michael jacobs: Pasadena CA South Orange Grove Blvd Condo Townhome Market Update
- 03/04/14 08:02 AM
Pasadena CA South Orange Grove Blvd Condo Townhome Market Update
This is a summary of South Orange Grove Boulevard condo and townhome market in Pasadena as of March 3, 2014. All statistical information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as of this date.
South Orange Grove Boulevard is also known as “Millionaire’s Row” for the large estates that once lined this wide palm tree-lined street. Today, most of the mansions are gone but you will find some of the area’s most desired condominiums and lofts. Large expansive lawns act as an introduction to the various complexes which range
michael jacobs: Pasadena CA - New Listing - 1426 Glen Avenue Open Sunday 12Noon - 5PM
- 02/15/14 09:23 PM
Pasadena CA - New Listing - 1426 Glen Avenue
Open Sunday 12Noon - 5PM
First Time Open!
Showings begin Sunday, February 16, 2014
12Noon - 5PM
It’s difficult enough to find a single family home in Pasadena priced under $500,000
Imagine the excitement you will experience when you find a
three bedroom/two bath home
priced under $400,000.
Three Bedrooms/Two Baths
List price $379,500
Here is a that truly rare opportunity in today’s competitive Pasadena real estate market awaiting the the savvy buyer.
michael jacobs: Pasadena CA - Granada Court Condos For Sale and Market Update 02.04.14
- 02/05/14 12:07 AM
Pasadena CA - Granada Court Condos For Sale and Market Update 02.04.14
This is a summary of Granada Court condos for sale and a recap of sales for 2013 with a comparison to 2012. All statistical information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as of February 4, 2014.
Granada Court is located at 700 East Union Street at the southwest corner of Oak Knoll Avenue in the Pasadena Playhouse District. The 31 unit complex was built in 2006. Designed in the Spanish Revival architectural style the complex is reminiscent of architect Wallace Neff whose estates and
michael jacobs: Pasadena CA - Daisy Villa Homes for Sale and Market Update 01.11.14
- 01/11/14 07:48 AM
Pasadena CA - Daisy Villa Homes for Sale and Market Update 01.11.14
This is a summary of Daisy Villa homes for sale and neighborhood real estate market update for 2013 with a comparison to 2012. All statistical information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as January 10, 2014.
The Daisy Villa neighborhood is located in northeast Pasadena zip code 91107. For purposes of this update the boundaries I am using are Sierra Madre Boulevard to the west and north as the street curves towards the city’s eastern border, the Eaton Wash and SCE right
michael jacobs: Pasadena CA Is So Much More Than A Parade and A Football Game
- 01/01/14 08:39 PM
Pasadena CA Is So Much More Than A Parade and A Football Game
Pasadena was on view today as approximately 700,000 people lined Colorado and South Orange Grove boulevards to see the 125th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade.
Approximately 90,000 filled Pasadena’s iconic stadium later this afternoon for the 100th Annual Rose Bowl Game where Stanford representing the Pac-12 met Michigan State of the Big Ten Conference. Millions more watched the events on television.
But Pasadena is much more than a parade and a football game.
With a population of a
michael jacobs: Merry Christmas From Pasadena
- 12/25/13 01:14 AM
Merry Christmas From Pasadena
I believe...I believe...Even though it's silly...I believe
Susan Walker - Miracle on 34th Street
Wishing you and yours the best in 2014
Michael Jacobs is a Realtor who serves the Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley as well as the adjacent Northeast Foothills within the city of Los Angeles and can be reached at 818.516.4393 cell or email@example.com.
Merry Christmas From Pasadena
michael jacobs: Pasadena Home Buyers Ask: How Late is Too Late to See A Home For Sale?
- 12/15/13 12:56 AM
Pasadena Home Buyers Ask: How Late is Too Late to See A Home For Sale?
The question of how late is too late to see a home for sale is not as common during the summer as it is when we are approaching winter time and the shortest day of the year - but the question remains a valid one. Regardless of time of year.
