December 2011

There are 32 blog entries for December 2011.

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Cozy up to these hot new Best Buys

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 5:37pm. 356 Views, 0 Comments.

  Surterre Properties Best Buys      

To view selections for Surterre Best Buys this week, visit our Best Buys Page.

Surterre Properties' Best Buys Program offers buyers a carefully compiled collection of exceptionally valued properties in coastal Orange County communities including Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Monarch Beach, Irvine, and San Clemente.

To have your property considered or to learn more about our Best Buys Program, please email us at

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Surterre Agent Sells Shady Canyon® Estate

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 5:10pm. 1120 Views, 0 Comments.

  Chris Valli of Surterre Properties® Sells $9.8 Million Listing in Shady Canyon®

Chris Valli of Surterre Properties® recently sold an impressive Shady Canyon® estate that was on the market for $9.8 million.

Located at 23 Needle Grass, the Tuscan-style residence offers the finest in luxury living, complete with panoramic views spanning the canyon, city lights and soft rolling hills. Stretching out over three levels, the custom home offers five bedrooms, a gym, a wine cellar, a theater and a recreation room with a full bar, among other creature comforts.

Having helped clients buy and sell property behind the ultra-exclusive gates of Irvine’s prized Shady Canyon since its inception, Chris is widely regarded as one of the foremost real estate experts in the… Read Full Post »


Surterre Welcomes Carrie Ann Ibert

Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 3:52pm. 1274 Views, 0 Comments.


Carrie Ann Ibert of San Clemente’s top real estate team – the Echelberger Group – is now part of Surterre Properties®.

Having transitioned into the field of luxury residential real estate from a long and successful career as an award-winning marketing and public relations professional, Carrie Ann Ibert brings to the table a uniquely diverse skill set along with a genuine passion for what she does.

“Residential real estate fuses my affinity for people with my love for the San Clemente area,” she remarked.

A renowned expert when it comes to the art of pairing clients with their ideal homes, she leverages her innate ability to listen to and connect with people — along with her time-sculpted expertise with regard to South Orange County’s most coveted…

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Contemporary Newport Beach Condo

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 5:19pm. 732 Views, 0 Comments.


Located in the coveted 601 Lido building, this exquisitely appointed single-level contemporary condo offers an array of features that serve to underscore its unique beauty. Gorgeous flooring of inlaid natural white maple with natural red stained bloodwood and dark wenge wood lead you into the residence, while art glass panels and exotic woods accentuate an open floor plan and a broad view of the harbor. A freestanding, custom-designed glass and metal Zen water fountain sets off the entry and wet bar of bloodwood cabinets.

Premium home technology appointments, including flat screen TVs, lighting controls, motorized solar shades and cabinetry throughout, make the space as fun as it is functional.

The quality of this home is evident with the use of custom…

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Who's Looking For Their Dream Home?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 4:29pm. 427 Views, 0 Comments.

    Orange County Open Houses


This weekend's Surterre Properties® Open House Directory is now updated!

Click Here To View This Week's Open Houses

Check out our list of weekly open houses for luxury real estate in Orange County. Listings include homes for sale in Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Monarch Beach, Irvine, and San Clemente.


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Surterre Agent Represents Buyer in Sale

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 3:01pm. 604 Views, 0 Comments.


Sara McCartan of Surterre Properties® Represents Buyer in Emerald Bay Transaction

Sara McCartan, of The La Mott Group at Surterre Properties®, successfully paired a client with the perfect property, demonstrating yet again her time-sculpted understanding of coastal Orange County’s niche luxury marketplace.

The impressive Tuscan estate — listed at just over $4 million — evokes life on the Italian Riviera with an array of top-tier finishes and details, such as limestone, granite and rich wood. Located on the ocean side of the highly exclusive North Laguna enclave, the impressive estate boasts five spacious en suite bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, an oversized garage and spectacular white water views.

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Surterre Welcomes Chris Walker

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 at 11:43am. 1514 Views, 0 Comments.


Chris Walker is now a part of Surterre Properties®’ recently opened San Clemente office, where he has partnered with renowned real estate expert Doug Echelberger of San Clemente’s top real estate team, the Echelberger Group.

Having worked for more than 20 years in the customer service and marketing industries, Chris brings to his clients and to Surterre an exceptionally thorough grasp of the real estate transaction from start to finish. Passionate about South Orange County’s marketplace in addition to helping buyers and sellers realize their most important objectives, he works diligently and with meticulous attention to detail, keeping the client’s best interests his utmost priority at all times.

“Real estate is not about me — it’s about my clients,”…

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Family Feathers Their Nest In Covenant Hills

Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 3:24pm. 732 Views, 0 Comments.


Roger and Kaarina De Coster have recently completed building a beautiful custom home in Covenant Hills to serve as their almost-empty nest as their son begins his college career. However, since he’s attending UCI, his visits home with friends are sure to be frequent. With that reality in mind, the De Costers are currently fine-tuning their home to be perfectly suited for relaxing and casual entertaining for both generations.

Moving from Coto de Caza, the De Costers found the peaceful feeling at Covenant Hills immensely attractive. The natural, open setting of this Ladera Ranch neighborhood is one that Kaarina found truly welcoming. She loves hiking the local trails, many which feature views to the ocean.

This ideal location provided not…

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Surterre Welcomes Doug Echelberger

Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 12:32pm. 1795 Views, 0 Comments.

Surterre Properties® is pleased to announce the latest addition to its San Clemente office, Doug Echelberger.

Any discussion of the San Clemente real estate market would be incomplete without a mention of Doug Echelberger’s name. A top agent in San Clemente and lifelong resident with industry contributions spanning nearly four decades, Doug hails from a family of trusted real estate professionals who for more than 21 years owned and operated a local brokerage, San Clemente Real Estate. Subsequent to selling the business with their son’s help, Doug’s parents retired, while he maintained his commitment to providing South County clients with honest and dependable service to help them accomplish their most important objectives.
“Since the start of my real…

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Surterre Welcomes Phillip Malakauskas

Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at 2:22pm. 1277 Views, 0 Comments.


Phillip Malakauskas is now part of Surterre Properties®.

A licensed real estate professional since the age of 18, he brings to the table a broad range of experience, having worked as an asset manager for JP Morgan Chase and WAMU in addition to originating, underwriting, processing and funding home loans and, of course, helping clients buy and sell property throughout Southern California.

“I have a vast knowledge of what goes into making a successful transaction,” he explains. “Not only do I have experience in sales and lending — I’m familiar with REO transactions and the way banks liquidate their foreclosed properties. “

Committed to providing exceptional service in each of his endeavors, Phillip is passionate about helping each client he encounters…

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