Foreclosures save money, but not always a fortune

For the past several months, interest rates for home mortgages have steadily risen. This factor has caused a ripple effect on the housing market. 1. People who once were able to afford to purchase a home are pushed out of the equation because they simply cannot afford mortgage payments at the current rate. 2. Those […]

What to look for when buying a home

Much like buying a used car, buying a home can be a risky proposition. But unlike a vehicle, home buyers can’t take a house out for a test drive. While there are professional home inspectors to detect some of the more hidden problems, there are also several things a home buyer should be able to […]

Simple landscape tricks to increase curb appeal

These days, the home-improvement industry is as big as it’s ever been. Take a casual drive through a typical suburban neighborhood and you’re liable to see a fair number of houses undergoing some sort of reclamation project. Be it a new garage door, a fresh coat of paint or the ever-popular add-on, homes across the […]

Alberhill Ranch Fireworks Festival offers family fun

Alberhill Ranch, a Castle & Cooke community, is proud to announce their First Fireworks Festival, to take place on June 30 starting at 5 p.m. The event will take place at Lake Elsinore’s newest community park located on Lake Street, also the new home to the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County. The festival […]

The down cycle

This downturn caught many by surprise. The economy is in good condition and the unemployment is rate holding steady, yet here we are. In reality, many investors have been expecting this downturn since affordability hit 17 percent nearly two years ago. Seventeen percent is the number of first-time home buyers in California who are able […]

Single women showing home-buying power

Changing demographics and cultural norms have lead to a shift in the picture of a home buyer. While the largest group of home buyers (61 percent) still remains married couples, according to the National Association of Realtors, single women are gaining momentum in real estate purchases. Breaking records Currently, single women purchase 22 percent of […]

Century 21 Award holding

Century 21 Award will be hosting a free career information night on Thursday, May 31, at 6 p.m. The 90-minute program is being held at the Temecula branch office at 32401 Highway 79 South. For more information about career night, please contact the career development department at (800) 480-5529. Reservations are required, so please call […]

Torres joins realty firm

CENTURY 21 Award is pleased to announce Linda Torres has joined its firm as a sales associate. She is an experienced agent specializing in residential property sales in the Temecula area. “We are thrilled to have Linda Torres join our team,” said Greg Britton, “It’s an exciting time to be with the CENTURY 21® System […]

Stater Bros. to anchor Phase II of Canyon Hills Marketplace

Construction is complete for Phase I, and construction of Phase II is set to begin for Canyon Hills Marketplace, a new 135,000-square-foot neighborhood shopping center located three miles east of I-15 on Railroad Canyon and Canyon Hills roads, just east of Lake Elsinore. San Diego-based Sudberry Properties, Inc. is the developer. Tenants in the shopping […]

Four questions every home seller should ask

Now that spring is here, more people will be putting up their homes for sale. If you are beginning this process, selecting a real estate sales associate to help you sell your home can be a daunting challenge. In a highly competitive environment among real estate companies, it can be confusing for a consumer to […]

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