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2012 

Pasadena CA - The Groves of Pasadena Condominium Complex Located at 1310 East Orange Grove Boulevard, The Groves of Pasadena is a 58 unit condominium complex.  Built in 1982, the complex at the southwest corner of Orange Grove and Holliston consists of both one and two level residences with two b...
08/31/2012
The Condo 411 - A Condo is a Condominium and so is a Townhouse Yes, a condo is a condominium and so is a townhouse.   Say whaaaaat?   This is not some form of double-speak or a special way of communicating Realtor-ese.   You see in California, the word condominium is a legal term for the form of ...
08/31/2012
Pasadena CA Condo Buyers:  Ifs, Ands and Definitely No ButtsAre you considering purchasing a condominiuim  in the city of Pasadena?   Well, first I’m happy to hear that as I am a local Realtor - there are a variety of condo complexes throughout the city and I would be happy to assist you finding ...
08/30/2012
So Much Paperwork - Why Can’t We Just Go And See Homes? A real estate transaction involves lots of paperwork and when combined with the loan process the amount can seem overwhelming.  This can be especially true for a first-time homebuyer.  So much paperwork.    When I meet a prospective home buy...
08/29/2012
Pasadena CA/Ardmore House Along Millionaire’s Row Ardmore House 480 South Orange Grove Boulevard Pasadena The Ardmore House is a 22 unit luxury condominium complex along Pasadena’s “Millionaire’s Row” the name given to the area also known as the South Orange Grove corridor.   Located at 480 South...
08/28/2012
Pasadena CA - Discover Art in Some Unexpected Places Pasadena has access to some of the finest art in the country and the world but there is now an opportunity to discover art is some unexpected places.    The Rotating Art Public Art Exhibition Program is a chance to see art at nine spots through...
08/28/2012
Do You Ever Get Stuck in Grammar’s Attic?         Huh?   Do you mix a metaphor?  Fall into a spelling swamp?   Mis-use a word or phrase?   I don’t know about you but I always have lots of questions about the subject of grammar and the English language. Whether(not weather which is always a blog-w...
08/27/2012
Monterey Hills CA/How Much Should I Pay For This Condo? If you are in the market to purchase a Monterey Hills condo, you may be asking how much should I pay for this condo?  First, our inventory of properties available for sale in the area(and throughout many communities in Los Angeles County) is...
08/26/2012
But I Don’t Want To Get Into A Bidding War     It’s hot in Pasadena and the West San Gabriel Valley -- not the weather which has cooled off a bit over the last couple of days but the real estate market -- it remains hot - as in sizzling and getting hotter - you can feel it - as in multiple offers...
08/25/2012
When It’s Too Good To Be True   Ever have insomnia?   Tossin’ and turnin’ the night away.  Counting sheep doesn’t work nor does picking up that book on your nightstand.   So you turn on the television --- 500 stations and nothing to watch...except those darn infomercials --- dicing and slicing an...
08/25/2012
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