South Pasadena, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Franciscan Woods Townhome Market Update This is a market update for the Franciscan Woods townhome community in the city of South Pasadena.   Statistical information in this report has been gathered  from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the complex.   Franciscan Woods consists of 45 multi-level townhomes with two or three bedrooms.  There are attached two car garages with direct access to the home.  The indoor-outdoor appeal of these townhomes is evident with private patios, decks and balconies. Additional features  include fireplaces, high and cathedral ceilings, clerestory windows and in-unit laundry connections.   The complex is situated on an idyllic tree-lined lane in a wooded environment with mature landscaping and m...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Arroyo Oaks Condos For Sale Market Update Aug 2015 This is a recap of Arroyo Oaks condos for sale along with a market activity so far in 2015.  I will also share full year sales results from 2012 through 2014.  All statistical information is from our local multiple listing(mls) and may not include all transactions in the South Pasadena condo complex.  Arroyo Oaks was built in 1981 and consists of 60 single level and two townhouse-style two level units in a variety of floor plans ranging from one bedroom/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 Mont...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In August of 2015 Trulia.com reported median homes sales prices were higher 14.2% in South Pasadena, California between May 2015 to August 2015 to $1,040,000, from the previous quarter, and gained 9.5% from the same time in July of 2014. An average home listing price in South Pasadena, California on Trulia was up 5.9% to $1,137,497 from previous week for week ending August 05, 2015, and jumped 17.8% compared week ending July 15, 2015. An average square foot for homes was up 0.3% to $600 in July of 2015 from July of 2014 in South Pasadena, California.For more complete detailed information about market trends at South Pasadena, California in July of 2015, please CLICK HERE
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Homes For Sale and Real Estate Market Update 8.5.15 This is an update of South Pasadena homes for sale and recent market activity. Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service (mls) and may not include all transactions in the city.    South Pas, as it is also known, is an independent city and not part of its larger neighbor - Pasadena.  You will find a setting that seems like a small town yet is close enough to big city conveniences.  Highly ranked schools, a well-regarded library, outstanding parks and recreation programs plus unique dining and shopping options all combine to enhance the neighborhood feel.   The Farmers Market(photo 2 in this report) adjacent to the Gold Line light rail station at Mission and Meridia...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Lofts Condos Townhomes Real Estate Market Update This is a real estate market update for South Pasadena condos, lofts and townhomes.   It covers those currently for sale, in escrow and July 2015 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 2014.   All information is from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the category. South Pasadena also known to residents as South Pas is well known for its small town atmosphere, highly acclaimed public schools, excellent parks and recreation programs, a popular public library along with small retailers and interesting restaurants.   The weekly Farmers Market near the Gold Line light rail station at Mission and ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Altos de Monterey Homes for Sale and Mid-Year 2015 Update This is a market update for the Altos de Monterey neighborhood in South Pasadena for the first six months of 2015.  Also known simply as The Altos, the neighborhood was first developed beginning in the 1960s to the 1980s.  Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the neighborhood. It is quite different than what is thought to be typically South Pasadena (zip code 91030)where character style homes on tree-lined streets are more commonly found. Homes in this neighborhood vary in architecture but are generally much more modern.  The setting is in the hills just south of Monterey Road and  many of the custom or semi-...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA FREE Movie Screening Beatles Help! Thurs July 30 2015 On Thursday, July 30, 2015 in the Community Room of the South Pasadena Library there will be a  FREE movie screening of the The Beatles’ movie Help!. Doors will open at 6:30PM and at 7PM musicians Devin Thomas and Friends will perform a set of Beatles songs before the start of the movie.   Refreshments will be provided.  No tickets or reservations are required but seating is limited.   Help!  was The Beatles’ second movie(1965) following A Hard’s Day(1964).    The program is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library and Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library.   The South Pasadena Public Library Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street.  Thursday is the South Pasadena Farmers’ Market www.southpas...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Condo Loft Townhome For Sale and Mid-Year 2015 Update This is an update of the South Pasadena condo, loft and townhome segment of the real estate market.  It includes units for sale, in escrow and sold for the first six months of 2015. Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions.  South Pasadena is better known for its single family homes, there are a limited number of condos, lofts and townhomes available. To see the results of South Pasadena homes for the same period check my update:   South Pasadena, CA Homes for Sale and Mid-Year 2015 Market Update. Regardless of the type of home, residents of South Pas have access to the many amenities of the city with a small town atmos...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena,  CA Homes for Sale and Mid-Year 2015 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 2015 with a comparison to 2014. Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions.   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”.   It is located adjacent to the city of Pasadena and is not far from Downtown Los Angeles or other major cities in the county making it an ideal location for many.  It...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA San Pasqual Townhome with Attached Garage Market Update San Pasqual is a South Pasadena townhome community with Mediterranean-inspired architecture. With just 34 townhomes, the complex has traditionally seen very low turnover.   I will share information of a newly listed unit along with recent sales activity which has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions. The complex was built in 1986 and features 34 townhomes in a resort-like setting with a large pool, spa, lounge area and clubhouse/meeting room.  The attractive architecture combines with mature landscaping and winding lanes to create a special ambiance.   The professionally managed complex is gated and there is generous guest parking.    San Pasqual features ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Condo Loft Townhome  For Sale and Market Update This is an market update for South Pasadena condos, lofts and townhomes for sale, in escrow and sold so far in the first five months of 2015.   All statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in this relatively small yet important segment of the South Pasadena real estate market. With its small town charm yet with easy access to the big city conveniences, South Pasadena is best known for the wealth of the many character homes that line its tree-lined streets.   But for those who want to be a part of the community commonly known by locals as South Pas - a condominium, loft or townhome may be an ideal alternative.    There are cur...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Homes For Sale and Market Update 06.06.15 This is a recap of South Pasadena homes for sale, in escrow and sold for the first five months of 2015.    Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions. South Pasadena is a separate city(incorporated 1888) in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County.  It is not a part of Pasadena which is its larger and better known neighbor. South Pasadena has an estimated population of 25,000 on flatlands and hillsides with approximately 21,000 trees and over 100 acres of parks and playgrounds according to the city website.  This enhances the small town appeal of the city better known by locals as South Pas.  Here you will find:  highly regarded schools,  a pop...
