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April 24, 2009

Looking for Home Buys in Pasadena? Check out April 2009 Dusty Deal(TM) List

We've been talking about the Pasadena real estate market heating up especially when it comes to home sales under $600,000. Pasadena interest rates are still holding under 5% and home buyers are out in force. All you have to do is check out Sunday Open Houses. The number of home buyers and visitors has increased 10 fold from just a month or two ago.

Every month, Pasadena real estate blog publishes our "Dusty Deals™" list.

Pasadena Dusty Deals™ list is a list of homes for sale in Pasadena and surrounding cities including homes, condos and townhomes that have been on the market for over 100 days. Are all of these great deals? Not necessarily. BUT, the sellers have been actively marketing their homes for a very long time and is probably ready to deal.

Why are these homes on the market still? The most likely reason is that they were overpriced to begin with. The first few weeks of marketing a home for sale are the most critical weeks for any seller. If the property is overpriced, or not marketed correctly, it gets stale. Local real estate agents ignore these homes and avoid showing them to their buyers. Potential home buyers look these homes up on the internet, but wonder what is wrong with these homes since they didn't sell.

My take on this is, if you are looking for a deal, these homes are the best place to start. Why? Home sellers are tired of showing their homes and most are ready to NEGOTIATE their price and SELL!

If there's a particular city that you're interested in getting a list for, please leave a comment and I'll make sure that I include it in future posts.

Pasadena CA Real Estate Dusty Deals™ for April 2009:

Single Family Home Dusty Deals™ in Pasadena, California

Address BR BA Original Price Current Price Price /SqFt MLS# DOM
356 E Ashtabula St Pasadena 91104-4201 4 2 $290,000 $290,000 $198 641562657 8
566 N Mar Vista Ave Pasadena, CA 91106 3 2 $325,000 $325,000 $213 22119099 141
1900 N Los Robles Ave Pasadena, CA 91104 2 2 $330,000 $330,000 $259 633816598 163
545 N Catalina Ave Pasadena, CA 91106 2 1 $335,000 $335,000 $388 641749360 241
458 AVOCADO Ave Pasadena, CA 91107 3 2 $360,000 $360,000 $344 12112027 280
259 Douglas Pasadena 91104 3 2 $375,900 $375,900 $263 642302877 190
1369 N Los Robles Ave Pasadena, CA 91104 4 2 $380,000 $380,000 $205 22113594 270
784 Elmira St Pasadena, CA 91104 2 1 $395,000 $395,000 $455 22114716 250
985 N Catalina Ave Pasadena, CA 91104 2 1 $425,000 $425,000 $629 635645097 167
771 N Garfield Ave Pasadena 91104-4216 1 1 $425,000 $425,000 $308 641730118 95
1562 E Woodbury Rd Pasadena 91104-1556 3 2 $438,900 $438,900 $273 641938934 102
1010 N Lake Ave Pasadena 91104-4520 3 2 $475,500 $475,500 $444 641333652 201
3215 Mataro St Pasadena, CA 91107 3 1 $495,000 $495,000 $491 641543021 170
973 E Villa St #3 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 2 $498,000 $498,000 $477 639905937 197
1746 Corson St Pasadena, CA 91106 3 1 $499,000 $499,000 $469 22119704 113
1385 N Hill Ave Pasadena, CA 91104 5 3 $549,000 $549,000 $252 12108551 508
1776 Lincoln Pasadena, CA 91103 4 3 $598,888 $598,888 640976963 294
702 Earlham St Pasadena, CA 91101-1206 4 3 $599,000 $599,000 $288 640245996 130
1812 Monte Vista St Pasadena, CA 91107 4 1 $650,000 $650,000 $314 638523168 270
958 N Oakland Ave Pasadena, CA 91104 4 2 $675,000 $675,000 $300 22118621 146
3890 Cartwright St Pasadena 91107-1907 4 2 $675,000 $675,000 $380 641675326 156
1380 Riviera Dr Pasadena, CA 91107 3 2 $689,000 $689,000 $382 641624512 171
2037 Jefferson Dr Pasadena, CA 91104 4 3 $699,000 $699,000 $307 22117132 446
798 N Mar Vista Ave Pasadena, CA 91104 2 2 $699,000 $699,000 22118310 164
974 Palm Pasadena, CA 91104 4 2 $729,000 $729,000 $348 642142936 125
1920 Loma Vista St Pasadena, CA 91104 3 2 $799,000 $799,000 $449 22112532 297
3840 Valley Lights Dr Pasadena, CA 91107 4 3 $810,000 $810,000 $379 22112308 297
1848 Kinneloa Canyon Rd Pasadena, CA 91107 5 5 $899,000 $899,000 $219 22118861 133
3285 New York Dr Pasadena, CA 91107 4 4 $959,999 $959,999 $242 22119554 280
1167 N Catalina Ave Pasadena, CA 91104 4 3 $995,000 $995,000 $400 639905925 221
167 N Sierra Bonita Ave Pasadena, CA 91106 4 3 $998,000 $998,000 641982923 163
461 N Garfield Ave Pasadena, CA 91101 1 1 $142,900 $142,900 $225 640847016 183
110 E Claremont St Pasadena, CA 91103 3 1 $249,900 $249,900 $320 641282980 422
1384 Sunset Ave Pasadena, CA 91103-2145 2 1 $299,000 $299,000 $366 22105041 602
601 W Montana St Pasadena, CA 91103 3 2 $300,000 $300,000 $209 22110518 338
1181 Lincoln Ave Pasadena 91103-2435 2 1 $305,000 $305,000 $305 640587041 228
2005 Newport Ave Pasadena, CA 91103 3 2 $329,900 $329,900 $182 22117102 372
114 W Montana St Pasadena, CA 91103-1730 2 1 $344,900 $344,900 $312 22114957 335
317 Barthe Dr Pasadena, CA 91103 2 1 $359,000 $359,000 $419 22114238 255
266 W Washington Blvd Pasadena, CA 91103 4 3 $374,900 $374,900 $152 639099605 153
1755 Glen Ave Pasadena, CA 91103 3 2 $399,000 $399,000 $426 22111779 266
1806 Mentone Ave Pasadena, CA 91103 3 2 $400,000 $400,000 $469 631794464 112
1874 Mentone Ave Pasadena, CA 91103 2 1 $416,999 $416,999 $395 640666678 382
1514 Glen Ave Pasadena, CA 91103-2122 2 1 $425,000 $425,000 $604 642306883 202
1836 Lincoln Ave Pasadena 91103-1312 3 2 $449,999 $449,999 $340 641491222 541
1834 Navarro Ave Pasadena, CA 91103-1546 4 2 $465,000 $465,000 $354 638680865 130
508 E Ladera St Pasadena, CA 91104 3 1 $479,000 $479,000 $339 641661709 208
1795 Kenneth Way Pasadena 91103-1253 3 2 $495,000 $495,000 $317 642081802 235
101 W Howard St Pasadena, CA 91103 1 1 $499,900 $499,900 $746 640606578 586
246 E Mountain St Pasadena, CA 91104-4230 2 1 $520,000 $520,000 $494 638030899 205
774 Coniston Rd Pasadena, CA 91103 2 1 $535,000 $535,000 $479 22119808 106
260 Stanton St Pasadena, CA 91103-1453 3 2 $565,000 $565,000 $389 640596704 201
807 LAS PALMAS Rd Pasadena, CA 91105--122 2 3 $1,095,000 $1,095,000 $574 22119420 103
120 Patrician Way Pasadena 91105 3 3 $1,113,000 $1,113,000 $475 641414679 97
1308 Fairlawn Way Pasadena, CA 91105 3 3 $1,799,000 $1,799,000 $669 12117910 177
1190 Linda Vista Ave Pasadena, CA 91103-2362 4 5 $1,988,000 $1,988,000 $442 22119512 63
1190 Linda Vista Ave Pasadena, CA 91103 4 5 $1,988,000 $1,988,000 $442 641664494 7
443 Bellmore Way Pasadena, CA 91103 6 5 $2,111,000 $2,111,000 $502 22119230 103
630 Prospect Blvd Pasadena, CA 91103 5 4 $2,295,000 $2,295,000 $506 22118881 147
1727 Putney Rd Pasadena, CA 91103 4 7 $2,495,000 $2,495,000 $609 12113092 279
1098 Linda Glen Dr Pasadena, CA 91105 4 5 $2,780,000 $2,780,000 $660 22113368 279
3901 Elma Rd Pasadena, CA 91107 4 2 $353,000 $353,000 $286 642300397 104
51 N Roosevelt Ave Pasadena, CA 91107-3645 2 2 $498,888 $498,888 $404 641285264 439
3149 E Green St Pasadena, CA 91107 3 2 $698,000 $698,000 $511 640831451 117
2940 Thorndike Rd Pasadena, CA 91107 3 3 $849,000 $849,000 $382 22119756 294
1143 Winifred Ave Pasadena, CA 91107 4 3 $942,000 $942,000 $349 640878897 102
494 S Oakland Ave Pasadena, CA 91101 5 2 $1,170,000 $1,170,000 $486 22119633 116
618 S Chapman Woods Rd Pasadena, CA 91107 3 4 $1,295,000 $1,295,000 $411 640878873 192
673 S Mentor Ave Pasadena, CA 91106 6 5 $1,595,000 $1,595,000 $293 22117134 194
1400 S Oak Knoll Ave Pasadena, CA 91106 4 4 $1,595,000 $1,595,000 $528 22119985 107
1645 Orlando Rd Pasadena, CA 91106 7 8 $4,680,000 $4,680,000 $585 642207144 426
1475 San Pasqual St Pasadena, CA 91106 5 8 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $750 22118287 165
860 Fairfield Cir Pasadena, CA 91106 6 7 $8,450,000 $8,450,000 $682 22113522 260
1500 Lombardy Rd Pasadena, CA 91106 5 7 $8,950,000 $8,950,000 $1,007 22107713 393
360 Glenullen Dr Pasadena, CA 91105-2100 2 2 $599,000 $599,000 $440 22104045 618
260 Sycamore Glen Pasadena, CA 91105 2 2 $645,000 $645,000 $443 641553219 130
1190 Avenue 64 Pasadena, CA 91105 3 2 $649,000 $649,000 $372 22117677 182
184 Avenue 64 Pasadena, CA 91105-1302 3 4 $765,000 $765,000 $333 22103389 567
896 Manzanita Ave Pasadena, CA 91103 5 2 $769,000 $769,000 $342 641885831 179
70 N Craig Ave Pasadena, CA 91107 6 4 $858,000 $858,000 $389 642313298 2986
1272 La Loma Rd Pasadena, CA 91105 3 2 $1,127,000 $1,127,000 $592 22120214 101
201 Glen Summer Rd Pasadena, CA 91105 4 3 $1,250,000 $1,250,000 $441 22122048 54
45 Glen Summer Rd Pasadena, CA 91105 4 3 $1,285,000 $1,285,000 $440 22113403 278
575 La Loma Rd Pasadena, CA 91105 4 3 $1,749,000 $1,749,000 $582 22123478 168
425 Madeline Dr Pasadena, CA 91105 5 5 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $563 22120237 101
580 Madeline Dr Pasadena, CA 91105 10 9 $2,999,500 $2,999,500 $281 22112199 303
580 Madeline Dr Pasadena 91105-2840 10 9 $2,999,500 $2,999,500 $281 637495077 276
1060 S San Rafael Ave Pasadena, CA 91105 7 10 $15,500,000 $15,500,000 $1,107 22111363 322


