short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - 03/19/12 11:16 AM
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head 

Here on the West Coast, we have been experiencing rain storms in the past few weeks. Unfortunately our water levels are still only half way so I hope we continue to get more or we will have a drought this summer. Here are some pictures of our latest rain.

Rain does not keep up from conducting business so here I am driving to Rancho Cucamonga to show property on Sunday afternoon.

I got this picture near the Ontario Airport at the Ontario Auto Center. It still amazes me how such … (16 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: A La Minute is the Newest Ice Creamery in Redlands, CA...Give Your Taste Buds a Thrill - 03/18/12 09:44 PM
 
The à la Minute is a new ice creamery located in the downtown area, 19 Citrus Ave, Redlands, CA. This store is very unique because at à la Minute they make your ice cream when you order it, freezing the ingredients with liquid nitrogen.

 
The ordering process is very fast so you are not standing in line more than a minute or two. But then the waiting for your ice cream is so much fun as watching them prepare the orders, the frost coming from the big mixers and presenting the orders to the waiting customers…so yummy and … (6 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Oh Nuts...Nuts and Nuts Everywhere - 03/16/12 02:15 PM
 

Oh Nuts...Nuts and More Nuts Everywhere!!
This morning while driving in Loma Linda, CA, I was noticing all the birds flying, the squirrels jumping on the trees and all the sounds coming from outside my window. Here was a cute little fellow eating nuts.

 
Then in a huge tree about 300 Feet High I noticed this bird. Not sure if it is an owl or a hawk but it was huge. I took one picture but it flew off as I tried to get a better one.

These pictures taken in Loma Linda, CA. … (18 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Market Report: Loma Linda, CA., Sold Homes in Jan-Feb 2012 - 03/11/12 09:23 AM
Market Report: Loma Linda, CA., Sold Homes in Jan-Feb 2012.

 Please let me introduce myself for anyone who does not know me. My name is Kristin Hamilton and I am an experienced and local Realtor at Keller Williams Realty in Redlands. I am also involved in many community programs to better this area. I sit on the board of several organizations and I work 24X7 for my real estate clients. Call me at 909-557-6966 to list your home! If you are looking for a professional agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate. Homeowners and … (0 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Market Report: Highland, CA- Sold Homes/Condos in Jan-Feb 2012 - 03/11/12 08:46 AM
Market Report: Highland, CA- Sold Homes/Condos in Jan-Feb 2012

 
Please let me introduce myself for anyone who does not know me. My name is Kristin Hamilton. I am an experienced and local Realtor from Keller Williams Realty in Redlands. I am also involved in many community programs to better this area. I sit on the board of several organizations and I work 24X7 for my real estate clients. Call me at 909-557-6966 to list your home! 
 
I have prepared a chart showing how many homes/condos have sold in the city of Highland, CA, for the first two months of 2012. … (0 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Follow the One with the Green Head - 03/05/12 07:22 AM
Follow the Leader...He's the One with the Green Head
While taking photos at the East Highland Ranch’s lake in Highland, CA., I noticed all the ducks seemed to be following the guy with the green head.

This picture taken at the East Highland Ranch in Highland, CA.
If you are looking for a professional agent, I am just a click away. Google me at Kristin Hamilton-Real Estate. Homeowners and Buyers both will find my services top notch and successful.

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short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: 28th Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic coming in March 2012 - 03/03/12 02:55 PM

The 28th Annual REDLANDS Bicycle Classic
MARCH 22- 25, 2012

Welcome! Our 2012 event builds on the exciting foundation laid each year since 1985. Come on out and become part of our 28th year – bigger and better – with many, many ways for you to become involved with one of America’s longest running bicycle stage races. Keep checking back often as we finalize the event program.
Go to the Redlands Bicycle Classic site for all the details.
Here is a list of the Top 10 Viewing Sites.
Winners: The Redlands Bicycle Classic now holds a purse upward … (8 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Going Green, Saving Trees plus Some Other Tidbits of Time-Saving Tips - 03/03/12 11:12 AM
Going Green in Real Estate by Saving Trees plus Some Other Tidbits of Time-Saving Tips!

 
 
 
I have made an attempt in the past year to get more organized to save myself time and grief and make it easier for my clients. I was definitely using antiquated and inefficient modes of technology and have found 4 great new systems and I would like to share them with you.
 
 
 
 
 
1.     Relay Paperless File System- I understand how important it is to have a master file and keep it up to date. I was always … (8 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: See the Animals at the San Bernardino County Museum - 03/03/12 08:02 AM
Meet animals, participate in animal activities, and discover which kinds of animals make good pets (and which do not). Watch demonstrations of trained animals. Get a photo taken with an animal. Fees apply to some activities
March 3, 2012, the San Bernardino County Museum is having a family event “Animals, Animals, Animals.  FREE Entrance. Spend the day and see all the interesting animals. Fun day and very educational. Bring your camera!
 
Animals, Animals, Animals at the SB County Museum at 2025 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands, CA. Opens at 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Go to the County Museum … (6 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Sophie the Spoiled Cat - 03/02/12 05:53 PM
“Sophie the Spoiled Cat”
 
I am a spoiled and lazy catLying on the sofa all day longAnd yes, I am your lazy catI am pretty and proud to be your petIn your eyes I never do wrongI am a spoiled, lazy catI do not chase those ugly rats
As I have a big bowl of snacksOn the sofa is where I belongAnd yes, I am your lazy cat

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short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: What is Hiding Behind the Light Post? - 03/02/12 12:08 PM
What is Hiding Behind the Light Post?
While sitting in my office and looking out the window towards the beautiful hills of Loma Linda, CA I notice something moving behind this light post that is taller than any of the two story homes in this area.

