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Okay, so here flows the information. Seven new listings with six sold. Looks like inventory is still strong in CLAREMONT. As a buyer this means that your choices in CLAREMONT are picking up a bit. Sellers, it means that the pricing of your home is extremely critical at this time.
We have discussed "back on the market" before, but I think everyone could use a refresher on this subject. These five homes have either been labeled as pending which means it was entered into escrow, or as back up offers only which means (0 comments)
Okay, so here flows the information. Ten new listings with five sold. Looks like inventory is still strong in LA VERNE. As a buyer this means that your choices in LA VERNE are picking up a bit. Sellers, it means that the pricing of your home is extremely critical at this time. In the City of LA VERNEthis past week, there were ten price changes. It's tough when a bank takes a long time to make up it's mind about sales. The prices locally are continuing to change and sometimes that means price changes on the (0 comments)
Okay, so here flows the information. Five new listings with seven sold. Looks like the inventory or homes coming into the market are slowing down while the actual selling is speeding up a bit. Good for SAN DIMAS! As a buyer this means that your choices in SAN DIMAS are narrowing a bit. It also means that the banks appear to be moving along on selling those short sales and Bank owned homes. Can I say it? It's about time! In the City of SAN DIMAS this past week, there were 13 price changes. It's (0 comments)
Money for nothing, and your checks . . . - 09/27/11 07:09 PM
Mike Cooper is brilliant! Here he writes a blog all about becoming a Realtor. Everyone thinks it's "easy peasy" as one person commented. And they're goning to make a million dollars their first year! (Of course I was going to do that! LOL) Here's a small list of things to consider not just before you become a Realtor, but also when you're thinking that your Realtor is making all that commission... remember all of the fees Mike points out. Being a Realtor really is a PASSION. And as always, comments have been blocked so you can give tribute where tribute (0 comments)
Linda's Most Amazing Pizza Series #3 - 09/27/11 06:26 PM
Linda's Most Amazing Pizza Series #3 Okay, so it's time for me to write another delicious pizza restaurant review! I love doing these blogs and people seem to really enjoy reading them to get local ideas for great food. This installment is about WAREHOUSE PIZZA in downtown La Verne. And their website has interesting little tidbits like THE HISTORY OF PIZZA. My personal history of WAREHOUSE PIZZA is that when I was in high school we used to go there quite a bit after school. What a fun place for high school and college students to hang out. And their location is conveniently (0 comments)
Why REALTORS should charge by the hour - 09/26/11 07:22 PM
Okay, so seriously, this happens because buyers get cold feet, or get told a whopper from another unscrupulous agent which just so happens to be what they buyer wanted to hear - not what the reality of the situation is. So this post from my friend Bryan says it like it is. I especially like his by the hour plus comission idea! Of course, it doesn't all boil down to how much we make, but if we as agents have to be loyal and responsible to our client, who not the buyers and sellers as well? As always, if you have (0 comments)
Race Track Annoucer Sows Some Seeds in La Verne - 09/26/11 07:12 PM
Race Track Annoucer Sows Some Seeds in La Verne Okay, so in order to be a "local expert", I believe you have to read about your local communities and know what's going on. So naturally I was reading this article in the online version of La Verne's information, La Verne Online. So we have a local food bank in La Verne called SOWING SEEDS FOR LIFE. They have a food pantry that give food to local familes who need a bit of help to make sure food is on the table. They started by feeding about 100 people in 2007 and, with the way things (0 comments)
10 Things That Paint A Bullseye On Your Home - 09/26/11 05:46 PM
10 Things That Paint A Bullseye On Your Home Okay, so once again I was reading an article. This time it was in YAHOO FINANCE about things thieves look for when they are casing an area to rob. Some of them can be quite sneaky so I will just mention a few of the high lights.
