Sierra Madre, CA Real Estate News

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  Wishful Thinking   Wishful Thinking We don't necessarily need to look too far or go too deep to find examples of wishful thinking.  Examples are seemingly all around us.  Maybe it's more noticeable at the beginning of the year with resolutions of getting in better shape, being less this/more that or eliminating bad habits. It exists in many other circumstances too.   for example:  the student who doesn't study throughout the school term who wants to achieve a passing grade. Yeah, that's wishful thinking.  For sure.  Maybe it's the unrealistic seller who has visions of a lofty price when the current market suggests otherwise.  To my knowledge the real life stories of frogs and members of royalty are quite rare.  You can likely cite your own experiences.  Personal and professional. They...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
What Is My Hastings Oaks Condo in Sierra Madre Worth? A Market Update For The Sierra Madre Condo Complex This is a real estate market activity report report for the Hastings Oaks condominium complex in the city of Sierra Madre.  The statistical information that I am sharing has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and includes activity so far in 2017 along with a recap of full year sales for the previous four years.      The city of Sierra Madre has a population of approximately 11,000 and is adjacent to the cities of Pasadena and Arcadia tucked in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.  This small, idyllic city has no stop lights and a volunteer fire department which should give you an indication of the small town feel which like a few of the communities I co...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Hastings Oaks Condos in Sierra Madre 91024 This is a real estate market activity report report for the Hastings Oaks condominium complex in the city of Sierra Madre.  The statistical information that I am sharing has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) and includes activity so far in 2017 along with a recap of sales for the previous four years.      The city of Sierra Madre has a population of approximately 11,000 and is located  adjacent to the cities of Pasadena and Arcadia tucked in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County.  This small, idyllic city has no street signal lights(only stop signs) and a volunteer fire department which should give you an indication of the small town feel which like many of the communities I cover are often us...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 Hastings Oaks Condos in Sierra Madre Market Update This is a real estate market activity report recap for the Hastings Oaks condominium complex in the city of Sierra Madre.   In this report I will share statistical information that has been gathered from our local multiple listing service(mls) so far in 2016 along with a recap of full year sales for the previous three years.      The city of Sierra Madre has a population of approximately 11,000 and is  adjacent to the cities of Pasadena and Arcadia tucked in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.  This small, idyllic city has no street lights and a volunteer fire department which should give you an indication of the small town feel which like many of the communities I cover often are used to represent Anywhere USA in film, televis...
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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852
(Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI)
#OptOutside       I hate black Friday.  I'm not a big fan of retail, nor consumerism, nor people behaving like pent up cattle stampeding over each other to get a few bucks off a TV.  Some people love the craziness.  I'm not one of them.  The last time I went to black Friday, I came close to being one of those people that end up in viral videos....there's only so many times a guy can hit me in the back of the ankle with a cart before I hit him upside the head with his cart.  I digress.       I've always felt back for store employees who have to witness humanity at it's worst, and in recent years, things have gotten even worse.  This year, it seems 6pm on Thursday was the start of Black Friday at a lot of retailers.  However, other retailers have decided to forego profits and take a stand...
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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Sierra Madre CA | Hastings Oaks Condos For Sale and Market Update Oct 2014   This is a recap of Hastings Oaks condos for sale along with those in escrow and sold in the first nine months of 2014.  Statistical information for the Sierra Madre condominium complex is from our local multiple listing service as of October 16, 2014.   Hastings Oaks is a condominium complex in the city of Sierra Madre - a small city of approximately 11000 people adjacent to Pasadena and Arcadia tucked in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.   It is located at the southeast corner of Sierra Madre Boulevard and Michillinda Avenue.   This small, idyllic city has no street lights and a volunteer fire department which should give you an indication for the feel of Sierra Madre.   There is a small downtown are...
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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852
(Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI)
Chantry Flats Recreation Area & Trails   Santa Anita Canyon RdSierra Madre, CA 91025        This past weekend a few friends and I visited Chantry Flats.  Nearly every weekend we do a hike and have been to many locations throughout Southern California, but the Chantry Flats recreation area is one of my favorites.   Beautiful scenery?  Check.  50 foot waterfall?  Check.  Long, strenuous trails?  Check.  Short, easy trails.  Check.  This place really has it all.        The brilliance of this place really starts with the drive up along the canyon walls, over steep drops & deep valleys, it's not the greatest drive for anyone that easily gets car sick, but gives you a taste of the amazing scenery that's to come.  Upon arriving at the lot, you'll likely notice if you've gotten there post-7am, ...
