Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Newport Beach Homes For Sale We are all concerned with what the Real estate market is doing these days. Yes, prices are down and the number of sales are also down. But what many don't realize is that home pricing goes in cycles. We have been thru down times before and homes prices have always come up. It is now time for those who could not afford to buy at low prices and also take advantage of the low interest rates. Investors, it's also a wonderful opportunity for you. While it's not the time to buy, fix up, and sell. It is time to buy a property and rent it out. The outcome some years from now will be worth the investment. Do not let all the negativity in the media get to you. I do agree we are in a recession, sometimes I wonder if it's almost a depresssion. But think positive, if you...
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By Sandra Carlisle (Ayers), Real Estate Marketing & Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway California Properties)
Harbor View Homes Market Update "The Port Streets"  Homes for Sale in the Port Streets  1824 Port Stirling Place - 5bd/3ba banked owned home   Approximately 3,400 square feet 1967 Port Laurent Place - Home has been upgraded and expanded.  Move-in condition w/bright open kitchen 1930 Port Weybridge Place - Inside loop location, Palermo plan in original condition 1701 Port Margate Place - Builder opportunity!  Corner lot. 1870 Port Charles Place - Beautiful remodel (Palermo) across from community pool and tot lot.  Built in BBQ and spa.  1906 Port Weybridge Place - Premiere location!  This property boasts a stunning kitchen w/stainless appliances and high end finishing touches.  Master opens to rear yard along with 4 other bedrooms!  Must see, call today! 2324 Port Carlisle - Amazing oppo...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
This year, Newport Beach celebrates its 100th Annual Christmas Boat Parade from Wednesday, December 17, 2008 through Sunday December 21, 2008.  Although the parade has a new starting point this year, just off Bay Island, it will follow the same route and will start at 6:30 pm and end around 9:00 pm. To celebrate the 100th anniversary, there will fireworks off the Balboa Pier at 6:25 pm Wednesday night just before the start of the parade. This dazzling parade of lights features everything from multi million dollar yachts to kayaks all decorated for the holidays and participating in this local holiday event. The Newport Beach boat parade is so much a part of our holiday that I don't think I can remember a year when I didn't attend even last year, when I was nine months pregnant. This year...
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By Marlene Dietrich
(Marlene Dietrich's Home Team)
Donate a Toy for a Make-A-Wish Hi Everyone:   Wouldn't you like to put a smile on a child's face?  Make-A-Wish kids are children with "life threatening" diseases, they spend their days fighting for their health in hospitals and therapy.  In their medical world, especially at Christmas Time, it would really be great if we could lift their spirits and add a little happiness to their hospital rooms and bedrooms at home to get a toy or gift certificate.    Use your imagination, a toy for any age, boy or girl, a gift certificate from Target, Blockbuster or McDonalds for the teenagers would make a huge difference!!!  We all have so much more than these kids have, let's give from the heart to those not quite as fortunate as we are.....   I will have a box at the front of the office to drop off...
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By maurice cohn
(iMortgage)
Why don't the Big 3 car companies ask for a bail out from the oil companies? They will both benefit. The car companies will continue to make gas guzzlers and the oil companies will have lots of clients. Why not take the next stimulus package and instead of giving the money to banks, insurance companies and other places that would not make a bit of difference, give every tax payer that filed taxes in '07 a $25,000.00 check. This would cost far less than the new 500 billion that Congress is proposing again. We will be able to infuse this money back into the economy by buying all kinds of things like homes, cars, TVs, all kinds of consumer goods and this would really stimulate the economy. As for those that will save the money, it will be good for the banks as well. They will be increasing...
