Behind Closed Doors

May 10, 2008

Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words AND a Fast SALE!

I have always wondered why in todays day and age of technology and digital cameras, there are still Pasadena homes listed for sale every day without a single photo. Digital Photo not availablecameras are inexpensive. They allow real estate agents to take a ton of home photos and then pick the best ...

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May 1, 2008

Property Tax Increases on Your Pasadena Home

The following question was received from Veronica M. in Pasadena California:

Can the Los Angeles County Assessor reassess my Real Property Taxes?

There are only four events that can cause a reappraisal of your Pasadena home by the Assessor. They are:

  1. A change in ownership. For example you sell your ...
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April 27, 2008

Pasadena Home Sellers - Important Real Estate Agent Interviewing Tip

Earlier today, I had an appointment with a home seller in Pasadena. He had his home listed on the market and in the period of two months had only a few showings. His listing expired and he is now in the process of interviewing to find a Pasadena real estate ...

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April 23, 2008

Pasadena Homeowners - Get Your Property Values Reassesed by LA County Assessor

If you are a homeowner in Pasadena or any of the Los Angeles County areas and your home value has declined, this article is for you.

Carol Wong Quan - AssessorToday, I had an opportunity to meet with and interview Carol Wong Quan. Carol is a Special Assistant with Los Angeles County Assessors office ...

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April 22, 2008

Pasadena Home Owners and Proposition 8 helps you SAVE $s on Property Taxes

As were seeing decline in real estate values, Proposition 8 helps Pasadena homeowners save on real estate property taxes.

What is Proposition 8?

In 1978, California voters passed Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that allows a temporary reduction in assessed value when a property suffers a ˜decline-in-value. A decline-in-value occurs ...

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April 21, 2008

Advice Your Pasadena Real Estate Agent is NOT Giving You

What your Pasadena Real Estate CA agent wants you to know

- but doesnt always tell youlock and key

? DO run your credit report 2 to 3 months prior to beginning your Pasadena home search

WHY? This will allow you and your real estate agent to review your report for any negative items ...

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April 20, 2008

Pasadena Real Estate Agent Tells ALL: Sellers Beware

As a Real Estate Broker working in the Pasadena, California market place, I have been monitoring homes as they come up on the market. This, of course, helps me understand and to always be on top of the current inventory.

As new listings come up in and around Pasadena, I ...

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April 19, 2008

Pasadena CA Agents and Short Sales

Did you know that most Pasadena real estate agents will not show their buyers available homes for sale that are in a ˜short sale process?


Most Pasadena real estate agents do not understand how to work with a ˜short sale. They do not understand how to counsel their buyers ...

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