Whittier, CA Real Estate News

By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
11/29/10 - Weekly Whittier Homes and Real Estate Market Report Search through Whittier Homes and find your Dream Home! Overall, there are not many changes compared to last week, just a slight increase of active listings from 474 last week to 479 this week. No major changes in the Condo category, but there was a somewhat significant increase in the Home category, in the price range between $200,000 and $300,000 (12 more active listings). Only 4 of those 12 listings were brand new (2 REOs, 1 Short Sale, 1 Standard Listing), which leads us to believe that the remainder are most likely listings that experienced a price reduction (meaning they were formerly in the $300,000 to $400,000 range). See Whittier Homes by Price Range! No big changes in the percentages of active Standard Listings com...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
This year's Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade starts at 10 a.m. and runs until Noon on Saturday, December 11, 2010. The theme of the parade this year is "Community Pride", honoring people and organizations that serve the community with an "Americana" theme.  The Grand Marshal is Jim West, the President of Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. Come see Santa Claus, floats, marching bands, horses, drill teams and other exciting examples of the joy of the season in Uptown Whittier.
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
The Uptown Whittier Holiday Sonata will take place Saturday, December 4, 2010, starting at 5:00 p.m. and lasting till 9:00 p.m. All of the most popular Uptown Whittier merchants will be holding open house to the public in a celebration of the Christmas holidays. The Whittier Uptown Association calls it "An Evening of Wassailing and Friendship in Ye Olde Friendly Towne". Come see all the Uptown merchants, stores and restaurants for a good time in Uptown Whittier.
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Uptown Whittier's Grand Illumination takes place Friday, December 3, 2010 in Uptown Whittier. Come see the lighting of the 25-foot tall Christmas tree and enjoy the music of Uptown Whittier. It all takes place from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. on Friday at Rick's In & Out Burger. Enjoy the music of the season and the holiday cheer of Uptown Whittier. You can get your picture taken with Santa Claus or enjoy the Christmas carolers, the horse drawn carriage and the high school marching band.  Stay until 8:00 p.m. for the announcement of the Uptown Whittier Holiday Window contest winners.  
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
11/22/10 - Weekly Whittier Homes and Condo Market Report Take a look at Whittier Homes for sale! Overall, there is an increase of six active listings this Monday compared to data extracted from the MLS last week (474 active Whittier Homes and Condo listings). Even though this is not a significant change (due to listings that expired, went into Escrow, or were taken off the market), there is quite a significant increase (10 new listings) in the price range between $200,000 and $300,000 of Whittier Homes. Of these 10 brand new Whittier home listings, 4 are Bank Owned Properties, 6 are Short Sales, no standard listings. Look through Whittier Home listings by price range! New listings for Whittier Homes and Condos since last week's report (11/15/10): 15*(that's 9 properties less than in tha...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Yes, the Holiday Season is starting early this year! The Whittier Uptown Association is sponsoring an Uptown Whittier Window Contest - local Uptown Whittier businesses are encouraged to decorate their store fronts to reflect the festive atmosphere of the Season. The deadline to enter your Uptown Whittier business into the contest is today, November 19 (drop off your application with the Whittier Uptown Association, 6717 Bright Avenue). To download an application, visit the Whittier Uptown Association website. A panel of judges will vote on the winner, there are three categories: 1. Best Theme - focused on originality of design, use of space, and materials. $400 for the winner2. Most Original - $300 for the winner3. Most Unique - $200 for the winner The entries will be judged on Tuesday,...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Toys for Tots in Whittier California 2010 - The Marines Are Looking for a Few Good Toys Prudential California Realty is the Whittier home for collecting Toys for Tots by the U.S. Marines Corps.  Every year, the U.S. Marines come by our office to pick up toys as part of their Toys for Tots program.   The Marines will be picking up all of the toys on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Noon at the Prudential California Realty office at 16218 East Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA 90603.  Click here for a map and directions.  We will have a large barrel at the office, just waiting for your Toys for Tots.  The Marines are looking for a few, good, unwrapped gifts for boys or girls. Please make sure to bring your toy to our office before December 16.  If you can't make it to the office, just give me a...
