October 2011

There are 5 blog entries for October 2011.

Poltergeists and pumkins aplenty will pervade First Team - Anaheim Hills' second annual community Halloween bash and Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser.  Children of all ages are invited to enjoy breakfast, costume contests, a delicious and spooky bake sale and barbecue lunch.  There will also be face painting, raffles and more.  Please bring donations of canned goods in exchange for a pumkin for you to take home.  Proceeds will benefit the local Salvation Army chapter. First Team’s Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser will take place Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the office parking lot at 5500 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim Hills.  For more information, call the First Team office at (714) 974-9191.

First Team Estates agents Liz Bates and Tiffany Jones (pictured, left to right) raised an impressive $6000 to establish a safe house in Costa Rica for child trafficking survivors at an Oct. 14 fundraiser in Laguna Beach.  Held at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, "Party with a Purpose" brought together more than 100 clients and supporters.  The evening event was held in partnership with Finding Freedom International, a Costa Mesa-based organization that provides funding, education and services for children and young women rescued from child slavery and their caregivers in safe houses around the world. Liz and Tiffany would like to thank everyone who came out to show support for this important cause.  Special thanks go to Bri’s Bakery of The Penguin…

Maria MacDougall of Tustin Ranch was the winner this quarter of First Team Real Estate's drawing for a $1,000 American Express gift card.  MacDougall's was one of hundreds of entries submitted by First Team clients throughout Southern California.  The lucky winner said she will use her prize to buy Christmas gifts, and a few things for herself.  Pictured are MacDougall (left) and her First Team agent, Brandon Bonk, of the company's Tustin office. Congratulations, Maria! Are YOU our next lucky winner?  Contact your First Team agent for more information.

A one-of-a-kind home in Fullerton built by craftsman Tom Whaling and listed by First Team agent Cherie Eckley was featured in Sunday's Orange County Register real estate section. The Fullerton property was inspired by Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland and Big Sur and resembles a Thomas Kincaid painting.  It has the meticulous attention to detail of artisan homes of long ago, including a 2-inch, solid alder door with a rounded top that swings effortlessly on ball bearings; stone fireplaces; carved, wooden valances; elegant, carved, wooden cabinets and ornamentation that resembles great European chateaus.  The back yard is a wooded fairyland adorned with winding paths, bridges and fountains, with an antique tea house at the top of a steep slope overlooking Mt.…

            First Team Estates® agents Liz Bates and Tiffany Jones will host “Party with a Purpose” to support victims of international sex trafficking on Friday, October 14 in Laguna Beach.  The event is being conducted in partnership with Finding Freedom International, a Costa Mesa-based organization that provides funding, education and services for children and young women rescued from sex slavery and their caregivers in safe houses around the world.

            “An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year, and it happens right here in Southern California as well as worldwide,” said Liz Bates.  “We are pleased to be joining forces with Finding Freedom International to raise local awareness of this tragic issue and to support the…