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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Forbes Named 20 Coolest Cities in USA. Riverside, CA Made the List at  #8 On Wednesday  August 5, 2014, Forbes named the top Coolest 25 Cities in the United States to live. The catagories they based it on were a) arts and culture, b) diversity, c) migration, d) entertainment, e) restaurants and f) number of adults 20-32 years old living there.  1. Washington, DC 2. Seattle, WA 3. Austin, TX 4. Houston, TX 5. San Francisco, CA 6. San Diego, CA 7. Denver, CA 8. Riverside, CA 9. Boston, MA 10. Dallas, TX 11. New York, NY 12. Oakland, CA 13. Miami, FL 14. Sacramento, CA 15. San Antonio, TX 16. San Jose, CA - Tied for #16 16. Los Angeles, CA - Tied for #16 18. Raleigh, NC 19. Bethesda, ML 20. Santa Ana, CA Many popular cities were left out including Chicago, Memphis, Philadelphia, Atlanta, a...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Naked Photo in MLS Discussed at Real Estate Convention  This past weekend, I attended a national convention with over 300 attendees. One of the last speakers was discussing Technology and Facebook tips. She also discussed what not to put on social media sites or what will show up when you don't want it to.  Then the speaker mentioned the 'Naked Realtor Photographer' taking a picture in the bathroom and later updated into the MLS. The room was full of excitement and chatter. Since most of us had iPads or laptops, we were logging in to see the 'Naked Realtor'  photo and yes it was everywhere on the internet. Of course we all got back on target about a minute later but you could see how startling this was to a room full of Real Estate Agents so not surprising this photo went viral to the p...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Airplane to Chicago       This weekend is the National Women's Council Of Realtors® Leadership Academy at the Marriott O'Hare in Chicago. I flew ot of Jon Wayne Orange County and took a non-stop flight. It will be a lot of fun and I willl post pictures tomorrow. Everyone says Chicago is a magnificient city. This bottom picture is the connector between terminal B and C. They play Star Wars music and it makes you feel like you are going into a different realm.      Thanks for Reading my Real Estate Blog.....
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Am I the Only One Who Didn't Know About the Increase in Comments?   Now I now it should not make a difference, but I think it is exciting to get points up to 20 comments. I always go over my 10 as I get carried away and totally enjoy commenting but it is great to now get points for 20 Comments.  I see that we get Blog Like Points (8) per click but not sure of how many we get per day. I clicked on 9 and got points for all. Then there is the new Like Click on the Comments. This is such a cool feature and I am so excited. I like Facebook but this is even better. Tonight I had (16) clicks so maybe the limit is 20 to get points for.  I know getting points is not the reason to do it but it surely makes it fun. Does anyone know what the maximum is for the Blog Likes and Comment Likes? Thanks f...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
🎂 With Modern Technology, you Cannot Forget or Hide Your Birthday Even if you Try    In the past, we would normally get a few birthday cards in the mail or your friends at work would plan to take you out for for lunch on your special day. But this month I had a few surprises and thought I would mention some of my surprises. First of all my bank, who has been my bank since I was 16 years old, wished me a 'Happy Birthday' last week. I went to the ATM machine and after logging on, the screen showed a big birthday cake and said "Happy Birthday Kristin" which surprised me and I said out loud "What...how nice". Funny thing, there was a customer waiting behind me and I wonder what she thought. Just before I logged out and took my card, it wished me Happy Birthday again. I know that the bank ha...
