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Temecula-Murrieta CA real estate news, views and information provided to our community and agents.
 New Temecula Condos For Sale   The heart of Temecula will soon have the fully developed BelVista Attached homes completed; yet there is still an opportunity to buy one of these lovely units and be the first to occupy a brand new home perched above the Temecula Duck Pond and all of the great reta...
The following is a news release from the city of Temecula:  Ronald Reagan Park has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers ...
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, EMISSIONS, REGULATION Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Daylight Saving Time By US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY on March 07, 2014 at 5:00 PM 8. This Sunday, people across the country will set their clocks forward an hour, marking the start to Daylight Saving Time. But it hasn’t al...
AGE 55+ HOMEOWNERS AND PROPERTY TAXESor What is Prop 13, Prop 8, Prop 60 and Prop 90? by John Occhi, REALTOR®, SRES®, CPRES®, ePRO® March 3, 2014 Real Estate values have increased significantly across the Temecula Murrieta Valley and as a result property taxes will be going up, since many homeown...
Senior Home Buyers - Save Their Property Tax Base in Riverside Countyby John Occhi   Riverside County Board of Supervisors took a big step yesterday (August 20, 2013) in attracting Senior Home Buyers to relocate to Riverside County by enacting Props 90 & 110 which allows the Sr. Citizen (age 55 p...
For Christmas, I opened the Samsung Galaxy2 and am thrilled.  So this morning, I came to the most trusted resource I have for all things real estate - ActiveRain, of course. I came searching for apps to consider.  While I have a Smart Phone, I have not utilized apps enough in the past - because t...
Private Money:  What Happens When a Deal Goes Sideways? As a private money trust deed investor with the Retaja Group, Inc. you will have security in five areas that are paramount to the success of every deal we present to you for consideration of the investment of your hard earned money. ·       ...
The first question many investors first ask themselves, once they consider becoming a Private Money Trust Deed Investor, is "Why do I need a broker?".  Another popular version of the same question is, "I just want to loan my money to a friend or family member, so why do I need a broker?” Hey, I g...
Many ordinary people with money to invest are tired of the traditional options available to them in this day and age of ridiculously low interest rates and would love to invest in real estate but for some reason or another lack the time, the confidence or skill to move forward. At The Retaja Grou...
Reverse Mortgage:  Who is Eligible? In my last article on Reverse Mortgages (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage – HECM) I provided you with some elementary background knowledge of the progression of Reverse Mortgages going back to 1961 and through Ronald Reagan a safer and more universally acceptabl...

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