Claremont, CA Real Estate News

By David Hood
(Chino Valley Real Estate)
HOME SALES REPORTBeginning Date: 01/01/2007Board Number: AllEnding Date: 01/01/2007City: CLARArea: AllPrice Range: $0 - ALL Single Family Sales - Residential Other StatisticsPrice ClassBedrooms  2 OR Less34 Or More Condo SoldResidential ActiveCondo Active$0 - $99,9990 0 0  0 2 0 $100,000 - $149,9990 0 0  0 0 0 $150,000 - $199,9990 0 0  0 0 0 $200,000 - $249,9990 0 0  0 0 0 $250,000 - $299,9990 0 0  0 0 0 $300,000 - $324,9990 0 0  0 0 0 $325,000 - $349,9990 0 0  0 0 2 $350,000 - $374,9990 0 0  0 0 0 $375,000 - $399,9990 0 0  0 1 1 $400,000 - $424,9990 0 0  0 1 0 $425,000 - $449,9990 0 0  0 1 0 $450,000 - $474,9990 0 0  0 0 0 $475,000 - $499,9990 0 0  0 3 1 $500,000 - $549,9990 0 0  0 4 3 $550,000 - $599,9990 0 0  0 2 0 $600,000 - $649,9990 0 0  0 2 1 $650,000 - $699,9990 0 0  0 3 0 $700,...
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By Ila Josephs, Ila Josephs, Real Estate Broker
(Tarbell, Realtors)
Ten single-family homes were sold in Claremont during October, with a median price of $500,000, according to DQ News, which charts changes in the sales price of single-family homes and condominiums. The company said the median price declined 15.5 percent from October. 2006. Two Claremont condos were sold in October, DQ News said, with a median price of $413,000, a 5.4 percent increase from October 2006.In Claremont, 11 homes new listings were added in the week ending Nov. 18, according to the Inland Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service, which said a total of 150 homes were offered for sale on Nov. 18, including 100 single-family homes with no monthly fees and 50  condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes in associations. Eighteen homes were reportedly in escrow on Nov. 18, acco...
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By Robert Huntsinger, Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount
(Empire Realty)
No matter what the market, people will continue to desire to live in Claremont, as it remains one of the most prestigious cities within San Bernardino County. Comparatively speaking, the Claremont housing market is starting to show signs of a slowing market. In of October 2007, 16 single family homes and 3 condos/townhomes sold, this is good news up slightly from last month.  Total sales are down 58% for the same period last year in the Inland Valley MLS.  My overall view of the market is slipping a little, go to my other blog listing to see why I feel this way, http://activerain.com/blogsview/228068/Soft-to-Softer-inClosed Sales For October 2007: Down from Last Month15 Single Family Homes2 Condos/TownhomesPending Sales For October 2007: Down Slightly from Last Month19 Single Family Hom...
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By Ila Josephs, Ila Josephs, Real Estate Broker
(Tarbell, Realtors)
As the number of foreclosures rise and home prices drop, first-time buyers can use down-payment grants, low interest rates, and loan programs allowing FICO scores as low as 480 to purchase a Claremont home.According to the Inland Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service, 150 homes were available in Claremont on Nov. 11, including 98 single-family homes with no association fees and 52 condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes with monthly association fees. Twenty homes were reported in escrow.Complete information on available homes, down-payment grants and loan programs can be obtained by calling Ila Josephs at (909) 261-3541. First-time home buyers especially can benefit from new government and private agencies ready to help them purchase an affordable home.Current renters can enro...
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By Ila Josephs, Ila Josephs, Real Estate Broker
(Tarbell, Realtors)
Bank-owned properties and short sales continue to add to the number of homes on the market in Claremont. Home shoppers can find a wide variety of homes in all price ranges.According to information provided by the Inland Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service, 150 Claremont homes were listed as available on Nov. 4. Of the homes listed for sale, 96 were single-family homes with no monthly association fees and 54 were condos, townhomes or single-family homes in homeowner associations. Eighteen homes were reported in escrow.Call (909) 261-3541 to get daily updates on new listings, including bank-owned and short-sale properties and the services of experienced professionals dedicated to helping you buy or sell real estate with confidence
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By Ila Josephs, Ila Josephs, Real Estate Broker
(Tarbell, Realtors)
DQ News has reported that 18 single-family existing homes were sold in Chino in September. The median sales price was $605,000, 4.7 percent less than in September 2006; Sales of new homes are not included.In Claremont, the Inland Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service reported that 150 existing homes were listed as available on Oct. 28. Of the homes listed for sale, 98 were single-family homes with no monthly association fees and 52 were condos, townhomes or single-family homes in homeowner associations. Nineteen Claremont homes were reported in escrow.Avoid Credit Pitfalls During EscrowYou're pre-approved for a loan to buy the home of your dreams. As long as the home appraises for the sale amount, the title is clear, and you still want the house after reviewing disclosures and the hom...
