Moreno Valley, CA Real Estate News

By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Moreno Valley Closed Sales Statistics August 2013 - Moreno Valley Short Sale Agents Moreno Valley Statistics by Status and Price Use this sheet to see basic Moreno Valley statistics on the market gouped by status and price:                       Status: Closed Moreno Valley Sales (189)   List Price: $0 - $100,000 (5)     List Price ADOM Selling Price BR BA Year Built SqFt Lot SqFt Min 51,000 12 65,510.00 2 2.00 1972 1,030 436 Max 99,900 269 97,000.00 3 2.00 1986 1,200 3,920 Avg 81,980 90 83,302.00 3 2.00 1978 1,115 1,481 Sum 409,900   416,510.00           List Price: $100,000 - $200,000 (87)     List Price ADOM Selling Price BR BA Year Built SqFt Lot SqFt Min 101,000 1 100,000.00 2 1.00 1956 825 436 Max 199,900 634 275,000.00 5 3.00 2008 2,512 35,719 Avg 164,712 43 172,131.02 3 2.28 198...
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By James Muhammad, RE/MAX Vision
(RE/MAX Champions)
Last week was a very busy week for us but I want to take this time to thank Robert Walkins from Remax Masters for allowing us to negotiate a successful Short Sale for him and his client. This escrow at 9970 Sofia CT, Moreno Valley 92557 closed last week. We look forward to working with Robert Walkins again in the near future.     If you are looking to sell your home, purchase a home, Short Sale, or Standard Sale. I can help you! Please contact me at (888) 995-2637 or e-mail us at james@cahometeam.net“See you in Escrow”®  
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Not a Good Idea to Express Personal  Political Views on Social Media We all live in different places and are affected by political issues going on in our areas and across the nation. There is always some news causing a lot of uproar and most of us have strong feelings one way or the other. It is good that we have our own opinions and of course we think we are right and the other side of the coin is wrong but not good to publicize it on our "Social Media" sites or someone else's either. Here are some reasons why: 1. It can cause hurtful feelings and perhaps you will lose business because of your comments. 2. Once you put it out there in writing, it is there forever. That is a really scary thought! 3. In the future you might be applying for a job or political position, and your old commen...
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By Eric Fischer, Moreno Valley, CA Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Pioneer Real Estate)
Wells Fargo's City Lift Program Available In Moreno Valley and Surrounding Inland Empire Communities I came across an article in The Press Enterprise that annouced that Wells Fargo City Lift program is coming to the Inland Empire. CityLift will be available in the cities of Corona, Fontana, Moreno Valle, Riverside, and San Bernardino.  To Apply For City Lift, please attend the CityLift event on Friday and Saturday August 9th and 10th from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. At the event , you will be able to; Apply For Downpayment Assistance Find Out If You Are Ready and Able To Purchase A Home Learn About The Responsiblities and Obligations Of Owning A Home View Virtual Tours Of Affordable Local Homes This wil be a great event and The Lift program has designated $4.8 Million in down payment assistance t...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Get Your Pet Microchiped or Nuetered/Spayed for free in Riverside Co.   If you live anywhere in the County of Riverside, you can get your dogs or cats spayed, neutered or microchiped or both and for free. This is being offered throughout the summer months. There is one important thing; you must take your pets to San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus at 581 S. Grand Ave, San Jacinto, CA 92582. Clinic hours are Monday-Tuesday 8-5 pm. The county clinic is not affiliated with the Ramona Humane Society.  To schedule an appointment, go to www.rcdas.org or call 951-791-3720. The county Department of Animal Services will be using grant funds to offset the costs of the special. The special will run through the rest of summer, with a possible extension, if future grant funds become available.         ...
