South Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 And Then I Noticed. . .   It might go unnoticed but not today.  As I walked by the Little Free Library on my path home this morning, I saw a couple going through the offerings available to them at the corner where members of the community share and read as well as replenish on a regular basis.   Of course, I have seen such examples in the past as well as people making their donations. Since our local branch library is temporarily closed, this particular sight made me think. You know, it need not be so difficult to adapt and find ways to solve an issue, address a problem or perhaps overcoming a catastrophe.  This in no ways is meant to downplay the magnitude of the current situation we face as a world but just my thought.  Today.  I am grateful for the sights that continue to make me th...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On March 12, 2020, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,614,182 in February of 2020 gained 16.8% from $1,382,353 in February of 2019; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,333,500 in February of 2020, decreased 3.6% from $1,383,000 February of 2019 in South Pasadena, California.There were 22 active listing of homes and condos in February of 2020 unchanged 0.0% from 22 listing in February of 2019; While there were 2.0 months available inventory of homes and condos in February of 2020, dropped 54.4% from 4.4 months of available inventory in February of 2019 in South Pasadena, California.An average sales price for a home and a condo was $1,365,917 in February of 2019 rose 10.8% from $1,234,900 in February of 2019; While, median sale...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On February 12, 2020, Realtor.com reported that in South Pasadena, California median list price was $1,399,000 in January of 2020 gained from $1,373,500 in December of 2019, and rose 7.0% from $1,299,000 in January of 2019. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $1,200,000 in January of 2020, decreased 6.0% from January of 2019 in South Pasadena, California.Houses stayed 59.00 days in the market in January of 2019 lower from 60.00 days in December of 2019, but increased from 56.00 days in January of 2019 in South Pasadena, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $709.00 in January of 2020 higher from $669.00 in December of 2019, and jumped 13.0% from $629.00 in January of 2019 in South Pasadena, California according to Realtor.For comp...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On January 9, 2020, Realtor.com reported that in South Pasadena, California median list price was $1,396,360 in December of 2019 gained from $1,373,000 in November of 2019, and rose 11.0% from $1,249,500 in December of 2018. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $1,400,000 in December of 2019, jumped 31.0% from December of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.Houses stayed 60.00 days in the market in December of 2019 higher from 58.00 days in November of 2019,and up from 55.00 days in December of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $668.00 in December of 2019 down from $691.00 in November of 2019, but increased 4.0% from $643.00 in December of 2018 in South Pasadena, California according to Realtor.For comple...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On December 11, 2019, Realtor.com reported that in South  Pasadena, California median list price was $1,373,000 in November of 2019 higher from $1,199,500 in October of 2019, and jumped 9.0% from $1,254,000 in November of 2018. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $1,100,000 in November of 2019, fell 8.0% from November of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.Houses stayed 58.00 days in the market in November of 2019 rose from 50.00 days in October of 2019, but down from 66.00 days in November of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $691.00 in November of 2019 unchanged from $691.00 in October of 2019, but gained 9.0% from $628.00 in November of 2018 in South  Pasadena, California according to Realtor.For comp...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On November 11, 2019, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,751,326 in October of 2019 rose 45.5% from $1,203,348 in October of 2018; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,333,500 in October of 2019, higher 11.3% from $1,198,000 October of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.There were 30 active listing of homes and condos in October of 2019 jumped 30.4% from 23 listing in October of 2018; While there were 2.7 months available inventory of homes and condos in October of 2019, down 5.1% from 2.9 months of available inventory in October of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.An average sales price for a home and a condo was $1,102,475 in October of 2019 gained 3.4% from $1,066,306 in October of 2018; While, median sales price for a ho...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 I Am Grateful For Those Baby Steps   I Am Grateful For Those Baby Steps  I have appreciated the importance of baby steps for a long time.  At an early age, the story of The Tortoise And The Hare took on a life form of its own as the story found many parallels in life.   Like, the fable, I believe that effort, diligence and perseverance are excellent qualities. In all aspects of life.  As an almost teenager I remember the first moon landing and those now famous words of moving forward in a giant leap.  Once again, baby steps were a part of the process, weren't they?     