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2718 Starbird Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Costa Mesa real estate agent Roger Turk is proud to offer a lovely home in the Mesa Verde “Upper Birds” for sale. The Upper Birds is located just south of Adams Ave. in between Mesa Verde Drive East and Placentia. The streets in this area are named for birds, like Oriole, Kinglet, Cardinal, and Starbird. Situated close to the golf course, Tanager Park, and Fairview Park, this location is great for those who enjoy the outdoors!

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2718 Starbird Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

This home has a picture perfect look to it. Everything is staged perfectly. Check out the view from the front porch – it’s a perfect slice of Americana! The large rooms, natural light, and open floor plan are features that homebuyers demand. Pools are always a hot commodity in this area and this home has a gorgeous turquoise pool for enjoying lazy summer days. Check it out! There will be a preview there on Friday, November 12, 2010 from 11am-2pm.

Find out more about 2718 Starbird Drive, Costa Mesa HERE.

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Mesa Verde pool home!

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG – 365 THINGS TO DO IN COSTA MESA

Company License #: 00878443 – Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297

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New Mesa Verde Costa Mesa Homes For Sale and Costa Mesa Homes For Rent

Mesa Verde has many great opportunities for homebuyers. One of the areas that is really popular is called the Upper Birds. The Bird Streets is a beautiful area with streets named after birds like Kinglet,Tanager, Hummingbird, Oriole, and Canary. The area is close to the Costa Mesa Golf Course and in the heart of Mesa Verde.

Home For Sale

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1838 Kinglet Court, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 This week we are proud to offer 1838 Kinglet Ct., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. It’s a stunning 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with a city lights view out over Huntington Beach and a turquoise pool. Plus the home has been remodeled and has a chef’s kitchen complete with a wine refrigerator! With gorgeous curb appeal and an extra large lot this home is a winner.

Homes for Rent

For those who want Costa Mesa homes for rent, we’re thrilled to offer a great opportunity in Mesa Verde.

1650 Iowa St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 in Mesa Verde is an updated townhome with 2 bedrooms. It is centrally located to shops like Target and Starbucks, has easy freeway access, and is close to California Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, and Orange Coast College.

Whether you’re looking for Costa Mesa homes or homes for rent in Costa Mesa, we’re happy to help you explore your options.

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG – 365 THINGS TO DO IN COSTA MESA

Company License #: 00878443 – Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297

Torelli Realty November 2010 Newsletter

Torelli Realty’s November 2010 Newsletter

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 Love the community where you live – sharing the community news & events that make Costa Mesa special.   

In this issue:  Torelli Realty’s Costa Mesa Pumpkin Patch 2010 this Thursday! * Save The Date for Snow Land 2010! * The Office Move is Complete & New Website is on the Way!  * ‘After’ – The Results of our Mini-Room Makeover Contest * VIDEO – Eastside Story * VIDEO – Westside Story * Sonora Recycle Rally Wrap Up * 365 Things To Do In Costa Mesa Blog * Torelli Realty Agent Gets Award  * From ‘I Hate Realtors’ to Dinner and Flowers * Costa Mesa Hair Salon The Retreat – All About Lifestyle * Designing With Art * Costa Mesa High Schools: Sports Schedules for November * Recent Sales *                         Some Current Listings * Preferred Vendors

Torelli Realty’s Costa Mesa Pumpkin Patch 2010 this Thursday! 

It’s almost time for our annual Pumpkin Patch. We’re looking forward to helping the local schools fundraise at the event too! See the flyer HERE and stay tuned for photos & video.

Save The Date for Snow Land 2010!

We’re proud to announce the date of our upcoming Snow Land – get ready for an afternoon of real snow, games, food, fundraising, and more! Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 from 12-3pm.

The Office Move is Complete & New Website is on the Way!

Please come by to check out our new office! See some photos of Torelli Realty’s new office HERE.  Also, we’re excited about some BIG changes coming to our website and the new & improved ways we’ll be able to communicate with you. Ask us more & stay tuned!

‘After’ – The Results of our Mini-Room Makeover Contest

See the final product of the mini-room makeover we did in Costa Mesa HERE.

(For reference, watch Part 1: BEFORE)

2 Costa Mesa Neighborhoods in Video

VIDEO – Eastside Story – as told by Jim Fitzpatrick

VIDEO – Westside Story – as told by Greg Ridge (with our agent Sarah Villalobos)

Sonora Recycle Rally Wrap Up

We are thrilled that we helped Sonora Elementary School kick off their Recycling Rally. See the Sonora Green Team Tally HERE. Go Sonora Green Team!

365 Things To Do In Costa Mesa Blog

Costa Mesa is a great place to live in and a fun place to explore. We’ve started a special blog that’s dedicated to things that can be done locally in Costa Mesa. Please “Like” the Facebook page and check out the blog and feel free to contribute your own ideas. There’s a chance to win cool prizes too!

Torelli Realty Agent Gets Award 

Congrats to Tracy Wilson on her award. Find out more HERE.

From ‘I Hate Realtors’ to Dinner and Flowers

Way to go Judy Reyes. Find out more HERE.

