Here in Claremont there are currently 104 properties available for sale. Of these, 84 are NOT Short Sales, Bank Owned, or in Foreclosure. These properties range in price from $284,950 to $3,000,000. So, depending upon what price range you are looking in there should be something of possible interest for you.
In this community Short Sales and REO's are the exception, not the rule. Also, purchasing a bank owned home is usually not something you have to wait weeks and weeks to do. As for Short Sales, if you are working with an experienced agent who is well versed in these type of sales, although they may take longer to complete than a traditional sale, they can and, in my case, usually do end with my buyer's as happy owners and my sellers relieved of their burden.
If you are working with an agent who is attentive to your wants and needs, and who pays attention not only to what you say, but also to what you don't say, then they should be able to help you find the home that will work for your family.
I would be happy to offer up my services, unless of course you are currently under contract to another Realtor, as your best Claremont resource. Please feel free to either give me a call, or drop me a line via Trulia or my personal website below, at your convenience to see if I can be of assistance.
This is a great community to live in (and I should know as this is where I live and where my hubby grew up and chose to move back to) and I sincerely hope that even if I am not the person given the chance to help you both make your home-owning dreams come true, they will still come true here in this wonderful place.
Take care and have a wonderful day!
Tisza Major-Posner, Realtor, IVPG Realty (909) 837-8922