Menifee, CA Real Estate News

By Cynthia Nemelka
(Diamond Realty / Diamond Property Management)
No More Dead Grassroots Movement Article Submitted to Menifee247.com by Cynthia AinaThursday, May 08, 2008 According to Wikipedia, a grassroots movement... is one driven by the constituents of a community.Walking out to my car on a warm Saturday morning, I am thankful to my neighbor who had started a grassroots movement of his own... what I'm going to call the "No More Dead Grassroots Movement". For almost 6 months, my awesome neighbor, Frank Veloz, has mowed, watered, and tended to the garden and the front lawn of the house abandoned next to his.Finally, just last week, the bank has taken possession, and thankfully, has turned the water on and started landscaping service. I say thankfully, because as you can clearly see driving through your neighborhood, sometimes the banks/realtors wi...
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By Sherry Kotvis -Work. Live. Play, Have A Life Worth Living!
(eXp Realty)
I wanted to share this story with other fellow collegues out there about a nice little home I have had listed for nearly a year now. The home is absolutely quaint. It is located in Palmilla on the Green in the City of Menifee. It is perfect for a couple entering their retirement years. As the listing agent, my clients are absolutely dear. Patiently waiting for a buyer. We had the home in escrow once last year and the buyer's decided they wanted to buy a new home so it fell out of escrow (we all know that painful experience of buyer's changing their mind in the middle of escrow). After several long months, we had the house in escrow again and the buyer backed out of the deal the day we were scheduled to close..eeek. That one hurt! But now we have it in escrow again, for the third time!  ...
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By Mike Pahua, Orange County Short Sale Realtor
(Orange County Real Estate)
29686 Camino Cristal Menifee, CA 92584 Price: $234,900 Beds:3 Baths:2.5 Sq.Ft.:1648 Lot: .11Acres Built:1999 Property Description: Bank Owned. This bright and open floor plan boasts 1648 sqft with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Newer construction with bullnose corners, crown moldings, and cathedral ceilings. Upstairs tech-center even has a built in desk. HOA is only $20.65 per quarter! View more pictures of this and other Riverside Foreclosure Homes Contact The Pahua Group 949-309-2400 Property Features: Real Estate Owned Laundry Hookups Vaulted Ceilings Cathedral Ceilings water: PUBLIC Carpet Flooring View of City Lights Sewer Paid Sewer Connected Sewer Available 2 Stories Tile Roof Slab Patio 2 Space Garage Forced Air Heating Fireplace Family Room Fireplace Range/Stove/Oven Garbage Dispos...
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By Mike Pahua, Orange County Short Sale Realtor
(Orange County Real Estate)
The Pahua Group | The Pahua Group | 949-309-2400 29686 Camino Cristal, Menifee, CA Menifee Bank Owned Home 3BR/2.5BA Single Family House offered at $234,900 Year Built 1999 Sq Footage 1,648 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 4,791 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Bank owned REO. This bright and open floor plan boasts 1648 sqft with 3 bedroom and 2.5 baths. Newer construction with bull nose corners, crown moldings, and cathedral ceilings. Upstairs tech center even has a built-in desk. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Central heat Fireplace High/Vaulted ceiling Family room Living room Dishwasher Stove/Oven Microwave Balcony, Deck, or Patio Yard COMMUNITY FEATURES Garage parking ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Seller contact inf...
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By Sherry Kotvis -Work. Live. Play, Have A Life Worth Living!
(eXp Realty)
We are seeing more and more short sales go on the market in Menifee. Short sales is for seller that is experiencing real financial hardship and needs to sell their home for a number of reasons. For more information on how the process works, go to my website blog and WWW.SherryKHomes.com Once you have viewed some of the steps in the short sale process, and feel you may be a candidate for a short sale consider carefully the agent you hire to complete the job. Not all agents are experienced in short sales. It is a complicated process and takes time and due diligence. I work with short sale clients daily and I have along list of satisfied clients. I am a full time Agent servicing the Menifee and Temecula Valley areas. My greatest satisfaction is helping a client and making a difference. If ...
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By Sherry Kotvis -Work. Live. Play, Have A Life Worth Living!
