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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Jamie Tian answered:
Hi Yinka,

According to the MLS, there are currently only 2 properties in Newport Coast that have 4 bed 3 bath and are less than $1.4 million. Both are approximately 2700 sq ft.

There is also another 5 bed/5 bath, 3400 sq ft property listed at $1,455,000 and another 4 bed/4 bath, 3100 sq ft property listed at $1,750,000.

The property you linked above (4 Bargemon) accepted an offer as of 2/22/13 and is currently in escrow. The status is listed as "Looking For Backup". This means you can still make an additional offer on the home if you are interested in case something falls through with the current offer.

I would be happy to provide you with a detailed list of properties that fit your criteria with description/photos at no cost by email. Please contact me with your email address. Also let me know if you would like to me widen the search criteria. If you are interested in any of the properties, I can help you set up appointments for you to view the properties at your convenience.

Feel free to contact me anytime at (310) 717-1321 or with any questions or concerns.

Best Regards,

Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
DRE #01920120
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Mark Gundlach - The Gundlach Group answered:

Let's discuss in more detail what you're looking for. When is a good time for us to connect?

Mark Gundlach
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Mon Mar 4, 2013
Andrew Karigan answered:
I do know the builder of that home. I am friends with his family and know his daughter as well. Please contact me and we can discuss.

Thank you,

Andrew Karigan
Karigan Residential Group / Teles Properties Inc.
12 Corporate Plaza, Suite 250
Newport Beach, California 92660 - USA
mobile: 949 / 929 - 6922
e-fax: 949 / 743 - 0994
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Mon May 7, 2012
Augie01 asked:
Fri Nov 7, 2014
Mitch Valmer answered:
Hello Augie,

It looks like TROY & EVELYN KNUCKLES .
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Mon Feb 27, 2012
Thom Colby answered:
Contact an Attorney or Google "Legal Aid" in OC
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Sat Jan 14, 2012
Emily Knell answered:
3 Island Vista is still coming up as an Active listing. Please let me know if you'd like me to get some more details.

Shoot me an email directly if you want to talk about this some more, I don't look back on this same Trulia thread for answers posted after mine.
562-430-3053 c
Realtor Since 1996
Main Street Realtors
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Mon Mar 4, 2013
Al Mozayeni answered:
Another custom home builder in Newport Coast that has built very high quality homes in Pelican Crest to consider is Western Pacific - 949-278-8937. They have done large remodels in other Newport Coast communities and CDM too. ... more
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Tue Apr 12, 2011
Carol Lee answered:
You might contact the agent, Casey McMackin at 949-734-6270 at the listing agency, John McMonigle. Their main number is 949-734-6200. Lance Fogel from Hom was the selling agent, his number is 949-554-1200. ... more
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Carol Lee answered:
Santa Lucia is the most upscale 'condo' development in Newport Coast and is priced accordingly in the high $1mm's into the low $2mm's. It has held it's value very well during this downturn. Although termed 'condo', they are large, detached homes, known for very high ceilings, a beautiful elegance and sophistication.

Most yards are smaller, although some have pools and an ocean or canyon view. Santa Lucia has a 24/7 guarded gate entrance with lush monumentation.

I am unaware of any issues with the HOA there and hear nothing but great feedback from residents there.

Please let me know if you need further assistance re: model floorplans or homes currently on the market. I live in Newport Coast and have sold many homes here.

