South Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Lee Bothast, CRS, 2nd Generation Pasadena Area Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Here’s the market update for South Pasadena Homes for Sale for the week ending 9/21/14: It's a Seller’s Market, Here's why: 2.8 months supply of homes trending 39 Homes available total # Condos Available: 11 (0 new this week) # Single Family Homes Available: 28 (3 new this week) The 6 month numbers are as follows: Average Sale Price: $1,043,071 Median Sale Price: $983,000 Average Days on Market: 40 Average Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 104.42 Of Special Note this week: Despite a general Pasadena area appearance that the market has slowed in it’s pace of increase, South Pasadena has remained stable, back to at least July! No change in inventory; a slight increase in supply; no real change in price, either median or average; and the pace and sale price ratio has not changed much at all....
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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In August of 2014, Trulia.com reported median homes sales price was higher 15.7% to $997,500 in South Pasadena, California between May 2014 to August 2014  from the previous quarter, and jumped of 26.7% from the same time in August of 2013.  An average home listing price on Trulia dropped 15.1% to $1,013,561 on August 20, 2014 from previous week, and an average square foot for homes in Pasadena, California was $615 on August 20, 2014. For more complete detailed information about market trends at Pasadena, California in August 20, 2014, please CLICK HERE
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA|Single Family Homes For Sale and Market Update   This is a recap of South Pasadena single family homes for sale along with market activity for the first eight months of 2014.  All statistical information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as of September 5, 2014.     South Pasadena is a separate city in the San Gabriel Valley within Los Angeles County and celebrated its 125th anniversary as a city in 2013. With its many tree-lined streets and character homes, it has been called Anywhere USA.  That nickname is certainly in evidence as film trucks can be seen nearly every week as South Pasadena fills in for cities in movies, television and commercials.   The small town atmosphere of South Pasadena(also known as South Pas) is shown through its civic pride wit...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Condos|Townhomes|Lofts For Sale & Market Update     This is a recap of South Pasadena condos, townhomes and lofts for sale along with a market update for real estate activity so far in 2014.     All statistical information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as of September 4, 2014.       South Pasadena is a separate city in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County. With a population of just under 26,000, the city has a reputation for highly acclaimed public schools(currently ranked in the top ten districts for the entire state), a well-regarded public library, excellent parks and recreation programs for residents of all ages, unique shops and dining and many community events including the popular weekly Farmers Market every Thursday afternoon near the ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Arroyo Oaks Condos For Sale Market Update Aug 2014   This is a recap of Arroyo Oaks condos for sale along with a recent market activity update year-to-date 2014.  All statistical information is from our local multiple listing(mls) effective August 29, 2014.   Arroyo Oaks is a 62 unit condominium complex in South Pasadena built in 1981.  It consists of 60 single level and two townhouse-style two level units in a variety of floor plans ranging from one bedroom/one den to two bedrooms and two-and-one-half baths.  Approximate square footages are from a little more than 1000 to more than 1500.        The style of Arroyo Oaks is influenced by Mediterranean architecture with arched windows and tile roofs. There are two buildings (124 Monterey Road and 130 Monterey Road) conne...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena Altos de Monterey Homes for Sale and Market Update   This is a recap of the South Pasadena neighborhood Altos de Monterey homes for sale as well as a year-to-date recap of market activity.  All information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as of August 26, 2014.   Also known as The Altos, the neighborhood of single family homes was built beginning in the early-to-mid 1960s to the early 1980s.  It is much different than what is thought of as the typical South Pasadena neighborhood where you will find character homes on flat tree-lined streets built in the early part of the twentieth century.       Homes in this neighborhood cover a variety of architectural styles but are predominately more modern. Inside you will often find expansive floor plans. Many of the ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Hazardous Waste Round-Up, Sat Aug 30 at SPUSD Office     On Saturday, August 30 from 9AM until 2PM, Los Angeles County will once again be hosting the FREE and very popular Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event at South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) in the parking lot behind the district offices at 1020 El Centro Street.   