temecula: Coupon Savings in The Temecula Valley of the Not So Extreme Kind - 06/15/11 01:12 PM

So I have recently been turned on to TLC's "Extreme Couponing" show and I am hooked! The season finale is this Wednesday (6/15/11) at 9:30pm. I won't be up but my DVR is already on it. If you haven't seen an episode, check your On Demand feature for TLC.  The show is only 30 minutes long.
I am just beginning to explore the coupon world.  Apparently it is more complicated than you might think.  After watching the show a couple of times, I can't really imagine being able to accomplish the extreme savings that the show depicts.  I believe it … (5 comments)

temecula: Temecula Clean Up Day - 05/04/11 07:35 AM
Check out this post on this Saturday's City wide clean up and waste disposal day for the residents
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temecula: Rancho Water's New Rate Structure in Temecula - 02/14/11 09:12 AM
If you live in Temecula (and some areas of Murrieta) than you know that Rancho California Water District recently implemented their new Budget Based Tiered Water Rate Structure.  Basically they used County data and GIS to determine how much of your property is landscaped along with default information on how many people are living in the home, if there is a pool, etc.  In some cases their data is wrong (imagine that) and you have the right to request that they review their data along with information supplied by you. 
We recently had to do this and were able to increase the square footage of … (0 comments)

temecula: Temecula 2011 Balloon & Wine Festival - 02/08/11 03:49 AM

The Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival is going to be  June 3rd, 4th & 5th this year.  Buy your tickets early!  There are local locations if you don't want to purchase online and you save $2.00 at Vons with a Vons card.
If you haven't seen the balloon glow it might be worth the trip just for that!  The balloon glow will be Friday and Saturday evenings after sundown, weather permitting. 
Anybody have a great story to share about the Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival?  I would love to hear it!  Or maybe a festival in your area that … (1 comments)

temecula: Your Short Sale & Commission...Who Pays? - 01/04/11 06:03 AM
In a standard real estate transaction -closing costs (including the sales commission) are deducted from the Seller's equity in the home.  Pretty straight forward.  Looks a little like this, overly simplified:
$ 350,000  Home Sales Price
$ -150,000 Loan(s) on House
$   -21,000 Closing Costs
$  179,000 Balance to Seller 
However in the Short Sale transaction it becomes confusing to the average Seller.  In fact we're finding that the public in general does not have a clear understanding of what a short sale is, how it works, or let alone where the closing costs including commission comes from.  It leads Sellers … (2 comments)

temecula: Thankful in Temecula, California - 11/25/10 02:20 AM
Today is a good day to remind myself what I am thankful for, specifically about living in Temecula.  I am thankful for:
Great schools and even better teachers Clean air and blue skies Breezy afternoons and ample sunshine Being an easy drive to the big cities, mountains or beaches A large, visible police force A lack of graffiti and violent crime Beautiful neighborhoods and affordable housing An abundance of parks and golf courses I'm thankful that my kids still say the pledge of allegiance in their school and that I can enter without passing through a metal detector.  I can still talk … (3 comments)

temecula: Listing Agents...Pictures Please??? - 10/31/10 06:41 AM

There's a new phenomenom in Temecula's marketing...NO PICTURES. 
 What is up with that? 
I understand that getting the right pictures is tough when the house has challenges but at the same time I need to see some of those challenges to determine if the house is worth setting up an appointment for.  Oh yeah and by the way that's because the other new trend is NO LOCKBOX.  Yes they cost money.  Yes you need to get an extra key.  (Well that's a whole different post for a different day.  Maybe I'll title it:  "No Pictures, No Lockbox...NO SALE. ") But … (10 comments)

temecula: Temecula Food Drive Needs - 10/11/10 11:47 AM

We are providing this list to help those that are participating in our October 2010 Food Drive for the Temecula, Murrieta Rescue Mission.  The Rescue Mission provides a box of non-perishable food to each family or individual(while supplies last) that show up on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm (winter hours will be 3-5) in the west parking lot of Rancho Community Church at 31300 Rancho Community Way, Temecula, CA 92592.  They also receive fresh bread, fruit and vegetable as donated by the community or grown on the farmland donated for this use.  Hygiene kits and baby items  are also made available when … (0 comments)

temecula: SHORT SALES, MARKET UPDATE 2010 TEMECULA - 08/06/10 06:10 AM

Often I have conversations with Realtors, family and friends that involve questions about short sales or uneducated statements about short sales.  Statements like "I wouldn't buy a short sale because they take too long and then never go through" to "I avoid the short sale listings because they're a waste of time".  For some the general consensus is that they aren't selling and that is the furthest thing from the truth.  Of course with a few keystrokes in the Realtor driven MRMLS I can get a very quick synopsis of the short sale market.
If you are wondering how the … (3 comments)

temecula: Myths & Truths of the Open House - 01/20/10 04:47 AM
Let's face it...a lot of Agents don't do them anymore.  They can be dangerous.  They can invite in trouble and they can be a waste of precious weekend time.  An in depth discussion with your Agent can determine if they are right for you and your family.
However, over the course of 12 years we've discovered the following:
Myth & Truth #1:  Neighbors are going to be in my house, nosing around.  And while initially this is true, they are also the voice of your community and since homes do sell often times to friends of friends in your neighborhood....why the heck … (15 comments)

temecula: Tarbell Realtors, Temecula - 11/24/09 07:16 AM

If you drive through the Temecula Valley it becomes obvious that Tarbell Realtors is the company working the hardest in the area.  We have aligned ourselves with a great company that we can be proud of.  I thought I would share with you a little about them.  Because they really are a "them".  Our company is founded and run by a family, not a corporate giant nor a franchise.  Because all of the offices are owned by the same person, we are free to utilize resources in every location. 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tarbell 
The company was founded in 1926 by … (2 comments)

temecula: Glenoak Hills, Temecula Wine Country - 10/21/09 07:50 AM
We live in the community of Glenoak Hills.  It is nestled in the foothills of southeast Temecula, California overlooking Temecula's Wine Country.  A pleasant rural community that is only minutes from all of the conveniences of the city.   All of the homes are on a minimum of 2.5 Acres, paved roads and city water.  Nearly every home has a fabulous view of the surrounding mountain ranges, vineyards, city lights, hot air balloon weekends and let's not forget the sunsets!     We have a resident engaged homeowners association with low quarterly fees of just $127.00 that gives us a forum for maintaining and improving our community along with amenities … (1 comments)

Gary & April Greer, Real Estate Professionals (Century 21 Wright)

Gary & April Greer

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Temecula, CA

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Century 21 Wright

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