Chino, CA Real Estate News

By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
 10/1/2007FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPRESS RELEASE #10-01Subject :Chino Senior Center Celebrates 20 YearsContact :Michelle Van Der Linden, Public Information Officer, Administration    909-591-9803    mvanderlinden@cityofchino.orgThe City of Chino's Community Services Department invites you to attend the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Chino Senior Center this Friday, October 5th.  The celebration kicks off at noon with cake and comments from Mayor Dennis Yates.  From 1:00 - 3:00 pm there will be BINGO, followed later in the evening by a dance starting at 7:00 pm.  The Chino Senior Center is located at 13170 Central Avenue.  Please contact 909-591-9836 for more information David Hood-Realtor Keller Williams Realty Office Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site ...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
 Come and check out all of the after school programs the City offers to local youth on Thurdsay evening from 5 - 8pm on the lawn at City Hall.  This FREE informational fair will provide you with info on various programs and you can meet with the program professionals and ask questions.  There will also be fun for everyone - come and enjoy the live music, food, games, raffles and more. David Hood-Realtor Keller Williams Realty Office Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EstateSearch Active Listings 
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Flu season is almost here!  Be prepared and get your flu shot on Thursday, October 25th between 9 - 11 am at the Chino Community Center located at 5443 B Street.  Shots will be administered by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and the cost is $5.  You may also call 800-722-4794 for other clinics in the areaDavid Hood-Realtor Keller Williams Realty Office Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EstateSearch Active Listings
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Come on out and bring your "A" game.The 6th Annual City of Chino Amateur Golf Championship will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 - 7 at the El Prado Golf Courses.  This is a great opportunity to play some golf and help raise funds for the Junior Golf program. David Hood-Realtor Keller Williams Realty Office Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EstateSearch Active Listings 
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Come out and join in on the fun.Attend an evening sponsored by the City of Chino in collaboration with the Chino Spectrum Marketplace and Towne Center on Wednesday, October 31, at 3:00 pm.  All the fun and excitement will include trick-or-treating at participating merchants, live music and much more!  David Hood-Realtor Keller Williams Realty Office Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EstateSearch Active Listings 
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
   /6/2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPRESS RELEASE #9-01Subject :Healthy Chino Program Receives Two AwardsContact :Michelle Van Der Linden, Public Information Officer, Administration    909-591-9803    mvanderlinden@cityofchino.org  The City's Healthy Chino program was awarded both the prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence and the Cities Counties Schools Partnership Award yesterday afternoon, during the open session of the League of California Cities annual conference.  "We have really started something here," said Mayor Dennis Yates.  "This is one of our fastest growing and most popular programs and as a City, we are excited to be at the forefront of a healthy movement that will improve the lives of our residents.  I am very happy Healthy Chino has received these awards and I hope t...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
   PRESS RELEASE #7-05 Homeowners in the downtown area will soon benefit from a $400,000 grant the City of Chino has received from the State of California's Housing and Community Development's CalHome grant program.  "This money will be well used in the downtown area," said Mayor Dennis Yates.  "Residents currently benefiting from the program have replaced roofs, flooring, windows, done kitchen remodels and more.  Qualified applicants will benefit from zero-interest fully deferred loans for either 30-years or the lifetime of the first mortgage, whichever is longer, which is a fabulous deal, said the Mayor. Earlier this year, in an effort to support and expand the City's Home Improvement Program, the City's Housing Division submitted a CalHome an application to the State requesting $400,...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
 Source: Anne Monaghan / Monaghan Communications  PRLog.Org) - IRVINE, CALIF. - Panattoni Development Company's retail division, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., announced today that Plano, Texas-based JCPenney has signed a lease to open a 103,525-square-foot store at Rancho del Chino, Panattoni's new $90 million retail development project, which is under construction in Chino, Calif. Currently, Home Depot is under contract to purchase 9.2 acres from Panattoni and is expected to open a 106,278-square-foot store plus a 34,760-square-foot garden center. Home Depot and 39,000 square feet of retail shop space are slated to open in January 2008. JCPenney is expected to open on October 5, 2008. Upon completion, the 42-acre project is expected to include an electronics retailer and office supp...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
