Riverside, CA Real Estate News

By Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor
(Realty One Group)
Cash for Grass in Riverside County CA        With current drought conditions in California, many water districts in Riverside County pay cash for replacing your grass that you currently water every day with landscaping that uses less water. The Press Interprise has reported that many residents are taking advantage of this program at a huge savings to their water bill.           There will be an increase in how much some water districts pay you for every cubic yard of grass you remove from your yard and replace it with drought tolerance ground cover. The Eastern and Western Metrapolitan Water Districts in Riverside County will be paying $2 per cubic yard, up from the present $1 per cubic yard.        Here are the water districts that pay for grass removal:   — Eastern Municipal Water Dis...
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By Vicki Pedersen, Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service
(Pedersen Real Estate)
Market Report for Victoria Grove, Riverside CA Victoria Grove in Riverside, CA is a wonderful neighborhood and because it is such a terrific community in a great location, there is usually a lot of interest by buyers.  Whether you're considering buying a home in Victoria Grove or if you live in Victoria Grove and are thinking about selling, this is helpful information.  Here is a snapshot of what is currently happening in the market for this gated community in the Southwestern par of Riverside, CA. Active Listings As of 4/26/2014, there are 15 listings on the market in Victoria Grove - Riverside CA. They range in price from $400,000 for a short sale to $733,000.  The average list price is $510,367 and the average size is 3311 sq ft.   Click here to see active listings of homes for sale ...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Coldwell Banker Riverside CA - REALTORS Riverside CA - Riverside Realty Are you buying or selling a Riverside home? When hiring a Riverside REALTOR make sure you use an agent with experience, and works for a trusted name, like Coldwell Banker, in Riverside, California. We are Todd and Devona Garrigus, Garrigus Real Estate, and we work under the trusted Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters brokerage that has been serving the Southern California area for decades. If you're buying or selling a Riverside house, we have extensive experience in short sales, standard sales, foreclosures, and home purchasing. We can help you avoid the many pitfalls of selling, and help you find the right home and deal when buying. Give us a call and interview us to see if we are the right Riverside CA real estate age...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
My Personal Reflections of the Weltanschauung Theory   I was raised in a wonderful home with terrific parents. They instilled in me to always be a good person. They are both gone now but I still follow their beliefs and rules. Have High Morals no matter what I am doing; family, friends, co-workers. Be Professional and never slur others. Be Respectful of others free speech. Be Ethical and follow the rules mandated by the community, state, and federal. Love One Another and do not be judgmental of others. Teach your children to follow the same rules you grew up with....... I cannot differentiate between my personal life and business career. I follow the same rules with everyone I meet and interact with.  If I come across someone who does not share my beliefs and then I have to follow anoth...
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By Mike Baltierra, Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA
(Rise Realty )
Lake Hills Reserve Home Market Update for January-March 2014. Lake Hills Reserve is a community of homes overlooking Lake Mathews in Riverside. It is a area located high in the hills featuring specatacualr views. The market seems to be stable in this very desirable area. Homes are staying a little longer on the market with an average of around 30 days.              7 Currently Active Homes Ranging from $449,900-$799,900, Bed 3-5, Size 2,489-4,895 sq. ft. Built 2006-2010    15 Closed Sales  Ranging from $405,000-$685,000. Bed 4-5. Size 3,045-4,924 sq. ft. Built 2007-2013   4 Pending Ranging from $425,000-$615,000. Bed 4-5 Size 3,218-4,237 sq. ft. Buit 2007-2013   To Search Homes in Lake Hills Reserve Click Here    
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
An ActiveRain Meet Up in the Inland Empire, Southern California Style having Saturday Brunch  From L to R: Sarah Oswald, Les Oswald, Kristin Hamilton, Richie Naggar, Marisa Hunter, and Christina Hood.   There were 6 of us that showed up for the Meet-up hosted by myself and Christina Hood at the Panera Bread restuarant in Riverside, CA. Panera Bread has great coffees, pastries, soup and salads and my favorite, the Asiago Cheese Bagel w/o the hole in the center.   We had a good time and hung around about 2 1/2 hours discussing real estate, the benefits of Networking together, sharing ideas that we all use to promote business, and just having a good time. Christina and I had made some Easter goody bags that we gave out to everyone. It was a true party. Thanks for Reading my Blog California...