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Orangewood Foundation joined with the University of California-Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering on Feb. 23 to celebrate National Engineers Week.
Guggenheims Built In ’72; Donated to CHOC, Others
The home at 88 Linda Isle in Newport Beach sold on Feb. 27 for $9.72 million. The estate is considered a piece of Southern California history, according to the seller’s agent.
Women’s Circle of Wishes hosted its fourth annual signature event on Feb. 12 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
Households Must Earn $610K to Afford Starter
The California Association of Realtors’ Traditional Housing Affordability Index shows that the minimum annual household income required to buy a median-priced home in Orange County is $146,880 and that just 22% of hopeful homebuyers can comfortably afford that $745,160 price tag.
Oggi’s Sports, Brewhouse, Pizza donated to 25 charities in honor of its 25th anniversary in December, with items including sleeping bags for homeless military veterans, food for shelter animals, and toys for underprivileged children.
Carried $69 Million Price Tag Last Year
La Casa Pacifica, once home to President Richard Nixon and also known as the Western White House, is back on the market with an asking price of $63.5 million.
The Pacific Life Foundation said it plans $6.25 million in charitable funding this year.
NB’s 92661 Has Highest Average Price at $6.5M
Orange County’s most expensive luxury homes, defined as being in the top 5% of the market, were found in the 92661 zip code last year, which includes Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach.
Mission Hospital 21st annual Holiday Gala raised more than $1 million on Dec. 3 at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point.
Off-Water Home Sells For Eye-Popping $28M
Coastal Orange County is renowned for its beauty, from the wide expanse of sand that hugs the ocean in Huntington Beach to the rugged cliffs of North Laguna.