Costa Mesa, CA Real Estate News

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
One of the most important yet seldom discussed factors that should rate near the top of your list of requirements for a Costa Mesa agent is how comfortable you feel in conversation with him or her. What might sound like New Age feel-goodery is actually a crucial ingredient in the buying and selling of Costa Mesa homes.Selecting a real estate agent is more than a personnel decision—it also becomes a pivotal team-building exercise. Professional qualifications necessarily come first. In addition to being licensed to carry out the duties and obligations required by the California authorities, the agent you tap should be able to point to a successful track record of accomplishment in Costa Mesa as well as being demonstrably competent in the use of the latest tools in the virtual (as well as ...
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
 Spring is Costa Mesa’s prime selling season, which means that, in addition to the welcome appearance of springtime flowers, we can look forward to the seasonal crop of Costa Mesa “Open House” signs that will be sprouting up around town. The Open House events they announce will draw a wide audience of visitors, from the inevitable looky-loos to the serious house hunters who are the target audience. If you are among the latter group, you should know that the casual attitude most open house attendees adopt isn’t for you. As in all other life pursuits, the choicest rewards tend to end up with those who come prepared. Believe it or not, there are some best practices that experienced open house attendees follow: • Show up early. An open house your opportunity to inspect a listed home without...
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
When it comes to figuring out how to begin up the path to homeownership, Costa Mesa renters are left pretty much to their own devices. For the majority of first-time buyers who will use home loan financing to get there, getting started is simple enough: you begin by knowing two basic numbers. The first is the amount of money you will be comfortable spending for housing each month. This is a figure that will cover your mortgage payment, upkeep, insurance, and property taxes—everything your Costa Mesa house will cost on a month-to-month basis. But you don’t have to worry about calculating those elements in advance; to start, you only need to know that single total. Estimating it is easier than you might think. Renters already know what they pay in rent each month. That’s usually their tot...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
East Costa Mesa CA has 4 new single family homes being completed by the builder Bayport Homes, which are available for buyers at Esther Street and Walnut Place (the Walnut Horseshoe area).411 Esther Street – residence 1A floor plan at the development and has 4 bedrooms (plus a California room) and 5 baths and 3,096 SF of living space.  This home has a three car garage and listed price is $2,295,000.    417 Esther Street – residence 1B floor plan – with 4 bedrooms and 5 baths and 3,474 SF of living space.  This home has a four-car garage and list price for this home is $2,389,000. New SFR Homes at East Costa Mesa         410 Walnut Place – a residence 2B builders floor plan – with 4 bedrooms and 5 baths and 3,474 SF of living space.  This home has a 4 car-garage and list price for this h...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
East Costa Mesa CA Real Estate Update shows market that favors sellers.   East Costa Mesa single level ranch-style home East Costa Mesa is famous for its single level ranch-style homes that were originally built between 1953 and 1965.72 East Costa Mesa homes were sold during the three months ending August 31, 2016.  $960,400 was average home selling price at East Costa Mesa during those 3 months. 1,796 sf was average interior size of East Costa Mesa homes sold during that time. $534 per SF interior size was average home selling price at East Costa Mesa during that time. 70 days was average time on market for those sold East Costa Mesa homes. 61 East Costa Mesa homes were sold last year during same three months ending August 31, 2015. $917,705 was average home selling price at East Costa...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa CA with Lauren Selinsky Lauren Selinsky OC Realtor (R)   Another fabulous view at TeWinkle Park, a jog and sitting by the ducks. Enjoy park for the kids or tennis at TeWinkle Park.  Baseball diamonds for weekend Pony baseball game on the other side of park or just a walk around the park with sidewalk entry from numerous sides of TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa.       COSTA MESA REALTOR(R), LAUREN SELINSKY COSTA MESA HOME SEARCH NOW COSTA MESA BUYERS AND SELLERS CONTACT LAUREN SELINSKY 949.310.4960 DIRECT CA COASTAL ESTATES, COSTA MESA
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
