condos: South Pasadena CA - Lofts Condos Townhomes for Sale and Market Update - 10/04/13 07:11 AM
South Pasadena CA - Lofts Condos Townhomes for Sale and Market Update
 
This is a recap of South Pasadena lofts, condos and townhomes for sale as October 3, 2013 as well as a recap of September and year-to-date 2013 sales performance with a comparison to the same period in 2012.   All information is from our local multiple listing service(MLS).
 
South Pasadena is best known for its character single family homes on tree-lined streets which is reminiscent of a small town which the city often has portrayed in movies, television and other media.   You’ll find unique shops, interesting dining spots … (12 comments)

condos: Los Angeles CA - Monterey Hills Real Estate Update - 03/02/13 06:31 AM
Los Angeles CA - Monterey Hills Real Estate Update




This is a real estate update for the Monterey Hills planned community as of February 28, 2013.   Located within the city of Los Angeles, Monterey Hills is comprised of condominium and townhome complexes as well as one single family home development.   Offering a desirable hillside location which is highly convenient yet relatively unknown, terrific views, mature landscaping, resort-like settings and relatively affordable - Monterey Hills offers much to it residents.  The first residences in the area were built in 1979 with the latest, Bradley Court in 2000.   
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condos: Attention Homeowner Associations -- Do Not Allow This To Happen - 01/13/13 02:58 PM
Attention Homeowner Associations -- Do Not Allow This To Happen



I’ve written about this many times

Dear Homeowner Associations
Do Not Allow This To Happen
Please

If you are a management company contracted by a condominium complex with multiple condos to manage the property or if the complex is self-managed, let me tell you about my experience over many years in the real estate business.   
I preview properties, whenever possible, before showing them to my clients.   This is especially important when it comes to condos in complexes -- large or small -- it really doesn’t matter.  I like to make sure … (18 comments)

condos: South Pasadena CA - Mission Meridian Village - 01/06/13 09:02 AM
South Pasadena CA - Mission Meridian Village




 
Mission Meridian Village is a 67 home community consisting of lofts, condos, townhome style condos and three patio homes built in 2005 in the city of South Pasadena, California.   A project of this scale is unusual in a city as mature and built-out as South Pasadena.  





  



For background information on Mission Meridian Village check Mission Meridian Village in South Pasadena CA
In 2012, there were twelve properties sold in the development ranging in price from $412,500 to $965,000 … (11 comments)

condos: Los Angeles CA Surfwood Monterey Condos - 01/02/13 05:58 AM
Los Angeles CA - Surfwood Monterey Condos




Located at 6140 Monterey Road in the Hermon area within the city of Los Angeles is the Surfwood Monterey condominium complex.  Built in 1989, the 92 unit Surfwood Monterey complex features single level two bedroom and two bath homes in a variety of floor plans.
Floor plan features include fireplaces(some plans feature two), in-unit laundry connections, high ceilings(higher in some plans with clerestory windows) and either a private balcony or patio.   The complex is comprised of three inner courtyards and a lobby entrance.   There are two elevators serving all floors … (6 comments)

condos: Pasadena CA - Not Ready to Buy? Looking to Lease? - 12/09/12 03:29 PM
Pasadena CA - Not Ready to Buy?  Looking To Lease?




If you are not yet ready to buy and looking to lease a property in Pasadena CA, I can be of assistance to you.    Are you new to the area?   Are you looking to downsize and wonder if a condo or townhouse will be the right next move?   Want to be closer to work? Or School?   Whatever the reason, contact me and let me of assistance to you whether you are a thinking of leasing in the Pasadena area area or the West San Gabriel Valley.   Are … (15 comments)

condos: South Pasadena CA Real Estate - Confused? Ask Me for Some Direction - 09/30/12 04:50 PM
South Pasadena, CA -- It’s Confusing In Real Estate -- Contact Me For Some Direction






You’ve heard it all --  South Pasadena CA real estate can be confusing -- low inventory of homes available yet some homes stay on the market for what seems to be excessively long.   Homes selling for over asking price versus homes that seem to be priced too low.   It’s enough to make you ask -- what’s up with that?     Yes while these times may seem a bit chaotic -- there is hope and help available to you.   Let me assist … (4 comments)

condos: Welcome to Temple Terrace in Monterey Hills - 07/21/12 04:07 PM
Welcome to Temple Terrace in Monterey Hills



