Thursday, October 16, 2008

Open House in Corona del Mar - Cameo Shores

Corona del Mar Open House - Cameo Shores

4639 Fairfield
Corona del Mar, CA

There will be an open house today in Corona del Mar for those arriving home from work between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

View this Corona del Mar luxury home in Cameo Shores. This three bedroom, three bathroom homes has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Cameo Shores is an area of Corona del Mar which has terraced homes which have these incredible views.

This home on Fairfield in Corona del Mar is offered at $3,450,000.

For more information, please contact me at 949.280.0681.

Begin your Corona del Mar luxury home search, and I can answer any real estate related questions, please visit my Newport Beach Real Estate website.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Harbor Heritage Run in Newport Beach

October 11, 2008

Located at Newport Harbor High School

The 22nd Annual Newport Harbor Heritage Run is presented by the Newport Harbor High School PTA. This race is going to be held next Saturday, October 11th. The race will begin at Newport Harbor High School at 16th Street and Irvine in Newport Beach. The race begins at 8:30 am, however arriving at 7:00 allows for registration and stretching before the race. Registration ends at 7:45 am. The following is a list of the races.

2K at 8:00 AM
5K at 8:30 AM
1/4 Mile - The Kids' Klassic 5-7 years at 9:15AM
1/2 Mile - The Kids' Klassic 8-10 years at 9:30AM

Prices for registration for the 22nd Annual Harbor Heritage Run are as follows:

Adults (Age 20 & up) - $23.00
Youth (Age 19 & under) - $15.00
Kids (Age 10 & under) - $15.00

Registration must be completed by October 9, 2008, Register online here.

Find the course information for the Harbor Heritage Run for both the 2K and the 5K.

Volunteers are also needed to help with the race, so it is a great way to be involved and support the Newport Harbor High School PTA.

Good luck with the race, and most importantly - Have Fun!!!

If I can answer any questions about Newport Shores Real Estate, Newport Beach Real Estate, or Corona del Mar Luxury homes, or Newport Coast Luxury homes, please view my website at www.sharonintheoc.com. Begin your Newport Beach Luxury home search today.

Please contact me for any real estate related questions.

Phone or Text: 949.280.0681

Email: Spaxson@roadrunner.com

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Newport Shores Beach House

Newport Shores Charming Beach House
New Listing

Just steps to the sand. I have a new listing in the Newport Shores of Newport Beach. This single family residence features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and is located on one of the larger lots in Newport Shores. Located on a corner lot, this home is light and bright. Enjoy the cool ocean breezes at this home. This home has new carpet and new paint.
Walk across the street to one of the finest beaches in Newport Beach. Enjoy the beach lifestyle and all the amenities of Newport Shores including a community pool, tennis court, sand volley ball court and basketball court.

214 62nd Street - Newport Beach, California



Priced at $786,000
For more information, view the property website at http://www.21462nd.com/.



Friday, September 26, 2008

Balboa Island Luxury Homes - Open House



Balboa Island Open House

Sunday, September 27, 2008

1 pm to 4 pm

211 Pearl Avenue

Newport Beach

Balboa Island

Priced at $2,699,000

This Balboa Island duplex is just steps to the bay. This exquisitely remodeled Balboa duplex is very light and airy. The front unit features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms has skylights and sparkles with leaded glass windows. There are french doors which open to a charming private side patio. The kitchen has granite counters and top of the line kitchen appliances. The rear unit of this Balboa Island duplex features two bedrooms and one and one half bathrooms. There is a 2 car garage and 2 car carport.

For more information on Balboa Island luxury homes and Balboa Island Real Estate, please read the following posts:
Balboa Island - Newport Beach
Balboa Island Luxury Homes
Balboa Island
Balboa Island History

If I can answer any questions about Balboa Island Luxury Homes, Newport Coast Luxury homes, Newport Beach Real Estate, or Corona del Mar Luxury homes, please view my website at http://www.sharonintheoc.com/. Begin your Balboa Island Luxury home search today.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Cameo Shores - Corona del Mar, California

I am hosting an open house today 9.12.2008 in Cameo Shores in Corona del Mar. Cameo Shores is an elegant community of approximately 170 homes. The development is terraced so that all the homes have spectacular ocean, jetty and Catalina views. Many of the homes have a courtyard style entrance, so that the homes have unobstructed views.

Information on the Open House is as follows:

4639 Fairfield Drive

Corona del Mar, California

Open today - 9.12.2008 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Priced at: $3,450,000
This single family home located in Cameo Shores in Corona del Mar has three bedrooms, an office, and a larger living room. This home features panoramic ocean views. The courtyard style entry has a private patio, and a pool.

