Norco, CA Real Estate News

By Devona Garrigus, REALTOR® / Short Sale Specialist
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Norco California Short Sale Real Estate Agents - Call Us Now: 1 (888) 9-LIST-IT  Are you like many homeowners in Norco having trouble paying your mortgage every month? You may be behind in your mortgage payment, or not behind yet. Don't let foreclosure happen to you. Hire the best Norco Short Sale Agent team to help you with your difficult situation at NO CHARGE TO YOU! We are Norco short sale agents, and we have extensive experience with short sale negotiations with dozens of the nation's mortgage lenders and banks. Whether you have one, two or more mortgage loans, we are able to offer you options. Our Norco Short Sale Agent team assists home owners throughout Southern California. If you have questions about short sales, how they work and the myriad of opportunities AND pitfalls a shor...
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By Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes
(Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca)
It's Fair Time! The Annual Norco Fair Opens Today! With the opening ceremonies just completed, the Norco Fair is officially open and ready for fun!  The opener included a flag ceremony, a great performance by Rainbow Express Dance Company, and presentation of the Norco Pride Beautification Awards.   If you missed the opening ceremony, don't worry - there's still plenty of fun over the next 4 days. The Norco Fair website contains the full schedule of events, but here's a small sample of the upcoming fair activities: Friday 9/2/11 9 am - 10 am Livestock Shows       Saturday 9/3/11  4 pm  Miss Pre-Teen Horsetown USA Pageant (ages 11-13)   6 pm "Norco's Got Talent" Talent Show   6 pm Lawn Mower Races       Sunday 9/4/11 1 pm Junior Livestock Auction   4 pm  Pacific Coast Jr. Bull Riders   ...
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Norco CA Real Estate House Sales and Home Listings - Short Sales, Foreclosures and Standard Sales - July 2011 Market Report News This is a market activity report of closed house sales and active home listings in the city of Norco California, for July 2011. According to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), there were 31 closed Norco home sales from July 1st to July 31st, 2011. 8 were Norco Foreclosures 9 were Norco Short Sales / Short Pay 12 were Norco Standard Sales 2 were Norco Probate or "Other" Sales And according to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), there are 25 Norco active listings from July 1st to July 31st, 2011. 3 are Norco Foreclosures 12 are Norco Short Sales / Short Pay 8 are Norco Standard Listings 2 are Norco Probate or "Other" Sales Number of Sales in Norco from the Past...
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By Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes
(Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca)
Average 30-year Mortgage Rate Falls to Just 4.15% - Another Record Low for Mortgage Rates! With the roller coaster going on in the Stock Market lately, many people are worried about the stock values being down.  But when is down a good thing?  When we're talking mortgage interest rates, of course!   According to an AP article I recently read on Yahoo Finance, mortgage interest rates are down again, reaching yet another record low.  You can read the full article here.  The article cites records of rates for 30 year mortgages, dating back to 1971.  Prior to that time, the 30-year mortgage wasn't common-place.  The last time rates were this low was in the 1950's when mortgages averaged 15 to 20 years (making overall payments higher due to shortened payoff time). For potential home buyers i...
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By Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes
(Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca)
Rainbow Express Dance Company Open House Rainbow Express Dance Company (REDCO) in Norco, CA is having an open house!!! Come join us on Saturday, August 27th, 2011 from 10 am to 3 pm.  The event will be held at the Norco Community Center, 3900 Acacia Ave in Norco, CA near the intersection of Hamner Ave and 6th St/ Norco Dr.     There  will be a jumper, munchies, and FREE dance instruction for the kids.  If anyone in your family has wanted to try dance classes, this is a great opportunity to see if they like it!  Rainbow Express offers classes in all types of dance at all levels, even hip hop for those who aren't into classical dance.  Kids who take classes have the opportunity to perform twice a year, and REDCO puts on some wonderful productions.  Higher levels have the opportunity to c...
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By Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes
(Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca)
Gym, Health Club, Fitness Center .... Places to Get in Shape in the Norco Area With the New Year's resolutions long gone, and summer well upon us, I have finally managed to get consistent in getting to the gym (Thanks to my bff Steff!).  If you're in the same boat, now is a great time to get started, with lots of summer promotions and grand openings providing deals on memberships at your local health club. As a long time member of LA Fitness, I can easily recommend their recently updated LA Fitness club in Norco.  Located at 1377 Hamner Ave, the club is easily accessible just off the 15 Freeway between the McKinley and 2nd St.  exits.   And since they're open  Monday through Thursday from 4 am to Midnight, there is ABSOLUTELY no excuse for not getting there!   For additional informatio...
