Gilbert Island Huntington Beach

Our Huntington Beach Real Estate agents specialize in Gilbert Island Huntington Beach water front homes for sale.  Gilbert Island is centrally located in the NW Huntington Beach area.

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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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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 Huntington Harbor is the main hub for all bay front properties in the Huntington Beach area.  The harbor channels through many different islands that all lead out to the Pacific Ocean.  Some of the original homes that were built here date back to the early 1920's and offer spectacular canal views with it's own charm and character of an older home.  Situated near Gilbert Island is a small collection of homes located on the water on Bayview Drive.  This street is well known for have some of the oldest homes in the Northwest area of Huntington Beach.  Since the properties are located in front of the bay they often include private boat docks for a small duffy or ideal for kayak storage.  

Remarkably, these homes can be currently purchased for under

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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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Owning a boat brings a lot of joy and happiness and is a way of life for a lot of residents here in the coastal Orange County area.  For those looking to park their boats in front of their home then and have a healthy budget up to $3 million dollars will be pleasantly surprised with the various communities to choose from.  Huntington Beach is considerably less affordable then neighboring towns like Newport Beach where boat dock homes can easily be double the price point.  

Some of the best communities to find boat dock homes in Huntington Beach include the Faire Marin, Coral Cay, Trinadad Island, Davenport Island, Admiralty Island, Humbolt Island and Portofino Cove Patio homes which all surround the various fingers that are connected with the Huntington

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Faire Marin is a luxury gated community in the northeast section of Huntington Beach near the Huntington Harbour.  The homes were built in the Traditional home style and feature two story homes with large front and back yards.  The homes that face the water behind the gates in Farie Marin known are known as Harbour Cove water front homes and have views of Humbolt Island.  These water front residences are normally price over $1.8 million and offer a water front experience that are not located on an island.  This is one of the unique features of this community.

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Currently home prices range in the $1,335,000 to $1,425,000 with no waterfront residences on the market.  In the last 12 months Faire Marin has 4 sales ranging from $1,422,000 to $1,787,500, all

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Coral Cay is a luxury 24 hour guard gated community located in the Huntington Harbor that offers some of the best water views in Huntington Beach, California.  The community of approximately 123 homes sits in the middle of the Harbor and has views of Trinadad Island, Davenport Island, Gilbert Island and Humbolt Island which is pictured below.

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The homes sit on the Huntington Harbor and have a unique and exclusive private beach for it's residents.  Private boat docks are commonplace here and can accommodate various size boats and yachts.  The community is in the shape of a "u" and has waterfront homes on the interior and exterior of the harbor.  The sandy beach is located on the interior part of the community.  The association allows provides 2 light

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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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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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Portofino Cove Patio Homes are some of the most sought after water front homes here in Huntington Beach.  One of the main reasons why is the location.  Located directly on the Huntington Harbor and next to the luxury Portofino Cove condos sits 17 single family waterfront and water close homes.  The history of these homes dates back to 1985 when these single family homes were built.

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Built in the Spanish style, these gated community patio homes range in various sizes from two to four bedrooms with up to 5,154 square feet of living space.  Over the years we have only seen 8 different homes come on the market and have varied in price from $1.3 to 3.75 million dollars.  The 11 Homes that are located on the water side have great views of the Huntington

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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

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Creative financing is nothing new when it comes to real estate. Owners throughout the years have been creative in helping buyers purchase their homes.  One of the more common ways to buy a home beyond the traditional mortgage is the "Seller Carry Back."  The seller carry back is a method used by owners of properties that have a large amount of equity in the home.  Often times, these sellers own the property free and clear and have the flexibility to finance the purchase without the buyer having to go through traditional financing.  This benefits both parties and helps them complete the real estate transaction.  First, the owner is able to sell his home.  A lot of times "hard to sell" and/or unique properties take a lot of time and patience to sell in a

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Huntington Beach home buyers looking for the best return on their money when thinking about investing in real estate often turn to homes that need TLC.  These fixer upper homes can range from minor cosmetic work to major renovation.  Since a lot of home buyers prefer a completely renovated home the number of buyers open to fixer upper homes is quite low.  This allows buyers who don't mind fixing up homes the extra negotiating leverage when looking at these types of homes.  Currently you will find 17 fixer upper homes ranging from $239,000 to  $755,000 with a majority of the single family homes in the $400,000 range.  If you are looking for a home in this price range then fixer upper homes are worth a look.  Homes under $500,000 in Huntington Beach do

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As the real estate market starts to improve in Huntington Beach, California, more and more home buyers are making the decision to buy.  For those home buyers who live out of state, finding good communities to buy a home can be difficult to navigate.  Photos of homes can be deceiving, especially if you are not familiar with the neighborhoods here in Huntington Beach.  We always recommend that you work backwards when looking for a good community.  First, meet with a lender and find out how much you qualify for and the maximum price of a home you can afford.  Let's say you are a first time home buyer and can only afford up the $500,000.  Huntington Beach homes up to $500,000 tend to sell very quickly and can be found in many different areas throughout the

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One of the best places to find waterfront homes in Huntington Beach is Gilbert Island. Gilbert Island is ideally located in the Huntington Harbor area of Huntington Beach California where boats and yachts have access out to the Pacific ocean.  Geographically, one has to pass through Admiralty Island to get to the homes located on Gilbert Island. The island consists of seven small streets with three large streets that do a loop around the perimeter of the island.  If you're looking for a view home in Huntington Beach then the homes located in Gilbert Island cannot be beat.  Currently there are two homes for sale on Gilbert Island that are listed for $995,000 and $3,475,000.  Since the island is so small homes rarely come on the market with on reported sale