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Costa Mesa Rentals – 4360 Nebraska Lane, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Hip Costa Mesa Rental in the Heart of Mesa Verde (State Streets)

It’s always satisfying to see home remodels that are done right. We give the renovations at 3260 Nebraska Lane in Costa Mesa a thumbs up. It’s not every day that you come across a rental property that has the high-end upgrades that this home has in place. It’s done up to the nines – wide plank, dark hardwood floors, clean lines, granite countertops, stainless steel, tall molding… This home is a modern masterpiece. Jaws will drop! These homeowners made great decisions on the materials they used and they’re sure to be a hit with anyone who is looking for a luxurious feeling rental home in Costa Mesa.

kitchen photo

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 Torelli Realty

Listed by Valerie Torelli – valerie@torellirealty.com – (714) 540-7355

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.

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Costa Mesa Rentals – 3153 Sumatra, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (Mesa Verde)

Mesa Verde Island Streets

3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms 

1,240 sq. ft. house/5,800 sq. ft. lot 

$2,400/month ($3,000 Secrutiy Deposit)

3153 Sumatra, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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3153 Sumatra, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Desirable Mesa Verde! Beautiful home that has been lovingly maintained. Huge yard with RV possibilities. Home has newer kitchen with granite countertops, newer carpet, paint and tile floors. House has a large sunroom and is wired for speakers.

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Torelli Realty

Listed by Roger Turk – roger@torellirealty.com – (714) 540-7355

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.

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Company License #: 00878443

Valerie Torelli License #: 00668297

Great Property Management Tips – Best Flooring for a Rental Property

Every landlord wants to provide a rental home that will yield a high return on investment. Improvements do need to be made quite frequently in a rental and one of the biggest priorities is flooring. We’ve often suggested affordable carpet, Pergo or laminate wood floors for a clean look that’s easy to maintain and cost-effective. Find our some more details and ideas in this informative article. Remember that the type of material to use does vary depending on the size and market of the home. For example in our market, Costa Mesa apartments might want to use carpet and luxury homes in Newport Beach may use expensive looking tile (which doesn’t have to break the bank!). Orange County rentals can be a profitable business and the best way to maximize profit is to make strategic property management choices.

About Torelli Realty: Based in Costa Mesa, California, Torelli Realty has been providing Costa Mesa real estate services since 1984. The real estate company helps people buy and sell Costa Mesa homes, as well as homes in Huntington Beach, homes in Newport Beach, and covers the entire Orange County real estate market. Torelli Realty also provides services in: property management, rentals, home staging, and more.

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Add Wow To Your Curb Appeal and Bath! (Tips to Max Your ROI)

When getting a house ready for the real estate market, we advise clients on how they can get top dollar. In most cases there are some easy, cost-effective tricks to spice up your home. Here are a couple of budget-friendly home improvements we just suggested for one of our Costa Mesa homes for sale.

1. Curb Appeal

Picture of Exterior

BEFORE

Remember, curb appeal creates the first impression for a buyer. This Costa Mesa home was surrounded by overgrown bushes that blocked the home from the street.

Exterior pic

AFTER

For $400 this Costa Mesa home has a much cleaner look. The fencing gives a structured look, in comparison to the rambling bushes. The flowers add nice pops of color to the lawn. They are small and easy to maintain. All they need is a quick watering once a day to keep them blooming and fragrant. (See more info about this home HERE.)

Picture of plantings

AFTER

2. Dated Bathroom Vanities

Bathroom pic

BEFORE

The bathroom vanities were original 1950s Formica with plain wood doors that were difficult to keep closed. Given that other homes in this Costa Mesa neighborhood have been updated, we know that buyers will be quick to compare this home to others so it’s necessary to upgrade them.

bathroom pic

AFTER

For about $1500, the vanities have been given a modern update. To give the bathrooms a fresh look it is not necessary to go overboard when you remodel to sell. A simple, updated look is all it will take to keep buyers interested. Add a nice shower curtain and give the bathroom a good cleaning and you’ve got yourself a bathroom that will impress buyers and help you get top dollar for your home.

