Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 Serendipity Sunday Of Sorts:It's Not Just The Cup That Runneth Over  It's Not Just The Cup That Runneth Over  Recently, in the Q&A(typically a laugh riot of all sorts) section a question was asked about glasses half-filled or half-empty.  As one might expect, the responses covered many possibilities.   The truth, of course, is that cups or glasses can be seen in varied states of fullness.  Perspective is found in those vessels.  So is opportunity.  In all likelihood lots of things can be found there.   We can find answers to many things that floweth and overfloweth going back in history if one is so inclined to do an extensive search.  Words of wisdom can be seen from a religious context as well as from our furry friends.  The sources may be endless.  This quote sums it up well for me:...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On January 9, 2020, Realtor.com reported that in Pasadena, California median list price was $1,049,999 in December of 2019 declined from $1,075,000 in November of 2019, but jumped 10.0% from $949,888 in December of 2018. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $930,000 in December of 2019, rose 5.0% from December of 2018 in Pasadena, California.Houses stayed 67.00 days in the market in December of 2019 higher from 64.00 days in November of 2019,and up from 62.00 days in December of 2018 in Pasadena, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $576.00 in December of 2019 down from $591.00 in November of 2019, but increased 2.0% from $562.00 in December of 2018 in Pasadena, California according to Realtor.For complete more detailed informatio...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Well it has been a while since I wrote an Almost Speechless Sunday Post, hence I feel it is long overdue. Now with that said every year either Diane and I  go to Vroman's Book Store  together or I go alone to Pasadena for the After Christmas 40% sale. Some  of you might ask WHY? well the idea of buying 200-300 Christmas & Holiday Cards might not mean much to most, but if you calculate at 40% discount it is a respectable savings.Now this year we had a few Animal Emergency Visits to see our Vets, so Diane took the sickly animals to our Vet and I went to Vroman's. We both spent a lot of money but my ride was more enjoyable.FYI these photos were taken on December 27th, 2019!Michael Jacobs  there is another post coming your way:))If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor wh...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 In The Beginning In The Beginning Some may think of December Thirty One as the last day of the year and, of course, it is but it's also so much more than that or any day...   Rather than endings, I am thinking of beginnings.  In Pasadena, that means the arrival of The Tournament of Roses Parade and The Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2020.  This year, the theme of the parade is The Power of Hope.   It's not just a good theme for the day but for any day.  I found this quote and I think it fits for me.  Right now.   First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans into reality.  The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.                                                                                           Napoleon Hill   The image in this pos...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On December 11, 2019, Realtor.com reported that in Pasadena, California median list price was $1,072,000 in November of 2019 declined from $1,098,500 in October of 2019, and dropped 9.0% from $949,499 in November of 2018. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $885,000 in November of 2019, fell 10.0% from November of 2018 in Pasadena, California.Houses stayed 64.00 days in the market in November of 2019 higher from 60.00 days in October of 2019, and rose from 51.00 days in November of 2018 in Pasadena, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $593.00 in November of 2019 increased from $590.00 in October of 2019, and gained 5.0% from $566.00 in November of 2018 in Pasadena, California according to Realtor.For complete more detailed infor...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 It Is Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas In Pasadena And 2020 Is Not Far Behind     It Is Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas In Pasadena And 2020 Is Not Far Behind.  Recently I visited Pasadena City Hall and saw the installation of the 2019 Christmas tree had taken place.  Although, I snapped a few photos my photography skills once again prove it wise to use professionals.   The arrival of the Christmas holiday is a joyous time in the city but it also means that a new year will soon arrive.  In Pasadena that means another trip down Colorado Boulevard as The Tournament of Roses parade will be held on January 1, 2020.  The theme of the parade, the 131st, is The Power of Hope.  Later that day, the 106th Rose Bowl Game will be played.   I especially like the architectural detail th...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 I I Am Grateful For Pondering I Am Grateful For Pondering  I have used this platform to share my various thoughts, questions and musings through pondering.  I am grateful for that opportunity.  However, my relationship with the topic goes back much further in my personal history.   Actually, I don't recall that exact moment when I first started pondering but I do remember it has been a long time.  