For more information about Cameo Shores,
Corona del Mar luxury homes, and Newport Beach luxury homes, please view my website at www.sharonintheoc.com. Begin your Newport Beach Luxury home search today.

Phone or text: 949.280.0681

Email: Spaxson@roadrunner.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Beautiful Newport Shores Home

Newport Shores is a highly sought after neighborhood. Come and view this beautiful four bedroom, three bathroom home at 218 Walnut Street, Newport Beach.
This home is in Newport Shores, and walking distance to one of the finest beaches in Newport. Enjoy the amenities of the Newport Shores area including a community pool, tennis court, basketball court, and volley ball court. There are two parks for children as well.
This beautiful turnkey home is value range priced at $1,299,000 to $1,389,000.





For more information about Newport Shores Real Estate, Newport Beach Luxury homes, and Newport Coast Luxury homes, and to begin your Newport Beach Luxury home search, please view my website at www.sharonintheoc.com

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Newport Shores Real Estate


Newport Shores Real Estate - Newport Beach, California



254 Cedar Street

Newport Beach, CA



Value Range Priced at $795,000 to $875,876


This two bedroom, two bathroom single family home located in Newport Shores has had a price adjustment and is now value ranged. This is a great opportunity to own a single family home in Newport Beach walking distance to one of the finest beaches in Newport Beach. Also, enjoy all the amenities of Newport Shores including a clubhouse, heated pool, tennis court, volley ball court and basketball court.


For more information on this property, please view the property website at http://www.254cedarstreet.com/.
For all your Newport Beach Real Estate inquiries, please view my website at www.sharonintheoc.com or call 949.280.0681.
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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cucina Alessa Opens in Newport Beach



Cucina Alessá Opens in Newport Beach


Cucina Alessá is a fantastic new Italian Restaurant that has opened in the Newport Shores area of Newport Beach. Located at 6700 Coast Highway in Newport Beach, this restaurant features a fabulous menu with a spectacular selection of Italian food. I have had the Pollo Marsala and it is amazing. The Julius Caesar salad is also a favorite with excellent flavors. Great environment, fantastic chef, and wonderful service.
There is an outdoor area to enjoy the great food, and the fabulous weather.


For more information, please view Cucina Alessá website.
Cucina Alessá is located right in the Newport Shores area. Newport Shores is located in Newport Beach and it is walking distance to one of the finest beaches in Newport.
Newport Shores is a community of approximately 440 homes, and is a great community with a clubhouse, heated pool, tennis and volley ball court. For information on Newport Beach Real Estate, and Newport Shores Real Estate, please view my Newport Beach Real Estate website. Begin your Newport Beach luxury home search here.
Cucina Alessá is just one more asset to the Newport Shores area, and a fabulous Newport Beach Restaurant.
For more information, please view their website at www.CucinaAlessa.com.
6700 Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA
949.645.2148






Thursday, May 29, 2008

Newport Shores Real Estate

Newport Shores Community Clubhouse

Newport Shores Real Estate
Newport Beach Real Estate







Currently there are 12 active listings in Newport Shores area of Newport Beach. The homes are priced anywhere from $880,000 to $1,629,000. All of the properties are single family homes. Newport Shores is a community of 440 homes in Newport Beach. There are many benefits to living in Newport Shores. Newport Shores features a community clubhouse, heated pool, tennis court and volley ball court. There are also two parks for children.

Newport Shores also features tennis tournaments. Last weekend there was a three day tournament. There are all levels of players, so it is fun for everyone.

For more information about Newport Shores, Newport Shores Real Estate, please view my website at www.sharonintheoc.com.

For more information about Newport Beach Luxury Homes, and to begin your Newport Beach luxury home search, please view my website at www.sharonintheoc.com

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Newport Shores Real Estate - Price Reduction


Newport Shores Real Estate - Price Reduction


223 Lugonia Street

Newport Beach, CA


There has been a price reduction on 223 Lugonia Street, by $100,000 and the new price is $1,050,000. This three bedroom, two bathroom single family home is located in Newport Shores in Newport Beach. This property is a great opportunity to live in Newport Beach - walking distance to the beach (across Coast Highway).


Find more information on this property on the property website at http://www.223lugonia.com/.


For more information on this property in Newport Beach, and for information on Newport Beach Real Estate, please view my website at http://www.sharonintheoc.com/.


Begin your Newport Beach Luxury Home Search today, and find Newport Beach Luxury Homes.


