Banning, CA Real Estate News

By Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate
(CELLing Realty)
So often we see a listing for a home for sale, but have no idea what the neighborhood looks like. If you are looking for a home for sale in Serrano Del Vista, Banning Ca then this Virtual Tour will give you an idea of what the community has to offer.  Click on the play now button, and also don't forget to click the details button to see more information.  Hope you enjoy this Video, and if you want more information please visit California Real Estate and Life under the Serrano Del Vista Category.     Want to find homes on the MLS in the Serrano Del Vista area that are either for sale, or have already been sold?  This information can be useful whether you are buying or selling a home by letting you see when prices change, and what homes in your neighborhood are selling for.  You can compa...
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By Sun Lakes Realty Banning, CA
(Sun Lakes Realty, Inc.)
St. Patricks Day is a fun day for both kids and Active Adults. Today is the day that we remember most as kids as the day that if we didn't wear GREEN that we'd be pinched :)   Look around you at the kids....see how many of them are wearing green today.  Not that they know why they're wearing it, except they know that if they don't their friends will "pinch" them; the joy of childhood memories!                                                                          St. Patricks Day   History of wearing Green...It started with England trying to curb a rebellion led by Irish Protestants in the 1700's. This group of Irishmen wore Shamrocks to identify themselves,  but the Queen of England outlawed the Shamrock, and if you were caught wearing one you could be hung.    Many years later, when...
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By Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate
(CELLing Realty)
Construction continues on the new Banning Police Department.  For anyone that hadn't noticed, that new building next to City Hall is the new Police Department.  The Chamber of Commerce was in that location before relocating across the street.  This is just one of the projects that is either underway or planned on Ramsey, the main street.  A lot of Development and Re-Development going on, even in this tough economy.     Recently the new Rite Aid and Western Dental on 8th Street was completed, and there's a new hotel down by Sunset.  The building on the corner of Ramsey and San Gorgonio is still undergoing work on the new facade, and when it's done will complement the Coplin Building across the street from it.  Yes, a lot of changes to our town, all helping to upgrade the Downtown distric...
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By Sun Lakes Realty Banning, CA
(Sun Lakes Realty, Inc.)
After weeks of listening to the news, and reading about "The Economic Stimulus Package" also known as The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, it has passed both the House and the Senate.  Now how does this affect YOU if you are trying to buy or sell your home? The new Stimulus Package has a few things in it that affects Real Estate Transactions. If you are like the rest of us, we just want to know how this will affect us and the home we want to buy or sell.  In other words how will this affect YOU?   Our office is dedicated to listing and selling homes in the three Active Adult Communities of Sun Lakes Country Club, Solera at Oak Valley Greens and Beaumont's Four Seasons.  All three of these developments are Guard Gated Resort Style communities in Banning and Beaumont, CA.  ...
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By Sun Lakes Realty Banning, CA
(Sun Lakes Realty, Inc.)
2008 MLS Sales Stats Active Adult 55+ Communities in Banning & Beaumont, CA   Sun Lakes Country Club 14 Condos sold - Ave Price $189,064 Lowest price = $124,900, Highest price = $235,000 64 Homes sold - Ave Price $252,973 Lowest price = $135,000, Highest price = $475,000   Solera at Oak Valley Greens 37 Homes sold - Ave Price $220,700 Lowest price sold = $159,900, Highest price sold = $362,000    Four Seasons in Beaumont 13 Resale homes sold - Ave Price $210,358 Lowest price sold = $110,250, Highest price sold = $335,000   Data collected from the Inland Valley's Assoication of Realtors.  Deemed accurate but not guaranteed.
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By Graham Holmes - Yucaipa Homes Listing Agent, When Experience Matters
(Reviron Realty - RDCPro e-Pro Listing Broker)
Graham Holmes | REviron Realty | 951 634 4118 1209 G Ct, Banning, CA Bank Owned Banning Foreclosure 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $169,900 Year Built 1991 Sq Footage 1,625 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 9,147 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Very clean 3 bedroom BANK OWNED home on a desirable Cul-de-Sac. This home shows pride of ownership with an open floor plan and well laid out family kitchen. Situated on a large lot see this home today. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Central heat Fireplace High/Vaulted ceiling Family room Living room ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Seller contact info: Graham Holmes REviron Realty 951 634 4118 For sale by agent/broker Equal Opportunity Housing Posted: Jan 11, 2009, 3:01pm PST
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By Sun Lakes Realty Banning, CA
(Sun Lakes Realty, Inc.)