This is a great way to safely discard items that should not go in the weekly trash.   Items eligible for drop-off event include:     Household hazardous waste including paint, solvents, pool and garden chemicals and medicine.   Electronic waste including computers, televisions, stereos and phones.   Universal waste including batteries, light bulbs and items containing mercury.   See more detailed information regarding the Saturday, Augus...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Homes for Sale and Real Estate Market Update   This is a recap of South Pasadena homes for sale as well as a recap of sales for July and for the first seven months of 2014 with a comparison to the same time periods in 2013. All statistical information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as of August 7, 2014.      South Pasadena is a separate city in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County.  It is known for its highly regarded public schools which currently rank in the top ten districts in the state.  The small town atmosphere which can be felt in its Mission Street shops, galleries and restaurants, the weekly Farmers Market and the many parades, concerts and celebrations enhance the city. The highly convenient location is another draw for the city whic...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In August of 2014 Trulia.com reported median homes sales prices were higher 9.6% in , California between April 2014 to July 2014 to $997,500, from the previous quarter, and jumped 16.0% from the same time in July of  2013. An average home listing price on South Pasadena, California on Trulia was $1,222,595 higher 3.6% on July 23, 2014, from previous week, and an average square foot for homes was 20.2% higher to $607 in July of 2014 from July of 2013. For more complete detailed information about market trends at South Pasadena, California in July of 2014, please CLICK HERE
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Condos Lofts Townhomes Real Estate Market Update   This is a real estate market update for South Pasadena condos, lofts and townhomes as of August 7, 2014.   It covers those currently for sale, in escrow and July 2014 sales as well as a recap of transactions for the first seven months of the year with a comparison to the same time period in 2013.   All information is from our local multiple listing service(mls).   The small town atmosphere of South Pasadena has a unique appeal as evidenced by its appearance in films, television shows and commercials where it can be seen as Anywhere USA.   Known to residents as South Pas, you will find exceptional public schools(currently ranked within the top ten in the state) along with excellent parks and recreation programs, a popul...
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By Lee Bothast, CRS, 2nd Generation Pasadena Area Realtor
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  Here’s the market update for South Pasadena Homes for Sale for the week ending 7/27/14:   It's a Seller’s Market, Here's why:   2.3 months supply of homes trending 34 Homes available total   # Condos Available: 8 (2 new this week)   # Single Family Homes Available: 26 (3 new this week)   The 6 month numbers are as follows:   Average Sale Price: $1,014,130   Median Sale Price: $950,000   Average Days on Market: 42   Average Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 104.15   Of Special Note this week: The bigger picture for South Pasadena homes for sale since late March shows an increase in inventory, which is typical for a winter into summer comparison, however, demand continues to outstrip supply. This is shown in the average days on market (down by 10 days), the sale price to list price ratio ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena Mission Meridian Village   This is a recap of real estate market activity for Mission Meridian VIllage complex which consists of lofts, condos, townhomes and patio homes. Statistical information is from our local multiple listing service (mls) as of July 10, 2014.   Mission Meridian Village is a unique collection of various housing types designed by architects Moule & Polyzoides.     The urban village created is definitely a part of the New Urbanism movement the firm coined.  Reflecting early California architecture, you will find hints of Craftsman and Spanish Mission influences along with 20th century brick clad buildings.   Intimate landscaped courtyards and street level business further enhance the lifestyle.         Located just north of the South Pasadena Gold Line ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Condos Lofts Townhomes For Sale and Update   This is a summary of South Pasadena condos, lofts and townhomes for sale and an update of real estate activity for the first six months of 2014. Statistical information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as of July 8, 2014.      While South Pasadena is primarily known for its single family homes, there are a limited number of condos, lofts and townhomes in this small city.  For information regarding the city and a recap of the South Pasadena single family home market check South Pasadena, CA Homes for Sale and Mid-Year 2014 Market Update.   