condominiums: Discover Surfwood Point in Pasadena - 06/29/12 11:32 PM
Discover Surfwood Point in Pasadena CA





Built in 1988, Surfwood Point is located at the Southeast corner of Cordova and Wilson in the city of Pasadena with the address of 1097 Blanche Street.   This highly desirable and close-in location is just north of Caltech(California Institute of Technology) and three blocks from South Lake Avenue shopping, dining and entertainment.    I describe the architectural style of Surfwood Point as Contemporary Cape Cod and its 49 two level condominium homes offer two bedrooms in a variety of floor plans ranging from approximately 950 to over 1400 square footage with … (10 comments)

condominiums: Discover Madison Walk in Pasadena - 06/14/12 09:43 PM
Discover Madison Walk in Pasadena

286 North Madison Avenue - Madison WalkLocated on a leafy street, Madison Walk is a 48 unit condominium complex constructed by The Olson Company in 2003.  Madison Walk features one and two story floor plans with one to three bedrooms.  Top floor units can feature extra high ceilings and all units have in-unit laundry connections.  Parking is in the subterranean garage.   There are some street facing units while the other units face the courtyard.There are currently two condominiums on the market for sale according to our local multiple listing service as of June 14, 2012.  Both … (16 comments)

condominiums: It's Pool Time in Monterey Hills - 06/13/12 05:10 PM
It's Pool Time in Monterey Hills

Huntington Terrace Pool Area

Even though the calendar says Summer does not arrive until June 20 -- the pools are available for sun and fun now.   Every condominium or townhome complex(with the exception of the Bradley Court 16 single family home development or the Harte Terrace condo complex where there is a spa and lounge area) has a pool and spa for residents to enjoy.     Many of the complexes also feature a recreation/meeting/party room, gym/exercise room and a few offer saunas and sport courts.


Drake Terrace --- don't you love … (10 comments)

condominiums: Along "Millionaire's Row" in Pasadena - 06/10/12 12:38 PM
Along “Millionaire’s Row” in Pasadena


300 South Orange Grove Boulevard
This is a market update for the South Orange Grove corridor in Pasadena for condominiums and townhomes as of June 10, 2012.   First, an explanation of the boundaries used for this report -- in addition to the properties along South Orange Grove, this report includes the streets that run parallel to California from Green Street south but do not include the condos located on California.  It also includes condos on South Grand and the Moule and Polyzoides complexes along South Arroyo Drive.   The name “Millionaire’s Row” dates back to … (5 comments)

condominiums: South Pasadena Market Report - Condos/Townhomes/Lofts - 06/08/12 11:29 PM
South Pasadena CA Market Report - Condos/Townhomes/Lofts


Garfield Park in South Pasadena
This is a real estate market recap for condominiums, townhomes and lofts in the city of South Pasadena, CA for the month of May 2012 and the period of January through May 2012 with a comparison for the same monthly and year-to-date to 2011.   Information is as of June 8, 2012 and is from our local multiple listing service and is deemed to be reliable but is not guaranteed.


Buster's on Mission Street in South Pasadena
There are currently seven properties in the category currently … (2 comments)

condominiums: Monterey Hills Market Report - 06/07/12 07:08 PM
Monterey Hills Market Report
 

 
Monterey Hills is a community within the city of Los Angeles and is comprised of condominium complexes, townhomes and one single family development.  Ranging in size from 16 homes(Bradley Court) to 198 condominiums(Eaton Crest) -- the idylllic setting is relatively unknown yet in a location that is convenient to Downtown Los Angeles, both the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys as well as Los Angeles' Westside.  Monterey Hills is often described as a hidden treasure -- it may be time for you to discover this residential area.
 

 
 
According to our … (9 comments)

condominiums: Welcome to Casa Serena - 05/23/12 03:24 PM
Welcome to Casa Serena in Pasadena
 
Casa Serena is a 48 unit condominium complex in the Madison Heights neighborhood of Pasadena located at 420 South Madison Avenue.   The Madison Heights location is ideal with a multitude of shopping, dining and entertainment options within easy access.  Beautifully manicured grounds as well as a pool and patio areas accent  Casa Serena which was built in 1970.   The single level condominiums are quite spacious with one or two bedrooms and square footages from approximately 980 to almost 1300 square feet.   The homes have either a balcony or patio area.    Parking is subterranean and … (7 comments)

condominiums: Pasadena Place -- New York Style in the Heart of Pasadena - 05/22/12 04:29 PM
Pasadena Place -- New York Style in the Heart of Pasadena



