real estate: Autumn Leaves After a Rain Storm and Tears - 11/21/13 09:00 AM
Autumn Leaves After a Rain Storm...and Tears

Today we had a big rain storm and possibly thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow but late this afternoon I was headed into the hills behind Loma Linda and the trees were just beautiful.
 

 
Many leaves had fallen onto the ground and the colors were spectacular.
 

 
I have lived in this area for many years and raised my kids here. I got a little teary eyed thinking about what a nice community Loma Linda is and all the good memories here. Silly how looking at a tree … (10 comments)

real estate: What Features are Buyers Interested In? - 11/19/13 04:01 AM
What Features are Buyers Interested In?
What Features are Buyers Interested In?
Here is a chart showing what features buyers in California are most interested in. Different parts of the US have other choices like downstairs basement conversions but pretty much it is standard across the country.
When a homeowner is deciding what upgrades to do, sometimes they are at a loss as to what would add equity and be appealing to potential buyers. See Chart below for ideas.
 

 
 
One suggestion: Go with earthtone choices so that most will be comfortable with.
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real estate: NAR to Issue Domains to Realtors...Sign up Soon - 11/18/13 11:44 PM
NAR to Issue Domains to Realtors...Sign up Soon
NAR to Issue Domains to Realtors...Sign up Soon
Right now there are just a handful of urls; net, com, org, edu, but many new urls are coming soon and NAR is securing ".Realtor" for its members.
Only members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) can call themselves REALTORS® and only REALTORS® will be allowed to use the new .REALTOR domain in connection with their names. Sign up now to be one of the first in line to reserve your .REALTOR domain as soon as it’s available.
Agents who … (6 comments)

real estate: Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster in Your Area - 11/17/13 11:17 PM
Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster in Your Area
Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster in Your Area

 
Every year millions of people in the US are affected by natural disasters such as Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Flooding, and Firestorms. Would you be prepared if this happened to you?
 
 
 
Here are some safety tips to help you prepare for such a disaster.
Keep you gas tank half to full; never go to sleep on a empty tank. You might not be able to buy gas for days. Have water on hand for you and your … (12 comments)

real estate: Full Moon Tonight, Nov 17 2013 and was Spectacular - 11/17/13 02:07 PM
Full Moon Tonight on Nov 17, 2013 and was Spectacular
Full Moon Tonight, Nov 17 2013 and was Spectacular

 
 
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California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in Southern California, please contact me. I am a local California Realtor, live in the Inland Empire community and am aware of the local market. I am here to help you find a home or to sell the home you currently … (12 comments)

real estate: How Many Birds Can Hang Out on the Lamp Post? - 11/17/13 12:53 PM
How Many Birds Can Hang Out on the Lamp Post?
 

How about 1 bird?
 

How about 2 birds?
 

Well, how about 8 birds?
And guess why they are huddled up there....a Red-Tailed Hawk who is lurking over the area looking for a treat? Do they think safety in numbers will save them? Maybe......

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California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in Southern California, … (10 comments)

real estate: Flowers After the Rain - 11/17/13 12:36 PM
Flowers After the Rain
 

Yesterday it rained all day and most of the night so this morning I went out and took some pictures of the flowers in my yard.

 
These look like they are polk-a-dots.

I really like how the raindrops hang on for hours.
 

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real estate: 10 Reasons to List your House During the Holidays - 11/16/13 01:42 AM
 
Here are 10 Great Reasons Why Sellers Should List During the Holidays …

 
1.    People who look for homes during the Holidays are more serious buyers!
 
2.     Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you.
 
3.     Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home. Less demand means more money for you.
 
4.     Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays.
 
5.     Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more … (14 comments)

real estate: Red Tailed Hawk up in the Clouds - 11/12/13 11:29 PM
Red-Tailed Hawk up in the Clouds

Early this morning on an extremely overcast day, while walking I saw this Red-Tailed Hawk sitting up on a light post. I tried to get closer but he flew off as my dog must have disturbed his food hunt. Viewing nature is so exciting and always a surprise.
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real estate: Tips to Stop the Spread of Cold and Flu Viruses - 11/12/13 10:49 PM
Stop the Spread of Cold and Flu Viruses This School Year
It is a new school year and parents need to remember that the kids are likely to bring home many viruses. The kids catch cold and flu viruses from their classmates, which can then spread to other family members at home. When kids are sick, they can get behind in school work and it can effect their grades.
Elementary school children get 8-12 colds or cases of the flu each school year and for older students, it is about half that ratio. It is important for parents, teachers and kids work together to stop the spread of … (0 comments)

real estate: November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month - 11/12/13 01:42 PM
 
November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month
 
Here's How YOU Can Support YouthHope:
 
GO TO: Queen Bean Caffe and/or Dairy Queen located at 12045 5th Street, Yucaipa, 92399
 
ON: THIS Friday, November 15th between 3 - 9 pm
 
ORDER: Purchase your order and mention "YOUTHHOPE"
 
SUPPORT: 20% of all orders made at this fundraising time will benefit YouthHope!

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real estate: In Memory of Miss Abbigail Potts- You Will be Missed - 11/11/13 10:28 PM
In Memory of Miss Abbigail Potts- You Will be Missed

Abby was 12.5 years old and she had had a wonderful life with a large family. Just recently she was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and pancreatitus. After a regimine of 9 pills 2 X daily, she just stopped eating and drinking totally. My dearest friend, the dog's owner, knew it was the right time to let her go. She will be missed greatly.
Good-bye my friend.
 
