Rancho Cucamonga, CA Real Estate News

By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
The Nutcracker Comes to the Lewis Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga A Holiday Tradition Your Family Will Treasure  Saturday December 6 - Sunday, December 7      Discover the magic of the holiday season with family and friends at Southern California's most spectacular production of The Nutcracker. The annual yuletide favorite tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker soldier from her mysterious Godfather on Christmas Eve, then sets out on a magical journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets.    The critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life in this magnificent, family friendly, affordable production with beautiful sets, dazzling costumes, and more than 100 dancers on stage. Celebrate family entertainment at its ...
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
An updated kitchen remodel is one of the number one features Rancho Cucamonga home buyers seek when shopping for a home. It’s also high on the wish list for Rancho Cucamonga homeowners living in dated homes and that have no intention of moving. Here are 5 do-it-yourself tips the prudent Rancho Cucamonga homeowner or Rancho Cucamonga home buyer might consider to update and provide the feel of a newer Kitchen that won’t cost the equivalent of a tropical island getaway: 1. Instead of new appliances: If kitchen appliances are functional, but mismatched or dated, you might consider repainting them to match with fresh coats of black, white, silver or even Liquid Stainless Steel.  Home Depot also carries a Rust-Oleum Specialty Appliance Paint that comes in a variety of colors.  Thomas’ Liquid ...
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
So, you’re thinking of putting your Rancho Cucamonga home up For Sale?  You want to know how to choose the right REALTOR®  to sell your Rancho Cucamonga home.  Selling a home can sometimes be a very stressful experience when you're not working with a knowledgeable experienced REALTOR® to guide you through the selling process.     A lot of Realtors tout themselves to be #1, when in fact you should be #1.  Even more Realtors boast about how fast they sold a house, but how much of the Seller’s money did they leave on the table in their haste to gain those bragging rights?   OK, you've read the hype, but you're ready to get serious.  What should you be looking for?  Well, here's 3 of the biggest concerns Rancho Cucamonga Sellers have: Hiring an experienced REALTOR® that will make them a pri...
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
  Terra Vista in Rancho Cucamonga The late Ralph Lewis and his wife Goldy, renowned home builders and philanthropists realized their first master planned community in Terra Vista.  Terra Vista is located in the heart of the burgeoning Inland Empire and is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Rancho Cucamonga. This conveniently located community offers prime opportunities and is an ideal environment for growing families.  In Terra Vista you’ll find single family homes, condos, apartments, business parks and shopping centers.  Terra Vista is accessible and convenient for a variety of residents.  Its longstanding popularity has made it the city’s most densely populated neighborhood, due in large part to its proximity to outstanding transportation access, parks, unique retail and  ente...
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
Leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping.  That means that now is the time to start doing Preventative Maintenance on your Rancho Cucamonga home.  Remember, an ounce of prevention saves a pound of cure.Check out these fall maintenance tips to get your Rancho Cucamonga home ready for the cooler temperatures.   Get Your Heating System Serviced.  Have a qualified HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning ) Contractor inspect your home’s heating system. An annual furnace inspection ensures that your heating system is operating at peak efficiency and most importantly that it is running safely. Need a good HVAC Contractor that you can trust?  If your neighbors don’t have a good recommendation I recommend using Angie’s List.   Change your furnace filter.  This simple and inexpen...
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
Pre-Qualified, Pre-Approved or Approved! Did you know that one of the more frustrating aspects of buying Rancho Cucamonga real estate is qualifying for a mortgage to buy your new home?  Is your Realtor using confusing terms to describe your loan status- especially if you're a first-time Buyer. Are you wondering what the difference is between being Pre-qualified, Pre-approved and Approved when buying your next home in Rancho Cucamonga? Pre-Qualified - This just means that a lender may approve you for a loan if they are able to verify everything you have submitted to them. Pre-qualification is based solely on information you give to a lender regarding your income and debts. There is no guarantee that you will get a loan. Pre-Approved -Getting pre-approved means that you have a tentative c...