For those of you with an entrance into your home from the garage: close and lock your garage doors! If a thief can enter the garage and shut the door from inside, he has plenty of time, out of sight of your neighbors, to break into your (3 comments)
San Dimas Rodeo and Western Days 2011 - 09/23/11 03:10 PM
San Dimas Rodeo and Western Days 2011 Okay, so coming up in the City of San Dimas, is the 44th annual WESTERN DAYS AND 17th annual SAN DIMAS RODEO! This year the events will take place on October first and second.
If you've never been to downtown San Dimas, it's like something out of Gunsmoke or any of those old early westerns. And it boasts intersting shops and businesses such as the old hardware store. (I can remember going there when I was a little girl with my dad and buying a handful of nails out of a bin.) And Roady's diner has been there literally forever (12 comments)
OCTOMOM - LOSING HER CHILDREN'S HOME Okay, so while I was goofing around taking a break, I came across this article about OctoMom, Nadia Suleman. Apparently she is losing her home in Orange County. They say she is trying to short sale the home before the bank forecloses on it. The article has pictures which make the home look trashed like a fixer. That's okay because there are quite a few people who are willing to take on a fixer for a good price. (The article has pictures.) So sad, she is unemployed, and many people are in her same situation. And like Nadia, many (7 comments)
California Home Sales in August 2011 - 09/22/11 01:24 PM
CALIFORNIA HOME SALES, AUGUST 2011 Okay, so I was looking at an article, (reading requires brain participation and I think my brain is on vacation today) in DQ news about the home sales in CALIFORNIA for August 2011. The good news is that August was up from July by 8.8%! Things are looking up, although it seemed like the slowest summer on record. It was also up 10.2% from last August. The article suggested that home prices are continuing to decline with the median sales price being $249,000 which was down from July by 1.2% and last August by 4.2%
In the (4 comments)
Highs and Lows - Claremont, CA - September 21, 2011 - 09/21/11 02:29 PM
HIGHS AND LOWS - CLAREMONT, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 Okay, so here are the highs and lows of Claremont today. SINGLE FAMILY HOMES Highest Priced Home$ 4,000,000 Lowest Priced Home$ 240,000 Average$ 475,000 # Of Active Listings 101 Sold Homes This Week 3 WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU: You now have more information about what's happening with the CLAREMONT REAL ESTATE MARKET so you can make an informed decision on whether this city is right for you and if the prices fit into your budget. The other thing you can learn from this information is the saturation rate of the existing active real estate listings. (3 comments)
Something to think on: My brief encounter with an underwater homeowner - 09/21/11 01:37 PM
This blog from Valerie Swanson, a fantastic Realtor in the San Diego area. I think it's very important for a lot of people to read, especially homeowners that are in Notice of Default. She makes great points for homeowners who need to HEAR what the professionals are advising them, about their home and their future financial situation. Especially in California where the laws will soon change and short sale homeowners will be charge for deficits in their tax bills. It's Time to Pull Our Heads Out Of The Sand! As always, comments have been disabled. If you'd like to comment, please head (0 comments)
HIGHS AND LOWS - LA VERNE, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 Okay, so here are the highs and lows of La Verne today. SINGLE FAMILY HOMES Highest Priced Home$ 3,500,000 Lowest Priced Home$ 258,500 Average$ 450,000 # Of Active Listings 96 Sold Homes This Week 2 WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU: You now have more information about what's happeing with the LA VERNE REAL ESTATE MARKET so you can make an informed decision on whether this city is right for you and if the prices fit into your budget. The other thing you can learn from this information is the saturation rate of the existing (0 comments)
Redneck Real Estate - 09/20/11 04:03 PM
Redneck Real Estate Okay, so I was watching some youtube videos instead of reading - time to take a quick break. Anyway this one struck me as one of the funniest videos. How we do spin things to our advantage and the property's. Besides, my dad's side of the family is from Arkansas. I LOVE good old fashioned southern sweet tea, all things cooked in bacon grease, and Redneck jokes/stories! And if you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?
