Placentia, CA Real Estate News

By Kevin Hottmann
(Keller Williams Whittier Market Center)
Here is this weeks Latest Market Activity Index The Placentia Market is showing trends of a decrease in supply of homes in Placentia. However, Placentia is still a city with a healthy Buyer's Market. For More information Call Kevin Hottmann 714-988-1725     All reports presented are based on data supplied by the MRMLS, Orange County, Orange Coast, Pacific West, Downey, Rancho SE AOR, Laguna BOR, and Desert AOR or their MLSs. Neither the Associations nor their MLSs guarantee or are in anyway responsible for their accuracy. Data maintained by the Associations or their MLSs may not reflect all real estate activities in the market. Information deemed reliable but not guar...
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By Kevin Hottmann
(Keller Williams Whittier Market Center)
The Community Services Department is excited to bring you the Movies in the Park series. The movies are played Friday evenings begininning at dusk. Movies are held at Placentia Champions Sports Complex, 505 N. Jefferson, Placentia free of charge and offer an opportunity for an inexpensive night out for the entire family. All of the movies are family oriented and rated PG. Refreshments are available. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a fun night under the stars. Come early to get a good seat! July 11 Over the HedgeJuly 18 Surf's UpJuly 25 Happy FeetAugust 1 Bee MovieAugust 8 Flushed AwayAugust 15 Shrek the 3rdAugust 22 Water Horse, Legend of the Deep
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(The following was a response to a potential buyer who expressed his opinion that the market is going to come way down in the next 6 months to 1 year)  I think prices will continue to come down, but not to the extent that most of the public thinks.  Think about this - if the prices come down too much, 75% of all homes bought 2004 and later will be worth less than purchased.  This won't happen.  We're seeing the results of "pent-up demand" here at the Brea office...tons of buyers who have taken the "wait and see" stance for the last couple years are now starting to enter the market.  I've been tracking the number of homes going into escrow in a sample of cities (Anaheim Hills, Brea, Fullerton, Placentia, Orange, Yorba Linda) for the last 2 years.  Yesterday 16 homes went into escrow as b...
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By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
Placentia, CA in Orange County is a great place to call home.The real estate market report for sales/market activity for January 2008: Single family sales activity in January ~ Prices were from $305,000 to $1,189,000.180 single family homes were for sale during January , about the same from the prior 3 months.12 homes sold, pending sales entered escrow for the month, up almost double from last month.11 homes closed escrow in January the same as December up from 7 the prior month. 39 homes were removed from the market, or listings expired or withdrawn for the month compared to slightly fewer than the past 2 months. Condominium sales activity for January ~ Prices from $170, 000 to $660,000. 65 condo/town-homes were for sale in the city, down from 79 last month..5 of those properties were ...
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By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
Placentia is a wonderful residential community in Northern Orange County, CA.Placentia's name comes from the word pleasant in Spanish. The community is also known for fine award winning schools within the Placentia-Linda School District. The real estate market report for sales/market activity for December 2007 is as follows:Single family sales activity for December ~ Prices were from $305,000 to $1,189,000.180 single family homes were for sale during December, about the same from the prior 2 months.7 homes sold, pending sales entered escrow for the month, up slightly from last 2 months. 11 homes closed escrow in December, up from 7 last month. 42 homes were removed from the market, or listings expired or withdrawn for the month up from the last 2 months. Condominium sales activity for D...
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By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
Selling a Placentia, CA home? If you're a home seller, or considering selling your home in the near future it's essential you know your numbers when it comes to the market activity. It's also important you hire an agent who is experiences and skilled in changing markets. The SoCal City of Placentia is well located in Northern Orange County. However like most areas of Southern Cal sales have been sluggish. Actually according to Dataquick, (a market data company) our sales activity for November was at a 19 year low for SoCal. The real estate market report for sales/market activity for November 2007 is as follows:Single family homes ~ $360,000 to $1,1890,000. Although it should be noted that there are only four homes currently for sale in excess of $1,000,000.Single family sales activity f...
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By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
Placentia is a wonderful residential community in Orange County, CA. Placentia's name comes from the word pleasant in Spanish. The community is also known for fine award winning schools within the Placentia-Linda School District. The real estate market report for sales/market activity for October 2007 is as follows:Single family homes ~ $319,000 to $1,189,000.Single family sales activity for October ~ 180 single family homes were for sale during October, up slightly from the prior month.6 homes sold enter escrow for the month.7 homes closed escrow in October..34 homes were taken off the market, or listings expired or withdrawn for the month-compared up only slightly from the prior month. Condo data for October ~ Prices for condos/town-homes range from a beginning price of $179, 000 to $...
