Newport Beach Real Estate Blog

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

Oct 18

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The newly released Bravo TV show "Real Estate Wars" features two teams that compete for business in the Orange County area of Southern California. The two teams are lead by John McMonigle and Jo Jo Watson in which they often fiercely go after the same seller who wants to sell a home here by the beach.  One of the properties featured was a luxury Newport Beach home located directly on the sand in the Balboa Peninsula area.  This appeared in Season 1, episode 2 where Jo Jo's Team member Kylie Mccullough secures an ocean front beach home and lists it for $10,800,000.  The agreement of the listing was based on Kylie finding two side by side properties on the beach as the replacement property.  The home officially went on the market last summer on July 18th,

Sep 11

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One of the best places to find historic home in the city of Newport Beach, California is the Balboa Peninsula Point area.  This is the area that is home to the famous "Wedge" surf break, a popular places for surfers during high surf.  Homes in this area can front the large beach frontage with panoramic views of the sandy beach and Pacific Ocean.  The Point is essentially the very tip of the peninsula that features the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Newport Bay on the other side of this small strip of land.  The area saw a massive growth during the 1920's and 1930's as many homes were built in this area during that time frame.  These properties were often used a luxury vacation properties for the well to do residents of the city of Los Angeles and

Aug 23

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Newport Beach, California is one of the few beach towns that offer a wide variety of housing from homes located on the sand, bay front properties to luxury homes located in some of the most exclusive gated communities in all of Southern California.  One of the most popular areas are homes located near Buffalo Hills Park area that is commonly referred to as "Port Streets."  This is a nautical themed neighborhood when the city first built the streets here.  They decided to start all the street names with the word "Port" so you have street names like Port Cardiff, Port Weybridge, Port Provence, etc.  The Port Streets neighborhood is widely considered one of the most desirable locations in all of Newport Beach since it's offers traditional single family homes

Jul 12

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Newport Beach is considered one of the most expensive beach towns in Orange County, California with real estate two to three times higher that surrounding cities.  What makes Newport Beach so desirable and in high demand it's close proximity to both the Newport Bay and the Pacific Ocean.  Many of the most exclusive neighborhoods are not beach front but guard gated bay front communities.  The lure for bay front homes is the offering of a private boat dock as many high wealth residents who live in Newport Beach have their own private boat or yacht.  Our guide here showcases the various Newport Beach Real Estate prices for both condos and single family homes.

As of July 2017, the lowest priced single family home in Newport Beach, California is listed at