April 18, 2011

Invasion of Privacy or Not

I just got back home after holding an open house today.  When real estate agents hold open houses, it is customary to have a registry sheet or as I do, register folks via my iPad.  This is done for several reasons:

1.  Safety Concerns for the real ...

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March 24, 2011

Most Expensive Home Listing in Pasadena

Most Expensive Pasadena Estate for Sale

It's always fun to see what Pasadena homes come up for sale. But, what's even more interesting is to take a look at the most luxurious estates available.

If your pocket book can afford a $16.5 million price tag, Coldwell Banker recently listed a gorgeous estate on ...

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March 24, 2011

San Marino Real Estate - Homes Sold in 2010

San Marino, California is known for its luxury homes, expansive lawns and #1 public school district in California.  Real estate is not inexpensive here.  In fact, an average priced home sold in February of 2011 was $1,886,000 and the average price per square foot was $631 ...

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March 18, 2011

Quattro Blu in Playhouse District of Pasadena

Quattro Blu is a condominium complex in the heart of the Playhouse District of Pasadena.  Built in 2004, this 53 unit, modern building has a beautiful courtyard, gym and guest parking.

Courtyard Quattro Blu - Pasadena condos for sale

Comprised of cosmopolitan (1-3 bedroom) condominium style homes, residents of Quattro Blú will enjoy the ambiance of an ...

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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. 30, 2010

Pasadena Real Estate - Declining Market?

Recently, I had several conversations with both Pasadena real estate agents and real estate appraisers about the declining market. Pasadena being part of Los Angeles county is automatically considered to be a declining market by many. Is this a true assessment of the Pasadena real estate market? Can we make ...

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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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