Real estate agents are legendary when it comes to giving back to the communities they serve. No agents are bigger rock stars of community involvement than those who represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.
In 2015, our terrific team members volunteered countless hours to help support people and causes throughout Southern California. Some felt a deep personal connection through their own life experiences or those of family members. Others wanted to make a difference in the neighborhoods they are proud to call home. Still others enjoyed the camaraderie of interacting with co-workers and community members as they came together to benefit a deserving charity.
Hundreds of our agents, managers, their families and friends participated in Coastal Cleanup Day, California’s single-largest volunteer event. They hauled off hundreds of pounds of debris to make our beaches, bays, and lagoons sparkled as bright as could be.
Over the past few months, Southern California residents have heard a lot about
El Niño. Do you know what it is and how to prepare for its potential effects on your home?
El Niño occurs when the waters in the Pacific Ocean become unusually warm. Typically, this happens during the winter season, and it has a substantial effect on weather patterns. In Southern California, that can mean a wetter winter. In the past,
our region has experienced torrential downpours and mudslides as a result of El Niño. However, it’s important to remember that no two El Niño events are the same, and how we will be impacted cannot fully be determined.
But, you can still prepare your home! The time to start is now. To help you get your home ready for the coming rain, we’ve put together this 12-step checklist. Download a copy, print it, and get to work protecting your home!
Wine cellars have been around long before refrigeration was even a possibility. In fact, large wine cellars date back over 3,700 years! Technically speaking, wine cellars are traditionally below ground, while wine rooms are located above ground. The purpose of a wine cellar is to provide consistent storing conditions that allow wine to age in ideal conditions. Typically, these conditions include a room that is 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit and has 65 to 75 percent relative humidity. Light is also a factor in wine productions. Cellars are kept dark to ensure the wine is not exposed to light — which can affect the quality.
If you’re a wine connoisseur, or even a casual wine drinker, take a look at a few of the homes here. Each comes equipped with a fully-functional wine cellar!