Find information on Newport Shores Real Estate, and Newport Beach Real Estate on my website at http://www.sharonintheoc.com/.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Open House 223 Lugonia Street, Newport Beach, CA

Open House 223 Lugonia Street, Newport Beach, California

Today April 19, 2008 from 1pm to 4pm, there will be an open house at 223 Lugonia Street. This three bedroom, two bathroom single family home is located in the Newport Shores area of Newport Beach. This master bedroom is located downstairs, and the other two bedrooms are upstairs - with a large private deck off one of the upstairs rooms.

Walk in the front door of this Newport Beach home for sale and there are open ceilings, with a granite fireplace. Also, this Newport Beach home has a galley style kitchen with a breakfast nook.

Walk across Coast Highway to one of the finest beaches in Newport Beach and enjoy beach living. Also, as a resident of Newport Shores, enjoy the amenities of the Newport Shores Community Association including a clubhouse, heated pool, sand volley ball court, tennis and basketball court.

For more information on this Newport Beach Homes for Sale and on Newport Shores Real Estate, visit the property website at www.223Lugonia.com


For all of your Newport Beach Real Estate needs, and find more information on Newport Shores Real Estate, please visit my website at www.sharonintheoc.com. Begin your Newport Beach Luxury Home search today.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

218 Walnut Street, Newport Beach, CA - Just Listed

Just Listed
218 Walnut Street
Newport Beach, California
Priced at $1,425,000
This four bedroom, three bathroom home is located in the Newport Shores area of Newport Beach. This home is completely turnkey and upgraded throughout. The landscaping and exterior is completely upgraded and landscaped with a tropical feel. There is a water feature in the entry way. There is also an outdoor shower for your trips home from the Beach.
The downstairs features a living room, formal dining area, breakfast nook and a kitchen. The upstairs features the four bedrooms including the master suite. The master opens onto a private deck with a spa.
This is a beautiful home not to be missed in the Newport Shores area. There is a community association called the Newport Shores Community Association which has a heated pool, tennis and volley ball court, basketball court and two parks with play ground equipment for children.
Enjoy this great community in this beautiful home
View the property website at

223 Lugonia Street, Newport Beach, California


Just Listed: 223 Lugonia Street, Newport Beach



This single family three bedroom, two bathroom home has just been listed for sale. This home is located in the Newport Shores area of Newport Beach. Walk across the street to one of the finest beaches in Newport Beach and enjoy the beach lifestyle. Ride your bike, roller blade, walk on the sand and enjoy living here.



Newport Shores has a community association called the Newport Shores Community Association and features a heated pool, clubhouse, tennis court, volley ball court and basketball court. Plus, there are two parks with playground equipment for children.



For more information on this property at 223 Lugonia, Newport Beach, please view the property website at http://www.223lugonia.com/



Find more information on Newport Shores Real Estate, Newport Beach Homes for Sale, and begin your Newport Beach luxury home search on my website at http://www.sharonintheoc.com/.




Friday, March 21, 2008

Newport Shores Real Estate - Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach Real Estate

It is a great time to purchase Newport Beach Real Estate, and there is a great opportunity to purchase a single family home walking distance to the beach. This original Newport Beach home is located in Newport Shores. Newport Shores is off Coast highway, and a development of 440 homes. Newport Shores features a community heated pool, clubhouse, volley ball court and tennis court.

Currently, there are 14 properties listed for sale in the Newport Shores area. There following is a list of the property addresses and the prices. Please note the one on Cedar in the Newport Shores area, as it is a great price.

254 Cedar St
$880,000
412 Lugonia St
$1,079,000
258 Lugonia St
$1,145,000
301 Prospect St
$1,289,000
300 Cedar St
$1,329,000
432 Prospect St
$1,496,000
324 Prospect St
$1,499,000
318 62nd St
$1,499,000
331 Walnut St
$1,510,000
464 Prospect St
$1,549,000
219 Lugonia St
$1,550,000
255 Walnut
$1,629,000
456 Prospect St
$1,750,000

For more information on Newport Beach Real Estate, Newport Shores Real Estate, and to begin your Newport Beach luxury home search, please view my website at www.sharonintheoc.com.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Newport Beach Real Estate. Newport Shores Real Estate

Newport Beach Real Estate
254 Cedar Street is a great opportunity to purchased a single family home in Newport Shores. This two bedroom, two bathroom single family home is located in Newport Beach is a great opportunity to own a home "walking distance to the beach"
254 Cedar Street in Newport Beach is being offered at $880,000.
For more information on this property, please view the property website at www.254CedarStreet.com.
Find more information on Newport Beach Real Estate, and begin your Newport Beach luxury home search today.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Huntington State Beach Lifeguard Try-Outs


