Corona, CA Real Estate News

By Robert Huntsinger, Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount
(Empire Realty)
No matter what the market, people will continue to desire to live in Corona, as it remains one of the most active cities within Riverside County. Comparatively speaking, the Corona housing market continues to post brisk sales.  In of July 2008, 271 single family homes and a total of 18 condos/townhomes sold, down 226 from last month.  My overall view of the market is still slipping more so in 92881 and 92882. Click Here to view the Riverside County market report. Closed Sales for July 2008: Up 59 from last month384 Single Family Homes17 Condos/TownhomesPending Sales for July 2008: Up 5 from last month726 Single Family Homes45 Condos/TownhomesCurrent Actives as of Today's Post: Up 5 from last month1270 Single Family Homes145 Condos/TownhomesForeclosure Activity for July 2008 92879 - 97 N...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
FREE- Concert Series at the Dos Lagos Amphitheater presented by Walters Automotive Group.Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Location: Dos Lagos Amphitheater2755 Lakeshore DriveCorona, CA 92883 Directions: I-15 fwy. Exit Weirick Rd./Dos Lagos Dr.,  Left on Temescal Canyon Rd., Left onto Lakeshore Dr.                                               Preformance Dates & Musicians: September 6th - Chelsea Lena                               September 13th – Amy Scruggs                                September 20th – Shawn Jones                                September 27th – The SilveradosAnniversary Celebration! October 4th- Benise with special guest Karen Briggs You'll want to be sure to mark your calendars & come out to Dos Lagos and enjoy these FREE Saturday nights Concert Series! There is plenty of ava...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Circle City Drive Shooting Death Police related shooting fatality in Corona, California As rare as it may be in Corona, the occasional shooting does happen.  Today was the day.  A 24 year old hispanic car jacking suspect was shot by a Corona Police Department Officer after being called to the location on a possible DUI.  After a short chase, the officer shot at the suspect who had reached for what looked like a gun.  The suspect died in the hospital a short time later.  This occured near Circle City Drive (not the best neighborhood in town) just off 6th street in Corona, California. Cameron Novak Corona Real Estate Broker The Homefinding CenterTM Corona, California 951-212-7479    
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Citrus Community ParkRimpau Ave. at Taber StreetCost: FreeHours Open: 9a.m. to duskMay through September The Citrus-themed water playground is Corona’s very first water park. The parks design element is based from Corona’s Citrus history with plenty of seating around the park shaped like old fruit box crates, with an Orange shaped playground which includes 11 interactive water features.There are water tunnels, water cannons, an aqua dome, and spraying jets.  The park is almost 3,000 square feet and uses 4,000 gallons of water, which is captured and cleaned for reuse.   The Water Park was primarily the idea born from Michael and Mary Vasquez of Corona, who are the owners of Miguel Junior’s family Restaurant chain.  The Vasquez family would frequently visit Corona’s City Park on Sunday w...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Free Houses In Corona! ??? Amazing as this may sound... it's absolutely true!  No silly, not free houses... what happened this afternoon.  I actually had a client walk into The Homefinding Center and tell me that someone told him that Corona is a ghost town and that you can get a home for free there.  Of course, I thought he was exaggerating and meant that there are many foreclosure homes and that you could get a great deal on a home (which is true), but he was dead serious.  After speaking with him for a few minutes, I realized he was talking about a rental home & he really thought he could move into a home in Corona and only have to cover the utilities !!!   How's that for a doozy?  I have many clients looking for terrific deals.... some of which want a super terrific deal... but nev...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Doc reviews for discrepancies?? I have been approached twice in the past week by companies who will have attorneys scrutinize an owner's loan docs for problems/violations.  If they find something abnormal, they will put some serious pressure on the lender to change the terms of the loan to a much more agressive interest rate or repayment schedule.  Has anyone had any experience with this type of service provider?  I'd like some feedback as both of the people who approached our office sounded like a used car salesman.  I'm skeptical at this point. Cameron Novak Corona Real Estate Broker The Homefinding CenterTM Corona, California 951-212-7479 Chat About Corona Real Estate 24/7/365  
