245 new homes coming to Temecula; prices range from $300K-$500K

The Rancho Soleo community in Temecula will soon bring 245 homes to the market with the first models opening Feb. 1, according to a spokesperson.

The 23-acre community at 45100 Pechanga Parkway near the intersection with Loma Linda Road was developed by Irvine-based TRI Pointe Homes. Homes will come in three Spanish-style designs: 63 three-story townhomes, 103 two-story duplex and triplex buildings and 79 single-family units.

Grading for Rancho Soleo homes started 14 months ago, and improvements to the site are now completed,Tri Pointe’s spokesperson said in an email. Residents should begin moving in next June.

Prices are estimated to start in the high $300,000s to $500,000s, according to TRI Pointe.

Office complex sells for $38.6M
Auto Club opens Eastvale office
Braille Institute coming to Palm Desert
SBA modifies revenue calculation
Jeffrey Court names new president
San Bernardino school gets a food pantry
Acron hiring in Riverside

Lake Elsinore apartments fetch $3.1M

MGR Real Estate, an Ontario-based firm, has bought Waterside Center, a two-building set of Class A office buildings, for $38.6 million, according to a statement.

The two buildings total 91,353 square feet. The larger one at 3100 Eat Guasti Road is a five-story building. Next door, at 3200 East Guasti Road, is three stories.

Neither the buyer nor the seller was identified.

With Inland Empire membership increasing, the Automobile Club of Southern California has opened a new branch office in Eastvale.

The office at 12423 Limonite Ave., Suite 580, will serve 49,000 members in the area.

The branch hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Saturdays.

Members can receive automotive, insurance and travel services, as well as most vehicle-related DMV transactions.

The office can be reached by phone at 951-221-5655.

The Braille Institute of America will open its third Inland Empire neighborhood center early next year in Palm Desert.

The facility, with services and activities for vision-impaired people, is at 74-245 Highway 111, Suite 101.

The center is scheduled to open Jan. 21. Other Inland facilities are in Riverside and Rancho Mirage. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 760-321-1111.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has finalized plans that change the revenue calculations for companies seeking to enlist in the agency’s programs.

The new guidelines, which go into effect Jan 6, change the annual revenue average for SBA participants from a three-year period to five years. The change could affect firms that want to retain their small business status.

To assist those firms, the SBA has set up a two-year transition period during which firms can choose either the three-year or five-year averaging period. The changes will not affect the SBA Business Loan and Disaster Loan programs.

More information is available at sba.gov/size.

Jeffrey Court, a Norco business that manufactures decorative tile and stone for homes and businesses, has named long-time senior employee Scott Hassman as company president.

Hassman has been with the company for 11 years, first ing as the vice president for retail sales. He had since been promoted to executive vice president and was instrumental in getting Jeffrey Court’s products onto shelves at Home Depot, according to a statement.

Jeffrey Court has close to 100 employees and operates trade and retail divisions.

Hunt Elementary School in San Bernardino now has its own food pantry site on school grounds. The facility opened on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Community leaders, including the Community Action Partnership, and elected officials attended the opening ceremonies. The food pantry, which will help students who are hungry concentrate on their studies, was made possible by a $25,000 gift from Amazon, which has a fulfillment center about 2 miles away.

Acron Technologies, a 20-year-old Riverside-based firm that offers managed technology services for businesses, is looking to grow in 2020 and is seeking new workers.

The company is looking to hire extra-level and experienced technical service representatives, as well as non-technical positions such as account managers and project managers.

Specific job descriptions are available at acorntechservices.com/careers.

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Neither the seller nor the current tenants were disclosed.

Santa Rose Mountain Villas, an 18-unit apartment complex in Lake Elsinore, has sold for $3,161,500, according to broker Marcus & Millichap, which represented the seller.

The complex at 33071 Santa Rosa Drive is 39 years old and has three two-story buildings. Units in the townhome-style community all have two bedrooms.