Costa Mesa

March 1, 2021

Outdoor Vintage Market

The Orange County Fairgrounds and Event Center is hosting an Outdoor Vintage Market. This is Orange County’s premiere vintage event. There will be over 150 vendors with tons of options for shopping.  There will be vintage items, antique items, repurposed materials, European, farmhouse, industrial and handcrafted items for sale. This is a completely outdoor event, enter at gate 3, off of Fairview at Merrimac Way.  The sale is open for one day only of Saturday, March 13th from 9am to 4pm. Admission is free, parking is $7. For more information see either of these websites: https://ocfair.com/event/flying-miz-daisy-vintage-market/?wcs_timestamp=1615626000 or https://www.flyingmizdaisy.com/.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar is known locally as the CDM. Corona del Mar is Spanish for the “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 3521 Lilac Avenue, Unit #6 is 1,800 square feet and part of the Terracesdevelopment. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1986. Guests enter the home through a gated courtyard. This condo unit is a one level home. The updated kitchen features white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and an island. Outdoors, homeowner will enjoy a view deck. There is an attached two car garage. The Terraces is a 55+ community. The Oasis Senior Center is next door, The Villages of Corona del Mar, Fashion Island golf and the beaches are just minutes away. 

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach.  This is a 16 square mile city which was incorporated in 1953. Located at 1617 Aliso Avenue, this 1,800 square foot home is part of the Ranch development in Eastside Heights. This four-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1969. This home features a formal living room and dining room. The updated kitchen has stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops and newer cabinetry. This home sits on a 5,000 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a large brick patio and enclosed and private back yard. Residents are just south of 17th Street, which offers wonderful dining and shopping options. The beach is just a ten-minute bike ride from this home. Students living here, attend Newport Heights Elementary School, Ensign Middle School and Newport Harbor High School.

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Feb. 2, 2021

Jurassic Quest

The Orange County Fairgrounds and Event Center is hosting Jurassic Quest. This is a drive thru experience with over 70 moving and roaring dinosaurs, including their 50-foot Megalodon, T. Rex, Spinosaurus and Tricertops. There is an online accompanying audio tour that will guide you through the exhibit. In addition to the land-based dinosaurs there is an additional exhibit focusing on marine creatures. Jurassic Quest is open February 5th through the 14th, they are closed on Monday and Tuesday, hours vary, check their website for further details. Ticket prices are per vehicle and start at $49.  For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://ocfair.com/event/jurassic-quest-drive-thru/?wcs_timestamp=1612522800 or at 

https://www.jurassicquest.com/events/drive-thru-costa-mesa-ca.

 

Laguna Beach is just south of Newport Beach in Orange County. Laguna Beach has a population of approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 2,200 square foot home is part of The Canyon development. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1944. This home sits on a large 13,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there are multiply patios, gardens and two outbuildings, an artist studio and a loft style room. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding canyons and city night lights. The Canyon is at the top of Laguna Beach just off of Highway 18. Beaches are a ten-minute drive. 

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine and Newport Beach. Costa Mesa is ideally located 37 miles south of Los Angles and 88 miles north of San Diego. Located at 2721 Skylark Circle, this 2,600 square foot home is part of the Buccola development in the Mesa Verde section of Costa Mesa. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1972. This home is in the upper bird streets on a street with only eight homes. This home sits on a 6,800 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy swimming pool, hot tub and waterfall. There are not any Mello Roos or HOA fees in this neighborhood. Buccola is home to the highly desirable bird streets. This is a very family-oriented area with a fabulous library. Residents are three miles to the beach and close to golf, Fairview Park and Tanager Park. 

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Dec. 30, 2020

Centennial Farm

Centennial Farm is open and ready for visitors again.  Centennial Farm is asking people to make a reservations, no walk ups are being taken at this time.  Simply make a reservation online or by phone, their hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 3pm. There are education programs available and interactive exhibits with chickens and pigs and in the three-acre garden. This is a working garden and much of what is done here can be duplicated in a home garden. Both the animal educators and their two-legged human counterparts are ready to show you around and answer your questions. Admission and parking are free. For more information or to make your reservations, see their website at: https://ocfair.com/centennial-farm/public-reservations/.

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County, being incorporated in 1906. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 2561 Bayshore Drive, this 4,000 square foot home is part of the Bayshores community. This five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 1997. Designed by Cynthia Childs and Barclay Butera, this home has great attention to detail which can be seen in the use of French doors, stone finishes and white oak plant floors. There are beautiful views of the Back Bay and Newport Harbor. This home sits on a 4,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a fire pit, wood veranda and well-maintained gardens. Bayshores is located in Lower Newport Bay and the Balboa Island area of the Newport Beach. This development has 250 homes, and it is a 24-hour guard gated area. Bayshores residents have access to two private beaches. 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach.This 16 square mile city has the city slogan of “The City of Arts.” The city is home to The Orange County Performing Arts Center, The South Coast Repertory Theater and Segerstrom Concert Hall. Located at 1833 Peninsula Place, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the California Seabreeze development in the Southwest section of Costa Mesa. This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1990. Attention to detail can be seen in the spiral staircase, travertine floors and two-story entry. There is one bedroom and bathroom on the main floor. The updated kitchen has granite countertops. This home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property. The California Seabreeze community has peek-a-boo views of the Pacific Ocean, residents are a just a bike ride from the beach.

