Riverside, CA Real Estate News

By Sidney Kutchuk, Property Management & Sales Experts 951-217-6745
(Property Management & Sales at REALTY WORKS TEMECULA, CA 92590 (951) 217-6745)
Riverside CA Home For Sale Near I-15, 60 and 91 | 8020 Hampton Ct Experience comfort and convenience like no other in this gorgeous Riverside CA home for sale on a family friendly cul-de-sac. This lovely home on 8020 Hampton CT has over 1,400 square feet of living space where you and your loved ones are bound to enjoy the freedom of space. With a little creativity, you can reach this home’s full potential and turn it into the home you have always dreamed of - your very own haven! Find yourself entertaining guests in the impressively well-designed open floor plan of this Riverside CA home where comfort and style unite. The large windows that allow sunlight to stream in makes this living room vibrant and lively, inspiring unforgettable bonding moments with your friends and loved ones. Rel...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Meet the 91 Year Old Runner Who Just Completed the San Diego Marathon 26.2 Miles Meet Harriette Thompson  Harriet Thompson who is a 91-year-old runner that finished Sunday's San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds, which is a new U.S. single age group record, reports Runner's World.  Harriet had a few words of wisdom for those who don't think age is just a number when it comes to physical activity.  "You're never too old to do it," she says. "I started my first marathon at 76."  Since then, she's run every year on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Team In Training. She's raised more than $90,000.  She told the news reporters that she just wanted to get a shower and get ready to go home to North Carolina where she was planning to celebrate her We...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
  What to Do in Southern California...Hang out in Huntington Beach  Jack's Surfboards- Huntington Beach at 101 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. M-Sun 8am-10pm. 714-536-4516. This is downtown Huntington Beach were there are many restaurants, cafes,  clothing stores, and places to shop all day long.     This is a wonderful restaurant called the Crab Cooker. Parking can be a premium but it is a terrific place to eat and then walk across the street to the beach.   Swimming on the beach or just enjoying the sand and surf. These two birds were walking around the pier at the Huntington Beach.                           This is another terrific restaurant in Huntington Beach. It is located at the North end of Pacific Coast Highway and at Admiralty Ave.   Kayaking, Sailing, Paddle Boardin...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
My Triangular Effect to Be a Successful Agent I know there is so much speculation out there as what you can and cannot do to be successful in the real estate world. I have tried many things that work, only work once and things that do not work at all. Live and Learn and spend money trying. But I have decided after all these years that it is not just one particular item but instead three separate items to survive in this hectic world we have thrown ourselves into. First of all I think 'Great Communication' with your clients and past clients is extremely important. I keep reading survey results where buyers and sellers with say their last real estate agent was great but 90% of them cannot remember their name. That is amazing so you must keep your name in front of your past clients and fut...
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By Sidney Kutchuk, Property Management & Sales Experts 951-217-6745
(Property Management & Sales at REALTY WORKS TEMECULA, CA 92590 (951) 217-6745)
2-Story Riverside CA Home For Sale | 8020 Hampton Ct Experience convenience at its best in this 2-story home for sale in Riverside CA. With a living space of over 1,400 square feet, it effortlessly features 3 expansive bedrooms, 2.5 baths, an impressive open floor plan that includes attractive living and dining rooms, and an equally splendid kitchen. The cozy fireplace provides a perfect spot for relaxation. Delight in outdoor activities in the privacy of your home in the well-manicured fenced yard. This wonderful home also houses a 2-car attached garage for your vehicles and extra storage as well. Its central location to  Jurupa Hills & Indian Hills Country Clubs, and proximity to I-15, 60 & 91 freeways, great schools and Clay Park adds up to its desirability!   Experience comfort and...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Alert: States are Now Burying Unclaimed Vets as They Deserve Honor Fred Salanti, founder of the Missing in America Project of Redding CA, has a list of nearly 250,000 names long: veterans whose remains sit on shelves around America, unclaimed and forgotten. 23 Veteran's remains were removed from the county morgue and were honored with a military burial at a National Cemetary in Pennsylvania . On Thursday May 15, 2014, a team of volunteers buried 26 veterans with military honors in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Cecil, Pennsylvania.The ceremony on Thursday started with a procession leaving the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science on Baum Boulevard in East Liberty. It reached the national military cemetery about an hour later. A North Dakota native, Shumway served with th...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
