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Why the Holiday Season is a Great Time to Buy and Sell a Home

The holiday season is super busy for most people, but that doesn't mean you still can't sell your home or buy a new one during this time. The holidays can actually become a hot time to sell and buy. Even though the holiday season is filled with holiday get togethers, Christmas shopping, school parties and so much more, it can actually be Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 8, 2019

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How Do Historic Trends Influence The Current Real Estate Market?

There are many questions that surround the ever changing real estate market and we are always trying to predict what will happen for buyers and sellers. Some questions that might have crossed your mind are, "what is going on in the market and what does it mean for me?" "We've all heard the mumble of a recession coming, what does... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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Current Newport Beach Real Estate Market Trends

If you're involved in the  Orange County real estate market or are interested in getting involved in the local real estate market it's important to stay up to date about everything going on.  Balboa Realty is here to break it down and provide you the most important and helpful real estate information. Let's chat about the current Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 9, 2019

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3 Reasons Why You'll Want to Sell Your Home This Spring or Summer

Spring kicks off prime selling season for homes. As the cold and gloomy winter weather eases up and the sun shines brightly in Orange County, people are extra excited to at the prospect of buying a new home. Don’t take our word for it, let the statistics speak for themselves. The National Association of Realtors states that the four heaviest home... Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 19, 2019

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Let's Chat About The 2019 Orange County Real Estate Forecast

Overall there is a feeling that the hot real estate market is starting to cool. While that may be true for many parts of the United States, the Orange County market might be signally a slightly different response. Balboa Realty, a leader in Orange County real estate and property management breaks down the Orange County real estate market.  Interested in buying or selling a home in Orange County Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 15, 2019

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So What is an Acceleration Clause in my Mortgage?

When going through the process of buying a new house, you will most likely need to apply for a home mortgage. In that mortgage, it's extremely common for there to be an acceleration clause in the agreement. It’s a good idea to thoroughly read everything in your mortgage terms and conditions and fully understand them, so to make sure you’re not in Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 31, 2018

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Orange County Investment Rental Trends For 2018

It's quite common for conversations with family, friends and coworkers to arise about the  Orange County real estate market and more specifically, investment properties. There's no question that  Orange County vacation rental homes are a great investment idea, but it's always a good idea to do your research and ask all of your Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 17, 2018

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Tips For Getting a Home Loan

Applying for a home mortgage is multi step process and you should only do so when you feel financially stable and confident that the time is right. Those mortgage payments will come every month and you want to make sure you can make those payments without feeling overly stressed or strapped for cash. Before you commit to a home mortgage, get all your Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 27, 2018

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The Pros and Cons of an All Cash Offer

Offering an all cash deal when buying a new house certainly has its appeal. Theres no doubt in the sellers mind that you won’t actually have the money and your chances of the seller accepting your offer increases. As competition continues to heat up in the Orange County real estate market, all cash offers are becoming increasingly common. Even if you Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 29, 2018

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How to Quickly Save Up For a Home

Whether you are interested in being a first time homeowner or a current homeowner who wants to purchase another home, Balboa Realty has tips on how to buy a home sooner than later. The key is to decrease your spending and increase your savings. You then can funnel this extra savings into a specific fund for your future home's down payment. Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Put These Items Away During an Open House

When you decide to sell your home, hosting open houses is part of the process. This is one of the best ways for prospective buyers to get a real feel for your home and see if it is a good fit for them. Some people even make offers on the spot! Hundreds of strangers will be coming into your home and looking in every nook and cranny so it's important... Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Avoid These 4 Mistakes When Planning a Move

Buying a new home means big and exciting changes are headed your way. This means you will have to sell your current home if you own it, find a new home to move into and transfer all of your belongings. Balboa Realty, the leaders in Orange County property management and real estate know how to keep the process of moving running smooth. Eliminate the Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 1, 2017

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Improve Your Credit Score & Buy A Home

Everyone talks about having good credit score, but is it really that important? In short, yes, having a good credit score makes life in general a heck of a lot easier. When it comes to buying a new house, having a credit score that is in the higher range will make the entire process easier and cheaper. People with high credit score will have access Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 24, 2017

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3 Negotiation Tactics To Avoid When Buying a Home

After you've found the house of your dreams, making an offer is the next step in the process of buying a home. You want to create an honest and positive relationship with the owner and agent of the home if you're serious about buying it, and it's not worth it to get on their bad side. Don't make these common three mistakes Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 10, 2017

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What is the Difference Between Conforming Loans Nonconforming Loans

If buying a house is in your near or even distant future, you'll want to consider different mortgage options. Two of the most popular home loans are known as conforming loans and nonconforming loans so finding the one that works best for you and your lifestyle is key. Balboa Realty breaks down the differences of these types of mortgages. Purchasing... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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3 Reasons To Buy A Fixer Upper

As you start the home buying process there are many different types of homes you have to pick from. Many of the shows on TV such as Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop are super popular and have inspired people to want to fix up a run down home themselves. Doing a home renovation takes a lot of time, commitment and patience, but the rewards can be priceless Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 20, 2017

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How To Pay Off Your Mortgage...Quickly!

