Whittier Real Estate and Community News

We sell homes from L.A. to Palm Springs and we're based out of Whittier, CA. As a real estate agent Jose Perez and Associates offers insights and updates into the housing market in Whittier, Downey, Pico Rivera, Norwalk, Pomona, Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Riverside, Covina, and West Covina.

June 23, 2022

1902 W Harriet Ln


1902 W Harriet Ln. Anaheim, CA



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If a 5-minute drive to "The Happiest Place on Earth", walking distance to all public schools, a big beautiful fully-equipped park right around the corner, not to mention a quiet neighborhood with Disneyland summer fireworks viewing from your front yard sounds too good to be true, then run don't walk as this house is not going to last. Nestled on a size-able 8,000 square foot corner lot just block away from Disneyland, this 3 bedroom 3 bath, 1,281 square foot property features a traditional stucco exterior, neighborly sidewalks, and neat landscaping with three large planters. As an added BONUS: this home comes with brand new Whirlpool stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, double wall oven, microwave, and cooktop. Newly updated with fresh neutral paint and brand new waterproof laminate wood flooring. The interior captivates with a classic floor plan, tons of shimmering natural light, a large living room with a fireplace, and an eat-in kitchen boasting solid Calcutta Onyx quartz countertops, abundant cabinetry, a double stainless-steel sink, and an adjoining breakfast peninsula. Conveniently enclosed for entertaining, with a brand new sprinkler system, the backyard is the ideal space for summertime grilling and tranquil morning coffee under the large purple blossom shade tree. All bedrooms are abundantly sized for accommodating comfort and style, while the master bedroom also includes an updated en suite. Other features: attached 2-car garage, laundry room, powder room, only steps from Modieska Park, a quick drive from Disneyland, close to shopping, restaurants, schools, I-5, Starbucks, medical facilities, entertainment, Target, and parks, and so much more! Bursting with advantages, this well-located property will go quickly. Call now for your private and exclusive tour (562) 646-6321!

 



 

JOSE PEREZ AND ASSOCIATES

Broker Associate | Mortgage Advisor

DRE 01316658 | NMLS 2036675

 

562-646-6321 | 951-444-5811

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Posted in Homes for sale
May 17, 2022

13726 Cullen St. Whittier, CA 90605


13726 Cullen St. Whittier, CA 90605



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Sensational and Remarkable Home with Tons of Updates! Conveniently located in an established and quiet neighborhood near tons of desirable amenities, this 3 bedroom residence conveys classic Californian charm with a traditional stucco exterior, a neatly landscaped lot, a delightful vinyl gate, and a covered entryway. Beautifully reimagined and upgraded, the freshly painted interior features new laminate vinyl plank flooring, plantation shutters throughout, a modern color scheme, recessed lighting, crown molding, and a spacious living room. Ideally situated for easy entertaining, the semi-open concept kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, solid surface countertops, new tile flooring, a breakfast bar, and richly toned cabinetry. Create memories in the sizable backyard, which has new fencing, a 16’ X 16’ wood deck with a pergola, and a 10’ X 20’ Alumawood patio cover. Three bedrooms are generously sized with dedicated closets and new quiet ceiling fans, while the updated full bathroom has stylish new vinyl flooring, a new sliding glass shower door, and a new cabinet with a towel rack. Other features: 2-car garage, paved driveway with motion detector light, laundry area, automatic sprinklers (front yard and backyard), central A/C, linen storage throughout, close to shopping, restaurants, schools, 5-mile walk road, and entertainment, and much more! With tons to offer in a coveted area, this move-in-ready home will go fast. Call now for a private tour (562) 646-6321!

 



 

JOSE PEREZ AND ASSOCIATES

Broker Associate | Mortgage Advisor

DRE 01316658 | NMLS 2036675

 

562-646-6321 | 951-444-5811

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Posted in Homes for sale
Dec. 15, 2021

December 2021 Real Estate Update

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It's a great day at Jose Perez and Associates, my name is Jose Perez. I'm here to give you an update for the month of December. Guys, 2021 is over and I wanted to give you guys a few updates. Number one, why is winter the new spring and summer? Stay tuned for more information on that. Number two, when is the best time to buy? Number three, we're gonna get a little crystal ball and share with you guys what we see coming for 2022. Stay tuned for more.

Why Is Winter The New Spring?

