September 24th, 2014 at 10:00 am


While there are many opinions about the state of the housing industry, one thing we know is that prices are on the rise in Southern California. According to DataQuick, spring 2014 saw housing in California jump to its highest level since 2008. Just a year ago, buyers looking to purchase in Southern California could get a good deal. Those levels are starting to even out, but if the trend continues and housing costs rise, buyers thinking about moving toCalifornia should look to make their move soon.

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September 23rd, 2014 at 9:01 am


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is marking the first anniversary of its brand name launch with milestones in annual sales volume and completed transactions.

“With more than $12 billion in annual sales and over 14,000 transactions last year, we are now one of the top five brokerages in the nation,” David M. Cabot, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, said in an anniversary message to 3,000 sales associates in more than 60 offices.

“It has been an amazing year, full of challenges, successes and changes. We are creating a completely new history and forging a unique and brand-new future. We are fortunate to have some of the most caring and talented people in this industry as part of our company.”

The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties name was officially launched on Sept. 23, 2013. The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate network has more than 47,000 sales professionals in 1,400 offices throughout the country. The brand, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of stability, strength, quality and innovation.


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September 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm


If your listing expired recently, you might be disappointed in the service you received from the listing agent. You might even be bombarded by other real estate agents contacting you to re-list your home. To figure out what your best move is, start by reviewing your listing agreement. Make sure the relationship with your agent is terminated and you are not contractually involved with the agent or his/her company.

Next, consider your options and ask yourself these questions:

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September 22nd, 2014 at 10:00 am


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The scariest house yet, architectural innovation at its finest or a bit of both? The Cliff House is depicted as a direct extension of a seaside overhang and inspired by the barnacles that hang off a ship’s hull. Designed by Australian architectural firm Modscape, the house is still just a concept.

The project was designed specifically for a couple exploring options for a holiday home. Residents would enter through a carport and an elevator would connect each level. The design includes three bedrooms, a living room and kitchen.

Living in this home would offer 180-degree views of the ocean while enjoying a cup of tea in your living room. See the full design layout and learn more about the house at


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September 19th, 2014 at 2:00 pm


About an hour east of San Diego, at about 4,200 feet in the beautiful Cuyamaca Mountains, is the quaint village of Julian. If you haven’t made a trip this way, now is the time. Julian is a historic gold mining town with the ability to transport you back to the 1870s. Get away from the coast and head to the mountains for a day of apple picking and, of course, apple pie eating. Now through the end of October (or whenever the apples are gone), Julian celebrates the annual fall harvest.

For the full Julian experience, visit during the Julian Apple Days Festival October 4h and 5h. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under age 12.

For more information about Julian and its apple orchards, visit


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