Newport Coast, CA Real Estate News

By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
  Spectacular Newport Coast at Orange County CA now has 3 REO lender owned properties listed for sale after foreclosure.          __________________________________________________________ See NEWPORT COAST lender owned properties listed for sale after FORECLOSURE - click here for active link.      Belcara home ~ $1,699,999 ~ Newport Coast, CA ~ MLS #P785857 ~ IDX link   Ocean Ridge Estates home ~ $1,810,500 ~ Newport Coast, CA ~ MLS #U11002191 ~ IDX link     Ocean Ridge Estates home ~ $2,517,500 ~ Newport Coast, CA ~ MLS #U10005228 ~ IDX link  Contact us here if you want more information about Newport Coast REO homes.   ________________________________________________________ IDX link to property for sale information here includes those listed for sale by all brokers. Harrison K. Long...
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By Conrad Metz
(Prudential California Realty)
Seabourn in Crystal Cove Greetings from spectacular Seabourn in Crystal Cove!  There are currently 50 active properties in one of the finest coastal gated communities Southern California has to offer, and three currently listed in the Seabourn tract. As you head up from the beach and across Pacific Coast Highway you will find yourself in the beautiful community of Crystal Cove. Just minutes from the Crystal Cove Promenade, these homes are convenient yet cozy and private. The first property is located at 11 Secret Cove. This 2 level, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is a must-see. Hand-painted ebony matte finished walnut flooring to custom bamboo window coverings. And you can’t miss the stainless steel Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. Other highlights include a serene outdoor patio with a beautifu...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
Then get ready for the Friday opening of the beachside Moro Campground at Crystal Cove State Park, near Laguna Beach's northern border, just south of Coast Highway. The campground features 60 overnight campsites and 200 day-use parking spaces, perfect for hikers wanting to access Crystal Cove's rough interior. Yep, this is indeed the same campground built on the site of the now-bulldozed El Morro Village trailer park, the residents of which for decades had vigorously protested the campground's development. Hey, at least the land wasn't turned into another McMegaresort for the uber-rich. Can you believe it once was proposed that it become a low-income housing, in which the region still sorely needs. I am just not sure the ocean front property should be it. Personally. If you want to che...
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By Marlene Dietrich, Neighborhood Real Estate Specialist
(Marlene Dietrich Real Estate)
Pending Home Sales Turn Around in May Pending home sales rose strongly in May with all regions experiencing gains from a year ago, pointing to higher housing activity in the second half of the year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.The Pending Home Sales Index rose 8.2 percent to 88.8 in May from an upwardly revised 82.1 in April and is 13.4 percent higher than the 78.3 reading in May 2010. The data reflects contracts but not closings, which normally occur with a lag time of one or two months.This is the first time since April 2010 that contract activity was above year-ago levels, and the monthly gain was the strongest increase since last November when the index rose 10.6 percent. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the improvement bodes well for home prices. “Abso...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
This is the reason I still live in CA after 17 years.... I absolutely love Crystal Cove and this was a walk on the beach right before dinner at the BeachCombers... So nice to park across the street and take the shuttle over for $1- and sink your toes into the sand along the beach while waiting for your dinner reservations... ;) Then, you got your exercise in..... (I know it's Monday and you are just getting this.... It was a long day today.......) ENJOY YOUR WEEK!
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The "What's Happening Now?" Metz Report.  Today, June 16, 2011, I am discussing the positive signs we are seeing on the ground.  Newspapers still have a bunch of doom and gloom, national as well as local.  However, that isn't the story for everyone.  The Newport Ridge area market has made some significant shifts in the past few weeks.  I discuss the simple reasons for this, simple economics sparked by a few factors.  For questions, call Conrad Metz at 949-735-9014ConradMetz@Gmail.comwww.NewportBeachMetzProperties.com
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By Conrad Metz
(Prudential California Realty)
Quick walk-through of 30 Sea Terrace, Newport Coast, 92657. This home is part of the Newport Ridge Estates.3180 square feet, four bedroom, 3 bath, on a 7,000 square foot lot! List price is $1,625,000 with the seller contributing $25,000 to the sale for remodeling or closing costs! For questions call Conrad Metz at 949.735.9014 ConradMetz@Gmail.com www.NewportBeachMetzProperties.com
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By Conrad Metz
(Prudential California Realty)
Open House! 30 Sea Terrace; Newport Ridge Estates of Newport Coast!  This 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,180 Sq/Ft home is located in beautiful Newport Coast. With cathedral-vaulted ceilings and a dual staircase, this 2-story home is one you don’t want to miss. The kitchen is equipped with a double oven, a gas grill, an island, and granite countertops and opens right into the family room. There is a big backyard with a jacuzzi and ample grass area. The home comes with a 3-car garage, and also has a large bonus room that could be used as an office or entertainment room for the kids. The master bedroom has an attached balcony and walk-in closet. This spectacular home is listed at $1,625,000, with a seller contribution of $25,000. There are currently 4 active properties in the Newport Ridge Estates...
