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Ernest E Debs Regional Park --- The Monterey Hills Lifestyle This unique park is located within the city limits of Los Angeles on over 200 acres of Arroyo wilderness.  Its location at 4325 Monterey Road is conveniently located just east of the Arroyo Seco Parkway/Pasadena Freeway and is convenien...
With All Due Respect, Mr. Seller -- I'd Rather You Didn't Do Those Repairs This is inspired by some of the comments I have made on posts in reference to the issue of sellers completing repairs requested by the buyer after a property inspection.  Actually, the issue is not the completion of the re...
Oh My, Was That My Active Rain Comment You Saw? As I was driving yesterday, I heard my cell phone ring --- don't you hate when that happens?   In California unless you are using a handsfree device, it is illegal to use a cell phone while driving.  I have never gotten used to the handsfree. The vo...
Miracles Happen -- Congratulations Caltech Picture it January 1985 Where were you? Were you even born? Fast forward to Tuesday, February 22, 2011 something amazing happened. Caltech, home of 31 Nobel Prize winners did something for the first time in 26 years. They beat Occidental College(once the...
It Was One of Those Head Scratching Moments Yesterday, I was previewing condos to show a buyer.  There are two available in the same complex and both are vacant with showing instructions to go direct(no need to call for an appointment) and to use the Supra key lockbox.   So far, so good.  Nothing...
Just Send Me An Offer --- Is That Really The Message You Want to Give My Buyers? I was previewing and reviewing properties yesterday to show clients over the next week.  One of the agents left a voicemail message in response to a question.  "Just Send Me An Offer, Any Offer" and in case I didn't ...
Are You "Sitting" An Open House This Weekend?  Why That May Be The Problem I remember when I first began my real estate career.  Along with suggestions of floor time, door knocking, cold calling(before the do-not-call lists) and direct mail, I was told one of the most effective methods of meeting...
Pasadena Area Million Dollar Home Sales In 2010, according to the Los Angeles Times via Data-Quick Information Systems, there were 22,529 homes sold in California for over one million dollars.  According to the report this represented a 21% over 2009 while the total number of homes sold last year...
Can Watson Win Jeopardy? Beginning tomorrow on Valentine's Day, an IBM-engineered machine by the name of Watson will begin his competition to see if he can "beat" two Jeopardy champions.  In one corner --- Watson with his powerful ten refrigerator-size arsenal of IBM systems against champions Ken...
Pasadena CA January 2011 Real Estate Market Update - South Orange Grove Corridor Condos & Townhomes First, a definition of the area for this report is in order.  In my report, I extend beyond what some may consider the "prime area" along South Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, CA and include pr...

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