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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Full Flower Moon Recently...Beautiful and Mysterious           Full Flower Moon was on May 25, 2013. It was given this name because in most areas there were flowers popping up everywhere. Other names for this moon were "Full Corn Planting Moon" and "Milk Moon".                         Did you get...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Comments 8
Should you Rent or Buy…That is the Question?   This is the million dollar question and I get a lot of calls from buyers asking me what I think and do I think the prices are going up now. “Yes” I tell them since prices have increased in the past 6 months. Do I think it is a good time to buy? “Defi...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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  Join the ‘National Ride to Work Day’ on Friday May 17, 2013   Facts about Bicycling:      ·      May is National Bicycling Month    ·      May 13-17 is National Bicycle Week    ·      May 17th is Ride Your Bike to Work    ·      Bicycling saves you money on gasoline    ·      Great Exercise    ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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  Look Who Was Shopping at CVS…Quack Quack   While getting out of my car at CVS, this duck had cornered a man at his car and stood there talking to him. The man asked me if I had any food but I didn’t. I could tell this duck wasn’t going anywhere until he got some snacks.     Wildlife is so cute ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Real Estate Sales in Highland, CA from Jan-April 2013   Please let me introduce myself.  My name is Kristin Hamilton and I'm an experienced and local Realtor from Keller Williams Realty in Redlands. I am also involved in many community programs to better this area. I sit on the board of several ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Last Call Before Sundown     As the sun was going down, all the Hummingbirds in the yard were grabbing their last sip of nectar.                                                 The Finches were eating the sunflower seed.                                       And then it was dark.                 ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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  Congratulations to Me….Growing More Technological Savvy on the iPad & Internet   We live in an ever changing world and I try to spend 3-4 hours of every day improving my skills and becoming a better Realtor. This is some of the things I have worked to improve and will continue to do so:   ·    ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Celebrate Earth Day today April 22 .....Plant some Flowers or a Tree   What day of the week is Earth Day 2013? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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Sellers Beware....Pitfalls of Over Pricing Your Home It's hard for homeowners to be realistic when they are emotional about the home they have lived in and raised their family in. But this is exactly what sellers need to do so that they can make rational decisions about a list price that will ac...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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  Fun Easter Trivia #2 For the Entire Family     1. What is special about the eggs used in the White House Easter Egg Hunt?               2. When is the White House Easter Egg hunt held?               3. What is the traditional flower of Easter?               4.  How much money do Americans spend...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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  ARE YOU READY for the Market Shift in Real Estate in California and the US?   In the last few years, we have seen some major changes in real estate. We thought everything was going great and prices were high but what we didn’t see coming was the collapse. Yes prices fell and hundreds of thousan...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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  Buyers….Do I Need to Spend My Money on a Home Inspection?         I am a Realtor in California and have compiled a list of questions that are sometimes asked of me when I discuss with buyers about having a home inspection while in escrow.   I think you will find this Q & A article very helpful....

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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To ‘Open House’ or not to ‘Open House’…that is the Question   I came from a brokerage who said you must do an open house twice a week for a year. Do this and you will get business. When I did not have my own active listings to show, I would do others in the office. Between doing open houses and f...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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10 Ways to Brand Yourself as a Realtor   In today's competitive real estate climate, smart branding is a must. Creating your REALTOR® brand tells potential clients who you are and what your specialty is. Creating a successful and workable brand can help keep you focused and provide a structure f...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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More Bang for your Buck It seems like we buy a house and spend all of our money and weekends into upgrades. Remove this, replace that, paint here, add this………and so forth. But are we getting more equity in our homes or not? Here is a chart compiled by the California Association of Realtors who ke...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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 Crazy Closet with no Space so Get Organized and Double Your Space   My closet was not organized as I had left the original rods that came when we bought the house. So last weekend, I totally ripped out all the shelves and rods. I painted the closet a more soothing color than white. I selected a ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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  What is the Best Day to List Your Home?   By compiling data from over 1,000,000 homes in 2012, Redfin found that homes listed on Friday sold for 99.1 % the listing price according to the Wall Street Journal.   Stats show the first day you list the home; you will have four times the traffic so i...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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When will the rain stop?   Yesterday we had a huge rain/thunderstorm all over Southern California. We really need the rain so I am not complaining but my backyard birds were very unhappy and drenched. Today the rain had cleared out and we finally had sunshine by noon.                            ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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  I am Watching...Always Watching  Red Hawks- Birds of Prey   Hawks are carnivores (meat eaters) that belong to the category of birds known as raptors -- birds of prey. They have strong, hooked beaks; their feet have three toes pointed forward and one turned back; and their claws, or talons, are ...

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
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  California Indians cherished the poppy as both a source of food and for oil extracted from the plant. Its botanical name, Eschsholtzia californica, was given by Adelbert Von Chamisso, a naturalist and member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences, who dropped anchor in San Francisco in 1816 in a ...

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