Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Rose Walk Townhomes in Pasadena 91103 This is a real estate market activity report for Rose Walk which is a gated Pasadena townhome complex in Pasadena zip code 91103.  In this report, I will share information regarding year-to-date activity in 2016 as well as closed sales data for the previous three years.  All statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not reflect all transactions in the community. Rose Walk was built in 1997 by The Olson Company adjacent to the historic Prospect Park neighborhood.  Known for their in-fill projects, the company constructed the 45 two story residences which has been influenced by the architecture found throughout Pasadena.   They feature two or three bedrooms with two-and-one-half baths.  Each has a t...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Orange Grove Boulevard Corridor Condos and Townhomes in Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for the condominiums and townhomes along the South Orange Grove Boulevard corridor in Pasadena 91105.    In this report I will share information regarding units for sale, in escrow and sold in the first eleven months of 2016 with a comparison to closed transactions in the same period for the previous four years.   Statistical data has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the area.   South Orange Grove Boulevard is also known as “Millionaires Row” which dates back to the turn of the twentieth century when this broad palm-tree lined street was home to many grand estates.   Today, there are still some magnificent s...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  This is a real estate market activity report for the Fair Oaks Summit townhome complex in Pasadena.  In this report, I will share activity so far in 2016 with a comparison to the last three full years.  Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service (mls) and may not include all transactions. Fair Oaks Summit is a 24 unit townhome community built in 2007 and is located on North Fair Oaks Avenue.  The gated community has been a popular choice for those who desire the California Craftsman architecture that is so identified with Pasadena history but prefer more modern conveniences and a relatively affordable price.   The professionally managed complex features a courtyard entry further enhancing the feeling of the Arts and Crafts period with a rock wate...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Pasadena CA Hudson Village Townhomes 283 South Hudson Avenue This is a real estate market activity report for the Hudson Village townhome community in Pasadena.  I will share information regarding activity so far in 2016 with a recap of the last four full years.  The statistical data here has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not reflect all sales in the complex.     The complex was built in 1986 and consists of 22 multi-level townhomes with one or two baths ranging in approximate size from just over 700 to nearly 1000 square feet. The Craftsman-inspired architecture is a nod to the style that is so popular in the city.   Turnover of units has been very low historically as this report will show. Each townhome has a fireplace and direct access to either a...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Bishop’s Court Pasadena Townhomes With Garages This is a real estate market activity report for the Bishop’s Court townhome complex in Pasadena 91106.   In this report I will share information about activity so far in 2016 as well as a recap of closed sales for the previous five years.  Statistical data for this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.   Bishop’s Court was built in 1984 by Cantwell-Anderson and consists of 17 multi-story townhomes with two bedrooms.  Each bedroom has its own bath and there is a powder room on the main living level.  The architecture is influenced by the Arts and Craft movement which is quite popular in Pasadena and each townhome has a walled patio entry which enhances indo...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
The Residences at Wilson Eco-Friendly Townhomes in Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for The Residences at Wilson townhome complex in Pasadena.   In this report I will share information regarding units for sale, in escrow and sold since 2011.  All statistical data has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.     Built in 2008, this six unit complex has a distinctive modern appearance described by the developer as “sophisticated green living”.  Designed by Sander Architects, the townhomes feature dramatic spaces(exterior and interior) with expansive windows, high ceilings(up to 20 feet) and careful attention to quality and detail including European cabinetry.   According to the developer, eco-frien...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Discovering Smart in Pasadena This weekend, I stopped by ArtCenter College of Design and happened to see this van.  And while I have seen more than a few Smart cars on the streets of Pasadena, it was the first time(to my recollection) that I have seen this particular van.  And here is why I’m calling it yet another smart discovery in Pasadena.   The vehicle, a 1974 Dodge Tradesman Van, was bought new by Theoretical Physicist Richard P. Feynman reportedly using proceeds from his Nobel Prize in Physics.   It is part of the UNCERTAINTY exhibit on the hillside campus(1700 Lida Street) which features 16 artists who focus on the frontiers of knowledge and interpreting the unknown.  The exhibit continues through January 22, 2017 at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery. The van’s pinstriped d...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
The ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest “Kodak Moments" Are Plentiful in Pasadena Even though the term is most often associated with a company, you have likely heard “Kodak Moments” to signify something rather special.  And memorable.  In life as well as in photography.    Pasadena, California has many qualifying “Kodak Moments” as far as I am concerned.  This very photogenic city has so much to offer but perhaps no such single event is as special as the annual Tournament of Roses Parade held each January.   This attention getting spectacle attracts hundreds of thousands of people along its five-and-one-half mile route which greets each new year with pageantry and panache.  Whether you view it in person or join millions of others watching in the glow of your television this event is a p...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Kensington Court Townhomes in Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for the Kensington Court townhome complex in Pasadena.  In this report I will share 2016 year-to-date information regarding activity as well as a recap of closed sales for the previous four years.  All statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the eight unit complex which was built in 1983. Kensington Court is located at 427 South El Molino between Del Mar and California boulevards just east of South Lake Avenue in Pasadena 91101.  This popular location is convenient to abundant shopping, dining, culture and entertainment venues.   The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena City College(PCC...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Pasadena Quattro Blú Condos   This is a real estate market activity report for the Quattro Blú condominium complex located in Pasadena 91101. In this report I will share information for sales so far in 2016 with a recap of the previous four full 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.  Located at 128 North Oak Knoll at the northeast corner of Union Street in the Pasadena Playhouse District, the complex is just north of Colorado Boulevard and the Tournament of Roses Parade route each January.   