All posts tagged "opinion"

  • Yucaipa Prepares for Autumn Festival
    Letter to the Editor: Civilian defenders deserve appreciation

    Last Night in Yucaipa armed civilians took to the streets to protect businesses and run off rioters – they deserve thanks from the community. The police are stretched thin and in many cases have been hamstrung by...

    • Posted June 2, 2020
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  • New Homebuilding Will Lead the Way to Recovery

    By Jim Perry Probably at no point in our recent history have worldwide events focused light on the importance of our homes to our lives, futures and economy. ‘Sheltering in place’ and ‘social distancing’ would be exercises...

    • Posted April 2, 2020
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  • Choosing Between a New Home or ‘Fixer-Upper’? Consider This

    By Jim Perry Back in the days before personal computers, financial professionals were fond of the term ‘pencil’ to indicate whether columns of figures totaled out correctly. To say ‘it pencils’ means ‘it works. For new homebuyers,...

    • Posted March 26, 2020
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  • The ‘Walk-Through’ – Important Steps for Home Buyers

    By Jim Perry The first choice most homebuyers make when deciding to shop for a new home is whether to purchase a state-of-the-art new home or an existing home – and both of those choices come with...

    • Posted March 19, 2020
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  • Save Money and Increase Comfort with a Home Energy Audit

    By Jim Perry Spring started with good news for home buyers and sellers when the Bankrate.com National Survey of Mortgage Lenders reported that mortgage rates were falling for 30-Year Fixed-Rate mortgages (FMR) and reported “signs point to...

    • Posted March 14, 2020
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  • Taking the First Step on Your Investment in Homeownership

    By Jim Perry A theme you will see repeated often in real estate columns is: for most Americans, their home will be the biggest and best investment they will make in their lifetimes.  Factor in all the...

    • Posted March 7, 2020
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  • The Right Remodeler is the Key to ‘Aging-in-Place’

    By Jim Perry In 1974, a pop song swept the nation containing the lyrics “dreams can come true again, when everything old is new again”. If you remember hearing this song on the radio, you are one...

    • Posted February 27, 2020
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  • Prepare for Spring Landscaping Season

    By Jim Perry While all of the old ranchos and ranches in the Baldy View region featured orchards and vineyards; cattle ranching was our region’s key industry until citrus growers harnessed the waters of the Santa Ana...

    • Posted February 21, 2020
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  • Staging – Key to a Successful Home Sale

    By Jim Perry Last week, the legendary Groundhog Day groundhog Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow and ‘predicted’ an early spring for 2020. For those of us who are fortunate enough to live in Southern California,...

    • Posted February 13, 2020
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  • A Look at Housing Design Trends and Features for 2020

    By Jim Perry Take a walk through the state-of-the-art models in any new home community here in the Baldy View region and you will experience how today’s homes are built to address today’s – and tomorrow’s –...

    • Posted February 6, 2020
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