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  • To sell home this summer, prepare now

    We can start 2011 with a few assumptions on which most real estate analysts will agree. First, mortgage interest rates will rise, probably to 5.5% or up to 5.7%. As I wrote last week, that is historically cheap money. Second, home prices will increase...
  • Beautiful day for the neighborhood

    IRVINE — The first-phase plans for the development of nearly 5,000 homes and 1.2 million square feet of commercial space to ring around the Orange County Great Park was submitted to the city by project officials this week. Five Point Communities...
  • Don't bother trying for a 'perfect' purchase

    Those looking for a home have always had enough reasons to wait. Sometimes they wait for lower interest rates or lower home prices. Sometimes they wait for their incomes or credit scores to rise. And sometimes they are just waiting for the right home....
  • A Bird's Eye View: Where the smart money will go in 2011

    Editor's note: Veteran Newport Beach real estate executive Tom Iovenitti, who used to pen a column for View magazine, has agreed to contribute columns to the Coastal Real Estate section. This is his first. Remember me? I'm still around, still actively...
  • City Life: Consider a bridge loans

    When we bought our condominium in 1987, I took some advice that served me well 15 years later. The mortgage broker who handled the purchase of our condominium, the first real estate purchase for my wife and me, said, "You are both employed at good jobs...
  • Pet Of The Week

    Pet Of The Week
    Audi Our 6-month-old kitten named Audi, (silver tabby Maine Coon-like) has show-cat good looks and can easily be compared to the $1,000 kittens at Russo's Pet Experience. If the pet store's pricey animals sell out week after week and rescue...
  • State targets housing costs

    NEWPORT BEACH — Seldom do the words "affordable housing" and "Newport Beach" appear in the same sentence. Despite state laws intended to encourage more affordable housing, it's likely to stay that way as the City Council discusses ways to reuse the...
  • Jergler: Scary lending tales common, but not commonplace

    It's a spooky market out there. What's debatable is how much of that can be blamed on lenders who are scared to give up money for mortgages, or whether the market misery is just an inevitable result of the global economic slump. However, many real estate...
  • Trinkets turn into treasures

    COSTA MESA — There was buried treasure in the backyard just waiting to be dug up. And the family knew it. So one day the granddaughter decided to excavate what her grandmother, an escapee from an oppressive Russian tsarist rule, put in the dirt...
  • Nothing sweeter than a winning pie recipe

    Nothing sweeter than a winning pie recipe
    A Corona del Mar resident has one pie tin in the door toward opening her own bakery after winning an original recipe contest for a Los Angeles-based bakery chain. Tamar Gugasian, 36, whose family owns 21 Oceanfront Restaurant and Doryman's Inn in...
  • O.C. Bargainista: A'Maree has just the thing

    Save up to 70% on the well-edited women's designer clothing collection at A'Maree, 2241 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, at their winter clearance sale through Feb. 5. Call (949) 642-4423. * Change your room with a few good pieces For gorgeous furniture...
  • Newport-based company buys Living Spaces headquarters for $26.25 million

    Dexus Property Group, an Australian company with offices in Newport Beach, said Thursday that it had bought the massive headquarters of furniture retailer Living Spaces in La Mirada for $26.25 million. Living Spaces uses the 278,000-square-foot...