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Norco CA Real Estate House Sales and Home Listings - Short Sales, Foreclosures and Standard Sales - May 2011 Market Report News This is a market activity report of closed house sales and active home listings in the city of Norco California, for May 2011. According to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), there were 17 closed Norco home sales from May 1st to May 31st, 2011. 11 were Norco Foreclosures 0 were Norco Short Sales / Short Pay 4 were Norco Standard Sales 2 were Norco Probate or "Other" Sales And according to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), there are 22 Norco active listings from May 1st to May 31st, 2011. 3 are Norco Foreclosures 7 are Norco Short Sales / Short Pay 12 are Norco Standard Listings 0 are Norco Probate or "Other" Sales Number of Sales in Norco from the Past 12 Mo...
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By Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes
(Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca)
Enjoying the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area - Baby Birds! It was a lovely day in Norco Ca. today, sunny but not too hot, with a nice small breeze.  We decided to take the kids and their friends to the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area for a walk.  I've written about the park before, you can see the posts here (A Hidden Gem in Hidden Valley, the Wildlife Area and the Santa Ana River Trail  &  Why is Norco, CA Known as Horsetown USA?).   Today was a special day because one of the bird houses up at the Nature Center had 5 baby birds in the nest!  The kids were really excited, and we were even able to get a photo.  Fun day!    
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By Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes
(Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca)
City of Norco Announces "The Plunge"!  2011 Aquatics Season Begins June 4th The City of Norco swimming pool will be open for recreational swimming on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm.  A swim pass can be purchased for $20.00.  The pass is good for 10 visits, and may be used by more than one person.   Swim lessons will be offered as well, with 4  two-week sessions throughout the summer.  Lessons are daily, Monday through Thursday, for 30 minutes each.  The cost is $75.00.  Private lessions are also available, see the City of Norco website for further details and complete class schedules. My kids  participated in the City of Norco swim lessons  for several summers, and had a blast.  Although the staff tends to be different each year, the teachers were always patient and ...
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By Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes
(Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca)
  Why is Norco, CA known as Horsetown USA? There are many cities that have rural areas, where a person might be able to keep horses.  These neighborhoods might have larger lots, which allos for the space to house your equine pets, but Norco is different because the whold city is dedicated to the rural animal keeping lifestyle.  With most lots sized at half an acre or more, and a required "Primary Animal Keeping Area" or PAKA, those who desire the right to keep animals on their property have fought hard to maintain Norco's status as Horsetown USA. Throughout the City of Norco, you'll find horse trails on at least one side of the street.  With more than 81 miles of horse trails, it is possible to ride your horse from  homes in Norco to any other part of the city.  Most just ride througout...
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By Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes
(Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca)
Rainbow Express Dance Company in Norco, CA - APPLEBEE'S FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER !! Each year, Rainbow Express Dance Company (REDCO) puts on an awesome June show to close out their year of dance classes. This goes beyond your traditional "dance recital".   June Show is a full stage production, which is not only more entertaining for the audience, but is wonderful experience for the dancers.  The competitive team forms the majority of the show, with the lower level classes taking to the stage as part of the overall production. The dancers learn how to rush through the costume changes to get back out on stage for their next dance, how to move around the stage with tons of activity going on, and even go out into the audience area for "backgrounds" to the main performance.   This year, the schoo...
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By Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes
(Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca)
      The City of Norco is seeking sponsors for their patriotic banner program.  The banners, a way to show Norco's appreciation for the soldier's service,  will be displayed on Sixth Street for a three month period - either May through August, or August through November.  Sponsors may honor a soldier who's hometown is listed as "Norco, CA" and either is currently is serving or has previously served in the Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard, Army, or National Guard.  The 36 banner locations are available on a first come, first served basis.   While the City of Norco is directing this program at loved ones of the soldiers to be honored, it would be great to see some local businesses support our troops by sponsoring a $90 banner on behalf of a local family.  The banners will be returne...
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Norco CA Real Estate House Sales and Home Listings - Short Sales, Foreclosures and Standard Sales - February 2011 Market Report News This is a market activity report of closed house sales and active home listings in the city of Norco California, for February 2011. According to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), there were 22 closed Norco home sales from February 1st to February 28th, 2011. 7 were Foreclosures 6 were Short Sales / Short Pay 7 were Standard Sales 2 were Probate or "Other" Sales And according to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), there are 18 Norco active listings from February 1st to February 28th, 2011. 2 are Foreclosures 7 are Short Sales / Short Pay 7 are Standard Listings 2 are Probate or "Other" Sales Number of Sales in Norco from the Past 12 Months (Chart Below) F...