As part of the original marketing campaign for Pasadena Place(construction date 2006) stated potential residents could find NY Style on the West Coast.   Clean modern lines and a hip lobby seemed a bit out of place to many in this very traditional city.   The location at 159 West Green Street, just south of Colorado in the Old Pasadena District was just steps away from stores, restaurants and entertainment.   The new urbanism movement many had heard about was alive and thriving in Old Pasadena.   The five story building … (10 comments)

condominiums: Park California in Pasadena - 05/21/12 10:12 AM
Park California in Pasadena


Park California is a 74 unit condominium complex in the Madison Heights neighborhood of Pasadena.   Built in 1980, Park California is located at 497 East California Boulevard(northwest corner of Oakland) with easy access to the many shopping, dining and entertainment options on South Lake Avenue and Paseo Colorado.   
The single level condos range in size from approximately 1000 to nearly 1400 square feet.  Each home has two bedrooms, two or two-and-half baths, fireplace, laundry connections and high ceilings(vaulted on the third floor). The largest units have a den that could be a third bedroom.Park … (12 comments)

condominiums: March/First Quarter 2012 Market Recap - South Orange Grove Corridor in Pasadena CA - 04/16/12 09:05 PM
March/First Quarter 2012 Market Recap - South Orange Grove Corridor in Pasadena CAThis is a market recap of condominiums and townhomes in the South Orange Grove corridor of Pasadena, California.  This area is also known as "Millionaire's Row".  This name is from earlier days in Pasadena along South Orange Grove Boulevard where landmark mansions and estates once lined this gracious broad tree-lined street.
Vista del Arroyo on South Grand Avenue
In this report, I extend beyond what some may consider the "prime area" along South Orange Grove Boulevard and include properties south of Colorado Boulevard and north of Columbia.  For the … (8 comments)

condominiums: Buying A Condo -- So Much More Than Amenities - 04/13/12 08:25 AM
 
Buying A Condo -- So Much More Than Amenities
 
 
Pasadena Condos -- Corta Bella
This week at our office sales meeting Steve Kenilvort of First Capital Mortgage,  our in-house lender spoke of lender requirements for condominium loans.  While I am aware of these, I am sure some of these requirements may be news to you.    Afterall, purchasing a condominium is so much more than finding a complex you liked, that great floor plan, the to-die-for kitchen and baths and the great grounds with the gorgeous pool where you long to lounge.    Yes, you must consider the following … (13 comments)

condominiums: Pasadena CA Luxury Condominium Checklist - 03/19/12 08:58 PM
Pasadena CA Luxury Condominium Checklist
Introducing 480 South Orange Grove Boulevard - Ardmore House

480 South Orange Grove Boulevard Unit Ten in Pasadena CA
Ardmore House
Luxury Living on South Orange Grove Boulevard
 
 

 

 
 
Are you in the market for a luxury condominium in Pasadena CA?
 
Location -- Without question, the South Orange Grove corridor is Pasadena's address for luxury condominium and townhome living and 480 South Orange Grove is ideally located just south of The Tournament of Roses House and the start of the annual Rose Parade.   A unsurpassed location.
Community … (19 comments)

condominiums: Temple Terrace in Monterey Hills - A Unique Community - 03/18/12 10:39 PM

 
Temple Terrace in Monterey Hills - A Unique Community

The Temple Terrace community is unique within the Monterey Hills community.  It is the only complex on "The Hill" that consists of both single level condominiums in two buildings(75 homes total) and multi-level townhomes with attached garages(47 homes).   The 122 residences share beautifully landscaped grounds plus gated pool and spa.  


Temple Terrace in Monterey Hills
There are two properties currently available for sale and both are short sales:  a townhome with three bedrooms and two baths with approximately 1416 square feet is offered at $330,000 and a two bedroom/two bath condo … (10 comments)

condominiums: Corta Bella - Condominiums in Pasadena Playhouse District - 03/09/12 06:18 PM
Corta Bella - Condominiums in Pasadena Playhouse District


