Norco, CA Real Estate News

By Devona Garrigus, REALTOR® / Short Sale Specialist
(Garrigus Real Estate)
  NORCO CALIFORNIA SHORT SALE REAL ESTATE AGENTS - NORCO CA REALTORs   Are you looking for Norco California real estate agents or Norco CA REALTORs? You've come to the right place.   We can help you with your Norco home search, selling your Norco CA home, or if your under-water with your house we can assist you with your Norco short sale.   If you're looking for the right Norco REALTOR or short sale agent, we are the right Norco short sale agents for you. Why? Because we are highly trained in California real estate and know how to get the best end-result for you.   But its not what we think- what do YOU think? CALL US AND INTERVIEW US. Ask us all the questions you have. We know you'll be happy with our professionalism and expertise. We are the right Norco California real estate agents b...
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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 (REDCO), a competitive dance team from Norco, CA, will be performing their holiday show at Riverside Plaza on Saturday, 11/27/10 during the Community Performances from 7-9.  Riverside Plaza is located at Central Ave. and Riverside Ave. in Riverside, CA.   My family has enjoyed previous community performances at the Plaza, which gives a large city a hometown feel by blocking off their "Main Street" area to create a promenade location for visitors to enjoy.  This time my daughter, Miya, is excited to have the opportunity to perform as part of the kickoff to the holiday season.   Miya has danced with REDCO for 5 years now, and they have performed for Norco's tree-lighting ceremony each year, as well as the Norco Fair opener and other community events.  They a...
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By Devona Garrigus, REALTOR® / Short Sale Specialist
(Garrigus Real Estate)
2876 Chestnut Dr NORCO, CA PRICE REDUCED!!! Horse Lovers this Norco Bluff Trail Home is for You! - PRICE JUST REDUCED 4BR/1+1BA Single Family House $399,999 Year Built 1974 Sq Footage 2,000 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 20,473 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DescriptionREDUCED $25,000!!! Horse Lovers this is for you! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2000 sqft ranch style home in the Norco Bluffs with all the upgrades. Granite counters in the kitchen, laminate wood flooring, travertine throughout the bathrooms, ceiling fans and recently remodeled with new air conditioning, windows and more. Move in ready! There is a large living space with custom glass doors that can be converted into a large 4th bedroom, living room, game room or formal dining area. The ou...
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By Deborah Nance, Southern California , Reverse Mortgage Specialist
(Orange County, Corona, Riverside, Los Angeles)
Reverse Mortgages here in Norco and the rest of the country will undergo some changes in a few short weeks on October 4, 2010. An informative and relative post at Reverse Mortgage Daily, yesterday: Here's the gist of  it: On October 4, 2010 (yep, next month) there will be some changes to all new HECM loans with case numbers assigned after that date.  We've know n about these upcoming changes for some time now and here they come. The MIP will increase from a .5% annual premium to 1.25%.  This amount is added monthly to the loan  balance.  The principal limits (sort of like Loan To Value ratios) will decrease between 1 and 5% where they are currently.  Use a Reverse Mortgage Calculator to see what you may qualify for.  On the bright side - If you look at the raise in MIP as effectively an...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Have you Heard of the horse "Hail Yeah"? - Norco, California's MascotHail Yeah, the official mascot of Norco, CA is a Horsetown USA Hall of Fame inductee, Trainer Ray Ariss, transformed this amazing mustang three years ago during a Mustang Challenge event sponsored by the National Mustang Heritage Foundation.The foundation purchased Hail Yeah, and then allowed Ray to adopt it back.Ray Ariss and Hail Yeah have appeared at numerous public events and have been featured in magazines and television media where they promote Norco Horsetown USA as the ideal location for the equestrian-oriented lifestyle.The mission of the Mustang Heritage Foundation is to increase the adoption of mustangs across the country.
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
One Cowboy Bob Short & Two Regular Bob's Too Many-Norco, CAHorseTown USAIf you take a drive down Hamner Ave between Fifth and Sixth Street, you'll notice a peculiar hatted fellow in suspenders. No, its not the Mad Hatter, but Norconians are plenty mad about hats.Bob, the big boy in red and white checkered pants and suspenders has been an American icon for many years, and Norco, California, aka HorseTown USA intends for this Bob's Big Boy to become a local icon as well. You see, the equestrian-themed city has erected and decorated the town with anything horse or cowboy. For example, the water tower turned Jack in the Box sign at the 15 Freeway on-ramp at Sixth Street dons the HorseTown USA Norco sign.To continue the theme, the Bob's Big Boy at 3521 Hamner Avenue was expected to install t...
