Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Discovering Smart in Pasadena This weekend, I stopped by ArtCenter College of Design and happened to see this van.  And while I have seen more than a few Smart cars on the streets of Pasadena, it was the first time(to my recollection) that I have seen this particular van.  And here is why I’m calling it yet another smart discovery in Pasadena.   The vehicle, a 1974 Dodge Tradesman Van, was bought new by Theoretical Physicist Richard P. Feynman reportedly using proceeds from his Nobel Prize in Physics.   It is part of the UNCERTAINTY exhibit on the hillside campus(1700 Lida Street) which features 16 artists who focus on the frontiers of knowledge and interpreting the unknown.  The exhibit continues through January 22, 2017 at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery. The van’s pinstriped d...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
The ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest “Kodak Moments" Are Plentiful in Pasadena Even though the term is most often associated with a company, you have likely heard “Kodak Moments” to signify something rather special.  And memorable.  In life as well as in photography.    Pasadena, California has many qualifying “Kodak Moments” as far as I am concerned.  This very photogenic city has so much to offer but perhaps no such single event is as special as the annual Tournament of Roses Parade held each January.   This attention getting spectacle attracts hundreds of thousands of people along its five-and-one-half mile route which greets each new year with pageantry and panache.  Whether you view it in person or join millions of others watching in the glow of your television this event is a p...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Kensington Court Townhomes in Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for the Kensington Court townhome complex in Pasadena.  In this report I will share 2016 year-to-date information regarding activity as well as a recap of closed sales for the previous four years.  All statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the eight unit complex which was built in 1983. Kensington Court is located at 427 South El Molino between Del Mar and California boulevards just east of South Lake Avenue in Pasadena 91101.  This popular location is convenient to abundant shopping, dining, culture and entertainment venues.   The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena City College(PCC...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Pasadena Quattro Blú Condos   This is a real estate market activity report for the Quattro Blú condominium complex located in Pasadena 91101. In this report I will share information for sales so far in 2016 with a recap of the previous four full years.  Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.  Located at 128 North Oak Knoll at the northeast corner of Union Street in the Pasadena Playhouse District, the complex is just north of Colorado Boulevard and the Tournament of Roses Parade route each January.   The multi-story building was constructed in 2004 by Pacer Communities. There are 53 units consisting of both one and two level floor plans ranging in size from two bedrooms/tw...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Knowleton Court Townhomes in Pasadena  This is a real estate market activity report for the Knowleton Court townhome complex in Pasadena 91106.  In this report I will share information regarding activity so far in 2016 as well as a recap of full year sales dating back to 2013. Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not reflect all transactions in the complex.    Knowleton Court consists of 32 two level townhomes with two bedrooms and one-and-one-half baths built in 1980. The gated complex has a definite Cape Cod architectural influence.   Each unit has a private two car attached garage but it should be noted they do not have direct access into the home.   Features of the units include:  fireplaces, skylights, washer-...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
  This is a market activity report for Michillinda Terrace in Pasadena.  This intimate group of just twelve townhouse-style condos was built in 2007 by Toledo Homes. In this report I will share information regarding units for sale and sold so far in 2016 along with a recap of sales for the previous three years.   Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.   The floor plans at Michillinda Terrace feature two or three bedrooms with up to four baths. Approximate square footages range from just under 1400 to nearly 2000.   Designed with the signature Mediterranean architectural influence that can be found in many other Toledo Homes built communities, the open courtyard of the comp...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Casa Pasadena Condos at 1127 East Del Mar Boulevard This is a real estate market activity report for the Casa Pasadena condominium complex located at 1127 East Del Mar Boulevard.   In this report, I will share information regarding sales so far in 2016 with a comparison to closed transactions for the previous three years.  Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all sales in the complex Casa Pasadena was built in 1967 as apartments and later converted to condominiums.  Its convenient location at the northeast corner of Wilson Avenue and Del Mar Boulevard is just north of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) campus.  In addition to Caltech, Casa Pasadena is close to numerous shopping and dining destinations pl...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Cordova East Condos at 1115 East Cordova Street in Pasadena   This is a real estate market activity report for the Cordova East condominium complex in Pasadena.   Located at 1115 East Cordova Street, Cordova East was built in 1963 as apartments, it was later converted to condominiums.  The 69 single level units range in size from studios to two bedrooms/two baths and square footages from under 500 to over 1700.   In this report I will share information regarding units for sale as well as closed transactions so far in 2016.  In addition I am including sales for the previous four years.   Statistical data for this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.   Cordova East features a central courtyard with matur...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Dove Creek Townhome Community in Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for the Dove Creek townhome community in the city of Pasadena 91107.  In this report I will share information about the community so far in 2016 plus a recap of sales for the previous two years.  All statistical data has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.  Built in 1988, Dove Creek consists of 48 paired townhomes with multi-level floor plans featuring three or four bedrooms.  Each townhome has an attached garage.  Some of the units have small backyard areas while others have terraces.  There is more of a single family home feel than what you might find in many other Pasadena townhome complexes with streets that wind through t...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Bellagio Village Townhomes in Pasadena  This is a real estate market activity report for the Bellagio Village townhome complex in Pasadena 91101.  In this report I will share transactions so far in 2016 along with a recap of closed sales for the previous four years.   Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.   Bellagio Village consists of 22 townhomes with attached garages. They were built by Toledo Homes in 2000 and 2001 with a distinctive European-inspired architectural influence. The gated grounds feature a courtyard with mature landscaping, walkways with waterscape features and an impressive clock tower.   The multi-level units feature up to three bedrooms, luxuriously a...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Tierra Verde Townhomes in Pasadena at 2450 East Del Mar Boulevard This is a real estate market activity report for the Tierra Verde townhome complex in Pasadena 91107.  The 36 unit complex is located at 2450 East Del Mar Boulevard at the southeast corner of Altadena Drive in southeast Pasadena adjacent to the city of San Marino.  I will provide a recap of information for activity so far in 2016 along with statistics for the previous four years.  Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.  Built in 1978, the multi-level townhomes have either two or three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths.  The two car attached garages with direct access into the home is a particularly desirable ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Del Mar Townhomes in Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for the Del Mar Townhomes in Pasadena 91101. In this report I will share information regarding properties for sale as well as closed transactions so far in 2016 as well as full year results for the previous two years.   Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.   Historically these popular Pasadena townhomes with garages rarely become available for sale.     Located near Old Pasadena, Paseo Colorado, the Civic Center, Pasadena Playhouse District and South Lake Avenue a multitude of shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural venues are just steps away from your home.  The Del Mar station of the Gold Line light rail ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Royal Gardens Pasadena Condos at 150 South Michigan Avenue This is a real estate market activity report for the Royal Gardens condominiums at 150 South Michigan Avenue.   I chose this particular building as an example that underscores the low turnover in many Pasadena condominium complexes.    This small 12 unit complex was built in 1983.  The complex is gated with a small lobby area and elevator access to all floors. There is a subterranean parking garage. There is no pool, spa or other common area amenities at Royal Gardens.  The location is highly convenient.  Neighbors include California Institute of Technology(Caltech) just to the south and Pasadena City College(PCC) just to the east.   Numerous shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural venues  not far away on South Lake Avenue ...
