Are you buying a home in Temecula or Murrieta? These are exciting times for you. As thrilling as it is to go home shopping, however, don’t forget that you first need to look into the most essential part of home buying – the financing. Homebuyers have less mortgage choices today compared to the days before the recession. Lenders have learned their lesson and are now more prudent in granting home loans. However, you’ll find that you still have quite a... Read More
Making the decision to sell your home is not easy. But once you’ve made up your mind, you need to step back a little and look at your home more objectively to determine how to make it attractive to buyers. To help you get started, we’ve come up with this list of things you can do to get your home market-ready. De-clutter your home Buyers who come to showings will want to see themselves living in your home. Make it... Read More
Curb appeal is very important for a number of reasons. It can spell the difference between a buyer instantly falling in love with your home and walking way uninterested. How your home looks like from the outside also helps shape others’ impression of you as the homeowner. Best of all, a welcoming and pleasant exterior gives off a pleasant and lighthearted vibe. Enhancing your home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to cost much. You can do many things to spruce up... Read More
Nestled in the midst of one of Southern California’s most breathtaking valleys, the cities of Temecula and Murrieta never disappoint when it comes to offering the most romantic escapes. If you are planning a memorable getaway in the Inland Empire, keep these exceptional ideas at the top of your list. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Temecula Valley aboard a hot air balloon Peaceful, private, and simply unforgettable. Hot air balloon rides are available all year round (weather permitting),... Read More
Championship-caliber golf ranks high on the list of definitive Temecula, CA experiences. Here are the 5 premiere courses you must visit to experience the unique challenges that the city’s hilly terrain creates for golfers of all skill levels: Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road 951-676-2405 Nestled in a 300-acre expanse of natural beauty, Temecula Creek Inn’s 27-hole championship course offers plenty of challenges, thanks to dramatic shifts in elevation and rocky outcroppings. Enjoy the invigorating sunshine and... Read More
Offering 3,550 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a sprawling 2.25-acre lot, 43730 Manzano Drive is a prize catch that is surely keeping its new owner smiling 24/7. A Gem in the Heart of one of Temecula’s Most Prestigious Neighborhoods 43730 Manzano Drive occupies a prime corner lot in Temecula’s premier Santiago Estates neighborhood. Originally built in 1989, this marvelous estate has since seen extensive updating, making it a modern gem inside one of the... Read More
Southern California's hot, dry, and sunny weather can be tough on certain flowering plants, but is perfect for others. If you want to keep your garden blooming all year round, plant perennials that thrive in all seasons and produce stunning blooms with little maintenance. Here are some of these plants: Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus) This plant's classic trumpet-shaped bloom often appears in late summer atop a base of clumped foliage that grows to three feet tall and wide.... Read More
A survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) showed that more than 80% of homebuyers think of outdoor living spaces as "essential" or "desirable."And yet, in a UCLA research, it was found that the participants in the study spent less than 30 minutes a week in their outdoor spaces. According to a research done by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, spending more time in your yard has many health benefits. It can dramatically improve mental health, memory, and... Read More
The number of California wine varieties has exploded in the last 10 years. While this is certainly welcome news for food and wine lovers, it makes food pairings a tad more challenging. Wine experts say there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to food and wine pairings. As a general rule of thumb, though, wine and food weights must be equal. Neither should have a flavor that's richer than the other. And because California wine is typically... Read More
You've toyed with the idea of moving to a new home before, but the thought has been especially hard to shake as of late. If you've experienced one or more of these tell-tale signs, chances are you're due for a home upgrade: It's getting cramped. The bigger your family gets, the smaller your house feels. If no amount of decluttering and reorganizing solves your space problem, perhaps it's time to upgrade to a larger home. This is especially true when... Read More