Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Lofts and Condos in Old PasadenaReal Estate Activity ReportThis is a real estate market activity report for the lofts and condos in the Old Pasadena district.   In this report I will share a recap of units for sale, in escrow and closed transactions for the first nine months of 2016 along with sales information for the same period for the previous two years.   Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the neighborhood.   Old Pasadena 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 Li...
Comments 18
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
    This is a real estate market activity report for the Greentree condominium complex in Pasadena which is located at 818 South Marengo Avenue.  In this report I will share information of results so far in 2016 along with a recap of the previous three years. Information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex. Greentree is a 30 unit condominium complex with single level units ranging in size from one bedroom/one bath to two bedroom/two baths in a variety of floor plans. Built in 1981, the condos feature fireplaces, in-unit laundry connections and balcony or patio areas. The professionally managed complex features a pool, spa, lounge area and walkways open to a beautifully landscaped courtyard area.   There is el...
Comments 17
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Pasadena Is…   I have written extensively about Pasadena, California.   And since I practice real estate in Pasadena that writing often includes many topics related to this field. Announcements of properties for sale and sold.    Plus neighborhood trends.  Market reports and updates for homes - condos - townhomes - lofts  But there’s more to Pasadena than homes with character-rich architecture on beautiful tree-lined streets.  Although I freely admit - it’s one of the many things that led me to live, work and play in this area. There really is so much more..  .    Entertainment.  Culture.  Traditional and not-s0-traditional.  Opportunities for reflection as well as recreation. Dining.  "In" as it relates to home.  Or "Out" as in the abundant possibilities available in the over 500 resta...
Comments 29
By Teri Barton, eXp Realty of California Inc.
( eXp of California Inc.)
Homes for Sale in Madison Heights, Pasadena CAAbout the neighborhoodMadison Heights in Pasadena CA boasts more than 1,400 residents in an area bordered by Lake, El Molino and Los Robles Avenues to the east and south, Marengo Avenue to the west and California Boulevard to the north. The neighborhood is one of the most popular filming sites in the nation. The architecture – also in the Craftman-era style – and tree-shaded street serve as a backdrop for movies, TV shows and commercials. Looking for a home in Chapman Woods?Interested in finding homes for sale in Madison Heights, Pasadena CA? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Pasadena.  A look at the history of Madison Heights, Pasadena CAThe Madison Heights neighborhood in Pasdena CA was laid out in t...
Comments 1
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Pasadena Whispering Waters Mid Century Modern Condos This is a real estate market activity report for the Whispering Waters condominium complex located at 1000 East Cordova Street in Pasadena.  This report reflects units currently on the market for sale, in escrow and sold so far in 2016 along with a recap of closed transactions for the previous six years.  Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) may not include all transactions in the complex. Whispering Waters is an example of mid-century modern architecture designed by Lionel V Mayell in 1960.  A city of Pasadena historic landmark, it consists of 30 single level expansive floor plans ranging in size from one bedroom/one bath up to three bedroom/two bath residences.   The a...
Comments 21
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Somerset House Condos at 211 South Wilson Avenue Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for the Somerset House condos located at 211 South Wilson Avenue in the South Lake Avenue area neighborhood in Pasadena.  In this report I will share information regarding the complex, its location as well as current sales activity and 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. Somerset House was built in 1965 and consists of 30 single level floor plans ranging in size from one bedroom/one bath to three bedrooms/three baths with approximate square footages from about 800 to nearly 1500.  The professionally managed gated complex does not have any ...
Comments 17
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Grace Hill Neighborhood in Pasadena  This is real estate market activity report for the Grace Hill neighborhood in Pasadena.   In this report I will share information regarding transactions so far in 2016 with a recap of sales for the previous four full years. Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and many not include all sales in the neighborhood.   For purposes of this report, the boundaries for Grace Hill neighborhood are the south side of Glenarm Avenue to the north, Fair Oaks to the east, Pasadena Avenue to the west and Columbia as the southern boundary.   It is a neighborhood generally of rolling hills and consisting primarily of single family homes on tree-lined streets. The appearance is definitely eclectic with a wide range of ar...
Comments 19
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Park California Condos at 497 East California Boulevard in Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for the Park California condominium complex which is located at 497 East California Boulevard (northwest corner of Oakland Avenue).  In this report, I will share information regarding properties for sale, in escrow and sold so far in 2016 along with full year sales dating back to 2012. Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions. Park California is a 74 unit condominium complex built in 1980 and is close to South Lake Avenue, Pasadena Playhouse District, Paseo Colorado and Old Pasadena where there are abundant shopping, dining and entertainment options.  There are numerous museums in the neighborh...
Comments 21
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Rose Walk In Gated Pasadena Townhome Complex This is a real estate market activity report for Rose Walk which is a gated Pasadena townhome complex. in Pasadena. In this report, I will share information regarding year-to-date activity in 2016 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 inspired by the distinctive architecture found throughout Pasadena.   They feature two or three bedrooms with two-and-one-half baths.  Each has a two car garage with di...
Comments 20
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Artisan Square Townhomes in Pasadena 91107This is a real estate market activity report for the Artisan Square townhome complex located in a convenient Northeast Pasadena 91107 location.  Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex. I will share information regarding units currently on the market as well as closed sales so far in 2016 with a comparison to full year results for the previous five years. I find the Mediterranean-influenced architecture and the intimate courtyards of Artisan Square quite attractive. The beautifully landscaped grounds, extensive tile and wrought iron accents enhance the ambiance of the complex.  Built in 2005, there are 52 multi-story residences with ...