Going back years, err decades to childhood daydreaming and thoughts of all kinds.  Creating scenarios in my own mind.  Pondering may be the ultimate do-anywhere and do-anytime type of activity.   I remain grateful for those memories.   When I joined ActiveRain, I lurked for a bit like many others before and since me.  I didn't really understand the concept or the power of this platform.  I co...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On November 11, 2019, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,950,901 in October of 2019 rose 11.8% from $1,745,021 in October of 2018; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,250,000 in October of 2019, higher 8.8% from $1,149,000 October of 2018 in Pasadena, California.There were 465 active listing of homes and condos in October of 2019 fell 16.2% from 555 listing in October of 2018; While there were 2.9 months available inventory of homes and condos in October of 2019, declined 39.8% from 4.8 months of available inventory in October of 2018 in Pasadena, California.An average sales price for a home and a condo was $1,282,788 in October of 2019 down 2.5% from $1,316,441 in October of 2018; While, median sales price for a home and a c...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 Gone In A Second And Of Being Oblivious Gone In A Second And Of Being Oblivious  It can be said and in all likelihood it has been proclaimed quite regularly: Time Flies.  Here it is the second day of November and many seem to hardly recall where the months have gone.  And we can almost forget about the years.  Each one seems to pass like a speed racer.  Whooosh.  Gone just like that.  There goes another one.   This brings me to moments of being oblivious.  It's rather odd that obvious and oblivious are rather closely related in spelling.  But so far apart.  Some things seem to be easily overlooked.  They are often seen but not truly seen.  Missed opportunities.  Indications of change that go unnoticed.   I digress. I was thinking of "oblivious" for no reason and yet for an important on...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On October 14, 2019, Realtor.com reported that in Pasadena, California median list price was $1,090,000 in September of 2019 gained from $1,069,450 in August of 2019, but jumped 9.0% from $995,000 in September of 2018. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $906,000 in September of 2019, decreased 8.0% from September of 2018 in Pasadena, California.Houses stayed 58.00 days in the market in September of 2019 higher from 58.00 days in August of 2019, but lower from 61.00 days in September of 2018 in Pasadena, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $586.00 in September of 2019 decreased from $587.00 in August of 2019, but up 1.0% from $581.00 in September of 2018 in Pasadena, California according to Realtor.For complete more detailed inf...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 Of Course It Is Ten Four  Of Course It Is Ten Four It seems appropriarte(well, at least, to me) that Ten Four should be addressed today on October 4(10-4).   Dictionary.com defines 10-4 as a confirmation or to express affirmation.  You might think of it as "message received" in radio communications too.  As in you got it.   The expression lead me to think of the word acknowledgement and in turn that lead me on a search.  That search of various quotes brought me to the following:   Embrace contradictions for they make up all of life:  You will eternally be looking for yourself and seeking ways to lose yourself.                                                                                                   Kamand Kojouri  Hmm...I thought for a second...maybe lost in pondering.  Maybe m...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  No More Stuff But...     I think you need to go through some stuff to really appreciate life and understand what it means to persevere, overcome and have faith. I think those tough times make you a stronger person.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Judith HillNo More Stuff But...  Obviously, there's much to be said about "stuff".  Of many varieties.   It was Saturday morning, things seemed pretty typical.  People out and about.  Some with their dogs on a trip around the neighborhood.  Bab...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On September 16, 2019, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,899,676 in August of 2019 rose 3.6% from $1,833,753 in August of 2018; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,249,000 in August of 2019, lower 2.4% from $1,280,000 August of 2018 in Pasadena, California.There were 489 active listing of homes and condos in August of 2019 up 0.8% from 485 listing in August of 2018; While there were 2.2 months available inventory of homes and condos in August of 2019, declined 10.1% from 2.5 months of available inventory in August of 2018 in Pasadena, California.An average sales price for a home and a condo was $1,259,305 in August of 2019 down 1.9% from $1,283,441 in August of 2018; While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $995,...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  An Appreciation Of Accounting Of All Kinds An Appreciation Of Accounting Of All Kinds  It may seem a little odd but I've been called worse than odd at times.  I digress.  I didn't expect to find an appropriate quote from a British composer when I went on a search for some pithy words on the subject of accounting.  