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A Perfect Storm is Brewing – Real Estate Tide is Rising

If the old adage “a high tide floats all boats” is true, then the rise in the real estate market should help the economy, governmental agencies, and the private sector in general, as well as the average Joe. And, it is true. The link between the real estate market and the economy in Southern California cannot be understated. Here in […]

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Bon Voyage to our Intern Extraordinaire!

Drew Wegner, our intern extraordinaire, is heading back to college on a full academic scholarship from the University of California, Los Angeles. Drew will be entering his second year at UCLA as a Political Science and Public Policy Major. This is also the second year Drew has served as an intern and Special Assistant to the President / CEO at […]

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Residential Land Heats Up

It’s been a long hot summer here in Southwest Riverside County, but the temperatures were not the only thing on the rise in this red hot corner of the market. Demand for residential land is on the move. In September, Reuters published an article about the current market and how some big investment firms such as BlackRock, Inc., Starwood Capital, […]

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Rancon Gives the Gift of Life with Blood Drive

About every eight weeks or so the San Diego Blood Bank Bloodmobile pulls into Rancon Headquarters parking lot and sets up shop. It’s a good stop for the bus and its lifesaving efforts. “Rancon has been a wonderful stop for us and especially for the people who were regular donors at our Murrieta Donor Center, says Sue Forester, Account Marketing […]

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Clinton Keith and I-215 Interchange

Southwest Riverside County – Transportation Highlights

We believe this area will be the most viable area in Southern California when the market for new homes returns.

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Read All About It: New Home Sales Are Up in “A” Areas

Another day, another headline stating “the Real Estate Market is on the Rise,” “the Real Estate Market is in the Tank,” “Foreclosures Fall for Tenth Month in a Row!,” Home Sale Prices Remain Flat,” “Best Buying Season in Years,” “Stand By for an Upward Trend.” If you read them all, and we all do, you get the impression that the […]

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Merchant Builder Recap 2012 – Moving Into the Future

The Rancon Group was pleased to host its 10th Annual Southwest Riverside County Merchant Builders Symposium and Luncheon. This year’s event was held in the Cave at Europa Village in the heart of Temecula Wine Country, and featured a special prepared lunch from Europa’s Chef Dean. Participants included executives from some of the nation’s top homebuilders who actively discussed the […]

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City of Murrieta Encourages the Future with New General Plan

The economic future of the City of Murrieta reflects a larger trend in Southern California. That is: a focus on sustainable job growth and centralized community-strategies that facilitate greater mobility and healthier lifestyles. Murrieta planners recently updated the City General Plan to reflect the need for long-term job centers within the city. According to Bruce Coleman, Economic Development Director for […]

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Leap Year, Leap Frog, Home Sales are Starting to Jump

Home sales were up in Southwest Riverside County in February, according to La Jolla based DataQuick. Experts, attributed part of the 5.9 percent year-over-year increase to February having one extra day because of Leap Year. You’ve got to love those experts! According to the latest data, home sales were up throughout the six-county Southern California region with San Diego County […]

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Let the Healing Begin

Foreclosure Radar reported in March that foreclosure rates for Southwest Riverside County dropped for the 22nd straight month, according to an analysis by Eric Wolff, of the North County Times. The stats show that about 3.1 of every 1,000 borrowers received a notice of default in February of 2012. This is down 8 percent from the previous month and down […]

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Southern California Real Estate is always a Winner by Knock Out!

There is such a disconnect in the housing industry, and the economy in general, and a lot of people seem to be throwing in the towel after the first few rounds., or worse, they’re afraid to get in to the ring at all. Look, Southern California real estate has always been a champion. It’s always been a winner. If we […]

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Employment Picture

Our friends at Meyers LLC are keeping a close watch on all things real estate. And, once again, we are all in agreement: It’s all about jobs! Even incremental gains are a good sign. Keep them coming! Read more

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