Brightwater Huntington Beach

The Brightwater Huntington Beach area is a great place to find new construction homes in the Northwest Huntington Beach area.  Brightwater has ocean view and beach close homes for sale in Huntington Beach, California.

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Huntington Beach has a nice mixture of residential single family homes that were mass produced in the early 1950's.  There homes are typically one story homes located on smaller lots.  Since that time larger homes were built that often feature a guest house or commonly referred to as a guest casita.  These are often separate and additional living spaces that are ideal for extended family members or out of town guests.  There are a couple of great areas where you can find these types of homes.

First, the Huntington Harbour is an excellent place to look at these homes tend to be larger than the average Huntington Beach home with a nice mixture of water front and beach close homes.  Waterfront homes in this neighborhood often come with a private boat

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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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A brand new listing has come on the market in the Azurene neighborhood that has many prospective buyers saying that it shows better than when the model homes were first built.  The owner of this beautiful home has spent a lot of time and money renovating this 4,400+ square foot home that's located close to the Huntington Harbor, Bolsa Chica Westlands and the beach.  The exterior architecture is a mix between a Tuscan and Spanish architectural style with smooth stucco accented with exterior bricks.  As you approach the home there is a small gated courtyard entrance combined with a soothing water feature and mosaic tile floors.  Once inside it's hard not to be impressed with the beautiful hardwood flooring accented by the white walls, arched doorways and

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Huntington Beach offers a wide range of housing opportunities from residential homes, condos, townhouses and even manufactured homes.  Our office gets a lot of calls from renters who have the ability to buy but would like to test out the market first before making the big purchase.  They often ask about properties that are available for lease that can be purchased down the line.  This is typically called a lease option where the renter has the ability to purchase the home at a later date.  Here is a brief explanation on how this works.

First, you find a rental home in Huntington Beach where the owners are open to selling the property as well.  A lot of times owners will have their property up for sale and for rent at the same time and take whatever

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The Waterfront gated community offers one of the closest beach locations in all of Huntington Beach.  Situated directly behind the oceanfront Hyatt Regency hotel is a newer community called "The Waterfront."  This is a large parcel of land that was developed into two neighborhoods that have access to a central community pool, spa and clubhouse.  The two communities are known as Sea Cove and Sea Colony at the Waterfront and were first developed over 11 years ago.  The neighborhood has been a huge success with home values selling in the $1.7 to $2 million dollar range just one year after the homes were built.  Since then the real estate market has gone through several cycles with those same homes selling in the $800,000 to $1,285,000 range.  This a great

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The Seaglass neighborhoods is one of the newest additions to the Brightwater community in Huntington Beach.  The community has released several brand new construction homes for sale that currently range from $1,697,000 to $2,158,600 and start from 3,472 square feet of living space.  The Seglass location is really ideal as it sits on the southern most tip of the Brightwater community with select homes offering views of the Bolsca Chica Westlands and the Pacific Ocean.  

Brightwater is known for their beautiful Mediterranean style homes and the Seaglass properties do not disappoint.  There are four architectural styles here that include Traditional, Cottage, Monterey and Hampton style homes that start with at least 3,192 square feet that can be found in

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The Azurene is an upscale community in the Brightwater neighborhood that offers upscale homes with views of the Pacific Ocean.  The Azurene neighborhood is one of the most expensive neighborhoods with home prices well above the $2 million dollar price point.  A new listing just came on the market two days ago in Azurene that featured five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,580 square feet of living space which is listed for $3,347,900.  The home was only on the market for 2 short days when it accepted an offer and it's currently in pending status. 

The Azurene is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Huntington Beach and offers large square footage homes that average over 4,000 square feet of living spaces.  Homes located on the front row street known

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Huntington Beach has several new developments that offer new construction homes that were built in 2014 in all different price ranges.  There are also several custom home builders in the area that have built individual homes for re-sale as well.  One of the biggest developments for new construction homes is the Brightwater community that is located on the very north end of town.  These are large beach close homes that offer several different neighborhoods and filled with two story custom luxury homes.  Two of the newest communities that currently offers homes for sale at Brightwater are known as "Azurene" and "Capri" neighborhoods.  The Azure neighborhood is located on the ridgeline and has nice views of the natural preserve area known as the Bolsa Chica

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An interesting term that you may have heard of in the real estate community called "Broker Preview."  Broker Preview is basically a day designated for real estate brokers and agents to view new listings as they come on the market in the Huntington Beach area.  Not all new listings will be held open for the broker preview as it is completely on a voluntary basis from the listing agent on the property.  Basically, it's an open house for real estate agents.  The theory is that Realtors who have seen a large majority of the listings on the market can quickly identify the correct property when a buyer gives them an exact criteria on the type of home that they are interested in finding.

Even though the Broker Previews are designated for real estate agents

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Every community has the one street that has the very best unobstructed views and "Oceanridge Drive" in Huntington Beach is the premier ocean view street in the new Brightwater community.  The Brightwater community is by far one of the most successful and exciting communities to be built in the Huntington Beach area in the last decade.  The homes are very grand with well thought out floor plans and stunning curb appeal architecture.  We have seen a huge spike in demand for these homes in 2013 as home buyers are looking for the best quality homes at the best prices.

