Redlands, CA Real Estate News

By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
A Family I Helped Buy a House then Later Sell- I Love Real Estate #3   When I first started selling real  they were my second buyers. We looked at several places and then they called and said they wanted to put in an offer. Back then, there were so many homes on the market so it was pretty easy to get offers accepted. I remember how excited they were when I called and told them the seller had accepted their offer.   It was a quick transaction and the buyers were more than qualified so we closed fast with a 80/20 loan. His lender (one of the major 5 banks) advised him to do this type of loan instead of the conventional that also they qualified for. A few years later, the husband had to move 400 miles to take a new job as he had been laid off after 20 years. The wife still worked for the ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Collective Journey in Redlands-the Best Scrapbooking Store Ever Collective Journey 1755 Orange Tree Lane Redlands, Ca 92374909-793-2200cjgirl@cjscrap.comwww.collectivejourney.com       New Classes Available Valentines Gifts Latest Techniques Diecuts, Papers and Stickers Sale and Clearance items Gifts               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 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 opportuniti...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
New Thrift Shop in Redlands- Proceeds Go To Pet Adoption Agency BARC There is a new boutique in town and the proceeds go to the BARC Rescue, Benovent Animal Rescue Committee, which is a "no-kill" organization where animals are nursed back to health, given shots and neutered/spayed and put up for adoption. The boutique is located at 912 New York Street, Suite A, Redlands, CA 92374. Go in and shop and/or to donate goods. it is all for a good cause as we love our pets and there are so many neglected animals looking for good homes. View pets on line at www.barconline.com. Go on-line to view available pets. *Pet Adoptions every Saturday 11-4 pm at PETCO in the Citrus Plaza. 27580 W Lugonia Ave in Redlands, CA as all pets deserve a good home. My dogs were all rescued animals and make wonderfu...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
WCR X-mas Luncheon- Proceeds to Youth Hope in Redlands Our local branch had not done much since the WCR Spring Tea for Youth Hope in which we donated $2500 to help provide clothing and food for homeless teens in the Redlands area. So on the 10th of December, another WCR member and myself decided we should have our annual Christmas luncheon anyway and try to get some warm clothing for our favorite organization "Youth Hope". This is a group who helps homeless teenagers that live on the streets in the Redlands area. This organization has helped over 900 kids this year, 2013. I called "Spaghetti Factory" in Redlands and the manager was very obliging to help us do this in a rush. Luckily someone had just canceled for noon on the 20th...just a miracle I thought and it made me realize that we ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Warning....Credit Card Breach at Target Target confirmed  that shoppers who shopped in their stores between November 23-December 15 are at risk of having their credit and debit card data stolen.   Target  has over 1800 stores in the US and 124 in Canada.This breach involves the theft of information stored on the magnetic stripe on the backs of cards used at nearly all of Target's stores around the country. This mass data violation involves aproximately 40 million customers who shopped in the store during that time. USA Today confirmed that the Secret Service was investigating this breach of Target customers who swipped their credit cards in the stores. The only good news is that apparently Target has not had its on-line credit services breached. Hackers will take this information and ma...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Now You Can Watch TV while Pumping Gasoline Filling up my tank is probably my least favorite task to do every 4-5 days and I always try to get someone else to do it for me. But yesterday I had to stop in the city and had a 15 mile drive as it was getting dark so I decided to fill up as the light had just come on. While pumping the gas, I realized that there was TV's at all the tanks and Jimmy Kimmel was on. I can tell you I was really surprised but it made me laugh. The tanks all had different shows on them so I guess when you pull in, you need to decide which show you like and park in front of that tank.     What will they think of next. Here is a picture of the tank across from me. It had one of those entertainment shows on, EXTRA, with all the Hollywood gossip. I realized I got in th...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
6 Projects HomeOwners Might Want to Reconsider and Avoid     I am adding a 6th remodeling or addition to avoid adding to your home.....A Swimming Pool.   Yes, they are a lot of fun and beautiful to look at but they also come with a lot of baggage to consider. Insurance is higher and libility greater, higher electric bills, and a weekly pool service. I have a pool in my home and I love it but not sure I would go to the expense to put one in. The buyers seem to reap the benefits as the sellers do not usually get all their money out that they put in. This list sometimes varies from state to state or even just the difference between urban and suburbia. So what do you think of my list? Consider the stats before starting a project. Thanks for Reading my Blog and Happy Holidays.  
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Christmas Parade in Redlands on December 14, 2013     Thanks for Reading my Blog....and try to stop by and watch the exciting parade in downtown Redlands. This is going to be a cool evening so be sure to zip up, wear a cap and gloves and maybe a thermos of hot chocolate to drink while watching the floats pass by. Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by to read my Blog.            
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
It's A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree It's A Charlie Brown Christmas Tree         Thanks for Reading my Blog..... and wherever you are tonight and whether your tree is big or small or no tree at all, please have a happy holiday and enjoy the spirit of the moment. The music is playing everywhere and the holiday lights are strung and everyone is a good mood. Be happy and enjoy the season. Happy Holidays! ******************************************************************************* 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 ...
