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2013 

There’s Messy, There’s Dirty and Then There’s Disgusting   Last week, I made an appointment at a particularly difficult to see property.  Unfortunately, due to the highly restrictive showing requirements, I was unable to preview it.  Also, the photos in the multiple listing service(MLS) were limi...
04/30/2013
Pasadena CA - 227 South Madison The Madison Condos         Located on a popular tree-lined street, The Madison at 227 South Madison Avenue is a 17 unit condominium complex.   Built in 1982, the units are two bedrooms, some with a loft area which can be a third bedroom.   Interior amenities includ...
04/29/2013
Pasadena CA - Arroyo Creek Gated Condominium Complex         Situated behind its gated entry, the Arroyo Creek condominium complex is definitely nestled in nature.   Tall trees, mature and lush landscaping combine with multiple waterfalls throughout this unique 52 unit community which also featur...
04/29/2013
      Speechless Sunday - Chicken Boy of Highland Park (Los Angeles)        
04/28/2013
Do You Remember This Best Seller?       If you’ve been in real estate for a while -- the 1990s for me - you may remember this “best selling” book.   The delivery each Friday to our office was met with lots of anticipation.  The “book” was highly coveted.   I remember when it was announced there w...
04/27/2013
Want a Carefree Lifestyle - Is There A Pasadena CA Townhome in Your Future?       Pasadena homebuyers who want a carefree lifestyle are looking for townhomes to fill that need.  For purposes of this report,  townhomes are typically two or more levels(although there are some single floor townhomes...
04/26/2013
Pasadena CA Home Buyer Asks “Should I Buy On A Busy Street?”           Just asking the question “Should I Buy on a Busy Street?” tells me you have an answer in mind.   So tell me, do you have a concern?   There will be some people who will not consider a home on a busy street.   On the other hand...
04/26/2013
Pasadena CA - Villa Catalina Modern Style Condos         Villa Catalina is a modern style condominium complex built in 2007.   The fifteen unit gated complex is built around a central landscaped courtyard and barbecue area.  There are multiple different two level floor plans all with two bedrooms...
04/25/2013
Real Estate Reality - It’s All About Compromise       Thinking of a new home?      Let’s discuss your must-haves, your need-to-haves and your wishes   Let’s talk about the terms and of course,  the price range   Let’s plan...and strategize   and realize   regardless if your budget is $100,000 or ...
04/24/2013
Altadena CA - Four Unit Apartment Complex Sold       I recently represented the buyer in the purchase of this four unit apartment complex in Altadena.  Located just north of Pasadena, Altadena is an unincorporated area within Los Angeles County.   Comprised primarily of single family homes, apart...
04/24/2013
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