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real estate: Hanging out at the Birdbath - 11/11/13 02:24 PM
 Hanging out at the Birdbath
 Hanging out at the Birdbath
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Today after parking my car, I could hear a lot of splashing and chirping going on.
 
 
 
 
 

 
Upon further investigation, I found about a dozen birds jumping in and out of the water pond in the Target parking lot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This was an extremely round bird who sat on the basket but did not get into the water. Watching nature is so much fun.
 
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real estate: Veterans Day Monday Nov 11, 2013- More Free Offers - 11/10/13 12:37 PM
Veterans Day Monday Nov 11, 2013- More Free Offers
 
Happy Veterans Day and today on November 11, 2013, Many businesses are offering discounts and free meals for all veterans and active military personel. It is a way to thank the veterans for a job well done protecting this country.

 
Applebee’s- Free Thank You meal- a variety of meals available
California Pizza Kitchen- Free Pizza (dine-in only)
Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse- Free Meal
Cheeseburger in Paradise- All American Burger
Chili’s- Free Meal
Famous Dave’s- Free Meals off special menu or discount (locations vary)
Friendly’s- Free Big Two Do Breakfast and … (4 comments)

real estate: Crescent Moon - The Beauty of the Moon - 11/08/13 11:56 PM
Crescent Moon - The Beauty of the Moon
Crescent Moon - The Beauty of the Moon
The moon is fasinating and I am especially fond of the full moons each month. On November 5, 2013, the crescent moon (7%) was so beautiful and bright against the black sky.

 

 
 
 
 
Moon myths and legends are so important and have been passed down for hundreds of years going back to King Solomon. "Crescent Moons" are popular used in paintings and jewelry.
 
Are you fasinated by the moon?
 
 
 
 
 
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real estate: Fallen Hummingbird Saved to Fly Again - 11/08/13 02:07 AM
Fallen Hummingbird Saved to Fly Again
Fallen Hummingbird Saved to Fly Again

 
A few days ago I was in the kitchen and I heard a thud. Now I have heard this thud before and it usually means a bird has hit my french doors and sometimes it with disasterous results but luckily when I went outside, there was a beautiful hummingbird just laying on the patio.

 

 
Of course, I ran and grabbed my camera and then went to work to try and revive the little bird. I keep Q-Tips in my craft box nearby so I … (16 comments)

real estate: Closed Another Short Sale in Loma Linda - 11/07/13 11:18 PM
Closed Another Short Sale in Loma Linda
 Closed Another Short Sale in Loma Linda
 

This beautiful 3 bedroom. 2 bathroom, 1607 sq.ft spacious condo just closed for $241,500 in Loma Linda, CA 92354.
Benton Way Estates is a beautiful condo complex and has beautiful greenbelts, gated pool and spa, Clubhouse for events, and a gardening crew that takes care of the grounds 5 days a week. One and two story views,  gated backyards, attached garages, ample parking and driveways.
If you own a home or condo and cannot afford to make the payments plus you cannot sell it as … (0 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Scam as Criminals are Renting Homes Listed for Sale in MLS - 11/06/13 11:12 PM
Real Estate Scam as Criminals are Renting Homes Listed for Sale in MLS
Real Estate Scam as Criminals are Renting Homes Listed for Sale in MLS
A local Realtor in the Corona area of California recently listed her own home for sale. Immediately, her office started getting a lot of calls regarding renting out the property. She received a call from a prospective renter who asked her if she would be trying to sell the house out from under him. She was so surprised as she was SELLING the house and not RENTING it.
This home which was selling for $519,000 was a … (12 comments)

real estate: Sellers- What Remodeling Jobs do not Get Much Bang for Your Buck - 11/05/13 12:07 PM
Sellers-What Remodeling Jobs Do Not Get Much Bang for Your Buck
Sellers- What Remodeling Jobs Do Not Get Much Bang for Your Buck

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California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in Southern California, please contact me. I am a local California Realtor, live in the Inland Empire community and am aware of the local market. I am here to help you find a home or to sell the home … (8 comments)

real estate: It's Fall So Update Your AR Blog's Wallpaper - 11/04/13 01:20 PM
It's Fall So Update Your AR Blog's Wallpaper

This was what my blog looked like this morning but I decided I needed to add some fall trees instead of some summer flowers.

Here I added a larger picture so I get the double images. AR recommends 300X300 and this was 399 X 295.

I made the photo smaller, 314 X 219 and I am pleased with it. If you cannot remember how to change your blog photo, go to my older post "Update your AR Blog for Springtime" as it has all the steps and will refresh your … (4 comments)

 
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Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor

(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Banning, CA

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Sun Lakes Realty

Address: 300 S Sun Lakes Realty, Banning, CA, 92220

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I am a Southern California Realtor and have a wide variety of interests. First of all Real Estate is my real love and focus point but I do have Hobbies. I am interested in Photography; Nature, Landscaping, Lunar and Solar Phases, but Birds are my favorites. I also enjoy scrapbooking, blogging, and traveling; beaches, deserts, and mountains. I am also involved in the community organizations and charities. I care about the Inland Empire and making it a better place to live. I write this daily blog composed of nature, real estate news and interesting stories in Southern Califoria and other places across the United States.


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