Behind Closed Doors

Nov. 26, 2008

Investing in Pasadena Real Estate - Opportunity During a Downturn

In today's economic downturn, real estate investors are coming out in droves. Why? Because it is truly a great time to buy residential property for their personal investment portfolio.

The mortgage interest rates are at historic lows. There's lots of inventory to choose from and there are plenty ...

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Nov. 25, 2008

Pasadena Mortgage Rates Report: Home Buyers and Owners waiting to Refinance NOW is the TIME!

I just got off the phone with my personal mortgage consultant - Mondie Pic'l at Wells Fargo. Today, Pasadena mortgage rates have hit the lowest that we'd seen in quite some time. I have asked her to lock the mortgage rate for me and will be refinancing my home ...

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Nov. 21, 2008

Chief Economist for California Association of Realtors speaks to Pasadena Realtors

This week, I was privileged to attend a presentation by Leslie Appleton-Young. Leslie is the Vice President of California Association of Realtors and their Chief Economist.

I have never heard Leslie speak before and was surprised with her vibrant personality and down to earth style. it's always hard to ...

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Nov. 5, 2008

Looking for Pasadena Short Sales?

Over the last few months, Pasadena home buyers have been learning about short sales. A short sale simply means that a bank is willing to accept less money than what the owner owes on his or her home because the property can not sell at a price high enough to ...

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Nov. 4, 2008

Bank Owned Properties - November 2008

I have been getting multiple calls and emails from Pasadena Real Estate blog readers asking me to post a list of foreclosure properties, also known as Real Estate Owned (REO) propertiesin Pasadena and surrounding cities.

If you are interested in additional information on any of these homes or would ...

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Nov. 4, 2008

Bank Owned Properties - November 2008

I have been getting multiple calls and emails from Pasadena Real Estate blog readers asking me to post a list of foreclosure properties, also known as Real Estate Owned (REO) properties in Pasadena and surrounding cities.

If you are interested in additional information on any of these homes or would ...

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Oct. 29, 2008

Buyer's Market or a Seller's Market? Market Action Indicator may offer help.

I've been posting monthly real estate market report updates on this site for cities around Pasadena. One of the key real estate indicators that I refer to is the Market Action Index or MAI.

What is the Market Action Index ? And, why does the Market Action Indicator matter?

Residential ...

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Sept. 30, 2008

Pasadena Real Estate - Pricing Your Home to Sell in Today's Real Estate Market

I just saw an interesting video of a Pasadena real estate agent describing the process that his team uses in pricing a home to sell. The real estate agent shall remain anonymous here, but having watched the video, I was petrified in what consumers, home sellers that are relying on ...

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Sept. 6, 2008

One Sure Way to Know when Real Estate Market Hits Bottom

In this post, Pasadena California Real Estate blog will reveal the secret and answer the question that every real estate home buyer has been asking recently.

How do I know when the Pasadena real estate market hits bottom?

Ladies and gentlmen, the answer is very simple:

There is only one ...

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Sept. 3, 2008

What Can You Expect from a Great Pasadena Real Estate Agent?

I was reading a post earlier today by Jennifer Allan about the definition of a good real estate agent. Jennifer is an author of five books about the business of selling real estate. She is a real estate coach and contributes regular articles on real estate related subjects to many ...

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