Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Harbor in Newport Beach | Speechless Sunday in the Rain I took this photo a couple of weeks ago when I went down to take pictures of the big waves at the Wedge in Newport Beach. It is looking across the harbor from Balboa Peninsula Point towards Corona del Mar. There are beautiful homes with spectacular views on both sides and waterfront condos and homes for sale as well in Corona del Mar. I am always in awe, and love to watch the boats going back and forth. If you are searching for a Balboa Peninsula Point home for sale, search the MLS below. Happy Sunday! 
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Blackies Classic Surf n Fun 2014 | Halloween Events in Newport Beach Halloween events "Newport Style" This year this event will be held on October 25, 2014. And from past years, I understand they will be gathering begins around 7am. All photography courtesy of  Sherry Skipper Spurgeon   Blackies Classic is a social surf club in Newport Beach. This club was organized in 1985 by Sharon and Mike Marshall and it is a social and surfing and club.  22nd Street in Newport Beach (located by the Newport Beach pier) was a regular place for them to meet, and they began the club as a result of this meeting (info taken from BlackiesClassic.com).   Each year they have an event around Halloween and it is always fun to be a view this incredible event. Many dress up in Halloween costumes and will go sur...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
I am sure many of you have heard of the Wedge in Newport Beach, it is a very popular area, that because of the direction it faces, with a south swell, the waves can be huge. It is amazing, and love to take photos of this area. Even if the waves are not big, it is still impressive. The Wedge is located on the end of the Balboa Peninsula at Peninsula Point in Newport Beach. Hope you all had a wonderful Wednesday! Enjoy your week. Search the MLS  for a Balboa Peninsula Point home for sale.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Canyon Homes for Sale | Homes for Sale in Newport Canyon Newport Canyon is located in Newport Beach. It is bordered by Jamboree, University, La Vida, La Salud and it backs up to Camelback in the Eastbluff area of Newport Beach. Newport Canyon is a guard gated community. These homes were built in the late 1980's so they are not subject to Mello Roos.   There are 159 homes located in Newport Canyon and the streets are Corte Caleta, Corte Hermosa, Corte Linda, Corte Marin, Corte Portal, Corte Portofino, Corte San Rafael and La Salud which is an access road. It is a guard gated community and there is also a community pool for the residents use.   Search the MLS for Newport Canyon homes for sale in Newport Beach.   Originally posted at NewportBeachRealEstateCafe.com
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Haunted Houses and Pumpkin Patches near Newport Beach | Halloween Activities near Newport Beach Happy Halloween!!! Are you looking for some fun fall holiday and Halloween events in the Newport Beach area? Visit Knott's Scary Farm. If you want to go through some scary mazes and see monsters among other things, visit Knott's Scary Farm.  Family Fright Zone Friday is held at ExplorOcean600 East Bay AvenueNewport Beach, CA, 92661 and it is a spooky family fun night on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 6 pm to 8:30pm.  The 40th Annual Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch is being held on the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach on October 19, from 10 am to 3 pm. Visit the Queen Mary Dark Harbor on the following dates: There are 20 terrifying nights Oct. 10-12; 16-19, 23-26 and Oct. 29 – Nov. 2. ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Harbor in Newport Beach I wanted to share this photo with you of Newport Harbor. I love taking photos and most of them are taken with my iPhone. This was taken last week in Newport Beach at a bay front listing at Peninsula Point. The bay front homes have a dynamic view and it changes as the boats travel by. I never tire of looking at it, and truly appreciate where I live. If you are interested in a Newport Beach home for sale, please contact me. Search the MLS for Peninsula Point homes for sale in Newport Beach.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach | Homes for Sale on Balboa Peninsula Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach is a highly desirable area with homes for sale which are both bay front and ocean front. Bay fronts have views that are dynamic and are changing. And of course the ocean front have ocean views, and some homes you can see the waves crashing. Balboa Peninsula is a desirable area to live. Not all homes are waterfront, and there are condos. It is definitely a lifestyle on Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach.   Search the MLS for Newport Beach homes for sale on Balboa Peninsula. 