Pasadena Condos, Pasadena Townhomes and Pasadena Lofts Dusty Deals™:

Address BR BA Original Price Current Price Price /SqFt HOA MLS# DOM
333 N Hill St Pasadena 91106 0 1 $249,000 $249,000 $575 $240 642301551 129
356 Cliff Dr #4 Pasadena, CA 91107 1 1 $299,000 $299,000 $346 $320 640666676 433
506 N Mar Vista Ave #6 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 2 $315,000 $315,000 $287 $180 22119237 128
480 N Catalina Ave #302 Pasadena, CA 91101 2 2 $349,900 $349,900 $363 $250 642313296 605
480 N Catalina Ave #301 Pasadena, CA 91101 2 2 $349,900 $349,900 $368 $250 642313297 678
480 N Catalina Ave #103 Pasadena, CA 91101 2 3 $399,500 $399,500 $396 $250 642313295 679
152 Marion Ave Pasadena, CA 91106-2011 2 3 $435,000 $435,000 $316 $379 22114179 262
1044 E Orange Grove Blvd #1 Pasadena, CA 91104 2 2 $439,000 $439,000 $457 $284 22115993 216
1044 E Orange Grove Blvd #6 Pasadena, CA 91104 2 2 $439,000 $439,000 $457 $284 22116903 74
1044 E Orange Grove Blvd #2 Pasadena, CA 91104 2 2 $439,000 $439,000 $457 $284 22117107 190
1310 E Orange Grove Blvd #110 Pasadena, CA 91104 2 3 $448,000 $448,000 $335 $275 641608615 191
1044 E Orange Grove Blvd #3 Pasadena, CA 91104 2 2 $449,000 $449,000 $468 $284 22116904 74
347 Parke St #102 Pasadena, CA 91101 3 3 $449,000 $449,000 $276 $160 639905928 215
2250 Kinclair Dr Pasadena, CA 91107 4 4 $998,000 $998,000 $279 $50 642314825 136
3436 Avondale Rd Pasadena, CA 91107 4 4 $1,328,000 $1,328,000 $433 $157 22119616 106
3425 Avondale Road Pasadena, CA 91107 4 5 $1,388,000 $1,388,000 $406 $157 22119625 125
829 Cambridge Ct Pasadena, CA 91107 4 5 $1,488,000 $1,488,000 $427 $157 22119679 106
808 Cambridge Ct Pasadena, CA 91107 4 5 $1,488,000 $1,488,000 $427 $157 22119617 106
817 Cambridge Ct Pasadena, CA 91107 4 5 $1,498,000 $1,498,000 $431 $157 22119624 106
825 Cambridge Ct Pasadena, CA 91107 4 5 $1,498,000 $1,498,000 $430 $157 22119623 106
1955 Kinclair Dr Pasadena, CA 91107 4 4 $1,588,000 $1,588,000 $456 $60 642313540 310
2190 Kinneloa Canyon Rd Pasadena, CA 91107 5 6 $2,510,000 $2,510,000 $395 $40 640666861 130
847 N Raymond Ave #1a Pasadena 91103-3182 3 3 $219,000 $219,000 $188 $180 641658459 204
592 N Mar Vista Ave #1 Pasadena 91106-1187 2 2 $245,000 $245,000 $269 $160 641672261 116
372 E Ashtabula St #105 Pasadena, CA 91104-4271 3 2 $249,998 $249,998 $295 $310 642146821 130
50 W Mountain St #13 Pasadena, CA 91103 2 2 $395,000 $395,000 $309 $327 22118492 159
246 E Howard St Pasadena, CA 91104 3 2 $399,000 $399,000 $277 $286 22112170 288
431-441 N Los Robles Ave #2 Pasadena, CA 91101 2 3 $449,000 $449,000 $371 $237 12120024 102
431-441 N Los Robles Ave #10 Pasadena, CA 91101 2 3 $499,950 $499,950 $332 $237 12120033 97
431-441 N Los Robles Ave #12 Pasadena, CA 91101 3 3 $519,000 $519,000 $324 $237 12120034 102
431-441 Los Robles #5 Pasadena, CA 91101 3 3 $519,000 $519,000 $329 $237 12120604 92
431-441 N Los Robles Ave #3 Pasadena, CA 91101 3 3 $519,950 $519,950 $333 $237 12120029 106
1245 Linda Ridge Rd Pasadena, CA 91103-2731 4 3 $1,299,000 $1,299,000 $368 $450 22118956 335
25 Los Altos Dr Pasadena, CA 91105 4 8 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $403 $200 22118910 138
695 E Orange Grove Blvd Pasadena, CA 91104 2 2 $199,999 $199,999 $211 $160 640151420 320
2444 E Del Mar Blvd #107 Pasadena, CA 91107-4803 1 1 $237,000 $237,000 $290 $332 22119326 567
470 S Los Robles Ave #5 Pasadena, CA 91101 1 1 $249,000 $249,000 $437 $175 640364792 199
72 S Greenwood Ave #18 Pasadena, CA 91107 2 2 $325,000 $325,000 $329 $259 642253474 24
1115 Cordova St #100 Pasadena, CA 91106 1 1 $330,000 $330,000 $430 $265 22119415 129
272 N Mar Vista Ave Pasadena, CA 91106 3 3 $349,000 $349,000 $246 $270 22122657 82
1000 Cordova St #108 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 2 $351,000 $351,000 $400 642090718 153
625 E Del Mar Blvd #102 Pasadena, CA 91101 2 2 $353,000 $353,000 $317 $350 22106230 425
211 S Wilson Ave #302 Pasadena, CA 91106 1 1 $358,000 $358,000 $441 $411 22119775 138
254 N Mar Vista Ave #5 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 3 $375,500 $375,500 $338 $432 22117811 178
286 N Madison Ave #305 Pasadena, CA 91101-4452 1 1 $409,000 $409,000 $416 $258 642268471 142
2418 Mohawk St #3 Pasadena, CA 91107 3 3 $412,900 $412,900 $308 $180 12119241 136
51 S San Gabriel Blvd #1 Pasadena, CA 91107 2 2 $439,000 $439,000 $298 $197 642113377 2131
221 S Oak Knoll Ave #201 Pasadena, CA 91101 2 2 $469,900 $469,900 $385 $252 22117105 245
774 E California Blvd #1 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 3 $479,000 $479,000 $390 $445 22114678 250
840 E Green #131 Pasadena, CA 91101 1 1 $479,000 $479,000 $550 $350 22116601 172
500 S Oak Knoll Ave #27 Pasadena, CA 91101 2 2 $480,000 $480,000 $407 $250 642313651 100
840 E Green St #308 Pasadena, CA 91101-5432 1 1 $495,000 $495,000 $591 $635 22116755 204
65 S San Gabriel Blvd #1 Pasadena, CA 91107 2 3 $499,000 $499,000 $339 $197 642113376 2131
