May 2018

Found 11 blog entries for May 2018.

Echelberger Group
IT'S THROWBACK THURSDAY!


Where you come from, where you call home is a part of who you are. Welcome to the #LiveLikeaLocal blog series that explores our roots and hometown in South Orange County. Whether it be San Clemente, Dana Point, Capistrano Beach, San Juan Capistrano, or a surrounding coastal community, it is always a great day for Throwback Thursday in Orange County! Especially when we love the place we call....#HOME

This week's Throwback Thursday we're taking it back to the birth of Capistrano Beach Road News and what it meant for the locals in the early 1950's. Joe Dunn gives us the history of Beach Road in A Pocket of Paradise.

"The decade of the 1950's is one of belonging to a community made up of individuals who wished to experience the

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The Summer Market: The active listing inventory is rising and so is the time it takes to successfully sell a home; Summer is here.
Since we missed last week's reports, we've got two Steven Thomas reports for you! Both sales and demand have gone down this month, which is normal for this time of year as we approach Summer. With the weather being temperamental, graduations coming up, sports ending, people going on vacation, prices go down. Price reductions have been happening with our listings that have been on the market for 45 days or more. New listings that are coming on the market should be priced closer to the comp mark versus going way above comps and letting the demand catch you. As you can see from the charts it's a lot lower than the supply we have…
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Memorial Day - We Remember
IT'S THROWBACK THURSDAY!

Where you come from, where you call home is a part of who you are. Welcome to the #LiveLikeaLocal blog series that explores our roots and hometown in South Orange County. Whether it be San Clemente, Dana Point, Capistrano Beach, San Juan Capistrano, or a surrounding coastal community, it is always a great day for Throwback Thursday in Orange County! Especially when we love the place we call....#HOME

REMEMBERING GENERATIONS OF SOLDIERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR NATIONS FREEDOM…

HISTORY OF MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the…
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Dress Up Your House on a Budget
Owning a house is a never-ending adventure in investing your heart and soul into a wholly unique structure. Some homeowners have great big budgets for massive changes or enhancements to their home, others are working with a shoestring. If you’re in the second group, you can still put your mark on your house. There are plenty of ways to personalize it without spending a lot of money.

Even Simple Changes Create Huge Home Impacts
After the stress of moving is over and the dust has settled, you may start to ponder other ways to enhance your new home. When you moved in, it was pretty generic, with cream-colored walls, light brown carpet and an outside paint job that absolutely no one could find offensive. A lot of houses end up in this generic state when the…
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Saving Green with Green Upgrades
Sometimes, it ain’t easy bein’ green, but other times, like when you’re trying to outfit your house with money and energy saving components, it’s a piece of key lime pie. The demand for retrofitted green homes is only growing while the green home industry is busy developing new ways to save from every angle. Whether you live in Death Valley or Nome, Alaska, there’s something you can be doing to improve your home’s green appeal.

Start Your Green Home Upgrade Here

Before you can improve your home’s efficiency, you’re going to have to know where your home is under performing. Is the attic lacking insulation? Are the windows leaking? How many cracks and crevices need to be caulked or otherwise sealed?

It’s not easy to see these things with your naked eye,…
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Mother's Day Events in Orange County
MOTHER'S DAY IS THIS WEEKEND


Looking to #LiveLikeaLocal and need to know #WhereInOC to go? You can count on Echelberger Group to keep you informed with what is happening locally, whether it be brunchin' and sailin' in Dana Point, listening to live entertainment at the OC Night Market, or taking Mom to see the Grammy Award-winner Tony Bennett!

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, Newport Beach, San Juan Capistrano, or elsewhere.

OC Night Market
Produced by 626 Night Market, OC Night Market features 200+ food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment…
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Orange County Housing Report | Sellers Beware

There has been a significant spike in the market the last two weeks, with inventory going up 9%! 

A majority of this spike was with homes under the $750,000 price point, which happens to be Orange County's hottest price point. There wasn't too much of a rise in demand, which isn't good when the inventory is that high. Back in 2017 we had a 6% rise in inventory and a 11% rise in demand. We need to pay attention to what's happening with the demand and if it's being thrown off by interest rates or another factor.

Heading into Summer we should focus on a few things: the act of inventory, how it's rising, demand, as well as our pricing. The good thing about South Orange County is our price points are a lot higher down here and the 1.25 million price point…
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IT'S THROWBACK THURSDAY!

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 explores our roots and hometown in South Orange County. Whether it be San Clemente, Dana Point, Capistrano Beach, San Juan Capistrano, or a surrounding coastal community, it is always a great day for Throwback Thursday in Orange County! Especially when we love the place we call....#HOME

CINCO DE MAYO HISTORY

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta San Clemente
Ever wonder what Cinco de Mayo celebrates? 
Like most, you may have confused it as Mexico’s Independence Day, and/or enjoy celebrating through copious amounts of margaritas and tacos, but in actuality the day represents Mexico’s victory over the French army at Puebla in 1862.

The Battle of Puebla was a result from…
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OC Calendar of Events
Where in Orange County to Live Like a Local

Looking to #LiveLikeaLocal and need to know #WhereInOC to go? You can count on Echelberger Group to keep you informed with what is happening locally, whether it be Doheny Blues Festival, San Clemente's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Newport Beach's OC Marathon, Huntington Beach's Daschsund Races, or Tustin's Lobster Fest!

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, Newport Beach, San Juan Capistrano, or elsewhere.

Download Full Calendar of Events CLICK HERE!

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Tips for a new Backsplash
You’ve been watching HGTV again and you’ve been inspired to do something about that dated backsplash in your kitchen. It’s not exactly a small job, but certainly one an adventurous first time homeowner can do with just a few tools. Installing a backsplash is a pretty straightforward process, with a few caveats. Just make sure you’re really ready before you put mastic to wall.

Choosing Backsplash Materials


Anything you can glue to the wall can be used as a backsplash. How effective it will be, on the other hand, is a point you really need to consider. Sure, that wine cork backsplash you saw on Pinterest is cool, but how well will you be able to clean it the first time you splatter spaghetti sauce on it? Remember that backsplashes are exposed to tough…
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