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Riverside California Short Sale Real Estate Agents - Riverside CA Short Sale REALTORS - Riverside Short Sale --------------- Call Us Now: 1 (888) 9-LIST-IT --------------- Many homeowners in Riverside 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 Riverside CA house. But first you need to hire the #1 Riverside 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 experienced Riversi...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
    4th of July Trivia Questions............                Test YourKnowledge         1.     What was the main reason the U.S. declared independence?   2.     How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?   3.     In what city was the Declaration of Independence signed?   4.     What are the first seven words of the Declaration of Independence?   5.     Who approved the Declaration of Independence?   6.     Whose signature is the largest on the Declaration of Independence?   7.     Who proposed "Lee's Resolution" on June 1, 1776, declaring that we were independent of Great Britain?   8.     Who was the king of England when the colonies declared their independence?   9.     What was the population of the U. S. in 1776?   10.  .Where does the word "patriotism" come from?   11. ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Will Overturning Prop 8 Have a Positive Effect on Real Estate     As most have heard, on Friday Proposition 8 was struck down by the California Appeals Court and now same sex marriages are legal in California and 12 other states across the nation. This has been a big fight and many are still unhappy with the ruling. But as a Realtor, we have a duty to help our clients regardless of any person objections someone might have. I am sure many couples will want to buy homes together and this will definitely help the economy. I see this as a big move for Californians and for the other states as well.   As a real estate agent, I can see this ruling as a positive move for more real estate transactions. Many same sex partners have been together for many years and are paying big bucks for their ow...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Safety Tips for your Pets during the Summer Months     We hear all the articles on the news about someone leaving their dog or even their baby in the car in 110 degree heat and we shake our heads. Most of these situations turn out really bad. Sad thing is that this occurs way too often in the US so here are few reminders for us all. In the summer, do not leave your pets alone in the car…just leave them at home. Cars can get up to 120 degrees and cause heat stroke or death. (This picture shows my pet coming home from groomers)   At home, make sure your pets have plenty of water inside and out daily.   Do not leave your pets outside if there is no shade or water nearby.   The asphalt can burn the pads on their feet, so do not take them for long walks in the middle of the day when the bla...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Riverside Short Sale Agent If you're Riverside home is under-water or you are having difficulty paying the mortgage, a Riverside short sale may be a great option for you. Riverside short sales are more and more prolific these days and many banks and lenders tend to approve a short sale as apposed to foreclosing. Are you wondering about tax implications? Are you concerned about the damage your credit will take from a Riverside short sale or foreclosure? Are you wondering how a Riverside short sale will affect a future home purchase? If you're considering short selling your Riverside home you need information. Short sales can be complicated and tricky to negotiate. Don't hire just any real estate agent. Hire the best Riverside short sale experts. We have negotiated and sold numerous short...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
  6 Apps that Real Estate Agents Cannot Afford to be without. We have been told you must get the normal list of  apps to be productive so here is a few different ones to try. If you do not have these, try them out as most are free. Most of us are using smartphones or pads in our daily business so don't be caught out in the field without the capability to do important tasks.   Evernote: Evernote lets you record text notes, voice notes, and photographs, and it automatically syncs them to either a web-based account or your home computer. You can even turn on GPS to give each note a location-specific. This app is great if you have an idea, see an important picture and just want to keep it  for future reference so you don’t forget. (free)Sfera 360° Photo Maker: Take 360° photos of any room i...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Are you one of the 6 Million Facebook Users that had their Personal Information Hacked?   It was announced Friday that Facebook had been infected with a virus which allowed people to download the personal information including emails and phone numbers. Facebook has over 1 billion users so they said there were only 6 million affected like it was a small percentage so no big deal. What….that is 6 million too many.   This breach was not detected by the Facebook Team but rather by someone who went through ‘the white hat hacker program’ which offers a bounty of a minimum of $500 per bug depending on the severity of the breach. Since the award amount is based on the severity of the bug, this guy should get $10,000+.   Facebook determined that when viewers went into the site and clicked on the...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
