short sales: New Year’s Eve Ball in NYC....Enjoy Some History About our Traditions - 12/30/13 11:51 PM
New Year’s Eve Ball in NYC....Enjoy Some History About our Traditions

 
In 1904, this was the first time people celebrated New Years Eve in One Times Square in New York. The first New Year’s Eve Ball lowering celebration atop One Times Square was in 1907. It was made of iron and wood, weighed 700 pounds, and was covered with 100 light bulbs. Fireworks had been banned so the lights would shine over the city.
 
The New York Times owned the building where the tower is located but moved to another location in 1914. The NY Times retained … (10 comments)

short sales: She Works Hard for Her Money - 12/27/13 12:21 PM
2013 Song Theme Challenge - She Works Hard for Her Money
Earlier in my real estate career, sales were fast and ample buyers and sellers. Then the market collapsed and I turned my focus on Foreclosed Homes but now the market has improved and short sales are the focus so I work hard for my clients to get every short sale closed.
Working with the owners of underwater homes can be difficult as they are scared and usually emoitional and want to trust their Realtor but are afraid that the bank or banks will not cooperate. I am careful not to make … (10 comments)

short sales: 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)

short sales: 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)

short sales: The History of Scarecrows - 10/22/13 03:11 PM
The History of Scarecrows
The History of Scarecrows
 

Hungry birds have always been a problem and they eat the crops in the fields. The first recorded history of Scarecrows were over 2500 years ago when the Egyptians and Greeks put them in their fields to protect the wheat from large flocks of quail and other hungry birds.
Immigrants who moved to the United States during the 1800s brought with them a variety of ideas for making scarecrows. In Pennsylvania, German farmers built human looking scarecrows called a bootzamon or bogeyman. His body was a wooden cross and his head was a … (28 comments)

short sales: Fire Season Has Started...Keep Your Eyes Open and Report Danger - 10/06/13 04:07 PM
Fire Season Has Started...Keep Your Eyes Open and Report Danger




Thanks for Reading my Blog
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 own. California has great opportunities to view Nature … (10 comments)

short sales: Someone Recently Told Me to Read a Book…OK Activerain I am Reading - 09/23/13 12:50 AM
Someone Recently Told Me to Read a Book…OK Activerain I am Reading
 
I prefer mysteries and find a lot of good shows on TV so for fun I watch medical shows that are soapy but interesting. TV entertains me while I am working on the computer at night. But I must confess that one of my favorite shows is “Haven” which is a sci-fi show involving a few not so normal characters living in a small coastal community in Maine.
The main reason I do not read much anymore because about half way through a book, I just figure … (10 comments)

short sales: A Tale of the Little Blue Scooter - 09/22/13 02:33 AM
 
A Tale of the Little Blue Scooter
 

 
My daughter got the bright idea in her third year of college (2010) to get a scooter to drive it to school. The idea was to save money and gas. This was something she conspired with her father so he took her to the Yamaha Dealer and bought her one. Plus she had to have a helmet and not just a plain one but one of those expensive ones with graphics all over it. Then it had to be insured.
Life seemed good for her and she was so … (12 comments)

short sales: Once in a Blue Moon - 08/21/13 12:23 AM
Once in a Blue Moon
 
A Blue Moon: The Almanac Moon Rule
 
In the Maine Farmers' almanac page for August 1937, the calendar ‘Definition of a Blue Moon’ explained that occasionally "one of the four seasons would contain four full moons instead of the usual three."

 
There are seven Blue Moons in a Lunar Cycle of nineteen years and commenting that in olden times the almanac makers had much difficulty calculating the occurrence of the Blue Moon and this uncertainty gave rise to the expression 'Once in a Blue Moon.'
 

 
Names were assigned to … (36 comments)

short sales: August is Clean-Up Your Office Month....So Everyone Get Busy - 08/17/13 09:08 AM
August is Clean-Up Your Office Month....So Everyone Get Busy


 
 
 
I try to keep my office clean but it becomes a catch all for all the things I do not really have a place for. Believe it or not, I think everything should be in the right drawer, the dishwasher and not the sink, the dirty clothes and not the floor or closet, put away or in the trash if not needed BUT there is also a  place where I might want to put something because I just may need it again. Can you guess where that … (11 comments)

short sales: Do You Know How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes & Not Risk West Nile Disease - 08/09/13 07:57 AM
Do You Know How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes & Not Risk West Nile Disease

Did you know many people have gotten sick and died of West Nile Disease in the past 13 years?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 30,000 people in the US have been diagnosed with the disease and over 1,200 have died. Not all cases are properly diagnosed so the odds are there are many more cases and more deaths.
What is the mosquito’s active season?
From April to October yearly is the active mosquito season. The freezing weather kills off … (37 comments)

short sales: Augies Coffee House....The Best Coffee in Redlands - 07/28/13 03:56 PM

