Redlands, CA Real Estate News

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
San Bernardino Museum features "Through the Keyhole" in Redlands Visit the special exhibit, “Through the Keyhole,”  at the Fisk Gallery of the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands. The exhibit features historic locks and keys on loan from the Scott J. Klemm collection. Scott Klemm first started collecting locks and keys while a teenager. “I read a biography of Harry Houdini and the tale of this escape artist inspired me to learn to pick locks,” said Klemm. “I thought I could learn the secret of lock-picking by prying open some old padlocks, but some were just too interesting to butcher. This was the start of my collection and my lifelong interest in the history of locks and their makers.”   Klemm worked as a teacher for the Colton Joint Union School District for 26 years, first as a...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
An Unexpected Surprise While Showing Property Saturday...Eeeeek   I took a buyer who wanted to see a big house in the Redlands area yesterday. So we went to see the house and he didn't really like it so we were driving around and going to another home I had made an appointment to show him.    Well, he was driving as he prefers it that way so I was shocked when he abruptly slammed on the brakes and jumps out. I was not sure what was happening as this man is not emotional or hysterical and very calm normally.    Sure enough in the middle of the road was a huge snake all coiled up. Well you know me, I grabbed my phone and jumped out to take a photo or two or three. Here he is trying to slink away. Here is his resting spot and I did lighten up the picture but it is still hard to see this gu...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Redlands CA Standard Sales, Redlands CA Short Sales, Redlands CA Wash Sales As the Redlands CA housing market improves, many more Redlands CA standard sales are hitting the open housing market. This is great news for many that want to sell or need to sell for various reasons. Selling your Redlands CA home and realizing equity after the sale is a great thing and easily appreciated considering the housing crash we just endured a few years ago. If you are considering selling your Redlands home as a standard sale, we can help you determine what your Redlands home is worth, how much you will walk away with after the sale and help you implement a great selling strategy that can garner you a good selling price without letting your Redlands home listing stay too long on the market. But there ar...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Redlands  Firefighters 18th Annual Car Show May 25 7:00 am- 6:00 pm at Downtown Redlands   It's the 18th Annual Professional Firefighters Car Show. Over 300 cars/bikes/special interest vehicles, pancake breakfast, a huge beer garden with local breweries, opportunity drawings all day, food and drink vendors, live band, DJ, etc... A fantastic family event all to raise money for the Redlands Professional Firefighters Benevolent Fund! Sunday 5/25/2014 7AM-6PM Thanks for Reading my 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 Empir...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection in Redlands CA Sat, May 17 at 09:30 AM   Event Location City of Redlands Corporate Yard- 1270 W. Park Avenue Event Info This Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste collection program provides for proper disposal of household hazardous materials. This program also provides Redlands Fire Department personnel with the proper training and equipment to mitigate a leak, spill or other release of hazardous or toxic materials in our jurisdiction. Approximately 3600 citizens use this facility each year. The Fire Department in partnership with the San Bernardino County Fire Department is responsible for operation of the program. What is Hazardous Waste? Any material or mixture of waste which is corrosive, poisonous, flammable, combustible, c...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Do You Wear Realtor® Designation Pins and on What Side? I personally think it is just as important to wear Realtor pins as it is to wear your name tag. You want strangers to walk by and recognize your pin and many do since NAR is always promoting us on television. This week I saw 4 different commercials and they proudly display the blue Realtor® logo. There is also a red Realtor® pin for commercial agents. Also in conversation, sometimes a person will ask what the pin is you are wearing on your lapel. This is a great time to tell them you are a Realtor in the area and this pin represents the educational classes or the real estate organization you belong to.  Where do you put your pins? Is there a side you should use? Yes, clearly it is important to put you pin on the right side so if yo...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Wine and Laughter Event at Redlands Country Club  Women's Council of Realtors   Sheila Kenny, Kristin Hamilton, Judy & Doyle Miller.             Thanks for Reading my Blog  Kristin Hamilton DRE #014092138 Keller Williams Realty – I am a full time agent and deal in all types of real estate transactions. Trusts, Probate, Short Sales, Standard Listing, Single Family Homes, Apartments 1-4 units, Duplexes and Condos. I am also an experienced REO agent. I sell real estate in the Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties. I am a trained and experienced Short Sale agent. If you are looking for a professional and experienced agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate Agent. 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
