Redlands, CA Real Estate News

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
  Wednesday Wordles….I Love Birds!   Here is my weekly Wordle and I posted it in the new group “Wednesday Wordles”. Please join me and make a Wordle at Wordle.net. You can copy a post or make up a page of words which is what I do.   I make a new theme each week: Cats, Dogs, Birds, ActiveRain etc.   1.     I just typed a bunch of text; Wren Finch Owls Red~Tailed~Hawk “Backyard-Birds” Oriole Cardnals Crows Sparrow Turle~Doves Bald~Eagle  Sunflower~Seeds Mockingbird Junco Bluebird “Blackbird” Nuthatch Worms birdseed butterflies robin bluejay nests migration bird~bath NESTS “Black~Phoebe” Hummingbird Photography GoogleKristinHamilton “Yellow~Warbler” NESTS Bird~Feeders  “FEED THE BIRDS” Crow OWLS Chickadee Titmouse “Bald Eagle” Woodpecker Falcon Snowy~Owl   2.    Added them into Wednesday W...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
   Show Me Your Spots!   Every day, I drive by this horse stable in Redlands, CA. and want to stop and take a picture but usually the time is never right but yesterday I turned around and got this photo. I tried to get him to look up but he was just too busy eating. Still really cute!   Where else can you live in a city and find country sites like this? The east end of Redlands is full of hiking and bike trails, lots of wildlife and my favorites…horses and birds. What a lovely community to live in; Redlands and Loma Linda. Drive through this area and enjoy.  This picture taken in Redlands, CA.   If you are looking for a professional agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services top notch and successful.
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Redlands, CA Market Report Active Listings Jan-March 15, 2012     Please let me introduce myself for anyone who does not know me. My name is Kristin Hamilton and I am a local, experienced Realtor from Keller Williams Realty in Redlands. I am also involved in many community programs to better this area. I sit on the board of several organizations and I work 24X7 for my real estate clients. Call me at 909-557-6966 to list your home!       I have prepared a chart showing how many ACTIVE listings there are in the city of Redlands, CA, for the past 45 days. I have broken it down by the type of listing; Standard Sale, Short Sale and Real Estate Owned Sale (REO). Summary- As you can see, this is a marketing report of Homes and Condos in the city. This chart shows very good news for Redlands. T...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
There is a lovely hair stylist shop, State Street Salon, located at 321 W State Street in Redlands, CA, It is located in the downtown section, has ample parking, recently re-decorated, plus it is a full service salon and takes care of hair, brows, nails and massages. So if you are looking for a new salon, stop by and make an appointment or give them a call. Tracy handles the desk and makes the appointments. Call her at 909-798-5550. Also, if you are a stylist looking for a salon, please inquire within as they are hiring. These pictures taken Redlands, CA. If you are looking for a professional agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services top notch and successful.    
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
  The à la Minute is a new ice creamery located in the downtown area, 19 Citrus Ave, Redlands, CA. This store is very unique because at à la Minute they make your ice cream when you order it, freezing the ingredients with liquid nitrogen.   The ordering process is very fast so you are not standing in line more than a minute or two. But then the waiting for your ice cream is so much fun as watching them prepare the orders, the frost coming from the big mixers and presenting the orders to the waiting customers…so yummy and so worth the wait.   Absolutely delicious! My daughter went there last weekend and we tried the Mint Chocolate Chip and Orange Honey. Yummy!...Stop by if you are in the area for a spectacular treat to your taste buds. Doesn't this look yummy? These pictures taken in Red...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
  “Bras for a Cause” Tea in Redlands   I belong to a national organization WCR, “Women’s Council of Realtors®” East Valley for Realtors; both guys/gals and Service Affiliates. We have 6-7 events a year and donate the proceeds to different Charities.   This month we are having our annual Breast Cancer Tea. It is so much fun as we all buy tables, invite our friends and co-workers and decorate each table with a theme. This is a FUN competition and 3 winners get trophies; best theme, most elegant, and most creative.   Anyone in the San Bernardino/Riverside County area that wants to attend or donate some $$, please contact us.       If you are looking for a professional agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services ...
