Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
St. Patrick's Day - Visit an Irish Bar in Newport Beach  Saint Patrick's Day is approaching tomorrow Marach 17 ,2010, and you may be considering where you want to go for some corn beef and cabbage, and perhaps a green beer. Newport Beach has a few Irish Bars that you may consider visiting, however with this excellent weather, and the Saint Patrick's Day holiday, I would suggest going as early as possible, as there will most likely be a crowd. The following are some restaurants and bars that you may want to visit for your Saint Patrick's Day Celebration: Muldoons Irish Pub202 Newport Center DriveNewport Beach, California(949) 640-4110 Malarky's Irish Bar3011 Newport BoulevardNewport Beach, California(949)  675-2340 The Harp Inn130 East 17th StreetCosta Mesa, California(949) 646-8855 Sham...
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By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
There is a very large home being built in the Newport Back Bay it could be the larget home in Orange County.  The home will have a tennis court, winery, three-hole chip and putt course and separate guard house at the entrance to the two acre estate. The Orange County Register's Marilyn Kalfus reports today.  The home is 29,000 square feet it will likely be the largest single family residence in the County.  It is expected to take 3 years to complete the construction on the project and will have a price ranged between $79 Million and $95 Million. The Villa del Lago estate in Newport Coast, has a tenative asking price of $87 Million. If you would like to purchase an estate call us.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Newport Shores Market Update – March 11, 2010  Newport Shores which is located at the west end of Newport Beach which is a beach communtiy. Newport Shores is across the street from one of the most desirable beaches in Newport Beach. There are approximately 440 homes which are located in Newport Shores. Newport Shores also features a community clubhouse, heated pool, tennis court, sand volley ball court, basketball court and two play ground areas. As of March 11, 2010, there are seven active listings on the market, one in pending, and two solds since January, 2010. If I can answer any questions about the Newport Shores homes for sale in Newport Beach, or Newport Beach Real Estate, please contact me. Phone or Text: 949.280.0681 Email: Spaxson@roadrunner.com  Originally posted at NewportBe...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Toshiba Golf Classic Raises $900,000 for Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach The Toshiba Golf Classic which was held at the Newport Beach Country Club raised $900,000 for Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach according to the Daily Pilot. The Toshiba Golf Classic is the main fund raiser for Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and the money raised supports the Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute, the Hoag Cancer Center, Orthopedic Services, Neuroscience, and Women’s Health Services.  The golf tournament which was held the first week of March (the week of March 1, 2010 to March 7, 2010) invites members of the tour to participate in the event. Over the past 13 years, this Toshiba Classic Golf Tournament has raised approximately $13 million dollars for Hoag Hospital. This year, Fred Couples (a former Newport Be...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Newport Beach Real Estate News - Newport Beach Market Report Newport Beach real estate has come a long way since it began in 1906. Back then, bayfront houses sold for as little as $500. Today, homes in this area are priced in the millions of dollars as the area is considered prime, Pacific Coast property. Areas of Newport Beach include Corona Del Mar, Balboa Island, Lido, Newport Coast, San Joaquin Hills and Balboa Peninsula. For those looking for a home along Orange County's Gold Coast, Newport Beach real estate offers choices for a variety of homebuyers. Luxury homes on the sand, bayside estates with yacht slips, elegant town homes on the golf course are all possibilities in Newport Beach. The real estate market in Newport Beach is enhanced by a variety of environmental, recreational,...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Balboa Island in Newport Beach Balboa Island in Newport Beach consists of three islands – the main island, the little island and Collins Island. Collins Island has only 8 homes that are located on it. The Grand Canal is the Canal located between the main island and the little island and there are homes that are on the water there as well. The boats in front of these homes are smaller due to the tide. A little history about Balboa Island includes the following: In 1908, William Collins, who was from Pasadena in California began dredging a channel on the north side of Newport Bay and deposited the sand on the tide lands. As a result of the sand and silt piling up, that was the beginning of Balboa Island.   The main island of Balboa Island has approximately 1459 home sites. There is a main...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