840 E Green St #424 Pasadena, CA 91101-5435 1 1 $534,880 $534,880 $542 $354 22119597 332
68 N Allen Ave #2 Pasadena, CA 91106 3 3 $549,000 $549,000 $402 $289 22120193 101
608 E Walnut St Pasadena, CA 91101 3 3 $549,999 $549,999 $315 $158 22120219 101
2463 Oswego #104 Pasadena, CA 91107 3 3 $573,000 $573,000 $353 $250 641661711 2129
484 E California Blvd #14 Pasadena, CA 91106 3 3 $599,000 $599,000 $347 $423 22111340 319
65 S San Gabriel Blvd #6 Pasadena, CA 91107 3 3 $599,888 $599,888 $377 $197 642313564 2131
68 N Allen Ave #8 Pasadena, CA 91106 3 3 $625,000 $625,000 $456 $290 22120213 101
2455 Oneida St #B Pasadena, CA 91107 4 3 $665,000 $665,000 $368 $198 12109961 353
66 N Allen Ave #3 Pasadena, CA 91106 3 3 $730,000 $730,000 $451 $308 22120210 101
2628 Morningside St Pasadena, CA 91107 4 3 $739,000 $739,000 $335 $230 638907088 5401
700 E Union St #102 Pasadena, CA 91101-5637 2 3 $795,000 $795,000 $474 $568 22103626 636
1118 Las Riendas Way Pasadena, CA 91107 3 3 $805,000 $805,000 $378 $516 22115699 225
700 E Union St #105 Pasadena, CA 91101-5637 2 3 $835,000 $835,000 $461 $576 22099968 645
653 S Lake Ave #2 Pasadena, CA 91106 3 3 $899,000 $899,000 $388 $315 22119172 138
700 E Union St #106 Pasadena, CA 91101-5637 3 4 $945,000 $945,000 $459 $591 22103627 684
840 E Green St #PH506 Pasadena, CA 91101 2 2 $968,000 $968,000 $572 $396 22118792 104
80 N Euclid Ave #602-3 Pasadena, CA 91101-1702 2 2 $1,150,000 $1,150,000 $726 $611 22117977 1178
2 Oak Knoll Ter Pasadena, CA 91106-4534 9 9 $17,500,000 $17,500,000 $500 $500 22119944 933
818 S Marengo Ave #207 Pasadena, CA 91106 1 1 $319,000 $319,000 $343 $360 22118885 411
99 S Raymond Ave #205 Pasadena 91105-2046 0 1 $335,000 $335,000 $788 $305 642307135 156
277 Pleasant St #117 Pasadena, CA 91101 2 2 $350,000 $350,000 $319 $282 12109772 354
441 Maple Way #3 Pasadena, CA 91101 2 3 $399,900 $399,900 $335 $200 639955775 154
883 Magnolia Ave #16 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 3 $498,000 $498,000 $478 $345 22120156 103
1020 S Marengo Ave #1 Pasadena, CA 91106-4271 2 3 $499,000 $499,000 $469 $228 12117099 165
130 S Mentor Ave #303 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 2 $499,000 $499,000 $529 $291 642108014 183
120 S Mentor Ave #101 Pasadena, CA 91006 2 2 $499,000 $499,000 $517 $293 642108025 2130
1020 S Marengo Ave #2 Pasadena, CA 91106-4271 2 3 $525,000 $525,000 $471 $231 12118277 165
1265 S Orange Grove Blvd #4 Pasadena 91105-3351 2 2 $525,000 $525,000 $317 $562 642301228 283
120 S Mentor Ave #306 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 2 $549,000 $549,000 $478 $314 642108024 183
130 S Mentor Ave #102 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 2 $559,000 $559,000 $500 $310 642108015 183
130 S Mentor Ave #103 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 2 $559,000 $559,000 $500 $310 642108016 183
776 S Orange Grove Blvd #9 Pasadena, CA 91105 2 3 $569,000 $569,000 $286 $600 12118026 285
776 S Orange Grove Blvd #9 Pasadena 91105-1777 2 3 $569,000 $569,000 $286 $600 641570784 172
111 S Delacey #218 Pasadena, CA 91105 2 2 $572,000 $572,000 $452 $437 22119695 113
120 S Mentor Ave #201 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 2 $579,000 $579,000 $453 $314 642108021 183
35 N Raymond Ave #409 Pasadena, CA 91103 2 3 $580,000 $580,000 $400 $349 22113775 392
1020 S Marengo Ave #4 Pasadena, CA 91106-4271 3 3 $595,000 $595,000 $411 $250 12118279 165
120 S Mentor Ave #204 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 3 $599,000 $599,000 $430 $337 642108023 183
130 S Mentor Ave #201 Pasadena, CA 91106 3 2 $599,000 $599,000 $519 $314 642108026 183
130 S Mentor Ave #205 Pasadena, CA 91106 2 2 $599,000 $599,000 $489 $314 642108018 1019
1020 S Marengo Ave #8 Pasadena, CA 91106-4271 3 3 $649,000 $649,000 $390 $260 12118283 165
1020 S Marengo Ave #9 Pasadena, CA 91106-4271 3 3 $649,000 $649,000 $390 $260 12118284 165
1020 S Marengo Ave #10 Pasadena, CA 91106-4271 3 3 $649,000 $649,000 $390 $260 12118285 165
1020 S Marengo Ave #11 Pasadena, CA 91106-4271 3 3 $649,000 $649,000 $390 $260 12118286 165
130 S Mentor Ave #304 Pasadena, CA 91106 3 2 $659,000 $659,000 $459 $345 642108019 183
861 S Orange Grove Blvd Pasadena, CA 91105 2 2 $665,000 $665,000 $372 $516 22117383 187
1000 S Orange Grove Blvd #6 Pasadena, CA 91105 2 2 $669,000 $669,000 $400 $391 22115965 221
120 S Mentor Ave #203 Pasadena, CA 91106 3 3 $699,000 $699,000 $405 $377 642108022 183
120 S Mentor Ave #102 Pasadena, CA 91106 3 3 $699,000 $699,000 $425 $368 642108020 183
44 Arroyo Dr #202 Pasadena, CA 91105 2 2 $820,000 $820,000 $402 $606 22113716 271
44 Arroyo Dr. #102 Pasadena, CA 91105 2 3 $835,000 $835,000 $402 $609 22109819 354
457 S Marengo Ave #12 Pasadena, CA 91101 3 3 $963,800 $963,800 $384 635580582 164
480 S Orange Grove Blvd #12 Pasadena, CA 91105-1721 2 3 $975,000 $975,000 $449 $800 22119371 131
840 E Green St #PH502 Pasadena, CA 91101 2 2 $1,178,100 $1,178,100 $550 $401 642319076 158

