South Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA - Monterey Townhomes Monterey Townhomes in South Pasadena is a 43 unit townhome community built in 1971.   These multi-story townhomes feature two or three bedrooms, two and one half baths, high ceilings and attached garages.  Patios and balconies enhance the indoor-outdoor appeal of these residences.Located at the southeast corner of Indiana and Monterey there are three addresses at the complex:  1200, 1202 and 1204 Indiana.   Monterey Townhomes feature well-manicured gardens and grounds.   This attractive complex with Spanish-inspired architecture is professionally managed and the exterior was painted within the last few years.   There is an association pool and spa. There are no townhomes currently available at Monterey Townhomes.  According to our local multiple li...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Arroyo Oaks Condos in South Pasadena Arroyo Oaks in South Pasadena is a 62 condominium complex in the city of South Pasadena.   Built in 1981, Arroyo Oaks is a multi-story building with single level condos arranged around central courtyards with mature landscaping, fountains and gazebos.   The complex features a pool, spa, lounge area and recreation/meeting room.    Parking is in a subterranean garage and there is additional guest parking on site. The units range in size from one bedroom/den/two baths to two bedroom/two baths.   Arroyo Oaks condos interior features include fireplaces and in-unit laundry connections.  Third floor units feature vaulted ceilings.       There is currently one condo on the market for sale at Arroyo Oaks as of July 27, 2012 according to our local multiple lis...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena Single Family Home Mid-Year Recap South Pasadena High School -- for more information regarding So Pas schools check: www.spusd.net The appeal of the small town ambience yet big city convenience of South Pasadena remains high.   The lack of inventory of available single family homes for sale is resulting in multiple offers and often sales in excess of list price.    This lack of inventory is being felt as there are many area homeowners who wish to remain in the community but need a larger(or smaller downsize home) are not selling because they feel they cannot find a suitable replacement home. Highly regarded South Pasadena Library www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/library/ The Gold Line Station in South Pasadena provides an alternative to Southern California's reliance on the au...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena Condo/Loft/Townhome Mid-Year Update This report reflects market activity for the January through June 2012 sales period in South Pasadena in the condominium, loft and townhome segment.   While its small town ambience where tree-lined streets filled with character homes is well-known in the San Gabriel Valley - you can also find condos, lofts and townhomes.    Highly acclaimed schools, unique shops and dining, a well-regarded library and an established park and recreation program combine with a convenient location to make South Pasadena one of the area’s most desirable addresses. During the first half of 2012, there were 22 sales in this category according to our local multiple listing service(MLS).  The closed prices ranged from $110,000(an own-your-own unit* on Orange Gr...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Market Update in South Pasadena South Pasadena is where small town charm and ambience meet big city convenience. Tree-lined streets with character homes coexist happily with modern architectural hillside homes with spectacular views in this city that often fills in for Anywhere USA in film, television and advertising.  This ideal and highly sought after location -- secluded in one respect and yet so convenient to the San Gabriel/San Fernando Valleys, Downtown and even Los Angeles’ Westside neighborhoods -comes togehter to create the unique ambience that is South Pas -- one of a kind shops and galleries, unique dining and an atmosphere that makes residents so proud and visitors quite envious. Thursday afternoons at the weekly Farmer's Market at the Gold Line Station are popular with ever...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Market Report - Condos/Townhomes/Lofts Garfield Park in South Pasadena This is a real estate market recap for condominiums, townhomes and lofts in the city of South Pasadena, CA for the month of May 2012 and the period of January through May 2012 with a comparison for the same monthly and year-to-date to 2011.   Information is as of June 8, 2012 and is from our local multiple listing service and is deemed to be reliable but is not guaranteed. Buster's on Mission Street in South Pasadena There are currently seven properties in the category currently available for sale.  They range in price from $315,000(a one bedroom, one-and-one half bath condo on Park Avenue near Garfield Park) to $550,000(a two bedroom multi-level townhouse on Prospect).   Eleven properties are in es...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
