Huntington Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
Huntington Beach, California formally know as Pacific city is reknowned as Surf City USA, made famous by Jan and Dean, the Beach Boys, and the landmark Sugar Shack. It is home to the International Surfing Museum and the International Surfing Association World Surfing Games, a major international surfing championship. Noted resorts are the Waterfront Hilton and the Hyatt Regency Resort and Conference Center. It is also home to Huntington Harbour with homes with boat docks on the channels leading to the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. It is also the home to Quicksilver and Roxy clothing. Besides surfing there is golf, tennis, boating, fishing, hanging around Main Street and the Pier, the "Street Fair" on Main Street every Tuesday afternoon and evening, sunbathing, ring fires at the bea...
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
In order to sell your home for the highest price in the shortest period of time you need exposure.  Most buyers are currently looking on the Internet.  Who gives you the most exposure for your featured listing?  It is ZipRealty.  Here are the Internet exposure comparisons for Huntington Beach's major real estate companies as provided by Alexa.com.ZipRealty vs Star Real Estate:ZipRealty vs First Team Real Estate:ZipRealty vs RE/MAX:ZipRealty vs Century21:I could go on and on with other local real estate firms such as SeaCliff Realty, Campbell Realtors, Coldwell Banker, Prudential Properties, Tarbell, Exit. and others, but the results show you will get more Internet exposure for your featured listing with ZipRealty. If you want to see this graphical data I can provide it to you.This is al...
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
Although notified that they are ranking an inferior real estate website ahead of my website, Real-Estate-for-Orange-County.com, as the #1 real estate website in Huntington Beach, CA, Alexa.com continues to ignore this injustice.  Being a type "A" personality, I am competitively driven to being #1 in what I do.  In my past career, I made it to the #2 spot in my company as Vice President of Operations, but did not reach the top spot of President/CEO.  Since I got into real estate in 2001, I created several websites to promote my services in the markets that I work in.  I developed a website HuntingtonBeach-Homes.com and promoted it with sign riders and other resources to get it ranked as the #1 visited real estate website in Huntington Beach, CA, according to Alexa.com, an Amazon company ...
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Are you a couple months behind in your mortgage payments?  Have you failed to pay your property taxes?  Are you behind in payment of Homeowner Association (HOA) fees?  Do you have second or third trust deeds on your property?  Do you owe the IRS money and they have filed a lien on your property?  Do you owe home improvement contactors money and they have filed mechanics liens?If you answered yes to any of these questions you are at serious risk of going into foreclosure and losing your property.  Don't panic and put your head in the sand hoping the problem will resolve itself.There are steps you can take to save your home and preserve your credit rating.  However the longer you wait the tougher it will be.First determine if you still have equity in the home or are you upside down.  By u...
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 25, 2007 FROM 1:00PM TO 4:00PMSEABRIDGE VILLAS AT BEACH AND ADAMS IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIARESORT LIVING IN HUNTINGTON BEACH A MILE CLOSE TO THE BEACH AND DOWNTOWN20251 CAPE CORAL LANE #105SPACIOUS 2 MASTER BEDROOM SUITES WITH 2 BATHS CONDOMINIUM OFFERED AT $499,900MUST SEE! BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS CONDO LOCATED 1 MILE FROM THE BEACH AND MAIN STREET. DUAL MASTER SUITES, EACH WITH OWN BATHROOM, PRIVATE BALCONY AND MIRRORED CLOSETS. INCLUDES UPGRADED KITCHEN WITH MAPLE CABINETS AND BREAKFAST BAR, DESIGNER PAINT, WOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT AND 2 SUBTERRANEAN PARKING SPACES. QUIET LOCATION WITHIN A GATE GUARDED, RESORT-STYLE COMMUNITY FEATURING WATERFALLS,PONDS,2 POOLS,SPAS,SAUNA,TENNIS,FITNESS CENTER AND OPEN SPACE. PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX AFTER A LONG DAY! 
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
My website, http://www.real-estate-for-orange-county.com has been rated by http://www.Alexa.com as the #1 real estate website in Huntington Beach, California for many, many years.  Today it is ranked #2 behind a website for an agent with RE/MAX Select One.  If you go to this website, it is under construction.  How could an under construction site be ranked #1?Alexa.com obviously does not know what it is doing or is getting paid to promote websites!More important is my rating statistics are better than this agent's for Huntington Beach.  How can a site that has lesser hits be rated higher than a site with more traffic? Alexa.com has to be obtaining advertising fees.  How can anyone trust this site and it's data?Huntington Beach is a very, very competitive market with a lot of agents.  Th...