Data extracted from the Pasadena Multiple Listing Service (ITEC)

As you're going through the Dusty Deals™ Homes list, please look at the last column titled DOM (Days on the Market). This will tell you how many days these homes have been on the real estate market.

Interested in seeing last month's Dusty Deal™ list for Pasadena California and surrounding communities, please visit Dusty Deals™ List for March 2009.

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Posted in Dusty Deals
April 23, 2009

Pasadena Real Estate Market is on the Rebound - March 2009 Pasadena Home Sales and Statistics

If you've been reading my Pasadena blog for awhile, you know that I've been seeing multiple offers on Pasadena homes for the last month or so. I have been hearing from home buyers, especially first time home buyers that are getting ready to buy their first Pasadena home, on a daily basis.

With Pasadena interest rates under 5% for a 30 year fixed loan, government home buying incentives and lower home prices, consumers are coming to the realization that now is the time to buy.

Has the Pasadena real estate market hit the bottom?

No one knows for sure because the only way you truly know is when the market starts going up. Read "one sure way to know when Pasadena real estate market hits bottom."

We can always observe real estate trends and look at data to see what kind of real estate activity is taking place. Reviewing real estate reports very carefully gives us an indication of where the market is heading. In real estate, investors come out first and start setting the trend and individual home buyers follow.

Let's take a look at the last three months of Pasadena Real Estate statistics to see what the numbers are showing us.

