Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted the 47th annual Sandcastle Contest The 47th Annual Sandcastle Contest was yesterday in Corona del Mar.  The sandcastles are absolutely amazing. There are architecture firms, businesses, families and children competing in this event. It is a great way to spend the day with your family either building the sandcastles or just watching the incredible talent. I went to the sandcastle  contest with my two daughters Heather and Morgan. Here are some photos of the sandcastles.     Here is one called Gold in the Bird's Nest representing the Olympics in Bejing 2008.                     This one here is called the "Sand Witch".       You can see the incredible detail that is put into each sandcastle. I thought this one was very clever...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Harbor Heritage Run in Newport Beach October 11, 2008 Located at Newport Harbor High School The 22nd Annual Newport Harbor Heritage Run is presented by the Newport Harbor High School PTA. This race is going to be held next Saturday, October 11th. The race will begin at Newport Harbor High School at 16th Street and Irvine in Newport Beach. The race begins at 8:30 am, however arriving at 7:00 allows for registration and stretching before the race. Registration ends at 7:45 am. The following is a list of the races. 2K at 8:00 AM5K at 8:30 AM1/4 Mile  - The Kids' Klassic 5-7 years at 9:15AM1/2 Mile -  The Kids' Klassic 8-10 years at 9:30AM Prices for registration for the 22nd Annual Harbor Heritage Run are as follows: Adults (Age 20 & up) - $23.00Youth (Age 19 & under) - $15.00Kids (Age 10 ...
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By PAULA PELTON
(Coldwell Banker Previews International)
Fine Homes International has recognized and certified Paula Pelton for her work in the high end luxury estate real estate market.   Fine Homes International recognizes agents who work within the top ten percent of their marketplace.  A fine homes specialist knows understands the unique challenges of marketing and selling luxury homes and working with exclusive properties. Paula has also attained Prudential California Realty's highest honors as a member of the elite Chairman's Circle at the highest level as a Diamond award winner.  Her experiance and skill give her a distinct advantage when working with the unique properties of Orange County California.  Paula has built a team of high quality professionals who handle the challenge and details of each transaction.  Currently Paula network...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Fashion Island features Project Playhouse Homeaid Orange County's 17th Annual Project Playhouse is at Fashion Island in Newport Beach from September 6 to October 11, 2008. The Playhouses are built by local builders including Flinton Construction, John Laing Homes, Shea Homes, UCI Facilities Management Team, W Custom Homes, Wahoo's Fish Taco and Friends, Waterpointe Homes and William Lyon These Playhouses are built by the local builders, and the proceeds benefits Homeaid Orange County. The Playhouses are absolutely amazing. There is incredible detail with design, finish, roofs, doors and windows - they are literally small scale homes with spectacular features. There is landscaping to go along with the theme of the Playhouse. Each Playhouse is built differently with differnet design and a...
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Mama D's opened in July 2005, just a couple of doors down from my office.  There had been several restaurants in the same location over the years; I believe five in the previous five years.  Having had a few great restaurants that I enjoyed close on me, it was with some trepidation that I decided to have lunch there one day with my husband.  I did not want to find a new favorite restaurant only to have it too disappear.   Mama D's is located at 3012 Newport Boulevard in Newport Beach.   Obviously, Mama D's has escaped that fate, and it was obvious to me on my first visit that there was a lot of potential.  We were greeted with a huge smile and felt so welcomed the moment we walked in the door.  Mama D's had been opened only a few days the first time we visited, and at the time, we thoug...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
A Dog Day Afternoon in Newport Shores One of the many benefits in living in Newport Shores is the Canal that surrounds the area. The Canal is fed by the ocean, and the water level goes up and down with the tide. Many people who have lived in Newport Beach do not even realize that it exists. There are homes in Newport Shores that are built right along the Canal. The streets in Newport Shores that have homes on the Canal are Canal Street, Canal Circle and  62nd Street. The homes on Canal Street and Canal Circle have views to the west with sunset views. There is also a predominant ocean breeze that typically comes from the west. The homes that are located on 62nd Street have morning sunshine, and look to lush landscaping and greenery. The lot sizes on 62nd Street are typically the larger ...