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In February of 2004 at a Senate Committee Meeting Idaho Director of Finance Gavin M. Gee said that "Predatory Lending Practices", are: "an insidious practice that turns the American dream into the American nightmare." He noted that "most consumers shopping for a mortgage do not understand that different sets of laws apply to different lenders (under federal preemption)." He urged lawmakers to allow state regulators to continue to "go to bat" for consumers who have been wronged. Gee criticized the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's recent adoption of rules that effectively preempt national banks and their subsidiaries (3 comments)
The Promenade Mall in Temecula is expanding to include the following New stores: Coldwater Creek Pottery Barn William Sonoma The Walking Company The Yardhouse P.F. Chang's China Bistro Lucille's Bar-B-Ques Temecua is growing...This is great news for the Inland Empire. With all of the negative economic news it is uplifting to see some positive development. The economic outlook for the Inland Empire is really not as grim compared to many other parts of the U.S.
The New Expansion will feature 126,000 square feet of upscale shops and restaurants in a main street setting featuring fountains, (8 comments)
Hot Air Balloon Rides - A Magical Event - 09/27/08 05:23 PM
There is something magical about Hot Air Balloons. They are one reason that I love the Temecula Valley. We see them every day and some have actually landed on our property. My husband and I were given a gift certificate for a balloon ride and enjoyed it immensely. It is a very slow and relaxing event. I was expecting a much more turbulent ride. After we took off it was so quiet and the only sound we heard was the sound of the burner releasing hot air when the pilot found it necessary to create altitude.
A Day of Wine And Chocolate ~ Sunday, September 28th ~ Fun Charity Event - 09/27/08 09:54 AM
Sunday, September 28th, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00, Live and Silent Auctions, Gourmet Picnic Available Hospice of the Valley...is hosting their 12th Annual Charity Event "A Day of Wine and Chocolate" My own father was a hospice patient and the hospice employees were like angels. I am so very thankful that they were there for my father and my family. This is a wonderful event....See you there!!! Wilson Creek Winery 35960 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591 - Tickets are $50.00 in advance or $75.00 at the door.
2203 Sq. Ft. of Living Space 2 Car Attached Garage Jane Grant, Southwest Real Estate, Inc. Call me for a private showing: 866-621-0155. This price is only for Standing inventory..... Visit me (4 comments)
Purchasing a home from a Bank, whether it is a Short Sale or a property already owned by the bank is not the same as purchasing a home from a homeowner/seller in a typical Real Estate Market. In a typical Real Estate market, Sellers have equity in their homes and there is room to negotiate comfortably. Banks have negative equity on short sale and their bank owned properties. It is a case by case situation with each property having a different loan amount owed to one, two or more lenders. The properties that are sitting the longest usually have (4 comments)
Builder Close Out **********Only One Home Left************* - 09/24/08 11:20 PM
Only one home left in the beautiful Menifee Valley, Located Near Murrieta City Line --- Menifee Builder Close Out *** Menifee Builder Close Out ---- $315,000, Only $89.00 per square foot (3521 square foot home) 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms *********** Three Car Garage ** Finished Backyard -- Grass - Sprinklers - Window Coverings Already Installed - Upgraded appliances - Stainless Steel Refridgerator is Included ** Granite Countertops ******************************************************************* Call Jane Grant, Southwest Real Estate, Inc. *** 866-621-0155
Commercial Christmas Tree Donation - 09/23/08 05:51 PM
I have a beautiful 9.5 foot Pre-Lit, Christmas Tree that I would like to donate to a non-profit organization. It is only 2 years old. My boys are just tired of putting it together every year so we have decided to get a smaller tree. It is in its original box and I can deliver it anywhere her in the Inland Empire or the Beach Area. Just answer this blog with any recommendations. Thanks
Investors: The Inland Empire is Ripe for Long Term Buy and Hold Strategy - 09/23/08 04:03 PM
Investors, prices are low and median rental rates have increased here in the Inland Empire. Lore Magazine and Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine took a pole regarding the most important items that investors look for in a residential Housing investment. Potential rental prices as well as long‐term appreciation Potential immediate return from buying under market and reselling at or above market rate Long‐term appreciation potential (potential growth in property value alone) Location price per square foot Other Visit my website for a great list of opportunities for Residential Bank Owned Properties. Jane Grant Southwest Real Estate, Inc. www.riversideconty4closures.com (0 comments)
Menifee Builder Close Out - $89.00 sq. ft. - 3500 sq. ft. 5 bedrooms - 4 bathrooms - 09/21/08 03:13 PM
ONLY TWO LEFT - Brand New Homes Never Lived In - 5 Bedroom - 4 Bath - Bonus Room and Study - only $315,000.00 Finished Backyards - Lawn and patio slab Window coverings Included -3 car garage -Bonus Room -Quiet location -Across from Park -Granite kitchen counter-tops -Upgraded carpeting These homes will not last. This is the best buy on a new home in Riverside County. Menifee, is next to Murrieta for those who don't know. Menifee is known for its new continued, steady growth and has high ranking schools. Call me for a private showing....Jane Grant Southwest Real Estate, Inc. www.swresales.com (2 comments)
Resort Style daily life.....Also includes: Work Out Room, Banquet Room, Large Party area with Brick oven fire place, Several Bar-B-Ques. ******************************
2203 Sq. Ft. of Living Space 2 Car Attached Garage Jane Grant, Southwest Real Estate, Inc. Call me for a private showing: 866-621-0155 Visit me on the web at www.riversidecounty4closures.com
Lovely Pool/Spa Area more pictures below!
