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Upcoming Summer Time Events in Whittier, CA!

by The Domis Team

When buying a home in Whittier, it is just as important to feel at home in the community as it is inside your new property. As a longtime Whittier real estate agent, I am very familiar with the many options for entertainment, dining and activities throughout the area. From live music to family-friendly events, there is always something for everyone here. Diversity, culture, convenience and a high standard of living convene in Whittier, CA for a friendly, welcoming community that takes pride in its social gatherings and events. While it may seem as though summer is reaching its inevitable close, the Whittier real estate market is still great for both buyers and sellers. Additionally, there is still plenty of summer fun to be had in Whittier, CA this year! Take a look at some of the upcoming events happening right here in town:

 

Hard Summer Music Festival
Pio Pico Historic State Park, 6003 Pioneer Blvd., Whittier, CA
Sunday, August 4th at 11 A.M.


This large music festival features dozens of artists performing live and in concert. With multiple stages, guests can gravitate toward their favorite music or rotate between the festival to catch as many live artists as possible. Open to everyone aged 18 and up, there is plenty of space to spread out with a blanket and a picnic to relax and listen to the music. A popular event to meet friends at, there is an endless array of music, food and fun to socialize over at the Hard Summer Music Festival. 

 

Uptown Whittier Car Show
6318 Washington Ave., Whittier, CA
Saturday, August 17th at 10 A.M.

 

With 20,000 attendees expected annually, the Uptown Whittier Car Show attracts gear-heads and car enthusiasts from all corners of the state. With food, live music and plenty of exhibitors, this car show is not to be missed as it is one of the largest in Southern California! Open to all vehicle makes and models from 1979 and prior, general admission is free. Vehicles on display include antiques, hot rods, muscle cars, trucks, rare exotics and much more. 

 

Whittier Flea Market
14631 Leffingwell Road, Whittier, CA
Saturday, August 10th at 9 A.M. (Second Saturday of every month)

 

Support local artists and business owners in Whittier, CA by patronizing our monthly flea market. With plenty of options for shopping, discovering unique gifts and crafts, eating and socializing, the Whittier Flea Market is a popular activity for residents and visitors alike. With many locally-created items for sale, excellent deals on one-of-a-kind gifts abound. Offering something for everyone, the Whittier Flea Market is always a fun place to poke around on a warm, sunny Saturday. 

 

As always, it's been a pleasure introducing residents and potential residents alike to all that Whittier, CA has to offer. Whether you're considering buying a home in Whittier or you have questions about selling, I encourage you to contact The Domis Team today. The Whittier real estate market and surrounding area is our expertise and we look forward to working with you in every capacity. 

 

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Cost Effective Projects to Upgrade Your Whittier Home

by The Domis Team

As a team of Whittier Real Estate agents, we often work with sellers who want to know what it takes to get their home sold.  While there are many factors that play into the sale of your home that are out of your control such as market conditions, comparable homes on the market and your neighborhood; there are still things you can do to make your home more appealing to buyers!

 

It can be hard to navigate when considering selling your Whittier home, what to tackle first.  Sellers can get quickly overwhelmed by the number of things that need to be done in their home, as well as what it will cost to get these projects done.  But, oftentimes getting your home ready to sell can be as inexpensive or as expensive as you want it to be.

 

Today, we wanted to put together a list (as noted on Kiplinger.com) of the top budget friendly projects for your home.  You’ll notice that many of them refer to the kitchen or the bathroom as these are the two rooms on which buyers place the most value.  These big ticket rooms can be costly to completely renovate, but doing small upgrades can allow buyers to feel the room is finished and the home is move in ready.  Take a look at how you can upgrade your home without spending a fortune!

 

1. Caulk Windows and Weatherstrip Doorways- Caulking windows and applying weatherstripping to exterior doorways will make your home more energy-efficient by sealing major sources of air leaks. This can also help cut down your cooling bills during the summer. Both projects are simple enough that many homeowners tackle the tasks themselves.

