Chino, CA Real Estate News

By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
 David FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPRESS RELEASE #10-06Subject :"Bark in the Park" this SaturdayContact :Michelle Van Der Linden, Public Information Officer, Administration    909-591-9803    mvanderlinden@cityofchino.orgHealthy Chino presents the first "Bark in the Park" event for dogs and their owners at Garden Park located at 16055 Huntington Garden Avenue in The Preserve this Saturday from 9:00 am to noon.  Bring your dog and check out the pet demonstrations, contests, pet adoption and information booths, music and much more.  This is a free event but dog owners must bring current proof of vaccination and shots for their pets to be admitted.  "Bark in the Park" will be cancelled in the event of rain.  For questions or more info, please call 909-590-5567 or visit www.healthychino.com David ...
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11/8/2007FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPRESS RELEASE #11-04Subject :Reva Salter Named First Recipient of the Spirit of Achievement AwardContact :Michelle Van Der Linden, Public Information Officer, Administration    909-591-9803    mvanderlinden@cityofchino.orgLocal Chino resident, Reva Salter will be the first to receive the Spirit of Achievement Award during an official unveiling ceremony of the City's newest piece of community art on Wednesday, November 14, at 11:00 am.  This inaugural award will recognize Reva's long standing commitment to community service within the City.  "This is a brand new form of recognition for individuals within our community and Reva embodies the ideal of community service," said Mayor Dennis Yates.  "I could not think of a better person to receive this prestigious...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Flu season is almost here!  Be prepared and get your flu shot on Thursday, October 25th between 9 - 11 am at the Chino Community Center located at 5443 B Street.  Shots will be administered by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and the cost is $5.  You may also call 800-722-4794 for other clinics in the area. David HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EstateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?        
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Youth Christmas Parade and FairThe City of Chino's Annual Youth Christmas Parade and Fair will take place on Saturday, December 8th.  The parade will step off at Riverside and Yorba Avenues at 9:00 am and will end at City Hall.  The Fair will begin near City Hall at 11:00 and will offer something for everyone with a variety of craft and food vendors, carnival rides, games and much more.    For more info, please call 909-591-9822 or 909-591-9834. David HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EstateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?      
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Acceptance:  the date when both parties, seller and buyer, have agreed to and completed signing and/or initialing the contract.Adjustable Rate Mortgage:  a mortgage that permits the lender to adjust the mortgage's interest rate periodically on the basis of changes in a specified index. Interest rates may move up or down, as market conditions change.Amortized Loan:  a loan that is paid in equal installments during its term.Appraisal:  an estimate of real estate value, usually issued to standards of FHA, VA and FHMA.  Recent comparable sales in the neighborhood is the most important factor in determining valueAppreciation:  an increase in the value of a property due to changes in market conditions or other causes. The opposite of depreciation.Assumable Mortgage:  purchaser takes ownership...
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General QuestionsWhat price range are you looking for?When do you want to move into your new home?Is this a first home purchase, a relocation, a move-up, etc.?  Current HomeWhat do you like about your current home?What don't you like about your current home? HouseholdHow many people are in your household?  Who are they and what are their names?Does your new home need to accommodate any special needs?Do you have pets?  If yes, what type and what are their names?Are there any other household considerations we should take into account in the home search?  LifestyleWhat do you enjoy doing most when you at home?What room do you spend the most time in at home?What lifestyle considerations are important to you? Location1.      What location do you prefer? (If they are unfamiliar with the neigh...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
  When dealing with borrowers, what concerns lenders the most?When dealing with borrowers, lenders' main concern is risk.  Lenders proactively manage these risks by requiring four things from a borrower: Down Payment - statistics have proven that borrowers who put down 10% or more unlikely to default on a loan.Excellent Debt to Income Ratios - borrowers with high debt and low income are a high risk because they are using too much of their income to pay their current debt; e.g. credit card debt, car loans, and so on.  We describe a person with high debt and low income as having a high DTI (debt to income ratio).Job History - long term employment is a good predictor that a borrower will have a steady stream of income, which will not be interrupted by a career change or termination.Excelle...