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Dec. 3, 2020

California Proposition #19 Passed

California Proposition #19 passed in November election, with 8,534,173 or 51.1% of the vote. This proposition will allow eligible homeowners to transfer their tax assessments anywhere in the state. Tax assessments can be transferred to more expensive homes with an upward adjustment. Persons 55 and older, with disabilities or victims of natural disaster or hazardous waste contamination can now transfer their tax assessments from one to three. Secondary properties, such as vacation homes or rentals, inherited from parents to children or from grandparents to grandchildren can be reassessed at market value when transferred, with the first one million dollars being exempt from reassessment. On inherited primary properties, the parent or grandparent can transfer the property without the property’s tax assessment resetting to market value. The additional revenue from generated from this proposition will be used by schools and wildlife agencies through the California Fire Response Fund and the County Revenue Protection Fund.

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Dec. 2, 2020

51st Annual Share Our Selves Adopt A Family Program

The Orange County Fair Grounds and Events Center is hosting a Share Our Selves Adopt A Family Program for the month of December. This program was started in 1969 and has been linking families in need with community members. This is the 51st Annual Adopt Family Event. Drop Off will be on Tuesday and Wednesday December 15 and 16. Pick-up will be on Thursday, December 18th. Last year the program provided food and gifts for 1,490 families with 4,537 children. For more information, see their websites at; https://ocfair.com/event/share-our-selves-adopt-a-family-program/?wcs_timestamp=1608019200orhttps://www.shareourselves.org/event/2019-adopt-a-family/ .

 

Corona del Mar is a section of Newport Beach, which encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Corona del Mar also includes Irvine Terrace although it is north of Avocado Avenue. Located at 1022 Sandcastle Drive, this 5,200 square foot home is part of the Harbor View Hills community. This four-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2013. The home was designed by Brandon Architects and built by Patterson Custom Homes. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of light hardwoods, Carrera marble and reclaimed wood beams.  There are views of surrounding canyons. This home sits on an 8,500 square foot piece of property, with a bluff setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a covered loggia, stone fireplace and barbeque island. Harbor View Hills students attend schools in the Blue-Ribbon Newport Mesa Unified School District, specifically Newport Elementary and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. 

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine and Newport Beach.  This is a 16 square mile city and is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean at its southern tip. Located 551 Traverse Drive, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Del Cerro community in the South Coast Metro section of Costa Mesa. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1965. The home is filled with natural light. There are three fireplaces in the home. There are newer dual pane windows and doors throughout the home. This home sits on a 6,000 square foot piece of property.  Del Cerro is near to the 405 and 55 Freeways. Residents are within walking distance to the Del Mesa Park.

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Oct. 29, 2020

Virtual Laura Benanti Concert

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is offering a live streaming event. Streamed live from New York’s Shubert Virtual Studios, the Laura Benanti concert will be available on Saturday, November 14th.  Laura Benanti is a Broadway star and is a Tony Award winner.  She will be performing a variety of Broadway showtunes, pop songs and personal stories.  The concert begins at 5pm. Tickets are $30.  For more information, see their website at: https://www.scfta.org/events/calendar.aspx?mode=grid&event=0.

 

Irvine is one of the largest master planned communities in California.  This is a 66 square mile city, which is 36 miles south of Los Angeles and 76 miles north of San Diego. Located at 110 Nest Pine, this 6,300 square foot home is part of the Alta Vista development in the Orchard Hills Village. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2018 by the Toll Brothers. The home features a first level den and upper level bonus room. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, curved staircase and inviting entry foyer. The home sits on a large 14,400 square foot piece of property. Residents are within walking distance to the clubhouse.   Orchard Hills is in the north area of Irvine. There are both townhomes and single-family homes in Orchard Hills. 

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city, surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine and Newport Beach. This 16 square mile city is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean at its southern tip. Located at 3120 Promenade, this 1,900 square foot home is part of the Lifestyle development in the South Coast Metro area. This two bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1996. Attention to detail can be seen in the 18-foot ceilings, wood burning fireplace and double-sided staircase. The chef’s kitchen features hand crafted cabinetry, center island and large pantry. This home sits on a 4,200 square foot piece of property.  Lifestyles Homes is a gated community. The Lifestyle development is near the 405 and 55 Freeways. South Coast Plaza is just a short drive away, with many shopping and dining options. 