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By Conrad Metz
(Prudential California Realty)
Welcome to beautiful Crystal Cove! This stretch of seaside cliffs is nestled right between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. With 3.2 miles of sandy beach and 2,400 acres of undeveloped land, Crystal Cove is a perfect area for anyone. The woodlands make for great scenic hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, while the offshore waters are designated as an “underwater park” for snorklers, scuba divers, surfers and swimmers. The Crystal Cove Promenade, located on the coast highway, offers a variety of restaurants to satisfy any appetite. Bluefin offers upscale Japanese cuisine and Javier’s Cantina is a hotspot for Mexican food and also provides a full bar. If you’re looking for great food along with some live music, Mastro’s Ocean Club is a first choice. Along with tasty treats, the ...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
  Newport Coast is one of the most spectacular and private residential communities at Orange County and Southern California. Homes for sale at Newport Coast range from ... 3 bedroom condominium home at 47 Auvergne with asking price of $549,000 ... to the 9 bedroom estate home at 10 Skycrest with asking price of $20,800,000. 129 Newport Coast homes are now listed for sale with average asking price of $4,806,994. 34 Sea Terrace - Newport Ridge north at  Newport Coast - $1,789,000 - MLS# U11000265  9 Shoreridge - Pelican Crest at Newport Coast - $7,995,000 - MLS# U10000978 16 Coastal Oak - Pienza homes at Newport Coast - $2,650,000 - MLS# S651643     *** See NEWPORT COAST single family homes now listed - click here for active link ***   Please contact us here if you want more information ...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
   Newport Coast is one of the most spectacular residential communities in Southern California where homeowners and residents like their privacy and blue water Pacific Ocean views. This area was developed by The Irvine Company, later annexed by city of Newport Beach, and has about 10,000 residents. Newport Coast is an affluent part of Newport Beach and has variety of homes available, from apartments to single family properties to ocean view mansions.  Like other communities at South Orange County, Newport Coast and has some distressed properties.     Top 3 Newport Coast bank owned property listings (after foreclosure): 1.   11 Eucalyptus- Belcara home - 4 bedrooms and 5 baths - 4,000 SF interior space - cul-de-sac location - asking price at $1,699,999 2.   41 Bridgeport Road- Pointe hom...
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
No Name Ridge-Hiking Trail in Crystal Cove, Ca.   This trail is located at Crystal Cove, which is between Newport Beach, Ca. and Laguna Beach, Ca. This trail is a 3.58 mile trail, round trip, with rolling hills, ocean views, wildflowers, grassland, etc. Difficulty I would say is about moderate. If you take the Ocean view trail, which is a 1.6 mile hike, best time to go is during the spring because of all the wild flowers. Any other time might prove to be disappointing due to the luxury development that is going on. Because this trail is very open and a mostly tree less country side, I would suggest a hat and sunscreen and bring lots of water, and watch out for snakes... (Saw a snake skin on this trail once and I was pretty freaked out)..
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
What can you buy for a million dollars in the Newport Coast area of Newport Beach. The answer to that question is  a lot. Newport Coast Real Estate offers a variety of  different communities and areas to suit the needs of many buyers. For example, if you are searching for a Newport Coast condo for sale  in a gated community, or perhaps an ocean view estate, Newport Coast is a stunning beautiful community. Newport Coast is a highly desired area and a very affluent area. With many different gated builder tracts, there are many beautiful homes and lifestyles to consider. Some Newport Coast communities have a variety of different amenities including pools and/or tennis courts. There are different architectural styles throughout Newport Coast. If you are considering a Newport Coast condo fo...
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By Gregg Knight, Gregg Knight
(United American Mortgage Co.)
Purchasing a home is a very exciting time for most people. What people tend to forget is that in today's market, it is not as easy to get pre-qualified like before. The stress levels of waiting for approvals can be unbearable. Once you have made it through Underwriting and Processing, things tend to be get smoother. Reduce the stress by gaining a better understanding of the behind-the-scenes process of getting your loan approved. Also, use every home financing program for which you qualify to your benefit. It is always best to find the right person. Be sure to go to www.approvingsocal.com for your conscious based, results driven team. That would be Gregg Knight and Amerifirst Financial. Appraisal Tips Typically the Mortgage will be based upon where the appraisal amount comes in at. If a...
