Whittier, CA Real Estate News

By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
01/12/2011 - Weekly Whittier Residential Real Estate (Homes and Condos) Market Update Whittier Homes for Sale! This week, Whittier active Home listings appear to be on the rise, increasing from last week's 443 Active Whittier Home Listings to 453 Active Whittier Home Listings this week. The largets jump can be seen in the price range between $300,000 and $400,000. Total active Condo listings actually decreased by 1. Whittier Homes by Price Range! The distribution of active Standard Listings vs. Short Sales and Foreclosure Properties are as follows this week: In addition to today's active Whittier home and condo listings, there are 97 Whittier Homes and 12 Whittier Condos in Back-Up Offer Status, 135 Whittier Homes and 15 Whittier Condos are Pending Sale. Since January 1, 2011, a total o...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
01/03/2011 - Monthly Whittier Homes and Condo Sales Report Take a look at current Whittier Homes for Sale! Not a perfect but a better than expected ending for 2010 with regards to sales of Whittier Homes and Condos - sales were actually slightly up compared to November 2010, increasing from 100 to 106. TOTAL SALES OF WHITTIER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, December 2010:   TOTAL SALES OF WHITTIER SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, December 2010:    TOTAL SALES OF WHITTIER CONDOS, December 2010: Even though the percentage of Short Sales is high for active listings, the actual sales rate is much lower, with Standard Listings comprising the majority of sales for December 2010: OVERVIEW OF MONTHLY SALES TOTALS FOR WHITTIER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE FOR 2010: This concludes our monthly Whittier Homes and Condos M...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
01/03/2011 - Weekly Whittier Homes and Condo Market Update See all Whittier Homes for Sale! The amount of active listings for Whittier Homes has remained unchanged compared to last week, and there were only minor changes within the different price ranges (there were a total of 12 brand new listings, however, the increase is not reflected in the number of active listings due to other homes going into Escrow or being taken off the market). The amount of active Whittier Condo listings has increased by two, bringing the total up to 52. Take a look at Whittier Homes by Price Range! The distribution of Standard listings versus listings of homes in some state of foreclosure has also remained the same: Besides currently active listings for Whittier Homes and Condos, 98 Whittier Homes and 11 Whi...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
12/27/10 - Whitter Homes and Real Estate Market Update Whittier Homes for Sale Despite the Holidays, listing activity in Whittier is slightly up this week, taking the total active Whittier listings from 482 to 493. Whittier Home listings rose from 434 to 443 active listings, Whittier Condos increased from 48 to 50 active listings. Take a look at Whittier Homes for Sale by price range! There was a small shift of 1% from active Standard Listings to active Short Sale listings, dropping the Standard listings to 44% (45% last week) and increasing the Short Sale listings to 44% as well (43% last week). Besides the active Whittier Home and Condo listings, there are 105 Whittier Homes and 11 Whittier Condos in Back-up Offer Status, 150 Whittier Homes and 12 Whittier Condos are Pending Sale. Bet...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Despite the fact that the Whittier Interfaith Food Center was almost 800 toys short for their big Christmas toy give-away just two weeks before the event, the toy drive turned out to be a huge success thanks to the many Whittier community members and organizations who contributed after hearing about the toy shortage. A big Thank You to everybody who donated and helped make this Christmas Season a special one for so many underprivileged children in our community. I do not have a complete list of the organizations yet that helped contribute, but here are the ones I know about: Whittier Host Lions, Soroptimist International of Whittier, Whittier Primanti Montessori, Whittier Public Library, Whittier Woodworkers, The Whole Child, PIH. And another huge Thank You to all the individuals who o...
