Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Being There    I didn't think this day would come.  Maybe it has happened to you.The words flowed and it starts with "back in the day..."The title of this post is based on a recent thought.  "Being There' is a book(1970).   And it was also an Academy Award winning movie(1979).  The book was written by Jerzy Kozinski.  I read the book many years ago and ran across the movie years after it was first released.  Yes, pondering led me to thinking of "Being There" back in the day and being there/being here today.  Both the book and the concept of "being there" as "Being Here. Right Now".  Be Present.  Be Aware, Be Mindful.I know this is not unknown to many of us.The book was a quick read as I recall.  I watched the movie with much anticipation even though it was years after its release and ye...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In December of 2018, Realtor.com reported that a median list price for a home and a condo was $999,000 in November of 2018 unchanged from $999,000 in October of 2018, but higher 3.0% or from $968,000 in November of 2017 in Pasadena, California. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $960,000 in November of 2018, jumped 6.0% from November of 2017 in Pasadena, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $576.00 in November of 2018 down from $579.00 in October of 2018, but gained 4.0% or from $554.00 in November of 2017 in Pasadena, California.  Homes and condos averaged 55.0 days in the market in November of 2018, decreased from 57.0 days in October of 2018, and lower from 57.0 days in November of 2017 in Pasadena, California.For complete mo...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Did you know that, Pasadena is getting ready for the Rose Parade? Well they are, take my word for it.Then again, might as well see some of these photos, that I took on my way to Vroman's Book Store. Not to digress too much, but it has become a tradition of sorts, for us, since the day  after Christmas Vroman's has their biggest Christmas Card Sale. Generally all boxes of Holiday cards are 40% off. Hence I make the trek to buy as many of the cards I can for the following year.Diane is at work hence I have to send her pictures of the cards and she provides the input of "yes" or "no", just keep in mind, she is jealous that I am there and she can not be. I would prefer her to be there as well, since it would be easier....Now getting back to my point as you can see the barricades are being s...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
'Generally,I Believe Most People Are Kind    I ponder.Yeah, I ponder quite frequently. Recently, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP wrote an ActiveRain post 'Etiquette and Comments on Social Media'.  I pondered her thoughtful post.  My mind wandered a bit too.  Pondering goes hand-in-hand with wandering I might add.  Toss in some wondering into this mixed salad.  Pondering and wandering and wondering.  I digress.  And that may have occurred while commenting on Patricia's post.  Admittedly, my comment on Patricia's post may have gone off-track too.  It happens.  But there is a point.  Really there is.  Earlier that day I read an editorial which spoke to me in much the same language as Patricia's words.  A quote came to mind:  "Be kind whenver possible.It's always possible." This quote(Da...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
I ponder.  Once again.  The Ultimate.    Should this be followed by a "period"?  An exclaimation point! Perhaps a question mark? Maybe no punctuation all.  The Ultimate   A gift.  A gift!  A gift?  Same word.  Different interpretations.  So yes, I ponder.  And I digress.  Because I can.  So can you.  Go ahead and ponder.  Or not.  Over yonder perhaps.   Pondered on December 24, 2018 and published on December 25, 2018  The Ultimate    
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In November of 2018, Realtor.com reported that a median list price for a home and a condo was $999,000 in October of 2018 gained from $998,000 in September of 2018, and higher 1.0% or from $989,990 in October of 2017 in Pasadena, California. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $803,000 in October of 2018, declined 6.0% from October of 2017 in Pasadena, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $582.00 in October of 2018 down from $589.00 in September of 2018, but rose 3.0% or from $564.00 in October of 2017 in Pasadena, California.Homes and condos averaged 57.0 days in the market in October of 2018, decreased from 61.0 days in September of 2018, but increased from 51.0 days in October of 2017 in Pasadena, California.For complete more ...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In October of 2018, Realtor.com reported that a median list price for a home and a condo was $998,000 in August of 2018 declined from $1,025,000 in July of 2018, but higher 6.0% or from $942,000 in August of 2017 in Pasadena, California. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $917,000 in August of 2018, jumped 14.0% from August of 2017 in Pasadena, California.The average price per square foot of a home and a condo was $596.00 in September of 2018 up from $591.00 in July of 2018, and rose 4.0% or from $552.00 in August of 2017, in Pasadena, California.Homes and condos averaged 55.0 days in the market in August of 2018, increased from 52.0 days in July of 2018, and gained from 45.0 days in August of 2017 in Pasadena, California.For complete more detailed information about la...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Inspiration comes in many forms, sometimes we see a sign, other times we see something, and it makes us wonder, and we think and smile.  The other day, I was at one of our favorite bookstores: Vroman’s in Pasadena. Yes, we did buy books, but what really caught my eye was this dish. I had to share.  I almost made it into a speechless post, but it brought back memories. As most of you know I am often very candid and not a person to stay in the gray area. I take a stand and most people appreciate my candor.I am equally candid with my buyers as well as sellers. Most people appreciate my straight forward approach, there are a few who would prefer for me to be more wishy washy. Never the less that is not my style. I am willing to give candid advice. Now if the buyers and sellers do not take i...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In January of 2018, California associations of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that a median list price of a home and a condo was $790,000 in Pasadena, California in December of 2017 declined from $803,750 in November of 2017, but increased from $744,375 in December of 2016. The average price per square foot of a home and a condo was $551.00 in December of 2017 higher from $531.00 in November of 2017, and rose from $498.00 in December of 2016 in Pasadena, California.Homes and condos averaged 24.8 days in the market in December of 2017, down from 32.0 days in November of 2017, and declined from 48.3 days in December of 2016. While, an average there were 2.2 months inventory of homes and condos available in the market in December of 2017, decreased from 2.7 months in November of 2017, and dropp...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In November of 2017, California associations of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that a median list price of a home and a condo was $842,125 in Pasadena, California in October of 2017 declined from $855,000 in September of 2017, but increased from $750,250 in October of 2016. The average price per square foot of a home and a condo was $546.00 in October of 2017 up from $544.00 in September of 2017, and rose from $494.00 in October of 2016 in Pasadena, California.Homes and condos averaged 30.5 days in the market in October of 2017, jumped from 25.0 days in September of 2017, but droppe from 42.5 days in October of 2016. While, an average there were 3.5 months inventory of homes and condos available in the market in October of 2017, higher from 2.7 months in September of 2017, and higher from 3....