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By David Robinson, Call Now (877) 828-0710
(Lloyd Cullen Real Estate)
Lloyd Cullen Real Estate is a local Sierra Madre Short Sale Realtor. As a Sierra Madre Short Sale Company that specializes in short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and can always count on our Sierra Madre Short Sale Realtor to help answer any questions you have in regards to Sierra Madre Short Sales. Sierra Madre Short Sale Realtor Lloyd Cullen is a local Sierra Madre Short Sale Expert with experienced Sierra Madre Short Sale Agents here to assist you.   Sierra Madre Short Sale Realtor We specialize in Short Sales for Sierra Madre and Surrounding Areas When you choose to talk one of our Sierra Madre Short Sale Experts about the short sale of your Sierra Madre home, you are getting more than just a Sierra Madre Short Sale Expert. You are getting an ally at ...
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By John Barker, Realtor, Prudential
(Real Estate Agent, Broker, Manager)
  Sierra Madre Real Estate is highly sought after by many due to the lifestyle that is offered in the city.  With a population of just under 11,000, Sierra Madre exudes the typical small town atmosphere while being within a short driving distance to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.  There are several different housing enclaves in Sierra Madre to choose from.  Whether you are looking for a large estate, a historical cottage, or a 400 square foot hideaway in the canyon, Sierra Madre may have the house for you.   The 4th of July is celebrated with a local parade down the main drag, Sierra Madre Blvd.  At Prudential California Realty, we have a party and invite a few hundred people to join us for food, fun, and prime seating for the parade.  This is just one of many activities that mak...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
  There are so many wonderful playhouses all over the Los Angeles County. The Sierra Madre Playhouse in Sierra Madre, California is no exception! You can catch a hilarious comedy, a fantastic musical or even an intriguing mystery at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. This amazing and wonderful playhouse presents around eight events annually. Each event is well written and wonderfully produced for every one of all ages. The structure that is home to the Sierra Madre Playhouse today was built in 1923. The building itself has been used for many different venues and has served as the community’s main focal point of an entertainment center for the city. The Sierra Madre Playhouse is celebrating 32 years of wonderful live entertainment for all to enjoy! For more information regarding the Sierra Madr...
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By Richard Ruggaber, California Real Estate - (818) 422-5035
(Metro Life Homes)
  There are so many wonderful playhouses all over the Los Angeles County. The Sierra Madre Playhouse in Sierra Madre, California is no exception! You can catch a hilarious comedy, a fantastic musical or even an intriguing mystery at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. This amazing and wonderful playhouse presents around eight events annually. Each event is well written and wonderfully produced for every one of all ages. The structure that is home to the Sierra Madre Playhouse today was built in 1923. The building itself has been used for many different venues and has served as the community’s main focal point of an entertainment center for the city. The Sierra Madre Playhouse is celebrating 32 years of wonderful live entertainment for all to enjoy! For more information regarding the Sierra Madr...
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By Adam Aguilar, Reliantra.com/Reliant, Realty~Serving Southern California
(Adam Aguilar (Reliantra-Reliant Realty & Associates))
Baldwin Jewelers: Recommended Custom Jeweler in Sierra Madre, California   If you are looking for an honest and upfront jeweler go no further than Baldwin Jewelers. Finally, a jeweler who takes pride in what he offers his clients. Berj, a Master Jeweler, makes every effort to please his customers and offers the highest quality products at FAIR PRICES.   I have used Baldwin Jewelers a couple times before, but was in a rush this time around. I took too long to start my 2010 Christmas shopping. I rushed to the Jewelry District in downtown Los Angeles thinking I could find a solution to my problem there. I spent hours going through several different displays of jewelery looking for a pair of white gold Diamond-studded, Heart-shaped earrings. I was on the hunt for a pair similar to what my s...
