Before you look at every house in your price range, it’s a great idea to decide what kind of home you’re looking for and where you’re looking. Once you decide on some of these key pieces, we’ll be able to find homes that fit the bill.
In today’s frenzied market pace it is easy to lose sight of your original goal. Be honest in your sharing with your real estate professional and we can try to keep you on track.
It’s okay to be flexible but keep your big “NEEDS” in focus. Try to keep a good grasp between “WANTS” and “NEEDS”.
Give as a call or text and we can help you get started and keep on track! Gary and April Greer (951) 522-0518
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”.
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.
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!
So I have recently been turned on to TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” show and I am hooked! The season finale is this Wednesday (6/15/11) at 9:30pm. I won’t be up but my DVR is already on it. If you haven’t seen an episode, check your On Demand feature for TLC. The show is only 30 minutes long.
I am just beginning to explore the coupon world. Apparently it is more complicated than you might think. After watching the show a couple of times, I can’t really imagine being able to accomplish the extreme savings that the show depicts. I believe it can be done but am sure that I won’t be able to devote the time that would clearly be necessary. I have also determined that it just might be a very organized and premeditated type of hoarding, LOL! Regardless it has given me pause on how silly it is that I don’t even look at the grocery store sales circulars …not even the store I shop at regularly!
A few tips on what I’ve learned so far (some from a very helpful friend who may just be a bit more obsessed than I):
My Temecula Ralphs store on Highway 79 South will double coupons up to $1.00 ($ .50 becomes $1./ But $1. Is still just $1.) If you register your rewards card online-you can load some of the coupons directly onto the card without having to print them out. Manufacturer coupons are available to print out and use anywhere. You can also create your shopping list directly from clicking on their sale paper. Awesome time saver! ***Effective 4/1/12 Ralph’s is no longer doubling manufacturer coupons*** Big Bummer!
My Temecula Albertsons on Rancho California Road offers a $ 5.00 off $25.00 purchase just for signing up HERE for email updates on sales and coupons. You earn additional coupons for up to 5 friends you can get to sign up. Be careful not to sign up until you want the coupon though. They only gave me 1 week to use it so plan accordingly. You can create an online account as well and create a shopping list directly from the sales paper. There is also a large coupon book inside of the Albertsons store that has coupons I did not find online so you may want to grab that up.
My Temecula Newspaper The Press Enterprise will allow you to subscribe to Sundays only so that you can get the weekly coupons and sales papers delivered to your front door.
I have only accomplished the “completely free” item once and I could only get 2 free because I only had 2 coupons…but it was exciting, even if it was just toothpaste!
Why do you or don’t you use coupons? Do you have any tips on saving money in Temecula that you would like to share?
Please make sure to check with your store on their coupon policy prior to relying on any specific savings.
The 9th Annual Community Water Conservation Festival is going to take place on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 at Diamond Valley Lake from 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Diamond Valley Lake is located between Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee and Hemet cities off of Winchester Road (also 79 North) and Domenigoni Parkway (also Newport Road). The event will take place at the Diamond Valley Lake Visitor Center at 2325 Searl Parkway, Hemet, CA 92543.
This is a FREE EVENT that will include activities and fun for the kids like face painting, a fishing simulator, the Aqua Smart puppet program & make and take activities. There will also be water wise demonstrations throughout the day including drip irrigation, new landscaping technology, artificial turf information and rebate programs from SoCal Water Smart.
There is a LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP at 12:30.
There will be FREE DRAWINGS and give-aways.
For more information about the event you can click HERE for the Flier or call (951) 765-2612
Whether you are “moving in” or “moving out” …For information regarding real estate in the Temecula Valley call us at 951-522-0518.
We are the “Team to Trust” for your real estate needs!
If you haven’t seen the balloon glow it might be worth the trip just for that! The balloon glow will be Friday and Saturday evenings after sundown, weather permitting.
Anybody have a great story to share about the Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival? I would love to hear it!
P.S. If you will be visiting from out of the area and are curious about making your home in our valley, please give us a call to set up a complimentary tour of homes in the area. (951) 522-6308 or (951) 522-0518
The views expressed on this website/blog are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Realty ONE Group Southwest. Gary and April are Realtors and Residents of the Temecula Valley. They are licensed by the California Department of Real Estate, Agent License # 01240571 & 01235358 Broker License # 01847410