Newport Beach Real Estate Blog

Apr 12

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Every summer we experience a big serge in people visiting the Newport Beach area.  We got a ton of request for those looking for short term rentals in Newport Beach and the surrounding areas.  When clients calling on rental listings they see online many don't realize that a large percentage of rental owners are looking for a long term rental unless they advertise in the listing description that it's a vacation rental.  This is especially true for the upscale Newport Coast are where the large majority of luxury rental homes are seeking long term renters and not those visiting for just a couple days.  There are several options for those looking to stay in a home versus staying in a hotel.  Here is our guideline.

First, many don't realize that the Pelican

Mar 16

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One of our most common requested properties are the homes located in the Lido Peninsula community.  For those not familiar with Newport Beach you can easily understand the attraction, living in Newport Beach by the water for often times under $400,000.  So what's the catch?  First, these home are manufactured homes and not a traditional single family residence.  The homes are also located on lease land which many don't understand including local real estate agents.  The most common question we get is wanting to get more information on the lease land.  This is our understanding of how this is set up but we always encourage you to consult with the management company for exact details on the lease.

On December 31, 2023 the lease will come due on the homes

Feb 14

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One of the newest communities in Newport Beach is the waterfront complex known as Vue.  Located at the beginning of the Balboa Peninsula is a collection of waterfront condos that overlook the Newport Bay and the Lido Peninsula.  The residential site plan calls for a total of 27 luxury condos with 16 water front view units with the remainder of the units located facing the street with some views of the Pacific Ocean.  The condos in the Phase I release currently range from 2 to 3 bedrooms and from 1,762 to 2,161 square feet with all units ranging from 1,750 to 3,050 square feet. The builder did a great job of adding extra outdoor living space with decks that extend off the living spaces.

Some of the features found int these condos include light and

Jan 17

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The beach town of Newport Beach in Orange County, California offers a multiple number of tiny houses for sale.  Dating back 100 years ago, Newport Beach was the perfect place to own a small vacation home for those who lived in the bigger cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco.  These vacation homes were simply built an often offer one to two bedrooms and less than one thousand square feet.  The highest concentration of these homes can be found in the Balboa Peninsula neighborhood where many of these historic homes still exist.  However, the trend is to buy these older homes, tear them down and then build a larger brand new construction home.  Real Estate prices in this area for a tiny house currently starts at just under $1 Million dollars.

Dec 9

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2016 has been a record year with over 862 homes sold to date with still another 21 days until the end of the year.  Every year we make the tradition of looking at the top 3 Sales that occurred in Newport Beach for 2016.  Every year the properties and neighborhoods change but always consistently see sales up to the $20 million dollar price point.  This year the top three sales occurred in the Linda Isle gated community, Harbor Island gated community and Lido Isle.  Here is quick run down of these top real estate sales.  The first sale occurred at 86 Linda Isle, Newport Beach.  The property sold for $20,000,000 and closed escrow on 10/19/2016.  It was originally marketed at $24,995,000 and was on the market for a short 140 days.  Located in the Linda Isle

Nov 14

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Newport Beach is a very affluent area with a wide variety of luxury gated and water front communities.  When it comes to senior communities that cater to those older than 55 years of age there is only one place to look, a neighborhood called The Terraces.  This neighborhood is located in Corona Del Mar, a small subdivision in the city of Newport Beach that is specifically for senior residents.  Driving by the Terraces you would never know that it's a special community.  It blends in well with the surrounding homes and has a Cape Cod style architecture.  The homes themselves were built about 30 years ago and offer two story floorpans with attached garages.  Many worry about climbing stairs but many floor plans offer a main floor master bedroom, living room

Oct 17

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There are several condo communities that are located within walking distance to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach that consist of Newport Crest, Villa Balboa and Seawind condos.  In addition to these neighborhoods is the only gated condo community that is located adjacent to Hoag Hospital is the gated community of Versailles.  The Versailles is an iconic complex in Newport Heights that dates back to 1971 when the home builder developed this condo community.

 The architecture is very distinctive in the Neo-classical style with three smaller three story building and the main building that is built in a "u" shape with a large central water fountain in the middle.  Versailles is very popular to many condo buyers since real estate prices are very competitive

May 19

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The Wedge is one of the most famous surf breaks in Southern California and is located at the very tip of the Balboa Peninsula.  On a calm day it's hard to imagine where this surf break is located as it's located right next to the channel where boats leave the Newport Bay and head out to the Pacific Ocean.  When the surf gets big the waves crash right on the beach which gives this a unique feature.  Most surf breaks are located further out and crash over reefs located under the sea level.  The homes surrounding this area are commonly referred to as the Balboa Peninsula Point area and tend to be some of the most expensive homes on the Peninsula.  This is one of the first built neighborhoods in Newport Beach with homes dating back to the early 1900's.  Many

May 5

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The Echo 56 tract is one of the newest neighborhoods in the city of Newport Beach which offers luxury attached homes with three floor plans to choose from.  The biggest selling point for this community is the prime location that's just steps to the sandy beach.  Seashore Drive is a prominent street on the north side of Newport Beach that has it's own unique style and personality.  It's much different than other parts of Newport Beach and has a true east coast beach feel to it.  Many of the homes are located close together but celebrate the very close proximity to living by the beach.  Homes in Echo 56 were first available last year and currently offer a few select properties for sale.  

These attached homes can offer 9 foot ceilings, granite counters,

Apr 28

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The Bayside Village community in Newport Beach is a collection of manufactured homes that are located near the water and offers some of the lowest real estate prices in this upscale beach town.  The location is really easy to find since it's located off Pacific Coast Highway, near the gated community of Linda Isle and across the street from the Bentley and Porsche auto dealerships.  Starting back in 1960, a small section of land near the Newport Beach back bay area was designated for this community.  Over the years many newer construction homes have been constructed here and offer resort style living for often under $350,000.

The biggest question we get about the Bayside Village neighborhood are the community fee's.  This section of Newport Beach is