After making the huge life decision of purchasing a home, you’ll want to throw a party and celebrate. You’ve paid the down payment, home insurance, home inspection, and all of the closing costs and this certainly is an exciting accomplishment. A new home is undoubtedly a reason to pop the champagne, but before you decide to kick back, relax and put Continue reading

Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017

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How To Sell Your Home For Over Asking Price

Making the decision to put your home up for sale is a big decision and it's no secret that everyone hopes to receive BIG offers as well. Selling your home for over your original asking price is far from luck, and the  Orange County real estate experts, Balboa Realty , are here to offer your some tips. We've analyzed the tried and true methods Continue reading

Published on Thursday, October 5, 2017

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4 Times to Visit a Home Before You Buy It

The process of buying a new home can be long and tedious, but it's important to do your research so you know exactly what you're getting yourself into before you commit. When you find a home you really like and are interested in purchasing you not only want to look inside the home, but also take a look at the bigger picture. Think about Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 22, 2017

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Consider These 4 Things Before Buying a House

There comes a time in life when you begin to feel financially stable and ready to put some real roots down. Moving on from the rental life and become a homeowner is a big and thrilling step in life. There are many different reasons as to why you might want to buy and it’s important to make sure you’re doing it for all the right ones. Keep in mind, buying... Continue reading

Published on Thursday, September 7, 2017

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What Exactly is a Lien?

During the process of buying and selling a house, it’s often hard to keep all of the real estate jargon straight. Rest assured, Balboa Realty , the leaders in orange county property management and real estate is here to help you understand all of those tricky real estate buzz words. One of the words you’ll want to know is a lien. “What is a lien how Continue reading

Published on Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Why You Shouldn't Buy a Home Without a Real Estate Agent

If you decide to buy a new home without using the expertise of a real estate agent you could be entering dangerous real estate territory. You may be thinking "why do I need to hire a real estate agent", "Could I just try and do it myself?" or "Is it really worth the money?" so we're here to explain the risks of Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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4 Quick & Smart Ways to Buy a House

When it comes to buying a new house the process can be long and tedious. On average, it takes about 2 months to buy a new house, but when the markets hot and there is a lot of interest in buying a property it could take up to 6 months. At Balboa Realty we understand that you might not have the time to wait 6 months to buy a house or you simply Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 4, 2017

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How To Estimate Your Home's Value

Whether you are looking to sell your house or have no near future plans to sell it, every home owner should know how much their home is worth. Understanding and figuring out your home's market value is crucial in the buying and selling process. The process of selling your house becomes much less stressful when you settle on a fair and appropriate... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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5 Helpful Packing Tip & Tricks

Packing is one of the most dreaded tasks by most people even when it comes to packing for a fun vacation. When it comes time to pack up an entire house many people are totally overwhelmed for good reason. Your entire life has been inside this one space and there are so many memories in the house which can make the packing process very emotional on Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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How to Get a Bargain When Buying a House

When you're in the grocery store food shopping you're always searching for those coupons and deals. When shopping for a new house keep your savvy sale instinct alive and your eyes open for all kinds of deals. You don’t always have to pay through the roof to get the home of your dreams. With some slick real estate tips your fantasies can become Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 13, 2017

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What is a Home Mortgage?

In it's most simplistic form a mortgage is a loan set in place to finance the purchase of a new home. A mortgage consists of a legal contract which means you agree to and are liable for paying back the loan and also any other costs and interest. There are many ways to find a financial lender for the mortgage and a bank is one of the most Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 7, 2017

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How to Start a Bidding War When Selling Your House

With the housing marketing on fire right now we've got ways for you to turn up the heat when it comes to selling your own home. Set yourself up for the opportunity to start a bidding war and before you know it you will be accepting an offer way over your asking price. Jump into this fast paced environment of real estate sales with trusted tips and Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Stay Cool All Summer Long in Your Backyard

The summer days are heating up and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. If you’re not lucky enough to have a pool to dive into whenever you’re feeling warm, rest assured you will no longer feel left out. With these helpful tips from Balboa Realty, the Orange County property management experts, there’s no need to spend the Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 30, 2017