“THE HOBBIT”: Orange Coast College’s department of theatre arts will stage a production of JRR Tolkien’s novel. OCC Drama Production of "The Hobbit" OCC Drama Production of "The Hobbit". Adapted and directed by David Scaglione. Intended for the whole family.Actors will use live action and puppets to tell the story of Bilbo Baggins and his journey through Middle Earth. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through July 24. Adults; Presale $7, at the door, $9; students, seniors and children, $5, presale, $7 at the door. Drama Lab Theatre, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Information: 714-432-5880 or occtickets.com.                               >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> COSTA MESA AREA SPECIALIST, LAUREN SELINSKYCOSTA MESA HOME SEARCHCOSTA MESA Golf HomesCOSTA MESA Sellers R...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa CA with Realtor (R) Lauren Selinsky TeWinkle Park was named after Charles TeWinkle, who came to Costa Mesa in 1920 with his wife “Goldie”.  Mr. TeWinkle was a local businessman and the director of several local banks here in Costa Mesa, CA. He was elected the first mayor of the newly-incorporated City of Costa Mesa in 1953. He died in 1962. Dedicated January 31, 1965. 970 Arlington Ave View Video of beautiful TeWinkly park with Lauren Selinsky now>> COSTA MESA REALTOR, LAUREN SELINSKY  | BRE01329427 COSTA MESA BROKER, STEVEN SELINSKY  | BRE01720364 COSTA MESA REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS CALL YOUR PROFESSIONALS WHEN YOU ARE READY TO BUY OR SELL A HOME | 888.908.7770 For park reservation information click here   Tewinkle Park Amenities  Acreage 49  Shelters  3  R...
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Everything is NEW! Thoughtful design and stylish amenities. Modern Open Concept Floorplan. Light and Bright Living Area, NEW Gorgeous Hardwood Laminate Floors Throughout, New Extra Wide Baseboards, Scraped Ceilings, New French Doors, New Custom Light Fixtures, New Ceiling Fans, New Interior Doors throughout, and a Pleasing Paint Palette. Gorgeous Chef’s Kitchen with Sleek European Style Cabinetry, Beautiful Stainless Steel and Glass Range Hood, Stylish Quartz Countertops, a Fantastic Custom Glass Mosaic Backsplash, New Farmhouse Style Apron Front Sink, Matching High End Stainless Appliances, Recessed Lighting, New Hardware. Remodeled Baths with European Style Features, New Vanities with Quartz Tops, New Lighting, New Modern Tile Floors, New Frameless Glass Shower Enclosure, Subway Tile ...
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By Colin Delaney
(GateHouse Properties)
With El Nino upon us in Southern California and Costa Mesa, it is important to think about protecting your home from rain in Southern California.  Here is a list of items to think about taking a quick look at to be sure everything is in great shape.  After all, water is the one common way a property can be damaged easily in Costa Mesa. Let's look at the 6 general areas where you can prevent water damage and protect yourself from the heavy rains this winter:  Protecting Your Home From Rain Foundation -In Costa Mesa, water is the biggest regular threat to your home’s foundation, as it can erode its integrity and cause serious problems. There are certain areas of Costa Mesa that have extremely expansive soil, so it is particularly important to keep an eye on foundations.  Taking some preve...
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
 It’s usually around this time of year when the one in charge of keeping track of your Costa Mesa household’s finances either sits down to do some budget arithmetic, or (at a minimum) goes hunting for a new shoe box to hold the coming year’s tax receipts.Both activities are simply exercises in ascertaining what is being spent (philosophers might recognize this as a Search for Enlightenment) – rather than actually doing anything about it. For those Costa Mesa mortgage holders more inclined to be actively engaged in improving their budgetary bottom lines, the credit.com website recently presented a question not often heard: are there any drawbacks to prepaying your mortgage? Normally, the idea of making extra mortgage payments is presented as an unalloyed great idea. What’s not to like? Y...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
It’s now a market that favors home sellers at East Costa Mesa CA.  Home Selling Market Update for Labor Day 2015 shows solid buyer activity. East Costa Mesa presents real opportunity for home buyers and is one of the most popular areas for residential living and investment at Orange County CA.    23 East Costa Mesa homes sold with closed deals last month – August 2015 – and average sold price for those homes was $917,637. 37 East Costa Mesa are now listed for sale with the CRMLS multiple listing service – with average list price now at $1,166,000. 27 East Costa Mesa homes are now under purchase contracts with buyers – in backup and pending status on the multiple listing service – and these have average asking prices at $982,000. This large number of homes now under purchase contracts s...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