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Event date:  Saturday, August 16, 2008 Time: Luau begins at 6 p.m. Where: Heritage park-510 West Foothill Parkway, Corona, CA 92882 Phone: (951) 898-0687 Don't miss out on this years Isle of Corona's Summer Luau at Heritage Park.  There you, family and friends will experience the traditional style luau with great exotic food (featuring a kalua pig, teriyaki chicken and lomi lomi salmon) drinks, and hot island entertainment.This date also celebrates the time when Hawaii became a state in 1959.  Tickets on sale now: Tuesday - Saturdays, 10 am - 2 pm. Discount pre-sale adult tickets are $45 each or $50 the day of the event if not sold out.Ages twelve and under pre-sale are $30 each or $35 the day of the event.*All proceeds will fund construction of new handicap accessto some of the more d...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Corona Dive-In Movies Corona, California Family Movie Nights and DIVE-IN Movies If you missed the fun of watching "Surf's Up" at Corona's Centennial High School's Pool on the 5th, or City Park on the 8th, you still have time to get in on some movie fun at the pool.  You can catch "Shrek the 3rd" on August 15th at City Park.  "The Last Mimzy" plays on August 19th at Centennial Pool and on August 22nd at the City Park Fiesta Bandshell.  The summer movies wrap up with the lovable animated "Cars" playing on August 26th at Centennial High School and on August 29th at City Park.  Movies start very near dusk and you should plan on being early (approximately 7:30-7:45pm).  You can call for additional details at 951-736-2241. If you have an item of interest in Corona... email CoronaNews@homefin...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Sierra Del Oro's Prado View Elementary As many of you are now aware, the new school schedule for California Distinguished School, Prado View Elementary, is now in effect.  All students are on the same schedule and there will be no multiple tracks from this point forward. You may view the School Accountability Report Cards for your child's Corona/Norco school at the school district's website: www.cnusd.k12.ca.us   Bookmark this page and return frequently for updates for Sierra Del Oro. If you have an item of interest in the Sierra Del Oro... email SierraDelOro@homefindinginfo.com and I'll add any appropriate content to the site.   Cameron Novak Sierra Del Oro Real Estate Broker The Homefinding CenterTM Corona, California 951-212-7479 Chat About Sierra Del Oro Real Estate 24/7/365  
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Ever wonder why you don't see  graffiti in Corona, California? You show me a city where adolescents live, and I'll show you graffiti.  Many cities however, do not have a handle on the problem and the graffiti that sits in public view encourages others to tag items with graffiti supplementing or in contrast to the graffiti already present. Corona, California is doing something about it.  The Corona Public Works department heads up the Graffiti Removal Team which is on call daily to respond to graffiti calls that come in to the Corona Graffiti Hotline (951) 817-5841.  You will rarely see any graffiti in Corona, but when you do... you won't see it when you pass by the next day!  Way to go Corona!!!  Now I see why Homefindinginfo.com lists Corona, California as the "Most Desireable City In...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Throughout Corona, Purple ribbons are hung every August in memory of 6-month-old Kaitlyn Russell.  In August 2000 Kaitlyn was left alone in her babysitter’s car for at least two hours while the sitter visited with friends. Authorities estimated the temperature had reached 130 degrees in the locked car by the time the child was found. Purple Ribbon month is sponsored by a nonprofit organization called, "4 R Kids’ Sake." This organization was established by Kaitlyn Russels family in effort to educate the public of the danger of leaving children unattended in an vehicle. In 2001, The California State Legislature, passed "Kaitlyn's Law," also known as the  “Unattended Child in a Motor Vehicle Act.”  It is illegal for any child younger than 6 to be left in an automobile without the supervis...
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By Ana Hitzel, Professional Home Stager Inland Empire
( AccentPositives Home Staging )
With the start of the 2008 Olympic games just days away, it seems a good time to remind local residents and Women's Softball fans what a great sport girls Fastpitch truly is and how we can all play a part in keeping the interest and competition alive.  As many of you may already know, this is the last year that Women's Softball will be a part of the Summer Olympic Games.  Whatever the myriad of reasons stated for this disappointing decision, it need not be the end of great things to come. For Californians especially, this year's Women's Olympic Softball team should be a great source of pride.  Of the 18 member roster, this team consists of 15 California girls!  You've surely heard these names, Crystal Bustos, Lisa Fernandez, Jennie Finch. Let's not forget Natasha Watley, Stacy Nuveman, ...
