Redlands, CA Real Estate News

By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Backpacking....the End of the Trail While backpacking in San Juan Mountains near Silverton, Colorado, I carried this stick the entire 20 days. On our final day, I planted the stick as a monument of the long trail I had taken. I want to go back and see if it is still there. The beauty we experienced, the fun we all shared, and my new respect for nature will forever  be implanted in my memories.   I sell real estate in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; Loma Linda,  Redlands, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Montclair,San Bernardino, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, Twin Peaks, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and all other cities in California. I am a trained and experienced Short Sale agent. If you are looking for a professional and...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Real Estate is Like Flowers Surprises Pop Up Unexpectedly   This morning when I went outside, I noticed the lily I had transplanted was blooming. This was a nice surprise as I did not expect it. It made me think about my real estate career and never knowing what might pop! Look how lovely my flower looks. This flower reminded me of selling real estate. Have you ever noticed that every transaction has a little problem during escrow? You think you have seen it all and know all the answers and then…….escrow calls and says “we have a problem” or the lender calls and says” we have a problem.” To sell real estate, you have to be resilient and think on your feet. I do not give up easily as there is a lot at stake when we are in escrow. We have buyers and sellers who are all expecting to close ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Enjoy the Moment!   This morning, while out taking my morning walk, I just couldn’t help notice how exceptionally beautiful the sky was. The sunrise was just “Awesome” and the weather was cool and clear. It was an inspirational moment and all seemed right with the world. That was of course until my dogs wanted to go chase a cat in front of us.   These photographs taken in Redlands, CA. I sell real estate in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; Loma Linda,  Redlands, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, Twin Peaks, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and all other cities in California. I am a trained and experienced Short Sale agent. If you are looking for a professional and experienced agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
  Down & Dirty mud run * Philadelphia, PA July 15, 2012   Today my daughter and some of her friends participated in the Mud Run in Philadelphia. It’s a 5 & 10K event and sold out on July 9th. This is a very popular event!                                      Looks like it was a lot of fun!Love welcomes the 3rd visit of the Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud and Obstacle Series prI sell real estate in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; Loma Linda,  Redlands, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, Twin Peaks, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and all other cities in California. I am a trained and experienced Short Sale agent. If you are looking for a professional and experienced agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilto...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Watch Out.....Coming In For a French Fry Oh, there it is; on the ground.              Out of my way, Coming in and I can see it.                              Back off; it’s mine!                               Tasty and worth all the trouble. What do I do now? There is another person eating French fries. Here I go again. Watch out...here I come again for another french fry.   McDonalds at Lake Arrowhead, CA. Come and visit the Village in Lake Arrowhead, have a snack, do a little shopping and watch the birds. You can even go out on the lake in a boat. Have some fun and spend the day here. Even better, buy a house here as it is lovely!   These photographs taken in Lake Arrowhead, CA by Kristin Hamilton. I sell real estate in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; Loma Linda,  Redlands, Hig...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
  Did you Know that Millions of PC Users will lose Internet on July 9th? Did you know that millions of PC users will lose internet permanently on July 9, 2012? I had been watching this internet story on the news for the past week, and my computer had been checked several months ago and passed back then but I thought I should check one more time as today is July 7th and only two days until July 9, 2012. I typed in the address and it came up with a green background meaning I passed. Also checked my iPad just to make sure too. What a relief! Your computer appears to be looking up IP addresses correctly!      (this message that showed up after I checked) If my computer was infected with DNS changer malware I would have seen a red background. Please note, however, th...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
    ©Independence Hall © Philadelphia, PA©   I was recently in Philadelphia and it is amazing how the original buildings are still intact with most of the same furnishings. It is right in the middle of this busy city of high rise buildings and lots of traffic. This area is now a National Historical Park and conduct tours daily. I especially liked Betsy Ross’ house and Independence Square where the original town meetings were held. If you find yourself in Philadelphia, be sure to walk through this area and maybe take a tour. It is an emotional experience to think our independence started right here. Our Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were both debated and adopted right inside this building in 1776.       The United States Declaration of Independence was ap...
