Whittier, CA Real Estate News

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....
Comments 0
By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Search for all Whittier Real Estate! Welcome to our weekly Whittier Real Estate Market Report and Homes for Sale Update where you will find the latest information about local Whittier Homes and Condos for sale. Today, 09/20/10, there were a total of 451 active Residential Property Listings in Whittier (up 11 from last week) - 400 Whittier Single Family Homes (+ 9) and 51 Whittier Condos (-2). The lowest priced Whittier Home is listed at $199,000 ($270.01/sqft, 181 Days on Market), the highest priced Whittier Home is listed at $2,100,000 ($454.15/sqft, 31 Days on Market). Search for Whittier Homes for Sale! The lowest priced Whittier Condo is listed at $125,000 ($144.68sqft, 6 Days on Market), the highest Whittier Condo is listed at $470,000 ($334.04/sqft, 119 Days on Market). Search for...
Comments 0
By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Bring out the Margaritas and the tequila!  It's time to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mexican Independence. "Whatchoo talkin' about, Willis?  It's not Cinco de Mayo!" Many people think Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexican independence, but it is not.  Cinco de Mayo is simply a celebration for a single battle when the Mexicans defeated the occupying French army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Mexico's Independence day started on September 16, 1810, with the beginning of its ten year war for independence from Spain. Whittier College will present Un Domingo en la Alameda today, September 15, 2010, at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts on the campus, followed by a satellite feed of El Grito from Mexico City at 10:00 p.m. This video gives a short summary o...
Comments 0
By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
- Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified (SFR)- Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS)Stephanie Frymyer and Shirley WilliamsYour Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialists If you are having difficulties making your mortgage payments due to job loss, decreased income, relocation, divorce or are experiencing any other form of hardship, please know that you are not alone, many Americans are facing the same problems. In order to be of assistance to you, we have gathered information for you in our Distressed Homeowner's Resource Center such as contact information for Government Agencies and Non-Profit Organizations that will be able to work with you to see if you qualify for a either loan modification or an approved Short Sale to avoid Foreclosure. If you have any questions at all, please don't ...
Comments 0
By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Welcome to our Whittier Foreclosure Report. Today, 09/13/2010, there are a total of 52 Foreclosures amongst the currently active Whittier Single Family Homes and Condos - 43 Whittier Homes and 9 Whittier Condos. With regards to Whittier Homes, the highest percentage of Foreclosures can be found within the price range between $300,000 and $400,000 at 18%. With regards to Whittier Condos, the highest percentage of Foreclosures can be found within the price range between $200,000 and $300,000 at 32%. In August 2010, of the 100 closed transactions (Single Family Homes and Condos), 26 properties were Bank Owned Properties (26%) - 19 Single Family Homes (ranging from $120,000 to $ $380,000) and 7 Condos ($135,000 and $297,000 respectively). This is the highest level of Whittier Bank Owned Pro...
Comments 0
By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Welcome to our Whittier Short Sale Report. Today, 09/13/2010, there are a total of 167 Short Sales amongst the currently active Whittier Single Family Homes and Condos - 144 Whittier Homes and 23 Whittier Condos. With regards to Whittier Homes, the highest percentage of Short Sales can be found within the price range between $200,000 and $300,000 at 62% (100% of properties in the $0 - $200,000 range are Short Sales, however, that price range is only comprised of 2 properties). With regards to Whittier Condos, the highest percentage of Short Sales can be found within the price range between $0 and $200,000 at 65%.    In August 2010, of the 100 closed transactions (Single Family Homes and Condos), 16 properties were Short Sales (16%) - 14 Single Family Homes (ranging from $$215,000 to $ $...
Comments 0
By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Search for Whittier Real Estate! Welcome to our weekly Whittier Real Estate Market Report and Homes for Sale Update where you will find the latest information about local Whittier Homes and Condos for sale. On 09/13/10, there are a total of 440 active Residential Property Listings in Whittier - 391 Whittier Single Family Homes and 49 Whittier Condos. The lowest priced Whittier Home is listed at $199,000 ($236.29/sqft, 48 Days on Market, REO), the highest Whittier Home is listed at $2,100,000 ($454.15/sqft, 24 Days on Market). Search for Whittier Homes by price range! The lowest priced Whittier Condo is listed at $140,000 ($206.49sqft, 286 Days on Market), the highest Whittier Condo is listed at $470,000 ($334.04/sqft, 112 Days on Market).  Search for Whittier Condos by price range! In a...