Temple Terrace in Monterey Hills is a unique community.  It is the only complex on “The Hill” that consists of both single level condominiums as well as multi-level townhomes.  Temple Terrace was built in 1980.   They are a part of the Monterey Hills planned community within the city of Los Angeles.  This ideal location is convenient to Downtown Los Angeles, both the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys as well LA’s Westside with easy access to multiple freeways and Gold Line light rail stations in Highland Park and South Pasadena.   The … (8 comments)

condos: It's Pool Time in Monterey Hills - 06/13/12 10:10 AM
It's Pool Time in Monterey Hills

Huntington Terrace Pool Area

Even though the calendar says Summer does not arrive until June 20 -- the pools are available for sun and fun now.   Every condominium or townhome complex(with the exception of the Bradley Court 16 single family home development or the Harte Terrace condo complex where there is a spa and lounge area) has a pool and spa for residents to enjoy.     Many of the complexes also feature a recreation/meeting/party room, gym/exercise room and a few offer saunas and sport courts.


Drake Terrace --- don't you love … (10 comments)

condos: 80 North Raymond Condos in Old Pasadena - 06/12/12 12:39 PM
80 North Raymond Condos in Old Pasadena
 

 
Built in 1996, 80 North Raymond is a 24 unit complex in a convenient Old Pasadena location.   The complex features multiple floor plans in single to multi level designs from studios to residences with two bedrooms and a den.   80 North Raymond features a distinctive entry gate an open courtyard pathway that leads to the individual condos.  Parking is in the secured garage area and the units feature laundry connections -- dramatic interiors with soarng ceilings, abundant windows and quality finishes.
 

 
The location is highly desirable -- some units … (9 comments)

condos: Is There An Old Pasadena Loft or Condo in Your Future? - 06/11/12 04:36 PM
Is There An Old Pasadena Loft or Condo in Your Future?


Delacey at Green

The New Urbanism movement of living right in the center of restaurants, shopping and entertainment centers has received lots of attention in the media...but is it a lifestyle you are considering?    If so, you may want to check out the lofts and condos in the Old Pasadena area.
For this report, I am identifying the Old Pasadena area in Pasadena CA as north of Del Mar, east of Pasadena Avenue, south of Walnut and West of Arroyo Parkway.   Included in this area are eight … (12 comments)

condos: Along "Millionaire's Row" in Pasadena - 06/10/12 05:38 AM
Along “Millionaire’s Row” in Pasadena


300 South Orange Grove Boulevard
This is a market update for the South Orange Grove corridor in Pasadena for condominiums and townhomes as of June 10, 2012.   First, an explanation of the boundaries used for this report -- in addition to the properties along South Orange Grove, this report includes the streets that run parallel to California from Green Street south but do not include the condos located on California.  It also includes condos on South Grand and the Moule and Polyzoides complexes along South Arroyo Drive.   The name “Millionaire’s Row” dates back to … (5 comments)

condos: South Pasadena Market Report - Condos/Townhomes/Lofts - 06/08/12 04:29 PM
South Pasadena CA Market Report - Condos/Townhomes/Lofts


Garfield Park in South Pasadena
This is a real estate market recap for condominiums, townhomes and lofts in the city of South Pasadena, CA for the month of May 2012 and the period of January through May 2012 with a comparison for the same monthly and year-to-date to 2011.   Information is as of June 8, 2012 and is from our local multiple listing service and is deemed to be reliable but is not guaranteed.