Showings at any time of year require coordination of the buyers, their agent, the listing agent and of course, the owners - the sellers. Respect of time is or should be addressed
michael jacobs: Pasadena, CA - Oak Knoll Manor Condos at 111 South Oak Knoll Avenue
- 12/09/13 10:54 PM
Pasadena, CA - Oak Knoll Manor Condos at 111 South Oak Knoll Avenue
This is a recap of real estate sales activity at the Oak Knoll Manor condominium complex for 2013 with a comparison to 2012 and 2011. All information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as of December 8, 2013.
Oak Knoll Manor is located at 111 South Oak Knoll Avenue in the Pasadena Playhouse District and is located just south of Green Street and west of Lake Avenue. Built in 1994, the complex consists of 28 two story townhouse-style residences in a four
michael jacobs: South Pasadena CA Condos Lofts Townhomes for Sale and Market Update
- 12/06/13 08:29 AM
South Pasadena CA Condos Lofts Townhomes for Sale and Market Update
This is a summary of South Pasadena condos, lofts and townhomes for sale as well as a recap of November sales and year-to-date transactions for 2013 with a comparison to the same time periods in 2012. Statistical information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as of December 5, 2013.
South Pasadena is a separate city(not part of Pasadena) within the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County. The city with a population of about 26,000 boasts highly acclaimed public schools, well-regarded parks and recreation programs, a
michael jacobs: Pasadena CA - South Orange Grove Blvd Condos and Townhomes For Sale
- 12/04/13 08:17 AM
Pasadena CA - South Orange Grove Blvd Condos and Townhomes For Sale
This is a summary of South Orange Grove Boulevard corridor condos and townhomes for sale and a market update as of December 3, 2013. This will cover the resale market for the category for the month of November and year-to-date period for the year with a comparison to the same period in 2012. Information is from our local multiple listing service(mls).
Many will recognize the building featured to the left - as the Tournament of Roses home. Wrigley House is the headquarters for the Tournament of
michael jacobs: Pasadena CA - Rotating Public Art Program
- 12/03/13 04:38 PM
Pasadena CA - Rotating Public Art Program
This is a follow-up to a post I wrote in August 2012 about the Pasadena Rotating Art Program.
Recently I was driving along Del Mar Boulevard near Bonnie Street when I noticed a new addition to the program. Located across from Pasadena City College, “Monument to Curiosity” by Arnold Martin is a salute to NASA, the Mars Science Laboratory and its rover, Curiosity.
The objective of the ambitious mission by NASA is to learn more about the red planet’s environment and its suitability for life. This
michael jacobs: Los Angeles CA Monterey Hills Real Estate for Sale and Market Update
- 12/03/13 12:15 AM
Los Angeles CA Monterey Hills Real Estate for Sale and Market Update
This is a summary of Monterey Hills real estate for sale and market update as of December 1, 2013 according to our local multiple listing service(mls). Monterey Hills is a planned community of condos, townhomes and one single family home development within the city of Los Angeles(zip code 90042).
Construction began in the late 1970s. Bradley Court(16 single family homes) was completed in 2000 as the most recent development in the community.
Most of the individual communities have a
michael jacobs: Pasadena CA - Vroman’s Bookstore
- 12/02/13 04:39 PM
Pasadena CA - Vroman’s Bookstore
Vroman’s Bookstore is a locally owned Pasadena business since 1894. Founded by Adam Clark Vroman who like many made the move to Pasadena for the good weather.
When Mr. Vroman died, he left his store to longtime employees one whom was the great-grandfather of the current owner. It is the largest and oldest independent bookstore in Southern California.
There are two Pasadena locations. The larger is the flagship store located at 695 East Colorado Boulevard in the Pasadena Playhouse District with a second location in the Hastings Ranch neighborhood
michael jacobs: I’m “Open” For Business During The Holiday Selling Season
- 11/26/13 02:15 PM
I’m “Open” For Business During The Holiday Selling Season
There’s always a lot of discussion about the advantages(or disadvantages) of selling your home during the holidays. The pros and the cons have been weighed for years. We hear there are fewer buyers but those who are “out there” are truly focused on buying.
