Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Condos and Townhomes Along The South Orange Grove Boulevard Corridor in PasadenaThis 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 two months of 2017 with a comparison to closed transactions in the same period for the previous three 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 the broad palm-tree lined street was home to many grand estates.   Today, there are still some magnificent si...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Olive Tree Condos In Pasadena 91106 330 South Mentor Avenue339 South Catalina Avenue This is a real estate market activity report for the Olive Tree condominium complex.  Located in the South Lake Avenue neighborhood of Pasadena. There are two addresses for Olive Tree complex:  339 South Catalina Avenue and 330 South Mentor Avenue.  The zip code is 91106.    In this report I will share information regarding units currently for sale and in escrow along with an update of closed transactions so far in 2017 with a comparison to full year closed sales for the five previous years.  Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service and may not include all sales activity in the complex. Olive Tree has New Orleans-inspired architecture and was built in 1971 as apa...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Lights! Camera! Action!Spotlight on Pasadena Cinema Lofts Small Scale Loft Living at 217 South Marengo Avenue  This is a look at real estate market activity for the Cinema Lofts complex located at 217 South Marengo Avenue at the southwest corner of Cordova Street in Pasadena.  Sleek lines and a modern flair combine to create an eye-catching architectural statement for the complex which was built in 2008.   In this report I will share information for activity so far in 2017 with a comparison to the previous five years.  The statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex. Cinema Lofts offers an opportunity for small scale living in Pasadena. 36 of the 37 residential units at Cinema L...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Ardmore House Condos Along Pasadena Millionaires Row 480 South Orange Grove Boulevard This is a real estate market activity report for the Ardmore House condominium complex.  Located at 480 South Orange Grove Boulevard along Pasadena’s Millionaires Row, I will share market information so far in  2017 as well as a sales recap for the previous five years.  Statistical data in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not reflect all transactions in this Pasadena condo complex.   Ardmore House is a 22 unit complex of single level floor plans which measure in size to over 3000 square feet.   Interior features include high ceilings, abundant windows, fireplaces, good storage space and either a balcony or patio.  The complex was built in 1972. The grou...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Affordable Pasadena 91101 Condos at Los Robles Plaza 355 South Los Robles Avenue360 South Euclid Avenue This is a real estate market activity report for the condominium community at Los Robles Plaza in Pasadena 91101.   This relatively affordable condominium complex was originally built in the early 1970s as apartments and later converted.   In this report I will share real estate activity so far in 2017 with a comparison to full year sales for the previous five years. Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex. Los Robles Plaza has 130 single level units in a variety of floor plans ranging from studios to two bedrooms. Approximate square footages range from just under 450 to nearly 1050 squa...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
A Look at the Michillinda Park Pasadena 91107 NeighborhoodThis is a market activity report for the Michillinda Park neighborhood. Located in unincorporated Los Angeles County with a Pasadena 91107 address, the general boundaries are north of Huntington Drive and south of Oakdale Street, between Rosemead Boulevard and Michillinda Avenue.    In this report, I will share information about current activity and sales so far in 2017 with a recap of closed transactions for the previous three years.  The statistical information here has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not reflect all transactions.    Dining, shopping, entertainment, recreation and cultural options are abundant and convenient in Pasadena and in the nearby city of Arcadia.  In Arcadia, you will ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
A Look At The Oakland Towers Condo Complex in Pasadena 91101 This is a real estate market activity report update for the Oakland Towers condominium complex.   I will share information about what is happening so far in 2017 along with a recap of closed sales for the previous five 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. A discussion with me about Oakland Towers will typically involve two words:  location and space.   Hopefully when you read this report you will understand the importance of the words as it relates to the complex.     Oakland Towers is a 40 unit mid-rise condominium in the Madison Heights/Pasadena Playhouse District neighborhood of Pasadena.  The highly ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Cordova Park Villas Condos in Pasadena at 330 Cordova Street This is a real estate market activity report for  the Cordova Park Villas condominium complex in Pasadena.  Located at 330 Cordova Street, the complex is in a central Pasadena location.  It is close to Paseo Colorado, Pasadena Civic Center, Playhouse District, South Lake Avenue and Old Pasadena.    The number of shopping and dining destinations is seemingly endless and there are multiple museums and other cultural points of interest practically steps away. Transportation via three freeways or multiple Gold Line light rail stations makes commuting a lot easier too.  In this report I will include a recap of activity so far in 2017 along with sales results for the previous four years.  Statistical information in this report has b...
