Riverside, CA Real Estate News

By Ray Wright, SoCal Realtor - A.L.C.
(Keller Williams Realty)
Just thought I'd share some information about the local market.  I was perusing the list price vs. sale price numbers in my local city of Riverside and I think it shows a telling story.  I recall back between 2012 and 2013 that homes were selling in 4 to 5 days after being placed on the market.  Multiple offers were the norm and the sales price typically landed several thousand over the original listed price.  But that began to change as price increases slowed in 2014 and have continued to do so into the 1st quarter of 2015.Check out the information below that shows the year-over-year difference between the monthly average sales price vs. listed price.  I think the information shows that the market has slowed to a more stabilized type of market.
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Saying Goodbye to  Televangelist Reverend Robert Schuller Robert Schuller was a well respected man and I grew up watching him on TV on Sunday mornings when I missed church. He was a very powerful speaker and had a great following. His show was called "Power Hour" and is still broadcast by his grandson currently. He built a huge church, The Crystal Cathedral, in Garden Grove, CA with donations. He held church services there every Sunday and on Christmas and Easter. His broadcasted services reached 184 countries and he had millions of followers. They also had the reenactment of the birth of Jesus called "The Glory of Christmas" and then the "Glory of  Easter".  I remember first coming to see "The Glory of Easter" with my Dad. I was amazed at how big and beautiful the Crystal Cathedral was...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Throwback Thursday- Several Easter Pictures in the 90's     I love Easter and it reminds me of Spring and it a fun time to buy bunnies, plastic eggs, dye eggs and of course the Easter outfits; dresses, hats, shoes, gloves and purses.       I remember taking them to see the Easter Bunny and what fun those days were.       This first one was of my daughter when she was 4 1/2 years old.                 This was the Hallmark Bunny when my other daughter was 2 years old. It was a cute bunny too. I loved this little dress she was wearing. My mom, Nana, had taken her to the Hallmark store to get a beanie baby and it was such a fun surprise to have a bunny there too.         Happy Easter and Thanks for Reading my Real Estate Blog
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Traveling to Hawaii was a Wonderful Place to Relax   Lately I have taken vacations in the United States as there are so many places I would like to see. Here are some pictures of a recent trip to Hawaii.         I love going places in the US that make me feel I am in another country like Alaska and Hawaii.   I totally believe it healthy for everyone to take a vacation every year and then come back to work refreshed and feeling wonderful.     Have your booked your vacation yet for 2015?   
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By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
I have a policy in place that works quite well for many reasons which I will share. First the policy of which I hint at in the title of the posting. In my neighborhood, if you have a Real Estate need, when you come to me, you get the neighbor discount just for being my neighbor. Lucky you and lucky me too IT WORKS IF WE DO FIRST YOU: You got someone you can trust, always go to and won't fully charge up the fees and that knows the area and of course the persons. It binds us together to make sure that all goes well. This is as personal as it gets. THEN ME: It is convenient for me to meet instantly with anyone, express opinions about the area and answer questions from all callers. I service your product daily as it is now on my radar constantly YOU GET THE NEIGHBOR DISCOUNT All my neighbor...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Riverside, CA is Giving Homeowners a FREE Tree   Riverside is the 12th largest city in California and home to more than 300,000 people with diverse cultures and traditions. The city is home to several prestigious universities and is made up of many unique neighborhoods. More than 100 years after its founding, Riverside still honors its strong heritage and takes great care to preserve its natural resources.     RPU customers will find the 2014 FREE Shade Tree Coupon on the back of their March 2014 billing statements. Now in its 13th year, this popular conservation program, allows customers to turn in their March bills at one of three authorized nurseries in Riverside to receive one free shade tree (up to $25 in value) to plant around their properties that can help cut summer cooling cost...
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By Demarco & Marisa, "The Choice is Clear!"
