houses for sale: Greer Ranch Events: VOTE at Greer Ranch Clubhouse Polling Location on November 2, 7am - 8pm - 11/01/10 11:26 AM
Greer Ranch Events: VOTE at Greer Ranch Clubhouse Polling Location on November 2, 7am - 8pm.
Do you know where to vote tomorrow? I do! For me, my polling place is conveniently located at the Greer Ranch Clubhouse in Murrieta, California.

 
You can find your polling place by visiting SmartVoter. Just enter your street address and zip code, and SmartVoter will list the address of your polling place.
 
Polls open tomorrow, November 2, 2010, at 7:00am and close at 8:00pm.
Want to know the instant that a Greer Ranch home is listed for sale? As a free … (3 comments)

houses for sale: Greer Ranch Living: Fall in Murrieta: A View From Greer Ranch - 10/31/10 05:03 AM
Greer Ranch Living: Fall in Murrieta: A View From Greer Ranch.
I love living in Murrieta... and especially in Greer Ranch. It’s peaceful and quiet, and spectacular views abound.


 
It’s Saturday, the day before Halloween. A storm quickly passed through in the morning and thick clouds gave way to clearing skies by afternoon, as shown in the image above. I imagine that is welcomed news to those eagerly anticipating Sunday evening’s trick-or-treat outing.
 
The leaves on trees throughout Murrieta and Greer Ranch are turning fall colors. Even in my own yard, deep green leaves turn bright … (5 comments)

houses for sale: 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)

houses for sale: 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)

houses for sale: 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)

houses for sale: 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)

houses for sale: 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)

houses for sale: 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)

houses for sale: Murrieta News: Murrieta's New Loma Linda University Medical Center Near Greer Ranch - 09/17/10 05:44 AM
Murrieta News: Murrieta's New Loma Linda University Medical Center Near Greer Ranch
Loma Linda University is constructing a new medical center and medical office building near Greer Ranch, on the east side of the 215 freeway. Both facilities are scheduled to open in just a few months, during the first quarter of 2011.

The medical center is a 106 bed hospital that will include six state-of-the-art surgical suites, a surgery center, an imaging center, and an emergency room. The hospital will offer advanced medical specialties, including interventional cardiovascular services, obstetrics, pediatrics, urology, and orthopedics. The $211 million, 490,000-square-foot hospital is … (7 comments)

houses for sale: 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)

houses for sale: 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)

houses for sale: 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)

houses for sale: 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)

houses for sale: Greer Ranch Living: Another Gorgeous Murrieta Summer Day in Greer Ranch - 08/19/10 12:18 PM
Greer Ranch Living: Another Gorgeous Murrieta Summer Day in Greer Ranch.
It's another gorgeous Murrieta summer day in Greer Ranch, so I decided to grab my camera and tour the neighborhood. Here are some photos of our beautiful community.

The photo above was taken from the high vantage point at the end of Iceplant Lane, near the twin water tanks. The view is southerly looking over the Greer Ranch Community. The City of Temecula, and Temecula's Wine Country, are in the distance.

The above photo shows a Greer Ranch Community park, which includes one of three tot lots within the community. This particular park is located at … (11 comments)

houses for sale: 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)

houses for sale: 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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