Carol Lee
Surterre Properties
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Sun Jun 6, 2010
Mr. Blue answered:
I've thought about it some more - my opinion is that this home could have sold only at the $2.4 million level.
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Thadeus Brewer answered:
I would say that too much weight is placed on real estate being like a traded stock today. Originally real estate was meant to be a long term investment. This will ride thru ups & downs in the economy. I think home ownership is about more than how much equity I have each day. I would like potential homeowners to look at the tax benefits & freedom of homeownership today. ... more
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Paul Sammis 949-232-8363 answered:
Agents are subject to their brokers. Brokers get paid on transactions. In your case, the buyer was high and the agent was just doing their job. Can't give specifics on the public forums. ... more
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Sat Sep 24, 2011
Luke Allison answered:
I can do it with 20% down but I highly doubt you will find a lender doing jumbo loans that large in Southern California who will do that loan with 10% down. Most of the other banks I know of only go to 75% LTV. I would either consider buying a home at $1 Million or trying to come up with an extra down payment. I know it is probably not what you would like to hear, but I just want to give you an honest answer.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
Luke Allison
Bank of America Home Loans
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Fri Jul 19, 2013
Paul Monte answered:
Just some food for can look up recent sales.. and make a determination, but keep in mind every seller has their individual motivation to sell, if Mr.& Mrs. Seller own their home out right & want out of the state for example, taking a 100,000.00 under the market hit. will this affect the other homes selling in the area? Of course it will, but being a standard sale, again each case has it's own story in this particular area, so if your buyers agent has relationships, they will find these deals for you, especially if you are a cash buyer, letting the above example close escrow in 15 days or less. ... more
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Tue Jul 21, 2009
Jeremy Lehman answered:
I don't have the specific numbers in front of me, but the article is pretty straight forward in noting that high end home prices will continue to decline. Historically, the highest value properties are the last to normalize in a declining market. Simply put, there just isn't much demand for homes in this price range compared to the rest of the marketplace. Very few buyers can qualify for these homes and therefore you will have values declining until supply and demand can equalize. Another factor in looking at an area such as Newport Beach, is that home values are all over the place. With a range between $1,000,000 and $32,000,000, you can throw median price out as a way to evaluate what is going on in the market. Homes of the highest value have always taken a very long time to sell, sometimes years. Other market indicators to look at are the # of transactions, average days on market for different price ranges, notice of defaults, foreclosures, and # of properties currently for sale, pending (in escrow), and expired listings. This data is important in letting us know what is happening in the market.

Jeremy Lehman
Century 21 Beachside
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Thu Aug 13, 2009
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:
Hi Mr. Blue,

I think you chose 3 good given that, I'm going to punt and say that they each have different school "personality," so I think it would be a personal choice. Of course the school is also determined by where you live.

From my standpoint? For me and my kids?

I love Laguna Beach....I grew up on their beaches, my kids spent their formative years at Anneliese's Schools (they are grown children Anneliese was still running them), and I have lived in many different areas of North and South of Main. So.....I will always choose Laguna, given the chance. I like the more relaxed and "liberal arts" attitude of Laguna Beach HS. As with all of Laguna....there is a nice diversity of thought.....I like that type of education. Both my kids, as well as myself, went to a liberal arts college. Expand thought!! :)

That being said? If someone finds a great home which fits their family and budget...I doubt any of those 3 schools would be a mistake.

What do YOU think about the schools?

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Wed May 18, 2011
Andrew Karigan answered:
Hello Mr. Blue. Cameo Shores is not the greatest of beaches but go just a bit further south to Crystal Cove State Beach. It is beautiful and has a wide sandy beach which is great for kids. You can walk up and down the beach for a couple of hours. Keep walking further south and you get to the Crystal Cove Historic District with renovated beach cottages available for holiday rentals and also the great Beachcomber Restaurant directly on the sand. It is also possible to ride bikes from Cameo Shores along the bike / walking path south to the beach parking areas. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Andrew Karigan
Prudential California Realty - Newport Beach / Laguna Beach
• Chairman's Circle Platinum Award Winner -- Ranked in the TOP 1 % of Sales Professionals in the Prudential Real Estate network worldwide and TOP 25 Producers in Orange County -- Ranked Number One Agent -- Newport Beach & Corona del Mar offices
• California DRE License number: 01427661
• Certified Relocation Specialist
• University of California - Berkeley Alumni
• Thunderbird - American Graduate School of International Management Alumni (MBA)
Mobile: 949-929-6922
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Thomas Burns answered:
In Todays world if price is not the issue.. location is. Words of wisdom for quick resale.
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
Thomas Burns answered:
There are a few websites out there that offer this service, but make sure the photos are up to date.
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