 Homeowner of Newly Acquired Fixer Finds Valuables inside Walls of Home David Gonzalez, of Elbow Lake, Minnesota recently bought an old 1939 abandoned home for $10,100. He said there was already a bid for $10,000 so he overbid by $100 and surprisingly got the home. Gonzalez is a contractor so he decided that he and his wife would fix it up and turn a profit. While ripping out the old walls and ceilings, he found a rare comic book. It was a Action Comics #1 issue from 1938 showing Superman on the cover lifting up a car. He contacted a comic book appraiser to see what it was worth. While waiting for the appraiser to look at it, a relative grabbed it and caused it to become torn which significantly lowed the value. This comic book sold on June 11, 2013 on EBay for $175,000 and it had a con...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Happy Father’s Day….Some Quotes About Fathers to Share     When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years….…..by Mark Twain.    My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me……..by Jim Valvano.    The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother………by Theodore Hesburgh.   One night a father heard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of Man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, God make the Man my Son wants me to be……by Unknown    Any fool can be a father but it takes a real man to be a Daddy……by Phillip Whitmore Snr. Happy Father's Day ****************...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Staging the American Flag as a Tablecloth....So Disrespectful of HGTV Yesterday was flag day, June 14, 2013. It is a state holiday and not  federal so rarely does anyone talk about it or have a day off. But it was created to commemorate the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777. HGTV ran an article earlier this week on their website to commemorate the American flag by using it as a tablecloth in a segment for "Classic 4th of July  Table Setting Ideas ". This outraged the public and people started crying out that eating on an American flag would be an act of Anti-Patriotism and total disrespect to the military. Since that occurred, HGTV removed the flag segment and issued an apology to the public. HGTV said they were proud of the American flag and everything it symbolizes f...
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By Kristal Wilson, Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!
(KB Home)
Friday's Featured Home New Construction Once in a while buyers may walk into a fantastic deal. Especially a great value offered by a builder. Well this week a highly upgraded home has fallen out of escrow at Standard Pacific's Mission Grove Community. A corner lot home this Plan Three has five bedroom and three baths with a formal dining room. Hardwood floors throught out the first floor and upgrades galore! If you would like information about this ready-to-move-in home in Orangecrest Riverside or other newer homes call me!                                                                                                                                       
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By Kristal Wilson, Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!
(KB Home)
  Lake Hills Reserve Real Estate - May 2013 What is the big story in the Riverside's Lake Hills Reserve? Well they may not be million dollar homes, yet, but prices are appreciating. Two active listings ranged from $950,000 - $1,000,000 in the community during the month of May. Whether or not they will sale at these prices remains to be seen but this does convey great news for residents of the Lake Hills Reserve. Lake Hills Reserve Real Estate Activity Active Listings: 5  (all standard sales) Pending Escrows: 7  (3 Standard Sales,  4 Short Sales,  1 REO) Sold Sales: 4  (2 Standard Sales <1 new construction> 2 Short Sales)  Average price: $422,000  Average price per square foot: $130   Average days on the market: 82   What does this mean for Lake Hills Reserve Sellers? Last months sold ho...
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By Kristal Wilson, Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!
