30 November 2012


This spectacular, designer-perfect dream home in Oak Meadow Estates is SOLD!  I know the new owners are going to have a very merry and bright first Christmas in their new home, and the lovely and talented Sellers are celebrating the next chapter in their lives.  To both the Buyers and Sellers, thank you for choosing me....it has been an absolute pleasure working with you.  Cheers!

Cheers from JILLIAN BOS: Celebrating Our Clients During The Candy Cane Lane Parade

A special thank you, to all my loyal clients, friends, and family who joined in on the festivities at Little Italy during the Candy Cane Lane Parade.  I am so grateful for your continued support and friendship.  Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy 2013...CHEERS!

Keep the season bright by visiting http://www.facebook.com/TheJillianBosRealEstateTeam

Cocktail Friday: Hot Buttered Rum

Read and mix what's below, and here’s what you’ll get: a drink that’s sweet and spicy, complex and rich that will warm you up like few other things can.  Just be warned: this drink is not for anyone on a low-fat or low-calorie diet...but that's ok.  That's what the happy holidays are for!

Photo & recipe courtesy of Nole Garey

Hot Buttered Rum

2 oz Dark Rum
4-6 oz Hot Water or Hot Apple Cider
1/4 – 1/2 oz Honey
1/2 Teaspoon Unsalted Butter*
Cloves, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Etc, to Taste

In a small sauce pan, combine the butter, honey, and water or cider.  Toss in some spices: a few whole cloves, some ground cinnamon, whatever tickles your fancy (it’s hard to praise enough the impact of freshly grated nutmeg on a drink like this).  Heat slowly until the butter is melted and the mixture is hot.  Pour the pan’s contents and the rum in a mug, garnish with a cinnamon stick, and celebrate Friday!

28 November 2012

Sale Pending!

This fabulous Bella Sera beauty is Sale Pending!  I knew she wouldn't last long...immaculate and priced to sell.  Looking for an investment opportunity like this?  I've got a few more up my sleeve....let me know!

27 November 2012

Just Listed!

Wonderfully warm home, conveniently located near the Visalia Country Club.  This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath + loft home is a fantastic opportunity....call to arrange your private showing today!

Listed for $379,500

26 November 2012

Christmas Party!

We are excited for our Christmas event at Little Italy tonight...yummy food, wine, hot toddys, and a fabulous view of the Candy Cane Lane Parade! Ooh, and some pretty sweet swag....friends of The JILLIAN BOS Real Estate Team are welcome!

25 November 2012

Good Stuff: The Perfect Real Estate Storm

Really good stuff from my buddy Brian Icenhower of the hit real estate blog, "The Real Estate Word".  Read this...you won't regret it!

The Perfect Real Estate Storm - Better than the Housing Boom?

Residential homes haven't seen demand like this since 2002 - right before the great housing boom.  Except unlike the housing boom when interest rates fluctated between 6% and 7%, interest rates are now floating just above 3%, making monthly mortgage payments more affordable than any time in recent history according to the Wall Street Journal.  So are we on the brink of a housing industry perfect storm that so many real estate experts are now predicting?

Low Housing Supply

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) estimates that there were 22% less homes for sale by the end of October 2012 than there were at the same time the previous year.  Accordingly, the Winter of 2012 is witnessing the lowest number of homes available for sale in a decade.

Zillow.com similarly reports a year-over-year decline in national housing inventory of 19.4%.  The crew at Keeping Matters Current (KCM) used this Zillow data to create the useful info-graphic below to further illustrate the annual decrease in inventory experienced by 26 major metropolitan cities across the country.

High Buyer Demand

A fundamental economic prinicple dictates that when supply drops, demand is sure to rise.  True to form, October 2012 saw homes sell at an annual rate of 10.9% more than a year earlier according to NAR estimates.  With mortgage interest rates now hovering at historically low levels, a national buying frenzy has gradually ensued over the course of the year 2012.  According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, home loan applications in early November 2012 were 22% higher than the year prior.

A Perfect Storm for Home Sales

Decreased Supply + Increased Demand = Higher Prices.  So not surprisingly, NAR reported that the national median home price rose by 11.1% from October 2011 to October 2012.  In fact, October 2012 represented the 16th consecutive month of year-over-year increases in home sales, and the eighth consecutive month of increased median home prices.
All of the data indicates that the housing market trade winds changed direction in 2012.  So if you are looking to move it may be a good idea to make it ahead of the oncoming storm.