Huntington State Beach Lifeguard Try-Outs are going to be this weekend at Huntington Beach. This is the first of a series which are posted below. The tryouts this weekend at Satuday morning March 2, 2008 at 9:00 am
Come prepared for a competitive 1000 yard open water swim. There is a time limit of 20 minutes. Time limit is 20 minutes. And following this swim there is another competitive 200 yard run - 400 yard swim - 200 yard run event. This is a ten minute timed event.
Then if both of those are passed, then you will be eligible for an interview which must also be passed. The interview is scheduled for another day.
The events are as follows:
2008 Ocean Testing Dates and Locations:
Huntington State Beach Satuday, March 1, 2008 @ 9am
Silverstrand State Beach Saturday, March 8, 2008 @ 9am
San Buena Ventura State Beach Sun, March 9, 2008 @ 9am
Leo Carillo State Park Saturday, March 15, 2008 @ 9am
Rio Del Mar State Beach Sat, March 15, 2008 @ 9am
South Carlsbad State Beach Sun, March 16, 2008 @ 9am
San Clemente State Beach Sat, March 29, 2008 @ 9am
Refugio State BeachSun, March 30, 2008 @ 9am
Monterey State Beach Sat, April 5, 2008 @ 9am
Crystal Cove Sun, April 6, 2008 @ 9am
For more information, please visit my website at www.sharonintheoc.com and click on the lifeguard button on the left.
For information about Newport Beach Real Estate, and to begin your Newport Beach luxury home search, visit my website at www.sharonintheoc.com


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Newport Shores Real Estate - Newport Beach


Newport Shores Real Estate, Newport Beach


Newport Shores Park
Newport Shores is a community in Newport Beach which is located off Coast Highway and walking distance to one of the finest beaches in Newport Beach. There are approximately 400 homes in Newport Shores and there is a community association.

Newport Shores features a clubhouse, a heated pool, volley ball and tennis courts.

Currently there is a great opportunity to move into Newport Shores.

This single family home at 254 Cedar Street in Newport Beach is priced at $880,000. For more information, please see the property website at http://www.254cedarstreet.com.
Begin your Newport Shores Real estate property search today. Start your Newport Beach Luxury Home search today and visit my website at www.Sharonintheoc.com.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Newport Shores Real Estate - Open House


Newport Shores Real Estate



254 Cedar Street

Newport Beach, California



Open House Saturday

1-4 pm



Open House Sunday

1-4pm

This two bedroom, two bathroom single family home is a great opportunity to live in Newport Shores. Newport Shores is walking distance to one of the finest beaches in Newport Beach. Newport Shores also features a community clubhouse, tennis court, volley ball court, barbecue area, and year round activities for the family.

For more information about this property - please visit www.254CedarStreet.com.

For information about Newport Beach Luxury Home Search, Newport Beach Real Estate, and Newport Shores Real Estate, please visit my website at www.SharonintheOC.com

Please contact me anytime to view this property and great opportunity.
Email me Sharon@SharonintheOC.com

Call me directly at 949.280.0681




Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Newport Shores Real Estate - 254 Cedar Street



Newport Shores Real Estate

254 Cedar Street
Newport Beach, CA


Listed at $880,000

This home is a two bedroom two bathroom beach house which is located in Newport Shores in Newport Beach. This home is in original condition and does need some updating, however it is a great value for the area. Don't miss this opportunity to either remodel, or build your dream home this great community.

Newport Shores is located in the North end of Newport Beach. Newport Shores is a community of approximately 400 homes that are located just across Coast Highway. Walk to the beach, and enjoy one of the finest beaches in Newport Beach. Walk to the river jetty which is a popular year round surfing spot. Ride your bike to Huntington Beach, or to the Balboa Pier. You can ride your bike to pick up your groceries as well. Enjoy the beach lifestyle.

Newport Shores is also located in the Newport Mesa School district, and the children that live in this area attend Newport Elementary School which is located right on the beach. The sand is the playground. And many of the children ride their bikes to school and enjoy a scenic ride to school.

For more information on this property on 254 Cedar Street, Newport Beach, please visit www.CedarStreet.com.
To obtain information about the comparable properties in the Newport Shores area, please visit this page.
There is more information about Newport Shores and the activities. It is a great neighborhood, and great place to live.




For information about your Newport Beach Real Estate needs, and begin your Newport Beach Luxury Home search, please contact me at Sharon@SharonintheOC.com.


Friday, February 15, 2008

Newport Shores Real Estate - Newport Beach, California

Newport Shores Real Estate - Newport Shores in Newport Beach is a community of approximately 400 homes located right off Coast Highway in Newport Beach, and one block to one of the finest beaches and popular surfing spots in Newport Beach. The river jetty at Newport Beach is walking distance from Newport Shores and is an area that residents and visitors can bring their dogs and allow them to run off leash.

