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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March 6, 2011

Sell Your Home with QR Codes

QR Codes are here to stay!

Are you selling your Pasadena home?  If so, is your agent tech savvy enough to use QR codes and do they really help sell your home?

A QR Code stands for Quick Response Code and allows users who have a smart phone like ...

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Posted in Sellers
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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Dec. 8, 2010

Selling Your Home During the Holidays

In our last post, I promised to give you my opinions on whether or not you should put your Pasadena home on the market during the holidays. I am sure that you've been seeing articles where real estate experts take very strong positions on this subject, both pro and ...

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Posted in Home Staging, Sellers
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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Nov. 21, 2010

Key Real Estate Statistics for NW Pasadena's Condos and Townhomes

North West Pasadena is identified as any property with a 91103 or 91105 zip code, that lies North of the 134/210 Freeway by the local real estate multiple listing service - ITEC. Today, we are finishing up our 4 part series by focusing on this North West Pasadena quadrant and ...

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Nov. 20, 2010

North East Pasadena Real Estate Statistics - Condos and Townhouses - Oct 2010

The area of North East Pasadena is defined by the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as any property with a 91101, 91104, 91106 or 91107 zip code, that lies North of the 210 Freeway. Today, we will focus on condominiums and townhouses that are on the market in this neighborhood ...

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