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By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
The City of Placentia, in Southern California  is well located in Northern Orange County. Nearby neighbors include  Brea to the  northwest, Yorba Linda to the northeast, Anaheim to the south and Fullerton to the west.  Placentia  is a quiet residential community you will love. It all began with a Spanish land grant in 1837, which consisted of Placentia, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, La Habra and Anaheim as we know them today. Even the  city's name Placentia "a pleasant place" is derived from a Spanish word. At the turn of the century the area was ripe for agriculture.  In the early 1900's one of the early settlers convinced the Santa Fe Railroad to re-route the tracks through the area known as Placentia.  The area became known for oranges and avocados to name a few. Packing houses were built ...
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By Tina Maraj, Celebrating 30 Years of Real Estate Sales
(RE/MAX One)
As a Proud Member of the Placentia Founders Society and Haunter  I Proudly Announce our 11th Annual  Haunted House, One Weekend Only ! Beginning Friday Oct. 26 thru Sunday Oct. 28th             This is my 6th year participating in the Haunted House in designing, decorating and Haunting!  We will be in the main house this year, not in the basement. Pirates, ghosts and other eerie creatures will greet visitors as they enter the 105-year-old house. All new scenes and scares to frighten everyone who dares enter!            Children of all ages also can celebrate the holiday with face painting and a variety of Halloween crafts, games and goodies in Bradford Park, which surrounds the house at the corner of Kramer and Bradford.                      One admission price of $5 covers the Haunted ...
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By Tina Maraj, Celebrating 30 Years of Real Estate Sales
(RE/MAX One)
Come celebrate the Fall and this fine city of Placentia on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at Tri-City Park, 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. If you are not attending the parade be aware that you will not be able to drive on Yorba Linda Bldv. and Kramer Ave. including  portions of Palm Ave. that are within the parade route. The 21st Annual  car show and fair activities begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be food, games and booths sponsored by local business and vendors. If you are interested in being a part of Heritage days you can either call the hot-line at 714)524-8535 or email ar heritagefestival@placentia.orgIf you are an early bird  The Placentia Chamber of Commerce Hosts their annual pancake breakfast at 7:00 a.m.  
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By Namneet Dhaliwal President / Broker - Realtor, Sincerity, Trust and Commitment to Excellence!
(Zone Realty. Inc.)
 Number of listings keeps on rising in Placentia CA. As of today, there are 259 homes for sale and only 23 properties under contract. Even though Fed reduced the rate by half a point, recovery is still far away. Here is the snap shot of home sales from August 2004-August 2007 as reported by SOCALMLSYear August 2004August 2005August 2006August 2007Sold properties52674436
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By Kevin Hottmann
(Keller Williams Whittier Market Center)
The Community Services Department is excited to bring you the second summer of the Movies in the Park series. The movies are played free of charge and offer an opportunity for an inexpensive night out for the entire family. All of the movies are family oriented and rated either G or PG. Refreshments are available. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a fun night under the stars. Come early to get a good seat! Family games and activities will begin at 7:00 p.m. Every Friday night July 13th - August 31st, 7 p.m. at Placentia Champions Sports Complex, 505 N. Jefferson Avenue.Last week was the first time this year I was able to go out an enjoy a beautiful Summer evening. I am impressed with the organization of this event for the family that takes place every Friday until 8/31/07.This wee...
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By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
Real Estate Report ~ Placentia Market Activity Update for June 2007The City of Placentia is a residential community in Northern Orange County, CA.  This report is intended to be a simple overview of real estate activity in June 2007. Single familyhomes in the City of Placentia range from a low of $425,000 for a 2 bedroom 1 bath, 775 square feet, and a high price of $2,500,000 for a unique 3 bedrooms 4 bath vintage home (built 1913) with 5,684,000 square feet.Condo pricing currently begins at $250,000 for a 2 bedrooms/2 bath, 929 square feet, to $869,000, for 4 bedrooms 3½ baths, 2,500 square feet.Single family activity for June:161 re-sale homes currently for sale in the $425,000 to $2,500,000 price range. 21 homes sold and went into escrow. 16 closed sales. 33 homes off market properti...
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By Kevin Hottmann
(Keller Williams Whittier Market Center)
Placentia's colorful history began in 1837 when the Mexican Governor granted the Rancho San Juan Cajon De Santa Ana to Juan Ontiveros. This land grant included the area which today comprises Placentia, Anaheim, Fullerton and La Habra. Our first pioneer was Daniel Kraemer, who purchased 3900 acres in 1865. Three years later, William McFadden and his wife, Sarah Jane acquired 100 additional acres in this area. Many other settlers arrived in the following years. As our community slowly developed, schools and churches were erected.The school district's original name was the Cajon School District. In 1878, at the suggestion of Sarah Jane McFadden, the name was changed to the Placentia School District. The city name came from that change. Placentia is derived from a Spanish word meaning "plea...
