Behind Closed Doors

March 23, 2011

Earthquake Survival: Triangle of Life

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Earthquake and Tsunami damage, Japan-March 12, 2011: This is a satellite image of Japan showing damage after an Earthquake and Tsunami in Minamisoma, Japan. The water came 1.5 miles onto the shore. (credit: DigitalGlobe)"]Earthquake and Tsunami damage-Minamisoma, Japan[/caption]

One of my real estate clients forwarded ...

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March 15, 2011

Termite Report Explained


A few days ago, we talked about what takes place at a Termite Inspection. As a recap, in California, a termite inspection is part of the process of selling a home. The home seller is usually responsible for providing the termite report and paying for certain items on that report ...

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March 7, 2011

Termite Inspection for your Pasadena Home

If you have your Pasadena home for sale, your real estate agent most likely suggested that you get a Termite Inspection done as soon as possible.  I usually order a termite inspection the first week of all my home listings.

The reason for that is that in Pasadena and ...

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Dec. 14, 2010

Southern California Real Estate Forecast for 2011

Southern California real estate forecast for 2011 seems to be on everyone's mind right now. It's that time of year when I get questions and emails about where the real estate market is heading next year.

Now... I am not a huge believer in predictions, however there are ...

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Dec. 13, 2010

Highest 3 Pasadena Home Sales in November 2010

Pasadena real estate closed the month of November with 64 sales (single family). 9 of the 64 homes sold were over $1 million. Below are the most expensive homes that closed escrow last month. On average, the home sales price in November was $712,427 and it took about 2 ...

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Nov. 23, 2010

3 Most Expensive Pasadena Home Sales - October 2010

There were 56 Pasadena home sales in October of 2010 ranging between $185,000 to $4,000,000. Ten of these Pasadena homes closed escrow at over $1,000,000.

The top 3 luxury home sales include 2 that were on Arden Road!

October's Most Expensive Luxury Estate Sale ...

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Nov. 8, 2010

Mortgage Insurance: How do you want to take your medicine?

Mondie Picl - Mortgage Consultant

Guest Author: Mondie Pic'l

Mortgage insurance is a lot like medicine. You know you have to have it but it doesn't mean you have to like it. When you take medicine you can often choose to take it in a liquid, a pill or a shot. What many ...

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May 20, 2010

Facing Foreclosure? You Could Owe Your Lender Thousands of Dollars

Foreclosed homeowners could owe 'tens thousands of dollars' to lenders

California Association of Realtors reports:

Facing the possibility of foreclosure, California homeowners may be hit with more than just losing their homes. Due to a loophole in state law, they also can be sued by their lender. To prevent this ...

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May 5, 2010

Is your Realtor using Social Media to Sell Your Home?

Interviewing to hire a real estate agent to sell your home? With 93% of all home buyers starting their home search on-line, one of the critical questions to ask is how will your real estate utilize internet to get your home the most visibility?

Most realtors will just place your ...

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Feb. 5, 2010

Wallace Neff Classic in Pasadena California - Luxury Estate for Sale

Last week, I had the opportunity to tour 1649 Lombardy Road in Pasadena California. This gracious home resides among the Pasadena estates that are minutes from the Huntington Library in San Marino and CalTech in Pasadena.

Wallace Neff, the architect known for developing the "California" style of homes excelled himself ...

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