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By Luis Iniguez, Search Inland Empire Homes For Sale - Short Sale Agent
(Option One Real Estate)
*SENSATIONAL UPGRADED & WELL MAINTAINED SINGLE STORY HOME LOCATED NEAR THE HIGHLY DESIRABLE UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS!* FEATURING A BIG LUSHLY LANDSCAPED FENCED CORNER LOT, TILED ENTRY & CUSTOM TILE FLOORING THROUGHOUT. LARGE LIVING ROOM W/ NEW DOUBLE FRENCH DOORS WHICH OPENS INTO A LOVELY COVERED COURTYARD, BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED KITCHEN W/ NEWER HIGH QUALITY & ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES & A DINING AREA W/ A RELAXING VIEW INTO THE SERENE REAR YARD. A NICE FAMILY ROOM W/ A COZY RED BRICK FIREPLACE & A SECOND PAIR OF FRENCH DOORS THAT OPENS INTO THE WONDERFULLY LANDSCAPED PRIVATE BACKYARD & ITS WIDE COVERED PATIO. NEW EXTERIOR PAINT, NEWER TUBE LIGHTING, NEWER ENERGY EFFICIENT HVAC UNIT W/ PURON TYPE REFRIGERANT, NEWER BRYANT BRAND GAS FURNACE & RECONDITIONED DUCTING. PLUS, WHOLE HOUSE FAN ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Market Report: Redlands, CA.- Sold Homes in Jan-Feb 2012.   Please let me introduce myself for anyone who does not know me. My name is Kristin Hamilton and I am an experienced and local Realtor at Keller Williams Realty in Redlands. I am also involved in many community programs to better this area. I sit on the board of several organizations and I work 24X7 for my real estate clients. Call me at 909-557-6966 to list your home! If you are looking for a professional agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services top notch and successful.       I have prepared a chart showing how many homes/condos have sold in the city of Redlands, CA, for the first two months of 2012. I have broken it down by the type of listing; ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Keller Williams Redlands Grand Opening....Ribbon Cutting Event Tonight My name is Kristin Hamilton and I am a local real estate agent and work for Keller Williams Realty at 301 W Redlands, CA. We moved our office a few months ago to Redlands, CA. Tonight is our Grand Opening and the Public is invited. Please stop and bring your children, friends, and family. We are having food and wine, and giving away prizes including an IPad. These pictures taken in Redlands and Loma Linda, CA. If you are looking for a professional agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services top notch and successful.
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
This Storm Hit with a Vengeance I waited all day for the storm to arrive as the clouds had been getting darker by the minute. Here I ran into a store and knew the rain was imminent. When I came out, it was pouring rain. The rain was so strong that it was stinging my skin. I just took a few photographs as I did not want to get my new camera wet. These photos were taken on State Street in Redlands, CA. I was looking for some walkers with umbrellas but no one was outside and the rain was not letting up. Do I dare go outside and take a picture of my pool? Maybe just a quick one!   These pictures taken in Redlands and Loma Linda, CA.   If you are looking for a professional agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my servic...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Just Before the Storm Came Roaring In Today, it was gloomy and cloudy all day. The weatherman on the news said the storm was not going to arrive. The clouds were getting darker and darker.    I was driving around working all day. Finally tonight the storm hit with a terrible force. I will post those pictures tomorrow morning. These pictures taken in Redlands and Loma Linda, CA. If you are looking for a professional agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services top notch and successful.
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Short Sell Your Redlands CA House and Avoid Foreclosure Redlands, California Short Sale REALTORs Are you experiencing financial difficulties and/or are you upside-down with your Redlands CA home? Maybe you have an adjustable rate mortgage, also known as an ARM loan that has reset or will reset to a rate you can’t afford. Maybe you’ve experienced major financial turmoil like losing your job, medical bills or divorce. Or maybe you need to sell to relocate or because your Redlands California house is worth less than you owe. Foreclosure can be devastating financially; it can also cause issues with some types of employers like government or other financial or security sensitive organizations. Foreclosure does not need to be your only option. Consider a Redlands CA short sale. What is a Redl...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Did Spring Come Early For You Too! Today, while hiking I saw many signs of spring popping up all over; Buds on the trees, bulbs pushing up out of the ground for Easter time, Small flowers on once dormant plants, and nature just buzzing around all excited. I saw this June Bug buzzing around the peach tree. This brightly colored Finch sitting in a tree just posing for a picture. Is it time for this little guy to go swimming? No, not yet! These pictures taken in Redlands and Loma Linda, CA. If you are looking for a professional agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services top notch and successful. If you live in  the Inland Empire, please call me. I work in Redlands, Loma Linda, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Colton, ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
The 28th Annual REDLANDS Bicycle Classic MARCH 22- 25, 2012 Welcome! Our 2012 event builds on the exciting foundation laid each year since 1985. Come on out and become part of our 28th year – bigger and better – with many, many ways for you to become involved with one of America’s longest running bicycle stage races. Keep checking back often as we finalize the event program. Go to the Redlands Bicycle Classic site for all the details. Here is a list of the Top 10 Viewing Sites. Winners: The Redlands Bicycle Classic now holds a purse upward of a combined $40,000 for men and women. If you are looking for a professional agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services top notch and successful.    