 

2. Install Under-Cabinet Lighting in the Kitchen- Adding under-cabinet lighting in your kitchen illuminates work surfaces (a plus for home cooks) and can make the space appear less dated (a plus for future buyers). Since there can be a bit of wiring involved to connect multiple fixtures to each other, not to mention drilling holes in expensive cabinetry, you might want to leave this project to a pro. 

 

3. Add Crown Molding to the Living Room- Crown molding can add a touch of luxury to a living room without a luxurious price tag.  Adding a chair rail can also give a room a finished look says Neil Parsons, owner of Design Build Pros, a Toms River, N.J., remodeling firm. Keep in mind, though, that molding should be added for your own aesthetic enjoyment rather than purely for resale purposes.  As we mentioned earlier, kitchens and baths are what sells homes. If your remodeling budget is tight, focus your resources on those rooms first.

 

4. Install a Backsplash in the Kitchen- Up the wow factor in your kitchen by adding a tile backsplash. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are the most popular tile finishes; however, ceramic tile costs less.  This will give your kitchen a finished look and can provide an impressive boost to the overall feel of your kitchen.

 

5. Update Hardware on Kitchen Cabinets- If you have a limited budget, a full-scale kitchen remodel is not an option. However, you can make small tweaks to help freshen up the space. A project that’s cost-friendly and one you can do yourself is updating the hardware on your kitchen cabinets and drawers.  As long as your cabinets are in good condition, swapping out dated hardware will give your cabinets an instant facelift.

 

6. Replace Fixtures in the Bathroom- Consider swapping the existing fixtures in your bathroom, such as the toilet, faucets and shower head, for high-efficiency versions. Not only are you getting an updated look in your bathroom, but you’ll also be saving money on your water bill. Don’t forget the hardware in the bathroom such as faucets and the knobs on the cabinetry can provide an updated look as well!

 

7. Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint- Professional home stagers recommend painting the interior a neutral color, such as taupe or cream, to make spaces feel larger. But a whole-house paint job is expensive. To keep the project under $1,000, focus on the most visible areas, such as the entryway, kitchen, main-level bathroom and family room or living room.  Neutralizing the paint colors will help an array of buyers feel comfortable in your home.

 

8. Replace the Front Door- This project is aimed at homeowners who are in search of the highest payback from a renovation when they eventually sell the house. According to Remodeling magazine's Cost vs. Value report, replacing a front door with a new steel door will result in a nearly 86% return on the investment at resale.  Not able to replace the door?  A fresh coat of paint will provide an updated look and revive a weathered door.

 

If you are looking to sell your Whittier home, and haven’t yet found a Whittier Real Estate agent to walk with you through the home selling process; we’d love to talk with you!  Our team of experienced real estate agents in the Whittier CA area know the ins and outs of the Whittier Real Estate market and local neighborhoods, and would be happy to work with you to get your home sold.

 

Contact us today to get started!

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If you've been considering buying a home in Whittier but aren't familiar with the local area and its surrounding communities, it is essential to work with a professional that knows the ins and outs of the region and can introduce you to many properties on the Whittier real estate market to find the one best suited to your needs. The Domis Team offer extensive experience and local expertise to ensure that your home buying experience is easy and stress-free. Whether you're new in town and aren't sure which area may be right for you or you're seeking something specific, working with a professional Whittier real estate agent is the first step to discovering your new home in one of the many welcoming, safe communities throughout the area. Some of the most desirable locations for home buyers of all types include:

Whittier, CA: With a fantastic location just 12 miles south of Los Angeles, many people buy a Whittier home because of its close proximity to all of the amenities and culture that a big city offers without the crowds, chaos and downsides of city living. A popular destination for families, professionals and empty nesters alike, Whittier, CA offers its residents a high standard of living in a sunny, convenient location. 

La Habra: Located in the far north corner of Orange County and close to sand, surf and miles of beaches, La Habra is a quiet community with a diverse array of restaurants, shopping and activities. Known for its outstanding school system, La Habra has long been an ideal place for families. The City of La Habra also features a children's museum, community theatre and many youth sports programs. 

