Realtor open house event provides opportunities for buyers and sellers

Realtor open house event provides opportunities for buyers and sellers

TEMECULA, CA—Purchasing a home is often one of the most important decisions in a person’s life and deciding on a particular house comes with many options. Forty-four percent of recent buyers used open houses as a way to narrow down their choices and find their dream home. Buyers in Southwest Riverside County area will have […]

How to interview and select a Realtor®

How to interview and select a Realtor®

As of April 1 of this year (no fool’n), there are a total of 3,887 licensed real estate agents in good standing within our local Board of Realtor® at SRCAR (Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors®). Please note, not all of these licensed Real Estate Agents are created equal. Finding the right one for you, […]

Safety tips shared for real estate agents after open house theft

A Real Estate agent arrived to setup a for an open house in Southwest Riverside County had her personal belonging stolen in late March, but this is just one of many incidents. According to Connie Lynch, who is the CEO of Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors, the agent parked in the home’s driveway when […]

Is the Internet really a home buyer’s friend?

Is the Internet really a home buyer’s friend?

The last decade has seen the relationship between real estate industry and consumers flourish. The public today can simply go online, or even open a mobile app on their phones, to research almost every aspect of real estate from property characteristics, sales history, zoning, and even research realtors. Most of what the general public has […]

The SWCLC is your voice in Sacramento

MURRIETA – More than 2,300 bills have been introduced in the California Legislature for the 2015 session. That’s 2,300 new attempts to tax, regulate or otherwise impact how you live and how you run your business. The Southwest California Legislative Council, a decade old advocacy coalition of the Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Menifee and […]

Ideas for pool perimeter landscaping

Ideas for pool perimeter landscaping

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 […]

What to do when your house doesn’t sell

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 […]

Everyone loves a hero – is the HERO program a hero or villian?

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 […]

Make the most of your home appraisal

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 […]

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