Saturday, January 28, 2017

Coming Soon in Monarch Bay, Dana Point, California

New monach bay listing in dana point coming soon

We are so excited about our upcoming listing on Monarch Bay in Dana Point and we know you will be as well so we wanted to share a few details....

Some of the unique features that we believe will make this home one of the most sought after homes on the Orange County market, include impeccable design touches throughout and location that dreams are made of.

This Monarch Bay home was extensively remodeled in 2004 with amazing luxurious details and boast over 4000 square feet and 3 Bedrooms.  As you enter the home, you will find beautiful archways, custom tile, dark wood floors and as you flow into the great room you are going to love the  custom french doors that open to the entertainers backyard. In addition, from the formal living room  you'll find an elevated sitting area, formal dining space and dream gourmet kitchen.

The master retreat feels like you are walking into your own private spa with fireplace and sauna.  In addition, the executive office, boast rich wood built-ins, arched coffered ceilings.  Ready for a break, take the spiral staircase to a custom wine cellar with adjacent tasting area. Perfect space for intimate gatherings with family and friends. 

Or on those warm beach days, you may want to grab a bottle of wine and head to the beautifully landscaped yard and enjoy the pool or head up to the rooftop deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean.   

Home is located in the sought-after guard-gated community of Monarch Bay with access to tennis and the Monarch Bay Beach Club.

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Stayed tuned for more information about this amazing listing.   If you have any questions about the home please do not hesitate to contact the Cindy Hanson Global Luxury Home team. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Just Listed Spacious Four Bedroom at 3 Merrimac, Irvine

The CHLGH group just listed this adorable home in the Northwood Park community of  Northwood in Irvine, California

3 Merrimac, Irvine Just Listed by Cindy Hanson 

Details of the home include: 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths and 2 Car Attached Garage. Brand new kitchen and remodeled master bathroom.  Great room feel from the kitchen to the family room with wood floors and two sets of french doors, which open to the huge entertainers backyard. 

Walking distance to award winning schools, close to parks, shops and restaurants. Centrally located near interstate 5 and the 261, 241 and 133 toll roads.  

Live the Irvine lifestyle with no Mello Roos and Low Tax Rate!

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A lovely home in a great neighborhood with these amenities means this home will go fast.  The Cindy Hanson Global Luxury Home (CHGLH) team will be holding the home open, Sunday January 29 from 11-3pm, so make sure to put it on your list to see.

If you can't make the open house, give Cindy or Ivan a call to schedule your private showing.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

3 Lonestar, Irvine.. Open House Saturday 1/28 and Sunday 1/29

Make sure to mark your calendar and stop in and preview our lovely listing at 3 Lonestar in Irvine, California.  This home is located in the beautiful community of Orchard Hills.  

Relax! Close your eyes and envision yourself in the comfort of an old world Tuscan villa, resplendent with modern luxury and charm. All 4,159 square feet of this home beckons you to indulge your senses with warm wood floors and a majestic staircase that drifts up to spacious open ceilings with magnificent wooden beams. 

Some of your best days at the office could be spent right here, in your own home. After one of those trying days, it will feel great to slip into the private world of your warm, whirlpool tub, just off the master bedroom with adjacent sitting room. The other three bedrooms are large enough to make all your family members and guests feel right at home, with an additional office area downstairs. And, with four and one-half bathrooms, you’ll always have time to easily be ready with no stress for work, school or parties. 

If you love to entertain, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds as the inside, formal dining room, completely opens to the outside patio. Now, you can dine in the comfort of your home, while enjoying the fresh air and sparkling evening sky.

We will be hosting a Wine & Dessert Open House next weekend, January 28th and 29th from 1-4pm.

open house by Realtor Cindy Hanson 3 lonestar, irvine

Can't make the open house, give Cindy or Ivan a call to schedule your private showing.

Make sure to click above and preview our property video for 3 Lonestar!

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Driving the coast from Malibu to Newport offers beautiful views..

After previewing properties up in Malibu earlier this week, we decided to take a drive down the coast back to Orange County.   It always strikes me, how lucky we are here in Southern California to have an amazing coastline so near.   We snapped a few pictures along the way... take a peak!

Being a real estate professional in Southern California, we know the love clients have for beautiful sunsets and ocean views available to them up along the coast from Newport Beach to Malibu.

I highly recommend taking a drive, but more importantly take the time to stop and enjoy the view!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Newport Beach 2016 Real Estate Recap

Newport Beach 2016 Real Estate Recap by realtor cindy hanson
The sun has set on 2016 and as we look to 2017, you might be wondering how did the Newport Beach, California Real Estate Market perform overall? Throughout the year we heard in the media, prices were up, it's a sellers market, buyer demand is strong and the good news continued.. But what did all that really mean when you look at the numbers? 

