yucaipa real estate agent: I Hit 1.2 Million Points on Activerain Today - 05/06/16 10:38 AM
I hit 1.2 Million Points on Activerain today
I adore being a member of ActiveRain and it has been a whirlwind relationship from the day I joined.
Benefits of ActiveRain:
 
 
Great Networking with others. Free Webinars bi-monthly. Name Recognition/Branding- a way to get out to your community. Rewarding way to post photos you have taken- Quasi Photographer. Expanded Computer/Real Estate Education to further your career. Increasing your SEO and learning to create Excel Market Reports. Daily enjoyment while reading comments and typing new posts.  I love the monthly "contests" and like to participate. Points- Yes I like to get daily points as I am … (6 comments)

yucaipa real estate agent: Happy Spring 2016.....Birds, Buds, Flowers and More - 03/20/16 10:43 AM
Happy Spring 2016.....Birds, Buds,  Flowers and More
No matter where in the country you are, spring arrived this morning and of course here in Southern California we have lots of blooms, colors and the beginning of the migration of birds and yes even whales. 
I just love to see the birds flying around and waking up to them singing at sunrise. The sounds of spring are almost as wonderful as the colors.
Between the lizards and the birds on my patio, I rarely see any insects crawling around.
I have spring fever and am headed for the nursery to buy a new tree to be delivered … (31 comments)

yucaipa real estate agent: A Pie for Pi Day Today on 3.14.16 - 03/14/16 10:43 AM

A Pie for Pi Day Today on 3.14.16
Today is 'Pi Day' and the best way to celebrate is to make or buy a pie and enjoy. Enjoy some mathematics and try to memorize as many digits of PI as possible....or just have a piece of pie!
 
 
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yucaipa real estate agent: Do You Have an Annual Thanksgiving Tradition? - 11/26/15 04:42 AM
Do You Have an Annual Thanksgiving Tradition?
Do you have an annual Thanksgiving Day tradition? Many people travel, some go to a football game, watch the Macy's Day Parade on TV or go in person to see it, or just get together with family for a terrific feast?
My kids have always loved the Pillsbury Orange Rolls. These are the ones you buy in the grocery store and bake in the oven. So when they were little, they would always remind us to buy these rolls for Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings. So here started our family tradition to have these warm and delicious … (32 comments)

yucaipa real estate agent: Will the Real Estate Agent Say Cheese - 02/28/15 02:15 PM
Will the Real Estate Agent Say Cheese

 
I saw this movie recently "Evan Almighty" and the real estate agent "Eve Adams" portrayed by Molly Shannon was hilarious. The family moves to the Suburbs and they arrive to find this huge home and the agent meets them at the door of their Hummer when they pull up. Of course she is trying to get a photo of her with the family and popping her head up through the 5 of them standing there. She says "Say Escrow" instead of the typical phrase "cheese". It was such a funny moment and she … (12 comments)

yucaipa real estate agent: Southern California Ducklings Almost Here - 02/26/15 02:51 PM
Southern California Ducklings Almost Here

 
Though it is still winter in many parts of the country, in Southern California the ducks are getting ready for new spring families of ducklings. Our lakes and ponds are cold but not frozen over. Ducks and Geese are making nests and soon their families will be floating in the lakes and ponds.

The Canada Geese are struting around and looking for a good place to make a nest near the water.
 

 
Here is a cute picture of momma duck taking her ducklings into the pond in Calimesa last summer.
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yucaipa real estate agent: State Highway Named for Slain Deputy Near Big Bear - 02/05/15 11:39 AM
 State Highway Named for Slain Deputy Near Big Bear
While coming from my new listing in Big Bear on Sunday, I took this picture on Highway 38. Sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay of the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department, was a brave officer who lost his life in an ambush by fugitive Christopher Dorner in 2013. The five mile stretch between Angelus Oaks and Jenks Lakes Road has been renamed in his memory. MacKay was assigned to the Yucaipa Station and remembered by many.
 R.I.P. Deputy Mackay— at Jenks Lake, Highway 38, CA.

 
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yucaipa real estate agent: Do You Have Cord Management Issues? - 12/16/14 04:02 AM
Do You Have Cord Management Issues?
My office has had cords hanging over the top, on the floor, a track with 4 items plugged in and of course I am always tripping over it and worried someone else will too. This definitely is a hazard with the lamp, computer, iPad and cell phone all needing to be plugged in to recharge items daily.

Propped the desk upside down; we used plastic saw horses.
 

 
So with just a few items to purchase at the home improvement store, I was able to get someone to fix my cord issues … (2 comments)

yucaipa real estate agent: Sea Turtles in Oahu are Amazing and Protected - 12/13/14 02:25 AM
Sea Turtles in Oahu are Amazing and Protected
Laniakea Beach, Oahu


While on vacation last month, we went on a bus tour while in Hawaii and it was a 6 hour bus tour of the North Shore. I found it amazing and was hoping to see 'Sea Turtles'. One of the normal stops he used to make on the route was closed but we did get to go to the beach next door and were not disappointed as we saw many turtles riding in with the waves to eat.
I was reading about these turtles and found they are … (12 comments)

yucaipa real estate agent: Today on December 2nd is #Giving Tuesday - 12/02/14 12:39 PM
Today, December 2nd is #Giving Tuesday

This is Garth Kent from ABC-Channel 7. 
 On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving.