(KB Home)
Orangecrest Riverside Real Estate - May 2013 What is the big story in Orangecrest real estate? Appreciation! Prices are rising everyday. Within the last month Orangecrest sellers have increased listing prices 15% over last month's sold price and it looks like these sellers will get their aggressive prices. Sold prices and appraisal values are increasing in a cycle of appreciation. Orangecrest Rverside Real Estate Chart  Number of units sold per year   Orangecrest Riverside Real Estate Activity Active Listings: 7     Standard Sales: 5  Short Sales: 2 Pending Sales: 33   Standard Sales: 14  Short Sales: 19 Sold Listings: 14      Standard Sales: 11  Short Sales: 19  REO sale: 1 Average price: $326,000   Average price per sq.ft: $161   Average days on the market: 27   What does this mean fo...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
We are Riverside short sale agents, and we can help you in this difficult time. Riverside 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. Riverside 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 Riverside home? Struggling to make large mortgage payments? Realizing that the home is not worth what you owe? If you need advice about how the Riverside short sale process is handled call us and let's talk. We have worked with many banks, s...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
 I Got How Many Clicks on My ActiveRain Blog Posts..Really?   I went through the top clicks on my ActiveRain Blog and found the top 7 posts for 2013 and 2012. Here is a chart with titles and # of clicks.     I then divided the posts up into three groups; Realtor Issues, Internet & Websites, and Regional Events. The results we not that surprising and here is my summary. Realtor Articles-Appraisals, MLS (2) , Disclosures, Stigmatized Homes, Realtor Qualities, Short Sales, Branding Yourself (7) Internet & Websites- My Website, iPad, Photo Editing  (3) Regional Events- Insurance Company Announcments, Space Shuttle Retirement, NYC Crystal Ball, Postage Rates Going Up  (4)   A few of these 14 posts were Featured articles and had high comments but most had few comments but high clicks. The ide...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Riverside short sale agents We all sa w this coming, or at least I hope most saw it coming. Interest rates are rising and if a buyer is going to take advantage of them they should act quickly. The problem is that most homes are selling in mere hours and to cash buyers.    So a financed buyer may need to offer more than cash buyers are willing to offer.    Good luck and if you need any assistance feel free to call is any time.
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
New on ActiveRain...Picture CAPTCHA   Have you noticed something new today on ActiveRain? We have new 'Captchas' and they are very nice. I don't know about you but over the past few years I have tried to post comments or go to certain software programs that have a captcha. I try over and over again but get the code wrong and it says 'do-over'. Ugggg....drives me nuts as sometimes the letters are so close together it is hard to tell. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong and again Wrong. Does this sound familiar but not anymore here on Activerain.           CAPTCHA is a program that protects websites against Bots by generating and testing the user. Apparently a human can pass the test but the computer programs cannot. It is imparitive that blogging websites have captchas so that 'Spam' will not be left as...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Being Likeable is an Important Quality as well as Experience & Service Experience, Education, Service and Professionalism are all important traits of a Realtor or Lender but also there has to be a good fit between the clients and their Realtor/Lender. When you first meet a client, you have approximately 1 minute to make a good impression and if you don't click, it will be a trying relationship or in some cases, no relationship at all. So instead of trying to wow your new clients with facts and designations, try really talking and listening and get to know them. I am sure if you can do this, the results will be positive and the clients will wonder how they ever could have done without you. Here are some good ideas to guide you: Have a positive attitude Show your sense of humor Let them k...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah....24 Hrs at Disneyland & California Adventure Today Today, Disneyland Resort in Orlando, California Adventure and Disneyland Park in California are all three open for 24 hours. It started this morning,  May 24, 2013 at 6:00 am and goes until tomorrow morning at 6:00 am. Here is Mickey Mouse dressed for the big event.     This 'Monsterous Summer' kickoff will be full of fun and adventure for all. Bring the kids, bring a friend or a date and have a good time today.                   Minnie.....my favorite girl will be here to greet you.                                       Mickey and Minnie ready to show you a good time.                       Take a look at the Disneyland Park.   Disneyland Park & California Adventure Park 1313 S. Disneyland Drive Anaheim, CA 92802 Web...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Doodle 4 Google Contest Winner-"Coming Home" drawn by Wisconsin Teen  If anyone was on Google search page today, they would have seen Sabrina Brady's winning entry. It was a depiction of the event showing her dad coming home as Sabrina was running to greet him. Her dad been deployed in Iraq for 18 months. Sabrina used to Letters G-O-O-G-L-E to describe her drawing. She drew herself and her father in black and white with only colored flags until the time they unite and then the drawing is depicted in full color. The letter 'O' stands for the sun and the dad is the 'L". Sabrina is a very creative artist and this is truly deserving as the winning entry. The theme of Google's contest was "My Best Day Ever" and had 130,000 entries from all 50 states. High School Senior Sabrina Brady from Spa...
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