Buster's on Mission Street in South Pasadena
There are currently seven properties in the category currently … (2 comments)

condos: Surfwood Monterey Condo Market Recap - 06/04/12 10:05 AM
Surfwood Monterey Condo Market Recap


Surfwood Monterey is a 92 unit condominium complex in the Hermon area of Los Angeles.  Hermon is a relatively unknown area in the northeast foothills adjacent to the Arroyo Seco within the city of Los Angeles and is adjacent to the city of South Pasadena.   It shares zip code 90042 with the communities of Highland Park, Monterey Hills and Garvanza.   The Surfwood Monterey complex was built in 1989 with the first residents arriving in 1990.  All of the condominiums are single level with two bedrooms and two baths and range in size from approximately … (9 comments)

condos: 314 Monterey Road in South Pasadena - 05/27/12 11:05 AM
314 Monterey Road in South Pasadena


When convenience matters, 314 Monterey Road in South Pasadena offers an ideal setting close to freeways, the gold line light rail station and some known and not-so-known short cuts to Downtown Los Angeles.    Of course, you are close to all things South Pasadena including excellent schools, fine parks and recreation, So Pas Library plus unique shops and dining choices. This 24 unit condominium complex was built in 1982 with homes ranging in size from one to two bedrooms in single and two level floor plans.   Common areas include a pool, spa and laundry … (8 comments)

condos: Rose Court - Such A Convenient Pasadena Location - 05/26/12 04:36 PM
Rose Court -- Such A Convenient Pasadena Location



Originally built in 1972 and converted to condominiums in 1994, Rose Court is a 74 unit complex and just a short stroll to nearly all things Pasadena.   Go east from Rose Court and find shops, dining and maybe even your office on South Lake Avenue -- and a few more blocks the California Institute of Technology(Caltech).   Head north on Madison Avenue and turn right on Green Street and you will pass Jacob Maarse’s iconic Pasadena flower shop which is just around the corner from the Pasadena Playhouse.   Pasadena’s famous Colorado Boulevard … (3 comments)

condos: Park California in Pasadena - 05/21/12 03:12 AM
Park California in Pasadena


Park California is a 74 unit condominium complex in the Madison Heights neighborhood of Pasadena.   Built in 1980, Park California is located at 497 East California Boulevard(northwest corner of Oakland) with easy access to the many shopping, dining and entertainment options on South Lake Avenue and Paseo Colorado.   
The single level condos range in size from approximately 1000 to nearly 1400 square feet.  Each home has two bedrooms, two or two-and-half baths, fireplace, laundry connections and high ceilings(vaulted on the third floor). The largest units have a den that could be a third bedroom.Park … (12 comments)

condos: South Pasadena CA Market Update - 05/11/12 03:45 PM
South Pasadena CA Market Update


South Pasadena Farmers Market
it's the place to be Thursdays late afternoon to early evening

Perhaps you have seen South Pasadena on a television series, maybe in one of your favorite movies or that commercial last night -- as this small city oftens fills in as Anywhere USA.  Character homes line its many tree-lined streets where unique shops and cafes are dotted near the highly acclaimed South Pasadena schools, parks and public library.   Add to this ambience and you may never realize you are in a location so convenient to Downtown Los Angeles … (7 comments)

condos: Pasadena "Millionaire's Row" Update - 05/10/12 12:37 PM
Pasadena “Millionaire’s Row” Update


Pasadena Tournament of Roses "Wrigley Mansion"

If you have been a regular follower of my market reports, I first want to thank you and to let you know I am refining the parameters I use when describing Pasadena’s “Millionaire’s Row” or the “South Orange Grove Corridor”.   In the past I extended a bit beyond the Boulevard to include the condos along West California -- this report will not include those properties and will include only condominiums and townhomes along South Orange Grove Boulevard and the adjacent streets:  South Grand, South Arroyo Drive, Palmetto, … (11 comments)

condos: I Will Work To Sell Your Monterey Hills Condo or Townhome - 05/04/12 01:30 PM
I Will Work To Sell Your Monterey Hills Condo or Townhome



Monterey Hills

A Hidden Treasure within the city limits of Los Angeles
convenient to Pasadena,
San Gabriel & San Fernando Valleys
Downtown Los Angeles & USC Health Science Campus
Monterey Hills buyers want your home!  And your neighbors!   Inventory levels of available properties in Monterey Hills is low....very low.   As of 8PM, May 4, 2012 there are only ten properties for sale in Monterey Hills out of approximately 1800 condos and townhomes in the community!
What’s Currently Available in Monterey Hills:
Chadwick Terrace one … (7 comments)

 
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