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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)
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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...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  The Theory of Relativity  The Theory of Relativity.  I won't attempt to explain any of Albert Einstein's scientific theories.  Let others do that.  And likely more intelligently and perhaps more understandably too. But this Albert Einstein quote sums up things quite succinctly: Two things are i...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  On The First  On The First.   So, it's February 1, 2019.  Surprised?  Just another day in paradise?  The first day of the second month of the year - so many places to be and so many goals still to achieve.   And don't even mention those resolutions from a month ago.  You know the first day of t...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Channeling Rosemary Woods     Ahh, yes Rosemary Woods.  Many likely have no idea of the name Rosemary Woods.   It has been a long time since her name was a part of the daily news cycle.  Can you even imagine if the news surrounding Ms Woods were  occurring today?  Yikes!  Ms.Woods was the secre...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 The Importance Of  A Pat On The Back   The importance Of A Pat On The Back   I'd say that the act is pretty important all things considered.   Maybe not the most important.  But certainly deserving of a consideration for a job well-done or even well--a job done--just because.   Jan Green wrote a...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 Far From Tidy  Far From Tidy. Littering is not a good sign in my opinion.  Definitely not a good sign.  Recently I came across an advertisement from a home cleaning service.  Not the right message.    Recently, the single post card-sized "help available" ad was tossed on some lawns. Others were ...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 It Is Okay To Quit     It is okay to quit.  What? Never quit. We have heard it often.  But is it correct?  Whether it's a job.  A class.  A relationship.  A bad habit.   Is it ever a good idea or a good plan to quit? How about those yearly resolutions that we often see--do we quit resolving to g...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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Capernaum A Movie  Review        Capernaum and Weltanschuung Capernaum And Weltanschuung may confuse some who see these two words together.  Quite different indeed.   Two words equally difficult to pronounce by some but any other similarities between the two end there.  Weltanschuung is fairly we...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 Whether Conditions...        Whether Conditions. No, NOT weather conditions but what impacts your market, your livelihood and YOU.  Whether it be snow, hurricane or some other natural or not-so-natural occurrence things happen.   Whether it be weather or something else.  We know it. We experienc...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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Your Goals. Your Priorities. My Role.   So it's January.  A new year.  And the first month, almost half over.  Goals. Priorities.  Maybe some resolutions too.  My role?  Where do I fit in? If at all.    First, I don't break resolutions these days.  I don't make them so setting up myself for failu...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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      History Repeats Itself So history repeats itself.  We accept it as so at certain times.  On certain occassions.  And for many different reasons.  We can probably cite an example or two as well.  Even forgetfulness can be a part of this equation.  Other factors too.  It's definitely true in ...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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In December of 2018, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,878,999 in December of 2018 jumped 47.7% or from $1,710,297 in December of 2017; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,100,000 in December of 2018, gained 10.6% or from $995,000 Dec...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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Staying Aware  Staying Aware No, not "Staying Alive" and memories of the  Bee Gees, disco music and hair beyond belief plus more.  Not that.  But Staying Aware.  Driving your car for example.  Look beyond.  Look to the left.  And the right. Over there too.  Expect the unexpected.  Another car.  T...

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