Chino, CA Real Estate News

By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Myth #2:  Minor repairs can wait until later. There are more important things to be done.   Truth:  Minor repairs make your house more marketable, allowing you to maximize your return (or minimize loss) on the sale.   Most buyers are looking for homes that are ready for them to move into.  If your home happens to attract a buyer who is willing to make repairs, he/she will begin asking for repair allowances that come out of your asking price.  The amount of an allowance that you have to offer a buyer is usually more than what it would cost for you to make the repair (or hire someone to make the repair).  Remember, buyers are comparing your home to other homes that are currently on the market.  Your home should be inviting so that everyone who looks at it can see themselves living there. ...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Press ReleaseCity of ChinoPublic Information Office13220 Central AvenueChino, CA 91710(909) 627-7577 10/18/2007FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPRESS RELEASE #10-02Subject :City of Chino Offers Assistance in Spanish to Divorced ParentsContact :Michelle Van Der Linden, Public Information Officer, Administration    909-591-9803    mvanderlinden@cityofchino.orgThe City of Chino will soon offer a Cooperative Parenting and Divorce class in Spanish for parents and their children.  The program is designed for parents who have divorced but are still committed to raising their family cooperatively.  The eight week class kicks off on Tuesday evening, October 23 at 6:00 pm.  The two hour weekly sessions will take place at the Carolyn Owens Community Center, Human Services Center located 13201 Central Avenue. ...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Looking to land a job in the city of Chino here is a link http://www.cityofchino.org/jobs/default.aspApplications are also available at Chino City Hall, 13220 Central Ave., Chino, CA 91710, Monday - Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Applications may be mailed or delivered to the above address, attention: Human Resources Department.David HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EstateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?      
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By Doug Beaver, Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes
(Century 21 Olde Tyme)
September  2007 Comparison to September 2006September Average Price            Average Price TrendSeptember 07 # Sold                        2007                   200636                         $429,157             $472,860         -9.2%San Bernardino County Homes for Sale Monthly Totals:September 07 # Sold                     2007                      20061376                   $335,042                $348,553        -3.9%Closed Residential Resale Transactions As Reported By Dataquick Information Services. I post this information monthly so you can keep up with trends in a few select cities in San Bernardino County. I always post the cities of Ontario, Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana and Rancho Cucmonga as a comparison with the specific city as well. Brought to you by: Doug Beaver Corona,...
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By Ila Josephs, Ila Josephs, Real Estate Broker
(Tarbell, Realtors)
Bank-owned properties and short sales continue to add to the number of homes on the market in Chino. Home shoppers can find a wide variety of homes in all price ranges.According to information provided by the Inland Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service, 465 Chino homes were listed as available on Nov. 4. Of the homes listed for sale, 308 were single-family homes with no monthly association fees and 157 were condos, townhomes or single-family homes in homeowner associations. Fifty-two homes were reported in escrow.Call (909) 261-3541 to get daily updates on new listings, including bank-owned and short-sale properties and the services of experienced professionals dedicated to helping you buy or sell real estate with confidence.
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Myth #1:  You should always price your home high and negotiate down.  Truth:  Pricing too high can be as bad as pricing too low.   If you list too high, you'll miss out on buyers looking in the price range where your home should be.  Offers may not even come in, because buyers who are interested in your home are scared off by the price and won't even take the time to look at it.  By the time you correct the price and list your home at its fair market value, you will have lost that window of opportunity when your home draws the most attention from the public and real estate agents; i.e. the first 30 days that it is on the market.  A well-trained real estate agent who looks out for your best interests will consult with you on your home's fair market value and different pricing strategies ...
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Kitchen¨       Make sure all appliances work.¨       Throw or eat the foods that you've been storing for so long.¨       Clean the inside of the refrigerator, stove and cabinets.  Make sure everything is organized to create a spacious look.¨       If your stove has electric burners, purchase new drip pans for each burner.  Wash removable knobs in your dishwasher.¨       Polish the cabinets with furniture oil.¨       Make sure appliances, countertops and the sink sparkle.  Install new faucets if necessary.Attic, Basement and Garage¨       Get rid of unnecessary items.  Store or pack items you won't need until after the move.¨       Organize everything to create more floor space and make inspections easy.  Put things on shelves or in matching boxes.¨       Provide bright lighting.¨       ...
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PriceBeing overpriced is usually the reason a home did not sell, but condition will help determine what the market is willing to pay. Remember that YOU control price. The wrong price attracts the wrong buyers. It creates a bad reputation for the house in the market place and makes properly priced homes look even better.  Would anyone intentionally put his or her home on the market to help sell the competition?David HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EstateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?    
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Pre-qualification is a simple process. The buyer is asked specific questions about their income, assets and liabilities.  Based on this information, they are provided with an amount for which they may qualify. This process can be done strictly on a verbal level or electronically over the Internet.On the other hand, a pre-approved buyer is one who is actually approved for a loan of a certain amount.  The pre-approval process is much more involved.  The borrower will provide proof of income, the lender will verify assets and liabilities and this information.  Because of this verification, pre-approved buyers are much more attractive to sellers than pre-qualified buyers.David HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit ...