2010 Toshiba Classic Golf Tournament – Newport Beach, CA March 1, 2010 through March 7, 2010 The Toshiba Classic Golf Tournament began today at the Newport Beach Country Club. This is a tournament where Newport Beach welcomes the the PGA players at the Toshiba Classic. This tournament has been one of the most successful tournaments in the Champions Tour history. The Toshiba Classic has raised over $12 million in the past 12 years for Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach which is the main beneficiary. There are over 150 sponsors for this event, 1200 volunteers, and they are expecting 85,000 spectators at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach. The schedule of event for the Toshiba Classic include the practice rounds for golf professionals. The Classic pro-am (professional - amateuer) be...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
All photographs are taken and posted by Sharon Paxson, copyright© 2009.  All rights reserved. Photographs may not be copied, or reproduced without the express, written permission of Sharon Paxson, Realtor, Prudential California Realty, Newport Beach.  Contact Sharon Paxson for permission for use of photograph, and permission may be granted in writing.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Pelicans in Newport Beach I bet you thought by the title of this post, I would be writing about a neighborhood in Newport Beach. There are neighborhoods in Newport Coast that utilize the word Pelican – Pelican Hill and Pelican Crest. I was on the Newport Beach Pier in Newport Beach today. The Tsunami Advisory was issued in Newport Beach today, and we walked to the end of the pier. Sitting atop one of the structures were several Pelicans. And they were incredibly tame. In fact, it almost appeared as though they were posing for the camera. Others were taking photos as well, and they even walked towards the people. Typically, there are a number of anglers on the pier, so I am sure that why they are so docile – hoping for some fish. Buddies! The pelicans were stretching and opening their be...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Tsunami Advisory in Newport Beach – February 27, 2010 As a result of an 8.8 magnitude earthquake which shook Chile, Tsunami warnings  were issued throughout the Pacific including the Hawaiian Islands, the entire West Coast. The city of Newport Beach because of a Tsunami advisory were ordering people off the beach, and were preparing for the possibility of a tidal surge surge in the Newport Beach area. I received a telephone call at my home from the City of Newport Beach Police Department stating that there had been an earthquake in Chile in the early hours, and there was a tsunami advisory , and it warned residents to stay off the beaches, and low lying areas in the event of a tidal surge. They were not ordering evacuation. At the Newport Beach Pier, Lifeguards had prepared by parking ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Tryouts – Last Try Out Date This WeekendFebruary 28, 20109am to 12pmThe Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards final try out date will be held this weekend at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, California. This is the final try out date for the 2010 Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard program which begins this summer.For the swim try outs, the child must be 9 years old by June 28, 2010 (per the Newport Beach Lifeguards).  You must present valid identification (for example a birth certificate or passport). Also, you must provide valid proof of Newport Beach residency (for example – driver’s license, car registration, utility bill, or car registration). Three different items for proof of residence are required.Each group is categorized A, B, C, D by their age....
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Spring is Coming in Newport Beach I was out previewing homes in Dover Shores in Newport Beach last week, and the sun was shining, and there was a beautiful garden out in front of a home that I wanted to capture. I thought the flowers were so beautiful, that I wanted to share them. Despite all the weather that we have had here in the Newport Beach area, and across the country, I thought I would share some beautiful spring time flowers. And we are looking at some more rain this weekend, and the East Coast is getting pounded with storms and snow!  The photo below is one of my favorites, there is so much detail on this flower. This flower is truly nature’s perfection. If I can answer any questions about the Newport Beach area, or homes for sale in the Newport Beach area,  please contact me....
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Newport Shores Market Update Market Update since January 1, 2010 Newport Shores in Newport Beach is located at the west end of Newport Beach and is across the street from one of the most desirable beaches in Newport Beach. There are approximately 440 homes located in Newport Shores. There is also a community clubhouse in Newport Shores  heated pool, tennis court, sand volley ball court, basketball court and two play ground areas. Currently, there are nine active listings on the market: 215 Cedar Street, Newport Beach - Priced at $810,900 222 Lugonia Street – Priced at $899,000 This single family home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. 218 Colton Street - Priced at $929,000 This home has four bedrooms and two and one half bathrooms. The kitchen has granite counter tops and updated flo...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