LOCAL REALTOR® AWARDED CRB DESIGNATION Banning, 12/8/2008 - Larry McRae,  a Banning member of Sun Lakes Realty, was awarded the coveted CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) Designation conferred by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB). The Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), an affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, is the professional organization for brokerage management. The Council is dedicated to providing quality professional development programs, products and services that continually enhance the management productivity and profitability of its more than 7,000 members. The CRB Designation is recognized throughout the industry as the highest level of professional achievement-a symbol of excellence in brokerage management. The most ...
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By Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate
(CELLing Realty)
Banning CA, Stagecoach Town USA.  It's been a long time coming for us to really get some new Development, especially in the heart of the city.  Eighth Street and Ramsey is one of the major Intersections of town.  It leads to the 243 to Idyllwild, and to Downtown Banning.  Locals use this street to circumvent the train tracks, and to get to the High School on the South side. Any of the older Banning Residents remember the old Dairy Queen that used to be on this corner, but that was a long time ago.    Eighth Street is one of the major exits off the Freeway because of the underpass, but it has been neglected for years.  Different projects were proposed, and I for one am very glad that the gas station with Truck Wash didn't go in there.  What a nightmare it would have been trying to go str...
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By Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate
(CELLing Realty)
Blogging helps us to let others know who we are, and what we have to offer, whether it's hard core skills, or inspirational messages.  But do you really trust the person you are reading?  We can learn so much if we are open to new ideas, and take the time to see who is behind a blog. Staging was a term I had never heard of until I joined Active Rain.  This Real Estate Network has so many different fields of expertise. I read some Staging and Feng Shui articles but it wasn't until I looked on my County Dashboard that I saw there was a Stager near me.  Janice Sutton of 1st Stage Property Transformation lives and works in Murrieta/Temecula.   I read her blogs, liked what I saw, and made contact.  The first time last year that we attempted to stage a very needy house didn't work out.  But a...
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By Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate
(CELLing Realty)
Dori  Lopez, Manager of the SGP Copy Shop, is a graduate of Banning High School, and currently attends Crafton College.  One of her goals is to use her music to help others....she wants to study Music Theraphy.  This is Dori's 1st Performance in a Theatre Procuction, and you can see how proud she is.  Well we're proud of her also....  As a tribute to Dori, I am buying a couple tickets to her performance to be given away to the first 2 people to personally congratulate Dori through this Blog Post. All you have to do is go to the Copy shop..SGP Design...at 515 Ramsey St (across from the old Laundrymat) and ask Dori what Instrument she will be playing in Damn Yankees. The first 2 people that come back onto this blog and answer the question win a ticket to her performance.  The tickets will...
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By Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate
(CELLing Realty)
Banning, CA is known as Stagecoach Town USA. Banning’s History includes serving as a stagecoach and railroad stop between the Arizona Territories and Los Angeles.  The Railroad and Farming were two of the major industries in the area. Today people move here for affordable living, great Senior Communities, Beautiful Mountain Vistas, and the attraction of having all 4 Seasons.  Clean Air, and centrally located to almost all Southern California Cities makes Banning, Ca a great place to live.    We have several Community Parks in the various Subdivisions....and this is just one of them.  This Park was named after one of Banning's long time resident and leader. There are 3 Main City Parks: Lions Park- on the South side of town where the Little League Plays Sylvan Park- where families picnic ...
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By Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate
(CELLing Realty)
A few of the Buildings in the Banning Downtown Art District are getting a makeover.  Last year the City Council approved several buildings for a Facade Grant aimed at helping to renovate and revitalize the Downtown area. Building Owners applied for these Redevelopment Grants that were specifically geared towards improving the  look of Downtown Banning.   Several Business's were approved and currently work is in progress.  If you drive Downtown you will see the work, but specifically the Art District around N. San Gorgonio Ave. is and has undergone major transformations.    Ben Stephenson's building on the corner of San Gorgonio and Hays (the one with the big Mural) has really changed the feeling of the area.  He chose to go with the Early Mission style. This Building was once uninhabita...
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By Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate
(CELLing Realty)
The Art District of Downtown Banning has been developing for several years now.  It started with several different Groups including Pass Cultural Arts Foundation , Poetry Groups, Dance, Photography and a Summer Music Series in the Park . A couple years ago I was on the General Plan Committee that met once every week for almost a year to redo the Cities General Plan.  We talked about having an official Art District at that time, and a certain area was discussed. Another Art Group formed and this Group petitioned the City Council for funds saying they would bring business into the Downtown area helping to revitalize it.    This is important because this Group has had a couple successful Street Fairs centered around Art, and they also were instrumental in convincing the City Council within...
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By Sun Lakes Realty Banning, CA
(Sun Lakes Realty, Inc.)
