Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Saint Patrick's Day in Newport Beach Saint Patrick's day is approaching on March 17, 2015, and where are you going to go to get some corn beef and cabbage, and perhaps a green beer?  The following is a list of some irish restaurants here in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Malarky's Irish Bar3011 Newport BoulevardNewport Beach, California(949)  675-2340   Muldoons Irish Pub202 Newport Center DriveNewport Beach, California(949) 640-4110   The Harp Inn130 East 17th StreetCosta Mesa, California(949) 646-8855   Shamrock Bar and Grill2633 West Coast HighwayNewport Beach, California(949) 631-5633 Hope you have a great St Patrick's Day and enjoy the holiday. If you have one too many green beers, be sure to Uber!
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Spring Forward | Daylight Savings Time 2015 Daylight Savings Time will begin this weekend on March 8, 2015 at 2:00 am. If you do not plan to be awake at that hour,  change your clocks before you go to sleep. Here are some tips to help you adjust to the new time: Computers and phones typically adjust themselves, but if they don't change, then be sure to change the time in the morning. Change all the clocks in the house before you go to sleep including clocks on ovens and  microwaves. Change the clock in your car also, and car stereo. Try to go to bed an hour earlier, so that you don't necessarily feel the time change. Take advantage of the early morning sunlight on Saturday morning and on Sunday morning to help your body to adjust Here are some benefits: Enjoy a walk after work. Go for a...
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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 is a very desirable area of Newport Beach, there are bay front homes and condos as well as single family homes. There are many opportunities to reside on the Peninsula in Newport Beach. One of the benefits is of course the proximity to the ocean and the bay. Also, there is dining and shopping. The Balboa Peninsula is also home to Newport Elementary which is one of the only Elementary Schools located on the beach. The address of Newport El is 1327 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92661. The playground is literally on the beach. Both my daughters attended school there, and I remember being in the classrooms where you can hear the waves crash. Below is an aerial photo of the school. If you are intere...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Condos for Sale in Newport Beach| Newport Beach Condos for Sale Are you searching for a Newport Beach condo for sale with a golf course view? There are many different areas locally in Newport Beach that do have golf course views. One community is Granville in Newport Beach which do have condos located on the Newport Beach Country Club golf course. Granville is also a gated community and is beautiful. Big Canyon in Newport Beach is a gated community and has single family homes, condos and custom homes for sale. There are other golf course condo communities including Sea Island in Newport Beach. Search the MLS for condos for sale in Newport Beach with a golf course view.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Shores Park in Newport Beach Newport Shores is a Newport Beach park is located at: 221 61st Street, Newport Beach, CA The amenities include benches, playground equipment, a large grassy area and a water fountain It is walking distance to the Newport Shores Canal in Newport Beach. Many children in Newport Shores enjoy this city park, and the close proximity to the Canal. The playground equipment is often used by the residents of Newport Shores and visitors to Newport Beach. If you are interested in a Newport Shores home for sale, please contact me.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
 Newport Beach Living One of the many benefits of living in Newport Beach is the proximity to the coastline and enjoying the beach. Regardless of the time of year, it is always incredible (well except if it is raining). It rained all night last night and then today it was gorgeous, and then of course the sunsets are pretty spectacular as well. In the distance in the above photo, you can see the freighters lined up to enter Los Angeles harbor, even though the strike has been resolved, you can see a few lined up to get in to unload the freight. Almost every night, you can see someone with their camera or smart phone taking photos and taking advantage of the beautiful sunshine and the sunsets are amazing! Tonight was no different, and I do enjoy walking to the beach, and enjoying the sunset.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Oceanfront Homes for Sale in Newport Beach Would you like to live in an Ocean front home in Newport Beach. Imagine opening your doors to the wide sand beaches and a short walk to the waves. Ocean front homes in Newport Beach are very desirable, and many seek to find either a home or condo with an ocean front view. Some ocean front homes may have a boardwalk in front of them and some are located directly on the sand. These Newport Beach ocean front homes enjoy indoor outdoor living to take advantage of the beach climate. Many of these homes will also have pier views. There are two piers in Newport Beach, both the Balboa Pier and the Newport Beach pier. The Newport Beach lifeguard headquarters is located on the Newport Beach pier.  If you are searching for an oceanfront home, or a home wi...
