Costa Mesa, CA Real Estate News

By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Costa Mesa - Food Truck Thursdays - 9-26-13   With the increasing popularity of food trucks that are now serving gourmet rather than the "roach coaches" of yesterday, the Orang e County Fairgrounds has decided to bring you Food Truck Thursdays. Each week, the OC Fairgrounds serves up a new group of food trucks for your tastebuds to enjoy.   For more information, please see Costa Mesa Food Trucks.
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
  Now that online listings provide potential homebuyers with instant access to the Costa Mesa homes for sale, there’s little reason to enlist the services of a buyer’s agent, right? Well, the short answer to that proposition is…wrong!  In case you tended to agree with that opening statement, it’s based on the notion that most of what a buyer’s agent does is to find your new home. Yet for veteran homeowners and first-time homebuyers alike, a buyer's agent’s services reach far beyond just the initial search. Even so, taking that task on by yourself requires a great deal of diligence (and more time than most of us can spare). A Costa Mesa buyer’s agent removes that burden by keeping a daily lookout for appropriate new listings as they come online, weeding out the homes that fall short of m...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Costa Mesa - Festival of Children - South Coast Plaza - 2013       This year is the 10th Annual Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza.  It runs from September 7 through September 29, 2013.   The Festival benefits many nonprofit organizations for children. The events include arts and crafts and perfomances.   All of the events are free.   For more information, please see Festival of Children.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Costa Mesa - Anything Goes - Segerstrom Hall     Anything Goes is a three time 2011 Tony Award winner that will be playing at Segerstrom Hall at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa from September 25 through September 29, 2013. Tickets are available from $20. For more information about this award winning play, please see Anything Goes.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Costa Mesa - Cars and Coffee - September 2013   Cars and Coffee will take place on September 14, 2013 at the Car Lover's Store and will feature many types of cars including exotics, hot rods and concept cars as well as motorcycles. It is located at 1805 Placentia Avenue in Costa Mesa.   For more information, please call (949) 642-5400.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Costa Mesa - Centennial Farm Free Garden Class Sept 2013   On September 14, 2013 from 9:30 am to noon, a free Garden Class will be offered at the Silo Building at Centennial Farm at the Orange County Fairgrounds.   The class will be the Garden of the Future and is one of the monthly classes offered at Centennial Farm.   Pre-registration is required.  For more information, please see Centennial Farm Free Garden Class.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Eastside Costa Mesa Market Report - August 2013   This short video is an update on the current status of Eastside Costa Mesa Real Estate with a market report and an explanation regarding the numbers of homes for sale and recently sold.         For a value of your home or to learn more about buying a home in Eastside Costa Mesa, please contact Christine Donovan at 714-319-9751 Originally posted at: Eastside Costa Mesa Real Estate Market Report August 2013
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By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
Drive Thru Dairy For Sale Alta Dena Dairy    Orange County Ca Yes drive thru dairies are still around. They have been around for a long time and they all seem to be doing real well. Instead of getting out of the car to purchase beer or wine or cigaretts or mile or chips, you can just drive in and the clerk will come to your car with your order in minutes! just like in fast food... The brand Alta Dena is a well known brand for the milk products. They are local here in Southern California and have been doing business in the area for quite a long time. Believe it or not, there are even milk routes to this day in Orange county. Alta Dena Drive Thru dairy for sale. Long time established. Current owner now retiring. Good cash flow business with low expenses. Currently run by owners, no employ...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Costa Mesa Real Estate News - Mesa Verde Costa Mesa Homes Market Report - August 2013   The Mesa Verde neighborhood of Costa Mesa was largely built around the Mesa Verde Country Club, a private club and golf course Costa Mesa Country Club, which is a public course, is also located within Mesa Verde's boundaries.       Most Mesa Verde Costa Mesa homes were built in the 1960's and 1970's, with several of the homes actually built right along the golf course. Mesa Verde is bordered by Fairview Regional Park and the Costa Mesa Golf Course on the south, Harbor Boulevard on the east, the Santa Ana River to the west, and the 405 (San Diego Freeway) on the north.   The Estancia Adobe, built in the late 1800's is also located within Mesa Verde in Estancia Park, and provides insight into the histo...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Costa Mesa Real Estate - Eastside Costa Mesa Real Estate News - August 2013   Eastside Costa Mesa is a charming area of Costa Mesa which borders Newport Beach, and, as a result, tends to have higher property values than some other areas of the city. It is bounded by Irvine Boulevard on the east, Newport Boulevard on the west, 15th Street on the south and Mesa Drive on the north.   