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Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar & Newport Coast REAL ESTATE MARKET NEWS for mid-March, 2010.

The median list price in NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 this week is $1,682,500.  Average Price-per-Sq.Ft  is $542.  Average DOM (Days on Market) is 245. Demand measured by the Market Action Index is increasing and days-on-market is trending downward. Even as more properties come available, these are positive trends for the market.

The median list price in NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92663 this week is $1,975,500.  Average Price-per-Sq.Ft  is $783.  Average DOM (Days on Market) is 262. Demand measured by the Market Action Index is increasing and days-on-market is trending downward.

The median list price in CORONA DEL MAR, CA 92625 this week is $2,500,000.  Average Price-per-Sq.Ft  is $901.  Average DOM (Days on Market) is 269.  Inventory and days-on-market are climbing, while the Market Action Index has been flat recently. The trends point to a
weakening market.

The median list price in NEWPORT COAST, CA 92657 this week is $3,037,000.  Average Price-per-Sq.Ft  is $739.  Average DOM (Days on Market) is 301.  Inventory is tightening and days-on-market is falling. The Market Action Index shows demand heating up. These are relatively bullish signs for prices.

Honduras ISLAND for Sale (watch on YouTube)

Honduras ISLAND for Sale (watch on YouTube) Lambay Cay (Island) has home with running water, septic tank, two guest cottages, full-time caretaker, small harbor and pier, white sand beaches, about 6.5 acre PRIVATE Island! SCUBA Diving Paradise close to Roatan. My friend is selling he…r island. Please tell everyone. Who do you know who could be interested in owning their own private paradise island??

Corona Del Mar/ Newport Beach City Officials Discuss City Goals 2010

January 2010 :  For 4-hours, city staff & elected officials & members of the public discussed what Newport Beach should set as goals for 2010 — including how to make sure future sea level changes don’t harm properties, how to reduce fire hazards in Lower Buck Gully, cleaning up Mariners Mile and keeping the city fiscally healthy.  Also discussed were how beach crews could help street crews in winter months; street crews could work on beach services in busy summer months; & how residents have come to expect fast service when it comes to things like cleaning glass in a roadway, or rescuing ducklings from a storm drain.

Recreation and Senior Services Director Laura Detweiler said the Oasis Senior Center, which is being rebuilt and will reopen later this year, could bring in revenue both from the fitness center and from private parties in the banquet room.

A handout, sort of a city report card for the year’s first quarter with interesting factoids: Police averaged 2.3 minutes to respond to top-priority calls, spending $5,925.96 per Part 1 crimes cleared; Beach maintenance costs $1,544 per acres; it costs $7.83 per reference question in relation to the library’s reference staffing costs; 99 percent of senior transportation clients were taken to their destinations within 5 minutes of scheduled time;  & 85% of streetlights were repaired within seven days of notice.

Real Estate is Sizzling Again


  301 Clarissa, Avalon, Catalina Island – For Sale – $1,259,000 




  1514 Warwick Ln., Newport Beach – For Sale – 5BR/3.5BA – $1,469,000 




   551 Traverse, Costa Mesa – For Sale – 4BR/3BA – $560,000




   401 Seaward #11, Corona Del Mar – In Escrow – 3BR/3.5BA – $1,150,000




   513 Goldenrod, Corona Del Mar – For Lease – $2,925/month




   2105 Highland Dr., Newport Beach (house) – For Lease – 3BR/2.5BA – $4,350/month

 Contact Stacy McCullough re: these properties:  Text/cell (949) 887-1199 or



Prices are adjusting and there are great opportunities to scoop up some wonderful CDM properties especially with many prices below a million. Take a look at properties with some recent price adjustments:

1) Corona Del Mar north of PCH – 605.8 Jasmine Ave./ 2BR + 2BA/ newer 2008 construction with Great Room concept + wood floors + granite counters + garage/ short walk to beach/ listed at $995,000 6085-jasmine-mbr-1

2) Corona Del Mar north of PCH – 409 Poinsettia Ave./ 3BR + 2BA/ remodeled/ single-level residence/ owner will consider a trade/ listed at $995,000

3) Corona Del Mar south of PCH – 704.5 Acacia Ave./ 2BR + 2BA/ built 2004/ peek ocean view/ two levels/ loft-office on upper level/ rear unit/ listed at $998,000

4) Corona Del Mar DUPLEX south of PCH – 426 Dahlia Ave./ front single-level cottage house with 2BR + 2BA + den + 2 patios + one-car garage/ rear studio unit above garage + sun deck + carport/ R2 lot/ listed at $1,595,000

For additional information, please email Stacy McCullough, Realtor, EcoBroker, CRS,CIPS,PHN at,  or call our office at 949.219.2431.

