Covina, CA Real Estate News

By Jean Hanley, Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes
(Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters)
In Covina California for the month of February, 2013, there were a total of 153 transactions. Here are the home sales for the month of February 2013 for our Covina California community. Seems like the STANDARD SALES are starting hold their own once again. There were 20 Active Listings ranging in price from $194,500to $928,000 13 of those were STANDARD SALES.......3 were short sales.....1 was bank owned ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There were 35 Pending Sales ranging in price from $143,000 to $1,649,000 23 of those were STANDARD SALES.......5 were short sales.....5were  bank owned ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There were 52 CLOSED SALE...
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By Jean Hanley, Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes
(Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters)
In Covina California for the month of January, 2013, there were a total of 151 transactions. Here are the home sales for the month of January 2013 for our Covina, California community. Seems like the STANDARD SALES are starting to rise up and take notice once again! There were 11 Active Listings ranging in price from $320,000 to $1,750,000 7 of those were STANDARD SALES.......2 were short sales....2 were bank owned ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There were 35 Pending Sales ranging in price from $130,000 to $750,000 16 of those were STANDARD SALES.......13 were short sales.....6 bank owned ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There were 53 CLOS...
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By Ryan Case, 877-828-0710
(SCA Real Estate)
  Homes for sale in Covina with Pool If you are currently looking to purchase a pool home in Covina California, but don't know where to begin, SCA Real Estate is here to help! Our team can provide you with instant access which will allow you to view all Covina Pool Homes For Sale with the simple click of your mouse!   Covina MLS Pool Home Search  Often times Real Estate websites can be confusing and misleading, and most have outdated data! Our Covina Pool Homes website is updated daily, which means you will only be shown Homes for sale in Covina with a pool that are actually available, vs homes that are pending or already sold.    Work with a top Covina Pool Home Realtor When you choose to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Covina Realtor, it can & will make all the difference in the...
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By Devona Garrigus, REALTOR® / Short Sale Specialist
(Garrigus Real Estate)
SHORT SALE COVINA CA REAL ESTATE SHORT SALE AGENTS - COVINA CA Times are tough, and many distressed homeowners in Covina California are having trouble paying their mortgages every month. Are you one of them? Are you behind on your mortgage payments now? Are you in danger of missing a mortgage payment? Don't let foreclosure happen to you- explore the Covina CA Short Sale Option instead, but don’t wait; the biggest killer of the short sale negotiation is waiting until it’s too late to process the short sale. You’re also going to want to hire the best Covina CA Short Sale team in Southern California to help you with your difficult situation, at NO CHARGE TO YOU! We do not charge you for our real estate short sale services: we collect our commission from the bank’s proceeds. You pay nothing...
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By Tom Bashe
(SCA Real Estate - Call Now)
Lloyd Cullen Real Estate is a local Covina Certified Distressed Property Expert . As a Covina Short Sale Company that specializes in short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and can always count on our Covina Certified Distressed Property Experts to help answer any questions you have in regards to Covina Short Sales. Covina Certified Distressed Property Expert Lloyd Cullen is a local Covina Short Sale Expert with experienced Covina Short Sale Agents here to assist you.   Covina Certified Distressed Property Expert We specialize in Short Sales for Covina and Surrounding Areas Don’t ignore the warning signs if you are trying to avoid foreclosure in Covina. Repeated contacts and past-due notices from the bank can result in severe emotional distress for homeowner...
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By Ryan Case, 877-828-0710
(SCA Real Estate)
Lloyd Cullen Real Estate is a local Covina Short Sale Realtor. As a Covina Short Sale Company that specializes in short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and can always count on our Covina Short Sale Realtor to help answer any questions you have in regards to Covina Short Sales. Covina Short Sale Realtor Lloyd Cullen is a local Covina Short Sale Expert with experienced Covina Short Sale Agents here to assist you.   Covina Short Sale Realtor We specialize in Short Sales for Covina and Surrounding Areas When you are faced with having to short sale your Covina home there are probably numerous things running through your head, such as where to start. This is normal because short sales can become cumbersome, especially if you do not have the right guidance. At Ll...
