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Shelter to Soldier: The Encinitas Mile

Kathleen Finnegan Since January 2015, the agents in the Calabasas office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and members of the Los Angeles chapter of The Charitable Foundation have contributed $12,000 to the Shelter to Soldier organization. This noble nonprofit works to save not just one, but two lives at a time. Through donations, they adopt dogs from shelters and train them to become service dogs for wounded veterans. The Calabasas office was able to raise enough money to adopt and train Berkeley, a... Continue Reading >

Calabasas Eggstravaganza this Weekend

The Calabasas Eggstravaganza will be held this Saturday at Grape Arbor Park. Bring your family and friends to enjoy multiple egg hunts, face painting, crafts, games and even a petting zoo. Every child receives a prize for participating and there will be a surprise appearance by the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt schedule is divided by age to offer each child a fun and fair experience, so bring the entire family! Grape Arbor Park is known for its green landscape and... Continue Reading >

First-Time Homebuyers

The 2015 year showcases first-time buyers as a huge part of the homebuyer population. First-time homebuyers are more diverse than ever before and are taking the homebuyer population by storm. Our findings below are quite telling! Theses facts may give you the push you need to embark upon buying your first home. If you or someone you know is interested in taking that next step, click here.  Continue Reading >

Industry Facts

What will 2016 hold for the real estate market? We may not be able to predict the future; however looking at statistics and trends can give an idea of what's in store. Below are important facts and trends on the national real estate market to better guide you in buying or selling your next home. The greater your knowledge base, the more informed you will be in setting good expectations. Ready or interested in taking the next step? Click here. Continue Reading >

Real Estate at Its Best

With a reputation of honesty, integrity, and dedication to client satisfaction, I have developed a large referral base over the past 20 years.  Most importantly, I am a professional who has made real estate a career, not just an avocation.  I stay sensitive to the fact that I am assisting clients in perhaps the single, largest investment in their families lifetime. Reach out to me here. Continue Reading >

Drawing from the Masters at the Getty Museum

Kathleen Finnegan The Getty Museum is hosting a Drawing from the Masters: Creative Compositions course this month.  A free course for all levels will feature artist Augustin Valencia giving creative instruction on how to draw a masterpiece. Enjoy a day away, taking in the breathtaking views at the Getty including art installations, sculptures and a beautiful garden landscape.   Join in every Sunday, March 6 - 20 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM with your sketchpad or drawing paper. Sign-up starts at 2:30 PM at... Continue Reading >

5 Holiday Party Secrets

As you prepare for your holiday party and family gatherings this year, take the stress away  with these 5 holiday party secrets. 1. Making room for your holiday party can be hectic. Take a closer approach creating more intimate spaces throughout your home that promote mixing and mingling. 2. Using neutral colors are an excellent option for the holidays. Accenting neutral tones with holiday lights creates a warm and inviting feel, not to mention requires less work. 3. Kill two birds with one... Continue Reading >

tips for paying off your mortgage early

Kathleen Finnegan The stories of people who pay off 30-year mortgages after 30 years in the same home are indeed rarer than they once were. But the recent foreclosure crisis did serve as an incentive for homeowners to pay off their loans sooner rather than later – and some have actually given it a try. While living mortgage-free may sound like an enviable goal, paying off your mortgage early isn’t always the best use of your money. If you have high-interest credit card... Continue Reading >

attention shoppers, don’t leave money on the table

Kathleen Finnegan About one-third of recent home buyers failed to shop around for a mortgage, saying they were satisfied with the first quote that a lender gave them, according to Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey. But that could be a big mistake. Researchers found that higher-income, younger-aged, and minority borrowers were the most likely to gather multiple quotes when shopping for a mortgage. On the other hand, first-time home buyers and lower-income borrowers are more likely to say that referrals from friends, family, or... Continue Reading >

tips for protecting your identity

Kathleen Finnegan In this modern age, many of us have fallen victim to identify theft, and unfortunately studies show that cases involving these types of crime are on the rise. While it can feel overwhelming, there are a number of things you can do to prevent this from happening to you. Identity theft typically occurs when identity thieves access personal information, like your name or Social Security number (SSN), to commit fraud or other crimes. Some common ways identity thieves access your information include: • A stolen... Continue Reading >

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