Examples of baby steps have played a role throughout my life but none so vividly remembered until December, 2017.  As I have previously shared(I apologize for being redundant), just before Christmas that year and days af...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  Strength In Numbers   Strength In Numbers  It is apparent in real estate and in real life.  The importance of numbers.  The financial bottom line is clearly about numbers.   Perhaps not solely but a signicicant factor nonetheless.  And how those numbers are "divvied up" definitely have an influence in the equation of life.  The outcome of the game.  Who wins the race?  If we think about it long enough we can segue into a discussion of "winning".   I digress.    We can and do look at numbers with different eyes.  Depending on the person.  The situation.  Timing and strategy become parts   of that bigger picture.  Context, of course, as well.  Now about the strength of numbers.  How powerful can they be?  I wonder.  There's many ways to see strength... It's not the only thing but it's w...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On October 14, 2019, Realtor.com reported that in South Pasadena, California median list price was $1,185,000 in September of 2019 gained from $1,100,000 in August of 2019, and jumped 3.0% from $1,149,500 in September of 2018. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $1,000,000 in September of 2019, rose 19.0% from September of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.Houses stayed 59.00 days in the market in September of 2019 higher from 55.00 days in August of 2019, and up from 56.00 days in September of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $691.00 in September of 2019 increased from $687.00 in August of 2019, and gained 3.0% from $667.00 in September of 2018 in South Pasadena, California according to Realtor.For c...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On August 12, 2019, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,836,959 in July of 2019 increased 22.0% from $1,505,238 in July of 2018; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,434,000 in July of 2019, higher 8.0% from $1,328,000 July of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.There were 32 active listing of homes and condos in July of 2019 jumped 100.0% from 16 listing in July of 2018; While there were 2.5 months available inventory of homes and condos in July of 2019, rose 207.7% from 0.8 months of available inventory in July of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.An average sales price for a home and a condo was $1,082,143 in July of 2019 declined 28.5% from $1,513,754 in July of 2018; While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $96...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On June 10, 2019, Realtor.com reported that in South Pasadena, California median list price was $1,199,000 in June of 2019 fell from $1,398,000 in May of 2019, but slightly up 0.0% from $1,198,000 in June of 2018. While, median sales price for a home and a condo was $1,500,000 in June of 2019, rose 39.0% from June of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.Houses stayed 44.00 days in the market in June of 2019 decreased from 49.00 days in May of 2019, but gained from 43.00 days in June of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.The median listing price per square foot of a home and a condo was $690.00 in June of 2019 declined from $701.00 in May of 2019, but higher 0.3% from $688.00 in June of 2018 in South Pasadena, California according to Realtor.For complete more detailed information about Rea...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 Even A Broken Clock    Even A Broken Clock  Each of us is likely familiar with the phrase that even a broken clock is right twice a day. For absolutely no reason my mind pondered about questioning.  But while questioning of all sorts may be on some minds, the concept of information-gathering has been something I have pondered for some time.  Some may say for much too long.   When I think of questioning, I tend to think of answers too.  Isn't the goal of asking questions finding information?  At least that's part of it I hope.  It  can be achieved in a number of ways.  Remember back when you were in school.  There may have been a child in the front row of the classroom enthusiastically waving their hand.  Asking a question, perhaps answering.  Maybe some non sequitur.  Lots of possible ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  Pondering Before During And After     Pondering Before During And After  Everything has a life cycle.  People.  Things around us.  An important(or for that matter an un important) project. An event.   A real estate transaction, of course.  We can find many examples.  Some are obviously/intentionally shorter term than others.  Some by design and others for a variety of  reasons.    As I often do when pondering such things I check the quotes of others for inspiration and to see where my thoughts/mind may wander.  Off on a different tangent perhaps.  So here are three quotes I found that made me stop and say "Ah"...  I find that the way we look at words can be interesting. Let alone the way our(my) mind works.  Well, that's another subject...  Deep into that darkness peering, long I stoo...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  Remembering The First Time       Remembering The First Time  I was reading the post by Jeff Dowler, CRS on his visit to Legoland with his granddaughter and family.  Memories came to the surface. Ah, the first time.  The mind jumps around.  The joys of first time experiences.  Once in a lifetime.  