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DO YOU HAVE REDLANDS CA REAL ESTATE QUESTIONS? WE HAVE REDLANDS CA REAL ESTATE ANSWERS   Are you wondering: Is now a good time to sell my Redlands CA home or house? What is a Notice of Default, and how does it affect me? Which Redlands CA real estate agent should I work with and why? I owe more on my Redlands house than it's worth, what options do I have? Is now a good time to buy real estate in Redlands California, or is now a good time to buy a Redlands CA home? What is a short sale or short pay and how do they work? Is Redlands CA real estate a good investment now? How much is my Redlands home or house worth?   We can answer all of these Redlands CA real estate questions and more. We are experienced short sale real estate agents and REALTOR, and we can help you answer your real estat...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Redlands Condos For Sale Ardmore Terrace Townhomes   Redlands CA San Bernardino County  Search here for Condos for Sale in Redlands.   Are you interested in moving to Redlands CA? Beautiful area with many great features; Shopping Centers, Restaurants, Parks, Dog Park, Senior Citizen Center, Easy Freeway Access and full of history.   Ardmore Terrace Townhomes is a lovely complex on the East side of Redlands, CA. Amenities include a large Clubhouse and Swimming Pool/Spa. It has spacious greenbelts that are kept beautifully.   Ardmore Terrace Townhomes are larger than most, have driveways and attached double garages, inside laundry areas, individual addresses, backyards, beautiful maintained greenbelts, guest parking. Pets are allowed and HOA is lower than most.   Ardmore Terrace Townhomes...
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By Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living
I recently heard about a challenge from a friend and thought, what a difference it could make in the life of someone that I know, today, not later, now. The concept is a 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge. What a concept. So simple and yet, so overlooked by so many, myself being the biggest offender I know. If our thoughts become our actions, then, the thoughts of gratitude that you do not act upon are not truly realized. How often have you heard someone say something nice about someone, yet they are not sharing it with that person. I have a few good friends that I really appreciate, and one day I decided to send a small card with a few brownie treats to my friend. She called me later that day to share that she had been involved in a small traffic accident and was so stressed out until she ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Today is a special day as I just passed my 300,000 points on ActiveRain. I just want to say I appreciate and respect ActiveRain and all the members who make it so special. Milestone: I am very excited as I have just passed one of my major milestones; 300,000 points on ActiveRain. And by doing so, it made me think about what ActiveRain means to me. Making Friends: I enjoy getting up early every morning and reading other peoples posts and enjoy reading the messages left on my posts as well. Someone once said “It is like getting Christmas cards every day of the year” and they are so right. I have many friends I have met on ActiveRain from all over the US and Canada. Most of us communicate daily or at least every few days. It is such a great place to meet new friends too. Sharing Ideas and...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
  Playing in the Sprinklers   These photographs taken by Kristin Hamilton in Loma Linda,CA.   I sell real estate in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; Redlands, Loma Linda, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, San Bernardino and other cites too. I am a trained and experienced Short Sale agent. If you are looking for a professional and experienced agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate Agent. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services top notch and successful. Call me to sell your home.   I am waiting for your call! 909-557-6966. Google me at Kristin Hamilton.   My name is Kristin Hamilton and I sell Real Estate. Call me for all your real estate needs.   This post was authored and or picture was taken by Kristin Hamilton. ©2012, All Rights Reserved, Thi...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
  What’s Your Favorite Restaurant?   Do you have a favorite restaurant? I would guess we all do. I do like many restaurants from fast food to expensive restaurants but I have one favorite that I like to go for “My Birthday” or a special get-together with other couples or just with good friends.       OK, So how many others read this and answered  “Olive Garden”. The food is good, the wait is not too long as they have lots of waiters/waitresses and tables so it is pretty fast even when it’s packed. The food is delicious, I love the Italian décor, lots of parking too and the prices are reasonable too.       My favorite dish is the Soup and Salad with Breadsticks but I do try other delicious entrees on the menu. The Peach Iced Tea is my favorite drink too. On my birthday they either bring ...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