La Habra Heights: While only 25 miles south of Los Angeles, La Habra Heights is a far cry from the bustling urban environment that encompasses much of the second largest city in the United States. An appreciation for nature and scenic vistas is essential for living in La Habra Heights - Grasslands, wetlands, citrus groves and miles of trails for hiking, biking and soaking up the picturesque, wide-sweeping views are an everyday part of this affluent rural community. 

La Mirada: Listed on CNN Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live" list, La Mirada offers a wide array of safe subdivisions, meticulously maintained single family homes and a beautiful active adult community for those aged 55 and over who may be looking to downsize. With a strong emphasis on curb appeal, La Mirada takes pride in its clean, attractive streets, parks and neighborhoods. 

Friendly Hills: Located in East Whittier, Friendly Hills is a private country club community that focuses on its residents and high standard of living through its homeowners' association. A safe, exclusive area boasting ultra-low crime rates, a state-of-the-art golf course and many special events throughout the year, Friendly Hills encourages a sense of community among its residents by hosting frequent holiday celebrations. 

As you can see, there are many areas throughout the Whittier, CA region that offer a wide variety of benefits to potential home buyers. Whether you're in empty nester hoping to downsize, a family seeking a welcoming house to call home or a professional hoping for an easy commute without big city prices, The Domis Team can help you find your home today. Take a look at Whittier homes that are currently on the market or simply contact us to get started. As a Whittier real estate agent for many years, I am confident that, together, we can find your dream home. 

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Local Whittier, CA Area Events for the 4th of July Holiday!

by The Domis Team

As Whittier real estate agents that take pride in our local community, we wanted to take the opportunity to share some exciting events happening throughout the area for the 4th of July holiday. Whether you're a newcomer to the area and searching for that perfect home or you're a longtime resident considering selling your house, our team are experts in the local Whittier, CA real estate market and always ready to help. If you're still familiarizing yourself with the City of Whittier, CA or if you're simply looking for local 4th of July options, rest assured that there are a number of exciting celebrations throughout the community. 

Whittier, CA Patriotic Ceremony at Palm Park
5703 Palm Ave., Whittier
Thursday, July 4th at 8 A.M.

Join friends, family and neighbors for a patriotic flag-raising at Palm Park on the 4th of July. The flag-raising will begin at 8 A.M. sharp, accompanied by music from the Whittier High School Pep Band. Refreshments will be available and there will also be a children's craft booth for the younger ones. After the flag-raising is complete, residents are invited to join the community walk along Greenaway Trail at 9 A.M. This event is free to the public and meant to honor our veterans in the Whittier, CA area and beyond. 

La Habra 4th of July Celebration
801 W. Highlander Ave., La Habra
Thursday, July 4th - Gates open at 5 P.M.

La Habra's annual 4th of July celebration will take place at La Habra High School's stadium. Known as a family-friendly event with an extensive array of food available from local food trucks as well as non-profit organizations, there are also plenty of children's activities and entertainment, live music and fireworks. Admission wristbands can be purchased ahead of time or at the event. 

Friendly Hills Country Club Private Celebration
8500 Villaverde Dr., Whittier
Thursday, July 4th at 6 P.M. 

For those that are new to the area, Friendly Hills is a desirable area of East Whittier that prides itself on its sense of community and safety. The Friendly Hills Country Club offers a private, family-friendly celebration for its residents that includes barbecue, face-painting, games, live music, golf, swimming and a spectacular fireworks display. If you're a buyer in search of a safe, welcoming and exclusive Whittier, CA community, we invite you to explore Friendly Hills and all that it offers to its residents. 

Whether you're searching for Whittier real estate or considering a move within or out of the Whittier, CA area, The Domis Team is always available to answer any questions. Take a look at our current listings or simply contact us at your convenience. The Whittier, CA real estate market is our expertise and we look forward to serving you.

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