Colleen Bennett - Sotheby's International Realty
LA VERNE, California, October 31, 2017 — As a Realtor, I track price reductions and lately there have been a lot of them.   The price reductions aren’t limited to any area of town or any price range.  A high-priced home is just as likely to see a price drop as a mid-priced home.   […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.”   […]
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.