New Diamond Bar Library is Here

DBMOVINGOver 85,000 items have moved from the old Library to the new Diamond Bar Library on the first floor of city hall. It is a beautiful library that will have the ability to provide a series of library programs. The new library offers new computers, free wifi, and comfortable seating throughout. The garden and landscaping promote an open space and the bigger parking spaces will accommodate the busy library, the 8th busiest in the county.

If you think moving to a new house is hard, try moving a public library. Just ask the folks at the Diamond Bar branch of the Los Angeles County Library. “We figure we’ve moved 85,000 items since we closed the old library at the end of June,” library manager Jesse Lanz said.

The new library is located on the first floor of Diamond Bar’s new city hall on Copley Drive. It’s been a bustling place the past three weeks as contractors finish the construction and library workers stack the shelves full of books, DVDs and CDs. “The move actually wasn’t too bad,” Lanz said. “We moved everything section by section. The trick to label everything clearly.” And the Friends of the Library has been working up to the move for 18 years, according to President Rosette Clippinger. “This is a major accomplishment, now we’ll have adequate space for all our library programs,” she said. Clippinger said Diamond Bar had outgrown it old library on Grand Avenue. That 9,900-square-foot facility could now longer handle all the traffic. “We’re a very busy branch. Last fiscal year, we were the eighth busiest in the county with 250,000 visits,” Lanz said. “We faced a lot of challenges in terms of space.” Parking was at a premium at the old facility, with only 35 parking spaces there. Families often had to park at the nearby shopping center for the popular children’s programs put on by the library.

All that will change at 10 a.m. Saturday, when the new library celebrates its grand opening. Diamond Bar readers will find a facility with 18,000 square feet. And 288 parking spaces. “You can’t beat the price, the city is renting the building to the county library for only $1 a year,” Clippinger said.

Earlier in the year, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe presented the city with a check for $5 million to pay for the construction of the new facility. “The Friends of the Library donated another $80,000 for the new reading garden,” said Sherm Griffone, vice president of the group. The outdoor garden features a fountain, landscaping and comfortable seating. Inside the building, the architectural firm of LPA Inc. has designed spacious reading areas. It has included many unique designs, including a tall replica of the Transamerica building that serves as a book display. The new children’s area takes up one wing of the library. Colorful lamps shaped as floating balloons form a chandelier under a large balloon mural. Other circular cutouts in the ceiling feature a skywriting biplane and a soaring hot air balloon.

Daniel Lopez of Rowland Heights seemed surprised as he delivered more children’s furniture. “Wow, this place is really nice. My 6-year-old son loves books. I’m going to have to bring him here after it opens,” Lopez said. Youngsters will enjoy a storytelling area complete with a rack of hand puppets. And they’ll have six early literacy stations with small computers featuring colorful keyboards to access 50 educational programs. Older children have their own computers across the way.

“The new library has a total of 31 new computers,” Lanz said. “We also have free WiFi access for laptops and other mobile devices.” Teens have their own zone, complete with computers, a video gaming area and a study room. The Friends of the Library will man a spacious bookstore next to the entrance.

source: SGV Tribune

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Homes For Sale in Diamond Point Diamond Bar, CA

Diamond Point is popular community to live in the city of Diamond Bar.

Live in Diamond BarLocated on streets like El Encino Dr. / Bower Cascade Pl. / Minnequa Rd. / N. Platina Dr. , this community of Diamond Bar sits on a southwest facing side of the hill near the 57 Fwy and the Pomona 60 Fwy south of Sunset Crossing Rd. Sunset Crossing Rd. is the dividing street between Diamond Point and Diamond Point II to the North.

Examples of real estate in the area are 3-5 bedrooms homes well maintained homes.  Homes are priced starting in the $300,000’s.

There is a homeowners association with a low fee that entitles you to many amenities through the community including a club house, pool, tennis courts and much more. There is a website that has all the activities, schedules and services Diamond Point offers. DiamondPoint.org

 

 

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Homes For Sale in Diamond Point II Diamond Bar, CA

Diamond Point II is one of the most sought after community in the city of Diamond Bar.

Diamond Bar, CALocated on streets like Sapphire Canyon Rd. Highland Valley Rd. Overlook Ridge Rd. and Flintlock Rd., this community of Diamond Bar sits on a west facing side of a hill near the 57 Fwy and the Pomona 60 Fwy.

Examples of real estate in the area are 3-5 bedrooms homes well maintained homes. Included in the low homeowners association are a club house, pool, tennis courts and much more. Homes are priced starting in the $400,000’s.

