Upland Lemon Festival


Upland Lemon Festival.

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Upland Lemon Festival


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http://www.uplandlemonfestival.com/fp/events/LemonFestival/eventinfo/about.asp

 

Copy and paste the link above into your browser.  The link will take you to the webpage.  The hours are April 25-3 p.m.-11 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m-8 p.m.

Come have fun at the festival.  If I can be of any service to you for your real estate needs, please feel free to contact me at 951-204-1864.  Visit my website at http://www.inlandempirerealestate.kwrealty.com

 

Thanks,

Joan Patterson, B.A., G.R.I., Realtor, License #01431647

Keller Williams Realty

951-204-1864

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What Happens Once A Buyer Opens Escrow On A Home


Buying a home can be quite an exciting experience. It can also be scary if you don’t know what happens once your offer has been accepted. You need an experienced agent to help you feel comfortable and to walk you through the entire process.

Once your offer is accepted, you typically have a time period to do your inspections. This can vary from State to State. And, the contract can be changed in the counter offer making the time frame even smaller. The buyer should do a physical inspection of the property right away so he/she or they know if there are any major defects in the property. Depending on if the home is sold as is and the seller has no intention of repairing any of the items, at least you will know if you want to move forward or not. Even if the seller says a home is sold as is (all are sold as is by the way) if there is a health and safety issue, many times you can get the seller to repair these items. If not, you can still walk away from the home.

Your lender (unless you are lucky enough to pay all cash) will order an appraisal. This protects you as well because if the home does not appraise, you won’t be able to get a loan for the entire amount (if it comes it too low). You can walk away or renegotiate a new sales price. Chances are that it never comes in over the asking price because then the seller would want more money and then you may not be able to afford it.

The seller will also give you disclosures (unless it is a flip property, or a bank owed property). If you don’t like something on the disclosures (such as someone died in the property etc) you can back out of the deal as well.

Of course, there will be a lot of paperwork to sign and fill out. You will also have escrow paperwork once escrow has been opened. You will have to remove your contingencies which are: appraisal, inspections and obtaining your loan. Escrow will tell you how much money you will need to bring in before your home can close and become yours. It really is not that difficult. Of course, you will run into issues, but with the right realtor, it can be made a lot less painless. Call me if I can be of any help to you. I can best be reached at 951-204-1864.
Joan Patterson, B.A, G.R.I., Realtor, License #01431647
Keller Williams Realty
951-204-1864
http://www.inlandempirerealestate.kwrealty.com

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Homes Available 4/23/14 in Rancho Cucamonga, California


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Right now there are 246 Single Family Homes for sale in Rancho Cucamonga, California. This does not include Alta Loma, California. If you are looking to purchase a home in Rancho Cucamonga, California you can purchase a home for $140,000 that is 850 square feet and a 2 bedroom 1 bath home. You can purchase homes all the way to $3,388,000 which is a 9 bedroom, 11 bath home with a 10,300 square foot home, and the lot size is 95,889. This home looks like a lavish estate. Want to buy it?

If you are looking to purchase in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca, please give me a call. Or if you want to sell, please give me a call at 951-204-1864. I look forward to helping you!

#homesinranchocucamonga
#buyinginranchocucamonga
http://www.inlandempirerealestate.kwrealty.com

Looking forward to helping you buy or sell or both in Rancho Cucamonga. Rancho Cucamonga is one of the best places to live in the Inland Empire! Give me a call if I can help you today in Rancho Cucamonga!

Joan Patterson, B.A., G.R.I., Realtor BRE#01431647
Keller Williams Realty
951-204-1864
http://www.inlandempirerealestate.kwrealty.com

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Homes For Sale In Alta Loma California


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I love Alta Loma, California. Probably why I live here. I have lived here for 15 years now. You can have horses on lots over 20,000 and North of Banyan.

There are so many trails to trail ride your horses as well. And, we also have our wonderful Heritage Park that has 2 arenas and 2 bullpens to exercise your horses if you don’t want to trail ride. There is ample trailer parking as well. Alta Loma has so much to offer and it is close to so many things as well. You are an hour from skiing, the beach, the desert! And, we have so much to do close by as well.

Right now in Alta Loma, California there are 41 Single Family Homes available as of 4/23/14. They range in price from 355,000 for a 1425 square foot home on a 7684 square foot lot with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths to a home of 2,200,000 with 6405 square foot of living space on a 131,551 square foot lot, 4 bedrooms and 7 baths. What do you think? Want to relocate to Alta Loma? Need to sell in Alta Loma? Give me a call today 951-204-1864 or visit my website http://www.inlandempirerealestate.kwrealty.com

I look forward to helping you!

Joan Patterson, B.A., G.R.I., Realtor, License #01431647
Keller Williams Realty
951-204-1864
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Looking For A Producer To Do A Show On The Real Side Of Real Estate


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The Real Side Of Real Estate is not always pretty, not always glamorous…that is for sure.  The things agents have to deal with are many times very frustrating.  My partner and I always say this is not House Hunters, or This is not HGTV.  They only show real estate agents popping by writing offers and everything is honkey dory.  But, in reality, it can be a tough business.  We not only have to help buyers find the perfect home, but we have to deal with the listing agents not wanting us to sell it because they want to double end it.  Or they make is so difficult to show a home, you can see it when the sun is setting on the tree to the North of the rock that is closest to the fence.  If it does not set there, we will not show it.  I am being fesicious of course.  But, they will say everyone needs to submit an offer but you cannot come inside the house unless your offer is accepted.  WHAT?  Or they won’t put the home in the MLS and won’t deal with you as the agent because they want to double end it.  Double ending is hard, who are they going to really represent?  That is a whole issue for another blog.

But, seriously, even when I list a home, I am fair to everyone. I don’t play games, I want what is best for my client.  I think a producer should follow myself and my partner around to go on a listing appointment and see what happens when we list a home.  And, all the objections we have to get through as well.  And, how we market a home, what we do from start to finish…and they should follow us around when we are showing homes to real buyers.  It could be quite entertaining.  

I love what I do, and people know how much I care about them.  Come on producers, give me a call at 951-204-1864 and see the REAL SIDE OF REAL ESTATE!

Joan Patterson, B.A., G.R.I., Realtor, License #01431647

Keller Williams Realty

951-204-1864

http://www.inlandempirerealestate.kwrealty.com

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Things You Should Not Do If You Are Buying A Home


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I always tell my buyers to not do anything after they have submitted a loan application.  I tell them not to BUY anything, not to CHANGE anything, stay current on all your credit card payments etc.  Do not change JOBS!!!!  Here is a list of things that could affect your purchase-meaning-you won’t be able to buy the home.

A. Don’t change jobs before or after applying for a home loan. B. Don’t spend money you will need for your closing costs. C. Don’t apply for any new credit cards or any new credit while buying a home. D. Don’t co-sign on any loans for anyone. E. Don’t lie on your loan application. F. Don’t be late on your credit cards etc. G. Don’t buy furniture. H. Don’t buy a new car that needs financing. I. Don’t change banks.

The bank will call to verify your employment before funding your loan.  If you are not longer employed, you won’t be able to buy your home.  Don’t change jobs, don’t get fired! Getting to closing and finding out that you can’t close because you don’t qualify for the loan because of last minute purchases that change your credit is heart breaking.

Joan Patterson, B.A., G.R.I., Realtor, License #01431647

Keller Williams Realty

951-204-1864

http://www.inlandempirerealestate.kwrealty.com

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