Beaumont, CA Real Estate News

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Are Dual Agency Transactions Going to Stop in the Future There is a case currently in the California Supreme Court involving a major brokerage. An agent listed a large home in Malibu and there was some question as to the square footage of the home; title report vs. owner. The listing agent took the word of the seller and then an offer came in from another agent in the same office. During the transaction, there was never any mention of the square footage discrepancy.After the sale was closed, the new owner was doing some renovations and found that the title showed the house a lot smaller than he had been lead to believe. This case is now in the California Supreme Court and one of  the issues here is the Dual Agency of the broker. NAR is against Dual Agency and has filed a brief as a "Fri...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Considering there are 31 Active, Pending and Backup short sales currently in Beaumont, California as of this post's writing its safe to say short sales are still very relevant to our city's real estate market. We've also seen 19 successful short sales since the first of the year as well!If you're a homeowner in Beaumont and need, or think you may need a short sale, call us and let's talk about your particular situation.We've been listing and closing short sales since the housing crash and have helped countless distressed homeowners get out from under their crushing mortgages. We can help you understand the short sale process, help you understand and write your hardship, negotiate with your lender or lenders on your behalf, and advise you for every step of the short sale process.Don't li...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Mello Roos and special assessments in Beaumont, CaliforniaBefore I ever bought a house or got into the real estate business the terms Mello Roos and special assessments could've been Latin for all I knew. And I now know from my business experience is many first-time buyers and even many repeat buyers and sellers are the same as I was and don't have a firm understanding of the terms and what they mean to our homes. find out what Mello Roos and special assessments are for a Beaumont homeThat's why I took the time to post a blog on our local Beaumont, California website describing what they are and how to determine what each specific home has attached to it, with a little help from us!If you found this blurb trying to find out what Mello Roos and special assessments are for a Beaumont home...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
A Pie for Pi Day Today on 3.14.16Today is 'Pi Day' and the best way to celebrate is to make or buy a pie and enjoy. Enjoy some mathematics and try to memorize as many digits of PI as possible....or just have a piece of pie!  Thanks for Reading my Real Estate Blog......
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Goodbye to Former First Lady Nancy Reagan TodayFormer First Lady Nancy Reagan died Sunday March 3, 2016 (1921-2016) of congestive heart failure. Today there will be a private ceremony by the family and attended by many dignitaries and close friends. Over 1000 will be attending but the event is not open to the public. Many well-wishers are planning to stand on the curbside and wave American flags. Nancy Reagan was best known as: A Hollywood actress First Lady of California (1976-1975) First Lady of the United States (1980-1989) Created the program "Just Say No" to drugs. Supported Alzheimer's research. Supported Breast Cancer research. Known to be a Classy Lady and icon Dresser who liked to wear "Red". Oversaw the construction and running of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Best r...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Video Tour of Beaumont, CaliforniaI am always on the lookout to take pictures and videos of Beaumont, California. I am also always on the hunt for pictures or videos I find online that I can share. I was on YouTube earlier this month and came across a video created by a YouTuber that films various cities around California and Beaumont just happened to be one of the cities he filmed. Check it out below:
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
What is the Most Popular Gifts for Valentine's 2016 One of the big questions people ask is "What is the top gifts for Valentine's Day?" The answer can change from year to year and of course different for men vs. women.Here is a list compiled from the Internet perhaps not from best to worse but just a list of good ideas for your sweetie? Now of course 2 or 3 of these items is highly suggested!1. Flowers2. Candy3. Card4. Stuffed Animal5. Jeweled Phone Case- Mostly for Women6. Apple Watch7. Drone -Mostly for Men8. Wireless Earphones- A Hot Gift9. Dinner at a Romantic Restaurant10. Weekend at a Romantic Getaway11. A romantic Meal at Home12. Lingerie or Robe- For Women13. Valentine Boxers or Robe- Mostly for Men14. Designer Purse (Kate Spade is hot this year)15. Diamond Jewelry16. Cologne17....
