Monday, April 25, 2016

Beautiful Tuscany Hills Home with a View

Welcome To Tuscany Hills. This Beautiful Home w/ Views of Canyon Lake & Mountains.  The Home Is Located Near The I-15 Fwy, Shopping Areas, & Tuscany Hills Elementary Which Is Highly Rated. 

It Features Many Amenities Starting w/ The Gated Courtyard Entry, Vaulted Ceilings, Formal Living Room, & Dining Room. 

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The Large Master Bedroom & Bath Are On The First Level w/ A Great View Of
The Lake & MountainsThe Master Bath Features A Double Vanity, 2 Walk In Closets, Stand Up Shower, Jetted Whirlpool Bath Tub. Then You Have The Open Kitchen w/ Many Cabinets, an Island Including Small Kitchen Dining Area, Microwave, Range & Dishwasher. 

Family Room/Den w/ a Fireplace. Double Pane Windows, Central Air. Ceiling Fans In All Rooms. In The Laundry Room You Will Find Lots Of Storage & A Rinse Sink w/ Gas Dryer & Washer Hookup. Three Car Garage Has Room For Your Toys & Built-in Shelves. Upstairs Features A Very Spacious Loft w/ Built-Ins. 2 Bedrooms & Bathroom w/ Double Vanity As Well. 

Outside Features A Resort Style Backyard w/ a Covered Patio, Fountain & Built In BBQ. All w/ A View Of The Lake & Mountains. 

Tuscany Hills Community Center Features a Private Rec Center, Pools, Sauna, Tennis, Bocce & Basketball Ball Courts, Park. 

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

So 'the Fed' raised rates...but what does it mean?

The Fed’ raised rates ¼ point today.  What does it mean for real estate?

Not much, fortunately.

First, the market expected a rate increase…this was not a surprise…’the market’ was ready for it.

Second, the rate the Fed controls is an overnight lending rate…think 12 hours, while we mortgage lenders commit for 30 years so the two are relatively unrelated.  The rate on your credit card or HELOC may rise ¼ next month but rates on long term loans like mortgages don’t move in lockstep.  In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see lower rates in the next month or so…

Ultimately, an increase in short term rates will hurt the stock market and that will drive money back to bonds.  Also, long term bond buyers care mostly about inflation…if they don’t see inflation, they don’t care what the fed does and they will buy bonds, regardless.  More investors chasing bonds means lower bond/mortgage rates.

If you are on the fence, this may be the last opportunity to take advantage of the low rates before they do up. Contact me today for a free consultation and go over your options to purchase your next home.

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Jeff Menendez
Keller Williams Realty
Your Real Estate Consultant

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Best Value in the OC

This Cozy Home Features 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bath. Tiled Floors, Kitchen Cabinets, Carpeting. It Has A Fenced Yard, Low Maintenance Backyard and Detached 1 Car Garage. Close To Shopping and Schools. Great Value for First Time Buyer. | Investors: P&I Around $1000/month and Rent For Around $1400-1600/month.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Land for Sale | Gavilan Hills | Near Lake Mathews

Enjoy The Seclusion And The Large Amount Of Usable Land With Some Trees, Flat Land, And Above All You'll Have Room For Whatever You Need As Well As Privacy. Can Also Be Used For Agriculture And/or Farming. The Property Is Located On Estelle Mountain Road Between Fire Ring Circle To The North & Vereda Real On The South, With Electricity Available At Either End Via Poles Running Both On The North And South Ends. The Property Lies On The West Side And Fronts On Estelle Mountain Rd.

There Is Well On The Property But It Does Not Have A Pump And Its Functionality Status Is Not Known, Buyer To Investigate. Take The Time To Check Out This Lovely Property In A Secluded Setting, Yet Centrally Located Between The 15, 215, And 91 Freeways.| From Lake Mathews Drive, Turn On Estelle Mountain Road, Go About 1.5 Miles South. Property Is Located On The Right At The Corner Of Fire Ring Circle And Estelle Mountain Road.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Real Estate | Back to the Future Edition

Today is a big day with Marty and Doc Brown travelling to the future or for us to today in the iconic 80's film, Back to the Future II.

Like many of you, I'm a huge fan of the Back to the Future trilogy. I loved the idea of time travel via a DeLorean. Like Doc Brown said "The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?"

I was always curious over the years about the story behind the homes used for the filming of Back to the Future. So lets take a look at 3 of them.

Marty McFly's real-life house is located at 9303 Roslyndale Ave Los Angeles, CA 91331 in Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley. The exterior of the home is exactly the same as the movie -- a modest 1950s style ranch house. With the unusual amount of power lines behind it, the view isn't exactly the best. But the home has its stucco charm -- Spoiler Alert, the interior did get an upgrade with the new reality when Marty returned from 1955.
Marty Mcfly's House, Credit: Ian Fish/Flickr

In movie, Marty travels back to the 1950s only to encounter his parents as teenagers. And to Marty's embarrassment, finding out the 'true story' to how his dad was hit by his father in law's "to be" car. The exterior house shots of Lorraine's (Marty's Mother) childhood home were filmed at 1807 Bushnell Ave in South Pasadena, Ca. Today, just as the other home, the house looks the same as it did in the movie. The lawn might be smaller in size, but the landscaping around the home makes up for it. Side note: The exterior shot houses of bully Biff are also on the street as well. 

Credit: Tony Hoffarth/Flickr

Marty's friend and time travelling inventor Doc Brown house is fascinating.

Doc Brown's house has a lot of history to it, as the 3-story building is a National Historic Landmark & a California Historical Landmark. Designed by architects Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene in 1909, the house was constructed for David and Mary Gamble (a second generation family member of the Gambles of Procter & Gamble) in Pasadena, California.

"The Gamble House is considered by many to be one of the crowning achievements of the American Arts and Crafts movement, it combines Japanese design aesthetics with a variety of natural resources. There are several types of wood used throughout the house, including teak, maple, oak, cedar and mahogany all juxtaposed to contrast the differences between the material. In 1956, the Gamble house was given to the city of Pasadena and the University of Southern California School of Architecture."

Credit: Tony Hoffarth/Flickr

The interior shots were filmed at The Blacker House, which was also designed by Greene and Greene in the same style as the Gamble House. The Gamble House was unavailable for interior filming at the time.

The Gamble House was only featured in the 1950s scenes, as told by the Film, it burnt down at some point in the 1960s. On the property, there is also a garage built in the same style as the house. To show the garage in 1985, a facade was built next to a Burger King. When comparing the movie garage and the real one, they look pretty much the same. The only difference is the movie facade looks dingier.