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By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
  Great Afternoon to You!!!!   Here are the market statistics for Rancho Cucamonga in October, 2014.  This is for single family home sales.   If you have any questions, or you'd like me to send me your market statistics, I'd be honored to!  Just let me know?   Have a great weekend!       Month Sale Price, Median Jun $460,650 Jul $430,000 Aug $415,000 Sep $456,000 Oct $437,500 Nov $495,000   ** Please note:  November's number is not an accurate number.  I will get you that number to you next month. Thank You!  :)
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
While a Realtor® can provide you with listings and sales of comparable homes in Rancho Cucamonga and current information on trends in the surrounding Inland Empire market, the final decision on the value of your Rancho Cucamonga home is up to the Buyer. Your pricing strategy will certainly affect the sale of your home, and will be different in every circumstance. Here are some important things to keep in mind when pricing your home: The value of your Rancho Cucamonga home is not: What you have in it What you need out of it What you want for it What you heard your neighbor’s house sold for What your neighbor’s house is listed for The true market value of yourRancho Cucamonga home is what a Buyer is willing to pay and their Lender is willing to loan based on: Current market value Current ...
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
7 Must Have Features For Home Buyers in 2014 Today's Buyers are looking for practical, functional, cost-effective homes that focus on spaces and not rooms; homes that are energy efficient and designed to be 'green'.  It's all about casual living, entertaining and flexible spaces. Below are 7 must have features most home buyers are looking for in their next  home according to several different surveys.  Buyers are looking for: 1. Large kitchens preferably with an island.2. Energy-efficient appliances and high-efficiency insulation and windows. 3. They want a home office or study.4. They prefer a Main-floor Master bedroom with oversize tubs and showers.5. They want an outdoor living spaces that are extensions of their homes with patios and barbeque grills. 6. Hardwood floors continue to b...
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By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
Great Day to You!   GOOD NEWS!  Yes, Shrek The Musical is coming to Town!     If you haven't seen a production by the Chaffee High School Thespians, You are in for a TREAT!!  The actors and production will delight you.  Nothing like hometown theater!   You can also find out more about the nationally renowed Chaffee High School Drama Department.   For more information about Shrek The Musical Click here. CLICK HERE FOR MONEY SAVING FLYER - PRINT AND BRING TO BOX OFFICE FOR $3 SAVINGS PER TICKET PURCHASED.      Have fun!!!   **Please allow at least 24 hours notice to be sure I can get it to you before you go.
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
A lot of home owners don’t realize how progress in LED lighting has made them more affordable, useful, and efficient than regular light bulbs.  Advancements in LED lighting has completely changed the definition of the term Going Green with energy-efficient lighting.   When they were originally developed, LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) were solid bulbs limited to single-bulb use. Gradually lighting manufacturers began to cluster these bulbs to create more powerful light sources for flashlights and directional lighting. Today's advancements in clustering, lens design, and positioning has made these bulbs suitable replacements for almost any home lighting scenario imagined.Today's energy-efficient bulbs are available in the wide range of colors and light levels.   Did you know that by replac...
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Santa Claus is Coming to Town! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Rancho Cucamonga Mark the Date!  Friday, Nov. 14th   Santa Claus will be arriving Friday at the Chaffey Town Square in Victoria Gardens.  Santa's arrival in Rancho Cucamonga will coincide with Victoria Gardens hosting of their 45 foot live Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. Enjoy the Magic of Snow, a festive and exciting combination of lights, music and snow flurries.  The event will not only feature magical snow fall, but a fireworks show and the unveiling of Victoria Gardens new Santa attraction, The Adventure to Santa.   Looking forward to seeing you there.  There'll be standing room only, so come early.  You don't want to miss Santa Claus' arrival in Rancho Cucamonga!
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
There's an old African proverb - “Don’t look where you fell, look where you slipped.” That reminds me as a Realtor to be proactive - Avert an issue, before it becomes a problem. The difference between a good Realtor and a great Realtor is how they handle things - being proactive before potential issues become problems!  Proactive Realtors constantly make alterations to their practice and are able to foresee problems before they come, therefore, avoiding potential future complications.  The alternative reactive approach is about making changes and adjustments after the complication has occurred, usually resulting in some animosity from the parties involved.Case in point . . . how many Rancho Cucamonga Sellers have flat screen TV's installed in their homes?  Flat screen TVs have become th...
