Portofino Cove Condos

Portofino Cove Condos sit directly on the Huntington Harbour and have great water front views in Huntington Beach, California.  The associaiton is a gated community with an association pool and spa.

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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 well know for it's man made islands that wrap around the bay with some of the most exclusive water front homes.  Within the Harbor there are several gated communities that offer an extra layer of security and are perfect for those who travel extensively or need to live in a secure and safe location.  Here is our guide to the gated communities found in the Huntington Harbor.

The most expensive gated neighborhood in the Harbour include the Faire Marin, Harbour Coves and Coral Cay communities.  The Coral Cay neighborhood is on the very south end of the Harbor and offers a 24 hour guard gate, private beach with some of the expensive homes in Huntington Beach.  These homes rarely come on the market for sale.  The Faire Marin and

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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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Huntington Harbour condos are a great way to enjoy living next to the water without the high maintenance costs associated with owning a waterfront home.  Condos offer a true lock and go lifestyle with many association amenities that come with living in a condo community.  The Huntington Harbour is the main place to find condos located on the water with many different complex's to choose from.  Here is our quick guide to what is currently available for sale.

1)  Broadmoor - These gated community condos are located on the beach side of the Harbour which is ideal as you can quickly walk to the beach and still enjoy water views of the bay.   This is a guard gated complex with access only allowed for residents who live in this complex.  The community offers

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Huntington Beach Condos can be found in all different price ranges.  Buyers who have a healthy budget when looking for a condo will have a wide variety to choose from.  Condos in the Huntington Beach area will normally in the mid $100,000 range with luxury waterfront condos reaching up near the $1 million dollar mark.  For those in this upper price range you have many condo buildings to choose from.  Here is a quick guide to the most popular locations:

Pacific Coast Highway Condos - Condos located on the street "Pacific Coast Highway" near the downtown area is where you should start your search.  Many of these condos are located in small condo buildings that are not widely known.  What you do get is a great location near the Huntington Beach Pier and

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For those looking to lease a home instead of purchasing a home then Huntington Beach provides many of great choices at affordable prices.  Water Front rentals are a popular choice due to the large number of properties that sit on the water front.  Rentals are normally long term and will vary in terms from six to twelve months or more.  These long term rentals are best found in the Northwest area of Huntington Beach where you will find many condo and single family homes near the Huntington Harbour.

Rentals prices for condos on the water will typically range from $3,000 to $4,000 and are best found in the Portofino Cove, Weatherly Bay and other condos that reside in the Northwest area.  If you are looking for a boat slip then you are most likely to find

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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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We get a lot of requests from buyers looking for a condo that sits directly on the water in Huntington Beach.  One of the first places we direct them to is the Portofino Cove condos.  Select condos in the Cove has direct water views of the Huntington Harbor and the Marina.  Condos prices in 2012 have ranged from $420,000 to $670,000 with a total of 4 sales in the community.

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The lowest price sale was listed and sold as a short sale with the remain three properties sold as a standard sale.  The condos range from 1 to 2 bedroom units that can range anywhere from under 1,000 square feet for a one bedroom to a luxury 2 bedroom unit that is approximately 1,177 square feet.  If you are looking to rent in this community expect to spend $2,000 to $3,000 a