Riverside, CA Real Estate News

By Collette Lee
(Tower Realty)
The Black History Committee of Riverside is an organization, which consists of dedicated volunteers, focused on the development of events and activities that promote positive family and cultural interaction in many communities.  This year like many previous years is hosting the Black History Parade and Expo in Riverside.Come celebrate with the Black History Committee of Riverside and its sponsors as we celebrate "It Takes a Village" Leaders: Past, Present & Future. Held on Saturday February 9th, the parade begins at Terracina and Magnolia at 10am.  It will move along down Market St. and will end at 13th and Main in front of the Old Court House.The Expo also beings at 10am on the Main St. mall next to City Hall downtown. If you need further information or have any questions please call (...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
New Golf Clinics Begin - February 6th & 7thGolf For Women - Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pmIntroduction to Golf (mixed) - Thursdays 6:30-7:30pmPremiere Golf Solutions is proud to partner with Van Buren Golf Center and the City of Riverside Parks & Recreations to provide two (2) new introductory to golf clinics. The five(5) week clinics cover the basics of golf including grip, stance, posture, putting, chipping, the full swing, rules and etiquette.  Cost $75 per participant plus range balls. For more information or to register today, call (951) 295-8086.
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By Doug Beaver, Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes
(Century 21 Olde Tyme)
November  2007 Comparison to November 2006November Average Price            Average Price TrendNovember 07 # Sold                        2007                   2006236                         $407,070             $440,850          -7.7%Riverside County Homes for Sale Monthly Totals:November #Sold 2007    #Sold 2006   %Chg             2007                20062043              1900            +7.5%         $395,206         $426,711        -7.4%Closed Residential Resale Transactions As Reported By Dataquick Information Services. I post this information monthly so you can keep up with trends in a few select cities in Riverside County. I always post the city of Riverside as a comparison with the specific city as well. Brought to you by: Doug Beaver Corona, Norco, Riverside Homes for sale Rea...
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By Liane Thomas, Top Listing Agent, Bringing you Home!
(Professional Realty Services®)
With all the talk in the news about foreclosures, we wondered how many of these homes are actually being sold. From our friends at First American Title, we were able to get the statistics about how many homes that sold in November were actually bank repos. We were surprised by the results. Riverside County     1571 homes sold          189 of them were reposRiverside City           134 homes sold          15 of them were reposCorona/Norco           105 homes sold          19 of them were reposMira Loma                 35 homes sold            3 of them were reposMoreno Valley            78 homes sold          11 of them were reposLake Elsinore             75 homes sold          18 of them were reposTemecula                164 homes sold          33 of them were reposSo what do you think?...
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By Collette Lee
(Tower Realty)
Last night, I just could not fall asleep so I ended up watching some T.V. to help nod off. Anyway, I flipped to the station Bravo to see this show The Real Housewives of Orange County.  There was this one woman who works in Coto de Caza real estate and she was talking about her real estate practices.  She believes because she is good-looking and has a different approach to selling houses that this will make her "Top Dog".These are some of her tricks to the trade.    Call your client cheap. Never thought of it, but it could work. Maybe by insulting and bullying them they will have to give you more money.Get drunk in front of clients.  It makes sense. It loosens everyone up and everyone will have a great time discussing and buying real estate.Swear like a sailor.  Maybe I've got this imag...
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By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
The historic Mission Inn located in downtown Riverside, CA is such a spectacular place any time of the year, yet at Christmas it's absolutely magical. I've experience it several times, including last week with fellow Rainers Marlene Bridges and Gregg and Heidi Franklin.  The Mission Inn  holiday decorations are beyond imagination, it's just difficult to explain. Known as the "Festival of Lights" it's something you need to see for yourself if you're in So-Cal.  The decorating begins in Oct. and the official lighting of three-million lights takes place before waiting crowds the Friday after Thanksgiving each year. About two weeks ago, while watching GMA ~ Good Morning America I was excited to see the beautiful Inn was featured live on the show that morning. Complete with the local Riversi...
