With the rise of the “staycation,” more and more homeowners are turning their backyards into their own private oases. The centerpiece of many such retreats is a refreshing and inviting pool. Whether above-ground or in-ground models, pools make for welcoming spots to enjoy warm days and nights. A new pool can quickly turn a yard […]
You look back to the day you decided to list your home for sale. You met with a realtor that you met at the kids soccer game and you got along with her great – you just knew she would be the right agent to sell your home; after all her kids played on the […]
John Occhi and Mike Mason Special to the Valley News The HERO program has been popular throughout Southwest Riverside County since its inception in late 2011 for the financing of energy saving improvements that can be paid for within a homeowner’s property tax payment. The Home Energy Retrofit Opportunity, or HERO, was created by the […]
TEMECULA – When homeowners think about renovating their properties, many first need to secure some funding to finance such projects. Some may tap into the equity of their homes by refinancing an existing mortgage, while others may apply for home equity loans. Taking the latter approach may require certain steps, including an assessment of how […]
Today’s Temecula and Murrieta move-up/move-down buyers face many challenges in an ever evolving real estate market. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a larger home for your family with more yard for the kids and dogs to play or are downsizing to a smaller home with less maintenance, the challenges are all the […]
MURRIETA – With spring right around the corner, you’re probably getting anxious for the warmer weather, sunny skies and flip flops. As the season change, so can your home décor. Heavy drapes are replaed with sheers and down comforters are swapped for light-weight coverlets. There is simply no better way to welcome spring trends than […]
There is a controversy in real estate as to whose interest is best served with an open house. Sellers believe the purpose of an open house is to showcase their home and find a buyer for it while realtors typically market open houses for the primary purpose of finding fresh buyer leads. The whole idea […]
Those hoping for a jump-start to the valley’s moribund housing market were in for some disappointment in January. Not only were sales down 30 percent from December (865/614), but they were down five percent from last January (649/614), which was the slowest sales month on record for 2014. Pending sales are up slightly for the month meaning February could be slightly better, but being a short month we’re more hopeful that sales will rebound strongly in March and carry through summer.
The entire Temecula/Murrieta housing market seemed to spring up from nowhere about 10 years ago. Traveling from Hemet, along Winchester road the first sign of civilization was the French Valley Airport while the only full time occupants in what is now French Valley were the herds of cattle that grazed on the rolling hillsides.
Read along and prepare yourself with these tips for selling your house quickly and you’ll be in escrow before you have to mow the lawn again.