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3 Reasons Why Summer is the Hottest Season to Buy a New House

If you have been thinking about buying a new house, seriously consider this summer as the time to pull the real estate trigger. Keep your eyes peeled for all of the For Sale signs that are popping up around town. You might not be aware, but summer is the best time of year to buy a new house and there are many advantages. It’s actually the most popular Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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3 Tips To Help Understand The Home Inspection Process

Home inspections are necessary, but sometimes overwhelming part of the of the home buying process. A home inspection is essential for any home property purchase because it will ensure that your new home is safe to live in. By doing your due diligence, you are protecting yourself by getting all of the information that you need to make an educated... Continue reading

Published on Monday, June 19, 2017

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What Should My Credit Score Be To Buy A House?

You credit score is the single most important number for home buyers when applying or a mortgage loan. Even if you are young and are not planning on buying a house in the foreseeable future, having a good credit score is essential for renting and many other aspects of your life, and you'll need a good number when you are ready to buy. There' Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 16, 2017

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Explore Huntington Beach - Surfer's Paradise

Newport Beach's friendly neighbor to the north is Surf City USA or more formally known as Huntington Beach. This beautiful seaside city features some of the finest beaches, restaurants, and vacation rentals on the west coast. It's a city that truly has it all. Are you looking for a  Huntington Beach vacation rental ? Let us help you find Continue reading

Published on Thursday, June 15, 2017

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5 Tips When Moving With Children

Moving is huge task unto itself, but when you add children into the mix you may feel like the moving process is near impossible. Even when the stars align and everything goes according to plan, there's no question that moving is emotionally and physically draining. When it comes time to pack up your bags and relocate, keep these tips in mind and Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Ask Sellers These 4 Questions Before Moving In

Moving day is one of the most anticipated and exciting days there is. Although you might want to race to the finish line, hand over the money and start unpacking your boxes, it's important to ask some key questions first. After all you don't know the ins and outs of this new home and you'll want to make sure that you know exactly what Continue reading

Published on Thursday, June 8, 2017

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3 Ways to Become a Smart Real Estate Investor

With real estate prices on the rise it's a hot topic right now and investing in this growing market is a smart idea. Real estate investing might immediately sound intimidating and make you feel overwhelmed and like you don't know where to begin. Rest assured you actually don't have to be a real estate guru to be a successful real estate... Continue reading

Published on Monday, May 22, 2017

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Welcome to Sunset Beach California

Sunset Beach is an exclusive community part of the very desirable in Huntington Beach. In 1905, Sunset Beach was established and in 2010 it was voted to officially make Sunset Beach it's own community, but still a part of the city of Huntington Beach. Sunset Beach encompasses a 14 acre park called the "Green Belt" and 1.5 miles of Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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4 Things To Look For When Buying a Luxury Home

When searching for a new home it's important to look deeper than just how it appears on the website. Many houses appear stunning in photos and have many fancy features, and although both of these are great selling points, it must have more to be considered true luxury. There are 4 features of a new home that luxury buyers are seeking, and  Balboa Realty Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Sell Your House With Pop Up Staging

When it comes to selling your house there are many important factors to consider; one of them being staging your home. This home technique is really the art of arranging the furniture in your home to make it look inviting and fresh out of a magazine spread. Your goal is to make it look enticing enough so that future buyers to want to make you an offer Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Market Value vs. Assessed Value - So What's The Difference?

Many people are under the impression that once home prices are set they are fixed at that price forever. This common misconception can be misleading and intimidating for buyers. In reality, the home price is more of a general target price, can change and is negotiable. The two phrases “Market Value” and “Assessed Value” are very common terms in the Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 7, 2017

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How Much is a Down Payment on a House?

During the process of searching for and purchasing a new home the talk about the "down payment" is inevitable. The dreaded phrase "down payment" may sound scary and expensive, but our  Balboa Realty team is here to break it down for you. Many feel like the down payment is a make or break part of the entire process and that the Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 31, 2017

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Play House Before You Actually Buy One

Buying a house is a super exciting process, but it is also big responsibility. Before you commit, test it out by "playing house" and see if you can financially afford it. You might realize that you'll have to change your lifestyle and spending habits in order to really make it work. Balboa Realty are the leaders in  Orange County Property Management Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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How To Rent Out Your House and Make Some Serious Money

There are many reasons to consider renting out your house to earn some extra income. The Orange County rental market is hot and has proved to bring owners significant rewards. The rental market has been on an upward trend for the past 10 years which is a great sign. People from all of the United States and the world love coming to beautiful Newport Continue reading

Published on Thursday, March 16, 2017

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How Long Does it Take to Sell Your Home?

