Loma Linda, CA Real Estate News

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
National Teacher Appreciation Week 2016This is National Teacher Appreciation Week and it is time to thank a teacher who helped you or one of your children. Teachers do so much to give children guideance, a love of school and education, support so take this week to thank them for all they do. The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives”. Teachers play a critical role in educating and shaping our children: the future leaders of our country. They are kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated and understanding professionals that mold our children’s lives in a positive direction. We entrust our children with the teachers, and they affect their lives on a daily basis.Many of us ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Milliannials' Obstacles to Purchase a Home Here is a simple chart prepared by C.A.R. (California Association of Realtors) with data supplied by NAR. As the chart shows there are quite a few reasons that Millennials do not run out and buy homes right out of school. Many have lived on credit cards and student loans during the college years and now they need to find a good paying job and pay down the credit cards and start paying off those nagging student loans.Credit Scores can be a problem due to late payments or sometimes there is no credit at all if parents have supplemented the student loans and now the lending company says "You do not have any credit history so come back next year".Right out of college and perhaps the first job is not the best paying as it takes a few years to get to...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Today in History- January 6th in the USA and WorldwideMother Teresa and others  I came across an important day in history today and just had to mention it. I do not usually discuss anything religious but I just had to.......as she is one of my favorite people.On January 6, 1929, Sister Mary Teresa first came to Calcutta, India to take care of the poor and diseased and dying  people in the world plus her love of orphans. Her love of people and care and compassion over the years have influenced the world and saved many. She was later renamed Mother Teresa for her goodness as she donated her life to helping others.  **I remember when Mother Teresa was on a trip to the United States and got very ill in 1991. She was taken to the Loma Linda Hospital and stayed there until she was able to ret...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Happy Day...New Veteran's Hospital Currently Being Built in Loma Linda CAThere are 1.9 million veteran's living in California so medical facilities are so important especially after the problems detected 2 years ago across the nation. Such good news that a new Ambulatory Care Center is being built to lease to the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System located on Redlands Boulevard in Loma Linda, between Mountain View Avenue and California Street. The building will be three-stories with 271,000 square feet of space.  The building is projected to hold 500 staff, 2,000 parking spaces and around 50% of all outpatient care visits to the VA Loma Linda. Building to include: Primary Care Women's Health Prosthetics Outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Dental Mental Health Pulmonary Sleep Lab...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
National Pasta Day- Celebrate With a RecipePasta is a type of noodle of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily and first attested in English in 1874.  Typically, it is made from unleavened dough of durum wheat flour that is mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes. It is then cooked and served in a variety of dishes. Shrimp and Zucchini Fettuccine Alfredo 1 lb. Fettuccine, dry1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil1 Tbsp. garlic, chopped2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped1 zucchini, medium— cut into 2” x 1/4” sticks1 lb. shrimp, large, peeled and deveined 1 cup dry white wine3/4 tsp. black pepper3/4 tsp. salt4 Tbsp. butterDash parsley, chopped8 lemon wedges Directions:    Cook fettuccine according to package directions.    Heat oil in large s...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Do Your Google+ Posts Share to Public or Private?Today as I was updating my links and looking at all my social media icons on my Activerain blog, I clicked on all the links to make sure they work. As I believe this is a good idea to do periodically I clicked on all the icons. When I got to my Google+ site, I was horrified to see that most of the recent posts were shared PRIVATE and not PUBLIC. So I then realized I had forgotten to change the settings before posting.      I thought I would share this info with you so you can make sure your posts go PUBLICLY on GOOGLE+. Here it is all fixed and posted on Public as well as shared to my Friends.  I have posted hundreds of posts on my blog and all over social media sites but sometimes we just forget a step or two so it is always good to chec...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Ben Kinney is Buying Activerain.....Inman News just announced a rumor started by Zillow that Ben Kinney is buying Activerain.  