Ranch House in Perris

Price: $599,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Size: 2,411 sq. feet
Lot size: 5.4 acres
Description: STANDARD EQUITY SALE!!! Home boasts 3 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Home has upgraded kitchen with granite counters and open floor plan. Formal dining room and living room are over sized. Pantry and laundry room are spacious too! Lot is 2X the size of other lots in the area and home is custom. Lot is fully fenced with two lighted fully automatic gates. Fences on lot separate two pastures (one north and south) from the home and yard area. Property also includes a 6 stall barn with 16 foot breezeway, tac – room, and prep area. Property has an orchard with multiple trees and water well with auto water system for orchard. Lawn at front of home has fountain and sprinkler system. This property is completely private with streets and bridal trails separating it from all neighbors.

MLS: S672628

Provided by: Monica Jeter | (909) 210-5939

More information here: http://www.redfin.com/CA/Perris/23480-Olive-St-92570/home/5134967


First Look in Laguna Hills!

Check out this “First Look” property! It will not be in the MLS until next week.

Pictures are not yet available, but you can get a quick preview via Google Maps.

Google Map Street View Here

Property Address: 27482 Lost Trail Dr.  Laguna Hills (Nellie Gail)
Price: 1,200,000
Square Feet:4500
Showing Instructions: Call Agent
Agent Name: Linda Ostendorf
Agent Phone #: (949) 212 – 4610

Why An Agent May Stop Working With You

Read this interesting article from Realtor.org!


Recently we had an Ask A Realtor question about what happens when agents choose not to work with particular clients. Realtor® Phyllis Harb of La Canada, CA gives five reasons why an agent may elect to stop working with a client:

Real estate agents are not compensated until the successful close of escrow. And while I wish that more of my clients could find their dream home in just a couple of weeks, it’s just not reality in today’s market. I and my buyer’s agents often work with clients six months or even longer until they find the find the perfect home.

Because it can be such a long term relationship, we both need to like and respect each other; we should enjoy working together. It’s not just buyers who fire their Realtors, sometimes real estate agents fire the buyer. And here are the most common reasons:

1) Buyers who are always at least 15 minutes late to showings. From time to time most of us find ourselves running late to an appointment. Remember that Realtors spend much of each day driving to and from appointments. Clients that are consistently late can disrupt an entire day’s schedule.

2) Buyers who are hot and cold. After a Realtor has shown a buyer a handful of homes, we should have a clear picture of what they are hoping to find. Often we will preview homes for them so as to not waste their time. It’s very difficult to work with buyers who are desperate to buy one week, off market the next and then back to desperate and just repeat the pattern.

3) Buyers who refuse to get prequalified. Often when a buyer least expects it, their dream home comes on the market and they aren’t the only interested buyer which results in multiple offers. It’s very stressful and they will not always be successful in scrambling for a preapproval within a tight time frame.

4) Buyers who are very slow to return phone calls and/or those who aren’t loyal. Your real estate agent is going to spend a lot of time previewing and investigating potential homes for you. Buyers should be prepared to make the same commitment to their Realtor. If your agent phones you about a home, try to return their call as soon as possible. And if you want to work with a variety of Realtors, let your agent know, so that they can focus their time on clients who have decided to work exclusively with them.

5) Buyers who always argue with each other. Years ago, I was referred to a nice couple with two small children. Twice we went to look at homes, the first time there was screaming and tears (I don’t remember why) the second time, she got out of the car and he chased her down the street, I tried to amuse the poor kids in the car. I don’t know if they ever bought a home, but my nerves couldn’t take any more of their arguments.

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Condo For Lease in Aliso Viejo

Price: $2,400 / month
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Size: 1,550 square feet
Lot size: NA
Description: Beautiful tri level condo with 2 bedrooms plus loft on the third floor, 2 bathrooms, fire place, open kitchen, laundry area next to the kitchen, balcony with a nice view in a great location. 2 car attached garage. Very clean, new floor, new paint, ready to move in. Washer, Dryer, Refrigerator, and Microwave are included. This property is cross from the Soka University.

MLS: c11129265

Provided by: Leyla Afzalnia | (951) 318-4586

More information here: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4-Saphir-Way_Aliso-Viejo_CA_92656_M10127-75162?source=web

Turnkey Home in Yorba Linda

Price: $539,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Size: 1,499 square feet
Lot size: 0.15 Acres
Description: Beautiful, turnkey home in a great location of Yorba Linda with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Very nice and open living room with Fireplace, Newer kitchen with granite counter , French door opens to the covered patio. Come and see this amazing home with all the upgrades done, gorgeus back yard. Great school district. An absolute must see.