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Top Ten Rich Cities in the United States   Here is a recent list ranking the top ten richest small towns in America.The median household and median home value of communities with populations between 30,000 and 80,000 were ranked. Then those towns were judged on a variety of categories – luxury car dealers per capita, country clubs per capita, expensive jewelry stories, fine dining establishments, distance to the nearest polo field, and distance to the nearest yacht club. 1. Bethesda, MD2. Palo Alto, CA3. McLean, Virginia4. Redondo Beach, CA5. Menlo Park, Calif.6. Lexington, Mass.7. Brentwood, Tenn.8. Foster City, Calif.9. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA10. Laguna Niguel, CA10. Hoboken, New Jersey
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Redlands Homes Sold Since January 1st, 2014 MonthDays to Sell, MedianList Price, Median Jan 2010 33 $224,950 Feb 2010 42 $234,900 Mar 2010 56 $224,000 Apr 2010 59 $224,750 May 2010 48 $219,900 Jun 2010 54 $229,900 Jul 2010 40 $230,000 Aug 2010 54 $254,450 Sep 2010 60 $226,950 Oct 2010 92 $250,000 Nov 2010 59 $170,000 Dec 2010 42 $209,950 Jan 2011 79 $205,000 Feb 2011 57 $214,450 Mar 2011 51 $239,400 Apr 2011 58 $224,000 May 2011 53 $209,000 Jun 2011 66 $213,750 Jul 2011 40 $225,000 Aug 2011 61 $189,900 Sep 2011 64 $199,900 Oct 2011 66 $217,400 Nov 2011 51 $216,200 Dec 2011 46 $205,150 Jan 2012 62 $249,900 Feb 2012 49 $222,450 Mar 2012 55 $222,700 Apr 2012 66 $229,000 May 2012 54 $249,950 Jun 2012 64 $245,000 Jul 2012 57 $269,450 Aug 2012 73 $224,500 Sep 2012 48 $249,900 Oct 2012 57 $268...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Coldwell Banker Redlands CA - REALTORS Redlands CA - Redlands Realty Are you buying or selling a Redlands home? When hiring a Redlands REALTOR make sure you use an agent with experience, and works for a trusted name, like Coldwell Banker, in Redlands, California. We are Todd and Devona Garrigus, Garrigus Real Estate, and we work under the trusted Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters brokerage that has been serving the Southern California area for decades. If you're buying or selling a Redlands house, we have extensive experience in short sales, standard sales, foreclosures, and home purchasing. We can help you avoid the many pitfalls of selling, and help you find the right home and deal when buying. Give us a call and interview us to see if we are the right Redlands CA real estate agents for ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Selling Your Home is Emotional for Kids Recently we sold our home that we had lived in for over 10 years and our kids had happy teenage years there and then they went off to college. My one daughter was really not happy but they do not live at home anymore and we decided we did not need a 2-Story, 5 bedroom and 4 bathroom home. We bought a single story home and moved. So at Christmas time, they came home and though they liked their rooms, they were still unhappy. How could we sell the house they were raised in, went to school and church in and leave the community we had been a part of for over 24 years?  Well explaining that we were only 12 miles away and still go into the city almost everyday anyway...... but nothing seemed to help.  So the morning after the house closed escrow, I load...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Keller Williams Red Day on May 8, 2014...We Give Back to the Community Thanks for Reading my Blog Kristin Hamilton DRE #014092138 Keller Williams Realty – I am a full time agent and deal in all types of real estate transactions. Trusts, Probate, Short Sales, Standard Listing, Single Family Homes, Apartments 1-4 units, Duplexes and Condos. I am also an experienced REO agent. I sell real estate in the Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties. I am a trained and experienced Short Sale agent. If you are looking for a professional and experienced agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate Agent. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services top notch and successful. Call me to sell your home; both traditional and short sales. California is ...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
31441 Overcrest DR, Redlands 92374 - JUST SOLD!!! What a big beautiful house! Congratulations to our buyers and their new home! ------------ If you're looking to buy or sell your home, we can help: Call Now: (888) 9-List-It. That's (888) 954-7848. ------------
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
Redlands Homes for Sale under $300,000 Are you in the market for a home in Redlands, CA?  Look no further if you are seeking a home under $300,000 in the community known as the jewel of the Inland Empire. Here is a sampling of the types of homes for sale in Redlands, CA. To view an entire list of homes, click on the image above.  