But that is what happened when I found the following quote by the man who has been called the Father of the New Complexity movement in music.   Not a typical accounting quote but maybe that combines the best of the subject for me.  Accounting really is much more than the sum of all numbers(or all words in a post) when looking for the right balance.  Some unexpected words may be in order: I suppose that the scope and implications of such forces have rendered my personal accou...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  Sequels Of Many Sorts  Sequels Of Many Sorts I have been thinking. Recently I saw a marquee on a movie theater announcing the showing of the classic 1949 film Adam's Rib starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.  I had other plans so seeing it again wasn't an option but that moment provided the inspiration for this post.   Sequels of all sorts are common.  In movies(reel life in some form) and elsewhere(actual real life).   Every day.  And everywhere.  We see things remade, re-imagined and reinvented.  You can add reinterpretations to this mix as well as things are adapted to fit all sorts of examples.   As you might imagine, this isn't an analogy that works just or film.  It can be seen in many forms.  It's evident in daily conversation.  Maybe it's that person who speaks in an a...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  On Engineering     On Engineering  There is much to like and even admire about engineering.  The exactness of it. Perhaps it is the idea of problem-solving to the extreme that makes it a bit intriguing. The scientific and technological aspects.  Seemingly so exact.  Or is it?   The solution and the designs so intricate. Innovative. Measured.  Organized.   Systematized. Then there is randomness.  Definitions and terms seem to expand.   And then I wonder  about social engineering.   Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together.  It's coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.                                                                                                  James Dyson Will the wonder ever end?   Likely not...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 A Bit Of San FrancisoArrived In Pasadena This Week...    A Bit Of San Francisco Arrived In Pasadena This Week... After some time away I ventured to my post office box this week and in it among junk mail and assorted  miscellany, I saw a hand-written envelope with a San Francisco postmark.   Inside was a nice note from Lottie Kendall with congratulations  for being the ActiveRain member who guessed the date closest to when Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  reached that 2,000,000 point milestone on this platform.   Also inside the envelope was a  coaster with images of many of the city's points of interest from local artisan Tomoko Maruyama.   It reminds me of Lottie's posts where she has shared the colors of San Francisco.   The wonderful architecture.  The interesting sights.  And so...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On August 12, 2019, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,901,612 in July of 2019 rose 5.1% from $1,808,553 in July of 2018; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,299,000 in July of 2019, higher 3.9% from $1,249,950 July of 2018 in Pasadena, California.There were 517 active listing of homes and condos in July of 2019 up 2.6% from 504 listing in July of 2018; While there were 2.8 months available inventory of homes and condos in July of 2019, jumped 19.6% from 1.9 months of available inventory in July of 2018 in Pasadena, California.An average sales price for a home and a condo was $1,217,305 in July of 2019 declined 1.8% from $1,239,747 in July of 2018; While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $925,000 in July of 2019,...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 On Reciprocity   On Reciprocity The word and the concept has me thinking.  Once again.  It's a word and a concept that I have known for a long time.  I distinctly recall hearing about it again when joining ActiveRain.  The importance of reciprocity.  The why.  The whens and the hows.  Much of those early days in this forum are but a mere blur.  I may not always or consistently fully practice reciprocity here.   But there it is and as light bulb moments often do it takes on so many definitions when it comes to this forum.  I digress.  Off onto a tangent.  Anyway.   Reciprocity certainly has plenty of real life implications.  Maybe it goes back to long ago far before AR.  I remember hearing about the importance of the golden rule as a very young child.  Do unto others...  In the real wor...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On June 10, 2019, Realtor.com reported that in Pasadena, California median list price was $998,000 in June of 2019 slightly down from $999,000 in May of 2019, but unchanged 0.0% or from $998,000 in June of 2018. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $908,000 in June of 2019, rose 6.0% from June of 2018 in Pasadena, California.Houses stayed 51.00 days in the market in June of 2019 decreased from 52.00 days in May of 2019, but declined from 50.00 days in June of 2018 in Pasadena, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $595.00 in June of 2019 gained from $587.00 in May of 2019, and higher 1.0% from $590.00 in June of 2018 in Pasadena, California according to Realtor.For complete more detailed information about Realtor.com’s latest homes...
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