Archive | February, 2013

Bob Hope Estate in Palm Springs Is Up for Sale

The huge Palm Springs estate of Bob Hope, the comic icon of midcentury film and television, and his wife, Dolores, is being brought to market for the first time this month, at an asking price of $50 million.   click here to read more

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Home prices shoot higher

The housing market recovery picked up steam in the final three months of last year – prices shot up 7.3%, according to S&P Case-Shiller. The report covered home prices across 20 major housing markets and comes ahead of a government report on the sales of new homes due later Tuesday. The home price increase marks […]

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Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival 2013

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Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival 2013

Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival! Saturday, March 2; 9 am – 4 pm Spend the day with your family and friends in support of the National Monument and Friends of the Desert Mountains.  Join us in search of wildflowers with guided hikes and nature walks, and enjoy kids’ activities, plein-air painting, various workshops, raffles, and vendors.  […]

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THE 30TH ANNUAL TEMECULA VALLEY BALLOON & WINE FESTIVAL

MAY 31st, JUNE 1st – 2nd, 2013 THE 30TH ANNUAL TEMECULA VALLEY BALLOON & WINE FESTIVAL EVENT DATA FESTIVAL LOCATION: Lake Skinner Recreation Area 37701 Warren Rd. Winchester, CA 92596 GATES OPEN: 3:00 pm FRIDAY, 6:00 am SATURDAY AND SUNDAY HOURS: Friday – 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm., Saturday – 6:00 am to 10:00 pm., Sunday – 6:00 am […]

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Riverside County AG Trail

Welcome to the Ag Trail Welcome to our Ag Trail, your passport to Riverside County’s prolific and diverse agricultural regions!  Along the state’s largest agri-tourism trail, you’ll find more than 100 stops featuring farms, fairs and festivals, organically grown products, stands and markets with freshly grown fruits and vegetables and the world-class wineries of the […]

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On the Market – Los Angeles

Malibu Modern $10,995,000 MALIBU 33406 Pacific Coast Highway A four-bedroom four-and-a-half-bath house with four gas fireplaces, an infinity pool, a hot tub and a two-car garage on a bluff above the Pacific.   click here to view this slide show

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House Hunting in … Canada

TWO-BEDROOM WITH OCEAN VIEWS IN WEST VANCOUVER $1,587,700 (1,598,000 CANADIAN DOLLARS) This corner apartment in Cypress Park Estates, a neighborhood of West Vancouver, is one of three units on the 12th floor of a 15-story development completed in 2004. The view encompasses the Pacific, the Lions Gate Bridge, and parts of the city. On clear […]

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Market Ready – Fixing a Mismatch May Be a Misstep

Q. My home has mismatched baseboards. Should I try to make them consistent throughout the house before putting it on the market? A. Replacing mismatched baseboards might not be the best investment when you’re preparing a home for sale. “It may not be something where you’ll get your money back,” said Steve Archino, an agent with […]

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Neighbors’ Effect on Appraisals

You may be able to ignore the knee-high grass in your neighbor’s yard, but a home appraiser won’t. When calculating the value of a property, an appraiser also factors in surrounding conditions. Neighborhood nuisances like an overgrown yard or a persistent odor could in some cases bring down the value of adjacent homes by 5 […]

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