Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Dusty Brazil, Realtor specializing in North County & Coastal SD
(Pacific Sotheby's International Realty- Serving all of San Diego County & South Orange County)
Explore Newport Beach's very popular Balboa Island and it's waterfront & luxury homes for sale! My website makes it pretty fun to tour homes for sale in Balboa Island and IMAGINE living in one of these waterfront homes. I love the beachy vibe that some of the waterfront homes have because some literally have beachfront property as well as waterfront location.  Currently as of this post there are 13 active Balboa Island Homes For Sale, and Little Balboa Island Has 4 available real estate listings. I'm not actually a Realtor in Balboa Island, but I'm always up for a great adventure , and  I'm always available (and willing ) to literally go the extra mile for you and your real estate needs in South Orange County.  I live in North San Diego, but the way I see it, is summer is a comin'. For ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Beach Homes for Sale and Market UpdateThe real estate market in Newport Beach is favoring a seller's market with an absorption rate of 4.3 months. There were 76 sales in the month of March, versus 49 in the month of February. That is a 37% increase over February with home sales in Newport Beach.Buyers are taking advantage of the market, and interest rates. If you have any questions about your home value, please contact me.Search the MLS for all Newport Beach homes for sale.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Are you wondering about the lifestyle in Newport Beach? There is truly something for eveyone in this area.Many people move to this area for the lifestyle. There are bay front homes and homes with boat slips. Many enjoy Newport Harbor, and whether or not you are in a Duffy boat (an electric boat) cruising the Harbor, or in one of the largest Yachts in Newport Beach, the Harbor is something to see. Or you might see one of the largest Yacts in Newport Harbor. There is one that comes and visits from time to time called the Invictus and it is 216 feet. It is gorgeous.You also know if you are from Newport Beach if your child attends one of the Newport Beach Elementary schools, Newport El is located on the Balboa Peninsula and is located right on the beach. The playground is literally on the b...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
So far this year, over 2000 sea lion pups that have washed ashore. There are a couple of reasons as to why. According to scientists, the water is warmer, and there is less food, so therefore the Mother's leave their babies longer in search of food, and they cannot survive or fend for themselves. These babies are washing ashore in record numbers.   "Scientists believe warmer coastal waters force the prey of sea lions — squid and sardines, for example — deeper beneath the ocean’s surface. Then nursing sea lion mothers must look further afield for food, leaving their pups for longer than normal. Deprived of sustenance and weakened, the pups limply wash ashore." (source Washington Post).Another reasons is that the area has been overfished for sardines, and authorities are considering imposi...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
As many of you are aware, California is in the fourth year of a drought. And it is really quite sad to see some of the images. This is impacting so much in this state including agriculture, crops, etc. It is also impacting the livelihood of those who depend upon water.So in our effort to conserve as much water as possible, the city of Newport Beach has adopted a Watering Restriction Days during the winter and summer months to conserve water. Everyone needs to do their part. It is divided into four groups in the City of Newport Beach, group 1 and 3 can water four days per week April - October, and November - March only two days per week. These group watering days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.Group 2 and 4 can water four days per week April - October, and November - March only...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Beach has many golf course communities. There are condos and single family homes. The golf courses are beautiful, and some of the communities include Granville in Newport Beach, Sea Island, and Big Canyon in Newport Beach. The communities mentioned above are all gated communities. The photo above is Granvile is Newport Beach which is a guard  gated community with approximately 67 homes.If you are searching for a Newport Beach golf course, home, search the MLS below.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Lido Island in Newport Beach is a highly desirable area in Newport Beach which is an island. The only access to Lido Island is via a bridge going to Lido Island. Lido Island has bay front homes and many have boat slips available for their yachts. The  homes on the bay front homes located on Lido Isle in Newport Beach have incredible views of Newport Harbor. Many of these homes do have slips, however some are bay front without slip. Enjoy the video below about Lido Isle in Newport Beach. Search the MLS for Lido Isle homes for sale in Newport Beach.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Terrace Condos in Newport Beach | Newport Beach Condos for Sale  Newport Terrace is located in Newport Beach off 19th Street as you go through Costa Mesa. Take 19th all the way to the end (heading north) and the street goes down and opens onto this hidden gem Talbert Nature Preserve. It is very close to bike trails, and it is a very easy bike ride to the beach, probably less than 3 miles. In Newport Terrace, there are 281 condos, and of those there are 3 floor plans. There are two floor plans each with three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and there is a one level condo with two bedrooms. Some of these properties even have ocean views. Enjoy the climate and ocean breezes living in these great Newport Beach condos for sale. There is a community pool for the use of the residents in Newp...