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Enhance Your Curb Appeal By Styling Your Front Door!

by The Domis Team

Looking to sell your Whittier area home? Help it stand out from the competition with some incredible curb appeal. Keep your lawn nicely manicured, add pops of color throughout your landscaping, wash and repair the exterior of your home, and make those windows sparkle.

However, most home sellers on the market are going to do these same things to their curb appeal. Break away from the crowd by utilizing another great curb appeal trick.....front door styling! This simple update makes your front door a major focal point. 

Here are some great styling tips that are sure to have buyers eager to see what else your home has to offer!


1. Paint your door a fantastic color that complements the exterior of your home.

2. Be creative with your home address numbers.

3. Make it bright with large, bold exterior lights.

4. Create a cozy and clean seating area on your front porch.

5. Accentuate the entryway with well placed accents, such as potted plants!


Visit our Website and follow-us on our Facebook page for more great curb appeal tips to help you sell your home!

Dancing with the Whittier Stars!

by The Domis Team

What a fabulous way to support the Whittier Community Foundation! 

The Whittier Community Foundation was founded in 2005 to raise funds that will be used to educate, inspire and advance the community for the greatest common good. Annual fundraising campaigns are focused on special projects that are identified by the board to benefit the entire community. Money is raised through private donations, grants, and fundraisers such as Paws4 A Cause, 5K Fit for Life Run, and Dancing with the Whittier Stars.

Our very own Tim Domis tied on his dancing shoes to be part of this fantastic fundraiser!  Performing numerous dance routines with wonderful costumes to match, Tim and his partner danced their feet off to raise money for the Whittier Community Foundation.  Take a peek.....

If you missed this exciting Whittier Event, visit our blog regularly for community events and updates!

Memorial Day Events in Whittier!

by The Domis Team

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us! That means the end of the school year, fun outdoor recreation, delicious barbecues, and the unofficial start of summer time! Memorial Day means something so much more, though.

It is a reminder of all the sacrifices that the brave men and women of our armed forces make everyday to protect us and our great country.

Spend time this weekend thanking and honoring the United States veterans for their services.

Check out these fantastic remembrance programs being held throughout Whittier as you and your family celebrate Memorial Day this year.


Join Whittier City Council as they remember during their 2017 Memorial Day Program. The event takes place at 9:00 am on Monday, May 29th at the Whittier City Hall Peace Memorial (13230 Penn Street).


Don’t miss the 97th Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Head to Rose Hills Memorial Park (3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier) to see

historic military vehicle displays, keynote address, a vintage plane fly over, and so much more.

The Domis Team sincerely THANKS all of our veterans and active service members! We wish everyone in the Whittier area and beyond a Happy & Safe Memorial Day!

Whittier - Can You Dig – Or Not? Call Dig Alert to Find Out.

by The Domis Team

The month of April is designated as National Safe Digging Month.   For those that are not aware - digging has become a hazard to modern life. 


For example, in Southern California in 1976 a construction crew hit an oil pipeline killing nine people and burning an entire block.  Because of this accident California established a call line for anyone digging.  However, again in 1985 another construction crew hit an electrical transmission line killing one man and another man unable to work ever again.  Both of these accidents created damages that cost millions.  This resulted in California passing legislation in 1986 making it a law.

In 1994, the Underground Facility Protection Act became the national law that required anyone digging to call 1-800-272-1000 or 811.  This law spells out what companies or individuals must do before digging. 

  • Call 1-800-272-1000 or 811 two complete work days before digging
  • Have  the information about the dig
  • Keep your ticket number in a safe place – permits will not be issued without a ticket
  • Wait until the utilities company has marked the site. The markings could be paint, flags, or stakes
  • Know the color code used to label what type of utility/facility
  • Hand dig two feet away from marked lines
  • Immediately notify utility company of any problems
  • Take steps to protect health and property                    

The color code is:

  • Red – electric
  • Yellow – gas, oil, steam, and dangerous materials
  • Orange – CATV communication
  • Blue – water
  • Green-sewer
  • Pink – reclaimed water
  • White – proposed excavation

 Congress passed the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA 21) in 1998.  Apart of this act required a study to be conducted; the Common Ground Study of One Call Systems and Damage Prevention Best Practices.  After a year of intense meeting across the nation with people in these fields, in July of 1999 this study was presented to the Secretary of Transportation. From this humble beginning Common Ground Alliance was established in 2000 with the motto of “Prevention is a Shared Responsibility”. 

Common Ground Alliance’s  goal is to keep communities and the environment safe. 

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Whittier Women Have "Hattitude"

by The Domis Team

Sue Ellen Cooper,the founder of the Red Hat Society, read a poem, Warning by Jenny Joseph, and then gave a red hat and a copy of this poem to her friends.  This simple act of friendship took off and has become an international social society.

The sole mission of the society is to “do whatever you wish”.  Their goal is to bond with other women while having fun.  The Red Hatter’s celebrate being a woman over 50.  This particular set of baby boomers is redefining aging for women.  The first group started in Fullerton, CA with the second group in Florida.  And by word of mouth this society began spreading across the nation and has become international.

You will be able to recognize a Red Hatter instantly. They arrive wherever they go wearing red hats and purple clothes.  Boas and elaborate red hats are signature signs of “ Hattitude”.

Hattitude has struck such a deep cord with women that younger women wanted to join.  So, until they turn 50, the Pink Hatters wear pink hats and lavender clothes and join their mothers and grandmothers in having fun.

But, for people who keep asking what they do?  They laugh, they chuckle, they giggle, they act silly, this joy of living is infectious, and you find yourself laughing right along with them.

Doctors will tell you that laughter is good for the body.  Theologians will tell you that laughter is good for the soul. All I know is laughing makes me feel good.

 Find out more about the Red Hatters at the local Whittier chapter.

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Follow These Nine Steps to Buy Your Whittier / LaHabra Home

by The Domis Team

Intimidated by the buying process, don’t be. Hire a good Realtor, and follow these HUD guidelines  for buying a home.  

These nine steps are a great guideline to use in making your Whittier home buying experience less confusing:

  • How much can you afford - That answer depends on your annual income, debt ratio, and credit rating from the three credit bureaus the down payment, and the current interest rates.
  • Know your rights under the law - Research and learn about the laws that protect the buyers and sellers such as Fair Housing, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the rights of a borrower, and most importantly predatory lending.
  • Shop around for loans - Don't be shy about comparative shopping for a loan with an interest rate that helps your pocketbook.  After all you will have this loan for 15 to 30 years.
  • Research for home buying programs - The federal and state governments offer home buying programs with sales discounts and low interest rates to encourage buyers to seek homeownership.
  • Search for a home - Make a dream list of features you want in your home and community.  HUD encourages buyers to select a Realtor to help in finding their dream home/community that matches their income. 
  • Place an offer - Negotiate - this is where your Realtor’s  expertise will be most beneficial.  Put it in writing but, if the seller accepts your offer within a few days it will become a contract.
  • Have a home inspection done - HUD suggests your offer be "contingent on a home inspection". Have a list of questions to ask the home inspector, i.e.; cost, length of time, etc.
  • Homeowners insurance - Don't assume all homeowners insurance is the same.  Shop around and compare prices for what is being offered in the policy. 
  • Sign papers and move in to your new home - Yeah! You've made it to the best part of buying a home.

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