(Remax Kings Realty)
RE/MAX Kings Realty Monthly Housing Report  Home Sales Cool Off in January ~ NationwideDefying the normal trend, home sales in December rose above the number of November sales by a significant 14.4%. Sales were also 3.9% above those of last December. Although home sales have generally been lower in 2014 than 2013, three of the last four months have experienced sales higher than the same month last year. (Remax LLC- www.remax.net)    Neighborood Housing Stats ~ Orangecrest, Riverside 92508 Median Estimated Home Value: $406,500 Estimated Home Value: 12-Month Change: 8.8% Increase Median Home Age: 19 Years Own vs. Rent: 81% Homeowners and 19% Renters   Active Listing Inventory: 65 Single Family Homes Closed Home Sales:  24 Single Family Homes Low Sales Price: $312,000 – (Orangecrest) High ...
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By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
KNOCK-OUT DROPS! I wrote about this subject in my book PEARLS FOR GIRLS DATING WAITING & SEX...IN SEEKING CUPID...DON'T BE STUPID  a woman centered book with over 100 chapters in favor of the feminine experience and it bears repeating and emphasis constantly. WHY? Because it is on the rise, being used on women and many women who have been exposed to this...just keep it quiet WOOZY FROM WHAT? You go to a party, a visitation or an event. You may go with friends or alone. Could be with people you know or don't know. Could be in public or private. Someone slips this into your drink and two to three minutes later, you are woozy heading toward snoozy. Focus becomes difficult. It has begun REFUSE THIS HELP Your thinking is not straight or clear. Your balance is off and you cannot help yoursel...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Inland Empire Scorpions to get player and parent reviews at RiversideCaRealEstateAgents.com. As local residents with children in middle school or high school may be looking for extra curricular basketball programs for their kids, they undoubtedly will search for basketball programs online.  Parents are constantly looking for travel basketball teams and travel basketball programs in the area to keep their kids in practice during the off season while honing their skills for future years. There are many reputable teams from which to choose but sometimes making a decision on a club isn't an easy matter.  For instance, you might find a team ratings page like Inland Empire Scorpions basketball program helpful in making your decision. Do your research before selecting a mentor for your child. ...
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By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
It's that time again to let the Dickens in you come out and a good place to do this is at the annual Dickens festival being hosted in downtown Riverside CA right now. Enjoy the 19th century, sights, sounds and smells live and in person. Definitely a good outing & experience. Here is something to make it more memorable upping it to unforgettable THE EPILOGUE OF EBENEZER SCROOGE THE SECOND CHANCE DETAILS What happened after Christmas and for that matter, for the next twenty five years of Ebenezer Scrooge's life and the people who knew him in the past, present and future? Many did not know he was a billionaire who wanted to make amends without end WHAT WOULD YOU DO? He personally brought about significant changes into the 19th century and beyond still being enjoyed to this day. Learn how o...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Throwback Thursday- Fun Times at Disneyland 1967   Walt Disney's dream became a reality to open an amusement park in 1955. He bought 160 acres of farm land in Anaheim in 1954 and began construction of the park. It was finished and opened on July 1955 which was supposed to be a private grand opening party but there was conterfieted tickets and thousands showed up to see the new park. The park did not have enough food and drink and the Mark Twain raft ride almost capsized when too many jumped on.     Here is a list of prices in 1967 which was around the first time I went to Disneyland. I remember getting coupons for 'E Ticket' rides.    Disneyland is still the 'Happiest Place' on earth!   Thanks for Reading my Real Estate Blog...........     
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By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
I sometimes attend public meetings in my city for different reasons. I am currently supporting my neighbors around the corner from me in trying to improve their community and quality of life. The issue is a parking and access one and the solution is right there for all. The problem? Politics and bureaucracy! MORE OF THE SAME? What happens to some people when they get a little bit of power is an interesting phenomenon. Almost always they don't know how to wield it and they over-react when on the learning curve. The result is they create new problems and then resort to more rigidity and control...That's the wrong direction to take. WE THE PEOPLE...remember? Whatever happened to connection? Exploring the issues. Questions and answers and most importantly treating others the way one would w...
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By Demarco & Marisa, "The Choice is Clear!"