Some Practical Everyday Stress Reducers (esp. during the holidays)

*Get up fifteen minutes earlier in the morning.
*Prepare for the morning the evening before.
*Don’t rely on your memory. Write things down. Plan ahead. Write things down.
*Drink more water.
*Make duplicates of all keys.
*Allow 15 minutes of extra time to get to appointments, and one hour extra time to arrive at an airport (for domestic departures).
*Eliminate (or restrict) the amount of caffeine intake.
*Relax your “must do’s.” The world will not end if there are dishes in the sink.
*Drink more water.
*Focus on your blessings. Count them.
*Say “No!” to extra projects, too many social activities, and over-committing.
*Unplug your phone. Take a long bath or read a good book without interruption.
*Drink more water.
*Get up and stretch periodically, especially if you sit for extended periods.
*Get enough sleep. It’s your body’s restoration time.
*When feeling stressed, stop what you’re doing and intentionally take several slow, deep breaths.
*Drink more water.
*Treat yourself to something special like a massage or facial.
*Take a hot bath to relieve tension.
*Do something thoughtful for somebody else.
*Schedule a realistic day by allowing extra time between scheduled events or appointments.
*Become more flexible.
*Drink more water.
*Do one thing at a time. Finish it before you move on.
*Allow yourself time for privacy, quiet, and introspection.
*Learn to delegate what you can. Be willing to delegate.
*Drink more water.
*Take a lunch break every day and take it away from your work area.
*Forget about counting to 10. Choose to keep your mouth shut.
*Have a forgiving view of events and people, and know we live in an imperfect world.
*Have an optimistic view of the world. Believe that most people are doing the best they can.


Ideal 3-bedroom home in guard gated Newport Canyon.

3131cortemarin-exterior-small  Open living room and dining area with romantic fireplace, vaulted ceilings and French doors that open onto the lovely side yard with bubbling fountain. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, Travertine backsplash, hardwood floors, newer SS appliances including an undercounter wine refrigerator, and French doors open to the back yard with its’ slate patio and raised gardens. Cozy family room with fireplace and open to the kitchen for true “heart of the home” living. Added bonus of a built-in home office and an attached 2-car garage.  Listed at $1,099,000.  For more information or to view this home, call Stacy McCullough at (949) 887-1199.



“HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR” at the Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

“HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR” at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall this Saturday, October 18, 2008, at 10:00am and 11:00am.

  Enjoy this first concert of the Family Musical Mornings series performed by the Pacific Symphony and led by the Symphony’s new assistant conductor, Maxim Eshkenazy. The performances are specially designed for children but families are encouraged to attend. The wonderful music of Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” (used in Disney’s “Fantasia”), excerpts from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphone, Bach’s ominous Toccata and Fugue, and John William’s main theme from “Star Wars” round out this Saturday’s musical offerings.

Children are invited to attend the concert in costume and to participate in the Musical Carnival either before the 10:00am performance (from 9-10am), or after the 11:00am performance (from 12:15-1:15pm) which will feature mask making, a chance to meet the musicians, and the opportunity to see real organ pipes up close.
For tickets ($18-$35) and information, call (714) 755-5799.

“GREEN” Features in Newport Beach Home

“GREEN” features in Newport Beach home.
1514 Warwick Ln., Newport Beach
(Dover Shores/Westcliff area with NO HOA fees and NO Mello-Roos)
5 bedroom and 3.5 bathroom home with approximately 3400 sq. ft. of living space on 9460 sq. ft. lot.



“GREEN” features in Newport Beach home:
Vinyl-clad dual pane windows 
Dual zone F/A furnace and dual zone A/C systems 
Dual zone whole house fan systems 
Programmable thermostats 
Mid-height ceilings for low heat/cool bills 
Skylights for natural sunlight and low electric bills 
Children’s bathroom on separate electric circuit 
Numerous dimmer switches and several programmable light switches 
Natural materials including Porcelain and Travertine floor tiles 
Natural wood kitchen cabinets 
Lo-flow shower heads and lo-flush Toto toilets 
Reduced and water-conserving landscaping 
CFB & LED lights
Wall and attic insulation 
Dual His-and-Hers 2-car garages

Offered at $1,559,000. For appointment to view, call or text Stacy McCullough, Realtor,EcoBroker,CRS,CIPS, at (949) 887-1199 (,




11th Annual Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Beach Party

Event Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Event Location: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort (1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach)
This will be the 11th year the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce has recognized and celebrated the efforts of the Newport Beach Fire and Lifeguard Departments with a festive beach party. Everyone is invited and special awards of merit will be presented.

Special Recognition for 2008:
Bryan Carter – Firefighter of the Year
Eric Bauer – Marine Safety Officer of the Year
Mike Campbell – Seasonal Lifeguard of the Year

Tickets are $35 each. Contact (949) 729-4400 or