Whittier, CA Real Estate News

By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Congratulations Whittier Uptown Association and King Richard's on another successful Uptown Whittier event - the "Uptown Whittier Fall Antique Faire" this past Saturday. It was so much fun looking at all the great booths displaying everything from antique and vintage furniture, to jewelry, clothing, fine china, and all kinds of fun memorabilia. Besides all the great booths, it was nice to see all the familiar faces and to meet with the representatives of some of Whittier's great organizations:       Friends of the Pio Pico State Historic Park Mark your calendars for November 20!"Living History Day, Lecture and Book Signing featuring Dr. Carlos Salomon"             Rio Hondo Symphony Mark your calendar for November 7!"Legends of the East"               Whittier Conservancy "The Preservat...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Your Source for Whittier Real Estate and Homes for Sale. Welcome to our Weekly Whittier Homes and Real Estate Market Report. Based on numbers we extracted from the MLS today, active Whittier Homes and Condo Listings are up by 11, 10 homes and 1 condo, bringing total active Whittier Residential Listings up to 477. There are no major changes within the price ranges. Search for Whittier homes by Price Range. Standard Listings are still the majority of active Whittier Residential Real Estate at 49%, followed by Short Sale Listings at 39%, and REOs at 12%. The largest amount of Short Sales for active Whittier Home listings is in the price range between $200,000 and $300,000 (61%). The highest percentage of Short Sales for active Whittier Condos is in the price range from $0 to $200,000 at 65...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Halloween has come to town! The lovely city of Whittier is hosting a funtastic Trick or Treat event in our beloved Uptown area on Saturday, October 30, 2010, from 3pm to 5pm, sponsored by the Whittier Uptown Association. Don't miss the fun - free family trick or treating in participating businesses in Uptown Whittier! There will also be a spooktacular Whittier Halloween Parade at 4pm with a costume contest (parade registration will be on the "Green" right next to the Dollar Store on Greenleaf). While in Uptown visit our great businesses, and the children favorites such as the Whittier Village Sweets (you have to try their chocolate covered apples!), Geeks, Fruit and Juiceland, The Wishing Well, and so many more! Or try one of Uptown Whittier's many wonderful restaurants. For a complete ...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Whittier is THE happening place this weekend! Besides the Uptown Whittier Fall Antique Street Faire on Saturday, there are two scheduled "Dia de los Muertos" events (traditionally celebrated on November 2nd, but we're doing them a little early) coming up as well.   1. "Dia de los Muertos" Celebration at Rose Hills Memorial Park The first one will be held on Saturday, October 23, from 12pm to 5pm, at Rose Hills Memorial Park (3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601, Entrance Gate 1). This event will showcase art exhibits of local and renowned artists in the Sky Rose Chapel, with this year's featured artist being Lalo Alcaraz, famous cartoonist and creator of "La Cucaracha". Enjoy various dance groups and music as well as yummy food at the "Plaza de la Rosa" and visit the "Jardin de la R...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
The Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation has done it again - come up with a great Whittier event, that is. The first annual "The W Art Exhibit" is planned for November 19 & 20, 2010, and its focus will be on print (includes paintings, drawings, prints and photography) and sculpture artists. The Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation is currently looking for 20 Artists who would like to participate in this great exhibit, which promises to become the most influential art exhibit in the Whittier community. The exhibit fee will be $100 per artist, a tax deductible donation, and will guarantee the artist a 8ft x 8ft exhibit space, 50 invitations, plus being mentioned on all related marketing materials. In addition to this fee, the artist will donate 10% of their sales to WCAF in order to help suppor...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Whittier Homes for Sale Less Than $500,000 Today (October 21, 2010) there are 388 homes Whittier that are listed for sale that are priced less than $500,000. Of those homes for sale in Whittier under $500,000, 55 of them are condominiums and 333 of them are single family residences. In addition to these 388 homes for sale in Whittier that are below $500,000, there are also 39 properties that are listed as residential income producing properties that are also priced below $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.      _________________________________...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Then come to Whittier for the 15th Annual Fall Antique Street Faire, this Saturday, October 23, from 9am to 4pm! You will be able to take a look at amazing vintage furnitage and collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry and art, as well as glassware and all sorts of memorabilia. You can also participate in Antiques Seminars, hourly raffles, take part in the auction or bring your "family treasure" to get it appraised. To spice it up even more, the Whittier Uptown Association has added a Vintage Fashion Show with our beautiful local models, there will also be Swing and Jitterbug Dancers, as well as Whittier's own "Esther & the Hound Dogz" who will be performing hits from the '50s era. Besides Antiques related booths, you will also be able to see...