What Escrow Does

A buyer, seller and lender have certain biased interests in any real estate transaction. Escrow is a nonbiased entity that protects all parties. This is why escrow was developed. As a buyer, seller, or lender, you want to be certain all conditions of sale have been met before property and money change hands. Escrow is…

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Mission Inn: Seeing the World in a Day

At the Mission Inn Museum they seek to tell the history of Frank Miller and the Mission Inn, in addition to connecting you with the larger histories of Riverside, Southern California, art and architectural styles, and the missions. Unfortunately, with over 10,000 items in the collection, many of the Inn’s unique treasures remain hidden in storage…

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3581 Elmwood Dr

[  SOLD for $432,500 ]  Gorgeous 3 bedroom/1.75 bathroom Spanish Revival in the heart of the historical “Wood Streets” neighborhood! Over 2000 square feet with extra large bedrooms, large, large closets, and master suite with 3/4 private bathroom and huge walk-in closet! Gorgeous original hardwood floors, original glass doorknobs, large step-down living room with fireplace,…

Green Gardening

Lots of people are exploring organic gardening for their health and the enviroment. If you are thinking about starting a garden or just want some tips on going organic, here is a list of resources that we hope you find helpful.   Organic Gardening Techniques: A guide for in-depth information on organic gardening. Organic Gardening…

City of Riverside Wants Troublesome Trees Gone

The Shamel ash trees on Brentwood Avenue and Maplewood Place tower over the homes and residents, creating a leafy tunnel of shade that residents want to preserve. But some of the trees were topped improperly years ago, which allowed diseases in, stunting their growth in some cases and leading to large branches growing heavy and…

When Shopping for a New Home, Use a List.

Here is a checklist to use while reviewing homes to purchase.  But we always recommend you use a qualified inspector when you’re ready to write an offer. Check For Properly Working Appliances/Fixtures: Bathroom Sinks Showers/tubs Toilets Vent fan Heating fan Appliances Dishwasher Stove Oven Ice maker Garbage disposal Range hood Refrigerator Freezer Microwave Trash compactor…

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4333 Maplewood Pl

[ SOLD for $306,500] This is a rare, one-owner, meticulously-maintained “Wood Street” home built by famous Riverside builder, Harry Marsh! This one-of-a-kind home sits on one of the most desirable streets in Riverside, lined with an envious canopy of 50-yr-old ash trees. You’ll swear you’re in a quaint New England town! This sprawling ranch-style is almost 1800…

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1275 Blazewood St

[No longer for sale]  ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!!! Gorgeous single story Canyon Crest turnkey executive home on huge private lot with tons of upgrades! Large open and bright floor plan with cathedral ceiling, large rooms, bright kitchen, newer dual paned windows/sliders, newer central air, newer roof, newer paint and carpet. Two of the three bathrooms have been renovated…

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260 Fox Mills Ln

[ SOLD for $245,000 ]   REDUCED $100,000 DOLLARS!!!! This home is absolutely gorgeous! This 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath free-standing single family residence is located in a small, quiet, clean, safe, gated community conveniently located near shopping, banks, restaurants, movie theatres, etc. Home has been completely remodeled with granite counter tops in kitchen, stainless steel appliances, fresh…

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5342 Magnolia Ave

[ SOLD for $405,000 ]  This vintage 1921 two-story Wood Streets home boasts almost 2200 sq ft, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, formal dining room with built-in hutch, sun room, hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen, indoor laundry room, laundry chute, sunny breakfast nook, and convenient downstairs guest bedroom/bathroom, with four spacious bedrooms and two more…

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4065 Larchwood

[ SOLD for $300,000 ]  Refurbished Spanish Revival with gorgeous refinished hardwd flrs, fireplace, original windows on facade to retain historical flavor and new double paned windows elsewhere. Completely remodeled kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters, gas stove, dishwasher, tile floor, charming recessed ceiling/new crown moulding. All interior walls have been completely re-textured w/new light fixtures…

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3745 Beechwood Pl

[ SOLD for $425,000 ]  This magnificent home sits on one of the most desirable streets in the historical “Wood Streets” neighborhood and will knock your socks off! The main floor is almost 1200 sq feet, which does NOT include the huge attic (with stairway already in place) or the 200 sq foot permitted guest…