Life at Home

4th of July Dessert Recipe

June 27, 2012

Looking for the perfect 4th of July dessert? How about a red, white and blue trifle from Sandra Lee at the Food Network! It’s simple, elegant and would make a colorful addition to any table. Have a safe and happy holiday. Keep following our blog for recipes, decorating ideas, organization tips and homebuying advice.

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Local Stories

Best Places to Live: Temecula, CA

June 20, 2012

The Neal floor plan in Temecula, CA   Temecula is the jewel of Riverside County in California and many families are choosing this city to lay down roots. Fortunately, there are several new home communities in and around Temecula, CA for those homebuyers seeking newer construction. Temecula schools Homebuyers who have searched in neighboring cities in California may be pleased with how Temecula schools rank on GreatSchools.org, a website that evaluates schools according to test results in several categories. Eleven public elementary schools in Temecula…

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Financing & Insuring

Benefits of Bundling Your Home and Auto Insurance Policies

June 11, 2012

Whether you’re buying cupcakes or concert tickets, you’d expect a discount for buying in bulk, wouldn’t you? The same principle applies to insurance policies. Buying your home, auto, life, health and other insurance policies from a single provider is called insurance bundling, and it can make a big difference in your insurance premiums. If you’re not already enjoying this discount, follow these three easy steps to see what you can save. 1. Evaluate your current insurance costs. The total you’re spending now will be the…

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Selling a Home

When Should I Sell My House? Tips for When to Sell Your Home

June 4, 2012

Ultimately, the decision to sell your home is a very personal one. It’s impossible to come up with an exact formula of circumstances that tell you it’s time to move. Though it may come down to gut instinct, here are some things to consider before putting your home on the market. Look at local market conditions The last few years have been tough for real estate in many areas, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not a good time to sell your house. Look at…

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Life at Home

How to Organize a Garage in 4 Simple Steps

May 15, 2012

When you first move into a new home, the garage is a wide open space full of potential, but it doesn’t often stay that way for long. If you’re having trouble finding a parking space in your own garage, it may be time to kick the clutter to the curb. Give your cars some breathing room today with these garage organization tips. 1. Decide what can go. The first step to organizing your garage is to stop thinking of it as a catch-all storage area.…

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