Arcadia, CA Real Estate News

By Steven Graham, Coach, ePs, Director of Training
(epropertysites)
The Arcadia Association of Realtors ® Tech Committee will be holding the 15th Annual Realtor Business & Tech Expo on April 12th 2011 at the Santa Anita Park Racetrack in Arcadia CA from 9 am to 3pm pacific.  It will be a great opportunity for networking, so bring lots of business cards. There will be lots of prizes and give-aways, including an iPad2 and some gear from our friends at Kodak. There will even be a beer, wine, and cheese social with a live band from 3-5pm. I met Ryan Asao, the 2011 President Elect of the Arcadia Association of Realtors , at the Keller Williams(R) Family Reunion in Anaheim CA. He was very excited about ActiveRain and what blogging here can do for agents who want to have a stronger online presence. We spoke at great length about the benefits of blogging and ot...
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By Jim Quinn, North Orange County Real Estate
(Century 21)
A drop in the bucket will not kill the bottom line The little things do make a big difference. I went to get water filled for the gallons in my home today. As I was filling the gallon with water, there was a tiny amount of water that spilled over the spout of the gallon. To the owner's horror, he jumped up and started an incantation. It was as though something sinful had happened. He was startled and said that not an inkling of water should be wasted. To my bewilderment, I thought he was insane. Just a tiny drop and thinks the sky is falling. Oh me oh my. At this point, I wondered if he treated every one of his customers the same way when they spilled an ounce of water. I realized one thing from this incidence. Water costs $0.25 per gallon. If a small amount of water is loss, that could...
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By Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate
(Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.)
What makes it great about living in San Gabriel valley is the many communities and cities that are right next to one another.  Arcadia is located just East of Pasadena and is known for its great school district. I thought that it might be interesting to take a look at the top 3 sold in Arcadia for February of 2011. There were 36 Single Family Homes sold in Arcadia California in the month of February ranging from $225,000 to $3,280,000.  4 of these sales were distressed, bank owned sales.  These foreclosures were in the range of $285,000 to $925,000. There were 45 new listings – homes for sale in Arcadia for February 2011.  You can see a complete list of available homes below. February’s Most Expensive Home Sale in Arcadia 21 West Las Flores, Arcadia, California 91007 Listed for sale at ...
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Washington, DC, February 10, 2011 Great news for California home owners, .... Existing-home sales in the West jumped 19.9 percent in the fourth quarter to a level of 1.17 million but are 14.2 percent below the cyclical peak in the fourth quarter of 2009. Home sales rebounded in 49 states during the fourth quarter with 78 markets – just over half of the available metropolitan areas – experiencing price gains from a year ago, while most of the rest saw price weakness, according to the latest survey by the National Association of REALTORS®.... This is a much needed market improvement and change in Southern California , where the market was slow for a some times now .. more on the article at http://www.johnvostenak.com/p4--blog-news-from-realtor-com-home-selling-news-free-download-rss-feed....
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By Richard Ruggaber, California Real Estate - (818) 422-5035
(Metro Life Homes)
  Spend the day at the Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum in Arcadia, California! The grand opening of the museum was on October 20, 2001. The Ruth and Charles Gilb Foundation donated funds to kick off the fundraising campaign in order to open up this great museum. The Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum has many wonderful collections and exhibits of historical photos, art, ephemera and exquisite artifacts from long ago! For more information regarding the Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum please visit the link listed: http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/home/index.asp What a great way to spend the day in Arcadia! CHEERS
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:Home Sales Recorded in San Gabriel Valley's cities ( Los Angeles County)  in December 2010 with some winners and loosers ! California Home Sale Price Medians by County and City Bel Air at  loss of -49.52% is the big Looser and Beverly Hill   52.22% gain is the big winner ! Smaller cities like Monrovia have gained 9.41% , La Canada Flintridge also a gainer of 13.19%, Sierra Madre a gainer of 8.88% , Arcadia have a smaller gain of 2.86%, Pasadena a small gain of 1.03%, South Pasadena a big looser at -14.43,  Temple City a big looser at -10.68%, Altadena a big looser at -10.23%, Monterey Park, Alhambra, Duarte are almost flat ! Reporting average sale price, resale single family residences and condos  as well as new homes Excludes sales where the site city is unknown % Change is from the s...
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By Luna Petty
(Unyque Financial)
There are many things to do in Arcadia, California without spending tons of money, I experienced one of them a couple of weeks ago.  In addition to my real estate and loan business I am a reporter for Crown City News, a local news show.  I thoroughly enjoy reporting hard news and feature stories. This feature story was about the annual Festival of Bands held in Arcadia, California on November 20th.  It was a cold and rainy Saturday morning.  I bundled up my daughter, packed all the equipment and away we went, we had a great time!  Over 40 of the most talented young people marched down Baldwin Avenue strutting all the way.  You would have thought they were taught in the rain.  They tossed their flags into the air, blew into those instruments and banged on their drums like it was Madigras...
