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April 20, 2022

Baseball – and perspective

Here’s a great story about baseball – and perspective: 

A little girl was overheard talking to herself as she marched through the backyard, wearing her baseball cap and toting a ball and bat. “I’m the greatest hitter in the world,” she announced. Then she tossed the ball into the air, swung at it, and missed.

“Strike one!” she yelled. Undaunted, she picked up the ball and said again, “I’m the greatest hitter in the world!” She tossed the ball into the air. When it came down she swung again and missed. “Strike two!” she cried.

The girl then paused a moment to examine her bat and ball carefully, and then rubbed her hands together. She straightened her cap and said once more, “I’m the greatest hitter in the world!” Again she tossed the ball up in the air and swung at it. She missed. “Strike three!”

“Wow!” She exclaimed. “I’m the greatest pitcher in the world!”

Either way – she’s right.

Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing?

March 17, 2022

Happy St Patty's Day!

Do You Make Your Own Luck?

 

Most successful people know you can’t rely on luck and achieve results that are both predictable and reliable. It may be possible to have an occasional victory, but most successful endeavors require more than luck and superstition.

 

But what role does luck play?

 

A 2010 study published in the journal Psychological Science found that superstitions are typically seen as inconsequential creations of irrational minds. Nevertheless, many people do things like search for four-leaf clovers, hang horseshoes or avoid walking under ladders.

 

Present research reveals performance benefits of superstitions are realized from underlying psychological mechanisms.

 

Experiments show it is not a magical power that improves results, but good old-fashioned beliefs and behavior that combine to create changes in perceived self-efficacy, confidence, and increased task persistence. So, the next time you are looking for a little extra help, remember to believe in yourself and keep going! 

 

Feb. 23, 2022

What Goes Up Might Come Down

 

What Goes Up Might Come Down

For the past several months, you have probably been hearing about historic home price increases, the unprecedented small number of homes for sale coupled with a high demand for homes, and extraordinarily low interest rates. Each of these occurrences alone is remarkable, but together they contributed to the highest increase in home values since we started tracking such figures.

I expect the springtime will continue to offer opportunities for quick, competitive home sales, but financial experts do not expect home prices to remain on last year’s steep course.

Home prices are impacted by many factors like inflation, interest rates, and easy access to money for home loans. Each of these is projected to take a turn this year. This means we may see it take longer to sell a home than it has these past two years.

This is not bad news for home sellers, but it could signal opportunities for home buyers who wanted to buy last year and found themselves locked out of the market. When you notice a friend, family member or neighbor who is interested in buying or selling a home quickly, please reach out to me so I can help them time their decision with precision.

Feb. 14, 2022

Happy Valentines Day! 2022

On Valentine’s Day, love is all around and for one day people are encouraged to express love with flowers, chocolate and cards of all shapes and colors.

The best part is… you can be super cheesy, enthusiastic, or deeply sentimental. Valentine’s Day is your excuse to let your feelings fly.

But how well do you know the feelings and preferences of the people you care about most?

We have all heard of the golden rule, which says, “give love the way you want to receive love.” There is also a platinum rule, which says, “give love the way they want to receive love.”

Some people like to hear the words, “I love you,” some people prefer a hug, while others are happiest with gestures of love. There are 1000 ways to say, “I love you!” without even using words.

Valentine’s Day is not just about how you show love, but with whom you show love. Look around and notice who else needs some love today – hint, it doesn’t have to be a romantic partner.

Maybe it could be one of the greatest sources of unconditional love and attention – pets! Is there an animal shelter nearby that needs a dog walker or cat cuddler? Or perhaps taking the day to pursue your own hobbies and interests as the greatest expression of self-love.

Giving love isn’t something that should be limited to one day in the middle of winter. Valentine’s Day shows us that we have the capacity to share the love for more than one day.

Happy Valentine‘s Day!

Jan. 16, 2022

24460 Tuscola Cir, Just Listed

24460 Tuscola Cir, Murrieta, CA

Just Listed

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Coldwell Banker
951-506-5744
Licensed In: CA
License #: 01442461

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$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 3 full baths BATHROOMS | 1562 SqFt

Could this home be any more charming? This stunner of a home grabs your attention the moment you lay eyes on it and only continues to impress you as you tour through it.  The home offers a rare Casita/ Studio for a family member or possible rental income.  You have a wonderful kitchen with plenty of room to cook a family meal, has plenty of kitchen cabinets, with an open view of family room. The living room features a gas burning fireplace that makes it cozy. You have three charming bedrooms that are spacious and have closet space, with a bonus of a casita room.  Your own private walk in closest. Has three full bathrooms. Washer and dryer are at entrance of garage. Back yard is nicely landscaped with a few fruit tress.  Has a patio area to enjoy the outdoors. New back yard fencing on a corner lot. Close to free-way. Great for first time buyers or folks wanting to downsize. This home won't last call now for an appointment to see. Close to freeway and shopping.  Award winning Murrieta School district.

 
©2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office is owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Coldwell Banker Previews International Logo, are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.
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Jan. 13, 2022

Hesperia Open House

18547 Yucca St, Hesperia, CA

OPEN HOUSE Sat, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS | 2 full baths BATHROOMS | 1700 SqFt

Welcome to this turnkey centrally located home! This three-bedroom two bath home is situated on nearly half of an acre. Entering the front door you will note an open concept living room and dining room complete with updated flooring and a stunning fireplace. The kitchen has newer stainless-steel appliances, white cabinets, and tile counter tops. Through the slider door out to the backyard you will find a covered patio perfect for outdoor entertaining including an above ground pool. Walking down the hallway you will find a bathroom and two ample sized bedrooms. The large primary bedroom is located on your right hand side of the home and is complete with a large walk-in closet and an primary bathroom.  Improvements include newer appliances, laminate flooring in living room area, can lights in kitchen, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, and extended patio in the backyard. Home offers extended rock driveway for trailers or RV. Call today for a showing today!

