HomeLife offers personalized home buying experience

In January, real estate broker Michelle Koutsoudis purchased a well-known, yet small-scale, real estate franchise in Temecula. She purchased the HomeLife Realty franchise from Vic and Carol Gamboni, who owned the business for about 20 years. But moving into her new office posed a challenge. Most of the furniture and carpeting was in shoddy condition […]

Teetering neighborhood gets back on track

New sod, painted fences, freshly painted homes and unsightly tree removals have recently been taking place throughout a neighborhood whose lack of curb appeal was beginning to cause community uproar. In March, a group of neighbors gathered at a home in the 15-year-old Summerwind and Chapparral communities on the east side of Murrieta to discuss […]

What’s new in realty services?

An interview with Melody LaMar of Exceptional Realty Services of TemeculaTemecula/Murrieta Valley News associate Andrew Reeder had a chance to ask up-and-coming realtor Melody LaMar some very direct questions in a recent interview. Andrew: Melody, why don’t you tell our readers who you are and what you do? Melody: I am the owner/broker of Exceptional […]

Hoping to enhance ‘curb appeal’ in their neighborhoods

Tired of lawns not mowed, lawns with mowed weeds, falling fences and peeling paint, a group of residents have banded together to see what they can do to clean up their neighborhood. Residents in the Chaparral and Summerwind neighborhoods have begun to organize a grass roots enhancement program that will help the curb appeal of […]

Shopping for a home? Local lender and Realtor offer advice

Shopping for a new home requires good decision making in a real estate market currently favorable to sellers. With interest rates the lowest in more than 30 years, new and used homes alike are being snatched up before prospective buyers even get a chance to tour listed properties, let alone make an offer. But there […]

Housing market forecast looks great for 2004

Local Realtors are optimistic that the explosive housing boom that has taken place for the past couple years will continue throughout 2004. Although the State is in a budget crisis, it is fortunately not having a strong effect on the local housing market. According to Realtors, the market is being driven by interest rates set […]

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