Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
Perfect for people who like localism publications, Newport Beach now has its own COMPLETE HARBOR CRUISING GUIDE (click here) ... showing points of interest from the water at Newport Beach and Harbor. The City of Newport Beach is so beautiful and has lots of successful and famous people. But this will be its first such "Harbor Cruising Guide" publication, now available for locals and visitors.  Everything you always wanted to know ... Like Where can you tow your boat?  Where is the Newport Harbor Pumping Station?  Where are the good restaurants?  (I wonder whether they will show location of public showers and restrooms). The City of Newport Beach website ~ "Complete Harbor Cruising Guide", which is soon to be published in multi-page color brochure.  Features will include ... Boater's per...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Living in the Dover Shores neighborhood for the past 27 years has made me aware of how fortunate I am. Dover Shores is a neighborhood built in the 1950's-1960's. The beauty of it, is that although there are many original residents, a large portion of the homes have been updated. Dover Shores is an ecletic neighborhood. I have seen prices in the $200,000's in the 1980's shoot to $1,000,000 in 2005. Presently you will find homes in the $800,000's all the way to $3,000,000. Take a look at homes for sale in the Dover Shores/Westcliff neighborhood. For more information feel free to contact me. or visit my website at www.YourNewportHome.com  
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Take a look at Real Estate in Newport Beach today vs 2 years ago! Inventory now and then: Average Days on Market: For more information on Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Newport Coast and Costa Mesa feel free to contact me anytime. I can also email you reports of these areas FREE with no obligation! I love to help!!!
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
If you are wondering wether you should buy or sell a home today, sign up to receive a free Market Snapshot of any area you desire. In this report you will receive information regarding homes for sale in your neighborhood, prices of homes that have recently sold, days on market, and school and community reports. No obligation! Just simply fill out the form below and you will automatically receive the information you are looking for.
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By Carlos Morales
(Re/Max Homes and Estates)
Newport Beach Homes and Condos Sales Report If you wonder whether this economy has impacted in anyway cities like Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Dana Point, Rancho Santa Margarita, the answer is very simple. It has impacted the sales volume, but not in a way to be worried about, keep in mind that "high end properties" always take longer time to sell than traditional homes. The total units sold in the last 4 months (May, June, July and August) reflect a very steady and consistent market.   This graph can show you the total unit sold in the last 4 months. It is great! considering that we are in the middle of the ugliest financial crisis in the last 20 years, the number are very good. If you are a buyer and wants to acquire a property in the area of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Dana ...
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By Tim Krueger
(Morovish Properties)
If you live in Newport Beach then you must visit the Newport Beach Library September 2009.  If you are an avid reader, like myself, then you must not miss the opportunity to hear your favorite authors speak!  The Newport Beach Library will host several authors in September that you cannot miss! Here is the Line up:    Bob Smiley ESPN Sports Writer Thursday, September 10 @ 7pm   Lynda ResnickEntrepreneurThursday, September 17 @ 7pm   Richard SeffIn conversation with Andrew BarnicleThursday, September 24 @ 7pm Allegra HustonAuthorTuesday, October 13 @ 7pm I also put a short video together about the upcoming events at the Newport Beach Library.
