Colton, CA Real Estate News

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Q's and A's Regarding West Nile Disease- Keep Yourself SafeDid you know many people have gotten sick and died of West Nile Disease in the past 13 years?According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 30,000 people in the US have been diagnosed with the disease and over 1,200 have died. Not all cases are properly diagnosed so the odds are there are many more cases and more deaths. What is the mosquito’s active season?From April to October yearly is the active mosquito season. The freezing weather kills off the disease. What time do they actively bite?Typically from dusk to dawn but there is a few that will bite in the day time. Where do the mosquitoes normally lay their eggs?They do not need a whole swimming pool but just a cup of water will serve their needs. You can f...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Opening Day Game at Dodger Stadium...Don't Miss it Photo from Wikipedia Today, Monday April 6, 2015 is opening day at Dodger Stadium. Game starts at 1:15 pm sharp. Many of us used to watch it on TV but now unless you have TWC, Time Warner Cable which is approximately only 30% of the Southern California cable viewers.  Tailgating is not allowed and there are parking restrictions now. Must park in the parking lot. No drinking alcohol outside the stadium as police will be there to make sure everyone complies or gets a citation. Metal Detectors have been installed to make sure all attendees are safe while watching the game. Cannot bring food in anymore so coolers are not permited inside but plenty of food and drinks inside for everyone to purchase.   Address is 1000 Elysian Park AvenueLos A...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Will the New Immigration Program Stimulate the Housing Industry   President Obama  recently said, “When more people buy homes, home values go up for everybody".  Studies show the average homeowner has already seen the value of their home boosted by thousands of dollars just because of immigration.”  Hispanics “truly are the future” of the housing market according to HUD Director Julian Castro The Dream Act will ultimately produce thousands of Hispanic grads who will be employed and buy homes. Hispanics make up the largest as one in four Millennials are Hispanic. This generation is in a prime position to start making housing decisions and pursue homeownership. Hispanics accounted for 180,000 new homeowners per year between 2010 - 2014  and by 2020 the number will probably rise to 220,00 ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Celebrate on Nov.1-3 is Day of the Dead and Remember Loved Ones   Today is the start of 'Day of the Dead' known as Dia de Los Muertos. It is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico, the United States and around the world in other cultures.  The holiday focuses on the gathering of family and friends to remember loved ones who have passed. Some build private alters (ofrendas) with sugar skulls, marigolds, and the food and drink of the loved one who passed. These items are placed at the graves and left. This holiday has been practiced for hundreds of years tracing back to the Aztecs. The 'Day of the Dead' was not practiced in Northern Mexico for a time as they have a strong Catholic influence and saw this celebration as a sign of pagonism. They instead celebrated 'All Saints Day' but ...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Colton CA Real Estate Professionals - Colton CA Real Estate Agents If you're thinking about, or are ready to buy or sell a Colton house, home or real estate you probably are searching for the right Colton CA Real Estate Professional or Colton CA Real Estate Agent. You have come to the right place! We are Garrigus Real Estate; we are Colton CA REALTORS with the distinguished Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters. We have been in the real estate business for years, and we have the experience to help you with your Colton sale or purchase. Here's a quick list of our real estate experience: Colton Standard Sales Colton Short Sales Foreclosures Residential and Commercial Buyers Land Sales Commercial Sales We live, breath and eat Colton, California real estate! If you're looking for a proficent and s...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Colton CA Standard Sales, Colton CA Short Sales, Colton CA Wash Sales As the Colton CA housing market improves, many more Colton CA standard sales are hitting the open housing market. This is great news for many that want to sell or need to sell for various reasons. Selling your Colton CA home and realizing equity after the sale is a great thing and easily appreciated considering the housing crash we just endured a few years ago. If you are considering selling your Colton home as a standard sale, we can help you determine what your Colton home is worth, how much you will walk away with after the sale and help you implement a great selling strategy that can garner you a good selling price without letting your Colton home listing stay too long on the market. But there are still many distr...