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robert deane: A Quality New Home in Newport Beach's prestigious Lido Isle - 08/22/12 04:03 PM
Are you looking for a quality new home in one of Newport Beach's water front communities? Lido Isle was developed starting in 1928 so new homes are rare but the Isle has such lasting value as a water front neighborhood that builders continue to invest in buildiing new homes. Recently one of Southern California's finest custom builders, Rutter Development, built a new home here on Lido Isle. Rutter has a 75-year history in new home construction and in an effort to keep their excellent contractors employed have begun building a few custom homes when lots can be found. They have built (0 comments)
robert deane: What is the premium for a Waterfront home in Newport Beach? - 08/21/12 05:08 PM
This is a follow up to a recent post about Lido Isle in Newport Beach. I spoke about the water front homes and the challenges of selling homes on interior lots. We all know water front lots sell for a premium; but how large is it? This is a brief case study of sales price trends between on water and interior homes. If you are a buyer, it will give you some perspective on the market, if you are a realtor, it may provide some assistance with pricing or working with apprasors. I have used a scattergram to display the sales (2 comments)
robert deane: Shopping as it should be. A'maree's in Newport Beach. - 08/21/12 10:54 AM
Shopping should be an experience. Why do we put are stores in boxes with no windows and merchandize in a way there is rairly a "visual feast" - a time you have truly enjoyed yourself? Here in Newport Beach, A'maree's, a local tradition since 1976, have become settled in their new home. This has been their dream as a show case for their fine clothing, shoes handbags and accessories. The best in Haute Couture. The building was abandoned for 12-years but A'maree's was instimental in saving this wonderful building. Let me share a few photos with you. This 1970ties arctitectual jem (0 comments)
Have you ever dreamed of living on an island with a boat in front of your home? In a location with great sailing and the perfect climate for a year around lifestyle? If you are thinking Florida or the Carolinas, think again. This is Southern California and here we do those states "three better" with low humidity, few insects and great sailing conditions. I want to introduce you to the island of your dreams. We call it Lido Isle and it is absoutely unique. Lido was one of the first master planned communities in Southern California and the first in the (0 comments)
Who are the people buying Homes? Investors continued to dominate the resale housing market here in Southern California. As recently as July 2012; they comprised 59% of buyers. DataQuick places investors into two categories; Cash buyers who comprised 32% of all buyers in July, and Absentee buyers who recorded a loan but have the mortgage payments sent to another address. These buyers are largely small investors but also include second home buyers. They comprised 27% of all buyers. In July 2012, Conventional buyers comprised a minority of buyers, 41% of total home purchases. While investors comprise the bulk of buyers, (2 comments)
Newport Beach has always attracted people with its beauty. The photo in this post is from 1908; it shows the Balboa Pavilion, the Big Red Car (the train line that linked Newport Beach to Los Angeles) and some of the tent cabins that were the original residences.
The Balboa Pavilion was a marketing center for promoting Newport Beach. In Newport's rowdy days it brought in thousands of visitors to listen to big bands; others were attracted by bathing beauty contests. Living conditions were let us say, were "adequate" - if (0 comments)
robert deane: Cool Things Children Do in Newport Beach – The Tide Pools - 08/08/12 03:56 PM
Photo courtesy of Newport Beach Magazine Cool Things Children Do in Newport Beach There is a hidden beach in Corona del Mar that few tourist know – it is strikingly beautiful, secluded and offers endless possibilities for fun and education. Travel to the end of Ocean Boulevard at the intersection of Poppy Avenue and look for free street parking. Above the beach you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Ocean. On a clear day you can see Catalina Island – 25 miles away. From the overlook walk down the paved pathway to the beach. On the way you will see a (10 comments)
My shetland sheep dog, Johnnie Walker, is only eight years but already has arthritis. He loves to go for a walk but his walks are slow and after about one and a half miles, he gives us that look and just stops. The average human walks at a rate of between 3 and 4 miles an hour. When we walk with Johnnie, we average between 1.3 and 1.5 miles per hour. I don’t know how to remove the “sniff factor” but most of this is his arthritis. As a result of his (0 comments)
robert deane: Newport Beach Has Dog Friendly Beaches – But Limited Hours - 08/03/12 05:33 PM
All the beaches of Newport Beach allow dogs on leashes but the hours are limited. Dogs have access to the beaches before 10:00 Am and after 4:30 PM. That leaves the middle of the day for people only. I spoke to my Shetland Sheep Dog, Johnnie Walker about this and he said the dogs lobbied hard for these hours – it is a commonly known fact that the middle of the day is reserved forMad Dogs and Englishmen, who go out into the mid-day sun. Better to be taking a nap at home in the heat of the day – after (0 comments)
robert deane: 10 Great Walks With Your Dog in Newport Beach - 08/03/12 04:34 PM