East Side Costa Mesa is a highly desirable and sought after area. Some areas of East Side are in the high desirable Mariner's Elementary School which is a Newport Beach Blue Ribbon School Parts of East Side are walking distance to the back bay trails, and the back bay. Also, it is very close to 17th Street, Westcliff Plaza which features work out studios including Orange Theory Fitness, situated on an oversized lot in Eastside Costa Mesa and is located in a desirable location. It is walking distance to the Trails at Back Bay in Newport Beach, and located walking distance to the shops and restaurants on 17th Street in Costa Mesa.Search the MLS for an Eastside Costa Mesa home for sale.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Costa Mesa Concerts in the Park - The Fenians  The crowd that came out last Tuesday for the last of 2015s Concerts in the Park was huge.  According to The Fenians website, it was a record crowd. The music was wonderful, as I knew it would be, and our family as well as many others enjoyed our time outside listening, visiting with neighbors and enjoying the weather.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Orange County Fair Discounts and Promotions 2015  Looking forward to the Fair, and wondering how to save money.  Please check out all the promotions and discounts below. There are many ways to attend the Orange County Fair for free or for a reduced entry fee. Military is free every day for the OC Fair for both active military and veterans.  Active military can present their military id, and vets should bring proof that they served, including DD214 or other proof. Super Pass - For those who want to spend several days at the fair, a Super Pass can be a great choice.  The earlier you buy the pass, the cheaper it is.  At this time, they are $35 for general admission and $28 for youth (6-12) and seniors (60+). We Care Wednesdays - Free admission with donations between noon and 3 as follows: ...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Orange County Fair 2015  This year's Orange County Fair runs from July 17 to August 16.As always, there will be much to enjoy at the OC Fair including rides, fair food, and more.  We love to visit the animals which includes a petting zoo, llamas, goats, cows, rabbits, chickens, oxen and so much more.  Last year, there was even a butterfly exhibit. In addition, there are concerts and other shows.  Some of the shows are free with fair admission and some show tickets include free admission to the fair.  Fair tickets are $12 for people 13-59, seniors 60+ are $7, children 6-12 are $7, and under 6 are free. Parking is $10. For more information about the Fair and the fun to be had, please see other posts: A 5 Year Old's Pictorial Review of the Orange County FairA 4 Year Old and the Orange Coun...
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
 Today’s Costa Mesa real estate market is an alien landscape compared with what it was ten years ago, when it seemed as if a seller could just plant a sign in the front yard and wait for competing offers to roll in. This summer’s real estate scene is equally unlike that of five years ago, when many properties could languish for long months with few showings and fewer legitimate offers.   It’s been a welcome return to a more stable, predictable Costa Mesa real estate climate. With sale prices rising at a sustainable rate and the average days on market making a return to levels approaching historical norms, Costa Mesa real estate participants—both buyers and sellers—gain confidence on what to expect on both sides of home selling transactions. Particularly for Costa Mesa homeowners who are...
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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852
(Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA)
Orange County, CA Spring Meetup  When: Monday, May 11th, 4pmWhere: Yard House Restaurant, 1875 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa CA 92627 (In the Triangle...easy parking, yay!)What: Your local Spring meetup      Christine Donovan  and I will be hosting an ActiveRain Spring meetup on May 11th, and we'd love it if you were able to join us.  Located minutes from all the major freeways, the PCH, and literally right off the 55, the 4pm start time will help avoid most of the post-work traffic and make your Monday something to look forward to!       I've come to love our Orange County meetups, and if recent history is any indication, we'll have attendees near and far.  We have many familiar faces from ActiveRain here in Orange County, so hopefully many of them will be in attendance, and recent meetups ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
East Side Costa Mesa Homes for SaleEast Side Costa Mesa is a highly sought after area of Costa Mesa. With close proximity to 17th Street and the Westcliff shopping center, it is a highly sought after area. East Side Costa Mesa features wide tree lined streets and some of the streets include Flower Street, Broadway, Santa Ana, Tustin and 17th Street to name a few.East Side Costa Mesa is a highly desirable area and close proximity to the newly revitalized 17th street with upscale shopping and dining.There are both condos and single family homes in East Side, and if you are looking for a property, please contact me.'  ?center>
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