October 2010

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Surterre Annual Sales Likely to Top 1 Billion in 2010

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 10:04am. 492 Views, 0 Comments.

Local real estate activity is alive and well according to the results of Surterre Properties’ sales reports.  The luxury home brokerage’s Newport Beach and Laguna Beach  offices have held a prominent position of #1 in market share this year.  Even more impressive is that the firm is on target to reach the 1 billion dollar mark in annual sales, having earned over $800 million at the completion of the 3rd quarter’s business.

Surterre’s agents’ expertise and superior service has prevailed throughout recent challenges in the economic climate.  It’s a testament to their astute understanding of the market and their client’s perspectives that the company’s sales have continued to increase as they have.

Contributing to Surterre’s preeminence among local luxury…

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Surterre's Tustin eWaste Events Save Trees

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 9:56am. 563 Views, 0 Comments.

Surterre’s recent Tustin area eWaste drive, held at Foothill High School in Santa Ana on October 9th, did a tremendous amount of good for the environment, collecting enough electronic waste to fill 7 pallets, and approximately 2,900 pounds of paper to be shredded and recycled. For this event, Surterre and the local community’s commitment to Proshred’s environmentally conscious shredding and recycling service has saved 31 trees; In total for both the recent Tustin eWaste events in May and October events, 46 trees have been saved.

A free service to the public held on a quarterly basis in three different areas of Orange County, Surterre’s eWaste drives offer individuals an easy means in which to keep our planet and its landfills clean. Anyone and everyone…

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Surterre Opens a New Corona del Mar Office

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 1:47pm. 662 Views, 0 Comments.

Surterre Properties’ Brown and Stowell Team—Corona del Mar’s  foremost group of local real estate experts—are thrilled to announce the opening of their own boutique office located in the heart of the village at 2515 E. Coast Highway (Suite 5), five doors down from El Ranchito’s new location. This milestone marks the team’s commitment to greater accessibility and service for their clients, local residents and tourists, along with their drive to build upon the successful real estate initiatives with which their names have become synonymous.

Michelle Brown and Eliisa Stowell, along with their associates, specialize within the highly niche marketplace of Corona del Mar, having helped clients buy and sell some of the area’s most impressive properties. As…

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Orange County Real Estate Market Update

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 9:50am. 434 Views, 0 Comments.

This week’s compilation of real estate headlines includes positive reports on Orange County home prices and home sales. If you are interested in receiving a weekly round-up of Orange County real estate news, sign up for our RSS feed to receive instant updates regarding real estate in all Orange County cities including Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach.     

 

TRENDS ENDING SEPTMBER 15TH

 Prices
 
Resale Homes          Up       3.0%
New Homes             Up       27.9%
Resale Condos         Up       1.7%
Median Price           $445,000 up from $432,000 a year ago
 
The Orange County million-dollar home market was 19 percent of homes listed as of September 30th and 7 percent of homes entering escrow in the past 30 days.
-Jonathan…

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Green Your Home for Energy Awareness Month

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 12:57pm. 895 Views, 0 Comments.

    Surterre's Green Guide      

With National Energy Awareness Month upon us, environmental experts and eco-amateurs alike can go green and save green by improving energy efficiency at home.

For residents of Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar, Newport Coast and surrounding Orange County areas, adopting energy saving practices and investing in efficient appliances will help to reduce your overall energy use and household utility expenses to boot.

Green Your Routine

• Close up cracks around doors and windows with caulk or foam
• Adjust your water heater to 120 degrees
• Paint your roof white
• Use permanent furnace and AC filters
• Check that all electric devices are turned off before you go to bed
• Review your utility bills to confirm that you are…

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Surterre Agents Partake in O.C. Ride for AIDS

Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 4:22pm. 1505 Views, 0 Comments.

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Four Surterre agents participated in a 100-mile bike ride through the streets of South Orange County this past weekend to benefit AIDS Services Foundation Orange County.

Michael Gosselin, Brad Upton, Frank Hufnagel and TJ Walsh (pictured above from left to right) rode as “Team Surterre” in the inaugural Orange County Ride for AIDS, raising money and awareness of HIV/AIDS.

“We had a great time, and it was an honor to carry the Surterre banner,” Michael Gosselin said.

The funds generated through the ride, which have reached $64,543 to date, will help AIDS Services Foundation Orange County assist the thousands of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in our community.

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Surterre Properties Wins Best Website Design

Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 11:30am. 601 Views, 1 Comments.

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Surterre Properties recently found itself on the receiving end of yet another prestigious accolade: LuxuryRealEstate.com’s Award for Best Website Design. The win was announced on September 22nd at the 15th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference, held at the Four Seasons in Seattle, WA.

Also known in the industry as the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, LuxuryRealEstate.com is a group of more than 1000 brokerage firms and 95,000 professionals in more than 65 countries. Collectively, it sells in excess of $190 billion of real estate annually, with an average sale price of $2,450,000.

A luxury real estate brokerage that prides itself on providing professional and…

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Tustin eWaste Event Tomorrow

Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 11:15am. 409 Views, 0 Comments.

Instead of stumbling over the unused computer, printer, fax machine, or television, or hand shredding those important documents,  Surterre Properties invites anyone with these and other unwanted electronics and paper to drive through the Foothill High School parking lot (19251 Dodge Avenue, corner of Newport/Dodge) in Tustin on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and drop off these landfill “no-no’s”. This is a free service with no forms to complete and guests won’t even need to get out of the car.

Surterre Properties agents and volunteers will collect the eWaste and deliver them to a recycling center. Earth Resource Foundation, an environmental educational non-profit organization developed to empower the general public with the resources…

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Green Tip| Disposing Household Waste

Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 11:12am. 685 Views, 0 Comments.

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As the Surterre Properties’ Tustin eWaste event approaches, now is an opportune time to take a look around your house and gather up any confounding household waste you’ve been holding onto.

When it comes to leftover paint, medications, appliances and electronics, many homeowners aren’t aware of the proper ways to recycle these potential environmental contaminants. Fortunately, Yahoo! Green provides general guidelines for disposing of your household waste.

Electronics: In addition to attending Saturday’s eWaste event, which gives residents of Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar, Tustin and surrounding Orange County areas the opportunity to drop off their unused electronics, you can turn in your old computers, televisions and mobile…

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Three Days to Tustin eWaste Event

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 10:45am. 589 Views, 0 Comments.

Instead of stumbling over the unused computer, printer, fax machine, or television, or hand shredding those important documents, Surterre Properties invites anyone with these and other unwanted electronics and paper to drive through the Foothill High School parking lot (19251 Dodge Avenue, corner of Newport/Dodge) in Tustin on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and drop off these landfill “no-no’s”. This is a free service with no forms to complete and guests won’t even need to get out of the car.

Surterre Properties agents and volunteers will collect the eWaste and deliver them to a recycling center. Earth Resource Foundation, an environmental educational non-profit organization developed to empower the general public with the resources…

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