New program offers rebates on real estate agents’ commission

Visterra Credit Union, with offices in Murrieta, recently rolled out a new program to their members providing one-stop service, expert and professional assistance and a cash rebate equal to 25 percent of the agent’s own commission to members who buy or sell a home using the new Home Fortunes program. Offered in combination with Visterra’s […]

Marine’s efforts honor 11-year-old cancer victim

It’s because of one young Marine, Sgt. Stephen Ferguson, founder of Team Cody, that over 5,000 care packages have been sent to men and women serving their country overseas. Sgt. Ferguson, who currently resides on Camp Pendleton and will be deployed (again) to Iraq next month, started Team Cody in honor of 11-year-old Cody Johnson, […]

Nature lovers discover rural retreat at Woodmoor by Brehm Communities

Families seeking an escape from the demands of city life are flocking to the serene new community of Woodmoor in the scenic Temecula Valley. Nestled in the rustic and beautiful city of Wildomar, Woodmoor offers family-sized homes on expansive homesites that average a half-acre in size. Woodmoor is also invitingly close to an abundance of nature trails, […]

Emerald Mortgage/Sapphire Realty

Michelle Lee and Karen Alexander of Emerald Mortgage/Sapphire Realty really have it going on. Both mothers and homemakers, they also work more than full-time at their flourishing mortgage/real estate businesses. “We are always available to our customers,” Lee said. “We work very hard for them, to get them the right loan, and the best loan […]

RBC gets new loan specialist

Heide Steele-Fox, a veteran in the mortgage lending industry, has joined the Temecula office of RBC Mortgage as senior mortgage loan specialist. She joined RBC two years ago in San Diego, where she worked as a senior mortgage specialist in the builder division. Previously, Steele-Fox held similar positions with North American Mortgage and Wells Fargo […]

Wildomar home prices heat up

Home price appreciation appears to have stabilized in Southwest County, with housing values in most cities and communities in the region rising at more realistic and sustainable levels, an industry report found Thursday. However, there was an exception with the unincorporated community of Wildomar, where the median price increased more than 25 percent from May […]

Temecula Assist-2-Sell named among top brokers

Broker/owners Dick and Patty Vaughan of the Assist-2-Sell real estate franchise in Temecula were recently recognized as one of the top 20 percent performing Assist-2-Sell offices in the nation in 2004. The top 20 percent performing offices were chosen from 450 offices throughout the United States and Canada. The Assist-2-Sell marketing program enables homeowners to […]

Senior housing project approved

The debate continued between the residents of Harveston Community and the commissioners in the Temecula Planning Commission meeting on April 20. Now in the third round of debate, Curry Brandaw Architects’ planning application to construct a senior congregate care facility on the southeast corner of Village Road and Township Road within the Harveston Specific Plan […]

Real Estate community teams up with Habitat for Humanity

The Temecula Valley Real Estate community will come together in a joint effort to raise funds for one of the five houses currently under development in Old Town Temecula by Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley. The cost of building the home, approximated at $70,000, will come from contributions made by Realtors, agents, brokers and affiliates. […]

Mission Oaks third branch to open by summer

The Temecula-based Mission Oaks National Bank announced it has finalized the location of a new full-service branch near Ontario Mills mall in the heart of Ontario’s business district. The bank has signed a lease for a 5,500-square-foot office at 800 N. Ferrari Lane in the Ferrari Corporate Center that is expected to open by early […]