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In February of 2017, Trulia.com reported median homes sales gained 4.0% to $726,000 between November 9, 2016 to February 8, 2017 from the previous quarter of $697,000 but rose 16.0% from the price of $626,000 same time a year ago in 2016, in Pasadena, California.An average square foot for homes jumped 7.0% to $523 through February 8, 2017 from $489 same time a year ago in 2016 in Pasadena, California.For more complete detailed information about latest market trends in Pasadena, California, please CLICK HERE
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Villa Catalina Condos in Pasadena at 480 North Catalina Avenue  This is a real estate market activity report for the Villa Catalina condominiums in Pasadena located at 480 North Catalina Avenue.    The multi-story building features a modern architectural influence with just 15 two story floor units in a variety of floor plans.  Each has two bedrooms and two baths.  The condos have either a balcony or patio.  There are laundry connections in each unit. In this report I will share sales information for the complex for the previous four years.  I have gathered the statistical information from our local multiple listing service(mls).  It may not include all transactions and while it is deemed reliable, the information is not guaranteed.  Built in 2007, the gated complex is built around a ce...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
A Look At Market Activity at Pasadena Collection West Condos The Pasadena Collection West is a condominium building with a modern architectural influence located at 160 South Hudson Avenue.  Built in 2004, there are 73 units in the building as well as one retail space.   The floor plans range from studio units to two bedrooms/two baths and approximate square footages from a little over 500 to over 1100.   Features include(which vary by unit and floor plan): nine foot ceilings, fireplaces, washer-dryer connections and balcony/patio areas.    Pasadena Collection West is a professionally managed building with weekday concierge service.    There is a pretty courtyard with spa as well as a fitness center. Parking is subterranean with one or two parking spaces. The popular and highly convenie...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
An Alley, A Sitcom, A Well-Regarded Institute and a Nobel Prize Winner  Somewhat Random Sunday Thoughts But There Is A Point  “Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler” Albert EinsteinThe Old Pasadena neighborhood 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 Line light rail station at Memorial Park and access to the Foothill(210) and Ventura (134) freeways plus the Arroyo Seco Parkway (110) is nearby.And on the south side of a block just west of Arroyo Parkway on East Colorado Boulevard, you will find an alley:   Big Bang Theory Way.  Named in honor of the...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Siena Village Townhomes in Pasadena 91106 Mediterranean Inspired Townhomes 66 North Allen Avenue68 North Allen Avenue   This is a real estate market activity report for the Siena Village townhome complex in Pasadena, California.   In this report I will share residences for sale along with recent sales.  Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.   Siena Village is an intimate eleven unit gated townhome community on Allen Avenue. There are two addresses:  66 North Allen and 68 North Allen avenues.  The complex is located just south of the Gold Line light rail station at Allen and the Foothill(210)Freeway.   It is also close to Colorado Boulevard where the Rose Parade travels ea...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
A Look At Casa Ricardo Condominium Complex in Pasadena 266 South Madison Avenue, Pasadena 91101 This is a real estate market activity report for the Casa Ricardo condominium complex located at 266 South Madison Avenue in Pasadena 91101.  In this report I will share with you current market activity in 2017 as well as a recap of closed transactions 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. Casa Ricardo was built in 1974 as apartments and then converted to condos. The 30 units in the complex are generous in size ranging from approximately 900 to over 1300 square feet with one bedroom, one bedroom/den and two bedroom floor plans.  Each unit has two b...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold Along The Lower Arroyo Neighborhood in Pasadena?   This is a real estate market activity report for the Lower Arroyo neighborhood in Pasadena.  In this report, I will also share information regarding sales of homes in 2016 along with a comparison to full year sales for the previous two years.  In addition, I am including a recap of homes for sale, in escrow and sales so far in 2017.   The 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 borde...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
A Look At The Real Estate Market: Condos and Townhomes Along South Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena This is a look at real estate market activity for the condos and townhomes along the South Orange Grove Boulevard corridor in Pasadena.  Also known as “Millionaires Row” for the stately homes that once graced this broad palm-lined boulevard, you will find some exceptional condominium complexes.    For purposes of this report, the boundaries include South Orange Grove Boulevard south of Colorado Boulevard to the city border at Columbia as well as the adjacent streets with the exception of those with a California Boulevard address.   It also does not include any of the residences at Ambassador Gardens.  I will share information regarding properties currently on the market for sale, in esc...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold in the Linda Vista Area in Pasadena?  This is a real estate market activity report for the Linda Vista area in Pasadena.  I will share information regarding homes sold in 2016 along with a comparison for the previous two years plus sales so far in 2017. Additionally, I am including a recap of homes currently 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.   The boundaries I am using for this report extend beyond the traditional boundaries of Linda Vista:  North of the Ventura Freeway(134), the Arroyo Seco to the East and the city borders with Los Angeles, Glendale and La Canada Flintridge to the West and North.   Pasadena zip codes 91103 and 91105 are both ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Take A Look at Orange Grove Village Townhomes with Garages in Pasadena 91103Orange Grove Village has a similar look of many townhome communities across Los Angeles County and throughout the country but it is a bit unusual for Pasadena. The vast amount of land for the complex, a little bit more than ten acres, is a rare find in this city where land is at a premium.    Even when it was built in 1975, I have heard stories from long time residents of waiting lines to purchase when the townhome complex opened sales.    The number of units in this Pasadena townhome complex is also larger than typical as well with 122 residences in both single and two level floor plans.  The popularity of the complex which was built by Cantwell Anderson is possibly even stronger today.  The units feature two o...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
The Fox Ridge Estates Neighborhood in Pasadena Is Nestled in Nature This is a real estate market activity report for the Fox Ridge Estates neighborhood in Pasadena 91107.   In this report I will share closed sale information for 2016 as well as the previous two years and information regarding homes on the market for sale and in escrow.  All statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the area.  Fox Ridge Estates consists of primarily single level homes built in the 1950s that surround the Eaton Canyon Nature Center in Northeast Pasadena near the border of Altadena.  In the late 1970s there were some homes built on and adjacent to the cul-de-sac street Canyon View Lane.   This is yet another...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Sold in The Lower Hastings Ranch Pasadena 91107 Neighborhood in 2016? This is a real estate activity report for the Lower Hastings Ranch neighborhood in Pasadena 91107.  In this report, I will share sales information for 2016 along with a comparison of closed transactions for the previous four 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 activity in the neighborhood. The Hastings Ranch neighborhood consists of Lower Hastings Ranch, Upper Hastings Ranch and Hastings Heights.   This report showcases the Lower Hastings Ranch neighborhood which for purposes of this report, covers the area south of Sierra Ma...
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