READ MORE: State of the Pasadena Housing Market by Chief California Association of Realtors Economist

Pasadena Real Estate Statistics and Home Sales data for January through March 2009:

Single Family Residence Jan-09 Feb-09 Mar-09
New Listings 81 86 80
Total Listings 239 305 286
Sales Pending 31 57 78
Homes Sold 28 37 57
Listings Expired 48 51 36
Average Days on the Market 130 120 93
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $333 $348 $349
Average Selling Price $548,981 $548,151 $687,300
Median Selling Price $505,000 $470,000 $542,500
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales) 37.0 35.7 21.7
       
Condos Jan-09 Feb-09 Mar-09
New Listings 44 46 44
Total Listings 183 205 168
Sales Pending 2 29 23
Homes Sold 5 13 28
Listings Expired 24 19 25
Average Days on the Market 113 177 136
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $379 $325 $315
Average Selling Price $427,950 $342,577 $391,946
Median Selling Price $207,450 $337,000 $337,250
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales) 158.6 68.3 26.0
       
Townhomes Jan-09 Feb-09 Mar-09
New Listings 8 22 21
Total Listings 67 83 77
Sales Pending 6 17 13
Homes Sold 11 5 18
Listings Expired 8 17 6
Average Days on the Market 115 135 173
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $349 $342 $338
Average Selling Price $ 436,991 $ 455,200 $ 494,583
Median Selling Price $ 462,500 $ 375,000 $ 485,000
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales) 26.4 71.9 18.5

Information above is from ITEC (Pasadena Foothill Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service)

 

There are several key points that jump out at me when I look at these numbers:

    1. The housing inventory is falling in every category - Pasadena homes, Pasadena condos and Pasadena townhomes. In a normal real estate market the inventory will pick up as we get closer to spring and summer months. The number of newly listed Pasadena properties stays the same, but the number of Pasadena home sales almost doubled in March 2009.
    2. Absorption Rate - a key real estate statistic - is significantly lower for each of the tracked categories. Absorption rate is an indicator that sellers use to anticipate how long it will take to market their homes for sale. For example, looking at Pasadena single family homes, a Pasadena home seller should understand that if the rate of sales and current inventory remains the same, it will take them on average 21.7 weeks to sell their home. That's a significant drop in home marketing time from 35.7 and shows a trend towards getting back to a more balanced real estate market.


  1. The most significant change in pricing is seen at the Pasadena condo level. Now is the time to get excellent Pasadena condo deals. The price per square foot on a Pasadena condo is at an all time low of $315 per sq. ft. Take a look at Pasadena's real estate market analysis for the last five years and you'll see that we're back to 2003 price levels.

If you are a buyer looking to buy a condo in Pasadena California, take a look at the available listings below.

 

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Pasadena Real Estate Agents

Pasadena, California

April 23, 2009

Pasadena Craftsman Homes are Selling like Hot Cakes!

I am working with several Pasadena home buyers who are looking for a character home in Pasadena. When one thinks of a character home, Pasadena Craftsman or California Bungalows come to mind.

Pasadena craftsman homes in particular have been very difficult to come by. In April, to date, only 5 new Craftsman homes for sale appeared in the Multiple Listing Service. A total of 29 Craftsman homes are available for sale in Pasadena with 22 of these homes listed at over $500,000.

If you are a Pasadena home seller with a craftsman home under $500,000 and worked diligently to prepare your home for sale, you know that your home will most likely sell the first weekend with multiple offers. Why?

For the first time in a very long while, home buyers are realizing that there's a tremendous opportunity to finally buy and own a home of their own.

  • Pasadena interest rates are still under 5%, the lowest that they've been in years.
  • Pasadena's home prices are the lowest they've been in years.
  • Obama's Stimulus Incentive for first time home buyers and a potential $8,000 tax credit is extremely inviting.
  • And, we're beginning to see more and more Pasadena foreclosures available.

Since February 1, 2009, 9 craftsman homes have closed escrows and have been sold for an average of $631,544. This interprets to about $382 per square foot. There are also 10 homes that are currently in escrow or under contract, with smart sellers pricing them in the $375 per sq. ft. on average. It'll be interesting to see the price that these homes close at. Based on what I've seen over the last month of so in the Pasadena real estate market, I'll take an educated guess and say that they will sell over asking price.

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Pasadena Real Estate Agents

Pasadena, California

April 21, 2009

Pasadena California - Looking for Homes in Historical Neighborhoods and Landmark Districts?

Many people are flocking to Pasadena California because of its beautiful character homes and historic neighborhoods. Pasadena is a very walkable city and offers museums, top restaurants and bars, hiking trails. It is close to the mountains and less than an hour away from the beaches and skiing.

If you are trying to decide which area to buy your Pasadena home in, this article will helpfully point you in the right direction.

When home buyers think of buying in Pasadena, many divide the city into five quadrants: South of the 210 freeway - divided into South East and South West Pasadena and North of the 210 freeway with the dividing line in most buyers' minds serves as being West or East of Lake Avenue. The fifth quadrant is the San Rafael and the Pasadena Rose Bowl area.

The neighborhoods North of 210 fwy in Pasadena include:

West of Lake

Branbury Oaks

Branbury Oaks is bordered by Washington Boulevard to the north, Mountain Street to the south, Fair Oaks Avenue to the East, and Forest Avenue to the west. The neighborhood is bisected by Interstate 210. The main roads through the neighborhood are Hammond Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Banbury Oaks is served by Metro Rapid line 762 and Metro Local lines 177, 260, 267, and 268, as well as Pasadena ARTS routes 31, 32, 51, and 52.

Garfield Heights

Garfield Heights is the original tract name registered with the city of Pasadena in 1904. In 1998, the area experienced a revitalization after it was designated the city's second landmark district. The Garfield Heights Landmark District boasts one of the city's oldest intact neighborhoods with beautiful historic homes built mainly during the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Garfield Heights is bordered by Washington Boulevard to the north, Mountain Street to the south, N. Marengo Ave. to the west, and Los Robles Avenue to the east. It has been featured in many publications including LA Magazines "10 Best Neighborhoods" and the Los Angeles Times. It is located less than 1 mile from Pasadena's shopping district in Old Pasadena and the famous Pasadena Rose Bowl. The neighborhood also lies below the majestic San Gabriel mountain range and is minutes away from hiking trails.

The neighborhood is served by Metro Rapid line 762, as well as Metro Local lines 260, 268 and 687; and Pasadena ARTS routes 20, 31, and 32.


Normandie Heights

Normandie Heights is a neighborhood in Pasadena, California. It is bordered by Woodbury Road to the north, Washington Boulevard to the south, Los Robles Avenue to the west, and Lake Avenue to the east.