10 GREAT WALKS WITH YOUR DOG IN NEWPORT BEACH Johnnie Walker is my Director of Internet Technology and best friend. He loves to go on walks and we decided to tell you about the ten we enjoy most. Newport Beach has the perfect weather so we spend at lot of time outdoors and Newport Beach provides a variety of walks that give us incentive to walk every day. The Beach. Johnnie has access to any Newport Beach before 10:00 AM and after 4:30 which he finds to be perfect (see his post on Mad Dogs and Englishmen). We have three favorite (2 comments)
robert deane: CALIFORNIA’S PROPOSITION 13 HAS BENEFITS IN UP MARKETS AS WELL AS DOWN - 08/03/12 11:59 AM
California's Property Tax System is Based on a Consumer Sponsured Law, Proposition 13. If you live in a state where your property taxes are increased based on the increase in property values in your neighborhood and community, or if you live in a larger, more expensive homes and pay taxes at a higher rate; you will find California’s property tax system to be a welcome relief. This post is about you, and your tax cost once you buy a California home; for now is the time to buy. California homes are now selling at exceptional values and we have historically low (0 comments)
When people search for a home, one of the primary factors defining the search is the listing price. The purchase price is the major determining factor in your on-going cost of ownership; but association fees (HOA fees) and Mello-Roos taxes, add significantly to this monthly cost. To answer the question, yes there are neighborhoods where you can purchase a home with no HOA fees and no Mello-Roos. Read the full blog article HOA and Mell0-Roos Fees - Where are they in Newport Beach? This is one of a series (0 comments)
robert deane: HOA And Mello Roos Fees in Newport Beach. The Real Cost - $170,000! - 08/02/12 11:16 AM
The Real Cost of HOA and Mello Roos Fees in Newport Beach Two sides on the Bay. From one of Newport's oldest neighborhoods, to its newest. Why should you should consider an older neighborhood? A very considerable savings in HOA and Mello-Roos fees - plus larger lots and a more architecturally diverse neighborhood. I live in the Bay Crest area of Newport Beach, a neighborhood I value for many reasons. It is on of our oldest neighborhoods and is located on the West side of Newport's Back Bay, about as far as you can get from Newport Beach's newest neighborhood, the (2 comments)
I use a number of REALTOR sites that provide me with a depth of information that you will not find in a conventional search. If you are interested in these information souces go to my website page to download examples. REALTOR'S PROPERTY RESOURCES provides me access to 117 million properties nationwide and 1.6 million active listings. This is data from the source; it is current and the most accurate available - your best source of in depth, real time market information. Ask, and I will provide you (0 comments)
Orange County welcomes new residents from across the Nation. As you can see in the blue lines in the map below, people from the Great Lake states and North East are a strong source of migrants to the County. While Orange County’s out migration has exceeded in-migration in 2007 and 2008, it began to reverse in 2009 and that trend is now being see in California as a whole.
Antidotal evidence from the moving industry indicates that in 2012 the companies are seeing an equal number of moves into the State than out and in some cases more (0 comments)
Relocating is a difficult decision. Obviously you have to weigh the Pros and Cons. This is especially true if you are considering moving for lifestyle reasons. This decision relates to the question - what do you want to do with your life for the next 20 to 30-years, or more. Take a survey: On the edge in your decision? Complete the following questionnaire to find out if you could be a candidate for relocating. If you have a significant other, he or she should also complete this quiz. The source of the quiz is "The New Retirement - the Ultimate Guide (0 comments)
robert deane: What Can You Expect from and Exclusive Buyer's Agent? - 07/30/12 11:44 AM
Buyer Representation Agreement Real Estate transactions in today's real estate market are, if anything, more complicated than ever before. While many factors favor homebuyers such as low interest rates and lower prices, others do not. Among the new challenges are working out mortgages with banks, dealing with appraisers, and negotiating the purchase of short sale homes. In addition, in an ever changing market, an agent must provide buyers with a solid knowledge of market trends. Knowledge critical to making an informed decision. What you can expect from an Exclusive Buyer's Agent Search out properties on the market, including "For Sale By (0 comments)
robert deane: Does an Exclusive Buyer's Broker work to a set of standards? - 07/30/12 11:36 AM
Does an Exclusive Buyer's Broker work to a set of standards? Yes, I follow the standards of service established by the National Association of Exclusive Buyer's Agents The lists provide information about what you can expect from and exclusive buyer's agent during each phase of the discovery and purchase process. I hope to become your trusted advisor and help you find a home and assist you in your relocation. A. SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE INITIAL COUNSELING INTERVIEW PHASEStandard A(1): A Buyer Agent will disclose that he/she is a Buyer Agent and define his/her agency relationship to a prospective Buyer-Client. A Buyer Agent will (1 comments)
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