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By Richard Ruggaber, California Real Estate - (818) 422-5035
(Metro Life Homes)
Visit the Jonathan Bailey House in Whittier, California! The historical Jonathan Bailey House was built in 1860 and was occupied by Jonathan Bailey himself. Mr. Bailey was a natural born leader and was the one that helped in the development of Whittier, California! The Jonathan Bailey House was Whittier’s main center of early business development, religious and social activities. In 1975, the Jonathan Bailey house was given to the City of Whittier. It is operated as museum by the Whittier Historical Society even still today! In 1977, it was added to the National Register Historic Places as a historical landmark. For more information regarding the Jonathan Bailey House please visit the link below: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Bailey_House_(Whittier,_California) Another great pi...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Standard Sale on a Wonderful  Home in Whittier's Michigan Park.  A Rare Find in the Highly Sought-After Michigan Park Neighborhood3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms.     1811 Square Feet     Year Built:  1951                         $559,000If you are someone who would love to live in the Michigan Park neighborhood, now is your chance to buy a wonderful home in the area.  People dream of living in Michigan Park, but the problem is that people who live there just don't want to move.  This lovely Whittier home for sale is a turnkey home, and shows "Pride of Ownership".With an eat-in kitchen, and a formal dining room, you also have the option of additional dining in the spacious family room. Come in out of the rain and sit by the fire.  Well-suited for all weather, this beautiful Whittier home has ce...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Staying true to their Christmas tradition, Scotty's Family Restaurant will be feeding the needy this Christmas. The event is scheduled for Christmas Eve, December 24, 2010, from 10am to 3pm. In order to receive a meal, you need a flyer which will be distributed at the restaurant this week (you have to pick it up prior to the event). Santa will also be there to give out toys to needy children. If you would like to donate a toy, please take it directly to Scotty's Family Restaurant, your generosity is greatly appreciated. Scotty's Family Restaurant is located at 8426 Laurel Ave # A, Whittier, CA 90605. If you know somebody in need, please tell them about this special event. A big Thank You to Scotty's Family Restaurant for their generosity and wonderful contribution to this great Whittier...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
12/20/10 - Weekly Whittier Homes and Real Estate Market Report and Active Listings Update Whittier Homes for Sale! Slight increase in active listings for Whittier Homes and Condos this week, bringing the total amount of active Whittier Homes and Condos to 482, up 7 from last week's 475. Take a look at Whittier Homes for Sale by Price Range! Despite the slight increase in active listings, the percentages of active Standard Sales versus active Listings of homes in some state of Foreclosure has remained unchanged: In addition to the active Whittier Homes and Condo Listings, there are 111 Whittier Homes and 156 Whittier Condos in Back-Up Offer Status, and 12 Whittier Homes and 16 Whittier Condos are Pending Sale. Since December 1, 2010, 56 Whittier properties have sold - 8 Whittier Condos (...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Update 12/21/10: I just called the City, "Snow Day at Parnell Park" was cancelled due to the rain!   If you are looking for some fun in the snow but don't want to drive to Mount Baldy or Big Bear, come to Parnell Park this Tuesday, December 21, 2010! The City of Whittier is sponsoring a day in the snow for the children. The event will start at 4:30pm and will end at 7pm. Also, a train, free candy and warm drinks! Enjoy!   See you around town,Stephanie :-)         Stephanie FrymyerYourLocalPropertyPro.comDRE 01390458
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
They say the most important factor in real estate is location.  Well, for Whittier real estate, it doesn't get any better than one of the Historic Districts around Uptown Whittier.The Historic Districts of Whittier are: The Whittier Historic Neighborhood Association The Whittier Central Park Historic District The Hadley/Greenleaf Historic District The Whittier College Hills Historic District A new historic district is pending that consists of homes on Earlham Drive and Penn Street. The Whittier Historic Neighborhood AssociationThe Whittier Historic Neighborhood Association boundaries are Orange on the North, Painter on the East, Hadley on the South and Greenleaf on the West.The Whittier Central Park Historic DistrictThe Central Park Historic District boundaries are Hadley on the North, ...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
What a wonderful Christmas parade it was this year in Uptown Whittier! The city had estimated an approximate 30,000 visitors and it sure looked like they were right on - the streets were lined with thousands of spectators watching over 150 entries parade down Greenleaf.                 Many of Whittier's best known organizations, schools, businesses as well as public officials (including County representatives) took part in this great show of "Community Pride".                                             For lots more photos, please visit the complete album on Flickr or Facebook. A big Thank You to the Whittier Uptown Association for putting on this spectacular event, to the Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce, to the great volunteers who helped make this happen, to all those who particip...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