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Team Olsewski

Realtor - Team Leader
Coldwell Banker
951-506-5744
Licensed In: CA
License #: 01442461

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©2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office is owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Coldwell Banker Previews International Logo, are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.
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Jan. 4, 2022

Letter from the Heart - Jan

Did you know the ancient Vikings measured age in how many winters someone lived through? I just love that idea, like we aren’t merely surviving the winter months with extra-thick socks while clutching a warm mug, but we are living through them and truly taking in all they have to offer and thriving in response.

I think we can all agree that 2021 was challenging and we are all likely to anticipate 2022 with a sense that there is a fresh start on the horizon. However, if we channel our inner Viking (skipping the horned hats), we are obligated to bring vivid life into this typically bleak month, rather than seeing it as something to survive until warmer times. There is living to be done in January, my friend!

Those ancient Vikings were masters of the sea and had an innate understanding of navigation by natural elements. Like many ancient cultures, they noted landmarks for reference points and used the stars to navigate their way while out at sea, however they also kept track of their route through storytelling. Reciting the route they took in a poetic tale was not only entertaining, but it was also a way to hand down trade routes through generations.

 

I’m sharing this with you because I think there is value in giving voice to the course you plan to take as you begin the journey through 2022, whether you plan to redo your kitchen or embark on an adventure later this year.

 

 

 

 

Feb. 9, 2021

43092 Charlton Ave, Hemet, CA

43092 Charlton Ave, Hemet, CA

Just Sold

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4 BEDROOMS | 2 full baths BATHROOMS | 2333 SqFt

Quiet neighborhood, located on secluded street, This McMorran built home offers 4 large bedrooms and 2 bath in 2333 sq ft of living space. The home has stone front, enters into large formal entry to living room. Carpet and Ceramic tile floors run throughout the main living area. The extra-large country kitchen with breakfast bar, adjacent dining room and plenty of counter space all of which opens into great Family room with Raised Hearth stone fireplace and slider door opens to rear yard. The backyard offers oversized covered patio, large shed/workshop, grass and fruit trees in the back yard...make this a must see home!! Close to Ramona Parkway and shopping!

 

©2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office is owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Coldwell Banker Previews International Logo, are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.

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Feb. 9, 2021

35664 Royal Ct, Winchester, CA

35664 Royal Ct, Winchester, CA

Just Sold

$ Click for current price
5 BEDROOMS | 3 full baths BATHROOMS | 3105 SqFt

Welcome to Willow Ridge, this move in ready Winchester home already comes with a host of upgrades for you! This Lennar built home was part of the Everything Included program. The home resides in the Willow Ridge community on a large corner lot with Temecula unified schools. This home has great curb appeal, the water wise landscape was thoughtfully designed and the three car tandem garage allows more practicality for storage. The wide open floor plan boasts, a dining room to your left, and a spacious family room with a fireplace to your right.  Beautiful wood flooring throughout downstairs living area. The modern kitchen is beautifully finished with all stainless steel appliances, double oven, built in 5 burner gas range, slab granite counters, large sink, walk in pantry closet, and large center kitchen island with more storage. There is a downstairs bedroom and full bath for guests. Upstairs, there is a large loft for additional living space and generously sized bedrooms! The Master suite features a two sink vanity, large walk in closet, deep soaking tub and separate walk in shower. Let your creativity and imagination flow in this large backyard that is suitable for a future pool, spa, and more to make it your ultimate entertainers dream yard. Tankless water heater and solar panels also come with this great home!

 

©2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office is owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Coldwell Banker Previews International Logo, are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.

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Feb. 9, 2021

35564 Chantilly Ct., Winchester, CA

35564 Chantilly Ct., Winchester, CA

Just Sold

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Coldwell Banker
951-506-5744
Licensed In: CA
License #: 01442461

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4 BEDROOMS | 3 full, 1 half baths BATHROOMS | 2820 SqFt

PAID SOLAR AND SPA INCLUDED! This is a large open floor plan, this nearly new Single story home is located on a quiet family-friendly cul-de-sac. This 2016 build features 4 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths and a den! Gorgeous laminate flooring over the main living area’s of the home plus three bedrooms feature plus carpet with upgraded pad. The gourmet kitchen features an oversized center island with breakfast bar, custom granite backsplash, stainless steel appliances and opens to a huge family room with cozy fireplace. The home could easily be converted back to a 5 bedroom if needed. Two bedrooms were combined to form an oversize bedroom which they use as a game room. Custom doggie door through the slider leads to a maintenance free back yard with concrete patio and an oversize aluma-wood cover with ceiling fan for awesome outdoor living. A private, low maintenance turf lawn provides ample place for play and relaxation. The spa is included! Inside the spacious master bedroom you'll find room for a sitting area, connecting to an on suite master bath. There is also a junior suite with separate on-suite bath & walk-in closet perfect for an in-law suite. This Lennar built home has many upgrades plus Plantation Shutters, Ring Security Doorbell System, Tankless Water Heater & 2-car garage plus separate single car garage (ideal for future casita or office). This energy efficient home also has 10 panels solar system that is owned. The home is within the Temecula school district and nearby Temecula Prep school. This home won’t last long, schedule your showing TODAY!

 

©2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office is owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Coldwell Banker Previews International Logo, are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Broker does not guarantee the accuracy of square footage, lot size or other information concerning the condition or features of property provided by seller or obtained from public records or other sources, and the buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.

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