Newport Shores in Newport Beach is a great community that has a clubhouse, heated swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, and volley ball court. There are community activities throughout the year.

In February, 2008, Newport Shores featured a tennis tournament for both residents and visitors. There are other tournaments throughout the year as well.

Newport Beach features many luxury homes as well, and there are different areas of Newport Beach that feature Newport Beach Luxury Homes. Begin your Newport Beach Luxury Home Search today. Some of these areas include Bay Shores Luxury Homes, Lido Island Luxury Homes and Balboa Island Luxury Homes.

Newport Shores Real Estate is a great investment, and a great community for families. For more information on Newport Beach luxury homes, Newport Beach Real Estate and information about Newport Shores Real Estate, please contact me at Sharon@sharonintheOC.com.

Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard Tryouts 2008

Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard Tryouts

The city of Huntington Beach is hosting their tryouts for the Junior Lifeguard program which begins in May. The dates are below.


May, 2008

Saturday May 3, 2008 Junior Guard Tryouts at Fountain Valley High School
Saturday May 10, 2008 Junior Guard Tryouts at Fountain Valley HIgh School

Saturday May 17, 2008 Junior Guard Tryouts at Fountain Valey High School
Sunday May 18, 2008 Junior Guard Tryouts at Fountain Valley High School
Sunday May 26, 2008 Memorial Day - Junior Guard Tryouts at Fountain Valley High School

For more information and specifications, please visit the Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard Site.

Currently the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard tryouts are going on at Newport Harbor High School. For more information, please visit this page on the Lifeguard Programs in Newport Beach.

Newport Beach features great activities including the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard program, Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard and lifeguard programs as well.

Please view Newport Beach Luxury Home Search for more information on the community activites as well as Newport Beach Real Estate, and Newport Beach Luxury Homes.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Huntington State Beach Lifeguard Try-Outs

The Huntington State Beach Lifeguard dates for the tryouts are going to be as follows:

2008 Ocean Testing Dates and Locations:

Huntington State Beach Saturday, March 1, 2008 @ 0900
Silverstrand State Beach Saturday, March 8, 2008 @ 0900
San Buena Ventura State Beach Sunday, March 9, 2008 @ 0900
Leo Carillo State Park Saturday, March 15, 2008 @ 0900
Rio Del Mar State Beach Saturday, March 15, 2008 @ 0900
South Carlsbad State Beach Sunday, March 16, 2008 @ 0900
San Clemente State Beach Saturday, March 29, 2008 @ 0900
Refugio State Beach Sunday, March 30, 2008 @ 0900
Monterey State Beach Saturday, April 5, 2008 @ 0900
Crystal Cove Sunday, April 6, 2008 @ 0900


To qualify for the Huntington State Lifeguard Training Program, the requirements are:

1. Pass a COMPETITIVE 1000 yard open water swim with a time limit of 20 minutes.2. Pass a COMPETITIVE [200 yard run - 400 yard swim - 200 yard run] event with a time limit of 10 minutes.3. Pass a qualification appraisal interview.

4. Participate and successfully pass training.

The requirements for being considered as a candidate for the Huntington Beach State Lifeguards is as follows:

1. Must possess a valid California Driver's License with good driving record at time of appointment.
2. Physical strength and endurance.
3. Ability to work weekends and holidays.
4. Must have visual and hearing acuity in order to identify struggling victims in the water.

This is a great opportunity to work at the beach, receive superior training, and be responsible for public safety.This is a fantastic seasonal job, and can lead to a full time career with the state of California.

Information on lifeguard programs in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach can be found here.

For more information on how to prepare for these tests, please feel free to contact me as I have information to help out.

For more information about Newport Beach Luxury Homes, Newport Beach Real Estate, and Newport Beach Homes for sale, please visit my website at www.sharonintheoc.com.

Subscribe to my monthly newsletter, and view my monthly newsletter.

