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Coastal Lux Home Sales Average 96% of Listing Price

Some Areas Even Higher— Cameo Shores at 98%

One thing appears to remain consistent in Orange County’s dynamic luxury market: Buyers are willing to pay top dollar for the expansive homes and unique estates prevalent in the communities along the coast.


Affordable Housing Access Inc. was the main sponsor of the Project Access 10th annual Keys to Success Gala: Start Small, Dream Big.

Feng Shui Principles Key Factors for Chinese Buyers

Younger Generation Proves More Flexible on Philosophy

An August study by the Asian Real Estate Association of America reveals that 86% of native-born Chinese and Chinese-American homebuyers say the ancient philosophy of feng shui will be a factor in the purchase of their next home.

Honor Flight Gives WWII Vets Wings

Breitling, Other Business Backers, Help Fund Trips to Memorial in DC

A crowd of about 350 friends, relatives, and supporters holding signs and waving miniature American flags waited in anticipation as the plane taxied to the gate at LAX. A banner bearing the words, “Welcome Home, Heroes!” claimed center stage.


Harvesters, which was founded in 1992 to raise awareness and funds for Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, hosted its 23rd annual Harvesters Fashion Show & Luncheon Runway Fundraiser on Oct. 7.

ZIP Codes With Most Active Luxury Home Listings

Laguna Beach Leads Pack With 63 Homes

Laguna Beach ZIP code 92651 was tops in the number of active $4 million-plus real estate listings in Orange County as of Oct. 15, with 63 listings, according to data from Web-based real estate database aggregators Redfin and Zillow.


More than 4,000 friends and supporters of California State University-Fullerton gathered on campus for the school’s annual Concert Under the Stars on Sept. 19.

‘Pocket’ Listings on Rise in OC’s Luxury Market

Non-MLS Sales Thrive in Hot Market, Afford Privacy

Real estate experts say “pocket listings”—private, off-market listings that don’t appear on the local Multiple Listing Service—are surging in the luxury market.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County held its 51st annual Gourmet Dinner on Sept. 17 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.

Newport Beach Led Way on Luxury’s Summer Sizzle

50 Homes Sold; Priciest Goes For $17.5M

Summer sizzled in the Orange County luxury market, with 50 transactions above $4 million closing between June 15 and Sept. 15.

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