Riverside, CA Real Estate News

By Steven Kirkpatrick
(Farmers Insurance Group)
Moving And Packing Tips Selecting A Moving Company Consumer complaints against moving companies are common. Here are some tips to help your move go more smoothly. • Get a binding estimate from the moving company. Make sure all charges are included in the contract. • Contact the Better Business Bureau or consumer complaints department and ask about their on-time record and other complaints. • Movers are limited by law regarding what they are required to pay for lost or damaged goods. Check your existing homeowner's or renter's policy to see if you're covered for such damage. • Include any gratuity in the contract. • The contract should guarantee the number of hours required for the job, and provide for an overrun of no more than 10 percent. • Inform the moving company of the number of s...
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By Joan Bergstrom, Mobile Notary, Riverside CA
(Joan Bergstrom Mobile Notary)
by Joan Bergstrom, Certified Loan Signing Agent, Instructor, AuthorEnd of the month cycle for refinancing loans is usually between the 22nd and the 27th of the month: Call a local title or escrow office and volunteer to come to their office and notarize documents for half your normal fee for the opportunity to show them your "style and demeanor" but understand why you are doing this for a discounted fee and remember the company is under no obligation to call you! If you can afford it bring pens, candy, or whatever so they remember you and, of course, phone them the next week to "say hello."Title or signing company hires you to do a signing and there is a problem with the signing (not your error) and you complete the resigning without any additional fee. Ask the title or signing company ...
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By Joan Bergstrom, Mobile Notary, Riverside CA
(Joan Bergstrom Mobile Notary)
 by Joan Bergstrom, Certified Loan Signing Agent, Instructor, AuthorI have been a Notary/Loan Signer in California for 5 years and this is my perspective: 2002 - When I started in all the loan documents arrived at my doorstep via FedEx or UPS and the documents were all printed out for me with a return envelope included with the pertinent information filled out. Boy, Those Were the Days!! I was in this industry about 4 months when a company asked me if I could print electronic documents? I said sure and then hustled to find out how to print these documents. I made mistakes; bought the wrong laser printer because it was cheaper and I couldn't download some loan packages sent by email. I fixed that problem by going to Costco and buying an HP 1200 on a Friday night, and giving the other pri...
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By Karie Hobson, Homes for Sale -Redmond Greater East Side
(Coldwell Banker Bain )
6152 Avenue Juan DiazThis private sanctuary sits on the 14th hole of Jurupa Hills Golf Course with a large open living aarea.  This home is well planned and offers three bedrooms and two baths.  Plenty of storage and personal space.  Backyard offers a beautiful view of the golf course with mature trees and landscaping.
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Golf For Women - Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm                                          Introduction to Golf (mixed) - Thursdays 6:30-7:30pmPremiere Golf Solutions is proud to partner with Van Buren Golf Center and the City of Riverside Parks & Recreations to provide two (2) new introductory to golf clinics!  The five (5) week clinics cover the basics of golf including grip, stance, posture, putting, chipping, the full swing, rules and etiquette.  Cost is $75 per participant plus range balls.              *For more information or to register today, call (951) 295-8086*
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By Vera Gleason, Determined to Move You in Solano County
(KW Vaca Valley)
My home town and the area where, I concentrate the bulk of my real estate business, is Riverside, Ca.  Riverside is part of the Inland Empire, comprised of Riverside, San Bernardino and all surrounding towns and communities.  Riverside started as a center of the citrus industry.  Most of the original residents came here for farming, and citrus was the primary crop.  In fact the parent tree to the Navel Orange is here in Riverside.  Many of the buildings date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s.  The downtown area of Riverside still has many old buildings, including homes and business.  The crown glory of Riverside's downtown area is the Mission Inn.  It is a beautiful rambling old Inn as the name implies.  What it is not, is one of the original California Missions, as the name would ...
