Riverside, CA Real Estate News

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Real Estate Scam as Criminals are Renting Homes Listed for Sale in MLS Real Estate Scam as Criminals are Renting Homes Listed for Sale in MLS A local Realtor in the Corona area of California recently listed her own home for sale. Immediately, her office started getting a lot of calls regarding renting out the property. She received a call from a prospective renter who asked her if she would be trying to sell the house out from under him. She was so surprised as she was SELLING the house and not RENTING it. This home which was selling for $519,000 was a decoy used by Nigerian criminals to attract prospective renters. Many ads were showing up on reputable real estate sites as well as Craig's List. Renters were asked to email their personal information and then wire at least the first mont...
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By Luis Carrillo, Your Realtor for Life
( Realty Master & Associates)
      Contact me for all your real estate needs in the Inland Empire area If you are looking for a real estate agent in the Inland Empire then your search is over. Visit my website www.BuyLCHomes.com where you will find all the resources you need. Whether you want to buy or sell a home or learn about the market value of your home you can contact me any time to further discuss your needs.   Being a true real estate professional it would be my honor and privilege to help you with all your real estate needs. I have a simple approach, I do what is best for all my clients. You might wonder why you should select me as your real estate agent,  I am a full time, active and local agent and I am equipped to address all of your real estate needs. All you have to do is call or email me or visit my ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
It's Fall So Update Your AR Blog's Wallpaper This was what my blog looked like this morning but I decided I needed to add some fall trees instead of some summer flowers. Here I added a larger picture so I get the double images. AR recommends 300X300 and this was 399 X 295. I made the photo smaller, 314 X 219 and I am pleased with it. If you cannot remember how to change your blog photo, go to my older post "Update your AR Blog for Springtime" as it has all the steps and will refresh your memory. Happy Fall!  
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha, Hey, it's time to change your clocks! Well, everyone may KNOW it's time to change your clocks, but how many of us actually do it?  Here is my video to remind you to do just that.  It has a catchy tune that will stick with you, and of course, the lyrics: La Cucaracha, La Cucaracha Hey It's Time To Change Your Clocks!   ... are the easieset words to remember.  So, please enjoy!  
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
If you're so inclined, please check out our newest outside blog post about Homes for Sale in Riverside near John F. Kennedy Elementary.  We're building a Riverside real estate agent Wordpress site for area buyers and sellers in Riverside, California and surrounding communities. Thanks to ActiveRain for all this Google Juice. Cameron Novak, RealtorReal Estate Agents In Corona
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Bitstrips- A New App Creating Comic Strips on Your Facebook Newsfeed   Have you noticed comic images showing up recently on Facebook? It is something new created by users by downloading an app. You can do it right from your iphone or Android phone; create the character, give it a hairstyle, an outfit, select a comic scene and even ask a FB friend to star in your bitstrip. Once you have perfected your image, you can post it on Facebook, save it or share with others. Bitstrips seems to be catching on with the millions of FB users. App Data is a website that tracks app downloads yesterday listed BitStrips as the top downloaded app in Apple's App Store and in the Google Play Android store. I tried to go to the website, www.bitstrips.com,  but it was down for maintenance. Today, I am going t...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Riverside Real Estate Agents If you're considering buying or selling Riverside real estate in today's challenging market, be sure you hire a Riverside professional with the skill, experience and competence to help you acheive your transaction goals. We handle many aspects of Riverside real estate, from Riverside standard sales to Riverside short sales, Riverside foreclosures and even Riverside commercial real estate, let us put our skill-set to work for you to buy or sell your Riverside real estate. Call us now and let's talk about how we can help you with your Riverside real estate needs: ----------- Call Now: (888) 9-List-It. That's (888) 954-7848. -----------
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By Luis Carrillo, Your Realtor for Life
( Realty Master & Associates)
Looking for a Pumpkin Patch?  Here are a few locations that might help! 1. Corona Pumpkin Patch 2. Pumpkin Patch  3. The Pumpkin Factory   Happy Halloween everybody from Luis Carrillo at Keller Williams Realty 951.223.5847 
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By Luis Carrillo, Your Realtor for Life
( Realty Master & Associates)
For Sale by Owner vs. Real Estate Agent Selling your home as “For Sale by Owner” just may be the best way to sell your home or it may end up being the biggest mistake you could have made. You may be tempted to sell your home to avoid paying a real estate agent, but at the end of the day there is a lot to take into consideration when it comes to selling your home yourself. Selling your home yourself could end up being the best decision you’ve ever made or it could lead to costly financial mistakes that end up costing you more money than what you would have spent buy paying a real estate agent.   The Pros and Cons of Selling Your Own Home The Pros of selling your own home: Saving money by not paying a real estate agent. Communicating directly with potential buyers vs. passing messages bac...
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
Riverside, CA Homes for Sale: New Listings October 2013 Here is a sampling of the many homes on the market for sale in Riverside, CA.  These are new listings and won't be here long.  As the year winds down, many potential sellers decide to take wait to bring their home on the market until after the holidays which limits the inventory for buyers looking now.  Are you searching for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Riverside?  There may be one on the list below.  
