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Looking for Southern California real estate? Southern California homes come in all sizes, from small condominiums to million dollar estates. Hi, my name is Bob Willis. I am a native Southern California REALTOR® who helps people sell homes throughout the Southland, including Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Covina, Diamond Bar, Fullerton, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Norwalk, Orange, Placentia, Rowland Heights, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Ana, Tustin, Villa Park, West Covina, Whittier and Yorba Linda. My Whittier real estate office is conveniently located on Whittier Boulevard at First Avenue, close to the La Habra border, to easily help my clients looking to buy or sell homes in Orange County or Los Angeles County.
I was viewing a home in La Habra Heights the other day, and I noticed how beautiful all of the flowers on the hillsides were.  So, I stopped and took this quick picture through the car window.  The bougainvillea were beautiful!-- Blog End --________________________________________________________...
I know two lenders that offer a 3% grant program for home buyers.  If you qualify, you will never have to pay it back!It is called the CHF Platinum Cash Grant Program.The grant can be for up to 3% of the loan amount, and can be applied to the down payment or closing costs.Call me for more informa...
The first question you'll need to answer is, "Is there natural gas service to the house, with a gas meter?" If so, what are the existing appliances that run on gas? If the kitchen has a built-in electric range, open the cabinet doors below to check for the existence of a gas pipe.  If you find o...
Isaac Asimov wrote in his autobiography, In Memory Yet Green, about how wonderful freedom of the bathroom is.  He discovered this freedom when he and his future wife moved from a one bathroom apartment to a two bathroom apartment.  He realized that each of them now could have their own bathroom, ...
Standard Sale on a Wonderful  Home in Whittier's Michigan Park.  A Rare Find in the Highly Sought-After Michigan Park NeighborhoodOpen House Address:  8261 Ocean View Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602 This Saturday and Sunday, January 22-23, 2011 Time:  1 -  4 p.m.  3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms.     1811 Squ...
A new article by 24/7 Wall Street points out that 8 states are running out of buyers.  California is number 4 in their list. Why is this important to home sellers?  Well, if there aren't enough buyers, it means that homes will linger longer on the market, and prices will continue to go down.   Th...
There are currently more homes for sale in Whittier than there have been in any month since March 2009. Today, January 21, 2011, there are 510 homes listed for sale in the Multiple Listing Service. I have been tracking these numbers personally, and putting them into a funnel representation since ...
Do you really want your home to sell?Nearly 20% of all homes for sale in Whittier in 2010 expired.  In other words, they were put on the market for sale, but they did not sell.In 2010, 1,294 of the properties that were put on the market for sale actually did sell.  However, there were also 318 ho...
Let's say that in October 2010 you were preapproved for a certain amount, but you have put off your home search for the holidays.  Well, you may be surprised to learn that you no longer qualify for the cost of the home you want to purchase.Why?Two main reasons:  First, interest rates have increas...
Standard Sale on a Wonderful  Home in Whittier's Michigan Park.  A Rare Find in the Highly Sought-After Michigan Park Neighborhood3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms.     1811 Square Feet     Year Built:  1951                         $559,000If you are someone who would love to live in the Michigan Park neig...

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