Real Estate Services in the Orange County Coastal Areas

Corona del Mar ~ Laguna Beach ~ Newport Beach ~ Newport Coast

2010 Balboa Island: Artwalk

It is that time of year again. Put on your walking shoes, sun glasses and hat. Enjoy an afternoon viewing fine art from local artists and fine food from the great Balboa Island restaurants. The excerpt below is from the Balboa Island Art Walk web site: The 2010 Balboa Island Artwalk Sunday May 16, 2010 [ Read full article …]

Major hedge fund manager turns bullish on housing

According to the below excerpts from this article on MarketWatch, John Paulson is adjusting his investment strategy to take into account an improving housing market. By Alistair Barr, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — John Paulson, the hedge-fund manager famous for betting against mortgage securities, is now bullish on the U.S. housing market and the economy. [ Read full article …]

Home buying up 52% at beach, south O.C.

Here is a short article from the OC Register indicating the improving housing market in the Orange County Coastal areas. Homebuying up 52% at beach, south O.C.April 18th, 2010, 7:58 amposted by Jon Lansner For calendar month March – freshest numbers from DataQuick — our region-by-region analysis of homebuying shows Orange County slices up geographically [ Read full article …]

37th Annual Newport Boat Show | Welcome!

Get ready for a great weekend! It is here. The 37th Annual Newport Beach In The Water Boat Show. Spend a day viewing the large array of vessels and then enjoy a pleasant dinning experience along the waterfront in the Lido Village area of Newport Beach. More Big Boats The Newport Boat Show is the [ Read full article …]

Signs of Newport Beach Housing Market Rebound

Below are excerpts from an OC Register article outlining some improvement in the Orange County housing market. It specifically indicates that the Newport Beach market has improved in the upper end of the spectrum. SoCal sales shifting to pricier homesJanuary 19th, 2010, 2:22 pm · posted by Jeff Collins Home sales in the region shifted to [ Read full article …]

30% Gain in So Cal Home Values by 2012

Here are excerpts from the “California Economic Forecast” article by Mark Schniepp. It has the most uplifting outlook on the Southern California Housing market that has been published in a long time. Following are some of the reasons that Mr. Scnhiepp outlines for the recovery to occur. Expected Timeline for Recovery: Southern California Home prices [ Read full article …]

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire thinks that it is time to buy

Here is an excerpt from a recent Bloomberg article that indicates a continued interest by the Warren Buffett organization in capturing good real estate investments now while the market is still down. Berkshire, Leucadia Join to Acquire Capmark Assets (Update3) By Andrew Frye and Pierre Paulden Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) — Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. [ Read full article …]

After Two-Year Slide, REITs Showing Signs of Recovering

In attempting to figure out the direction of the housing market, one needs to consider strategies of the major real estate investors.  This article from News gives some insight into the thinking of a few major REIT fund investors, where they feel the real estate market is headed and when. By: Jeff Cox, [ Read full article …]

In an Economic Downturn, It Pays to Be in the Golden State

For the past several months clients have been coming through my frequent open houses in the Newport Heights community of Newport Beach asking the same question- how is the housing market doing in this area? I have been telling them that the premium properties along the coast have been holding their values far better than [ Read full article …]

Orange County Coastal Area Accommodations

Anyone contemplating the purchase of a home in the Orange County coastal area may want to consider staying at one of the areas fine hotels for a few days to explore all that the community has to offer. The following article from the OCeanfront web-site outlines a little about the most luxurious of these hotels. [ Read full article …]