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 1.  Define your goals, wants, needs and expectations.  A good place to begin is by exploring your short and long-term goals in life and how selling your home fits in.    2.  Determine the best price for what's going on in the market right now.  Assess the current state of the market and what comparable homes are actually selling for by reviewing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your home.  That way, you can objectively determine its fair market value and price it right.  3.  Prepare your property so that it is in top-selling condition.  Most of us don't keep our homes in top-selling condition.  Think about your home from a buyer's point of view.  Repair, replace or remove items in your home so that it makes a GREAT first impression.  4.  Implement time-proven, research-based mark...
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Overall Interior¨       Walk through your home.  Store, give away, throw, or donate anything that you won't need until after the move; e.g. furniture, knick-knacks, clothing, toys, equipment, appliances, worn rugs, papers, books, cosmetics, jewelry, games, CDs, etc.¨       Walk through your home again, this time with some tools.  Fix loose door knobs, cracked molding, leaky faucets.  Remove cob webs.¨       Replace worn or broken door knobs, cabinet fixtures, light fixtures, light switches, outlet plates, faucets and vent covers.¨       Clean the fireplace.¨       Clean the vents.¨       Clean and organize your closets.  Add extra space by storing or giving away items.¨       Add a fresh coat of paint in light, neutral colors.¨       Shampoo the carpet.  Replace if necessary.  Clean and...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Myth #3:  Once a potential buyer sees the inside of your home, curb appeal won't matter.  Truth:  Buyers probably won't make it to the inside of the home if the outside of your home does not appeal to them.   Buyers and their agents often do drive-bys before deciding whether a home is worth their time to look inside.  Your home's exterior must make a good first impression so that buyers are compelled to stop and come inside.  All it takes is keeping the lawn mowed, shrubs and trees trimmed, gardens weeded and edged, and clutter put away.  David HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EstateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?     
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By Ila Josephs, Ila Josephs, Real Estate Broker
(Tarbell, Realtors)
As the number of foreclosures rise and home prices drop, first-time buyers can use down-payment grants, low interest rates, and loan programs allowing FICO scores as low as 480 to purchase a Chino home.According to the Inland Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service, 474 homes were available in Chino on Nov. 11, including 310 single-family homes with no association fees and 164 condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes with monthly association fees. Fifty-one homes were reported in escrow.Complete information on available homes, down-payment grants and loan programs can be obtained by calling Ila Josephs at (909) 261-3541. First-time home buyers especially can benefit from new government and private agencies ready to help them purchase an affordable home.Current renters can enroll ...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Curb Appeal¨       Drive up to your home and look at it from afar. Look at it through the eyes of buyers.¨       Check the shingles - repair or replace damaged shingles.¨       Clean and repair the gutters.¨       Clean and repair the HVAC units.¨       Repair broken windows and shutters.  Replace torn screens.  Make sure frames and seams have solid caulking.¨       Repair or replace doorknobs, doorbell and light fixtures if necessary.¨       Remove all toys, equipment and litter.¨       Remove cobwebs and nests.¨       Remove mildew, moss and stains from the side of your home - use bleach.  Remove stains from the walkways and driveway - use concrete cleanser and/or kitty litter.¨       Repair and clean patio furniture and deck area.  Remove anything that can't be repaired.¨       Make ...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Myth #2:  Minor repairs can wait until later. There are more important things to be done.   Truth:  Minor repairs make your house more marketable, allowing you to maximize your return (or minimize loss) on the sale.   Most buyers are looking for homes that are ready for them to move into.  If your home happens to attract a buyer who is willing to make repairs, he/she will begin asking for repair allowances that come out of your asking price.  The amount of an allowance that you have to offer a buyer is usually more than what it would cost for you to make the repair (or hire someone to make the repair).  Remember, buyers are comparing your home to other homes that are currently on the market.  Your home should be inviting so that everyone who looks at it can see themselves living there. ...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Press ReleaseCity of ChinoPublic Information Office13220 Central AvenueChino, CA 91710(909) 627-7577 10/18/2007FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPRESS RELEASE #10-02Subject :City of Chino Offers Assistance in Spanish to Divorced ParentsContact :Michelle Van Der Linden, Public Information Officer, Administration    909-591-9803    mvanderlinden@cityofchino.orgThe City of Chino will soon offer a Cooperative Parenting and Divorce class in Spanish for parents and their children.  The program is designed for parents who have divorced but are still committed to raising their family cooperatively.  The eight week class kicks off on Tuesday evening, October 23 at 6:00 pm.  The two hour weekly sessions will take place at the Carolyn Owens Community Center, Human Services Center located 13201 Central Avenue. ...
