Calimesa, CA Real Estate News

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Pet Safety on the 4th of July Weekend Here are some suggestions" Do not put your pets outside while the firework events are active. Do not take them to the fireworks display. Make sure they are wearing their tags in case they get scared and run off. If you are at home, spend the hour with them to keep them comforted. Do not let them go outside unless they are on a secure leash. Make sure your fence does not have holes that they can get through. If you find a dog, post it on Facebook and report it to Animal Control. Make posters and put up in neighborhoods  if you find or lose a pet so others will see it. 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)
Pet Vaccinations Can Cause Emergencies...Beware of Dangerous SymptomsToday was just a normal day and I had an appointment to take my two chihuahuas to the vet for their annual 5-1 shot and Rabies.  Of course they acted up and one slipped her halter but we finally go situated in the examining room and waited. Here is a picture of the two of them moving the chair across the room. The photo is a little blury as I had to stop them at the door. The vet examined them and they gave each 2 shots and we left for home. *They were so noisy that the staff was probably glad they had gone home.A few minutes late my husband came home and said why is CoCo's face swollen? I had a property showing that i canceled enroute back to the vet and got her there as fast a possible.They took her in the back and e...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Happy Flag Day and Long May She WaiveToday is National Flag Day as it was created by a proclamation in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. In 1949, it was established by an Act of Congress. Strangely enough, is not a national holiday  This picture was taken in Calimesa, CA yesterday as the flag was waiving in the breeze and was just so beautiful. While I was standing in the parking lot and getting my camera ready, it made me feel so proud to be an American while waiting for the perfect photo. It a flash, the flag makes me think of the "Pledge of Alliangance" and the "Star Spangled Banner". I love the history of our 'American Flag' and adore going to Philadelphia every year and going to Independence Hall where it all began.  Happy Flag Day and Long May She Waive!  Thanks for Reading my Rea...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Hug Your Cat Day on June 4, 2015 June 4 is 'Hug your Cat Day' so for any of you out there that have sweet and lovable fur balls, give your cat a big hug today. Cats are great companionship, do not require a lot of maintenance and are very loyal. Whether you have a good day or bad, when you get home, your furry feline friend is there to welcome you and gets some love and also some dinner.Research has shown that loving a pet increased your endorphin's and makes you happier. Your furry pal is always there for hugs or a scratch behind the ear.If you do not own a cat, give a friend or family member's cat a hug or even better yet think about adopting a cat. Recently the news has announced that their are double the amount of kittens available for adoption because of the warm weather. Thanks fo...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Cottontail Rabbit Just Hopping ByIn Calimesa This Morning  By the time I grabbed my camera, it was running off. Wait.....   I didn't want to scare it so I took this last photo and then walked away. It will be back tomorrow and I will be waiting about 6:00 am. Thanks for Reading my Real Estate Blog........California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in Southern California, please contact me. I am a local California Realtor, live in the Inland Empire community and am aware of the local market. I am here to help you find a home or to sell the home you currently own. California has great opportunities to view Nature and Bird Watching. Wh...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Mother's Day Should Be Celebrated Every Day of the YearMother's Day is celebrated in the United States on the Second Sunday of May yearly. This year it was celebrated on May 10th, 2015 so most were buying flowers, gifts and taking their mother's out for a nice dinner to celebrate her day.  I personally think we should celebrate our mothers every day. We wouldn't be here if she hadn't given birth, protected and nourished us as babies and toddlers. And who made our lunches every morning to take to school in our lunchboxes, who cooked dinner every night and who yelled at us to get out of bed every morning to get dressed for school and come eat our healthy breakfast. Who took us out for a new Easter outfit yearly and made sure we posed for pictures plus who made sure we had our prom dress o...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
6 Q&A's Regarding Memorial Day Trivia  When was Memorial Day first enacted? In May 5, 1868 by American General John Logan, American Civil War in Waterloo, New York.  What was the holiday originally called in 1868? Decoration Day What was the reason for Memorial Day? To go to the cemetery and remember the ones who had died during the Civil War. Later people remembered loved ones who died in other wars such as WW1, WW11, Korean, Vietnam, etc. How did the Calvary get food while out on patrols for long periods? In 1868, they hired William 'Wild Bill' Cody as a scout to hunt for bison so the men could eat.  What southern states celebrated Memorial Day when it was first enacted? Only Mississippi celebrated as the rest of the southern states were angry and refused since they had lost the war. ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
