Newport Beach Real Estate Agent

If you are looking for a top Newport Beach Real Estate agent make sure you contact Sam Smith today.  Sam is a local Newport Beach Real Estate agent in Newport Beach, California.

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May 31

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Bayview Terrace is a very nice gated community that is probably one of the best kept secrets when looking for a home.  The neighborhood has always had very attractive real estate prices when compared to similar type neighborhoods throughout Newport Beach no matter if you are looking to buy or to rent a home here.  The location is right next to the Newport Back Bay and the 73 Freeway which really makes it a very convenient place to live.  Over the past 5 years there has been approximately 30 rental properties that have come on the market for lease here, so basically 6 homes a year.  The large majority of these are the 3 bedroom floor plans with some 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos mixed in there as well.  About 5 years ago it was not uncommon to find a rental

Apr 29

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We work with a lot of first time home buyers who are always trying to figure out the best places to live in Newport Beach. Real Estate prices in  Newport Beach have gone up so much in the last several years that it's been really hard for those buying a home for the first time.  We still have seen some really good investments that have come on the market this year so it's still not impossible to find a good starter home.  There are some of the places we recommend looking when first starting to think about buying a home.  We always recommend starting with what your budget will allow and then work your way up.  If that means starting with a smaller condo then that typically is the best way to go.

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Mar 29

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When looking for a rental property it tends to be all about location and price as many Newport Beach neighborhoods can have crazy high rent prices.  One of the more affordable places to find a rental property in Newport Beach is a small condo complex called Newport Garden Villas.  First, the location is really hard to beat as it's situated in the upscale Westcliff area of Newport Beach.  From this area it's just a very short driving distance to the Newport Beach back Bay Area as well as all of the retail shopping and restaurants located along Coast Highway.  It's also really ideal when commuting to work as it's just minutes to the 55 freeway onramp which connects to the 5, 73 and 405 freeways.  You are basically in the hub of things with a location that

Feb 28

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One of the latest trends in real estate is looking at various places to find homes for sale that are currently not on the market for sale.  With the very low inventory of homes buyers are now staring to look at current rental properties as an avenue to see if those owners would consider selling their home.  We have found this an excellent way to find some properties where the owners might consider selling but it's important to keep a couple things in mind.  Owners of these rental properties may consider selling but since the home is not on the open market they often will want a premium in price to entice them to sell.  Also, if the property is already tenant occupied then the new buyer may have to assume that tenant and be in charge of renting it to them

Jan 25

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One of the latest trends in real estate are fractional ownership properties.  Over the last year we are starting to see more and more of these listings come on the market for sale here in Newport Beach.  The very low price point is what grabs a lot of buyers attention thinking that they can get this beautiful home or condo for a fraction of what it would normally sell for until they read the property description and find out that it's only for partial ownership. What's happening is that larger companies interested in investing in real estate will purchase prime real estate that will have the most appeal to a large number of buyers.  This would include a nice view of the city or ocean views, open floor plan with high ceilings and a good number of rooms

Dec 23

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The Newport Terrace community is an excellent place to find affordable rentals in the often expensive beach town of Newport Beach.  The location is just down the road from Hoag hospital on the nothern section of Newport Beach which is a short driving distance to the beach.  Many of the rentals have been leased in the mid $3,500 a month range or less which is a great price point for rentals in this area.  The large majority these are 3 bedroom condos that were originally built in 1974 with several of them being updated over time.  There is currently one rental on the market in Newport Terrace that features a total of three bedrooms, two baths with an approximate 1,129 square feet of living space.  It has been nicely updated and comes with vaulted ceilings

Sep 22

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One of the most impressive gated communities by the beach in Newport Beach is arguably the Pelican Point community.  If you have never been inside this community you are not alone as it boasts one of the toughest neighborhoods to enter with 24 hour around the clock security gate that secures the small collection of homes that exist here.  Getting to to this entrance of this community is rather easy as it's right on the edge of the Corona Del Mar and Newport Coast border and the only gated community along the beach in this area.  Pelican Point is a sister neighborhood to the upscale tracts like Pelican Hill which is named after the 5 star Pelican Hill hotel that resides in this area.  What you can expect are some of the nicest Spanish & Mediterranean style

Aug 30

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One of my favorite places to look for a rental home is the Baycrest gated community in Newport Beach.  If you have ever visited the Mercedes dealership off Jamboree and the 73 freeway then you have been very close to this community.  Baycrest Is located just a couple blocks off Jamboree and shares a very private location while still being in the middle of everything in Newport Beach.  One thing to keep in mind is that this community is rather small so rental properties rarely come on the market for lease.  I pulled the previous rentals going back approximately eight years back and only 10 rental properties were leased in our multiple listing service.  Prices in the last year have range between $6,500 to $7,500 for three and four bedroom homes that range

Jul 29

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One of the top gated communities in Southern California is arguably the Pelican Hill and Pelican Crest neighborhoods.  Living in either of these communities really makes a statement as they feature so of the most expensive homes found in Orange County, California.  Real Estate prices currently range from $12,500,000 to $45,000,000 with a large number of sales in the last several years and there are several reasons for the popularity of this community.  One of the biggest selling points is it's location that arguably has some of the best ocean views in all of Orange County.  The views can be truly breathtaking with a combination of both ocean and golf course views.  Some of my favorite views from this location is actually the view of the Newport Bay

Jun 22

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Newport Beach is one of the most expensive places to live in Southern California and we always have clients looking for distressed properties as a way to get into the real estate market.  Bankruptcy sales are different than bank owned or short sales as the latter has occurred after the bank has foreclosed on the home and the owner is no longer living in the home.  Short Sales differ as the owners are typically still living in the home and are selling the property and asking the bank to forgive the difference between what they owe to the bank and the offering price of the home.  A Bankruptcy sale occurs when the owner is liquidating their assets in order to be in compliance with the bankruptcy rules and regulations.  There is a certain process in order to