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By Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com, Real Estate Solutions For Real People
(KASI Homes )
Bring Your Horse and Saddle...This Home at 3220 Cavaletti Lane, Norco Awaits! $419,800 Area: 250-Norco                                            Cross Street: 5th , Pedley, Wildhorse Stories:               Two Level     Year Built:                2004                                                                            SaleType: Real Estate Owned Description                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THIS FOUR BEDROOM, THREE BATH EQUESTRIAN HOME IS LOCATED IN THE NEWER AREA OF NORCO HILLS AND OFFERS AND INCREDIBLE VIEW OF THE CITY LIGHTS. HOME SITS ON AN APPROX. 20909 SQUARE FOOT LO...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
 The Planned Removal of Arundo Donax Threatens the Norco Bluff Trails -Norco, CaliforniaThere has been a great response from the Norco, CA equestrian community to the blog Local Focus - The Planned Removal of Arundo Donax Threatens the Norco Bluff Trails.Thank you to everyone for commenting and sharing your thoughts, feelings and opinions. Local activists, like Bobbie Pope, met with city officials and the Army Corps of Engineers yesterday (Monday, July 26th) to determine the best way to eradicate the Arundo without destroying trails like the Arundo Trail "Shady Glades", and other Norco Bluff trails in the Santa Ana riverbed.The removal of the Arundo and the concerns of local Norco citizens has even garnered T.V. news attention from KABC-TV channel 7. Click here to watch the video.Bobbie...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
 Local Focus Update... The Planned Removal of Arundo Donax Threatens the Norco Bluff TrailsThere has been an immense response from Norco citizens concerned about this issue.Click here to read the article.Tonight (Wednesday, July 21st), there will be a Norco City Hall meeting. Here is a message from one of Norco's active members about it:"The Equine community needs to rally at tonight's city hall in Norco. 7PM Our voices need to be heard. We need to preserve the bluffs trails. This area is state land and we as equestrians stewardship these trails. If we don't speak up the Army Corp of Engineers will not know how special this area is to us all and they will take out the Arundo the cheapest, fastest and most destructive way. The city leaders have an opportunity to work with the Corp and th...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
 The Planned Removal of Arundo Donax Threatens the Norco Bluff Trails -Norco, CaliforniaLike the rest of the country, Norco is in a state of flux. With the Inland area, including Norco, developing and growing, "Horsetown U.S.A." is facing a personality conflict between citizens who want to preserve their horse community, and new locals interested in non-farm animal properties.City officials, along with the horse community of Norco, are attempting to preserve the equestrian elements of the city.One heated issue is the planned removal of the arundo donax within the Norco Bluff Trails. Arundo is a type of large wild cane from eastern Asia, and not native to California. The Arundo Trail, or "Shady Glades", is a series of tunnel trails created by the arundo, and one of the favorite trails in...
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By Sharon Shepherd, Realtor, Norco/Riverside, WCR, Relocation, ePRO
(Century 21 Olde Tyme)
Come join me at my open house today at 3140 Crestview in Norco, Ca. THIS IS A STANDARD SALE AND PRICED AT ONLY $569,000 3804 Sq.Ft. 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. 1/2 acre horse property in Norco Hills with a great view. House has been totally redone in the last year with upgraded everything. 5 stall barn and arena. Come join me from 1 - 4 at this great property today. Looking forward to seeing some friendly faces.
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Right now in Norco California there are 95 houses in Escrow. 42 of which where on the market for less than 30 days before going into escrow and 53 of those properties where on the market for more than 30 days before going into escrow. 17 of the properties in escrow right now are standard sales, 55 are short sales, and 13 of which are bank owned properties. There is no question at all what is dominating the market in Norco California.. That would be short sales!! If you live in Norco, California and need a real estate agent to handle a short sale negotiation for you please give me a call, for a free consultation.
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
The weather is getting warmer and as this years school season is drawing to a close we must congratulate all the seniors that are graduating. In my area the seniors will be holding their graduation Wednesday June, 16th 2010.  I would like to congratulate all the seniors of the 2010 graduating class and wish them a safe summer before they head off to college this fall.