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By Eric Fischer, Moreno Valley, CA Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Pioneer Real Estate)
 Moreno Valley, CA Real Estate Market Report For July 2013 Real estate market data for Moreno Valley, CA provided by Eric Fischer with Coldwell Banker Pioneer Real Estate   Moreno Valley Home Prices    We have seen a rise in home prices in Moreno Valley for the 9th month in a row now. If you are looking to purchase a home, now is the ideal time because homes are stil affordable for first-time homebuyers as well move-up buyers looking to purchase a larger or smaller home. If you are looking to sell, it is also a great time, because inventory is still very low whcih will easily drive buyers into your home and you could possibly receive multiple offers within days of being listed.    Days On Market   The average days for a property to sell in Moreno Valley has dropped. It stayed pretty co...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
I Saw Many Bears at the Anan Creek Bear Observatory near Ketchikan Alaska     The first time I went to Alaska, I only saw one bear and it was from the road. A bear was in a berry patch below eating and it was actually in the Yukon. I kept hearing that no one saw bears so I didn’t feel so bad but when we went back for our second trip, I was determined to find some bears.             Anan Creek Bear Observatory is a terrific way to see numerous bears in their natural habitat.           Our tour included a 40 minute flight each way from Ketchikan, and then a 1/2 mile walk up a trail to the Observatory deck.             We spent 1.5 hours watching both black & brown bear fishing for the salmon making their way upstream at the Anan Creek.           It is staffed by the US Forest Service and...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Have You Heard Prices Are Going Up So Get Off The Fence   Reasons to Sell or Buy: 1. Markets are on the Rise all over the nation. 2. Interest Rates are holding. 3. Short Sales are being Approved and Closing by the Banks. 4. Foreclosures are way down and instead Banks are Modifying Homeowners Loans, 5. Many Homeowners now have "Equity" and can sell and make a profit. 6. It is time to SELL or BUY. 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 ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Improve your Photography Skills with a Macro Lens Part 1 Open up the world with a Macro lens and see the centers of flowers, rain drops, specks on a leaf, they eye of a bird, and the feet and hair on tiny bugs. It is so exciting to get that close to nature and not get a blur or shiny effect from the other lens. As most who know me, I like to post pictures of the area I live in so I took some pretty flower pictures with my basic EOS camera but then I changed and put on my Macro lens and retook the pictures. It is fun to see how they look smaller. I am still practicing with my new lens so they are not perfect but I am improving. I still have the settings on Automatic so the camera is doing the work.                                                                                           ...
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Moreno Valley California Short Sale Real Estate Agents - Moreno Valley CA REALTORS - Moreno Valley Short Sale --------------- Call Us Now: 1 (888) 9-LIST-IT --------------- Many homeowners in Moreno Valley California are having trouble paying their mortgage every month. Many houses and homes are worth considerably less than the mortgage owed. Some homes are worth less than half of the mortgaged amount! You may be behind in your house payment, or maybe not yet, but don't let your house foreclose! A more prudent solution is to short sale that Moreno Valley CA house. But first you need to hire the #1 Moreno Valley Short Sale Agents to help you with your difficult situation, and we offer our real estate services to you for free! We make our commission from the bank's proceeds. We are experi...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
We are Moreno Valley CA REALTORS and we can help you in this difficult time. Moreno Valley 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. Moreno Valley 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 Moreno Valley home? Struggling to make large mortgage payments? Realizing that the home is not worth what you owe? If you need advice about how the Moreno Valley short sale process is handled call us and let's talk. We have worked with ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
First Day of Summer 2013.....Enjoy the Beauty that Surrounds You   What does the 'First Day of Summer' mean? To most of us, it is just a reminder that school is out, time for vacations and that we can hope to enjoy warmer weather and flowering plants and trees. The summer solstice (sun in latin) is the day with the most hours of sunlight during the entire year. But factually, the first day of summer has been celebrated for hundreds of years in most cultures of the world. And currently whether you are standing at  historical Stonehenge in Whiltshire, England or Spain, Egypt, Peru, New York City, Poland, New Zealand, the Chaco Cultural National Historical Center in New Mexico or right in your own community, you can enjoy the first day of summer and the days that follow. I personally took ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