Relocations don’t necessarily stop during the holidays nor do other life changing events. Less competition of homes on the market for sale can mean your home can stand out in a less crowded field.
I sometimes wonder if sellers(and buyers) may be given
michael jacobs: Los Angeles Arroyo Seco Village Condos Affordable Highland Park Living
- 11/20/13 07:29 AM
Los Angeles - Arroyo Seco Village Condos Affordable Highland Park Living
Located on a hilltop just west of the Arroyo Seco, the Arroyo Seco Village condominium complex offers an affordable alternative in the popular Highland Park neighborhood. It is comprised of seven buildings and a total of 137 units.
Built in 1979, the single level condos offer one bedroom/one bath with approximately 555 square feet or two bedrooms/two baths with approximately 753 square feet.
Each home has either a patio or balcony accessed off the living room.
Parking is a tandem
michael jacobs: Pasadena CA 217 South Marengo Avenue Cinema Lofts Small Living Spaces
- 11/19/13 12:54 AM
Pasadena CA 217 South Marengo Avenue Cinema Lofts Small Living Spaces
Cinema Lofts offers small living spaces with a distinctive modern design. The loft-like spaces are generally under 600 square feet with exposed ducting, concrete floors, high ceilings and an open floor plan. The units have European-styled cabinetry, mosaic tile accents and quartz countertops. The are stackable laundry connections in each unit.
Built in 2008, many of these one bedroom residences offer outdoor spaces with a balcony. Parking is in a subterranean garage.
The 37 unit eye-catching complex is located at the southwest corner of Cordova Street
michael jacobs: Pasadena CA - Holiday Look In Home Tour December 7th & 8th, 2013
- 11/18/13 07:10 PM
Pasadena CA - Holiday Look In Home Tour December 7th & 8th, 2013
Perhaps one of the city’s most anticipated annual events, The Holiday Look In Home Tour is sponsored by the Women’s Committee of The Pasadena Symphony Association. Proceeds from the event support the Pasadena Symphony and POPS annual concert series as well as educational programs in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.
Total donations exceed three million dollars since its founding in 1957.
This year’s event, the 46th, is on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. Tour hours are 9:30AM until
michael jacobs: Pasadena CA - Oakland Towers Condos for Sale and Market Update
- 11/15/13 07:07 AM
Pasadena CA - Oakland Towers Condos for Sale and Market Update
Located on South Oakland Avenue between Del Mar and California boulevards, the 40 unit Oakland Towers condominium complex lives up to that well-known and very true real estate mantra - location - location - location. The highly convenient and desirable location is close to South Lake Avenue, the Playhouse District, Paseo Colorado and California Institute of Technology with many shopping, dining, entertainment, cultural and educational options. There is access to multiple Gold Line light rail stations as well as the Arroyo Seco Parkway(110) plus the Foothill(210) and Ventura(134) freeways.
michael jacobs: Pasadena CA - Pie ‘n Burger Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary
- 11/14/13 07:44 AM
Pasadena CA - Pie ‘n Burger Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary
The hometown(and beyond) favorite Pie ‘n Burger celebrates 50 years of business. As part of the 50 year anniversary celebration, until Friday, November 15, 2013 at the close of business, Pie ‘n Burger is offering its signature cheeseburger and a side dish for just $5.00.
Pie ‘n Burger is located at 913 East California Boulevard just east of South Lake Avenue. Open seven days a week, the small restaurant which opened in 1963 serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s not fine dining and the ambience is provided
michael jacobs: Keeping Out of Court Is Important to Realtors and to our Clients
- 10/28/13 09:57 AM
Keeping Out of Court Is Important to Realtors and to our Clients
On Friday, I attended a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage “Risk Management” seminar at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. Risk management is important for those of us who practice real estate and for our clients and keeping out of court is always a good thing.
Knowing our trade inside/out and working professionally benefits us and our clients during and after a transaction closes. The real estate field is always evolving. Working with change is definitely a part of life. For those of us who practice real estate,