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Wow!  Thank You Very Much!   I'll put it out there --- I am not much of a gift person --- as in I don't like the attention of receiving gifts.  Never have --- even as a child.    In real estate, I certainly appreciate a kind word during or after the transaction and I admit I do love to receive re...
The Ostrich Farm Lofts  -- South Pasadena CA Originally opened in 1886 by Edwin Cawston, the Cawston Ostrich Farm was the United States' first ostrich farm and a popular tourist attraction.  It has been stated that the original ostriches made their journey from South Africa to Texas and eventuall...
Recent Buyer Represented Purchase at Surfwood Monterey This month I represented clients who purchased a unit in the Surfwood Monterey condominum complex in the Highland Park/Hermon neighborhood of Los Angeles.  The 92 unit complex was constructed in 1989 with first move-ins in 1990.   The buildin...
  Open House at South Pasadena Middle School Come on -- you're a show-off.   Looking for applause.   You like those compliments, right? Well, South Pasadena Middle School may not be looking for kind words but I'm sure there will be lots of them in attendance on Saturday, August 27 from 9AM until ...
It's Back To School Time --- South Pasadena Thursday, August 24 marks an important date on the South Pasadena school calendar -- It's Back To School Time.  As the South Pasadena Review reports the school board, district and city officials are anticipating a smooth opening day.   Be careful, study...
Finding Balance "Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance you must keep moving"                                                                                          - Albert Einstein If it is learning to ride a bicycle or just everyday life, keep moving.... Finding Balance  If you...
  Monterey Hills, CA --- A Great Place To Live --- Leasing Opportunities Today Monterey Hills is a planned community within the city of Los Angeles but remains somewhat unknown despite its convenient location.  Close to Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley, Glendale/Burbank/San Ferna...
It's Not Naughty, It's Knotty Pine in Pasadena While going through some old files I ran across one of my Pasadena listings that sold in June 2010.  It was a one owner home built in 1953 on a large flower and exotic plant-filled lot.  It was a bit of a time-warp but well-preserved with a definite ...
A Simple Way To See Your Home --- Let Us Get Inside..... There are a lot of posts regarding making sure your home is easily available to see when it is on the market.  What if the lights are on, background music set, the stage is perfectly set for visitors but....... You can't get inside the hous...
California High Prices/Myth Smashed --- Monterey Hills Properties Under $200K Yes, California and the Los Angeles market in particular, is known for its high end and costly real estate.  There are some alternatives in the convenient Monterey Hills area within the city of Los Angeles.   Here you w...

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