Moreno Valley, CA Real Estate News

By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
 "Homeownership is for suckers!" -I don't think so, Todd Schoenberger  This guy is off his rocker! I'm glad someone on the show asked him if he owns any real estate, or the home he lives in! Yeah, he bought at the top! It sucked! But now buyers can get much better prices and values are rising. Don't discourage people just 'cause you got burned, Todd! Sometimes these fund managers will make bold statements just to get on T.V. and get attention for their funds. Need to sell your Beaumont CA Home? Call (888) 9-List-It. That's (888) 954-7848.  
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Don't  Forget to Set Your Clocks Forward Tonight Don't  Forget to Set Your Clocks Forward Tonight On Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m. do not forget to turn your clocks forward. Make sure to turn them forward 1 hour. I t is a good reminder to also change the batteries in all your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors also.   ***If you forget, you might be late to any appointments or to work on Sunday morning. I always turn my about 6:00 p.m. Saturday night as I have to change the clocks, stoves, computers and phones. Some are automatic but don’t assume; make sure as you don’t want to be late!..................... Spring Forward....Fall Back! 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 c...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
MLS Pictures I Put in by Mistake Today I was working on a file and double checking I had changed the status. I thought I would do my AVID (Agent's Visual Inspection Disclosure) and I always review the 50+ pictures in my file. I checked out the MLS and to my horror, I had put in two pictures that should not have been there. Here I am taking a picture of one of the bathrooms.   And here I am taking a picture of the upstairs hall bathroom. So my suggestion to everyone, is to review your mirror pictures and probably all your pictures. I had leveled and cropped them but obviously I did not review them carefully enough. I have since replaced them with the better ones. I was in a hurry and it was late at night and that just shows I should not be more careful when I am tired. Just a reminder fo...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Bird Silhouettes                             I have a new listing and the back of the house faces the wildlife preserve so the birds and squirrels like to play in the backyard. I snapped a few pictures during the 'Open House' yesterday. Thanks for Reading my Blog Kristin Hamilton DRE #014092138 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, and Los Angeles Counties. I am a trained and experienced Short Sale agent. If you are looking for a professional and experienced agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Rea...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Don't Forget Important Tax Deductions for Real Estate Professionals Make sue your are taking all the deductions for your real estate business. Here are some common real estate business expenses that are tax deductible off your taxes:   Computer and Equipment Cameras, Cases and Lenses Phone Bills  Internet  Fees Website Domain and Yearly Fees Business meals (at 50%) Aassociation/Dues fees Retirement plan contributions Education Classes Open House Expenses Gifts for Clients Office Supplies; pens, paper, toner, ink,  Signs and Sign Installation Clothing with your company logo Virtual Tour Expenses Flyers, Postcards, Business Cards Office Equipment (usually depreciated over 5 years) Gasoline, Car Insurance, and Repairs Monthly Lease Payments on your Work Vehicle Make sure you have receipts ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Do You Text, Email and Snail Mail Out Greeting Cards to Friends & Clients? I have to admit I do not always get my cards in the mail on 'every' holiday even though I try very hard. I will buy them, print labels and even buy the stamps but sometimes I just get some or none at all sent. I suspect I am not alone here. I did get Valentine Day cards out last Tuesday but the weather was so bad many people in other states have still not received them but they will next week hopefully. I try to remember 'Birthdays' and other memorable events and even have reminders that come in my email to help me remember. In the past 6 months I have started texting to my friends and clients. I find a cute logo such as a cake with candles, a wreath saying Happy Holidays, Hearts...etc. and I email it to myself. ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
800,000 Points Today....Seems Like I Just Signed Up Yesterday   I adore being a member of ActivRain and it has been a whirlwind relationship from the day I joined. Benefits of ActiveRain: Great Networking with others. Free Webinars bi-monthly. A way to get your name out to your community. Rewarding way to post photos you have taken. Expanded Computer/Real Estate Education  to further your career. Increasing your SEO and Creating Excel Market Reports. Daily enjoyment while reading your comments and typing new posts. It is like getting Christmas Cards every morning from friends. I love the monthly challenges and participate all the time. Just the joy of being a Rainmaker. If you are a member, keep posting. If you are not, think about joining.    Thanks for Reading my Blog   Kristin Hamilt...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
The Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel   1 Market Place, San Diego, California,USA, 92101 Tel: 619 232 1234 Fax: 619 233 6464 Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel This week I attended the Women's Council of Realtor's Convention in San Diego and stayed at the Manchester Hyatt Hotel which had sponsored the event. First of all it was so easy to get to off the freeway and straight down to the water and there it was just past the USS Midway Ship which is docked there.   We were checked in within 5 minutes and and our bags were up to our rooms within 10 minutes by the Bellboy along with complimentary bottled water and a great introduction to all the amenities in our room like the safe located in the closet and the frig. He showed us how to reset the safe code and brought us extra hangers and pillows. For t...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
