Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Welcome in Summer this year on Balboa Island! The 17th Annual Balboa Island Parade will be held this Sunday June 6th from 11-2pm. Please come Early as parking will be difficult. The bridge to the Island from Bayside drive will be closed by 10:00 am. You may also take the ferry over from the peninsula. Hope to see you there!
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
The 2010 Balboa Island Parade – Family, Friends and FUN! The annual Balboa Island Parade is going to be held Sunday, June 6, 2010 from 11am to 2pm. The bridge getting onto the island will be closing at 10:00 am so be sure to arrive early. The annual Balboa Island Parade is the Island’s way of welcoming summer to everyone! The theme this year for the Balboa Island Parade is Family, Friends and FUN. This is an annual tradition and there will be many participants inclduing residents and children on bicycles, Island dogs, floats, vintage cars, marching band and decorated golf carts. This is a great opportunity to participate in the Balboa Island lifestyle. Make sure to arrive early as parking will be limited, and the bridge is closing at 10:00 am. However, you can also take the ferry acros...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Cowabunga! Learn to Surf This Summer in Newport Beach! Whether or not you reside in Newport Beach or are vacationing here, if you are considering taking surf lessons this summers, here is some information for you to consider. Newport Beach has several different options for learning to surf while learning about ocean safety at the same time. It is also important to surf and swim near an ocean lifeguard. And if you have questions, make sure you ask the lifeguard. Endless Fun Surf  provides surfing lessons, and soft boards and wetsuits. Endless Surf Fun is located at the Newport Beach Pier. The Endless Fun Surf Camp offers a 2 1/2  hour lesson on each of 5 weekday mornings. Classes meet under the Newport Pier. There are other packages available, please view the EndlessFunSurf.com website ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Granville in Newport Beach Market Update Granville is a Newport Beach Guard Gated community located on the Newport Beach Country Club. The Newport Beach Country Club is a private country club, and has a beautiful golf course. The location of Granville in Newport Beach is located right off the Newport Center Drive, and is walking distance to Fashion Island, and the Balboa Island Tennis Club. The homes on the golf course side are attached and there are some single family residences as well. The homes on the golf course have a beautiful view of the Newport Beach Country Club. Currently, there are six active listings in Granville in Newport Beach. These properties range in price from $1,385,000 to $2,195,000.  The property priced at $1,385,000 has two bedrooms. There has been one sale in Gr...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
One Ford Road one of Newport's finest neighborhoods, had really taken a hit last year. At this time last year the community was struggling with sales, there had only been 3 homes sold. As of May 30, 2010- 9 homes have sold! Last year in One Ford Road the average price sold was $$1,500,000 and homes were taking an average of 110 days to sell. Today the average price of homes sold is $1,724,000 with 158 average days on market. Take a look at the homes for sale in One Ford Road today! One Ford Road community consist of 338 homes. There are 5 plans within the neighborhood and 8 custom homes. The homes are Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Italian style. One Ford Road has many amenities: 24 hour guard gated Junior olympic -size pool a swim team another large pool 27 hole putting green half court bask...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Balboa Island Through the Eyes of a Two Year Old     When most people think about Balboa Island. they may consider the mutli million dollar bay front homes or the expensive yachts, the Christmas decorations or even the Balboa Ferry.  But, for my two-year old son, the homes are of no interest, and the yachts are "boats, Mommy."   Instead taking a tour of Balboa Island with my little one, allowed me to see another side of the island, one I probably haven't seen since I was his age and living there with my dad.   We started by taking the Balboa Ferry over to the Island.  What a delight to take him on the ferry, and to watch his eyes light up when we took him out of the car seat and let him experience the wind in his hair and the sun on his face.   That's when we knew our adventure had star...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Newport Beach Open House - 1139 Granville Drive Come and view this spectacular property located at 1139 Granville Drive in Newport Beach this weekend. This Newport Beach open house will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Granville in Newport Beach is a highly sought after community in Newport Beach. With it's golf course location and proximity to Fashion Island, this is a highly sought after area. This completely remodelled upper condo located in the guard gated community of Granville, features hardwood floors in the entry and kitchen, two bedroom suites, an office area with built in desks, a den with vaulted ceilings and a fireplace. The living room has a stunning golf course view of the Newport Beach Country Club. The location of this home is spectacular as you can ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