Welcome back. Why is winter the new spring and summer? I'll share with you guys why. The pandemic has really completely changed all the algorithms, if you'd like to call it at that, of home selling. You see most of the time we get really busy in the spring and the summer. That's just simply not the case anymore. Take a look at this. "Home sellers have historically moved when something in their life's changed- a new baby, a marriage, a divorce, or a new job, the pandemic has impacted everyone and for many, this became an impetus to sell and make a housing trade." Jessica Lautz said that and she's a VP of Demographics and Behavioral Insights at National Association of Realtors. In addition to that, "the pandemic likely spurred occupants to shorten their homestay, as tenure in the home decreased to eight years from 10 years, according to the report. This is the largest single-year change in home tenure since NAR began collecting such data." What that means is the following, most people used to on average, stay in their home for like 10 years. That went down to eight years. That's the biggest change since NAR started keeping a record of it. So as you can tell, the pandemic has really made a difference for people. Some people are moving right now because they need that extra bedroom to work out of their home. Some people are moving because they need rooms for the kids. I mean, there's a lot of things going on that are causing people to move in eight years instead of 10 years. So if that's you make sure to reach out.

When Is The Best Time To Move?

In addition, guys, people are asking us, "Hey, when is the best time to move?" Do you guys want to know when the best time to move? It's this year. Do you know, what's second-best? Right now! So if you guys are thinking about making a move, make sure to reach out and find out what programs you qualify for and how the new loan limits impact you specifically.

Predictions for 2022

Third guys, I want to share with you our crystal ball for what is happening today, what is happening with property values, with interest rates, and with the number of sales. We'll start with sales. There were 6.5 million sales. Now we haven't quite finished the year 2021, but we know it's going to be higher. In 2022, we're anticipating it to be 3% higher than 2021. There's going to be tons of sales and it's going to be a great market for a lot of people specifically for the sellers. In addition to that, look at interest rates. Rates right now are on the rise. We know that the reason they are on the rise is because of the feds. The way that they control interest rates or control our economy, as they control how much money they're going to put into mortgage-backed security bonds, and they were putting about 50 billion into it. Now they said they're going to taper back. In layman's terms, let me explain it to you this way, the more money is in a bucket, the lower the interest rates are. The less money is in the bucket, the higher the interest rates are. While the feds are not putting money in the bucket anymore, they're going to start tapering back but we don't know exactly how fast that rate is going to go up. At the end of the day, here's a little look or glimpse at what we think interest rates are going to be, I think it's going to get closer to 4% by the end of the fourth quarter. In addition to that, property values. We've had double-digit appreciation over the last couple of years. That's huge. People ask me all the time, "are property value's going to go down?" Well, the short answer is no. However, the trajectory is not going be go up 10%. They're probably going to be going up about 4% to 5%, which is more of a normal market.

 

If this is a type of information that you want to be privy to make sure to reach out to us. We're sharing this on our social media channels and everywhere else. But if this is the type of information you want in order to make an educated decision, reach out to us at (562) 646-6321.

Posted in Market Updates
Oct. 8, 2021

14081 Bayside Dr #57 Norwalk, CA 90605


14081 Bayside Dr #57 Norwalk, CA 90650



Get ready to experience the quality of life you deserve at this beautiful condo in Norwalk. This lovely 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit is ready to be the backdrop for a lifetime of happy memories as you transition to a new lifestyle in the highly desirable Benton Bay gated community. 

Your kitchen is a delightful place to create your favorite meals, with white shaker cabinetry. Further updates include modern finishes, upgraded lighting, and pure white quartz countertops. The open concept living/dining area includes a dramatic ceiling that soars above you with windows that let in plenty of sunshine. Waterproof vinyl wood flooring stretches throughout the home. Your loft style bedroom offers a large walk-in closet and a private balcony. Your bathroom has been updated to include a new vanity and chic subway tiling in the shower, plus an updated shower head, sink, and lighting. 

On top of all this you will be moments from freeways, a dog park, plus personal recreation at the river, pond, gym, tennis courts, and swimming pool—all of which that make living in Benton Bay so special. Plenty of parking options are available for guests, and you will have your own car port to keep your vehicle out of the elements. Schedule your private or virtual tour today!

Schedule your showing today! (562) 646-6321

14081 Bayside Dr #57 Norwalk, CA 90650​​​


 


  
JOSE PEREZ AND ASSOCIATES
Broker Associate | Mortgage Advisor
DRE 01316658      | NMLS 2036675
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Posted in Homes for sale
Sept. 16, 2021

12251 Lilac Ct Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670


12251 Lilac Ct. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670



An outstanding living experience is waiting for you at this beautiful home in Santa Fe Springs. Nestled in the desirable gated community of The Villages At Heritage Springs, this 4 bedroom 3 bath tri-level townhome offers nearly 2000 square feet of immaculate living space to call your own. Inside the home, you'll discover an inviting environment, including an outstanding kitchen with thick granite countertops. New laminate flooring stretches throughout the home, giving the entire property a fresh feel. The loft is an excellent spot for your home office, giving you an inspiring place to concentrate on critical tasks.

