Balboa Peninsula Newport Beach

We specialize in the Balboa Peninsula Newport Beach Homes located in Newport Beach, California.  The Balboa Peninsula is a unique area located on the narrow peninsula in Newport Beach situated between the Newport Bay & the Pacific Ocean.

Found 42 blog entries about Balboa Peninsula Newport Beach.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Jan 21

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Beyond the traditional ways of buying a home where you make an offer, get it accepted, close escrow and then move into a home is the Life Estate.  A Life Estate is a legally binding contract that allows the current owner to live in the house even after the property is sold.  This turns to be a good deal for the owner but not such a good deal for the one who is buying the property.  This has recently been made news headlines with the sale of the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles where the current owner, Hugh Heffner, wishes to stay in the house until he dies.

When marking a home for sale with a life estate, one of the negative side effects this may cause is a very limited number of buyers that would be willing to purchase a property with a Life Estate

Dec 24

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The most expensive homes sold in 2015 in Newport Beach all sold for more than $10 million dollars and were some of the most beautiful water front properties in the city. The homes were located in the Balboa Peninsula Point, Harbor Island and Lido Island communities which are all premier bay front neighborhoods.  Here is the current list of the top three Newport Beach homes sold in 2015.

2210 Channel Road, Newport Beach sold for $12,545,000 on 9/11/2015.  Located on the Baloba Peninsula Point this six bedroom, 6,880 square foot water front home sat on an ideal location in the Newport Bay with wonderful water views.  The home featured 127 feet of water footage which was compared to three buildable lots in Newport Beach.  The estate was newly built in