Orange Heights-Barnhart

Orange Heights neighborhood is bounded to the West by Los Robles Avenue, to the East by El Molino Avenue, to the North by Jackson Street, and to the South by Mountain Boulevard.

Orange Heights is served by Metro Local routes 268 and 687, as well as Pasadena ARTS routes 31 and 32.

Read More: Pasadena's Orange Heights

Prospect Park (although it's actually West of 210)

Prospect Park is a residential neighborhood in Pasadena, California. It is bordered by Westgate Street to the north, Orange Grove Boulevard to the south, Rosemont Avenue to the west, and Lincoln Avenue to the east.


Washington Square

Washington Square is a neighborhood in Pasadena, California. It is bordered by Washington Boulevard to the north, Mountain Street to the south, El Molino Avenue to the west, and Lake Avenue to the west. It is notable for having been renamed several times, having been known as part of Orange Heights until the 1950s, then Clement Heights until the 1980s when it was shortened to CLEM, then Heather Heights until the late 1990s when it was given its current name. The neighborhood was built up gradually until the 1940s, when the last housing tract was built around Heather Square.

Washington Square is notable for having one of Pasadena's oldest parks, Washington Park, which was reclaimed from a municipal dump in 1922. Woodbury Creek also runs through the neighborhood, though most of the creek now runs underground. The neighborhood is also home to two of Pasadena's oldest standing houses, which date from the early 1890s, and the one-time home of author Upton Sinclair . It is believed that the house belonged to him during his run for Governor of California.

Washington Square is served by Metro Local lines 180, 268, and 485; as well as Pasadena ARTS route 20. The two major streets are Lake Avenue and Washington Blvd.

EAST OF LAKE

Bungalow Heaven

Bungalow Heaven is a landmark district in Pasadena, California. It is bordered by Washington Boulevard to the north, Orange Grove Boulevard to the south, Hill Avenue to the east, and Lake Avenue to the west.

All of the commercial development in the neighborhood is on Lake Avenue and (to a small extent) Washington Boulevard. At the center of the neighborhood is McDonald Park. Bungalow Heaven is so called because of the hundreds of small craftsman homes built there in the 1920s, most of which still stand.

Historic Highlands

Historic Highlands is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods known for it's tall trees and grand craftsman homes. There are over 700 renovated and restored craftsman and bungalow homes in this landmark district. It sits just north of Bungalow Heaven and has an annual architectural tour.

SOUTH WEST

Madison Heights

Madison Heights is a neighborhood in Pasadena, California. It is bordered by Del Mar Boulevard to the north, Alpine Street to the south, Los Robles Avenue to the west, and Hudson Avenue to the east.

Madison Heights is served by Metro Local lines 177 and 267, as well as Pasadena ARTS route 20.

READ MORE:  Pasadena Arts Bus

Old Pasadena

old town PasadenaThe Old Pasadena Historic District or as it is locally known, Old Town Pasadena, has been a shining example of the revitalization of a run-down city center. It is one of three major shopping areas in Pasadena. The other two shopping centers in Pasadena can be found on South Lake Avenue and Foothill in North East Pasadena.

Photos from the 1800s show Fair Oaks and Colorado Street as the primary crossroads for the new city. But by two decades ago it was home to a great antiques store (Jay's), a bar or two that opened at 6 a.m. and many seemingly vacant storefronts. After 5 p.m. not a person was in sight. They might as well have rolled up the sidewalks.

Today Old Town is a dynamic shopping center at the heart of Pasadena. Jay's Antiques, alas, has moved away to be replaced with mall-favorites such as J. Crew and Crate & Barrel, along with other chain stores along Colorado. After dark the sidewalk traffic really picks up as people head for the dozens restaurants and clubs.

What locals know and visitors often do not is that the side streets off Colorado are where to find the more interesting shops and great dining. These smaller businesses are stocked with unusual items, and, in the case of restaurants, the owners have developed their own unique menus.

You will find more unique stores along Green St. which runs parallel to, and one block south of, Colorado.
21 Choices Yogurt

One notable exception to the "go to the side streets" guideline is 21 Choices, a yogurt shop on Colorado that is like taking a time-trip to the 1970s. Put on your old Birkenstocks and stop by for a yummy dish of tart or sweet stuff.

Old Town is also on eof the few places in Pasadena where pedestrians can criss cross the road and cars come to an all streets stop.

As Old Town became revitalized, developers and builders saw an opportunity and began building apartments and condos within two or three blocks of Colorado Blvd. But condos and cottages are topics for another page on this website.

Castle Green

One of the more famous buildings in Old Town Pasadena is Castle Green.

If you walk down Raymond from Colorado Blvd. you will see an enormous, ornate building -- the Castle Green.

Once upon a time it was the smaller west wing annex (Yes, smaller!) of the Hotel Green, a luxury resort. The larger east wing is now gone but half the walkway between the two buildings remains.

Castle Green was designed by Frederick Roehrig and opened in 1899. It now contains about 50 apartments. In November and April there are tours of the building.

READ MORE: Pasadena's Castle Green

Pasadena Civic Center

pasadena-civic-center

Pasadena Playhouse

The Playhouse District is a neighborhood in Pasadena, California. It is Pasadena's premier entertainment and financial district; the headquarters of IndyMac Bank and Community Bank are located there, and Countrywide Financial keeps an office there.

The Playhouse District is bordered by Walnut Street to the north, Del Mar Boulevard to the south, Los Robles Avenue to the west, and Hudson Avenue to the east, with a panhandle-like extension to Wilson Avenue. The district is also notable for its manhattanization, the legacy of extensive urbanization from the 1960s to the 1980s.

At the Playhouse District's center is the world-famous Pasadena Playhouse, as well as Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena's oldest operating bookstore. Several shopping plazas surround the area. Pasadena Presbyterian Church, former home of KPPC-FM is also in this district. At the neighborhood's east end is the Ice House comedy club. Fuller Theological Seminary is located at the western end.

Good things come in pairs in the Playhouse District. There are two live theaters (The Pasadena Playhouse and Boston Court) as well as two movie theaters (The Academy and Laemmle's Playhouse which show art and independent films) and two bookstores (Vroman's and Cliffs).

Live theater has been presented at the Pasadena Playhouse on El Molino just off Colorado since 1917. An acting academy is also part of the Playhouse and among its alumni are Dustin Hoffman, Mare Winningham, and Gene Hackman.

The Metro Gold Line operates a station on Lake Avenue, just north of the neighborhood. The Playhouse District is served by Metro Rapid line 780; as well as Metro Local lines 177, 180, 181, 485, 686, and 687. It is also served by Pasadena ARTS routes 10 and 20, and Foothill Transit route 187.

