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German Shepherd Needs Home - - 07/31/10 05:13 PM
All of the Animal Shelters need help. They are overflowing and trying to do the best that then can but because the economy is so bad people are dumping their animals more than ever. Since Riverside County doesn't have a German Shepherd Rescue, I thought I would post information about the German Shepherd Rescue in Los Angeles. This is where I got my Max! This Beautiful German Shepherd needs a home! Beautiful classic German Shepherd waits for someone to see that her life is still worth saving. She gave a good part of her life to her former family; she loved (6 comments)
California Foreclosure Report - 07/29/10 05:08 PM
We can't call it a recovery yet, but according to the California Association of Realtors, foreclosure filings, auctions, are down 5 percent! There more to come on the new release of short sales that may happen due to California's jobless rate continuing to be over 10% with no improvement on that in sight. A total of 340,740 California properties received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2010, the nation's highest total, according to the report. Filings in California decreased 15 percent from the previous six months and nearly 13 percent from the first six months of 2009.
Foreclosure filings (3 comments)
FHA Buyers - Watch Out For "Thin Credit" - 07/29/10 02:01 PM
If you're talking about body weight, thin is something that everyone wants to be. However, being thin on credit can make your loan pre-approval hard to substantiate. This may be a trend, that perspective home buyers are being too careful about their credit and may actually not have enough. I have two clients in escrow that both have, "Thin Credit". Thin credit is when you don't have at least three established accounts showing up on your credit report.
The formal term is " Trade Line". Trade lines are established credit lines such as Bank Credit cards, Car Loans, Signature or Personal (6 comments)
How Can Investors Accept FHA Offers And Get Beyond The 20 Percent Rule? - 07/18/10 10:42 AM
In February of this year the original FHA regulation preventing investors from accepting FHA offers until 90 days had passed was lifted, (for one year), but with some strings. The major one being that the investor could not make than 20% profit on a property if he wanted to accept an FHA offer. Not that it matters, my personal opinion is that this only hurts the FHA buyer. Most of these investors purchase the distressed homes at auction or in other ways that the public cannot buy them anyway. They fix them up and sell them to first time buyers who could not afford (5 comments)
Temecula First Aid Classes Offered - 07/16/10 08:34 PM
The City of Temecula has many great classes offered at a very reasonable price. One of the most important and useful classes to take is First Aid and also CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation . These are one day courses, 3-4 Hours), for the public. (Not for Health Care workers). These classes are $40.00 each and they are Red Cross Certified classes and attendees who pass the class will receive a certificate of completion. Here's the link to the home page showing all of the courses and activities offered by the City of Temecula!
Jane Grant Southwest Real Estate Telephone: 866 621-0155 FACEBOOK, LinkedIN, U-Tube, (1 comments)
California Water Safety and Drowning Prevention - 07/16/10 08:13 PM
With Southern California temperatures reaching into the 100's, swimming is a great way to cool off! I have a pool myself and since I have sold many pool homes here in Riverside County, over the years, I am very conscious about water safety and reminding my clients about drowning prevention. Although nothing replaces supervision, while children are in a pool there are many products and tips that can help reduce the unnecessary drownings that occur each year. Backyard pools and spas account for over 80% of drowning or near drowning incidents. Learn CPR and First Aid Enroll in Swimming lessons Consider Special (2 comments)
New Homes Riverside County - 07/16/10 01:10 PM
You may not think that you need representation when you purchase a new home in Riverside County, but it can benefit you greatly to have your own agent! Below is a great example:
The following question was asked on Trulia:My wife and I signed a contract to buy a new condo 3 days ago for 489k. We didn't negotiate and was told that we will also be responsible for the closing cost (around 3%?), escrow, and the pro-rated property tax. I know I have 20 days to change my mind and get the deposit back. We really like the place but (1 comments)
Facebook - Forget What Mother Told You It's Good To Write On Walls - 07/16/10 09:21 AM
*************TO PARTICIPATE - "Like", the following pages in this post and then leave your link to your business page in the comment section! Leave Comments and your link and please reciprocate by going to the other members business page and doing the same! If I forgot someone please let me know!
