November 2017

Found 7 blog entries for November 2017.

Decorating and organizing your home with damage-free techniques is something we all can get behind.

If you are a renter, you want to ensure you don’t damage your rental space and risk losing your security deposit. As a homeowner, it’s always better to preserve the integrity of your space, although you have the leeway to make modifications. Some of us have resale value at the back of our minds, and reverting a space back to its original, saleable state can be costly and time-consuming.

While it can seem like your options are limited, there are a lot of damage-free and creative solutions to ensure that your space is looking flawless and incredibly organized.

Command strips: One thing I always recommend is a healthy application of command strips—the

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Clients and Friends,
Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and staying cool!

Below is the latest Steven Thomas OC Housing Market Report for November 2017, with the most up-to-date market data. As always, if you or if you know anyone looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate, please give me a call; I’d love to help you find a place called HOME.

Have a great holiday weekend.

-Doug Echelberger

OC Housing Market Report | November 2017 – Part 1

With such limited supply, this is the hottest November housing market in years.

Hot November Housing: With an expected market time of just 61 days, the Orange County housing market is still firing on all cylinders.

Buyers cannot get a break from the relentlessly hot housing market in Orange

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Where in Orange County to Live Like a Local

‘Tis the season… Looking to “Live Like a Local” and need to know “Where in OC” to go to get your holiday festivities going? You can count on Echelberger Group to keep you informed with what is happening locally. Let us keep you in the loop, letting you know Where in Orange County you should go and what you need to know for our community. Because it’s always a great day in Orange County, whether you are in San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, or elsewhere.

‘Tis the Season, holiday festivities are in full swing!

4-6:30 p.m. Join Santa and his reindeer outside the Outlets at San Clemente for the lighting of a 40-foot Christmas tree. Begin the Christmas season

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Once a trend, open floor plans have become a staple of most modern homes.

An open floor plan generally means the living room, kitchen, and dining room are combined into a large space or great room. Before taking a hammer to all interior walls, it’s important to know the structure of your home, as well as the benefits and ways you can accomplish an open concept.

Benefits of an Open Floor Plan:


Small, cluttered homes can be transformed into airy, more breathable spaces by knocking down a few dividing walls. A demolition project may seem daunting, but the average cost is just over $3,000. Just be sure to have a professional take a look before wielding a sledgehammer. Hiring a structural engineer will cost you about $500, but you’ll save

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Live Like a Local: @Throwback to Veterans Day

Throwback Thursday | Veterans Day #1

Photo Credit: @MarineMonument

It’s Throwback Thursday time neighbors!  Where you come from, where you call home is a part of who you are.  Welcome to the Live Like a Local blog series that celebrates the hometowns of Southern Orange County.

The History of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War. That is why Veterans Day is formerly known as Armistice Day – a U.S. legal holiday previously celebrating the official end of World War I on November 11, 1918.

Throwback Thursday | Veterans Day #2

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the GREEN sheet | November 2017 #1



Your home is priced right. It’s in a prime location. When it first hit the market you welcomed scores of prospective buyers. Now, two months later, your home is still for sale, potential buyers have dwindled and you’re not sure what to do. If you are facing this situation today, rest assured that you are not alone. There are a few things you can do to make sure your home stands out from the rest and sells quickly.

“Buyers are human. They like to purchase new. They prefer a home that is truly ‘turnkey,’ where all they have to do is move in and enjoy their home. The reality is that there are not enough brand-new homes in Orange County,” noted Echelberger Group’s Doug

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Echelberger Group Welcomes | Stephanie Garvey #1


Friendly and trustworthy with a winningly tenacious nature, Echelberger Group’s Stephanie Garvey is a hit with present and future homeowners across southern Orange County. Her keen ability to match the lifestyle and budgetary preferences of her clientele with homes that offer genuine presence and character is in a lofty league of its own, resulting in satisfied repeat clients and referrals.

Born in Orange County and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Stephanie eagerly moved back to south Orange County with her husband and two boys. Today, the family takes full advantage of the region’s wide array of valuable benefits, from unmatched weather and world-famous beaches to local mountains and recreation. The area’s phenomenal variety

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