October 14th, 2014 at 11:30 am

October 17, 2014 – October 18, 2014

Traditional Jewelers-Fashion Island
817 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach CA 92660

Join Traditional Jewelers for their Annual Watch Fair October 17th-18th!
Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-7:00pm

  • Discover the newest collections and limited editions.
  • Meet representatives from the world’s leading watch manufacturers.
  • For 2 days only – Shop their special collection of pre-owned timepieces.
  • Trade in your existing watch – Extra bonus dollars during event!
  • Bonus Platinum Rewards points available on qualifying purchases.
  • Meet their acclaimed watchmakers and receive free computerized diagnostic testing.
  • Special financing options available.

For more information please call 949.721.9010

Event information provided by Riviera Orange County.


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October 14th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Nothing quite says luxury like shimmering, shining metallic interiors and textures. Not only do metallics stand out by nature, but they also have a tendency to provide a stunning design contrast. Classic metallics never go out of style and can give any room a modern touch.


  • Nickel
  • Chrome
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Silver
  • Gold

Experiment with metallics in your home as an accent. Try painting a stairway handrail silver or using a metallic paint on your washroom cabinet finishes. Make a bolder statement by using a metallic paint on your walls. Consider stripes or using a stencil with both a flat and a metallic paint. Another trend to try is the metallic ceiling.

Photo from Architectural Digest

Photo from Architectural Digest


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October 13th, 2014 at 11:30 am

October 18, 2014 10:00 AM


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Harrah’s Resort Southern California
777 Harrah’s Resort Southern California Way
Valley Center CA 92082

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October 13th, 2014 at 10:00 am


If you’re thinking about buying a home but feeling overwhelmed by the process, this list is for you! At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, we know the home-buying process can look daunting. But we’re here to help. Start by reading our outline below to help you find your perfect home.

  1. Determine feasibility and affordability. Before jumping into a mortgage or loan, check your credit. You can obtain a free credit report annually by visiting Check your report for errors. If you find any, dispute them before beginning the home-buying process. If your credit score is on the low side, see what you can do to remedy it before getting a loan. The higher your credit score, the better the loan you can apply for will be. Once you’ve squared away your credit, calculate how much you can afford. Factor in the money you’ll need for a down payment, closing costs and other fees. Work with a home-loan specialist to help you understand the costs involved with buying a home.
  2. Look for a lender and a real estate agent. When it comes to your lender and your agent, the best thing to do is shop around. Start with recommendations from friends, family and coworkers. Research companies through online reviews and the Better Business Bureau. After you’ve found the right lender, start the preapproval process. This is where your credit history comes into play in helping you get the best rates. Once the preapproval process is complete, begin your search for a real estate agent. Work with someone who understands your needs or specializes in the areas where you want to buy.
  3. Finding the home. While many homes are on the market, not all of them will meet your needs. Create a list of features your future residence must have. Consider a separate list of items you would like but aren’t a necessity. Share the list with your agent to help him/her find the best home for you. To find your perfect home, search online and look through open-house guides.

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October 10th, 2014 at 10:00 am

How social are you? At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, we love a good conversation. That’s why you can find us on a variety of social channels. While you might not be on them all, each platform has its own benefits and unique characteristics. Over the next several weeks, we’ll outline a few of our social media pages and let you know what to expect when you visit us in the social sphere. Our team is always looking for great conversations, content, fresh ideas and industry trends. Start a conversation, drop us a line or let us know about something you’d like to see covered by commenting on any of our pages.

To kick off our social media spotlight series, we’ll start with the big man on campus: Facebook.

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