Glendora, CA Real Estate News

By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
Looking for a facility to hold a business meeting or a party? Then the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® Yeager Education Center is for you! The facility accommodates up to 150 people seated for dinner or approximately 280 people in an auditorium style setting. The center is available for corporate parties/events, fundraisers, office holiday parties, tea parties, Graduation parties, anniversary parties, family reunions, to name a few events and even wedding receptions. For a nominal fee of course! A fully functioning kitchen with its stainless steel appliances and granite counter top is adjacent and available for you to cater to the taste buds of your guests. The spacious courtyard has on-site parking, or there is spillover parking (no over night parking) on Route 66 near the cente...
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By Kris & Kimberly Darney, Your REALTORS® For Life
(Darney Realty)
Banks are agreeing to more short sale transactions, and short salesare taking less time to sell, which is helping to clear large inventories of distressed properties more efficiently, says James J. Saccacio, RealtyTrac CEO, in releasing new housing data this week. “This is a glimmer of hope that lenders are getting more realistic,” Rick Sharga, senior vice president of RealtyTrac, told Bloomberg News. “It’s a win for borrowers who avoid foreclosure, buyers who get a house in better condition and banks that lose less money, which is also a win for taxpayers.” During the second quarter, the number of homes nearing foreclosure accounted for 12 percent of total home sales, with banks agreeing to more transactions at prices below the outstanding mortgage balance, RealtyTrac reported in relea...
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By Kris & Kimberly Darney, Your REALTORS® For Life
(Darney Realty)
Sometimes we need to imagine living some of the “finer” luxuries of life.  I’m more of a sports participant…opting out of the hours of mindless TV sport programs…I find more joy in sweating and getting “beaten” up by my opponents…or beating them. I found these homes and their features to be great representations of what I would call dream homes for me.. Thanks Zillow for the help! We’ve written about what celebrities want in a home, but if you’re a professional athlete, you may have a couple of special amenities in mind that other stars wouldn’t consider, like a regulation-sized football field, batting cage and, of course, personal gym. With the college football season just around the corner, the NFL preseason heating up and baseball looking forward to some exciting pennant races, we’ve...
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By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
Who likes to use lemons in the staging of their listings?  I love the freshness that it adds (not so much in this photo with the distraction of the espresso cups)!  It gives a warmth to those entering the kitchen and a certain chic-ness or coolness to the kitchen.   I think having lemons also makes the kitchen more "organic"...kind of like you can squeeze them and make lemonade, or you can utilize them in your cooking, food prep, etc....they are pretty much multi-purpose.  That's one of the things I love about having them introduced into a kitchen that is being staged. Are there other staging tricks you like to use when you're staging your listings?  
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By Kris & Kimberly Darney, Your REALTORS® For Life
(Darney Realty)
Where do I start…there is no eloquent entree into losing your home… I say “losing” your home, but actually in today’s economy that might not be an accurate statement… you may have realized that “keeping” your home is what is standing in your way of financial and emotional recovery for you and your family. Kris and I have lived through that horrifying reality.  Realizing that the odds are stacked against you and there is no way to continue on without making great changes in life…and a significant one like having your home not be “your home” any longer is huge. As our housing market continues a downward trend we take note that unemployment continues to rise.  The mix of these two elements have done serious damage to consumer confidence. My husband and I work closely with families everyda...
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By Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST
(License # 01767321)
Okay, so my first job in high school was working for Baskin Robbins, or 31 Flavors as my family has always called it.  I got the job the summer between my junior and senior years of high school, and as you can imagine it was really busy.  It's actually one of the busiest 31 Flavors stores that I know.  I loved driving myself to work in my father's old Toyota pick up that was a stick and didn't have power steering.  Yep, I always believe if I could drive that, I could drive anything. Anyway, the Baskin Robbins is on the corner of Elwood and Route 66.  The all glass front is right on the street corner.  And, yes, you guessed it, there was a car accident about six months ago (drunk driver of course) which anhilated the front of the store.  It's been closed and lost, I'm sure quite a bit of...