China Cove Market Update October 1, 2009 to May 12, 2010 China Cove is located in Corona del Mar. Many of the homes in China Cove are bay front of Newport Harbor. China Cove in Corona del Mar has approximately 37 homes that are located with panoramic views of Newport Harbor and Catalina Island. China Cove residents enjoy activity in Newport Harbor, as well as the beach. China Cove is an exclusive area, that is below Ocean Boulevard, near The Village in Corona del Mar.  Presently, there are four active listings in China Cove. 2615 Way Lane- Corona del Mar, CA – Priced at $2,440,000 2623 Cove Street - Corona del Mar, CA – Priced at $4,995,000 2717 Shell Street- Corona del Mar, CA – Priced at $6,700,000 2619-2623 Cove Street – Corona del Mar, CA – Priced at $8,500,000 There has been one s...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Newport Shores Market Update – Newport Beach Newport Shores is located at the west side of Newport Beach and is a community of approximately 440 homes. This area is right across from the beach. Newport Shores continues to evolve, as many of the homes were originally built in the 1960’s, and now many of those homes are being remodelled or rebuilt. Apture™ Newport Shores has a community clubhouse, heated pool, tennis court, sand volleyball court and a basketball court. There are also two parks for children to play in. There are 13 active listings on the market in Newport Shores. These properties range in price from $739,000 to $1,690,000. Four of these active listings are short sales, and one is an REO. One property is currently in pending status - priced at $650,000. There have been fou...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Just Listed – 1139 Granville Drive, Newport Beach This home is priced at $1,695,000. This stunning located in the guard gated community of Granville in Newport Beach has been completely re-modelled and has beautiful finish throughout. This upper level condo has an elegant entry with beautiful hard wood floors, and a front door with beveled glass creating an elegant look. This property features a seperate wine closet as well with a refrigerator and storage for bottles of wine. This home at 1139 Granville Drive in Newport Beach is located right on the Newport Beach Country Club golf course. This Newport Beach Golf Course property has an incredible view of the 9th Fairway of the Newport Beach Country Club. This is a wonderful place to enjoy the Toshiba Classic and other professional golf ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
The OC Marathon -  May 2, 2010 The OC Marathon is being held this weekend, Sunday, May 1, 2010. The goal and mission of the OC Marathon is to provide education, and implement programs for obesity prevention in children. These programs aim to promote improved fitness and nutritional habits among children. The marathon/half marathon will begin promptly at 6:30 am on Saturday. I would suggest arriving early for parking and road closures. In addition to the marathon and half marathon, there is also a 5K which will begin at 7:30 am. The OC Marathon course is from the Fashion Island area and finishes near the OC Fairgrounds. There will be an expo for kids and great opportunity to support those participating in the event. As a result of the OC Marathon, there will also be  road closures in an...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
 Newport Beach Real Estate has recently been on an upswing! It is still a buyers market but sales have exceeded new homes coming on the market recently. Once inventory starts to diminish prices should start climbing up again. This is the time of the year when this is most likely to take place. Please know that spring and early summer is when buyers are buying. By late July and August people are moving and not so much looking anymore. That doesn't mean it will be the case this year, but usually that is the trend. Anymore who knows the trend, things have been crazy. Surprisingly enough many sellers are still over pricing their homes. Do you know that in Newport Beach 92660 zipcode 37% of homes listed have had a price decrease? This is not only in this zipcode but most! center For more inf...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Balboa Island is a lovely place to call home located in the middle of the Newport Bay which is one of the largest pleasure yachting harbors in the world.     Balboa Island is actually made up of 3 artificial islands - Balboa Island, Little Balboa Island and Collins Island. In 1916, Balboa Island became part of Newport Beach.                                     Balboa Island is connected to the mainland by a two lane bridge off of Jamboree on the northeast of the island. On the opposite side of the Island, access is via the Balboa Ferry which operates three private ferries to and from the island 7 days a week providing a lovely trip on the Newport Bay for a nominal fee. The ferry carries cars, pedestrians and bicycles throughout the year. Ferry passengers are taken from Balboa Island to ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