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By Kevin Hottmann
(Keller Williams Whittier Market Center)
Courtesy ofKevin Hottmann, First Team Real Estate, Inc. All reports presented are based on data supplied by the MRMLS, Orange County, Orange Coast, Pacific West, Downey, Rancho SE AOR, Laguna BOR, and Desert AOR or their MLSs. Neither the Associations nor their MLSs guarantee or are in anyway responsible for their accuracy. Data maintained by the Associations or their MLSs may not reflect all real estate activities in the market. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.Assurance Capital a DBA of Truthin(TM) Home Loans, Inc.  Courtesy ofKevin Hottmann, First Team Real Estate, Inc. All reports presented are based on data supplie...
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By Kevin Hottmann
(Keller Williams Whittier Market Center)
I found these places are having activities for the 4th of July. Enjoy all July 3 Anaheim Hills 4th of July Festival & Parade 5k Walk/Run - Race at 7:30 a.m.; Registration begins 6 a.m. Pancake Breakfast-8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Yankee Doodle Dog Show - 10:30 a.m. Parade starts at 4:00 p.m. at Peralta Park 115 N. Pinney Dr. Food and Game Booths open at 12:30 p.m. Live Entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. City of Orange 3rd of July Celebration Fred Kelly Stadium 3920 E. Spring St. Event begins at 4:00 p.m. on East Field Orange Community Chorus - 8:00 p.m. Fireworks begin at 8:50 p.m. Tickets - $5 for children and adults Children 2 and under FREE 714-744-7278 July 4 Aliso Viejo Grand Park at Town Center Grand and Horizon Community Fair begins at 5:00 p.m. Fireworks start at ...
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By Kevin Hottmann
(Keller Williams Whittier Market Center)
The Community Services Department is excited to bring you the second summer of the Movies in the Park series. The movies are played free of charge and offer an opportunity for an inexpensive night out for the entire family. All of the movies are family oriented and rated either G or PG. Refreshments are available. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a fun night under the stars. Come early to get a good seat! Family games and activities will begin at 7:00 p.m. Every Friday night July 13th - August 31st, 7 p.m. at Placentia Champions Sports Complex, 505 N. Jefferson Avenue. July 13 - Chicken Little (G)July 20 - Suart Little (PG) July 27 - Chicken Run (G) August 3 - Madagascar (PG) August 10 - Beethoven (PG) August 17 - The Adventures of Milo & Otis (G)August 24 - Racing Stripes (PG)Au...
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By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
Placentia, Orange County  California ~ Housing Market Update The City of Placentia is a residential community of homes in Northern Orange County, CA.  This report is intended to be a simple overview of real estate activity in May 2007. Current prices in the City of Placentia for single family homes range from a low of $500,000 for a 3 bedroom/1 bath, 1,464 square feet,  and a high price of $2,500,000 for a unique 3 bedrooms 4 bath vintage home (built 1913) with 5,684,000 square feet.Condo pricing currently begins at $279,000 for a 2 bedrooms/1 bath, 926 square feet, to $669,000  for 3 bedrooms/2 ½ baths, 1,835 square feet.Single family activity for May:83 re-sale homes currently for sale in the $500,000 to $1,450,000 price range. 19 homes sold and went into escrow. 17 closed sales. 33 h...
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By Kevin Hottmann
(Keller Williams Whittier Market Center)
Youth ProgramsA "drop-in" recreation program for Placentia youth is offered at the Gomez Community Center, 1701 Atwood; Whitten Community Center at 900 S. Melrose; and Koch Park Community Center at 2210 North Valencia Ave. throughout the year. Koch Park Center is only open during the summer.While at the center, children ages 5-15 are supervised by trained recreation leaders certified in First Aid and CPR. Activities offered include sports, games, arts & crafts, homework assistance, special events, and excursions. There is no charge for the basic program; however, a fee may be charged for trips and special events.This is not a daycare program. Participants are free to come and go as they please during center hours. Please contact the Community Services Department at (714) 993-8232 for sp...
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By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
307 Swanee Avenue, Placentia, CA Just offered at $715,000 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Family Room/Family Style Kitchen Spectacular Salt Water Pool & Spa Dual Pane Windows Thoughout. Custon drive and hard scaping. Ledger-stone treatement at pool decking, planters and palapa.              Be sure to see this one! For more photos: http://www.307Swanne.com Lynda Eisenmann, Broker PreferredHomeBrokers.com Direct: 714 595-1494   Located in the award winning Placentia-Linda School District. In fact Brookhaven Elementary School has been designated as a Blue Ribbon School!  Walking distance to El Dorado High School, home of the Golden Hawks.           The City of Placentia is a wonderful community located in Northern Orange County.  This home at 307 Swanee Avenue is well located within walking distance...
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