12/12/10 - Weekly Whittier Homes and Condos, Market and Listing Activity Report Take a look at Whittier Homes for sale! Overall, there has not been a change in numbers for total active Whittier Home and Condo listings, the total remains at 475, just as in last week's snapshot. While active Whittier Home listings increased by 4 (from 422 to 426), active Whittier Condo listings decreased by 4 (from 53 to 49). Look at Whittier Homes for Sale by Price Range! Even though there are not many changes, there was a slight shift in percentages between Short Sales and Bank Owned Properties for active Whittier Condo listings, raising the percentage of active Whittier Short Sale Condos from 62% to 68%, and dropping the percentage of active Whittier Bank Owned Condos from 11% to 8%. Overall (homes and...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
December 8, 2010The Toys for Tots campaign at the Whittier office of Prudential California Realty has begun.  The pile of toys is very small now, but with your contributions it will grow to many toys that will make many children happy.Whittier is centrally located to all of Southern California, which makes the office convenient for people from many surrounding cities to stop by with their unwrapped toy gifts.The Marines will pick all of the donated 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. Please make sure to bring your unwrapped toy to the Whittier office of Prudential California Realty before December 15.  -- Blog End --_________________________________...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Whittier Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 11, 2010, 10am to 12pm This year's theme will be "Community Pride" and it definitely shows in the line-up: Grand Marshal will be James West, CEO of Whittier Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, and many of Whittier's most prominent organizations are this year's title sponsors (PIH, Bright Health Physicians, Whittier Daily News, Whittier Host Lions Club, Rick's Drive In & Out Burgers, CareMore, to name just a few). According to Sandra Hahn, president of the Whittier Uptown Association and Owner of Uptown Whittier's Crepes & Grapes, there will be 12 divisions with a total of 135 entries. Parade announcers are Kyle Koestner, owner of Uptown Whittier's healthy eatery Fenix 5-4, Maria Claver as a representative of the Whittier Conservancy (whic...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Just wanted to give everybody a quick update on the Grand Illumination ceremony on December 3. Rick's Drive In & Out Burgers was packed with fellow Whittierites waiting to see the tree lighting. Before the event, I had a chance to meet the brand new Miss Uptown Whittier, Ariana Rodriguez, who will also be representing Uptown Whittier in this year's Whittier Christmas Parade. Miss Uptown Whittier with Rick of Rick's Drive In & Out Burgers Spectators were also able to see performances by the Whittier Highschool Cheer Team as well as the Whittier High Marching Band. Whittier High Cheer Whittier High Marching Band Also present was Mayor Greg Nordbak who counted down to the spectacular tree lighting. I hope you enjoyed this year's Whittier Grand Illumination! Stay tuned for more news about W...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
12/08/10 - Weekly Whittier Homes and Condos Market Report Find your perfect Whittier Home! Another quiet week with regards to Whittier active Home and Condo listings. Overall, there is just a small decrease of 4 properties compared to last week (bringing the total down to 475). The amount of active Whittier Homes listed for sale remains at 422 (within only small changes within the price ranges), active Whittier Condo listings dropped by 4. Find your perfect Whittier Home by price range! Due to the lack of listing activity, there are also no major changes with regards to active Standard Listings compared to Foreclosure properties. In addition to the currently active listings, there are 109 Whittier Homes and 157 Whittier Condos in Back-up Offer Status, 13 Whittier Homes and 16 Whittier C...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
The U. S. Marines Corps has made it easy for people to donate toys for the 2010 annual Toys for Tots campaign by teaming up with Prudential California Realty. Whittier is centrally located to all of Southern California, which makes the office convenient for people from many surrounding cities to stop by with their unwrapped toy gifts. The Marines will pick all of the donated 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.  Please make sure to bring your unwrapped toy to the Whittier office of Prudential California Realty before December 15.  If you can't make it to the office, just give me a call at (562) 639-9400, or send me an email to rob@TheHomeSaleSite.com...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Prudential California Realty and the U. S. Marines Corps have teamed up again for Christmas 2010 for the annual Toys for Tots campaign.  Every year, the U.S. Marines come pick up toys that have been left at the Whittier office of Prudential California Realty. Since Whittier is centrally located to all of Southern California, the Prudential California Realty Whittier office is especially convenient for people from many surrounding cities to stop by with their toy gifts and drop them in the bins. 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 Tot...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Uptown Whittier! Besides the beautifully decorated store fronts, Rick's Drive In & Out Burgers iconic Christmas display is a sight not to be missed! And it is also the location for Whittier's Grand Illumination, which will take place this Friday, December 3. The event starts at 6pm, opening with the Whittier High School Marching Band, there will be horse drawn carriages, you can get your picture taken with Santa, and listen to the carolers. The lighting of the 25th Christmas Tree will be at 7pm, and at 8pm, the winners of the Uptown Whittier Window Contest will be announced. Rick's Drive In & Out Burgers is located at 7254 Greenleaf in Uptown Whittier. Have a Happy Holiday Season! See you around town :-) Sincerely,Stephanie   Stephanie Frym...
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