Dog Friendly Wineries in the Temecula Wine Country

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Many dog lovers enjoy taking their pooches with them wherever they go. They believe that it is easier for them to be more social and meet more people when their pets are tagging along. In today’s world, you can bring your dog’s just about anywhere and Temecula Wine Country is no exception. With over 20 dog-friendly wineries to choose from you can be sure you and your dog will have a great time! While most of the wineries allow dogs in tasting room and patio, some restrict dogs to the outdoor patio areas only. Please be respectful by keeping your dog leashed and by picking up after them. Here is a list of dog friendly wineries in Temecula:

Miramonte Winery – Dogs are welcome in the tasting room and outdoor areas.  Located at: 33410 Rancho California Rd. Temecula, CA

Baily Winery – Well-mannered dogs are allowed in both the tasting room and outside dining area at Carol’s Restaurant. Located at: 33440 La Serena Way Temecula, CA

Oak Mountain Winery – Dogs are allowed in tasting room and around the other parts of the winery. Located at: 36522 Via Verde Temecula, CA

Europa Village – Dogs are allowed in all the tasting rooms for each region and all outdoor areas. Located at: 33475 La Serena Way Temecula, CA

Falkner Winery – Limited to small dogs who are leashed and well-behaved. Dogs are allowed in tasting room and outdoor patio area. Located at: 40620 Calle Contento Temecula, CA

Frangipani Estate Winery – Dogs are allowed in tasting area and outdoor patio areas. You can also enjoy a game of bocce ball with your pooch as well. 39750 De Portola Rd. Temecula, CA

Monte de Oro Winery – Dogs are allowed in the tasting room and all outdoor areas. Located at: 35820 Rancho California Rd. Temecula, CA open daily from 10am to 5pm

Gershon Bachus Vintners – Dogs are allowed in the tasting room and outdoor areas. Located at: 37750 De Portola Rd. Temecula, CA

Foot Path Winery – Dogs are allowed outside of the winery, but they will only allow small dogs that are carried into the tasting room. Located at: 36650 Glenoaks Rd. Temecula, CA

Maurice Car’rie Winery – Dogs are allowed outside of the winery, but they will only allow small dogs that are carried into the tasting room. 34225 Rancho California Rd. Temecula, CA

Inn @ Churon Winery – Dogs are allowed in both the tasting room and outside patio, but they are restricted from the Inn. Located at: 33233 Rancho California Rd. Temecula, CA

The following wineries restrict dogs to the outside seating and patio areas:

Leoness Cellars – 38311 De Portola Rd. Temecula, CA

Hart Winery – 41300 Avenida Biana Temecula, CA

Wiens Winery – 35055 Via Del Ponte Temecula, CA

Robert Renzoni Vineyards – 37350 De Portola Rd. Temecula, CA

Danza del Sol – 39050 De Portola Rd. Temecula, CA

Bel Vino Winery – 33515 Rancho California Rd. Temecula, CA

Vindemia Vinyard & Estate Winery – 33133 Vista Del Monte Rd. Temecula, CA

Cougar Vineyard & Winery – 39870 De Portola Rd. Temecula, CA

Doffo Winery – 36083 Summitville St. Temecula

Chapin Family Vineyards – 36084 Summitville St. Temecula, CA

This information is deemed to be accurate, but please keep in mind these wineries could change their policies at any time.

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Dog Friendly Parks in Murrieta & Temecula

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Murrieta and Temecula has some great parks for both you and your dog to enjoy!    As a dog lover myself, I believe it is one of the many great perks of living in this area.  Here are some of the best community dog friendly parks in the area:

 Murrieta:

Woof! Dog Park in Torey Pines Park- Offers a fenced in off-leash dog area for both small and large dogs.  Also, features a dog drinking fountain.

Glen Arbor Park- Beautiful park with wooded trails.  Your dog must be on-leash at this park.

Bear Valley Park- Great park with clean trails and spectacular views. This is an on-leash park.

