short sales: It is Raining in SoCal but Still in a Drought? - 04/02/14 09:43 PM
Good News.....It is Raining in SoCal but Still in a Drought?

Maybe my title was confusing as it is good news that it is raining but unfortunately we are still in a drought and a half day of rain will not get us out of the drought.
 

I will give us watered lawns and fields and make the trees green so that is a positive effect on the enviroment.

 
We will need a lot more rain to pull us out of the drought. 

Here is my favorite photo today. Way up on a high lightpost … (24 comments)

short sales: Short Sale- 24923 Gold Star Drive, Moreno Valley CA at $209,000 - 03/11/14 10:24 PM
Short Sale- 24923 Gold Star Drive, Moreno Valley CA 92551

 
      
    
   
Beautiful home with many features offered at $209,000
4 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms Built in 1984
Living Room with Fireplace
Large Kitchen with Tiled Floors
Tile and Carpeting throughout
Large Backyard with Mature Trees
Covered Patio and a Green Lawn
Laundry Area/Newer HVAC
3 Car Attached Garage
Interior Sq Ft 1432
Lot Size Sq Ft 9148
 
Kristin Hamilton- Realtor/ BRE 0149238
Keller Williams, 301 W Redlands Blvd, Redlands, CA 92373
909-557-6966
kristinhamilton@kw.com
www.KristinHamilton.com
 
Facebook: KristinSellsHomes
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short sales: LA Marathon- From the Stadium to the Sea - 03/09/14 03:43 PM
ASICS LA Marathon - From the Stadium to the Sea
This morning I watched the ASICS LA Marathon on TV that started at Doger's Stadium and ended at Santa Monica. It was so exciting and remember the feeling when I used to go the night before and run the marathon myself. Those days are gone with my bad knees now I just walk instead and watch the marathon on TV instead.

 
This morning the winners were not so clear cut as usual as no one knew for sure until the end who would win. The "Elite Male" group was down from … (4 comments)

short sales: Palm Springs Tram in the San Jacinto Mountains...Family Fun For All - 03/08/14 12:35 PM
Palm Springs Tram in the San Jacinto Mountains...Family Fun For All
 

Drive to the Palm Springs Tramway which is located at the entrance to Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains. Right now there is snow on the mountains and averages are around 45 degrees at the top.
 

 
While riding the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway from the Valley Station to the Mountan Station on the World’s Largest Rotating Tramcar you will find it exciting  journey to the top  while traveling up the cliffs of Chino Canyon. The10 minute ride from the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 ft.) to … (4 comments)

short sales: ActiveRain Meet Up in Riverside CA on March 29- Don't Miss it - 03/07/14 01:10 PM
ActiveRain Meet Up in Riverside CA on March 29th ......... Don't Miss it.........
Christina Hood and I are organizing an ActiveRain meet up on March 29th form 10:00 am-Noon in Riverside, CA at the "Panera Bread" restaurant. Let's make it a big turnout and you get 1000 points too.

 
Panera Bread
3560 Riverside Plaza Drive
Riverside Plaza
Riverside, CA 92506
Call Kristin Hamilton @ 909-557-6966 if you have questions. Please RSVP  so we know how many seats to save.
Please try to make it as meet-ups are so much fun. Realtor, Stagers, Home Inspectors, Contractors, Lenders, Title & Escrow … (10 comments)

short sales: A Family I Helped Buy a House then Later Sell- I Love Real Estate #3 - 02/17/14 03:11 PM
A Family I Helped Buy a House then Later Sell- I Love Real Estate #3



 

When I first started selling real  they were my second buyers. We looked at several places and then they called and said they wanted to put in an offer. Back then, there were so many homes on the market so it was pretty easy to get offers accepted. I remember how excited they were when I called and told them the seller had accepted their offer.
 
It was a quick transaction and the buyers were more than qualified so we closed fast … (6 comments)

short sales: Do You Text, Email and Snail Mail Out Greeting Cards to Clients - 02/16/14 09:15 PM
Do You Text, Email and Snail Mail Out Greeting Cards to Friends & Clients?

