Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
The Dalton Pasadena Loft Living at 238 South Arroyo ParkwayThis is a real estate market activity report for The Dalton in Pasadena.  The mixed-use loft-retail complex is located at 238 South Arroyo Parkway.   In this report, I will share information regarding residential activity so far in 2017 as well as a recap of sales for the previous three years.  Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex. The Dalton was built in 2008 and consists of 55 single and two level designs with dramatic interiors featuring high ceilings, exposed ductwork, concrete floors and large windows which enhance the open concept floor plans.  Each unit has in-unit washer-dryer connections.   Top floor units have terrace ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Pasadena Mountain Park Villas Townhomes in A Park-Like SettingThis is a real estate market activity report for the Mountain Park Villas townhome complex in Pasadena.  In  this report, I will share information regarding activity so far in 2017 as well as a recap of sales for the previous three 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. Located in a Northeast Pasadena neighborhood near Victory Park, this relatively affordable townhome complex is primarily surrounded by single family homes. Built in the mid 1960s, the 70 units feature two or three bedrooms in a variety of floor plans with approximate square footages ranging from 1030 to 1700.  In addition to the alway...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Townhomes With Garages Along Pasadena Millionaire’s Row 885 South Orange Grove Boulevard Located at 885 South Orange Grove Boulevard, you will find a gated complex of 48 townhomes designed in an eclectic European-inspired architectural style.   There are a variety of floor plans in one or two story designs.  Built in 1973, the complex is sited impressively above the boulevard.    With square footages from approximately 1600 to over 2500 square feet, the residences have two or three bedrooms.  The interiors are quite dramatic where you will find high ceilings, spacious rooms and incredible storage areas.  Each unit has a patio and/or  balcony area enhancing the indoor-outdoor appeal of the residences.   Some units feature private elevators(shared with one other unit).   All residences ha...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
The Knowleton Townhomes in Pasadena   Townhomes with Garages In Madison Heights This is a real estate market activity report for The Knowleton townhome complex.   In this report, I will share information for activity so far in 2017 along with a sales recap 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.   Both Allendale Park and the Allendale branch of the Pasadena Library are across the street from the complex which is in the popular Madison Heights neighborhood of Pasadena.   The location is close to the Arroyo Seco Parkway(110) as well as both the Foothill(210) and Ventura(134) freeways and multiple Gold Line light rail stations.  It is convenient t...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Casa Serena Condos in Pasadena 91101 A Look At The Condo Complex Located at 420 South Madison Avenue This is a look at real estate market activity in the Casa Serena condominium complex in Pasadena.  Located at 420 South Madison Avenue between Del Mar and California boulevards, the complex was built in 1970 as apartments and later converted to condos.   In this report, I will share current activity so far in 2017 as well as a recap of sales for the previous two years. Statistical data has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not reflect all transactions in the complex. With 48 single level units, the floor plans offer one or two bedrooms and up to two baths.   They are quite spacious too with just under 1000 to over 1300 approximate square feet of living.  ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Would You Consider Living In Under 700 Square Feet in Pasadena?   Small Scale Living in Pasadena at 217 South Marengo Avenue  Cinema Lofts Units Are Under 700 Square Feet   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.  In this report, I will share information for activity so far in 2017 with a comparison to the previous three full 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. Sleek lines and a modern flair combine in creating a particularly eye-catching architectural statement.  Built in 2008, Cinema Lofts offers an opportunity for those who are int...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Coming soon? What is the appropriate time you say that now it is time to actually put the property on the market?I see these signs in Real Estate and just scratch my head... one month... two months go by what is the appropriate time that coming soon becomes STALE? Please forgive me but to me two weeks is too long... now if you have other thoughts please enlighten this confused Beverly Hills Realtor...Anyway the reason I am mentioning it is, because I was driving by this sign now for over nine months and finally  last week I was able to take a picture without too much traffic. This sign is in Pasadena and needless to say  I find this sign is truly sending the wrong message.I am thinking, did the developer run into a snag? Did the building department stop it? The list of questions are too...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
How Are Recent Sales Changing The Value Of Your South Orange Grove Boulevard Condo? The Condos and Townhomes Along Millionaires Row in PasadenaA Market Report This is a real estate market activity report for the condos and townhomes along the South Orange Grove Boulevard corridor in Pasadena.  This popular area is also known as “Millionaire’s Row” for the grand mansions that once stood on this broad palm-lined boulevard at the turn of the 20th century.   In this report, I will share information about properties currently available for sale, in escrow and closed in the month of August along with the first eight months of 2017.  Additionally, I will provide a recap of sales for the same periods for the previous two years.  Information in this report has been gathered from our local multip...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sundays: there are a few of us that can relate to this message....just ask Michael Jacobs . On a side note Michael, we were in your back yard today you know at Vroman's and when we saw this we immediately thought  of you.    If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at  http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Del Rey Villas Townhomes in Pasadena  Townhomes with Garages in Pasadena In A Single Family Residential(SFR) Neighborhood This is a real estate market report for the Del Rey Villas townhomes in Pasadena and includes activity so far in 2017 with a recap of activity for the previous three years.  The statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in this complex.  Del Rey Villas was built in 2005 and consists of just eight townhomes with multi-floor plans. Each has its own address and an attached garage.  The neighborhood is primarily single family homes which gives the Mediterranean-inspired complex a particularly nice ambiance.     An impressive turret entry leads to a living room, formal dining,...