29 Palms, CA Real Estate News

By Chris Freck, EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage
(EstaR Mortgage)
VA Mortgage Loans in 29 Palms CA and 100% VA Loans -the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program: - Up to 100% financing, with no down required. - No monthly mortgage insurance added to your payment. - More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans. - Low rates compared to other loan programs. So how do you qualify for a VA Mortgage Loan in 29 Palms CA? The first step is to verify your eligibility. Eligibility is verified by ordering your Certificate of Eligibility or COE. You can work with an approved Windsor  CA VA mortgage loan lender to order your COE qu...
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By Lisa Delzompo 951-704-4559, Experienced, Trusted, & On Your Mission: Home
(Sand to Sea Properties, Inc.)
Home for Rent 2 Bedrooms in Joshua Tree, CA -- $695-750/mo NEW CARPET, FRESH PAINT! $395 first month if qualified--save $300! NEAT 2 bedroom home for rent in a quiet part of Joshua Tree, just 15 minutes from the 29 Palms Marine Corps Base.  Home includes two spacious bedrooms, large kitchen, living room, dining room, fenced back yard, storage shed, 2 car attached garage, and patio off the kitchen/dining area.  The home is located in a neighborhood with many newer homes and apartments.  This is a super deal for a house this size.  Owner of the house is sister-in-law of Retired Marine, and she is happy to rent to Marines.  Room sizes are ESTIMATED and should not be relied on.  Pets OK upon approval, but no "dangerous breed" dogs.  Laundry hook-ups in garage.  You may also contact the prop...
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By Lisa Delzompo 951-704-4559, Experienced, Trusted, & On Your Mission: Home
(Sand to Sea Properties, Inc.)
Testimonial Added to Temecula Agent's Website - More Happy Clients! Frank's real estate clients who bought late last month in Twentynine Palms near Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) just sent in their Happy Client testimonial, and we're very grateful: “We were not first time buyers, so this time around we were more cautious about what we wanted and how much we were willing to pay.  Frank took our strict guidelines and ran with them.  He was readily available, prompt, and regularly took our family 150 miles away to 29 Palms where we were able to find a nice home for the right price.  His commitment to our needs and his dedication to research were excellent.  We felt like Frank took us through all steps and made us honorary ‘paisanos’.  If you want a tough talking, go-getter,...
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By Ryan Case, 877-828-0710
(SCA Real Estate)
Lloyd Cullen Real Estate is a local 29 Palms Short Sale Expert. As a 29 Palms Short Sale Company that specializes in short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and can always count on our 29 Palms Short Sale Realtor to help answer any questions you have in regards to 29 Palms Short Sales. Short Sale 29 Palms CA Lloyd Cullen is a local 29 Palms Short Sale Expert with experienced 29 Palms Short Sale Agents here to assist you.   Short Sale 29 Palms CA We specialize in Short Sales for 29 Palms and Surrounding Areas Trying to sell your 29 Palms home can be stressful in itself, let alone selling your home while being upside down on your 29 Palms mortgage. If you are upside down on your 29 Palms mortgage, our team of 29 Palms Short Sale Experts at Lloyd Cullen Real Es...
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By Ryan Case, 877-828-0710
(SCA Real Estate)
Lloyd Cullen Real Estate is a local 29 Palms Short Sale Realtor. As a 29 Palms Short Sale Company that specializes in short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and can always count on our 29 Palms Short Sale Realtor to help answer any questions you have in regards to 29 Palms Short Sales. 29 Palms Short Sale Realtor Lloyd Cullen is a local 29 Palms Short Sale Expert with experienced 29 Palms Short Sale Agents here to assist you.   29 Palms Short Sale Realtor We specialize in Short Sales for 29 Palms and Surrounding Areas At Lloyd Cullen Real Estate, our 29 Palms short sale company is a proven leader in the 29 Palms short sale market. 29 Palms Short sales are only allowed by the bank in certain instances, so make sure you do your research and qualify for a 29 P...
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By Lisa Delzompo 951-704-4559, Experienced, Trusted, & On Your Mission: Home
(Sand to Sea Properties, Inc.)
SAT Scores Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley - Morongo School District Looking at homes to buy in California before we moved from my husband's last Marine Corps duty station of Twentynine Palms, CA, we tried to balance the purchase prices of homes (husband starting a new career in the civilian world after being a military judge) with great schools for our four children.  One of the things we looked at in choosing the Temecula and Murrieta, CA, area to settle in, related to schools, were the local high schools' SAT scores. We considered staying in the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley High desert area, but ultimately chose Temecula Valley as nearer to my parents in the Los Angeles area.  Here is how the 29 Palms area schools compare on average SAT scores for high schools: As of...
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By Jim Dunlap
(Roberts Realty)
In December, 2008 the California Air Resources Board passed the most sweeping emissions rule in the nation.  This new reguation starts this year. According to CARB, diesel exhaust causes cancer, and swift action must be taken in order to save thousands of lives in California.  This law is intended for all of the big rigs running around the state, but it affects all vehicles with a gross vehicle rating of over 14,500 pounds.  All full sized diesel pick ups that I'm aware of have a GVW rating of at least 19,000 lbs.  Exempted are motor homes and private utility vehicles.  Fleets have to start complying this year; individual owners have four years to comply.  This regulation also affects all out of state diesels that operate in the state. So, if you own a 2009 or earlier model diesel pick ...
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By Jim Dunlap
(Roberts Realty)
You won't find many 15 and 16 year olds willing to spend their summer without cell phones, TV, and other amenities, but 11 kids from across America did just that, traveling the country by bicycle and sleeping on thin rubber mats most nights. The group from Overland Summer Programs spent the night at the Holiday Inn Express in 29 Palms July 29, only their third night in a hotel since leaving Savannah, GA June 21.  From 29 Palms they headed to Lucerne Valley, traversed the Angeles National Foreest before making their way August 1 to Santa Monica. Their path can be followed  at www.meganbentzin.com, which was created as part of a fund-raiser for children's charity.