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By Kris & Kimberly Darney, Your REALTORS® For Life
(Darney Realty)
  This was just published by Diana Olick…I don’t know about you but I question the irony of lenders giving incentives to homeowners that will promise to pay for their upside down mortgage instead of offering principal reductions to those homeowners? I don’t see this working.  People are smarter than that, in this economy you have to be on top of your game and know when to cut your losses.  When an investment starts costing money…with no notable recovery in site what do businesses do?  They cut losses, sell off under performing stocks , file Chapter 13 and reorganize the company or just file Chapter 7 and start fresh with a clean slate. It’s unfortunate in my opinion that so much focus has been put on “morals” and “doing the right thing” or “legal obligations”. Americans would not be in...
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By Kris & Kimberly Darney, Your REALTORS® For Life
(Darney Realty)
Who would have thought that we as a Nation would be going through such financial turmoil just a few short years ago… We were at a family BBQ yesterday, and as we followed our GPS to our destination we were saddened but not surprised of all the homes that were boarded up with “No Trespassing” Signs.  Not to mention all of the commercial buildings along the freeway with huge banners “For Lease” in what seemed to be every shopping center we passed. It’s painfully obvious that our economy has a way to go on the long road to recovery, and I think it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Now, let me get to the subject of Short Sales and Foreclosures. Many homeowners are still confused about the difference, and one crucial element that is missed by not understanding a foreclosure is tha...
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By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
What are your plans for the summer?  Summer is a call to be outdoors and I have just the outdoorsy thing for you.   A series of summer concerts in the bandstand of Finkbiner Park, co-sponsored by the Glendora Kiwanis Club and Glendora Transportation.  Every Sunday starting today, July 10th  —  August 21st, 2011   ♪♫♪♪♫     Here is an itinerary:                                                                                                 July 10      —  Elvis Impersonator July 17      —  Blue Breeze Band - R&B Soul and Funk                            July 24      —  Cold Duck - Classic party favorites                        July 31      —  Tom Nolan Band - Motown Soul August 7    —  Wise Guys - Big Band Swing August 14  —   Stan West Blues Band - Rhythm & Blues August 21  —  Rocket Sci...
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By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
  movie nights are here starting tonight Wednesday July 6!  So bring a picnic basket, a chair or blanket, and watch a kid friendly "G" or "PG" rated film with family and friends in Finkbiner Park. These events are co-sponsored by the Glendora Rotary Club. Movies will be shown ever Wednesday evening after sundown during the month of July and on August 3rd, of this year 2011.  Dates and movies are: July 6 Open Season 3 July 13 Megamind July 20 Despicable Me                                       July 27 Legends of the Guardians August 3 Toy Story 3 For additional information, please call 626 914-2357.  Come early to reserve your space on the grass and have some fun!
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By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
Glendora Village in the city of Glendora,CA will once again celebrate Independence Day by hosting a day of fun for one and all.  Here is an Itinerary of the day's activities to celebrate Independence Day: 6:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast  — parking lot between Nelson's Drug Store and the Village Vault 9:00 a.m. Parade — Along Glendora Ave. Between Foothill and Bennett Ave. 9:00 a.m. Glendora Centennial Business Expo  — North of Meda Ave 10:15 a.m. Stage Show — Village Plaza 10:45 a.m. Bobby Figueroa Band 12 noon Stan West Band 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Surfaris Concert   Join Glendora Village for a day of fun.  Remember to refrain from driving if you are going to drink alcoholic beverages.  It can protect your life and the lives of others.