314 Monterey Road in South Pasadena When convenience matters, 314 Monterey Road in South Pasadena offers an ideal setting close to freeways, the gold line light rail station and some known and not-so-known short cuts to Downtown Los Angeles.    Of course, you are close to all things South Pasadena including excellent schools, fine parks and recreation, So Pas Library plus unique shops and dining choices. This 24 unit condominium complex was built in 1982 with homes ranging in size from one to two bedrooms in single and two level floor plans.   Common areas include a pool, spa and laundry facilities(some homes have in home laundry connections) as well as secured subterraean resident parking.    There are no properties at 314 Monterey Road currently available for sale.  A one bedroom/one ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What’s for Sale and What’s Selling in South Pasadena Currently available in South Pasadena - $995,000 South Pasadena is not a suburb of Pasadena CA - it’s a separate city with its own school district(and very well-regarded, thank you very much) and a small town charm that is envied so much you may see it on television, in movies or while flipping through a magazine ad as it often stands in for Anywhere, USA.   In South Pasadena you will find tree-lined streets with character homes or in the Altos de Monterey section of the city you will find more contemporary homes(building started in the late 1960s) many with some fabulous to-die-for views.    Coming Soon - Available May 15 $1,298,000 This market reports covers single family homes currently for sale, in escrow or sold during the month ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Market Update South Pasadena Farmers Market it's the place to be Thursdays late afternoon to early evening Perhaps you have seen South Pasadena on a television series, maybe in one of your favorite movies or that commercial last night -- as this small city oftens fills in as Anywhere USA.  Character homes line its many tree-lined streets where unique shops and cafes are dotted near the highly acclaimed South Pasadena schools, parks and public library.   Add to this ambience and you may never realize you are in a location so convenient to Downtown Los Angeles and rest of San Gabriel Valley. It's no wonder why South Pas(it's okay everybody calls it by its nickname) is such a desirable destination. Well-known for its small Craftsman cottages to large estates, you can also...
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Extraordinary Singer/Songwriters from far and wide descend upon Firefly Bistro every Wednesday night.  Wine and Song starts at 7pm and wraps up around 9:30.   This Wednesday. April 25 you'll find two incredible artists: Kara Grainger and Carlos Guitarlos   Firefly Bistro is located just a stone’s throw from the Mission Gold Line station at 1009 El Centro Street in South Pasadena, CA 91030
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  South Pasadena Market Report - Condos/Townhomes/Lofts -- Oh My! March/1st Quarter 2012 Report Buster’s on Mission Street notice the shadow from the railroad crossing? ideally located across from the Mission Street Gold Line Station and Thursday Farmer’s Market South Pasadena is not a suburb of Pasadena but its own separate city. You got that!    Its own school district(and highly acclaimed it might be added),  its own parks and recreation program, well-regarded library, its own Thursday farmer’s market near the Gold Line station, unique stores and restaurants and miles of tree-lined streets of character homes from smaller cottages to grand estates.  All snarkiness(is that a word) aside - what if you are looking for a condominium, townhouse or loft in “Tree City”?    Yes, you can find ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
    South Pasadena Market Report South Pasadena High School Home of the Tigers Background:  Located in the Western San Gabriel Valley, the city of South Pasadena is known for its small town charm with tree-lined streets which often takes center stage in film, television and advertising as “Anywhere USA”.   Well-regarded schools, fine library, outstanding park and recreation programs combine with unique shops, galleries and cafes to create a much desired ambiance in a charming setting that is convenient to Downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel/San Fernando Valleys.   Add the weekly Farmer’s Market near the city’s Mission Street Gold Line(light rail transportation)station and South Pasadena may just be a place you want to call home.   Currently available for sale $1,398,000 Four bedroo...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena February 2012 Market Report South Pasadena Farmer's Market every Thursday late afternoon to early evening Mission at Meridan   Located in the Western San Gabriel Valley, the city of South Pasadena is known for its small town charm with tree-lined streets, fine character homes, well-acclaimed schools, excellent park and recreation program, well-regarded library as well as unique shops, galleries and cafes.  Of course, it seems everyone attends the weekly Farmer's Market adjacent to the Gold Line Mission Station near the intersection of Mission at Meridian.  Also known as "Tree City" South Pasadena often stands in for Anywhere USA and you may have seen the city in the movies, on television and in advertising.  Yes, there is a small town atmosphere but South Pasadena is high...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  South Pasadena CA Condo, Townhome & Loft February 2012 Report The Rialto Theater in South Pasadena What can one expect to find in South Pasadena CA?   Small town atmosphere with big city convenience.  Excellent school district.  Historic public library.  Independent and small businesses along Mission Street, Fair Oaks and El Centro.  Popular recreation and parks program.  