I have to admit I do not always get my cards in the mail on 'every' holiday even though I try very hard. I will buy them, print labels and even buy the stamps but sometimes I just get some or none at all sent. I suspect I am not alone here.
I did get Valentine Day cards out last Tuesday but the weather was so bad many people in other states have still not received them but they will next week hopefully.
I try to remember … (0 comments)

short sales: Loma Linda Townhomes-Mountain Vista Update 01.01.2014 - 01/26/14 11:02 AM
 
Loma Linda Townhomes-Mountain Vista Update 01.01.2014
Loma Linda, San Bernardino County, CA
 
Interested in moving to Loma Linda, CA? Beautiful area with many great features; Shopping Centers, a variety of Restaurants, 3 Parks, 2 Dog Parks, 2 Community Lit Tennis Courts, 2 Little League Fields, new Post Office, Senior Citizen Center, City Library, Easy Freeway Access, and has 4 Hospitals in the city including the Loma Linda University Medical Center. McDonald's and Chase Bank are the two newest businesses to Loma Linda and is within walking distance to Mountain Vista. Walking distance to Stater Brothers Market, Rite-Aid, Clark’s, a … (6 comments)

short sales: Celebrate Chinese New Year January 31st- Feb 14th 2014 - 01/25/14 07:12 PM
Celebrate Chinese New Year from January 31st-Feb 14th 2014
Celebrate Chinese New Year 
 

Did you know this Chinese New Year 2014 is the 'Year of the 'Horse'. I was fascinated while reading the history. I had always known there was 12 months and 12 different animals. So while reading, I found out why. Legend has it that Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on the Chinese New Year. 12 animals showed up so he named one for each month. Depending on what year you are born, you take on certain traits and personalities. The 12 animals are the … (4 comments)

short sales: New Year’s Eve Ball in NYC....Enjoy Some History About our Traditions - 12/31/13 07:51 AM
New Year’s Eve Ball in NYC....Enjoy Some History About our Traditions

 
In 1904, this was the first time people celebrated New Years Eve in One Times Square in New York. The first New Year’s Eve Ball lowering celebration atop One Times Square was in 1907. It was made of iron and wood, weighed 700 pounds, and was covered with 100 light bulbs. Fireworks had been banned so the lights would shine over the city.
 
The New York Times owned the building where the tower is located but moved to another location in 1914. The NY Times retained … (10 comments)

short sales: She Works Hard for Her Money - 12/27/13 08:21 PM
2013 Song Theme Challenge - She Works Hard for Her Money
Earlier in my real estate career, sales were fast and ample buyers and sellers. Then the market collapsed and I turned my focus on Foreclosed Homes but now the market has improved and short sales are the focus so I work hard for my clients to get every short sale closed.
Working with the owners of underwater homes can be difficult as they are scared and usually emoitional and want to trust their Realtor but are afraid that the bank or banks will not cooperate. I am careful not to make … (10 comments)

short sales: Closed Another Short Sale in Loma Linda - 11/08/13 07:18 AM
Closed Another Short Sale in Loma Linda
 Closed Another Short Sale in Loma Linda
 

This beautiful 3 bedroom. 2 bathroom, 1607 sq.ft spacious condo just closed for $241,500 in Loma Linda, CA 92354.
Benton Way Estates is a beautiful condo complex and has beautiful greenbelts, gated pool and spa, Clubhouse for events, and a gardening crew that takes care of the grounds 5 days a week. One and two story views,  gated backyards, attached garages, ample parking and driveways.
If you own a home or condo and cannot afford to make the payments plus you cannot sell it as … (0 comments)

short sales: Real Estate Scam as Criminals are Renting Homes Listed for Sale in MLS - 11/07/13 07:12 AM
Real Estate Scam as Criminals are Renting Homes Listed for Sale in MLS
Real Estate Scam as Criminals are Renting Homes Listed for Sale in MLS
A local Realtor in the Corona area of California recently listed her own home for sale. Immediately, her office started getting a lot of calls regarding renting out the property. She received a call from a prospective renter who asked her if she would be trying to sell the house out from under him. She was so surprised as she was SELLING the house and not RENTING it.
This home which was selling for $519,000 was a … (12 comments)

short sales: The History of Scarecrows - 10/22/13 10:11 PM
The History of Scarecrows
The History of Scarecrows
 