Comments 1
By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Looking for all the days of Things to do in Whittier?  Here they are: Day 1 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA: Whittier Farmers Market Day 2 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA: Have a Glass of Wine at Vinatero Day 3 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA: Take a Hike in Whittier Hellman Park Day 4 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA: Salsa Dancing at the Radisson Whittier Hotel Day 5 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA: Learn About Genealogy with WAGS Day 6 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA: Learn about the History of Whittier at the Whittier Museum Day 7 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA: Enter Your Dog in the Vintage Dog Costume Contest for the Uptown Whittier Spring Antique Street Faire Day 8 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA: Enjoy the Rose Garden at Rose Hills Memorial Park D...
Comments 2
By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Do you like a good Barbershop chorus?  Then you will love the Whittier Choralaires.  They are a group of men who love to share the harmonies of their voices with the public. 2010 marks the 60th year for the Whittier Choralaires.  The Whittier Choralaires have performances throughout the year.  Their next big show is tentatively planned for Saturday, December 4, 2010.  The location is yet to be determined, but it will be at a public venue in Whittier.  See the Whittier Choralaires website for more information. In the meantime, check out the video to hear it directly from the Choralaires.    
Comments 2
By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Market Report on Whittwood Homes for Sale in Whittier, California - September 10, 2010  This Market Report is for the Whittier, California neighborhood known as Whittwood.  Here is information about Whittwood homes for sale, as well as homes that have sold in Whittwood.First, let me tell you what part of Whittier I am talking about.  The Whittwood area is bordered on the west by Colima Road, on the north by Whittier Boulevard, on the east by First Avenue and on the south by Lambert Road.  Basically, the Whittwood neighborhood is centered around the Whittwood Town Center, south of Whittier Boulevard.  All homes referenced in this article are within this Whittwood neighborhood. This Market Report on Whittwood Homes for Sale will focus on Single Family Residences in this Whittier, Californ...
Comments 0
By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Whittier, California is the hidden gem of cities in Southern California.  It is the move up area for people who may be living in cities such as East Los Angeles, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Bellflower, Long Beach and many other cities to the East. Whittier is an ideal place for both first time home buyers and move up home owners to find their dream home.  If you have thought about moving to Whittier, California, you may want to begin an online search for your new Whittier home.  Are you looking for a home to buy in Whittier?  Check out the easy searches below.             -- Blog End -- _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ About the author: The above article was provided by Rob Willis, a locally recognized Realtor®. If you l...
Comments 2
By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Market Report on Homes for Sale in Whittier, CA - September 7, 2010 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 390 Single Family Residences for sale in the Whittier area. 86 homes were sold during the month of August.  Over the past three months, 298 homes were sold.   The average home sale price over the past month was $361,408, at an average cost per square foot of $230.20. 297 homes are currently in Backup or Pending status, which is significant because fewer homes are have accepted offers right now than are for sale.  It would take 4.5 months, at the current rate of sales, for all the ...
Comments 2
By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
I'm sure you've all heard the news, home sales have dropped yet again nationwide, despite record low interest rates and low home prices. However, Real Estate is very local, so let's take a look and see what has happened to Whittier Real Estate so far this year (and compared to the years before).   Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2010 89 98 112 97 133 130 106 100         2009 122 92 118 94 125 124 136 127 109 125 113 117 2008 49 58 85 91 98 110 150 108 92 132 120 111 2007 113 79 122 83 82 121 91 85 58 64 60 77 2006 96 89 157 124 147 145 127 146 130 130 113 126 * Note: Numbers based on information pulled from the SoCal MLS. All Residential Properties (Single Family Homes AND Condos). Compared to the previous year, Whittier Residential Property Sales actually were up Februa...
