Arcadia, CA Real Estate News

Arcadia is a U.S. city in Los Angeles County, California that is located about 20 miles Northeast of downtown Los Angeles It is the site of the Santa Anita Park racetrack and home to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 53,054. Please give me a call if you like to buy or sell homes, commercial properties, income propertie, land, multi residential properties in Arcadia . John Vostenak, broker at CENTURY 21 Ludecke inc. http://www.ArcadiaRealEstateBroker.comhttp://www.ArcadiaCommercialBroker.com http://www.johnvostenak.com  
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By Richard Bleuze
(Richard Bleuze)
Upcoming events in the city of Arcadia. Santa Anita Race Track Betting on the horses is cool and you can make some major and minor cash if you know what your doing and know what horses to bet on.   I been there for the micro brew too and that's fun and crazy.  Some people just don't know how to drink though and ruin it for everybody else shutting the micro brew down early with cops on their horses in full riot gear.  Don't get caught in the tunnel head-in out. Free Desert Camping Essentials Clinic When:  Oct 29, 2008 7:00 pm (Wednesday)Where:  Arcadia REI - 214 Santa Anita AvenueArcadia, CA Take advantage of the cool weather and the desert mystique during Fall & early Winter. Come learn about the best spots to camp and hike, what specific gear to bring and how to best prepare for the de...
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By Ellie Viray, Realtor, GRI
(Deasy Penner Podley)
Tickets are now on sale for the City of Arcadia's annual Taste of Arcadia to be held from 5:00 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 South Baldwin Ave. Tickets are $40 prepaid or $50 at the door and will entitle you to taste some of the best food and beverages from San Gabriel Valley's finest restaurants, breweries and wineries and includes great live entertainment and dancing under the stars. California Pizza Kitchen  Capistrano's  Casa Del Rey  Castle Catering Chefelle Personal Catering  Courtyard by Marriott  Dave & Buster's   Summer may be over but the fun will continue...
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By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
Arcadia home staging helps sell home on the evening of the first open house. The owner/agent didn't even have time to get the sign up! After sitting on the market for several weeks, with no offers (not even low ball offers) the owner/agent decided to stage this cute cottage in hopes of getting it to sell. He had gotten one of our brochures from another house we had staged in the area, and the listing agent on that house sang our praises. (See, leaving your marketing materials in homes you stage does help drive more business) Read Staged Home in Arcadia Gets Offer After First Open House! This was a great client to work with. He followed our instructions for the landscaping and curb appeal matters that needed to be addressed. And, since English wasn't his first language, I helped him with...
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By Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate
(Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.)
Summer is about being outdoors, enjoying activities with friends and family and of course, heading over to your favorite park for a concert.  If that concert is free, well... that's even better. ARCADIA, CA Location:  City Hall West Lawn, 240 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia Time:  7 pm to 8:30 pm August 7 Juke Box heroes (Elvis & Buddy Holly Tunes) August 14 Mrs. Murphey's Chowder (High Energy Irish/American Show) August 21 Nannett & Her Hotsy totsy Boys (Days of the Roaring 20s) READ MORE:  Arcadia California CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ALL LOCAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Posted By: Irina Netchaev - Pasadena California Real Estate Agent - Irina Netchaev & Associates.  Irina and her Team of Real Estate experts work in the beautiful Keller Williams Realty in Pasadena California specializing in P...
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By Kevin Hottmann
(Keller Williams Whittier Market Center)
Our June 7th REO TOUR BUS was a success!!! 3 properties were sold !!! There were many of you who could not attend our free tour due to conflicting schedules. That is why we are having another free tour to visit more HOT BUYS in the San Gabriel Valley! Kevin and I have heard your requests for featured homes. We are committed to making this next tour even better than the last so we hope that you don't miss out this time around!!! We hope you can take advantage of our next free tour and platform for educating yourself about wisely investing in this Real Estate Market. It will be hosted by Kevin Hottmann, Century 21's Top Producing Real Estate Agent and Ian Villalba, Top Producing Mortgage Loan Specialist. We will be featuring specific bank owned homes in the San Gabriel Valley and will be ...
