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2011 

Ooops --  I’m Sure You Didn’t Mean For This to Happen   But You May Have Done It   Your home is on the market for sale and you may have helped sell your neighbor’s home.   I’m sure you didn’t mean for this to happen.     When your home is on the market, the Realtors in your area will typically sh...
10/31/2011
San Marino CA - September 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update Since its founding, in 1913, San Marino has been home to some of the most beautiful estate properties in the state of California. It is home to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, the former estate of Henry Hunt...
10/30/2011
Pasadena CA September 2011 Sales Recap and Market Update - South Orange Grove Corridor (Condos & Townhomes) First, a definition of the area for this report is in order. In this report, I extend beyond what some may consider the "prime area" along South Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, CA and i...
10/29/2011
Are You Glad You Asked What My Buyers Thought? I knew the phone calls would come after one of my showings this weekend, I got a text message while my buyers were with me in the car leaving the property in need of a feedback request.   Hmm, can you let us catch our breath and discuss the house fir...
10/27/2011
  South Pasadena - September 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update (Single Family Homes) The city of South Pasadena, a separate city within the San Gabriel Valley, is sometimes known as "Tree City".   You will find tree-lined streets with character homes many dating back from the early days of the twe...
10/21/2011
  South Pasadena CA - September 2011 Sales Recap & Market Update(Condos, Townhomes & Lofts) Those of who live or visit South Pasadena will find unique shopping and dining plus the Mission Station of the Gold Line light rail system in addition to the highly acclaimed school district in a convenien...
10/19/2011
Does Dave Ramsey Hurt Real Estate Business? Dave Ramsey is an author and speaker who hosts a nationwide radio show largely based on achieving financial freedom.  He speaks of eliminating debt through living on a realistic budget without the use of credit cards or debt.   His show is one of the pr...
10/19/2011
September 2011 Sales Update and Market Report:  Surfwood Monterey Surfwood Monterey Background: Surfwood Monterey is a 92 unit condominium complex in the Highland Park/Hermon neighborhood within the city of Los Angeles.   Located at 6140 Monterey Road Surfwood Monterey was built in 1989(first mov...
10/18/2011
Monterey Hills CA - September 2011 Sales Recap & Market Report The Monterey Hills community is located within the city limits of Los Angeles and offers a variety of condominiums, townhomes and one single family development in a planned environment.  Most communities within Monterey Hills offer a ...
10/17/2011
It's Not A Curve Ball, It's Part of The Home Buying Learning Curve A reality check can be and is an important part of the home buying process.   Your home buying checklist can include many things -- the must haves, like to haves and wish to haves.   All must be based in reality.   As I tell my bu...
10/12/2011
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