Comments 1
By John Accornero, Accurrate,Accessible,Awesome Realty Experience
(Keller Williams Whittier)
Whether you are the buyer OR the seller, participating in shortsale proceedings can try your patience, but can be less stressful if you are working with the right agent. Shortsale transacting is defineitely not for the non-dedicated.  I am therefore going to lay down expectations of operating on both sides of the transaction.  IN ALL CASES MAKE SURE YOUR AGENT IS ACCESSIBLE.  My clients will call me late at night to check in and they know I will answer them.  Do they have a specialization , either Partner First Preforeclosure Certified or the more common Certified Distressed Property Expert certification? IF YOU ARE THE BUYER... All I must say is to hurry up and wait!  Well ok there is a little more to it than that. Shortsale proceedings are dependent upon the bank really.  The short sa...
Comments 1
By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Hard to believe, but yes, yet another month is over and Fall is almost here. Statistically, August is one of the strongest months with regards to Real Estate sales, so let's take a look what August 2010 had in store for the City of Whittier. 1. Total Sales of Whittier Residential Properties, August 2010: 95 2. Total Sales of Whittier Single Family Residences, August 2010: 82- Price range: $120,000 - $660,000 Single Family Homes sold August 2010 Total REO Short Sale Standard - Between $0 and $200,000 1 1 0 0 - Between $200,001 and $300,000 22 9 5 8 - Between $300,001 and $400,000 37 8 7 22 - Between $400,001 and $500,000 15 0 1 14 - Between $500,001 and $600,000 6 0 0 6 - Between $600,001 and $700,000 1 0 0 1 - Between $700,001 and $800,000 0 0 0 0 - Between $800,001 and $900,000 0 0 0 0...
Comments 0
By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
The Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation will be sponsoring the local, national and international art exhibit of the year at Parnell Park, November 19 and 20, 2010:  The "W" Art Exhibit. Mixed among the ball fields, tennis courts and picnic tables, you will find one of the largest collections of art exhibits in the history of the City of Whittier.  The "W" will be a great celebration of art and music, and of course, great food. You can get more information about the event by going to the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation website, or by calling them at (562) 464-3360.
Comments 3
By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
The Whittier Public Library periodically holds auctions to sell books as a way of raising funds to purchase items for use by the library. Currently, there is a silent auction in place that will last until August 28, 2010. The books are donated by the Friends of the Library, a volunteer organization that works many hours every year to help raise funds for the library.  The Friends collect books all year long, and sell them not only at the auctions, but also in their store, which is located at the corner of Comstock and Bailey, Uptown Whittier. You can preview the books, under a glass case, at the Whittier Central Library, where you can also write in your bid in the silent auction.  The Whittier Central Library is located at 7344 Washington Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601. You can learn more b...
Comments 0
By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Day 18 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA:  Take a Rio Hondo College Continuing Education Class Rio Hondo College Continuing Education has dozens of classes for the public. Have you ever thought of learning to play the guitar or the piano? Would you like to become a real estate agent? Do you want to improve your business skills? Do you have a secret desire to learn hip hop dancing? Are you interested in learning more about Qi Gong, the ancient art of Chinese exercise? You can stretch your muscles, as well as your brains, by enrolling in one of the many courses available through Rio Hondo College Continuing Education. Here is a list of some of the available classes: Makeup Artistry How to Start a Home Business Belly Dancing Jewelry Design Pharmacy Technician Program Medical Billing Cert...
Comments 0
By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Day 17 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA:  Rio Hondo Symphony Concerts The 78th season of free concerts by the Rio Hondo Symphony kicks off the season on September 11, 2010 with its Season Premiere Gala and Fundraiser. The event will take place at the A. J. Villalobos Hall on the campus of Whittier College. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased for $55 each for a full evening of entertainment. For more information, and to purchase tickets, check out the Rio Hondo Symphony Association website. The 2010 season will have four concerts, to be held at Whittier High School.  Each concert will begin at 3:00 p.m., on the following dates. September 26, 2010 November 7, 2010 February 13, 2011 April 10, 2011
Comments 2
By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Day 15 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA:  Go for a Swim at Palm Park Adult lap swimming is available year round at Palm Park. Morning laps are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Midday session, Monday through Saturday are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Evening sessions are available Monday through Friday, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost:  $3 per session. You can also rent the entire pool for your parties for up to 200 people, on Saturdays or Sundays in the afternoon, until the end of August. Call Palm Park for more information at (562) 908-3666.
Comments 2