6 Facts You Might Not Know About Memorial Day 1.  During the Civil War days, people used to decorate the graves of their fallen loved ones. This holiday was called "Decoration Day".  A ceremony at the cemetery at Gettysburg honored the dead in 1863, while women in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, placed flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers on Independence Day in 1864. Confederate women in South Carolina were honoring their dead with grave flowers as early as 1861. Other places that claim to have hosted the first Decoration Day are Savanna, Georgia, and Warrenton, Virginia. 2.  A hundred years after the first Decoration Day celebration, President Lyndon B. Johnson settled the debate — in the official record at least — when he signed a proclamation decreeing that the holiday got its start 100...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
♥♥Never Forget the Sacrifices......Happy Memorial Day♥♥   Never forget the Service, the Bravery, the Courage and the Sacrifices of our men and women of the armed services. In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink away from this responsibility. I welcome it! ......John F. Kennedy Happy Memorial Day
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
7 Gardening Tips to Share this Spring   1. Buy 'Potting Soil' when planting your new plants and trees. Every year you should replace the potting soil in your potted plants and flowers. 2. Make sure the flowers and shrubs you purchase and take home to plant, all take the same amount of sunlight and water.  3. Put taller plants in the back and shorter ones to the front and have a nice variety of colors. 4. Get saucers to put under your pots so that they hold water longer and stay moist. 5. If the water from the sprinkler is getting the flowers too wet, it is simple to buy new screw on heads that will bubble. Also drip-less sprinklers/tubing are good alternatives as too much water spraying on the flowers will make they die off faster. 6. Trimming the plants and flowers will make them come ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Taking Hummingbird Photos with Smart Phones...Not Yesterday I was picking up my dogs at 'Doggy Day Care' and this hummingbird was right beside me buzzing around. I took 6 pictures with my smart phone and 4 were missing the bird completely.  The top one shows the bird and the second one shows the edge of the bird on the left. I suggest that you always try to have your camera as smart phones are slower and I find that nature is quicker.    Note, it did not come out too bad but not up to my normal hummingbird standards. Always try to have a camera ready for those special shots.  Thanks for Reading my Blog...... Kristin Hamilton DRE #014092138 Keller Williams Realty – I am a full time agent and deal in all types of real estate transactions. Trusts, Probate, Short Sales, Standard Listing, Si...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Throwback Thursdays, Baby Picture of My Mother   This is a photo of my mother, Sarah Marie Harris. Photograph was taken in Morristown, Tennessee about 1920. My mother always remembered her little dog but somewhere during her travels it was lost. She lived in Tennessee until her husband (my future dad) signed up in the Army/Air Corp. She followed him around the county and spent time with her mother in Knoxville. They finally moved to California but she always remembered she was a 'Southerner'. Thanks for reading my blog.....
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Last week I received a call from a buyer who wanted to see a home for sale. He was nice enough, and he had many questions about this home. The listing wasn't mine, but of course I said I'd show him the house after I researched the back-end details of the sale. The listing was new and showings weren't available for a few days so I took the opportunity to do as much homework as I could. Through the process I spoke with the buyer many times. Every time we talked he was polite and appreciative. And so came the day to view the house and I prepped myself and arrived at the home a few minutes early. A few minutes before our agreed meeting time a car pulled up. I obviously assumed it was the buyer I had never met. I stepped from my car and met the man as he got out of his. I greeted him with th...
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By Vicki Pedersen, Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service
(Pedersen Real Estate)
Number of sold homes in Riverside CA The graph below shows the listing price vs. actual selling price of sold homes in Riverside CA over the past 12 months. This is for single family homes.  Condos are not included in these totals.         If you would like your home to be one of the sold homes in Riverside CA, call me at 951-840-5212.  If you would like to learn more about selling or buying real estate in Riverside or Corona, California, contact me at  vicki@pedersen-team.com  or  go to our website Riverside4Homes.com  Search Riverside CA houses for sale Written and posted by: Vicki Pedersen, ABR, Pedersen Real Estate, Riverside/Corona, California, DRE# 01435715, Phone: 951-840-5212  --  Copyright © 2014 by Vicki Pedersen, All Rights Reserved.*"Sold homes in Riverside CA"  
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By Vicki Pedersen, Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service
(Pedersen Real Estate)
The number of houses for sale in Riverside California I've been keeping track of the inventory of houses for sale in Riverside CA for quite a while. An important number to watch, for both buyers and sellers, is how many houses are on the market. As you can see from the chart below, the number of active listings has gone down dramatically since the end of 2008.  But it has been holding fairly steady for almost a year.    (Information is from the MRMLS. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.) Call me if you are thinking of buying or selling a house or if you have any questions about the Riverside CA real estate market at  951-840-5212 or contact me by e-mail at  vicki@pedersen-team.com  or visit my website, Riverside4Homes.com    Written and posted by: Vicki Pedersen, ABR, Pedersen Rea...