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By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
What is a food truck fest?  It is a gourmet food truck festival movement on wheels.  It’s a different way to celebrate street food in a one shop location.  The Charter Oak High School Athletic Department will host the first ever East San Gabriel Valley Food Truck Festival in the parking lot of the Charter Oak High School, Covina, CA.   The festival will feature 13 premiere gourmet food trucks and live entertainment will be provided. WHERE: Charter Oak High School parking lot WHEN: Saturday March 24, 2012 TIME: 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.                                             So come on out and sample the gourmet food trucks cuisine for a price of course!  Admission: Adults $5.00, Students $2.00.  Food and entertainment right here in your community, how delectable!     food truck festival
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By Josiah Salser, Financial Consultant in Southern California
(Serving Upland, Covina, LA & Inland Empire)
On March 21st Josiah will be the speaker at the Health & Wealth Workshop for the Covina Chamber of Commerce Members. The theme is "7 Ways to Beat A Tough Economy!" Every business in Covina needs to know this information, since they are part of the ever changing economy that affects us all. In this period of economic upheaval, every business owner needs to know: Where Business Trends are Going How Can I Make Sure The Voice of My Business Is Heard Above The Crowd? How Can I Connect With My Customers? How Can I Create Stability Within My Company and Retain Solid Employees? How Can I Increase Productivity in this Economy? At the Upland Chamber of Commerce Home Team Workshop on March 21st at 11:30 AM Josiah will be reviewing these topics, and it will be an opportunity to engage with other bu...
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By Josiah Salser, Financial Consultant in Southern California
(Serving Upland, Covina, LA & Inland Empire)
So, you’re 55 and looking forward to retiring in Covina . But in these final crucial years, how can you be sure that you are taking the right steps to ensure that your retirement will be all it’s supposed to be? There are several key areas in your financial life that you must begin to seriously consider and manage. In today’s article we’ll consider the role of: Your Mortgage and how it affects your retirement in Covina.     Some things that you must think about are... Will my home be paid off when I retire? Do I want it to be paid off, or is there another better alternative? During my retirement, can I afford to lose the tax deduction that I am currently receiving from my mortgage? Is there a possibility I will relocate during my retirement years, perhaps to be closer to my children (or...
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By Josiah Salser, Financial Consultant in Southern California
(Serving Upland, Covina, LA & Inland Empire)
In looking for a Financial Planner in Covina, first we need to consider what it means to have someone that can help you to create a diversified financial plan. What does it mean to have a diversified financial plan? We hear all the time from Mutual Fund Managers  and investment Advisors that all we need to do for the proper financial plan is to have a proper allocation of funds, stocks, and cash, and we'll be ok. Is that really the whole truth? The reality is that our financial web is interconnected and one part affects the rest. In Covina, as with all of Southern California, our mortgages affect our Retirement, and our Retirement affects how we will fund our life insurance policy. One thing affects the other. We cannot think of our individual decisions as islands all to themselves.  Pr...
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By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
  Networking is a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest per Dictionary.com.  Here is an opportunity to increase your presence through networking at a networking breakfast sponsored by Covina Chamber of Commerce.    Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012   Time: 7:00 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. Location:Hamilton's Steak House1211 E. Garvey St. Covina                     Cost: Members $10.00, Non-Members $13.00 Link:  networking breakfast
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By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
Sounds good doesn’t it!  A night of groovy jazz and a connoisseur's taste for fine wine to please the palette will be served (beer too) at Azo Vino Gift Gallery and Wine.  Performance will be by the Brown Wilson Project.  Who will be sitting in for a jam session, be there and see! Azo Vino is the place to be on March 10, 2012, tomorrow!  So bring a friend sit back, relax and let the music sooth your soul. Location: Azo Vino Gift Gallery and Wine – 144 West Badillo Street, CA TIME: 8:00 P.M. — 11:00 P.M. Wine or beer, music and friends how could you resist!  A link to more information: CalendarEvent        
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By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
Exercise, exercise, exercise, who likes to exercise, not me!  But, we must because it is a way of keeping healthy.   Take walking, just a few times a week make that 3 times a week can be very beneficial.  Here are some of the benefits: Lower blood pressure Reduces stress Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease Reduces the risk of diabetes Weight loss        "Walking every day can significantly lengthen one’s life", says Asiaweek.  And it doesn’t require exercise equipment, or a gym membership, just a can-do attitude and a sensible pair of walking shoes.  Do you need a little motivation to get out the door?  Join the Nifty Over Fifty Activities.  Each week and tomorrow February 29, 2012 the Covina Joslyn Center will be hosting a walking excursion to a locate spot in Covina.  Please ca...
