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It has been quite common in the past two years for cash buyers to not only out bid the competition, but actually offer a price that is not consistent with the market expectations.  Meaning, the price they are offering would not appraise with the current comps in the area.  This eliminates a very ...
When buying a home in a community like Pasadena, it is important to consider additional information that will be useful in making an informed decision.  Here are some commonly asked questions about our area-   ·         Does living in an older home require additional responsibilities? When buyin...
  Pasadena and the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles were thriving communities at the turn of the 20th century, long before Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles had been settled. As a result, Pasadena has one of the highest  percentages  of significant architect designed homes in Southern California...
Even though we are experiencing low inventory levels,  setting a precise list price is still critical for receiving a good response from the market in a timely manner.Sellers are reading about the abundance of multiple offers being received on listings in their neighborhood.  But what they don't ...
  Pasadena is a historic community, known for its many distinctive neighborhoods and architecturally significant homes. As a local agent specializing in Pasadena, I am able to guide a buyer in finding the type of environment they are seeking. I have lived in Pasadena for over 35 years and have ei...
The First and Second Quarters of 2013 were very active in our area, with prices increasing rapidly through June.  We are seeing the same trend begining so far this year.  Prices evened out last summer and then began to increase again in the fourth quarter of last year.  The potential list prices ...
We continue to have extremely low inventory levels in  our area with very little change so far in 2014.  In fact, we are running an average of less than 2 months of supply!  This started back in 2012 and has not improved. In reviewing the listings I have represented his past year, all have been c...

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