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Market Update 2017

The engine that has driven the real estate market in the Inland Empire for decades has been affordable housing. With home prices skyrocketing in the coastal regions, the difference in home prices between the coast and Southwest Riverside County are greater now than they have been in the past. The same size home on a smaller lot in Irvine is […]

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Ranch RV & Self-Storage Breaks Ground in French Valley

Ranch RV & Self-Storage, a division of the Rancon Group of companies, recently broke ground on a 156,000+ square-foot RV and self-storage facility, in the French Valley.  As a respected and trusted self-storage operator, Ranch RV & Self-Storage is a transition specialist that understands that, at some point, nearly everyone is affected by an event that requires extra storage space, […]

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Rancon Announces Sale of First Two Neighborhoods in Conestoga at Winchester Ranch

Lennar Homes will be building single-family homes at two neighborhoods in the newest master-planned community in Southwest Riverside County Murrieta, CA – The Rancon Group, Inc. recently announced the sale of the first two neighborhoods in Conestoga at Winchester Ranch to Lennar Homes, one of the nation’s largest and most successful homebuilders. Lennar Homes will be building single-family homes on […]

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Southwest Riverside County 2016 Market Update

We have all suffered together through a prolonged and deep real estate recession since 2007.  We’ve now seen a recovery in parts of Southern California, particularly in the areas closest to the coast, but are still waiting for that recovery to reach the Inland Empire.  As we enter 2017, the fundamentals are lining up as strongly as we’ve seen them. […]

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New Housing on the Horizon

If you have been following my Blogs then I am sure that you all remember that prior to the “Great Recession,” all of the properties in Conestoga at Winchester Ranch were sold to homebuilders; the area was booming with two of the largest homebuilders in the U.S. having sales trailers on site; and they were ready to start model homes […]

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Progress at Conestoga

A picture is worth a thousand words. So, we are extremely proud to present you with a video presentation of the ongoing work that is being accomplished at Conestoga at Winchester Ranch. The sewer along the south side of Salt Creek has been installed and the low zone water line supplying fresh water to the valley is also complete. Experience […]

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Connecting the Missing Link

The “Missing Link”…no, not the term often thrown around by the media to describe fossils that are believed to bridge the evolutionary split between higher primates such as monkeys, apes, and humans – as I am more of a creation guy myself anyway. I am talking about something else, but which seemed to be as equally elusive. I am talking […]

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Jobs Driving the Economy for Temecula & Murrieta

Home Prices – The Peaks and the Valleys

In the depths of the recession in 2010 it was accepted knowledge that it would take decades for home prices to rebound back to their 2006 high levels. With all the funny money that was available for every Tom, Dick and Harry to buy a home in 2006, prices went through the roof, and according to all the experts, were […]

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Out of the Ashes

Today is a beautiful day in Winchester Ranch California! WHY? Because tractors are rolling and pipes are going into the ground! Land Developers in partnership with Eastern Municipal Water District are installing the South of Salt Creek Sewer line, which will open up 3500 plus units to development, and it is under construction today! There was a time not too […]

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Does Anybody Really Have a Crystal Ball?

If you look at all the economic indicators, you would think people would be standing in line to buy houses in the Inland Empire. Unemployment is down, interest rates remain at historic lows, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac just lowered their down payments to 3%, population is up, the number of potential home buyers is the greatest number in a […]

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And So We Did

“When you once get an idea in which you believe with all your heart, work it out.” – Henry Ford – And So We Did! – In our recent “Industry News Blog” post, The Phoenix Rises, we announced that the Salt Creek Sewer contract was awarded on November 19th and that the Low Pressure and High Pressure water systems had […]

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The Phoenix Rises

Let the Phoenix rise! A lot has been happening in Winchester Ranch over the past few years. The property has been re-consolidated into the hands of a few savvy and still capable Developers. New incentives were used with Public Agencies like EMWD and Private Partnerships such as with Strata Equity and the Rancon Group. On November 19, 2014, EMWD approved […]

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