Gold Line Station with light rail transportation -- yes public transportation that works!   The weekly Farmers Market.   Firefly Restaurant on El Centro in South Pasadena South Pasadena Public Library When most people think of the city of South Pasadena they think of the Crafstman or other character homes that can be found on the tree-lined streets in this small separate city within the San Gabriel Valley.   In the A...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Mission Meridian Village in South Pasadena CA   Mission Meridian Village an urban community in South Pasadena CA   Constructed in 2005, Mission Meridian Village is a great example of an urban village in South Pasadena.   Blending different styles, the urbanist architectural firm of Moule and Polyzoides captured the essence of Early California. with Craftsman, Spanish Mission and Early 20th Century Brick clad buildings.  Since South Pasadena is an older city(established 1888), land to build 67 residences in such a built-out city is rare.   Located on Meridian Avenue just north of Mission with three patio homes facing Magnolia Avenue, Mission Meridian Village is a welcome addition to South Pasadena and fit well into the surrounding neighborhood.  The residences consist of the three patio ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
San Pasqual Townhomes in South Pasadena CA   San Pasqual Townhomes in South Pasadena The San Pasqual Townhome community was built in 1986 and consists of 34 multi-level townhomes with Mediterranean inspired architecture.  There is pool, spa, beautiful lounge area and recereation/meeting room all surrounded by beautiful grounds.  The homes feature two or three bedrooms with two full baths or two and half baths. The units feature dramatic high ceilings, clerestory windows,fireplaces, large outdoor entertaining spaces, two car attached garages and benefit from the small town atmosphere and ambience of the city of South Pasadena.   The city is known for its highly acclaimed school district, well regarded recreation and library programs, unique shops and dining spots as well as the Thursday ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  January 2012 Real Estate Market Update - South Pasadena CA The city of South Pasadena, a separate city within the San Gabriel Valley, is sometimes known as "Tree City".   You will find tree-lined streets with character homes many dating back from the early days of the twentieth century.   In the the Altos de Monterey or Old Altos areas there are homes with spectacular views and a more contemporary flair.   Condominiums, townhomes and lofts are available for those who desire a more carefree way of life.   Along Mission Street you will find  Mission Station for the Gold Line Light Rail system as well as the site of the weekly(Thursday late afternoon until early evening)Farmer's Market.    The city features it owns Police and Fire departments, a well-regarded recreation program, unique s...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena Real Estate Market Update -- December 2011 Sales Results   The city of South Pasadena, a separate city within the San Gabriel Valley, is sometimes known as "Tree City".   You will find tree-lined streets with character homes many dating back from the early days of the twentieth century which makes South Pasadena a reliable stand-in for Anywhere, USA in movies, television and advertising.  There is a more contemporary element in the city and you can find many in the the Altos de Monterey or Old Altos areas - some with spectacular views.   Along Mission Street you will find  Mission Station for the Gold Line Light Rail system as well as the site of the weekly(Thursday late afternoon until early evening)Farmer's Market.    The city features it owns Police and Fire department...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
December 2011 South Pasadena CA Condo/Townhome/Loft Sales Recap Garfield Park in South Pasadena South Pasadena is a city rich in history and offers small town charm that often stands in for Anywhere, USA in movies, television and advertising.  Here you will find tree-lined streets filled with architecturally interesting homes ranging in size from cottages to magnificent estates.   These homes seem to symbolize the image of South Pasadena in the minds of many people.  Beyond the small stores, unique dining and highly acclaimed schools there are condos, townhomes and lofts in  South Pasadena.  Yes, you can live the South Pasadena lifestyle in a condo, townhome or loft.       Busters on Mission in South Pasadena grab your morning coffee -- Buster's is across from the Mission Street Gold Li...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena - November 2011 Sales Recap (Single Family Homes) South Pasadena Library The city of South Pasadena, a separate city within the San Gabriel Valley, is sometimes known as "Tree City".   You will find tree-lined streets with character homes many dating back from the early days of the twentieth century.    In the the Altos de Monterey or Old Altos areas there are homes with spectacular views and a more contemporary flair.   Along Mission Street you will find  Mission Station for the Gold Line Light Rail system as well as the site of the weekly(Thursday late afternoon until early evening)Farmer's Market.    The city features it owns Police and Fire departments, a well-regarded recreation program, unique shopping and dining, excellent public library and the award winning South...
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