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
MICKEY MOUSE Halloween Party at Disneyland Go to the website and see what dates are still available as they are filling up fast. https://disneyland.disney.go.com/events-tours/disneyland/mickeys-halloween-party/ ·        May not be combined with other discounts. ·                No ticket is required for Guests 2 and under ·        Space is limited and tickets are available while supplies last. Subject to capacity and other restrictions ·        Tickets are valid for admission to the designated party and to the theme park beginning at a specified time prior to party commencement ·        Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be sold or transferred for commercial use. ·        Days and times of operation and all other elements including, but not limited to, operation of attractions, enter...
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
Riverside, CA Homes for Sale: Short Sales & Foreclosures Under $300K As the year winds down, historically, banks look to clear their books by the end of the year.  Hint, hint, that would possibly mean that anyone looking to purchase a short sale or forclosure property before the end of the year may actually be in an advantageous position.  Of course, having a skilled real estate professional to assist you with the purchase would be an added benefit. Here are a few Riverside Short Sale & Foreclosure Homes that are currently on the market (click on the photo to view homes):   Looking For Other Price Ranges ForRiverside, CA Short Sale and Forclosure Homes? Riverside, CA Short Sale & Foreclosure Homes From $300,000 to $400,000 Riverside, CA Short Sale & Foreclosure Homes From $400,000 to $5...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Haunted House in Riverside... Human House Roast     If you want a real scare and a true piece of history, then this is the haunted house for you. This event portrays the story of a real serial killer of the past who lived in downtown Riverside. Be prepared to be scared out of your wits when the story of Austin Reed Trebbe is told. Location: 3643 University Ave, Riverside CA 92501 (corner of University Ave and Main Street) Hours: Thursday- Sunday; Thurs+Sun 7-10 PM, Fri-Sat 7-11 PM, Halloween Night 7-10 PM. Tickets: $10 general, $15 VIP includes Front of the Line, $25 Ultimate-Front of the line and includes Shirt. http://www.humanroasthouse.com/tickets.html **Proceeds go to the Riverside Arts Council. Thanks for Reading my Blog California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your ne...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
The One Thing To Keep Your Real Estate Business Alive Since I started in real estate, I have heard from 3 separate and successful brokers, several office managers, many Motivational Speakers & Coaches, and handfuls of Top Producers.   Everyone has their own opinion of what we should do to keep our busness alive and how to make a profit. The ABC's of making a living at real estate and the ins and outs. Some experts claim the internet is the only way to stay successful, where others say farming and post cards are the way to keep yourself busy with listings. My own brokerage, Gary Keller, says 'Scripts" are the way to make a success by being able to answer any question. Many have written books and the list of things to do goes on and on. Some things work and others do not. One thing might ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
10 Questions That Buyers Should Ask    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 #01492138 Keller Williams Rea...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Chinese Food Tonight with My New Skillet I love to watch the food shows late at night while working and usually watch 'Iron Man' shows and I learn some of the new tricks to make cooking easier and more tasty. About 6 months ago, Michael Symon was talking about using a rounded skillet instead of a squared off one since it will cook the food more evenly. That made so much sense to me and I seem to find it sticks on the bottom in the corners too. So we have been looking for a new skillet but I wanted a 14" with a lid. Not that easy to find unless you want to pay a big price and I did not. So we have looked for months and found one last week. So tonight I made Chinese food and it was really nice using my new skillet. Tools make your life easier and I wish I would have bought it 6 months ago...
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
Inland Empire Luxury Homes for Sale from $1,000,000 Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands and Riverside are great places to live.  Each offer a unique lifestyle, schools and shopping.  While they are all beautiful, the homes in the million dollar market offer just a little bit more ... a bit of Inland Empire Luxury. Take a moment to preview of the a few of the Inland Empire Million Dollar Homes for Sale:    
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By Luis Carrillo, Your Realtor for Life
( Realty Master & Associates)
One of the side effects of the downturn in real estate prices over the last seven years is that many homeowners who bought their properties at the height of the real estate boom now find themselves owning more than they can get for their properties if they were to sell them. For homeowners looking to stay in their homes for the long run, this is not as much of a problem. However, for homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages or who have to relocate for business or family reasons, this situation can be devastating. The Riverside California area has been particularly hard hit, with property values down 43 percent from their highs in 2006. Although the past year has brought a substantial increase--28 percent compared to 2012, your property value still has a lot of ground to make up. Opt...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
Once the loan docs are signed and the money is wired, there is still more to complete for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents. A final walk thru is crucial to be sure the home is in top condition. The utilities need to be transferred Arrangements for moving need to be finalized Where are the keys, garage door openers, and mail box keys? Arrangements for services like pool maintenance, gardening, and cleaning need to be intitated Any remodeling and repairs by the buyer need to be scheduled and started as soon as escrow closes This is fun for buyers and rewarding but also stressful.
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Enyoy the Nature Surrounding You This Weekend...Summer is Almost Over                                                                                                                                   Happy Sunday......   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 yo...
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