Most of the original lots in Eastside Costa Mesa are around 10,000 square feet, a large size lot in Orange County, which allows for space to expand smaller, older homes if desired.   Eastside Costa Mesa is known for wide streets and lovely, mature trees, homes with picket fences and an eclectic mix of different types of homes.   The current real estate market report for Eastside Costa Mesa Real Estate is below...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Costa Mesa Real Estate News - Westside Costa Mesa Homes - August 2013     Southwest Costa Mesa, better known as the Westside or Westside Costa Mesa, is a wonderful area of Costa Mesa which borders both Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. It is typically quantified as being West of Newport Boulevard. It encompasses Fairview Park and the Talbert Nature Reserve.   It has a wide mix of homes ranging from single family homes, to condos and apartment buildings. The homes overlooking the bluffs have beautiful views of the ocean and wildlife in the Santa Ana River.   The current real estate market report for Westside Costa Mesa is below:       Westside Costa Mesa is currently experiencing a sellers' market with many well-priced homes experiencing multiple offer situations as buyers compete for ...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Costa Mesa - The Great Labor Day Cruise XXXI - 2013   The Great Labor Day Cruise will take place at the Orange County Fair from August 30, 2013 to September 2, 2013.  Over the 3 days more than 1500 pre-1978 hot rods and muscle cars are expected to be in attendance. There will also be activities for all ages including music and food.   Ticket are $15 and free for 11 and under.  For more info, see The Great Labor Day Cruise. 
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Costa Mesa - SoBeCa Art Walk August 2013   The SoBeCa Art Walk will take place between 6pm and 10pm on August 27, 2013.  It is located at 2930 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.  This is hosted by The Camp and The Lab. ART Walk features local musicians and local artists.   For more info about the lineup, see The Lab or info@thelab.com
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Costa Mesa - Wavelength Festival of Music 2013   The Wavelength Festival of Music will take place from August 22 through August 25, 2013 at the Pacific Amphitheatre. This four day event will feature Bonnie Raitt, the Pacific Symphony and others.   Tickets are available in a wide range of prices. For more information about this event, please see Wavelength Festival of Music.
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
Orange County CA home sales numbers were up 33 percent last month during July 2013 as compared with last year July 2012.   East Costa Mesa home sales numbers were were also up this year.  Home selling prices and values at East Costa Mesa have been way up on average during past 13 years.  26 East Costa Mesa homes sold this year during July 2013. The average East Costa Mesa CA home selling price for July 2013 was $847,365 - according to CRMLS multiple listing service.   East Costa Mesa home selling market 13 years ago during July 2000 had 19 home sales and average selling price of $346,126. So East Costa Mesa home sellers have enjoyed price increases total $501,239 during the time from July 2000 to July 2013 - an increase of 145 percent during that time. What this means is that East Costa...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Costa Mesa - Restaurant Week 2013       Are you looking to save some money?  Have you been looking for your new favorite place to eat?  If either of these fit your bill, why not take advantage of Costa Mesa's Restaurant Week?   It takes place from 16-23, 2013 and features some of the cities best restaurants.  Some of the restaurants have great discounts, some have prix fixe meals.    Check out what's available and then check back by to let me know what was your favorite place and the best meal.   For more information, see Costa Mesa Restaurant Week.    
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Movie Monday Presents Evita at the Segerstrom Center 8-5-13   This Monday, August 5, 2013, and the movie starts at dusk. The movie Evita will be playing at the Segerstrom Center.  Plan to bring chairs, blankets and snacks to make the experience truly enjoyable.  If you don't feel like bringing food, Patina Catering will have some snacks and beverages available.    
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Costa Mesa - Hall and Oates at the Pac Am 2013     Daryl Hall and John Oates the big '80s duo will be playing at the Pacific Amiptheatre in Costa Mesa on August 8, 2013 at 8:15pm. Tickets are priced from $19.50 to $49.50.   For more info, please see Hall and Oates at the Pac Am.  
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Costa Mesa - Damsels of Destruction Demolition Derby 8-9-13     This Demolition Derby will take place on Friday August 9, 2013 at the OC Fairgrounds at 8pm. Tickets are $16.50 each, and reserved seats include a free ticket to the Orange County Fair. As if the smashing fun wasn't enough reason to attend, it will also benefit Susan G. Komen for a Cure OC.   For more information, please see Demolition Derby.    
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Costa Mesa - Motor Home Madness Demolition Derby 8-8-13       This Demolition Derby will take place at the Orange County Fairgrounds at 8pm on August 8, 2013.  Free admission to the Orange County Fair is included with reserved seats to the Demolition Derby. Tickets are $16.50 each.   Please see OC Fair for more info.    
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