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By Carlos Morales
(Re/Max Homes and Estates)
Hello! One of the greatest places to move into in Southern California is without a question Newport Beach. In this occasion I'd like to speak about The Harbor View Community, isn't it great? well, if you are a buyer and are not very sure about this community, I invite you to visit my website at www.carlmorales.comyou will find plenty information about the Newport Beach City, and if you would like to search for any specific residence in the Harbor View Community, just go ahead and customize your search in my website. If you are thinking or someone you know is thinking on moving to a quite and prestogious neighborhood in Southern California, I'd would like to recommend you to drive by or to schedule a Caravan with me to visit the harbor View Community, most commonly known as the ports str...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
In Escrow 214 62nd StreetNewport Beach, California This single family home located in Newport Shores.  Newport Shores home is located  right across the street to one of the finest beaches in Newport Beach. Other homes are available in Newport Shores. The Newport Shores community features a heated pool, tennis court, sand volley ball court, and a basketball court. If I can answer any questions about Newport Beach Real Estate, Newport Shores Real Estate, Corona del Mar luxury homes, and Newport Coast Homes for sale, please contact me.Phone or Text: 949.280.0681Email: spaxson@roadrunner.com
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Newport Beach Real Estate Minute August 16, 2009 - 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 environmen...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Wordless Wednesday - Newport Harbor Sunset Cruise   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 Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Laura's Beach Boutique Newport Beach - The Ideal Place to Get a Bikini Laura Cano, the owner of Laura's Beach Boutique  is the "Brazilian Bikini Mistress."  She specializes in mix and match bikinis.  In addition to bikinis, she has cute cover ups, dresses and hats. Laura's Beach Boutique offers hard to find Brazilian designers. Laura grew up in Brazil and moved to the U.S. in 1978.  She opened Laura's Beach Boutique 20 years ago this past March. When you come to Laura's Beach Boutique, Laura will be your private image consultant, helping you to find just the right bikini to look your very best.     Laura prides herself on amazing customer service and is so confident that she'll help you find the perfect bikini that she'll give you a full refund if you're not completely delighted. And, i...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
RE/MAX Homes & Estates Pre-Foreclosure Division 9241 Irvine Boulevard, Suite 150, Irvine, California 92618 (714) 588 -7676 ∙  www.orangecountyshortsalerealtor.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 appr...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Though Newport Beach is home, I couldn't point to any one home as my childhood home. I lived in 7 houses growing up in Newport Beach. Newport Beach has been home since I was six weeks old.  My first stop was my family's beach house.  Rough time for a newborn, living ocean front in Newport Beach.     It was my grandparents' summer home for over 40 years, and it was a lot of fun to have a place like that to call home.  Like many of the homes in which I lived, it looks very different.  Instead of the beach cottage you see above, it's now a huge (relatively speaking) oceanfront home which sits on almost the entire lot. Still, it brings back so many memories when I bike or rollerblade down the Newport Beach Boardwalk, even though it's a totally different home. The other area of Newport Beach...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Melia is a lovely boutique that opened in October of 2007 and is owned by the husband and wife team, Melia and Ben Hooker. It is located at 406-32nd St. in Newport Beach, conveniently next door to William Harold Jewelers. Melia's phone number is 949-566-9963. Melia started off as mostly a clothing store and has evolved into more a vintage jewelry store.  Melia specializes in vintage Navajo silver, designer costume jewelry and many other types of vintage jewelry with semi-precious gems such as ivory, lapis, turqoise, garnets, pearl, bone, shell, wood and many other natural elements. Melia loves to offer its clientele unique, "one of a kind" pieces whether for yourself or for a loved one.  Though they have a few more expensive pieces, the majority of the jewelery is priced at $200 or less...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
One Ford Road happens to be on of my favorite neighborhoods in NewportBeach. It is centrally located. Whether you are a working family, a beach goer, a shopper, or if you have kids, it is a very safe and fun place to live. The homes in One Ford Road are mostly Cape Cod style but you will also find custom estates. Ford Road won the National Community of the year award in 1999. In this community you will find many amenities for you and your family to keep busy year round. Including 2 swimming pools, barbecue areas, a fireplace, kiddy park, fitness center, walking trails, parks, volley ball, basket ball, croquet, a meditation pond, and a club house with a full time activities director. Currently there are: 22 homes for sale 2 pending sales This year so far 8 homes have sold The least expen...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Newport Beach is a wonderful place to live. Believe me, I work, play and live here. Currently there are 455 single family homes for sale in Newport Beach. The most expensive home is $32,600,000 The least expensive is $120,000 In the month of July 35 homes have sold versus 27 homes in June.  Business has really picked up in July, it seems buyers are realizing what great buys are out there. In July: The most expensive home sold for $26.000,000. Situated on a double lot On Harbor Island.  This property has not been on the market for 35 years. It has 112 feet of dock space to accomodate a fleet of yachts and 12 car parking. The least expensive home sold in July is a ranch style home in the Santa Ana Heights neighborhood. This is an Equestrian community. The property offers 3 bedrooms, 1 bat...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
William Harold Jewelers is one of my favorite places to browse.  The first time I was in the store, I was around 13 years old and in with my mom.  It was always a treat to see the beautiful jewelry, try some on and occasionally take a prized piece home. William Harold Jewelers was established in Newport Beach in 1969 and is family run.  Though Tim Harold Sr. still does all of the buying, supervises the establishment and is available by appointment, his son, Tim, is now often found behind the counters full of beautiful baubles and jewels.   About half of the jewelery in William Harold Jewelers is estate jewelry, and they have some amazing pieces.  My sister and I were able to locate the perfect ring for my brother to give his now wife as her engagement ring.  It gave her a completely uni...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
  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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