Activerain was created nine years ago by two creative Seattle geniuses, Bob Stewart and Jonathan Washburn. Then five years ago Activerain was sold to Market Leader. Later Activerain was taken over by Truilia. So what is next for the thousand of bloggers who love to read and post daily on this real estate network. Since I am one of the bloggers who depends on Activerain for technology updates, real estate news, and also for networking with other professionals, I am happy to hear the news. Ben Kinney is smart, innovative, knows how to make money, and has the creativity to make Activerain even better.Just got another email from one of Ben Kinney's sites saying the ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Enjoying Nature While Holding an Open HouseRecently I took a new listing in Loma Linda, CA and while setting up, I noticed some beautiful roses that seemed to be in full bloom since the owner had recently trimmed them back.   The rose garden on the side of the house was lovely and made me think how the seller must love flowers and birds just like I do. A rustic birdhouse which seemed to be a great rest stop for the birds in the neighborhood. Of course when I came outside again with my camera, they all flew away.   A hummingbird was hanging out on a bird feeder on the patio.Lastly, there was an owl in the bushes but wouldn't show himself for a photo. He could see me but I couldn't see him. Bees were buzzing in the orange and red lantana that almost looked like it was growing wild.. This ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
10 Ways To Improve Your Chances of Buying a House Quicker 1. What is the first thing you should do?Start Saving money and cutting back slightly on frivilious expenses. 2. How to figure out where you want to live?Get familiar with the neighborhoods and cities by driving around and researching on-line. 3. What kind of house do you want to buy?Many choices like new construction, victorian, condos, 1 or 2 story, urban or suburban living. 4. Do you know what type of features you want?Decide what features you must have in a home: pool, fireplace, wood floores, granite, remodeled kitchen or bathrooms, ground level bedroom, nice backyard. 5. Do  you know your credit score or how much you currently owe?It is important to get your FICO score up to qualify for a loan and sometimes the higher your ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
National Star Wars Day- May the Fourth Be With You Today May 4th is National Star Wars Day. Lucasfilm spokeperson say it all started in May 4, 1979 when Margaret Thatcher took office as the UK Prime Minister. The Conservative Party placed an ad in the newspaper stating  "May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations!" and the media picked up on it and here we are today 36 years later loving Star Wars thanks to social media and of course some great movies. So celebrate at your favorite pub, put on your costume if you still have one, or rent a Star Wars movie and watch it or play Star Wars Trivia with your friends.  Celebrations are all over the worldwide today so be sure to join in; Toronto had a parade, Australia has events planned, Chicago has a contest going on, many In-store an...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Where Did My Zillow Agent Profile Go? Better Check Yours! Long before Trulia had Realtor profiles, I started putting all my listings on Zillow (10 years +) along with a detailed profile and had recomendations from past clients. Several years ago I added most to Trulia so many were on both sites; Zillow and Trulia.A couple of days ago Zillow sent me an update on several closed sales telling me the values has increased. But when I clicked on my profile it said "Hello Kristin" but no profile, no listings, no closed sales. Where did it go?Of course I found the contact button to send an email. Within a few hours, I got an automated email stating they would be contacting me within 24 hours. That was 3 days ago and still have not heard from them!So everyone should check and make sure their Zil...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Moments in American History for April    April 22, 1978 – The Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi) make their world premiere on Saturday Night Live.   April 20, 2008 – Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race. April 21, 1967 – General Motors (GM) celebrates the manufacture of its 100 millionth American-made car.  April 19, 2002 – Actress Nia Vardalos' hit comedy based on her experiences growing up...My Big Fat Greek Wedding, hits the box office.   April 23, 1985 – Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than three months.   April 24, 1990 – The Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-31 launches, carrying the ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
This Month in Real Estate by Kristin Hamilton April 2015Are you wanting to know what is happening in real estate for April 2015. Here is a recent video to give you an update on the real estate market.Click link here...........April 2015 Real Estate Market   (Click the Link Above - Not the Video Box)   Contact Kristin Hamilton, Keller Williams Realtor in the the Inland Empire. I can list your home for sale or help you find your dream home. 909-557-6966 or . Thanks for Reading my Real Estate Blog...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Happy Spring from Sunny Southern CaliforniaToday we reached a high of 66 degrees and I am loving it; sunny, clear, and just a beautiful day.I love flowers so in the past couple of weeks I have been making trips to my favorite plant and flower stores and filling up pretty potts. Here are some photos of trees that were blooming.Sharing some of my pots with you.I also love spring as it is the return of my birds. Spring Migration is always a fun time of they year for me. This little guy was on my patio yesterday and stood there looking at me like saying "Feed me as I have come a long way". Thanks for Reading my Real Estate Blog....