                                     In 1987, the Presley Company began sales of the first phase of Sun Lakes Country Club in Banning.  After more than 10 years of building and continual new sales, Pulte Homes purchased the project and finished the remaining unbuilt homes in 2003.  This grand community of just over 3300 home sites offers 51 different floor plans from which to choose.  Condos make up 7 of these plans.   The smallest condos are approximately 850 Square Feet and the largest home is just over 2600 Square Feet.  These homes and condos are scattered on and off the Executive and Championship golf courses.  The beauty of this active adult community comes from the impressive mountain backdrops, the mature meticulously maintained grounds, the great recreational facilities and of ...
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By Samuel Silver
(Keller Williams VIP Properties)
Create space and light.People buy places that have space and light. Even if you don't have much of it, you can create the illusion of having it with a few small investments. One quick affordable way to create a "light" and airy feel is to apply fresh, neutral paint on the walls in every room. This will make your  space look and smell great!To create the feel of "spaciousness," even in a small space, make sure you remove anything from the floor that isn't a piece of furniture. Whether you get a storage facility, donate items to charity or ask a friend for help storing boxes, get "non-furniture items" off of the floor and out of the living space! By updating paint on all of the walls, and removing unnecessary floor clutter, you create a light and spacious environment, which is vital to su...
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By Christina DeFalco-Hoff
(Tarbell Realtors)
Did you know that there are hundreds of cultural and artistic opportunities right in our own backyard? Take an art class, attend a ballet, or just browse through a gallery. Whether you're a parent, child, teacher, student, or senior, Banning has something for you to enjoy.Phineas Phestival(Fin-ee-us Festival)Holiday Festival and Tree LightingSaturday, December 8, 2007 12:00-7:00 PMA one day celebration of Art, Culture, Music, and unique gifts will take place during the Phineas Phestival on December 8, 2007 from 12:00-7:00PM. Join this festive kick-off to the Holiday Season. Planned activities include: Horse-drawn Gallery Tours, live musical performances, gift and food vendors, cultural demonstrations, and 20 tons of snow to put us all in the Holiday mood. This event will be held in down...
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By Samuel Silver
(Keller Williams VIP Properties)
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By Samuel Silver
(Keller Williams VIP Properties)
Banning Chamber of Commerce60 E. Ramsey StreetBanning, CA 92220 View Map951-849-4695 Fax: 951-849-9395Email: email Chamber of Commerce Link: http://www.banningchamber.org/  Banning Fire Department3900 W. Wilson StreetBanning, CA 92220 View Map951-922-3210 Fax: 951-922-0318Link: http://ca-banning.civicplus.com/index.asp?nid=24  Banning Police Department321 W. Ramsey StreetBanning, CA 92220 View Map951-922-3170 Fax: 951-922-3158Link: http://www.banningpolice.org/  Banning Public Library21 W. NicoletBanning, CA 92220 951-849-3192 Link: Banning Public Library  Banning Unified School DistrictKathleen McNamara - Superintendent 161 West Williams St.Banning, CA 92220 View Map951-922-0201 Link: http://www.banning.k12.ca.us/cgi-bin/busd/showpage.plx?chain=&catid=1  Beaumont Unified School Distric...
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By Christina DeFalco-Hoff
(Tarbell Realtors)
In light of the situation at Precious Blood School, it is important to stress to our children the importance of child safety.  Please share the following tips with all children you know: SAFETY TIPS To and From School: It is important that you speak with your child about safety precautions they need to take when walking to or from school or bus stop. The following are ideas for you to discuss with your child: •     Always travel in pairs or groups•      Stay close to the road's edge or on the sidewalk  •     Whenever possible walk on the side of the street opposing traffic so that you can see approaching cars. Stay on main roads. •     Don't talk to anyone you don't know  •      Never get in a car with a stranger •      Never help a stranger "look for a pet".  If someone does approach y...
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By Samuel Silver
(Keller Williams VIP Properties)
Farewell Dinner for Randy AnstineTime: 5:30pm Location: Chamber OfficeFarewell Dinner for Randy Anstine, a reception and farewell dinner will be held for outgoing City Manager Randy Anstine. The reception will be held in the office of the Chamber of Commerce at 60 East Ramsey at 5:30pm. The dinner will be held in a party tent on the grounds of the Chamber office at 6:30pm. Tickets for the Dinner only are $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members. Combination Dinner and Reception tickets are $45.00 dollars for members and $50.00 for non-members. Tables of 8 sell for $250.00 for members and $300.00 for non-members. Platinum, Diamond, Gold and Silver sponsorships are available. If a new City Manager has been chosen by then, the new individual will be introduced at the meeting. Sponsors...
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