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
Home renovations present a win-win situation: they make everyday living more comfortable, and they increase your home's value. Of course, some home improvements offer better returns than others. If you want to maximize your hard-earned money, prioritize these projects: Added insulation Sometimes, the best home improvements are the ones you don't even see. Case in point: added insulation. This renovation may seem mundane, but it can easily save homeowners hundreds of dollars in utility bills. It's surprisingly affordable, to boot:... Read More
A house is so much more than a structure – it's your refuge and the place where some of life's priceless memories are made. If you're on the hunt for your dream home, take note of these considerations: Let's talk money. Before you start discussing specs such as room count and lot sizes, ask yourself just how much house you can buy in the first place. Oftentimes, this will be dictated by your budget. In general, your mortgage payments should... Read More
[caption id="attachment_6058" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Handing Over the Key from a New Home[/caption] Selling your home is not an easy decision to make. But once you've made up your mind, it's time to buckle up and make sure you go about the process with care to get the best possible results. We've prepared this step-by-step guide to the home selling process to help you prepare for the journey ahead. Find a Realtor to work with While not required, working with a Realtor... Read More
[caption id="attachment_6065" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fitness male running outdoors during sunset. Healthy lifestyle concept.[/caption] Temecula's gorgeous weather, wide open spaces, stunning natural features, and wonderfully fresh air offer tons of opportunities for an active lifestyle. If you're a fitness buff, or simply want to spend your weekends breaking a sweat, you'll find plenty of things to do in the city. Here are a few of your options. Play a round or two of golf Temecula has several top-rated public golf courses... Read More
[caption id="attachment_6054" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Winchester, California USA - May 30, 2015: May 30th, 2015 - Colorful hot air balloons in flight at The Temecula Hot Air Balloon & Wine Festival[/caption] Temecula consistently makes it to lists of the best places to raise a family in California from online resources like NerdWallet, WalletHub, and SmartAsset. This beautiful community has plenty of family-friendly features that make living here a wonderful experience for people of all ages. Here are some of the things... Read More
Temecula Valley is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys a glass of good wine. But the sight of lush vineyards and sun-drenched roads will be enough to keep you coming back. Europa Village at Temecula Valley Among Temecula Valley’s acclaimed wineries, Europa Village brings you Old World charm in the West Coast. They use traditional Spanish, French, and Italian methods to produce premium wines. Witness the skill and craftsmanship that goes into each bottle. Taste the difference – the earthy... Read More
Pechanga Resort & Casino is getting a major facelift, complete with a new logo, modernized branding, and a $285 million-expansion project. The casino aims to bring laid-back luxury to new and existing clients. The Largest Property on the West Coast The casino is set to become the largest property on the West Coast, thanks to a massive expansion project that began in December 2015. Pechanga tribal officials held a ceremonial ground breaking at the site in front of resort management,... Read More