Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Harrison Painter, New Media Consultant
(GoGladiator Media)
Week Long Feud of the Century! I am sure that many of you have heard the buzz on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” about the conflict between Jon and Jim Cramer of CNBC’s Mad Money. We had a great thread in the BIGGER POCKETS forum about this today and it got me all fired up! While Cramer’s intelligence level for finance would make me look like a 3rd grader, I feel that he is simply trying to serve two masters: Wall Street and CNBC/NBC. He answers to the higher powered executives at CNBC/NBC, and the CEO/Wall St in-crowd. The guy is in a real pinch here. One of the eye-openers for people in this interview should be this: Cramer said, “Mad Money is an Entertainment show about business” He also went on to say that the goal (Code Decipher: NBC Executive pressure for ratings) was to attract...
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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.. All rights reserved.  Contact Sharon Paxson for permission for use of photograph, and permission may be granted with implicit instructions.
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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.. All rights reserved.  Contact Sharon Paxson for permission for use of photograph, and permission may be granted with implicit instructions.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
2009 Toshiba ClassicNewport Beach Country Club March 2-8, 2009The Toshiba Classic will be held at the Newport Beach Country Club located at:1600 East Coast HighwayNewport Beach, California 92660The tournament will be held from from March 2nd to March 8th, 2009.The Toshiba Classic is a division of the PGA TOUR, and it is for professional golfers aged 50 and over.  The Toshiba Classic has raised over $11 million dollars, and the charity has is Hoag Memorial Hospital. There are also Orange Charities that money is raised for with this event. This money has been raised over the past 11 years which is the history of the tournament. With players such as Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Fuzzy Zoeller  and Tom Kite (just to name a few) this is sure to be an exciting event. Please find the Schedule Even...
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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.. All rights reserved.  Contact Sharon Paxson for permission for use of photograph, and permission may be granted with writen instructions.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
  Open House SaturdayFebruary 21, 20091:00 to 4:00 pm214 62nd StreetNewport Beach, CaliforniaYou are invited to an open house in Newport Shores. This is a charming is located in Newport Beach. This single family home has there bedrooms, and two bathrooms. This home has new carpet and new paint.This Newport Shores home is located walking distance (one block) to one of the finest beaches in Newport Beach. Enjoy the beach lifestyle. Ride your bicycle along the boardwalk to either the Balboa Pier, Newport Pier or Huntington Beach. Enjoy dining and shopping.Additionally, the Newport Shores community features a heated pool, tennis court, sand volley ball court, and a basketball court. There are activities during the year for all to enjoy. For more information, view the property website at www...
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Choose Nursing, Choose Hoag FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) - Feb 17, 2009 - Chris Smith of Chris Smith and Associates (Surterre Properties) and his wife Julie were in attendance at the Choose Nursing, Choose Hoag Celebration of Success Luncheon 2008 The luncheon took place at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, CA.  The mission of Choose Nursing, Choose Hoag is spreading the word that nursing education is a viable component to the solution for the critical nursing shortage. Its members are an outstanding group of community leaders dedicated to supporting nursing education in order to attract and develop the best and brightest new nurses and to providing career-advancing education for established nurses. Mr. and Mrs. Smith are both active members of Hoag's 552 Club and Volunt...
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Today everyones question is how is the Real Estate Market doing? Well if you are an investor or a buyer it is fantastic!!! This past week in all 3 zip codes of Newport Beach 92660,Corona Del Mar 92625, and Newport Coast 92657 the median list price is down. It could be that sellers are starting to see that in order to sell their homes they need to be priced for todays real estate market. See the following chart for median list prices. In Newport Beach the median list price for a home is $1,737,500 last week it was $1,750,000. In Corona Del Mar this week the median list price is $2,490,000 last week it was $2,497,500. Take a look at the following information. Inventory has been decreasing but the average days on market has been increasing or staying pretty flat. Therefore the real estate ...
