Whittier, CA Real Estate News

By Ralph Gorgoglione, California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Metro Life Homes)
Welcome to Ralph's Weekly Feature: Two Truths and a Lie: Guess Which One Is The Lie? Each week, I'm going to feature one Active Rain Member, with their photo, and what they are going to do is tell you 2 Truths about them and 1 Lie. The object of the game is to guess which of the 3 bits of trivia about them is a lie! I will post the answer in that same blog at the end of the week on Fridays so you can all find out! It's a great way to get to know your fellow Active Rain members and staff. This week, we will be featuring: Bob Willis Bob is a Realtor with Prudential California Realty.  His office is in Whittier, California.  Bob helps people buy and sell homes in Whittier, La Mirada, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Norwalk and other areas of Southern California. OK, Here goes:   I once worked...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
I went to the Whittier Chamber of Commerce last Friday to pick up a couple new street maps of Whittier.  I usually keep a copy in my car and a copy in the portfolio that I carry with me, and the old ones I have are starting to fall apart.I was delighted that they had reduced the price of the map from $2.50 to $2.00; and, since the Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization, they don't charge sales tax.  So I felt like I got a great deal on my two new maps of Whittier.Today was the first time I opened the map to take a look at it.  I was greatly disappointed to discover that this new map of Whittier only includes the incorporated City of Whittier, and it does not include the unincorporated areas of South Whittier and West Whittier / Los Nietos.The old maps were one of the most usefu...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
I was driving past Laurel Elementary when a giant bunny rabbit caught my eye.  At least I thought it looked like a bunny rabbit.  After I got out of my car, it took on a different look from every angle.  Really, when you are driving by, it does look like a bunny rabbit.  What do you think it looks like?Here are a couple more pictures, from different angles.-- Blog End --_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Need to Know What Your Orange County Home is Worth?  Instant Home Valuation for Your Orange County Home! If you are thinking of selling your home in Orange County, you probably want to know what homes like yours are selling for in your neighborhood.Just go to Free Online Home Values for your FREE Online Home Valuation Re...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Day 16 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA:  Get a Workout - For Free! Would you like to work out at a health club, but don't want to pay much money for it? I have been going to the Rio Hondo College Fitness Center for the past four years.  The last three years have been free.  Here's the deal:  enroll in the Lifelong Fitness Center for 4 semesters in a row, and your admission to the Fitness Center will be free for the rest of your life.  I don't know how much longer the college will offer this deal, but it has been great for me and many other members. Unlike a private health club, the Rio Hondo Lifelong Fitness Center does not operate 24 hours a day, so it might not be the best choice for people who need to work out late at night or in the middle of the afternoon.  Hours are limited to...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Day 14 of 365 Things to do in Whittier, CA:  Uptown Whittier Annual Car Show It was a beautiful, warm and sunny day yesterday at the Annual Uptown Whittier Car Show.  There were lots of people, music, food and cars.  Don't fret if you missed it this year; it will take place next year in August at the same place:  Uptown Whittier.  
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
BP Oil Spill at Goldmine VW Auto Parts in Whittier gets sucked out of the water. You have seen Octomom hanging out with the babies in Whittier. You have seen Michael Jackson raising his sequined glove in Whittier. You have seen Tiger Woods hanging out with the ladies in Whittier. Now, appearing for the first time at Goldmine VW Auto Parts on Pickering Boulevard in Whittier, is the big oil sucking machine, BP.   -- 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 hom...