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On August 16, 2017, California associations of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that a median list price of a home was $844,000 in Pasadena, California in July of 2017 higher from $775,500 in June of 2017, and gained from $702,500 in July of 2016. The average price per square feet of a home was $540.00 in July of 2017 up from $536.00 in June of 2017, and jumped from $489.00 in July of 2016 in Pasadena, California.Homes averaged 29.0 days in the market in July of 2017, rose from 26.0 days in June of 2017, but down from 36.8 days in July of 2016. While, an average there were 2.3 months inventory of homes available in the market in July of 2017, decreased from 2.5 months in June of 2017, and declined from 2.5 months in July of 2016, in , California according to C.A.R in August of 2017.For complet...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Pasadena Garden Party  With its many tree-canopied streets and wonderfully diverse architecture, it is not difficult to find many beautifully landscaped public and private spaces in the city of Pasadena.     For example, more than 1500 varieties of roses, camellias and annuals can be found at the Wrigley Gardens on the grounds of Tournament House(home of the Tournament of Roses).    And with approximately 120 acres, the Huntington Botanical Gardens in the nearby city of San Marino has more than a dozen specialized gardens on its park-like grounds that was formerly the residence of Henry E Huntington.  A more minimalist approach can be found at the Sculpture Garden at The Norton Simon Museum.      In the past I have mentioned the Arlington Garden.  The grassroots effort by neighbors and ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Affordable Pasadena Condos at The Meridian64 North Mar Vista Avenue Pasadena 91106 This is a real estate market activity report for The Meridian condo complex in Pasadena.  Built in 1987, the 92 unit complex is located at 64 North Mar Vista Avenue just north of Colorado Street where the Annual Tournament of Roses Parade passes by each January.   These relatively affordable Pasadena condos range in size from one bedroom/one bath to three bedrooms/three baths. The approximate square footages are just under 600 to over 1200 in a variety of single and two story floor plans. The gated complex has an open courtyard with a pool, spa, lounge area and mature landscaping.  In addition you will find a fitness center, community laundry(I understand some units have added washer-dryers subject to hom...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Pasadena Condos at 1000 East California Boulevard Single Level Condos Close to Caltech and South Lake Avenue This is a real estate market activity report for the Pasadena condos at 1000 East California Boulevard.  Located at the southwest corner of California Boulevard and Catalina Avenue, the 1000 East California Boulevard complex consists of 24 single level two bedroom floor plans with over 1300 square feet.   I will share information regarding transactions so far in 2017 along with a recap of closed sales for the previous four years.   The statistical data for this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in this complex.    The 1000 East California Boulevard location is ideally situated adjacent to California Institut...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Condo in Pasadena South Lake Avenue Neighborhood Just Leased 330 South Mentor Avenue Unit 233 Olive Tree Condominium Complex In an area where there are a number of prestigious institutions of learning, blogging can prompt inquiries from a prospective tenant or two looking for housing near one of the campuses in our area.  That wasn’t the case this time but a call from another agent asked if I could help a student find a condo.  I’m happy to assist with finding a real estate opportunity if I am able.   When it comes to leasing in our area, it is quite competitive and not necessarily inexpensive.   While I represent landlords who I know as buyers when they acquired their property, I don’t make working with prospective tenants in their search an active part of my real estate practice.   Th...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Is My Cordova Park Villas Condo in Pasadena Worth? 330 Cordova Street in Pasadena 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 relatively convenient..  In this report I will include a recap of activity so far in 2017 along with sales results for the previous four years.   Statistica...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Playhouse Villas in Pasadena Pasadena 91101 Condos at 108 South El Molino Avenue This is a real estate market activity report for the Playhouse Villas condominium complex.  Located in the Pasadena Playhouse District of the city, the complex consists of twelve single and two level floor plans ranging in approximate size from 1450 to over 2400 with two or three bedrooms and up to two-and-one-half baths.   The address is 108 South El Molino Avenue In this report, I will share information regarding current activity as well as a recap of closed transactions for the previous five years.  The statistical information in this report has been gathered from our multiple listing service(mls) and may not reflect all transactions in the complex. The gated complex has a distinctive Mediterranean archi...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Old Pasadena Becomes BoldPas On Saturday, August 12, 2017 from noon until 8PM, there was a takeover of sorts in Pasadena.  BoldPas was held along the historic pedestrian alleyways and streets of the 22 blocks in the Old Pasadena shopping, dining and entertainment district.       Bold and bright colors were clearly evident during the free temporary art installation.  Despite the heat and humidity, whimsy was definitely on display at the one day event as were abundant selfies.   Many of the pieces invited interaction.   Local and regional artists were in attendance to share their creativity and to answer questions.   This was an event that embraced art in many different forms and it certainly looked like a fun time for all.  Some Old Pas merchants participated too with creative art stops....
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In August of 2017, California associations of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that nationwide median list price for a home was $895,000 in Pasadena, California in June of 2017 lower from $1,136,000 in May of 2017, and declined from $951,000 in June of 2016. The average price per sq-feet of a home was $541.00 in June of 2017 down from $555.00 in May of 2017, and dropped from $575.00 in June of 2016, in Pasadena, California.Homes averaged 35.0 days in the market in June of 2017 up from 33.5 days in May of 2017, and gained from 28.0 days in June of 2016. While, an average there were 3.1 months inventory of homes available in the market in June of 2017 higher from 2.7 months in May of 2017, and rose from 2.7 months in June of 2016, in Pasadena, California according to C.A.R in August of 2017.For ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Are You Looking For A Cool Mid Century Modern Condo in Pasadena? Villa San Pasqual at 1000 San Pasqual Street Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for Villa San Pasqual, a mid-century modern condo complex located at 1000 San Pasqual Street in Pasadena.  Situated on a leafy tree-lined street, the 58 single level condos were built in the mid-1950s.   Actually, there are three different complexes(three different homeowner associations) but for purposes of this report, the information is combined. In this report I will share information of activity so far in 2017 as well as a recap of closed sales for the previous five years.  Statistical data included here has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not reflect all transactions in this Pasadena m...
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