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 […]

Is now the right time to trade-in my home?

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 […]

Welcome spring with the latest trends in bedroom décor

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 […]

2015 real estate market starts slowly

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.

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