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17726 Road 232 – Porterville – Great Home on 1 Acre

 I love Country homes, and this one doesn't disappoint.  Situated at the back portion of a one acre lot, this great home offers an open floor plan, two stories, 4 bedrooms, large loft, built in swimming pool, oversized garage, covered patio and deck.Call today for your private tour.      View Homes for Sale in Tulare County Search All Homes For Sale Porterville, CA Homes for Sale Springville, CA Homes for Sale Visalia, CA Homes for Sale Exeter, CA Homes for Sale   What is your home worth? Brent W Hillen & Jackie Hillen Melson Realty 559-999-8088 sold@jackiehillen.com

Where can you buy a Cute House on 3 Acres in Calif for $230k?

Right here... Here is a super cute home situated on 3+ acres in Terra Bella California.  Home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, a detached guest suite and over 3 acres to play!  All of this for less than $230,000. Where in the Hella is Terra Bella you might ask, well it's situated in California's Central Valley where you can go anywhere in a short amount of time... Want to go to the beach, it's less than 2 hours awayWant to go to Magic Mountain, it's less than 2 hours awayWant to go to  the Giant Sequoia's, it's less than 1 hour away  read more...

Mortgage Interest Rates LOW!! It’s time to BUY!!

I was speaking with a potential home buyer today and he told me how outrageous mortgage rates have become.  He was upset that he had been quoted 4.75% fixed for 30 years...  First of all, I remember the 80's when interest rates WERE REALLY HIGH. Secondly, under 5% interest for 30 years fixed, those are still amazing rates.  I then explained how he really needed to speak with a lender because I was seeing rates much lower than the 4.75% he told me about.  I also explained that home prices were really resonable and in our area, you can actually purchase a home and read more...

Springville Rodeo… Last Weekend in April.. Come Join the Fun!

 The Springville Rodeo is fast approaching.  It's a wonderful weekend of family fun and entertainment.  If you've never been to a rodeo, you're in for a treat.  There are lots of events including barrel racing, bull riding, muttin bustin, and many others.   The weekend fun begins on Friday night when my daughter, Katie Hillen, the 2014 Springville Rodeo Queen will be giving up her title at the Rodeo Dance.     Saturday kicks off the actual rodeo with a parade down the main street of Springville.  The Rodeo begins on Saturday at 6PM and again on Sunday at 2PM. If you are in the read more...

Hey all you Shuckers out there….

I don't know what I'd do without facebook and all the little tidbits of information I receive from my friends. Today, I learned how to shuck corn in just a few easy steps, and with little clean up.  So, Shucker's, did you already know about this, or did you learn someting new today too? Happy Shucking!!     View Homes for Sale in Tulare County Search All Homes For Sale Porterville, CA Homes for Sale Springville, CA Homes for Sale Visalia, CA Homes for Sale Exeter, CA Homes for Sale   What is your home worth? Brent W Hillen & Jackie Hillen Melson read more...

Tuscan Estate in the California Central Valley

Fall in love with this Tuscan Inspired Villa located in the beautiful California Central Valley. This magnificent home situated on 9.71 acres comes with a spacious and open floor plan. The warmth of this home can be felt as you drive up the private drive. Once you walk into the home you are greeted with expansive ceilings, majestic rock accents, gorgeous features and breathtaking views. This 5000 square foot estate has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two half baths, a casita with one bedroom and one full bathroom,  a designated office, media/game room, formal dining room, formal living room,  great read more...

You might be from Porterville if you have an Annual Jackass Mailrun!

You might be from Porterville California if you have an Annual Jackass Mailrun - and this year was the 54th!You might be wondering what exactly a Jackass Mailrun consists of - Here is the City of Porterville's description of the run:In 1961, as part of the City of Porterville Centennial Celebration (100 years), the Jackass Mail Run event was born. The Jackass Mail Run recreates the old west when mail to Springville was delivered by horse or mule-drawn wagon. Hundreds of riders on horseback, covered wagons, buggies and stagecoaches will gather in front of City Hall in Porterville, and set out read more...

I was just told that I’m not “Mobile Friendly”

Ok, I have to admit that I've had my head in the sand regarding the new google changes regarding websites being mobile friendly.  I finally tested my website, and surprise, surprise, I'm not "mobile friendly"..And after looking at the example of my website, I had to agree - I'm not mobile friendly!  After running the test, I sent a message to my website provider and their answer was horrible, and made me realize that they weren't going to help make my website friendly.  I then went a step further and tested their site.. They aren't mobile friendly either.  Now, it's time read more...

Amazing Views ~ Yokohl Valley Drive ~ 5 Acres, Less than $270K

Listings to Leads - eFlyers   **AMAZING VIEWS**     Follow This Home! Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Porterville, CA Homes for Sale Springville, CA Homes for Sale Visalia, CA Homes for Sale Exeter, CA Homes for Sale What is Your Home Worth?      PRESENTED BY         Brent W Hillen & Jackie Hillen Melson Realty 559-999-8088 MLS#: 112771 Licensed In: CA License #: 01723155 / 01857351     Questions? Schedule a Showing!                     Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please read more...

Gifts that warm my heart

Christmas is the time of year for giving back to the community.  For the past 5+ years, I've been working with my brokerage to provide Christmas toys to the children of a community that would otherwise not reveive a toy at Christmas. There are approximately 800 children in the community of Poplar.  The project is called Poplar Santa. The project started many years ago, when a gentleman living in Poplar realized that many children in the area were going without Christmas gifts, so he started dressing as Santa and he and his wife would purchase gifts and wrap one for each read more...