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By Linda S. Lane
(Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living)
Great schools in Arcadia really keep prices of homes high and homes in high demand...   May YTD # Units Sold 45 197 Dollar Value  $  36,457,776  $  154,800,268 Average List Price  $       851,657  $         818,155 Average Sold Price  $       810,151  $         785,788 Average Market Time 75 75 Average Square Feet 2,168 2,064 Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $374 $381 % of List Price 95.13% 96.04%
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
Subject: PICTURE SAYS IT ALLI have seen this picture 1000 times but not the video. When a strong member of the Christian community e mailed it to me and her emails are ususally only something urgent and important,I checked it out on snopes.com expecting to find another rumor.  I was schocked to find it was not rumor but the truth and then I reveiwed the video.   This picture has been viewed by all. But I have heard so many supporters of McCaine and others poo,pooing this picture and dismissing it like it was a nothing that I finally checked it out for myself. I was surprised to see it was true. So then I thought that maybe it was just an over exaggeration of an untimely moment. But was I wrong again... Below is the actual video that this was taken from.  Ok When you see the video it doe...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
 DId you know that moving costs can be tax deductible, Just refer to the guidelines above to see if you qualify.Best tip, check with your CPA or Tax Adviser to see if you qualify. Having a qualified tax professional is worth his weight in GOLD, and I mean GOLD.  MY neighbors were dong there own taxes and did not do the right tax schedule for his wife's business. Yes, they were assessed with a $30.000.00 Tax and had a payment lost by the IRS. This resulted in the IRS seizing their assets, closing their accounts, losing their credit, having current credit companies charging them 30% interest and the worst part is that the IRS sent them a letter of apology 2 years later but this would not correct the damage done to their credit and savings account.It does not pay to not hire a professional...
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By Tammy Moeller
(Century 21)
Everyone seems to be saying the real estate market is not moving forward, and, in addition to that, the prices keep dropping. I know the media is also ho-humming the market, which is just reinforcing how some people are feeling. What I say is, this is the most perfect time for buyers to get a great deal! Not only that, but, the folks who have been wanting to invest in income property can now make that leap. I have seen great deals being made lately and a lot of happy buyers. Oh, I know some will say they are waiting for when prices hit bottom and then they'll buy. But then so will everyone else. You wait, and you'll save possibly some money, but you lose your negotiating power and plethora of homes to choose from. I'm so excited with this market, its not what some agents are familiar wi...
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By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
Update: Staging was the Magic Bullet! This house had been on the market for 217 days before we staged it. It sold a few days ago. 58 days on the market after staging (that includes a 30 day escrow). We had the opportunity to stage a beautiful Mediterranean style home in Arcadia, CA, this week. The home has been on the market for more than 7 months with no offers, which is unusual in this area, even in this market. The Listing Agent is very energetic, enthusiastic and on top of her game. Apparently, the homeowner was a little ambivalent about selling the house, or at least doing what needed to be done to get the house sold, and there were some accessibility issues for showings. This week the home owner agreed to have the house staged, and the Listing Agent is excited that he has made thi...
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By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
We staged a very nice Mediterranean style home yesterday in Arcadia, CA. It looked great when we were finished, but something was missing. Rugs! The Persian rugs weren't part of my original contract, but the homeowner, Realtor and I all agreed that they were really necessary. Yes, the home had  large expanses of beautiful Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors. But in this case, the hardwood floors were too much of a good thing and needed to be subdued a bit. I am truly a Persian rug junkie, and I use them wherever I am able, but I am still always amazed at the warmth and finishing touch a well chosen rug can add to a room.  Persian rugs always add a touch of class. A great Persian rug can elevate a not-so-special home to a home buyers will fall in love with.   This is the Living Room after s...
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Continued from Short Sales, Part 1: Taking Advantage of the Buyer's Market Why Work with a Short Sale Expert? When it comes to purchasing short sales, INFORMATION IS KEY. Work with an agent and company that is experienced in short sales to maximize your chance of a smooth, successful transaction. An experienced knowledgeable real estate agent can give you a competitive edge when it comes to finding the right home in the following ways: 1. Shorter Escrow Periods As you may know, short sales often require much longer escrow periods, sometimes between 3-6 months. This is a result of a large amount of paperwork, the constant back and forth negotiations, and the delays in processing from the overload of cases banks must deal with. A specialist can help speed the process along, so you have a ...
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What is a short sale? Pre-Foreclosures, also known as short sales, occur when the selling price of the home minus all closing costs amounts to less than the total loan amount (the first and if second mortgages combined). This differs from foreclosures which is when a buyer fails to pay his or her mortgage for a period of time, typically 6 months, and the bank takes ownership of the property making the house a Real Estate Owned or REO. For example, an owner purchased a home in the real estate boom for $500,000 with 0% down with an interest only loan. He realizes that he can no longer afford the home and decides to sell it. The home, in today's market, is now worth $470,000. After closings costs, his net cash might amount to $450,000, not enough to repay the loan of $500,000. In a despera...
