June 2015

Found 7 blog entries for June 2015.

Airbnb and Realtor.com Partnership

 

NEIGHBORHOOD CULTURE

Every wanted to live like a local before moving to a new city?  Now you can.  What has this generation of technology and individuals shown us?  Whether you are traveling the world or traveling to find your next home, experiencing what it means to be a local in a new city and discovering the neighborhood culture is a part of the end-game. 

In a time when platforms, apps, and companies are promoting a community culture, sites like Airbnb, VRBO, and TravelAdvisor are thriving.  And, now the desire to discover the neighborhood culture is finding its way into real estate in a new and dynamic way.  It will find its place amongst the online sites, starting first with realtor.com and their

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Inaugural Dana Point Trolley Hop

 THE NEWS

The Echelberger Group, as a part of Surterre Properties, believes in providing you with the latest news for your local community.  Let us keep you informed on what you need to know in your hometown.  So, today we bring you this bulletin, a neighborhood update for the Dana Point area.  To us, it’s always a great day in South Orange County, whether you are in San Clemente, Dana Point, or San Juan Capistrano!

GRAND OPENING

The announcement from late May has been building excitement and the day is finally here!  If you haven’t heard, summer weekends (Friday – Sunday) in Dana Point from June 26th to September 7th will feature a free trolley service.  And, summer is here and we are ready to roll!

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15 Top Tips for Selling Your Home This Season

 

Warm up to the Homebuying Season

Summer mean warmer weather and increased home sales, but many home sellers dread the process.  A first impression goes a long way, you get one chance, and it is essential!  How you present your home is very important, so take staging you property to heart. 

With summer upon us, we tapped the experts – Doug and his full-service team at the Echelberger Group – for tips to help home sellers present their homes with maximum effectiveness this season.  Here are 15 tips for getting you and your home in tip-top shape!

15 Tips to be in Tip-Top Shape

  1. Highlight outdoor areas. Clean the deck, porch, patio or outdoor kitchen, and repaint or make repairs if
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Wine Down Wednesday

We’re back!  And, (Good News!), we have made it half way through another wonderful week.  No matter what you choose to do to enjoy your Wednesday, join us in celebrating the beautiful place that we live in.  To us, it’s always a great day in South Orange County, whether you are in San Clemente, Dana Point, or San Juan Capistrano!  Let’s look at what’s coming your way for Wine Wednesday.

What’s New?

Would you like a piece of celery in your champagne?  How about a slice of cucumber or – mon dieu! – bell pepper?

Now, that’s something new.  At one time, it was inconceivable (let alone looked down upon) to mix ingredients with your champagne.  Veuve Clicquot is breaking boundaries amongst its purist company, sparkling wine

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The Forecast

The Echelberger Group, as a part of Surterre Properties, believes in providing you with the latest and most relevant information for your local community.  Let us keep you informed on what you need to know around town.  So, today we bring you this bulletin, a neighborhood market update for Talega.  As you will see, there are many factors at play in the real estate market right now that not only apply to Talega, but indicate trends across Southern Orange County.  The outlook for 2015 remains positive.  And, to us, it’s always a great day in Southern California, whether you are in San Clemente, Dana Point, or San Juan Capistrano!

The Indicators

The summer selling season is here and school is out for the year in our Talega community. 

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The Forecast

The Echelberger Group, as a part of Surterre Properties, believes in providing you with the latest news for your local community.  Let us keep you informed on what you need to know for your hometown.  So, today we bring you this bulletin, a neighborhood update for the Southwest San Clemente area.  To us, it’s always a great day in South Orange County, whether you are in San Clemente, Dana Point, or San Juan Capistrano!

Is Something in the Air?

Unexpected rain and unpredicted weather hit South Orange County early this morning.  Temperatures will drop slightly as we progress through the week, but today marks an abnormally hot, wet, and muggy day in San Clemente.  We are experiencing the remnants of Tropical Depression Blanca brought

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Warm up to HomeBuying Season

Spring and summer mean warmer weather and increased home sales, but many homebuyers dread the process. The majority of homebuyers (95 percent) know that credit is important when purchasing a home, and those who know their credit scores feel significantly more prepared to buy according to a new survey commissioned by Experian. In addition, 45 percent of future homebuyers say they delayed purchase to work on their credit and qualify for better interest rates.

“No one likes to go into a lender’s office, whether buying or refinancing, and not know the state of their credit; it makes them feel helpless,” says Becky Frost, senior manager of consumer education at Experian Consumer Services. “Our survey shows when people interact

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