When listing your home for sale, it’s important to realize that there are simple home improvements and home staging tips that sellers can use to get top dollar. Why not spend a few hundred dollars to get a higher sales price?  If you have any questions about how to improve your home to get top please email our real estate experts and home staging expert with HGTV experience. You may submit a video question to show us the room or project in question too!

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.

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How to Make a 1950s Cookie Cutter Home Look Stylish

Many Costa Mesa homes are 1950s tract homes. Drive through the streets of Mesa Verde, Mesa Del Mar, Halecrest, Mesa North, College Park… The majority of Costa Mesa houses were built during the building boom of the 1950s. We recently saw a question & answer piece in Inman News where an anxious homeowner wrote in asking for tips about how to update the design of their 1950s home. Since this is a question our Costa Mesa Realtors are often asked, we’d like to suggest some ways to redesign a tract home and add major curb appeal.

Picture of Costa Mesa homes 1950s

Costa Mesa home for sale for $505K. More info here.

-Give your home a fresh coat of paint. What color, you ask? Drive around your neighborhood and pick out homes that fit your taste. Most of the homes around you are probably similar in style so this is a good way to see what looks right and what doesn’t look right (in your eyes). Take your time and make sure you are tied to the color since it’s going to be a big, fairly permanent change. Don’t forget to choose a trim color that complements the house color.

-Play around with color swatches and even online photo programs. Some high end paint stores will have interactive tools where you can mix and match paint colors. You can even do this on the Internet or with some computer programs. (Just a head up, there may be a fee with some of these programs).

-It’s ok to look at homes that aren’t the same age and style as your home to get ideas. Often times people vibe with more modern colors and designs that are common among homes in newer neighborhoods. The beauty of a 1950s tract home is that these homes tend to be pretty basic since they were built quickly. The same is true with many of the more recent tract homes and if you these colors on your older home, you can easily add a contemporary, sophisticated look to your home.

Driving through the neighborhoods of Costa Mesa with homes from the 1950s, it’s interesting to see the various materials that builders used to jazz up the homes. For instance many homes have wood paneling on the exterior that you don’t see everyday. Some people enjoy the charm of the woodwork, others do not. We’ve seen many homes simply paint the wood to conceal it and it looks beautiful. This is such an easy fix that truly updates the look of our Costa Mesa homes.

Many of these principals can be applied to landscaping updates as well. Our Costa Mesa Realtors are happy to assist you in making decisions about how to update your Costa Mesa home and maximize your home’s value. Our real estate agents have great professional service contacts as well. We know Costa Mesa real estate and all of its intricacies since we’ve been doing business here since 1984.

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.

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Costa Mesa Mesa Verde Garage Sale – Take Our Poll!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Annual Mesa Verde Garage Sale. This year was our largest turnout ever with 163 homes! On Saturday, May 15, 2010 the deal hunters were out in droves. By the time was over at 2pm, we heard lots of great feedback and success stories.

Garage Sale photo

We’re often asked why we sponsor a neighborhood garage sale and how it relates to real estate. Here’s why:

-Neighborhood events foster community spirit

-It’s a great way to clean up the neighborhood

-Cleaning up your home is a great way to clear out the clutter

-People who are planning to move often want to reduce the amount of items they need to move

-Plus, Holly Schwartz notes that it’s a form of recycling because the items can be reused by their new owners

Everyone has been so grateful for the mass advertising efforts of our Mesa Verde Garage Sales and the crowds they attract so we’d like to bring it to other nearby neighborhoods.  Where should we go next?

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.

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Fun-Raiser for Costa Mesa School – California Elementary

Support Costa Mesa Schools and get some get a great dinner – what a fun way to spend a Monday night!

The California School Education Foundation and Souplantation are teaming up to benefit California Elementary School. Tonight, Monday, May 24 from 5-8pm, stop by to help out this Costa Mesa school by doing the following:

-Present this flyer

-Buy a meal & drink

By doing this, Souplantation will donate 15% of your purchase to California Elementary School. Enjoy!

About Torelli Realty: We’re 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 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 a home staging 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. Feel free to contact Torelli Realty for a consultation and for all your real estate needs.

WEBSITE
SHORT SALE WEBSITE
TWITTER  – FACEBOOK – COMPANY BLOG