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Riverside ActiveRain Meet-Up March 29, 2014...Meet at Panera Bread Christina Hood and I are having a Meet-Up tomorrow, March 29, 2014 in Riverside, CA for ActiveRain members. Please try to make it to Panera Bread in the Riverside Plaza off Central Ave just west of the 91 Freeway. We will be there from 10:00 - Noon. And remember you get 1000 points for showing up.     Panera Bread 3560 Riverside Plaza Drive Riverside Plaza Riverside, CA 92506 Call Kristin Hamilton @ 909-557-6966 if you have questions. Please RSVP  so we know how many seats to save. Please try to make it as meet-ups are so much fun. Realtors, Stagers, Home Inspectors, Contractors, Lenders, Title & Escrow Reps, and so many other professionals in our area of the Inland Empire/ Palm Springs/ Temecula, Desert/ Mountains and  ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
How To Survive the Drought There are many water saving ideas at the home improvement stores. Whether or not you want to take on a project inside or out, any water saving devices will save you money. Many homeowners in my area are removing their grass and putting rocks or artificial turf down. It is amazing how it really looks like grass and cleans up nicely with a hose. Not even the dogs who walk by know it is not real. According to the above chart over half the water usage is from outside but taking long showers is another big expense. Perhaps shorten the shower to half the time.  Thanks for Reading my Blog
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
1st Annual Inland Empire Restaurant Week March 21-30    More than 50 restaurants from 20 cities in both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties from Riverside to Temecula, Cherry Valley to Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont to Pomona, Menifee to Lake Elsinore and including the mountain communities of Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead. This is a great way to try some new places to dine at and promote spending dollars in your communities of the Inland Empire. HOW IT WORKS Participating restaurants are offering discounted fixed-price lunches and dinners demonstrating some of the best eating the region has to offer from traditional family to ethnic dining. Fast Food to 5-Star Dining at the best Steakhouses Inland Empire has to offer so a good variety of menus and prices to fit everyone's budget. Fixed pri...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Starfish - A Special Meaning At Christmas time, the organization I belong to, Women's Council of REALTORS®, had a luncheon and invited Heidi Mayer of YOUTH HOPE to come. 18 Real Estate Professionals had brought bags of new, warm clothing for the "Homeless Teens" that Heidi takes care of. The Youth Hope kids had made Christmas ornaments with the starfish and attached a poem. Here is the poem: Just remember your single actions can save someone. You cannot save everyone but you can save a few. Get involved, pay it forward to others  and make a difference. Your actions can also show others that they should get involved too.  The same goes with your business too. You cannot get all the listings but your hard work will pay off and you will get your share of them. "Hard Work" pays off. Thanks ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Do You Celebrate St.Patrick's Day? History The Day of the Festival of Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March every year. It is named after Saint Patrick (AD 385–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. Today St. Patrick's Day is celebrated across the world with Cornbeef & Cabbage and Green Ale. Many Americans came from Ireland so this holiday is just second to Christmas. I am proud to be Irish! Here's to success beyond your wildest imagination with blue skies above you and the luck of the Irish on your side!   Poem St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic..............By Adrienne Cook.  Are you on the lookout for your dream house? Call me now and help me work to make th...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
One of your best friends calls you to list their house. You go to meet with them and bring the comps and information to market theri home and get them top dollar. The highest comp is $500,000. They tell you their neighbor who is also a real estate agent told them he could sell their house for at least $650,000 and will only charge them 1% commission. What do you do? 1. Tell them that ll of you will meet witht he agent. If he does have a buyer, he can sell it on a one time showing agreement or they can list his buyer in the exclusion list on the listing agreement. 2. You agree to list the house for $600,000 for 2 weeks and then lower it from there. 3. You tell them you will be their friend, but you do not babysit houses, you sell houses. You will not list their home so far over market va...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
ASICS LA Marathon - From the Stadium to the Sea This morning I watched the ASICS LA Marathon on TV that started at Doger's Stadium and ended at Santa Monica. It was so exciting and remember the feeling when I used to go the night before and run the marathon myself. Those days are gone with my bad knees now I just walk instead and watch the marathon on TV instead.   This morning the winners were not so clear cut as usual as no one knew for sure until the end who would win. The "Elite Male" group was down from 5 to 3 and then 2. Same with the "Elite Female" group who started with 5 and then was down to three but one took the lead and she never let anyone pass her again. It was neck and neck and spectators thought the Ethopian male runner might pass up the female but no way as she came in ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