Comments 16
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Pasadena Place Condos in Old Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for the Pasadena Place condominium complex in the vibrant and popular Old Pasadena neighborhood.  Located at 159 West Green Street, the complex was built in 2006 and consists of 38 single level condos over ground level retail spaces.  The bold modern architecture makes a distinctive statement for the five story building at the northeast corner of Green and Pasadena Avenue  In this report I will share information about current and year-to-date sales in 2016 with a comparison to the previous three full years. The units at Pasadena Place range in size from one bedroom/one bath to three bedrooms/three baths and approximate square footages from 780 to 1545 in a variety of floor plans.  The lobby is large and n...
Comments 19
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Oakland Place Condos in Pasadena With A Convenient South Oakland Avenue Address Located at 515 South Oakland Avenue and 525 South Oakland Avenue, you will find the intimate twelve unit Oakland Place condominium complex.   There are six individual two story buildings each with a single story unit(ground and upper level). There is an attractive brick drive that separates the two address and leads to the covered parking in the rear of the complex that was built in 1964. The leafy South Oakland Avenue location is situated just north of California Boulevard and is just west of South Lake Avenue and the California Institute of Technology(Caltech).   It is also quite convenient to the Pasadena Playhouse District, Paseo Colorado, Pasadena Civic Center and Old Pasadena.  Needless to say, there a...
Comments 20
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In September of 2016 Trulia.com reported median homes sales delined 2.0% to $713,500 in Pasadena, California between June 8, 2016 to September 7, 2016 from the previous quarter of $725,000, and increased 8.9% from the price of $655,000 same time a year ago in 2015.An average square foot for homes jumped 7.0% to $515 through September 7, 2016 from $483 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
Comments 0
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Two Words To Describe Oakland Towers in Pasadena: Location and Space Come up with one word to best describe why you might want to live in Oakland Towers.  No. It’s not just a one word reason but at least two.  And two very important words at that.   Location and space.  In this report, I will let you know why that’s an important combination.    This is a real estate market update for the Oakland Towers condominium complex.   I will share information about what is happening so far in 2016 along with full year sales data from 2012 through 2015.  Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex. Oakland Towers is a 40 unit mid-rise condominium in the Madison Heights/Pasadena Playhouse D...
Comments 23
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Pasadena Homes Along the Lower Arroyo Seco For Sale and Market Update This is a market activity report for the Lower Arroyo Seco neighborhood in Pasadena. In this report, I will also share homes for sale, in escrow and sold so far in 2016 with a comparison to full year sales for the previous two years.  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 border with South Pasadena is the southern boundary. Please note:  many will call the entire area whe...
Comments 20
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Pasadena Collection West Condos at 160 South Hudson AvenuePasadena Collection West is a modern condominium building which was constructed in 2004 with stylish accents in a vibrant Pasadena(zip code 91101) neighborhood.  Located at 160 South Hudson Avenue, the popular and highly convenient location(northeast corner of Cordova Street and Hudson)is steps away from South Lake Avenue and not far from the Playhouse District, Paseo Colorado, Pasadena Civic Center and Old Pasadena.   Abundant shopping, dining, cultural, recreation and entertainment choices are nearby.    Higher education is also close and include:  California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Pasadena City College(PCC). Transportation via multiple freeways or the Gold Line light rail station at Lake Avenue is easily accessi...
Comments 17
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Orange Grove Boulevard Corridor in Pasadena - A Look At Condos and Townhomes  This is a real estate market activity report for the condo and townhome market in the South Orange Grove Boulevard corridor in the city of Pasadena.  This area is south of Colorado Boulevard and north of Columbia Street along South Orange Grove Boulevard and also includes some streets as well as units found along South Grand Avenue and on Arroyo Drive near the Colorado Street Bridge.  It does not include the condo complexes along West California Boulevard or the newer units in the Ambassador Gardens complexes.    In this report I will share closed transactions for the month of August as well as the first eight months of 2016 with a comparison to those same periods for the previous two years.   I will als...
Comments 16
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Pasadena E-Waste Event at Rose Bowl Saturday Sept 3, 2016  This event comes at the right time for me.   A recent laptop purchase.  Unexpected replacement of a cell phone.   Plus I learn that there will be Free On-Site Document Shredding*. I’m sure you have some stuff that is suitable for this event, right?Saturday, September 3, 20169AM to 3PM Brookside Park, Parking Lot I Just South Of the Rose Bowl *Shredding is limited to five legal size boxes.   Sponsored by City of Pasadena Public Works Department. Pasadena E-Waste Event at Rose Bowl Saturday September 3, 2016  
Comments 16
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
        ActiveRain Ambassador and friend Noah Seidenberg has a contest this month Love Where You Live.  I thought this would be an easy challenge for me to complete. Afterall, I am continuously writing about the area where I work, live and play.  But here it is, month-end and I’m looking at a blank page on the screen in front of me. You see, technically, I don’t live in Pasadena.  My office isn’t located in the city either. While I care about it, there are many people who have far deeper roots here. Perhaps that gives me a perspective about the city as it really is a place that is more than an annual football game and a parade.    I was born in Los Angeles. Grew up in Orange County.  Lived in Northern San Diego County after college.  Back to The OC and the Beach.   Washington, DC.  Then...
Comments 26
By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  This is a real estate market activity report for the Castlegate condo complex in Pasadena.  In this report I will share information regarding units on the market for sale and sold so far in 2016 with a comparison to full year sales dating back to 2012. Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.    Located at 330 West California Boulevard just east of famed Millionaire’s Row on South Orange Grove Boulevard, the complex was built in 1974 and consists of 48 single level condominium units. They range in size from one bedroom to two bedrooms and den(often marketed as three bedrooms).   The units are quite spacious with approximate square footages from just under 1000 to over 1700 square feet. E...
Comments 14