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
Redlands Real Estate For Sale:  December 2013 The holidays are here and there is much Redlands Real Estate For Sale.  Are you searching for a home for sale in Redlands, CA?  Perhaps a condo for sale in Redlands, CA is more your style?  Whatever you are searching to purchase in Redlands, it is always good to know what is currently on the market.  The best way to know is to ask a local real estate professional.  Below is a map that shows the area and notes the location of may of the homes and properties for sale in Redlands.  You can click on the map to view a detailed list of Redlands Real Estate for Sale.    
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Go to Tuesday Morning for a Great Shopping Experience Go to Tuesday Morning for a Great Shopping Experience   I love to stop in at Tuesday Morning as I always find something very unique for my home or gifts for friends and clients. I have bought so many great things at the Redlands store; dog outfits, lamps, area rugs, lines, towels and pillows, Christmas decorations, comforter sets and so much more. Tuesday morning has great prices and carries good brands instead of cheap products like some of the discount stores do. Stop in and see for yourself.     Once I found a dragonfly picture and the sales lady told me there was a matching one but they had sold out. We drove to the Tuesday Morning in Riverside after she called and had it on hold for us. Great service and these 2 pictures are pro...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Christimas Tree Light Displays all over the Inland Empire Christimas Tree Light Displays all over the Inland Empire Here is a helpful list to help you find the perfect light display or tree lighting ceremony to watch with your family. Find a city near you to go and enjoy. Thanks for Reading my Blog and enjoy the lights!  
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
Redlands, CA Homes for Sale in 92374 If you are wondering what is happening with the market these days, take a peek at our local market update report:       Median Listing Price Median Days on Market Active Listings Distressed Listings   $276,020   49 84 21.4%     As you can see there are homes on the market and available for purchase this holiday season.  To find out more about the market, community information or local schools, please visit the Redlands Market Insider.
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Autumn Leaves After a Rain Storm...and Tears Today we had a big rain storm and possibly thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow but late this afternoon I was headed into the hills behind Loma Linda and the trees were just beautiful.     Many leaves had fallen onto the ground and the colors were spectacular.     I have lived in this area for many years and raised my kids here. I got a little teary eyed thinking about what a nice community Loma Linda is and all the good memories here. Silly how looking at a tree after the rain will bring back some many good memories in a few seconds.   Thanks for Reading my Blog
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
Free Turkeys in San Bernardino County at 3 Locations Free Turkeys in San Bernardino County at 3 Locations East Valley Association of Realtors and their members hold fund raising events all year so that we can fund the "Free Turkey" event just before Thanksgiving. Distribution starts at 9:00 am and adults in the line will get one turkey and all the fixings. Here are the 3 locations for this year. Saturday, November 23rd-Habitat for Humanities Restore 25948 Business Center Drive Redlands 92374   Monday, November 25th-Yucaipa Office 12592 California Street Yucaipa CA 92399   Tuesday, Novemer 26th-Beaumont -6th Street & Magnolia, Beaumont CA   Here are some pictures of last years event.     Thanks for Reading my Blog and pass this information on to someone who could use a free turkey this T...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
NAR to Issue Domains to Realtors...Sign up Soon NAR to Issue Domains to Realtors...Sign up Soon Right now there are just a handful of urls; net, com, org, edu, but many new urls are coming soon and NAR is securing ".Realtor" for its members. Only members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) can call themselves REALTORS® and only REALTORS® will be allowed to use the new .REALTOR domain in connection with their names. Sign up now to be one of the first in line to reserve your .REALTOR domain as soon as it’s available. Agents who are not NAR or CREA members will not be able to get a website. This puts Realtors one step ahead as they will be able to use the ".Realtor" ending. Quote from NAR: Only members of NAR subscribe to NAR’s str...
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
What a buyer wants in a Home Are you selling a home?  Here are a few of the must haves, top of the list, give it to me now, Buyers Desires.     If your home is not equipped with all of these desires, no worries, let's connect so that I may show you how you can still get top dollar for your home.  
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
Horse Ranch For Sale in Redlands, CA     Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Christina Hood Keller Williams Redlands 909-307-4257 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:CA License #:01820455 Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 30176 Live Oak Canyon Road Redlands, CA Description Photos Maps & Local Schools           View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & Schoolinformation here at the updated Virtual Tour!   Nestled within Live Oak Canyon is this 18+ acre equestrian property offering the utmost in privacy and picturesque views. A gated road leads t...
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
What a Buyer wants versus What a Buyer does not want While we could speak for the rest of the year about what special features a buyer may want in a home, it is very appararent to the California Association of Realtors as to what a buyer does not want in their home.  Below is an infographic depicting what a buyer does not want in their home.  If you are thinking that you may want one of these hard to find features, please call me immediately so that I may get right on it and locate your dream home asap!     And if you are a home owner with any of these features, please feel free to give me a call so that I may use my magical marketing talents to sell your unique home for the most money possible in the lease amount of time.
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Sun Lakes Realty)
 Hanging out at the Birdbath  Hanging out at the Birdbath               Today after parking my car, I could hear a lot of splashing and chirping going on.             Upon further investigation, I found about a dozen birds jumping in and out of the water pond in the Target parking lot.                 This was an extremely round bird who sat on the basket but did not get into the water. Watching nature is so much fun.  
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