Stylish and Pet-Friendly Puppy Spaces

Lets face it, puppies and even adult dogs can sometimes be a handful. Whether they’re trained or not, dogs get bored just like us. And when they are home alone they usually like to get into things. I’m sure we’ve all been in that position if you have a puppy or two where you come home and your shoes and pillows are ripped apart or your house is a disaster! I have two of my own, one huge pitbull and a small French bulldog and they are worse than my children! But I love them oh so much.

If you’re looking for some great ways to replace the old crate, I’ve got you covered. There are so many different ways to conceal a crate and you could totally get creative with it especially if you have it built. Which one is your favorite?

 

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 10:52 PM
Ashley Johnson | Category: Blog | Tagged ,

West Coast Thunder Memorial Day Bike Run

What are you doing on Memorial Day this year? The Memorial Day Bike Run has been going on for years and starts at Riverside Harley Davidson and ends at Saboba Casino. AND Eli Young Band will be performing. Below are the time of events throughout the day! I hope everyone has a fun and SAFE Memorial Day weekend.

TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES AND TO THOSE WHO FOUGHT BRAVELY, THANK YOU.

Riverside Harley-Davidson:

6:00 a.m.               Event Registration & Staging

6:00 a.m.               Continental Breakfast

8:05 a.m.               Performance of “Star Spangled Banner”

8:10 a.m.               Emcee for Event: Paul Adkins, Chairman of Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee

8:15 a.m.               Guest Speakers

8:21 a.m.                Introductions of other VIP’s in the crowd.

8:25 a.m.               Commencement Ceremony by West Coast Thunder Color Guard

9:11 a.m.               Parade departs Riverside Harley-Davidson

Soboba Casino Festivities:  (Times are approximate due to parade arrival and talent sound checks)

10:30 a.m.           Gates open

11:00 a.m.           Program Opening, WCT Welcome and Introductions

12:00 a.m.           Opening act begins on stage

12:45 p.m.           Inland Empire Harley Owners Group West Coast Color Guard presentation

12:55 p.m.           Announcements

1:00 p.m.             West Coast Thunder presents the Eli Young Band performing on the Main Stage

2:20 p.m.             Opportunity Drawings and Closing Messages

3:00 p.m.             Event Concludes – Thank you to all our Sponsors, Supporters & Participants of West Coast Thunder

 

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 8:43 PM
Ashley Johnson | Category: Blog | Tagged , , , , ,

Why Homeownership?

Why Homeownership? Here are a few good reasons to purchase a home.

  • Security – Yes, security. You don’t have to worry about being kicked out by your landlord.
  • Investment – Purchasing real estate is a long term investment. Unlike a car, a home will appreciate in value while a vehicle depreciates.
  • Equity – One of the best reasons to buy a home is because you can build equity that can be used later on to start a business, pay bills etc.
  • Freedom – You are free to do whatever you want. You want a dog? You can have a dog. Maybe you want to paint your walls black? Whatever it is you want to do, you can to do without paying a pet deposit or having to worry about painting the walls back to its original color if and when you move out of your rental home. But also remember if you plan to move not everyone will like the things you do to it.
  • Privacy – You will have privacy. You don’t need to worry about someone checking in on you.
  • Pride of Ownership – A lot of peoples goals in life are to eventually own their own home. People take a lot of pride in saying they own their home.

Whether it be a starter home or a brand new build, purchasing a home has many benefits. If you or someone you know is looking to buy, give me a call. My lender and I can get you there!

XoXo Ashley

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 2:59 AM
Ashley Johnson | Category: Blog

SOLD! Nov 23 2016

Another SOLD just before Thanksgiving. Its not often you get to work with other Realtor’s that you know.

This home is located in Sun City, Ca in a 55+ community. Congratulations to the seller and buyer 🙂

Glen Oaks Picture

 

Posted on November 24, 2016 at 12:15 AM
Ashley Johnson | Category: Blog

Sold! Nov 21 2016

This Hemet home was only in escrow for 20 days! Congratulations to my clients on the purchase of their second home!

I love my job! Here are a few photos of the home that just closed in Hemet, Ca.

Are you looking to buy or sell in Southern California? Than give me a call. I’d be happy to help 🙂

Xoxo Ashley

Vanchelle Photos Vanchelle Backyard Vanchelle kitchen

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 3:18 AM
Ashley Johnson | Category: Blog

The Trump Effect and Real Estate

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I’m going to share this little piece from Matthew Gardner our Chief Economist here at Windermere Real Estate.

 

The Trump effect. How will it impact the US economy and housing?

By Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate

The American people have spoken and they have elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Change was clearly demanded, and change is what we will have.

The election was a shock for many, especially on the West Coast where we have not been overly affected by the long-term loss in US manufacturing or stagnant wage growth of the past decade. But the votes are in and a new era is ahead of us. So, what does this mean for the housing market?

First and foremost I would say that we should all take a deep breath. In a similar fashion to the UK’s “Brexit”, there will be a “whiplash” effect, as was seen in overnight trading across the globe. However, at least in the US, equity markets have calmed as they start to take a closer look at what a Trump presidency will mean.

On a macro level, I would start by stating that political rhetoric and hyperbole do not necessarily translate into policy. That is the most important message that I want to get across. I consider it highly unlikely that many of the statements regarding trade protectionism will actually go into effect. It will be very important for President Trump to tone down his platform on renegotiating trade agreements and imposing tariffs on China. I also deem it highly unlikely that a 1,000-mile wall will actually get built.

It is crucial that some of the more inflammatory statements that President-Elect Trump has made be toned down or markets will react negatively. However, what is of greater concern to me is that neither candidate really approached questions regarding housing with any granularity. There was little-to-no-discussion regarding housing finance reform, so I will be watching this topic very closely over the coming months.

As far as the housing market is concerned, it is really too early to make any definitive comment. That said, Trump ran on a platform of deregulation and this could actually bode well for real estate. It might allow banks the freedom to lend more, which in turn, could further energize the market as more buyers may qualify for home loans.

Concerns over rising interest rates may also be overstated. As history tells us, during times of uncertainty we tend to put more money into bonds. If this holds true, then we may see a longer-than-expected period of below-average rates. Today’s uptick in bond yields is likely just temporary.

Proposed infrastructure spending could boost employment and wages, which again, would be a positive for housing markets. Furthermore, easing land use regulations has the potential to begin addressing the problem of housing affordability across many of our nation’s housing markets – specifically on the West Coast.

Economies do not like uncertainty. In the near-term we may see a temporary lull in the US economy, as well as the housing market, as we analyze what a Trump presidency really means. But at the present time, I do not see any substantive cause for panic in the housing sector.

We are a resilient nation, and as long as we continue to have checks-and balances, I have confidence that we will endure any period of uncertainty and come out stronger.

Posted on November 10, 2016 at 7:48 PM
Ashley Johnson | Category: Blog

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