Jane Grant, Southwest (0 comments)
Brand New Homes In The Beautiful Temecula Valley - BUILDER CLOSE OUT - 09/19/08 07:24 PM
These Brand New Builder Close Out Homes will close escow quickly. Unlike foreclosure homes and short sales. 2203 Square Foot Home, Brand New Construction Builder Price Reduced from $400,000 to $269,000 Front Porches open to greenbelts instead of streets. Front yard landscaping is complete and maintained by the Home Owners Association Amenities Include: Work Out Room Pool and Spa Banquet Room 2 outdoor fireplaces Large park
Homes come equipped with: High speed Cat 5 wiring RG6 Coaxial Television Cable
HOA Fees are only $145.00 per month and it include, Pool, Spa, Work (6 comments)
KNOCK BEFORE ENTERING - ESPECIALLY A VACANT HOME - 09/16/08 08:27 PM
I make it a standard practice to knock loudly before entering any home but especially a vacant home. This is something that I was told to do many years ago, by another agent that I was working with when the last foreclosure market was happening. This is to give a potential person time to leave just in case there is still someone in a "vacant" house. Today I was really glad that I have been doing this all along because just as we were stepping into the home I heard a door slam as someone was obviously leaving. There were crackers and peanut (20 comments)
Great Customer Service to Today's Market - 09/15/08 07:58 PM
I believe in providing great customer service. I will go the extra mile to make sure that my clients are satisfied and happy about the purchase they are making. This is a great time to buy and I want my clients to feel as if there is no doubt that they are purchasing a great property that will go up in value. That is why, when I received a panic voice-mailfrom my client at 9:00 p.m. saying that, "I can return their call until midnight", I did. I called at 10:00 and did not get an answer. So at (5 comments)
WHY HAVE A NEW HOME INSPECTED - 09/13/08 09:17 PM
I just helped a client of mine purchase a new home today. After we got through the contract I suggested that they obtain a professional certified, (CREA) home inspector to inspect the home. They agreed and we discussed the importance of new home inspections. I always advise my clients to get their new homes inspected due to the fact that if certain things are missed they will cause damage later. These are some of the things that my home inspectors have found in new construction. Air conditioning condensation line for the air conditioning never being hooked up and left hanging, (This (7 comments)
Finding a great opportunity on New Homes! - 09/08/08 09:53 PM
How can you find a brand new home for $85.00 per square foot? If you have an agent ask them. If you don't and you live in Riverside County, visit my website for more information on Bank Owned Homes. Now the Big Question..... Why do you need a Real Estate Agent to purchase a new home from a Builder? 1. An informed agent knows where the best New Home Purchase opportunities are. 2. Realtors are involved in theCurrent Real Estate Market and can negotiate the following: Options, Backyard Landscaping including Hard-scape, Window Coverings Closing costs being paid by the seller, (Bank) (3 comments)
New Bank Owned Homes starting at $85.00 per square foot in Riverside County - 09/08/08 09:14 PM
Buyers, investors, First Time Buyers. Consider purchasing a Brand New Bank Owned Home. There are many Foreclosure properties on the market today. Many are short sales that have long and uncertain escrows or multiple offers on them. A different option is a brand New Bank Owned Home. This happens when the bank forecloses on the builder. Many of these homes already have the backyard landscaped and are ready to sell. Banks and builders do not want standing inventory and are ready to sell quickly. Visit my website for more information. (0 comments)
Oak Mountain Wine Pick Up Party - 09/07/08 09:46 AM
Oak Mountain the quaintest little wineryin the Temecula Valley had it's Wine Pick Up party last Friday Night. Pick up of the wine, that it. These are current pictures of the grapes now on the vine.
Next time I will have to take some pictures of the people, but I was so into the grapes....and then it became to dark to take pictures.
Valerie and Steve are grape harvestors before anything else.
I just love the feeling of this winery. You can see by the pictures how graceful the setting is and how peaceful too!
Be Patient with your agent! - 09/04/08 10:22 PM
If you are a buyer and you have an offer on a short sale and you have not heard anything.....guess what? You are not alone. The asset managers and loss mitigation managers at the banks are overwhelmed and overworked. This is not your agent's fault. You can have your agent look for other properties for you so you can make other offers. When the first one is accepted just cancel all the others.
What do you drive? - 09/04/08 07:41 AM
I need car advice. What is a good and roomy car for a Realtor to drive that also gets good gas mileage? Do any cars have a navigation system that you can use while driving? I used to drive this, but it just was not practical with the gas prices. It was also not politically correct and I was getting complaints. No one would buy it so we sold it at an auction and actually made money on it after paying GMC!
Now, I am driving this but now that my son is 18 and going to college, I am giving (21 comments)
This home is Under $200,000, and situated in the Temecula Valley, with award winning schools.
This home is only $175,000 located in Menifee, (The new Murrieta). You can qualify for a New Home or Investment Property.
There are hundreds more at: www.soreal.biz
Protect yourself and your contacts from SPAM - Don't forward that e-mail - 09/02/08 01:14 PM
Advice from Snopes.com MEMORIZE THIS! 1) Any time you see an E-Mail that says forward this on to '10' of your friends, sign this petition, or you'll get bad luck, good luck, or whatever, it almost always has an E-Mail tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and E-Mails of those folks you forward to. The host sender is getting a copy each time it gets forwarded and then is able to get lists of 'active' E-Mails addresses to use in SPAM E-Mails, or sell to other spammers. 2) Almost all E-Mails that ask you to add your name and forward on (0 comments)
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