Huntington Beach Real Estate News  

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Huntington Beach is a very diverse beach town with a great variety of residential homes and condos.  For the most part, there are many residential single family homes that were built in the 1950's and 60's with one story level and three to four bedroom floor plans.  The city since then has grown much larger and has expanded on this smaller building floor plan.  Now many of the homes offer a variety of options including homes that have separate entrances.  These can be used for a variety of reasons which are explained here.

First, having a separate entrance is ideal for a guest casita or mother-in-law suite.  This works out perfectly for extended family members and out of town guests who need a separate living space from the main house.  Having a

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One of the cheapest housing for sale in Huntington Beach can be found at the Sea Breeze Mobile Estates community where homes are often listed for around $100,000 or less.  Many love this location near the Huntington Harbour area near the cross streets of Bolsa Chica and Heil Avenue.  There are smaller manufactured homes with one to bedroom floor plans that often average under 1,100 square feet of living space.  it's hard to beat this price point with a location that an easy 5 to 10 minute drive to the beach depending on traffic.

As with most mobile home communities there is always a space rent that is associated with living there unless you are able to buy and not lease the land.  Sea Breeze is on leased land so you do have to pay a monthly rent to the

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One of the lowest priced senior communities in Orange County happens to be located in Huntington Beach near the cross streets of Main Street and Garfield Avenue.  The community is commonly referred to as the Huntington Harbour Village Senior community and is strictly dedicated for those older than 55 years of age.  The complex is an iconic Spanish style architectural community that was built in the early 1980's and has a lot of charm and personality.  This is a secure gated complex with a location that is within walking distance to local shopping and restaurants.  The best part about buying here at this many of the condos listed for sale here can be purchased for under $200,000.

One of the key things to remember in living here is that you have to be at

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One of the upscale neighborhoods in Huntington Beach is the Central Park Estates neighborhood.  Commonly known as part of the Edwards Hill community is a collection of large scale homes that were mainly built in the early 1990's.  On average, this homes will be around 3,300 to 4,000 square feet in size with some larger homes as well.  Many of the homes are located on large lots that average around 9,000 square feet an often come with individual private pools as pictured below.  Since many of the homes were built in the last 20 years the floor plans tend to be very open and combine many of the entertainment spaces located on the main living floor.  Upstairs are often large master suites with generous size master baths with walk-in closets.  it's also not

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Everyone seems to want a deal in this real estate market and finding a home that is priced below market is very attractive to many buyers.  the 2019 real estate market is turning out to be very unpredictable and hard to tell what is going to happen for the remainder of this year.  For example, January is typically a very busy time of the year with many buyers actively looking in the marketplace.  I've been telling clients for at least 20 years that January is a great time to sell since many serious buyers turn out in large numbers looking to buy with not a whole lot of inventory on the market.  This is good if you are thinking of selling as you are not competing with a lot other homes on the market.  This year the number of buyers seems to be lower than

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It's coming close to the end of the year and it's always fund to look back and see what homes have sold for and what the market has done.  It's not uncommon to find many homes at the very top of the market in Huntington Beach to sell for over $4 million dollars.  This is especially true for the 3 top sales that sold in 2018 and ranged from $4,700,000 to $7,500,000.  Two of the three properties are located in the gated community of Coral Cay, one of the premier bay front neighborhoods in the Huntington Harbour of Huntington Beach.

The highest sale occurred at 3452 Courtside Circle located in the Coral Cay community and sold for the record breaking price of $7.5 million.  This price was in fact the highest price ever paid for a home in the city of

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One of the hardest things to figure out when buying a home in Huntington Beach is if the property is FHA or VA approved.  Typically a lender will have a list of available properties that are on the approved list but this is not always the case.  We have had some lenders call our office asking us about a specific property which would require talking with the homeowners association to check on the status.  An FHA loan is where the buyer is willing to put down 3% of the purchase price and finance the rest.  These are seen as a little more risky than a traditional loan since the amount of equity in the home is much lower than a buyer who might be putting down 20% of the purchase price.  VA loan are for military personal that don't require a down payment which

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One of the condo buildings located near the Huntington Harbour area is a small complex known as "Huntington Harbour Villas" condos.  The location is near the cross streets of Bolsa China street and Hail Avenue and just blocks to the water.  The condo located here are 2 bedroom units that average around 855 square feet and built back in the early 1970's.  It's pretty rare to see condos come on the market here but expect to find these two bedroom condos selling in the mid $400,000 range.

