Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
A Look At Market Activity at Pasadena Collection West Condos The Pasadena Collection West is a condominium building with a modern architectural influence located at 160 South Hudson Avenue.  Built in 2004, there are 73 units in the building as well as one retail space.   The floor plans range from studio units to two bedrooms/two baths and approximate square footages from a little over 500 to over 1100.   Features include(which vary by unit and floor plan): nine foot ceilings, fireplaces, washer-dryer connections and balcony/patio areas.    Pasadena Collection West is a professionally managed building with weekday concierge service.    There is a pretty courtyard with spa as well as a fitness center. Parking is subterranean with one or two parking spaces. The popular and highly convenie...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
An Alley, A Sitcom, A Well-Regarded Institute and a Nobel Prize Winner  Somewhat Random Sunday Thoughts But There Is A Point  “Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler” Albert EinsteinThe Old Pasadena neighborhood offers a more urban lifestyle within steps of well-known stores and unique boutiques, more than 100 restaurants, cafes and intimate bistros along its 22 historic blocks and alleyways. Entertainment and cultural options are abundant as well. There is a Gold Line light rail station at Memorial Park and access to the Foothill(210) and Ventura (134) freeways plus the Arroyo Seco Parkway (110) is nearby.And on the south side of a block just west of Arroyo Parkway on East Colorado Boulevard, you will find an alley:   Big Bang Theory Way.  Named in honor of the...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Siena Village Townhomes in Pasadena 91106 Mediterranean Inspired Townhomes 66 North Allen Avenue68 North Allen Avenue   This is a real estate market activity report for the Siena Village townhome complex in Pasadena, California.   In this report I will share residences for sale along with recent sales.  Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.   Siena Village is an intimate eleven unit gated townhome community on Allen Avenue. There are two addresses:  66 North Allen and 68 North Allen avenues.  The complex is located just south of the Gold Line light rail station at Allen and the Foothill(210)Freeway.   It is also close to Colorado Boulevard where the Rose Parade travels ea...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
A Look At Casa Ricardo Condominium Complex in Pasadena 266 South Madison Avenue, Pasadena 91101 This is a real estate market activity report for the Casa Ricardo condominium complex located at 266 South Madison Avenue in Pasadena 91101.  In this report I will share with you current market activity in 2017 as well as a recap of closed transactions for the previous four years.  Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex. Casa Ricardo was built in 1974 as apartments and then converted to condos. The 30 units in the complex are generous in size ranging from approximately 900 to over 1300 square feet with one bedroom, one bedroom/den and two bedroom floor plans.  Each unit has two b...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold Along The Lower Arroyo Neighborhood in Pasadena?   This is a real estate market activity report for the Lower Arroyo neighborhood in Pasadena.  In this report, I will also share information regarding sales of homes in 2016 along with a comparison to full year sales for the previous two years.  In addition, I am including a recap of homes for sale, in escrow and sales so far in 2017.   The statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the area. For purposes of this report, the boundaries I am using are Colorado Boulevard and the Colorado Street Bridge as the northern border, South Orange Grove Boulevard(Millionaire’s Row) to the east and the Arroyo Seco to the west.  The city’s borde...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
A Look At The Real Estate Market: Condos and Townhomes Along South Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena This is a look at real estate market activity for the condos and townhomes along the South Orange Grove Boulevard corridor in Pasadena.  Also known as “Millionaires Row” for the stately homes that once graced this broad palm-lined boulevard, you will find some exceptional condominium complexes.    For purposes of this report, the boundaries include South Orange Grove Boulevard south of Colorado Boulevard to the city border at Columbia as well as the adjacent streets with the exception of those with a California Boulevard address.   It also does not include any of the residences at Ambassador Gardens.  I will share information regarding properties currently on the market for sale, in esc...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold in the Linda Vista Area in Pasadena?  This is a real estate market activity report for the Linda Vista area in Pasadena.  I will share information regarding homes sold in 2016 along with a comparison for the previous two years plus sales so far in 2017. Additionally, I am including a recap of homes currently for sale and in escrow.   The statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions.   The boundaries I am using for this report extend beyond the traditional boundaries of Linda Vista:  North of the Ventura Freeway(134), the Arroyo Seco to the East and the city borders with Los Angeles, Glendale and La Canada Flintridge to the West and North.   Pasadena zip codes 91103 and 91105 are both ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Take A Look at Orange Grove Village Townhomes with Garages in Pasadena 91103Orange Grove Village has a similar look of many townhome communities across Los Angeles County and throughout the country but it is a bit unusual for Pasadena. The vast amount of land for the complex, a little bit more than ten acres, is a rare find in this city where land is at a premium.    Even when it was built in 1975, I have heard stories from long time residents of waiting lines to purchase when the townhome complex opened sales.    The number of units in this Pasadena townhome complex is also larger than typical as well with 122 residences in both single and two level floor plans.  The popularity of the complex which was built by Cantwell Anderson is possibly even stronger today.  The units feature two o...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
The Fox Ridge Estates Neighborhood in Pasadena Is Nestled in Nature This is a real estate market activity report for the Fox Ridge Estates neighborhood in Pasadena 91107.   In this report I will share closed sale information for 2016 as well as the previous two years and information regarding homes on the market for sale and in escrow.  All statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the area.  Fox Ridge Estates consists of primarily single level homes built in the 1950s that surround the Eaton Canyon Nature Center in Northeast Pasadena near the border of Altadena.  In the late 1970s there were some homes built on and adjacent to the cul-de-sac street Canyon View Lane.   This is yet another...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold in The Lower Hastings Ranch Pasadena 91107 Neighborhood in 2016? This is a real estate activity report for the Lower Hastings Ranch neighborhood in Pasadena 91107.  In this report, I will share sales information for 2016 along with a comparison of closed transactions for the previous four years.   In addition, I am including a recap of homes currently available for sale and in escrow.   Statistical information in this report has been gathered  from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all activity in the neighborhood. The Hastings Ranch neighborhood consists of Lower Hastings Ranch, Upper Hastings Ranch and Hastings Heights.   This report showcases the Lower Hastings Ranch neighborhood which for purposes of this report, covers the area south of Sierra Ma...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold in The Upper Hastings Ranch Pasadena 91107 Neighborhood in 2016? This is a real estate activity report for the Upper Hastings Ranch neighborhood in Pasadena 91107.  In this report, I will share sales information for 2016 along with a comparison for the previous four years.  In addition, I am including a recap of homes currently available for sale and in escrow.   Statistical information in this report has been gathered  from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the neighborhood. The Hastings Ranch neighborhood consists of Lower Hastings Ranch, Upper Hastings Ranch and Hastings Heights.   This report showcases Upper Hastings Ranch neighborhood.  Upper Hastings Ranch, for purposes of this report, covers the area north of Sierra Madre Bo...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold in Pasadena Prospect Park Neighborhood in 2016? This a real estate market activity report for the Prospect Park neighborhood in  Pasadena.  In this report I will share information regarding homes sold in 2016 with a comparison to the previous three years.  In addition, I will include a recap of homes currently on the market for sale and in escrow.    The Prospect Park Historic District consists of 106 single family homes but I have expanded the boundaries to include other architecturally significant properties adjacent to the district.  Generally, the boundaries I have used for this report are east of the Arroyo Seco, west of North Orange Grove Boulevard, north of Holly Street, south of Westgate.  Streets in the official  National Register of Historic Places Inventory include:...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold in Pasadena San Rafael Neighborhood in 2016? This is a real estate market activity report for the San Rafael neighborhood of Pasadena.  In this report I will share information about homes sold in 2016 with a comparison sales in the previous three years.  Additionally there is a recap of homes currently on the market for sale and in escrow.  Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the neighborhood.  For this report, I am using the following boundaries for San Rafael:  South of the Ventura Freeway(134), the Arroyo Seco to the East and the Los Angeles city border to the South and West.  The neighborhood is part of Pasadena zip code 91105. The single homes in the San Rafael neighb...