Newport Beach is a great community which has activities that are definitely unique to the area such as lifeguarding.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Newport Beach Luxury Home - 1512 Lincoln Lane, Newport Beach





1512 Lincoln Lane, Newport Beach, California
Offered at $2,225,000
This Newport Beach Luxury Home located in the Dover Shores area of Newport Beach features four bedrooms, three bathrooms and has been completely upgraded. It is a two story home located in the Dover Shores area. This fantastic area of Newport Beach is walking distance to Mariner's Elementary School and to the Newport Beach Public Library.
This home features beautiful black walnut hardwood floors and the home features french doors that open to a completely upgraded front and back yard.
The front and back yard have been completely redone with beautiful landscaping with a fire pit in the backyard.
The Newport Beach Luxury home in Dover shores has been completely remodeled with beautiful crown molding and baseboards. The kitchen has been remodeled and opens onto a family room with beautiful cabinetry.
The master bedroom is featured on the ground level and has a fireplace, french doors which open to the back yard. The master bathroom has a steam room.
For more information on Newport Beach Real Estate, please contact me at Sharon@sharonintheoc.com or call me at 949.280.0681.
For a complimentary comparative market analysis, please contact me at Sharon@SharonintheOC.com.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Valentine's Day Suggestions for Newport Beach and Orange County

Newport Beach and Orange County Valentine's Day Suggestions for 2008
With Valentine's Day coming up in a little more than two weeks - here is a list of suggestions on what to do and where to spend it with your Valentine in Newport Beach or the Orane County area.
There are suggestions for bed and breakfasts, dining, flowers, and spa activities.
There are more suggestions for Newport Beach restaurants here.
Start making your plans for dining in Newport Beach now as the restaurants will fill up.
For more information about Newport Beach Luxury Real Estate, please visit my website at www.SharonintheOC.com.
Please contact me for more information on the community of Newport Beach and Newport Beach Real Estate.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

New California Laws for 2008

New California Laws for 2008

There are some new California laws that have gone into effect for 2008. Please click on this link for a complete update of the new laws for California.

Some of the laws include - no smoking in the car with minor children, and beginning on July 1, 2008 - California will prohibit drivers from using their cell phones without a hands free device.

For more information about these California Laws for 2008 - please visit this page.

For information on Newport Beach luxury home search, Newport Beach Real Estate, please visit my website at www.sharonintheoc.com

Begin your Newport Beach Luxury Home Search.

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Newport Beach Luxury Real Estate - Turtle Ridge

142 Coral Rose
Irvine, California
Available for $590,000 to $645,876



There are tremendous opportunities for Newport Beach luxury real estate right now in this market with the interest rates being at historic lows. There is also a high probability the feds will cut the rates again next week. This is an opportunistic market because of the inventory, the housing prices that have declined, and the number of homes on the market. A great opportunity to view luxury real estate will be open this weekend. The details are as follows:



Irvine, California


Value Ranged Priced at $590,000 to $645,876


This beautiful 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo which is located in the Turtle Ridge area of Irvine is in the Ashton Greene builder tract. There is a beautiful courtyard entering this condominium in Turtle Ridge. There are granite counters, stainless appliances, refrigerator and washer/dryer included.
January 26, 2008
1:00 to 4:00 pm
For more information on this property, please visit my website at www.sharonintheoc.com
To begin your property search for Newport Beach Luxury Real Estate, please visit this page.




Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Fed Cut Interest Rates Today

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates today by three quarters of a point. This cut is the biggest cut since October, 1984. This cut also was announced before the regularly scheduled meeting, and it is a possibility that the Fed will cut the rate even more. For more information on this interest rate cut, please visit this site.


For more information about Newport Beach Real Estate, and luxury home search in Newport Beach, please visit this site.

To begin your home search today in Newport Beach for luxury homes, please visit this site.

With this interest rate cut, it is a great opportunity to invest in Newport Beach Real Estate, and luxury homes in Newport Beach.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Newport Beach Real Estate Market Trends

Newport Beach Real Estate Market trends are posted on this page. For more information on these market trends, please visit this page.
There is information about Newport Beach Real Estate, Corona del Mar, Aliso Viejo and the other coastal communities of Orange County. Please view these market trends to review number of properties that are available on the market now, properties that are in escrow or pending, and number of closed transactions for the past month.
This information provides additional information with regards to Newport Beach Real Estate.
For more information about any real estate needs in the Newport Beach area, please visit this site.
To begin your home search for Real Estate in Newport Beach, please visit this page.
Please contact me for your real estate needs in the Newport Beach area at Sharon@SharonintheOC.com.

