Buyers should be prepared or be left behind

Buyers should be prepared or be left behind

The buying season is in full swing – odds are that if you are going to buy a Temecula-Murrieta home this year, you’ll buy by September. Sure, you’ve been getting your financial affairs in order and you’ve been up at night searching the Internet and browsing again first thing each morning at all of the […]

SRCAR hosts annual celebration

SRCAR hosts annual celebration

TEMECULA—The 2016 Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors Board of Directors were inducted on Friday, July 17, at the Pechanga Resort & Casino Ballroom by President-Elect, Pat “Ziggy” Zicarelli. The new directors are President Adam A. Ruiz, President-Elect Michael Perciful, CFO Lisa Neugebauer, Past President Linda Hofstatter and Directors Howard Dellsite, Joe McGowan, David Hale, […]

A good housing year in the works

Gene Wunderlich Special to Valley News Would you believe that halfway through 2015 more homes have been sold in Temecula and Murrieta than were sold in the entire year 2007? Through all of 2007 there were 687 homes sold in Murrieta. So far this year 976 Homes have sold there, nearly 30 percent more sales. […]

Sauls and Altuchow appointed officers of Pardee Homes

Sauls and Altuchow appointed officers of Pardee Homes

SAN DIEGO—Matt Sauls and Peter Altuchow have been named officers of Pardee Homes, announced Mike Taylor, division president for the multi-regional home builder. Sauls, who has been with Pardee Homes since 2006, has been named vice president of Marketing and Product Development. Altuchow came to Pardee Homes in 2005 as a sales manager; he is […]

WestMar Commercial Real Estate announces recent transactions

TEMECULA—WestMar Commercial Real Estate, a leading local real estate services firm, recently announced the following transactions:   Sales SFP-E, LLC, dba Les Schwab Tire Centers purchased 1.35± acres of retail land within Butterfield Ranch Shopping Center from BRSC, LLC. The property is located near the corner of Temecula Parkway and Butterfield Stage Road in the […]

New home versus a pre-owned home

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.  I […]

Ask the agent

Q: Hello, Dick. I am purchasing a condo here in Florida. The homeowners association is responsible for fixing roof leaks. Upon my inspection, I saw a stain the closet ceiling from a water leak. Upon asking the owner/seller about it, I was told they never noticed it, but they did fix the ceiling. My real estate […]

County assessment roll is the highest since 2008

RIVERSIDE—Riverside County’s property assessment roll has been valued at $242.7 billion, a 5.78 percent increase from last year and the highest total assessment roll since 2008, Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Peter Aldana recently announced. “This is the third consecutive year of growth and we are nearing our peak assessment roll of $242.9 billion in 2008, a good […]

Return to reasonable lending opens door to homeownership

Dave Liniger Special to the Valley News Home buying season is heating up. Homes sold faster in April than at any point in almost the last two years, according to data released by the National Association of Realtors. Existing-home sales are on pace to top 5 million this year. Consumers are rushing into the housing market […]

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