Temecula:

Redhawk Community Park- Has separate enclosed off-leash areas for both small & large dogs and features a dog drinking fountain.

Margarita Dog Park- Has an enclosed off-leash dog park area.

These parks don’t always have bags available to pick up your pet waste so it is best to always come prepared with your own.  Please be considerate and pick up after your dog.  Also, these parks have different rules enforced by the city.  Please read the signs and abide by the rules to keep these parks safe and clean.

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Tennis Anyone? Look No Further Than Murrieta & Temecula

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Are you an avid tennis player who is looking for a great tennis community to live in?  If so, the Murrieta/Temecula Valley is the perfect place for you to start your home search. Former professional tennis player Lindsay Davenport even called Murrieta home at one time!  Here is a list of the many tennis courts Murrieta and Temecula have to offer:

Murrieta Private Tennis Communities:

Bear Creek- Features 5 hard courts and 2 clay courts, all courts are lighted.

The Colony (55+ community)- 2 hard courts with lights.

Four Seasons (55+ community)- 2 hard courts with lights.

Murrieta Public Tennis Courts:

Cal Oaks Sports Park- 2 hard courts, no lights.

Murrieta Mesa High School- 8 hard courts, no lights.

Murrieta Valley High School- 7 hard courts, no lights.

Vista Murrieta High School- 8 hard courts, no lights.

Town Center Park- 1 hard court with lights.

Abelia Sports Park- 1 hard court with lights.

Crown Valley Park- 2 hard courts with lights.

Tennis Clubs in Murrieta:

Murrieta Tennis Club- 9 hard courts with lights.

Temecula Private Tennis Communities

Meadowview- 4 hard courts with lights.

Chardonnay Hills- 1 hard court with lights

Lake Village- 2 hard tennis courts, no lights.

Paloma Del Sol- 3 hard tennis courts with lights.

Rancho Highlands- 2 hard tennis courts with lights.

Temeku Hills- 3 hard courts with lights.

Vintage Hills- 2 hard courts with lights.

Calle Veronica- 2 hard courts.

Temecula Public Tennis Courts:

Temecula Valley High School- 8 hard courts with lights.

Linfield Christian- 6 hard courts with lights.

Chaparral High School- 8 hard courts with lights.

Great Oak High School- 8 hard courts with lights.

Gardner Middle School- 6 hard courts, no lights.

Temecula Middle School- 4 hard courts, no lights.

Vail Ranch Middle School- 6 hard courts, no lights.

Margarita Community Park- 2 hard courts with lights.

Pala Community Park- 2 hard courts with lights.

Glenoak Hills Park- 2 hard courts, no lights.

Tennis Clubs in Temecula:

Temecula YMCA- 2 hard courts, no lights.

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Is It Time to Sell Your Home?

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Have you been struggling with making the decision to sell your home?  The great news is that currently our market is a seller’s market!  Southern California’s low inventory continues to drive home prices up and most homes are selling at a rapid pace.  Although, you shouldn’t base your decision to sell solely on market conditions.  Here are some other factors you need to consider before listing your home:

You’ve gained equity in your home- Over the last few years, many homeowners have regained much of the equity that their homes have lost from the previous housing bubble. A study from CoreLogic suggests that only 8% of homes with a mortgage had negative equity in early 2016. If you’re not sure where your equity stands, your local real estate agent can run a (CMA) comparative market analysis to help determine the current value of your home.

Will your financial situation allow you to upgrade- If you are looking to upgrade your home, start with taking a serious look at your finances. Have you paid off most of your debts such as car payments, student loans, credit cards, or other small debts? Do you have at least 3 months of emergency fund savings?  If so, upgrading may be a great option for you.

Your home no longer fits the needs of your family- Families change in size and often what once worked for you no longer suits your needs. Maybe you need an extra bedroom, a bedroom on the main floor, or perhaps you are ready to downsize.  Many empty nesters are downsizing and benefiting from the current low interest rates.  Some are even able to pay cash for a smaller home.

