July 25th, 2014 at 11:05 pm

With nearly $29,000 raised for a new bike for Lance Weir, a Marine Corps Reservist who was paralyzed in a diving accident, the Lancelot Ride supported by Carlos Gutierrez of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, The Charitable Foundation, Hall of Famer Bill Walton and many other volunteers was a tremendous success. A picturesque, two-day cycling tour through Temecula’s wine country, the event featured a free wine tasting, live music, dinner, and a massage for each participant.

Weir is known for his tireless efforts to serve the community. As a part of Operation Rebound, he often participates in events such as the Million Dollar Challenge, a 600-plus mile bike ride down the California coast to benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation. This fall will be the third consecutive year that he will be competing in the event with Team Lori and Bill Walton.

In spite of the almost constant difficulties presented by Weir’s 70 pound tandem bike, Team Lori and Bill Walton never failed to complete the race or serve as a constant source of inspiration for everyone involved. Last year they were the top fundraiser, with over $160,000; they are hoping to exceed that total this year.

The need for a new bike for Weir was reinforced when his current bike met its doom 25 miles into the first day of the event. Luckily the totals for the event surpassed the funds required, so Jose Doval and Matt Hoffman, with help from Holland Cycles, will now be proceeding with the building of new custom bike for Weir.


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July 18th, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Planning your weekend? Check out our upcoming open homes! Click on the magazine below to find out what properties you can see in Los Angeles, Studio City, Orange County and San Diego.



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July 16th, 2014 at 10:25 pm


There’s nothing quite like summertime in San Diego. The days are longer, the nights are more beautiful and the event list can’t be beat. While there’s an endless list of things to see and do, there are a few events in particular that you don’t want to miss. One of those is coming up on July 17! Mark your calendars and start planning your bets because Opening Day at the Del Mar racetrack is on its way!

Whether you are a race veteran or you’ve never been to the tracks, this is an event for everyone. Grab a signature Del Martini and settle in for the afternoon spectacle. There are 10 races on Thursday, July 17th starting at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Head over to The Party for the ultimate Opening Day experience. You can buy tickets in advance for $30 per person. Tickets include access to the microbrew beer garden, gourmet food trucks, a large private area with a big-screen video board, photo booths and prize giveaways. (more…)

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July 14th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Regional Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Scott MacDonald welcomes Mariana Donahue. “Mariana is an educated professional with great networking skills and an eye for design,” says MacDonald. “This will allow her to deliver optimal results for her sellers and find excellent deals for her buyers.”

Donahue gained an interest in real estate from her experiences conducting personal transactions. Having purchased and sold both primary residences and investment properties, where she supervised each phase of the design and remodeling process, she developed a talent for visualizing the potential of a space and a capacity for maximizing a home’s aesthetic appeal.

Donahue also credits her mother, who was in real estate, for inspiring her to focus on residential purchases and sales. “I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to learn about the industry from a young age,” says Donahue. “This has given me a belief in the importance of listening carefully to people, which is essential to helping them identify their needs and goals for the future.”


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July 7th, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties announced today that Kanyen “Connie” Tye has joined the Irvine office. “Connie is poised for a very bright future in real estate,” says James Cameron, manager. “Her understanding of the art of property management and excellent problem solving skills make her a trusted advisor to every client she assists.”

Formerly an adjunct professor of Mathematics at Miramar College, Tye explains that she chose to move into residential sales to combine her love for helping others achieve their goals with her passion for real estate. Raised in a family with a real estate background in Taiwan, she developed a talent for negotiating from her numerous experiences conducting personal transactions and managing rental properties.


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