Aug. 27, 2011

Does This Inspire You to Buy This Home?

Real Estate Photos?  Do they inspire you to buy a home?

As a real estate agent, I review new home listings on a daily basis for my existing home buyer clients and to keep track of home inventory in the surrounding Pasadena neighborhoods. I start by looking in is ...

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Aug. 20, 2011

Selling Your Home? Top 10 Tax Tips per IRS

If you are selling your home, you'll want to understand your tax implications - positive or negative - prior to listing your home for sale.  The first thing that you want to do is to consult with your CPA (Certified Public Accountant) for tax advice.  Next, a consultation with ...

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July 19, 2011

8 Tips for California Home Sellers BEFORE Listing Your Home For Sale

Are you planning to sell your home in Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, South Pasadena, Altadena or surrounding neighborhoods? Here are 8 tips to help you avoid last minute scrambling and get through the home selling process as hassle-free as possible.

Beautiful Home For Sale

  1. Review Construction Permits for Completion - Go to your city's ...
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July 11, 2011

LA Luxury Estate Sales are on the Rise

Interesting article from Lauren Beale at below:

Luxury Estates

A diamond-encrusted lining is emerging in Southern California’s cloudy real estate market.

At least a half-dozen Westside mega-estates have sold for more than $20 million so far this year — creating a deafening buzz in local realty circles. Only a few ...

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July 9, 2011

How Correct is Your Home's Zestimate?

Zillow, the real estate website, made famous by their Zestimates has made some changes in their home value calculations algorithms.  There was a great article by Robbie Whelan of below.

Some of my thoughts on the subject:

  • Zillow Zestimates provide a base and somewhat of a starting ...
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April 29, 2011

Safety in Real Estate

LA Times ran a great article last Sunday targeted towards home sellers about not becoming a victim when showing homes.  It resonated with me since I just talked about Open Houses and how some visitors refuse to sign in per real estate agent's request.

pasadena views open house

Bottom line is this ...

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Posted in Sellers
April 27, 2011

San Marino Home Prices Driven by Chinese Buyers?

Here's an interesting article by Alain Sherter of BNet:

The average price of a home in Vancouver has shot up 13 percent and now tops $780,000. Even as home prices fall in most major U.S. cities, housing in tony San Marino, Calif., has shrugged off the financial ...

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April 1, 2011

#1 Reason Your Pasadena Home Did NOT Sell

Pasadena Foothill Association reports 514 Pasadena homes for sale as of today!  An average Pasadena property for sale is 1,962 square feet and is listed at $409 a square foot.  It also stays on the real estate market for an average of 82 days.

However, well showcased ...

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Posted in Sellers
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 17, 2011

How Your Kitchen Can Help Sell Your Home

What is the one room in the house that everyone is drawn to? The Kitchen!

When I show homes for sale in Pasadena, the majority of my buyers, had straight to the kitchen. They linger in the kitchen for awhile, I'm sure, trying to visualize themselves cooking and entertaining ...

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Posted in Home Staging, Sellers