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  This is a reblog to a press release released on PR.Com on Saturday.  With the inventory of homes remaining stable, the company believes the time is right for it to release its widely popular buyer’s rebate program into the Newport Beach real estate market. The goal is to shore up more buyer’s representations. With interest rates remaining at near historical lows, the demand for Newport Beach properties remain high. When interest rates are low, it allows buyers to purchase homes with higher market values with comparatively lower payments than if rates were higher. This is intensified in the Newport Beach housing market which is considered a high-end community. The company believes that the demand for these properties will remain constant in the short and long term, and simply can’t ig...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
  Newport Shores Canal in Newport Beach   The tide level of the Canal in Newport Shores has been so high recently and has made for some lovely sights. There are Canal front homes located in Newport Shores, and those homes are located on Canal Street, Canal Circle and 62nd Street. The 62nd Street side has a beautiful foliage view and has accompanying beautiful mornings. The Canal Street side does have sunset views. And the prevailing breeze is from the west, so the homes on the Canal side do have prevailing breezes. There is a beach on 61st Street which is part of the Newport Shores Canal as seen below. The Canal on the Canal street side below: There is diversity in this area, and opportunity for water front living. Search the MLS for Newport Shores homes for sale in Newport Beach.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Choosing Your Realtor® There are many considerations when selecting a Realtor® after you have decided to sell your Newport Beach home. 1. :Experience: Select several agents that you would like to interview, and I would recommend interviewing more than one. Ask them about their years of experience in the business, are they a full time Realtor®? Also ask them about their number of transactions. This is important information as you do want an experienced agent with a tract record to sell your property. Also, be sure to verify the Real Estate license on the BRE website, where you can see how long someone has been licensed, where their license is at, and if there is any disciplinary action. 2. Importance of Communication: Establish right in the beginning the communication style. Ask about ho...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Protect Your Home at an Open House Be sure to secure all valuables including  jewelry, electronics (lap tops, iPads, tablets), firearms and any and all prescription medication. Be sure to put it away, and not underneath or in a cabinet. Make sure it is far out of reach from someone who can easily grab and go. I have been at open houses where a large group of people or a "family" came through, and they all went in different directions. Anything at all, that you consider of value, needs to be put away securely. Be sure to have your Realtor bring an assistant to watch other areas. Put away anything of value. And be sure to put away prescription medication, and any collectibles. Use a sign in sheet whether it is electronic or a conventional sign in sheet.   Inform your neighbors you are hav...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Homes for Sale on Newport Island in Newport Beach Newport Island is an island in Newport Beach located off  38th Street and Balboa Boulevard.  Some of the homes are bay front, and there are interior homes as well. There are approximately 109 homes located on Newport Island. Bay front home owners that have slips can have boats, but are limited by size, and most cannot have Sailboats due to height of the mast. Newport Island is located in a great location, across the street from the beach and an easy walk to a shopping center located at 32nd. Also, an easy walk to the Newport Beach pier where there are shops and many restaurants to visit. Search the MLS for a home for sale on Newport Island in Newport Beach.   Search the MLS for Newport Beach homes for sale located in 92663 zip code.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Homes for Sale in Newport Beach with Boat Slips Newport Beach has many different condo buildings that do offer boat slips, and there are also single family homes with private boat docks and slips. Also, many of the condo buildings, the slips may be on a first come, first serve basis. Additionally, it is important to know the size of the boat and where it can be accommodated. For example, with sailboats unless they have a retractable mast do not necessarily fit under certain bridges here in Newport Beach (Newport Beach Boulevard or entering the Dover Shores area of Newport Harbor). Also, the length of the boat/yacht must also be considered as to where it will fit! Also, the draft must also be considered as the tide fluctuates (Newport Island). If you are searching for a Newport Beach pro...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Valentine's Day in Newport Beach  Are you planning your Valentine's Day celebration? Given that Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, so many restaurants offer brunch, lunch and dinner. Here are a few restaurant suggestions that you might want to consider celebrating Valentine's Day in Newport Beach (and the surrounding area. One of my favorites is The Cannery in Newport Beach. Enjoy fresh fish, and the ambiance is lovely with both indoor and outdoor seating, and this restaurant is located right on the Harbor. The Blue Water Grill in Newport Beach is also located on Newport Harbor, this restaurant has a more casual feeling. Absolutely delicious fresh fish, and finely prepared cuisine. Enjoy the outdoor setting and enjoy one of the many selections of wine offered. In fact, I rec...
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By Pete Xavier, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(Investments to Luxury)
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By Pete Xavier, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(Investments to Luxury)
How To Best Protect Yourself As A Newport Beach Real Estate Buyer.   There are many myths buyers hold true, but if they act on them they will lose out. As local buyer advocates we have a strong desire to safeguard our clients and educate the general public so we offer educational books, DVDs and on occasion direct potential clients to workshops. Much of this is only a small investment of time for one's own real estate empowerment.                                                                         Timeless and informative buyers' DVD The above DVD is one of our free educational offerings (refundable deposit) It is very important for buyers to understand value and pricing, hunting effectively, making an effective and attractive offer. We are also available to answer most real estate ...
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By Pete Xavier, Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide
(Investments to Luxury)
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Shores Open House in Newport Beach | 323 Walnut Street This three bedroom, two bathroom home is being offered at $1,318,000.This is a price reduction on this Newport Shores Home. Open today - January 31, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm This home has been remodeled with wood floors downstairs, and granite counters and upgraded kitchen cabinets. The master bedroom is located downstairs. The A frame design allows for vaulted and open ceilings and creates an open feel throughout. Newport Shores is surrounded by a Canal and it was dredged last year which has made the water much more blue and it is now very common to see residents utilizing the Canal for stand up paddle boarding and kayaking and canoeing. Some residents swim in it as well. There is also a community clubhouse, tennis court and po...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Yesterday was a really good day to take photos in Newport Shores. There were so many photo opportunities, that I had to just keep taking photos. Newport Shores in Newport Beach is surrounded by a Canal fed by the ocean, and the level goes up and down along with the tide. Because of this Canal and waterways, there are always birds of some kind. It is technically a preserve, and it is protected. I remember moving in here, there were four resident geese that lived in the Canal (not the Canadian geese).  They were so sweet and friendly and you could easily hand feed them Unfortunately, the raccoon's and coyotes impacted the population of those geese, and it was honestly quite sad, as I learned that geese and swans mate for life, and when it was down to one, the one was so miserable. She was...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Balboa Ferry - A Day on the Bay    The Balboa Ferry iis a five minute ride from the Fun Zone to Balboa Island.  It is a throwback to the good ole days of the Southern California coastal lifestyle.  This trip is much shorter and often faster than the 5 miles to drive around. Take the ferry across the Newport Bay and enjoy the great views it offers and one of the most unique experiences available in Orange County.   Built in 1919, the Balboa Ferry has operated continuously since then and operates every day of the week. On its short trip from the peninsula to Balboa Island, the Balboa Ferry docks approximately 22,500 times each year, and travels an astounding 3,000 plus miles annually!   The Balboa Ferry has been owned and operated by the same family for all of its nearly 100 years.       ...
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