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September 5th, 2014 at 10:30 am

Our agents are a huge component of our success and go above and beyond. During the month of August nine of our employees received awards for their outstanding performance and contributions to the company.

Cindy Greenwald – ranked in the top 10 for individual agents in the La Jolla office for her sales performance through the first half of 2014. Additionally, she was included in the Top 100 agents for the brokerage in San Diego County.

Greg Noonan – ranked at the #78 position nationwide, out of all agents in the brokerages that made The Thousand for 2014, a prestigious list compiled by Real Trends Incorporated and advertised in The Wall Street Journal.

Sandi Rimer – honored with the Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Service award. She is one of only 50 foundation members worldwide to earn the award this year.
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September 4th, 2014 at 11:00 am

August has been a busy month at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. We’re proud to announce the addition of five new agents to our team. Please join us in welcoming Doni Corcoran, Dennis Bermeo, John Mommertz, Kathleen Feighan and  Jim Wallace.

Doni was raised by a family of real estate investors and spent her childhood evaluating the physical condition and market value of potential properties. “Real estate was the main topic of our dinner conversations growing up and it has always been my passion,” notes Corcoran, a native San Diegan. “I am eager about the chance to share my understanding of property valuation and the local housing market for the benefit of my clients.”

Since his entry into real estate six years ago, Dennis Bermeo has excelled as a result of his diligence in working to secure optimal results for his clients, focus on ethical business practices and proficiency with negotiating. He also credits the enthusiasm and analytical skills he applies to help his clients identify their wants and needs.
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September 4th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Proudly offered by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties agents Simon Salloom and Tyson Park, for $7.995 million

Nestled on a hillside overlooking the Los Angeles basin, the Wolff Residence offers dramatic city views that span to the ocean. The residence was designed by John Lautner, FAIA, as his only homage to his mentor Frank Lloyd Wright and is often regarded by many architectural experts and aficionados as his finest work. The residence is an engineering tour de force marked by its use of geometric shapes and large scale, complemented by the extensive use of the architect’s signature Bouquet Canyon stone and hardwoods.

Surrounded by mature trees and set on an oversized lot with an extensive landscape design, the home was designed to merge seamlessly into the natural landscape. A beautiful example of Lautner’s uncompromising vision, the residence features a spectacular central atrium built around a large eucalyptus tree. The atrium is flanked by a dramatic stone “fortress” wall that was built at 45 degree angles so that it would support itself against seismic activity. In the adjacent living room, a wall of 16.5’ floor-to-ceiling windows and doors deliver breathtaking views of Los Angeles.

“This is an internationally renowned property by John Lautner, one of the most important figures in American architecture,” notes Salloom. “It is more than a house; it is one of the most important residences in the world ever offered for sale. The Wolff Residence represents a time when architects like Lautner were able to create uncompromising designs that would be difficult and/or cost prohibitive to build today.”
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September 3rd, 2014 at 10:00 am

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White is a gorgeous neutral color that when used well, can become part of the most stunning interior design concepts. However, much like your favorite white clothes, keeping white surfaces in a household clean and bright can be a challenge. Fortunately there are simple tips, tricks and inexpensive products out there that can help you keep your whites sparkling. This list consists of simple, quick tried and true measures that you can try in your home immediately!

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September 2nd, 2014 at 10:00 am

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With all the new, innovative and amazing architectural projects taking place around the globe, it can be easy to overlook what we have right here in Southern California. You don’t have to go abroad to see a stunning work of art (although it’s a great travel excuse). Below is our list of 12 architectural masterpieces located just a short drive from you.

  1. The Getty Center (LA)
  2. Disney Theater (LA)
  3. Bradbury Building (LA)
  4. Museum of Contemporary Art (LA)
  5. Gamble House (Pasadena)
  6. The Hollyhock House (LA)
  7. Salk Institute (SD)
  8. Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels (LA)
  9. Hotel del Coronado (SD)
  10. Crystal Cathedral (Garden Grove)
  11. Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa)
  12. Geisel Library (SD)

 

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