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MARCH 18, 2007 FROM 1:00PM TO 4:00PMSEABRIDGE VILLAS AT BEACH AND ADAMS IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA20251 CAPE CORAL LANE #1052 BEDROOM WITH 2 BATHS CONDOMINIUM OFFERED AT $499,900MUST SEE! BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS CONDO LOCATED 1 MILE FROM THE BEACH AND MAIN STREET. DUAL MASTER SUITES, EACH WITH OWN BATHROOM, PRIVATE BALCONY AND MIRRORED CLOSETS. INCLUDES UPGRADED KITCHEN WITH MAPLE CABINETS AND BREAKFAST BAR, DESIGNER PAINT, WOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT AND 2 SUBTERRANEAN PARKING SPACES. QUIET LOCATION WITHIN A GATE GUARDED, RESORT-STYLE COMMUNITY FEATURING WATERFALLS,PONDS,2 POOLS,SPAS,SAUNA,TENNIS,FITNESS CENTER AND OPEN SPACE. PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX AFTER A LONG DAY! 
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
This data is updated daily by Alexa, an Amazon company.  The website URLs are listed in and provided by dmoz.org and the site visit information is tracked by Alexa.com.These are currently the top ten websites in Huntington Beach, California according to Alexa.The most visited sites in all 'Huntington Beach' categories as of March 13, 2007.1. Golden West College gwc.info - Site info  2. Huntington Surf and Sport www.hsssurf.com - Site info  3. Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau surfcityusa.com - Site info  4. Electric Chair www.electricchair.com - Site info  5. City of Huntington Beach www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us - Site info  6. Mike Stankewich - ZipRealty, Inc. www.real-estate-for-orange-county.com - Site info  7. Holly Olson - RE/MAX Select One www.hollycampbell.com - Si...
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By Elayne Ferraro
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
Have we realized that our attitude is our choice and that we alone can decide how to deal with events in our lives? Have we chosen our attitude? How we answer this question will determine how we position ourselves in life, to face the challenges ahead of us. Attitude is defined as ones' feelings toward things, circumstances or people. No matter how we may choose to define attitude, it is one of our priceless possessions and it is our choice. We must know the importance of attitude. It is important to remember attitude is everything. Attitude, whether positive or negative, shows in our daily lives. We cannot change the past or how others act, but we can change our reactions and attitude. We must portray a positive attitude as we present ourselves in business as well as in our personal li...
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
Please review my photographs of this fantastic community, which I live in.It you are a photographer, the pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 20D camera wirh a EFS 17-85mm IS Lens,  The images are very sharp.Let me know if any of the telephoto IS lenses are worth it.  I have a Tamron 11-18mm lens for my wide angle work doing real estate photographs of rooms.This really shows off the house and creates contacts. SeaCliff on thr Greens is a fantastic community in Huntington Beach and should be your next home! If you want more details or which ro discuss phototography please contact me.Huntington Beach SeaCliff on the Greens is the best!
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
I live in Seacliff on the Greens in Huntington Beach, CA. I have been a homeowner and resident here in Huntington Beach for thirteen years. I own a model 400 end-unit tri-level townhome in the Club Series. I work from here in a home office in the loft of my home. Seacliff on the Greens is a prestigous community which is guard gated 24 hours a day. It has two entrances, the main one off of Palm Avenue and another off of Seapoint. It is adjacent to the SeaCliff Tennis Club and the SeaCliff Country Club. As a seagull flies it is less than a half mile to the beach. There are three types of homes in SeaCliff on the Greens. First there is the Club Series which are tri-level townhomes ranging from 2000 to 2400 square feet. All have an attached two car garage. Next there are the Master Series a...
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
Huntington Beach, formerly known as Pacific City, and known as Surf City USA is a great place to live, work, and play.  It has something for everyone.  If you can't find it here or nearby, it  does not exist.   First the weather is exceptional.  No snow, hardly any rain, no lightening, and usually sunny skies all year.  Temperatures are very moderate ranging from the high fourties to the low eighties throughout the year, tempered by the ocean currents and breezes.  Humidity is low.  Most homeowners do not have air conditioning, even in the mult-million dollor homes.  You can not find better weather.  A light jacket or sweat shirt is all you need in the winter.   Second, is the ocean and beach.  Views are fabulous.  Often you can see Catalina Island, Long Beach and Palos Verdes Peninsula...
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
There are three national websites that our quite popular and contain much real estate information about communities around the country.  For specific information on Orange County and Huntington Beach use the links below to access these sites.ActiveRainLocalismPoint2HomesIf you are buying or selling in Orange County, California and in particular Huntington Beach, California, check out these sites.Of course you will want to go the my company's website where you will have access to all the homes on the Multiple Listing Service (ZipRealty listings and all the listings from all the other Brokerages in the area).  If you list with ZipRealty, your property will be a featured listing.  Buy the way the ZipRealty website is also a national site, as we have offices in most major US metropolitan ar...