South Lake District

South Lake is a neighborhood in Pasadena, California. It is Pasadena's premier shopping district and home to the California Institute of Technology. South Lake is bordered by Colorado Boulevard to the north, the Pasadena-San Marino border to the south, Hudson Avenue to the west, and Hill Avenue to the east.

The shops on the east side of South Lake Avenue are notable for being accessible from the street and from Shoppers' lane, a half-mile long alleyway that runs alongside Lake Avenue. Also located on Lake Avenue is a large Macy's department store built in early 1960s modern architecture and that has just been remodelled in 2009. At the center of the neighborhood is Caltech, Grant Park, and Tournament Park.

South Lake is served by Metro Local lines 177, 256, 267, and 485. It is also served by Pasadena ARTS routes 10 and 20.

Due to the location of Caltech, South Lake has been home to many in the scientific community. Some of the most notable residents were:

  • Albert Einstein, physicist
  • Robert A. Millikan, physicist
  • Jack Parsons, rocket scientist
  • Amos G. Throop, Caltech founder, former Mayor of Pasadena.
  • Fritz Zwicky, astronomer

READ MORE: Urban living at its best in the South Lake District of Pasadena

Other Pasadena Neighborhoods

Lower Arroyo Seco

Located South of the 134 Freeway and on the western end of Pasadena. This neighborhood is a part of San Rafael and is situated right next to the Arroyo Seco.

The Arroyo Seco is a major tributary of the Los Angeles River, flowing out of the San Gabriel Mountains in the northwest corner of the City. Within the City, the Arroyo Seco passes through three distinct geographical areas:

Hahamongna Watershed Park (the upper Arroyo), the Central Arroyo and the Lower Arroyo.

The Lower Arroyo Seco is a unique environmental, recreational, and cultural resource of the City of Pasadena. Surrounded by residential neighborhoods, the Lower Arroyo stretches approximately 1.75-miles from the Colorado Street Bridge to the South Pasadena city limit at San Pascual Stables.

As early as 1887, the citizens of Pasadena recognized that the land surrounding the Arroyo Seco should become a park for the enjoyment and benefit of the public. Between 1911 and 1927, the City of Pasadena accumulated the land for what is now the Central and Lower Arroyo. In 1918 the Arroyo Park Committee, headed by architect Myron Hunt, suggested that a comprehensive plan be developed by noted landscape architect Emile Mische. The plan recommended that the Lower Arroyo be reserved for trails and bridle paths and planted only with native plants. In 1977, the City declared the Lower Arroyo to be a City Cultural Landmark.

RECREATION
The Lower Arroyo Seco is a natural preservation area whose use is defined and regulated by the City's Arroyo Seco Public Lands Ordinance. Uses in the Lower Arroyo include low intensity recreational activities within defined areas, including hiking, horseback riding, archery, fly-casting, picnicking and jogging.


Walking, Hiking, Jogging

The multiple trails in the Lower Arroyo are popular with walkers, hikers and joggers, and are accessible from eleven public access points in the adjacent residential neighborhoods. Dog walking is allowed; however, dogs must be on a leash at all times, and owners are responsible for cleaning up after
their animals.

Equestrian Uses

Equestrians can enter the Lower Arroyo from the south entrance at the private San Pascual Stables or from the Hahamongna Watershed Park area to the north. Public horse rentals are not currently available in the Lower Arroyo Seco. Equestrians currently use Lower Arroyo Trails on both sides of the flood control channel.

Casting Pond
The Pasadena Casting Club leases land in the Lower Arroyo Seco and has been in its present location for more than fifty years. The Club teaches the principles of fly fishing while also providing public programs, oversight of facilities, and shared maintenance of the grounds. The Club's Clubhouse by the Casting Pond is open to the public on Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Membership information is available at www.pasadenacastingclub.org

Archery Range
Established in 1935, the Pasadena Roving Archers Club is a long-time City special authorized use in the Lower Arroyo. The Club's archery range consists of twenty-eight hay bale targets plus 6 practice target areas, and is used for both organized events and informal practice. Free archery lessons are offered to the public on Saturdays between 8:30 am and 11:00 am. Call (626)447-7600 for membership and group class information.

The Lower Arroyo Seco supports primarily native and naturalized plant species which form three main plant communities. These communities serve as habitat for a variety of bird, reptile, insect, and small mammal species. Many of these animals are frequently observed by visitors to the Lower Arroyo.

Trails
The main trail through the Lower Arroyo Seco runs along the east and west sides of the storm channel. Known as the Arroyo Seco/Gabrielino Trail, it continues along the Arroyo to the north and south. The neighborhood trail running along Arroyo Boulevard on the east side of the Arroyo provides multiple access points for reaching the Arroyo Seco/Gabrielino Trail. Additional smaller trails pass through the widest parts of the Arroyo, allowing users to experience the variety of habitat present in the Arroyo.

In addition to these trails, a Class III bike route loosely follows the rim of the Lower Arroyo and connects with bike routes to the north and south. Bikes are not allowed within the Lower Arroyo Natural Preserve area.

Landmarks
The Lower Arroyo Seco contains a number of natural and built features that add interest to a journey along its trails. At the northern end of the Lower Arroyo Seco, the Colorado Street bridge passes far above the storm channel. Built in 1913, the bridge's distinctive Beaux Arts arches connect Pasadena to Eagle Rock.

South of the Colorado Street bridge are several low-flow streams. These streams were constructed in 1997 as part of a restoration effort in the Lower Arroyo, and mimic what the area resembled prior to construction of the flood control channel. Willows and other riparian vegetation flourishing along the streams provide habitat for several native species.

La Casita del Arroyo perches above the Arroyo Seco/Gabrielino Trail, and is known for its gardens and distinctive architecture. La Casita is used for a variety of public and private functions, and can be reserved by calling (626)744-7195.

In the center of the Lower Arroyo is the Memorial Grove. Planted with a variety of native tree species, the Memorial Grove commemorates community members who have passed on.

Toward the southern end of the Lower Arroyo, the Camel's Hump rises from the Arroyo Floor. Once a spur ridge deflecting the Arroyo Seco's natural flow pattern, the "hump" was split in two during the construction of the Arroyo Seco storm channel.

The Lower Arroyo Seco is open from dawn to dusk.

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April 21, 2009

Pasadena's New Construction - Condos for Sale

Looking for a Pasadena condo that is brand new?

Remember most new construction condos require you to visit with your real estate agent to ensure that you have your own representation in purchasing your condo or townhome.  Should you visit the sales office for the first time yourself and register with the developer's chosen real estate agent, you will be represented by the realtor® who has been hired by the developer to represent their interests.