(eXp Realty)
I work Palmilla on the Green regularly. I represent both buyer's and sellers in this wonderful Menifee Community. This 55 plus community is a real gem. It is a quaint housing tract which consists of about 275 homes and 4 different floor plans. Square footage starts at 974 for a 1 bedroom plus den or 2 bedroom, 2 bath, galley kitchen, sweet little backyards~~~just enough room for gardening. All of the homes have 2 car garages and either a separate laundry room, laundry closet or laundry located in the garage. The community has a golf course as well as a club house with swimming pool and whirlpool hot tub. The community is in a great location just off the 215 freeway and Newport Road exit. You can walk to plenty of shopping including Target and Ralph's plus the new shopping center which w...
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By Cameron Wilson, The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ
(Labrum Real Estate)
 With home sales in most areas of the country declining many companies and Real Estate Agents are cutting costs to make ends meet and keeping an eye on the bottom line is imperative to the survival of any business but where do we draw the line on cutting expenses?  Saturday I arrived at my office as usual at 7:30 and since it was the first time in quite a while I didn't have any clients coming in to look at homes it was the perfect time to catch up on paperwork and that was exactly what I was doing when the phone rings at 8:15. The gentleman on the line, Rich, asked me if we have an agent in our office and he began to describe the person and ended his statement by saying this agent showed me property 10 days ago but he didn't give me a card and I don't remember his name.  After explaini...
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By Sherry Kotvis -Work. Live. Play, Have A Life Worth Living!
(eXp Realty)
Okay, maybe not quite that crazy but I thought it was a catchy title nonetheless...Staying on that note, my husband and I attended the annual Fantasy of Baskets at the Kay Cecernos Senior Center this Saturday located right here in Menifee. This annual fund raiser which includes a champaign breakfast and Supervisor Stone had a fantastic turn out. About 45 people in all showed up and some incredible baskets that were donated by various businesses in the community. There were about 50 donated baskets and the money went towards supporting the Senior Center. It was great to see such a fantastic turnout and an enthusiastic group  of people. I represented the Menifee Realtors in the Community and was approached by many that attended asking the state of Realestate and what is happening to our e...
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By Sherry Kotvis -Work. Live. Play, Have A Life Worth Living!
(eXp Realty)
I was getting feedback from agents that one of my listings just didn't have any personality. It is a vacant listing and has been on the market for sometime. No problem attracting people into the home, just no offers....what, with all the competition out there I realized I must make this house outshine the competition here in Menifee. So I decided to put my homestaging hat on and get to work. What was once an empty listing now has some great personality...I started with the kitchen. The best feature of the kitchen is that it has some fantastic picture windows. I wanted to create a space where a buyer could envision sipping on their morning coffee while gazing out to the fantastic view of the mountainess terrain of Menifee. My home staging design was inspired by a set of hand made wood ca...
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By Sherry Kotvis -Work. Live. Play, Have A Life Worth Living!
(eXp Realty)
I have a real affinity for really...and I mean... really helping sellers sell their homes. And that means some rearranging of furniture and getting rid of some clutter. Sometimes this can be a real sensitive topic for clients. I find that if I can use diplomacy and convince the seller that their home is not longer a home but a product it seems to help a bit. I find myself to be a bit more hands on than possibly many. I remember one listing my husband and I showed up at the house (ofcourse we had permission) with a powerwasher, hedgetrimmer, wallpaper remover, and 3 gallons of paint ! aye...yie...yie...but what a payoff it was!  The house was previously an expired listing and a neighbor referred me to the seller which lived out of the area...we cleaned up the yard, removed the wallpaper ...
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By Sherry Kotvis -Work. Live. Play, Have A Life Worth Living!
(eXp Realty)
I don't know about everyone else, but we are definitely seeing alot more buyers out there in recent weeks. Open Houses are buzzing with potential buyers and investors are looking for some great deals. Our office just had a record month last month!  Our board was completely filled not only with new listings but sales as well. I am definitely feeling more optimistic that the market is turning around. And when buyers ask me 'Have we Hit Bottom Yet,' I simply respond...we won't know until six months after the fact...so don't wait to buy as it may be too late!  That is the best advice I can give to someone that may be sitting on the fence or waiting for prices to drop further. Another thing we have noticed out of our office is that bank owned properties are selling very very quickly here in ...
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By Sherry Kotvis -Work. Live. Play, Have A Life Worth Living!