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Balboa Island Ferry in Newport Beach At preview on Friday, I was previewing some amazing homes on Peninsula Point in Newport Beach. I always enjoy taking the Balboa Island Ferry across to Balboa Island.  A very scenic and beautiful way to see Newport Harbor.      The ferry holds 3 cards, bicycles and pedestrians.     The Balboa Island Ferry is a ferry which transports autos, pedestrians and bicycles to and from Balboa Island to the Balboa Peninsula. The Balboa Island Ferry has been in existence since 1919. It is an amazing way to view the Harbor. It is a very short trip - usually about 3 minutes, but picturesque just the same. Have a enjoyable day this Sunday!                        
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Balboa Peninsula Point in Newport Beach | Homes for Sale on Balboa Peninsula Point One of my most favorite areas of Newport Beach is Balboa Peninsula Point. It is located at the end of the Balboa Peninsula and there are beautiful homes in this area. There are ocean front homes and there are also bay front homes. Some prefer bay front because the view is always changing. The view never ceases to amaze me, and I am grateful that I am able to work in such an incredible area with such beautiful homes. This photo was taken from one of the homes on preview, and absolute incredible view. No mooring directly in front of this gorgeous home. I always love to go outside and take a photo! Happy Sunday everyone!                                 Search the MLS for Balboa Peninsula Point homes for sale...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Beach Condos for Sale in Park Lido | Park Lido Condos for Sale Park Lido is a Newport Beach condo complex located off Superior in Newport Beach which is near Hoag Hospital. Park Lido has 98 attached condos located in the community. There are three different floor plans ranging in size from 1395 square feet to 1440 square feet. It is not a gated community and there is a community pool for the association. The streets in Park Lido include the following: Bolero Way, Dana Way, Flagship Rd, Hilaria Way, Orion Way, Patrice Road and Spindrift Way. It is close proximity to the beach, shopping and dining. Enjoy the beach climate living in Park Lido. Search the MLS for Newport Beach condos for sale located in Park Lido. Originally posted at NewportBeachRealEstateCafe.com
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Shores in Newport Beach | Homes for Sale in Newport Shores   Newport Shores is a beach community located at the west end of Newport Beach. It is a unique community of approximately 400 homes. Newport Shores is literally across the street from Coast Highway and Orange Street in Newport Beach. The residents of Newport Shores attend Newport Elementary School which is one of the only schools in the country on the beach. The middle school is Ensign, and the teenagers attend Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach. There are 440 homes in Newport Shores and there is a community clubhouse, tennis court, pool, sand volley ball court and two play grounds. Search the MLS for Newport Shores homes for sale.   Originally posted at NewportBeachRealEstateCafe.com
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Crest in Newport Beach | Newport Beach Condos for Sale Newport Crest in Newport Beach has eight different floor plans available, ranging in square footage f rom 1240 to 1991. The floor plans have from 2-4 bedrooms, and between 2-3 bathrooms.  Newport Crest is located off Superior in Newport Beach. It is considered to be in the Newport Heights area of Newport Beach. Newport Crest in Newport Beach is a community of condos. Newport Crest is a very desirable area because of the proximity to the beach. Newport Crest is walking distance to one of the finest beaches in Newport Beach. Newport Crest has 460 condos located in the development. Search the MLS for Newport Crest condos for sale in Newport Beach. Originally posted at NewportBeachRealEstateCafe.com
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Balboa Island is made up of 3 islands. The main island of Balboa Island has approximately 1450 home sites located on it. There is a bridge off Bayside Drive to enter Balboa Island the streeet is named Marine Avenue. Marine Avenue is very unique and has boutique style shopping and dining. Many of the Balboa Island residents cruise the island in their golf carts. The streets of Balboa Island are named after semi-precious stones such as Jade, Opal, Amethyst, Crystal, Abalone and Onyx. Balboa Island is located off Bayside Drive in Newport Beach. There is another way to arrive on Balboa Island is via the Balboa Island ferry. The ferry holds three automobiles, pedestrians and bikes, and crosses from the Balboa Peninsula to the island.  It is not unusual to see seals, and other sea life along ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Rent a Duffy Boat in Newport Beach | View Newport Harbor on a Duffy Boat Renting a Duffy electric boat is a great to see Newport Harbor. Duffy Boats are electric boats and can hold 10 to 12 adults. It is a great way to enjoy an afternoon or evening cruising Newport Harbor with friends and family. Bring appetizers and drinks, and there are many restaurants that you can tie up your boat while you dine at one of the restaurants.   Newport Harbor is so picturesque, and there are many beautiful home which are located on the bay. Rent a Duffy Boat at Duffy of Newport Beach which is located on Coast Highway. I have rented a boat there before and they are very accommodating and helpful. Also, renting a Duffy Boat during Christmas time to view the Christmas Boat parade is a fantastic way to view...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