   This article dispels many common misconceptions about reverse mortgages.Source: Financial FreedomAug 13, 2007 (PRLog.Org) - Irvine, CA - August 8, 2007 - As reverse mortgages have continued to grow in popularity, so have a range of myths and misinformation about these unique loans. Fortunately, there's more and better information available today than just a few years ago. However, as seniors, the adult children of seniors and advisors are exploring reverse mortgages more than ever before, some old myths still linger and new myths have emerged. Let's take a look at some of the most common misconceptions and discuss the facts. 1.The bank takes the house OR the borrower can lose the house. With a reverse mortgage, the borrower retains title to the home throughout the life of the reverse...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Selling Chino Real Estate Common Selling Part FourMistakes take #7 - Limited MarketingThere are two obvious marketing tools that nearly every seller uses: open houses and classified ads. Unfortunately, these two tools are rather ineffective. Less than 1% of homes are sold at open houses, and less than 3% are sold because of classified ads. In fact, Realtors® often use open houses solely to attract future prospects, not to sell that particular house.  Does your Realtor® have a website?  There are very few successful real estate professionals who don't, and for good reason.Your Realtor® should employ a wide variety of marketing techniques and should be committed to selling your property; he or she should be available for every phone call from a prospective buyer. Most calls are received, ...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Common Selling Mistakes Part Three Mistake #5 -- Being Ignorant of Your Rights & ResponsibilitiesIt is extremely important that you are well-informed of the details of your real estate contract. Real estate contracts are legally binding documents, and they can often be complex and confusing. Not being aware of the terms in your contract could cost you thousands for repairs and inspections. Know what you are responsible for before signing any contract. Can the property be sold "as is"? How will deed restrictions and local zoning laws affect your transaction? Not knowing the answers to these kinds of questions could end up costing you a considerable amount of money. Mistake #6 - Signing a Contract with No EscapeHopefully you will have taken the time to choose the best Realtor® for you. Bu...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Common Selling Mistakes Part Two Mistake #3- Trying to "Hard Sell" While ShowingBuying a house is always an emotional and difficult decision. As a result, you should try to allow prospective buyers to comfortably examine your property. Don't try haggling or forcefully selling. Instead, be friendly and hospitable. Pointing out any unnoticed amenities and being receptive to questions is advisable, but this is not the time for negotiation and salesmanship. Mistake #4 - Trying to Sell to LookersA prospective buyer who shows interest because of a For Sale sign or an open house ad may not really be interested in your property. Often, buyers who are not accompanied by a Realtor® are 6-9 months away from buying, and are more interested in seeing what is out there than in actually making a purch...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Common Selling Mistakes Part OneMistake #1 - Incorrect PricingEvery seller naturally wants to get the most money for his or her product. The most common mistake that causes sellers to get less than they hope for, however, is listing too high.  Listings reach the greatest proportion of potential buyers shortly after they reach the market.  If a property is dismissed as being overpriced early on, it can result in later price reductions.  Overpriced properties tend to take an unusually long time to sell, and they end up being sold at a lower price than they likely would have had they been priced properly in the first place. Mistake #2 -- Failing to "Showcase"In spite of how frequently this mistake is addressed and how simple it is to avoid, its prevalence is still widespread. When attempti...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
   Thinking About Buying Your First Home?With interest rates low, many renters are starting to think about purchasing a home of their own. While simple rental cost vs. mortgage cost comparisons can be very attractive, buying a home is a serious commitment, and there are many factors to consider:How long you plan to live in the home.Selling a home costs money.  If you potentially may have to move in the short term, the value of your home may not have appreciated enough to cover the costs of buying and selling.The length of time that it will take to cover those costs depends on various economic factors. Average appreciation tends to sit at around 5% per year. In this case, you should plan to stay in your home at least 3-4 years to cover buying and selling costs.  The real estate market ca...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
