If you are looking for a good second home within a beach community I would definitely look into the Newport beach to Laguna Beach area... These are areas where you can get a property and be certain that the values will not diminish like other areas SINCE they are in such a highly desirable area.
Also, if you ever decide that you want to rent out the place since you aren't using it you can get extremely high rents for the place as well...
You asked about websites to look at for properties in the area. Well you can look at this site that I have created that will allow you to actually create your own search criteria and change it whenever you please. You can freely search the MLS for homes that you might desire purchasing. The site is http://www.IwantABIGGERhouse.com
I highly recommend making your own account and beginning your online research for the perfect home for you. Also, you can contact me for further information or for any concerns that you might have...
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I show it as an expired Listing and no private sales record at the county. Are you looking for a property in Newport Coast? Are you transfering from Texas or would it be a second home? Having grown up in Texas, I would be most able to assist you in selecting a property in California... more