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By maurice cohn
(iMortgage)
Who knew that we'd be seeing a 30 yrs fixed rate loan at 5.00% again?? Well here it is. If only anyone has a job, and decent credit and most of all a little equity, this could be a very Merry Christmas for them. The rates are testing to bottom again and from what all the whispers coming out of the Federal Reserve, looks like they might trim the rates even more, if there will be anything left to trim. This is a funny business in a very strange market. If anyone has any equity left they could get a great loan if they're refinancing providing that you can prove that you can pay the loan back. Why don't banks that are getting bail outs have to prove that they will be able to repay the tax payers back for the money that they're taking from us. Why are they less accountable than us?? Why are ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
 Open House in Cameo Shores area of Corona del Mar 4639 Fairfield Drive Corona del Mar, California Open Sunday, November 30, 2008  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm  Priced at $2,999,000 The street side of the homes in Cameo Shores have a court yard style entry, the garage is located on the street side, and the front of the home sits upon the terraced lot so that these homes all have views. This home on Fairfield has floor to ceiling windows so that all aspects of this beautiful view will not be missed. This home has three bedrooms, plus a den, and is located in a highly sought after area of Corona del Mar. With terraced homes overlooking the Pacific Ocean, these homes have sweeping panoramic views of the Ocean, jetty and of Catalina Island.   Cameo Shores has private  beaches for the residents of bot...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Newport Beach Parade of Lights - Make Your Reservations Today The Newport Beach Annual Parade of Lights is celebrating their 100th anniversary. This event is sponsored by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. This year the Newport Beach Annual Parade of Lights will be held from Wednesday, December 17 through Sunday, December 21st. The theme for the boat parade is 100 Years of Christmas Cheers. The boat parade will begin at Bay Island at about 6:30 pm and finish at Bay Island. Find specific details on the Boat Parade route here. The boat parade is truly spectacular and is an event not to be missed. There are many different venues from which you can choose to watch the parade from. If you are planning on making reservations at a restaurant, make them right away. The following is a list ...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
   Dover Shores Home Every Friday is broker preview in Dover Shores. Today while I was out looking at homes I came across this Dover Shores Luxury Home. The views were incredible! Located on a cul de sac street this home has it all! 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, over 4,000 sq ft, a chefs kitchen with views of the back bay, Travertine floors, front courtyard and backyard for entertaining. This home also features 180 degree views of the back bay. If you have thought of relocating to Dover Shores, you must see this home. Pool and Spa in the court yard. Casita on the left. View from end of the cul-de-sac. View from the backyard It was a very hazy day today, but I sometimes think that evening views are even better. This home is listed for $2,850,000. If you would like to see this home please feel fre...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Bay Island - Newport Beach Bay Island is a private gated community located in Newport Beach. Located off the Balboa Peninsula, Bay Island has 23 private residences. These homes are actually a co-op, and each of the residents have access to the private tennis court, the garden area which is located in the center of the island, and parking for their vehicles which is off site. There is also a full time care taker that lives on Bay Island. Bay Island is impeccably maintained with beautiful and lush landscaping, and beautiful flower gardens. Bay Island is very unique, as it is a pedestrian island - meaning there are no automobiles on the island. Some of the homes have golf carts to transport their supplies and groceries to their homes. Any supplies brought to the island must be carted in by...
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By Kaaren Hall, You can invest in real estate using your IRA!
(uDirect IRA Services, LLC)
Take control of your IRA and invest in what you know best! Kaaren Hall, Manager of Entrust in OC, will be talking about: * Types of property your IRA can buy * Financing the transaction (the Non-Recourse loan) * Grow your investment tax-free or tax-deferred * Property management of an IRA-Owned property Date: Tuesday December 2nd Time: 5:45pm - 7:00pm Location: Pacific Mercantile Bank, 450 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100 - Newport Beach, CA 92660 Sponsored by: Shelly Komer Jackier, Century 21 Superstars Cost: Free! Refreshments Served R.S.V.P. to: Shelly Komer (949) 701-3688 FREE PARKING in the lot behind the bank. *IMPORTANT*: ENTER THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR ON NEWPORT CENTER DR. SINCE THE BACK DOOR WILL BE LOCKED AT 6 PM.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Fall Season in the Newport Beach Area In Newport Beach, while there are not many trees which have the changing of the colors, you can definitely notice the change in seasons in many ways. One way is that the sun is in a different position in the sky, and therefore the sunsets are different. In this picture, the sun is setting right over Catalina Island, and this photograph was taken from a home in Cameo Shores in Corona del Mar. Also, in certain areas, such as Newport Shores in Newport Beach, the wild life is different. During spring and summer months, Newport Shores has blue and white Herons, ducks, seagulls and sand pipers just to name a few. During the fall, not only are those birds evident, but a beautiful white swan comes for a visit. In prior years there have been two swans, but n...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Lido Island Market Trends Yesterday - I went and previewed some homes on Lido Island in Newport Beach. Currently the lowest priced bay front on Via Lido Nord and is priced at $3,349,126. This property is located on the bay and right along a sandy beach. There is no slip, and one cannot be added. However, the views are phenomenal. This a good price for a bay front home. Here is a photo of the view from this property looking out to the bay. What a great place to view the annual parade of lights tour in December. The following is the Lido Island Market absorption graph for the past one year.   Please contact me if I can answer any questions about Newport Beach Luxury Homes, Newport Coast Luxury homes, Costa Mesa Real Estate, or Newport Beach Real Estate. Please view my website at www.sharo...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Tree Lighting Ceremony Fashion Island, Newport Beach Update on Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Tree lighting will be on November 20 and 21st, 2009 at Fashion Island on the Atrium Lawn next to Santa's House. Last week, I visited Fashion Island last week to find out if they were in the process of putting up the annual Christmas Tree in the courtyard at Fashion Island. And on a warm afternoon, they were in the process of putting up the tree and adding branches to fill it in. Many of the branches were on the ground and the workers were in the process of creating and filling the tree. The tree branches were narrowed at the ends and placed into holes which were drilled into the tree trunk with shims. It was an interesting process. The tree is also anchored ...