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By Karie Hobson, Homes for Sale -Redmond Greater East Side
(Coldwell Banker Bain )
 FRIDAY"Tough Enough To Wear Pink"Gates Open 5:00pmPreshow starts 6:30pmPRCA Rodeo 7:00pmLive Music & Dancing 9:00pm to MidnightAll Ages WelcomeMusic brought to you byPaul Justin & The Saloonatixx SATURDAYFamily Day & Car ShowGates Open  11:00amHot Rod Car Show & Family Day Events  12:00noonSpecial Rodeo  4:30pmPreShow  6:30pmPRCA Rodeo  7:00pmLive Music & Dancing  9:00pm to MidnightAll Ages WelcomeMusic byPaul Justin & The Saloonatixxwww.myspace.com/pauljustinAll entries in the car show will recieve 1 free ticket to the rodeoFamily Fun Day Events12 noon to 3 pmEvents:Beard & Moustache ContestBest Dressed Rodeo Clown ContestWatermelon Eating ContestTortilla Toss3-Legged Sack RaceWater Balloon TossTrophys to 1st place!Sponsored ByMira Loma Feed & HardwareQuality Feed & Hay951-685-5787474...
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By Darren Orshoff, The Key To Your Home™
(Team Orshoff - All things Riverside Real Estate)
Prime Mission Grove Real Estate in Riverside is a wonderful place to live, play, and raise a family.  Home to some of the best schools in California, Mission Grove also has several upscale shopping areas, many restaurants, several parks, and one of the largest church centers, The Grove, in Southern California.  The background of Mission Grove is brought to you by Council Representative Frank Schiavone.  Mission Grove is an eastern gateway into the City of Riverside, composed primarily of newer single-family homes. Mission Grove shares the hilly terrain of all the southeastern Riverside neighborhoods and the landscape is punctuated by several high peaks.  This region remained largely undeveloped until the 1960's, but the large majority of the growth has occurred in the last ten years, ma...
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By Doug Beaver, Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes
(Century 21 Olde Tyme)
April 2007 Comparison to April 2006       April Comps             Sales Trend2007                  2006178                    358               -50.3%April Average Price            Average Price Trend2007                   2006$444.000           $458,603         -3.2%Closed Residential Resale Transactions As Reported By Dataquick Information Services.Information from the County of Riverside Monthly Resale Report provided bt Fidelity National Title CompanyCounty of Riverside Monthly Totals:April Comps                    Sales Trend2007                  2006                                            1489                  2401           -38.0%                   April             Avg. Price       Avg. Price Trend2007                  2006$451,384           $420,903       +7.2%By: Doug Beav...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Come see some of the most Coolest Custom, Semi Custom, Street Sport and Cruiser Motorcycles when Riverside Bike nights 2007 begin.When: Friday May 18th, June 21, July 20, Aug. 17 from 6pm-9pmWhere: 7599 Indiana Ave. Riverside, CA. Exit the 91 fwy. at MadisonSponosored by: Star Riding and Touring Chapter 345 and Malcolm Smith Motorsports. Visit their website: http://www.malcolmsmithrides.comTo enter the Show and Shine call: 951-687-1300
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By Doug Beaver, Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes
(Century 21 Olde Tyme)
Riverside, CA March 2007 Homes for Sale Market ReportMarch 2007 Comparison to March 2006       March Comps             Sales Trend2007                  2006201                      453               -55.6% March Average Price            Average Price Trend2007                   2006$459,243           $465,733         -1.4%Closed Residential Resale Transactions As Reported By Dataquick Information Services.Information from the County of Riverside Monthly Resale Report provided bt Fidelity National Title CompanyCounty of Riverside Monthly Totals:March Comps                    Sales Trend2007                  2006                                            1767                  2833           -37.6%                   March             Avg. Price       Avg. Price Trend2007                  ...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
This is a great time of year to pull out those hiking boots and start hiking some of the beautiful trails of Riverside County.  We have great places to walk for enjoyment as well for your physical overall health.  It's best to walk at a speed that you can still carry on a conversation, and it's also recommended that you should walk at least 30 min. a day at your target heart rate.  (To calculate your target heart rate, take 220, and subtract your age and multiply that number by 60% and 80%.  The number in between is your target heart rate.)  To get your FREE copy of "Walk Riverside: Routes and Trails" you may pick one up at the Riverside Convention and Visitors Bureau, 3750 University Ave. or 3936 Chestnut St. Riverside.  For an online version: http://www.riversideca.gov/mayor/pdf/Walk...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
The Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc. will conduct its sixth annual Champions for Justice Awards Banquet from 6-9p.m.on April 26th at the Riverside Convention Center, 3443 Orange St., in Riverside.The event is held each year to honor individuals who have demonstrated tremendous dedication to the cause of social justice."This is a very important event," said Ali Sahabi, president of SE Corporation, master developer of Dos Lagos, and a past recipient of the award.  "The Fair Housing Council of Riverside County provides an essential service to the region.  At a time when affordable housing is becoming more difficult to find for many families, this organization provides vital assistance."Providing people with a stable environment and a stable place to live is a key ingredient t...
