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When buying a home, consider 6 due diligence tips

When purchasing property, doing the needed due diligence is more than a turn of phrase. The period when a house is under contract is an essential part of the homebuying process and... — Updated 6/22/2018


California's mandate to go solar deserves careful consideration

Residents have probably heard by now the mandate was approved for photovoltaic solar panels to be on all newly built homes. So how are the power demands of a newly built home calcul... — Updated 6/22/2018


Centennial by Pardee Homes opens this weekend

MENIFEE – Discover modern, heartfelt living at Centennial, when Pardee Homes introduces four distinct new neighborhoods this coming Saturday, June 23. Inland Empire home shoppers... — Updated 6/21/2018

 By Kim Murphy    Community

The attack on home ownership continues

A few weeks ago I wrote about the California Energy Commission requiring all new residential structures to have solar panels installed as of Jan. 1, 2020. I called it an “attack... — Updated 6/20/2018


When can renting be a smart decision?

TEMECULA – Conventional wisdom suggests that buying a home makes more financial sense than renting. In many cases, this axiom is true; however, renting is sometimes a smarter appr... — Updated 6/20/2018


Braeburn at Spencer's Crossing now open

MURRIETA – Braeburn at Spencer's Crossing, a new single-family home neighborhood by Pardee Homes, opened for sale last Saturday, June 9. Located in Murrieta, one of the fastest... — Updated 6/20/2018


Tips for first-time real estate investors

TEMECULA – Real estate can be a good investment that helps build wealth and secure a financial future. According to Investopedia, average 20-year returns in commercial real... — Updated 6/8/2018

 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up: Not all websites are created equal

Thinking about moving? Where to begin? People move for various reasons – to be closer to their children, for a job transfer or new opportunity, or sometimes just because they... — Updated 6/8/2018


Braeburn at Spencer's Crossing Coming to Murrieta June 9

MURRIETA – Braeburn at Spencer's Crossing, a new single-family home neighborhood by Pardee Homes, will open for sale Saturday, June 9. Located in Murrieta, one of the fastest... — Updated 6/7/2018


Grand opening date announced for Pardee Homes' new master-planned community Centennial

MENIFEE – An early June grand opening is planned for Centennial, a new master-planned community by Pardee Homes. Centennial will bring four distinct neighborhoods, offering... — Updated 6/1/2018

 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up

Last week I wrote about the attacks on home ownership. They are real, and residents must be vigilant. But there is one more thing about which every homeowner must be vigilant, and... — Updated 6/1/2018


Riverside County home prices spike up as Southern California median hits record level

RIVERSIDE – The median price of a home in Riverside County rose by 6.1 percent in April compared with the same month a year earlier, as median home prices across Southern California edged up to a record level, a real estate... — Updated 5/30/2018


Coldwell Banker leads Southern California market in closed transaction units and closed sales volume

IRVINE – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage led all competing residential real estate firms in Southern California in closed residential transaction units and volume for 2017, according to results of a recent study of area... — Updated 5/24/2018


Braeburn at Spencer's Crossing opens this summer in Murrieta

MURRIETA – Braeburn, a new single-family home neighborhood by Pardee Homes at Spencer's Crossing, is coming this summer to Murrieta. Located in one of the fastest growing areas... — Updated 5/22/2018

 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up

Remember the good ‘ole “American Dream of Home Ownership?” I do. It was something parents cared deeply about, and their parents cared even more deeply about. It was a... — Updated 5/18/2018


Avison Young brokers $3.46-million industrial building acquisition by San Diego Ice Company

LAKE ELSINORE – Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, announced that it has brokered the $3.46-million acquisition of a newly constructed 24,026-square-foot industrial building in... — Updated 5/18/2018


Centennial neighborhood by Pardee Homes comes to Menifee; interest list now forming

MENIFEE – The interest list for Centennial is now forming for home shoppers who want to receive important updates before the grand opening coming late spring 2018. Centennial, a... — Updated 5/17/2018

 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up:

Real estate has always been known as a “good investment” – if you’re able to hold on to it for a reasonable amount of time. We’ve historically had moments when that... — Updated 5/11/2018


Pardee Homes announces plans for Braeburn at Spencer's Crossing; interest list is now forming

MURRIETA – A spring grand opening is planned for Braeburn, a new single-family home neighborhood by Pardee Homes at Spencer's Crossing in Murrieta. Inland Empire home shoppers... — Updated 5/10/2018


Residents must file with Riverside County by Aug. 1 for unclaimed property tax refunds

RIVERSIDE – Owners of residential or business property in Riverside County have until Aug. 1 to file for unclaimed property tax refunds. County Supervisor and Chairman Chuck Washington and treasurer-tax collector Jon... — Updated 5/9/2018

 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-Up:

The real estate profession is under attack. Slick ‘Johnny-Come-Latelies’ are jumping on the real estate train to make a quick buck. Real estate professionals know these quick... — Updated 5/3/2018


Home prices climb countywide

RIVERSIDE – The median price of a single-family home in Riverside County edged higher last month, while sales of existing homes surged, according to the California Association of Realtors. The median home price countywide in... — Updated 5/3/2018


Simple ways to cut mortgage costs

TEMECULA – Monthly mortgage payments are the biggest single expense for many homeowners. So it's understandable why plenty of homeowners would love to trim those costs. A host of... — Updated 5/3/2018

 By Kim Murphy    Community

Real Estate Round-up:

TEMECULA – Real estate offices often get calls from buyers who just want to work with the listing agent directly. Since their business model is primarily with listings, this inter... — Updated 4/25/2018

 By Pam Moss    Community

Real estate sales must be intentional

Selling real estate must be done with intent. It isn’t something that just happens. There are three points that can make or break a deal. The first is pictures. It may seem like a silly statement but look at some of the pictures... — Updated 4/23/2018


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