Welcome to April! The old proverb is that “April showers bring May flowers”, but we had so much rain in February and March that the hills are blooming already! April is full of holidays and memorable dates including:
Monday April 1 – April Fools’ Day (Did you get pranked?)
Tuesday April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day
Friday April 5 – National Walk to Work Day
Monday April 15 – Tax Day
Friday April 19 through April 27 – Passover
Sunday April 21 – Easter
If the 3 words of real estate are “Location, Location, Location”, then the 3 words of being a REALTOR are “Local, Local, Local”.
You can Google, look up on Zillow, or open Yelp app to find out what a community is like to live in, but the best way to find out what a city is really like is to ask someone who lives there, who works there, who walks their dog and grocery shops there.
Our agents are local experts so that you get to ask the questions and not go searching online.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Amazon announced that they would fund the Amazon Future Engineer program in Los Angeles County high schools. Amazon’s funding provides full-year courses designed to “inspire, prepare and propel students of all backgrounds to pursue a computer science education and career.”* Some of the Los Angeles County High Schools selected for the Amazon Future Engineer Program include Azusa High School, South Hills High (West Covina), South Hills Academy (West Covina), and Golden Valley High (Santa Clarita).
The California Department of Education announced that 2 school districts in the Inland Empire were named California Exemplary Districts, as models to other districts in the state. The Corona-Norco Unified School District and Etiwanda School District were recognized for 2019, and “Etiwanda received the award for the second year in a row — the only district in the state to do so, a district news release states.”***
The city of Claremont is currently reviewing a proposed ordinance regarding accessory dwelling units (ADUs), commonly known as granny flats. “Under the city’s current law, adopted in 2003, only certain single- and multi-family properties are eligible to build granny flats that are no larger than 700 square feet.” The proposed ordinance would “allow what are called accessory dwelling units on all properties that are at least 6,000 square feet.”**
A new eating place is coming to Glendora: “Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is looking to set up shop in the Glendora Marketplace. The fast-growing chicken finger chain is looking to build at 1225 S. Lone Hill Ave. on the property owned by Kohl’s department store.”
“La Verne is moving toward a $5.5 million settlement with its firefighters union, likely bringing an end to a 14-month legal battle.”
New homes are being built in Ontario. “Pre-sales are now underway at two neighborhoods in Emerald Park, the newest enclave at New Haven in Ontario Ranch. The townhomes are located at Brookfield Residential’s Holiday at Emerald Park or Solstice at Emerald Park.” These townhomes are spacious and perfect for commuters with easy access to the I-15 and Metrolink station.
If you are considering buying a new home, then don’t forget that you can use a REALTOR to represent you as a buyer! We did a blog post on 6 things you should know about new builds. Read it here.
Enjoy the poppy and wildflower superbloom on our hillsides!