tower realty: Tower Realty and "Light the Night" - 11/03/08 05:40 AM
Team Tower Realty's campaign for te Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was a great success we raised $5,900.00 for this great organization!
Tower Realty would like to thank all of the voulnteers who came out to show thier support at the garage sale and the walk. We couldn't have done ir without you!
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tower realty: Tower Realty and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - 08/29/08 04:03 AM
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is holding their annual Light The Night® Walk on October 4th at California Baptist University in Riverside.d Lymphoma Society raises awareness

The Leukemia anabout the various forms of blood cancers and their Light The Night® Walk enables community members to get involved, raise money and enjoy an evening of walking with friends and family to commemorate the lives of people touched by cancer. Tower Realty is proud to be involved with such a worthy organization, so much in fact that of Tower Realty is heading up their own team. Tower Realty has made a concerted … (0 comments)

tower realty: Property Taxes - 05/28/08 10:41 AM
Dear Friends,Due to the declining market, I have helped many clients lower their tax rate by providing information to them. I have included a link in this newsletter to connect you to the Riverside County Assessors Office to obtain an application and to explain the process for lowering your property taxes. As always through good times and bad, I am here for you. Call with any needs or questions.ColletteP.S. The market has picked up, we have been busy!The link to the Riverside County Assessors office is:http://www.treasurer- tax.co.riverside.ca.us/
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tower realty: Great Business Location - 03/24/08 10:17 AM
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tower realty: Charming 1960s Style Home - 03/24/08 10:00 AM
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tower realty: Prop's You Need To Know In Riverside County - 03/12/08 06:48 AM
Prop 13:  
            Under proposition 13, real property is reappraised only when a change-in-ownership occurs, or when new construction takes place. Generally, a change in ownership is a sale or transfer property, while new construction is any improvement to property that is not considered normal maintenance.  Except for these two instances, property assessments cannot be increased by more than 2% annually.
 
Prop 8:  
            Due to the dire market conditions within the County of Riverside, the Assessor's office has begun to review the value of properties purchased within the last year in an effort to determine if value reductions are warranted under Proposition 8.
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tower realty: Highly Reduced Historic Home - 03/12/08 06:45 AM
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tower realty: Tax Information You Need to Know - 03/12/08 06:03 AM
Riverside County Tax Information
  
Important Tax Dates:  
January 1: Lien date - the time when taxes for the following fiscal year (July 1- June 30) become a lien on property.
February 15: Deadline for filing Veterans, Homeowners, Church, Religious, Welfare Exemptions, Historical Aircraft and other institutional exemptions.
March 15: Deadline for filing Owner's Request for Review of Property Value.
April 1: Deadline for filing Business Personal Property Statements.
April 10: Deadline for payment of second installment of secured property taxes.
July 1: Assessment Roll delivered by the Assessor to the Auditor-Controller.
July 2 - November 30: Period during which the Clerk of the Board accepts petitions for Assessment Appeals … (2 comments)

tower realty: Home Ownership One Topic In the State of the Union… - 03/10/08 10:17 AM
Listening to President Bush's last State of the Union address, he was prepared for the topic of foreclosures and home ownership because every day in the media those remain very "HOT" topics. He did address that topic because so many people are affected. If you do some research you will find out that the House approved two measures this past Tuesday, which are designed to boost the ailing housing market as part of the economic stimulus package.
This is one of those times where there does not appear to be a light at the end of the tunnel. The House approved … (2 comments)

tower realty: TOWER REALTY AWARD LUNCHEON HONORS AGENTS - 03/10/08 10:06 AM
Tower Realty held its Annual Awards Luncheon at Farafalla's Italian Cucina.  "Tower Realty had a great year.  We have had tremendous support from our community and we extend our heartfelt thanks," says Broker, Collette Lee.  "Our professional agents, and great staff have contributed to our success and the great reputation we have achieved in the community.  There are many agents deserving of awards but there is only one outstanding agent of the year.  We honor Agent of the Year Brent Lee for most commissions earned as well as units sold. Brent's commitment to excellence is evident in every transaction, every step … (0 comments)

tower realty: Good Ink! - 03/10/08 09:58 AM
Tower Realty honors Collette Lee
as top agent of the month for January 2008
 
 
 
Tower Realty has announced Collette Lee as Agent of the Month for January.  Collette Lee, Broker/Owner of Tower Realty has been selling real estate for more than 20 years.  "With her enormous amount of dedication and hard work, she has built Tower Realty into a company that is known for its professionalism and integrity," said fellow agent Patti Triplett.  These attributes earned Lee's company, Tower Realty, the Small Business of the Year Award from the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce in 2005.
 