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Pasadena Hastings Ranch Condo For Lease385 Cliff Drive Unit 10 Two bedroomsTwo bathsApproximately 1190 square feetYear built:  1960 $2400 per monthMinimum one-year lease$4800 security deposit  Located in a smaller Pasadena garden-style condominium complex, 385 Cliff Drive Unit Ten is now available for lease.  This second level unit is located in the rear of the complex and has a wonderful view of the treetops and the San Gabriel Valley.   The eleven unit complex features mature landscaping.  With its treehouse-like perspective, Unit Ten has no common walls.   There are two bedrooms, two baths and an open floor plan.     There are two side-by-side covered parking spaces with overhead storage.  A refrigerator is included without warranty.   Laundry is common.   The Hastings Ranch neighbor...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Free Market Analysis: What is my Pasadena Millionaire’s Row Condo or Townhome Worth? The South Orange Grove Boulevard Corridor How Are Recent Sales Impacting Values?Inventory Challenges - Buyers Are ReadyWhat Is My Millionaire’s Row Condo or Townhome Worth?  FREE MARKET ANALYSIS This is a real estate market activity report for the condominiums and townhomes along Pasadena’s Millionaire’s Row also known as the South Orange Grove Boulevard corridor.  The Millionaire’s Row name dates back  to the turn of the twentieth century when the broad palm-lined street was home to many grand estates.   Today, you will still find some magnificent single family homes here but generally, most are located just off the boulevard.   Arguably, the most significant of those homes is Wrigley Mansion which tod...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Free-Market Analysis:  Pasadena Upper Hastings Ranch Neighborhood What is my Upper Hastings Ranch Home Worth?A Look at The First Nine Months of the YearDo You Want a Free Market Analysis Of Your Upper Hastings Ranch Home?How Are Recent Sales in Upper Hastings Ranch Impacting Your Home’s Market Value? 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 the first nine months of 2017 along with a comparison of the same period of time for the previous three 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 i...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In October of 2017, California associations of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that a median list price of a home and a condo was $855,000 in Pasadena, California in September of 2017 gained from $783,750 in August of 2017, and increased from $745,000 in September of 2016. The average price per square foot of a home and a condo was $544.00 in September of 2017 up from $523.00 in August of 2017, and rose from $486.00 in September of 2016 in Pasadena, California.Homes and condos averaged 25.0 days in the market in September of 2017, down from 29.5 days in August of 2017, but lower from 36.3 days in September of 2016. While, an average there were 2.7 months inventory of homes and condos available in the market in September of 2017, jumped from 2.0 months in August of 2017, and fell from 4.0 mont...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Free Market Analysis:  Pasadena Lower Hastings Ranch Neighborhood What is my Lower  Hastings Ranch Home Worth?A Look at The First Nine Months of the YearDo You Want a Free Market Analysis?How Are Recent Sales in Lower Hastings Ranch Impacting Your Home’s Market Value?  This is a real estate market activity report for the Lower Hastings Ranch neighborhood.  In this report, I will share information about closed sales  for the first nine months of 2017 as well as a comparison of transactions for the same January through September period in the previous three years.  In addition, there is a recap of homes 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 activity in the neighborhood.  T...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Free Market Analysis Historic Highlands Neighborhood in Pasadena  Historic Highlands NeighborhoodHomes For Sale and Real Estate UpdateWhat Is My Home In Historic Highlands Worth?  A Pasadena Historic Landmark DistrictA Look At The Real Estate Market For The First Nine Months of 2017Free Market Analysis This is a real estate market activity report for the Historic Highlands neighborhood in Pasadena.   In this report, I will share information about sales for the first nine months of 2017 along with a comparison of the same time period for the previous three years.  Additionally, I am including a recap of properties currently on the market for sale and in escrow.   Statistical information in the report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all t...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Free Market Analysis North Pasadena Heights Landmark DistrictHomes For Sale and Real Estate UpdateWhat Is My Home In North Pasadena Heights Worth?This is a real estate market activity report for the North Pasadena Heights landmark district.   The boundaries of this small Pasadena neighborhood are Paloma Street on the south, Whitefield Road on the north between Hill Avenue and Allen Avenue.  I will share information regarding homes for sale, in escrow as well as sold in the first nine months of 2017 with a comparison to sales in the same January through September period for the previous three years.     Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions.    Homes in North Pasadena Heights neighborhood range from sma...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Free Market AnalysisBungalow Heaven Landmark District in PasadenaWhat Is My Home Worth?  This is a real estate market activity report for the Bungalow Heaven Landmark District in Pasadena.  In this report I will share sales results for the first nine months of 2017 with a comparison to the same time period for the previous two years.   Additionally, there is a recap of Bungalow Heaven homes 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 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 st...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Free Market AnalysisChapman Woods Pasadena Neighborhood Real Estate Market Review January through September  This is a real estate market activity review for the Chapman Woods neighborhood in Pasadena.  In this report, I will share information regarding closed transactions for the first nine months of 2017 along with a recap of sales for that same period over the previous two years.  I am also 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 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...
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