La Verne will never run short of office supplies with Staples and Office Depot dueling it out in opposite shopping centers on White Avenue.
For a small community, La Verne is experiencing some outsize building activity. “In terms of our building permit activity, this last fiscal year and into this fiscal year is as good as it’s been in the last five years,” said Hal Fredericksen, La Verne’s Community Development Director. Leading the building boomlet is construction of the University of [...]
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Mary Stratton (not her real name), a divorced mother of two, was out $5,900 after writing a check to cover the first and last month’s rent and the security deposit on a 3-bedroom, 2-bath Upland, Calif., home she thought she was leasing from the nice homeowner who handed her the keys. It turns out the friendly, [...]
When people want something built right, they’re increasingly turning to a couple of twentysomethings who live and work right here in La Verne. The latest showcase project of wunderkind contractors Steven Paul, 29 and Paul Pieroth, 27, is going up at 931 Baseline Road in La Verne, a 7,200-square-foot Kiddie Academy Child Care Learning Center that [...]
Various commercial projects and activities continue to impact Foothill Blvd. in La Verne. Hal Fredericksen, head of La Verne’s Community Development Department, provided this April 14, 2010 update: Panera Bread (formerly Michael J’s Restaurant), 2315 Foothill Blvd. at Fruit St. The new Panera Bread Restaurant is officially under construction, with the current demolition of the old Michael [...]
Not only is Keller Williams new to La Verne, but the realty office is also bringing its internationally famous RED (Renew, Energize and Donate) Day, May 13, 2010, to the city.   For its part, real estate agents in the new La Verne office in the new Von’s Shopping Center already have been organizing and collecting donations [...]
By Marty Rodriguez For many homebuyers who have seen their property values decline in the Great Recession, there’s been one silver lining: Tax assessors are adjusting their tax bills downward to reflect current market prices. Nationally, home prices have fallen about 30 percent from their peak in 2006, so if you’ve purchased a home in the last [...]
As a police officer, James Hubbard, Jr. knows the importance of following up. That insight paid off handsomely when his name was pulled by Realtor Marty Rodriguez as the lucky winner of a $500 Visa Gift Card. James had simply returned the business reply card that came with his 2010 calendar, asking if he’d like [...]
Buying a home, like just everything else in life, has grown more complicated. Every year, there are more rules, regulations, laws, loopholes, tax breaks and incentives to keep up with, especially if you’re purchasing a home for the first time. To help consumers better understand and unravel the homebuying process, Century 21 Marty Rodriguez is offering [...]
On the northeast corner of Fruit Street and Foothill Boulevard where the closed Michael J’s restaurant now sits, a Panera Bread Bakery Café (PNRA) is expected to open in La Verne by June 2010, “with hopes that it might be sooner,” the City of La Verne has announced in its Dec. 23 “Blue Sheet.”   Plans for [...]
When real estate prices were climbing at a double-digit pace in La Verne, it seemed that new projects, both residential and commercial, would go up overnight. Now it seems the rate of construction has been reduced to a crawl in the current economic environment.