Currently, there is 2 homes for sale on Oceanridge street with one of these properties currently in-escrow with a list price of $2,292,100.  This is a brand new construction home that is

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Never has there been a good time to find Ocean View homes in the new Huntington Beach development known as "Brightwater."  Brightwater sales have really picked up in the last 12 months and home buyers are really seeing the value in these well contructed homes.  Some of the most desirable properties in the Brightwater communities are those with ocean views.  The best views are found on the front row street known as "Oceanridge" as pictured below.  Homes on this street have unobstructed views of the ocean even though it's from a distance.  Currently there are two ocean view homes for sale located on Oceanridge priced at $2,292,100 and $2,995,000.  Two very distinct floor plans, both in the Hampton Style with a Azure at Brightwater Plan 6a and Plan 4

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Azurene at Brightwater is one of the newest neighborhoods in the Brightwater community.  Starting prices for these homes begins at $1,400,000 according to the Brightwater community website with one home being offered for sale at $2,276,000.  The home offers five bedrooms, five and a half baths with a reported 4,013 square feet and is considered a Plan 6A (Hampton Exterior) model.  Ideally located to capture both Pacific ocean and Bolsa Chica views, the residences offers a main floor mini master bedrooms with a bonus office/den room.  The properties incorporate many indoor/outdoor living spaces and come with a 4 car garage.

Construction has begun on Azurene homes this month and will commence around February of 2014.  Brightwater has been such a huge

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The Huntington Beach Real Estate market is on the rebound and that includes the million dollar plus range as well.  In Jan 2013, there were a total of 8 homes that sold over the $1 million dollar price point.  The highest sale reported in at $1,825,000 for a french Normandy estate home located in the downtown Huntington Beach area.   The home was on the market for a total number 84 days and closed from the original list price of $1,999,500.  Other sales over the million dollar mark included new construction homes in the new Huntington Beach community of Pacific Shores.

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The two sales came in at $1,193,128 and $1,137,514 for their four and five bedroom homes with square footage's of 3,585 and 3,608 respectively.  We were noting on our last blog that

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Everyone wants to find a good deal when buying a home in Huntington Beach. With the shortage of homes up for sale it has become a seller's market and buyers have less room to negotiate for the best deal. There are still good deals to be found and you just have to know where to look. Here is a quick guide to where you can find them.

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1) Huntington Beach Inclusionary Program - We love these homes since they help low income buyers who need financial assistance in buying a home. Since most applicants can qualify for these homes the buying and negotiating buyers is really good. The first step is to see if you qualify for the program. You can visit the official website by just entering into any search engine the phrase "Huntington Beach Inclusionary

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For those looking for new construction homes you will be excited to learn that Brightwater has announced three new neighborhoods that will offer various new construction homes for sale.  The three neighborhoods consist of Capri, Seaglass and Azurene with the sales office being opened last Saturday to the public according to the company website.

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The Capri neighborhood is the smallest of the three and offers 4 bedroom homes with up to 4.5 baths with square footage's ranging from 1,992 to 2,685 square feet.  The Seaglass neighborhood is in the mid-range and offers 3-5 bedrooms and up to 5.5 baths with square footage's ranging from 3,192 to 3,732 square feet.  The largest homes will be found in the Azurene neighborhood that will offer 3-6 bedroom homes

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If you are thinking about renting a home in the Huntington Beach area then you may want to consider renting in the next several months.  The winter months always have the best rates as this time of year is always considered the low rental season.  Landlord that have their rental homes up for lease are typically more willing to negotiate with you in price and terms than in the summer months.

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If you are not sure you want to stay in the lease property for over a year then offering to do a 6 month rental is truly a win-win situation for everyone.  The landlord is able to have his home rented during the winter months and will come back on the market in the more marketable summer months.  We see a lot of renters doing exactly this with great success.

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There is a lot of speculation on what the real estate market will do in 2013.  With the upcoming Presidential elections coming up next month many buyers are sitting on the fence and waiting to see the outcome before making any buying decisions.  This is typically during an election year as many home buyers are skeptical in making the wrong move.  There have been many reports that indicate 2013 will be a strong year for real estate and prices will slowly continue to go up. 

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We have already started to see this happen here in Huntington Beach as well priced properties are receiving multiple offers.  The banks are also gearing up to flush out any distressed properties that may have in their portfolio and focus on helping these owners short sell their

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Within every city and community you will find hard to sell properties. These homes typically have some unique feature which causes it to be difficult to sell. Some of these factors may include located near a freeway, homes with some kind of functional obsolescence and those that require major renovation. When looking for a realtor to handle these kind of properties it's important to understand how these homes get sold. One of they ways to sell a home in today's market is exposure. If the home is not exposed to the right buyer then your property will never sell. Magazine and newspaper advertising only results in a very small percentage of homes sales today. Roughly 45% of all homes are sold by another real estate agent then the agent you hire. What this

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If you are in the market to buy a luxury home in Huntington Beach we recommend looking in the following areas.  First, the luxury market in Huntington Beach is defined as homes over the $2 million dollar price point.  Currently, there are 27 properties over this price point with the highest priced listing at $4,395,000 located in the Humbolt Island.

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Humbolt area is located in the Huntington Harbour area where you will find the large majority of these homes priced over $2 million.  The various communities include Humbolt Island, Trinidad Island, Gilbert Island, Davenport Island, Coral Cay, Admiralty Island, Brightwater and the Downtown Area.  All of these neighborhoods can be found in the Huntington Harbor area except for the community of Brightwater