Below is a review from the Orange County Association of Realtors at how all the numbers shook out in 2016. We will split this out into two segments: Detached homes and Attached homes:

Newport Beach Detached 2016 Home Sales:
Newport beach single family residence home sales 2016 by realtor cindy hanson

  • Median Sales Price in Newport Beach, California for a Single Family Detached Home was $2m and that was up 7% from 2015. The Average price was just over $2.5m 
  • Sales Volume in 2016 was slightly down 2015.  
  • Days on the market: The average days on the market to sell a single family detached residence was 91 in 2016.
  • Year end Inventory was up from 2015 by 12% with 4.6 months of inventory available to home buyers.

With the increase in inventory home buyers have many opportunities to find their dream home.

Newport Beach Attached home sales:
Newport Beach Attached home sales in 2016 by realtor kelly turbeville
  • Median Sales Price in Newport Beach, California for a Attached home i.e. Condo/Townhome was $892k and that was up 2.5% from 2015. The Average price was just over $1m.
  • Sales Volume in 2016 was just about the same from 2015.
  • Days on the market: The average days on the market to sell a single family detached residence was 82 in 2016.
  • Year end Inventory was down from 2015 by 10% with 3.2 months of inventory available to home buyers.
The overall market in Newport Beach is very strong, especially in homes priced below the median.  Homes priced right, presented beautifully and available are currently selling at about 96% to the list price.

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If you are looking to buy, invest or sell your home in Newport Beach, please do not hesitate to contact our group

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Irvine Real Estate Report 2016.. What is your home value?

3 Lonestar, Irvine listed by CHLGH
3 Lonestar, Irvine

Happy New Year Irvine, can you believe 2016 is in the rear view mirror?  It was a very productive year for the Irvine real estate market and 2017 looks to be just as promising.

But before we move forward in the New Year, let's take a look at the overall Irvine, California real estate market in 2016.  Below is a snapshot of the market, from the Orange County Association of Realtors, broken into two segments, Detached Single family residence and Attached homes, i.e. Condo's and Townhomes.

Irvine Detached Homes:
Irvine Detached Home Sales 2016
Summary of Detached Homes:

  • 2016 Sales Volume for December was up 19%; overall for the year the number of closed transactions from 2015 was up 4.5%
  • Median Price of a Single Family Home in Irvine in December was just over $1m, for the entire year it was $965k. Overall Irvine home values were up just over 7%
  • Inventory continued to be low throughout 2016 with the year ending with less then 2.5 months of available homes.

Irvine Attached Homes:

Irvine Attached Home Sales 2016
Summary of Attached Homes:
  • 2016 Sales Volume for December was down nearly 17%. Though overall for the year the number of closed transactions from 2015 was up approximately  10%
  • Median Price of a Condo/Townhomes in Irvine for December was $629k. For the entire year the median price was just under $590k, which equaled a 7% increase in home values.
  • Inventory continued to be low throughout 2016 with the year ending with less then 1.5 months of Inventory 
Lack of available homes and strong demand continues to drive the Irvine real estate market.   As you will note, the inventory of Condo's/Townhomes was down 30% in December.  Homeowner's in this bracket who are considering a move this spring would benefit from listing now before spring inventory increases. Opportunity is knocking!!

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If you are thinking of an upcoming move, don't hesitate to contact our team at Cindy Hanson Global Luxury Homes for a review of the current market in your neighborhood.  

Happy New Year Irvine! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Check out Cindy Hanson with Global Luxury Homes interview on ETTV

We had an wonderful time and feel so privileged to be asked to speak on ETTV regarding the real estate market in South Orange County and the market overall in the US.  Take a peak.

We discussed the overall 2016 real estate market as well what international buyers can expect in 2017 with interest rates changes, etc.  A good portion of the time we discussed the opportunity international buyers had in various states, during the shift in the market in mid-October of 2016.  Where our team helped international buyers purchase homes priced from $700,000 up to $8,000,000.  

We have helped many international buyers purchase homes in Newport Beach, Irvine, throughout Southern California and nationally.  Opportunity is available for the International Home Buyers, but it is important to work with a real estate professional who understands the process and has the team to ensure all details of the transaction are secure for both the home seller and buyer.

For the homeowner, demand from international buyers is still strong.  However, finding the right buyer for your home is not as easy as putting a sign in the yard. Let's chat if you would like to understand how our marketing program brings you the right buyer.

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