BEHIND ON YOUR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS? ARE YOU CONSIDERING A REDLANDS CA SHORT SALE? WE CAN HELP.... First off, do you really understand what a foreclosure is? It's when the bank repossesses a Redlands, California home due to non-payment of the mortgage. And do you know what a Redlands short sale is? A short sale occurs when the bank is willing to take less than what the homeowner(s) owes on the property. The property is sold at fair market value (less than what is owed). When should you call us for help? Now! Information can only empower you and help you understand your options and limitations. -------------------- Why should you call? If you've tried to refinance or get a loan modification with your loan servicer (who you send your mortgage payments to), but they either denied you or were ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
  Today is “take your pet to work today” which is a national program. They estimate over 1.5 million pet owners will participate today. I took my Chihuahua in early this morning but she was nervous and growling so she is now at home taking a nap. I may take one of my other dogs in this afternoon.   I miss my dogs when I am at work but they have each other so they are not alone. How many have participated in the past years? How about today? Go to the web site and sign up so they will be able to get a true count of how many participated today. Pet Sitters International PSI promotes Take your dog to work day is the site to sign up. Lots of fun things to do on this site; register, photo contests, stories and articles, plus find a local sitter if you need one.   These photographs taken in R...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
  ©I Am In Love© with my iPad©. I have pondered over in my head which I tool I need more, my Smartphone, my 19” laptop, 3 in 1 copier fax scanner or my iPad? I am now convinced the answer is my iPad. I recently was on vacation and I was able to go on line and pull up documents from my paperless file RELAY, forward documents to others, signed a form I had forgotten to sign earlier, take notes, take pictures, keep my calendar updated and send emails when necessary.   The most important thing though, I had left my 3 puppies in the kennel and they post pictures of the dogs and cats daily so what fun it was to see my dogs on their beds, playing outside and looking fit and healthy.       It was such a joy every day to find the pictures and save them to look at later. It is so much easier to h...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
My…What BIG Feet You Have!   This photograph taken by Kristin Hamilton. I sell real estate in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; Redlands, Loma Linda, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, San Bernardino and other cites too. I am a trained and experienced Short Sale agent. If you are looking for a professional and experienced agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate Agent. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services top notch and successful. Call me to sell your home. I am waiting for your call! 909-557-6966. Google me at Kristin Hamilton. My name is Kristin Hamilton and I sell Real Estate. Call me for all your real estate needs. This post was authored and or picture was taken by Kristin Hamilton. ©2012, All Rights Reserved, This content may not be reproduc...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Flamingos Doing Yoga..Go Sign Up for Yoga Classes   I am always amazed when I stand in front of the flamingos for long periods of time just watching. They can stand on one leg for hours…amazing.                           YOGA ANYONE? So the longer I stood there, the more I saw yoga stances. I thought no wonder they are so agile and thin and look at that neck. Doesn’t this remind you of Yoga?  Warrior Pose? They were having a big fight in this photo.  Standing Forward Pose? Doesn't it make you want to run down to the yoga place in your town? The Yoga Room- 721 Nevada Street, Redlands CA 909-528-5312. Inner Evolution Yoga- 555 W. Redlands Blvd.  Redlands CA 909-798-2244.   These photographs taken  by Kristin Hamilton. I sell real estate in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; Redlands, ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Shop at your Local One-Stop DIY Store...They Always Leave the Light On in Redlands, CA.   Yesterday, I needed a new Sago Palm, some potting soil, 4 new sprinkler heads, a few small bedding plants, light bulbs and some household cleaning supplies. So where do I go....the Home Depot Improvement store in Redlands, CA.   What is so wonderful about Home Depot you ask? It is a do-it-yourself store where you have to search the aisles and boxes for what you are looking for.     The merchandise is  stacked high in a warehouse type atmosphere but the prices are GREAT, the selection is good and the quality is wonderful! They also have experienced sales people who help you find what you are looking for. This is a plus!   The stores are huge and have just about anything you utterly would need. Each ...
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By Devona Garrigus, REALTOR® / Short Sale Specialist
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Mortgage Rates Have Fallen to a New Record Low... As of today, June 7th, 2012, mortgage rates are at new record lows, according to the GSE, Freddie Mac. As reported on the Cnn Money website, mortgage rates have dropped to an average of 3.67%. Mortgage rates have been declining for six straight weeks, and the troubled economy is probably to blame. This time last year mortgage rates were averaging 4.49%. According to the report "Freddie Mac, one of the nation's largest backers of mortgage securities along with Fannie Mae, also said the average rate for 15-year mortgage -- which is popular for refinancing -- dropped to 2.94%. That's compared to 2.97% in the prior week, and the year-ago average rate of 3.68%." If you are considering purchasing or refinancing a home, now is the time to take ...
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