Newport Beach Real Estate Blog

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

Jun 13

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Balboa Island is well known for it's historic homes located on the small island in the city of Newport Beach.  Many of these homes were built in the early turn of the century with an emphasis of homes built in the 1920's and 1930's.  Most of the island has been developed with very few vacant lots available.  That's why it's very stocking to see new construction homes come on the market here.  A new listing has just come on the market that fits that profile and was newly built in 2017.  It features a total of 4 bedrooms, one and three half baths with 2,318 square feet of living space.  Lot sizes on Balboa Island are very small as this one spans 2,550 square feet.  Most of the homes here are linear with this home offering three levels of living space.

May 16

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Real Estate prices have really gone up since the big dip on 2008 as it's getting hard to find any properties in the Newport Beach area for under $500,000.  There are still a few select neighborhoods that offer these low prices if you know where to look.  These will be residential condos as detached single family homes in Newport Beach on non leased land currently start at $855,000.   Here is a quick guide to start your real estate search in Newport Beach.

First, we highly recommend the Versailles complex in Newport Beach.  The location offer high marks for value as it's about a 5 block radius to the beach and located next to Hoag Hospital and the Newport Bay.  Most of the condos located here can be bought for under $500,000 with select units offering