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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 5/24/15:It's a Seller’s Market, Here's why: 1.5 months supply of homes trending (6 months is a balanced market) 21 Homes available total # Condos Available: 6 (0 new this week)# Single Family Homes Available: 15 (3 new this week)The 6 month numbers are as follows:Average Sale Price: $1,003,244Median Sale Price: $880,000Average Days on Market: 47Average Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 101.50Of Special Note this week: Discussion 2 months ago (http://actvra.in/4Br4) about a slowing market have not panned out, but it has not accelerated either: the South Pasadena Homes for Sale market has remained stable right where it was then, through April and now almost June! This is atypical.  Today inventory is just slightl...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In April of 2015 Trulia.com reported median homes sales prices jumped 15.1% in South Pasadena, California between January 2015 to April 2015 to $880,000, from the previous quarter, but dropped 6.1% from the same time in April of 2014. An average home listing price in South Pasadena, California on Trulia was lower 6.4% to $1,211,706 for week ending April 29, 2015 from previous week, and fell 12.9% compared week ending April 08, 2015. An average square foot for homes was dropped 5.5% to $520 in April of 2015 from April of 2014 in South Pasadena, California.For more complete detailed information about market trends at South Pasadena, California on April 29, 2015, please CLICK HERE
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Homes For Sale and Real Estate Market Update 5.4.15 This is an update of South Pasadena homes for sale and recent market activity. Statistical information in this report has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions.    South Pas, as it is also known, is an independent city and not part of its larger neighbor - Pasadena. You will find a setting that seems like a small town yet is close enough to big city conveniences.  Highly ranked schools(the district is currently in the top ten for the state of California), well-regarded library, outstanding parks and recreation programs plus unique dining and shopping options all combine to enhance the neighborhood feel.   The Farmers Market adjacent to the Gold Line light rail ...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Altos de Monterey Homes for Sale and First Quarter 2015 Update This is a market update for the Altos de Monterey neighborhood in South Pasadena.  Also known simply as The Altos, the neighborhood was first developed beginning in the 1960s to the 1980s.   It is quite different than what is thought to be typically South Pasadena where you will find character style homes on tree-lined streets in what looks like a scene right out of quintessential Main Street USA.   Homes in this neighborhood cover the architectural gambit but are generally much more modern.  The setting is in the hills just south of Monterey Road and many of the custom or semi-custom homes have some incredible views from their hillside perspective.  Inside you will find homes ranging from two bedroom to si...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
South Pasadena CA Homes For Sale and 1st Quarter 2015 Market Update This is a summary of South Pasadena homes for sale along with those in escrow and sales for the first quarter of 2015. Statistical information has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and may not include all transactions in the market. South Pasadena is a separate city within the West San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County and is known for its small town atmosphere with tree-lined streets of character homes. So Pas as it is known by locals is proud of its excellent school district(currently ranked in the top ten by the state of California), well-regarded parks and recreation programs along with unique shopping and dining make it a popular destination for many. You will find a weekly Farmer’s Mark...
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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 3/29/15: It's a Seller’s Market, Here's why: 1.75 months supply of homes trending (6 months is a balanced market) 26 Homes available total # Condos Available: 7 (2 new this week) # Single Family Homes Available: 19 (4 new this week) The 6 month numbers are as follows: Average Sale Price: $1,003,164 Median Sale Price: $869,000 Average Days on Market: 45 Average Sale Price to List Price Ratio: 101.60 Of Special Note this week: The spring market has officially begun and inventory is up, which is the time tested pattern to expect for South Pasadena Homes for Sale. However, the March trend seems to be hinting at a slower market, with all key indicators supporting this idea, even if just for March so far. The perce...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
A Visit to The South Pasadena Farmers Market - Every Thursday   I quickly stopped by the South Pasadena Farmers Market yesterday afternoon in between appointments but left empty-handed since I didn’t want to leave any of my precious finds in a hot car.      I stopped just a bit after the market opened at 4PM and the temps were approaching 90 degrees but the crowds were still out in enthusiastic force.  The South Pasadena Farmers Market is held each Thursday and the Summer hours are 4PM - 8PM. You can find it on Meridan Avenue and El Centro Street adjacent to the Gold Line South Pasadena station.   I lingered a bit around LAFUNgi the mushroom place because I love the selection and variety even if I can’t tell without help which variety is which.   But I do know the taste is delicious reg...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
In March of 2015 Trulia.com reported median homes sales prices fell 13.6% in South Pasadena, California between December 2014 to March 2015 to $740,000, from the previous quarter, but dropped 4.0% from the same time in March of 2014.  An average home listing price in South Pasadena, California on Trulia was not changed stayed at $1,268,368 on March 04, 2015 from previous week, but lower 0.4% from week ending on February 11, 2015. An average square foot for homes dropped 10.5% to $511 in March of 2015 from March of 2014 in South Pasadena, California.  For more complete detailed information about market trends at South Pasadena, California on March 04, 2015, please CLICK HERE
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