 

 

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Diamond Bar's Housing Market – April 2012

Diamond Bar Housing Market 2012Diamond Bar home prices. They’re everyone’s favorite indicator, and the headlines focus almost exclusively on this one metric. But prices leave much to be desired. They tell nothing about the market’s balance – whether overly saturated or in a competitive bidding environment. Historically-low mortgage rates, rising rents and strong investor activity have helped nudge certain areas and segments into stable or even seller’s market territory. Prices are already rising in some cases but it’s far from universal. At first glance, April looked pretty good but there’s more to it than that.

For Diamond Bar, New Listings were up 40 percent for single family homes and an astonishing 250 percent for condos and townhomes. But before you get too excited, Pending Sales only 6, were flat, 0.0 percent change for single-family homes and up 33.3 percent for condo and townhouse properties.

The Average Sales Price was up 46.8 percent single family homes and down a slight 9.1 percent for condos and townhouse properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 24.4 percent for single-family units and up 36.4 percent for townhouse-condo units. The heavy decrease in the supply of inventory of homes is a big sign that we should be or are in a sellers market as there are less houses to choose from thus increasing the demand for homes. The side effort is almost always a surge in home values but the diamond bar market has continued sideways. Up and down each month to month. Prices are up 46.8 percent. 6 new escrows were opened in April continuing the flat trend from March. This is why new pending home sales, escrows opened, a flat 0.0%. All this in Diamond Bar. With single family homes going into escrow at 6, the rest of sellers have to wait another month to try to sell their home. Compared regionally, the average price in Eastern Los Angeles County has increased 3.1 percent overall.

When monitoring residential real estate activity, it is always important to keep tabs on the overall economy and job growth. Preliminary Q1-2012 GDP growth came in at 2.2 percent, which, while disappointing to some observers and slower than Q4-2011, still signals economic expansion and not contraction. Expedited bank processing and easing lending standards are also encouraging developments.

Let’s Take Closer Look into Diamond Bar’s Housing Market for April 2012

In the month of April, Diamond Bar’s housing market.

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Diamond Bar’s Housing Market – April 2012

Diamond Bar Housing Market 2012Diamond Bar home prices. They’re everyone’s favorite indicator, and the headlines focus almost exclusively on this one metric. But prices leave much to be desired. They tell nothing about the market’s balance – whether overly saturated or in a competitive bidding environment. Historically-low mortgage rates, rising rents and strong investor activity have helped nudge certain areas and segments into stable or even seller’s market territory. Prices are already rising in some cases but it’s far from universal. At first glance, April looked pretty good but there’s more to it than that.

For Diamond Bar, New Listings were up 40 percent for single family homes and an astonishing 250 percent for condos and townhomes. But before you get too excited, Pending Sales only 6, were flat, 0.0 percent change for single-family homes and up 33.3 percent for condo and townhouse properties.

The Average Sales Price was up 46.8 percent single family homes and down a slight 9.1 percent for condos and townhouse properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 24.4 percent for single-family units and up 36.4 percent for townhouse-condo units. The heavy decrease in the supply of inventory of homes is a big sign that we should be or are in a sellers market as there are less houses to choose from thus increasing the demand for homes. The side effort is almost always a surge in home values but the diamond bar market has continued sideways. Up and down each month to month. Prices are up 46.8 percent. 6 new escrows were opened in April continuing the flat trend from March. This is why new pending home sales, escrows opened, a flat 0.0%. All this in Diamond Bar. With single family homes going into escrow at 6, the rest of sellers have to wait another month to try to sell their home. Compared regionally, the average price in Eastern Los Angeles County has increased 3.1 percent overall.

When monitoring residential real estate activity, it is always important to keep tabs on the overall economy and job growth. Preliminary Q1-2012 GDP growth came in at 2.2 percent, which, while disappointing to some observers and slower than Q4-2011, still signals economic expansion and not contraction. Expedited bank processing and easing lending standards are also encouraging developments.

Let’s Take Closer Look into Diamond Bar’s Housing Market for April 2012

In the month of April, Diamond Bar’s housing market.

City of Diamond Bar, Los Angeles County

Housing Market for Diamond Bar

 

Metrics from the Pacific West Association of Realtors serving Orange County / Los Angeles County

Housing market home values are for the city of Diamond Bar, CA.  Zipcodes 91765

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Homes Sold in Diamond Bar, CA

Diamond Bar Home Sales

What to know what properties have sold in the city of Diamond Bar. Below is a list of the newest homes that have closed escrow. To full more details about the home, click on the address. To search for more homes that have sold or customize a search, Click here and start a custom home search. You may also search for homes that are currently for sale.

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