Temecula, CA Real Estate News

By Gene Wunderlich, Realtor & Legislative Liaison
(1st Action Real Estate)
10-25 Temecula affordable TEMECULA CALIFORNIA  - FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS ARE WINNING! IT'S TIME TO BUY A HOME !  RED HAWK  *  PALOMA DEL SOL  *  PASEO DEL SOL  *  CROWN HILL  *  BRIDALVALE SouthwestCaliforniaHomes.com CAN HELP  ATTENTION:   Temecula, California homes priced for First Time Home Buyers under $175,000! HELPFUL PROGRAMS THAT SouthwestCaliforniaHomes.com  FOUND FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS in Temecula. (Don't all apply to 1 single home)   CITY OF TEMECULA AFFORDABLE HOUSING GRANT   $7,500 TAX CREDIT!     FREE HOME WARRANTY!    BROKER REBATE!    FREE HOME INSPECTION!    FREE APPRAISAL!   TEMPORARY INCREASE IN VA LOAN LIMIT!   HIGHER FHA LOAN LIMIT!    CLOSING COSTS PAID! IT'S BEEN OVER A DECADE SINCE FIRST TIME BUYERS IN TEMECULA HAD THIS MANY AFFORDABLE CHOICES IN GREAT ENTRY ...
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By Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta
(1st Stage Property Transformations )
Yesterday my BFF Laura and I had the pleasure to relax and stroll along the sidewalks of charming Old Town Temecula.  We always try to pretend we are on vacation and look through "tourist eyes" which help us explore a little further out of our comfort zone....you know, favorite local restaurants, specialty shops and wineries.  Ha!  We were quite the adventurous duo,  we had to walk only a few steps off of Front Street...the main drag of Old Town.  And boy am I glad we did!   We found a great Old Town Temecula addition when we stumbled into Jack's Nut's! A store full of...you guessed it..NUTS!  Located at 42072 Fifth Street, Suite 106, Temecula, CA.    We were greeted by the owner's Claudia & Jack Keaton.  A great friendly and helpful couple originally from Michigan and married 38 years....
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By Gene Wunderlich, Realtor & Legislative Liaison
(1st Action Real Estate)
10-20 komen race October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the country. Yesterday our local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event took place at the Promenade Mall with over 10,000 participants. I MC'd the first local race back about seven years ago when our goal was to get 1,000 people to participate. While the goal of Susan G. Komen is to eradicate breast cancer and take away the need for events like this, unfortunately both the need and the event grow larger every year.   This years race was a special one. My daughter, Tara, put together a team of friends and co-workers to race in celebration of her mother. Aside from being saddled with me for an ex-husband, Linda is a terrific person. She owns and publishes the highly successful Valley Business Journal, has been awarded Small...
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By Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula
(Realty Works Temecula)
Yesterday morning 11,000 people, "Raced for the Cure"  in the annual 5 mile walk to benefit breast cancer awareness in honor of founder Susan G. Korman, at the Promenade mall in Temecula.   This was the 10th annivarsary for the race here in Temecula.   More than 180,000 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. Since the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation was established 25 years ago, more than $1 billion has been raised for research and education.   The www.kormen.org website has more statistics including the men who are diagnosed with the disease.   Eli Savit and Jessica Rauch My Stepdaughter, Jessica Rauch has traveled every year from Berkeley, New York, and most recently Michigan where she has started her own non-profit organization, "The Generation Project", to attend...
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By Tyson Robinson
(Trillion Real Estate - REO/Bank Owned Specialist)
On the Golf course!!!! Awesome potential. This home has over 2,800 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus a loft. Formal living and dining rooms plus a family room. Great views of the golf course. Bedrooms:4 Baths:2-1/2Sq Ft:2839Lot Sq Ft:5662 32776 Vine Street, Temecula, CA 92592Tyson Robinson Oak Tree Realty Group Direct: 951.970.5740 tyson@tysonrobinson.com www.TysonRobinson.com *Search other Bank Owned Properties at my website. We have over 500 Bank Owned Listings. Largest Bank Owned Broker in Southern California! Get the inside edge and give me a call!
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By Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula
(Realty Works Temecula)
Priced from $269,000 to $350,000 - Great first time buyer or investment opportunity! If you are tired of trying to purchase short sales only to be disappointed by not hearing anything from the lender then call me for information about these incredible homes. You will not have to wait for approval from an asset manager. I have scouted the area to find great deals on builder close-outs.           As low as $89.00 per square foot in great areas that will appreciate. New Construction, No repairs, No hassle!        