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Looking to land a job in the city of Chino here is a link http://www.cityofchino.org/jobs/default.aspApplications are also available at Chino City Hall, 13220 Central Ave., Chino, CA 91710, Monday - Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Applications may be mailed or delivered to the above address, attention: Human Resources Department.David HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EstateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?      
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By Doug Beaver, Corona Norco Eastvale Riverside Homes
(Century 21 Olde Tyme)
September  2007 Comparison to September 2006September Average Price            Average Price TrendSeptember 07 # Sold                        2007                   200636                         $429,157             $472,860         -9.2%San Bernardino County Homes for Sale Monthly Totals:September 07 # Sold                     2007                      20061376                   $335,042                $348,553        -3.9%Closed Residential Resale Transactions As Reported By Dataquick Information Services. I post this information monthly so you can keep up with trends in a few select cities in San Bernardino County. I always post the cities of Ontario, Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana and Rancho Cucmonga as a comparison with the specific city as well. Brought to you by: Doug Beaver Corona,...
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By Ila Josephs, Ila Josephs, Real Estate Broker
(Tarbell, Realtors)
Bank-owned properties and short sales continue to add to the number of homes on the market in Chino. Home shoppers can find a wide variety of homes in all price ranges.According to information provided by the Inland Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service, 465 Chino homes were listed as available on Nov. 4. Of the homes listed for sale, 308 were single-family homes with no monthly association fees and 157 were condos, townhomes or single-family homes in homeowner associations. Fifty-two homes were reported in escrow.Call (909) 261-3541 to get daily updates on new listings, including bank-owned and short-sale properties and the services of experienced professionals dedicated to helping you buy or sell real estate with confidence.
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By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
Myth #1:  You should always price your home high and negotiate down.  Truth:  Pricing too high can be as bad as pricing too low.   If you list too high, you'll miss out on buyers looking in the price range where your home should be.  Offers may not even come in, because buyers who are interested in your home are scared off by the price and won't even take the time to look at it.  By the time you correct the price and list your home at its fair market value, you will have lost that window of opportunity when your home draws the most attention from the public and real estate agents; i.e. the first 30 days that it is on the market.  A well-trained real estate agent who looks out for your best interests will consult with you on your home's fair market value and different pricing strategies ...
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Kitchen¨       Make sure all appliances work.¨       Throw or eat the foods that you've been storing for so long.¨       Clean the inside of the refrigerator, stove and cabinets.  Make sure everything is organized to create a spacious look.¨       If your stove has electric burners, purchase new drip pans for each burner.  Wash removable knobs in your dishwasher.¨       Polish the cabinets with furniture oil.¨       Make sure appliances, countertops and the sink sparkle.  Install new faucets if necessary.Attic, Basement and Garage¨       Get rid of unnecessary items.  Store or pack items you won't need until after the move.¨       Organize everything to create more floor space and make inspections easy.  Put things on shelves or in matching boxes.¨       Provide bright lighting.¨       ...
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PriceBeing overpriced is usually the reason a home did not sell, but condition will help determine what the market is willing to pay. Remember that YOU control price. The wrong price attracts the wrong buyers. It creates a bad reputation for the house in the market place and makes properly priced homes look even better.  Would anyone intentionally put his or her home on the market to help sell the competition?David HoodKeller Williams Realty Chino Hills Ca Real EstateOffice Phone: (877) 380-7992 Cell Phone: (909) 972-5569 Visit our web site Chino Real EstateSearch Active Listings Are You Moving into the Area?    
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