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Beach Townhomes | Condos for Sale with Boat Slips There is a hidden gem of a community in Newport Beach called Newport Beach Townhomes. Originally built in 1971 by Charles Smith, this condo community features 28 condos in a small gated community. Located in west Newport Beach, this condo community is located on Newport Harbor, and these condos do come with boat slips which is truly a commodity in Newport Beach. There are size restrictions of the boats, however, it is still an opportunity to have a bay front condo in Newport Beach with a boat slip. These condos range in size from two to three bedroom, and there is a two car garage and also one car space also. Many of these condos are bay front and some are not, but the landscaping is beautiful in this area, with water features as...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Bayview Terrace Homes for Sale in Newport Beach Bayview Terrace is a gated Newport Beach community of homes in the Eastbluff area. Bayview Terrace is located near the back bay, and many of the homes do have a back bay view. The homes were originally built in 1986 by JM Peters and the street names in Bayview Terrace are   Egret Court, Gannet Lane,  Pelican Court, Coromorant Circle, and Shearwater Place. There is a community area with a pool and spa for the residents of Bayview Terrace.   Search the MLS for homes for sale in Bayview Terrace in Newport Beach and Newport Beach real estate.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Lido Isle Homes for Sale | Newport Beach Real Estate Lido Isle in Newport Beach is located in the West Newport Beach area, and off Via Lido. It is a highly sought after area of Newport Beach.  There are bay front homes and interior homes and homes on the stratas. Lido Isle also has a yacht club and a sailing program during the summer months. In the photo below, it is looking towards Lido Isle and you can see the Lido Island Yacht Club. Lido Island in Newport Beach is a very upscale neighborhood. The  bay front homes located on Lido Island in Newport Beach have boat slips, although there are some that do not. The views are incredible on Lido Isle, and it changes daily as the yachts and boats glide by. Lido Isle is not a gated community. Additionally, there are several parks in the neighb...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Easter Egg Hunts Around Newport Beach There are many great Easter festivities in and around Newport Beach. Below are a few local events and Easter Egg Hunts in and around Newport Beach. I know that my children always loved (and still do) the egg hunts. What does the Easter Bunny put in your eggs? Is there candy or is there cash? I know my daughters always appreciated the cash!! (they still do). Be sure to visit the Easter Bunny at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.  Fashion Island in Newport Beach is a destination place with upscale dining and shopping. The hours for the Easter Bunny are as follows (be sure to check the website in the event hours change). Monday - Thursday: 11:00am to 8:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 8:00pm Saturday: 10:00am to 7:00pm Sunday: 11:00am to 6:00pm   Take the childre...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Newport Beach!! Saint Patrick's day is today, and hope you remembered to wear something green so that no one pinches you! Are you going to go out and get some corn beef and cabbage, and perhaps a green beer? Hope you all have a great Saint Patrick's Day. If you need some suggestions for Newport Beach, here are a few, but I am sure they will be quite busy!!  Muldoons Irish Pub202 Newport Center DriveNewport Beach, California(949) 640-4110   Malarky's Irish Bar (located on the Balboa Peninsula and a very popular bar)3011 Newport BoulevardNewport Beach, California(949)  675-2340   Shamrock Bar and Grill2633 West Coast HighwayNewport Beach, California(949) 631-5633   The Harp Inn130 East 17th StreetCosta Mesa, California(949) 646-8855 Hope you have a great St ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Spring is Around the Corner Spring is coming soon on March 20, 2015 , and time to start thinking about sprucing up your garden for spring and getting ready for spring flowers. Spring is a great time to prepare your home for selling, and if you are considering selling, and why not add lots of flowers to add a warm and welcoming feel to your home. Clean out your flower beds, and add new fresh flowers and plants. Spring is also a great time to spring clean, clean out closets and donate to the needy, Organize closets, drawers, and clean your home thoroughly after being closed up for winter. If you are considering selling your home, clean and declutter for spring, and for selling your home. Search the MLS for homes for sale in Newport Beach.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Saint Patrick's Day in Newport Beach Saint Patrick's day is approaching on March 17, 2015, and where are you going to go to get some corn beef and cabbage, and perhaps a green beer?  The following is a list of some irish restaurants here in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Malarky's Irish Bar3011 Newport BoulevardNewport Beach, California(949)  675-2340   Muldoons Irish Pub202 Newport Center DriveNewport Beach, California(949) 640-4110   The Harp Inn130 East 17th StreetCosta Mesa, California(949) 646-8855   Shamrock Bar and Grill2633 West Coast HighwayNewport Beach, California(949) 631-5633 Hope you have a great St Patrick's Day and enjoy the holiday. If you have one too many green beers, be sure to Uber!