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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 - August 2, 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 381 Single Family Residences for sale in the Whittier area.   81 homes were sold during the month of July.  Over the past three months, 320 homes were sold.   The average home sale price over the past month was $350,850, at an average cost per square foot of $248.30. 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.  What this means is that there are now more homes available for per buye...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Request a FREE Whittier Foreclosure List! Time to take a look at Whittier Foreclosures. While Foreclosures seemed to be decreasing when we posted our last Whittier Foreclosure Snapshot on 07/12/2010, the number of active Bank Owned Property listings has actually gone up slightly since. Today, 08/02/10, there are a total of 47 Bank Owned Properties listed for sale in Whittier (11%). With regards to Single Family Homes, 10% of active Whittier home listings are Foreclosures (up 3% from 07/12/10). The highest percentage of Bank Owned Homes can be found in the price range between $0 to $200,000 (with 43%), however, those 43% are actually only 3 homes. The largest number of Whittier Foreclosures is in the price range between $200,000 and $300,000 (18 homes). When it comes to Condos, 15% of al...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Besides our weekly Whittier Real Estate Market Report, we would also like to keep you informed about the Short Sale situation in Whittier. On 08/02/2010, there are a total of 165 active Short Sale Listings in Whittier, which make up 38% of active listings. With regards to Single Family Homes, 37% of all active Home Listings are Short Sales. The largest amount of Whittier Home Short Sales are in the price range of $200,000 to $300,000 with 62% (71 homes). As far as Condos go, 41% of active Whittier Condo listings are Short Sales (22 Listings). The largest amount of Whittier Condo Short Sales are in the price range of up to $200,000 (67%). If you are experiencing problems making your monthly mortgage payments, please don't hesitate to contact us. Shirley and I are both Short Sale and Fore...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Welcome to our weekly Whittier Market Report where you fill find the latest information about local Whittier homes and condos for sale. SEE ALL WHITTIER HOMES FOR SALE HERE! Today, 08/02/10, there are a total of 439 active Residential Property Listings in Whittier (up 16 from last week!)- 385 Whittier Single Family Homes (ranging from $129,900 to $2,200,000) and 54 Whittier Condos (ranging from $120,000 to $470,000). In addition to the active listings, there are 94 Whittier Homes and 15 Whittier Condos in Back-up Offer Status, and 204 Single Family Homes and 29 Condos are Pending Sale. Whittier Real Estate: Active Whittier Single Family Homes for sale by price range (compared to 07/26/10): $0 - $200K:          7  (up 1)$200K - $300K:   114 (up 12)$300K - $400K:   132 (up 5)$400K - $500K...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
While researching some interesting topics to post, I found out that Whittier PD has its own Blog! Very progressive! And a great, additional service for the community. Thanks, Whittier PD! Whittier Police Department Official Blog Have a great Monday, everybody! Thanks,Stephanie   Stephanie FrymyerRealtor, ABR, SRES, SFR, CHSMember Worldwide Employee Relocation CouncilProfessional Property StagerDRE 01390458Your Whittier Realtor (and surrounding areas) Main Street RealtorsDRE 01157065
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Welcome to our weekly Whittier Market Report where you fill find the latest information about local Whittier homes and condos for sale. SEE ALL WHITTIER HOMES FOR SALE HERE! Today, 07/19/10, there are a total of 423 active Residential Property Listings in Whittier - 369 Whittier Single Family Homes (ranging from $129,900 to $2,200,000) and 54 Whittier Condos (ranging from $120,000 to $470,000). In addition to the active listings, there are 93 Whittier Homes and 14 Whittier Condos in Back-up Offer Status, and 220 Single Family Homes and 29 Condos are Pending Sale. Whittier Real Estate: Active Whittier Single Family Homes for sale by price range (compared to 07/19/10): $0 - $200K:          6  (up 3)$200K - $300K:   102 (up 7)$300K - $400K:   127 (down 6)$400K - $500K:    52 (down 1)$500K ...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
For the last couple of years I have been keeping track of how many homes are for sale in the City of Whittier.  Once a month, somewhere between the 20th and 30th of the month, I run a quick check of how many properties are for sale in Whittier. The first date I checked, and started keeping my own records, was May 25, 2008.  At that time, there were a total of 888 properties for sale in the City of Whittier.  804 of those properties for sale were Single Family Residences.  Inventory of homes for sale in Whittier has gone down almost every month since I started.  The low point was on October 15, 2009, when there were only 262 properties in Whittier for sale, including only 236 Single Family Residences.  During the entire year of 2009, any decent home on the market would receive multiple o...