There is never a one size fits all strategy when it comes to deciding whether to sell your home.  It is very important that you closely review your finances and consider all factors in order to make a truly informed decision.

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The Importance of Real Estate Marketing


Statistics show that 9 out of 10 home buyers in the United States are searching on the internet to find their desired home. In a world driven by technology, it is important that you have an agent that is internet savvy to help market your home. Many real estate agents enlist the help of marketing experts to promote their real estate business online. However, when it comes to your property listing, they know little about what to do for you. Does your real estate professional understand the importance of an aggressive internet marketing campaign?
In today’s aggressive real estate market, listing a home on the MLS and putting a for sale sign up in front of your house is just not enough. A successful internet campaign includes promoting your property on many additional websites. Marketing strategies must include posting additional content and videos of your property in social networks, blogs, on agent’s personal websites, and many other sites.

Most home sellers truly benefit from the online promotion of their properties. As a home seller, you always want to ask your real estate agent what their marketing strategies are. Do they have an internet marketing campaign besides listing your home on the MLS?

Internet marketing is a very important element to any property listing. It maximizes the exposure of your home world-wide giving you the best chance to get top dollar for your property!

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How to Determine if a Home is Right for You

 

There are many important factors you need to take into consideration before purchasing a home.  House hunting can be both exciting and stressful, so you need to know your particular needs and budget prior to starting the process.  Here are a few simple tips to help prepare you:

  • Get Pre-Approved for Your Home Loan – It’s best to know the purchase price you are approved for before beginning your home search. You must understand the difference of being pre-qualified vs. pre-approved.  It is relatively simple to get pre-qualified, but to be pre-approved means that the lender has looked at all of your financial information and has decided on how much they will lend to you.
  • Location- One thing you have to keep in mind is that you can’t move your house. It is important that you consider the neighborhood, schools, proximity to freeways and shopping, and any nuisances before purchasing a home.
  • Layout- It can cost a lot of money to change the layout of a home. If you have a particular need, it is best that you find a home that fits it. For example, if you have young children then there is a good chance that you will want to have their bedrooms on the same level as yours.
  • Health and Safety Issues- It is always best to get a detailed home inspection. Health and safety issues can be costly to address and can also put you and your family at risk.  Some common issues such as black mold can be deadly and cost you thousands of dollars to eliminate.

Always keep in mind that a home’s aesthetics can be changed over time, so try to focus on what is difficult or impossible to change.

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10 Simple Ways to Prepare Your Home to Sell

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By: Stephanie Peterson

Taking the right steps to prepare your home before it is marketed can help your home sell quickly and maximize your return.  Here are some tips that will help buyers get a great first impression of your home:

  1. Go through every room of your house and clean up any clutter.  Make sure closets and drawers are organized.  Clutter will make the rooms in your house seem smaller and could turn potential buyers away.

  2. Clean your windows on the inside and out.  Leave your shades open when people are viewing the house.  Most buyers like brighter more cheerful homes.

  3. Remove as many family photos as possible that are displayed within your house.  Buyers want to imagine themselves living there and too much personalization could distract them.

  4. Make sure your kitchen and bathrooms are spotless.  Clean inside of your microwave and oven.  Make sure all bathtubs, toilets, and sinks are cleaned.

  5. Make small repairs suck as repairing broken screens, patching up holes in the walls, replacing broken tiles, and fixing leaky faucets.

  6. Rearrange some of the furniture in your house to make rooms look bigger and more inviting.

  7. Replace any burnt out light bulbs.

  8. Add to the curb appeal to your house by keeping the lawn trimmed and planting some fresh flowers.  Curb appeal is the first impression potential buyer’s get of your house.

  9. Neutralize the colors of your house, as it is more appealing to most buyers.

  10.  Air out your home and deodorize it!  Try to remove any pet smells and cooking odors.  Use light scented air fresheners to give your home a clean fresh smell.  Stay away from strong scented deodorizers, as some people may be sensitive to their smell.  Bake fresh cookies prior to an open house or showing.

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