MLS: C11135888

Provided by: Leyla Afzalnia | (951) 318-4586

More information here: http://www.trulia.com/property/3066452459-17431-Walnut-St-Yorba-Linda-CA-92886

Two Story Home in Temecula!

Price: $315,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Size: 2,694 square feet
Lot size: 7,841 square feet
Description: Beautiful and spacious 2 story home, situated in the desirable Red Hawk community. This immaculate 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features formal living and dining room, separate family room with fireplace, for those cool Temecula evenings, and a large gourmet kitchen with attached breakfast nook. A lovely “Gone with the Wind” staircase leads upstairs to a double door master suite, with walk-in closet and a open air bathroom experience. The 3 other spacious bedrooms are also located on the second level, all with peek-a-boo views. The entire 2,694 square feet home has been freshly repainted, carpets cleaned, and the landscape professionally redesigned. Enjoy your week-end barbecue under the beautiful trellis over-hang in the back yard. Prime location, close to the I-15, great shopping within minutes and the best of schools, the city of Temecula has to offer. This is a STANDARD SALE, no hassling with banks and turnkey condition.

MLS: T11134027

Provided by: Miles Whitty | (760)-533-6694

More information here: http://www.redfin.com/CA/Temecula/32178-Caminito-Osuna-92592/home/6255272

Private Home in Mission Viejo

Price: $520,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.25
Size: 1,954 square feet
Lot size: NA
Description: Enter into your new home on a large private lot and relax in your nice size living room with fireplace, entertain in the formal dining room, or hang out in the eat in kitchen with french doors leading out to your covered patio and backyard…sit in the comfortable family room and light the 2nd fireplace or go upstairs to the bedrooms. This home is close to schools, shopping,restaurants and freeway.

MLS: S676185

Provided by: Raquel Unger | (949) 216-3637

More information here: http://www.trulia.com/property/3065743832-25711-Cervantes-Ln-Mission-Viejo-CA-92691

What Homes Will Look Like In The Future

Below is an interesting article found on Yahoo.


If you had asked someone in the 1960s what the home of 2015 would look like, chances are they imagined something akin to The Jetsons’ home complete with Rosie the Robot and other space-age appliances that dressed and fed the family.

But, rather than space-age technology, the biggest thing that is expected to change in future single-family homes is the size.

“Homes will get smaller,” says Stephen Melman, Director of Economic Services at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in Washington D.C. “We asked builders, ‘what do you anticipate the new home size would be by 2015?’ ”

According to the results of the study, surveyed home builders expect new single-family homes to check in at an average of 2,150 square feet. Current single family homes measure around 2,400 square feet, which is already a decrease from the peak home size in 2007 of 2,521.

While the decrease in home size has a lot to do with the recession, many believe that the real estate changes will stick around even after the economy and home values get back on solid ground.

This Sherman Oaks, CA home has a great room, encompassing dining, living and family rooms.
Photo: Zillow

“Although affordability is driving these decisions, smaller homes are a positive for builders,” said Melman. “It allows for more creative design, more amenities, better flow. It’s an opportunity to deliver a better home.”

Other things that make up the home of 2015? No more living room. According to the survey, 52 percent of builders expect the living room to merge with other spaces and 30 percent believe that it will vanish completely to save on square footage. Instead, expect to see great rooms — a space that combines the family and living room and flows into the kitchen.

Expect to see more:

  • spacious laundry rooms
  • master suite walk-in closets
  • porches
  • eat-in kitchens
  • two-car garages
  • ceiling fans

Expect to see less:

  • mudrooms
  • formal dining rooms
  • four bedrooms or more
  • media or hobby rooms
  • skylights

Many of these changes reflect a desire for builders and consumers going green. Smaller space means more efficient heating and cooling. Ceiling fans distribute heat evenly while skylights, on the other hand, release heat.

However, as builders look to go green, they’ll be installing energy-efficient windows and compact fluorescent and LED lighting, as well as water-efficient appliances and plumbing.

Additionally, many new homes will have the baby boomer population in mind with walk-in showers, ground-floor master bedrooms and grab bars.

“A bigger share of the new homes will be purchased by people 55 or 65 and older,” said Melman. “They’re more likely to have more cash for a down payment, but they’re empty nesters, so they don’t need five bedrooms.”

View original article here: http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/a-look-ahead-at-new-homes-of-2015.html