Farmers Market, Temecula

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PELTZER FARMERS MARKET

Home of the famous Temecula Wine Country Pumpkin Patch is now going to be open Saturday mornings to host a community farmers market for all your fresh fruit and vegetable needs.  
 

See you all there at 39925 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92592

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For more about Living in Temecula or Real Estate in The Temecula Valley please feel free to drop us a line at 951-522-0518 or april@teamgreer.com

SoCal Honda Dealers Honor Teacher Appreciation Week 2014

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WHAT:

“A Teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” –Henry Adams

 As teachers continue to face school budget cuts and are forced to make do with limited resources, Teacher Appreciation has more meaning than ever in Southern California.   In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-9, 2014, the SoCal Honda Dealers and the Guys in Blue will once again be celebrating the efforts of five deserving school teachers and role models who go above and beyond to ensure their students have an unforgettable, meaningful school experience, and whose impact goes well beyond the classroom.

The Helpful Honda teams will surprise winning teachers in their classroom or during a school assembly throughout the week in Huntington Park, Carson, Anaheim, Granada Hills and San Bernardino. Based on the teacher’s unique strengths and academic efforts, each winner will be presented with much needed technology, art supplies, reading materials and more, to help them further their high-impact Helpfulness in classrooms.

Residents can discover the winners on facebook  at https://www.facebook.com/SoCalHondaDealers and check out

WHY:

Celebrating teachers who make a difference is one of many ways the SoCal Honda Dealers are giving back to communities across Southern California and continuing their commitment to helpfulness. Since January, the Guys in Blue have: surprised thousands of residents with complimentary roses on Valentine’s Day; volunteered with numerous organizations such as blood donation centers and food banks to be Helpful After the Holidays; helped over 250 four-legged friends find two-legged ones with Helpful Honda Pet Adoption events across Southern California, and more. Residents have likely also spotted Blue Shirts around their community doing other acts of helpfulness – such as cleaning up local parks and beaches, helping people carry their groceries, providing umbrella escorts and handing out water, tissues and chapstick. To-date, Helpful Honda has visited over 11,000 locations to lend a hand to residents in the most unexpected ways … It’s really their job to be Helpful!

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Blood Drive, Temecula CA May 22, 2014

 

 

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We sponsor this event twice a year.  Please help us make it a success.  Life Stream is the main blood supplier for Loma Linda Medical Center in Murrieta and a secondary supporter for several other local hospitals.

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JDRF WALK, LAKE ELSINORE STORM

sugar free, jdrf OUR TEAM NAME in honor of the daughter (Jillie) of friends that asked us to walk with them.

We were invited to participate in this walk by friends whose young daughter (Jillie) is living the day to day demands of Type 1 Diabetes. Honestly I had not heard of this organization prior to a few weeks ago when we agreed to walk and help fundraise. Now that I have experienced the group first hand I will always be a fan.

What a beautiful way to spend a Saturday morning. Crisp and clear blue skies in the 60′s, walking a 5k on a trail along beaches with an over view of Lake Elsinore out of the Storm Baseball parking lot.  There were hundreds of people, all ages surging at various speeds in front of us and behind us.  Fundraising teams of families and friends turned out in a myriad of personalized shirts, colors and themes.

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To learn more about the organization, make a donation or learn how their fundraising and advocacy is changing the lives of people in every community visit www.jdrf.org and maybe we’ll see you next year at the walk!

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Free Trash Pick Up, Temecula

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JUST A REMINDER

City of Temecula Residents are allowed 2 FREE bulky item pick ups, including e-waste each and every year!  Just call CR&R at 1-800-755-8112 to schedule your pick up.

This may come in handy during a move, spring clean up or getting your home ready to sell.  Need more selling tips?  Visit us at http://www.teamgreer.com or drop us a line at april@teamgreer.com and we’ll be glad to help!

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Living Thankful in the Temecula Valley 2013

Sometimes it feels like one of our hardest jobs as parents is teaching our kids how to be grateful.  I’m not sure it comes naturally to everyone.  I can say for a fact that a child that wants for nothing (IPad and IPhones don’t count!) has a hard time grasping what a true need really is…even if they do say please and thank you.

Our boys groaned a bit about our food drive.  Big surprise since they would be doing the heavy lifting.  A real residual benefit for us though is that participation in this worthwhile event is what we parents call a “teaching opportunity”.

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On the day of our pick up, we let them sit in the back of the truck to search out the bags that were left at the curbs and sidewalks  (in the Temecula Creek, Oak Creek and Berringer Creek neighborhoods) for us to pick up and by the first recovered bag…they were all smiles and giggles.  They thought it was fun!  And by the 2nd bag they remembered and reminisced a bit about the last time we did this.

