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A Great time for Golf in “The OC”

It is October and it is a great time for golf in Orange County. A little rain to “green things” up. and the courses aren’t as “crazy” as they are in the summer. The last couple courses I have played: Coto de Casa (a litttle warm but a FUN day), Mesa Linda in Costa Mesa. A good little course with some really steep traps. Unfortunately…..I did get more practice than I wanted. But, my Dad would have been proud. He taught me well when it comes to traps!! Wish I had picked his brain more about all the great shots he was a master of. Has that ever happened to you? A great lesson to remind us to listen and take notes when you are around the older generation. They have so much knowledge to offer. Be more opened to new ideas and not be stubborn. Ha Ha, I wonder if I am writing this for myself 🙂 OK….back to golf! Oh yes.and next week playing Ben Browns ( a great 9 hole course set in the hills of Laguna Beach) and then hopefully Newport Beach Country Club.
There are still some great buys on homes on the golf course in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, San Clemente, Rancho Margarita, Coto de Casa, Ladera Beach and all through San Diego and Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Interest rates are still amazing and there are deals out there. If I can do anything to help…..let me know! Thanks, Sue 🙂

Day After Super Bowl!!

Well, it is the day after Super Bowl and …..what a good game!! Well, I guess it was if you wanted the Saints to win! I did because they deserved it after ALL these years. However I am a Peyton Manning fan also. Now….it is time for “football withdrawal”(:

Did you get out to Riveria to watch the golf last week…..what didn’t get rained on??? I was sorry I couldn’t get up there but I did get to spend a day at Torrey Pines a couple weeks ago. It was an absolutely perfect day… sunshine, warm and a light breeze off the ocean. WOW! And the course looked awesome!

Don’t forget the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday and I’ll be back with Newport Beach real estate updates soon! Have a great day!!

Latest From Balboa Island!!

Hope you have been enjoying this FABULOUS weekend! I did!!
Golf, Rollerblading, tennis, Open Houses…Life is good in Southern California! I LOVE summer. I know we are so lucky to have good weather all year long…..but REALLY perfect weather….I soooo appreciate it!
Balboa Island was very busy this weekend with visitors from Europe, Arizona, Neveda and ANYWHERE inland where the temps were double digits!!! We have seen a lot of local and daytime activity from Southern California residents. So…..would you love to live here too? We have some AMAZING opportunities. Prices are lower than they have been in a decade! Pool your resources with RESPONSIBLE family/friends and buy your “dream” vacation home!
We have 39 great properties to choose from ranging from a 2 bed/1 bath 1/2 lot cute home at $995,000. to a FABULOUS CUSTOM home with it’s own dock at $10,900,000. There are 3 homes available on “The Little Island” with docks. This is it for Balboa island Docks. No new ones coming. The time to act is NOW with interest rates still at Historic Lows!
Please let m e know if I can help you with your Real Estate needs!
Smile and be HAPPY….it sure beats the alternative 🙂

Listings With A Dock Around Balboa Island

If you are looking for a home with a dock, there are 4 on Balboa Island ranging in price from $2,895,000 (very small dock) to $7,495,000 that has a dock that can accommodate 3 boats. Boat docks are a premium because there just aren’t that many available.

                                                                            

One very special feature about the Island is that when you are looking out over the water at night….you have a view. A view of the lighted docks, a view of the lights across the bay and the canals and a view of the boats in the Harbor. And the Pavilion has lights all year around. It is so magical to walk around the boardwalk at night.  This time of year with all the Christmas decorations……it is such a Beautiful sight!

One of my favorite Holiday events is the Newport Harbor Boat Parade. It starts December 17th and goes until December 21st. The parade starts at 6:30 on the North Bayfront, then goes to the Bay and South Bayfront and then back to the starting point, ending about 9:00. All the restaurants take reservations so you can enjoy a meal and watch the parade. All the private Yacht Clubs have parties and rooms can be rented at the Boy Scouts facility on Pacific Coast Highway. It is free to walk around Balboa Island and watch it from both sides. Plus many of the shops are open late and all the restaurants take reservations. Parking is always an issue, so please park off the Island and take a cab or walk.   

There is more information on the Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce web site.

 Another Beautiful property just came on the maket last week. It is on a private Island with 23 private bayfront homes. It is such a unique experience. No cars allowed. You have parking off the Island and walk or drive your golf cart on. This home has a beautiful private sandy beach and views that go on forever. The Bay and the Hills! A six bedroom home with a beautiful kitchen, large living area with view, Master bedroom and sitting room also have the fabulous view of the Bay and Hills. This home has elevator access also. All for the amazing price of $6,750,000.

How is your Game??

Great time for Golf in California

 

How is your Golf Game?? What courses have you played lately?? Southern California golf courses are always busy but it seems fall and winter we don’t have quite as many tourists. Don’t get me wrong….I love tourists and I love being one J Going on a golf vacation this fall sounds great!! Where is your favorite place to take a golf vacation?

 

Please….tell me more about you! Do you live on a golf course? If so….where?

There are great deals on homes in Palm Spring, Palm Desert, California! If you are interested…..Lets talk!

 

For information on the PGA tour….go to www.PGATOUR.com

For women looking for a good golf/networking group….go to www.womenoncourse.com

 

More tips and websites to follow!

Let’s Talk GOLF!!

Thanks for joining me today!!

Let’s talk GOLF!!

I am so Happy to see that golf is finally being recognized as a challenging sport. I leaned to play golf as a child and I am so grateful. I may not have loved it then (I was also a competitive swimmer) or later in my “Intense” workout days ”When I taught and ran aerobic programs)…..but I always knew it was a great way to connect with nature, be out of office and meet like minded people.. I am sorry for those who still “bad mouth” the game.

I also think golf can be one of the most challenging games there is. It seems so easy until you get out on the course and are at the mercy of the “elements”! Traps, Hills, fast greens, wrong club…………………..

What is your biggest golf challenge??

I want to know more about you and your golf interests.

What are your favorite Southern California courses, especially in Orange County??  Why is that your favorite?? We will explore courses in other areas at another time.

 The best thing is to own a house on the golf course so you can watch all the other golfers play….and then say “I am not soooo bad after all J .

For golf course properties in So Cal…..contact me!

Sue, your golf property guide