  San Diego Zoo Says Good-Bye to 4 yr Panda, Yun Zi   San Diego has one of the great zoos in the country and one of the few zoos who has a Panda Exhibit. On Jan 9, 2014, San Diego Zoo sent their 4 year old panda, Yun Zi, back to his homeland in China. A few weeks ago, the staff started crate training. They let him explore and eat inside the crate so he would get used to it. Later they started giving him food and snacks through the holes in the crate. He was crated up and traveled by vehicle to LAX where he was loaded on a plane along with his zoo keeper, Jen, who had been with him since his birth plus a zoo veternarian was along on the trip in case he had any problems. They had changed his food in the past few months to get him used to the different food he will be feed back in China. A...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Today is National Amber Alert Awareness Day   Annually on January 13th, the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) observes the horrible day in 1996 when 9 year-old Amber Hagerman was abducted in Arlington, Texas, while riding her bicycle. Good things come from bad situations so after Amber’ abduction and brutal murder, the nationwide program was created called AMBER which stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. On this day, January 13th of every year, we are reminded that we must commit ourselves to remain alert to each and every broadcast we see. We see Amber Alerts on Freeway Signs, Airport and Truck Signs, TV, Lottery Signs, Yahoo, Facebook, AOL, Radio and Law Enforcement broadcasts Because of AMBER Alerts, 602 abducted children have been succes...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Full Moon Tonight on Nov 17, 2013 and was Spectacular Full Moon Tonight, Nov 17 2013 and was Spectacular     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, 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 am 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 ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Red-Tailed Hawk up in the Clouds Early this morning on an extremely overcast day, while walking I saw this Red-Tailed Hawk sitting up on a light post. I tried to get closer but he flew off as my dog must have disturbed his food hunt. Viewing nature is so exciting and always a surprise. Thanks for Reading my Blog
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
MORENO VALLEY REAL ESTATE REALTORS / HOW TO SHORT SALE MORENO VALLEY HOME If you need a Moreno Valley Real Estate Agent / Moreno Valley REALTOR to handle selling or buying your home remember these considerations when choosing us as your Moreno Valley Real Estate professional: We have extensive experience handling listings in this difficult market We handle all aspects of Moreno Valley listings and Moreno Valley real estate sales We handle Moreno Valley Short Sales, Moreno Valley Foreclosures and Moreno Valley Land Sales We have an unfair advantage in our marketing and advertising experience, enabling us to effective advertise your Moreno Valley home for sale to as many buyers as possible, maximizing the total sales price. ---------------------- So contact us and let's get started! Call ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Crescent Moon - The Beauty of the Moon Crescent Moon - The Beauty of the Moon The moon is fasinating and I am especially fond of the full moons each month. On November 5, 2013, the crescent moon (7%) was so beautiful and bright against the black sky.           Moon myths and legends are so important and have been passed down for hundreds of years going back to King Solomon. "Crescent Moons" are popular used in paintings and jewelry.   Are you fasinated by the moon?           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, 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...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Fire Season Has Started...Keep Your Eyes Open and Report Danger 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, 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 am 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! Kristin Hamilton DRE #01492...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Are Home Inspections Important When Buying a House .........Absolutely   It is your choice to have a home inspection but I highly recommend you do. The home inspector goes through the entire home and looks for minor items but more importantly looks for major issues that can be red flags about the property. Major roof leaks, any kind of major water intrusion problem, HVAC not repairable, appliances not working, cracks in the foundation, electrical problems that could cause fires. You will spend approximately $225-$350 to hire a home inspector and this will give you peace of mind before closing escrow. Better to know now then to be surprised later. Here are some pictures of the home inspection I attended last Sunday. My buyer had to work, so I was there for him.           American West Ho...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
What Is A Moreno Valley Short Sale, And Why Would A Bank Consider It? Simply stated, a Moreno Valley short sale occurs when the bank accepts an offer on your home that is less than what is owed on the mortgage. For example, let’s say you owe $300,000 on your home in Moreno Valley, and the market value is $150,000. Our Moreno Valley short sale agent team lists the property for sale, and receives an offer of $150,000. Basically, we are “shorting” the bank $150,000. In doing so, your lender will “forgive” the debt and allow you to move on with your life. Banks accept Moreno Valley short sales because they are better for their bottom line, when compared to foreclosure. A typical foreclosure will cost the bank anywhere from $15,000-$50,000 in legal fees, maintenance costs, utilities, etc. A ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
New House and New Yard.....Landscaping for Family and Guests   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, 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 am 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! Kristin Hamilton DRE #01492...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Daily Travel to Hawaii with Georgina Hunter's Blog Until You Can Visit     This month we were asked to suggest a member who gives us a bird’s eye view of their community and although there are so many bloggers who daily give us beautiful pictures and businesses, there is one member who stands out and that is Georgina Hunter. She is a real estate agent in Maui, Hawaii.     Georgina shows us daily pictures about her community; condos for sale, new real estate developments, businesses and food you can try for the Hawaiian experience.       Her posts show me a beautiful part of the United States that still exists and because of that, I am planning a cruise to Hawaii next summer. I am probably one of the few persons who have never been to Hawaii but I travel there through her pictures. She i...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Flap Your Wings Pretty Girl   This pretty lady was flying around yesterday in the garden. She is about the size of a humming bird and so delicate and graceful.     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, 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 am 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 bea...
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