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By Doug Beaver, Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes
(Century 21 Olde Tyme)
Riverside, CA February 2007 Market ReportFebruary 2007 Comparison to February 2006       February Comps             Sales Trend2007                  2006170                      259               -34.4% February Average Price            Average Price Trend2007                   2006$428,955           $417,094         2.8%Closed Residential Resale Transactions As Reported By Dataquick Information Services.Information from the County of Riverside Monthly Resale Report provided bt Fidelity National Title CompanyCounty of Riverside Monthly Totals:February Comps                    Sales Trend2007                  2006                                            1422                  1866           -23.8%                   February        Avg. Price       Avg. Price Trend2007                  ...
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By Karie Hobson, Homes for Sale -Redmond Greater East Side
(Coldwell Banker Bain )
  Friends of the Library Annual Meeting & Special Author Event: Jonna Doolittle HoppesThursday, April 12 Annual Meeting 6:30 p.m. Special Author Event 6:30 p.m. Jonna Doolittle Hoppes presents the exciting book about her daring grandfather and extraordinary grandmother, Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle - Aviation Pioneer and World War II Hero. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Oscar Clarke and Arlee Montalvo: Flora of the Santa Ana River and EnvironsSaturday, April 21, 3:00 p.m. Oscar Clarke, natural historian and founder of the Herbarium at the University of California, Riverside, and Arlee Montalvo, Ph.D. plant population biologist and restoration ecologist, will present the new book, Flora of the Santa Ana River and Environs. Orchestral Exped...
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By Steven Kirkpatrick
(Farmers Insurance Group)
Have you thought about getting involved in neighborhood associations or groups? It is one of the most powerful things you can do to get connected with a micro-community. Here are Twelve Ways To Improve Your Neighborhood Right Now!Start or join your neighborhood association or similar group. Riverside Office of Neighborhoods: 951-826-5195Stay wher you are. Stable neighborhoods are build on the commitment of long-term residents. Pick up the litter near your home, even if you didn't put it there. Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful 951-683-7100Drive slowly on neighborhood streets. Traffic Engineering 951-826-5366Walk around the block. Turn on your porch light.Make a list of names and phone numbers of every neighbor on your block.Make a list of landlords in your area as well. Crime Free Multi-...
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By Doug Beaver, Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes
(Century 21 Olde Tyme)
Riverside, CA January 2007 Market ReportJanuary 2007 Comparison to January 2006       January Comps             Sales Trend2007                  2006177                    286               -38.1% January Average Price            Average Price Trend2007                   2006$449,786            $438,162       +2.7%Closed Residential Resale Transactions As Reported By Dataquick Information Services.Information from the County of Riverside Monthly Resale Report provided bt Fidelity National Title CompanyCounty of Riverside Monthly Totals:January Comps                    Sales Trend2007                  2006                                            1359                  1862           -27.0%                   December        Avg. Price       Avg. Price Trend2007                  2006$439...
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By Doug Beaver, Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes
(Century 21 Olde Tyme)
Riverside, CA December 2006 Market Report Riverside, CA December 2006 Market ReportDecember 2006 Comparison to November 2005       December Comps             Sales Trend2006                  2005241                    363               -33.6% December Average Price            Average Price Trend2006                   2005$449,031             $429,759       +4.5%Closed Residential Resale Transactions As Reported By Dataquick Information Services.Information from the County of Riverside Monthly Resale Report provided bt Fidelity National Title CompanyCounty of Riverside Monthly Totals:December Comps                    Sales Trend2006                  2005                                            1824                  2244           -18.7%                   December        Avg. Price    ...
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By Doug Beaver, Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes
(Century 21 Olde Tyme)
Riverside, CA November 2006 Market ReportNovember 2006 Comparison to November 2005       November Comps             Sales Trend2006                  2005290                    416               -30.3% November Average Price            Average Price Trend2006                   2005$440,850           $468,254          -5.9% Closed Residential Resale Transactions As Reported By Dataquick Information Services.Information from the County of Riverside Monthly Resale Report provided bt Fidelity National Title CompanyCounty of Riverside Monthly Totals:November Comps                    Sales Trend2006                  2005                                            1900                  2459           -22.7%                   November Avg. Price                 Avg. Price Trend2006              ...
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