When Negotiating a Deal, Sometimes You Must Walk AwayI have some friends who live out of state and they are negotiating a deal with a very experienced agent. They are trying to buy a house that has been on the market for a year. These buyers put in a lower offer and were willing to come up some but the sellers will not budge.  They called me to tell me of the counters but nothing has made the sellers budge. They are countering again tomorrow but this will be their last counter. My words to them last night were "Sometimes you have to walk away and focus on finding another house". When a house is obviously overpriced and the sellers refuse to negotiate after a year, then sometimes it just isn't the right house.  Houses go on the market everyday and the right house will show up soon and th...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
CA Low SnowPack in Mountains is Causing Statewide DroughtLast week California water officials performed one of their regular measurements of the state’s snowpack and confirmed it is a startling 5 percent of normal – the lowest April 1 total on record.That snowfall in the state’s mountains – specifically the Sierra Nevada – serves as natural “frozen storage” for surface water supplies. Its runoff feeds streams, rivers and reservoirs throughout the year and provides about 30 percent of the water Californians depend on for drinking, growing food and other uses in a typical year.The California snowpack is historically at its peak by this time of the year, but has been been effected by low precipitation and warmer temperatures. Those warmer conditions have caused more precipitation to fall a...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Celebrate National Beer Day Today on April 7Happy National Beer Day!National Beer Day is celebrated every year on April 7 which was the day that beer was once again allowed to be legally manufactured and sold following Prohibition. On March 22, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Cullen–Harrison Act into law which moved the U.S. away from Prohibition by allowing the manufacture and sale of beer which was approximately 4% alcohol by volume (just a little less than the average today) and some wines.  Roosevelt reportedly signed the document and then turned to his Aide, Louis Howe, and said “I think this would be a good time for a beer.”Prohibition would officially remain in place for a few more months but the ability to drink beer and wine was worth cheering. Here are a few more...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Please Don't Eat the Daisies My little chihuahua loves to go up and smell the flowers but recently has been eating all the daisies. I guess they won't make her sick but it is odd behavior.   Tomorrow is Easter so I hope everyone has a wonderful day. I am going to spend time with my pets, go to an Easter Egg Hunt, and later have a good dinner with friends and family. May everyone have a terrific day! 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)
USA Historical Moments for March    • March 8, 1971 – The Fight of the Century between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali commences. Frazier wins in 15 rounds via unanimous decision. • March 9, 1959 – Ruth Handler's Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York. This date is also used as Barbie's official birthday. • March 10, 1997 – Fledgling Warner Brothers (WB) television network airs the inaugural episode of what will become its first bona-fide hit show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  • March 11, 1927 – In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre with the silent film The Love of Sunya, produced by and starring Gloria Swanson. • March 12, 1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) forms in the United States. • March 13, ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Spring is Coming so Watch out for Africanized Killer Bees  This week in Indian Wells, CA, firefighters had to be dispatched as a 71 year old woman who lived in a gated community was being attacked by killer bees as she was getting into her car. The other neighbors had run inside and shut their doors and windows and called 9-1-1.  Firefighters called the owner of a  company called Killer Bee Inc., who volunteers his services to the county and has 40+ years experience with tending bees. He found 75,000 African Agreesive Bees in the underground Verizon box. He sucked them out and took him to his isolated business address and plans to keep them. He further stated that  "they make sweeter honey".  The woman  (had over 1,000 bites on her) plus 5 firefighters all had to go to the hospital for ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Purple Anemones .....a Great Plant to Put in Your Yard   We have had some really cold weather this winter and these plants have continued to grow and not freeze even in the snow one morning in January. Most of my other plants did freeze  so this seems to be a really hearty plant. And the blooms are beautiful and remind me of pinwheels.   