1018 Nottingham Road, Newport Beach, California






Newport Beach Property Available

Dover Shores Area, Newport Beach




Newport Beach Property Available


1018 Nottingham Road
Newport Beach, California

This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom single family home which is located in the Dover Shores area of Newport Beach, California.
The kitchen has been upgraded with beautiful stainless appliances, cabinetry and granite counter tops. The flooring is hardwood floors as seen in the photo of the family room.
This home is ideal for entertaining. It offers privacy as it is located on a corner lot. There is also a three car garage.
The Dover Shores area of Newport Beach offers the award winning elementary school Mariner's Elementary School in Newport Beach. Additionally, it is located right next to the new Newport Beach public library.
For more information on this home, or any home in Newport Beach, please visit this site.
Begin your home search today for properties in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Corona del Mar, and Costa Mesa.
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This home is value range priced at $1,899,000 - $1,999,000








Monday, January 14, 2008

12 Napoli, Newport Beach, California







12 Napoli, Newport Beach, California

Listed at $3,249,000

This beautiful and contemporary single family home, located in the guard gated community of Harbor Ridge Homes.. This spectacular home features 5 bedrooms, and 4.5 bathrooms.
This home features an upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops, and travertine flooring.
This Newport Beach home also has two family rooms, formal living room, beautiful backyard with pool and spa and built in barbecue. This home features a mountain view.
The rooftop in this Newport Beach home also has solar panels to create more efficiency.
For more information on this beautiful home, please contact me at Sharon@Sharonintheoc.com
For all your Newport Beach Real Estate needs, please visit my website at www.Sharonintheoc.com.

















Friday, January 11, 2008

Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Try-Outs 2008 Update

Update on Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Try-Outs

The Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard tryouts are beginning in three weeks. The dates are as follows:
February 3, 2008 9am - 12pm
February 10, 2008 9am - 12pm
February 17, 2008 9am - 12pm
February 24, 2008 9am - 12pm
February 7, 2008 7pm - 8:30pm
February 21, 2008 7pm - 8:30pm
The try outs will be conducted on at Newport Harbor High School, Newport Beach, California. The children can practice at Newport Shores clubhouse pool in Newport Beach, Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, or Newport Harbor High Pool in Newport Beach. There are several dates and they are located at the Newport Harbor High School Pool in Newport Beach, California.

For the swim try outs, a child must be 9-15 years of age by June 23, 2008 (per the Newport Beach Lifeguards). And you must bring valid identification (for example a birth certificate or passport). Also, you must provide valid proof of Newport Beach residency (for example - car registration, driver's license, utility bill, or car registration). You need to provide three different items for proof of residency.

Each group is categorized A, B, C, D by their age. The swim consists of 100 yards (two complete laps - four lengths in a pool) and they must be completed in the following times. The following are the required swim times for each age group:

"A" (14-15 year old): 1:35 (one minute, 35 seconds)
"B" (12-13 year old): 1:40 (one minute, 40 seconds)
"C" (10-11 year old): 1:45 (one minute, 45 seconds)
"D" (9-10 year old): 1:55 (one minute, 55 seconds)

This test is conducted "rain or shine"


For more information, please feel free to contact me directly at Sharon@SharonintheOC.com or visit my website for more details. This is a great opportunity for children to learn marine and beach safety. Summer will be upon us in Newport Beach.
Lastly, there is limited enrollment of 1250 Junior Lifeguards, and registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Download the Junior Lifeguards Release Form Here:

To Review:

  1. Bring your child prepared to swim at one of the dates posted above.
  2. Bring three forms of matching identification for proof of residency in Newport Beach.
  3. Bring the Registration Form - completely filled out.
  4. Bring proof of your child's age with either a passport or birth certificate.

For information on any of your real estate needs or Newport Beach Real Estate, please visit my website at www.SharonintheOC.com.

Newport Beach Real Estate



Wednesday, January 9, 2008

142 Coral Rose, Irvine, California

Open House this Weekend
Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm




Open House this Saturday, January 12, 2008

9:00 am to 1:00 pm





Come and see this beautiful 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condominium located near Turtle Ridge and Summit Park in Irvine, California.

This property features two bedrooms, and two and one half bathrooms
This home is completely upgraded with stainless appliances, cherry wood cabinets, beautiful granite counter tops. There is a large dining area, and the living room features twenty foot high ceilings, fireplace, and custom blinds. There is also a desk area.

The third level has a master suite, with a walk in closet. There is also a custom master bathroom. There is also a two car garage.
Located very close to Fashion Island in Newport Beach, just off the 73 freeway, please come and view this property.
This property in Irvine, California is listed at $675,876.
For more information on this property or any real estate in Newport Beach, please visit my website at http://www.sharonintheoc.com/.

















Monday, January 7, 2008

16754 Bayview, Huntington Beach, California














16754 Bayview, Huntington Beach, California




Available for Lease





This three level condominium is available for lease for $3000 per month. There are two bedrooms, and 2 and one half bathrooms. There is travertine flooring which accent the downstairs as well as the living area on the third floor.

The gourmet kitchen features stainless kitchen aid appliances, granite counter tops as well as beautiful wood cabinets. There is lighting under the cabinets which accent the kitchen. There is also a fireplace in this home

This property in Huntington Beach is located in the Sunset Beach area near Huntington Harbour.