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By Doug Beaver, Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes
(Century 21 Olde Tyme)
October  2007 Comparison to October 2006October Average Price            Average Price TrendOctober 07 # Sold                        2007                   2006279                         $388,823             $468,409          -17.0%Riverside County Homes for Sale Monthly Totals:October 07 # Sold                     2007                      20062275                   $390,084                $449,956        -13.3%Closed Residential Resale Transactions As Reported By Dataquick Information Services. I post this information monthly so you can keep up with trends in a few select cities in Riverside County. I always post the city of Riverside as a comparison with the specific city as well. Brought to you by: Doug Beaver Corona, Norco, Riverside Homes for sale Real Estate Realtorhttp://www.co...
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By Greg Norris
(TNG Properties, Inc.)
I've been extremely impressed with the very recent renovation of the Canyon Crest Towne Center. Over the years it's seen many business come and go with varying degrees of success. For those of us who have been around the area for some time, we all remember the old movie theaters, the candy store, Strawhat Pizza, and the Wiz Video. Not all change is good, but in the recent renovation of the Canyon Crest Towne Center, I give the developers as A+. It seemed to take a few years but the renovation looks complete. The new town center features new restaurants, new hard scapes and new landscaping. Most of the stores within the center have also renovated and the entire feel of the center has improved. The new clock tower which houses the moved Crest Cafe and the new Tortilla Grill Restaurant giv...
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By Greg Norris
(TNG Properties, Inc.)
If you haven't been to the Canyon Crest area in the last year or so, you're in for a very pleasant surprise. The City of Riverside has spent some major time and money renovating and beautifying street landscapes in the area, adding Andulka Park, adding a city sign, and many of the local businesses have followed suite within the Canyon Crest Towne Center. The recent opening of the Martin Luther King freeway off ramp off the 60 freeway will surely alleviate some major traffic concerns. Improvement continue on Central but landscaping on Canyon Crest Drive and Central are now complete. The area just recently got a beautiful new fire station on Central and Adulka Park should be finished within the next year hopefully. Below is the new Riverside side on a beautiful winter day on Central Avenu...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Can't make it up to the Snow this year?  Well here's your chance to bring the little ones for a Snow Play Day in Riverside!  Where: Bordwell Park- 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd., Riverside CAWhen:  December 8th-2007Time:  9:00am-2:00pm (breakfast served 9-11a.m.)There will be tons of fresh snow for play, a pancake breakfast, holiday crafts, games, prizes, entertainment, holiday boutique and don't won't want to miss a special visit from Santa Claus!In order to participate you must register in advance for a 25-minute snow play time slot.  Space is limited to the first 500 participants. All youth under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  The cost for activities is: Snow play only - $5 per person Breakfast only - $4 per person Both snow play and breakfast - $7 per person. Registration will ...
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By Michael J. O'Connor, Eastvale - 951-847-4883
(Diamond Ridge Realty)
The Benedict Castle in Riverside is about to hold its 13th annual Christmas Holiday of Light!  The castle is owned by Teen Challenge of Southern California which is part of an international faith-based program for helping yound people dealing with substance abuse or other problems.  The event, open-to-the-public, is FREE and will be held on Sunday, November 25th from 5 to 9 PM.  There will be lights, trees, garlands, a nativity, carolers, a choir and more.  They will also be hosting tours of the building every 20 minutes.The 10,000 square-foot castle began construction in 1922 and finished in 1931 and is inspired by a castle in Granada, Spain.  The castle, on 14+ acres, is a frequent site of courtyard weddings at the foot of Torre Luisa.  Over the years the castle has been used as the s...
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By Vera Gleason, Determined to Move You in Solano County
(KW Vaca Valley)
This is one of the biggest weekends all year in the city of Riverside.   Each year the downtown Mission Inn is decorated with millions of lights and the festival begins Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.  They are estimating there will be tens of thousands of people there this year for the largest atendance ever.  In fact I've been told Good Morning America will film the event this year.  Various other TV stations from around the area will also be there.  This is a huge event.  In addition to the lights on the Mission Inn and mall, there will be an ice skating rink, horse drawn carriage rides, music, food and much more.  If Friday is too much of a crowd the event will continue throughout the holiday season.  Families can see the lights, skate or walk the mall every day or evening.  You...