ActiveRain Meet Up in Riverside CA on March 29th ......... Don't Miss it......... Christina Hood and I are organizing an ActiveRain meet up on March 29th form 10:00 am-Noon in Riverside, CA at the "Panera Bread" restaurant. Let's make it a big turnout and you get 1000 points too.   Panera Bread 3560 Riverside Plaza Drive Riverside Plaza Riverside, CA 92506 Call Kristin Hamilton @ 909-557-6966 if you have questions. Please RSVP  so we know how many seats to save. Please try to make it as meet-ups are so much fun. Realtor, Stagers, Home Inspectors, Contractors, Lenders, Title & Escrow Reps, and so many other professionals in our area of the Inland Empire and surrounding cities. Christina and I hope to see many members. Thanks for Reading my Blog Kristin Hamilton DRE #014092138 Keller Will...
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By James Muhammad, RE/MAX Vision
(RE/MAX Champions)
  Last week was a very busy week for us at IamShortSales but I want to take this time to thank Marc Jones from Keller Williams Realty for allowing us to negotiate a successful Short Sale and close escrow on their 3067 Wickham Drive. Riverside, 92503 listing. We look forward to working with Marc Jones again very soon.                                               3067 Wickham Drive. Riverside, CA 92503      If you are looking to sell your home, purchase a home, Short Sale, or Standard Sale. I can help you! Please contact me at (888) 995-2637 or e-mail us at james@cahometeam.net                                                        “See you in Escrow"
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
  Full Snow Moon Tonight February 12, 2014 This was the first sighting today at 5:00 pm. But as the sun was going down, the full moon pictures got much better and clearer. Be sure to check out all 4 pictures.                            Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.   This name has been passed down and this year I think that most people living in the US would agree it is an appropriate name as we have had so much snow in February.  This was the final picture I took and it came out perfect and the clouds look so awesome.   Kristin H...
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By Mike Baltierra, Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA
(Rise Realty )
SOLD Riverside Home on 4632 Tomlinson Ave. Listed for $245,900 and SOLD for TOP DOLLAR at $255,000 in Just 14 Days! The Real Estate Market has been hot in this area of Riverside. If you need help finding a home or if your thinking about selling we can help.     Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.
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By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
A Mr. Dell Roberts with over 35 years of experience as Grand Marshal of the Black History Parade & Expo will be in Riverside Ca on February 8th 2014. The event starts at 10;00 a.m. This is an ongoing celebration that includes... Parades, car shows and of course food, fun and events. The emphasis is promote and support the efforts of our African American community past, present, and future and to remember what others have done over the course of time thus making it into history When a man succeeds or fails, it is worth noticing. When a black man overcomes an obstacle or succumbs to it, it is shared by those who can relate who are in similar circumstances. This function is a form of encouragement by action, deed and the living of ones life as the example Until America and the world at lar...
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By Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST
(License # 01767321)
Okay so, I have a beautiful home for sale in Riverside, CA.  Now for those of you who don't know, Riverside is a HUGE place.  So I will qualify that by saying it is next to the Norco side.   This wonderful home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the 1378 square feet.  One of the bathrooms has just been newly remodeled to be handicap accessible. New features include a new roof installed in October 2013, a solar system, a new water heater, a reverse osmosis system in the kicthen which also connects to the refridgerator line. In the backyard you will find an in ground swimming pool complete with new pump motor, a gazebo and a built in barbecue.  For more information or to take a look, please call me! And when you are thinking of buying or selling your home, contact me, a local expert. ...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
I just added a new home search engine to our blog and wanted to share on AR (google J being what it is ;-)  It is a very versatile search engine with the ability to filter home search results based on many different factors.  Give it a look. Here is the Riverside Home Search - Riverside, California and here Corona Home Search - Corona, California  
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