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Sept. 30, 2020

Just Sold by Michael Franco in Pelican Crest

Just Sold by Michael Franco in Pelican Crest

 

Michael Franco of MWA Luxury Real Estate just sold 5 Skycrest in Pelican Crest. Pelican Crest is part of the Pelican Hilldevelopment in Newport Coast. 5 Skycrest is a 9,500 square foot home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. This home sold for nearly eleven million dollars, which is approximately $1150 a square foot. The nearly panoramic views include the Pacific Ocean, surrounding mountains, city night lights and sunsets. The 30,000 square foot piece of property has swimming pool, spa, gazebo, built-in barbeque area and rose garden. This residence is the number one architecture design award winner in Newport Coast.  Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill and its five developments, Crystal Cove and many other residential developments. Crystal Cove State Park and Beach and Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses are also part of the Newport Coast. Although this home is off the market, Michael has many more properties to inspire you, in Crystal Cove, Pelican Hill and Newport Coast. Michael is always available at 949-200-2383 or at michael@mwaluxury.com.

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Sept. 30, 2020

4 Baffin Bay in Crystal Cove was just sold by Michael Franco

4 Baffin Bay in Crystal Cove was just sold by Michael Franco

 

Michael Franco of MWA Luxury Real Estate recently sold the home located at 4 Baffin Bay in the Crystal Cove in Newport Coast. Newport Coast has many wonderful areas such as Crystal Cove and Pelican Hill. Whether you are buying, selling, or both, Michael Franco will walk you smoothly through the process. This 3,500 square foot home sits on a 6,900 square foot piece of property.  This is a four bedroom, three and half bathroom home which was built in 2001. With views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. Crystal Cove offers many amenities, including the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts as the social hub of the area. The home sold for 3.3 million dollars, approximately $985 per square foot. This property has been sold, however, Michael has many other properties ready to view in Crystal Cove, Pelican Hill and Newport Coast. To reach Michael, at any time, he is available at 949-200-2383 or at michael@mwaluxury.com.

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Sept. 30, 2020

Drive Thru Halloween Haunt

The OC Fair Grounds and Events center is having a social distancing Halloween Haunt, and you don’t even need to leave your own car. The Urban Legends Drive-Thru Haunt will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, from October 1st through November 1st. This immersive storytelling event has frightful scenery, live performances, three interactive show zones and light show and special effects. Tickets begin at $49 per vehicle with five guests. Hours are from either 7pm to 11pm or 7pm to 12midnight, check the link for details. For more information, see their website at: https://ocfair.com/event/urban-legends-drive-thru-haunt/?wcs_timestamp=1601578800 or at https://urbanlegendshaunt.com/.

 

Newport Coast is a highly sought-after area of Newport Beach.  With its high bluff setting, views are forever from many homes. Located at 23 Fiore, this 2,700 square foot home is part of the Campobello development. This three bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1997.  The home has a seamless flow and is filled with natural light. There is an attached three car garage. There are wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes, city night lights and colorful evening sunsets. The home sits on 5,100 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, with a swim up bar and built-in Viking barbeque. Campobello is a 24-hour guard gated neighborhood with 89 single family homes. Among the many amenities offered in Campobello area swimming pool, spa and tennis courts. 

 

Costa Mesa is a 16 square mile city, ideally situated 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego. The city was incorporated in 1953 and has a population of approximately 110,000 residents. Located at 1108 Salvador Street, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Mesa Del Mar neighborhood in the Central Costa Mesa area. This five bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1964. The home has recently been remodeled to its original mid-century glory. The chef’s kitchen features white and black cabinetry, white quartz countertops and a custom tile back splash. This home sits on a 6,900 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, front courtyard and dining space off of the dining room. Students living Mesa Del Mar attend Sonora Elementary School, Davis Magnet Middle School and Costa Mesa High School. Central Costa Mesa is bordered by Baker Street, Wilson Boulevard, the 55 Freeway and Harbor Boulevard. The City of Costa Mesa government offices are located in Central Costa Mesa. Residents are within walking distance of TeWinkle Park and Volcom Skate park. 

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Sept. 30, 2020

12 Dunes Bluff in Newport Coast, was just sold by Michael Franco

12 Dunes Bluff in Newport Coast, was just sold by Michael Franco

 

Just recently, Michael Franco, of MWA Luxury Real Estate, sold the home at 12 Dunes Bluff in Newport Coast.  Whether you are buying or selling, Michael Franco offers professional and efficient service in Orange County. He recently handled the listing and sale of the property at 12 Dunes Bluff, which sold for 4.8 million dollars.  This home is 3,800 square feet with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of stone flooring, wood flooring and elegant moldings. Built in 2005, the home has 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, coastline, whitewater, city night lights and vibrant sunsets.  This home is part of the Crystal Cove development which is located in Newport Coast. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an open-air courtyard, outdoor fireplace and guest casita. Crystal Cove is just north of Laguna Beach. Crystal Cove is home to the Crystal Cove State Park, with 3.2 miles of coastline, 400 acres of bluffs, 2,400 acres of canyons and 18 miles of trails. Although, this property has been sold, Michael has many others he can show throughout Crystal Cove and the greater Orange County area. Michael is always available at 949-200-2383 or at michael@mwaluxury.com.

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