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South Pasadena CA - Happy 125th Birthday!   South Pasadena will celebrate its 125th birthday on Saturday, March 2, 2013.   The city will its “Quasquicentennial” with many activities ranging from a birthday cake to food trucks, music, a cupcake challenge, a horse-drawn carriage, merry-go-round and...
Los Angeles, CA - The Hermon Clean Team Hits The Streets on Saturday, March 2 It’s time again for the Hermon Clean Team!   On Saturday, March 2 --- as it occurs every first Saturday of the month - residents and anyone else interested will meet to pick up trash, remove old signs from light or tele...
Attention Home Buyers: What Are You Willing To Give Up? In Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley with our very active real estate market and limited inventory, one of the many questions I ask of home buyers:  what are you willing to give up in order to purchase your first(or next) home?    Real est...
Attention Sellers   What Message Are You Trying To Send Potential Buyers? The stage is set. The lights are in place to create the right ambiance. The camera has focused on the very best your home has to offer and lure potential buyers from the internet into your home. You and your home are ready ...
Why Isn’t That Home Selling?     Clue:  It’s Not Always About Price       Are you shopping for a new home?   Have you seen home after home and learn days laters(okay, it seems like mere hours) that a home has an accepted offer?   Maybe there were multiple offers.   Perhaps over the list price.Hmm...
Happy Oscar Sunday!It’s Sunday, February 24, 2013 It was a windy night and the air is crisp and clean this morningA picture perfect postcard imageLike a freshly staged home for sale, Hollywood is readyto accept guests to showcase its gleaming stars, a strong foundation built on experience & creat...
Azusa, CA - Crystal Canyon Condos & Townhomes with Mountain Views   Nestled in the shadow of the San Gabriel Mountains in the city of Azusa, the Crystal Canyon condominium and townhome complex is sure to appeal to those who love mountain views at an affordable price  Built from 1985 to 1987, the ...
Enthusiasm is Great Until It Fizzles Ahh, yes the enthusiastic buyers -- just lovvvvvvvvves the house and simply must M-M-M-M-U-S-T have it - Comps Be Damned!   Remove The Contingencies!   Throw Caution and Reason Out The Door!   And this occurs before they even see the house.Enthusiasm is Great ...
Monrovia CA - Parke Victoria Condos Close To Old Town MonroviaLocated just a stroll away from Myrtle Avenue and Old Town Monrovia, the Parke Victorian condominiums is a collection of 54 one and two bedroom homes built in 1985.   The gated complex is built around an open landscaped courtyard conce...
Let Me Get This Straight -- Do As You Say, Not As You Do....Really?I have written on this subject before -- so forgive me while I have a mini-vent.Each Thursday is the broker caravan in the Pasadena area.  This is the day for brokers to tour new listings on the market, properties that have been r...

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Your source for real estate information in the San Gabriel Valley and northeast communities of the city of Los Angeles including: Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Temple City, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Duarte, Bradbury, Azusa, Glendora, Claremont, Glendale and La Canada Flintridge as well as Highland Park, Monterey Hills, Eagle Rock, Mt Washington, Montecito Heights, Glassell Park and Sagamore Park.