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Colton CA Short Sale Colton, California real estate has seen some drastic swings in prices, conditions and inventory. First, when the Colton housing crashed in 2007, no one could sell a house. Anyone trying to only chased Colton home buyers with dropping prices. Then came all the Colton CA foreclosures. This attracted many cash buyers and investors. As banks realized that flooding the Colton real estate market with foreclosures drove prices down even further, they began holding on to their Colton foreclosed homes. This brought a new wave to the Colton real estate market: Colton CA Short Sales! The Colton CA Short Sale Yes, Colton California has seen the rise and fall of the short sale, and this type of transaction helped many distressed Colton homeowners reset their financial future and...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Coldwell Banker Colton CA - REALTORS Colton CA - Colton Realty Are you buying or selling a Colton home? When hiring a Colton REALTOR make sure you use an agent with experience, and works for a trusted name, like Coldwell Banker, in Colton, California. We are Todd and Devona Garrigus, Garrigus Real Estate, and we work under the trusted Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters brokerage that has been serving the Southern California area for decades. If you're buying or selling a Colton house, we have extensive experience in short sales, standard sales, foreclosures, and home purchasing. We can help you avoid the many pitfalls of selling, and help you find the right home and deal when buying. Give us a call and interview us to see if we are the right Colton CA real estate agents for you! -----------...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Meetup in Eastvale CA was a Great Networking Experience Sarah and Les Oswald planned and held a meetup yesterday at the Farmer's Boy in Eastvale CA. See this picture below; I call it "the boys in blue".   We had a great turnout and it was very nice to meet new people and see old friends from the last meetup in December. It was a blessing that the weather was foggy but nice yesterday as in December 2014 we had a really bad rainstorm that morning.  Here is Ana Hitzel showing her website pictures to Elizabeth. Ana Hitzel from Corona is a skilled and professional Home Stager and we always need their services to get our homes sold. Ana has staged a lot of beautiful homes.   If you have a meetup planned, be sure to go as they are so much fun. It is nice to get to know the people we meet on Ac...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
  Do Not Forget to Pay Your Property Taxes by December 10, 2013 or they will be LATE! Do Not Forget to Pay Your Property Taxes by December 10, 2013 or they will be LATE! Sometimes it is so confusing as to when your property taxes are due or if you just bought a home, the tax bill may arrive late but they will still charge you the penalties so make sure you stay on top of the due dates. As a recommendation: To avoid having the title company hold funds at close of escrow, instruct your sellers to pay the 1st installment property taxes in the form of a cashier’s check, payable to the Tax Collector. The check should be delivered to the title company who will document payment and forward the check to the Tax Collector. November 1st - First Installment Due Covers the tax period from July 1st ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Termite 101- Everything you need to know about Termites to How to Rid Your Home Should I Worry About Termites? Homeowners across the nation spend billions of dollars to rid their homes of termites that are found to be silently munching. The process to rid the infestation of termites can be emotionally as well as expensive.   Is there a certain time of the year that they are worse? Yes, between March and May when the Swarming colonies try to get into your home to start new colonies. They only need 1/32 of an inch to enter.   What should I look for? Termites look like swarming ants but their waist and antennas are straight and their wings are all the same size. Many times you will see fine wood shavings at the baseboards or in the window sills. Termites are attracted to the light so many...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Wild Donkeys in the Hills of Southern California While driving in the South West hills of San Bernardino County, in the Reche Canyon area, I saw the wild donkeys. I am always so fascinated by their endurance to climate differences during the year.   They must deal with cars when crossing the roads, extreme hot and cold weather conditions and most important the lack of food and water but they still seem to remain for all these hundred of years.           Since the land they live on is not owned by the Federal government, their is no help for these adorable animals. They therefor must live off the land by instinct and by the help of local residents who supplement their water and food supply especially during the hot months.       Many residents stop and give them carrots and amazingly eno...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
