30 October 2012

Stuff the Trolley!

On November 21, all are welcome to bring canned foods (anything non-perishable really) to stuff the Visalia Downtown Trolley!  All donations will go toward FoodLink's vision, "No Child Goes Hungry".  Trolley will be right in front of my office in Downtown Visalia, 400 E. Main Street.

November 21, 9:00-11:00

29 October 2012


SOLD!  Congrats to my wonderful Sellers...you were an absolute pleasure to work with!  We are sad to see you leave Visalia...and hope to visit your in beautiful Colorado sometime :-)

Shop Talk with JILLIAN BOS: The Down Low On Escrow

Everything you wanted to know about the Escrow process!  Join in on an exclusive interview with Robin Davis of Main Street Escrow.

For more information about buying and selling real estate, life in Visalia, giveaways, and more, connect with us and stay tuned at www.jillianbos.com.

26 October 2012

SOLD in Green Acres

This magical, mid-century estate in beautiful Green Acres is SOLD!  Cheers to the lucky new owners :-)

Cocktail Friday: The Spellbound Cocktail

Every good party needs a signature cocktail to greet guests with, and Halloween is no exception...
Photo & Recipe courtesy of Coco + Kelley
The Spellbound Cocktail

  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
Simmer blackberries, sugar, water, and rosemary in a small heavy saucepan, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced by about two thirds – about 20 minutes. Then, pour the mixture through a fine sieve set over a glass to strain out the rosemary, and let stand 5 minutes (there will be about 1/3 cup).  Chill syrup, covered, until cold.
When you’re ready to mix the cocktails, use a nice Prosecco and add about 1 1/2 teaspoons of syrup into each drink...and celebrate Friday!

25 October 2012

From The Real Word: Ignore Home Prices, Focus on Interest Rates

The Real Word: Ignore Home Prices and Focus on Interest Rates

Great news, when shopping for your next home you can put your mind at ease and not concern yourself with the price you pay!  This isn't to say that you can relieve yourself of all personal financial responsibility though, you just need to re-direct your focus.  That focus needs to be shifted off of a home's price and onto the actual cost of the home.  The California Association of REALTORS graphic below illustrates how remarkably low interest rates have fallen over the past few decades:

With the nation's housing sector steadily recovering and a national population that is becoming increasingly weary of the growing national debt, it seems unlikely that the United States government will continue to spend tax payer dollars to keep mortgage rates artificially low.  Consequently, waiting for the value of your own home to appreciate in value before selling and then purchasing a new home could amount to a losing gamble...

Buyers often place too much importance on the proceeds they will receive from the sale of their current home and the price they will pay for a new home, while completely ignoring the much more significant actual cost they will pay for their new home for years to come.  The graphic below illustrates how much a mere  $100,000 home’s monthly payment increases by just slight increases in interest rates. Now imagine a $200,000 or $300,000 home, with payments being made over the typical term of a 30 year loan...
With this in mind, a buyer that waits too long to purchase a home could easily end up paying $100,000 more over the life of a loan if interest rates increase as expected.  That’s a hefty price to pay for indecision. After all, most people decide to purchase based on their ability to make monthly mortgage payments on a home, so why not focus on the cost that matters instead?

Just Listed!

Fabulous, dream home tucked away in southeast Visalia on a picturesque cul-de-sac street.

Call to schedule your private showing today!

1915 E. Evergreen Court in Southeast Visalia
Listed for $249,900


24 October 2012


Tomorrow, we announce the winner of the Vintage Press Recipe Club for Two! To enter to win this fabulous dining experience with local chef and restauranteur, David Vartanian, like our page and leave us a comment.

For more info, watch this quick clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEhdrpwzRE

Stay connected with us at www.jillianbos.com.

23 October 2012

SOLD in The Lakes!

Congratulations to my Sellers...it was a pleasure working with you!  And cheers to the very Buyers of this highly coveted home!  Wishing you many happy boat rides!

Just Listed in Bella Sera

Traditional sale! Fabulous opportunity in gated NW subdivision, Bella Sera. Conveniently located near schools and shopping. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms + loft, this immaculate, well-maintained home will not last long... Kitchen boasts updated appliances, and granite countertops, and charming breakfast nook. This home is light and bright, and also features a colorful backyard landscape.

Call to arrange your private showing today!

Listed for $225,000

22 October 2012

SOLD in La Valencia

Another lot in gated La Valencia....SOLD!

