IS IT TIME TO SELL?
The real estate market in the Temecula Valley is showing more than just signs of recovery. More and more equity sellers are putting their homes on the market and selling their homes in a short period of time and at a higher price than we have seen in years. Foreclosure sales are still relevent but not in the record numbers that the media has given hype over. Short sale listings are scarce. Mortgage rates are ridiculously low. Buyers are everywhere and Realtors (including ourselves) are pounding the pavement looking for something to sell them!
Is it time for you to sell?
We can provide a professional opinion on potential value for your home to help you make that decision. We can be reached at 951-522-0518 April or 951-522-6308 Gary. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The graph below is a snapshot of California in general. Keep in mind that some parts of California (Temecula included) tend to outpace others.
Posted in Real Estate, Selling Homes, Short Sales
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Living in the Temecula Valley!
It’s that time again…final days for registering your little ponies for baseball in Temecula! Our boys have played spring ball in TYBB for the last 5 years and 2013 will not be an exception.
It’s a great organization with lots of great dads, coaches, managers and team parents.
Go to Temecula Youth Baseball for more information.
Hope to see your kids on the field!
For more information about buying or selling property in the Temecula Valley send us a message at email@example.com or call us at 951-522-0518 / 951-522-6308
We want to wish everyone a season of thankfullness. May it last all year-long!
For more information about living and real estate in our beautiful valley contact us at 951-522-0518 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year Rancho Community Church sponsors OCTOBER EXTRAVAGANZA on October 31, halloween night. It takes place at the pumpkin patch carnival near the entrance to the church. Church families and volunteers host game booths and give away tons of candy that the church collects from the community in the month of October. The rides, inflatables and candy are free for anyone that wants to attend.
Gates open 5:30-6:30 pm for children with special needs.
Open to the public 6:30-9pm
Rancho Community Church is located at 31300 Rancho Community Way, Temecula CA 92592.
Hope to see you there!
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Chardonnay Hills will kick off our “Featured Community” this month. It’s located in the middle of Temecula, at the end of the city limits prior to heading into the wine country area. It’s recognized most by the rock fountain entrance on Rancho California Road with the giant wrought iron gates that are set in a permanent open position.
The community features homes from 1600 Square Feet up to nearly 4000 so it offers a wide range of variety in size and floorplan. There are currently homes for sale starting in the low to mid $200,000′s. Due to the maturity of the community, homeownership turnover is low. Many of the lots are spacious and offer views.
The community association consists of $110.00 per month currently and features 2 community pool areas, tennis courts, BBQ and Picnic areas, playground structures, sand volleyball, basketball and meandering walkways and trails within the neighborhood.
This community boasted “NO MELLO-ROOS” signs when it was being built and the property taxes here are very low because of that. The homes were so popular in the new construction phase that we once waited in line at 6:00am in the morning to put down a deposit at a phase release for our clients that were moving from out of state.
For More Information About Temecula and the Surrounding Communities, please call me at 951-522-0518 or email to email@example.com We’re happy to answer any of your questions. We’ve lived here since 1991!
We should probably start with what TO DO when showing your home but seriously knowing what NOT TO DO may be just as important. Keep in mind that these are general tips that have been proven over and over by experience. They don’t apply to every situation…but why take that chance?
Our Top 5 Things NOT to do-
Overdue it with candles, plug-ins and scented sprays Some people are very sensitive and certain scents may cause allergic reactions or just simply discomfort. Research shows a light vanilla scent is most universally safe.
Hose down entryways and patios off the house right before showings or open houses It may cause slipping or mess and it will discourage most buyers from wanting to step onto the back patio if it is wet.
Close or lock any interior doors Interior doors should be left open to let light travel into the dark interior spaces of the house and buyers are very uncomfortable about opening doors.
Be home during showings or open houses Take a walk or drive around if you have to. We can’t express to you enough how uncomfortable buyers are if you are there. They will spend no time in the home, nor will they be able to discuss any objections or ideas. This is crucial conversation that needs to be had while in the home. There is additional concern on the Buyer drawing you into potential conversations that you do not want to have.
Leave out mail, bills or small valuables, jewelry and trinkets Unfortunately we have to worry about this. Mail, bills and anything that may have identifying or sensitive information needs to be out of sight for identity theft issues. Also we prefer that any palm size valuables be put away during the home selling process.
If you are planning to sell a home in Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar or Winchester…we make a great partner! Call us for more information at 951-522-0518 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s important that anyone considering the need or desire to short sale their property know what the “Arm’s Length Affadavit” document is. Most banks will require this form to be signed at some point in the process of approving the short sale terms and/or at closing. In most cases the real estate agents will be asked to sign right along with Mr. Buyer and Mr. Seller. Holding your breath and hoping it doesn’t appear is not recommended.
The form will vary by lender but the guts of it will be the same. In order to get your short sale approved all parties involved will have to agree in writing that
A. The Seller will not remain in the home. Period.
B. The Buyer and Seller do not have any type of prior relationship. Meaning mom and dad can’t buy your house at a great price. Neither can your business partner or your brother, or…well you get the picture.
C. The Seller will not profit in any way in the sale. No cash changing hands on the side.
D. The Seller will not regain ownership of the home at a later date. A family member can’t buy your house and then give it or sell it back to you.
Clearly this is a form that has brought about heated debate in real estate and legal circles (whether it is legal, if and how it could be enforced, etc.) however it remains an issue on most short sales. This is not an inclusive list but a variation of what we’ve seen in the forms. Each bank has their own form with their own terms. This is not intended to be legal advice, it will be up to the parties involved in each transaction what they will or won’t sign. Some of the banks do not have this form at all.
For more information about short-selling your Temecula Valley home please email us at email@example.com and request a free copy of our “Short Sale Report”.
In the last year I have become a coupon fanatic! I haven’t done the exact savings in spreadsheet form or anything but I am pretty confident that I have cut our grocery, sundries monthly bill nearly in half. I am simply matching coupons with sales. No sale-no purchase. Although there have been a few exceptions…and we still have our Costco membership because sometimes they just can’t be beat.
Well lo and behold I stumbled across coupons for the Temecula Valley Wine Country today. Where have I been? There are 2 for 1 wine tasting, lunch discounts and more…click here to go there compliments of the Temecula Valley Wine Growers Association and enjoy!
For more information about buying or selling property in the Temecula Valley call us at 951-522-0518 / 951-522-6308 or at firstname.lastname@example.org