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By Marlene Dietrich, Neighborhood Real Estate Specialist
(Marlene Dietrich Real Estate)
The federal government is trying to protect us when traveling. Seeing as how we are the customers and the customers are always right  and Pasengers have the right to be treat fairly so: There is a time limit now for being held captive on the tarmac 3 hour limit. They are now required to clearly post their baggage fees and if they lose your they must return your baggage fee The airline must hold your price and reservation for 24 hours if made at least 1 week prior If your flight is delayed longer than 30 minutes they are obliged to notify you in advance If your luggage gets lots you get your luggage fee back which can exceed $50.00 If you get bumped due to the airlines overbooking you are entitled to twice your ticket price up to $800.00 if you are delayed 2 hours or less and up to  $130...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
APRIL 3, 2011 THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL The Resort at Pelican Hill has received a recommendation from Andrew Harper of the prestigious Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report travel publication. In the April issue of the Hideaway Report, Harper gives the Newport Coast resort a 95 out of 100 rating in a review titled The Resort at Pelican Hill: An Opulent Seaside Retreat. "We are honored to be among the ‘best of the best' properties worldwide to receive Mr. Harper's prestigious recommendation," Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama said in a statement. Since opening about 2 1/2 years ago, Pelican Hill has received numerous accolades. Recently, the resort, along with Newport Beach's Island Hotel, received AAA's highest rating.   COME AND VISIT AND SEE IF THIS IS THE PLACE YOU WANT TO LIVE...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Campobello in Newport Coast – Market Update October 1, 2010 to April 1, 2011 Campobello is a gated community which is located in Newport Coast. There are 89 homes and they were originally built between 1997 and 1999 by California Pacific Homes. Campobello in Newport Coast has five different floor plans up to approximately 2500 square feet. The largest floor plan has four bedrooms, and the others have three bedrooms. All the floor plans have 2.5 bathrooms. The floor plans in these Newport Coast homes are open and bright, with vaulted ceilings, the homes have a very open feel to them. These Newport Coast homes have two car garages. Many of these homes do offer city and ocean views as well. Campobello in Newport Coast is located off  Ridge Park Road. View Campobello in Newport Coast, 9265...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Pelican Point in Newport Coast – Market Update Pelican Point is located in Newport Coast and is on the ocean side of Coast Highway. Pelican Point is a community of approximately 55 home and is bordered by the Pelican Hill golf course. Many of these homes have spectacular ocean views, and Catalina Island views. There are still lots available to build as well. Many of these custom homes in Pelican Point feature spectacular ocean views, and have been designed to capture the ocean view. View Pelican Point in Newport Coast in a larger map At this time, there are three active listings on the market. There has been one sale since September 1, 2010, and it was a short sale, it sold for $3,195,000.   Search the  MLS for Pelican Point homes for sale, Newport Coast Real Estate, and homes for sale...
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By Marlene Dietrich, Neighborhood Real Estate Specialist
(Marlene Dietrich Real Estate)
Don't miss out on important tax deductions that can bring savings to you this tax season. You undoubtedly know about business-related tax deductions for your car expenses and home telephone expenses (such as long-distance phone calls and special phone services you use for business), but how about some of those lesser known tax deductions? Here are five that tax expert and author Stephen Fishman recently highlighted at Inman News. 1. Business gifts: Gifts you purchase for your customers are deductible as a business expense. The deduction is limited to $25 per person per year. Company-wide gifts, however, are deductible in any reasonable amount.2. Continuing education courses: Those continuing education courses you're required to take each year to maintain your real estate license can be ...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
  Newport Coast is a spectacular part of Newport Beach with private and gated communities and Pacific ocean views, which has attracted some of the rich and famous people to South Orange County. Newport Coast owners had 14 homes sold during February 2011.  Average sold price was $1,276,040 Average interior size was 2552  SF Average sold cost per SF was $459 Average time on market for sold homes was 147 days Last year 16 homes sold during February 2010 at Newport Coast.    Average sold price was $2,505,812    Average size interior was 3382 SF    Average sold price per SF was $522     As of today, March 16, 2011, Newport Coast had 127 homes listed for sale Average list price was $4,790,636 Average list price per SF was $745  Average interior size was 4,847 SF  Market time average to sell a...
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