There is currently one condo for sale at Huntington Habour Villas that's on the market for $430,000.  The unit has been recently upgraded and features an open floor plan with recessed lighting and dual paned windows.  It sits above a shared two car garage which one side

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Located near the cross streets of Indianapolis and Newman in Huntington Beach is the The Pacific Sands community.  It's not uncommon to find one story homes in the mid $700,000 range that average around 3 bedrooms with 1,300 square feet.  These are very popular homes that tend to sell very quickly if priced accordingly.  One thing to keep in mind when buying in this area is that some of the homes are on lease land.  The land fee will vary depending on the property as we have seen fee's around $193.00 to $250.00 a month.  

There are several good things about this land lease.  First, the land lease is set to expire in mid year 2020.  Second, since we are less than one year away many sellers are offering to pay the final payments through escrow. Buyer is

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We are currently working with a client who is looking for condo under the $400,000 but has specifically said she doesn't want the condo to be under a land lease.  A land lease is basically when a person or entity buys a parcel of land and then leases the land to another party for a period of time.  Often times condos buildings and complete neighborhoods are built on this land but the residents never own the land and also have to pay a monthly fee to the owner of the land.  Sounds like a pretty good deal for the owner of the land.  It also can be a more affordable option for buyers looking to find a place to live as these types of properties are typically priced below other comparable buildings that are not on lease land.  The fear of the land owner not

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One of the more popular condo buildings in Huntington Beach is the Pierhouse condo complex.  Located directly across the street from the sandy beach at 1200 Pacific Coast Highway.  Many love the prime location and wonderful ocean views that can be seen from select units in this building.  There are some fee's the come with living here that buyers need to be aware of before buying here.  First, there is a homeowners association dues that is paid on a monthly basis that currently runs $495.00 a month.  What's included in this price is Cable TV services, water, trash, cable TV, sewer, exterior landscaping and building maintenance, clubhouse, barbecue area and gated entrance.  There is also a second fee that a lot of people are not aware and has to do with a

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Nestled near the cross streets of Newland Street and Talbert Avenue is a small community known as "Tamarack Village."  These are great condos that have a lot to offer with private outdoor patios outside the front door area with spacious master suites offering their own exterior decks.  These two story homes have a very well thought out floor plan with main living quarters located on the first level with bedrooms situated upstairs.  The dining room area opens to the outdoor patio area and really incorporates the indoor and outdoor living.

Real Estate prices will vary depending on the size of the unit as there are two and three bedroom floor plans to choose from.  Recent sales of 3 bedroom units have been in the high $400,000 range while 2 bedroom condos

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The Seacliff area is arguably one of the best neighborhoods in all of Huntington Beach, California with upscale single family homes, townhouses and condos.  If you are looking for a rental property here expected to find a limited number of rental listings here depending on what neighborhood you want to live in.  Within the 24 hour guard gates of Seacliff are numerous smaller neighborhoods.  These neighborhoods have a wide range of floor plans and amenities and can vary from a one story home to a three story townhouse.  