Schedule your showing today! (562) 646-6321

12251 Lilac Ct. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670​​​


 


 

 

JOSE PEREZ AND ASSOCIATES

Broker Associate | Mortgage Advisor

DRE 01316658.   | NMLS 2036675

562-646-6321 |  951-444-5811

jp@joseperezazndassociates.com

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Posted in Homes for sale
Aug. 12, 2021

1220 S Long Beach Blvd Compton, CA 90221


1220 S Long Beach Blvd Compton, CA 90201



This is a great opportunity to own a lot on a busy street. The property is on the corner of Long Beach Blvd and Caldwell St. It is in a limited
commercial zone (C-L) which is great for retail businesses with related uses! This means it can be used for any of the following:
administrative/professional offices, a beauty/barbershop, a florist shop, an auto supply store, auto parking lots and structures, and so much more. There are 100 feet on Long Beach Blvd to showcase your potential storefront. There are approximately 79 feet on Caldwell St to showcase
your business too. Buyers to verify with the city for potential uses.

1220 S Long Beach Blvd Compton, CA 90221​​​






 

 

Jose Perez and Associates
Broker Associate | Mortgage Advisor
DRE 01316658      | NMLS 2036675
562-646-6321 | 951-444-5811
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Posted in Homes for sale
July 30, 2021

2083 Ramsey Way Pomona, CA 91767


2083 Ramsey Way Pomona, CA 91767



Outstanding living is available now at this beautiful residence in Pomona. Well placed on a cul-de-sac, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1142 square foot ranch-style home has everything you need to live your best life every day! As you tour the home, large windows let in plenty of fresh air and sunshine. Cook to your heart's content in your kitchen complete with vast storage and quality appliances. Out back you will discover a lovely covered patio that is the perfect place to host a summer celebration. Relax and unwind next to the pool with spa in the perfect weather any time you wish. Close to the 60 Freeway, 

Claremont border, and Claremont village. 

Schedule your showing today! (562) 646-6321

2083 Ramsey Way Pomona, CA 91767​​​


 

 

Jose Perez and Associates
Broker Associate | Mortgage Advisor
DRE 01316658      | NMLS 2036675
562-646-6321 | 951-444-5811
jp@joseperezandassociates.com
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Posted in Homes for sale
July 20, 2021

California City Lot For Sale

California City Residential Lot

 

Welcome to beautiful California City! There are two state parks nearby, Red Rock Canyon is to the north and Tomo-Kahni is to the east. The city also offers a desert tortoise natural area, year-round golf, wildflower viewing, and driving tours. This piece of residentially zoned land is 116' by 63'. This is a great opportunity to own a piece of land! Where else can you invest $5,000 and get a return that appreciates faster?

 

Jose Perez and Associates
Broker Associate | Mortgage Advisor
DRE 01316658      | NMLS 2036675
562-646-6321 | 951-444-5811
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Posted in Homes for sale
June 17, 2021

June 2021 Real Estate Update

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It's a great day at Jose Perez and Associates. My name is Jose Perez, and I'm here to give you an update for the month of June. There's three topics we want to share with you guys today. Number one is interest rate and appreciation and how that impacts you, especially if you're already a homeowner. Number two, Joseph's going to share with you guys affordability and real estate investing as a whole so stay tuned for that. Number three, I want to give you guys a few strategies that we've used for people who currently own a home and are looking to sell that home, to buy their next home.

What Is The Refi Now Program?

Number one, we want to share with you guys, interest rates and appreciation and how that impacts you if you're currently a homeowner. So get this, the GSE has just rolled out a program called The Refi Now. The purpose of this program is that if you missed out on the peak of the market last year when everybody was refinancing this program's for you. They are lowering fees and making sure that there's a benefit to you, even going up to 65% debt to income ratio. If you've gone through a refinance, you know what I'm talking about. Anyways, we have access to that program and due to the fact that property values year over year went up 22% here in LA county. Even if you've been at your house for nine, 10 months, guys give us a call. We might be able to get rid of the mortgage insurance and get you a lower interest rate, so take advantage of that. Number two, here comes Joseph to share with you guys about affordability and real estate as an investment.