Newport Beach CA has some amazing home seller and buyer opportunities as we start this year's fall season 2014. With luxury and expensive homes near Newport Harbor, Balboa Island, the canal, the Back Bay, and beaches - Newport Beach is a most popular location for residential living and investment. Summer has ended with fall season started on September 22, 2014.   70 Newport Beach homes have sold during past 30 days - from August 22 to September 21 - at end of summer 2014. $2,011,000 was average Newport Beach home sold price during this past 30 days - and average time on market for those sold homes was 108 days. 67 Newport Beach homes sold during same time last year – August 22 to September 21, 2013. $1,793,000 was average sold price las year - and average time on market for those sold ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Today is the last day of summer. Thank goodness for nature's air conditioner and that we have some clouds and cooler temperatures. Last week was brutal for most of us and most of us do not have air conditioning. I am looking forward to enjoying fall and all the activities associated with it. These photos were taken in Newport Shores in Newport Beach, and the clouds reflecting on the Canal was so beautiful and peaceful today. Search the MLS for Newport Shores homes for sale in Newport Beach. Also if you are interested in a complimentary, no obligation valuation your Newport Beach home, please click here.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
I wanted to share this photo tonight as we have had so many gorgeous sunsets despite our incredibly uncomfortable weather. I took this one about a week ago, and with all the humidity as a result of the hurricanes, the sunsets are amazing. Hope you all have had a great Wednesday. And a fantastic rest of the week. This photo was taken in Newport Shores and there is a Canal which surrounds the area. So nice to see the wild life enjoying it. Search the MLS for Newport Shores homes for sale.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Homes for Sale in One Ford Road in Newport Beach | Market Update | August, 2014 One Ford Road in Newport Beach is a highly sought after guard gated community.  One Ford Road has 2  entrances to this beautiful Newport Beach gated community. This Newport Beach community is bordered by MacArthur, Ford Road, Bison, and Jamboree.  There are currently 6 active listings, 0 in back up, 1 in pending  and there were 5 sales during the month of August, 2014 in this Newport Beach community. Average sales price for past one year is $2,392,802 with a price per square foot of $698.78. Median sales price in One Ford Road over the past one year is $2,162,5000 with a price per square foot of $674.21. The highest priced home which was sold in the past one year was 12 Old Course Road which sold for $3,650,...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Homes for Sale near Newport Elementary School in Newport Beach Newport Elementary School is located at 1327 West Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92661. This school is located on the Balboa Peninsula and the playground is right next to the beach. You can hear the waves in the classrooms at this beach front school. Both my daughters attended Newport Elementary School, and what a fantastic school. The photo below is Newport Elementary and you can see Lido Isle in the background.   For boundaries for Newport Elementary, use the Newport Mesa Unified School Locator tool. Search the MLS for Newport Beach homes for sale located near Newport Elementary. Originally posted at NewportBeachRealEstateCafe.com
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Homes for Sale in Newport Beach near Mariner's Elementary School Mariner's Elementary School is a highly sought after elementary school located at 2100 Mariners Drive, Newport Beach, CA. Mariners is a National Blue Ribbon School. There are many residents who choose to live in the area so that their children can attend this Newport Beach school. Mariner's also has tremendous parental support, and parents donate their time to support the school. Search the MLS for Newport Beach homes for sale near Mariner's Elementary School. Originally posted at NewportBeachRealEstateCafe.com
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