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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

At this time of year my thoughts gratefully turn to those who have made my success in real estate possible.  Whether you are buying, selling or referring friends and family, I appreciate the opportunity to be of service.     ...

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Single story or two?

Single story or two?

In addition to neighborhood, number of bedrooms and baths, architectural style, house hunters typically have a preference of single story or two.   George and I purchased our two story La Canada home nearly twenty years ago.  We wanted a sin...

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Sagebrush and The La Canada School District

Sagebrush and The La Canada School District

I grew up in Glendale, my sister, brother and I all attended Glendale schools.  My grandparents lived in Glendale as did most of my cousins.  The first home I owned was in Glendale’s Brand Park neighborhood.  It had the sweetest octagona...

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Glendale Real Estate Values are up 19% 1

Glendale Real Estate Values are up 19%

October 2012, the average Glendale, CA home sold for $339 per ft vs. this year’s $404.  Last year the average Glendale home took 55 days to sell vs. this year’s 45. In Oct. 2012, the average Glendale home sold for $668,474 vs. this year...

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The History of the La Canada Town Center

The History of the La Canada Town Center

More than a decade ago the Community of La Canada was divided over plans to develop a Town Center.  For over three decades, Sports Chalet owner, Norbert Olberz purchased over  thirty single family homes between Foothill Boulevard and the 21...

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Harb and Co Real Estate Wrap Up

Harb and Co Real Estate Wrap Up

Harb and Co is finishing out 2013 strong!   On Sunday she and I held my new listing at 926 Encanto open and it was a mob.   It will be open again Wednesday and Thursday (Pasadena and Arcadia broker’s open – public is welcome). Last...

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What’s your favorite architectural style?

What’s your favorite architectural style?

As a real estate agent, I have more requests from home buyers seeking Spanish (Mediterranean) homes than any other.  Several years ago, I had a lot of potential home buyers seeking Craftsman but at least in my business that interest has wane...

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La Crescenta real estate values up 15% from last year 1

La Crescenta real estate values up 15% from last year

Regular readers of my real estate blog  know I am concerned over the rapid rise in real estate values.  Hopefully values have leveled off and we won’t continue to see the rapid rise we experienced over the last twelve months. Is there tr...

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New Real Estate lending changes coming on January 10

New Real Estate lending changes coming on January 10

This just in from Russell Cerpa, one of my preferred mortgage lenders: As it stands some lenders can qualify loans up to 48%-50% of the applicant's monthly gross income.  Real estate lending changes are coming! Next year the debt to income thr...

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