Understanding What's Important To You


  • Welcome to 16092 Tude Rd. in Apple Valley, California. This 3 bed, 2 bath home is 1,761 square feet and sits on a 0.44-acre lot. Solidly built and featuring custom features, it sits within the highly desirable Desert Knolls community and has a large living area, laminate floor, and a fireplace. Its generous galley kitchen includes a refrigerator as well as the stove. The views of the Apple Valley from the front door and backyard are absolutely amazing.

    For more information on this beautiful property, contact me, Judy Threadgill-Jones, today.Mobile: 909-240-6058Email: judy@judytj.com

  • One of the epicenters of the real estate bust of 08 has officially turned a page.

    The real estate market in San Bernardino County is returning with a vengeance thanks to an increasingly strong economy, low interest rates, and an alarming lack of inventory.

    According to the Marketwatch Report Q5-2015, the monthly supply of homes declined 38.3% from the previous year, which demonstrates a market tightening that will almost certainly drive up home prices. This was also reflected in a 7.3% median sales price increase and average sales price increase of 7.7%.

    As a matter of fact, sales rose in all six SoCal counties: L.A., Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and San Diego.

    L.A. County saw a 12.5% increase and Orange County boasted an 8.9% gain. These recent gains may offer a glimpse into what is likely to be a very active spring in real estate. A looming concern is the Metro L.A. real estate, which could begin to mirror whats happened in San Francisco where high paying jobs have driven up real estate values, pricing out those with modest incomes.This bodes well for the rental market, but not for millennials who are looking to break into the homeownership ranks.

    If you have an questions in regards to the real estate market, contact me at(909) 240-6058.

  • This is country living at its best! Living here means being close to the city and enjoying the space and privacy of your own 5.79-acres in the delightful area of Whitley Gardens. Your new home features 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, and 2,090 square feet of living space. This is a beautifully kept and tastefully upgraded home that is being sold by the original owners. There are newer, dual pane windows that bathe the home in light, a remodeled spacious kitchen with loads of cabinet space, and remodeled interior bathrooms with new porcelain tile flooring. New laminate flooring greets you in the home's entryway. The downstairs features a huge dining room and a spacious living room with a fireplace. The 4 bedrooms are all located upstairs, with the master bedroom running the full depth of the house. The home also has a newer roof and a new mini-split HVAC system for great energy efficiency. One of the many bonuses is the two-story Garage that covers 1,250 square feet and offers plenty of storage. Downstairs in the garage is a 3/4 bathroom, an insulated wine room, and a workshop area with plenty of space to park the cars. Additionally, there are two RV hookup areas that include water and electrical connections, as well as a propane tank. The home has an upgraded septic system and includes 2 shares in the Green River Mutual Water Company. This home is also perfect for hobby ranching as there had previously been an acre of wine grapes planted here.This home is beautiful and will sell quickly! Get in contact with me - Judy Threadgill-Jones - today by calling(909) 240-6058 to schedule a showing. As your local community and real estate expert, I would love to assist you in finding the perfect home for you and your family!

  • Inflatable, portable PhotonGrill cooks your food with nothing but the sun

    The barbecue of the future is here. Meet PhotonGrill, an inflatable 100 percent solar-powered grill that lets you ditch the charcoal for greener cooking. Perfect for camping and areas with fire bans, the lightweight, fire-free and fuel-free PhotonGrill is designed for portability and easily folds down to fit in a backpack. The best part? Its NASA-inspired technology is so efficient the grill reaches 500F in just five minutes.

    Recently launched on Kickstarter, the PhotonGrill is available at a discount for early bird backers and comes with a lightweight carrying case, solar-optimized pan, BBQ tongs, and an air pump. The portable and durable grill weighs only seven pounds and can easily be set up in just three minutes. A pot can also be attached for cooking. An optional add-on module will transform the PhotonGrill into a highly efficient power generator so you can charge your electronics with sun-powered electricity wherever you go.

