Monthly Archives: April 2014

NewportHarbor_ross armstrong

California Dreaming – April 2014


With endless miles of sun-drenched sandy beaches stretching along the coastline from Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles to San Diego close to the Mexican border, Southern California is truly America’s sunshine state where every day is summer. While inland vineyards flourish on
almost every hillside, stunning scenery in the State’s National Parks also attracts residents and visitors alike to this land of contrasts and surprises.
Palm Springs basks in balmy temperatures in the midst of the desert landscape of the Coachella Valley, a short cable car ride brings visitors to the chilly heights of the Mount San Jacino State Park where cross-country skiing proves a popular pastime in the winter months.

It was this heady combination of year-round sunshine and infinite variety which brought Sutton Coldfield born Ross St.John Armstrong to Southern California a few years ago. A career with BP saw Ross move to the United States in 2001. After periods spent living and working in both Minneapolis and Chicago, he settled in Newport Beach, Orange County.

“My father is an architect and instilled a love of design and an interest in property in me from an early age,” Ross explained. “This combined with the fabulous lifestyle enjoyed across Southern
California inspired me to leave corporate life behind and pursue a career as a Real Estate Professional helping clients buy and sell property across the sunshine state.”

During his regular visits to see family and friends in Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield and London Ross realized that for many UK residents dreams of buying a home in California would only ever be just a dream because of the complexities of the State’s Real Estate market and buying so far from home. However a recent collaboration with UK Estate Agents means that Ross can now offer a bespoke service for anyone wishing to buy their own California dream.

Owning your own home in California means that you can enjoy up to twelve weeks of sunshine living at any time of the year while earning a significant rental income throughout the remaining months. All legal, lending and property management advice is available through Ross’s affiliation with the Berkshire Hathaway Brokerage in the US so, whether it’s coastal living with ocean views or resort style living in an upscale condominium community, perhaps it’s time to make California dreaming a reality. Direct flights are available daily from Heathrow to Los Angeles while for passengers seeking a more scenic route via the US East Coast flights are also available direct to John Wayne Airport in the heart of Orange County.

To find out more about living the California Dream contact Ross:
+1 949.689.1669