home values: Murrieta Events: Murrieta Veteran’s Day Parade this Thursday, 11/11/2010, Begins at 10:00am - 11/10/10 02:54 AM
Murrieta Events: Murrieta Veteran’s Day Parade this Thursday, 11/11/2010, Begins at 10:00am...

 
The City of Murrieta begins its Veteran’s Day celebration this Thursday, November 11th, with its eighth annual Veteran’s Day Parade.
 
Honoring Those Who Served: The parade will begin at approximately 10:00am following a fly-over and the singing of our National Anthem.
 
The parade takes place in Historic Downtown Murrieta, and begins on Washington Avenue and ends at Town Square Park with Field of Honor.
 
For more information, please call 951-304-2489, or visit the City of Murrieta website at www.murrieta.org.
 

 
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home values: Murrieta News: The Do’s And Don’ts of Home Refinancing Over Age 50 - 11/09/10 02:51 AM
Murrieta News: The Do’s And Don’ts of Home Refinancing Over Age 50.
Nearing retirement? Thinking of taking advantage of the incredibly low mortgage rates to refinance your home? If so, here are a few do’s and don’ts that financial planners suggest you consider:
DON'T use the extra money to take on more risk. Some people are tempted to refinance so they can put the extra monthly "savings" into another investment like the stock market. But while the stock market has historically generated high returns (the average annual gain of the S&P 500 from 1926 to 2010 was 9.8%), to get … (5 comments)

home values: Murrieta News: Time For Change - Clocks And Smoke Alarm Batteries - 11/06/10 06:27 AM
Murrieta News: Time For Change - Clocks And Smoke Alarm Batteries.
It’s time to “fall back” an hour. This Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 2:00 a.m., daylight savings time ends and all clocks must be set back by one hour.
It’s also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms. CAL FIRE and Riverside County Fire Department encourage everyone to use the start and end of daylight savings time as a reminder to change the batteries in their home’s smoke alarms as well.
In a 2008 Fire Prevention Week Survey by the American Red Cross and National … (5 comments)

home values: Murrieta Events: Murrieta Fall Spooktacular this Saturday, 10/30/2010, 5:30pm to 8:30pm - 10/27/10 08:28 AM
Murrieta Events: Murrieta Fall Spooktacular this Saturday, 10/30/2010, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

 
The City of Murrieta is hosting its annual Fall Spooktacular. It’s happening this Saturday, October 30th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the California Oaks Sports Park.
 
The City of Murrieta invites you to bring family and friends to enjoy:
Carnival Style Games Candy and Prizes Live entertainment Lots of Food  
Admission to the Fall Spooktacular is free, and a $3.00 wristband provides unlimited access to the Carnival Style Games. Food is available from a variety of vendors.
 
The 20-accre California Oaks Sports Park is located … (3 comments)

home values: Home Buying Tips in Murrieta, CA: Americans Still Believe Buying a Home Is a Good Financial Decision - 10/27/10 03:35 AM
Home Buying Tips in Murrieta, CA: Americans Still Believe Buying a Home Is a Good Financial Decision.
NAR's eighth annual Housing Opportunity Pulse Survey reveals that nearly eight out of 10 respondents believe buying a home is a good financial decision, despite ongoing challenges with the economy and housing market. The survey, which measures how affordable housing issues affect consumers, also found job security concerns to be the highest in eight years of sampling, with 70 percent of Americans saying that job layoffs and unemployment are a big problem in their area; eight in 10 cite these issues as a … (3 comments)

home values: Home Selling Tips in Murrieta, CA: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words... Or $116,076 - 10/06/10 04:53 AM
Home Selling Tips in Murrieta, CA: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words... Or $116,076.
Want to sell your home for more money? Then use a better camera. That’s the conclusion from analysis by Redfin Corp., a Seattle-based brokerage.
According to Redfin, real estate listings that use photographs taken by higher-end SLR cameras tend to fetch a higher sales price than those that use photos from cheaper point-and-shoot cameras.
Listings with SLR camera photos gained anywhere from $934 to $116,076 over listings using photos from point-and-shoot cameras, according to Redfin’s data.
The data measured the difference between the asking price and the … (21 comments)

home values: Home Selling Tips: Find Help For Your Home Improvement Projects: ServiceMagic - 10/04/10 07:54 AM
Home Selling Tips: Find Help For Your Home Improvement Projects: ServiceMagic
Selling your home and need your bathroom remodeled... or your shower cleaned? Need your pool vacuumed... or need one built? Need fence repairs, or windows washed? Then think “ServiceMagic.” It’s quick, it’s convenient, and it’s free.
ServiceMagic connects consumers with prescreened, customer-rated service professionals. Their network includes over 69,000 service professionals skilled in more than 500 home-related services, from house cleaning to remodeling, from maintenance to repair, both interior and exterior. They can also connect you with Architects, new home Builders, Engineers, General Contractors, Land Surveyors, and Home Inspectors & … (3 comments)

