Colleen Bennett - Sotheby's International Realty
LA VERNE, California, February 20, 2018 — The saying, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is,” holds special meaning in real estate.   An owner of a 2,700-square-foot home, I know, moved out of state, where she would be closer to her children and where her living expenses would be far less, […]
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LA VERNE, California, Jan. 10, 2018 — I consider myself somewhat of a Warren Buffett expert. I featured the Oracle of Omaha in my book, Life Lessons of a Harvard Reject, a few years back when his conglomerate had a market cap of $334 billion. Today, Buffett’s empire is worth more than half a trillion […]
LA  VERNE, California, Dec. 22, 2017 — This morning I woke up very early to David Allen’s excellent piece, “‘The Graduate’ wedding scene forever altar-ed La Verne church,” in the Daily Bulletin, which opened a flood of memories for me.   Released on Dec. 22, 1967, it was the first really racy (is that what […]
LA VERNE, California, December 20, 2017 — La Verne’s 91-consecutive-year Christmas tradition of delivering nuts, fruit and candy to residents living on the more than 900 streets that make up the city is an amazing achievement.   It’s right up there with Floyd Mayweather’s 50 straight winning bouts, Rafael Nadal’s 81 straight victories on clay […]
LA VERNE, December 19, 2017 — If you think you can drive a stolen vehicle through La Verne with impunity, you better think twice — especially if La Verne police officers David Weaver and Carlos Flores are on duty. Between May 18, 2016 and March 7, 2017, Weaver recovered six stolen vehicles resulting in the […]
LA VERNE, California, December 19, 2017 — It’s really no secret why La Verne Little League was just a couple heartbeats away from representing the West in the Little League World Series this past summer. The city, community and the Little League leadership, representing the players and their parents, perform huge amounts of work behind […]
LA VERNE, California, December 18, 2017 — I’m looking for my first home, which I will be financing. My problem is, I’m confused over all the different kinds of home lenders out there — mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, my local bank, etc. Can you explain the differences?   Honestly, I don’t know why there are […]
DECEMBER 11, 2017, La Verne, Calif. — You can’t say the U.S. government doesn’t have a big heart.   After the 2008 financial collapse, the federal government provided about $4.6 billion in principal forgiveness from 2010 to 2016 to help homeowners, owing more on their mortgages than their homes were worth, avoid foreclosure.   So, […]
LA VERNE, California, Dec. 1, 2017 — Something very note-worthy is taking place on Dec. 10, 8 p.m., at Morgan Auditorium on the University of La Verne campus — and you won’t want to miss it. The La Verne Symphony Orchestra (LVSO) will be performing a free (although your donation won’t be turned down) concert […]
LA VERNE, California, November 27, 2017 — In less than a month, Christmas will arrive, along with the La Verne Fire Department’s 92-year custom of firefighters, family members and volunteers bringing Santa and bags of candy, peanuts and fruit to every child in the city – a herculean task traversing every one of La Verne’s […]