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By Dawn Rickabaugh, Note Queen
(Dawn Rickabaugh (Note Queen) Owner Financing Consultant)
Perhaps our souls are burning along with the forest as we experience the shock, sadness, anger, fear and confusion of watching the mountains, once rich with life, turn desolate moonscape. In a stupor of smoke, we watch homes evaporate, and wonder if ours might be next.  With ravaged hearts, we mourn brave heroes, and imagine the innocents . . . thousands of creatures with nowhere to go, but up in flames. When I was young, I used to take my Golden Retriever up Santa Anita to Chantry Flats.  From there we’d wind our way down to First Water, then Hermit Falls to spend lazy afternoons jumping into the frigid pool and thawing on granite by turns. Other times I’d hike up to Sturtevant Falls and let the mist moisten my face as well as my sandwich. In 1994, we formally joined the historic canyo...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
I just watched a great movie on Lifetime called My New Life, It was a great story about a troubled teen with divorced parents and her step mom understanding divorce , Having been a product of one herself did some great healing with the Teen. It is very painful and scarring, the wound the children of divorce carry and we as adults need to be aware of the pain that it causes and the scarrs that it leaves. As Adults it is the hardest thing to do to step outside of our own heads and feelings about ourselves and our needs and to put our children first. In this me first society but we need to realized the harm we are doing in satisfying ourselves first. I was schocked to find you that one million children annually in the United States are a product of Divorce? Did you know that means that in ...
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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. SIERRA MADRE, CA Location:  Memorial park Bandshell, 222 West Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm August 3 Aluminum Marshmallows (Rock & Roll) August 10 The Groove (70s and 80s) August 17 The Late Bloomers (Acoustic Folk) August 18 Fairy Tales & Fantasy (Musical Theater) READ MORE:  Sierra Madre, 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...
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By Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate
(Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.)
If you are living in Sierra Madre or are thinking about relocating to Sierra Madre, you've come to the right place.  This post will be updated monthly, around the first week of the month, for the previous month and will give you key real estate market indicators for Sierra Madre California.  Bookmark this page and visit it each month to see how Sierra Madre homes and condos are faring in today's real estate market. If you are already a Sierra Madre homeowner and would like to get a monthly email sent to you with real estate activity around your Sierra Madre home, please click here and order your real estate monthly market report.  You will not be contacted by me or anyone on my team and the information will be generated automatically via email based on the criteria that you list. If you...
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By Dawn Rickabaugh, Note Queen
(Dawn Rickabaugh (Note Queen) Owner Financing Consultant)
The next several consecutive posts will be market data tables from our local real estate market. This table shows how Sierra Madre fared in comparison to the national real estate trend numbers that were released a couple of days ago showing a 14% reduction in home prices. sierra madre real estate 91024 As you can see from the numbers, there were very few closed transactions in Sierra Madre . . . a whopping 6 for the entire month of March. This is almost half the number that sold during the same time last year, and it took about 30% longer to sell (86 days on market compared with 63). But just like many surrounding areas, prices were up on all accounts, from low "sold" price to the median home price. The message? If you're willing to price reasonably, you will likely be in escrow in less...
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By Linda S. Lane
(Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living)
                                               April              vs       YTD# Units Sold in 622Dollar Value$4,880,900 $19,415,000 Average List Price$857,650 $926,509 Average Sold Price$813,483 $882,500 Average Days On Market6896Average Square Feet19282089Average Price/Sq. Ft.$422 $422 % of List Price94.85%95.25% Our lovely city next door - Sierra Madre. Despite the fires of a few days ago, the real estate market in Sierra Madre is remaining steady. It IS quaint little city near the mountains!
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By Irina Netchaev, Pasadena CA Real Estate
(Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.)
Memorial Park222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre(626) 355 - 5278     http://www.ci.sierra-madre.ca.us/6:00-8:00 pm Sundays - FreeJuly 8:      The Folk CollectionJuly 15:     Cynthia & The Sweet Potatoes - Rock & RollJuly 22:     Jumpin' Joz Band - Swing/JazzJuly 29:     Pecos Brother's Band - CountryAug 5:       Ken O'Malley & The Twilight Lords - CelticAug 12:     Pasadena Crown City Chorus - BarbershopAug 19:     Elvis & The Heores of Rock - Rock & RollAug 26:     Fairytales and Fantasy III - Musical Theater All concerts subject to change. Please call numbers to verify performances and times.Additional concerts in the area:Pasadena, CA - Garfield Park & The Levitt PavillionLa Canada, CA - Descanso GardensArcadia, CA - City Hall and LA ArboretumMonrovia, CA - Library ParkSierra Mad...
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