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Find West Covina Homes and Real Estate! Welcome to our weekly West Covina Homes and Real Estate Market Report. The number of active West Covina Homes and Condos remains unchanged this week, 281 total active listings*. Active West Covina Condo Listings increased by 3 compared to last week, with no significant changes within the price ranges. Active West Covina Home Listings decreased by 3 compared to last week, and as with the Condos, no significant shifts within the price ranges. Find your perfect West Covina Home (by price range)! Due to the subtle change in listing activity, there are also no significant changes with regards to the percentage of Standard Listings vs. active Property Listings in some state of Foreclosure. In addition to the currently active West Covina Residential Real...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Whittier Homes and Condos for Sale! Weekly Whittier Homes and Real Estate Market Report. Following last week's trend, we are seeing another very slight decrease in active Whittier Home and Condo listings. The total amount of Whittier Home and Condo listings is currently at 466, down 3 from last week's 469*. The number of active Whittier Condos went up 2, from 55 to 57. Active Whittier Homes dropped from 414 to 409. There were no dramatic changes within the price ranges with regards to active Whittier Homes, however, while the active Whittier Home listings dropped in the $200,000 to $300,000 price range, they increased in the $300,000 to $400,000 range. Search for Whittier Homes by Price Range! Looking at active Whittier Homes and Condos combined, Standard Listings are holding fairly ste...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Did You Think Most Homes For Sale in Whittier are Bank Owned Foreclosures? The largest real estate board in California is the Pacific West Association of Realtors®.  Its Multiple Listing Service is the largest MLS in California, known as the SoCalMLS.  If you live in Los Angeles or Orange County, the odds are pretty good that your home would be listed for sale in the SoCalMLS, so it includes most homes for sale in Whittier. Today, there are 455 properties for sale in Whittier, which are broken down in the MLS in the following categories: Auction 0 Bankruptcy 2 Flip 4 HUD/Govt Owned 0 In Foreclosure Process 7 Notice of Default 9 Probate 3 Red Tagged 0 Relocation Company Owned 1 REO/Lender Owned 56 REO/Offer(s) Submitted 0 Short Sale Offer(s) Submitted 7 Short Sale/Subj to Lender Approval...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Search through all Whittier Real Estate via our quick links! Welcome to our weekly Whittier Homes and Real Estate Market Update! Today, 10/12/10, there are a total of 469 active Whittier Residential Property Listings - 414 Whittier Homes and 55 Whittier Condos.* The amount of active Whittier Home Listings is at a steady 414 (for the past three weeks), however, there are small fluctuations within the different price ranges. While the number of active Whittier Home Listings has increased from 121 to 126 in the price range between $200,000 to $300,000, the amount of active Whittier Homes in the price range between $300,000 to $400,000 has decreased from 156 to 149. Look at all Whittier Homes! Or search all Whittier Homes by Price Range! With regards to Whittier Homes in some state of Forec...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Day 21 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA:  Lunch at Red Robin Although the Red Robin restaurant is a national chain, I still enjoy going to the Whittier Red Robin - especially for lunch. Although the restaurant is a bit noisy, service is usually good, and the food is also usually good. My favorite lunch item on the menu is the Harvest Apple Chicken Salad. To paraphrase Jack Kerouac, it's nutritious and delicious. Except Kerouac was writing about ice cream...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
The Whittier Uptown Specific Plan lists 15 buildings with distinct historic architectural styles in the Uptown Whittier area.  Here is a focus on just the nine homes of the list, providing a small perspective on just a few of the many different styles of homes in Uptown Whittier. 6526 Pickering Avenue 6736 Pickering Avenue 6706 Newlin Avenue 6516 Bright Avenue 6513 Washington Avenue 7055 Washington Avenue 6554 Friends Avenue 7212 Friends Avenue 7222 Friends Avenue 6526 Pickering Avenue - 1911 California Bungalow 6736 Pickering Avenue - Restored Craftsman 1905 6706 Newlin Avenue - Classic Craftsman Rebuilt in 1995 6516 Bright Avenue - California Bungalow 1902   6513 Washington Avenue - Colonial 1916   7055 Washington Avenue - Victorian or Queen Anne 1902 6554 Friends Avenue - Craftsman 1...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Just like the song from The Jeffersons goes, Movin' on up to the East Side, you can sell your home in West Whittier and move on up to a bigger and better home in East Whittier. There is a progression of higher prices for homes as you go from the southwest side of Whittier up to the northeast part of Whittier. Average price of homes for sale in Whittier neighborhoods: Neighborhood Avg List Price West of Norwalk Blvd. $298,443 South Whittier $318,840 Sorenson Park $327,295 Palm Park $359,927 Whittwood $373,338 East Whittier $439,921 Michigan Park $481,333 Uptown $597,736 Spy Glass $730,328 Mar Vista Heights $749,078 Friendly Hills $885,079 The progression in prices goes from the south and west up to the north and east, culminating in the most expensive homes in Friendly Hills. You can see...