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tower realty: New FHA Mortgage Loan Potential - 03/10/08 05:04 AM
With loan limits officially increased (woo hoo!), but only for the year; I found this website that would be great approximation to see how much money your family could potentially receive in a loan.
By entering your county either by area code or name and pressing send (yes, its as easy as that) your loan information can be revealed.
In Riverside, a 4-member family could potentially receive a loan up to $961,550.  Incredible right?!? So just check it out yourself and become informed of your potential.
https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/hicost1.cfm
 
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tower realty: An Evening for the Arts in Riverside - 03/05/08 04:59 AM
Since I am a huge supporter of the community, I feel obligated to tell you about a night that should not be missed, "An Evening for the Arts".
This fundraiser is to benefit the art community in Riverside.  There are mystery locations for appetizers, a gourmet dinner, and mouth-watering desserts.  There will also be a gift auction to help raise money and of course there will be lot of fun!
If you have any questions or need more information please call the Riverside Arts Foundation, (951) 680-1345.
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tower realty: Let's Simplify Foreclosure - 01/17/08 10:29 AM
What is Foreclosure?
The foreclosure process enables a lender to recover the amount owed on a defaulted loan. The lender has the option of selling the property or repossessing the property.
The beginning of a foreclosure process is initiated when a borrower defaults on mortgage payments. The lender then files a Notice of Default or Lis Pendens. Some of the ways a foreclosure process may end are:
1.  The borrower pays off the default amount during the pre-foreclosure perio determined by state law.
2.  The borrower sells the property to a third party during the pre-foreclosure period. The borrower is able then … (0 comments)

tower realty: Hold Up, Wait A Minute! - 01/10/08 10:25 AM

Let me put some boom in it!  If only all noise was good noise.
This past November Riverside officials opposed DHL's new addition of an international jumbo jet at March Air Force Base, due to neighborhoods continuing to be awakened by the company's early morning departures.
DHL's international flights from Asia have brought growth to Riverside's increasing international trade and jobs to the West Coast hub.   DHL alone has created over 450 jobs, most of which are part-time package handlers with an average job earning of $10.74 an hour.
There have been recent steps taken to reduce the noise at 3 a.m. by … (2 comments)

tower realty: 3Bed/2Bath Home On Tree Lined Street - 01/03/08 10:34 AM
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tower realty: Making a house a home - 01/03/08 10:27 AM
After the cleaning and sprucing is complete, the next challenge is to move your belongings in and arrange them so that your new place feels like home. Some home buyers have a well-honed sense of style and a great eye for decor. They know before they even move in where each piece of furniture will go. Most homeowners, however, feel intimidated by the decorating process. If you like the way the sellers arranged their furniture, take photographs to use a guide for placing your own furniture when you move in.FIRST-TIME TIP: Recently, sellers have been hiring decorators who specialize in staging … (1 comments)

tower realty: DHL FACILITATES GROWTH IN RIVERSIDE - 01/03/08 10:10 AM
The Inland Empire is a region that has experienced robust growth in international trade in the last few years. According to the California Policy Institute in 2006 Southern California alone accounted for $128 billion or 12.3% of the total U.S. goods exports. It's expected 2007 will be even better. Since California is the world's sixth largest economy it has become a very important sector to DHL. Earlier this year DHL launched a new international flight in Riverside to take advantage of the trade ties and facilitate the growth of international trade. The flight originates in Hong Kong and allows DHL customers to … (0 comments)

tower realty: In A Buyers Market… - 12/19/07 08:32 AM
If you know why a seller wants to sell then it just helps in negotiating a better offer.  The more motivated the seller then more you can use your negotiating skills.
Try to work these questions into the conversation to figure out how badly they want to sell:
Need more space?Need less space?Want to relocate?Are unhappy with neighbors or the neighborhood? 
It is possible to be able to negotiate to have the seller finance part of your purchase. You can explore the possibility if they:
Have lived the a long timeOwe little or nothing on the houseAre retiring 
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tower realty: A Secret of Success - 12/17/07 05:50 AM
There needs to be more engaged activity in philanthropic work and more giving back to the community. I believe it is a very important key to success for realtors to be outstanding and involved members in their area.
Tower Realty encourages its agents to give of their time to charitable and community service organizations.  Our agents serve in a variety of organizations such as: The Arthritis Foundation, The Riverside Community Hospital Foundation, The Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center, and the California Baptist University Board of Visitors.
My son Brent Lee who is also an agent at Tower Realty serves as a commissioner on … (3 comments)

 

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