California is a dream come true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in southern California, please contact me. I am a local California Realtor, live in the Inland Empire community and aware of the local market. I am here to help you find a home or to sell the home you currently own. California has great opportunities to vi...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Move to Calimesa- Great Retirement Area and Nature Are you thinking about downsizing or at that retirement age where you might want to get out of the noise and traffic of the city? Looking for a place to play golf daily, go on hikes, ride horses, birdwatching, or bicycling. The Calimesa Country Club and Golf Course is a public club to come and meet others and enjoy a round of golf. Also they have  golf carts to rent if you don't have your own.   Do you want to meet others and play cards, Bingo games, Crafts daily, Exercise and Yoga or just looking for a place to make friends. There is a wonderful 'Senior Center' here in Calimesa called the Norton Younglove Senior Center at 908 Park Street, Calimesa CA.   Calimesa in Southern California has so many housing opportunities such a manufactur...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
January 2015 / Calimesa CA - Housing Market Snapshot - Real Estate Short Sales, Foreclosures & Standard Sales - Below is a quick summary of Calimesa, California real estate short sales, foreclosures and REOs and standard sales for the month of January 2015, according to the largest MLS in the country, the CRMLS. This Calimesa, California report consists of Calimesa sales, Calimesa active listings and Calimesa pending sales, and also includes Calimesa short sales, Calimesa foreclosures and REOs, Calimesa standard sales and other Calimesa sales and listings like Calimesa probate sales and Calimesa home auctions. Please keep in mind some status can overlap. For instance, a Calimesa home sale or listing can be classified as a short sale and an auction sale, etc.. Because of this the grand t...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Make an Edible Bird Feeder for Your Backyard Birds   If you are a bird lover then this will be an easy and fun way to feed your backyard birds. It is also a fun activity to do with your kids or to make to give as gifts. 3/4 a cup of flour 1/2 a cup of water 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (2.5 teaspoons) 3 tbsp corn syrup 4 cups birdseed (makes approximately 12 bird feeders) 1. Spray a spoon with cooking spray and mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. 2. Spray the inside of your cookie cutter with cooking spray, and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet. 3. Fill your cookie cutter with the birdseed mixture and be sure to pack it down. 4. After the birdseed has been packed down, use something like s shewer or narrow stick to make a hole. 5. Then, holding down the birdseed,...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Look Who is Drinking in the Rain We had a big storm this weekend and while looking outside my window, I saw this poor hummingbird drinking in the pouring rain.   The little bird kept coming back over and over for a half hour or more. I was fasinated to see it even laying on the feeder as he/she was probably soaked to the skin.     California is a dream come true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in southern California, please contact me. I am a local California Realtor, live in the Inland Empire community and aware of the local market. I am here to help you find a home or to sell the home you currently own. California has great opportunities to view Natu...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
National Heart Disease Awareness on February 6, 2014 Have a Heart and Help Save Lives So has everyone noticed in the past week, everyone is wearing red on television? The TV ads news stations are showing everyone wearing red clothing. Do you know why? In 2003, the American Heart Association realized that cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year and women were totally unaware. But that was not the case as the #1 killer for women was Heart Disease. In 2004, AHA created “Go Red for Women”- a program aimed to educate women to learn the tools to keep their heart strong and healthy.  The program educates women and also promotes research. In the past 10 years, great strides have been made in the fight again heart disease in women. Each year, on the fi...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
6 More Weeks of Winter......Punxsutawney Phil Saw His Shadow  Yes, this morning at 7:21 am EST, Punx Phil saw his shadow and returned to his den.  I have read where Punxsutawney Phil is right about half the time but I think a big storm is moving in right now so apparently he got it right this time.   ******What do you think?****** California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in Southern California, please contact me. I am a local California Realtor, live in the Inland Empire community and am aware of the local market. I am here to help you find a home or to sell the home you currently own. California has great opportunities to view N...
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