Hungry birds have always been a problem and they eat the crops in the fields. The first recorded history of Scarecrows were over 2500 years ago when the Egyptians and Greeks put them in their fields to protect the wheat from large flocks of quail and other hungry birds.
Immigrants who moved to the United States during the 1800s brought with them a variety of ideas for making scarecrows. In Pennsylvania, German farmers built human looking scarecrows called a bootzamon or bogeyman. His body was a wooden cross and his head was a … (28 comments)

short sales: Fire Season Has Started...Keep Your Eyes Open and Report Danger - 10/06/13 11:07 PM
Fire Season Has Started...Keep Your Eyes Open and Report Danger




Thanks for Reading my Blog
California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in Southern California, please contact me. I am a local California Realtor, live in the Inland Empire community and am aware of the local market. I am here to help you find a home or to sell the home you currently own. California has great opportunities to view Nature … (10 comments)

short sales: Someone Recently Told Me to Read a Book…OK Activerain I am Reading - 09/23/13 07:50 AM
Someone Recently Told Me to Read a Book…OK Activerain I am Reading
 
I prefer mysteries and find a lot of good shows on TV so for fun I watch medical shows that are soapy but interesting. TV entertains me while I am working on the computer at night. But I must confess that one of my favorite shows is “Haven” which is a sci-fi show involving a few not so normal characters living in a small coastal community in Maine.
The main reason I do not read much anymore because about half way through a book, I just figure … (8 comments)

short sales: A Tale of the Little Blue Scooter - 09/22/13 09:33 AM
 
A Tale of the Little Blue Scooter
 

 
My daughter got the bright idea in her third year of college (2010) to get a scooter to drive it to school. The idea was to save money and gas. This was something she conspired with her father so he took her to the Yamaha Dealer and bought her one. Plus she had to have a helmet and not just a plain one but one of those expensive ones with graphics all over it. Then it had to be insured.
Life seemed good for her and she was so … (12 comments)

short sales: Once in a Blue Moon - 08/21/13 07:23 AM
Once in a Blue Moon
 
A Blue Moon: The Almanac Moon Rule
 
In the Maine Farmers' almanac page for August 1937, the calendar ‘Definition of a Blue Moon’ explained that occasionally "one of the four seasons would contain four full moons instead of the usual three."

 
There are seven Blue Moons in a Lunar Cycle of nineteen years and commenting that in olden times the almanac makers had much difficulty calculating the occurrence of the Blue Moon and this uncertainty gave rise to the expression 'Once in a Blue Moon.'
 

 
Names were assigned to … (36 comments)

short sales: August is Clean-Up Your Office Month....So Everyone Get Busy - 08/17/13 04:08 PM
August is Clean-Up Your Office Month....So Everyone Get Busy


 
 
 
I try to keep my office clean but it becomes a catch all for all the things I do not really have a place for. Believe it or not, I think everything should be in the right drawer, the dishwasher and not the sink, the dirty clothes and not the floor or closet, put away or in the trash if not needed BUT there is also a  place where I might want to put something because I just may need it again. Can you guess where that … (11 comments)

short sales: Do You Know How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes & Not Risk West Nile Disease - 08/09/13 02:57 PM
Do You Know How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes & Not Risk West Nile Disease

Did you know many people have gotten sick and died of West Nile Disease in the past 13 years?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 30,000 people in the US have been diagnosed with the disease and over 1,200 have died. Not all cases are properly diagnosed so the odds are there are many more cases and more deaths.
What is the mosquito’s active season?
From April to October yearly is the active mosquito season. The freezing weather kills off … (34 comments)

 
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Kristin Hamilton

(909) 557-6966, CDPE, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Linda

Redlands, CA

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Keller Williams Realty

Address: 301 W. Redlands Blvd., Redlands, CA, 92373

Mobile: 909-557-6966

Office: 909-557-6966

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I am a Southern California Realtor and have a wide variety of interests. First of all Real Estate is my real love and focus point but I do have hobbies. I am interested in photography; nature, landscaping, lunar and solar phases, but Birds are my favorites. I also enjoy scrapbooking, blogging, and traveling; beaches, deserts, and mountains. I am also involved in the community as I care about the Inland Empire and making it a better place to live. I write this daily blog composed of nature, real estate news and interesting stories in Southern Califoria and other places across the United States.


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