Colleen Bennett - Sotheby's International Realty
LA VERNE, California, September 23, 2017 — La Verne has a wonderful restaurant coming up on its 10th anniversary (June 9, 2018), but excuse LaVerneOnline for celebrating the momentous occasion a little early. We’re just so excited about the excellent eatery and its owner Virada Khowong that we couldn’t contain  ourselves. Some stories just need […]
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The guy is money! He not only attracts it, he’s literally surrounded by it. He’s has the Midas touch. He’s La Verne’s Lydian. For 31 years, he’s been the University of La Verne’s Associate Vice President for Advancement, helping the University raise some $100 million. When he entered the job, the university’s endowment was about […]
You hear almost every day, especially from millennials and first-time homebuyers, that’s it’s almost impossible to buy a house today.  And while it’s true that wages aren’t keeping up with inflation, it wasn’t necessarily a picnic for your parents or grandparents either to purchase a house when they were just starting out. While it’s true […]
LA VERNE, California, September 9, 2017 — Here are some first observations about commercial space in La Verne. Despite the folksy Mayberry RFD charm of La Verne’s downtown, rents are usually higher on the Foothill corridor passing through town, at least for Class A space. Merchants like traffic, and there’s more of it on Foothill […]
LA VERNE, California, September 7, 2017 — Do you know how some people fudge about their age. Well, that can be a harmless little white lie compared to the real cost and legal damage that can result when people incorrectly list the square footage on their home for sale.   An inflated house size can […]
    LA VERNE, California, September 2, 2017 — Trying to get top dollar for your home isn’t rocket science. To attract the most serious buyers with strong offers in hand, you really need to implement the Cs: Clear, clean and cultivate the space you’re selling. Clear It Millennials, who now constitute a cohort of […]
LA VERNE, CALIFORNIA, August 31, 2017 — Yes, it’s true. Micky Rehm has abandoned the Foothill Blvd. corridor and moved into her new location in downtown La Verne at 234 D St.  A large group of business owners, Chamber of Commerce and political officials attended the shop’s opening reception and ribbon-cutting at 5 p.m. on […]
LA VERNE, August 25, 2017 — Reportedly, millennials are migrating from their families’ basements into homes of their own. There were 854,000 “new-owner” households formed in the first quarter 2017, more than double the 365,00 “new-renter’ households formed over that same period.   Sx years ago, first time homebuyers comprised just 31% of the home […]
I get asked all the time by heirs about what they should do upon inheriting a home: Should they sell, rent or move into it?   Let’s briefly take a look at each option:   Selling. In many ways, this is the easiest option, especially if other family members are involved. You put the house […]
MONROVIA, Calif., May 31, 2017 — Nothing turns out a crowd at 8 a.m. quite like free coffee, tea, pastries, breath-mint tchotchkes  … and the opportunity to win a piece of the nearly $1.4 billion in business up for grabs when the six-station Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Montclair breaks ground in […]