Couple’s yard burgeons with iris

It’s true. Iris can be addicting, just ask Temecula Valley Garden Club member and iris expert Leon Vogel. It all started more than 50 years ago when he and his wife Norma were given some iris rhizomes by her mother. Over the years their collection grew and now their garden is home to more than […]

Holiday season the best time for a home tour

The holidays are right around the corner and soon your weekends will be all about decorating, gift-giving and entertaining. Here’s an outing that can help you gather some festive decorating ideas while you do a bit of shopping, grab a bite at a Bistro, and savor a cup of good coffee or a glass of […]

Real estate cycles explained

We are far from being out of the woods and many in the real estate market are concerned about a “double dip down,” or what stock investors term “a dead cat bounce.” This is where prices have gotten to the bottom, things look encouraging, and then they take one more dip down. This is the […]

Privacy, wine country living at The Reserve

The Reserve at Crowne Hill, located in the wine country of Temecula, offers the exclusiveness of a private, gated community, a rare feature in today’s new home communities. Behind these gates are expansive, panoramic view home sites of approximately two-and-a-half to five acres with a select few designated as horse properties. This limited edition of […]

Turnout huge for Summerly grand opening festivities

LAKE ELSINORE — Southern California’s real estate market received an encouraging boost when large numbers of enthusiastic home buyers turned out for the grand opening of Summerly, Lake Elsinore’s first and only master-planned golf course community. “Summerly demonstrates that when you build exceptional homes in an exceptionally desirable community, buyers will respond,” said Denise Wright, […]

Home presentation makes difference in sale

Home staging can mean the difference in selling a home in this current market or not selling it at all. How is this possible? “Staging your home for sale can make it stand out. It can take a home from the ‘It’s nice’ stage to the ‘I want this’ stage,” explains Samantha Fives, co-founder of […]

Home selling turns unconventional

Attention agents and homebuyers, there is a new trend to help motivated sellers sell, or buyers purchase their dream home for below market prices. On Sept. 23 at Temeku Country Club the first of several locally planned expos was held. Integrity First Mortgage, Chicago Title and Escrow, American Inspection and Landamerica Home Buyers Warranty were […]

Unlicensed tree trimmers can be a liability

Homeowners who hire unlicensed contractors to perform tree work may expose themselves to liability for injuries suffered by employees of the contractor. Many times throughout the year, unqualified entrepreneurs grab a chain saw and decided to go into the tree business. “With thousands of dollars at stake, not to mention the integrity and appearance of […]

Golf Clubhouse nearing completion at Summerly

LAKE ELSINORE, CA – With its beautiful golf course clubhouse nearing completion and a homeowners’ association management company on board, the official debut of Summerly, Lake Elsinore’s first and only master-planned golf course community, is fast approaching. Meanwhile, large numbers of prospective home buyers have already joined the interest list by visiting As the […]

What now?

Perception. Funny word that carries a lot of weight. In fact, this is really what drives our entire economy. Many think it is money, credit, the market, jobs or one of a hundred other components, but it is really just perception of our current condition at any given time. This revelation brings us to our […]

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