I just wanted to share some amazing/fun pictures with you from the Los Angeles County Fair. And to say that from San Dimas, La Verne or Claremont it only takes like 10 or 15 minutes to get there. So close and so fun. They have even started selling season passes so you can go any time during the entire month and enjoy!
One of the three (yep, count 'em three) ferris wheels!
Rich N Linda Wilbur the (11 comments)
Some helpful tips to protect your home while on vacation - 09/15/11 08:10 PM
Okay, so Ralph wrote a great post about ways to protect your home while away on vacation. In this economy you can never be too careful. And while some may question why, at the end of the summer, this post is important, I feel it is relavant all year round. Personally we did not go on vacation during the summer but will be gone in October. I can say this because my kids will be home... four of the five! And as always on my reblogs, please go over to Ralph's blog and comment. He deserves all the credit. Via Ralph (0 comments)
Why You Need An Experienced Agent in This Market - 09/15/11 06:47 PM
Okay, so Don nailed it! People have been writing blogs on why you need your own buyer's/seller's agent. And it's never really snapped out at me like this! Don gives many examples on why this is such an important choice. As always, if you want to comment, please go over to Don's blog. He deserves the credit. Via Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.: Lately I have been shopping for homeowner's insurance. We won't go into why. But, I can tell you that when I seek out someone to handle my business, I won't be looking at my aunt's daughter-in-law who works (0 comments)
Dress The Child, 2011 - 09/14/11 03:57 PM
DRESS THE CHILD, 2011 Okay, so today was the amazing event DRESS THE CHILD which is hosted every year by the amazing group of women who call themselves the La Verne San Dimas Chapter of the Soroptimists. This is the "16th annual" event which is held at the San Dimas Target Store. And for the last years, Susan Snyder has been the chirwoman of this wonderful event. (Standing ovation!) She is stepping down and not one, but two women will be in charge next year. What does that say about how big this job is!
The event itself is for children who may (7 comments)
Okay, so better late than never - here is this week's LA VERNE MARKET WATCH. Not bad for a holiday week! Fourteen new listings means that people are gaining confidence in the LA VERNE REAL ESTATE MARKET. And it seemd to me to be picking up as well. And three have actually made it through the sale process and become a closed sale. This is also good news, especially because it's hard to close (0 comments)
Okay, so here are the highs and lows of San Dimas today. SINGLE FAMILY HOMES Highest Priced Home$ 3,000,000 Lowest Priced Home$ 169,900 Average$ 269,000 # Of Active Listings101 Sold Homes This Week 5 WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU: You now have more information about what's happeing with the SAN DIMAS REAL ESTATE MARKET so you can make an informed decision on whether this city is right for you and if the prices fit into your budget. The other thing you can learn from this information is the saturation rate of the existing (0 comments)
Our trademarked name will be forever associated with yellow journalism. You need to sit up and take notice of this one. - 09/13/11 05:45 PM
Andrea makes some very good points here. I certainly don't want to be associated with false or misleading information that someone else writes about me or my listings or my clients. It's dangerous and should be stopped. Unfortunately, the local association I belong to has an agreement with Realtor.com, a seperate entity from any Realtor, to put all of our listings on the website and many others. I sure hope this doesn't backfire on our association as a whole, not to mention individual people. Also, if you want to comment, please click on over to Andrea's blog - she deserves all (0 comments)
5 Ways to Fight a Low Appraisal - 09/13/11 04:38 PM
Ben Beesley writes some really good tips on how to overcome a low appraisal. In this day and age where the appraisers are afraid to turn in a higher appraisal, we need to know how to fight back! Thank, Ben, for this timely blog! If you want to comment, please go to Ben's original blog and comment there. He deserves the credit. Via Ben Beesley (Keller Williams): What do you do when the appraisal on the dream home you want to buy comes in below the price in the offer the seller has accepted—even as much as 10 to 20 percent below? (0 comments)
The Day After - 09/12/11 05:16 PM