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By the time we unloaded all of our bags into our Century 21 Wright office with all of the bags everyone else in our office collected…they were full of accomplishment.  There were piles of food everywhere!

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The food was donated to the Temecula, Murrieta Rescue Mission.

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The food was sorted into Thanksgiving boxes by volunteers along with turkeys donated by Pechanga Resort and Casino  and given to seniors in our valley.

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It was a good week.

Happy Thanksgiving Temecula Valley!

We are forever grateful to live here!

Team_Greer-comHave questions about living in the Temecula Valley?  We can help (951) 522-0518 or april@teamgreer.com

Southern California October 2013 Real Estate

“SOUTHLAND”

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includes Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, LA and Orange Counties:

Cash Buyers accounted for 27.5% of October 2013 Southland home sales, compared with 32.8% the year before. They paid a median price of $337,000, up 34.8% from a year earlier. Since 1988 the monthly average for cash buyers is 16.3%.

Absentee buyers (investors) bought 26.5% of Southland homes sold in October 2013. Absentee buyers paid a median price of $316,000, up 30.8% from a year earlier. The monthly average for absentee buyers since 2000 is 18.4%.

All lenders combined provided $5.7 billion in mortgage money to Southern California home buyers in October 2013. Home buyers in October put $4.3 billion of their own money on the table in the form of a down payment or as an outright cash purchase.

Foreclosure re-sales (properties foreclosed on in the prior 12 months) made up 6.3% of the Southland re-sale market in October 2013, the lowest level since it was 5.5% in May of 2007. That was down from 16.3% in October 2012. Foreclosure re-sales peaked at 56.7% in February 2009.

Short sales made up an estimated 12.9% of Southland re-sales in October 2013. That was down from 27.2% in October 2012.

The typical monthly payment that a Southland buyer committed themselves to paying in October 2013 was $1,499.00, up from $1,115.00 a year earlier. Adjusted for inflation, last month’s typical monthly payments are 48.8% below the current cycle peak of July 2007.

*Median Price=half more/half less. * All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. For questions or financial, tax or estate planning, we suggest you contact an attorney or certified public accountant. Data taken from dqnews.com 11-12-13

Curious what this all means for your your home in Southwest Riverside County…what we refer to as the Temecula Valley? Reach out to us however you feel comfortable and we can give you an idea of what your home is worth by providing you with details on the sales around you that have occurred most recently.

Gary and April Greer at 951-522-0518 or email us at april@teamgreer.com
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Thank You Veterans!

Take a Moment to Thank a Veteran

When you see someone in a uniform,

Someone who serves us all,

Doing military duty,

Answering the country’s call,

Take a moment to thank them

For protecting what you hold dear;

Tell them you are proud of them;

Make it very clear.

Just tap them on the shoulder,

Give a smile and say,

“Thanks for what you’re doing

To keep us safe in the USA!”

Hope you have the opportunity to thank someone today!

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P.S. We’ll be at our office today for the BLOOD DRIVE 10-3 @ 30610 Rancho California Road .  Call us at 951-522-0518 if you have any questions.C21 Gray back logo

 

 

Veteran’s Day Blood Drive, Temecula

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH

10AM – 3 PM

OUR OFFICE AT

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30610 Rancho California Road (corner of Margarita Road)

Participants receive a free t-shirt, coupon for free Famous Star -compliments of Carl’s Jr. and a coupon for a  free empanada -compliments of Tropical BBQ (while supplies last).

Hope to see you there! Team_Greer-com For any additional information about our special event or living in the Temecula Valley, call Gary or April Greer at 951-522-0518 or message us at april@teamgreer.com

Temecula Pumpkin Patch in Wine Country

FALL IS HERE!

PELTZER FARMS IS NOW OPEN THROUGH OCTOBER 31ST

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Lots and Lots of Picture Opportunities!

Head out to Wine Country on Rancho California Road (away from the freeway)…Left on Calle Contento…the farm will be on your left shortly…You can’t miss it.

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Solve the Corn Maze (FREE)!

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Check out the Gardens!

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Root for Your Favorite Pig @ the Pig Races (FREE)

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Pan for Gold!

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Pony Rides!

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Fun Petting Zoo with a variety of Cute Animals

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Make your Kids Pose a lot….

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Buy Your Pumpkins and Support our Local Farmer!

What a gorgeous setting!  Come check it out!  Click on the Peltzer Farms Link to verify dates and times you are planning to go.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TEMECULA’S WINE COUNTRY give us a call at 951-522-0518 for April or 951-522-6308 for Gary.  We can also be reached by email at  team4greer@gmail.com

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