Harbour Vista Huntington Beach

The Harbour Vista Huntington Beach community is the #1 place to find two and three bedrooms condos for sale under $200,000 in Huntington Beach, California.

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The Harbour Vista community in Huntington Beach is one of the most requested condo tracts due to it's very attractive price points by the beach.  Many buyers get really excited when they see condos still in the mid $300,000 for a two or three bedroom condo with over 1,000 square feet of living space.  The one thing we try to educate buyers on for this community is the concept of a land lease which the Harbour Vista community has associated with it.  For example there is one current listing at 16512 Blackbeard Lane #201 that is listed for sale at $385,000 and features 3 bedrooms with an approximate $385,000.  The listing indicates that the land lease is to expire on 08/31/2041 which has a monthly fee of $230.00.  This is in addition to the $581.00 a month

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When I first move to the Orange County and was looking at homes the word that a lot of real estate agents would use was that the home was "turnkey."  At first I had no idea what they were talking about since it seems to be real estate lingo but quickly understood what they were talking about.  Basically, the phrase means to turn the key and enter the home without having to do any repairs, etc.  This phrase is used so much that it's the one keyword to look for if you are in the market to find a home that doesn't need any work done to it.  Huntington Beach has several homes currently on the market that are in this condition with a wide range of prices from smaller residential condos to single family homes.

Buyers in this current real estate market are

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One of the common requests we get from our clients is finding a home that comes with inside laundry.  Of course, for larger homes this a pretty much a common thing to have as many luxury homes even come with their own individual laundry room.  For smaller homes and condos this is a common question as laundry areas can be located in the garage and for residential condos you may find the laundry in the community laundry facility.  In fact, one of the first questions we get from condo buyers is regarding the laundry and having inside laundry is a huge selling feature.  You will sometimes see in condo listings that a unit comes with laundry hookups which often equates to having inside laundry as well.

Probably, the most asked question for those looking to

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There is a wide variety to residential condos available for sale in Huntington Beach from the very low end to luxury ocean front units.  One of the common requests that we get from our clients is being able to find an end unit in order to maximize view and to only have one neighbor with the attached adjoining wall.   One of the things I love about finding an end unit is the amount of light that comes into the condo.  The end wall is typically filled with lots of windows where there normally would be a wall.  This allows for a lot of extra light that floods into the condo.  This also means for select condos in having an extra viewpoint whether it's looking at the water, ocean and/or trees.  

There is also another perk in buying an end unit is the

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Home buyers love buying a home that has many upgrades found throughout the home.  Many home owners often forget to upgrade a garage as it's seen as the last thing to do to update the look.  Having a clean and modern garage can add to the value of the home, especially for those buyers who are car enthusiasts or expect everything to be modernized throughout the home.  One easy way to upgrade a garage is to add an epoxy finish to it.  Epoxy floors have a very clean look with a variety of colors that one can choose from.  Once complete, epoxy flooring can add value to any home for a minimal amount of cost.

We did a quick search for homes that are being offered with epoxy floors and found a wide range of properties.  This ranges from small condo communities

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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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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 Harbour Vista community in Huntington Beach has been offering some of the lowest priced condos for sale in the past years.  One bedroom condos are now selling in the $190,000 range and two bedroom units start at $289,000. Sometimes when things are too good to be true there always seems to be a catch.  One of the important things to understand when buying in this community is that the homes are located on leased land.  There is also a homeowners association dues that are paid on a monthly basis and average around $421.00 a month.  What you get for the monthly due is a large community pool area, spa and outdoor barbecue area.

The land lease is a little tricky to understand.  There is a website for the Harbor Vista News that gives a breakdown of how

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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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Buying a property under $200,000 by the beach is best found in the city of Huntington Beach. This large beach community has some of the best values for properties under this price point. Since single family homes start in the mid $400,000 your most likely to find condos under $200,000. Here is your guide to some condo buildings in this price range.

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The Villa Warner condo building has one bedroom condos for sale under $200,000. The community features 256 units with one to two bedroom units for sale starting at $170,000. This is one of the few condo buildings that does allow for FHA buyers so this should be on your list.

The Harbour Vista community is the #1 place to find condos under $200,000 that offers large two and three bedroom units. The condos