When you get messages on your Facebook Business Page Walls you will get improved "Post Quality", and in order to keep the post quality high there needs to be interaction on your wall. Wall Activity equals higher
Below is a quote from David Bruce: (New To A.R.--But not (43 comments)
New Homes Lake Elsinore, California - Prices Beginning At $190,000 - 07/14/10 11:27 AM
Buyers of New Homes in California are eligible for a New Construction Tax Credit. I have been getting requests for information about living in Lake Elsinore. There are several new developers building in Lake Elsinore. I'm going there today to take some pictures and I am really excited to document what's going on there. With prices begin at $190,000 these homes are a great value! I've noticed Lake Elsinore in the news quite a bit lately. They have a great City Council with Mayor Melissa Melendez leading the way with an approachable style. She offers residents of Lake Elsinore a chance (2 comments)
Scam Alert: Criminals Posing As Clients Looking For A Realtor - 07/13/10 10:09 AM
There are predators posing as clients on the big public sites, most commonly Trulia. Trulia is where this criminal found me, (see the letter below). They say they are cash buyers who are traveling and want to close quickly. Since they are traveling they will not be able to wire money. (Red Flag) Wiring money is the safest way to send money, especially for the seller. I have posted the actual e-mail I received below, but to get to the main reason the scam is working for uninformed agents, and escrow officers, read below:They wind up sending a very professional FAKE (16 comments)
Did you feel it? - Earthquake - Southern California 7/7/10 - 07/07/10 08:24 PM
We just had an earthquake here in Southern California! If you want to report your experience to the seismologists click Here. We felt like the building was on the water! This one was a little strange and I am a California Native! Did you feel it?
Jane Grant Southwest Real Estate Telephone: 866 621-0155 FACEBOOK, LinkedIN, U-Tube, Twitter, Trulia Call me for information regarding Real Estate in Riverside County, My office is in Temecula, and I specialize in selling homes in the Temecula Wine County, De Luz, La Cresta, Bear Creek, Murrieta, Wildomar and Menifee. Anywhere in Southwest Riverside County and North San Diego County. (14 comments)
Dual Agency In Real Estate, Who Does It Benefit The Most? - 07/07/10 11:22 AM
So you want to buy a house and think you will get a better deal from the listing agent? This is great advice - for the seller!Here are some things to consider about Dual Agency.FACT: Listing agents are hired by the seller to sell their house at the best possible price with the best possible terms.Question: Can a person, or a Real Estate Agent, "Serve Two Masters", effectively?Example One: I was representing a buyer who was purchasing a brand new home. We were scheduled to close in two weeks when I received a frantic call from my buyer. My buyer called (11 comments)
Temecula, California: Wine Tasting - 07/07/10 11:03 AM
One of my favorite afternoon activities here in Temecula is to go Wine Tasting with my husband and friends. I took this picture overlooking some of the vineyards near South Coast Winery Resort and Spa!I've written several posts about Temecula Wineries...here's a few:Monte De Oro South Coast Winery Ponte Family Estate WineryWinlson Creek WineryI love working and living here in Temecula and if you have any questions about Temecula living, including Real Estate or Schools please give me a call. I am a Real Estate Broker and have lived here in the Temecula Valley for 20 years! Jane Grant Southwest Real Estate Telephone: (2 comments)
Via David Bruce Jr. (Frederick Web Promotions): Local Google Ranking and Social Media Marketing Expert offering $500 off services rendered for any one who donates $50 to A Mission of Mercy mobile free health care clinic via Facebook Causes.
David Bruce Jr. $500 OFF for every $50 donation to free health clinic A Mission of Mercy via Facebook Causes. CWP Tech Solutions provides local SEO and Social Media Marketing for small businesses. What is A Mission Of Mercy? "Healing Through (0 comments)
Temecula, California Wineries - 07/05/10 03:50 PM
Here's a list of 36 of the most popular wineries in Temecula. The links are attached for ease of finding locations and or information about specific wineries. There are two major wine trails in Temecula. The Rancho California Road Wine Trail and the De Portola Road Wine Trail. I took the picture below on the Rancho California Road Wine trail. It was a beautiful June Morning! 1 ) Hart Winery2 ) Calloway Vineyard3 ) Baily Vineyard4 ) Miramonte Vineyard5 ) Mount Palomar Winery6 ) Briar Rose Winery7 ) Thornton Winery8 ) Churon Winery9 ) Stewart Cellars Winery10) Longshadow Ranch11) Alex's Red Barn12) (1 comments)
New Homes In Riverside County - 07/04/10 03:33 PM
There are a lot of great deals on brand new homes here in Riverside County! Consumers need an agent to represent them in their new home purchase just as much as they do in a re-sale home purchase. After all, the sales representatives work for the builder and knowing what the competition has to offer is essential! Also, knowing what you can and cannot ask for is a great help. There are many things that builders will add into the purchase of a new home that consumers don't even think to ask for. Before visiting a New Home Sales office call (1 comments)
Temecula June Weather Update - 07/04/10 03:25 PM
I hear all of the time how hot it is here in Temecula, but actually Temecula is not as hot as people think. It's only 72 today, as we are experiencing a little, "June Gloom. I have two clients who are very glad that it's not as hot as where they just moved from. One moved from Sacramento and the other just moved here from Phoenix and they are both thinking it is not hot at all here in Temecula! Here's a link to Temecula's Weather Update for more information: http://weathercurrents.com/temecula/
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