Riverside, CA Real Estate News

By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
From now - the day after the Superbowl - until the end of April is the home buying season in La Quinta, California. This is when the people from all over America are here golfing, relaxing, and enjoying are warm sunshine everyday. This year the prices are lower than ever and many beautiful home are available for sale. This is a fabulous place to live full time or even a few months a year. The lifestyle is fun and energizing and the cost of living is low. To have a home in paradise wonderful. Whether you are looking to spend $200,000 or $2, 000,000 there are many beautiful homes ready and waiting for you.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Riverside Pool Home on Over an Acre This 3 bedroom, 2 bath Riverside home has a pool and sits on over an acre of land. Although it needs a little work, this home is a wonderful, private retreat. To schedule a private showing, please contact Christine Donovan at 714-319-9751. Riverside Pool Home with Lots of Land Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats $250,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,624 sqftLot: 50,094 sqft Location 6655 Sandy LaneRiverside, CA 92505USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Christine Donovan DRE 01267479(714) 319-9751christine@donovanblatt.comhttp://www.donovanblatt.com Listed by: Christine Donovan Our recent listings Riverside Pool Home with Lots...
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By Joyce Barnett, Corona, Riverside
(Realty Executives)
Why buy rental homes in a bad market? This is the best time to purchase rental property. Prices are down and interest rates are low. If financially possible you should be purchasing as much Real Estate as possible right now. Rental Homes are a great source of income. If you have money in the Bank the Bank only gives you like 1 to 3% interest on your money right now. If you have that money in a rental home the return is so much greater. And not to mention the appreciation you will get in the future when the Market goes up. And what other investment can you make that somebody else will pay off for you. The tenant pays the mortgage off for you. Where most people make the mistake of buying high priced rental homes where the payment is high and they are in the red. And the home is big and ve...
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By Joyce Barnett, Corona, Riverside
(Realty Executives)
I just want to warn homesellers who have a vacant home up for sale to make sure you check on your home and post a sign in the window of the home that states this home is not for rent or lease.  What is happening is that there are preditors out there trying to rent vacant homes out and collect rent on these homes.  Usually they are homes that are up for sale.  It is a scam and they advertise these homes for rent when they are not the owner and have no business doing so.  This could result in a big loss for the people that think they are renting a home from a legitimate landlord and later find out they gave a deposit and rent to a stranger or criminal.  And a big loss for the real homeowner if there home soon becomes occupied by a family that was scammed.  Joyce Barnett, Remax Partners (9...
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By Joyce Barnett, Corona, Riverside
(Realty Executives)
The banks seem to be approving short sales more now then 3 years ago.  The newest thing out now on a short sale is a COOPERATIVE SHORT SALE.  This is a short sale where the bank actually preaproves the price before the real estate agent puts the home on the market and the homeowner does not have to give the agent all the long grueling paperwork like an original short sale.  And the homeowner gets a cooperative short sale allowance up to $3,000.00 from the bank at close of escrow.  The homeowner can live in the home until close of escrow. This is a good deal for homeowners because they then have some money in there pocket for moving expenses.  The homeowner does not have to live in the home either it can be vacant.  Finally the banks are starting to get smart with these short sales they ...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
Just a few minutes ago I took myself and 4 team members to a house where the owners had some items in the garage they wanted to give away or donate to charity. I unlocked the house and went into the garage and opened the garage. We were all in the garage looking at the items and I realized I had left my keys to my car and to the house and my cell phone on the counter in the home and we were locked out of the home. After a moment of panic, we started to go and check the other doors. Thank goodness the cleaners had just been there and had left a slider open. Usually when I show houses I leave the key to the front door outside or in the door. I carry my cell phone and car key so this will not happen. Good lesson. I was so lucky the slider was unlocked.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Riverside Pool Home - Lots of Possibilities and Lots of Land This Riverside pool home has 3 bedroom and 2 bathrooms and sits on over an acre of land. Although it needs a little work, this home is a wonderful, private retreat. To schedule a private showing, please contact Christine Donovan at 714-319-9751. Riverside Pool Home with Lots of Land Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats $250,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,624 sqftLot: 50,094 sqft Location 6655 Sandy LaneRiverside, CA 92505USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Christine Donovan DRE 01267479(714) 319-9751christine@donovanblatt.comhttp://www.donovanblatt.com Listed by: Christine Donovan Our recent listing...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
It is already January 26, 2012. Are you on track yet for this year? Here are my 3 tips to help get you on track.   1.    LISTS-Make lists of tasks needed to be done. I am a big list maker. I love 3X3 Post-its as they give me little lists to add to my calendar book. Then I cross off the items I have completed. This gives me a sense of satisfaction. Now, if I do not complete everything on my list for today, my list for tomorrow will add the items I did not do today. I also prioritize my lists. Do the urgent items first that way if you have to finish the other items tomorrow you are probably not going to be as stressed. But if you are tired, put a big task over until the next morning when you wake up and feel alert and ready to face the day.   Another thing about lists, they save me time. ...