Costa Mesa Hair Salon The Retreat – All About Lifestyle

With OC Weekly recognizing that Costa Mesa is the Best Place to Live in 2010, we thought it would be a good time to share this story about The Retreat. What other local businesses do you think reflect the lifestyle here? Read the story HERE.

Designing With Art

Whether you are staging a home for sale or decorating your home, art is a great feature. Read more HERE.

Costa Mesa High Schools: Sports Schedules for November:

Estancia High School

Costa Mesa High School

Some of Our Recent Sales

2895 Palau Pl. – 4 beds/2 baths $670,000 (Short Sale)

1763 New Hampshire Dr. – 4 beds/2 baths $635,000

2577 Santa Ana Ave. – 4 units – $633,000

3245 Idaho Pl. – 3 beds/2 baths – $560,000

Some of Our Current Listings

139 Yorktown – Costa Mesa 3 beds/2 baths $349,900

423 Deerfield Ave. – Irvine 2 beds/2 baths $409,000

2279 Republic – Costa Mesa 4 beds/2 baths $489,000

1048 Concord – Costa Mesa 4 beds/3 baths $495,000

216 Calabria Ct. – Costa Mesa 3 beds/2.5 baths $549,900

1833 Pitcairn – Costa Mesa 4 beds/2 baths $579,000

181 The Masters Circle – Costa Mesa 2 beds/2 baths $635,000

1164 Kingston – South Coast Metro, Costa Mesa 4 beds/3 baths $729,000

2019 Phalarope – Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa 4 beds/3 baths $795,000

1801 Tanager – Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa 5 beds/3 baths $1,199,000

Home Staging Tips – Watch these Videos for Some Great Tips!

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*We’d like to help advise you on your home remodeling projects too! Please submit your videos to us and we will feature you and your home on our website so others can learn from our home staging and home improvement tips that are HGTV approved! 

Preferred Vendors 

Deal With People You Know 

Alden’s Carpet & Draperies
1663 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 646-4838
www.aldenscarpets.com 

Ingram Company 
Mortgage Company
(714) 241-1289  http://www.ingramcompany.net/

Wells Fargo  
Quy Huynh
(714) 593-5070
quy.huynh@wellsfargo.com 

JD Lock & Key
Changing locks & making you secure, year after year!
3023-B Harbor Blvd.
(714) 979-0744
www.jdlock.org 

Real Estate Photography 
Maria Jacoby & Bob Lange
www.realestatephotography.org

Complexions Day Spa
Real estate can be stressful and a day spa is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate.
Schedule a regularly priced massage or facial and receive a FREE 15 minute warm stone massage or scalp treatment. Please mention Torelli Realty
(562) 493-2441
www.complexionsdayspa.com 

If you’d like to suggest an event or story for our November newsletter, please send an e-mail to holly@torellirealty.com with the subject line NEWSLETTER by November 20 please. Our mission is to inform the community about things going on in the area. We would also like to share these events on our calendar so please send us your information. 

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www.torellirealty.com 

(714) 540-7355 

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October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010: July Newsletter   June 2010: June Newsletter   April 2010: April newsletter

March 2010: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2),Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

February 2010: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2),Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

January 2010: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2),Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

December 2009: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2),Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

November 2009: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2), Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

October 2009: Local News (page 1), Recent Costa Mesa Sales (page 2), Shout Outs/Torelli’s Tips (page 3) and Local Services (Page 4)

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG – 365 Things to do in Costa Mesa Blog

Company License #: 00878443 – Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297

Mesa North Garage Sale 2010

The Mesa North Garage Sale will take place in the Costa Mesa neighborhood of Mesa North this Saturday, October 23, 2010. The event takes place from 8am-2pm. Torelli Realty agent Garrett Snyder will be sponsoring the garage sale. In addition to setting up all the signs and providing advertising for the event, Garrett will also be delivering donuts to all the garage sale participants.

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Garage Sales Present an Opportunity

We like helping the community out with garage sales. Why? For the people who live in the homes it is an opportunity to clear out the clutter. For the shoppers it is a chance to find a treasure. And for society it is a chance to reuse objects rather than throw them away.

Want to know where Mesa North is? Find out more about this Costa Mesa neighborhood HERE.

Tell us what Costa Mesa neighborhood you would like to have a garage sale in?

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG – NEW: 365 Things to do in Costa Mesa

Company License #: 00878443 – Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297

Costa Mesa Hair Salon The Retreat – All About Lifestyle

The Camp in Costa Mesa is a really hip, trendy spot known for its alternative atmosphere. In fact the OC Weekly just raved about the interesting shopping and businesses there in an article about why Costa Mesa is the best place to live in 2010. Costa Mesa hair salon Christopher Perry’s Retreat calls The Camp home and embraces the lifestyle that is prevalent at The Camp.

We recently chatted with Sean Konor who runs The Retreat about how the hair salon is in alignment with Costa Mesa. Here’s the scoop:

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Photo by Salvatore Vuono

1. The Camp location is perfect for the salon: The Camp is a diverse community where you won’t find cookie cutter shops. It provides a creative venue for smaller vendors. Since the atmosphere is so creative the shops can surprise the consumers. The vibe here is a casual one and great talent is enhanced because of the artistic venue. Forget the egos that are often connected to the hair industry, this salon is real!

