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WAV Group’s Kevin Hawkins Joins Forbes Real Estate Council

It’s hard to believe that just three years ago next month Kevin Hawkins joined WAV Group to head up our newly established Communications Division, becoming President of WAV Group Communications. He’s helped assemble a list of blue chip...Show More Summary

‘A Night at the Opera’ proves to be elegant benefit for Philharmonic Society

  Classical music aficionados and philanthropic supporters of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County gathered for A Night at the Opera, a benefit gala held at Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts’. Soprano Alyson Cambridge and tenor Bruce Sledge from NYC’s Metropolitan Opera performed selections from Carmen, Porgy and Bess, La Bohème, Showboat […]

Are You Guilty Of “Business As Usual Budgeting?”

How many of have been informed that need to spend the rest of your budget or its going to be reduced next year?   How many times have you blindly hit copy and paste and then added a bit for inflation and an unexpected project and then...Show More Summary

Crazy Sht In Real Estate: Don’t judge a book by its cover

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” -- a lesson Buddy West learned in a very humbling way when he was out showing a house to a man whom he thought was a drug dealer...

Ixact Contact’s new design improves agent experience

Ixact Contact is a CRM for real estate agents that is set to debut a totally revamped look and feel by the end of the year...

5 types of insurance first-time homebuyers should consider

Buying a home is a huge deal. It’s not only a sanctuary to raise your family, but it's also an investment in your future. New homeowners want and need insurance to protect this investment. Here are five types of insurance homeowners need to protect their home...

3 totally bustable myths about millennials in real estate

As a real estate agent who helps a lot of millennials through their first homebuying process, and a millennial myself, I have had several older agents come to me for help when dealing with this new generation of buyer...

How email templates can save real estate agents much needed time

It’s not a surprise that when you hear email templates, you automatically assume it must have to do with bulk emails or mass newsletter emails. And you’re not wrong, but in this case, it’s more important to think about email templates as one of the easiest ways to personalize your emails to larger groups of people in your network while still saving yourself big chunks of time...

Fryer and Albano file their North Hills League report

This is part of the OCVarsity Kickoff 2017 preview for the high school football season. Steve Fryer and Dan Albano share their insights and predictions on each of the county’s leagues. NORTH HILLS LEAGUE REPORT 2016 standings El Modena       3-0 Brea Olinda     2-1 El Dorado        1-2 Esperanza […]

Fryer and Albano file their Pacific Coast League report

This is part of the OCVarsity Kickoff 2017 preview for the high school football season. Steve Fryer and Dan Albano share their insights and predictions on each of the county’s leagues. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE REPORT 2016 standings Corona del Mar    5-0 Beckman             4-1 University         […]

How to get the most out of your real estate coaching experience

Congratulations! You are ready to invest in yourself as a real estate agent or team leader, and you’ve hired a real estate coach. Hopefully, the potential to grow personally and professionally brought you to this point. ...

OCVarsity Video: Orange Lutheran ready to reveal new offense in opener vs. La Mirada

Check out our video from Orange Lutheran’s football practice on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The sixth-ranked Lancers open their season Friday, Aug. 25, with a new head coach, JP Presley, and a new offense, the spread. The Lancers are excited about these changes, but they know they face a tough challenge in their opener: La Mirada, […]

Whicker: Long night’s journey ends well for Angels’ Kaleb Cowart

ANAHEIM — It took 238 minutes and 352 pitches to finish this little slice of heaven that became a 10-1 win by the Angels on Tuesday night. Most people who were here at the beginning exercised their freedom of movement and left. Kaleb Cowart couldn’t. He is accustomed to vigil. At 25, Cowart is getting […]

Nneka Ogwumike leads Sparks to 75-55 win over Stars

LOS ANGELES — Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points and 14 rebounds, helping the Sparks beat the San Antonio Stars, 75-55, in a WNBA game on Tuesday night at Staples Center. Chelsea Gray added 17 points for the Sparks (22-8), who have won three straight and nine of 11. “All wins are good especially this time […]

Huntington Beach homebuying takes slight dip in first quarter

Homebuying in Huntington Beach in 2017’s first half could not keep pace with countywide sales activity. Using CoreLogic data, we compared sales patterns from the six months ended in June vs. the first half of 2016. Sales in Huntington Beach fell as 1,038 residences sold through June vs. 1,055 in 2016. That’s a loss of […]

Police are shooting a shocking number of people’s pets

There have been numerous high-profile examples of law enforcement officers killing people after using a questionable, or obviously unjustified, amount of force. Much less attention has been paid, however, to the unwarranted use of force in killing people’s pets, whom many consider to be members of their family, and whose unnecessary deaths cause nearly as […]

For $1.7M, a handsome Calabasas post and beam nestled among boulders

Designed by architect Douglas Rucker A total retreat tucked away in Calabasas’s Monte Nido neighborhood, this 1966 home by architect Douglas Rucker offers the perks of a midcentury post and beam house in perhaps the most serene setting...Show More Summary

Albert Pujols slugs his way past Sammy Sosa with home run in Angels’ 10-1 win

ANAHEIM — On Sept. 26, 2007, Sammy Sosa hit his 609th career home run against the Angels on a hot and cloudy day in Arlington, Texas. Sosa played his final major league game three days later and retired with more home runs than any foreign-born player in history. That record was surpassed at 10:28 p.m. […]

Plan to charge developers ‘linkage fee’ to spur affordable housing clears city committee

“A steady, funded revenue stream specifically earmarked for affordable housing” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposal to charge developers fees to help pay for affordable housing got a boost Tuesday with the unanimous endorsement...Show More Summary

Angels’ Albert Pujols hits 610th home run, breaking tie with Sammy Sosa for foreign-born record

ANAHEIM — Albert Pujols is the most prodigious foreign-born slugger in major league history. Pujols’ three-run homer in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers was the 610th of his career and gave him sole possession of the foreign-born record. Pujols had moved into a tie with Sammy Sosa, both born in the […]

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