Never to happen in that same way - those same experiences - at least not exactly. Not Again.  You can probably relate to a number of "first time" experiences.  In life.  In school.  In business.  And in all sorts of things.   Just think about it.  For a second.  Good.  Bad.  Encouraging.  A feeling of  accomplishment.  I pondered on that for awhile and then looked to read what others might think on that subject.  The words I found were diverse.  As were the authors/speakers of those words.   ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 Slow Down You Are Moving Too Fast   Slow Down You Are Moving Too Fast  I have been known to speak too quickly.  Sometimes speaking before thinking if I am not mindful.  Moving too quickly.  Bypassing or skipping things as the world goes by.  There's a lot to be said for slowing down.  I am definitely trying it more. Each and every day. Being deliberate. Focus.  Staying aware.  And in-the-now.  Success?  I don't claim so.  Again, a work-in-progress is a more apt description.   The other day Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP commented on one of my posts where I used a photo of the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, CA and she wrote of her fondness and appreciation of bridges.  She didn't mention the 59th Street Bridge but her comment led me to thinking of it as this post came to be.  I...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In May of 2019, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,496,080 in April of 2019 down 7.3% or from $1,614,566 in April of 2018; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,398,500 in April of 2019, lower 9.8% from $1,550,000 April of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.There were 21 active listing of homes and condos in April of 2019 unchanged 0.0% or from 21 listing in April of 2018; While there were 1.5 months available inventory of homes and condos in April of 2019, decreased 21.4% or 1.9 months of available inventory from April of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.An average sales price for a home and a condo was $1,244,558 in April of 2019 declined 21.1% or from $1,578,091 in April of 2018; While, median sales price for a home and a ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  How Much Is That Dogma In The Window?     How Much Is That Dogma In The Window?  Every dogma has its day.                                                                                                        Anthony Burgess   Conversations overheard can  often be confusing.  Things out of context.  Indeed.  And more.  The same can be true in a lot of situations.  Recently, I was reading an article.  The word dogma was used.  I thought incorrectly. Or maybe it was intentional for creative license.    But admittedly I get confused at times so I quickly looked up the definition online which informed me:  dogma is a doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality and faith.  Set forth in an authoritative or accepted uncritically.  I was right.  A victory of sorts I...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In April of 2019, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,330,640 in March of 2019 fell 19.2% or from $1,647,827 in March of 2018; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,383,000 in March of 2019, higher 2.6% from $1,348,000 March of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.There were 26 active listing of homes and condos in March of 2019 gained 44.4% or from 18 in March of 2018; While there were 2.4 months available inventory of homes and condos in March of 2019, increased 5.1% or 2.3 months of available inventory from March of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.An average sales price for a home and a condo was $1,359,286 in March of 2019 declined 11.4% or from $1,534,909 in March of 2018; While, median sales price for a home and a condo w...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 A Critical Choice    A Critical Choice   The world of critical review is interesting to me.  The varied quotes on the subject of criticism and critical review appear to cover a range of opinions much like a review of or by any critic might express.  Positive. Negative. Thumbs-Up.  Thumbs-Down.  For those of you who have followed my posts over the years may know that I enjoy movie-going.  I often choose to see movies that are not widely known. Rarely a box office success in dollars, I see movies to enjoy.  And to experience.  Lots of different reasons.  Obscure may be an appropriate word to describe many of the films I choose to see.   I admit I do follow movie reviews from time-to-time not for a play-by-play but for knowing the basic premise of a film.  Something that grabs my attentio...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In February of 2019, PFAR.org reported that an average list price for a home and a condo was $1,392,981 in January of 2019 up 0.4% or from $1,387,281 in January of 2018; While, median listing price for a home and a condo was $1,368,000 in January of 2019, lower 12.6% or from $1,565,500 January of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.There were 26 active listing of homes and condos in January of 2019 gained 18.2% or from 22 in January of 2018; While there were 2.4 months available inventory of homes and condos in January of 2019, unchanged 0.0% or 2.4 months of available inventory from January of 2018 in South Pasadena, California.An average sales price for a home and a condo was $1,288,500 in January of 2019 declined 6.7% or from $1,381,500 in January of 2018; While, median sales price fo...
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