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
55+ Community in Beaumont CA - Solera at Oak Valley Greens By Del WebbIf you're interested in a 55+ community in or near Beaumont, California, you have a few options. There's the Four Seasons near the Highland Springs exit off the 10, Sun Lakes, which is technically Banning CA, or Solera at Oak Valley Greens by Del Webb 55+ Community off the Oak Valley exit and located by the Oak Valley Greens Golf Course.Solera at Oak Valley Greens, although it doesn't offer private golfing like Sun Lakes, it does offer a myriad of other very attractive amenities. Here's a quick list of what this active senior community offers: Less Than a Mile From Freeway Exits Oakmont Clubhouse Large Swim-Lap Pool and Spa Large Fitness Center with Indoor Track Weight Training Equipment Tennis Courts & Bocce Ball Cou...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Looking for an Open House in Beaumont this Weekend?Open houses are surging again now that the new year has started and we are getting into the full swing of 2016. It'll be fun to see where Beaumont real estate takes us this year. I will be watching the rise, or fall of inventory, the values and how the interest rates affect them, and how Beaumont deals with the proposal to limit new builds. All fun and VERY speculative, but our Beaumont housing market moves on!If you're looking to see open houses around the Beaumont area this weekend, check out this link. It will help you find all the open houses listed on the MLS:Beaumont CA Homes For Sale with Open Houses This Weekend
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Beaumont CA short sales seeing a rise in numbersBeaumont has been at the forefront of the market boom, crash, foreclosure frenzy, short sale sell-off and subsequent correction to a normal market once again. But with the unsure nature of real estate values, the over-all economy and now global economy affecting us like never before, the short sale option has seen a resurgence here in the city of Beaumont, California.As of writing this blog (January 2016) there are 51 Beaumont short sales either active, pending or on back-up status. Over the past year-over-year, Beaumont has seen 92 successful short sales, with another 65 either expired, canceled or withdrawn.And now with interest rates geared to rise due to the recent Fed's hike and more possibly coming, and the attrition of inventory due...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
A Website Just For Beaumont, California Buyers and SellersIf you're buying or selling a home in Beaumont, California, a good website and REALTORS/real estate agents dedicated to Beaumont alone can serve as a great resource for finding homes for sale, or researching what your home could sell for.Let me introduce myself and my partner: we are Todd and Devona Garrigus, the Garrigus Real Estate Group HomeSmart Professionals. We live in and have worked our entire real estate careers in the city of Beaumont and surrounding Pass areas. We know a thing or two about the real estate and homes for sale here. And that's why we recently launched a website dedicated to serving Beaumont buyers and sellers and their next purchase or sale of a Beaumont home.Below is a few links to this new Beaumont Home...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Have You Visited the State Capital Where You Live?  In 2015, I had the opportunity to go to Sacramento on business and view part of the State Capital Building. It was a fantastic feeling to walk through the halls of so many politicians; Governors, Senators, House Representatives and so many other important people plus the public. I felt even more proud to be an American after entering.  I was in awe when I went it the Senate Chamber as the room is absolutely beautiful and where many important decisions have been discussed and decided on. The dome ceilings, the columns, and the statue from the Queen of England all make for good photo opportunities too. I adore animals so when I came across the State Bear Monument inside, I had to stop and take his photo.Looking down at the checkerboard f...
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By Diana Mangan, SOLERA Oak Valley Greens Homes for Sale
(Solera Realty Team)
 Georgeous home in the 55+ community of Solera. Larger than the Trillion model… 1818 sq ft! 5-hole custom artificial turf putting green in the back yard! Hot Springs portable spa! MORE THAN $115,000 IN UPGRADES, including the great room extension; granite countertops in kitchen with extended eating area; custom built-in oak entertainment center; surround-sound in the great room; tiled fireplace hearth/custom mantle; extended tile in great room and halls; phantom front door screen; custom glass front door/side window; crown molding throughout; plantation shutters in bedrooms, office and garage; honeycomb pleated shades in great room and kitchen; additional pullout shelves in kitchen cupboards; newer washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, kitchen faucet and 5-burner gas s...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
