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Costa Mesa Neighborhood Spotlight – South Coast Metro – Plus A Poll!

The Costa Mesa South Coast Metro neighborhood is brimming with spirit. We recently held our South Coast Metro Neighborhood Garage Sale and found plenty of residents who were all too happy to tell us why they love living in their neighborhood.

We’re also taking a poll for a future garage sale so please vote!

They covered a lot of great topics… Do you have any to add? Feel free to comment below.

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Costa Mesa Residents – Plenty of Neighborhoods to Choose FromPosted on August 18, 2010 by torellirealty| Leave a comment | Edit

Costa Mesa Neighborhoods 

There are plenty of neighborhoods in Costa Mesa to call home. Each neighborhood has distinguishing characteristics and some are larger than others.  In a city with over 100,000 residents, small communities within the city help neighbors get to know one another. Click here for a list of some Costa Mesa neighborhoods. 

What Makes Costa Mesa Neighborhoods Special 

Many of our real estate agents are faced with clients who want to know about their options… Whether they’re looking for a quiet, safe place to raise a family or they’re looking for a peaceful place to retire, they’re in search of the perfect neighborhood. One thing that makes Costa Mesa neighborhoods special is that the residential neighborhoods are spread out all over the city in pockets. Within each pocket there are neighborhood schools and parks for residents to access easily. The pockets are pretty isolated from lots of heavy traffic and stores. Therefore, most of the residential areas are quiet and don’t have a lot of heavy traffic passing through them. In fact, many of the communities are set up to enhance the quality of life of the residents. You’ll find a lot of areas have a main entrance with a nice sign and the streets inside the community or tract are cul-de-sacs or quiet side streets. 

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Focus of Costa Mesa 

Senior Environmental Land & Resources Paralegal Robert Dickson, a Costa Mesa resident, knows all about the city layout. He noted that the focus of Costa Mesa is to increase residential ownership. With so many neighborhoods to choose from, the only thing left to ask is which neighborhood is your pick? 

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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 Neighborhood Spotlight – South Coast Metro With Former School Board Member Linda Sneen

The Costa Mesa neighborhood South Coast Metro is fairly recent. Linda Sneen has been living there for 16 years and says she’ll never leave. Why? In the video she tells us about the friendly neighbors, ideal location, and much more.

Thank you Linda for sharing with us your love of South Coast Metro! In case you don’t know Linda, she is a Former School Board Member & Community Volunteer.  Linda generously hosted a garage sale to help raise funds for the Costa Mesa High School Football and Cheer Teams during our South Coast Metro Neighborhood Garage Sale. She’s full of the Costa Mesa spirit!

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Costa Mesa Real Estate – 1164 Kingston Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

South Coast Metro Costa Mesa – Wimbledon Village

4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms

2257 sq. ft. house/4725 sq. ft. lot

$729,000

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1164 Kingston Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Walk to South Coast Metro! With unparalleled architectural design and features, this stately 4 bedroom, 3 bath home tucked into a private corner on a winding street offers a secluded retreat. A tudor-inspired exterior provides a charming setting and upon passing through the wrought iron gate viewers will be enchanted by the hidden gardens that mark the yard. An impressive turquoise pool and spa are surrounded by a pebble stone patio and secret walking paths through the flowering plants and various fruit trees, including lemon, orange, peach, and fig. The main floor features a two-story formal dining room and living room that create an airy and bright showroom with a beautiful fireplace for a focal point. Gleaming 18” marble floors lead the way to the recently redone kitchen that is marked by top of the line finishes including stainless steel appliances, dark cherry wood cabinetry, a tray ceiling, abundant recessed lighting, and sophisticated dark granite countertops. The kitchen opens to a cozy family area that leads out to the breathtaking gardens. Upstairs a master suite is isolated from the remaining bedrooms. Vaulted ceilings and a custom wood dual vanity in the master bath add a touch of elegance. This home has 2-zone air conditioning and all the windows and doors are new. Great neighborhood in South Coast Metro near neighborhood park.

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Costa Mesa Neighborhood Garage Sale in South Coast Metro Insider Tips

The Costa Mesa Neighborhood Garage Sale in The South Coast Metro neighborhood is here! Stop by today from 8am-2pm to find treasures, meet the neighbors, and even help support Costa Mesa High School Cheer & Football at one special house. Which house is that fundraiser at?

Tip: 974 Begonia, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 supports CMHS… Thanks to Linda Sneen for letting the teams hold their fundraiser here!

1177 Kingston: vanity set, bureau and nightstand, clothes, games, wrought iron black bar stools, puppy pads, more.

3493 Queens: Raising funds for El Salvador mission trip! Cross trainer, golf stuff, rocking chair, printer, videos, books, clothes, pet bed, luggage, clothes, more

3484 Wimbledon: $30 couch! Filing cabinets, shade covers, more!

3463 San Marino: baby stuff! Tools, ladder, books, more

3460 San Marino: dishware, lamps, lots of stuff!

1084 Tulare: big furniture deals!

Throughout South Coast Metro: a ton of exercise machines, kids clothes, strollers, washer and dryers.

