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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  On Adaptability    On Adaptability  I assume we can each appreciate the importance of adaptability in our lives.  A quick look at the Internet shows us this definition from Oxford Dictionaries that adaptability is the quality of being able to adjust to new conditions.  Easier defined perhaps th...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 Something Like Mondegreen    Something Like Mondegreen   I don't know how it happened.  I mean I can't point to the exact moment or the specifics of the most recent example.  Mondegreen is the word(as defined by Merriam-Webster online) used to describe the mishearing or misinterpreting of words....

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 31
Kickback Friday: we were visiting Vroman’s and look what we saw at the door…. Most of you who read my blog post know that Diane just got back from Boston, MA. We had some errands to take care of and after it we decided to go to Vroman’s  our favorite book store in Pasadena. At the same time, we t...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Click Here For The Answer    Click Here For The Answer   Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer.  Let us not to seek to fix blame for the past.  Let us accept the responsibility for the future.                                                        ...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
In April of 2019, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,803,807 in March of 2019 dropped 6.1% or from $1,920,908 in March of 2018; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,200,000 in March of 2019, down 0.4% from $1,250,000 March of 2018 in Pa...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 6
As I mentioned in my previous Post, this Investor client wanted to know what the demographics were in Pasadena before she was ready to buy some Investment Property. Now with that said, I did some research and at the same time felt this would be a great Blog Post to share for others as well.Lookin...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 8
I have been working with an out of area Investor and she was focused on Los Angeles, but then decided to investigate other pockets. Now with that said, she wanted to know the following question:  What are the community statistics near Pasadena City College? Needless to say I thought hard before I...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 And Then He Cried Out "I Lost On Jeopardy!"     And Then He Cried Out "I Lost On Jeopardy!"   It has all the elements of high drama some might say. Who would have thunk this would happen when Endre Barath, Jr. announced this ActiveRain Chalenge for March - Book Smart?   So many posts(many quite ...

By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
Comments 3
Pasadena Ca Real Estate, 44 homes were sold in February, this city market is thriving, the demand is very strong and home listing prices keep rising. One of the sales had notice of default.                   

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 0
In March of 2019, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,804,780 in February of 2019 declined 2.3% or from $1,847,276 in February of 2018; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,120,000 in February of 2019, lower 3.9% or from $1,165,000 Febru...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 Yes But Which Half?   Yes But Which Half?  Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half                                                                                                            John Wanamaker   You may know of John Wanamaker as the Phi...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 32
 On The Sunny Side Of The Street    On The Sunny Side Of The Street  Grab Your Coat, Get Your Hat  Leave Your Worries On The Doorstep  Life Can Be So Sweet On The Sunny Side Of The Street   Dating back to the 1930s, this song composed by Jimmy McHugh with lyrics by Dorothy Fields may not be famil...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Pondering The Best Is Yet To Come   Pondering The Best Is Yet To Come It's March 1, 2019. The first day of the third month of the year.  Two months are history now, ten months to go until we welcome a new year.  And just like that 2020 will arrive.   And although it's difficult for some to thin...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
In Febuary of 2019, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,800,283 in January of 2019 higher 3.3% or from $1,742,725 in January of 2018; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,100,000 in January of 2019, up 4.8% or from $1,050,000 January of ...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 The Difference A Single Person Can Make   The Difference A Single Person Can Make     It seems that the issue between big versus small exists throughout life.  And in many industries.  Not just real estate. Regardless of the size of the organization, we understand the importance a particular per...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Raindrops Keep Falling  On My Head   Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head    It's another rainy day. Or it is scheduled to be.  Perhaps that was  yesterday. Maybe tomorrow.   It's all kind of running together for many it seems.  It's not like this hasn't happened before.  I remember previous rainy...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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    That Memorable Moment  That Memorable Moment  I have been pondering.  Maybe more than usual.  And perhaps just as much as I typically ponder.   I don't keep track of such things.  No need for a "to do" list.   Things just happen as I ponder.  It's not like I relinquish taking charge of my tho...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Getting To The Finish Line      Getting To The Finish Line  That important moment.  But it's more than just a moment, isn't it?  The accumulation of many moments.  Leading to one magic moment.   Life Is A Journey. Not A Destination                                               Often attributed ...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  The Workaround    The Workaround.  We all know it. It's a common enough experience.  In Real Estate and in Real Life.   Even occasionally on this forum ActiveRain.  So many examples come to mind.  But there's a solution.  No need for cursing - though maybe that will help in some way. Take a ste...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 Searching For Snake Oil  At Whole Foods Market   Searching For Snake Oil at Whole Foods.  A recent post by Nina Hollander informed us of the impact of ground hogs and its apparent influence on real estate trends.  Even the casual observer likely knows  there is no relation between the two--but g...

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