/11/2008What has been happening with inventory in the last three months?  Are any homes in Corona del Mar selling?  How many homes are on the market in this Newport Beach Community in my price range? $0 - $999,999 Inventory is down 31%There are 13 homes on the market in this price range.6 homes have closed escrow.$1,000,000 - $1,499,999Inventory is up 30%There are 26 homes on the market in this price range.3 homes have closed escrow.$1,500,000 - 1,999,999Inventory is up 53%There are 49 homes on the market in this price range.2 homes have closed escrow.$2,000,000 - $2,499,999Inventory is up 5.6%There are 18 homes on the market in this price range.4 homes ...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
 French Architecture in Newport Beach. Enter this home and feel like you are home. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath, spacious family home is in move in condition. Main floor master looks out through beautiful french doors to the back yard, 2 upstairs bedrooms have private decks each.This is truly an entertainers home. Plenty of space inside and out. This home is located in an award winning school district, close to shopping and Beach. Must See!Front View of homeSpacious Living Room, looks into Formal dining roomMaster Suite has its own fireplace, master bath has steam shower, Oversized room!BackYard has been newly landscaped, with new hardscape and firepit.Upstairs spacious Bedroom with its own private deck!
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
This Newport Beach Luxury Home located in the Dover Shores area of Newport Beach features four bedrooms, three bathrooms and has been completely upgraded. It is a two story home located in the Dover Shores area.  There are beautiful black walnut hardwood floors and the home features french doors that open to a completely upgraded front and back yard.1512 Lincoln Lane, Newport BeachThere is also a fire pit to enjoy this beautiful back yard as well.  The family room in this Newport Beach luxury home offers custom cabinetry and the kitchen opens into the family room which creates a warm and elegant ambiance.This Newport Beach luxury home has beautiful crown molding and baseboard throughout.This beautiful home in Newport Beach also has a large ground level master suite with a fireplace and ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
1637 Lincoln Lane, Newport Beach, CaliforniaIf you are considering a beautiful single family residence in Newport Beach, California, consider this one story home which features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This home is located in Dover Shores/Westcliff area of Newport Beach. The school district for this home is the Mariner's Elementary School which is an award winning elementary school, and located right next to the new Newport Beach Public Library.This Newport Beach luxury home in Newport Beach features a entertainers backyard with Viking appliances including  a barbecue for the most discriminating entertainers. Also, the backyard features privacy with a beautiful pool and spa with a water feature. Enjoy your privacy with your outdoor entertainment area including an outdoor fireplace. T...
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By Zen Ziejewski, Laguna Niguel Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Actor Nicolas Cage sold his Newport Beach, Calif., house last week for $35 million - setting a new record for Orange County.  Nicolas Cage paid $25 million for the nearly 0.6-acre property in 2005.  The buyer, 70-year-old Jerry Herbst, is owner, chairman and president of Las Vegas-based Terrible Herbst, which runs gas stations and other retail operations.  Orange County's previous record home-sale price was $30 million, a deal that closed in the summer of 2007 in Laguna Beach.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
12 NapoliNewport Beach, California 12 Napoli, Newport Beach, CA This beautiful and contemporary Newport Beach custom home offers 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms in the guard gated community of Harbor Ridge Homes in Newport Beach. This home has a contemporary feel which also has mountain views.The kitchen is upgraded with granite counter tops and beautiful cabinets. There is also travertine flooring. This Newport Beach home has two family rooms, formal living room, and the backyard has a beautiful pool and spa and a built in barbecue.12 Napoli,Newport Beach, CaliforniaThis three level home is being offered at $3,249,000.For more information on this Newport Beach home, or any property in the Newport Beach area, please visit my website at www.SharonintheOC.com or email me at Sharon@SharonintheOC...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
  If you have ever thought of living in Newport Beach, you must consider living on one of the waterfront neighborhoods. There's many to list, but my favorite is Balboa Island with its beach cottages, and elaborate homes, ovelooking the beautiful views of all the boats, and sunshine. You can walk around the island in less than an hour. Enjoy wonderful restaurants and plenty of shopping. It's a spectacular place to visit but living here is pretty much like being on vacation every day. Please come visit any time of the year, I guarantee you will love it. If you would like to relocate to Newport Beach feel free to contact me anytime and I can show you around. To see Balboa Island Real Estate click here for more information on Newport Beach Communities visit www.YourNewportHome.com    
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By Desiree Sanchez
(Internet Marketing Manager at HMA, Inc)
Hayes Martin Associates, Inc. announces they have appointed Desiree Sanchez to the position of Internet Marketing Manager. In this premiere role she will head-up the marketing of the 20-year old, award winning agency's clients online efforts, including all aspects of search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM)."We are very excited about the addition of Desiree Sanchez to our team," states Sandra Keedy, President and Creative Director of Hayes Martin Associates, Inc.(HMAi) "Her vast experience is a perfect compliment to our agency, and her presence will ensure expanded and enhanced product marketing through comprehensive evaluation and program implementation for every one of our prestigious homebuilder and developer clients. Desiree's I-depth knowledge and expertis...
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By Cindy Kalionzes
(no current broker affiliation)
Starting tonight and running through Sunday night is the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, once described by the New York Times as "One of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation".  Local Orange County boat owners decorate everything from kayaks to yachts in thousands of lights and decorations, and take them for a nighttime tour around the Newport Harbor. The parade starts at Collins Island at 6:30, and runs for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.  Click here for a map of the routes.Information on special events and viewing areas can be found on the Boat Parade Website.  
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93% of your clients prefer... Travel over any other incentives (even cash)!!! Imagine being able to send every client you close a transaction with on a vacation. Or walking into your next sales meeting and telling your sales force that the top producer for the month is going to Vegas for 3 days to recharge his or her batteries. Do you think that would increase your bottom line business?  
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By Suzanne Horsburgh
(Buy America Real Estate Services)
 The next 6 months will be the sweet spot for purchasing. I suggest you take time to finish your financial house keeping. Pay off bills, Pay any liens or judgments, and limit your spending over the holidays.The best plan is to have a pre-approval, before you go house hunting. That will take all the uncertainty out of the experience.NAR is trying diligently to persuade the Senate to increase the FHA and Fannie Mae loan limits, before the end of the year.The Feds may have to lower the discount rate, one more time, this year. When you add all the factors together.....there is likely to be a tsunami of purchasing going on in 2008. Get their first!Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,  it's about learning how to dance in the rain!!  
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Real Estate NewsThousands and Thousands of Home Buyers are still seeking HOMES Every Day!Look at every home that's for sale. Each and every one of those are home buyers too in the near future. And for every new couple and every new addition to the family, they will be seeking another home now and/or in the near future.So, the cycle of home selling and buying will continue. Not as fast in the past, but it will continue!No matter what the media says about the real estate market, there are millions of people looking for homes to purchase. And good Realtors are writing up purchase agreements for those buyers every day.Let's Get it ON!Just DO IT!Buy or Sell a Home Today!Optimism is in my blood! I have Attitude of Gratitude and that's what I teach my Twins. www.ISLAND-LOVERS.comOPTIMISM is co...
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