Fire-resistant homes can be built with straw bales

Fire-resistant homes can be built with straw bales

Anne Atkins held an open house Jan. 20 at her ranch to let people know about the benefits of building homes with straw bales, a subject she is passionate about. She first learned about straw bale building from an article in an Orange County newspaper. Atkins lived in Huntington Beach at the time and had […]

Tricked out with tech, bathroom features take smart living to a whole new level

Tricked out with tech, bathroom features take smart living to a whole new level

Family Features Special to Valley News No luxurious home upgrade is complete without the enhancements of modern technology. High-tech and intelligent devices lend ease to everyday activities and enrich homeowners’ ability to enjoy the comforts of home. With new products joining this category at an exponential pace, there’s a way to boost the smart function […]

Why being ‘priced right’ is the No. 1 factor when selling a home

Why being ‘priced right’ is the No. 1 factor when selling a home

Everyone has heard the three most important factors in real estate are “Location, Location, Location,” right? I don’t agree exactly, and I’d like to share my reasons. Yes, homes for sale in the Temecula and Murrieta valley have one great thing in common: location. However, there is so much more to successfully selling a home […]

Median price of homes in Riverside County continues to rise

RIVERSIDE – The median price of a home in Riverside County rose by 7.5 percent in September 2017, compared with the same month a year earlier, while the number of homes sold dipped by 3.7 percent, a real estate information service announced. According to CoreLogic, the median price of a Riverside County home was $360,000 […]

Improve privacy and security at home

Improve privacy and security at home

TEMECULA – Living in close proximity to one’s neighbors has its benefits. But many homeowners would no doubt admit that privacy at home is a good thing. Whether homeowners are enjoying their yard in spring or summer or simply want their in-home activities to be less obvious to neighbors, their privacy is a year-round concern. […]

How to avoid costly housing mistakes in a divorce

How to avoid costly housing mistakes in a divorce

The holidays are clearly over. Things did not go as you had hoped, again! Divorce is now clearly on you mind. You are asking yourself how will a divorce affects my home, my mortgage and my taxes? How can I make these critical decisions easier? Neutral, third party information can help you make logical, rather […]

Choosing the Right Project for Your Home Renovation

Nathaniel Sillin Before the housing market collapse of 2007, all renovation projects – no matter how expensive – seemed like winners. Today, home renovation is a whole new ballgame and you should carefully research any potential fix-up project you’re planning for your home. For the past 14 years, Remodeling magazine’s annual Remodeling 2016 Cost vs. […]

Practical tips to welcome adult children back into the home

Practical tips to welcome adult children back into the home

Family Features Special to Valley News For the first time since 1880, more young people are living with their parents than any other living arrangement. A recent report from the Pew Research Center showed the number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home is higher than the number of young adults who are married or […]

California’s housing crisis

California is the nation’s largest state, with a population estimated at just over 39 million. The availability of housing has not kept up with population growth. As is so often the case in California, government intervention has been counterproductive, resulting in an inadequate supply and skyrocketing housing costs, along with a lack of sustainable water […]