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Winning the bidding wars

Is Earthquake Insurance Worth the Expense?

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Because earthquake insurance is so costly, my wife and I have always opted to not purchase the addi...

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Winning the bidding wars

We Buy Homes for Cash – is that legitimate?

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here You have seen the signs: We buy homes for cash, but is it legitimate? Dear Phyllis, I look forward to your wee...

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JUST LISTED, 54 Corto, Arcadia 91007

Sited in the prestigious lower Rancho of Arcadia this tastefully remodeled home boasts the modern amenities of a new home while retaining the charm of a classic California ranch. Enjoy the open and airy floorplan with lots of natural light....

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La Canada Luxury Real Estate Sales 7

La Canada Luxury Real Estate Sales

Last month June 2016, the most expensive La Canada luxury home sale was 1447 El Vago St.  This Dilbeck listing sold for $3,650,000. The sellers had purchased and constructed this home in 2000.      MLS remarks read: An opportunity to own...

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La Crescenta Real Estate Values 2

Pasadena Home Values

Last month (June 2016) there were 100 Pasadena lucky home buyers.  The low absorption rate reflects a very strong seller’s market. The average Pasadena home is selling for over asking price in 46 days. Last year (June 2015) 96 Pasadena homes...

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Is it okay to bury a St. Joseph statue to help sell your home? 1

La Crescenta June 2016 Real Estate Values

In June 2015, there were 30 La Crescenta homes sold, the average price per square foot was $487, average selling price $769,474, median selling price $722,500. What a difference a year made!   Competition for La Crescenta homes is fi...

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Coming Soon: 5081 Fallhaven Lane, La Canada, 91011 4

Coming Soon: 5081 Fallhaven Lane, La Canada, 91011

When selling your home, you can do as much or as little as you want. A good rule of thumb is that if you spend a dollar you should gain three. We have a new La Canada listing we are prepping for sale: 5081 Fallhaven in La Canada.   We met wi...

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La Canada Luxury Real Estate Sales 7

Pasadena Luxury Real Estate Sales

Last month (June 2016) the most expensive Pasadena luxury sale was 1517 Lombardy Road.  Prior to selling, the home was unsuccessfully listed for $7,500,000, later reduced to $6,950,000 and after a total of 53 days on the market expired.  It w...

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The Number of Real Estate Agents is Dwindling 1

The Number of Real Estate Agents is Dwindling

During the heyday of the housing bubble California housed over 260,000 active real estate agents. Today it is down to 170,000 as licenses expire.  The drop in the number of agents corresponds to the big drop in sales volume.  California home...

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Public Open Houses

Recently I have been holding more homes open.  As I have been selling real estate for more than two decades, I not only run into friends and neighbors but people I have met at other open houses.  At the Via Venado home in La Canada, I ran int...

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