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Riverside CA Real Estate House Sales and Home Listings - Short Sales, Foreclosures and Standard Sales - December 2011 Market Report News   This is a market activity report of closed house sales and active home listings in the city of Riverside California, for December 2011. According to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), there were 396 closed Riverside home sales from December 1st to December 31st, 2011. 125 were Riverside Foreclosures 131 were Riverside Short Sales / Short Pay 134 were Riverside Standard Sales 6 were Riverside Probate or "Other" Sales And according to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), there are 226 Riverside active listings from December 1st to December 31st, 2011. 27 are Riverside Foreclosures 90 are Riverside Short Sales / Short Pay 103 are Riverside Standard List...
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By Brian Bean, Homeowner Advocate, Dream Big Team, S.Calif
(The Dream Big Team at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Champions)
Carol & Brett Smith of Riverside, CA, had been trying to have their home loan modified for months, but their bank just wasn't cooperating. After hitting a final brick wall, they opted for a short sale of their home, and it was the best decision they ever made. "Our relationship with Brian Bean dates back to January 2007 when he assisted us in the purchase of our Orangecrest home. He was very helpful and handled the transaction smoothly. After being in the house for four years, we had numerous unsuccessful attempts to modify our loan through our lender. Brian and Tim assisted us with the successful short sale of the house. "Not only did they successfully negotiate a $20,000 cash incentive to us from the lender, but they also assisted us in the purchase of another home in Orangecrest. "We...
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By Kristal Wilson, Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!
(KB Home)
Riverside Living - Fabulous Featured Home of the Week This weeks home has been featured previously but as it's still available...... Your Castle awaits! Elegant single-story,fully furnished, Model Home for sale                2700 square feet of wonderful living offering 3 bedrooms, den, formal living room and dining room.        Professional decorated and remember furnishings are included!  Floor to ceiling window provide views of rolling hills and city lights. Enjoy the open floorplan, great for entertaining. Gourmet kitchen with all new appliances. Enjoy the views and fireplace from the luxury of your masterbedroom. If you are interested in selling or buying a Riverside home call me. Wonderful homes and great deals are available. Join me next week for another look at Riverside Living...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Invitation sent to become a Member of ActiveRain. I sent Felix an invitation a few days after he had signed up in January 2012. What a coincidence! I thought Felix would be a great asset to ActiveRain and that it could improve his business, learn some new ideas and have a lot of fun meeting others. Felix is a great Title Rep., a hard working professional, meets and greets with all the real estate agents/ brokers in the area and is just a really nice guy. I took most of this info off his profile below: Office Address: 1998 Orange Tree Ln. Suite C, Redlands, Ca, 92374 Email: Contact Felix Figueroa (Ticor Title Company) Website: http://www.felix4title.com Office Phone: (949) 573-8768 Cell Phone: (909) 255-0026  Felix's Blog My name is Felix Figueroa and I grew up in Redlands, CA. I am marr...
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By Kristal Wilson, Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!
(KB Home)
New Home Hook! How about a built to order home? While out and about yesterday I visited a community of newly built homes in Perris, Ca. Now many may wonder why I traveled so far from my stomping grounds of Riverside, California but the value in this community is not to be dismissed. KB Home's Villages @ Monument Park is celebrating their first year anniversary with homes that are "built to order" and include a solar package. The community branding is based upon the philosophy - "A better home. Better value. Better for the environment. Better for you. Built to order is better." Which leads to the reason for my visit. As home values remain steady in the Riverside and Corona areas buyers often find themselves in the competitive multiple offer situation. Which is great for the seller but re...
