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June 10, 2019

Good Deal On 4 Units In Rosemead Coming Soon To The Market

Great opportunity to own a fourplex in the city of Rosemead with tons of potential. This unique property is conveniently located next to the 60 Freeway along with the great shopping amenities like the Monterey Park Market Place and The Shops at Montebello. Each unit is equipped with the highly sought after 2 beds and 1 bath layout and all have their own single car garage while also containing their own washer & dryer hookup. Whether you are looking to live in one and rent the others or purchase for rental income this property is a rare opportunity. This property still falls under residential financing meaning that you could get into this property with a low down payment. Please contact Geoffrey Luna with any questions. 

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April 30, 2019

Check Out The Transformation Of 9825 Melgar Drive in the Beautiful Sungold Hills Of Whittier, CA

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9825 Melgar Drive Whittier, CA 

Offered at $699,888

 Nestled on a quiet street in the highly desired Sungold Hills of Whittier, CA this luxurious, modern style, pool home features a great layout on a nice sized lot. From its panoramic views to its award winning school districts this home also has tons of upgrades that add to its modern ambiance. When you walk up to this spectacular home you will notice its manicured landscape and remodeled concrete along with its new vinyl windows and upgraded 2 car detached garage. This entertainer’s home has a beautifully upgraded patio with installed fans and TV to go along with its awesome pool and panoramic view. Once you go inside you will notice its large family room with a beautifully upgraded fireplace along with its installed surround sound speakers. This highly upgraded kitchen features custom oak cabinets and custom granite with a lot more. Come and check out this wonderful home as it will not last long.

 

 

For Any Questions Please Call 

Geoffrey Luna 

T.N.G Real Estate Consultants

(562)-686-4593

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March 16, 2019

See What 350k Buys Your In Bakersfield

Check out this Laurel Glen Pool that just got listed in Bakersfield, CA for $350,000! This home features a nice open floorplan, ss appliances, upgraded kitche, central air & heat, large bedrooms and more. Entertainer's backyard with a covered patio. To learn more click here https://bit.ly/2HCzOsP

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Feb. 17, 2019

Beverly Hills Home Builder Takes On Project In Whittier!

This Award Winning Beverly Hills home builder who has been featured in the LA Times, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, and other media sources has taken on a project in Whittier, CA! Check out the before and After Photos! 

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Call Geoffrey Luna For Details

(562)-686-4593

DRE#02039592

T.N.G Real Estate Consultants

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Jan. 24, 2019

Whittier Home Market Report January 2019

With so many opinions in the marketplace about the housing market in Southern California it can be confusing to see what is really going on. We have so many resources to choose from to get our information. Whittier's market is changing but not as drastic as some may think. We are heading into a more normalized market and will start to see homes take longer to sell. It is very important that you stay informed about the Whittier Home Market that is why The Cartur Group has Created the Whittier Home Market Report Tool to keep you informed about the latest numbers. This market report is updated every 5 Min by the official California MLS. See for yourself what the Whittier Housing market is doing. 

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Nov. 30, 2018

People love the big lots of Whittier homes for sale.

Many people don't realize the big lots that come with Whittier homes for sale.

I was showing a pocket listing on Colima Road recently and the property was 2/3 of an acre.  It had a tiered backyard, with several patio areas, pool, spa, guest house, and enough room to play football. The home was just 2000 square feet so it wasn't ideal as is for our particular buyer, but due to the large lot size, it would be easy to add on or add a second story. 

Also desirable with Whittier homes in the Friendly Hills area are the big front yards and garage areas so there is never a problem parking multiple cars for big family's or when you have guests.

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Currently there is a wonderful home for sale on  El Venado Dr that is just a notch shy of half an acre. Many upgrades including vaulted ceilings, wood floors, whole house water filtration system, and citrus, fig, and avocado trees utilizing the great outdoor space.  The Whittier home is 3000 square feet of living space and is on the market for a few bucks over one million dollars.    

There may not be a lot of Whittier homes for sale right now, but the ones that are available are beauties!   

Search for homes in the city of your choice here.

Posted in Market Updates
Nov. 23, 2018

Retirement in Lakewood and Palm Springs

A long term client of ours has been planning their retirement for years. 

They've come to us with the idea of buying a second home in Palm Springs so they could spend winters in warm weather and summers in their home in Lakewood, where they are a short drive to the beach.

We found them a great home in Palm Springs, on the beautiful "Indian Canyon" golf course.  These homes typically sit on lots no smaller than 10,000 sq feet and the area has very little traffic because it's tucked away at the bottom of the mountains. All traffic is just people who live there...no through traffic.