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By Robert Huntsinger, Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount
(Empire Realty)
No matter what the market, people will continue to desire to live in Corona, as it remains one of the most active cities within Riverside County. Comparatively speaking, the Corona housing market continues to post brisk sales.  In of June 2008, 472 single family homes and a total of 25 condos/townhomes sold, up 57 from last month.  My overall view of the market is still slipping. Click Here to view the Riverside County market report. Closed Sales for June 2008: Up 1 from last month329 Single Family Homes13 Condos/TownhomesPending Sales for June 2008: Down 31 from last month718 Single Family Homes48 Condos/TownhomesCurrent Actives as of Today's Post: Down 96 from last month1400 Single Family Homes159 Condos/TownhomesForeclosure Activity for June 2008 92879 - 106 Notice of Defaults (NOD) ...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Sierra Del Oro, Corona General Plan Corona View by Toll Brothers Corona View is inviting real estate agents and potential buyers to their site in Corona for a formal introduction to the City of Corona.  There will be refreshments, prize drawings, gifts, and games for everyone.  Corona View is a collection of 28 extraordinary residences in an exclusive Corona neighborhood.  Buyers will enjoy living in a private setting nestled against the Cleveland National Forest in one of 5 distinctly different lifestyle plans ranging in size from 4,010 to 6,518 square feet.  These exclusive properties will be situated on lots starting at 3/4 acre up to over 1 acre! The best of Corona awaits you at the hills above Corona. The introduction evening will be on August 12th starting at 5:00pm.   Please R.S...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Sierra Del Oro Homes For Sale Update - New Sierra Del Oro Listings For July 2008 This is the new listing activity for the month of July for the exclusive Corona neighborhood of Sierra Del Oro. For the purposes of this report, homes from Green River Rd. and the 91fwy TO the end of Green River Road have been included. This information is provided from MLS provided information by Cameron Novak of The Homefinding Center located in Sierra Del Oro at 4300 Green River Rd. #118, Corona, California. Type of Sierra Del Oro Listing Year Built Square Footage Price Condominium 1990 650 $185,000 Condominium 1990 915 $190,000 Condominium 1990 1,115 $192,000 Condominium 1990 995 $199,900 Single Family Residence / Detached (House) 1988 1,758 $296,828 Condominium 1990 1,004 $309,900 Single Family Reside...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Sierra Del Oro Buyers and Sellers Agents deserve more Being a real estate professional in the Sierra Del Oro neighborhood of Corona, California for several years now... I am growing increasingly frustrated at other agents in Corona who seem to be interested only in selling homes, and don't give a second thought to what their clients actually want or need.  It seems that I hear of a new agent everyday who is no different than all the other agents who come and go like the clouds.  They got into the business solely for the money and usually don't know what its like to have a relationship with their clients. I feel that all clients (especially my Sierra Del Oro buyers and sellers) deserve to have their interests looked after.  I also feel it my duty to represent them in a professional mann...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
91 Freeway - Corridor Improvement Project Meeting The Plan... Caltrans proposes to widen the 91 Freeway (SR91) between the 241 Freeway and the Pierce freeway exit in Riverside, California.  They also plan to widen the 15 freeway between Cajalco and Hidden Valley Parkway. The Meeting... The meeting is scheduled for 5pm on July 29th at the City of Corona's multi-purpose room located at 400 Vicentia, Corona, Ca.  The Corona meeting will be held to provide an opportunity for an exchange of ideas and pertinent information.  Corona residents will have the opportunity to provide comments or concerns. Your participation in this project meeting is welcome and your comments will be on record should you choose to interact. Hope to see you there! Cameron Novak, Broker The Homefinding CenterTM Coro...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Make sure to mark your calendars!  It’s not too late to enjoy the Corona’s remaining Summer Concerts in the Park! (Provided by local Sponsors) Entertainment is FREE to the public.  So come out early, and bring your picnic blanket, or beach chairs, snacks & get ready for a Rock-in good time! Time: Starts-7:00pm. Where: Corona City Park Bandshell, 930 E. 6th St. When: July 24th- with “Cloud 9” Tribute to Rock n’ Roll           July 31st- with “All American Wranglers” Country Music                           August 7th- with “The Hypnotics” Classic Rock.           August 14th- with “Ralph Guzman” Latin Jazz
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with Riverside County Transportation (RCTC) is hosting a public meeting to discuss improvements to State Route (SR) 91 between SR-241 in Anaheim and Pierce Street in Riverside. Also included is Interstate-15 fwy. between Cajalco Road and Hidden Valley Parkway. *The purpose of this meeting in an Open House style format is to provide an early exchange of ideas, comments or concerns about these proposed projects.  All comments will become a part of the public record.* Proposed project: Widen State Route to improve travel conditions between Orange & Riverside County. If you are concerned about decisions that may affect the community, environment & financial impact from this proposed project, be proactive and come out and...
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By Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team
(The Homefinding Center)
Corona Short Sales Home buyers in Corona, California It's not often that home buyers do their research PRIOR to choosing a professional real estate agent/broker with which to work.  Sometimes the agent they choose isn't a professional at all!  I wanted to take a moment to post to the Active Rain community and congratulate Rick & Katherine A. for their wise decision to do a bit of research prior to choosing me to help them with the purchase of their first home.  Rick & Katherine have a young child and have decided it wise to purchase a home.  I will take care of them as though they were family and I'm sure they will reciprocate by referring me anytime they have the opportunity.   See you at the Top... or from the top! Cameron Novak, Broker The Homefinding CenterTM Corona, California 951...
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