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By Mark Velasco, Top Producing COMMERCIAL Team 30+ years experience
(Sharpstone Commercial)
The Truth Hurts (Especially When You're NOT Telling It) I had a Listing appointment with a very nice woman a few weeks ago. She invited me into her home and let me share ALL of the information that I had for her home.  Finally, came the BIG Question: What is my home worth?  I gave her the value range for her home ending with an estimated List price.    She was exstatic.  Why?  Because she said that I was the first Agent (out of 3) that gave her the FULL information regarding her home.  Her complaints were as follows:  1.  The other two Agents had left out the lowest Comps for her home. (She already had a complete set of her own!) 2.  One of the Agents actually laughed at her when she asked about the "omitted" property saying that it was NOT a real sale (when it was a REAL sale) 3.  Both...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
11/15/10 - Weekly Whittier Homes and Real Estate Market Report Find your Whittier Dream Home! No major changes to report this week: currently active Whittier Residential Real Estate listings (that includes Whittier Homes and Condos) are at 468 (compared to 467 last week). Also no major changes or shifts within price ranges. Whittier Condos are up 3, Whittier Homes are down 2. Search through Whittier Homes by price range! Total brand new Whittier Homes and Condo listings since 11/08/10: 24.* Based on the lack of significant changes, the percentage of active Standard listings compared to listings of homes in some state of foreclosure has remained relatively unchanged as well: In addition to the currently active listings, 104 Whittier Homes and 177 Whittier Condos are in Back-up Offer Stat...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
11/08/10 - Weekly Whittier Homes and Real Estate Market Report Find your perfect Whittier Home! This week it's "good news, bad news" for active Whittier home listings .. overall (Whittier Homes and Condos), there is no big difference in the amount of active listings: 467, compared to last week's 468*. Also no big changes looking at the overall number of active Whittier Condos (51, down from last week's 57), or even Whittier Homes (416, up from last week's 411). The big jump is within a particular price range: $200,000 - $300,000. Good news - an increase of 17 listings in that price range compared to last week. Of those 17, 13 are new listings (the other ones either came off of "Hold", Escrow was cancelled, price change, etc.). Bad news - of those 13 new listings, 7 are Short Sales, 5 ar...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Not sure what to do this weekend? Why not enjoy a wonderful concert by the Rio Hondo Symphony! The Rio Hondo Symphony was founded by Ruth Haroldson, a violin instructor at Whittier College, and has provided its audience with free classical concerts for the past 78 years. Every year, the Rio Hondo Symphony performs four concerts, the next one coming up this weekend! "Legends of the East" Rio Hondo Symphony November 7, 20103pm - 5pmVic Lopez Auditorium, Whittier High School The concert will start promptly at 3pm and there will be one intermission. The theme of the concert is "Legends of the East" featuring such classics as Scheherazade and The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto. For more details, please visit the Rio Hondo Symphony concerts' page. Other upcoming events by the Rio Hondo Symp...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
★Find Whittier Homes for Sale in Your Price Range★ Whether you are looking for an entry level Whittier home priced at $250,000 or a million dollar Whittier estate, you can find it by clicking on one of the buttons below. -- Blog End -- _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ About the author: The above article was provided by Rob Willis, a locally recognized Realtor®. If you like my blog, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed to get the latest Whittier real estate news. For Home Buyers, see this website to start searching for your home. Thinking about selling your home? Go to The Home Sale Site. I help home owners in the following towns in the greater Whittier area: La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Norwalk, Santa Fe Sp...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Whittier Homes for Sale Up To $500,000 Today (November 4, 2010) there are 400 homes in Whittier that are listed for sale that are priced at or below $500,000. Of those homes for sale in Whittier at or under $500,000, 52 of them are condominiums and 348 of them are single family residences. In addition to these 400 homes for sale in Whittier that are at or below $500,000, there are also 23 properties that are listed as residential income producing properties that are also priced below or at $500,000, including duplexes, triplexes or other types of multi-family dwellings, such as 2 houses on a lot. Have you always wished you could own a Whittwood home?  Here is a great Whittwood home that was just listed a few days ago by another agent in my office, priced at $405,000.      -- Blog End --...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