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Whittier Short Sales - have you ever wondered how many homes that are currently on the market in Whittier are Short Sales? The overall number of active Short Sales for Whittier Single Family Homes has been fairly stable the past three weeks, only a 1% increase to 32% of all active Single Family Home listings from last week to this week. There are moderate percentage fluctations within the different price ranges, Whittier homes in the price range between $200,000 to $300,000 seem to be most effected by today's economic factors. Whittier active Short Sale listings by price range:   6/28/2010 7/6/2010 7/19/2010 - Between $0 and $200,000 0% 0% 0% - Between $200,001 and $300,000 61% 67% 57% - Between $300,001 and $400,000 36% 40% 40% - Between $400,001 and $500,000 16% 16% 11% - Between $500...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Welcome to our weekly Whittier Market Report where you fill find the latest information about local Whittier homes and condos for sale. SEARCH FOR WHITTIER HOMES HERE! Today, 07/19/10, there are a total of 423 active Residential Property Listings in Whittier - 370 Whittier Single Family Homes (ranging from $122,500 to $2,200,000) and 53 Whittier Condos (ranging from $120,000 to $470,000). In addition to the active listings, there are 100 Whittier Homes and 13 Whittier Condos in Back-up Offer Status, and 208 Single Family Homes and 32 Condos are Pending Sale. Active Whittier Single Family Homes for sale by price range (compared to 07/12/10): $0 - $200K:          3  (no change)$200K - $300K:    95 (down 2)$300K - $400K:   133 (up 5)$400K - $500K:    53 (up 1)$500K - $600K:    28 (up 1)$60...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Thinking about buying a Whittier pool home? With temperatures finally soaring outside (a "comfortable" 100 degrees this afternoon), one can not help but dream about jumping into the pool.  On average, pool homes sell only slightly above comparable homes without a pool, but a pool seems to make a home more "sellable" and once summer temperatures hit, pool homes are a highly desirable commodity. Wonder what your chances are of finding a Whittier pool home? Well, they look pretty good! There are a total of 416 active Residential Properties for sale in Whittier today and of those 416 properties, 107 have a pool! Of the 107 Whittier pool properties, 66 are Single Family Homes (a mix of Association and Private Pools), 41 are Condos (Association Pools). And there's even more good news - they c...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
As mentioned in last week's Whittier Foreclosure Snapshot, the number of Foreclosure Listings seems to be decreasing. On 07/06/10, there were a total of 30 Whittier Single Family Home Foreclosures for sale (which only made up for 8% of all active Whittier Single Family Homes for sale). This week, on 07/12/10, there are only 27 active Whittier bank-owned Single Family Homes listed for sale (only 7% of all active listings). With regards to Whittier bank-owned Condos, there are currently 9 active Foreclosure listings, accounting for 17% of all active Whittier Condo listings. On 07/12/10, the largest amount of Whittier bank-owned homes is in the price ranges between $0 to $200,000 (100%) and $200,000 to $300,000 (18%). Here is the breakdown of current, active Whittier Foreclosure Listings: ...
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By Stephanie Frymyer, Realtor ABR, SRES, SFR, Whittier
(Brick & Co. Real Estate, Inc.)
Welcome to our weekly Whittier Real Estate Snapshot where you will find the latest information about local Whittier homes for sale. SEARCH FOR WHITTIER REAL ESTATE HERE!!! Today, 07/12/10, there are a total of 420 active Residential Property Listings in Whittier - 367 Whittier Single Family Homes and 53 Whittier Condos. In addition to the active listings, there are 97 Whittier Homes and 13 Whittier Condos in Back-up Offer Status, and 208 Single Family Homes and 30 Condos are Pending Sale. Active Whittier Single Family Homes for sale by price range (compared to 07/06/10): $0 - $200K:          3  (up 1)$200K - $300K:    97 (up 7)$300K - $400K:   128 (up 5)$400K - $500K:    52 (down 1)$500K - $600K:    27 (down 4)$600K - $700K:    29 (up 4)$700K - $800K:     8  (down 2)$800K - $900K:     5...
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Tropicana Juice Sales at Uptown Whittier Family Fair I stopped at the Tropicana Juice table at the Whittier Uptown Family Fair and spoke with the salesman there.  He was enthusiastic about his great fruits and juices, as you can see in the video. After the video, I bought a delicious bowl of fruit there for my dinner.  It had mango (que mango!), blackberries, strawberries and a couple other fruits.  Man, it was good!  If you are looking for a great bowl of fresh fruit on Wednesday evening, this is the place to get it!  
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By Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Whittier Uptown Family Fair Grand Opening 2010 The Uptown Whittier Family Fair had it's Grand Opening last night in Uptown Whittier.  The weather was perfect, and the vendors were ready for a great season. Here is an overview of the Uptown Family Fair, starting with the vendors putting out their merchandise to the official ribbon cutting ceremony:       (Note that the event took place on July 7, and I edited the video on July 8.)  -- 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 ...
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