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
After buying your new house, you often have a long to do list and lots of things on your mind . . . packing, unpacking, mortgage payments and more. Hopefully, you are starting to win the battle against what seems to be the never ending stack of boxes and you’re close to settling into your new home.  Before you settle all the way in, don’t forget to add having your locks re-keyed to the top of that “to do” list. Although you might feel nostalgic remembering being presented with the keys to your new home for the very first time, Re-keying is essential for you and your family's safety and peace of mind.  A lot of Buyers overlook this but you have to remember how many people have had access to your house keys before your Escrow closed. Yes, the Sellers were nice people, but what about their...
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
  Thanksgiving is just around the corner, closely followed by Christmas and New Years.  Your home will soon be full of holiday guests.  Welcoming friends and family into your home is one of the best ways to celebrate the season.    Don’t panic! Check out these affordable ideas to get your home refreshed, organized and ready for entertaining during this holiday season.   De-clutter and add festive touches.  Adding touches of festive decor will create a cozy, welcoming atmosphere.  Adding seasonal decorative touches doesn’t have to be costly. Pinecones and scented candles can create a festive ambiance and bring on some holiday cheer.  Fill your home with the smells of the season with this inexpensive trick I posted on Facebook last year.   Add greenery with live or silk plants, evergreen ...
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
Haven View Estates - Deer Creek ranked #13 on The Business Insiders '27 Richest Neighborhoods In Southern California' list for 2014!    Haven View Estates is a prestigious guard gated community with amajestic mountainside backdrop, wandering equestrian trails,spectacular mountain views by day andbreathtaking city light views by night.   Behind the private secured gates of Haven View Estates lies an enclave of 243 luxurious custom estate homes framed by majestic mountainside backdrops, wandering equestrian trails and spectacular views of the Rancho Cucamonga valley below. Located at the top of Haven Avenue, just North of Deer Creek in the upscale city of Rancho Cucamonga, Haven View Estates features luxurious, executive homes situated on large, expansive lots. Haven View residences are d...
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By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
The holidays is an interesting time to sell your home.  Have you ever considered that it may be better for you financially than after New Years Day?  There are several reasons that you should consider before listing your home.  Here they are:   1) During the holidays, everyone is busier than normal.  If we have buyers looking, chances are they are serious buyers. 2) The supply of listings changes during the holidays.  There is definitely less competition making it an advantageous time to sell.  Most people wait until January or the Springtime to list their home.  List now, make more money? 3) Inventory will increase a noticeable amount after the first of the year and this may cause there to be less demand for your home.  Less demand could translate into less money in your pocket. 4) Mos...
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By Mykel Martin, Realty Masters & Associates
((909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com)
Well it’s that time of year again…Daylight Savings Time. We all got the opportunity to enjoy that “extra” hour of sleep and awaken to a brighter morning. But the other side of that coin is that next week we’ll find ourselves commuting home in the darkness. Did you know that Fall’s shorter days can trigger a type of depression commonly known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? S.A.D season starts in late October and lasts until the middle of April. So what are you going to do this season to avoid feeling SAD?    Here are a few things I found online that might help you combat this disorder. Get outside. Spend at least 30 minutes a day outside. Avoid wearing sunglasses during this period of time. Exercise. Physical activity releases endorphins and other brain chemicals that help you feel...
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By Kevin Shin, & Team
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
I have just listed this beautiful Rancho Etiwanda Upscale home built by Standard Pacific in 2003. This home is in sought-after award winning Etiwanda School district. Listed at $719,000 for 4 bedrooms, 2 dens, 4 full bathrooms in 3,650 sqft of living space on 7,820 sqft lot with 4 car tandem garage. Please let me know if you want to schedule a private viewing. Kevin Shin at 909-938-1388 Prudential California Realty at Baseline & Daycreek e   Tour of the Upscale Rancho Etiwanda Home    
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