2. As a business, the salon loves being a part of Costa Mesa: The energy here is amazing. As the OC Weekly article stated, Costa Mesa is “actually interesting.” There is an opportunity to be expressive. At The Camp they had a chance to create a modern space with a lounge-y environment that many of their clients appreciate and everyone is friendly.

3. Community support is key: There are so many great local schools and churches to support. The arts are a huge part of Costa Mesa culture and The Retreat is dedicated to helping them as well.

The vote in OC Weekly is great publicity for Costa Mesa. Of course Torelli Realty always applauds the accomplishments of our hometown. Businesses like The Retreat are integral is the perception of Costa Mesa.

What other businesses and organizations do you think epitomize the ‘Best of Costa Mesa’?

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG – 365 THINGS TO DO IN COSTA MESA

Newport Beach Dream Home On The Way

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Newport Beach real estate is something many people dream about. Well earlier this year this Newport Beach home was the furthest thing from a dream home. This two-story had been condemned and was in horrible condition.

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BEFORE

Luckily, change was on the horizon for this house – along with a beautiful ocean view!

A buyer with true vision saw the potential in this property and decided to tackle the immense task of a total gut job in hopes of reselling it to a family who can truly make the most of this property. Currently everything is being remodeled inside and out, down to the studs. All the internal systems – from the plumbing and electrictrical, heating, security system, and tankless water heater are going to be brand new. The home’s interior is being lovingly remodeled with all new top of the line cabinets, Kohler fixtures, and of course a flat screen T.V. Since the house was in total disrepair even the items like windows and doors have to be brought in.  To make this home an enjoyable retreat, special features like a whole house sound system and  an outdoor fireplace and being incorporated. Elements like this promise to make this home a place where the indoor/outdoor lifestyle here in Southern California can be embraced.

There is so much potential in this home. It’s location is prime and one of the basic forces in real estate is location, location, location. What makes this location so desirable? There are peek-a-boo ocean views from the second floor and a lovely greenbelt behind the home. Plus, this house is situated close to schools and parks.  Ocean views and breezes, prime location – this home really provides a fantastic opportunity. We’re pleased that the home is getting a tender loving touch and are eager to see who ends up scooping up this amazing deal once the remodel is complete.

For more information on this Newport Beach home, please email us at info@torellirealty.com and refer to Newport Beach Major Makeover.

Related Posts:

Major Home Makeover – Part 1 (See video of the progrss here!)

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs. 

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG – 365 THINGS TO DO IN COSTA MESA 

Company License #: 00878443 

Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297 

  

Hello? I’m Looking For A Real Estate Agent…

How do you say “Hello?”

Looking for a real estate agent, or any type of service provider, can be a scary task for many reasons. Some people are intimidated by the phone. Will the person who answers be nice? Will they have the answers you need? Will you know the right questions to ask?

Some people don’t like e-mail. Will you get spam forever? How can you tell if the service provider is genuine? Is your e-mail being answered by the person you think it is?

For some people time is of the essence. They don’t have time to make a phone call only to wait on hold. Others don’t have easy access to e-mail.

The times are changing

Luckily, the times are changing. Communication is able to happen more rapidly than ever before. There are multiple mediums available to make a point on contact and continue a conversation.

“Real” People Answer the Phone

For instance, when you call our office you will always get a ‘real’ person. We don’t do voicemail or answering machines.

E-mail works

We monitor our e-mails closely and make a commitment to respond quickly with the information you need.

Cell access

All of our agents have cell phones are are easily accessible. When they are in appointments they make sure to return calls once they are free.

Catching the texting bug

More and more of our clients have caught the texting bug. If you want to text, go for it! We understand that not every question warrants a phone call or email.

Facebook & Twitter

Many of our clients have been connecting with us through Facebook, Twitter , LinkedIn and Youtube. Actually, the people we interact with through these channels are not always clients. They may be someone in the community who has a question pertaining to real estate, home improvement, or a local event. Since Costa Mesa is our home we usually know what’s going on and if we don’t we make an effort to get people the information they need.

Technology is changing the way we communicate and we are excited to interact with clients in whatever manner that suits them best.

What channel do you prefer?

About Torelli Realty: Torelli Realty is proud to represent Costa Mesa real estate. We’ve been meeting the needs of Costa Mesa home buyers & sellers since 1984. Torelli Realty deals with Costa Mesa homes, Costa Mesa apartments, Costa Mesa rentals, Costa Mesa property management, and offers home improvement and home staging tips to help your home’s value throughout Costa Mesa and in Mesa Verde. We also have an expert on staff, Holly Schwartz, who came to us as a producer from Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and extensively studied the most effective home staging techniques, as well as home values and markets locally and nationally. Torelli Realty is also an expert in Costa Mesa short sales and Orange County short sales. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs. 

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG – 365 THINGS TO DO IN COSTA MESA 

Company License #: 00878443  Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297