For more information about this property or any property listed, please contact me at Sharon@sharonintheoc.com.


Please let me know if you would like a comparative market analysis on your home.









Home Security Checklist


The following is a Home Security Checklist. Please utilize it for your possessions to ensure that you are prepared in the event of burglary.

1. Have you reviewed your home owner’s insurance policy? What does it cover?

2. If you are a renter, do you have renter’s insurance to cover your contents?

3. Do you have a security system? Do you utilize it?

4. Do you have a neighborhood watch program, if not, then, you may want to establish one with your local law enforcement, and your neighbors.

5. Do you have motion-detector lights on your property?

6. Do you keep your garage locked? Does your garage have a keypad for egress? If so, how often do you change the code on the key pad?

7. Do you leave your keys in your car if your car is in the garage?

8. Do you have a garage remote in your car? Do you bring it in at night if your car is parked outside in a driveway or on the street?

9. Do you leave valuables in your car when it is parked anywhere? Even a cell phone in plain site may incite someone to break into your vehicle. A perpetrator can also obtain your address by your vehicle registration information.

10. Have the locks been changed since you moved in? How many people have a key to your home?

11. Do you have deadbolt locks on all doors? Are the windows locked at all times?

12. Have you kept your keys guarded against unauthorized duplication?

13. Do you ask who is knocking on your door prior to you opening it?

14. Are there automatic timers controlling your lights when you are out or away?

15. Do you have a complete inventory of your possessions? How is that stored? Do you have a video inventory of your valuables? Are your possessions insured?

16. Are your extremely valuable items secured away from home – for example in a safe deposit box?

17. Have you recorded all the serial numbers or identifying marks for all your valuable items? (for example – audiovisual equipment, computers, cameras, iPods, and cell phones are examples).

18. If you are going away for an extended period or on a vacation, are your neighbors informed? Have you arranged to have someone car for your home, pets, and yard? Don’t forget to turn off the newspaper, and bottled water delivery.

19. In the event that there is an unauthorized break in, then report it to your local law enforcement agency. Typically, they will increased the patrolling in your neighborhood if this occurs.

For more information, please visit my website at www.SharonintheOC.com.

If you are interested in a complimentary market analysis, please contact me at Sharon@SharonintheOC.com.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Try-Outs 2008

Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard Tryouts
For those of you who have children who are interested in participating in the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard program this summer 2008, the swim test begins next month in February, 2008. That's right, it starts in February 3, 2008. I have provided the dates below for the swim test in Newport Beach.

The Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard swim test will be held at the Newport Harbor High School pool which is located in Newport Beach. Proof of age for your child must be provided at the time of the swim test; your child must be 9 years old by June 23, 2008, and you must provide valid identification of your child's age. Bring either a birth certificate or passport. The Newport Beach lifeguards run the swim test and the junior lifeguard program.

The schedule for the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard swim test is as follows:

Sundays:
February 3rd
February 10th
February 17th
February 24th
Thursdays
7:00pm- 8:30pm

February 7th
February 21st
The time requirements are as follows:

For the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards, each group is categorized - A, B, C, D by their age. The swim consists of two complete laps (four lengths in a pool) and they must be completed in the following times. The following are the required swim times for each age group:

"A" (14-15 year old): 1:35 (one minute, 35 seconds)
"B" (12-13 year old): 1:40 (one minute, 40 seconds)
"C" (10-11 year old): 1:45 (one minute, 45 seconds)
"D" (9-10 year old): 1:55 (one minute, 55 seconds)
(This information has been taken from the Newport Beach Lifeguard Website)

There are swimming conditioning programs to help improve the swim times. There are programs at Newport Harbor High School, Newport Shores, and the Balboa Bay Club. For more information, please feel free to contact me directly as I am aware of a number of resources. This is a great opportunity for children to learn ocean and beach safety during an 8 week program during the summer. For more information on the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard program, please visit my website at http://www.sharonintheoc.com/ and click on the lifeguard link.
Some tips to help your child pass the swim test for the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguard program:
  1. Practice (and not just the week before) the children need some conditioning time. At least a month if they are not competitive swimmers or water polo players.
  2. Have your child eat properly prior to and up to the test so that they have the adequate nutrition for the most amount of energy.
  3. Provide a swim cap for both boys and girls. Hair actually does create drag.
  4. Keep your child warm while standing in line - Ugg boots, towels, and swim caps to help them to stay warm. Your child should not start their swim test if they are shivering - they will not swim their best.

For any other information regarding this or other Junior Lifeguard programs including Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, please visit my website at http://www.sharonintheoc.com/.