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Get Your Bicycles out for CicLAvia 2015 today March 22, 2015 Today is the 2015 CicLAvia Event which is being held in the San Fernando Valley and causing a lot of road closures. It is a great time to get on your bikes, skates or walking between the hours of 9-4 pm. Get your bicycle out and enjoy the beautiful weather today from 9-4 pm.This event started in 2010 and the word "CicLAvia" translates to "Bike Path". It is a fun way to see a different area of the city and have a fun but safe day without worries of motor vehicles.  California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in Southern California, please contact me. I am a local California...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
March 8, 2015- Hope You Turned Your Clocks Forward   California is a dream come true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in southern California, please contact me. I am a local California Realtor, live in the Inland Empire community and aware of the local market. I am here to help you find a home or to sell the home you currently own. California has great opportunities to view Nature and Bird Watching. Whatever your needs are, you will find it here in California! From the Inland Empire you are 45 minutes to the beaches, mountains or desert. Housing is affordable in the Inland Empire area!   Google me at Kristin Hamilton, Keller Williams Realty, Redlands, C...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Take the Challenge*National Unplug Day March 6th-7th @6pm.     Can you unplug for 24 hours? Turn off your cell phones, computers, and iPads. Do you have BlueTooth in your car so you never miss a call while driving? Do you take your computer on your vacation? Go to the beach with your iPad? Can you stay off the social media sites from tonight at 6:00pm until tomorrow night? 24 hours.....can you do it. Here is the site where you can register if you want and even post a picture but you must do it before 6:00 pm.  Can you do this? I saw it on the network news this morning and recall they all said they could not unplug. The newscasters said they could not turn off their devices as it is an important part of their job. Unplug Tonight at 6:00 pm? Do you feel these electronic devices are consum...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Chinese New Year 2015- Year of Goat, Sheep or Ram? According to Chinese astrology, each year (starting from Chinese New Year) is associated with an animal sign occurring in a 12 year cycle.  February 20, 2015 is designated as Year of the Goat but some are confused as the Mandarin Language symbol 'Yang" is interpreted as an animal with 2 horns and a pointed face. Some scholars says the goats do not have a horn. So therefore perhaps it is the sheep? Do Sheep have horns? Maybe! OK, then it is the Ram? Do all Rams have horns? No not all Rams do! Easy enough, I will just "Google" and find out. Truth is some goats have horns and some do not. Same with Sheep and Rams.  Chinese scholars are all arguing and confused over the translation but most that have been asked, like the fluffy sheep so thi...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Terrific Time to Buy or Sell a Home in Loma Linda,CA Loma Linda, CA Homes Please let me introduce myself. My name is Kristin Hamilton; I am an experienced, 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 organizations and I work 24X7 for my real estate clients. Call me at 909-557-6966 to list your home!   I have prepared a 4th Quarter Market Report of Real Estate Homes in Highland, CA. The chart reflects  41 Active Listings, 18 Pending Listings, 11 Sold Listings and 3 Expired Listings. This is a very good time to list your home in the city of Highland, CA.          Call Kristin Hamilton, Keller Williams 909-557-6966 to List your Home! Inland Empire Homeowners, please call me for a Com...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Agent Safety While Holding Open Houses   · When putting out your signs, be aware of your surroundings. Watch for strangers and cars. · Dress Professionally; do not wear provocative clothing. Do not wear expensive jewelry or watches. ·    =  Leave your expensive purses and wallet full of credit cards at home. Bring a small wallet or handbag with a few dollars in cash, your driver’s license and maybe an ATM card. Better to leave this wallet in your car locked in the glove department or in a console. Make sure it is not in plain view! ·  Wear comfortable Clothing and shoes. If you insist on wearing heels, make sure you leave them at the bottom of the steps when you go upstairs. Good to keep a pair of flats in car in case you need to change the later or if your feet start hurting. ·      Pa...
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