May 2014

Found 5 blog entries for May 2014.

The following update on local real estate information for Fullerton is based on Multiple Listing Service data as of May 17.

Properties available: 196

Condominiums: 45

Houses: 151

Average condo price: $389,413

Average house price: $889,044

Average time on the market: 42 days for condos; 54 days for houses

Short sales and REOs: 10

Available properties by price range:

Under $399,999: 31

$400,000-$699,999: 77

$700,000-$999,999: 51

$1,000,000-$1,999,999: 30

$2,000,000 and over: 7

92831 – 39

92832 – 20

92833 – 79

92835 – 58

Escrows opened last week: 23

Least expensive houses: One of the least expensive single-family homes going into escrow features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,257

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Near the entrance to Brea’s newest housing development stands a 7-foot-tall bronze sculpture.

Named “Monk,” after legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, the 1,200-pound sculpture is the newest addition to the city’s Art in Public Places program. The structure decorates the Summerwind community, a collection of single-family homes just off Site and Marina drives.

The artwork was installed earlier this month and marks the 161st piece in the arts program.

Artist Roger Berry began working on the sculpture last summer and spent several weeks cutting and forming flat sheets of silicon bronze before welding the pieces together in his studio at his Clarksburg ranch, near Sacramento.

Berry said Monk’s musical style was the inspiration for

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The Brea Olinda Unified School District is $1 million closer to making necessary repairs to two schools in time for the fall.

The City Council this week approved a line of credit to the school district for earthquake repairs, upgrades and seismic inspections at Brea Olinda High School and Fanning Elementary School. Costs are estimated at about $3 million.

City leaders asked the district if it needed assistance in raising funds. The district plans to fully fund the repairs, but asked for short-term “backstop” funding as a precaution.

“This is just a way of providing some initial insurance … to get the schools open and ready for business in the fall,” said Bill Gallardo, acting city manager.

The district plans to fund the repairs with

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When you decide to sell your house, you have to make it as appealing as possible to as many potential buyers as possible. You certainly do not want to alienate anyone based on your own personal tradition.

When you are ready to put your Orange County house up for sale, there are five critical things to change before you do.

The Wall of Pictures of Your Complete Family History. That special wall where you’ve charted the rites of passage of every member of your family from the invention of the camera forward has to go. Ancestors, baby pictures, birthdays, graduations, weddings, family reunions, the formal portrait with all of you in denim on the beach, and all the rest have to be packed away.

You’ll also have to fill in the holes and maybe even

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Southern California’s housing slowdown lingered through April for a seventh straight month, although the market picked up a bit in last month, housing market tracker DataQuick Information Systems reported Tuesday.

Meanwhile, home price gains are leveling off, with buyers paying 13 percent more on average than a year earlier -- the smallest year-over-year gain since September 2012.

The median price of a Southern California home, or price at the midpoint of all sales, was $404,000 in April, up $47,000 from the same month last year, DataQuick reported. A total of 20,008 new and existing homes changed hands, down 6.6 percent from the year before.

Highlights of DataQuick’s report include:

Orange County: The median price was $576,000 in April, up

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