Newport Beach Real Estate Blog

Aug 7

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One of the smaller neighborhoods located near the border of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach is the Vista Bahia community.  The location is near the 73 freeway and Irvine Avenue with very affordable residential condos for sale.  This is very close to being called the East Side Costa Mesa area which is also a very nice area.  Having a Newport Beach address tends to make the home a little more expensive even though similar homes in Costa Mesa are just a couple blocks away.  On average, homes in this area come on the market once a year and typically priced in the mid $600,000 range for a two or three bedroom condo with approximately 1,500 square feet of living space.  The condos are typically located in the 2500 block of University Drive which is a very short

Jul 25

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During a recent vacation to Paris, France there nothing like a visit to Paris without staying at two of the most famous and iconic hotels in the city. There have been many debates on which is better, the Four Seasons Hotel Geroge V or the Ritz Paris Hotel. Here is our honest opinion of what we experienced so you can make a decision on where to stay during your next visit to Paris on your next vacation.

First, the Ritz Paris hotel has a lot of history. It’s not hard to be impressed with the clientele that has stayed at this hotel including Coco Chanel, who stayed in room 202 for over 30 years and Earnest Hemingway who stayed in room 153. Our hotel reservation included pickup and return back from the airport, daily morning breakfast and a confirmed free

Jun 12

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Newport Shores is a great neighborhood that is located just a few blocks to the beach.  If you love mid-century modern style homes you will love this community that predcimantley features properties built in the mid 1960's.  This is also a great place to find long term rentals as many owners in this community offer their homes up for annual leases of a 12 month term.  This is a very popular rental area due to the close proximity to the beach and typically large inventory of available homes for lease.  There are many great restaurants located within a short distance from this location and many residents enjoy riding their beach cruise down to the Newport Pier along the boardwalk.

Newport Shores amenities include a very nice community pool, tennis court,

May 8

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We get a lot of rental calls for the Versailles complex in Newport Beach due to it's prime location and low rental rates.  The Versailles complex is approximately 47 years old and built in the early 1970's.  The units are pretty good size considering their age with one bedrooms around the high 400 to mid 700 square feet and two bedrooms in the 1,100 to 1,300 square foot rage.  The complex offers a wide range of amenities with a pool, spa, sauna and fitness center.  There is even a full kitchen available for bigger events.  People love living here due to the short distance to the beach which is within walking distance.

Rental rates as of May 2018 currently start at $1,900 a month for a one bedroom, one bath condo with 721 square feet.  Two bedroom

Apr 11

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One of the smaller neighborhoods located near the Back Bay Area of Newport Beach is the Westcliff Grove neighborhood.  The community features an approximate 29 homes located off Westcliff Drive on the cul-de-sac streets of Blue Gum Lane and Grove Lane.  It was first developed in 1979 when the builder built homes that offer three and four bedroom floor plans.  Over the years only a couple of these will typically come on the market for sale often priced in the high $1 million to low $2 million dollar range.  

The architectural style of Westcliff Grove homes would be a more traditional style with attached two car garages and large entertaining backyards.  Many of the interiors have been upgraded with vaulted ceilings, large gourmet kitchens with center

Mar 12

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One the best places to find water front condos in Newport Beach is in the Lido Peninsula area,  Located at the very beginning of the Peninsula on the West Lido Channel is a set of condos known as the Lido Park Place condos.  This Is a very popular neighborhood with popular restaurants like Bluewater Grill, Buddha's Favorite and The Dock as well as small boutique shopping in the Lido Marina Village area.  In Newport Beach there are three large islands that city in the middle of the Newport Bay which consist of Balboa Island, Lido Island and the Lido Peninsula.  The Lido Peninsula is the smallest of these three islands and mainly consist of residential condos, manufactured homes and combined commercial and residential spaces at the Cannery Village condo

Feb 8

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We currently are working with a client that is looking for a beach close property that is just steps to the beach, located in safe neighborhood, no homeowners association dues, near a Pier and within close proximity to great restaurants and shopping.  The budget is ideally around $1 million but willing to go up a little higher based on the perfect property.  While this sounds like a tall order we were able to find some properties that fit this criteria.  One of the currently listed properties that just came on the market is located in the popular Balboa Peninsula area of Newport Beach.  It's being advertised that the "property is also zoned for vacation rentals, Air B&B and VRBO" which is a big selling feature for those looking to buy a vacation home.

Jan 8

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One of the best kept secrets in Newport Beach is the bay front and ocean view community of Newport Shores.  The neighborhood is located at the base of the Santa Ana River that forms a small bay front area that is located adjacent to the Newport Shores community.  Located between the bay and the Pacific Ocean is a natural preserve wetlands area that allows for unobstructed views from select homes in this tract.  Homes that are located facing the canal rarely come on the market for sale and are typically priced close to the $2 million dollar range.

Real Estate prices currently start at $1,499,998 for a four bedroom, three bath home with 1,951 square feet of living space.  There is one lower price home that is on "hold' status and priced at $1,100,000.

Dec 7

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Irvine Terrace is a popular Newport Beach community located in the plush Corona Del Mar area.  It is considered one of the more desirable neighborhoods due to it's prime location that overlooks the Pacific Ocean with Catalina Island and sunset views. Due to larger lot sizes in this community it's not uncommon for homes in this area to have their own private swimming pool and spa.  The homes were originally built in the 1950's and secondary beach homes with many of the original style homes still exist to this day.  Many of have remolded or torn down these older homes and built brand new construction homes in it's place to take advantage of the views and add extra square footage with modern amenities.

Real Estate prices currently start at $3,195,000 for

Nov 9

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Breakers Drive is a very unique gated community located directly above Big Corona Beach and steps to the sandy beach.  Situated in the upscale Corona Del South area of Newport Beach is a collection of 13 luxury properties that offer a true walk to the beach location with stunning ocean views. The community has recently gained a lot of nationwide exposure due to the Bravo TV show "Orange County Housewives" where a Breakers Drive home was owned by one of the housewives, Kelly Dodd.  The home was often featured on several episodes and recently sold last month on 10/18/2017 for $5,000,000.  The home featured a total of five bedrooms, five baths with 4,370 square feet and located in a three story home that truly captured the stunning views froths elevated