Flipping houses – it’s not like on television

Nathaniel Sillin Special to the Village News Flipping a house can seem like a walk in the park when it’s wrapped into a few montages during a half-hour television segment. Just find a run-down property, buy it, take out a few walls, paint, replace carpets, upgrade the kitchen and voilà – you could make tens […]

Kepley honored for exceptional service

FALLBROOK – CR Properties Real Estate Services is pleased to announce that Jane Kepley has won the 2017 Five Star Real Estate Agent award once again (she has won six years in a row)! By earning this exclusive honor, Kepley has proven her commitment to her profession and to her clients. Five Star Professional partnered […]

Thin inventory in North San Diego County real estate market affects March activity

Thin inventory in North San Diego County real estate market affects March activity

FALLBROOK – Prices and market-time for homes in Fallbrook and Bonsall improved in March, boosted in part by declining volume, Jerry Kalman, a realtor® with HomeSmart Legends here, reported April 5. The inventory improved steadily throughout the month to 184 units.  Despite an almost 15 percent inventory increase from a very low February, any inventory […]

The importance of inspections and repair negotiations to a home seller

Typically, sellers tend to become less stressed as soon as all of the purchase contract signatures are in place. A good Realtor® will be with them and ready to prepare them for the next negotiation phase. Property inspections can frequently result in a buyer submitting a request for repairs requiring corrections by the seller. Whether […]

Initiation of general plan amendment proceedings approved

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved the initiation of general plan amendment proceedings for a 36.70-acre Rainbow Canyon parcel. The supervisors’ 3-0 vote March 21, with Marion Ashley absent and one vacant seat, allows the initiation of proceedings to change the general plan foundation component from Rural to Community Development and the land use […]

TAC delays South Mission Road speed limit recommendation

South Mission Road from 860 feet south of Pepper Tree Lane to Green Canyon Road is a segment of 2.05 miles, but the road has different characteristics. The speed limit for the entire segment is 50 mph and that speed limit can be enforced by radar, but the county’s Traffic Advisory Committee has called for […]

What can we learn from the Tiny House phenomenon?

What can we learn from the Tiny House phenomenon?

Nathaniel Sillin Special to The Village News You may not have seen one in your neighborhood yet, but the tiny house phenomenon has spread across the country. For some, the move is driven by a desire to downsize and live a minimalistic lifestyle. Others see it as a way to decrease their impact on the […]

The impact of excluding tenants for prior convictions

SAN DIEGO – The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on a protected class: race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, and national origin. In April 2016, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued guidance on how prior criminal history is effecting prospective tenants from obtaining housing under intentional and disparate impact […]