 
 
Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. Go to www.givingtuesday.org.
So I will tell … (10 comments)

yucaipa real estate agent: Ideas to Decorate Your House on a Dime for Thanksgiving - 11/26/14 03:22 AM

Ideas to Decorate Your House on a Dime for Thanksgiving


Suggestions:
Craft stores and dollar stores have a great selection of decorations. Specialty stores have ideas and table decorations for a beautiful table. Add a few decorations to your current dishes, placements, tablecloths to make it festive. Linens and Dishes can be purchased and used over and over for many years. After Thanksgiving, most stores will greatly discount their decorations for next year. Box up your decorations and LABEL THE BOX so you can find them next year.  

Here is a picture of  turkey decorations we made … (16 comments)

yucaipa real estate agent: Beware of Deer Running Across Roads Causing Accidents - 11/17/14 10:58 PM
Beware of Deer Running Across Roads 

Deer Breeding Season is between October through January so beware of deer grazing off to the side of the road and then darting out in front of cats. These collisions can be serious for drivers and the animals.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, deer-vehicle collisions cause about 200 fatalities and $4 billion in collisions. 

  Slow down: You’ll have more time to react and stop when you encounter a herd of deer casually strolling on a twisty country road or highway. Watch for signs of Deer Crossing in wooded areas. Be extra cautious when driving … (6 comments)

yucaipa real estate agent: What Says Welcome to My House More Than a Holiday Wreath - 11/10/14 01:45 PM
What Says Welcome to My House
Hang you Holiday Wreath
Nothing is more attractive in the fall than a pretty wreath on your front door.

 

 
 
Decorating this season is fun and full of golden tones. Decorations, tree branches, turkeys on the table and melons sitting around. But just like curb appeal you want to say "Welcome" and "Please Come In" so if you do not want to put a wreath on the door, then perhaps a cute racoon to welcome the cool crisp weather of an early winter.
 
 
 
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yucaipa real estate agent: Tips to Save Energy and $$ this Winter - 11/03/14 12:44 AM
Tips to Save Energy and $$ this Winter

 
Winter has come early so it is a good time to think about saving energy in your home which in turn will save you money and this is something we all want to do.
 
 
Water Heaters: 
If your water heater is old, it might be worth it to buy a new one that is more efficient and has a built in water heater blanket. Make sure to turn your temperature down to 120 degrees and if it is in a cold, drafty room, put a water heater blanket on to … (12 comments)

yucaipa real estate agent: Pet Owners Spend $350 Million on Halloween Costumes Annually - 10/31/14 08:11 AM
Pet Owners Spend $350 Million on Halloween Costumes Annually
It was announced today that in the United States, people spend over $350 Million Dollars on pet costumes every year. Plus, since Halloween falls on Friday this year, more are likely to buy costumes and decorate than usual.

 

 

 

The National Retail Federation estimates that Halloween Spending including candy, decorations and costumes for a total of $7.4 billion dollars for 2014.
Amazingly, Halloween is not even in the top 5 for most money spent annually.
 
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yucaipa real estate agent: National Chocolate Day October 28- Celebrate - 10/29/14 02:27 AM
National Chocolate Day October 28- Celebrate
Eat Chocolate Today

 
Recently I was in Kona, Hawaii and went to a chocolate plantation. We walked through the groves and saw the pods hanging on the trees. They were 3 or 4 colors but told they were all the same.

 
Here is a pile of the cocoa pods that were picked off the trees.

 
The little green Geckos like to lick the pods but do not eat them. These Geckos were so cute.

 
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and now I know where chocolate comes from.
 
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yucaipa real estate agent: Birds..Sing Beautifully Every Morning Outside My Office Window - 06/23/14 02:56 PM
Birds..Sing Every Morning Outside My Office Window
I usually get up about 6:00 am and do some work at my home office for a couple of hours before going off to appointments or to my work office.

 
Every morning the Finches sing beautifully and they are so loud and echo throughout the house. Funny thing is I do not have a bird feeder for them yet but they are happy anyway. At my last house, I had 4 bird seed feeders and they never sang!



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yucaipa real estate agent: Amazing Trends..Men and Women Prefer Different Features - 06/19/14 04:38 AM
Latest Trends- Men and Women Prefer Different Features in Real Estate
Men and Women want similar but different in a home

As you can see women are interested in appliances and fixtures, floor plans, curb appeal and backyard areas.
 
Men seem to be more interested in Garages or Man Caves but also interested in floor plans, backyard areas, and curb appeal. 
Latest Trends from C.A.R.- Buyers Have House Crushes on Certain Features
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yucaipa real estate agent: 250 Realtors Attended 1st Annual Inspirational Brunch Redlands County Club - 06/15/14 03:40 PM
 250 Realtors Attended 1st Annual Inspirational Brunch
Redlands County Club
On Friday June 13, 2014 I attended the 1st Annual Inspirational Brunch. The event was the creation of our Keller Williams Market Center Auditor Benjamin Herrera and Team Leader Aaron Wood.
 
The event was attended by over 250 Realtors and over 30 tables. We heard 5 speakers who had all experienced life-threatening events and had found the way back through faith, stamina and the love of God. 
 
 
 
 
 
Opening Ceremonies started with the San Bernardino Valley Young Marines.
 

 
It was a very moving … (2 comments)

yucaipa real estate agent: Trees of Many Different Colors - 06/05/14 09:19 AM
Trees of Many Different Colors
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 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 and Bird Watching. Whatever your needs are, you will find it here in … (24 comments)

 
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Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor

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

Banning, CA

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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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