  Surviving the SaleSelling a home can sometimes be a long, stressful, and costly process.  Like anything, though, equipping yourself with the right tools and the right knowledge can eliminate a great number of the potential negative aspects of the process - and get you the maximum return on your investment.Your TeamThe importance of having the right allies in the selling process cannot be overstated.  Having an expert on your side, not only to assist you in making decisions and getting your home marketed, but also simply in terms of having an advocate in the process, is the single most important step you can take to reduce your stress.The first step in selling any home should be to arrange to get Comparative Market Analyses for your home from three different Realtors®.  Many sellers ta...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
   Selling Your Home: Where to Begin?  First Impressions Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about it most? When deciding how best to present your home for sale, it is helpful to try to get back into that buyer's frame of mind.A spruced-up house makes a great first impression on potential buyers. An attractive property grabs their attention and makes them excited about finding a house that looks and feels well cared for. Because buyers believe they'll encounter fewer problems if they buy it, your house becomes more appealing and stands out from the competition. So if you prepare your home correctly, you'll save time selling it when it's on the market. A good first impression makes an impact on a number of levels. It's not just the way you...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
  How to get the home at the price Whether you are buying your first home or your fifth, the process of buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming venture.  Feeling that, in the end, you made the right decision and got a good deal can make all the difference.As with most major decisions, the amount of work and research you undertake before you start shopping can have a dramatic effect on how well you do in the end.#1  Do you really need that backyard tennis court?Everyone can picture his or her ideal home.  If you haven't thoroughly prepared yourself prior to viewing houses, chances are that you will find what you think is your ideal home, and will wind up paying too much for it.It is essential to treat the buying process in a slightly detached manner.  Those who fall in love wit...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
  Avoid Common Buyer ErrorsShopping for a new home is an emotional experience.  It is, however, also a business transaction, and must be treated as such.  Three of the most devastating things that can go wrong are: Paying too much Losing a dream home to another buyer Buying the wrong home When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you'll be sure to avoid these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home purchase: Get the information you needWhat price do you offer a seller? Is the seller's asking price too high? Is it a deal? Your own research is important, as is the assistance of a Realtor®.  A professional Realtor® can offer an unbiased opinion on the value of a home, based on many factors and a great deal of information. Without knowledge of the market, yo...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
  Keep Cool and Avoid the Heat With a hot weekend ahead of us, people will be looking for a cool place to relax while giving their electricity bill a break and the City of Chino has several spots designated to help you stay comfortable.  Actually, there are five spots Chino residents are welcome to visit and "beat the heat."          The Neighborhood Activity Center is equipped with a TV room and areas to play games.  Located at 5201 D Street, the center is open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on weekdays and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays.  Monte Vista Park at 13196 Monte Vista Avenue offers computers and a game area for parents and children weekdays from noon until 6:00 pm and until 8:00 pm on days where the weather tops 100 degrees.  In addition, Monte Vista will open on Saturdays fro...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
College Park in Chino is approximately 710 acres and brings ten new neighborhoods to Chino. Of the 710 acres 100-acres will be Chaffey College satellite campus, which will border the master plan. Ayala Park will be expanded by 140 acres, which will include, baseball fields, soccer fields, playgrounds and walking trails. This master plan will include a retail shopping center.College Park will retain 10 acres for Chino Unified School District to construct a proposed elementary school.Homebuilders and neighborhoodsJD Pierce"Carnegie Square"MBK Homes"Eton"D.R. Horton Homes"Woodbury"Pacer Communities"Auburn""Berkeley Square"Pinnacle Communities"The Village Green""Emerson Court""Gallery at College Park"   David Hood-Realtor Chino, CA Office Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Chi...
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