Buying a home might just be the biggest investment you’ll ever make. And even if you’ve purchased real estate before, no two transactions are the same. Here’s how to get ready to buy a new house: Timing is everything Is it the best time to buy a home? It’s less about current mortgage rates and market conditions, and more about financial capacity. You can enter the market if you’ve built up your savings, you have steady employment, and you intend... Read More
As we enter the second half of 2017, it’s clear that the real estate scene has remained a sellers’ market. But new dynamics are helping shape the market differently from preceding years. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home this year, it will be wise to learn as much as you can about the real estate market to make well-informed decisions. Whether you’re buying or selling, here are a few tips that can help you close the best... Read More
Temecula Valley has a vibrant arts and culture scene that caters to the widely varied interests of its residents and guests. From symphony performances to country music, community theater to art exhibits, this wonderfully diverse city features events and venues that keep the arts and culture thriving. Here’s a look at some of them: The Theater at Pechanga The prestigious Pechanga Resort and Casino offers several venues for topflight entertainment. One of these is The Theater at Pechanga, a 1,200-seat... Read More
It’s a good idea to regularly give your home a thorough inspection and decide where updates may be needed. When the time comes to sell your home, you’ll have a better chance of getting excellent resale value if your upgrades include some of the newer sought-after amenities and features. For example, you may want to add an outdoor kitchen or an entertainment room – two of the features many buyers today look for in a Temecula/Murietta home. Outside of improving... Read More
Temecula Valley Wine Country is bursting with events the whole year round, with daily activities and entertainment from the various wineries and large-scale festivities organized by the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association. If you want to sample the best that Wine Country has to offer and experience the rustic winegrowing lifestyle, join the events that have been lined up in the region in the coming months. Here’s a look at some of them. Sip Temecula Wine Tasting Passport This event gives... Read More
Increasing your home’s value isn’t as difficult as you think. In this article, we give you some of the best ways to improve your home’s value, so you can get much more than what it’s worth: Remodel strategically Creating a strategic remodeling plan may be the best move you can make if you want to increase your home’s value. You’ll be able to get the best results if upgrades are planned carefully, rather than on impulse. Remember to pick your... Read More
In real estate markets wherein supply significantly outweighs demand, the best strategy for selling a house quickly is to lower its price. It’s not the be-all, end-all solution however – there are other ways to attract more potential buyers to a home without lowering the price. Here are some useful tips on how to boost interest and get your home sold for top dollar: Rise above the neighborhood Want to make your home attract the most attention? Custom designs and... Read More
In Temecula, nothing beats stepping out to enjoy the sights, the sounds, and the smiles. This city’s lovely Mediterranean climate makes enjoying various outdoor activities easy any time of the year. Don’t know where to start spending your downtime in Temecula? Check out our list. Taste Southern California’s finest wines Morning mists, a high midday sun, and cool, breezy nights make Temecula Valley’s local climate ideal for viniculture. Since the ‘70s, the region has been producing award-winning merlots, grenaches, chardonnays,... Read More
Southwestern and western Riverside County is known for expansive spaces with lush vegetation, rolling hills, and sparkling lakes. Make your home match your lush natural surroundings with these affordable and resourceful DIY projects: Wood Work Complement the towering sycamores and oaks of Riverside’s verdant landscapes with rustic-themed modern household fixtures: Pallet crafts Wooden pallets offer lots of great DIY possibilities. To get started, ask around at your nearest home supplies store and you might get lucky with a few free... Read More
The city of Murrieta is an excellent place to raise a family. Homes are affordable, schools are top-notch, the economy is growing, and public safety is always a priority – in fact, the city is hailed as the 2nd safest in the country. Play and recreation in this southern California city are likewise outstanding. While parents can unwind at renowned local wineries and golf courses, kids also have plenty of options for enjoyment. Spend Time Outdoors One of Murrieta's greatest... Read More