Puts the REAL into Real Estate

Want the Inside Scoop on the National Housing Market?

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

The housing market is back and better than ever in many areas of the country. If you’re in the market to buy a home, you’ll find that interest rates are still at historic lows and homes are still considered affordable in most areas. If you’re thinking of selling your home, it may sell for closer to its list price and may be on the market for less time. This month’s information features statistics that provide a snapshot of what’s going on...Continue Reading!

Is This A Good Time To Sell My Glendora Home?

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

The question most frequently posed to me lately is "Is this a good time to sell my home?"  Since this question appears to be in the fore front of a lot of homeowner's minds, I have decided that the question and the answer merits sharing. Currently we are experiencing a Seller's Market which has been established due to the lack of inventory and the very low interest rates.  This market has created a Buyer's frenzy and homes that are strategically priced,...Continue Reading!

Why Are Some Glendora Homebuyers Waiving The Appraisal Contingency?

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

Glendora new home buyers are having to get very creative when writing an offer to purchase a home in our current  "Hot" Seller's real estate market. One of the strategies some buyers are currently using is opting to waive their Appraisal Contingency in an effort to strengthen their purchase offer.  This decision is not an easy one to make, and yet, some buyers have been faced with losing out on one property after another, as a result of our low inventory...Continue Reading!

Don’t Miss Out On The Special Summer Entertainment Glendora Has Lined Up For It’s Homeowners, You and Your Family!

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

The City of Glendora Kiwanis Club proudly announces... CONCERTS IN THE PARK Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. at the Finkbiner Park Bandshell • The Glendora Kiwanis Club is generously co-sponsoring the 2013 Summer Series of Concerts in the Park. Performances are held in the Bandshell at Finkbiner Park in the Oak Grove area. Concerts are held at 6:00 p.m. every Sunday. Pack a picnic dinner, bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, and come enjoy FREE music under the stars! For more...Continue Reading!

How To Successfully Purchase A Home In Today’s Real Estate Marketplace

Contract of Home Sale

Purchasing a home in today's real estate market can be extremely frustrating and disappointing for a great majority of potential buyers. The market has dramatically shifted over the past 7 months. Buyers now find themselves in the depths of a Seller's Market. With this shift, we are now seeing home values appreciate while interest rates continue to remain extremely low. Savvy investors and buyers are now realizing that this is definitely the time to purchase property before the homes values appreciate...Continue Reading!

Homebuyers Who Hesitate — May Lose!

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

In today's real estate market, homes that are competitively priced, tastefully staged, and in "move-in" condition -  WILL sell quickly and for top dollar!  When you find a home that meets your specific search criteria and you immediately find yourselves "in love" with the home -- it is time to take immediate action -- hesitation may be your ultimate downfall. AKA Mrs Buyer I received a call yesterday from a very sweet woman (aka Mrs.  Buyer) who advised me that she and her husband absolutely loved one of my...Continue Reading!

Glendora Homebuyer’s With Cash Are Not Guaranteed A Mortgage Loan!

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

Money Talks Normally, as the old saying goes ,“Money talks and @&%# walks”, holds true … Except when some potential Glendora home buyers are trying to obtain a mortgage loan to purchase their dream home. Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover Recently, I have been encountering more and more potential home buyers who for all intents and purposes appear to be the “perfect” candidate for a mortgage loan.  Some of their characteristics are: (more…)Continue Reading!

How’s The Glendora Real Estate Market? Inquisitive Minds Want To Know!

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

If you are like millions of other people -- you are wondering about whether it is a good time to buy or sell a home. On a daily basis, I am asked by clients, friends, and family members, "how's the real estate market?"  I happen to love this question! My answer will always depend on whether you are wearing the hat of a: Seller Buyer and/or Investor Just making conversation. In an effort to keep this post relatively simple, I have decided to direct...Continue Reading!

FHA Or No FHA – Sellers, Your Listing Agent In Glendora Should Know!

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

Imagine You Are... The proud owner of a condominium and/or townhome and have decided that it is time to sell your proud possession of joy.  You entrust the listing with an agent that you hold in high regard and expect that it will sell expeditiously and at top dollar. What many of you don’t expect is that you will be inconvenienced by viewing appointments with buyers, who are pre-approved for a mortgage loan, and yet do not have the ability to purchase...Continue Reading!

Toilet Seat Lid Up Or Down…It Matters If Your A Home Seller In Glendora

Double Scoop of Real Estate by Lorelle Kitzmiller

How To Ruin A Good MLS Picture I guess the answer depends upon who you ask.  In my personal opinion the answer is emphatically “YES”! As a Realtor specializing in residential real estate throughout the San Gabriel Foothills Communities, I am continually amazed each time I pull up a property that has been posted in the Multiple Listings Systems of a home that boasts numerous photographs to enhance the buyer’s interest.  As I am viewing all of the photos and impressed with the...Continue Reading!