There are currently just ten properties in the condominium, loft and townhome segment of the South Pasadena real estate market.  They range in list price from $420,000(a two ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena,  CA Homes for Sale and Mid-Year 2014 Market Update     This is a summary of South Pasadena homes for sale along with a recap of homes in escrow and sales in the first six months of 2014.  All statistical information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) from July 7, 2014.      South Pasadena is a separate city within the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County.   Known as South Pas by locals and visitors alike, it is a city of about 25,000 residents who are attracted to its small town atmosphere yet close in enough to the “big city”.   Here you will find interesting stores and restaurants, art galleries, a weekly farmers market and parades.  Tree-lined streets with character homes are often used in advertising, television series and movies because they look so...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Historical Ostrich Farm Lofts For Sale June 20, 2014       This is a real estate update of the historical Ostrich Farm Lofts.  The South Pasadena site was the first ostrich farm in the United States and opened in 1886 as the Cawston Ostrich Farm.  It has been stated that the original ostriches made the journey from their native South Africa to Texas and eventually by train to what is now the Ostrich Farm Lofts at 1010 Sycamore Avenue.   Although that  trip resulted in the survival of only 18 of the original 50, there was at one point over 100 ostriches here.   During the early 20th century, visitors could experience ostrich drawn carriage rides and buy ostrich related items at the factory store.   In 2006, the former factory - it had been turned into a clothing factory...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena Homes For Sale and Real Estate Market Update June 2014     This is a recap of South Pasadena homes for sale and an update for the single family homes segment of the real estate market year-to-date as of the date of this report.     All statistical information is from our local multiple listing service (mls) as of June 9, 2014.   South Pasadena is a separate city within the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County.  Its small town charm makes it a popular destination for its population of more than 25,000.  Exceptional schools, a well-regarded public library along with a full array of parks and recreation programs as well as a  successful Thursday late afternoon Farmers Market are just some of the many contributing factors.      You will find character homes on tree-lined ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Condos Lofts Townhomes For Sale June 2014   This is a market update for South Pasadena condominium, lofts and townhomes real estate market.   All statistical information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) as of June 8, 2014.   South Pasadena is a city within the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County - it is not a part of Pasadena - it is a separate city.  While much smaller in size(both area and population) than its more famous neighbor, the city has much to be proud.  It boasts excellent public schools (currently ranked in the top ten for the entire state), well-regarded library, popular parks and recreation programs as well as a small town atmosphere that is so representative of Anywhere, USA it is often used as a stand-in for films, television and ad...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA - Just SOLD San Pasqual Townhouse   514 Garfield Ave Unit A Just SOLD!   514 Garfield Avenue Unit A closed escrow on Monday, May 12, 2014   The sale was the third highest sale price in the San Pasqual townhome complex according to multiple listing service(mls) statistics.  EVER!   The sale was the highest price per square foot in the San Pasqual townhome. EVER!   $500.31 per square foot!     You may remember 514 Garfield Avenue Unit A in the San Pasqual Townhome complex.     The townhome was transformed from ordinary to extraordinary.  Thoughtfully reimagined, it reflects exceptional attention to detail with numerous and significant updates.   Materials were chosen carefully with a subtle sophisticated style.  A desirable South Pasadena address.   Two spacious bedrooms...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Real Estate Market Update April 2014 Year-to-Date   This is an update for the real estate market in the city of South Pasadena.   South Pasadena is not a neighborhood of Pasadena but a separate city which celebrated its 125th birthday in 2014.  South Pas as it is often referred, boasts a small town atmosphere which often fills in for Anywhere USA in film, television and advertising.   Tree-lined streets with character homes further enhance this image.   Parades, the weekly Farmers Market, small stores, interesting cafes and restaurants, art galleries, a well-regarded library, highly acclaimed public schools (currently ranked top ten in the state), a light rail station(Gold Line) and popular parks and recreation programs all combine to create a popular place to live, wo...
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