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By Vicki Pedersen, Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service
(Pedersen Real Estate)
Sierra Bella - Riverside CA Homes For Sale Sierra Bella is a beautiful new home development in the southwestern part of Riverside  CA with prices starting in the $400,000's. There will be a total of 88 homes when this development is completed.  The builder, Lennar, has been in the business since 1954. A terrific feature is that there are no mello roos or special assessments - which is very unusual for new developments in Riverside/Corona. The tax rate is 1.06% and the HOA fees are $188 per month.     Read about the adjacent community, Sierra Estate, here.There are four floor plans ranging in size from 2965 sq feet up to the largest which is 3610 sq feet. These new homes  have lot sizes of about 1/2 acre and more.  Many of the lots have gorgeous views. Lennar provides block wall fencing ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Home & Backyard Show in Riverside May 16-18  The Riverside Home & Backyard Show is the perfect place for people who are in search of the information or products and the latest technology to make your yard the perfect home.The Riverside Home & Backyard Show is here every year and gets better each time. Be sure to sign up for the Barbecue Island giveaway.   Riverside Convention Center 3443 Orange Street Riverside CA 92501 Friday 2-7 pm Sat 10-7 pm Sunday 10-6 pm (800) 358-7469   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 an...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
 Huntington Beach's 'Fish Camp' is Yummy  We drove to the beach to celebrate Mother's Day. The day was not as pretty as I thought it would be since the wind was blowing the sand up across the highway and it seemed like everyone on the beach was packing up to leave.  We stopped in at one of our favorite places in Huntington Beach called "Fish Camp". I had shrimp and scallops and it was delicious.   Instead of walking on the beach, we drove to the Queen Mary and snapped a photo.   FISH CAMP Restaurant   16600 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92649. 11am - 9pm.  (562) 592-CAMP (2267) Thanks for stopping by......
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Good Periodontal Care is Important for you Dogs and Cats  Did you know that regularly brushing your dog's teeth and providing your pet with a healthy diet and plenty of chew toys can go a long way toward keeping her mouth healthy? Many pooches show signs of gum disease by the time they're four years old because they aren't provided with proper mouth care—and bad breath is often the first sign of a problem. Give your dog regular home checks and follow the tips below, and you'll have a very contented pooch with a dazzling smile. 1. The Breath Test Sniff your dog's breath. Not a field of lilies? That's okay—normal doggie-breath isn't particularly fresh-smelling. However, if his breath is bad and is accompanied by a loss of appetite, vomiting or excessive drinking or urinating, it's a good...
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By Vicki Pedersen, Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service
(Pedersen Real Estate)
  Lake Hills Reserve - Riverside CA Here is the latest information about the real estate market in Lake Hills Reserve - Riverside California. These numbers for Lake Hills Reserve - Riverside CA are as of May 16,2014.  Active listings    There are only five homes in Lake Hills Reserve listed on the multiple listing service now.  They range in price and size of $439,000 (short sale) that is 3218 sq ft to $560,000  for a 2527 sq ft home.   Listings in escrow    There are only three homes in escrow right now in Lake Hills Reserve.  The lowest priced home of these is a 2489 sq ft home listed for $449,900.  The highest price home is listed at $577,683 which is a brand new 3059 sq ft house. Solds   Five homes have sold in the last 90 days in  Lake Hills Reserve - Riverside CA.   The most expen...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Recall of  Heating and Cooling Thermostats Due to Fire Hazard   WhiteRodgers Recalls Home Heating and Cooling Thermostats     WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns the public to stop using this product.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.   Recall Summary   Name of Product: Home Heating and Cooling Thermostats   Hazard: The alkaline batteries used in the thermostat can leak onto the circuit board posing a fire hazard. Remedy: Replace Consumer Contact: White-Rodgers toll-free at (888) 624-1901 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.white-rodgers.com and click on “White-Rodgers 1F8x-04xx Thermostat Recall” at the lower left corner...
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