New tenant protection law takes effect Jan. 1

SAN DIEGO – The Federal Fair Housing Act protects every person in the United States from discrimination, regardless of immigration status. The FHA prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of dwellings based on national origin and other protected classes. National origin discrimination occurs when a person is treated differently in housing because of […]

Avena by Pardee Homes gears up for January grand opening

FRENCH VALLEY – The finishing touches are coming together at Avena, a new single-family home neighborhood by Pardee Homes. Slated to open in early January in French Valley, Avena is nestled against the backdrop of Temecula’s wine country and will feature spacious two-story floor plans, offering a modern feel. With anticipated pricing from the mid […]

Tips for buying a home in a seller’s market

Tips for buying a home in a seller’s market

TEMECULA – The real estate market can be difficult to navigate for both buyers and sellers. First-time buyers can easily become overwhelmed as they search for homes, while sellers hoping to get the best price for their homes might be frustrated if offers are slow to come in or fall short of their asking prices. […]

What exactly does a Realtor do for clients?

December is that time of year many people are making lists of all kinds. Lists are made for who gets a gift, food lists, goal setting lists, etc. On that note, I offer a partial list of the top 100 activities Realtors do for their clients. Contact me directly for the complete list of 184 […]

Home prices continue to rise

RIVERSIDE – The median price of a home in Riverside County rose by 6.9 percent in October, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold increased by 5.3 percent, a real estate information service announced. According to CoreLogic, the median price of a Riverside County home was $358,000 last […]

Two county flood control easements vacated and declared surplus

The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District has vacated two flood control easements and declared the land to be surplus. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors is also the board of the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and Nov. 14, the board voted 5-0 twice to approve the easement vacations […]

Home ownership comes with tax benefits

As people count their blessings this holiday season, they are also determining what is tax-deductible and what is not. Today, just about everyone knows that there are tax benefits to owning a home, yet few first time homebuyers understand the significance of home ownership, and for that matter, many move-up buyers don’t really understand the […]

Consider these 10 reasons for selling a home over the holidays

Consider these 10 reasons for selling a home over the holidays

Autumn is definitely in the air. Mornings are crisp, and the evening comes very early now that daylight saving time is over. Before long it will be dark before 5 p.m. Christmas decorations and sales are already filling the stores. There is just so much going on in the community that many people think it […]

Gaitan promoted to real estate loan officer at Banner Bank

TEMECULA – Triana Gaitan has been promoted to real estate loan officer at Banner Bank, serving Temecula and the surrounding area. Gaitan has more than 10 years of banking and related sales experience, most recently as a member of Banner’s residential lending team before being promoted to the loan officer position. She has studied at […]