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Homes For Sale in Whittier Under $400,000  Today there are 328 homes Whittier that are listed for sale under $400,000. Of those homes for sale in Whittier, 54 of them are condominiums and 274 of them are single family residences. In addition to these 328 homes for sale in Whittier, there are also 21 properties that are listed as income producing properties, or rentals that are also priced below $400,000, including duplexes, triplexes or other types of multi-family dwellings, such as 2 houses on a lot. I know of one Whittier property that sold in 2007 for $769,000 that is now listed as a short sale for $399,000.  It has two houses on a lot, as well as a nice large swimming pool for the main house.  Combine that low price with the outrageously low interest rates, and you can buy a Whittie...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
This Market Report is for Whittier, California. This Market Report on Whittier Homes for Sale will focus on Single Family Residences in Whittier, California.  It does not include condominiums or Multifamily Residences. As of today, there are 407 Single Family Residences for sale in the Whittier area.   88 homes were sold in the City of Whittier during the month of September.  Over the past three months, 268 homes were sold in Whittier.   The average Whittier home sale price over the past month was $363,449, at an average cost per square foot of $227.72. 293 Whittier homes are currently in Backup or Pending status. It would take 4.6 months, at the current rate of sales, for all the current Whittier homes on the market to sell.  Technically a Sellers' Market is when there is less than 5 m...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
September is over and the latest Whittier Residential Real Estate Sales numbers are in: 99 total sales (88 Whittier Homes and 11 Whittier Condos)*. Whittier home sales have been decreasing for the past five months, however, the decrease from August to September was only a slight one, just four properties difference, from 103 in August to 99 in September (the most drastic, and significant, decline was from 130 sales in June to only 106 sales in July - a month that historically is one of major Real Estate selling months). Looking at Whittier Homes and Whittier Condos separately, the number of Whittier Home Sales was unchanged at 88, but the Whittier Condo Sales dropped from 15 to 11. In order to give you a more detailed look into Whittier home sales, we broke down the Total Sales by price...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Whittier Homes Market Update. Search for Whittier Homes! Based on data collected this morning, Whittier is looking at yet another increase in active listings compared to last week. Over the past three weeks Whittier Active Residential Property Listings (including Whittier Homes as well as Whittier Condos) have increased from 391 on 09/13/10, to 400 on 09/20/10, to 414 on 09/27/10. The largest increase in new Whittier Home listings (Whittier Single Family Homes, not counting Whittier Condos) is in the $300,000 to $400,000 price range (from 141 to 152 active Whittier Home Listings). Besides the currently active Whittier Homes and Condos, as of today, there are 122 Homes and 14 Condos in Back-up Offer Status, 178 Whittier Homes and 23 Whittier Condos are Pending Sale. With regards to Whitt...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
I know it is hard to believe we are actually in fall, temperatures are supposed to be soaring this weekend. So have you already figured out what you will be doing? There's plenty to do right here in Whittier! 1. If you're not sure where to go, why not participate in an event for a good cause? "Paws 4 a Cause", which is part of the Whittier Community Foundation, will be hosting a Canine-K Walk, Run and Dog Fashion Show this Saturday, September 25, from 9am to 12pm at the Palm Park Greenway Trailhead (5703 Palm Ave.). The funds will go towards the planned Whittier Police Memorial which will find its home by the entrance of the brand new Whittier Police Department building. Besides the walk/run and dog fashion show, you will also be able to visit several vendors, pet adoption groups as wel...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Welcome to our weekly Whittier Short Sale and Foreclosure Report. Today, 09/20/2010, there are a total of 451 active Residential Property Listings in Whittier. Of those 451 active listings, 38% are Whittier Short Sale Listings and 11% are Whittier REO Listings (Bank Owned Properties, REO = Real Estate Owned). Distribution by Price Range for Active Whittier Single Family Residence Listings (shown by actual number of listings): Distribution by Price Range for Active Whittier Condo Listings (shown by actual number of listings):   Since September 1, 60 properties have successfully closed Escrow. Of those 60 properties, 15 were Whittier Short Sale properties, 9 were Whittier Bank Owned Homes (REOs), 36 were Standard Sales: This concludes our weekly Whittier Short Sale and Foreclosure Report....
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