Looking to buy, sell, or invest in Real Estate?  Or know someone who is?  I would be happy to help you, and someone you know.  A friend of yours is a friend of mine!  Just point them to www.jillianbos.com for my info, or give me a ring at 623.2195.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Very sincerely,

19 October 2012

Compliments of JILLIAN BOS: Vintage Press Recipe Club, 2 tickets

Join the latest giveaway to get a first-hand taste of the Fall Season! Enter to win two tickets to the Vintage Press Recipe Club on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00pm.  

More details in the video:

To enter the giveaway simply like our Facebook Page and comment on the posted video!

Sale Pending in The Lakes!

This beauty in The Lakes is Sale Pending in just one week!  And is it any wonder?  Not really....it's perfection!  

Cocktail Friday: The Lavender Ghost

Photo & recipe credit: Nole Garey
It's Friday...hooray!  Wind down with the "Lavender Ghost"...

2 oz Dry Gin (we like Plymouth)
1/2 oz Lavender Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Combine the ingredients, shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass and celebrate Friday!

17 October 2012

Downtown Buzz with JILLIAN BOS: The Visalia Farmers Market

Even more Downtown Buzz features, real estate news, and special giveaways, are on the way!

Make sure you're in the know with all the latest buzz around town by staying connected with www.jillianbos.com, which is launching THIS WEEK!

Be sure to stay tuned for more...

13 October 2012

Just Listed in The Lakes!

Just Listed in The Lakes!

Exquisite, designer perfect.  Views galore from this spectacular custom home.  An entertainer's dream come true.  This rare gem is move in ready, and will not last long...

Listed for $879,000

Questions?  Give me a ring: 623.2195

12 October 2012

Open House!

Open House!

Saturday, October 13, 1-3:00pm

1434 N. Roeben
Join us at this exquisite home in The Lakes!

As always, we will be serving fresh fruit and bubbly....see you there!

Cocktail Friday: The Vieux Mot

Photo & recipe credit: Nole Garey

Hooray...it's Friday!

Wind down with "The Vieux Mot"

1 oz Gin
1 oz St-Germain
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
1/4 oz Cointreau

This recipe originally called for three parts gin to just one of St-Germain, so if you like your cocktails on the dry side, play around with those proportions and omit some of the simple syrup or Cointreau.  Pour all of the ingredients into a shaker and shake for about 20 seconds.
Serve in a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a cherry, and celebrate Friday.


The Real Word: Why Waiting to Sell your Home is a Financial Risk:

With the real estate market heating up, many homeowners are waiting for home values to increase before putting their homes up for sale.  Yet never has playing the waiting game on home price appreciation represented a more significant financial gamble than it does right now. 

Shadow Inventory

It’s rolling the dice against the threat of a shadow inventory of distressed properties like foreclosures and short sales being released for sale at prices below market value in the near future. Because we can reasonably predict this continued occurrence through Notice of Default filings at recorder’s offices, this distressed inventory poses a significant threat to keep comparable home prices down.  In fact, it has been the steady sale of distressed properties that has kept prices from appreciating substantially despite recently tremendous buyer demand.

Low Inventory Means Less Competition 

Also, the fact that there are currently an overwhelming number of buyers actively looking to purchase a historically low number of homes for sale frequently creates buyer bidding wars that generate purchase prices above market value and other contractual terms that are favorable to sellers.  But again, this buying frenzy could easily be subdued if this anticipated wave of distressed property once again saturates the market or if interest rates increase as expected.

Interest Rates Will Increase

Current mortgage interest rates are hovering at some of the lowest levels in history.  Over the past few years the U.S. Federal Government has spent trillions of dollars to keep mortgage rates artificially low in order to boost the housing sector.  Now that we are witnessing an identifiable real estate recovery and the general population becomes more concerned about the growing U.S. national debt, the likelihood that more U.S. dollars will be spent to keep rates this low is slim.

10 October 2012

Listings Listings Listings

Stocking up on listings to get us through the winter!  Inventory is crazy low right now.  Looking to sell...or know someone who is?  Help save the day and please let me know!

08 October 2012

Sale Pending!

This picture perfect home in Chardonnay is SALE PENDING!  These homes are going, going, and gone quickly!

05 October 2012

Coming Soon.

Coming Soon...

We will be revealing a fabulous new listing next Thursday, October 11.

Designer perfect, created for entertaining, and luxurious....we can't wait to show you!


Fiverr.com....  Ever played around with it??  I chose the safe route here...for experimentation purposes.  Play around...hilarious!!

03 October 2012

SOLD by Jillian Bos

2613 W. Newton Court...SOLD!
Congrats to the lucky owners of this charming NW Visalia home.  Mr. & Mrs. Seller...it was a pleasure working with you.  Cheers!

02 October 2012