No maybe not?

Well, there is a tail!

Now I see you. What is on the top of the light post? An orange?

This area has many orange groves and the birds like to find the oranges and carry them around for snacks.

 
Good-Bye. He left the orange but … (12 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Look What the Cat, no the Dogs Drug Into the House - 03/01/12 03:24 PM
Look What the Cats  no Dogs Drug Into the House.
These pictures were taken in San Bernardino County, city of Loma Linda. My three dogs are so sweet, play in the backyard, chase the birds, and hang out by the bird feeders. Here are two of them sunning themselves.

but....look what the dogs drug into the house this morning!

They were so excited when I started screaming and yelling so they dropped the rat and ran. My husband moved it out of the house and then I ran and got my camera. We put it outside to take a photo … (20 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Would You Drive One of These Vehicles? - 02/29/12 08:28 PM
Would You Drive One of These Vehicles?
 In the past month I have noticed some interesting vehicles on the road. I took a couple of pictures. I thought they were all three so cute!

This cute scooter is in the window at Leroy's in downtown Redlands, CA. 

 This bike I took in traffic a couple of weeks ago in Newport Beach.

This little scooter I saw at Dana Point. So Cute and it even has windshield.
 

And this last one reminds me of the "Chips or "Bay Watch" show.

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short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: The Little Yellow Bird - 02/27/12 02:00 PM
The Little Yellow Bird
This morning, while out on a nature walk, I noticed a storm is brewing and the birds are extremely upset. They are searching for food and a place to take cover before the storm. This bird is called a "yellow-Rumped Warbler". 
 

Just before the huge gusts of winds came, I took pictures of these finches in my backyard.

I put up a new feeder several days ago and the birds just noticed the feeder hanging there this morning.

These birds look like they are trying to hold despite the wind gusts. It is really … (18 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: BEWARE.........Bogus Emails Claiming to be from Craigslist - 02/25/12 08:35 PM
 
BEWARE.........Bogus Emails Claiming to be from Craigslist.
 
I started putting my listings on Craigslist last month and I have been getting these emails asking me to reply. See what came yesterday.
 
When I get these messages, I log-in on my browser and check my account. I always find the listings current and no problems.

I have noticed recently when I add the listing, I get a text with the code to enter and a warning…”Do not give your password to anyone”. Just like with other sites; banks, real estate websites, MLS and other sites, when the … (18 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Coo Coo Coo for Mourning Doves - 02/25/12 12:15 PM
 
 
I have to be totally honest, I had never heard of Mourning Doves until I posted pictures of what I thought was a shaggy Pigeon. But Gloria Todor of ActiveRain's “Birds” group told me she thought these birds were Mourning Doves. Of course, after researching it, I found Gloria was right!
 

 
I found this species of doves is very popular and prevalent across the nation. Who would have known?
 

 
These birds seem to be frequent squatters in the Inland Empire but I see them all over in Loma Linda, Highland and Redlands.
 

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short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Walking in the Sand - 02/24/12 09:11 AM
Walking in the Sand….at the Beach
When I go to the beach, I think about many things in my past. First of all, I think of "The Beach Boys" and "Jan and Dean". They sung all those beach songs and then there were the beach movies with Annette Funicello, Sandra Dee, and Frankie Avalon. Oh, they were so much fun to watch and when we would go to the beach, we felt like we were part of that lifestyle...how fun to be young. Of course we cannot forget Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret with the Hawaii movies.

So many … (18 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Do You Have Poisonous Plants at your Home or Listing? - 02/23/12 10:36 AM

Most of us buy plants to landscape our homes; decorate with house plants inside our house or office and take walks/hikes with our children and pets.

Warning!  Real Estate agents need to be aware of any red flags at their      listings/buyers perspective homes as well.

 
Many plants or trees can cause sickness or death to children, pets, wildlife, farm animals and also to adults. It is important to rid our homes of poisonous plants and teach our children and pets not to taste or eat any plants. Also the berries can be very tempting and … (14 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: The Beauty of a Sunset - 02/22/12 11:26 AM
“THE END OF THE DAY”
 

While driving home last night in San Bernardino County, as I looked to the west  as far as I could see, the sun was just about to set. The beautiful colors of the red fireball was almost down. The light from the cities were so beautiful so I wanted to share this photo. It was so magnificent in person but of course hard to photograph as such a distance.
While looking upon this site I thought today is almost over and tomorrow will be even more beautiful and filled with excitement and new … (18 comments)

short sales kristin hamilton real estate agent: Gidget says African Violets are so Pretty & Smell Good Too - 02/21/12 07:08 AM
My mother and grandmother both loved African Violets so I guess it was a given that I would love them too. They last for a long time with very little attention sitting in my kitchen.  Gidget is my African Violet Inspector. I guess my new plant passed inspection!

 
African Violets seem to be very popular with many. Many cities have African Violet Societies and it is fun to go and see the absolutely perfect ones. Sometimes they have them for sale too and then you know you are getting a truly healthy plant.

 
HISTORY of the African Violet.
1. The African … (24 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

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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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