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  You never know where inspiration will strike. When I posted about Briar Rose Winery recently, someone suggested I visit Oak Mountain Winery. Never one to back down from a challenge, Laura and I paid them a visit. We're very glad we did.   Steve and Valerie Andrews started the Temecula Hills Winery in 2000. Three years ago they opened Oak Mountain. Both wineries are still going strong and you can sample the "goods" from each winery at Oak Mountain. Steve and Valerie and tasting room manager Annie made us feel very welcome. We tasted wines from both wineries and were intrigued when we came upon red and white wines called For Pete's Sake.   Their dog Petie was diagnosed with diabetes last year. He needed extensive and expensive veterinary care which left him blind, but otherwise very he...
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By Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula
(Realty Works Temecula)
Call me for details on these great buys. Now is the time to buy while prices are low. Housing prices will be heading up next spring when people are expecting tax refunds. Buy now at the end of the year. Prices in our Valley are at their lowest in 6 years!!! Look at these great buys: $315,000 for this 6 Bedroom Home This one priced at $269,000 would make a great investment because the yard is very low maintenance.  You can rent it out and easily have positive cash flow! Call me for more information on any home!  Toll Free:  866-621-0155 - or visit my website at www.riversidecounty4closures.com
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By Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula
(Realty Works Temecula)
I was at parent teacher conferences last week and I had a teacher ask me this: What do you do if you know your son or daughter may be smoking marijuana?   We had been speaking about drugs at school. This teacher has small children but since he is a high school teacher and is aware that high school students routinely experiment with drugs, he was curious and also looking for advice in the future.   This is an uncomfortable topic for many parents. Most parents are in denial about whether or not their kids are taking drugs.   The best schools in the best areas have drug problems of some kind.   My son is a good kid but when I found a smoking device in the backpack of a friend that was over at our house of course, I was very upset.   I like to be positive and pro-active at the same time. So...
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By Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula
(Realty Works Temecula)
Through business or pleasure I often travel to other areas throughout Southern California. When I meet people they often think that Temecula is way off the beaten path.  One woman at a conference I recently went to referred to Temecula as being in the woods. But Temecula has a lot to offer that many people just don't know about. Following is just one of many. Temecula Duck Pond - A fun place to feed ducks, relax, enjoy!   Upon exiting Rancho California Road, off Hwy 15 Freeway is the Temecula Duck Pond. It is one of the things that adds to Temecula's Charm and warmth.  When my boys were small, I belonged to a Mom/tot group and we came here often with our children to feed the ducks.  With all of the grassy areas to sit this Park/Pond is a great place to relax.      The many ducks and "Pa...
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By Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula
(Realty Works Temecula)
Each short sale is different - Due to the fact that there are many moving parts involved as well as different players:  The Players:  (The Bank and the Borrower) Banks- (each have their own Loss Mitigation department that handles-business a little bit differently).  Some are faster than others.  The changes in the banking industry such as bank mergers have definitely had an impact on some banks and their loss mitigation departments. Borrower:  The Owner and their Loans:  Depending on how much they owe and if they have a 2nd or 3rd Trust Deed) Is their short sale package complete? I would like to mention here that people loosing their homes are hoping for a short sale so that they do not have foreclosure on their credit report.  Many are victims of bad loans and it is not always their fa...
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  We are abundantly blessed in the Temecula Valley. Our climate provides ideal conditions for growing fruits and vegetables and wine grapes are no exception. Our wine country continues to draw tourists and rave reviews. One of the newest additions is the Briar Rose Winery, open for tasting by appointment only.   Laura and I were anxious to pay them a visit having heard rave reviews. Jay Leno I was told stopped by one day and left with a case of their Cabernet Sauvignon. We arranged a visit recently and were delighted by what we saw and tasted. We were led to a table for two and greeted by the sommelier Gabriel.     We tasted several wines, all delicious, and learned a lot about wine and the reputation Briar Rose has earned. There are only a handful of restaurants that serve their wine,...
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By Gene Wunderlich, Realtor & Legislative Liaison
(1st Action Real Estate)
10-5 beautiful day Last night Jon & Jane Laskin of the Musicians Workshop presented another of their fabulous In-Home Concerts at an estate home in Tenaja. About 150 people came out on a cool, rainy evening to enjoy the sounds of It's  Beautiful Day. If you're not familiar with the band, leader David LaFlamme started this band in 1967 in San Francisco. Though they never quite reached the peak of fame of some of their contemporaries like Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service or the Grateful Dead, their main anthem "White Bird" is easily recognizable to those of you who lived through the Summer of Love, as are several of their other hits like 'Bombay Calling', 'Time Is' and 'Girl With No Eyes'. As you might imagine, when you hold a concert in somebodys living room, i...