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By Denny and Denise Rockwell, Real Estate Professionals, Staging & Design
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
 Just Listed in Riverside - Open House Saturday August 2nd 12pm to 3pm Ranch style living at its finest. Great cul-de-sac location with incredible backyard canyon views.    2 adjoining parcels 271-061-016 & 271-061-036, over ½ acre.  Pad for RV parking, 2 car attached garage with direct access, workbench and tons of storage, plus an additional 32’ deep detached garage with work bench, 220, roll-up door and storage. Together, enough garage space for at least 4 cars.  www.14430Oakley.com   Keep your energy costs down with the integrated Solar System (not leased, its owned).  This single level, spacious and open floor plan is sure to please.  Large open kitchen with granite counters and backsplash, breakfast bar, microwave, dishwasher and recessed lighting. Separate living, family and dini...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
 New Laws to Deal with Tweets, Texts, and Emails for Real Estate    ("CalBRE") requires brokers to maintain records of their licensed real estate activity. CalBRE specifies which records to maintain, how long they must be maintained and the formats in which they may be maintained. It is important for REALTORS® to comply with the record retention rules in case of a CalBRE audit or CalBRE investigation. However, compliance with the record retention rules can also help REALTORS® when addressing former client questions about their transactions, or when facing civil lawsuits or other claims 1.  Which records does a broker need to retain?The law has a very broad definition of the records a broker must maintain.  The law requires a broker to maintain copies of "all listings, deposit receipts, ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Throwback Thursdays- My San Francisco Honeymoon Golden Gate Bridge & Fisherman's Wharf This photograph was taken near the Golden Gate Bridge. This photograph was taken down at the San Francisco Pier. I liked this photograph as it showed the skyline of San Francisco.   Thanks for Reading my Real Estate Blog......
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Mackena State Park and Beach in Maui is Beautiful   The waves here at Mackena Beach are normally 9-10 feet high daily. It is such a spectacular place to watch the waves and relax in the sun. You will enjoy visiting this beach in Maui. California is a dream come true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in southern California, please contact me. I am a local California Realtor, live in the Inland Empire community and aware of the local market. I am here to help you find a home or to sell the home you currently own. California has great opportunities to view Nature and Bird Watching. Whatever your needs are, you will find it here in California! From the Inlan...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Website to Obtain Facts on all 50 States- Check it Out  Click Here for for website. Flag- Historic Bear Flag raised at Sonoma on June 14, 1846, by a group of American settlers in revolt against Mexican rule. The flag was designed by William Todd on a piece of new unbleached cotton. The star imitated the lone star of Texas. A grizzly bear represented the many bears seen in the state. The word, "California Republic" was placed beneath the star and bear. It was adopted by the 1911 State Legislature as the State Flag.  Tree- Redwood Tree is  proudly displayed in the Sequoia National Park.  California designated redwood as the official state tree in 1937 (the coast redwood:  Bird- Valley Quail: The California quail (Lophortyx californica), also known as the valley quail, became the official ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Throwback Thursday- 8th Grade School Picture that Seems Like Yesterday     This picture was taken at Chemawa Junior High School, Riverside CA when I was in the 8th grade.   I especially like how the haircut was uneven. I always wore bows and ribbons in my hair and it looks like my hair was bleached really light blonde.    How the world has changed but the Chemawa Jr. High School is still there. Great memories and friends I will never forget.               California is a dream come true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in southern California, please contact me. I am a local California Realtor, live in the Inland Empire community and aware of the local m...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Have You Heard About the Facebook Cop in Menlo Park Facebook is moving their headquarters to Menlo Park, CA and so a few months ago they went to the Menlo Park Police Department and agreed to pay $194,000 for 3 years to pay for a police offer to handle 'At Risk Youths' and serve the local residents in this area.   Mary Ferguson, an 8 year Veteran on the force, will assist the local schools when youths fail to show up for long periods of time. When they locate the kids, they are taken back to school immediately. This is a 3 year contract to better the community and get their  kids back on track.   Facebook also donated funds to get the Menlo Park Sub-Station in the mall re-opened. It had closed due to budget cuts and the community sees it as a necessary station. Facebook will pay 75% of ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Salute the Military.....1 Minute Wordless Video Tear Jerker      Food City in Bristol, TN Thanks For Reading my Real Estate Blog......   Kristin Hamilton DRE #014092138 Keller Williams Realty – I am a full time agent and deal in all types of real estate transactions. Trusts, Probate, Short Sales, Standard Listing, Single Family Homes, Apartments 1-4 units, Duplexes and Condos. I am also an experienced REO agent. I sell real estate in the Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties. 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; both trad...