Sales of $1,000,000 homes increase in Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar Orange County, CA

Posted by Greg Steinaker on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 at 11:33am.

Sales of $1,000,000 jump across the State of California and are hyper-sensitive to the Orange County and Southern California regional market, the highest jump since 2007

Irvine CA. In the biggest jump in six years, homes selling for greater than one million dollars increased in California to the highest level since 2007, right before the National market crash. The strongest sales gains were at the luxury market's high end, with record sales above the $2 million mark, a real estate information service reported. This did not quite meet the record high which occurred in 2005 when nearly 55,000 homes sold in the State of California according to San Diego based DataQuick.

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The luxury home market has always operated differently than the more predictable general housing market.  It operates in its own unique set of economic factors. High end home sales don’t fluctuate to items such as job growth or mortgage interest rates but rather are better predicted by the stock market in items such as  IPOs and, stock market performance.

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The most expensive confirmed purchase last year was a 15,000 square-foot plus, 8-bedroom, 14-bathroom beachfront Malibu mansion which sold for $74,500,000 in January. The largest was a 25,447-square-foot, 16-bedroom, mansion in Indian Wells that sold for $2,250,000.

In some communities virtually all of the home sales were in the million-dollar category. Among them: Santa Monica, Rancho Santa Fe, Atherton and Los Altos.

There are 8.8 million houses and condos in California. Of those, 270,591 are assessed for more than a million dollars by county assessor offices, according to DataQuick.

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In Orange County CA, Here is a breakdown of Million Dollar Home Sales:

Newport Beach                       Number  376   Most Expensive  $16,500,000

Laguna Beach                         Number  374   Most Expensive  $33,000,000

Corona Del Mar                      Number  256   Most Expensive   $8,000,000

Newport Beach (92657)          Number  252   Most Expensive  $15,800,000


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