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By Ila Josephs, Ila Josephs, Real Estate Broker
(Tarbell, Realtors)
Bank-owned properties and short sales continue to add to the number of homes on the market in Claremont. The local multiple listing service reported 156 homes for sale on Oct. 21.Of the homes offered for sale, 103 are single-family homes with no monthly association fees and 53 are condos, townhomes or single-family homes in homeowner associations. Seven homes are in escrow, according to the IMRMLS.The large number of bank-owned and short-sale properties are for sale, providing home shoppers a wide variety of homes in all price ranges. With many bank-owned properties sitting vacant, home buyers who are ready to act can close escrow quickly. Offers on short-sale properties generally take much longer. The lender must approve any short-sale offer. Because the anticipated proceeds from the s...
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By Robert Huntsinger, Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount
(Empire Realty)
No matter what the market, people will continue to desire to live in Claremont, as it remains one of the most prestigious cities within San Bernardino County. Comparatively speaking, the Claremont housing market is starting to show signs of a slowing market. In of September 2007, 10 single family homes and 2 condos/townhomes sold.  Total sales are down 42% for the same period last year in the Inland Valley MLS.  My overall view of the market is slipping a little, go to my other blog listing to see why I feel this way, http://activerain.com/blogsview/228068/Soft-to-Softer-inClosed Sales For September 2007: Down Slightly from Last Month17 Single Family Homes7 Condos/TownhomesPending Sales For September 2007: Down Slightly from Last Month23 Single Family Homes2 Condos/TownhomesCurrent Acti...
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By Robert Huntsinger, Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount
(Empire Realty)
Welcome to Claremont, let's eat! If you are in the area of the old town Claremont Village,check out the Viva Madrid Restaurant.  It is a a great Spanish, you know SPAIN, restaurant that features a huge variety of Tapas (appetizers to us Westerners) which makes up the foundation of a great Spanish meal, they also serve heavenly traditional Spanish dishes. The atmosphere is all Spain with bull fighting posters and the feel of being in a restaurant in old Spain. Oh and don't miss the sangria!  Located at 225 Yale Avenue between 2nd and Bonita in Claremont.  It can be a little hard to find as it is in a shopping hallway mid block, look for the signs.Empire Realty - Premium Full Service at a Discount Visit us on the web http://www.empireteam.com
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By Ila Josephs, Ila Josephs, Real Estate Broker
(Tarbell, Realtors)
More than 5,000 homes are currently for sale in six cities along the 210-Corridor and in Ontario. Twenty-eight percent of the homes for sale are vacant, with owners anxious to find a buyer.In Claremont, 154 homes were for sale on Sept. 16, including 9 condominiums, according to the local multiple listing service. Ten homes were in escrow. The market report below contains information about San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Ontario. If you want to buy a home this year, please email or call me at (909) 261-3541 for more details.  Affordable CondominiumsCondominiums are an affordable entry into home ownership, and convenient for those who want to control the interior of their home but let someone else worry about everything outside. Almost 300 condominium...
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By Robert Huntsinger, Empire Realty Upland, CA - Full Service at a Discount
(Empire Realty)
Claremont Market Report as of August 2007 No matter what the market, people will continue to desire to live in Claremont, as it remains one of the most prestigious cities within San Bernardino County. Comparatively speaking, the Claremont housing market continues to post brisk sales. In of August 2007, 26 single family homes and a total of 0condos/townhomes sold.  Total sales are down 52% for the same period last year in the Inland Valley MLS.Closed Sales For August 2007:26 Single Family Homes0 Condos/Townhomes Current Actives As of Today's Post:133 Single Family Homes19 Condos/TownhomesIt's important to stay in tune with the changes in the market. Call Empire Realty for your next personal real estate consultation at (909) 579-6611, or visit us on the web at http://www.empireteam.com/.
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A new video recently put together by Claremont COURIER publisher Peter Weinberger sets out to explain some of the reasons why Claremont was voted the 5th best city to live in by Money Magazine - from a local perspective.  One aspect touched on in the video explains how Claremont has seemed to be able to hold on to it's small town charm, while at the same time growing and developing new communities and businesses.While there are many more reasons life in Claremont is sweet, this video is essentially unrehearsed and down to earth.  I, for one, hope that Mr. Weinberger takes to the streets more often in a possible bid for the number one slot in next year's competition!Click HERE to view the video!  John
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By John Contabile
(Coldwell Banker)
Just in case anyone was considering an evening stroll through the tunnel on South College you might want to change your plans.The city of Claremont website just posted that the tunnel will be closed in the evening to "address safety concerns."  Somehow I am thinking that this is a good idea.  At any rate, see the city website for specific times if this poses a challenge to your pedestrian commute.May I suggest as an alternative the Claremont Colleges?  Perhaps The Village?  Both are excellent places to go for an evening stroll! 