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Do Not Leave Your Pet in the Car in the Heat      The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® Nat ional Headquarters 424 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128-6804 212-876-7700 • www.aspca.org ©2010 ASPCA®. All Rights Reserved.   102 degrees on an 85 degree day, it only takes ten minutes for the inside of your car to reach 102 degrees even when the windows have been left open an inch or two.   Within 30 minutes, a car’s interior can reach 120 degrees. When the temperature outside is a pleasant 70o the inside of your car may be as much as 20 degrees hotter. Shade offers little protection on a hot day and moves with the sun. Pets most at risk for hyperthermia (overheating): young animals, elderly animals, overweight animals, those with short muzzles and those with thick ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
New California License Plates CALIFORNIA PET LOVER’S LICENSE PLATE Pre-orders are being taken for the new California Pet Lover’s License Plate designed by actor/artist Pierce Brosnan and sponsored by the California Veterinary Medical Board. This fun and colorful plate will not only jazz up your car—it will also help reduce the number of homeless pets in California! Proceeds from sales of the license plate will go toward funding for free or low-cost spay and neuter surgeries throughout the state, and the plates themselves are a great way to raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering while you’re on the go. The California Department of Motor Vehicles won’t begin production of these plates until it has received 7,500 orders—so far, approximately 3,850 orders have been re...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
It All Began Here in Independence Hall, Philadelphia Pennsylvania July 4, 1776 our Declaration was Signed   Did you know that President Adams believed that Independence Day should be celebrated on July 2nd—the day our forefathers voted to declare independence from Great Britain—instead of July 4th, the day the Declaration of Independence was actually signed.    John Adams, the second President of the United States, believed that Independence Day should be "solemnized with pomp and parade" for generations to come! We celebrate with parades and fireworks to remember the day we gained our nation's independence. These are pictures I took in Philadelphia, PA and it was an inspirational event to see where our forefathers argued, made decisions, signed documents and where people lived like Bet...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Nakedness and Real Estate Should Not Mix I have heard stories and seen news blurbs on TV about embarrassing moments in listed homes for sale but in the past couple of years I have seen it in person. The first time it occurred I was showing a commercial office to a client and we were given the lockbox code and assured that we could inspect the entire office space. I opened the door and there were no lights on but I thought I heard something. I commented "Big Rats". So we starting walking through the rooms and the one on the right was locked. Interesting as the listing agent said it was open! So we continued on and went through all the rooms which took us back to the front near the door. My client says "Oh look, that locked door is now open." So we walked in and there in the middle of thi...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Top 10 Cities in US That are the Best for CATS This is a Riverside Cat. Real estate website Movoto recently conducted a study to determine which U.S. cities were the best for cats. The winners had plenty of animal shelters, stores that sold pet supplies and veterinary offices per capita to cater to felines and their owners. Additionally, the study ranked towns that hosted cat events, featured consistently sunny weather and had fewer dogs adoptions. See if your city is perfect for your feline friend: 1. Tucson, ArizonaThe No. 1 slot went to Tucson, as the city is filled with stores selling pet supplies, shelters and vet offices. 2. Las Vegas, NevadaLas Vegas has very few dog adoption options, lots of cat adoptions and is filled with pet supply shops.  3. Scottsdale, Arizona Bringing in a...
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By Cameron Novak, Real Estate Broker since 2008
(The Homefinding Center)
Terrific Condominium For Sale In Riverside - $239,900 3944 Polk Street, Riverside, CA 92505 CONTACT INFO Cameron Novak951-212-7479 FEATURES Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.5Parking Spaces: 2Year Built: 2008Located on Floor #: 1Floors in Bldg: 2School District: Riverside UnifiedSquare Footage: 1481Agent Name: Cameron Novak TeamBroker: The Homefinding CenterMLS #: IG130670 DESCRIPTION JUST LISTED 6/21/2014.  Come see this terrific condominium today.  This 3 bedroom home is located in a terrific location on the West side of Riverside, close to the 91 freeway.  Complex features BBQ Pits, Swimming Pool/Jacuzzi with outdoor showers, kids play area/picnic area, and more.  Association dues cover water and fire insurance! APPLIANCES Range/Oven Dishwasher Sink Disposal Microwave Satellite   INTERIOR AMEN...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Today is the First Day of Summer and the Longest Day of the Year Saturday June 21, 2014 is Summer Solstice    Wherever you are today, stop and enjoy the first day of Summer. Try to do something fun to celebrate.     Thanks for Reading my Real Estate Blog.......  California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in Southern California, please contact me. I am a local California Realtor, live in the Inland Empire community and am aware of the local market. I am here to help you find a home or to sell the home you currently own. California has great opportunities to view Nature and Bird Watching. Whatever your needs are, you will find it her...
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