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By Dave Keys, Photography by Dave Keys 888.216.1231
I've been pretty lucky. My travel has spanned half the globe. Maui did its part to make the case for that claim. I've not been many places that intrigue me like China and Egypt. My revamped site for my Temecula CA Photography side business has actually turned into a place I like to visit just to see where my memory takes me only because of the help it has from the images I've gathered from Rome, Venice, Auschwitz, Amsterdam, Maui and a host of others.   
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By Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula
(Realty Works Temecula)
Beautiful 2200 sq. ft. 4 bedrooms, New Construction, Temecula These homes come with community pool, Spa, work out room and are reduced to $269,000.00. Park with several B-B-Q's. Come see this lovely community. Upper-scale homes with many amenities. You will not find a better deal on a home. This home has been reduced for quick sale. Only one at this price. Call me or e-mail me today. info@soreal.biz Call Toll Free at: 866-621-0155 2203 Sq. Ft. of Living Space 2 Car Attached Garage Jane Grant, Southwest Real Estate, Inc. Call me for a private showing: 866-621-0155. This price is only for Standing inventory..... Visit me on the web at:                   www.riversidecounty4closures.com
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  I love finding good new places to eat. Now that they've celebrated their first anniversary in Temecula, Francesca's Italian Kitchen may not be exactly new, but they sure are good. Laura and I stopped by on September 21st for the 1st Anniversary dinner and came back the following night for a cooking class with Alessio.                             Alessio & Francesca   We learned to make a delicious salad with radicchio, arugula and candied walnuts, a rolled pasta with ham and cheese and panna cotta for dessert. Alessio is an excellent teacher with personality to spare. I can see him with his own show on the Food Network! He had a different sous chef from the class help him with each dish. The best part was getting to eat the food he showed us how to make!   There's another cooking cla...
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By Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula
(Realty Works Temecula)
I work closely with a Certified Mortgage Planner here in Temecula. His name is, Steve Grondlund Owner of Vintage Mortgage Group. http://equityplanningforlife.com/ With all of the upset in the mortgage industry, I feel it is critical to have my clients pre-qualified by Steve and have him handle thier enitre loan.   A team of Real Estate professionals is really the best way to service buyers in today's market.Steve has been here in Temecula for 16 years and has experienced all of the up and down markets. He is constantly gathering information on all of the up-to-date changes in the industry and presents all lending options to my buyers. I have Steve Gronlunds website linked to my website under my local partners. Every questions about the lending industry can be answered there.     Teamwo...
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By Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula
(Realty Works Temecula)
      Pictures taken 10/01/08 by Jane Grant Broker for Southwest Real Estate, Inc.  This is the first in my series of "The Golf Courses of Temecula.     Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course was awarded a Four-Star rating from Golf Digest's "Places to Play," and provides Golfers with a perfect combination of challenging Golf and breathtaking scenery.   Temecula Creek Inn features 27-Holes of Championship Golf surrounded by over 300 acres of rustic beauty, dramatic elevation changes, sweeping mountain views and year-round sunny weather.    Temecula not only has the Wineries and Hot air balloons that I have discussed in previous posts.  Many people that I speak to about Temecula think that is a baron desert habitat.  However, the Temecula Valley has varied landscape  and Interesting things to do...
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By Gene Wunderlich, Realtor & Legislative Liaison
(1st Action Real Estate)
9/30 wine country repos As the Southern California market adjusts, buyers are finding a selection of fine homes on acreage in the midst of the Southern California Wine Country. However, bank owned homes represent only 2% of existing inventory in the Wine Country today, just 7 out of 151 homes for sale. Short sales represent another 10% of the market with 16 homes currently under Notice of Default. Call or email me for a comprehensive list of fine Wine Country Homes, including Wineries, that might fit your requirements. As of September 30, 2008, the seven bank owned homes available in the Temecula Wine Country include the following: Scenic Ridge Drive, Temecula 92592 LP: $247,000  Bdr: 3  Sqft: 1,690/A   Lot Sqft 915,195/A Lender Owned. Custom Stick built home & VIEWS, VIEWS VIEWS! Over...
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By Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula
(Realty Works Temecula)
Temecula's Haunted Old Town Nightmare on Main Street                                In the Theater District   October 23 to  November 1st Thursdays through Saturdays 3 Different Mazes Spooky Streets Monster Movies    For the Little Ones (My Favorites) LIGHTS ON TOURS from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  October 30 and 31st   High School Students can get their Community Service Hours during this event.   Open casting call September 27th 10:00-1:00    Old Town Temecula Community Theater 42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA  92591   Call for more info:    866-963-7262            
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