37th Newport Boat Show at Lido Marina Village The 37th annual Newport Boat Show was held last weekend at the Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach. This is always an enjoyable  event and a great opportunity to view and tour the beautiful yachts. It is possible to board and tour the beautiful yachts, however some of the salesman may prefer that you board with them. Before visiting the Newport Beach boat show, we had a delicious lunch at the Lido Deck restaurant which is in Lido Marina Village. There were over 300 boats at the boat show this year, and we were able to view some amazing yachts. There were also other vendors including insurance, and other accompanying equipment and gear. Below - is a site that you do not see too often, the Newport Harbor Patrol was racing towards the boat sh...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Newport Beach Real Estate News - Newport Heights Market Report Newport Heights encompasses the area between 15th Street and Pacific Coast Highway and from just West of Superior Avenue all the way to Dover Drive. It is located conveniently near John Wayne Airport, severa freeways including the 405, the 73 and the 55.   It encompasses the area around Newport Harbor High School and that around Hoag Hospital . Many of the homes are fortunate to have lovely views of the ocean, the bay and Catalina Island. Newport Heights is in the Newport Mesa Unified School District and feeds to different elementary schools including Newport Elementary and Newport Heights Elementary. The junion high is Horace Ensign Middle School, and the high school is Newport Harbor High School. Newport Heights is located...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
It's amazing how many Balboa Island homes are for sale today! Two years ago there were about 15 and today over 40!!! The most expensive home listed at $9,995,000 located on Collins Island. View Larger Map This is the time of the year to visit Balboa Island, be part of the hussle and bussel. The beautiful weather, all the boutiques and fine dining are BAlboa Island experiences you dont want to miss. Balboa Island is the perfect full time home location but many own vacation homes here too! For Balboa Island Real Estate information with no obligation please contact me!
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Let's face it...buying your first home can be a super stressful experience. But - it doesn't HAVE TO be. Many buyers feel lost and overwhelmed by the complex real estate market - especially when conditions and prices can literally change overnight. And then there's all the paperwork, inspections, deadlines and moving! One mistake or mis-step can mean thousands and thousands of YOUR dollars down the drain... Take control and let an honest and knowledgable Realtor help you. Feel free to call me anytime for real estate information with no obligation. or visit my website!  
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Annual Black Light Dance this Friday April 16th 20108:00-11:00 pm In the Main gym! ******************************************** Incoming Freshmen Orientation April 12th in the small gym 7:00pm Parents please attend with your child. ***************************************************************** Drama Musical Into The Woods April 21, 22, 23, & 24th 2010 7:00 pm At the Loats Performing Arts Center Students $10- Adults $15 For More information call 949-515-6341
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Newport Beach Real Estate News - Balboa Peninsula Market Report Balboa Peninsula, also known as the Newport Peninsula or simply the "Peninsula", is a three mile stretch of land that encompasses some of the most expensive homes in the world as well as "The Wedge", a world famous body surfing spot, located at the jetty at the end of the Balboa Peninsula and a great deal of commercial areas as well. The Peninsula has two piers, the Newport Pier and the Balboa Pier as well as the Fun Zone which is like a miniature Coney Island located right on the Bay. In addition, there is the boardwalk for strolling, biking or roller blading along the beach and another along the Bay. At the Fun Zone, you can play in the arcade, ride the ferris wheel, see the Victorian style Balboa Pavilion which is over a...
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By David Ott
(First Team Estates)
5 Good Reasons to Sell Your Home NOW! The reason more people should be jumping in to buy is because of the Homebuyers' Tax Credit and low interest rates. Combined these two situations will dramatically lower the ‘cost' buyers will pay even if home prices continue to soften. Selling now makes sense because, once these advantages disappear, there will probably be a drop-off in demand. And we all know that ‘price' (which all Sellers are most interested in) will be determined by supply and demand.  So let's go over those 5 good reasons to sell NOW! 1.) The Homebuyers' Tax Credit will expire next month Obviously the purpose of the tax credit was to entice buyers to purchase houses. But what will happen to demand once the tax credit ends? Many feel that the program dragged buyers forward. Tha...
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