August 14th, 2014 at 3:29 pm
By now it’s no longer news to anyone living in Southern California that residents are in the middle of an extreme drought. New restrictions have been enforced and government and community leaders are urging residents to conserve whenever possible. Although the need to comply with new restrictions is paramount, don’t miss out on the potential savings opportunities available to you for your conservation efforts!
Our current drought is one of the worst in California’s history and we are currently depleting our reserves. Conservation is the key to getting through the drought and recovering quickly. In an effort to encourage conservation participation local and state authorities are offering rebates and incentives for residents that meet certain criteria.
To see if you qualify for rebates or incentives, start first with your appliances. High-efficiency washers, toilets, rotating nozzles, weather-based irrigation controllers and soil sensors may all qualify. If your home uses turf grass, now is the time to replace it! Turf removal rebates start at $2.00 per square foot from SoCal Water$mart, but other local authorities, such as The San Diego Water Authority offer additional rebates. If you’re going to replace your turf be sure to apply for all qualifying rebate programs. (more…)
June 24th, 2014 at 7:06 pm
If you live in the San Diego area, especially the communities north of downtown, you likely already know it’s that time of year again; time for the San Diego County Fair (formerly known as the Del Mar Fair). Although traffic this time of year often becomes the bane of many our existence, the fair has a multitude of events catering to all age groups. This year we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite events and activities. We hope to see you at the Fab Fair this year, it runs June 7th– July 6th.
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
Sometimes a kitchen can make or break a home sale. Not these. Here are some of our top kitchen picks that perfectly personify the Southern California lifestyle.
1.Â Modern: Clean, simple and uncluttered. This Bel Air estate is extremely private and features clean, crisp lines, grand scale museum-like spaces, soaring ceilings, natural light and dramatic views from every room. (more…)