December 2009

There are 4 blog entries for December 2009.

Photobucket 111 Bayside Place Corona del Mar An Impeccable setting with a unique design. Bayside Place, a desirable gated enclave found in the heart of the California Riviera, includes a handful of residences that share a privacy, security and a scenic beauty found no where else. Never before has a residence of this quality and design been offered within the area. It is the only hypo allergenic residence found in this distinct region. Graceful arcing lines, distinguished selection of sustainable materials and a thoughtfulness of design make this home incomparable. A perfect compliment to its setting, this distinctly captivating home is an impeccable blend of European-Mediterranean design and modern eco-conscious construction. Maximum exposure. Thoughtfully…

Every holiday season the First Team® Family of Companies joins in supporting an Orange County, CA charity with donations from employees at their Costa Mesa, CA headquarters. This year, the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program gave First Team® and its employees the perfect opportunity to be involved on a more personal level. Social workers, working in tandem with the Salvation Army, nominated a multitude of “most-in-need” families, which they are in regular contact with. Eight departments, at First Team® headquarters, each took on one medium-sized family with two to three children. Each family supplied a list of things they need, which was passed along to the department who adopted them. “The Adopt-A-Family program is a great way for First…

Fannie Mae last week announced its First Look initiative, which provides owner occupants and public entities an advantage in purchasing Fannie-Mae owned foreclosed properties. With First Look, only offers from owner occupants and buyers using public funds are considered during the first 15 days a property is on the market. Offers from investors will be considered only after the first 15 days have passed. In addition to First Look, buyers using Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds from HUD, local housing trust funds, or charitable foundation funds also may qualify for additional benefits,…

Field-tested and Successful Campaign Now Expanded Company-wide First Team agents now have an exclusive opportunity to become “designated luxury specialists” for multi-million dollar residential properties throughout Southern California. Initially focusing on the Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, CA areas, the company’s exclusive “Live Beautifully” program is now being expanded beyond those regions. Select First Team agents were invited to participate in the luxury certification, which officially launched on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at the Philharmonic Society of Orange County Design House of Distinction, according to the First Team Estates Director, Debbie Lewandowski. “The value of this luxury-focused program is proven. Its testing and development in the