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Please join me this Sunday September 21 from 1-4pm at 91 Old Course Dr. in Newport Beach, for an Open House. If you have not visited this neighborhood, you should. It 's one of my favorites in Newport Beach. This particular home has 3 bedrooms, a den,family room, 4 baths,beautifully landscaped, and its 3,816 square feet. This is a great house, in a great location, at a great price. Listed at $1,825,000. One Ford Road is a wonderful community, close to shopping, the ocean, and award winning schools. The community has many amenities. Two swimming pools, a basket ball court, volley ball, walking trails, even a meditation pond. Residents of One Ford Road receive a community newsletter to keep them updated on all the activities. If you are planning on relocating to Newport Beach, take a look...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
If you live in Dover Shores, you have access to 3 private beaches. These beaches are used by the residents year round, but they also have summer programs. The most used beach is Larry's Beach located on Polaris between Morning Star and Evening Star Lanes. Larrys Beach has picnic facilities, tetherball, swings, climbing equipment, basket ball court, and volleyball. This is Larrys Beach. Another Beach is North Star Beach, this beach is located on the corner of North Star Lane and Polaris Dr. This beach has a basketball court, volleyball, and a beautiful view. The Newport Beach Aquatic Center is also in the Dover Shores area. At the Aquatic Center you can store your boats, rent kayacks, or join the crew team. If you are thinking about relocating to Newport Beach feel free to visit my Newpo...
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By Newport Beach Luxury Homes Guy Newport Beach Waterfront Condo Finder
(Newport Beach Real Estate Team)
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Shore Cliff in Corona del Mar Corona del Mar Luxury Homes This photograph of the private beach in Shore Cliff is looking towards the Cameo Shores area of Corona del Mar. The coastline is stunning with rock formations in the water and along the beach area. Many of the homes along the coast have stairs down to the private beach. Shore Cliff is a highly prestigious area of Corona del Mar which is located right along Coast Highway. There are approximately 140 home sites with custom homes in the Shore Cliff area of Corona del Mar. The streets of Shore Cliffs include Driftwood, Evening Canyon, Morning Canyon, Seaward and Shore Cliff. Many of the homes have sweeping ocean views, beach views, Catalina Island views, and little Corona. Shore Cliff is located adjacent to the Cameo Shores area in ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Taste of Newport 2008 - Newport Beach, California The Taste of Newport is an annual event which is held in the streets at Fashion Island in Newport Beach is going to be held on  Friday, September 19th, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Saturday, September 20th from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and Sunday, September 21st from Noon to 8:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about many of the Newport Beach restaurants. There will be approximately thirty of Newport Beach finest establishments and fifteen wineries. Come and visit the Taste of Newport, bring your family and friends. Enjoy the cooler summer evenings and you visit each of the restaurants that will be presenting food, and have just a taste - so you can learn more about the food that restaurant presents. In addition to spectacular food...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
If you are thinking of relocating to Newport Beach California, I must say you are a bright . Living in Newport Beach is pretty much like being on vacation every day. The upscale homes, the beaches, trendy shopping, outrageous restaurants, and happening bars are just some of the perks! The healthy life style of living here is another benefit. In Newport Beach you will find many outdoor activities to participate in. One of the most common is walking or jogging along the many beautiful beaches we have. This was a beautiful day in Newport down by the Balboa Pier. At this spot not only do you have the boardwalk and the ocean view, but also a large grassy spot where many play soccer, have picnics, or bring dogs to play. Relocating to Newport Beach will be a great investment for you. Real Esta...
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Once again it's time for the Taste of Newport. This is one of my favorite events in Newport Beach. It is held at Newport Center Drive in Fashion Island.There is free parking and valet will also be available. Local restaurants attend this event and sample some of their best recipes to goers. There is a fee for admission and you can purchase scrip cards to buy your dinner or lunch samples. This year Third Eye Blind will be performing on Sept. 19th, Styx on Saturday the 20th, and ub40 on Sunday 21st. For more information call 949-729-4400 Hours: Friday 6-11pm Saturday 4-11pm Sunday 12-8pm For Newport Beach Information Visit my website.