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By Hector Amendola, Creating Wealth Through Homeownership
(Alterra Home Loans)
Realtors, are  you missing the boat? 88% of potential home buyers start their search online. That means 8 out of every 9 start their search online. Let's try it this way: 12% of potential home buyers do not start their search online So - do you think you should be online? Some Realtors think they are already online. But the mls doesn't count. Most buyers don't have access to that. Realtor.com? That's a better option but there's still more. Redfin, movoto, craigslist, trulia, zillow, youtube. I'm sure I missed some. What about mobile websites? Recapture rate on your listings? SMS will call capture. Have you seen those commercials asking you to text for a cool new app? Is that just a nice guy who paid for tv air time or do you think they want to sell you something? Have you considered hav...
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By Lehel Szucs, REALTOR of choice
(All Seasons Real Estate, Inc.)
Home prices are very low in the Covina area.  A nice entry level home is around $ 325,000.  Assuming a down payment of 3.5% and an interest rate of 4.25% the mortgage payment (principal and interest) would be approximately $ 1,543 with tax and insurance it would be close to $ 2,000.  Don't forget the tax benefit. Rent in the area for an average home is a little over $ 1,800 and there is no tax benefit. After the tax benefit the monthly mortgage is likely a little less than rental in the area. I think that with such low home prices and low interest rates, buying far outweighs renting.   
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By Lehel Szucs, REALTOR of choice
(All Seasons Real Estate, Inc.)
There was an article in the news recently that says that according to Barclays Capital there may be a tri0ple dip in real estate prices coming this winter. This is not great news if you are planning on selling but it is great if you want to buy. In Covina we hit a low price in February 2009 and than lower in February 2011.  In between the prices moved upo and down in about a 5% range. See the report here: http://www.teamszucs.com/CovinaHomeSalesActivity. Where do you think prices will go from here? you cna read the article here: http://www.linkedin.com/news?actionBar=&articleID=842933165&ids=0Rc30Pd3AUd3wIdjsQdzgMcPgUb3oVejoUdPcPe2MRdz4PcPAOd3wIdj8Oe3wUd3cU&aag=true&freq=weekly&trk=eml-tod-b-ttle-44&ut=30TS6X9FsDrkY1
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By Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA
Into every person's life a change is necessary.  Who said that?  I'm not sure but it is true, not easy, but true.   I've severed ties with my former broker and I'm now associated or affiliated with Century 21 Americana.  The goals of Century 21 Americana are very high, and these goals are anchored by timeless values.   Values such as kindness, honesty, and courtesy and because of these values, couple with your ability to buy or sell real estate, dreams turn into reality.  Why not see for yourself?  Call me 626 862-6227 or come on into the office where the atmosphere is friendly and pleasant. Office hours are: Monday — Friday  9:00 a.m. –  7:30 p.m. Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Address:  527 E. Rowland St. Ste 100, Covina, CA 91723. Cell: 626 862-6227 Office: 626 967-4355 Come on ove...
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My partner Ralph and I donated $100 in supplies for our American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Smoothie Sales this weekend This weekend we were part of my teams Relay For Life in Covina, CA. We donated the supplies for our smoothie sales and they sold like hotcakes! We had Strawberry Banana, Blueberry Banana, and Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Banana smoothies. Since this was a cancer awareness event, we wanted to make sure that the smoothies were healthy. So they were all made with Almond Milk, Berries, Organic Peanut Butter, Fresh Bananas, Chocolate Almond Milk, Honey, and Agave Nectar. We had a great time and our team raised over $3200 in funds.
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
My partner Richard and I donated $100 in supplies for our American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Smoothie Sales this weekend This weekend we were part of my teams Relay For Life in Covina, CA. We donated the supplies for our smoothie sales and they sold like hotcakes! We had Strawberry Banana, Blueberry Banana, and Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Banana smoothies. Since this was a cancer awareness event, we wanted to make sure that the smoothies were healthy. So they were all made with Almond Milk, Berries, Organic Peanut Butter, Fresh Bananas, Chocolate Almond Milk, Honey, and Agave Nectar. We had a great time and our team raised over $3200 in funds.
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
Pay It Forward - I made the first donation towards our American Cancer Society's Group Lotto. This month, on April 30th, our group, Team Esperance is participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Covina, CA. We are doing many things to raise money, but I have set us up to raise funds by being part of the coolest Group Lotto site: Each member pays $8.00, and out of that, $5.00 goes towards buying 5 quickpicks of the California SuperLotto towards the groups lottery ticket.  The remaining $3.00 (less PayPal fees) goes to our fundraising efforts for the Relay For Life. In addition, DailyTicket Los Angeles, the sponsor of the site, is donating $.50 for every member who participates and registers for DailyTicket.com It's a GREAT, easy, verifiable way to not only raise funds...
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