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By John Contabile
(Coldwell Banker)
Hey fellow Claremont residents...how long we have waited!  But look, the long awaited movie "five-plex" is now open!  Pass the popcorn!Laemmle boasts that they are "the finest in film since 1938."  Click on Claremont Laemmle 5 for showtimes & other movie related stuff.Access the theatre one block west of Indian Hill at Second and Oberlin.  Parking is available in the new parking structure.See you at the movies!
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By John Contabile
(Coldwell Banker)
DQNews reports that the median price of Claremont homes (single family residences) are up just over 10% from June 2006.  Condos are up slightly as well, though this number is less reliable due to the number of sales month to month.  This is great news since many surrounding communities are either flat or losing ground.  One more reason why living in Claremont California is tops!
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By John Contabile
(Coldwell Banker)
or at least be able to pronounce John Contabile's name like an Italian!OK, so since 99% of the population has a difficult time pronouncing my name, I thought it would make a great first blog post.  Here goes...In Italian, all the vowels are pronounced, so Contabile (which means "accountant" or some similar variation) is pronounced:cone  taah  BEE  lay (with the stress on the third syllable)There you go!Ciao!John
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By Tisza Major-Posner, DRE#01784679
(I.V.P.G. - Inland Valley Professional Group)
Hi All,If you are in the neighborhood, or if you could be, check out Inka Trails a wonderful Peruvian restaurant located at 1077 Foothill Boulevard in Claremont, on the corner of Foothill and Towne Avenues.  Foothill Boulevard originally was Historic Route 66 and still carries the signage, character and some of the buildings that date back to it's heyday.Inka Trails is a restaurant like few I have ever gone too.  The food is unique, traditional Peruvian cuisine.  Peruvian food shows its roots, having influences from Japan, China and South America all happily comingled.  For a full review of this delightful dining experience, pop over to Route66Living.Com where you can always find the best parts of Claremont, California on display.Take care and have a wonderful day,Tisza"Because it's not...
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By Tisza Major-Posner, DRE#01784679
(I.V.P.G. - Inland Valley Professional Group)
Hi All,For all you classic car buffs (like me) out there, I just posted a piece about Claremont's upcoming Cruise Night.  This is an awesome family friendly event that takes place on the second Saturday of every month from March through October.  The car show starts at 5 PM and runs till 8 PM with a parade of the winning cars at the end of the event.  Pop over to Route66Living.com to take a look at my virtual tour of last month's event and let me know what you think of it.  There are some beautiful cars on display and I guarantee you will have a blast!Take care all, help lots of people and have a wonderful day!Tisza
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By Tisza Major-Posner, DRE#01784679
(I.V.P.G. - Inland Valley Professional Group)
Hi All,For me a house and a home are two very different things.  And nowhere is that more readily apparent than here in Claremont.  A stroll down our tree-lined streets will give you a visual definition of both words.  A house is just the bricks and mortar, lathe and plaster, stucco or siding and wood or stone, but without the heart, soul and life that it needs to magically transform, before your very eyes, into a home.  A home on the other hand, is a very different thing.  It has a foundation built not just of rock or cement, but of trials, tribulations, adulation, joy, excitement and laughter.  It has walls supported by togetherness, friendship, warmth and comfort, strength and shared sorrow, pleasure and pain.  Scarred by pencil lines that mark a height, nails that hold up frames fil...
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By Tisza Major-Posner, DRE#01784679
(I.V.P.G. - Inland Valley Professional Group)
Hi All,Welcome to Claremont!  This wonderful city is tops on my list and having lived in a whole lot of different places in Southern California, I know whereof I speak.  Why do I like it here?  Because Claremont has it all!  Do you want top rated schools from grade school to graduate degree?  Claremont's the place!Do you want tree-lined streets where the homes are as unique and individual as the people who live in them?  Claremont's the place! Do you want neighborhoods where children play safely in their front yards and neighbors wave when you drive by? Claremont's the place!Do you want Forth of July Parades with everything from floats and beauty queens to children's bicycles decorated with crepe paper?  Claremont's the place!Do you want Fall Festivals with craft fairs and pumpkin carvi...
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