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On November 4, 2016, Trulia.com reported median homes sales declined 3.0% to $704,500 between August 3, 2016 to November 2, 2016 from the previous quarter of $730,000, but rose 3.7% from the price of $679,250 same time a year ago in 2015, in Pasadena, California.An average square foot for homes was higher 7.0% to $525 through November 2, 2016 from $484 same time a year ago in 2015 in Pasadena, California.For more complete detailed information about latest market trends in Pasadena, California, please CLICK HERE
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
The Groves of Pasadena Condo Complex This is a real estate market activity report for The Groves of Pasadena condo complex located at 1310 East Orange Grove Boulevard.  In this report I will share information regarding units for sale and sold so far in 2016 with a comparison to closed transactions for the previous four years.   All statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not reflect all transactions.   The 58 unit The Groves of Pasadena complex was built in 1982 and is located at the southwest corner of East Orange Grove Boulevard and Holliston Avenue.   It is convenient to the Foothill(210)Freeway and close to both the Allen as well as Lake Avenue Gold Line light rail stations.   The abundant shopping, dining, entert...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Condos at 700 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena  A Market Activity Report This is a real estate market activity report for the condos at 700 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena(zip code 91106).   I will share information regarding units for sale, in escrow and closed escrow so far in 2016 with a comparison to sales for the previous four years.  All statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex. The aptly named 700 South Lake complex is located just north of the luxurious Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa adjacent to the Oak Knoll and Madison Heights residential districts.   Built in 1974, there are 80 units in multiple buildings with single level flat or two level townhouse-style floor plans.  The spacious...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Pasadena Condos and Townhomes Along The  South Orange Grove Boulevard Corridor  A Look At This Very Special Market This is a real estate market activity report for the condos and townhomes along the South Orange Grove Boulevard corridor.   Often called Millionaire’s Row for the grand mansions and estates which lined this wide palm-lined street, South Orange Grove consists of many different condominium and townhome complexes many with expansive and beautifully landscaped garden and lawn areas which are unique to the area.    Tournament House or the Wrigley Mansion is a hub of activity this time of year in anticipation of The Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game on Monday, January 2, 2017.   The theme for the parade has been chosen. The Grand Marshalls have been named and the Roy...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Pasadena CA Orange Grove Village Townhomes with Garages This is a real estate market activity report for the Orange Grove Village townhome complex in Pasadena.  In this report I will share information regarding units currently available for sale as well as a recap of closed sales so far in 2016 with a comparison to transactions for the previous four years.   All statistical information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not reflect all transactions in the complex.     While the appearance of Orange Grove Village may be similar to many townhome communities across Los Angeles County and throughout the country, it is a bit unusual for Pasadena. By the way although the appearance is similar to the Orange Grove Village II townhomes they are separate complexes.  The vast ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Orange Grove Village II Townhomes with Garages in Pasadena This is a real estate market activity report for the Orange Grove Village II townhome complex in Pasadena.  I will share information regarding townhomes for sale along with year-to-date sales along with a recap of closed transactions for the previous three years.   Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.   Built in 1977, the gated complex consists of 53 townhomes with private two car garages. There are two or three bedroom floor plans and up to two-and-one-half baths.   The professionally managed association  is arranged around several clusters of residences.  There are beautifully landscaped grounds with a pool, spa, loung...
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By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393
Casa Serena Condos in Pasadena at 420 South Madison Avenue Units For Sale and Market Update This is a at real estate market activity report for the Casa Serena condominium complex in Pasadena.  Located at 420 South Madison Avenue between Del Mar and California boulevards, the complex was built in 1970 as apartments and later converted to condos.   With 48 single level units, the floor plans offer one or two bedrooms and two baths. They are quite spacious too with just under 1000 to over 1300 approximate square feet of living. Each has a private balcony or patio area.   Professionally managed, Casa Serena offers well-maintained common areas and grounds which includes a pretty pool area in a central landscaped courtyard  There is a lobby entrance and two elevators.   The hallways are extr...
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