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By Hayden Gerson
(HPM Financial LLC)
In the last year over 100 mortgage lenders have gone out of business due to the "mortgage meltdown" as most of you might now it is getting much more difficult to qualify for mortgages in Garden Grove. The reason it is difficult to qualify for your Garden Grove mortgage is because guidelines have changed drastically. Even reverse mortgages in Garden Grove are getting harder to qualify for, leaving many looking for a honest mortgage company in Garden Grove.Since many mortgage brokers in Garden Grove are going out of business, and others are not able to get you qualified, you need to call a reputable company to help you with your home mortgage in Garden Grove. We here at America One Mortgage Group are a national company headquartered out of Southern California. We have offices in many stat...
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By Gene Glasco
(CENTURY 21 Ludecke, Inc.)
In my last blog I mentioned the nice couple that flew out from Chicago in the attempt to find something comparable, if not affordable, in the Arcadia, California area. I was hoping to provide you more information on my relocation (relo) activity with them, but unfortunately the relocation company that called us from Arizona has yet to return our telephone calls. We find this a bit strange in that we had been very punctual in responding to their requests for update information on the folks that they referred to us. So, as soon as we hear anything, I will be happy to pass it along on this blog. Alright, as long as we're at it, do you know where the expression, "What we have here is a failure to communicate"? That's right, it was the head guard/supervisor who muttered that sentence in the ...
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By Gene Glasco
(CENTURY 21 Ludecke, Inc.)
I was recently given a lead referral by my company to help a nice married couple that was re-locating from their home in the Chicago suburbs. The company that the husband was interviewing with is in Arcadia, so they listed Arcadia as their purchasing prefrence. Their budget was presented to me along with the area square footage and lot size dimensions they desired to purchase in Arcadia. Needless to say, they were a bit taken back by the selling costs of homes in Southern California, not to mention the Arcadia area. As nice as it is, their purchasing Arcadia may not be too realistic, and having known their financial expectations in advance, I had prepared a tour of neighboring cities in Monrovia and Azusa to augment our preliminary searches in Monrovia. (This story continues, and become...
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By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
In a recent blog The Homeowner Raised the Listing Price $200,000 AFTER STAGING!!! I wrote that the homeowner was so excited after we staged his home that he raised the listing price by $200,000.00 from $2.78 million to $2.98 million. Well, the home has sold already and escrow has closed! The homeowner did not get the original $200,000.00 bump he had hoped for after staging, but he did get an additional $80,000.00 he would not have gotten if he hadn't staged the house. We staged the home on June 15, 16, & 17. The one and only open house (Realtors Caravan) was held on June 20 (Wednesday). The first offers (multiple) came in on Friday, June 22. Escrow closed last Thursday, July 12. How's this for statistics: Days on market before an accepted offer - 5! Days on market from MLS listing to cl...
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By Mark Cheng
(IRN Realty)
My name is Mark Cheng with IRN Realty. This is my blog where I will be posting informative, up to date articles and information on buying and selling real estate in general and about the communities I work. Specifically, I will be providing information about Arcadia real estate, San Marino real estate, Temple City real estate, Pasadena Real Estate, South Pasadena Real Estate, and real estate in surrounding areas. My ultimate goal for this blog is to serve as an educational resource for learning about the basics of real estate, as a forum that addresses the pressing issues in real estate, a collection tips and guides for my clients and friends, a way to access monthly market updates for the cities I work in, a place to share client success stories, and a platform to present specific prop...
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By Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
(Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA)
I recently blogged about my experiences staging a 7,800 sq. ft. home in Arcadia, CA, The Homeowner Raised the Listing Price $200,000 AFTER STAGING!!! . This was a beautiful house - I was very lucky to have such a great canvas to work with. Here are some Before and After photos:               Living Room Before and After (above)               Office Before and After (above)               Loft Sitting Area Before and After (above) (A vertical picture would have been better, but this was all I had left at this point)               Dining Room Before and After               Den Before and After Moving Mountains Design is a full service Home Staging and Interior Design Corporation located in Pasadena, CA. We specialize in staging vacant homes in Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, La Canada/Flint...
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