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Which luxury upgrades are worth the splurge? 1

Which luxury upgrades are worth the splurge?

When my husband George and I purchased our La Canada fixer upper, we had the opportunity to remodel to our taste. High on my wish list was an oversized Jacuzzi tub for our master bath. I don’t think I have turned on those jets in over a year...

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Pasadena Real Estate Values 2

Pasadena Real Estate Values

Pasadena home buyers know the drill: Packed open houses. Bidding wars. Rising prices. That's the landscape for much of the Southern California housing market as the spring selling season gets underway. Competition is as fierce, or even greater,...

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Learn why bidding wars are so common

Learn why bidding wars are so common

Multiple offers and bidding wars have become very common in many Los Angeles real estate communities.  Bidding wars are prevalent in neighborhoods such as La Crescenta, La Canada, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Montrose, Altadena, Burbank and Toluca L...

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Pasadena Real Estate Values 2

La Canada March 2016 Real Estate Sales

In a community known for exceptional schools La Canada March Real Estate Statistics come as no surprise. Home buying in Los Angeles is pretty much impossible right now for many people. We know that only about 27 percent of households in LA C...

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Promises, Promises 1

Promises, Promises

I have a client who had an estate sale for a relative's home. Once the Realtor community learned of the sale and the vacant home, she was flooded with mail from local Realtors.  A couple of highlights from her mail: “Because we don’t do ...

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Realtor Downtime 1

Realtor Downtime

Realtors often find themselves in holding patterns: for instance I am waiting for the buyer of 969 Verdugo Circle to obtain loan approval so we can move towards closing, waiting for the seller of 1707 Monterey in South Pasadena to move, waiting...

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Preparing Your Home for Sale 3

Preparing Your Home for Sale

  You have addressed curb appeal;  your gardener has trimmed your trees and bushes, planted flowers and mulched the planting beds.  The front porch is clean and welcoming. Now your aim is to make your home appeal to as many buyers a...

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Moving is my business, but I don't want to move 2

Moving is my business, but I don’t want to move

Although, moving is my business, I don’t want to.  Now that my daughters are grown, my husband constantly brings up moving to another community. He would love to live in a high-rise in the Wilshire Corridor. So many people in La Canada relo...

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