Seacliff rental prices currently start at $3,695 for a three bedroom, two bath townhouse that's located in the upscale Seacliff Club Series neighborhood.  Thees townhouses are located on three levels that offer a two car attached garage

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One of the newest communities in Huntington Beach has already started to see some re-sale properties come on the market for sale and for lease.  The Coastal Walk community is located near the cross streets of Warner Ave and Bolster Chica Street near the Huntington Harbour area of Huntington Beach.  When these were first built in 2015 there was a very limited number of townhouses that were built here.  The floor plans were very well perceived du to the open floor plan that combined the living room, kitchen and dining spaces.  The bedrooms are located on the upper floors with spacious master bedrooms with an upgraded master bath with combination jacuzzi tub and shower.  The homes incorporated a covered outdoor deck as well as a front patio at the front

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One of the more desirable places to live in Huntington Beach is the downtown area. Within the downtown area is a complex known as Townsquare Condos that offers a nice selection of residential condos that is located approximately 4 blocks to the beach. The area is well known for it's weekly Farmer's market that is held there every Tuesday night. The condos tend to be very well priced for a property located close to the beach. Real Estate prices in the past year sold for as low as $539,000 for a one bedroom unit with 838 square feet. The most expensive unit sold for $687,5000 and was a two bedroom unit with 1,067 square feet. Both of these properties sold in 2017 while recent listings for a two bedroom, one bath condo with 990 square feet is on the market

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The Huntington Harbour neighborhood in Huntington Beach is the very best place to find homes that come with a boat dock.  These water front homes can be truly spectacular with homes over 5,000 square feet with panoramic views.  The Harbour itself has many fingers that go around many man made islands with a good mixture of residential single family homes, condos and townhouses.  One of the most expensive neighborhoods found here is the Crystal Cay community which offers it's own private gated entrance and extra security for the homes located here.  

The boat slips in the Huntington Harbour will vary a lot depending on where the home is located.  Some homes with very large frontage can accommodate a private boat dock for a 85 foot yacht.  The canals tend

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Whalers Cove is a small neighborhood located off Beach Blvd near Adams Avenue.  The homes were built in the early 1980's and built as detached single family homes.  The most common floor plan is the three bedroom, two and a half bath model that features an attached two car garage and all bedrooms located on the upper level.  The location is approximately less than two miles to the beach with great restaurants and shopping located nearby on Beach Blvd.  From the exterior these homes look like traditional style homes while the interiors can be very open with vaulted ceilings and lots of windows to let in the natural light.

Lot sizes in this community will average around 5,000 square feet which is good size for a beach home.  The equates to a good size

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The large majority of residential homes on the market for sale in Huntington Beach can be found on R1 lots.  R1 is a building designation that is for the purpose on one residential structure that can be found or built on the residential lot.  This is a common theme throughout many of the beach towns here in California as only one home can be designated to be built on a lot.  There is another designation that is commonly referred to as an "R2 lot" which does allow for more than one structure to be built on a lot.  This a very common designation for duplex properties as the R2 lot allows for two structures to be found on one lot.

Finding this type of R2 designation in a traditional single family neighborhood is very rare but will have some upside

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Huntington Beach is one of the most diverse beach towns in all of Southern California with a variety of basic single level starter homes, luxury townhouses, beach front estates and water front homes for sale.  Within the Huntington Harbour area is a select number of condo communities that offer condos located next to the water that can come with it's own private boat dock.  That's the case with this new brand new listing located at 16148 Mariner Drive in the Huntington Marina community.  The condos sits on the downstairs level of the building and offers a total of two bedrooms, one and a half baths with an approximate 1,236 square feet of living space.  It was originally built in 1964 and comes with a one car attached garage.

16148 Mariner Drive is all

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Two Huntington Beach homes have been featured on the new Bravo TV show "Real Estate Wars."  The developer Michael Alladawi has over 10 brand new homes being built in the Huntington Beach area and is interviewing two agents, John McMonigle and JoJo Wilson for the listing.  At the end of Episode 2 of Season 1 the develop decides to give each agent one property each to see how well they can sell the property before committing to his other listings.

The properties are both located on California street in the downtown area of Huntington Beach which has become one of the most desirable places to live due to it's large number of newer construction homes, close proximity to the downtown area, beach and the Huntington Beach Pier.  We did a quick search on our