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By Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes
(Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca)
In my real estate practice, I like to brag about the fact that I've lived in the area I serve for over 15 years, and even graduated from high school here before leaving the area for a time while in college and acompanying my husband to his posts in the Army. It amazes me to find that I've missed out on the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area for all this time!  Today, after driving by the area daily for the last year, my family and I finally decided to go walk through this Riverside County park, and see what was back there in the hills, which are often filled with horses and their riders from nearby Norco, CA - also known as "Horsetown USA".   We parked just outside the entrance to the park, located on Arlington Avenue just before Riverside turns into Norco, between La Sierra Avenue and Califor...
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By Devona Garrigus, REALTOR® / Short Sale Specialist
(Garrigus Real Estate)
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Norco California Short Sale Real Estate Agents - Call Us Now: 1 (888) 9-LIST-IT  Are you like many homeowners in Norco having trouble paying your mortgage every month? You may be behind in your mortgage payment, or not behind yet. Don't let foreclosure happen to you. Hire the best Norco Short Sale Agent team to help you with your difficult situation at NO CHARGE TO YOU! We are Norco short sale agents, and we have extensive experience with short sale negotiations with dozens of the nation's mortgage lenders and banks. Whether you have one, two or more mortgage loans, we are able to offer you options. Our Norco Short Sale Agent team assists home owners throughout Southern California, but we specialize in all areas of Norco and The Pass cities. If you have questions about short sales, how ...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Here's your Norco, California Closed Sale report for January 2011.  There were 22 closings in Norco, California during January.  The majority of those closed were single family homes priced between $300,000 and $450,000.  Two homes sold over $500,000 in January with the highest closing price at $556,629.  The lowest priced closing was at $151,000. There are currently 80 Active listings in Norco, California. If you are a home buyer or home owner needing assistance with a real estate transaction in Norco, please call me at 951-212-7479. Your browser does not support inline frames or is currently configured not to display inline frames. Cameron Novak Norco Short Sale Agent & Norco Real Estate Agent The Homefinding CenterTM Serving Corona, California and Surrounding Areas 951-212-7479 Phot...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
The City of Norco in Riverside County California  How to Short Sell Your Norco Home Riverside County Population in July 2009: 26,495. Population change since 2000: +9.7%  Males: 14,896   (56.2%) Females: 11,599   (43.8%) Median resident age:   36.3 years California median age:   33.3 years Zip codes: 91760, 92860. Norco Zip Code MapEstimated median household income in 2009: $74,358 (it was $62,652 in 2000) Norco:   $74,358 California:   $58,931 Estimated per capita income in 2009: $24,195Norco city income, earnings, and wages dataEstimated median house or condo value in 2009: $387,232 (it was $207,800 in 2000) Norco:   $387,232 California:   $384,200 Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $393,035; Detached houses: $382,440; Townhouses or other attached units: $392,386; Mobile homes: $...
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By Devona Garrigus, REALTOR® / Short Sale Specialist
(Garrigus Real Estate)
HOW TO FIND A GOOD NORCO CA REALTOR TO SELL YOUR NORCO CA HOUSE   When you decide to sell your Norco CA home you don't take the process lightly. Of course you don't, because your house is your home that you and your family have shared together. And, because for most of us our house is our most valuable asset. In this tough market you need to make sure the sale produces a top-dollar selling price for your investment AND for the purchase of your next home. So, How do you really find a good Norco CA REALTOR to sell your home? Here's a quick list of ways to search for a real estate agent and things to consider:   1. Google search (or use any other web search engine) the city or area your home is located in. Search for REALTORS and real estate agents in that area. For example: NORCO CA REALT...
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By Melanie Serrato, CA Realtor - Corona-Norco-Eastvale Homes
(Melanie Serrato, Rawlings Realty ~Corona, Norco, Eastvale Ca)
  With Thanksgiving behind us, enter the official start of the Christmas Season.  For most of us, December is a time of visiting with friends and family, shopping, entertaining, and travel.  Some even take trips to typical vacation destinations, such as Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Now, I'm not a person who really appreciates crowds.  If there's a concert, I'd rather watch online if that's an option.  Shopping?  Give me a store where I can get it all in one place, and the further away from the mall, the better!  I just don't like having to fight for parking, wait in long lines, or be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of people. Sometimes, however, circumstances arise in which we have to step out and do those things we'd rather not.  And, we have to do them with a smile on our...
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