It is critical that the first time you visit, you do so with your own real estate agent.  Protect your interests.  It costs you nothing!  The price of the condo or the townhouse is still the same and your real estate agent might be able to negotiate a better price and/or terms for you.

Call us if you have questions or need the best real estate representations.  You can reach us at 626-629-8439.

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Irina is a Top Realtor and the founder and President of Pasadena Views Real Estate Team™. She is available to assist you in all of your Real Estate transactions. Email or call her today at (626)629-8439.

Are you relocating to Pasadena?  If so, take a look at our 365 Things To Do In Pasadena® .  Call us at 626-629-8439 to schedule a time for your free home buyer or home seller consultation!

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April 19, 2009

Monterey Hills California - Real Estate Sales and Statistics for March 2009

If you are a buyer looking for condos in Monterey Hills, you are totally out of luck! There is no inventory!!!

Monterey Hills condos have always been a great investment and are easy to rent due to its proximity to USC Medical Center and downtown LA. Smart home owners are holding on to their investments and waiting to sell since the property values lost about 10% in equity over the last six months. On average Monterey Hills condos were selling at about $300 per sq. ft. and have been fluctuating around $270 or so.

If you don't have to sell, why should you when you can easily rent and wait for the real estate market to turn around! We are seeing multiple offers and lack of inventory all over Pasadena and South Pasadena and Monterey Hills is right behind these neighborhoods.

In March 2009, Monterey Hills had only 6 condos for sale and 1 townhome. Pretty amazing considering that there are over 1780 housing units on the hill.

You can still get a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo for only $239,000 and be next to South Pasadena and Pasadena. Just take a look at the condos in Monterey Hills under $300,000.

Curious to see last month's Monterey Hills report?

Read More: Monterey Hills condo and townhome real estate statistics for February 2009

Here's what the Monterey Hills Real Estate Statistics are looking like for January through March 2009:

Monterey Hills
Condos Jan-09 Feb-09 Mar-09
New Listings 2 1 3
Total Listings 5 7 6
Sales Pending 1 3 3
Homes Sold 2 1 3
Listings Expired 3 0 0
Average Days on the Market 23 242 64
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $277 $303 $265
Median Selling Price $310,000 $325,725 $250,000
Average Selling Price $310,000 $325,725 $276,300
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales) 10.8 30.3 8.7
Townhomes Jan-09 Feb-09 Mar-09
New Listings 1 2 1
Total Listings 1 3 3
Sales Pending 0 1 1
Homes Sold 0 1 0
Listings Expired 0 1 0
Average Days on the Market n/a 89 n/a
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. n/a $268 n/a
Median Selling Price n/a $550,000 n/a
Average Selling Price n/a $550,000 n/a
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales) n/a 13.0 n/a

Information gathered from ITEC (Pasadena Foothill Multiple LIsting Service)

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Posted by Irina Netchaev, Monterey Hills Real Estate Agent 626-627-7107

April 19, 2009

Monterey Hills Condos for Sale under $300,000 - Free Condo Search in Monterey Hills California

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April 7, 2009

Altadena California - Real Estate Housing and Market Report for March 2009

Altadena's real estate home prices have been on a down trend for quite a few months, but we're seeing a turn around. March home price per square foot closed at only $266, but the last few weeks real estate activity has picked up dramatically. We are seeing a lot of home buyers shopping for a home under $500,000.

READ MORE: Altadena Real Estate Statistics for January 2009

 Altadena Real Estate Market Statistics from January 2009 to March 2009:

Single Family Residence Jan-09 Feb-09 Mar-09
New Listings 25 14 26
Total Listings 105 54 72
Sales Pending 22 12 32
Homes Sold 28 16 17
Listings Expired 14 19 12
Average Days on the Market 151 62 120
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $310 $341 $266
Average Median Price $540,679 $442,500 $349,000
Average Selling Price $273,500 $548,063 $405,676
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales) 16.3 14.6 18.4
       
Condos and Townhomes Jan-09 Feb-09 Mar-09
New Listings 2 0 0
Total Listings 2 1 1
Sales Pending 1 0 0
Homes Sold 1 0 1
Listings Expired 0 0 0
Average Days on the Market 25 n/a 74
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $333 n/a $169
Average Median Price $277,000 n/a $180,000
Average Selling Price $277,000 n/a $180,000
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales) 8.7 n/a 4.3

Data above is compiled from the Pasadena Foothill Association MLS (Multiple Listing Service)

READ MORE: How does January's report compare to the August 2008 statistics for Altadena Real Estate?

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Irina is a Top Realtor and the founder and President of Pasadena Views Real Estate Team™. She is available to assist you in all of your Real Estate transactions. Email or call her today at (626)629-8439.

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For a private consultation about buying or selling your Alhambra home, or if you have other real estate related questions, I'd love to hear from you at 626.629.8439.

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April 5, 2009

South Pasadena California Real Estate Market Data for March 2009

South Pasadena home sales in 2008 averaged about 7 homes sold per month. There are even less sales this year so far. Granted, 2009 started out very slow and the real estate market just started picking up last year, but the inventory in South Pasadena is not very exciting. Not a lot of choices and South Pasadena home buyers looking to buy a home with South Pasadena schools are ending up paying more than they wanted.

March 2009 ended with the average price per square foot per single family South Pasadena home closing at $493 and it's creeping up to the 2008 levels of $510 per sq. ft.

READ MORE: South Pasadena Five Year Real Estate Review

Here are the detailed statistics for January 2009 through March 2009:

Single
Family Residence
Jan-09 Feb-09 Mar-09
New
Listings
4 12 9
Total
Listings
23 31 39
Sales
Pending
4 8 8
Homes Sold 4 3 7
Listings
Expired
5 2 5
Average Days
on the Market
40 60 101
Average
Price Per Sq. Ft.
$430 $468 $493
Average
Median Price
$720,000 $776,667 $850,000
Average
Selling Price
$831,000 $725,000 $987,000
Absorption
Rate (# of weeks to sell
current inventory at present rate of sales)
24.9 44.8 24.1
Condos
and Townhomes
Jan-09 Feb-09 Mar-09
New
Listings
2 5 5
Total
Listings
7 15 17
Sales
Pending
5 4 1
Homes Sold 4 4 1
Listings
Expired
2 1 1
Average Days
on the Market
49 119 111
Average
Price Per Sq. Ft.
$332 $348 $284
Average
Median Price
$487,500 $596,750 $170,000
Average
Selling Price
$472,500 $627,500 $170,000
Absorption
Rate (# of weeks to sell
current inventory at present rate of sales)
7.6 16.3 73.7

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