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
If you're looking to buy or sell real estate in Redlands, California and are in the market for a Redlands real estate agent, we can help. We are Garrigus Real Estate and we specialize in Redlands home sellers, buyers, Redlands standard sales and Redlands short sales. We been in the real estate business since 2008 and have sold many properties and helped many buyers find the right home. We can offer you a free CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) to determine what the best selling price could be for your Redlands house, or if the home you're interested in buying is priced fairly. Give us a call and let's talk, Call (888) 9-List-It. That's (888) 954-7848. Or email us at GarrigusRealEstate@yahoo.com You can also check out our website here: Redlands CA REALTOR
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Friday March 21st is National Puppy Day Today, Friday March 21st, 2014 is National Puppy Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the special friends that make our lives better. National Puppy Day was founded by Colleen Paige in 2006 in an effort to educate about puppy mills and to save homeless puppies around the world. Please post pictures below of your dogs as puppies. We all love pets so include your kitties too.
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Check Out 14 New Words Added to the Oxford Dictionary for 2014   Every few months, The Oxford Dictionary adds a few words. According to statistics, there are about 1.8 billion new words per year and usually about a 1,000 end up in the Dictionary. Here are a few of the newest ones. Truthfully, I had no idea what a coupe of them were but learned while writing this. See how many you know? Selfie...Taking your photo with your cell phone and posting it on Social Media. Bestie...A good friend but maybe not a BFF. Some confusion here. Bitcoin...Digital Currency. Do-over....To do over something. DIYer.....Do-it-yourselfer. Twerking.....Raunchy Dancing Cake Walk.....Achieve something very easily. Wackadoodle....Crazy or Excentric. Honey blonde....A color or a term of endearment. Honey-bunny....A...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Celebrate... March 4th is National Pancake Day If you get a chance today, go to your favorite place and have pancakes. I am going to mine favorite place this morning which is IHOP. And IHOP is giving away a shortstack of buttermilk pancakes to all guests today at their 1500 locations across the nation. All guests will receive a free shortstack between the hours of 7 am-10 pm. So jump in your car and stop in for your pancakes. IHOP is offering another special today as they are giving any donations today to the Children's Miracle Network and giving the guest (donor) a coupon for $5 off their next visit. 100% of the donations are given to the  local charities. Thanks for Reading My Blog California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm we...
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
Redlands Homes for Sale:  Open Houses in March 2014 Redlands, CA is located in the heart of the Inland Empire.  Nearly 70,000 people currently call Redlands home.  The University brings students from around the globe and the central Southern California locations makes it an ideal place to live with the ocean, desert, and snow covered mountains all within an hour drive. If you are seeking a home in Redlands, CA, take a look at the open houses scheduled this weekend.  
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Hey Where is Everyone Today on the Golf Course?   Today we had day 1 of a 3 day rainstorm. I was at a WCR event at the Redlands County Club and the golf course is usually full of golfers and their carts. It was pouring rain and no one was around except the birds who were jumping on the course. You cannot tell but it was pouring rain and I am sure the bird were waiting for the worms to pop up.           Here is a picture showing how hard it was really raining.   Two more days of rain but we really need it.     Thanks for Reading my 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 loca...
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