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By Mary Campbell
(Abrams Coastal Properties)
Coming next weekend is the 30th Annual Lido Yacht Expo at the Lido Marina Village. This event is free of charge. It is an in the water Big Boat Show. See luxurious yachts 26-100 feet long. These are true Luxury Boats with price tags in the multi-million dollar range. For more information call 949-757-5959. For information on Lido Isle click here.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Cameo Shores, Corona del Mar, California Open House I am hosting an open house today in Cameo Shores in Corona del Mar. Cameo Shores is a beautiful community of approximately 170 homes, and the development is terraced so that all the homes have spectacular ocean and Catalina views. Many of the homes have a courtyard style entrance, so that the homes have unobstructed views. Information on the Open House is as follows: 4639 Fairfield Drive Corona del Mar, California Open today - 9.5.2008 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm Priced at: $3,450,000 For more information about Cameo Shores, Corona del Mar luxury homes, and Newport Beach luxury homes, please view my website at www.sharonintheoc.com. Phone or text: 949.280.0681 Email: Spaxson@roadrunner.com
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
 Avalon, Catalina Santa Catalina is a rocky island located off the Southern California coast which is approximately 22 miles long, and 8 miles wide. William Wrigley, Junior was instrumental in the development of Catalina Island. Wrigley originally bought the island in 1919 and it was improved with a hotel, services, and the Casino building which still stands today. In 1921, Wrigley sold lots in the city of Avalon. This is the same Wrigley who developed Wrigley chewing gum, and Wrigley also owned the Chicago Cubs. The Chicago ballpark which was originally named Cubs Park, changed it's name to Wrigley Field in 1926 in honor of William Wrigley, Junior. In Avalon, the Casino is now utilized as a motion picture theater, and the upstairs can be utilized for private events.  The Casino was bu...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
2008 Lido Yacht Expo Newport Beach, California The 2008 Lido Yacht Expo is going to be held at the Lido Marina Village located in Newport Beach, California. the Lido Yacht Expo is going to be held from September 11-14, 2008. Admission for adults is $12.00 No Charge for Children 12 and under The Lido Yacht Expo will feature large yachts which may be 80' and above, and also mid range yachts which are typically  35' to 70' in length. This is a great opportunity to view the yachts in the ocean as opposed to a convention center. They will be located in the Lido Marina Village tied up at the docks. You can view these yachts and learn about the different classification of yachts as well. Additionally, there are other exhibitors including yacht sales, insurance, accessories, inflatable shore b...
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By Shelly Cofini
(Shelly Cofini Consulting)
The famous "I have a dream" speech was delivered on August 28th, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Martin Luther King Jr. made his dream real for everyone who was listening. He shared his vision, was willing to be held accountable, and in the end, prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. As a result of making his dream, his inspiration, and his intention public, he was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. While the prize was not his dream -equality was- his mission to get the world to notice was accomplished. We all have dreams and visions of what we want our futures to be like. Some of us have vision boards that remind us of our wants and desires, share our dreams with others by writing them down, or even translate them into goals and business plans. Everyone should have a plan. Wit...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Another benefit of living in Newport Beach is the abundance of activities. There are several harbors nearby where people own private yachts and fishing boats to enjoy sport fishing. Or you can arrange a charter or take a day fishing boat through www.Newportlanding.com. The main harbor in Newport Beach is Newport Harbor. The summer months (typically July and August) are opportune months to fish for Marlin because the water is warmer (approximately 71 to 73 degrees). Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to spend a weekend on a Sport Fisher out of Huntington Harbor and motored to Avalon, Catalina. Huntington Harbor is located approximately 10 miles north of Newport Beach. Four reels were put out (two on outriggers) and utilized fishing lures which were put on the end of the reels to resem...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
Christi and I enjoyed our nice Friday evening meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 2110 Old Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA. For many years, people have been going to The Old Spaghetti Factory, Newport Beach, to enjoy good food, casual atmosphere and friendly service.  Some people visit with friends around antique tables, while enjoyed the cooked pasta and spaghetti sauce, and fresh made meals. Located about 300 feet from surf and sand at Newport Beach, CA The place is large, noisy and fun.  We had fun with the wine trivia quiz printed on the menu. The food is reasonably priced and not unusual for this kind of dining.  I enjoyed the manager's favorite, Mizithra cheese, browned butter, and meat sauce combination.  The bread was so hot to the touch out of the oven that I had to be careful c...
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