Housing Affordability

Hey everybody Joseph Portillo here with Jose Perez and Associates, and I want to talk to you about housing affordability. A lot of our clients reach out to us and ask us, "Hey, can we afford a home?" Well, studies show that since January of 2019 housing affordability has actually gone up, but this March was the first time we saw a decline because of the increase in interest rates. So if you're on the fence about buying a home, now's a great time. Give us a call before interest rates start to go up. Gallup recently also did a survey that buying a home is a great long-term investment. 41% of Americans say that buying a home is better than buying stocks and gold. So if you're on the fence about buying a home, give us a call and we'd love to help.

One Way To Sell Your Home For Your Dream Home

Number three, we've had a lot of people who currently own a home and are thinking about selling, but they don't. Why? Because they don't know how, or what, they're going to do if they can't go out there and find something else. Sometimes you want to sell your house and make it contingent on finding your replacement home. That just doesn't make you the most attractive seller, and it doesn't make you the most attractive buyer. So I want to share with you guys what one of my sellers slash buyers did. They actually reached out to Extended Stay, and it's kind of cool. They have two beds. They have a kitchenette, and they have a bathroom. They have a big grandfather chair. They have a desk. They have free cable, free wifi, and costs right around $3,000 a month. But it's the cost of doing business. It's one way where you can sell your home, be on vacation mode for a little while, until you go and find your perfect home. Let me ask you this, I want to challenge you guys with this thought. Would you be willing to go to that extreme to sell your house and buy your dream house? Anyways, guys, I hope you enjoy the update for the day for me and Joseph. This is for the month of June, 2021. If you're looking to buy, sell, or refinance or invest, reach out to us (562) 646-6321.

Posted in Market Updates
May 20, 2021

May 2021 Real Estate Update

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It's a great day at Jose Perez and Associates. My name is Jose Perez. I'm here to give you an update for the month of May. Three topics that we keep talking to people about. We keep getting asked, are we in a bubble? Stay tuned for some information on that. Number two why are people buying and selling, the market's crazy. I've got five reasons to share with you on that. Number three, what are the projections for interest rates and which direction they are headed. Stay tuned for more info.

Are We In A Bubble?

Welcome back. So, number one, we keep getting asked, are we in a bubble? So you're not alone. Look at this research done by Google "When is the housing market going to crash?" That phrase alone has spiked 2,450% in the past month. Now here's the thing, if you want more information on that, watch our video from last month, we really went in-depth. (April 2021 Real Estate Update) However, take a look at this one chart. Look at how many homes were built in the seventies and the eighties, nineties, two thousands, and 2010s. Guys in 2010, we only built 6.5 million homes. Now, if we just look at how many people are on this earth, we have more people yet we're building less houses. So clearly we have an inventory issue, and I just want to say the same thing that Lawrence Yun said. He said, "this is not a bubble, it is simply a lack of supply." Guys I wholeheartedly believe that, so watch who you hear. This is who I believe.

What Are Your Housing Needs?

Number two, if you look at why people are jumping into making moves in the tough market, like the one we're in, it's a double-edged sword. As a seller, man, take advantage of it you're in a really sweet position. You get lots offers, you get strong offers. When you go out to buy, now, the tables are turned and you've got to deal with it, but it can be done. Now five reasons why people are making moves is number one. Our home no longer meets our needs. That's a very common one. Number two, we can make a profit in the current market. Number three, we want a smaller house. We want less work. Number four, we want to live closer to friends and family. And number five, we want different features and amenities. These are all really common for us guys. If any of these apply to you or any other ones, feel free to give us a call. We'll give you guys a free one-on-one consultation to see if this is the right time for you.

What Are Interest Rate Projections?

Now guys. Number three, interest rates and projections. The people that we listen to is Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the national association realtors, and mortgage bankers association. They're predicting that rates are going to go into the mid-threes come the next couple of quarters. We really don't know, but these are their predictions. Now based on the fact that we're building so much equity and rates are on the rise, if you bought a house in the last couple of years, you were in a great position. You have, really good problems to have. Number one, should I refinance it? Number two, should I sell and upgrade or downgrade? If you bought your house and you have mortgage insurance, for sure you owe it to yourself to give me a call. In about five to 10 minutes I'll let you guys know if we can get rid of your mortgage insurance right away. Now, also, if you built up some equity, you've been there for a couple of years. You can use that transferred to another home and still lock into these low rates. So take advantage of the low rates.

If you have any questions, as you know, we cover from LA to Palm Springs and everything in between. Give us a call at (562) 646-6321.

Posted in Market Updates