Many people often assume that selling a home is an easy breezy thing to do. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the truth. Even when the market is in favor of the seller there are still many things to consider from start to finish. It is common for hiccups to occur during the selling process, but rest assured our Balboa Realty team of real estate experts Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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How To Keep Closing Costs Under Control When Buying A Home

When you've finally found your dream house and start going through the buying process, you'll see that closing costs can quickly rack up quite the bill. There are so many fees such as title insurance and origination fees that can cause headaches and stress. Don't despair - Balboa Realty knows all of the tricks of the trade and is here to Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 24, 2017

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4 Tips to Get Your Home Ready to be Rented

Have you ever thought about renting out your house or one of your houses to make some extra cash? Income properties are a smart way to make consistent money and it can be really lucrative. Housing rentals are a necessity so the demand is always there and all you have to do is bring the supply. Newport Beach specifically is known as a rental Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 17, 2017

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Temporary Rental Options in Orange County

Looking for a new place to live is super exciting, but can also be super stressful. You might have recently started a new job and relocated to Orange County, your current lease might have expired and your new one doesnt start for a few months, or you might be in the process of building a new home and need a place to live. Whatever your unique housing Continue reading

Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017

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Don't Wait - It's Time To Buy a Home in 2017

2017 is the year of the rooster, but it's also the year of buying a new house. Jump on the Real Estate train now before it's too late. The real estate market is competitive now and is only getting more and more competitive. Don't wait because you won't want to miss out. Interest rates have begun to climb and are predicted to Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 10, 2017

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How to Be Smart About Investing in Real Estate

Investing in real estate is a really hot topic right now and for good reason. The real estate market is booming and everyone wants a piece of the gold. If you’ve got the capital and you do it right, one of the smartest and safest ways to invest your money is in real estate. One common misconception is that investing in real estate is easy. Many think Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 3, 2017

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5 Reasons Why It's Time to Buy a New House

A new year calls for a new house! Many people's new year's resolutions are to buy a new house or to move into their first one and  now is the time to buy. Our team of Newport Beach real estate experts at Balboa Realty are here for you every step of the way. We've outlined 5 reasons why it's time to buy a new house& Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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New Housing Construction Starts to Slow

2016 was a year many people wanted to leave in the past, but the effects could very well follow us into 2017. Balboa Realty are the experts in Orange County Property Management and here to fill you in on all of the important info to start the new year off right. As the year came to a close, there was a huge lull for homes under construction. Not only Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 6, 2017

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3 New Year's Resolutions for Homeowners

The New Year is just around the corner...only a couple days away and you know what that means - New Years Resolutions! Now is the best time to reflect upon the past year with all of it's ups and downs and take the positives with you into 2017. Take some time to focus on your rental property and make any necessary and important improvements. The& Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 30, 2016

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Homeowner Tip: Keep Improving Your Landscape

A beautiful landscape is not only something nice to look at, but it will benefit you financially as well. Putting in some extra effort into your yard and landscape will pay off (and put more money in your pockets!). Our Balboa Realty team are the experts in  Orange County Property Management and we want to share our secrets with you.  Think Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 9, 2016

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8 Ways to Lower Your Home Insurance Premium

Are you a vacation rental owner interested in saving some serious bucks? We have a tip just for you! Home insurance is necessary, but undoubtedly expensive especially when your premium unexpectedly goes up each year. The more educated you are about this topic the better decisions you can make. Balboa Realty is here to be your leaders in  Orange County Property Management Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 14, 2016

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Darling waterfront home on Sunset Island

Newport Beach Property Sold This darling 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom waterfront home is located on Sunset Island in Sunset Beach is now off the market. This beautiful residence provides a relaxing escape from a busy day. There is a 25' private boat dock to take off on your Duffy electric boat, kayak, and paddle boards. Enjoy the views from your spacious Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Corona Del Mar Estate For Sale

2215 Waterfront - Home Sweet Home Youtube movie:http://www.youtube.com/embed/aKeoqG55yOc?autoplay=1&showinfo=0&controls=0 This gorgeous single-family custom home is located in the village of Corona del Mar in the ideal location, south of Pacific Coast Highway. The home features 4 levels, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms with an additional en-suite guest quarters Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Recently SOLD: 1729 Irvine Ave.

1729 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach. Every attention to detail has been put into this amazing custom home.  This Newport Beach home has been completely remodeled with modern contemporary finishes. BRAND NEW EVERYTHING. This house features completely new floors, new paint, new carpet, new vinyl windows, and a newly built beautiful fireplace. Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2016