home values: Home Selling Tips: How Energy Efficient Is Your Home? - 09/23/10 12:00 PM
Home Selling Tips: How Energy Efficient Is Your Home?
Energy is not cheap. It’s expensive. So what can you do to cut costs and save money? Well, you can start by downloading a free copy of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) booklet. 
California Home Sellers: It’s The Law. Thinking of selling your home? Then you need to know about the HERS booklet. California Civil Code Section 2079.10 requires the home seller (or the home seller’s real estate broker) to inform the buyer about the existence of the California Home Energy Rating Program. This requirement is fulfilled by providing the home … (11 comments)

home values: Home Selling Tips in Murrieta, CA: How To Sell Your Home Fast - Price It Right - 09/20/10 11:58 AM
Home Selling Tips in Murrieta, CA: How To Sell Your Home Fast - Price It Right
You may have heard that the three most important factors determining the resale value of your home are: Location, Location, Location. While a desirable location can enhance the value of your home, it may not necessarily translate into a quicker sale. Why? Because your home’s current value is heavily influenced by the price of homes that recently sold in your neighborhood, as well as those that are currently for sale. If you want to sell your home quickly, then you need to price it … (9 comments)

home values: Murrieta News: Murrieta CA Homes Remain Highly Affordable - 09/16/10 05:11 AM
Murrieta News: Murrieta CA Homes Remain Highly Affordable. 
Based on data compiled for the major metro area of Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA, Murrieta homes remain highly affordable. For the sixth consecutive quarter housing affordability remained high in the area, according to the most recent National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).
The HOI indicated that 68.6 percent of all new and existing homes sold in the second quarter of 2010 were affordable to families earning the area’s median income of $65,000. However, the area’s second quarter index was slightly lower than the first quarter’s 70.6 percent level, and off … (5 comments)

home values: Murrieta Living: My DCH Honda of Temecula Experience? Hot Coffee, Warm Cookies, Manicures, and a Massage... Now THAT's Service! - 08/28/10 03:39 AM
Murrieta Living: My DCH Honda of Temecula Experience? Hot Coffee, Warm Cookies, Manicures, and a Massage... Now THAT's Service!
It was time for my Honda’s scheduled servicing. This was a minor servicing... oil change, check the fluid levels... nothing major. Only about an hour-long event. So I left my Murrieta home and made the short jaunt to DCH Honda of Temecula.
I arrived on time for my 7:45 am appointment. My service advisor, Tim, checked me in and asked if I planned to wait while my car was serviced. I confirm, "Yep, I’ll be in the lounge."
I leave Tim and enter … (25 comments)

home values: Home Selling Tips in Murrieta, CA: How Much Is My House Worth? - 08/23/10 08:04 AM
Home Selling Tips in Murrieta, CA: How Much Is My House Worth?
I met with a home owner recently who wanted to sell his house. He was interviewing three different real estate agents... a smart move that helps the owner find the right agent to list his home.
During our meeting, after I reviewed his home, he asked the key question on his mind: “How much is my house worth?”
I anticipated this question and had already prepared a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). The CMA showed what similar homes in his neighborhood had sold for in the last three months. As … (10 comments)

home values: Home Selling Tips in Murrieta, CA: Selling A Home - Your Photos Can Make A Difference - 08/21/10 03:31 AM
Home Selling Tips in Murrieta, CA: Selling A Home - Your Photos Can Make A Difference.
If you’re selling a home, I believe that your home’s images make the first (and probably most influential) impact on potential buyers. Too many times I’ve seen listings with just one image... and it was a terrible image. If you want someone looking to buy a home to choose your home over all the others that they view on the Internet, then you need lots of good quality photos.
So what I decided to share today is the impact of using  quality photographic equipment. Below … (12 comments)

home values: Home Buying Tips in Murrieta, CA: You Must Submit An Offer - 08/17/10 09:03 AM
Home Buying Tips in Murrieta, CA: You Must Submit An Offer.
I can't submit your offer if you don't give me one.  No matter what price you tell me you’re willing to offer… whether face-to-face during an open house, or by calling my direct mobile number… I can’t submit your offer unless you give me one in writing.

A few months ago, I listed a very nice mobile home for my client. It was clean, well maintained, and in an excellent park. The location was desirable, close to lots of shopping, with easy freeway access. After completing the CMA … (6 comments)

home values: Murrieta Living: I Love Living In Murrieta! - 08/15/10 02:53 PM
Murrieta Living: I Love Living In Murrieta!
It's late afternoon and pleasantly warm here in Murrieta CA. The air is dry (20% humidity) and the afternoon breeze is enjoyable. It's a great time to be outside.
My wife and I decided to enjoy the outdoors by relaxing in our spa. But as we wait for the spa to warm up to 96 degrees (the sun has already warmed the water to 83 degrees...), I decided to spend a few minutes sharing with you how enjoyable the weather is in Murrieta.

The City of Murrieta's average August summertime highs are a … (6 comments)

 
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Murrieta, CA

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