20 November 2012

SOLD in Chardonnay!

SOLD in Chardonnay!  Congratulations to the Sellers, one of the nicest couples I've ever had the pleasure of working with.  They're off to the wintery midwest, and we send them our warmest wishes.  Cheers!

19 November 2012


Just SOLD!  Thank you to the fine gentlemen who assigned me the task of selling their beloved Howard home.  It was a pleasure working with you!

16 November 2012

SOLD in The Lakes

SOLD! 1434 N. Roeben Drive in The Lakes

Congrats to my wonderful Sellers on the sale of their beautiful home in the Lakes!
Looking to buy, sell, invest, or know someone who is?  Let me know...I would love to help you or someone you know.  A friend of yours is a friend of mine :-)

Happy Friday!

Cocktail Friday: The Robert Frost

Celebrate Friday with...

The Robert Frost:

3/4 oz Bourbon
3/4 oz Dry Sherry (such as Amontillado)
3/4 oz White Port
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 dash Orange Bitters

Photo and recipe courtesy of Nole Garey
Cheers to a wonderful weekend, friends!

15 November 2012

Top 'O The Morn Farms: A Farm Fresh Giveaway

Start your morning sunny side up with the help of Top 'O The Morn Farms, where fresh milk is bottled and delivered to your own front door.

Hurry to join in on an exclusive Thanksgiving giveaway of a bountiful basket courtesy of Jillian Bos and Top 'O The Morn Farms! Simply "Like" us on Facebook and comment on the video!

We'll be announcing the lucky winner on Monday...and the winner can anticipate a farm, fresh delivery just in time for Thanksgiving!

Stay tuned for more local buzz, Downtown events, and real estate news at JILLIANBOS.com.

13 November 2012

This is how we say "Thank You"...

We are so excited to host our treasured clients and friends at what will be our 1st Annual celebration of the Candy Cane Lane Parade at Little Italy on Main Street in Downtown Visalia.

We will be celebrating with warm drinks and yummy food, and kicking off the holiday season in style.

Kids welcome...see you there!

RSVP: jillian@kw.com

Sale Pending!

This beautiful, designer-perfect home is Sale Pending... There are going to be hearts breaking now that this home is off the market!

09 November 2012

Cocktail Friday: Caramel Apple Cider

This week's cocktail is really more of a "mocktail"....though anything can be turned into a true cocktail...
Caramel Apple Cider
2 cups apple cider
3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
Whipped cream
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish (optional)
*recipe yields 2 servings
In a small saucepan, stir together apple cider and caramel ice cream topping. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Remove from heat and pour into heat-proof mugs. Top with whipped cream, a sprinkling of cinnamon, and a cinnamon stick for garnish.  Serve hot, enjoy, and celebrate Friday!
Recipe and photo courtesy of A Pastry Affair

07 November 2012

Shop Talk with JILLIAN BOS: Mortgage Made Easy

Trying to get mortgage? Discover how hassle-free the loan pre-approval process really can be with the latest Shop Talk with JILLIAN BOS: Mortgage Made Easy.

06 November 2012

Sale Pending!

This charming home in Southeast Visalia is Sale Pending!  Lots of hearts breaking out there...this home was in high demand!

05 November 2012

Downtown Buzz: Bravo Farms!

Get an inside look at the fun, food, and of course, great cheese, at Visalia's legendary Bravo Farms.  Conveniently located off the 99 freeway, Bravo makes a Traver worthwhile destination.  Fun for the whole family....restaurant, bar, wine tasting room, ice cream shoppe, tree house, shooting gallery, petting zoo, and so much more.  Check it out...you will not be disappointed!

Bravo Farms in Traver is located at 36005 California 99.

Stay tuned for more from www.JillianBos.com

02 November 2012

Cocktail Friday: Autumn Maple Martini

Photo & recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart
Serve a seasonal drink made with rye, Champagne, bitters, blood orange, and maple syrup...and celebrate Friday!


  • 1 1/2 ounces applejack
  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • A few dashes orange bitters
  • About 2 ounces Champagne
  • Blood-orange rind cut into strips for garnish

Combine applejack, whiskey, maple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker, and shake over ice. Strain into a 6-ounce martini glass, and top with Champagne. Garnish with orange rind, serve, and enjoy.  Cheers!