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June 30, 2014

Creative ideas for garage conversions

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Most home owners with a single family residence have an enclosed garage that many times becomes storage space. Often that storage space contains objects that will never again be used so why not utilizing it for something else? By emptying the garage you will very quickly see that it could ...

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June 1, 2014

Efficient ways to keep your home cool during the summer

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Summer is often associated to vacations and fun activities. However, if you live in the San Gabriel Valley summer is the time when you would rather stay indoors because of the sweltering heat! Home owners usually try to avoid using their air conditioner in order to save energy. We wanted ...

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May 29, 2014

The latest interior design trends for 2014

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If you own your home you have the freedom to let your creativity flow when making your interior design choices. There are no limitations for what colors you can paint your walls, what furniture to use or what material your floors should have. Are you the daring type that go ...

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Feb. 17, 2014

Pasadena's Home Selling Season is Here!

Real estate is pretty cyclical, that is, it's pretty cyclical in a normal market.  Our home sales have been anything, but normal in recent months.  Homes for sale are scarce and buyers are struggling to get their offer accepted.

Home sellers that are thinking of selling their property are ...

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Aug. 29, 2012

Lock Bumping - Is Your Pasadena Home Safe?

A gentle reminder to all the home buyers in or outside of Pasadena.  CHANGE your locks and hire a great locksmith!


Congratulations! Escrow is closed and you just received the keys to your new Pasadena home.

Before you move into your new home, most Pasadena real estate agents will ...

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June 16, 2012

Selling Your Home? Generate Multiple Offers!

Selling your Pasadena home?  Why is it that some homes sell immediately and others sit on the market?  What do successful home sellers do to generate offers?

Did you know that if you price your home at market, only 60% of potential home buyers will take the time to look ...

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March 20, 2012

National Mortgage Settlement Affects Pasadena Home Inventory

Now that we understand what Shadow Inventory is and how the Robo Signing fiasco created a backlog of distressed homes waiting to be released on the Pasadena real estate market, let's take a look at what role the National Mortgage Settlement plays in all of this.

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March 18, 2012

How Will Shadow Inventory Affect Your Home Price?

A couple of weeks ago, federal government and Attorneys General in 50 states reached a settlement with major banks called the National Mortgage Settlement.  I’m sure you have read and seen from the newspapers and on tv about the current state of affairs in the real estate market and ...

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March 15, 2012

Real Estate Investors: Bulk Foreclosures for Sale

Homes for Sale - Real Estate - Bulk ForeclosuresThere has been much talk about the government selling bulk foreclosures which will be converted into rentals. What will this actually mean to the housing market? For the answer to that question, we go directly to the 2/28/2012 Senate testimony of the person making the decisions on this ...

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March 3, 2012

FHA Loans More Expensive?

Many Pasadena home buyers turn to HUD for their FHA financing to purchase their home with minimal down payment. Unfortunately, April 1, 2012, these loans will be significantly more expensive.

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The cost of borrowing is ...

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