(Remax Kings Realty)
  RE/MAX Kings Realty Monthly Housing Report  Home Sales Cool Off in November & December ~ NationwideAfter two consecutive months of home sales higher than last year, November sales fell 5.2% lower than sales in November 2013. The winter months normally see lower sales than in the summer, but sales this year have mostly been lower than what was seen in 2013. However, home prices continue to rise, but at a slower rate than last year. The November Median Sales Price was $195,151, which was 6.1% higher than the median price last November. Inventory became slightly tighter in November with a 9.2% reduction from last year. Due to slowing winter sales, the Months Supply of Inventory rose to 5.6 on a scale where 6.0 indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers. (Remax LLC- w...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Ice Treats for the Otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Monterey Bay Aquarium  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940 Click here for FB page The Montery Aquarium made ice treats to give the otters. I have been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium but never at Christmas time. I would love to go and see this in person.  It is one of the most amazing places we have been to. I love nature and they have such a variety to see and a water petting area too.   Thanks for Reading My Real Estate Blog..........................
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
  Did you know you could by a home with less then $1,000 down with the new government assistance programs? You can its the New Year and the time to buy is now!As long as you a have a stable job, social security number and a Fico score you may qualify for this program.For more infohttp://www.cahomebuyergrants.com/
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Interesting Historical Facts in December..Meet Colo MOMENTS IN HISTORY • December 21, 1937 – Walt Disney debuts "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" – the first, full-length, animated feature in Hollywood, CA.  • December 22, 1956 – Colo, the first gorilla to be born in captivity, is born at the Columbus, Ohio zoo. She celebrated her 58th birthday this year on December 22.  • December 22, 1937 – The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City. • December 23, 1913 – President Woodrow Wilson signs the Federal Reserve Act into law. • December 24, 1968 – Three astronauts, James A. Lovell, William Anders and Frank Borman, reach the moon. They orbit the moon ten times before coming back to Earth. Seven months later man first lands on the moon. • December 25, 1990 – The first successful tria...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Happy Holidays from Snowy Southern California   Happy Holidays to you and your family. May you enjoy the spirit of the season and be safe. May 2015 bring you success, good health, and happiness. No snow here in the foothills this morning but there is lots of white fluffy snow in the mountains just 30 minutes away.   Thanks for Reading my Real Estate 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 aware of the local market. I am here to help you find a home or to sell the home you currently own.     Calif...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
  Practice Tree Safety to Protect Your Home at Christmas         There has been so many articles on the news this season of home fires caused by Christmas trees.     According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2000 to 2004, Christmas tree fires caused an average of 14 civilian deaths, 21 civilian injuries, and $16.8 million in property damage per year. On average, one in every 22 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in death. Additionally, electrical malfunctions, candles, heaters, and children playing with fire started many of these preventable tragic fires. When purchasing a live tree, check for freshness. A fresh tree is green with needles that are hard to pull from the branches. The trunk butt of a fresh tree should be sticky with resin, and when tapped on the...
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By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Come see us live at downtown Riverside Festival of Lights near the famous Mission Inn now until Christmas eve. I will be signing all books, exchanging heartfelt stories and together, we can summon all the happiness and prosperity to be ours now and into next year too Our Christmas special is buy one and get one FREE   PEARL SERIES latest release  EPILOGUE OF EBENEZER SCROOGE   MERRY CHRISTMAS AND SEE YOU THERE!   Order online if you cannot make it PEARLS SERIES of Books
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By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
This time of year has me very busy. My Real Estate Broker activities come to a crawl and my PEARLS SERIES of books becomes extremely busy. I am fortunate to be able to attend the many different book signings and events and meet people who share intimately making the Christmas season so real and personal AUTHOR SIGHTINGS BELOW: Author Richard Alan Naggar with his two requested best sellers...PEARLS FOR THE SOUL selection collection of over 800 positive and uplifting sayings and PEARLS FOR GIRLS DATING WAITING & SEX...IN SEEKING CUPID...DON'T BE STUPID with over 100 women centered chapters that focus around the feminine journey in all life circumstances MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE OF US We will be at the Downtown Riverside FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS now and until the end of the year See you there! P...
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