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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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How Will the Government Shutdown Effect Real Estate Transactions This message came up on the WhiteHouse.gov site tonight. Today the National Association of Realtors sent out an email today summarizing how this current government shutdown could affect the closing of many of our transactions. Here ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Things to Consider Before Buying New Trees for your Yard When trying to decide what trees to select to put into your yard, there are things to consider. Do you want a tree that will lose its leaves in the fall and winter? If you live in a cold climate, will the tree adapt to the cold weather? Or ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Decorating With Nature Accents Many people have a favorite theme or color so that is usually what they start with when decorating a room or an entire house. Whether you select the pieces yourself or hire someone to select them for you, you should plan the space carefully as you have to live in it...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Important Information on your Preliminary Report- Judgments & Liens   When you hire a company or contractor, it is important to do some research on this entity. Any licensed contractor can be found on your state internet site. You can find valuable information; good and bad. It will tell you if ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Do You Grow your Own Birdseed? I buy big bags of an assorted wildlife mix for my birds and it seem to last a long time. Recently a lot of corn has popped up in my yard where the seeds had fallen last spring before I moved that feeder.     Hadn't notice until yesterday but these plants are gettin...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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  The 3 Most Important Steps Before Selling Your House- Q & A Q What is the most important thing to do before listing your home. A The answer is to De-Clutter every room, closet and cabinets.   a) Furniture- Put any excess furniture in storage. If you have 5 TVs in your           house, get rid o...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Once in a Blue Moon   A Blue Moon: The Almanac Moon Rule   In the Maine Farmers' almanac page for August 1937, the calendar ‘Definition of a Blue Moon’ explained that occasionally "one of the four seasons would contain four full moons instead of the usual three."   There are seven Blue Moons in a...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Do You Know Where Your Wood Comes From   As I was waiting to get on the freeway yesterday, a humongous truck was getting off the freeway and on the side of the wood it said "MT HOOD" and I was so excited just loooking at this huge load of lumber that had come such a far way. I grabbed my phone an...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Budgeting for Homeownership so You're Not Surprised Later       When buying a new home, buyers get caught up in the sale process and sometimes forget that they will need money after closing. Don’t be caught off guard!       ·     Gardener ·     Landscaping ·     Remodeling ·     Pool Maintenance ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Follow the Leader   ..............and I am the Leader!                                                                                                      Thanks for Reading my blog California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, bea...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Top Clicks & Comments for June and July on ActiveRain....Amazing Statistics   JULY Top Clicks on ActiveRain-Kristin Hamilton     Date Title Comments Clicks 07/12/13 Do Not Put Bad Pictures into the MLS When Editing is Simple and Fast 92 908 07/08/13 Open Houses are like Hosting a Party…Buyers Ha...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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12 Ideas to Spruce up Your Patio & Yard Home Decorationing Tips   This is the time to spruce up your patio to make it more relaxing and fresh looking. The idea is to spend time enjoying the space and watching nature too. Here is a few ideas to make you feel like sipping lemonade and watching the ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Do Not Put Bad Pictures into the MLS When Editing is Simple and Fast   I have written articles before critiquing listings in the MLS that had no pictures or only one front image which is a requirement. But another gripe of mine is putting in BAD pictures. And in all fairness, many agents might no...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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  Real Estate Agents Practicing Dual Agency- Legal but is it Always Ethical?       Last week, I received a call from a prospective buyer who was calling about one of my listings. After a few questions, I asked him if he had a Realtor that he was working with. He replied no and said he only works ...

By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
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Highland CA REALTORS know that the Highland CA real estate market has stabilized and Highland CA home values are on the rise. This is great news for Highland home owners looking to increase their equity and sell their homes for a profit. In the recent two years we have seen Highland home values s...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Highland 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 pea...

By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
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We are Highland short sale agents, and we can help you in this difficult time. Highland 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 jo...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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10 Signs that the Housing Market is Picking Up 1.   Home Values are rising steadily. 2.   More Americans say it is a good time to sell. 3.   Loan Demand for home purchases is rising. 4.   Interest Rates are remaining low and keeping loans more affordable. 5.   New Home Construction is on the rise...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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      Red Hawks in Flight                       We had some strong winds several days and the red hawks took advantage of it and were soaring through the sky.                             Their multi color feathers are so bold and stands out.             Kristin Hamilton DRE #014092138 Keller Wil...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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    Yesterday, while showing property in East Highland, CA, I came across this duck pond.                     Perhaps looking for some tasty treats in the dirt.                 Such a lovely site to see the ducks with their ducklings swimming on a hot spring day.         Kristin Hamilton DRE #01...

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