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By Michael Salas, 19 Years Selling Newport Beach Real Estate!
(KW | Newport Estates)
While enjoying a glass of my homemade Zinfandel, I began to think about wine and real estate. As the amount of wine in my glass began to diminish, I began to ponder this question; What's the relationship between wine, (is that fine wine or TwoBuck Charlie?) and real estate here in Newport Beach, California? Well for starters, like wine bottles, homes in Newport Beach comes in many shapes and sizes. Just like a bottle of wine, who knows what you'll get before you pop the cork or, shall we say, open the door. Go into the wine shop and start checking out all the bottles - Yikes! There is so much to choose from. Lots of inventory - heard that one lately? The prices - well, as any wine lover would say, you can spend a little or drop a ton. But, hey, it all goes down the gullet, whets the whi...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Please Join Me Sunday November 16 from 1-4 pm For an Open House at One Ford Road in Newport Beach 25 Spanish Bay 4 Bedrooms/4 baths 3100 square feet Built in 2001 Dark Hardwood Floors Cherry Cabinets Viking Appliances 3 car garage   Asking Price $1,899,000 Community Amenities:                                                                2 pools Basketball court Meditation Pond Fitness Center Croquet Volley Ball Walking Trails Kiddie Park Full time concierge 24 hour guarded gate Junior Olympic Pool Meditation Pond One Ford Road Community Fireplace One Ford Road In The Spring One Ford Road Community in Newport Beach is a wonderful community for families of all sizes. There are 5 tracts within the community and within those tracts there are many floor plans. Let me help you find the one ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Today, November 4, 2008 my daughter Heather voted for her first time. She registered before October 20th as that was the cut off.  We have been watching the campaigning for the past (how long has it been?) year plus, discussed the candidates, propositions. Heather and I went over the sample ballot together, and she made her own decisions about how to vote, and definitely understood it is a privilege to vote. When Heather came home from school today, we went together to vote down at the Newport Shores clubhouse. Well, I could not pass up this photo op, so I brought along my camera. And she is now wearing her "I Voted" sticker. Congratulations to all first time voters, as it is a momentous time to have your opinion count and respected. Congratulations Heather!
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
Happy Halloween to You All This is one of my favorite holidays, and every year, we decocate the house with lots of scary decorations, black light, strobe lights and a fog machine. Our family loves Halloween. In fact, as my friend mentioned to me yesterday, if you are looking for a "kid friendly neighborhood" check out the neighborhoods with the cool Halloween decorations. Last night we carved a few pumpkins, and I wanted to share them with you. This one took my daughter Heather a while to carve. Enjoy a spooky day and evening!!
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By Sandra Carlisle (Ayers), Real Estate Marketing & Sales
(Berkshire Hathaway California Properties)
Harbor View Hills South Homes for Sale and Recent Market Activity Corona del Mar, CA Homes for Sale in Harbor View Hills South... 3508 Seabreeze - Charming home with inviting flagstone walkway.  Hardwood floors, shuttered picture windows, gourmet kitchen overlooking a large backyard.  3bd/2ba and approximately 1900 square feet.   2724 Wavecrest - 4bd/3ba home on an over 10,000 square foot lot with a 3 car garage, swimming pool & spa.  3812 Inlet Isle - 4bd/2ba home located in a highly desired area of Harbor View Hills South.  Formal dining and sitting room, inviting yards plus elegant upgrades. 1032 Sea Lane - 3b/3ba single level home with incredible Ocean Views!  1520 Sandcastle - 4bd/4ba Sandpiper model on an exceptional 11,500 square foot lot! 2700 Wavecrest - Catalina Island View, C...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Well you probably think I'm ahead of myself, but not really. The Newport Beach Boat Parade is always a sell out at the local restaurants. This parade started in the early 1900's with just canoes and gondolas. Today some participants spend $50,000 to decorate their vessels for this traditional event. The Newport Beach Boat Parade is the largest in Southern California. The boat parade starts at 6:30 pm every evening starting December 17-21. This year the parade has a new route starting just off Bay Island and ending in the same spot. Make reservations NOW! The following restaurants can accommodate you and your friends at waterside tables to watch the parade. Billy's At The BeachChart HouseVilla NovaFirst Cabin at the Balboa Bay ClubNewport LandingRusty Pelican You can also watch the parad...
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