We are Colton CA REALTORS, and we can help you in this difficult time. Colton short sales are declining as the real estate market stabilizes, but that doesn't mean a short sale process can't help you if you are struggling to make payments or if you've endured a hardship like losing a job or loss of income or unforeseen medical bills. Colton real estate consists of many short sales, and we have helped numerous distressed home owners unload that cumbersome mortgage and regain control of their financial future Are you: Underwater on that Colton home? Struggling to make large mortgage payments? Realizing that the home is not worth what you owe? If you need advice about how the Colton short sale process is handled call us and let's talk. We have worked with many banks, situations and through...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Colton CA Market Report for May-June 2013   Recent reports from CAR show a 20% increase in Single Family homes for 2012 and they expect a 20% increase in value for 2013. Currently 64% of the working populace are now finding a home purchase affordable compared to 16% when the market was at its peak in 2007. If you are looking to buy now is the time.     For Sellers our listing inventory is very low and this opens the opportunity to obtain multiple offers. Kristin Hamilton DRE #01492138 Keller Williams Realty – I am a full time agent and deal in all types of real estate transactions. Trusts, Probate, Short Sales, Standard Listing, Single Family Homes, Apartments 1-4 units, Duplexes and Condos. I am also an experienced REO agent. I sell real estate in the Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange,...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Colton CA REALTORS know that the Colton CA real estate market has stabilized and Colton CA home values are on the rise. This is great news for Colton home owners looking to increase their equity and sell their homes for a profit. In the recent two years we have seen Colton home values stabilize from the market crash that began in 2007 and 2008. Now, with real estate inventory so low in the Colton area, buyers are fighting over and over-bidding on reasonably priced homes on the market. In a "normal" real estate market, there is typically about six months of inventory on the market at any given time, but in today's Colton real estate market we are seeing only one to two months of inventory at any given time. In fact, homes are actually selling, or going into contract, within hours of bein...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Maurice Sendak's 85th Birthday Honored by Google Doodle  Maurice Sendak-Children's Illustratior/Writer Honored by Google Doodle This morning Google published one of their most creative Doodles by honoring American Illistrator and Writer, Maurice Sendak, June 10, 1928- May 8, 2012. Sendak was born in Poland and suffered greatly when he was young by losing many family members during the Holoucast. He later became well known by writing and illustrating many books during his entire career. He is probably best know for the book "Where the Wild Things Are" which he wrote and illistrated in 1963. Before that he was best known for illustration "Little Bear" series for writer Else Minarik. His first paid commission was to do the window displays for the toy store, F.A. O. Schwarz.   Maurice colla...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Colton Short Sale Many Colton home sellers, whether they are selling the property as a standard sale, short sale or just curious about price-setting, have many questions and reservations. But the real estate market climate in Colton is not much of a mystery, its just hard sometimes to filter through the abundance of information to get simple answers. Colton homes are selling faster than listings are hitting the market. This creates a seller's market. Home prices have firmed up and are slowly rising. Also, standard sellers, or equity sellers, are still reluctant about selling due to still-low home values and their own mortgage loans that may keep their net profits from being able to clear cost of sale. Colton short sales are still hitting the market and are a large percentage of it, but ...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
COLTON REAL ESTATE The Colton real estate market has been extremely volatile in the past few years, from foreclosures, short sales and standard sales as well. But Colton real estate transactions are still happening in spite of the market crash and tough market conditions. While it is true that many unfortunate Colton homeowners are losing their properties to foreclosure, foreclosing banks and lenders are not in any hurry to list their Colton foreclosed assets for sale. Banks have slowed the resale of their Colton foreclosures to a trickle to keep the real estate marketplace competitive for buyers and to not flood the supply. It is a great time to buy Colton real estate if you have the resources to do so, but there are many buyers and investors buying foreclosures. These conditions make...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
SHORT SALE AGENTS IN COLTON CA Garrigus Real Estate is a local Colton CA Short Sale Team with experienced Colton CA Short Sale Agents here to assist you. We are Garrigus Real Estate, and we are local Colton CA Short Sale Experts. As Colton CA Short Sale REALTORS that specialize in real estate short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and you can always count on our Colton CA Short Sale experience and skills to help answer any questions you have in regards to Colton CA Real Estate Short Sales. We specialize in Short Sales for Colton CA and Surrounding Southern California Areas When dealing with a short sale situation in Colton California, it is not a one-size fits all and it is definitely not the end of the line for you and your family. When you hire us for Col...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
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