The multi-story building was constructed in 2004 by Pacer Communities. There are 53 units consisting of both one and two level floor plans ranging in size from two bedrooms/tw...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Knowleton Court Townhomes in Pasadena  This is a real estate market activity report for the Knowleton Court townhome complex in Pasadena 91106.  In this report I will share information regarding activity so far in 2016 as well as a recap of full year sales dating back to 2013. Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not reflect all transactions in the complex.    Knowleton Court consists of 32 two level townhomes with two bedrooms and one-and-one-half baths built in 1980. The gated complex has a definite Cape Cod architectural influence.   Each unit has a private two car attached garage but it should be noted they do not have direct access into the home.   Features of the units include:  fireplaces, skylights, washer-...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  This is a market activity report for Michillinda Terrace in Pasadena.  This intimate group of just twelve townhouse-style condos was built in 2007 by Toledo Homes. In this report I will share information regarding units for sale and sold so far in 2016 along with a recap of sales for the previous three 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.   The floor plans at Michillinda Terrace feature two or three bedrooms with up to four baths. Approximate square footages range from just under 1400 to nearly 2000.   Designed with the signature Mediterranean architectural influence that can be found in many other Toledo Homes built communities, the open courtyard of the comp...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Casa Pasadena Condos at 1127 East Del Mar Boulevard This is a real estate market activity report for the Casa Pasadena condominium complex located at 1127 East Del Mar Boulevard.   In this report, I will share information regarding sales so far in 2016 with a comparison to closed transactions for the previous three years.  Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all sales in the complex Casa Pasadena was built in 1967 as apartments and later converted to condominiums.  Its convenient location at the northeast corner of Wilson Avenue and Del Mar Boulevard is just north of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) campus.  In addition to Caltech, Casa Pasadena is close to numerous shopping and dining destinations pl...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Cordova East Condos at 1115 East Cordova Street in Pasadena   This is a real estate market activity report for the Cordova East condominium complex in Pasadena.   Located at 1115 East Cordova Street, Cordova East was built in 1963 as apartments, it was later converted to condominiums.  The 69 single level units range in size from studios to two bedrooms/two baths and square footages from under 500 to over 1700.   In this report I will share information regarding units for sale as well as closed transactions so far in 2016.  In addition I am including sales for the previous four years.   Statistical data for this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.   Cordova East features a central courtyard with matur...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Dove Creek Townhome Community in Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for the Dove Creek townhome community in the city of Pasadena 91107.  In this report I will share information about the community so far in 2016 plus a recap of sales for the previous two years.  All statistical data has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.  Built in 1988, Dove Creek consists of 48 paired townhomes with multi-level floor plans featuring three or four bedrooms.  Each townhome has an attached garage.  Some of the units have small backyard areas while others have terraces.  There is more of a single family home feel than what you might find in many other Pasadena townhome complexes with streets that wind through t...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Bellagio Village Townhomes in Pasadena  This is a real estate market activity report for the Bellagio Village townhome complex in Pasadena 91101.  In this report I will share transactions so far in 2016 along with a recap of closed sales 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.   Bellagio Village consists of 22 townhomes with attached garages. They were built by Toledo Homes in 2000 and 2001 with a distinctive European-inspired architectural influence. The gated grounds feature a courtyard with mature landscaping, walkways with waterscape features and an impressive clock tower.   The multi-level units feature up to three bedrooms, luxuriously a...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Tierra Verde Townhomes in Pasadena at 2450 East Del Mar Boulevard This is a real estate market activity report for the Tierra Verde townhome complex in Pasadena 91107.  The 36 unit complex is located at 2450 East Del Mar Boulevard at the southeast corner of Altadena Drive in southeast Pasadena adjacent to the city of San Marino.  I will provide a recap of information for activity so far in 2016 along with statistics 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.  Built in 1978, the multi-level townhomes have either two or three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths.  The two car attached garages with direct access into the home is a particularly desirable ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Del Mar Townhomes in Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for the Del Mar Townhomes in Pasadena 91101. In this report I will share information regarding properties for sale as well as closed transactions so far in 2016 as well as full year results for the previous two years.   Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.   Historically these popular Pasadena townhomes with garages rarely become available for sale.     Located near Old Pasadena, Paseo Colorado, the Civic Center, Pasadena Playhouse District and South Lake Avenue a multitude of shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural venues are just steps away from your home.  The Del Mar station of the Gold Line light rail ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Royal Gardens Pasadena Condos at 150 South Michigan Avenue This is a real estate market activity report for the Royal Gardens condominiums at 150 South Michigan Avenue.   I chose this particular building as an example that underscores the low turnover in many Pasadena condominium complexes.    This small 12 unit complex was built in 1983.  The complex is gated with a small lobby area and elevator access to all floors. There is a subterranean parking garage. There is no pool, spa or other common area amenities at Royal Gardens.  The location is highly convenient.  Neighbors include California Institute of Technology(Caltech) just to the south and Pasadena City College(PCC) just to the east.   Numerous shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural venues  not far away on South Lake Avenue ...
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On November 4, 2016, Trulia.com reported median homes sales declined 3.0% to $704,500 between August 3, 2016 to November 2, 2016 from the previous quarter of $730,000, but rose 3.7% from the price of $679,250 same time a year ago in 2015, in Pasadena, California.An average square foot for homes was higher 7.0% to $525 through November 2, 2016 from $484 same time a year ago in 2015 in Pasadena, California.For more complete detailed information about latest market trends in Pasadena, California, please CLICK HERE
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