RE/MAX Homes & Estates Pre-Foreclosure Division  (714) 588 -7676 ∙  www.remaxann.com   If you are in a situation where: • You lost your job • Your Medical Expenses are too high • Just went through/going through a divorce • You are behind on your payments • You have no equity • You can't afford the cost of selling your home • Your income has been reduced • You are in foreclosure   WE CAN HELP YOU! It's easy and doesn't cost you any MONEY! Our services are Free!!! WHEN THE DEBT EXCEEDS YOUR HOME'S VALUE... we can help is with a SHORT SALE.   Benefits of a Short Sale: • Avoid Foreclosure • Avoid Bankruptcy • Reduced damage to your credit • Postpone your foreclosure sale date • A short sale will stay on your credit approx 3 years • BE FREE of financial and emotional burdens!     We are lice...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
RE/MAX Homes & Estates Pre-Foreclosure Division  (714) 588 -7676 ∙  www.remaxann.com   If you are in a situation where: • You lost your job • Your Medical Expenses are too high • Just went through/going through a divorce • You are behind on your payments • You have no equity • You can't afford the cost of selling your home • Your income has been reduced • You are in foreclosure   WE CAN HELP YOU! It's easy and doesn't cost you any MONEY! Our services are Free!!! WHEN THE DEBT EXCEEDS YOUR HOME'S VALUE... we can help is with a SHORT SALE.   Benefits of a Short Sale: • Avoid Foreclosure • Avoid Bankruptcy • Reduced damage to your credit • Postpone your foreclosure sale date • A short sale will stay on your credit approx 3 years • BE FREE of financial and emotional burdens!     We are lice...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Newport Beach Real Estate News - Newport Beach Market Report Newport Beach real estate has come a long way since it began in 1906. Back then, bayfront houses sold for as little as $500. Today, homes in this area are priced in the millions of dollars as the area is considered prime, Pacific Coast property. Areas of Newport Beach include Corona Del Mar, Balboa Island, Lido, Newport Coast, San Joaquin Hills and Balboa Peninsula. For those looking for a home along Orange County's Gold Coast, Newport Beach real estate offers choices for a variety of homebuyers. Luxury homes on the sand, bayside estates with yacht slips, elegant town homes on the golf course are all possibilities in Newport Beach. The real estate market in Newport Beach is enhanced by a variety of environmental, recreational,...
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(Weichman Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
Beautiful Sweeping Ocean ViewsLocation: Newport CrestGreat location on this 3 bedroom 3 bath end unit townhome ocean and bluff views from both levels. Main level features kitchen w/ dinette area, formal dining room, living room w/ fireplace and wetbar, and 1 bedroom and bath. Large deck off of living room, perfect for entertaining. Upper level is super bright and airy features second bedroom and full bath. Master bedroom has another attached room, which could be an office or nursery. Master has a walk in closet, another closet in the dressing area, and a full bath. Great view of ocean from master, living room, dining room and kitchen. 2 car garage. Alarm system. Complex has 2 tennis courts, a beautiful pool and spa w/ bbqs, and a clubhouse.InformationContact Information Larry Weichman(7...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Winter in Newport Beach It was a beautiful day in Newport Beach yesterday. It rained on Friday, and it c;eared up on Saturday. As I was driving down Superior Boulevard in Newport Beach, the view of the ocean was beautiful. The sun was reflecting on the ocean, and there was a clear view of Catalina Island in the distance.There were some sail boats in the distance enjoying the weather. There was a great view of Newport Harbor also. There was a beautiful sunset so we drove down by the Newport Pier to take it in. Another beautiful day in Newport Beach. If I can answer any questions about Newport Beach real estate, please contact me. Phone or Text: 949.280.0681 Email: Spaxson@roadrunner.com Originally posted at NewportBeachRealEstateCafe.com
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
The Castaways in Newport Beach The Castaways in Newport Beach is a guard gated community in Newport Beach. There is a 24 hour guard. The homes reside up on the bluff, and the homes on the front row have spectacular back bay, Newport Harbor, and ocean views.  The Castaways  is bordered by Dover Drive in Newport Beach and is located near the Dover Shores area. The homes in the Castaways were built by Taylor Woodrow in 1997 and 1998. The Castaways in Newport Beach has 119 homes, and the architecture homes are a Cape Cod style. There are 13 different floor plans. It really is a charming community. The children that reside in the Castaways in Newport Beach attend Mariner’s Elementary School, Ensign Middle School and Newport Harbor High School. The homes in the Castaways as well as the landsc...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Here Today – Gone Tomorrow! Are you considering building a new home in Newport Beach? This property at 801 West Bay in Newport Beach was demolished this morning in preparation for building a new home which will have a view of Newport Harbor. Here today, gone tomorrow! With plans for a new home to be built.  The demolition was completed this morning by Tight Quarters in Santa Ana - and "Tight Quarters" it really is an appropriate name for the company - they operate in tight quarters indeed. The fact that the houses have a three foot set back on this area of the Balboa Peninsula, and the operator of the back-hoe was very skilled how he took the home down. Tight Quarters sprayed water on the site to minimize the dust from the demolition. This is a view of the progress as the home was taken...
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