3370 Wisteria: great large mirror, pet supplies, wheelchair, small furniture and more

977 Dahlia: toys! Stereo speakers

3351 Fuschia: bike, mahogany table that seats 12 for $95!!! couch, accessories and more

3363 & 3367 Fuschia: playsets, mirrors, small furniture, small appliances, cool sporting goods, wall clocks!

3370 Fuschia: couches, chairs, Futon, rocking chair, big mirrors- great deals!

3371 Marigold: TV, dolls in boxes, wood bed frames, toaster oven, wood dresser, sketching table, more

Major Price Reduction – 3396 Wimbledon, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (South Coast Metro)

Costa Mesa Real Estate

Costa Mesa Homes For Sale

Soth Coast Metro Costa Mesa

3396 Wimbledon, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 for $559,000

3 beds/2 baths

Featured listing of Valerie Torelli, Keith FitzGerald

More info & virtual tour HERE.

Call for details: 714-540-7355 or email info@torellirealty.com

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 Real Estate – South Coast Metro Home For Sale – 949 Dahlia, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Costa Mesa Real Estate

Costa Mesa Homes For Sale

South Coast Metro Costa Mesa

949 Dahlia, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 for $635,000

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949 Dahlia, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

4 beds/2 baths

Featured listing of Valerie Torelli

More info click HERE.

Call for details: 714-540-7355 or email info@torellirealty.com

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

Costa Mesa Real Estate Is Affected By Home Improvements

Costa Mesa real estate company Torelli Realty provides useful news & tips for Costa Mesa homes.

Costa Mesa real estate is a great investment and time and time again we see Costa Mesa homes making quality home improvements. Here’s a few reasons why this is a positive trend for Costa Mesa real estate:

-Quality improvements are more durable and last longer

-Better materials show pride of ownership

-Typically when homeowners make long-lasting home improvements, it indicates that homeowners intend to remain in the home for a longer term. Home values tend to be higher in established areas.

-Upgrades can enhance the value of your home and help to increase values throughout the city or neighborhood

-Homes with quality improvements stage better and have the most “wow-factor” when they hit the real estate market.

 For example, one of our newest Costa Mesa homes for sale in South Coast Metro has made all the right choices in terms of home upgrades.

-Homeowners are always told to put their money into their kitchens and baths. So spending $4,500 on stainless steel appliances is a smart move. For a home of this size, stainless steel appliances are the standard that most buyers would expect or desire because they are durable and sleek. The cost is a bit higher than standard black or white appliances however this investment is one that is worth the cost.

-For just under $13,000, the homeowners updated two bathrooms with classy finishes. According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report 2009-2010 the average midrange bathroom remodel in Southern California cost $18K. It follows that 2 bathrooms would normally run about $36K. These bathroom projects combined cost nearly 1/3 of that amount! The look of the bathrooms is classic and the quality of the materials reflects that style.

-For $5,500 the homeowners installed custom porcelain Italian flooring throughout. The sleek design is modern and complements the architectural features in the home. The cost spent was comparable to the amount it would cost to lay hardwood floors. Yes, it was more expensive than carpet however tile is a feature that adds value to a home. The material is long-lasting and will be a hit with buyers.

-For $5,400, baseboards were added to every room, crown molding was added to all the bedrooms, and the kitchen was given a coffered ceiling. The finished look of all these room is worth every penny of this investment. The amount spent is reasonable for a house with nearly 2,000 square feet. These fine touches show pride of ownership and create wow factor.

-The homeowners spent $10,500 installing Milgard double-pane low-e windows and sliding doors throughout the entire home. This improvement packs a triple punch. First of all, homeowners can’t go wrong with replacing windows and doors for homes because they are an essential part of the home. Also, the owners chose a high-quality brand. Finally by picking energy-efficient windows and doors the home will be more energy efficient and help to keep utility costs lower over the long term.

-For $4,400 recessed canned lighting was installed in all the bedrooms, baths, and kitchens.  For that price they put in 40 lights! An upgrade like this may not seem like a big deal however it’s a great way to add value. Recessed lighting helps to brighten up the space and is a stylish look.

These are just some of the remodeling projects that the homeowners in South Coast Metro tackled before listing their home for sale. If you want to check how your home improvements can affect the value of your home, it’s a good idea to check with your local Realtor who understands the market conditions. On Zillow, there is a cool feature that allows homeowners to update the improvements and features of their home and see how that impacts the value. Again, a local Realtor can give you a more subjective analysis however it’s key to note that a website like Zillow supports the fact that home improvements do alter the value of homes.

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