June 10th, 2014 at 10:51 am
This May signaled the beginning of an exciting time for many deserving local charities, as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties formed the Ventura chapter of The Charitable Foundation. “Now that we have our chapter in place the agents in our office can hold fundraisers as well as have donations taken directly out of their commissions,” noted Lyle Elliott, manager of the Ventura office.
With over 75 agents in the Ventura office, the potential impact on the community is profound. “Our office is comprised of a group of dedicated professionals who never miss a chance to serve the communities where they live and work,” added Elliott. “The fact that it will be even easier for them to donate to charity now will bring about a positive change for numerous people in need.”
The announcement was made at the inaugural meeting of the board of directors on May 15. “It was very moving to be a part of this and I’m confident that our agents will make it a success,” said Natalie Hill, manager of The Charitable Foundation. “It’s an honor for me to recognize the new chapter’s board members, which include Hope Avery, Matt Capritto, Ellyn Dembowski, Donna O’Neil, Mark Ouchi, and Clark Owens, as I couldn’t imagine a better group of people to lead the foundation’s efforts in Ventura.” (more…)
June 9th, 2014 at 4:43 pm
The Charitable Foundation and the dedicated agents from the Los Angeles network of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties are coming together to hold a Summer Celebration for the Children’s Burn Foundation, on June 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hosted by top-producing agents Andrew Manning and Steve Dubin at their home in Encino Hills, the event will feature live music and a silent auction, food and cocktails.
All of the proceeds will be allocated to the Children’s Burn Foundation, one of the many non-profits supported by the L.A. chapter of The Charitable Foundation. The Children’s Burn Foundation provides child burn survivors and their families with a range of support services, including burn prevention and fire safety education, reconstructive treatment, emergency family assistance, counseling, a teen support program, and more.
“When you combine a fun social event like this with a chance to benefit such a great cause, how can you go wrong? We are expecting to see approximately 200 people, which is really a great indication of our community’s dedication to giving back,” comments Natalie Hill, manager of The Charitable Foundation. (more…)
June 5th, 2014 at 10:45 am
Summer is often one of the most anticipated times of the year, when you think warm weather what comes to mind? For many it might be the outdoors and all the activities that go along with being outside; BBQs, hiking, swimming, bike riding, vacations and more. However, although there’s much fun to be had on a beautiful summer afternoon, it’s also important to keep safety in mind. Some of our most beloved summer activities can also be the most dangerous. Take swimming for example, practice the following water safety tips, learn the proper skills, and equip your home with the best tools to keep your loved ones safe in the water this summer.
Water Safety Tips
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June 3rd, 2014 at 8:40 pm
We are pleased to announce the recent addition of two new team members to our team. Join us in welcoming Terri O’Grady and Zetta Grich to the Newport Beach office. “Terri and Zetta bring a diverse array of skills and experience pertaining to real estate,” said Regional Vice President Scott MacDonald. “Their genuine warmth and concern for the best interests of their clients makes them an excellent fit for the culture in our office.”
With a background in the title insurance and wholesale lending industries, Broker Associate Terri O’Grady offers useful insights about multiple aspects of her clients’ transactions. A graduate of California State Fullerton, where she earned a degree in Communications, she believes that her understanding of the mortgage loan and financial arena will result in a substantial benefit for her buyers and sellers. (more…)
February 7th, 2014 at 6:39 pm
Living in Orange County can feel like a dream. From near perfect year-round weather, pristine beaches, award-winning restaurants and trend-setting fashion boutiques, it really does have it all. However you choose to spend the day, you’ll feel like you’re walking on sunshine. Here are our top 5 things to do in Orange County.
1. Disneyland: No surprise here. Since opening in 1955, Disneyland has welcomed more than 500 million guests. The latest? Cars Land inside the revamped Disney California Adventure. We love that Disneyland keeps everything fresh. Look for the classic submarine ride, now updated to be the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland. Oh and don’t forget to stay for the parade and nightly fireworks! (more…)