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  CALIFORNIA #home sales are up 1.8 % from July, State Wide median home price is also up 1.2 % from July and was up 8.6 % from a year ago.... Market is getting better at slower pace , and finally ...  doom and glom may be gone for ever .. !   See an article for more on this topic, or see me for more info and help in real estate .. :-) http://tinyurl.com/34aqvmu   http://www.JohnVostenak.com John Vostenak, Realtor, CA Broker, Lic#: 00871958 CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc. • 20 E. Foothill Blvd , Suite 105 • Arcadia, California 91006 USA Direct Line, Google Voice Mail: 1-626-408-2266 • All Information contained on the web site and any links is believed to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither broker...
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  Advice for #Foreign #HomeBuyers, who are interested in buying a #house or any real estate property in #California is very similar to a legal US resident buyer in a short , if you are cash buyer . I can help you find your a home and make an offer accompanied by your escrow deposit, you pay for inspections and appraisals if desired , and when all contingencies have been removed and the purchase money cash is veified and all it is in place, the escrow and purchase will close and you are the proud owner of real estate in California. If you need a morgage , than it is a different ball game .. :-) for more detalis , please see the article link below, or contact me directly for any information needed in Real Estate buying and Selling ... ... or see  a lot of info posted at my website : http:...
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By John Vostenak
(CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc.)
10 +1 Reasons To Buy a Home and Really Enough with the doom and gloom about home ownership in then meadia in general ... ! Every American should live in own home ! 1.  You can get a good deal, the best in recent memory 20+ years. 2. Mortgages are cheap, the best in recent memory 40+ years. 3. You'll save on taxes, with an own taxshelter under your control. 4. It'll be yours, not a tenantship, unless, you will not pay your mortgage 5. You'll get a better home, than you have now. 6. It offers some inflation protection, as much as you can possibly get. 7. It's risk capital, your equity will grow. 8. It's forced savings, otherwise you will never save such a large nest egg. 9. There is a lot to choose from, it is a buyer's market . 10. Sooner or later, the market will clear,and go up again a...
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By Michelle Pimentel, ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging
(Empire Home Staging Solutions)
Have you had your house on the market for way too long and you just can't figure out why it's NOT selling?   There is a combination of key factors that come into play when SELLING a home.   REPRESENTATION- Representation is key when deciding to put your home on the market.  Choose a Real Estate agent and company that is experienced in selling homes in your market. An agent should know the community well, should know of the homes value and should always have your best interest at heart.  Interview a few agents to find the right fit for you.  Make sure that your agent will be thorough in the marketing of your property! PRICE- The way a home is priced will definitely determine the way a house will attract buyers.  Is the house priced at fair market value and with a competitive list price ...
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By John Vostenak
(CENTURY 21 Ludecke Inc.)
USCrealtor please see me on twitter ...  :-)    #Mortgage Market Specific Summary,#Financial Reform,#HR4173: WALL STREET REFORM AND #CONSUMER #PROTECTION ACT... click here for more datails ..  http://tinyurl.com/2a75tjq   After much ado our political "leaders" have finally come to an agreement on the broadest regulatory overhaul since the Glass Steagal Act of 1933. By a vote of 60-39, the Senate yesterday passed HR 4173: WALL STREET REFORM AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT.    John Vostenak, CA Broker, Lic#: 00871958 CENTURY 21 Ludecke Realty • 20 E. Foothill Blvd , Suite 105 • Arcadia, California 91006 USA Direct Line, Google Voice Mail: 1-626-408-2266 • All Information contained on the web site and any links is believed to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. Al...
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By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
ARCADIA CA HOMES FOR SALE - $417,000 OR LESS - AS OF 4/25/10     Below is a list of homes for sale in ARCADIA California that is less than $417,000. These range from 2 to 3 bedrooms homes, built between 1947 to 1950. Square feet range from 814 to 1026.  One is a Short sale, 1 one is a Regular sale, and one is a Bank Owned REO.   Name City             Price Farna Arcadia  $        349,900 Longden Arcadia  $        399,888 9th Arcadia  $        399,900   Call me for more information and showing for these great deals.   ********************************************************************************************* For FORECLOSURE Prevention & all your Real Estate Services, Contact:    DAVID DEE(626) 203-5676  "Client 1st. That's the David Dee Guarantee." Specializing in: (SAN GABRIEL VALLEY)...