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By Greg Cook, Mortgage Consultant NMLS ID# 283159
(Platinum Home Mortgage)
Working with home buyers, especially first time home buyers, in today’s market is making “lifelong learners” out of us whether we like it or not. Makes me feel like I should have served in the Navy. They understand that “It’s not just a job it’s an adventure”Loan guidelines change more often than many people change their socks and as a result, something that may have worked a month ago doesn’t anymore. When we’re all learning on the fly, there’s going to be some turbulence and we have to learn from it, so we can avoid it the next time around.In our market (The IE) we generally don’t give much thought to monthly HOA fees, because unless it’s a condo, the HOA fees are  usually $60-$100 a month. In the context of a home buyer budget, property taxes have a bigger impact and as a result  we’...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
I would like to introduce Jennifer Frost, a new ActiveRain member since January 1, 2012. She has been in Real Estate since 1985. New Member Contact Information: Email:      Contact Jennifer Frost (Prudential Verani Realty) Address:  One Verani Way, Londonderry, NH, 03053 Web:        www.itsyourmove.us Phone:     603-320-5020   Jennifer’s Blog “It’s Your Move” is already up and running. I read a very well written post on her blog entitled  The Seller's Survival Kit. Please stop by and read her blog as it was very interesting and she had some very good ideas. Everyone should welcome Jennifer Frost and make her feel welcome to our ActiveRain community! How exciting for her! ****************************************************************** Call Kristin Hamilton at 909-557-6966 to list your...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Are you looking for a good place to find Riverside homes for sale?  If so, you're in the right place. Our home search portal is a real time portal to the Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service.  This means that every home listed in Riverside for rent, and every Riverside home for sale is posted here. Take a look and if you see something of interest, give our Riverside Real Estate Agent team a call at 951-272-6850 to schedule an appointment to see inside. Our services to buyers is completely FREE and many times we're able to help you receive assistance with your closing costs.  The Homefinding Center is funded by donations from area benefactors and since we receive funding from this and other sources, we're able to assist you at no charge. We'll help you find your next home, help you wi...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Riverside Pool Home has Lots of Land This home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home that sits on over an acre of land,. Though it needs a little work, this home is a wonderful, private retreat. To schedule a private showing, please contact Christine Donovan at 714-319-9751. Riverside Pool Home with Lots of Land Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats $250,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,624 sqftLot: 50,094 sqft Location 6655 Sandy LaneRiverside, CA 92505USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Christine Donovan DRE 01267479(714) 319-9751christine@donovanblatt.comhttp://www.donovanblatt.com Listed by: Christine Donovan Our recent listings Riverside Pool Home with Lots of L...
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By Kristal Wilson, Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!
(KB Home)
Riverside Living - Photo's In and About Town early morning sunrise in Orangecrest a layer of dark ominous clouds with a hint of the colorful sunrise peeping through!
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
RIVERSIDE CA REAL ESTATE LISTINGS Are you looking for Riverside CA real estate house and home listings? We provide a free MLS (Multiple Listing Service) portal to anyone who wants to use it. There is no registration or personal information required. Just click on the link below to access or MLS portal: RIVERSIDE CA REAL ESTATE LISTINGS Once you've clicked on the link, just click on the big blue button that says "Click Here to Search MLS". With the customizable options you can choose what city or cities to search, the size of the property you're looking for, houses, condos, townhouses and townhomes, or vacant land, specific features, and list price ranges, plus many other options. Try it out and bookmark the website so you can reuse the MLS portal over and over again! And if you find so...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
♪♪Singing Legend Etta James is Singing with the Angels♪♪Ett Etta James, 73 years old, passed away today at Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, CA. She died from complications from leukemia with her husband and sons by her side. Etta had a rough childhood but  but got her first Grammy at 15 years old. She has had 5 Grammy’s, has a star on “Hollywood Walk of Fame” and in 1993 was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.         Here Etta is in 2009, performing at the New Orleans Jazz  Fesitival. Etta James, known for hits as "The Wallflower," "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and the wedding favorite "At Last."   This is a great loss for her family, friends and fans all over the world. Etta would have turned 74 next Wednesday. Etta was a true legend and will be missed but her music w...
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