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In January of 2017, Trulia.com reported median homes sales gained 1.0% to $712,500 between October 5, 2016 to January 4, 2017 from the previous quarter of $705,000 and rose 11.3% from the price of $640,000 same time a year ago in 2016, in Pasadena, California.An average square foot for homes jumped 5.0% to $520 through January 4, 2017 from $495 same time a year ago in 2016 in Pasadena, California.For more complete detailed information about latest market trends in Pasadena, California, please CLICK HERE
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold In Historic Highlands Neighborhood in Pasadena in 2016? This is a real estate market activity report for the Historic Highlands neighborhood in Pasadena.   In this report I will share information of sales in 2016 along with a comparison to the previous three years as well as homes on the market and in escrow.   Statistical information in the report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions. The Historic Highlands neighborhood consists of approximately 715 per the community website and was formed in the 1990s. In 2008 it became a Historic Landmark District.  Generally, the neighborhood boundaries are Washington Boulevard, Lake Avenue, just south of New York Drive and Hill Avenue.   The neighborhood is located north of th...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold In The Chapman Woods Pasadena Neighborhood in 2016? This is a real estate market activity report for homes sales in the Chapman Woods neighborhood in Pasadena.  In this report I will share information regarding closed transactions for 2016 along with a recap of sales for the previous three years.  I am also including information of homes currently available for sale and in escrow.   Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the neighborhood.  The information is from reliable sources and deemed reliable but has not been verified and is not guaranteed.   Chapman Woods is located in unincorporated Los Angeles County with a Pasadena address(zip code 91107).  The neighborhood consist...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold in Pasadena Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood in 2016? This is a real estate market activity report of homes sold in 2016 in the Bungalow Heaven Landmark District neighborhood in Pasadena. Additionally,  I am sharing sales for the previous four years along with homes currently on the market for sale and in escrow.   Statistical information in this report have been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the neighborhood. Established in 1989 as the city’s first historic landmark district, the boundaries are roughly Orange Grove and Washington boulevards south/north and Lake and Hill avenues west/east.   While many architectural styles exist in Bungalow Heaven, the overwhelming majority of the approximately 900 homes are bungalows...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold in North Pasadena Heights Neighborhood in 2016?  This is a real estate market activity report for the North Pasadena Heights neighborhood with a report for completed sales in 2016 with a comparison to the previous three years.  I will also share homes for sale and in escrow. Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the neighborhood.     Established as a Pasadena landmark district in 2006, the boundaries of the North Pasadena Heights neighborhood are Paloma Street(South), Whitefield Road(north) between Hill and Allen avenues. Homes and lot sizes vary from quite small to large with a variety of architectural styles represented on the tree-lined streets.  The largest homes are typ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold in Pasadena Brigden Ranch Neighborhood in 2016? This is a real estate market activity report for the Brigden Ranch neighborhood in Northeast Pasadena zip code 91104.  For purposes of this report,  the boundaries I am using, which do extend beyond the traditional borders, are Galbreth Road on the north including the cul-de-sac streets of Eastlyn and Westlyn Place, Casa Grande Street on the the south along with Allen Avenue(west) and Altadena Drive(east).    The majority of the homes are within the city limits of Pasadena although there is a portion that is a part of unincorporated Los Angeles County with a Pasadena mailing address.    The neighborhood website shows 600 properties in the neighborhood so the number will be slightly higher using my parameters.   Part of the area i...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold in Pasadena Daisy Villa Neighborhood in 2016? This is a real estate market activity report for the Daisy Villa neighborhood in Northeast Pasadena 91107.  Daisy Villa is a neighborhood just north of the Foothill(210) Freeway.  In this report I will share closed sales information for 2016 along with a comparison of transactions for the previous three years.   Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not reflect all transactions in the neighborhood.   For purposes of this report, I am using the following boundaries for Daisy Villa which extend a bit beyond the usual borders:  the Foothill Freeway as its southern border, the Eaton Wash as the eastern boundary and Sierra Madre Boulevard as its western and northern border(the str...
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