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Jonathon Curci, renowned luxury real estate agent with First Team Real Estate Christie’s International, recently represented a buying client in the purchase of a stunning Newport Beach estate, which was listed for sale at $4.55 Million.

Located at 2419 Santiago Drive, the soft contemporary home was a standout on the 2016 Newport Harbor Home Tour for its signature California flair. Having undergone an extensive remodel last year, it’s defined by a unique open floor plan that creates an indoor-outdoor living experience ideal for entertaining guests. Among many other creature comforts, it showcases a decadent master retreat, replete with a soaking tub, a walk-in shower with dual showerheads, a spacious walk-in closet, and a staircase leading up to a cozy

Tim Branoff of First Team Real Estate recently closed the sale on a stunning home in Huntington Beach, which was listed for sale at over $3.8 Million.

Tucked behind the exclusive guarded gates of The Bluffs, the gorgeous residence located at 18875 Evening Breeze Circle promises an enviable lifestyle, complete with an oversized lot showcasing ocean views. Encompassing four en suite bedrooms, it also features a pool and spa, plus a garage large enough to accommodate five vehicles.

A longtime resident of Huntington Beach whose children went through the local school system, Tim brings to the table a rare level of experience with regard to the coastal area’s luxury real estate market. Having helped countless clients buy and sell property over the course

Tad Baltzer of First Team Real Estate Christie’s International recently closed the sale on the stunning residence located at 34282 Shore Lantern in Dana Point’s coveted Lantern Bay Estates enclave.

Listed for sale at $3.9 Million, this gorgeous home offers sweeping panoramic views of the coastline along with close proximity to the Dana Point Harbor and the Dana Point Lantern District, each just a stone’s throw away. Spanning a total of six bedrooms, it features a chef’s kitchen equipped with professional grade appliances, a formal dining room, a spacious living room with dramatic, coffered vaulted ceilings, and a decadent master retreat, among many other luxurious creature comforts. 

A seasoned luxury real estate expert who’s helped clients achieve

Philip DeMatteo of First Team Real Estate Christie’s International recently closed the sale of a stunning residence in the exclusive community of Huntington Harbour, representing the buying client in the transaction.

Listed for sale at a little over $3.7 Million, the residence located at 16802 Coral Cay Lane boasts a 60-foot private dock and a unique 3-way main channel location, making its availability an especially rare opportunity—one that attracted a great deal of interest. An area native who’s deeply experienced with regard to the competitive niche real estate markets that comprise Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and Long Beach in addition to Huntington Harbour, Phillip is well known for creating successful outcomes like this one for both

First Team Real Estate agent Brian Wollner recently closed the sale on a stunning luxury home tucked away in Huntington Beach’s Bluffs enclave, an exclusive gate-guarded community offering proximity to the city’s famed beaches. Listed for sale at $4,288,000, the gorgeous property at 6461 Twilight Drive is defined by a unique open floor plan and a host of opulent materials and finishes, including French oak and travertine.

Replete with custom cabinetry, appliances by Wolf, Thermador and Fisher Paykel, plus marble countertops, its gourmet kitchen is an epicurean’s dream. And, thanks to elegant living and dining rooms with fireplaces, and a massive backyard area—which includes a sparkling Pebble Tec pool, a stone patio with a sitting area, fireplace

Sandi Clark and Debbie Miller—a mother/daughter duo who comprise one of South Orange County’s foremost real estate teams—are closing out the month of July with an impressive accomplishment, having represented the buyer of 25 Needle Grass in the luxurious gate-guarded community of Shady Canyon.

Listed for sale at just under $8 Million, this exquisite property is defined by stunning floor-to-ceiling glass doors that fuse its interior with its exterior, showcasing spellbinding views of the ocean and city lights. Replete with seven bedrooms, seven-and-one-half bathrooms, and a resort-style backyard with a sparkling pool and spa, this opulent home offers a living experience that’s truly one-of-a-kind. 

Since 1999, Sandi and Debi have been channeling

Travis White, one of coastal Orange County’s most trusted luxury real estate experts, recently represented the buyer of 125 Kings Place in Newport Heights. Listed for sale at $5.495 Million, this exceptional property offers stunning architecture and design in addition to a coveted location, replete with incredible views.

Spanning five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, this opulent home showcases a chic, designer-perfect esthetic with upscale materials and finishes. Complete with a massive gourmet kitchen, a large wine cellar, an elevator, a scenic backyard area featuring meticulous landscaping and an infinity pool, plus a spacious rooftop deck and private guest quarters, it’s ideal for entertaining at any scale.

A longtime Newport Beach resident

We are thrilled to announce that renowned luxury real estate expert Jeana Sander is joining our Huntington Beach Seacliff office as Manager.

Deeply experienced in all facets of the business, Jeana served as Sales Manager of Coldwell Banker’s top-performing branch in San Diego prior to joining First Team. Due to her proven ability to drive luxury sales and lead teams to success by providing seasoned mentorship and guidance, Jeana is one of the most prominent names in Southern California real estate. 

“Jeana is well known throughout the real estate industry as strong leader who understands not only how to drive success, but how to motivate and inspire her team to achieve beyond all expectations,” remarked Michael Mahon, President, First Team Real

Gene Turley and Dean Lueck of First Team Real Estate Christie’s International—two of coastal Orange County’s foremost luxury real estate experts—recently closed the sale of a stunning contemporary beach home in Corona del Mar’s highly exclusive China Cove enclave. Listed for sale at just under $3.5 million, the residence at 2618 Cove Street offers an exceptional lifestyle in a coveted location.

Just yards away from China Cove’s pristine sandy beach, this spectacular property features a rooftop deck, accessed via a dramatic spiral staircase, that boasts 180-degree views stretching from the crashing waves to the harbor and Catalina Island. Sets of bi-folding doors give way to the home’s great room, rear patio, and view deck off the master suite, creating

HGTV's 4th annual Ultimate House Hunt contest, featuring listings exclusively from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® members, is officially underway! The 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt is a month-long online promotion being held on from June 13 through July 18. During the contest period, consumers vote for their favorite homes among 64 finalists in eight different categories.

This year, we're honored to announce that two First Team Real Estate listings from Jason Bradshaw have been selected by editors of based on their extraordinary features and inspirational design, captured by striking photography. 43 Beach View is a finalist in the Modern Masterpieces category and 17 Premiere Point has