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By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
"I don't go by the rule book - I lead from the heart, not the head." Diana, Princess of Wales
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By Kris & Kimberly Darney, Your REALTORS® For Life
(Darney Realty)
A short sale is a sales transaction for which a seller’s mortgage lender voluntarily agrees to accept a loan payoff of less money than what is owed on the mortgage loan.  In a short sale, the property may or may not be in foreclosure.  However, homeowners may consider short sales as a viable option for avoiding foreclosure. http://www.shortsalescalifornia.org/consumers/
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By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
We enjoy having cat and dogs and other animals as pets in fact they become like family.  Look closely and you will find them in a family picture, in a photo album, in picture frames, by our side, in our lap, in a word inseparable. So the attachment that we have to them is understandable, especially a pet that we have had for years. The live span however is not as long as we would like it to be.  As they get older we become more and more concern about their health, and to have the very best Veterinarian, one that is fully dedicated to their work that will somehow perform a miracle just so we can keep our pet a little longer is one-half the battle. There is one such Veterinarian in the city of Glendora CA.  Dr. Strange of the Glendora Veterinary Clinic.  A good Veterinarian, the primary c...
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By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
Do you want to have a romantic party with a twist?  Glendora Village is having their 2nd annual Wine Walk in downtown Glendora, CA.  Wine will be served at over 30 locations throughout the downtown village. Hors d'oeuvres and non alcoholic beverages will also be served at various locations. The date for this event is February 11, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. You can purchase your tickets and see a list of wine tasting sites at winewalk2011.eventbrite.com  Pre sale tickets online are $30.00, and $35.00 at the door. Live band music and dancing under the stars will be part of the romantic festivities.  For more information on this romantic rendezvous, see villageglendora.com or call 626 374-2156.              
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By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
The city of Glendora, CA is having a special event, Snow Day with real snow!  Sliding saucers will be provided.   DATE: February 11, 2011 TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PLACE: Finkbiner Park Address: 160 N. Wabash Ave. Fee: Ages 12 and under $6.00   Pre-registration is required.  For more information call the Crowther Teen and Family Center 626 914-2357. Please dress in warm clothing for a fun time in the snow.          
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
12/09/10 - Weekly Glendora Homes and Condos Market Report Find the perfect Glendora Home or Condo! There is a small decrease in Active Glendora Home Listings this week, bringing the total of active Residential Real Estate listings down to 152 (compared to last week's 161). Take a look at current Glendora Homes for Sale! With regards to listing types, active Standard Listings went up to 67% (from 65% last week) and REO listings decreased from 9% to 7%. This concludes our weekly Glendor Homes and Condos Market Report. Interested in Glendora Real Estate? Looking for a great Realtor with in-depth knowledge of the Glendora Real Estate Market? Interested in the value of your Glendora Home? We are here to answer any questions you might have. For more information about Glendora Real Estate and ...
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By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
Donuts anyone? The Food Network  featured a local business man on their episode of "American's Best" Top 10 Sweets.  best-top-ten-sweets     Coming in at #6 and described as one of the country's most memorable desserts, is a sweet treat strawberry donut from The Donut Man in the city of Glendora.  The owners of the donut shop, Jim and Miyoko Nakano, are well know for their seasonal strawberry and peach stuffed donuts. In season now is the pumpkin spice cream cheese donut.  Other treats from the Donut Man include the glaze, old fashioned, cake, cream filled (Bavarian and cream cheese) donuts, apple fritters to name a few.  There is always a crowd waiting for these sweet treats.  The name Donut Man came from an experience the owner had when a little girl pointed to him and said "There's t...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
12/09/10 - Weekly Glendora Homes and Condos Market Report Find the perfect Glendora Home or Condo! Compared to last week's active listings, there are no significant changes this week. Overall, there are 167 active Glendora Residential Real Estate Listings (compared to 169 last week) - 149 Glendora Homes and 18 Glendora Condos. Take a look at current Glendora Homes for Sale! Also no significant changes with regards to listing types for Glendora homes and condos, based on percentages of Standard Listings compared to Short Sale or REO listings. Compared to other cities in the area, Glendora has a very small percentage of active Short Sale listings. Besides the currently active Glendora Home and Condo listings, 22 Glendora Homes and 2 Glendora Condos are in Back-Up Offer Status, 34 Glendora...
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By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
Came across this saying, which I appreciate so much...I had saved it online years ago and when I saw it today, part of me remembered why I saved it and the other part of me felt encouraged and wanted to share...Hope that you enjoy it. Happy Day!!
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