The Day After Okay, so I had to turn the news off yesterday as I couldn't stop crying. (I know, I'm such a mush-mess.) It's because I remember this day, as many of us do, like it was yesterday. And I don't have to be reminded by the news. Really, those kids reading their father's names and then saying that they were police officer's really killed me. But, as many of you know, I was working for Red Cross during this time. I think many of you don't know that American Red Cross is considered a first responder unit just like police or (8 comments)
My Two-Day Holiday - 09/11/11 06:23 PM
My Two-Day Holiday... Okay, so every year, I think this is our 13th, my mom, my daughter and I go to a Women's Conference called WOMEN OF FAITH. This year my neighbor, Lenora, went with us as well. So, in case you've been wondering, this is where I have been the last couple of days. The conference is held at THE POND (now called Honda Center, but it'll always be the POND to me!) and we kind of have our pattern down now. We know the fastest and best way to get in and out after years of practice. And this conference (10 comments)
Linda's Most Amazing Pizza Series #2 - 09/08/11 07:35 PM
Linda's Most Amazing Pizza Series #2 Okay, so it's time for the next PIZZA REVIEW. If you missed the first one, you can read itHERE. I have always loved pizza in any way shape or form. I even love the frozen kind so I can cook it crunchy like I like it! Maybe it's because when I was growing up neither of my parents liked pizza so I could only have it when they were going out for the night. Pizza is the next best thing to Mexican Food! Anyway, my husband's favorite pizaa is at a full-service Italian Restaurant called PIZZA N (6 comments)
Better late than never - here is this week's CLAREMONT MARKET WATCH. Not bad for a holiday week! Eight new listings means that people are gaining confidence in the CLAREMONT REAL ESTATE MARKET. And it seemd to me to be picking up as well. And five have actually made it through the sale process and become a closed sale. This is also good news, especially because it's hard to close during weeks with a holiday in them. There are also seven expired listings which means that the home did not (0 comments)
Okay, so better late than never - here is this week's SAN DIMAS MARKET WATCH. Not bad for a holiday week! Ten new listings means that people are gaining confidence in the SAN DIMAS REAL ESTATE MARKET. And it seems to me to be picking up as well. And four have actually made it through the sale process and become closed sale. This is also good news, especially for a holiday weekend. Pending homes mean four homes are now in escrow and on their way to becoming closed sales. There are (0 comments)
Made In America - Could It Really Mean La Verne? - 09/03/11 04:32 PM
MADE IN AMERICA - COULD IT REALLY MEAN LA VERNE? Okay, so a while I ago I watched a segment on a television new program (I know, not another article!) about jobs and manufacturing in America. What the segment did was take an average American family and kick them out of their home. The show then replaced their entire home with the same stuff, just all Made in America. It was really cool to see the family come home and inspect their new things. The show also talked about how hard it was to FIND things made in America let alone (3 comments)
BONITA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - HOME OF THE RISING TEST SCORES - 09/02/11 07:19 PM
Bonita Unifed School District - Home of the Rising Test Scores Okay, so I was excited to see yet another article today... I know, I know. This one was about Bonita Unified School Districtwhich covers the cities of BOTH San Dimas and La Verne. And I was excited to see that the district is making progress in those STAR testing scores.
Personally, I don't think this is a great test of how a school district is doing. There are plenty of kids who freeze up when you say test and can't think straight. I know because I have one of those in my home. What (1 comments)
High School Football - The Smudgepot Game - 09/01/11 05:22 PM
High School Football - The Smudgepot Game Okay, so tonight and tomorrow night are the annual SMUDGEPOT GAMES between rivals San Dimas High School and Bonita High School of the Bonita Unified School District! Tonight are the junior varsity games and tomorrow night the kicker - the varsity match up! You can find more info about BONITA here. and the schedule for SAN DIMAS is here.
Now, you've heard me tell my story before about how I fell in love with HS Football. So for me and local sports enthusiasts, it's a fabulous time of the year. And because there are so many fans, this is the first year that both games will (2 comments)
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