Forbes lists local cities as post-subprime boomtowns

Three southwest Riverside County cities claim the win, place and show positions in a housing horse race they never meant to enter. The three cities – Murrieta, Temecula and Perris – respectively finished first, third and fifth in a recent Forbes.com ranking of “America’s post-subprime boomtowns.” They were among seven California cities that finished in […]

Leaders seek glimpse beyond battered economy

Efforts to peer beyond a glut of foreclosed houses, a crippling state budget deficit and stalled road improvement projects dominated a recent roundtable discussion held by a nonprofit planning and land use group. “In the future, which direction should we be going in?” Rick Bishop, executive director of the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG), […]

City council exchanges requirements for rentals

At the urging of a recession-battered builder, Temecula officials dramatically cut the number of affordable housing units that will be provided at a hotly debated project on the city’s south side. Despite one resident’s misgivings, the City Council recently voted to allow D.R. Horton to make major changes in the affordable housing component of a […]

HOAs also mauled by economic meltdown

HOAs also mauled by economic meltdown

Count homeowner associations, grassroots organizations that oversee community functions, among the groups that have been badly mauled by the economic meltdown, according to residents, community leaders and industry experts. Displaced families have been the most visible victims of the waves of foreclosure rippling through the Inland Empire and the rest of the state and nation. […]

Wunderlich named SRCAR representative

The Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors (SRCAR) is pleased to announce they have retained Gene Wunderlich as Government Affairs Director. “Our region now encompasses five cities in Southwest California with over 3,000 Realtor members,” states SRCAR CEO Connie Lynch. “Our need to be represented at all levels of city, county, state and federal decision-making […]

Pardee chooses giving at holiday time

In this season of giving, Pardee Homes employees have, for the third year in a row, skipped the traditional big holiday luncheon in favor of helping out their less fortunate neighbors. Throughout the company’s regional operations, employees are giving back in a host of ways, according to Mike McGee, president and chief executive officer. “Each […]

Realtor association installs board

In holiday-themed installation ceremonies, members of the Board of Directors of the Inland Valleys Association of Realtors recently took the oath of office. The association states they promote the association mission of providing solutions and business support to Realtor members. Board officers • Joe Cusumano of Pro-One Investments, Ltd., President 2009 • Joyce Aragon of […]

Pardee offers deals during ’12 Days of Christmas’ promo

Pardee offers deals during ’12 Days of Christmas’ promo

Shoppers who are ready to add a new home to their holiday wish list are invited to check out Pardee Homes’ “12 Days of Christmas” promotion featuring 12 days of amazing pricing on select homes, including several upgraded model homes, located in the master-planned communities of Canyon Hills in Lake Elsinore and Sundance and Tournament […]

Brookview Terrace appeal to former renters

Brookview Terrace appeal to former renters

Pardee Homes has just made home buying a little more attainable for renters by offering new pricing at Brookview Terrace that translates into monthly payments that rival renting. New homes are now priced starting at $165,900, according to Peter Altuchow, director of sales for Pardee Homes. “If you’re ready to kiss your rent receipts goodbye, […]

Tribal representation on I-15 IRP supported

The request of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA) to be added to the I-15 Interregional Partnership joint policy committee was endorsed during a San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Borders Committee meeting Nov. 21. Although the I-15 IRP itself will make the final decision about SCTCA inclusion, the Borders Committee voice vote also […]

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