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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.. All rights reserved.  Contact Sharon Paxson for permission for use of photograph, and permission may be granted with implicit instructions.
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
I Love statistics! So today I decided to do a little research on Newport Beach as a whole compared to Balboa Island. Although Balboa Island is a small community in Newport it does have some of the most expensive real estate in Newport. Although we constantly hear how it's a buyers market and it is. Look at the inventory graph on the Island. Not mamy homes for sale, compared to the rest of the city. If you find this kind of information interesting please sign up for one of my Executive reports for any zipcode you like and it will be emailed to you immediately.
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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.. All rights reserved.  Contact Sharon Paxson for permission for use of photograph, and permission may be granted with writen instructions.
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Well it's a new year and Real Estate amongst many other subjects continues to be a hot topic. I must say I was surprised at the slide in prices in our Newport Beach neighborhoods. I didn't think it would happen. But it has created an opportunity for many to buy and to buy Newport Beach Real Estate at bargain prices. Newport Beach Real Estate continues to give buyers plenty of choices. With 405 homes for sale in Newport Beach and the average days on market being 179, buyers can negotiate exceptional bargains. Look at the 92660 zip code below. Inventory has been decreasing lately, which is a good sign, but we still have a ways to go before it gets to be a sellers market. If you have thought about purchasing a home in Newport Beach right now you have choices. Price ranging from $389,000 al...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Considering Purchasing a Home in Newport Beach? Are you considering purchasing a home in Newport Beach? There are many good reasons to consider investing in Real Estate in Newport Beach now.1. Buyers Market: It is definitely a buyer's market right now. The home prices have declined, and this is creating excellent opportunities for home buyers. As a result, the affordability has increased giving many potential buyers the opportunity to realize the opportunity of home ownership. Many first time home buyers are now considering purchasing versus renting due to the lower prices.2. Opportunities with Inventory:  Currently there are 555 active properties for sale in Newport Beach. How does this translate to you - there are more selections available. There are more homes in different areas of N...
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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.. All rights reserved.  Contact Sharon Paxson for permission for use of photograph, and permission may be granted with writen instructions.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
  It has been raining fairly steadily for the past few days here in Orange County, and as I write this post, I hear it starting again. But, this afternoon, the rain stopped, the sunny, blue skies for which we are famous were in full glory, and I took the opportunity to take walk out on the Newport Pier and enjoy the beauty for which this area is justly famous. Take a look at these pictures, and you'll see why those of us who live here feel so lucky for the place we call home.     *************************************************************************** About the author: Christine Donovan is a California Residential Real Estate Broker with experience in assisting clients buy and sell residential real estate. For more information about Costa Mesa, please visit Costa Mesa real estate. F...
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By Robert Gregory
(RealTAG.com)
Every day I am reminded of how fortunate I am to live in Southern California. Just a note, we are not all like "Housewives of Orange County". Since I have spent the majority of my life here, there are times when I start to take it all for granted. Just when I am caught up in the business of life, I catch a glimpse of the Pacific ocean and Catalina Island or the San Bernardino Mountain Range. Or simply, a palm tree, palm frawns blowing gently in the wind framed against a Southern California sunset. Or, when I take a break from my hectic summer day and take a swim in the ocean. These simple things humble me and help me appreciate how truly fortunate I am.  I spoke to a neighbor the other day who is a gentleman in his early eighties and has traveled the world. He has lived places I did not...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Selling your home in a down market doesn't have to be difficult, you just have to be smart and realistic. First of all find the right Realtor. One that is experienced and one that does not have so many listings that you will just be another one. Pick a Realtor that will give you and your home attention and service. The thruth of the matter is that many homes will sell this year. After all interest rates are extremely low, (in the 4's) and home pricing couldn't be better. What better time to buy. If you have equity in your home it's a great time to sell. Look at it this way if you buy low you will sell low, but if you sell high you will also buy high. Doesn't it make sense to sell low, buy low and take advantage of the low interest rates? The key to a successful sale today, is to price a...
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