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
Here is an article published by the LA Times about Huntington Harbour.Click Here for the article.I was interviewed by this reporter as an expert on real estate in Huntington Harbour and provided much of the information for the story, as noted by the credit at the end of the article.For additional information go to:About Huntington HarbourAgents Serving Huntington HarbourHuntington Beach HomesHuntington Harbour Homes
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
If you are considering selling or buying real estate in Huntington Beach, California visit www.MikeStankewich.comOther good sites are www.RealEstate4HuntingtonBeach.com www.OurRealEstaeAgent.com www.MikeSellsHomes.com www.Real-Estate-for-Southern-California.com and www.Real-Estate-for-Orange-County.com As a buyer you have access to all the property on the SoCalMLS and will receive a rebate of 20% of our commission.As a seller you will recieve exceptional Internet exposure of your listing on all the major national and local real estate websites including my top ranking sites on the major search engines.
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
Huntington Harbour and SeaCliff are the two most prestigious areas Huntington Beach. Huntington Harbour is comprised of five man-made islands with several channels bor boating enthusists. Multi-million dollar homes with private boat docks are on the perimeter of the islands and also on the channels near the mainland.The Harbour extends from Pacific Coast Highway on the South, the Main Channel going out to the Pacific Ocean on the West, Edinger Ave. on the Notth, and Saybrook Lane to Heil Ave. to Algonquin St. to Warner Ave. on the East. It is comprised of Mainland properties and the five islands known as Admiralty Island, Gilbert Island, Davenport Island, Humboldt Island, and Trinidad Island.As well as the single family homes on the islands, there are several condominium and townhouse c...
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
SeaCliff and Huntington Harbour are the two most prestigious areas in Huntington Beach.The SeaCliff area of Huntington Beach is comprised of luxury homes that surround the focal point of SeaCliff Country Club.  SeaCliff Country Club is a private club that offers championship golf, tennis, a pool and a spa, and clubhouse facilities including restaurants. The SeaCliff area extends from Pacific Coast Highway on the South, Seapoint St. and Edwards St. on the West, Ellis Ave on the North, and Goldenwest St to Yorktown Ave. to Main St to Huntington St. on the East. It is in close proximity to Huntington Beach Central Park and has the equestrian center, SeaCliff Village shopping center and the Huntington Beach city beach adjoining or within the area.Neighborhoods include the Peninsula with Wes...
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By Justin Kurth
(First Horizon Home Loans)
Hello All,     Well, yesterday was not too good on Wallstreet was it?  Wow.   Back on Topic!     Today has been going very well, I had a very nice meeting with another member of our online community, and lets just say I was very impressed.  Now, I can't give you his name, because that would be doing so without his consent (and besides this blog is about what is going on in my head, not to point people in any given direction).  I hope that we can both benefit from the relationship that begun this morning.      On to another topic.  Got a quick question for those of you who actually read this thing.  Lately my wife (Joanna) has been under a ton of stress about her up coming art show that she is preparing for.  My question is very simple.  Should I suprize her and take her out for a fun da...
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By Justin Kurth
(First Horizon Home Loans)
Well I'm back,     So sorry for those of you who had money riding on me giving up over the weekend, still here.  I did have a few issues this weekend, mainly with Joanna's health.  On Friday night about 7PM she seemed to be out of it a bit, but I didn't pay any attention to her odd behavior until after she passed out and would not wake up.  We spent the better part of Friday night, and most of Saturday sitting in the Emergency room at Hoag in Newport Beach.  That was not fun.     It appears that her issues with the endocrine system (that had been undercontrol for the past 9 months or so) are coming back, not good.  We have several appointments setup this week with her doctors to see if her medications can be adjusted to get this thing back undercontrol again, I hope so.     She is resti...
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By Justin Kurth
(First Horizon Home Loans)
Hello all,     Well, it seems that I have managed to complete another day but it feels like I'm missing something...  But what?  I crossed off everything on my To-Do list, and even managed to get into tomorrow's list abit.  It must be the whole "End of the Month" paranoia that I usually go through, last thing I want to do is to forget to order docs or to not schedule a signing.  Well with another double-check everything seems to be complete.       Time to head on home and help out Joanna with some of her stuff (remember the art show is coming up).      I hope you, the stanger reading about my personal day, my thoughts, my fears... had a good day as well.  If anyone needs me over the weekend please feel free to give me a call on the cell phone, because just like you, I never stop working...
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