  New App for Realtors- Dictionary of Real Estate Terms   I came across this app recently called Dictionary of Real Estate Terms and wanted to share with others in my field. It is an app of over 3,000 industry specific real estate terms and right at your fingertips to look up. As Realtors, we know so many terms but there are always new ones popping up. Sometimes I cannot for the life of me remember what the word is I am thinking of and it starts with "a" so I might Google it if I am on the internet and see if I can find it. Things will be brought up that I haven't thought of since Real Estate School 101 long before I took my state exam. Sitting in a seminar and a speaker mentions a phrase and you think to yourself “what is that term again”? Or a client hands you an official letter regar...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
I Just Joined 5 New Groups on ActiveRain   I belong to over 60 groups on ActiveRain and regularly post on about 40 of them so when one of the June’s challenge was to join 5 new groups, it was difficult to find one much less five. I truly spent hours going through many lists of groups and reading the posts. Some were older groups and no one had posted or been featured for 2 years or more. I wanted to find groups that were interesting and current. Here is my list.   1.    Staging "Before" & "After" Pictures 2.    Whacked 3.    Sunsets & Sunrises 4.    Things to Do/ Places to Visit 5.    Dedicated Bloggers I am excited about these new groups and it has given me ideas about new posts to write. I would highly recommend everyone to join 5 new groups as you get to meet new people and read new...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
My 8 Gripes on the MLS by Other Realtors     Yesterday I was showing property and had done my research and found all the codes if not Supra boxes, location of boxes and  met up with my clients to show 6 houses. Below is some of the things I found and it really made me angry. We must be more accurate on the MLS and have respect for other Realtors who are showing properties.     Location of SUPRA Boxes- Make sure the box location is correct so agents are not searching behind bushes looking for the box when the MLS says 'Front Door'. Also when you write 'Supra Box' and they get there and it is really a combo box instead. This is so mean as to waste other agent's time when they cannot get it. When we got to this one house, my clients were also looking in the bushes too until we found the bo...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
How Much Do I Love ActiveRain...600,000 Points 2 years ago I started blogging on ActiveRain. I made a commitment to myself to blog daily and make at least 10 comments a day. Except for some unforeseen reasons, I have followed through with my agenda. Today I passed my 600,000 Points and on May 20th, I was appointed an ActiveRain Ambassador. How could life get any better? Let me summarize below why I love ActiveRain.   How Much Do I Love ActiveRain....600,000 Points Blogging- I love to blog daily. It is my time to present news about real estate, market reports, localism  posts my community or just nature photos I have taken as I take pictures wherever I go. I try to post 10 times a week. I can write about real estate, technology news, my pets, my trips, or nature so when people say they d...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Moreno Valley Short Sale Many Moreno Valley 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 Moreno Valley is not much of a mystery, its just hard sometimes to filter through the abundance of information to get simple answers. Moreno Valley 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. Moreno Valley short sales are still hitting the market and...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
The Truth about Open Houses….Productive or Waste of Time   As Realtors, we all have our personal preferences regarding ‘Open Houses’ and sometimes they work for one property and not for another. One open house can get 25 visitors and another maybe 3. So go figure……is it the weather, the date, or just luck? Or maybe it has to do with advertising the event? Location- It depends on what type of location the house is in whether you have a good turnout or not. Myth- Some say the only reason an agent has one is to get a new buyer or seller and not to really sell this home. Realtor’s Personal choice-Usually if the agent like them, they can talk the seller into allowing them. Client’s preference- Some want them and others say no way. Combo Box or Lack of Combo Box- if there is no combo, an open...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
  Sweet Magnolias...Happy Mother's Day     I love Magnolia trees and think they are so pretty.                     The plant facsinates me when the fruit pops up from the center of the bloom.                       The white blooms are so big and beautiful and the aroma reminds me of a gardenia plant.             Happy Mother’s Day!   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 N...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
  Social Media has a new role-The Public's Eyes & Ears for News Events   A week ago, a highly respected marathon in Boston, Mass. turned into one of the most catastrophic events in US history. People were confused, lost, injured, separated from others, and social media proved to be a big help.     Google, Facebook and Twitter immediately took over when spectators and marathon runners began grabbing their cell phones to make calls, to take video footage, shot pictures to send to social media sites and to go to the internet and find out any news.       The Google website had a special site available up almost immediately for people who were lost and for people who checked in to say they were OK. This must have been a great relief to friends and loved ones who were panicked.   Smartphones-...
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