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By Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com, Real Estate Solutions For Real People
(KASI Homes )
Moving: A Major Life Stressor   Moving along with several other life events can produce stress. There is good stress and bad stress. Here's a little test to see just how stressed you may or may not be.   The relative stressfulness of each event is indicated by the number on the left. The most stressful life event was assigned a value of 100, and other events were assigned lower values in proportion to their effects on stress. Divorce, for example, caused stress in 73% as many individuals that experience this event as was true for the death of a spouse. Notice that change is a common factor in many of these events, often in either direction (e.g., marriage as well as divorce).   To calculate an index of the amount of stress in your life, list all the life events from this table that have...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Southern California Wildfires 2007Many Chino residents have contacted City Hall asking how to best help the victims of the Southern California Wildfires.  The Red Cross is accepting monetary donations.  If you would like to send a donation, please make your check payable to the American Red Cross and mail it to:  209 E "I" Street, Ontario, CA 91764.  If you would like your donation to go to fire relief, write the words "Wildfires/Local Disaster" in the memo field of your checkhttp://www.cityofchino.org/David HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EstateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?  
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
AbandonmentThe voluntary relinquishment of rights of ownership or another interest (such as an easement) by failure to use the property, coupled with an intent to abandon (give up the interest).AbstractA summary.Abstract of JudgmentA summary of money judgment obtained in court. (When this summary or abstract is recorded in the county recorder's office, in some states the judgment becomes a lien on the debtor's property, both presently owned or after-acquired.)Abstract of TitleA summary prepared by a licensed abstractor of all documents recorded in the public records of the political subdivision where the land is located. An abstract in some states or areas is reviewed by an attorney or other experienced title examiner to determine the status of title. Virtually every abstractor today pr...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Fire Insurance Premium for the first yearEscrow feesHomeowners transfer Fee Notary FeeRecording charges for all documents in buyers nameInterest on new loan form the date of fundingTitle insurance premiumAny city Transfer/Conveyance Tax (per contract)Home inspectionTermite inspection (can be paid by either seller or buyer) Free CMADavid HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EsateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?      
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Notary feesRecording charges to clear documentsAny unpaid homeowners dues (can be paid by either seller or buyer)Any judgments, tax liens, against the sellerHome warranty (per contract)Termite work (per contract)Termite inspection (can be paid by either seller or buyer)Interest accrued to lender being paid offAny loan fees required by the buyers' lenderAny city Transfer/Conveyance Tax (per contract)Real commissionDocument preparations Free CMADavid HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EsateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?    
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Interior paint should be freshly painted or cleanNeutral colors preferredWindows cleanSink and Baths cleanRange and Oven cleanDoorbell workingLawn cutHedges trimmedClutter, less is more. More space that is... Free CMADavid HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EsateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?    
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
What's going on in today's market? Foreclosures have increased.Banks have tightened lending guidelines.With the banks making more restrictions many potential buy have be removed from the market.Properties not priced correctly will sit on the market. Buyers with good credit scores and down payments are in a great position to buy.Sellers are willing to buy down interest rates.Interest rates are still at near a 40-year low.Inventory are high, buyers have many choices.New construction sales have softened. Free CMADavid HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EsateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?  
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This is a sample market report, if you are interested in having a real time market snap shot of your market please contact us.This report is generated directly from the most up to date data - the MLS real estate source. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us anytime. This Week Last 30 Days Last 3 Months Road | Aerial | Hybrid 0.5 mi 0.5 mi  #Street AddressBedBathSq. Ft.PriceDetails1Northeast 100th St4 3 3748 $962,000 View 2115th Pl Northeast4 3 2300 $849,000 View 3Slater Ave Northeast4 3 2625 $689,900 View 4 Northeast 94 St4 3 3850 $971,000 View 5 100th Pl Northeast4 3 3510 $829,000 View 6 Northeast 105 St4 3 2406 $681,000 View 7 124th Ave Northeast4 3 2570 $635,000 View 8 124th Ave Northeast4 2 2230 $530,000 View 9125th Ave Northeast4 3 3220 $816,00...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
About Eton House SchoolEton House School is an after school-learning program for grades K-12. They offer advanced preparation, study skills and homework club. They also offer transportation from the local schools to their facility.AimsProvide a safe and enriching environment for children after school year. Provide a head start to the New Year. Assist with homework. Challenge each child to reach his/her potential. Focus is on reasoning behind the problem solving rather the answer of the problem. Different learning techniques will be used to ensure that each concept is fully understood.Chino Eton House School Location 12598 Central Ave, Suite 102Chino Ca, 91710For more information phone (909) 627-0300 David HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 ...
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By Ila Josephs, Ila Josephs, Real Estate Broker
(Tarbell, Realtors)
DQ News has reported that 24 single-family existing homes were sold in Chino in September. The median sales price was $460,000, 7.9 percent less than in September 2006. Sales of new homes are not included.In Chino, the Inland Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service reported that 471 existing homes were listed as available on Oct. 28. Of the homes listed for sale, 319 were single-family homes with no monthly association fees and 152 were condos, townhomes or single-family homes in homeowner associations. Fifty-eight were reported in escrow.Avoid Credit Pitfalls During EscrowYou're pre-approved for a loan to buy the home of your dreams. As long as the home appraises for the sale amount, the title is clear, and you still want the house after reviewing disclosures and the home inspection re...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Ask your real estate agent for a CMA Comparative Market Analysis- estimate of market value executing a data search to the accumulated similar sales in your homes market area. It's free and should provide you will a clear picture of what your home would sale for and how long your home would be on the market.Free CMADavid HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EsateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?  
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