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By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
Last week, I was asked to do a home staging bid on a home in Arcadia, CA, that was located in an area of Arcadia known for its free roaming peacocks, near the LA County Arboretum. I stage many homes in Arcadia and am often asked about feng shui and peacocks. The peacock is the official city bird of Arcadia and a picure of a peacock is displayed on street signs and the official city seal. It's not unusual to see peacocks and peahens grazing in front yards and wandering the streets of Arcadia, particularly near the LA Arboretum. Peacocks were first brought from India to Arcadia at the beginning of the 20th century by "Lucky" Baldwin, an early landholder in Arcadia, and founder of the Santa Anita Park Racetrack. Peacocks & Feng Shui: I think one of the many reasons (besides being lovely to...
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By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
Arcadia CA Real Estate Market Report March 2010     There were 20 homes that closed within the month of March 2010 for Arcadia California, compared to 20 homes closed in March 2009, no change. Sales Volume for homes closed in Arcadia CA for March 2009 was $16,588,100 Sales Volume for homes closed in Arcadia CA for March 2010 was $20,822,800 Average list price for homes closed in Arcadia CA for March 2009 was $880,755 Average list price for homes closed in Arcadia CA for March 2010 was $1,098,380 Average SOLD price for homes closed in Arcadia CA for March 2009 was $829,405 Average SOLD price for homes closed in Arcadia CA for March 2010 was $1,041,140 Average Days on Market for homes closed in Arcadia CA for March 2009 was 44 days. Average Days on Market for homes closed in Arcadia CA fo...
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By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
The past few weeks have been super busy, with most (not all) of our home staging projects located in Arcadia. We are very fortunate to have a loyal following among many of the top Arcadia real estate agents and Arcadia Realtors. Moving Mountains Design gets hired to stage many of the new construction Arcadia homes and luxury homes in Arcadia, but lately we have been staging a lot of homes for real estate investors who have started investing in Arcadia real estate again. This past week we were hired to stage this beautifully remodeled Arcadia home. I really enjoy working with this listing agent. He and his wife are real go-getters and part of his marketing package is to offer home staging on some of his listings (now you see why I like working with him:o) As you can see, I added red and ...
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By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
The past 2 weeks have been very busy for the Pasadena & Arcadia home stagers at Moving Mountains Design. Here are photos of a lovely pool home in Arcadia that we staged. This Arcadia pool home has wall to wall windows in the living room and dining room that overlook the sparkling blue pool. With an open floor plan and generously sized rooms, this is a great home for entertaining. This smart homeowner knew that by hiring a professional home stager, potential buyers would not be put off by large open rooms and would be able to see how they could lay out their furniture if they purchased this home. Also, every space now has a clearly defined purpose and the home feels warm & welcoming. To see more photos of this terrific Arcadia pool home, read Arcadia Home Stagers Stage a Wonderful Pool H...
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By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
Top luxury Arcadia home staging company, Moving Mountains Design, was hired to stage a beautiful new construction Arcadia home last week. We started staging it last week, but had to take a break to allow the builder to finish construction. This Arcadia pool home, besides being stunning has a great floorplan plus many extras. There is a huge finished basement media room, and a wine cellar! The cabinetry, tile work and finishes are masterful. It was a pleasure to stage this home and I have no doubt it will sell very quickly! I had a lot of fun staging this bathroom. I just love it! To see more before and after pictures of this luxury new construction Arcadia home, please visit my Los Angeles home staging website and read Luxury New Contruction Arcadia Home Staging Is Simply Stunning! For ...
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By James Applebury
(L.A. Property Solutions)
  I just became a member of the Arcadia Rock Climbing Gym.  It is only 15 minutes from my house in Los Feliz.   I have always wanted to learn to rock climb.  I spend most of my time hiking and backpacking.  I have to admit I have a very healthy fear of heights.  I like being able to climb in a place where there is a nice soft pad right underneath me.  Did I mention I'm not very good at it?  Because I'm not...yet.  As the banner hanging from the ceiling says, "Never never quit."  I think that's a pretty good life lession. Rock Climbing is a great work out.  In addition to being sore I have also torn pieces of skin off my fingers, but I'm tough...I think.  Did I mention that rock climbing is hard?  This gym is a good value.  They have good deals on everything from one time day passes to ...
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By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
HOMES IN WOODLANDS GATED COMMUNITY IN ARCADIA CA   The Woodlands Gated Community is a collection of 120 homes located in the City of Arcadia California. These well appointed homes were built in 2002, ranging from 1900 to 2460 square feet. These models come with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3 baths. Some features of these Woodlands Homes include High Cathedral ceilings in the living and dining room areas. Good size family room with cozy fireplace for those cold nights.     The Homeowners Association Dues are $114/month. Amenities include Pool, spa, and barbecues. The Woodlands Gated Community is located between Longden Av and Live Oak Av and west of Peck Rd. With close proximity to the 605 freeway it is a convenient location to get around town. Kids who live in the area can enroll in the M...
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