    Heres how the PhotonGrill works: once fully inflated, the grill, made of lightweight plastic film, takes on the form of a reflective parabolic mirror that concentrates the energy contained in the rays of light into a small area, creating highly-localized energy thats powerful enough to cook with. The design team says the technology was based on experiments carried out by NASA in the 1960s

    By using heat to thermally deform the plastics polymers structure, the plastic is able to remember and transform into the desired parabolic shape when inflated, says the PhotonGrill team, who also claim the grill has 1,000 watts of power. Set atop a stable tripod, the parabolic mirror is made with highly robust polymer foils tested to ensure they can withstand all contingencies, even a large splash of boiling grease. PhotonGrill is looking to raise $111,964 on Kickstarter to bring the solar-powered grill to production.

    Courtesy of California Association of REALTORS. Click Here for Original article.

  • Americans Think Homeownership is a Sound Investment

    Media Contact: Jane Dollinger / 202-383-1042 / Email

    WASHINGTON (October 14, 2015) A vast majority of Americans believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision, and most believe they could sell their home for at least its initial purchase price, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors. The 2015 National Housing Pulse Survey also found that a preponderance of Americans think that now is a good time to buy a home.

    The survey, which measures consumers' attitudes and concerns about housing issues in the nation's 50 largest metropolitan statistical areas, found that more than eight in 10 Americans believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision, and 68 percent believe that now is a good time to buy a home. Seventy-one percent believe they could sell their house for what they paid for it, a jump of 16 percentage points from 2013.

    When asked for reasons about why homeownership matters to them, respondents answers did not change significantly from past years. Building equity, wanting a stable and safe environment, and having the freedom to choose their neighborhood remain the top three reasons to own a home.

    "Homeownership is part of the American Dream, and this survey proves that dream is alive and thriving in our communities," said NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark. "Realtors believe that anyone who is able and willing to assume the responsibilities of owning a home should have the opportunity to pursue that dream in a safe, responsible way, which is why NAR advocates homeownership issues and educating potential buyers about achieving their property investment goals."

    The number of renters who are now thinking about purchasing a home has increased since the last survey in 2013, up from 36 percent to 39 percent. Sixty-one percent of renters stated that owning a home is a priority for their future. According to the survey, 80 percent of respondents believe that pre-purchase counseling programs and classes are very or somewhat important. Forty-five percent of homeowners who said they did not take a counseling program, reported they would have taken part in one had it been easily available to them.

    Attitudes about the housing market have improved in recent years. Forty-nine percent of respondents indicated that they feel activity in the housing market has increased in the past year, compared to 44 percent in 2013 and 12 percent in 2011. Eighty-nine percent expect home sales in their area to either increase or remain the same. Concern about foreclosures has also declined, with only 15 percent of respondents indicating that foreclosure is a major concern.

    In addition to improved attitudes about the housing market, survey participants also showed an improved outlook regarding the economy. Only 36 percent think that job layoffs and unemployment are a big problem, a substantial drop from 45 percent in 2013.

    Perceived obstacles to homeownership have remained mostly unchanged compared to recent years; 78 percent of respondents point to college debt and student loans as the main obstacle to making a home purchase affordable. Seventy-six percent of participants said they have a full-time job but still did not make enough money to purchase a home. Seventy-four percent believe they do not have enough money for a down payment and closing costs.

    As the market has improved, concern about the cost of housing has increased. Two-thirds of survey participants said that home prices are more expensive than they were a year ago. There is additional concern over the lack of available housing; 41 percent said the lack of affordable homes is either a very big or fairly big problem in their area, an increase of 9 percent points from 2013.

    For adult millennials under the age of 35, the burden of student debt is their chief concern, with 86 percent of respondents naming college debt as an obstacle to homeownership. Over half reported that their housing costs are a financial strain on their budget, 65 percent are concerned about high rental prices, and 60 percent are concerned about high home prices. However, millennials tend to have a more upbeat and positive view about the future of the nation than older Americans, with 42 percent of millennials saying that the country is headed in the right direction compared to only 20 percent among those aged 50 and older.

    The 2015 National Housing Pulse Survey is conducted by American Strategies and Myers Research & Strategic Services for NARs Housing Opportunity Program. The telephone survey polled 1,000 adults nationwide in the 50 most populous metropolitan statistical areas. An additional 250 interviews were conducted with millennial adults (born after 1981) from the same geography. The study has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

    The National Association of Realtors, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

    Courtesy National Association of Realtors. Click Here for Original Article.