No HOA, 2600 sq feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, big pool of course, and move in ready. And did I mention the price?  Just $799.  Here's the address for a peek; 2242 S Camino Real  Palm Springs 92264.  Could you ever get tired of this view? This is the view on the main street that runs through Palm Springs, Hwy 111. It's like being on vacation every day.

If you are thinking of retiring, moving, buying a second home, investment property, or flipping real estate, contact us for a free consultation.  We have tools that will help you with your real estate goals and we will save you money in fees and commissions as well.

Posted in Market Updates
Nov. 16, 2018

Proposition 5 fails, now what?

A La Mirada homeowner was waiting and hoping for Prop 5 to pass so she could move to her dream home in Friendly Hills with only a small increase in property taxes. It was essential that the proposition pass because she wanted to buy "up". It was her plan to sell her long time La Mirada home for $1,000,000.00 and purchase her new home $1,3000,000.00 and plan tennis and golf everyday in retirement.

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Now that the proposition has failed, her only option is to buy equal to or less than she sells her home for in order to keep her low taxes, but that is not likely to happen because the homes she likes are all in the $1.3 range.

After looking at all her options, we realized that she could depend on the gains of her IRA account to pay for her new (higher) taxes on the $1,300,000.00 piece of real estate. 

When she turns 59 years of age, she will be able to start taking money out of her IRA without penalty.  She had never considered her IRA as an option for anything because she thought she was not able to access it without penalty until much later in life. Additionally, based on the performance of her IRA, the account will replenish itself each year so it's very likely she will never be dipping into the principal to pay the new, higher property taxes. 

So the plan to move is back on track and her taxes will be paid by interest, not principal! 

 

Posted in Market Updates
Nov. 9, 2018

Why do people love Whittier Real Estate?

Why do people love Whittier Real Estate?

 

Living in Whittier is highly desirable for many reasons. You can be skiing in Big Bear in an hour, surfing in Huntington Beach in 30 minutes, golfing in Palm Springs in 1.50 hours, or dropping off the kids at Knotts Berry Farm in 10 minutes.

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If your into 'antiquing' you don't have to go anywhere. Whittier has one of the best spots for antiques and vintage finds in the state.  It's called "King Richards Antique Vintage Center" on Whittier Blvd.  Its a long time landmark of Whittier and everyone in Whittier can tell you all about it.  

 

Decorators come from very far distance to shop for antiques in Whittier and of course new homeowners in Whittier, La Habra, and La Mirada love the vintage shopping due to all the vintage real estate that can be had in the Whittier area.

 

Affordable flat roofed, single story vintage homes can be found in Whittier and the surrounding areas and there are some pockets of very high end homes, like Friendly Hills, that look like they belong on the cover of Architectural Digest. Floor to ceiling glass walls, teak ceilings, cement walls, and high end finishes are common in newly remodeled Whittier real estate.

Whittier Real Estate

I recently showed a beautiful modern home at 14877 Janine Dr in Whittier that was a real show stopper especially if you like modern homes.  It was new construction with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, over 3000 square feet, concrete floors, Viking appliances and even the garage was beautiful. Originally listed for $1,25,000 but closed at $1,150,000 a win-win for both buyer and seller. 

 

On the other hand, I also recently showed another big custom home in the Mar Vista Heights area that was just short of 4000 square feet.  We were at the property at dusk and the views consisted of Catalina Island, San Pedro, Orange County and LA. Very private and quiet as it was sitting at the top of the hill and on a cul-da-sac.  Clearly the views were a big selling point but the home had all the bells and whistles any buyer would appreciate.  Massive kitchen, three car garage, high end custom wood cabinets, and new wood floors. This home was also listed at $1,250,000 but sold for $1,100,000. 

Long story short, you get a lot of Whittier real estate for $1,000,000.00 no matter what style home you like.

If you are a buyer or seller of Whittier real estate contact Geoff Luna for a free consultation and see what 35 years of experience can do for you.   

 

www.carturgroup.com 

Posted in Market Updates
Oct. 27, 2018

Dodgers Win Game 3

Dodgers Win Game 3 In the 18th!!!!!

They Longest World Series Game Ever!!! An 18 Inning game won by dodgers late friday night as they defeat the Boston Red Sox with a walk-off home run by 2nd baseman Max Muncy!! The Dodgers struggled in the first two games of this World Series but fought back tonight. Boston Red Sox now have to worry about their pitching staff being worn out by today's game. The Dodgers look to capitalize at home as they play the next to games in LA. Congrats to the Dodgers what a long stressful game!!

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