Newport Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Beach is located at 2000 Cliff Drive in Newport Beach. The phone number is 949.515.6910.  Horace Ensign Middle School is the middle school in Newport Beach for 7th and 8th graders. The enrollment is over 1,000.The immediate area around Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Heights, Kings Road, and Cliffhaven. It is a beautiful area.If you are interested in a home that is zoned in Ensign Intermediate school, then please contact us to set up a customized search for you.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Ensign View Park in Newport Beach Ensign View Park is a Newport Beach park that has amazing views. It is located at 2501 Cliff Drive in Newport Beach. It is a popular place to take photos as there is often a Catalina Island view in the distance, plus you can see Newport Harbor. It is especially beautiful this time of year with all the holiday lights, and it will be really lit up for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. This is a popular place to have photos taken before school events such as Winter Formal and the Prom. It is fun to see the high school kids all dressed up and have this amazing backdrop. There are many Newport Beach parks, but this one I have stopped at time and time again to take photos, generally because I find it so pretty.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Holiday Decor in and around Newport Beach The holidays are so fun and love all the holiday decor which gets put up not only on homes but also on boats and docks, entries to neighborhood. This post is inspired by Debbie Laity Show Us Your Home Contest.  One area which goes all out with holiday decorations is Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Not only do they put an incredible tree and decor around Fashion Island, but there is also Santa's House for the children to put in their holiday requests. Also, I have written about the Fashion Island Christmas tree lighting which is a very fun event and I did attend this year - it is generally held in November. The Christmas Boat Parade in Newport Beach is amazing, and not only are the yachts decorated, but so are the docks, walk ways, and homes. It...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Linda Isle in Newport Beach | Homes for Sale & Market Update Linda Island   Linda Isle has 106 homes located on it, and it is a Newport Beach guard gated community. The homes are custom and they are all bay front. The dock sizes do vary. The market statistics are as follows: 4 active listings on Linda Isle  0 back up 0 pending sale 0 sales in November, 2014. Average sale price for the past one year is $7,759,792 Average price per square foot of $1,397.76. Median price on is $6,606,875 and a Median price per square foot $1,310.20. The highest priced home sold on Linda Isle in Newport Beach in the past one year was at 43 Linda Isle which sold for $16,000,000 on 9/29/2014. Absorption rate as follows: If you are searching for a bay front home in Newport Beach, consider Linda Isle, it is  a ...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Deck the Hulls | The Newport Beach Parade of Lights The 106th Christmas Boat Parade which is hosted by the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is going to be held from December 17,2014 to December 21, 2014.  At the Christmas Boat Parade, you view beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes cruise along the Newport Beach Harbor. It is a site to be seen and the yachts are amazing, Additionally homes are decorated and it is called the Ring of Lights. Homeowners and yachts go full out with amazing decorations and lights with generators. On the opening night of the parade on Wednesday, December 17 at approximately 6:30 pm. If you are going to watch it,be sure to dress warm and bring something warm to drink like hot chocolate. There will be traffic so I would suggest you arrive early...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Things to Do in Newport Beach - Newport Dunes Lighting of the Bay   On Saturday, November 29, 2014 between 1pm and 8pm, Newport Dunes will have the lighting of the Bay.    There will be a Polar Paradise Ice Village with 4 sled hills and an ice scene to take your Christams card photos.   The Lighting of the Bay Program will begin at 4pm, and Polar Express will being at 6pm.   The cost for parking is $10 per car.
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving day holiday with family and friends. Take time and to have gratitude for the blessings in your life. Focus on the positive and good will prevail. Sending you a beautiful photo from the beach. I feel blessed on this day to be with my family and to spend time with them. Each day is a blessing and be sure to enjoy your holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
What I love about Newport Shores is how different the views are from one side to another. Newport Shores is surrounded by a canal and there are Canal front homes on Canal Street, Canal Circle and 62nd Street. There are a few homes on 61st Street which also have a view and you can see that below. I often post about the view on the Canal Street side as it looks west and does have amazing sunsets. Below is the Canal street view. 62nd Street does have the early morning sun and looks across to lush landscaping. The photo below is actually at 61st Street, however the view is very similar. If you are interested in a Newport Shores home, please contact me. There is currently one Canal front located at 231 Canal in Newport Beach offered for $1,695,000. Search the MLS for Newport Shores homes for...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
One thing about living in Newport Beach is the sunsets, I never tire of looking at them And if I am sitting at my desk, and can see the sky changing to a pink and orange color, I will get up to look. All my neighbors also go out on their balconies and decks to take photos.  This photo was taken with my iPhone and I don't always feel it captures the actual color that I see. But still beautiful. If you are interested in a Newport Shores home for sale, search the MLS below.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Terrace Condos in Newport Beach | Condos for Sale in Newport Beach Newport Terrace is a condominium community which is located in Newport Beach.  Newport Terrace is located off the west end of 19th Street in Costa Mesa. It is located very near the Talbert Preserve. There are 281 homes in Newport Terrace, and there are three floor plans available. There is a one level condo with two bedrooms, and there are two floor plans each with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each of the condos have their own single garage space, as well as a carport.  There is a community pool area for the residents of Newport Terrace. If you are searching for a Newport Beach condo, then consider Newport Terrace. It is a lovely community and the amenities are very nice also. Search the MLS for a Newport Be...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Burger is a restaurant which is open for breakfast and lunch and is located at: 6800 W. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA Phone: 949.642.5881 Newport Burger's location is at Orange Street and Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Orange is one of the main streets to access Newport Shores in Newport Beach. I was walking my dog Duffy about two years ago with a friend, Duffy was a puppy about 7 or 8 months old, and my friend has a Huskie and we were walking together to go to the beach. We were walking up Orange Street on a Friday evening about 5:30, so that means Coast Highway was very busy because it is a main thoroughfaire in this area - and the average speed is about 50 mph. And drivers often run the lights there too, it is a dangerous street! Suddenly, Duffy's choke chain broke and he ran...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Newport Shores is surrounded by open spaces and there is lots of wild life in this area, and it is generally fun to see - some of course are nuisances. It is not uncommon to see swans, ducks, blue herons and other birds that reside. The herons live on the fish in the Canal, and it is fun to watch them hunt. There are also coyotes, so as an Realtor I do tell people considering living here to make sure they keep their small pets inside (especially at dusk and at night). There are also raccoons, and currently there is a family living outside and they do not come to the door, but I do nothing to encourage them to come up. It is a unique community and I do enjoy seeing the different wildlife here. If you are interested in a home in Newport Shores, search the MLS below. If I can answer any qu...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Last night I attended the Fashion Island Tree Lighting, hard to believe Christmas will be here in six weeks!! The event was lovely and VERY well attended. It was really difficult to find parking, and it was quite crowded. The tree lighting is two nights, and last night was the finale. The tree will remain lit during the holidays! The Christmas tree is located in the Bloomingdales Courtyard in Fashion Island. Had a great time visiting with friends and really nice dinner at the Yard House. Happy Holidays!