It's only the beginning of November, but preperations for the 57th Annual Whittier Christmas Parade are in full swing! This year's theme: "Community Pride", in honor of all public and non-public entities serving our great Whittier community. If you are interested in participating in this wonderful parade with so much tradition or would like to become a sponsor (different levels of sponsorship available), please visit the Whittier Uptown Association website for entry and sponsorship forms, or contact the Whittier Uptown Association at 562-696-2662. As every year, the parade will take place in Uptown Whittier, and you will be able to create wonderful Christmas memories filled with local high school marching bands, drill teams, floats, equestrian entries and so much more! So, mark your cal...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Today, I would like to introduce you to the Whittier Interfaith Food Center, a non-profit charity serving the less privileged and homeless of Whittier and La Mirada, one of the largest food pantries in California. Interfaith Food Center was founded in 1983, serving approximately 30 low-income families. Since then, Interfaith Food Center has grown significantly, now serving about 700 households a week. The Holiday season is approaching fast, and the Interfaith Food Center has started its annual toy and food drive. The food and toys will be destributed to local families in need. Please open your hearts and share with those who have so little. Donations can be dropped off at the center or a pick-up can be arranged. For more information, please visit Interfaith Food Center online or call 56...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Find your perfect Whittier Home! Whittier October 2010 Real Estate Sales Numbers - another month of decreasing sales. Based on figures I pulled from the MLS this morning, there were a total of 88 Residential Real Estate sales in the City of Whittier for the month of October. This is the fifth month of decreasing sales - usually not a big deal as sales figures decrease historically from September through the end of the year. However, looking at the overall sales numbers, October has the lowest sales overall.   Compared to October sales over the past 5 years, October 2010 came in second lowest, with October 2007 being the worst October (64 sales) since 2005 (October 2008 and 2009 sales spurred by first-time-buyer incentives). The largest amount of Whittier Residential Real Estate (Whittie...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Check out current Whittier Homes for sale! Time for another weekly Whittier Homes and Real Estate Market Update. The Halloween week was not a good week for new listings - the total active Whittier Home and Condo listings are at 468 today, down 9 from last week's 477. No major changes for Whittier Homes within the price ranges, however, the price range that lost most active listings was between $300,000 and $400,000 (today at 157, down 6 from last week's 163). Search Whittier Homes by Price Range! No change this week in the percentage of active Standard listings (remaining at 49%), but there was a slight shift in the Foreclosure department - active Short Sales for all Whittier Residential Properties (this includes Whittier Homes and Condos) went up by 2% to 41%, while the Bank Owned list...
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Turnkey Whitter Single Story Probate Sale, Fully Rehabbed! Overview Maps Photos Description Market Stats $319,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1240 sqftLot: 7,210 sqft Location 7233 Kengard AveWhittier, CA 90606USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Tom Bashe (951) 491-5052tom@scarealestate.comhttp://www.allabouttemecula.com Listed by: SCA Real Estate Our recent listings Turnkey Whitter Single Story Probate Sale, Fully Rehabbed!Single Family Residential for $229,900 in La Quinta, CABeautiful Standard Sale in Winchester!Beautiful Foxstone Home in Indio Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
You have seen Octomom clinging to babies on the side of a building in Whittier. You have seen Michael Jackson in dancing on the wall Whittier. You have seen Tiger Woods and his bent golf club on a Volkswagen bug. Now, it's a real Thriller on The Wall at Goldmine VW Auto Parts on Pickering Boulevard in Whittier, with a Halloween display with Count Chocula, the Wicked Witch and the Mummy!   _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thank you for reading the blog post, Halloween at Whittier's Goldmine VW Autoparts.   If you like my blog, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed to get the latest Whittier real estate news. For Home Buyers, see this website to start searching for your home. Thinking about selling your home? Go to The ...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
I have been to many street fairs but I must say, this Uptown Whittier Dia de los Muertos event was one of the best ones ever! From wonderful hand-made jewelry displays to traditional Dia de Los Muertos articles, to colorful Altars, to musical performances and beautiful dance groups - this one had it all. Here are just some of the impressions we got of this traditional holiday: A big Thank You to the Whittier Uptown Association, all the vendors, dancers, artists and all the people that helped put on this event. What a wonderful job! Looking forward to the next Uptown Whittier event! Sincerely, StephanieYour Whittier Area Specialist  
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