10 Things I Am So Grateful For in 2015 I am typically a 'glass half full' person vs. a 'glass half empty'. I do get sad sometimes and miss my parents during the holidays but try to usually be positive and happy. Here is a list of my 10 favorite things I am grateful for this year. 1. Spent the 2015 Christmas holidays with my girls Jackie and Kimber plus my grandchildren, Iggy The Cat and Gidget the dog. Both rescue pets and have made my kids lives so happy.2. Celebrated our 35th Wedding Anniversary with my wonderful husband, father plus a terrific grandfather to Iggy and Gidget.                                3. I have two wonderful pets that were both rescue pets who give us so much love and happiness. I couldn't imagine life without them.  4. Installed as the 2015 President of the Wome...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Here is a list of the active short sales in the city of Beaumont, California: St# Street Name L/S Price Br/Ba YrBuilt Sqft 1262 Michigan AV   $165,000 2/1,0,0,0 1959/ASR 994/A 1053 Elm AV   $225,000 3/2,0,0,0 1993/ASR 1349/A 1241 Monte Verde DR   $235,000 4/2,0,0,0 2005/ASR 2067/A 930 Pavo DR   $247,500 3/2,0,1,0 2006/ASR 1727/A 34078 Crenshaw ST   $249,000 4/3,0,0,0 2008/ASR 2318/A 34337 DEVLIN DR   $255,000 4/2,0,0,0 2007/ASR 2221/A 1424 Dianthus WY   $255,000 4/3,0,0,0 2014/BLD 1919/E 1568 Polaris LN   $259,900 4/3,0,0,0 2006/ASR 2306/A 1259 Silver Torch DR   $275,000 4/3,0,0,0 2004/ASR 2296/A 35457 Trevino    $290,000 3/3,0,0,0 2006/ASR 2343/A 844 Annandale RD   $290,000 2/2,0,1,0 2006/ASR 2127/A 11175 Runyan RD   $290,000 4/2,0,1,0 2005/ASR 2762/A 11297 Demaret DR   $328,000 5/2,0,...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Watching Birds in My NeighborhoodCalimesa and Beaumont Yesterday I noticed one of my dogs quietly watching the patio area and her tail was wagging. I snuck outside using the side door and there was a cute little bird sitting on my garden wall.This bird is called a "Black Phoebe" and has distinctive marking with the two tone coloring and their sharp whistle call.I had a family of these birds at my previous home and they would have 3-4 nests per year. The entire family of Phoebes will  bring insects to the birds in the nests and the birds fledge in about 14 days. Thanks for Reading my Real Estate Blog......... I've lived in Southern California all my life. I love this area in the Inland Empire and I enjoy sharing. My many years here have given me the expertise as a REALTOR® . If you need ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Facts About Thanksgiving Day to Share The 1st Thanksgiving is documented on Nov 21, 1621, a year after 102 English citizens  fled England. They were commonly called "the Pilgrims" and  anchored on the banks of Cape Cod. They arrived on a small ship called the Mayflower and the trip took 66 days.  The feast was said to be a 3-day event and was a celebration of a good harvest of squash, beans, and corn and learning skills to hunt and fish. The celebration feast was shared with North American natives who had taught them to grow food, hunt and fish. Unfortunately half the Pilgrims had died of starvation the first year here so it was such a great celebration to be able to survive by living off the land.  Pilgrim Edward Winslow had written a letter about a 'turkey hunt' before the celebration...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Would You Buy This House...Poor PhotoI feel as a real estate professional that is my duty to do the very best job for my client and also feel it is a reflection on all of use when someone fails to meet the basic criteria.Recently, I received a listing from one of the major internet advertisers and I couldn't believe the photo. Yes, this is the only photo for the house. Our MLS has standards one being the first photo MUST be the front of the house. Also our MLS allows us 36 photos which gives the viewer a pretty good idea of the house inside and out.  Cropping Photos- I have taken photos of messy rooms but I try to shoot high or crop the room as it is never my intention to embarass the seller or their tenant. If the fireplace is off to the side, then crop it so it is in the middle.  Dark...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Lowe's Realtor Program is Being Discontinued I received this email several days ago:Dear REALTOR®, This email is to advise you of an important change: The Lowe’s Program for REALTORS® will end at 11:59pm Eastern time on Friday, November 6, 2015. As of November 7, 2015 the Lowe’s Program for REALTORS® will no longer be available and Lowe’s will no longer be a REALTOR Benefits® Program partner. I am very disappointed as I put all my clients, buyers and sellers, in this data base and Lowe's sends them email coupons typically 10% off up to $10,000. Every six months I send my clients email coupons and I think it is a good way for them to save money and maybe help them to buy something they have been budgeting for.I will still shop at Lowe's and give out Lowe's gift cards to my clients as clo...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
National Cat Day Today on October 29, 2015  National Cat Day was founded in 2005 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige.  This day was created to get the  public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their lives for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.I am a dog person but love cats and used to have a orange Tabby cat who lived to be over 20 years old. I still miss my Tabby cat who was so big and had these monster feet. He looked like "Morris" and used to run across the roof and jump down off the roof when visitors came to the door. He was a character. The cat in my post is a daily visitor but sadly I do not know his name. He climbs across ...
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