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By Collette Lee
(Tower Realty)
In October 2006 the City of Riverside approved a generous Capital Improvement Program aimed at improving the utility infrastructure of the City and providing a whole host of new parks, sport complexes, trails, sidewalks, parkways, additional libraries, and other civic improvements.  It's an exciting time to be living in Riverside and the Renaissance Initiative will secure Riverside as a wonderful environment for families and young professionals in the near future.  The City of Riverside isn't the only one focused on renewing and revitalizing the city.  I've recently partnered with Alan Mruvka and the m sole' downtown revitalization project.  m sole' is one of the first live/work projects within the city of Riverside offering street level opportunities for home and professional workspace...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Come and enjoy the Christmas Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn,               3649 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, Ca 92501The lighting ceremony begins at Sunset, November 23, 2007 and the Festival of Lights continues daily thru January 1, 2008For information on Holiday Hotel Packages from the Mission Inn please call Room Reservations: 800-843-7755 or visit: http://www.missioninn.com/
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This weekend I volunteered for the Inaugural Women of Vision Holiday Home Tour for California Baptist University. Let me start off by saying this was such an amazing event.  The Holiday Home Tour was held in support of the Nursing Program at CBU. The 50+-member Women of Vision board at CBU supports the School of Nursing because nurses "share a calling to serve a higher purpose... when a life begins... when a life is shattered... when a life is healed... when a life emerges into eternity; nurses are with you at the most important times in your life. Their minds, hands and hearts allow them to serve God through a profession that touches the essence of human life". This fall began the second year for the School of Nursing at CBU; the Women of Vision board began its third year of raising th...
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By Collette Lee
(Tower Realty)
Riverside County Regional Medical Center Foundation's Festival of Trees has become a special holiday tradition. Now in its 17th successful year the Festival of Trees has grown to be a five day event scheduled over the week of Thanksgiving and attracts over 20,000 people, with its numbers growing every year.  Each year hundred of volunteers beautifully decorate the Riverside Convention Center into "Riverside County's premiere holiday extravaganza".  The Festival of Trees features over 50 elaborately decorated trees, each with its own unique theme.The Festival of Trees is the only major fundraiser for Riverside County Regional Medical Center that benefits Pediatric units at the hospital. Each year proceeds are used to purchase desperately needed and often life saving equipment for the chi...
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By Collette Lee
(Tower Realty)
Crime rates continue to fall throughout Riverside.  Police data comparing third quarter 2007 to 2006 shows continued downward trend in serious crime by 8.3% and other crimes by 13%.Over the past three years in a row crime rates have fallen according to Chief of Police Russ Leach.  He believes that crime rates have fallen due to the credit of a strong relationship between the community-based programs, such as Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Crime Free Multi-Housing and Youth Court and citizens and members of the Riverside Police Department.  When community members become partners with law enforcement and local government amazing thing happen - the overall quality of life and public safety approves.There is also credit due to the City's strong commitment of resources and Police office...
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By Doug Beaver, Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes
(Century 21 Olde Tyme)
September  2007 Comparison to September 2006September Average Price            Average Price TrendSeptember 07 # Sold                        2007                   2006248                        $449,607            $473,315          -5.0%Riverside County Homes for Sale Monthly Totals:September 07 # Sold                     2007                      20062244                   $405,098                $502,621        -10.7%Closed Residential Resale Transactions As Reported By Dataquick Information Services. I post this information monthly so you can keep up with trends in a few select cities in Riverside County. I always post the city of Riverside as a comparison with the specific city as well. Brought to you by: Doug Beaver Corona, Norco, Riverside Homes for sale Real Estate Realtorhttp:/...
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By Andrew Alvarez
(ALL IN ONE HANDY MAN SERVICES)
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