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Spring Forward | Daylight Savings Time 2015 Daylight Savings Time will begin this weekend on March 8, 2015 at 2:00 am. If you do not plan to be awake at that hour,  change your clocks before you go to sleep. Here are some tips to help you adjust to the new time: Computers and phones typically adjust themselves, but if they don't change, then be sure to change the time in the morning. Change all the clocks in the house before you go to sleep including clocks on ovens and  microwaves. Change the clock in your car also, and car stereo. Try to go to bed an hour earlier, so that you don't necessarily feel the time change. Take advantage of the early morning sunlight on Saturday morning and on Sunday morning to help your body to adjust Here are some benefits: Enjoy a walk after work. Go for a...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach | Homes for Sale on Balboa Peninsula  Balboa Peninsula is a very desirable area of Newport Beach, there are bay front homes and condos as well as single family homes. There are many opportunities to reside on the Peninsula in Newport Beach. One of the benefits is of course the proximity to the ocean and the bay. Also, there is dining and shopping. The Balboa Peninsula is also home to Newport Elementary which is one of the only Elementary Schools located on the beach. The address of Newport El is 1327 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92661. The playground is literally on the beach. Both my daughters attended school there, and I remember being in the classrooms where you can hear the waves crash. Below is an aerial photo of the school. If you are intere...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Condos for Sale in Newport Beach| Newport Beach Condos for Sale Are you searching for a Newport Beach condo for sale with a golf course view? There are many different areas locally in Newport Beach that do have golf course views. One community is Granville in Newport Beach which do have condos located on the Newport Beach Country Club golf course. Granville is also a gated community and is beautiful. Big Canyon in Newport Beach is a gated community and has single family homes, condos and custom homes for sale. There are other golf course condo communities including Sea Island in Newport Beach. Search the MLS for condos for sale in Newport Beach with a golf course view.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Shores Park in Newport Beach Newport Shores is a Newport Beach park is located at: 221 61st Street, Newport Beach, CA The amenities include benches, playground equipment, a large grassy area and a water fountain It is walking distance to the Newport Shores Canal in Newport Beach. Many children in Newport Shores enjoy this city park, and the close proximity to the Canal. The playground equipment is often used by the residents of Newport Shores and visitors to Newport Beach. If you are interested in a Newport Shores home for sale, please contact me.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
 Newport Beach Living One of the many benefits of living in Newport Beach is the proximity to the coastline and enjoying the beach. Regardless of the time of year, it is always incredible (well except if it is raining). It rained all night last night and then today it was gorgeous, and then of course the sunsets are pretty spectacular as well. In the distance in the above photo, you can see the freighters lined up to enter Los Angeles harbor, even though the strike has been resolved, you can see a few lined up to get in to unload the freight. Almost every night, you can see someone with their camera or smart phone taking photos and taking advantage of the beautiful sunshine and the sunsets are amazing! Tonight was no different, and I do enjoy walking to the beach, and enjoying the sunset.
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