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Homes for Bayshores in Newport Beach | Bayshores Homes for Sale in Newport Beach Bayshores is a guard gated community which is located off Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Many of the homes in Bayshores are bay front homes, some have slips or docks, and many have incredible bay views. The community of Bayshores has  252 homes.  The location is Coast Highway and Dover, Bayshores is a highly desirable community.  The photo below is the community beach in Bayshores which is a very popular area for the residents of Bayshores. There is quite a few homes which are under construction. Buyers and investors will buy the older homes and then rebuild into beautiful new homes. Search the MLS for Bayshores homes for sale in Newport Beach.  
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Fashion Island Christmas Tree Lighting 2014   This year, Fashion Island's annual tree lighting ceremony will take place on November 14 and 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm. In addition to having the opportunity to watch this beautiful tree light up, there will be sing alongs.  And, Mickey will bring his friends as well as a magical, Disney-type snowfall to accompany the lighting.   If you miss the initial tree lighting ceremony at Fashion Island, you can still stop by to see the slightly less festive though still beautiful lighting of the tree each evening at 5pm until January 4, 2015.     Originally posted at: Fashion Island Tree Lighting
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Selling Your Newport Beach Home | Preparing Your  Newport Beach Home for Sale The following are recommendations I make to my clients when listing their homes for sale.  Be sure to store and lock away all valuables including jewelry, money and/or prescription medication or personal items. Put away lap top computers, iPads, iPhones, smart phones and any tablets or portable electronics. Lock up any prescription or non prescription medication. Put jewelry and valuables in locked cabinets, or take them out of the property. If your client has firearms, I recommend putting them away also in a locked secured cabinet. Any valuable items that are of considerable importance should be secured and put away. Although I accompany showings at listings, I cannot be watching everyone who is walking throu...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
One of the things I love about living in Newport Beach is the beach. I love to walk to the beach, and this time of year it is so nice to be able to enjoy the beach without the crowds of people that come to visit during the summer months. You know it is fall because you can easily find a parking spot on the street, and of course the very few people that are on the beach at all. I took a walk on the beach this morning, and really enjoyed it. There were a few surfers in the water, and just a few people walking on the beach. I walked my dog Duffy and he really wanted to go in the water. It is quite peaceful this time of year.  Happy Wednesday!
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Kings Road Homes for Sale in Newport Beach | Newport Beach Homes on Kings Road Kings Road in Newport Beach is located near the Cliffhaven area of the Newport Heights area of Newport Beach. The roads are Kings Place and Kings Road. The homes on Kings Road have incredible bay, ocean and Catalina Island views. This photo was taken last year, and Catalina Island which is 26 miles from the coast is crystal clear. The view directly across is Lido Isle. If you are interested in a home on Kings Road, please view this page.  
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Fashion Island in Newport Beach | Fashion Island Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The Fashion Island Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be held on November 14 and 15th, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm. The fabulous event will have Disney characters Mickey and some of his friends to celebrate the annual tree lighting ceremony. Be sure to join your friends and family for Fashion Island's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting.  I was at Fashion Island yesterday, and the tree is almost decorated . . . and it will not disappoint, and will be a beautiful tree lighting ceremony for sure. It would be a fun job to help decorate this beauty. The Tree Lighting will be held right out side of Bloomingdales in the Neiman Marcus - Bloomingdale's Courtyard. Below is a photo from the tree a couple of years ago!!! S...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
We are experiencing Santa Ana conditions here in Orange County, and basically what it means is there is an off shore flow or wind. The prevailing winds generally come from the ocean which keeps the area very cool. Yesterday and for the next few days we are experiencing Santa Ana conditions, so that means it will be windy, the temperatures will increase and there is increase fire danger.  This is a photo of the Newport Shores neighborhood in Newport Beach - there is currently no wind, but it is fairly warm right now, even at 7:15 am. Temperatures in Newport Beach are expected to reach 83 degrees today. If you are interested in more information about the Newport Shores neighborhood, check out this page. Search the MLS for Newport Shores homes for sale in Newport Beach - and new Canal fron...
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