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Meet animals, participate in animal activities, and discover which kinds of animals make good pets (and which do not). Watch demonstrations of trained animals. Get a photo taken with an animal. Fees apply to some activities March 3, 2012, the San Bernardino County Museum is having a family event “Animals, Animals, Animals.  FREE Entrance. Spend the day and see all the interesting animals. Fun day and very educational. Bring your camera!   Animals, Animals, Animals at the SB County Museum at 2025 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands, CA. Opens at 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Go to the County Museum site for more info. If you are looking for a professional agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services top notch and success...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Would You Drive One of These Vehicles?  In the past month I have noticed some interesting vehicles on the road. I took a couple of pictures. I thought they were all three so cute! This cute scooter is in the window at Leroy's in downtown Redlands, CA.   This bike I took in traffic a couple of weeks ago in Newport Beach. This little scooter I saw at Dana Point. So Cute and it even has windshield.   And this last one reminds me of the "Chips or "Bay Watch" show.
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
The Little Yellow Bird This morning, while out on a nature walk, I noticed a storm is brewing and the birds are extremely upset. They are searching for food and a place to take cover before the storm. This bird is called a "yellow-Rumped Warbler".    Just before the huge gusts of winds came, I took pictures of these finches in my backyard. I put up a new feeder several days ago and the birds just noticed the feeder hanging there this morning. These birds look like they are trying to hold despite the wind gusts. It is really cold now! I feel the storm is nearby. Don't Forget to Feed the Birds!
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
  BEWARE.........Bogus Emails Claiming to be from Craigslist.   I started putting my listings on Craigslist last month and I have been getting these emails asking me to reply. See what came yesterday.   When I get these messages, I log-in on my browser and check my account. I always find the listings current and no problems. I have noticed recently when I add the listing, I get a text with the code to enter and a warning…”Do not give your password to anyone”. Just like with other sites; banks, real estate websites, MLS and other sites, when the email says “Log in here, you know this is a bogus site just trying to get your passwords. Do not fall for this as the companies already know your passwords so they do not need to ask for them.   NEVER LOG IN AND TYPE IN YOUR PASSWORDS. And if you...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Walking in the Sand….at the Beach When I go to the beach, I think about many things in my past. First of all, I think of "The Beach Boys" and "Jan and Dean". They sung all those beach songs and then there were the beach movies with Annette Funicello, Sandra Dee, and Frankie Avalon. Oh, they were so much fun to watch and when we would go to the beach, we felt like we were part of that lifestyle...how fun to be young. Of course we cannot forget Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret with the Hawaii movies. So many of us grew up with these memories and later were the re-runs and videos so the younger crowd remembers them too. I liked these movies because the movie always ended nicely in the end, the good guy won and the bad guy lost. Then my daughter started playing volleyball and we would go and ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
My mother and grandmother both loved African Violets so I guess it was a given that I would love them too. They last for a long time with very little attention sitting in my kitchen.  Gidget is my African Violet Inspector. I guess my new plant passed inspection!   African Violets seem to be very popular with many. Many cities have African Violet Societies and it is fun to go and see the absolutely perfect ones. Sometimes they have them for sale too and then you know you are getting a truly healthy plant.   HISTORY of the African Violet. 1. The African violet was first discovered in East Africa in 1892 by Baron Walter von St. Paul. 2. Over 20 wild species and variants have been found to date. 3. All wild species have blossoms in the blue-violet range, but other characteristics vary. 4. A...
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