Real Estate Services in the Orange County Coastal Areas

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


Hint of Upturn in California Housing Market

A press release from the UCLA Anderson 2008 first quarterly report contains the following encouraging news about the California housing market in the latter part of 2008 and through 2009: Our no-recession forecast remains nervously intact. We see a lot of problems in the first half of 2008, as housing remains a drag on GDP [ Read full article …]


Newport Beach Housing Prices Increase Again

Here is an interesting excerpt from yet another depressing article issued December 21, 2007 by the California Association of Realtors. Statewide, the 10 cities and communities with the highest median home prices in California during November 2007 were: Newport Beach, $1,400,000; Saratoga, $1,300,000; Santa Monica, $1,100,000; Cupertino, $1,074,090; Santa Barbara, $1,065,000; Danville, $1,021,000; Yorba Linda, [ Read full article …]


Newport Beach to acquire additional land on back bay

Here is an article from the Daily Pilot which outlines a proposed land exchange with the Irvine Company. The parcel is four acres on the waterfront of the back bay just below the Castaways development. Newport Beach city officials say the acquisition of a 4-acre piece of land on East Coast Highway with access to [ Read full article …]


Housing Prices in Newport Beach Hold Steady

Here is an interesting excerpt from the another depressing article issued November 28, 2007 by the California Association of Realtors. Statewide, the 10 cities and communities with the highest median home prices in California during October 2007 were: Newport Beach, $1,575,000; Santa Barbara, $1,275,000; Cupertino, $1,033,000; Danville, $1,017,500; Los Gatos, $1,005,000; San Carlos, $927,500; Redwood [ Read full article …]


Foreign Cash Could Boost Housing Market

Here is an interesting article which helps explain why prime real estate in the coastal areas of Orange County are experiencing stable to increasing sales prices. AP Foreign Cash Could Boost Housing Market Saturday November 10, 2:35 am ET By Stephen Bernard, AP Business Writer Foreign Cash Could Provide Much Needed Relief for U.S. Housing [ Read full article …]


Modest Recovery for Existing-Home Sales in 2008

More information regarding a turn around in the housing market may be found in the following article from the National Association of Realtors Research Department: For more information, contact: Walt Molony, 702/691-8592, wmolony@realtors.org   Modest Recovery for Existing-Home Sales in 2008 as Credit Crunch Subsides LAS VEGAS, November 13, 2007 –  A modest recovery for existing-home sales is expected [ Read full article …]


Newport Beach Repertory Theater Presents “It’s A Wonderful Life”

Theater – “It’s A Wonderful Life” – Staring Lynn-Holly Johnson Description: Newport Beach Repertory Theater Presents the 17th Annual Performance of “It’s A Wonderful Life”. Starring Golden Globe Nominee and star of the film “Ice Castles” Lynn-Holly Johnson as “Mary Bailey” Date: Thursday, November 29, 2007 Repeat Type: Thursday, November 29, 2007 – Sunday, December [ Read full article …]


Newport Beach Home Prices Increase

Here is an interesting excerpt from the otherwise depressing article issued October 24, 2007 by the California Association of Realtors. Statewide, the 10 cities and communities with the highest median home prices in California during September 2007 were: Newport Beach, $1,435,000; Los Gatos, $1,228,000; Cupertino, $1,050,000; Danville, $1,004,000; Redondo Beach, $847,500; San Clemente, $830,000; Yorba [ Read full article …]


Brighter Days Ahead for the Housing Market

To help undecided Buyers formulate their purchasing plans, the following October 10, 2007 article from the National Association of Realtors® Research Department is presented in its entirety. The Forecast Waiting Room by Lawrence Yun, Vice President, NAR Research Several positive developments in the credit market will pave the way for improving housing market conditions going [ Read full article …]


Estimate the Cost of Title Insurance on Real Estate

How much will title insurance cost on the purchase or sale of my property? – is a question clients often ask when planning for their closing costs or reserves. To help consumers with that very question and to overcome confusion about title insurance, the California Land Title Association has just launched the CLTA TitleWizard web [ Read full article …]