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
As we may know the weather is getting warmer and we are all looking forward to spending more time outside doing various outdoor activities in areas throughout the Corona/Norco areas rather it be hiking, fishing, horseback riding, we need to take this one caution to heart, from April-October we are not the only ones that like to enjoy this warm weather, snakes that are native to this area are going to be out enjoying the warm sun as well. Snakes that are native to this area include Red Diamond Rattlesnake, Gopher Snake, California King Snake and Red Racer. On hot days keep a lookout for snakes around sunset and sunrise. Snakes take to shade in and near vegetation, rocks, old tires and wood piles. Use caution when spring cleaning areas around your home, yard and business. All snakes shoul...
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
This has been quite a busy week for me. I got one deal completely closed, young newly married couple and first time homebuyers. Have been waiting for months on this short sale and they finally slept in their new house last night and are super excited. They have been sleeping in an RV in the wifes mother house for the past month waiting to close so they are super excited to be in their new house and wake to and not feel like to walls are closing in on them. Also as of today I got a new deal put into escrow. Its an REO property in Corona, and my buyers are the kind of buyers that you can only sit back and just prepare yourself because you know this is going to be quite a trip between here and escrow.. You can only hope you can do everything you can to get them through the buyer's remorse ...
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Yesterday at Raincamp in the second section, Ben Kinney made the suggestion to not only make facebook pages targeted to particular cities, but do the whole county, and if you are the first person to get 25 friends you get to have first choice of the URL and you will become the Lord/Lordess and master/mistress of that domain.. I created the group page yesterday and the sight is now at 90 members and growing. If you go to www.facebook.com/riversidecounty, add me as a friend and join the Riverside County group page. Curremtly there are not that many post because it is new, but soon to come will be interesting facts about Riverside County, you will learn from the residence of Riverside County themselves of the best neigborhoods to live in, the best city in riverside county to buy a house, t...
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Inventory levels are different in each part in the country, my area in particular,Norco, Corona, Riverside, Eastvale, Mira Loma, The Inland Empire the inventory is low, we have buyers going into bidding wars, and houses that hit the market go into the escrow that same day. But reading an article in the Realtor Magazine that I received via email was very interesting in regards to lack of employment and money is causing more people to live under one roof and causing a need for less housing.. This is what the article said. "The number of people sharing a home is rising, and that could cause the United States to end this decade with as many as 4 million more housing units than it needs.In 2008, 49 million, or 16 percent of the population, live in a home with more than one adult generation, ...
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
"Californians have an opportunity to share what living here means to them as part of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS "Your Piece of California. Your Peace of Mind." 2010 Consumer Advertising Campaign. "Californians can go to YourPieceofCalifornia.com and share what they love about living here by using their Facebook or Twitter accounts," said C.A.R. President Steve Goddard. This is a great opportunity to tell your stories about what makes California special to you. "It's easy to post a comment," he said. "Go to YourPieceofCalifornia.com, click on the "Tell Us About Your Piece of California" arrow, then select "Write your message," and, in 118 characters or less, tell why you love living in California. Then select a region, click "Post," sign in to either your Facebook or Twitter ...
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Part of being a good realtor is knowing your inventory. Right now there are 65 Single Family Residential homes are listed for sale in Norco Ca. 21 of which are standard sales, 22 are short sales, 11 are Bank owned properties 2 are in Foreclosure. Prices range from $140,000-$3,950,000. 41 of these houses are single story, 23 are two story and 1 has three stories or more. 14 of these houses have in ground pools, and 21 has RV Parking.When choosing a realtor in Norco make sure you choose one that knows the inventory and knows the area.
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
When you see graffiti in our community, you CAN do something about it. Help the JCSD graffiti abatement program by calling our hotline (951) 727-3500 whenever you see tagging.  Your call can be anonymous.  You can report the graffiti online at www.jcsd.us.   JCSD logs and abates an average of 35 calls a week, and no matter how quickly we are able to remove the graffiti, the number of reports continues to increase. Help keep the Jurupa Community Services District clean and save your own tax dollars by reporting graffiti!JCSD logs and abates an average of 35 calls a week, and no matter how quickly we are able to remove the graffiti, the number of reports continues to increase. Help keep the Jurupa Community Services District clean and save your own tax dollars by reporting graffiti!
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