Newport Beach Real Estate Blog

Aug 14

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One of the top neighborhoods in Newport Beach is arguably the One Ford Road community.  Nestled near the Back Bay Area of Newport Beach is a very exclusive guard gated community with a variety of individual neighborhoods that offer their own unique style of architectural homes.  What many new visitors to Newport Beach have been electing to do lately is to rent in neighborhoods like One Ford Road to get a feel for living here before they invest in purchasing a home.  This is especially true when market conditions show that the real estate market may be due for a market correction in the next year or two.  Renting a home is a smart thing to do right now in real estate and there is no better place than One Ford Road.

There is a long list of amenities that

Jul 30

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We had a client recently contact us looking for a one story home in the Jasmine Creek neighborhood.  Jasmine Creek is a wonderful gated community in the Corona Del Mar area that is filled with one and two story homes.  The single level properties in this community don't come on the market that often so it's kind of rare to be able to find one available for sale.  They do come on the market from time to time so It's possible to be able to find them.  We also did a search of past one story homes that were on the market that did not sell and were able to locate a couple of properties this way.  Both of these owners said they would be open to selling and offered us a private showing for our client.

Real Estate prices for these one story homes currently run

Jun 21

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One of the newest & most exiting communities in Newport Beach is the Lido Villas community.  Anyone familiar with the Lido area of Newport Beach understands this is prime real estate next to the Newport Bay and the Lido Village filled with quaint shopping, restaurants and it's own historic theater.  The Lido Villas builder has elected to build 23 luxury townhouses near the water with current real estate prices starting just under $2 million dollars for a two bedroom, two and a half bath townhouse with 1,870 square feet.

Many of the townhouses located here feature 3 levels of living space with roof top decks to take in the great views.  The architect for these homes did a great job creating a cohesive open floor plan that joins the various rooms

May 15

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Bayside Village arguably has one of the best locations in Newport Beach and features 272 homes next to the back bay waters of the Newport Bay.  You know you have a great location when car dealers like Bentley, Rolls Royce and Porsche are just steps away.  There is also one of the most exclusive water front gated communities within steps of this community called Linda Isle.  Needless to say this is considered a prime area of Newport Beach which makes it skeptical that at some point the one entity who owns the land may sell to a developer due to the high land value. We have put a call into the park office to get further details on how the land lease works.  We are still waiting for a call back but after talking with several agents who have listings in this

Apr 24

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Newport Crest is one of the top choices for condo buyers looking to live near the ocean in Newport Beach.  The community has a prime a location with some units offering beautiful ocean views.  We get a lot of calls from buyers and renters looking to live in Newport Crest and want to know the pet policy.  This is normally set by the homeowners association and subject to change.  After speaking with the homeowners association it was confirmed that pets are allowed here.  There are certain rules and regulations that have been set by the association which I will cover next.

Newport Crest requires that pets be kept inside and not allowed to run freely through the neighborhood.  When a pet goes on a walk it is required for them to be on a lease which is

Mar 14

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We get requests from clients who are looking to buy a condo in the Newport Beach area and that are looking for a unit that has a private elevator.  For the most part, these are hard to find since most of the condo buildings in Newport Beach have community elevators for everyone to use.  Only a few select buildings offer private elevators that go directly up to the individual unit.  If you know where to look and have the money to spend then we recommend the following buildings.

First, if price is no object then the condos at the Meridian are a must see.  The condos were built there approximately four years ago and has one of the best locations in Newport Beach situated between the Fashion Island shopping center and the Newport Beach country club golf

Feb 25

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One of the benefits of being a real estate agent is getting exclusive viewings of the latest homes and condos to come on the market in Newport Beach.  Not all properties are but on this caravan open house but the large majority of brand new listings like to get this added exposure to qualified agents who may have clients looking for a particular type of property.  Broker Preview in Newport Beach happens every Friday from 11:00am to 2:00pm and often includes refreshments of food and drinks to entice the agents to come to their listing.

What do you need to do to get your home on the broker preview list?  First, the home must be added into the multiple listing service which instantly gains you exposure over the Internet and all of the real estate website

Jan 28

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One of the most popular to find a rental property in Newport Beach is the Villa Point community.  Besides located in a secure gated community is being located one of the best locations in Newport just minutes to Balboa Island and Fashion Island shopping center.   The large majority of rental properties located here are long term rentals, which is typically a 12 month rental.  Doing a quick search of this community we did find one vacation rental property that is rented as a month to month rental with a one month rental period.  Of course, during the summer months expect seasonal summer rates to apply which normally means that rental rates go up from the months of June, July & August.

Rental rates for one bedroom condos currently start at $2,895 a

Dec 11

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The city of Newport Beach is filled with many luxury homes and condos that occupy some of the most expensive land in all of Southern California.  Due to the high cost of land many of these homes are limited on building square footage and don't have the necessary space for a guest casita.  There are a few places that we recommend starting your search that do have homes with a guest casita that has it's own entrance.

The best place to look for homes with a guest casita is on Balboa Island in Newport Beach.  There are a good number of homes located here that are considered duplex properties which means having the main living house located in the front and a detached house behind it.  It's very common for most owners on Balboa Island to live in the front

Nov 14

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Balboa Island is well known for having some of the best curb appeal homes in all of Newport Beach.  The small island is filled with one and two story traditional style homes that can sit on the waters edge with direct bay front views.  For the most part the island is filled with single family homes with no residential condos.  There are however many duplex properties properties located on both the main and little island that offer homeowners and investors alike investment opportunities.  

Balboa Island itself is not a cheap place to live with real estate starting well just under the $2 million dollar price point.  Duplex properties will typically start at just above $2 million and can be found in older homes that were built anywhere from the 1920's to