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The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms employs thousands of people a report from the base Community Impact Assessment points out.  In 2006 about 11,967 military members and civilians were employed by the base.  Using a formula devised from the Base Realignments andClosures program, the report's authors calculate 19,550 jobs are created in the wider region incirectly because of the Marine base population. The reoprt cites dozens of orgaizations on base that provide volunteer labor for projects ranging from the Red Cross and the rape hotline to Toys for Tots.  Marines, civilians and teir families from the combat center donated 1862 pints of blood in 2006.  Our Marines make mighty fine neighbors!
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Yucca Valley is about 20 miles from the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at 29 Palms. Sometimes, though not too often, you can hear the distant rumbling of artillery or bombs exploding on the base.  A friend of mine, a retired "gunnie" told me that the base is larger then the state of Rhode Island.  The Marines are able to practice with virtually all the munitions in their arsenal on this base.A while back I was at the local car dealer looking to by a car.  The salesman had just retired from the Marines.  We were out in the lot, and here comes that distant rumble.  I looked at the salesman, and jokingly said "I see your buddies are blowing things up again."  He looked at me with a perplexed expression on his face, probably wanting to react adversely to my statement, but also not wa...
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Students who want to apply for scholarships from the Marine Corps  Scholorship Foundation have until March 3 to apply.Children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen serving with Marines are eligible for these academic college scholarships.  The foundation provides academic needs based scholarships to upstanding and deserving sons and daughters of Marines and Navy Corpsmen, with particular attention given to chioldren whose parents were killed or wounded in action.  Morongo Basin students may download the scholarship application from www.mcsf.org or call 1-800-292-7777
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Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at 29 Palms public affairs officer, Capt. Neal Fisher has announced major construction on the base has been approved.  This includes $34.3 million for bachelor enlisted quarters and parking, $67.5 million for operations centers.  Also approved is $21.4 million for Phase III of the  Combat Arms Military Operations in Urban Terrain faculity, $13.6 million for a landfill, $4.5 million for additions to regimental headquarters, and $123 million for enlisted quarters.These construction projects are aimed at replacing aging housing, and to upgrade training facilities.  Along with the planned increase of Marines assigned to the base and their support of local business, these construction projects should benefit local contractors.  The City of 29 Palms and T...
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By Jim Dunlap
(Roberts Realty)
According to MarineCorps Air Ground Combat Center commanding general Brig. Gen Melvin G. Spiese, over 1700 Marines will be added to the base.  Although the base's population fluctuates daily, currently there are about 12,000 Marines and Sailors attached to the base.  This is good news for the housing market in this area!A friend of mine, a Navy Chaplin on the base, gave me some interesting statistics, and although unrelated to the topic of this blog, I find it very interesting.  The Navy has more aricraft than the Air Force.  And the Army uses more ships than the Navy.  I'll have to look these figures up sometime.
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By Val Rensink
(HomeSource Lamoreaux Group)
Who Helped to populate Twentynine Palms? Is there a name that could be mentioned? Yes, there is. His name is Dr. James Luckie. (what a nice name. I would go to a doctor named Dr Luckie) He is credited by the 29 Palms community with helping to bring numerous amounts of people there. These People are Soldiers who fought for our country during WWI.  They were individuals who suffered from exposure to what we call Mustard Gas. The affects of that chemical warfare agent would create blisters, and it has  mutagenic and carinogenic effects as well.  Inhaled in large amounts it can cause bleeding and other issues in the lungs. Well onto the better part of this account. Dr. James Luckie from Pasadena, California decided that 29 Palms offered an ideal climate and pure air for a recovering armed f...
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By Jim Dunlap
(Roberts Realty)
Hi-Desert Star, 15 December, 2007:  TRIBE OUTLINES CASINO PLANS FOR 29 PALMThe 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians (who already own the Spotlight 29 Casino in Indio) has announced plans to build a casino and RV park, ground breaking slated for 2008.  There's plenty of real estate investment opportunities in the area.  Agents:  I'll pay a generous referral for your investers.  See my profile for contact info.
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By Val Rensink
(HomeSource Lamoreaux Group)
I spoke with Gary the news manager of kcdz  z107 which broadcasts reach a client of mine in 29 Plams.Before this I have shared that 29 palms has an economic impact report from the marine base.  The numbers are somthing like over $400,000,000 in yearly payroll.  So as I spoke to Gary, He read a current report on other activites of the base.Allied Conainer Systems won a 461.6 million firm fixed price to produce test , install and deliever Combined arms Military operations in Urban Terrain Training system to the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Commnd Marine Corps Aire Ground combat Center in 29 Palms Cal.  60% of the work will be performed at 29 Palms. Which is expected to be completed by the year 2010. What is all this? Terrain similar to where our troups are fighting so the first t...
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By Val Rensink
(HomeSource Lamoreaux Group)
Have you Taken a drive out to Twentynine Palms lately? I have. What a surprise. In Victorville were I work we have the remains of the old, closed George air-force base. Yesterday I drove by the military housing. True is has not been maintained for 16 years. But what hit me was the size and quality of the homes.  That is the size and quality compared to the housing that I saw in 29 palms for the military.  To say the least the homes for our armed services certainly honors them and changes my perspective on what I thought it would be. ( by the way some very ecomonic awesome things are happening with SCLA) But More, Something else surprised me about 29 palms. I recently downloaded and read the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command at 29 Palms 2006 Economic impact statement. ( I did...
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