Corta Bella in Pasadena
In 2001, a limited edition of nineteen single level condominiums opened in the Pasadena Playhouse District.   Reminiscent of Spanish Colonial architecture, Corta Bella boasts exceptional details.   There is an arched rotunda entry that leads to an open garden courtyard with fountain and waterscape features plus two elevators.   Additionally, you will find accents of tile, wood and wrought iron.  Corta Bella also features an exercise room with natural light from a garden skylight.
There are ten different floor plans ranging in size from approximately 1259 … (4 comments)

condominiums: 29 Reasons Why Living in Monterey Hills May Be A Good Match For You - 02/29/12 09:14 PM
29 Reasons Why Living in Monterey Hills May Be A Good Match For You
In honor of Leap Day, 2012 here are 29 reasons why living in Monterey Hills may be a good match for you:

Budd Weiner Park in Monterey Hills
Do you like condos?   Monterey Hills is home to the following condominium complexes:  Eaton Crest, Austin Terrace, Wilson Summit, Stanford Terrace, Harte Terrace, Chadwick Terrace, Catalina Terrace, Linden Heights, Drake Terrace, Hudson Terrace, Huntington Terrace and Muir Terrace. Prefer a townhome?   Maybe one of the following could be the home for you:  Chapman Townhomes, Cabrillo Villas, … (10 comments)

condominiums: December 2011 South Pasadena CA Condo/Townhome/Loft Sales Recap - 01/10/12 06:02 PM
December 2011 South Pasadena CA Condo/Townhome/Loft Sales Recap


Garfield Park in South Pasadena
South Pasadena is a city rich in history and offers small town charm that often stands in for Anywhere, USA in movies, television and advertising.  Here you will find tree-lined streets filled with architecturally interesting homes ranging in size from cottages to magnificent estates.   These homes seem to symbolize the image of South Pasadena in the minds of many people.  Beyond the small stores, unique dining and highly acclaimed schools there are condos, townhomes and lofts in  South Pasadena.  Yes, you can live the South … (13 comments)

condominiums: Monterey Hills December 2011 Real Estate Market Recap - 01/09/12 02:46 PM
Monterey Hills December 2011 Real Estate Market Recap



Budd Weiner Park in Monterey Hills

The Monterey Hills community is located within the city limits of Los Angeles and offers a variety of condominiums, townhomes and one single family development in a planned environment.  Most communities within Monterey Hills offer a pool, spa and a recreation/meeting room with some complexes boasting saunas, tennis/sports courts and other amenities.  
The desirable close-in location offers a relatively easy commute to Downtown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys and Los Angeles' Westside.  Despite this highly convenient location, Monterey Hills remains somewhat of … (9 comments)

condominiums: Update: South Pasadena Condo/Townhome/Loft Sales Recap - November 2011 - 01/02/12 10:42 PM
Update:  South Pasadena Condo/Townhome/Loft Sales Recap - November 2011
In South Pasadena you'll find the small town charm that often stands in for Anywhere, USA in movies, television, print and online advertising.   On the tree-lined streets you will find  character-rich homes ranging in size from cottages to some of the most grand estates.  These residences seem to symbolize the image of the city in the minds of many people.   But beyond the small stores, neighborhood restaurants/cafes and highly acclaimed schools there are condos, townhomes and lofts in South Pasadena.    Often tucked into small pockets in neighborhoods or in … (2 comments)

condominiums: Status Update: November 2011 Sales Report - Along Pasadena Millionaire's Row - 01/02/12 12:19 AM
Status Update:  November 2011 Sales Report - Along Pasadena Millionaire's Row 
This is a market recap of condominums and townhomes in the South Orange Grove corridor of Pasadena, California.  First, a definition of the area for this report is in order. In this report, I extend beyond what some may consider the "prime area" along South Orange Grove Boulevard in  and include properties south of Colorado Boulevard and north of Columbia.  For the eastern boundary, I include Singer Park on California Boulevard and all of the streets that run parallel to California.   The western boundary for this report is the … (8 comments)

condominiums: Monterey Hills - November 2011 Sales Update - 01/01/12 11:33 PM
Monterey Hills CA - November 2011 Sales Recap
The Monterey Hills community is located within the city limits of Los Angeles and offers a variety of condominiums, townhomes and one single family development in a planned environment.  Most communities within Monterey Hills offer a pool, spa and a recreation/meeting room with some complexes boasting saunas, tennis/sports courts and other amenities.  
The desirable close-in location offers a relatively easy commute to Downtown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys and Los Angeles' Westside.  Despite this highly convenient location, Monterey Hills remains somewhat of a hidden treasure unknown to many.   
The first communities … (2 comments)

 
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