Augies Coffee House....The Best Coffee in Redlands
113 N 5th St Redlands, CA 92373
www.augiescoffeehouse.com
909-798-2255
Monday-Sunday
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Thanks for Reading my Blog
 
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 … (0 comments)

short sales: Just Listed- Loma Linda Condo $240,000 - 07/20/13 02:34 AM
Just Listed- Loma Linda Condo $240,000
 
 
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short sales: Shop Brighton collectables for all your Handbag and Jewelry Needs - 07/10/13 02:07 PM
http://www.brighton.com/

 

 
 
For all of you Brighten Collectable lovers, here is the story of how it started. A couple of high school sweethearts, Terri and Jerry, in the late 60's from San Gabriel started their own business while in high school. It was a t-shirt and belt business and they started working part time and then full time after graduating high school.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Meanwhile there was another couple who had a business sellling purses, belts and shoes. They wanted to move to New Zealand so they met Terri and jerry who bought their business and turned … (14 comments)

short sales: The San Diego Fair- Fun for all through July 4th - 07/02/13 01:53 AM
 
The San Diego Fair- Through July 4th
 
San Diego Fair at the Delmar Fairgrounds
2260 Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
For Info Call 858-755-1161
www.sdfair.com
July 2- 11:00 am-10:00 pm
July 3-11:00 am-10:00 pm
July 4-10:00 am-Midnight
 
Where else can you go to the fair in Southern California and have cooler weather than at Del Mar which is on the San Diego coast.
Fun and exciting times for all ages and lots of goodies to eat, carnival games, amusement rides, exhibits to view, a Home & Garden display, and lots of farm animals. We saw the Butterfly … (4 comments)

short sales: Will Overturning Prop 8 Have a Positive Effect on Real Estate - 06/30/13 05:53 PM
Will Overturning Prop 8 Have a Positive Effect on Real Estate
 

 
As most have heard, on Friday Proposition 8 was struck down by the California Appeals Court and now same sex marriages are legal in California and 12 other states across the nation. This has been a big fight and many are still unhappy with the ruling. But as a Realtor, we have a duty to help our clients regardless of any person objections someone might have. I am sure many couples will want to buy homes together and this will definitely help the economy. I see this as a big move for … (4 comments)

short sales: Safety Tips for your Pets during the Summer Months - 06/29/13 12:56 AM
Safety Tips for your Pets during the Summer Months
 


 
We hear all the articles on the news about someone leaving their dog or even their baby in the car in 110 degree heat and we shake our heads. Most of these situations turn out really bad. Sad thing is that this occurs way too often in the US so here are few reminders for us all.
In the summer, do not leave your pets alone in the car…just leave them at home. Cars can get up to 120 degrees and cause heat stroke or death. (This … (29 comments)

short sales: Redlands Condos- Ardmore Terrace Condominiums - 06/26/13 11:23 PM
Redlands CA Condos- Ardmore Terrace Condominiums
Redlands, San Bernardino County, CA
 
Are you interested in moving to beautiful Historical Redlands, CA? Beautiful area with many great features; Major Shopping Centers, a variety of Restaurants, 3 Parks, Dog Parks, 2 Senior Citizen Centers, Historical Smiley Library, Easy Freeway Access, and has 4 Hospitals in the city. Also within driving distance to University of Redlands and Cal State San Bernardino. Close to movie theatre, downtown shopping and farmers market and many medical offices. If you are into biking, Redlands has designated Bike Lanes for your safety. The city also has the “Redlands … (0 comments)

short sales: Highland CA Market Report for May-June 2013 - 06/23/13 04:16 PM
Highland CA Market Report for May-June 2013 Recent reports from CAR show a 20% increase in Single Family homes for 2012 and they expect a 20% increase in value for 2013. Currently 64% of the working populace are now finding a home purchase affordable compared to 16% when the market was at its peak in 2007.
 

 
If you are looking to buy now is the time. For Sellers our listing inventory is very low and this opens the opportunity to obtain multiple offers.

Kristin Hamilton DRE #01492138 Keller Williams Realty – I am a full time agent … (0 comments)

short sales: Colton CA Market Report for May-June 2013 - 06/23/13 04:05 PM
Colton CA Market Report for May-June 2013
 
Recent reports from CAR show a 20% increase in Single Family homes for 2012 and they expect a 20% increase in value for 2013. Currently 64% of the working populace are now finding a home purchase affordable compared to 16% when the market was at its peak in 2007. If you are looking to buy now is the time.
 

 
For Sellers our listing inventory is very low and this opens the opportunity to obtain multiple offers.

Kristin Hamilton DRE #01492138 Keller Williams Realty – I am a full time … (0 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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