(eXp Realty)
Palmilla on the Green in Menifee is a great neighborhood! I love working in this neighborhood and meeting all the wonderful residence. I especially enjoy meeting the folks while I am farming. Yes...,I do farm!  It makes me feel like one of the locals when they invite me in for a glass of cold ice tea and want to sit and talk about Realestate!  The clubhouse is really an inviting place too! In the summertime, residence enjoy splashing around in the cool pool socializing with neighbors or tucked away in a corner reading a book. The clubhouse also has events most holidays and has social get togethers such as martini parties and chili cookoffs. Many people are attracted to the golf course. Some homes are located on the golf course and have great views of the mountains. This senior community...
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By Sherry Kotvis -Work. Live. Play, Have A Life Worth Living!
(eXp Realty)
It was a long road. I was the listing Agent for an adorable couple. He was 95 and his cute wife 88~~ in Palmilla on the Green ~~a lovely 55+ golf course community  located just off the 215 freeway and Newport in Menifee. Another Agent had the listing for 6 months prior and it expired. The clients knowing my diligence called me and it was an instant connection with the sweet couple. We had the house on the market for only 30 days and got an offer. I thought...Wow...this is great!  But we fell out of escrow because our buyer could not sell their house! Ouch!So we put the house back on the market. We never gave up hope that we would find a buyer. I held Open Houses nearly every weekend, come rain or shine...even through football season while most people were watching the Green Bay Packers ...
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By Sherry Kotvis -Work. Live. Play, Have A Life Worth Living!
(eXp Realty)
Being a member of the Menifee Community for nearly a decade now, as I recall Menifee was merely a dot on the map. I remember when I first bought my home in 1999, I had never even heard of Menifee. I had been a resident of Murriet for nearly a decade before I had even heard of Menifee. But something has changed in recent years. Homes are being built left and right and the town is really growing. Menifee has been a bedroom community to commuters for sometime now. If residents of Menifee wanted to do any type of shopping or dining we needed to head south to the big cities of Murrieta and Temecula (both with a population of 97,000!). Alas, Menifee residents may not need to go all the way to the 'big city' for shopping! Our first major shopping mall located just off the 215 frwy and Newport ...
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By Stefan West, Temecula-Murrieta-Menifee CA Real Estate
(West Realty)
After putting a lot of time and effort into my website, I am starting to see a significant increase in traffic for Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, and Menifee.  Of course these areas are my main markets and I study up on them every day so I tend to add information for local business on their sites, etc.  Lately, I have often been asked to help with community blogs, sites, articles, etc.  Which I love to do since it is yet another way to educate interested home buyers and sellers out there.Until recently, I hadn't really seen much response from these, nor did I expect it. However, it seems like just taking the time to put together some information for these areas, things I do everyday but never really bothered to highlight, makes a difference in web rankings.  I think I better learn more a...
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By Mitra Conroy
(Tarbell Realtor)
With great experience in real estate as well as intimate local area knowledge, I work extensively to help buyers and sellers meet their real estate goals. If you are looking to buy or sell a home or would just like to know some more information, feel free to call or E-mail me.As  a listing agent in the county, my extensive marketing plan gives a homeowner the opportunity to get the maximum value for his/her property. For buyers, I help negotiate the best possible deal and search until I find the perfect property. Nothing satisfies me more than seeing the smiles that come with a successful sale or the purchase of a lifetime. I provide result with integrity and diligence.
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By Graham Holmes - Yucaipa Homes Listing Agent, When Experience Matters
(Reviron Realty - RDCPro e-Pro Listing Broker)
Bank Owned Property in MenifeeIf you are looking for foreclosure property, bank owned property and other distressed properties in Menifee, Riverside County, you have come to the right place.Graham Holmes and his Asset Management Team have a large inventory of Bank Owned properties at highly discounted prices. With access to some of the most powerful tools available to locate Bank Owned (REO) properties, foreclosed properties and other distressed property throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties of Southern California Graham will help you locate the right Lender Owned, Bank Owned, Foreclosure Property for you..Without cost to you, my experienced staff can:Provide CURRENT information about available properties.Provide detailed area information and community resources.Provide the t...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
        Menifee- Countryside Marketplace has broke ground summer 2007.  Target, Kohl's, and Lowe's have signed in as anchors for the new $50 million retail center. Located at the corner of Interstate 215 & Newport Road this 68 acre site will be the newest retail center added to the region.  The center will have 32 new stores and restaurants to choose from.  Projections are that Countryside Marketplace will provide over 600 jobs available for area residents.  With the continued growth in the Menifee area, residents look forward to the completion of this new 700,000-sq.ft. Shopping Center. 
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