Explore San Gabriel, CA

By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
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Cost of LivingFactors Affecting the Cost of Living1. Real EstateHomes in San Gabriel Valley are the primary factors that make the region a quite expensive city. The median home price in the city is $766,100. There has been an increase of 33.7% over this amount since the past 10 years with an aver...

By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
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Closing CostsClosing Costs in San Gabriel Valley, CAClosing costs are the many fees you have to pay when finalizing a real estate transaction. There are many things you have to pay when buying or selling a house, and they can vary depending on your state and city. The average closing cost is betw...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 Pondering Questioning     Pondering Questioning I pondered. Life is full of questions.   Unanswered.  Still to be answered.  Ahh, the leading question.  Open-ended ones.  Some are rhetorical. Others are repeated.  Multiple times.  And repeated again.  Just because.   Lots of questions.  Too many...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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An Interesting and Clever Closet in San Gabriel CA   I first visited the property I just listed at 9128 Southview Road in San Gabriel about three years ago to discuss recent sales in the neighborhood and the area real estate market.  My client wasn’t quite ready to sell at the time.  In the meant...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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San Gabriel CA Just SOLD 8862 Emperor Avenue Buyer Represented Sale The buyers knew this was the home from the moment they saw it. The buyers knew there would be multiple offers. A strong mortgage pre-approval letter along with thorough documentation and proof of funds along with a review of appr...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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San Gabriel CA Buyer-Represented Sale Pending    There were multiple offers submitted and my clients’ offer was chosen. Disclosures and reports have been reviewed and approved. Inspections have been completed. The appraisal came in at the agreed upon purchase price. The loan has been approved. Al...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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In August of 2014 Trulia.com reported median homes sales prices increased 7.4% in San Gabriel, California between June 2014 to September 2014 to $623,000, from the previous quarter, and jumped 16.7% from the same time in September of  2013.  An average home listing price on San Gabriel, Californi...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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San Gabriel CA - Young Dong Tofu House Restaurant     Are you looking for something just a bit different for lunch or dinner?   We have such an interesting mix of cuisines in the San Gabriel Valley -- especially when it comes to those from all over Asia - You may want to try Young Dong Tofu House...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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San Gabriel CA - La Laguna de San Gabriel at Vincent Lugo Park       A recent article in Westways, the magazine of the Automobile Club of Southern California(AAA) highlighted what they called whimsical parks in our area.   One of the featured parks was the La Laguna de San Gabriel in the city of ...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
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There isn't a week that goes by that we don't get a new contractor on an FHA 203k project crying the blues about getting money up front to get a project started. No matte rhow in depth we go before hand so they contractor understands that there is NO up front money on a Full 203k project Then you...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
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It depends on who you ask. There seems to be some variance in the answer to this question from various sources. Lets look at the guideline. The HUD guideline for the FHA 203k loan program doesn’t “require” a pest control report however it does “require” a pest control clearance at the end of the ...

By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
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Appraisal requiring repairs done in order to close a deal I have not heard of this requirement before but I have a situation on a shortsale where the appraiser required that in order for them to sign off on it, the 2 leaks in the bathroom must be done and that they will have to do an appraisal re...

By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
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WHEN AGENTS DON'T RESPOND  It can be excruciating frustrating when that happens. Recently, I have a buyer who wanted to purchase a property that they were interested in. I called the agent and left a voicemail to have her called back in order to set up an appointment time to show the property to ...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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Listed and Leased -- 8326 Bevan Street in San Gabriel Picture perfect curb appeal combines with a pleasant tree-lined street near the San Gabriel Country Club in this two bedroom, two bath home on Bevan Street.  The knotty pine den overlooks the rear garden area and could be bedroom three.   Pric...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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New Lease Listing in North San Gabriel - 8326 Bevan Street     8326 Bevan Street in San Gabriel Home for Lease Located on a nice tree-lined street in a desirable neighborhood adjacent to the San Gabriel Country Club, you will find this single level traditional home for lease.   Available for occu...

By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
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I SUCCESSFULLY negotiated a $5000 CREDIT but I did NOT even get it!! Negotiation is an art that when done right can put you on the pedestal. Recently, I was involved in a purchase transaction where I was assisting a first time homebuyer. We looked at many homes and after about 2 months of searchi...

By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
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Having a good wife is *key* to having a successful business With Labor Day fast approaching, we reflect on what we have done so far this year as the 3rd quarter comes to an end. I was having a conversation during lunch the other day with one of my colleagues Jeff. He mentioned that this year is g...

By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
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We staged this San Gabriel home and it sold in 1 day! This San Gabriel home had been on the market since December, and in June 2011, Moving Mountains Designwas hired to stage it. It had been on the market for 6 months and had not sold. The home was beautifully remodeled and updated, had a pool an...

By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
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MULTIPLE OFFERS AND PRICE REDUCTION .....BEWARE!!   I had a situation this past week where I had submitted an offer for my client on one of the Bank Owned REO listings. We had submitted an offer 2 weeks prior on this same listing but it went under contract as the bank selected another offer. So, ...

By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
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OUT OF ORDER: IS IT DECEIT OR TACTICAL MARKETING?  Do you utilitize tactical marketing to get business? One of the primary examples are teaser rates implemented by lenders to get customers in the door. Another example is car dealership advertising a bargain deal in the paper only to say that it ...

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