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5 Home Improvement Projects To Avoid

If you plan on moving in two or three years, don't invest money in home improvement projects that won't increase the resale value of your home. Make sure to contact us if you are considering selling your home now or in the future. We can provide you with a complimentary market analysis and as...
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5 Luxurious Loft Living Spaces

Few types of housing are as naturally cool and stylish as the loft apartment. Boasting smart architecture and flexible floor plans, lofts are perfect for those looking for the sweet spot between relaxation and sophistication. If that sounds like you, take a look at these five luxury real esta...
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How To Hire A Contractor

Buyers and sellers will often have to hire a contractor to do work on a home. But, who do you hire and where do you look? Here are some tips that can help you avoid problems down the line. What are you looking for? If you need any help, please contact me. Don’t forget to follow our blog an...
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Renovation Realities

Thinking of remodeling your home? 93% of homeowners enlist professional help with their remodel. The average full-home renovation cost is $263,384. Need some free advice? Contact me today. I am always available to discuss your real estate needs! Make sure to follow our Blog and like us ...
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Top 10 Legal Mistakes Home Sellers Make

Thinking of selling? Here are the top 10 legal mistakes home sellers make: Accepting the buyer with the highest offer without regard to the other contractual terms. Not properly handling multiple offer situations with multiple buyers. Not properly handling back-up offers. Entering into an ...
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6 Tax Facts Home Sellers Should Know

Here is a look at some tax facts that home sellers should know. Wondering how this applies to your situation? Consult with your tax professional today. Make sure to contact us if you are considering selling your home. We can provide you with a complimentary market analysis and assist in t...
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The Value of a Remodel

A recent resurgence of several big-ticket projects including attic bedroom and basement remodels, with average price tags of $49,438 and $62,834, respectively, shows that consumers are signaling confidence in the value of remodeling. What are your remodeling projects of choice? Don’t for...
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Home Improvements That Pay You Back

Thinking of making some home improvements that will recoup your costs? Check out this list of 4 things that will pay you back. In search of a partner to help you accomplish your project? Contact me today and I will be happy to assist. Make sure to follow our blog and like us on Facebook...
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Nice Craftsman Home on Linda Vista $1,995,000

This is a nice Craftsman on Linda Vista from my friend Maggie Navarro at Aaroe Estates.  The house is 5 bedrooms in 2842 sqft on a 15,538 sqft lot and built in 1911.  It is known as the J. Constantine Hillman House. The backyard overlooks the Arroyo and the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. I s...
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San Marino Property Tour $2.6 million to $6.6 million

I recently visited some multi-million San Marino properties that are on the market in different price points. Each property was unique in its own way and I'd love to share my insight on them. The first property I visited was located on Lombardy Road being offered at $6,580,000. Many homes on Lomb...
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Top 10 Home Projects To Recoup Costs at Resale

When considering making a change to a home, most homeowners look at the cost of the improvement compared with the value it is likely to bring when the home is resold. What kind of projects are you considering doing? Make sure to follow our Blog and like us on Facebook for continued upd...
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Is Your House Earthquake Ready?

Is your house earthquake ready? Register by February 20, 2016 for a retrofit grant up to $3K. Houses in eligible cities include Pasadena, South Pasadena, and San Marino. For more information, visit this website to learn more: www.earthquakebracebolt.com...
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Lots o’ stairs for $1,200,000 condo

These are the stairs that you need to take to your front door to your $1.2M condo in the Pasadena Playhouse District.  Steep.  The unit is at 700 East Union, a Wallace Neff inspired complex where I have sold a few units in the past few years.  This is one of the best complexes in Pasadena. ...
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$1,464 per square foot. Is this really what $13,800,000 will buy you in Pasadena?

This house at 1333 Wentworth was on broker caravan today.  Great house.  If they can get $1,464 per foot for this house, with that glowing fireplace, then kudos to them.  This house was a Showcase Design house a few years ago. Right now there are only 2 homes on the market in Pasadena ...
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Expansive Estate with Pool and Large Lot in Pasadena $2M

First time on the market in 50 years, I represented the sellers on this beautiful, expansive estate in Pasadena and helped them get multiple offers over the asking price. Set back on an extra large flat 31,642 sqft lot in the heart of Pasadena, this 3 bedroom and 4 bath home is approximately 3,8...
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Spanish Charmer in the Hills of Altadena

I just sold this Spanish charmer in the hills of Altadena. In a desirable Altadena neighborhood east of Lake, this one story Spanish charmer features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in 1,560 square feet. New permitted master bathroom with custom tiles, cabinets, hardware. New and permitted A/C, tankle...
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Now Associated with Sotheby’s International Realty

I am pleased to announce that I have joined Sotheby's International Realty in their Greater Pasadena brokerage. It is an exciting move for me and I am thrilled to be part of an international, global network of agents. This move will be great as the increased exposure both nationally and internationa...
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$1.443M. I just sold in Mission District of San Marino

Situated amidst tree-lined streets in desirable and secluded part of the Mission District of San Marino, I represented the seller on this charming single-level residence featuring 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths in approximately 1,615 square feet with an open, airy floorplan. We found a strong buyer f...
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$2.118M San Marino Mission District Home I just sold

I sold this stunning Mission District home in San Marino with multiple offers over the asking price! This residence has a fantastic curb appeal and is situated on a large, corner 14,648 square foot lot with a distinctive Early American Colonial Revival architectural style. Located at 18...
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Record sale. AWESOME VIDEO: Unique, Private Wooded Estate with Amazing Views in La Crescenta

I sold this incredibly unique, wooded private estate situated on over an acre with amazing views in La Crescenta. With three separate structures totaling 4,413 square feet, this expansive estate includes a 4-bedroom main house, a separate full guest unit, and a separate artists studio with half ...
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Single Story Contemporary Ranch Home in South Pasadena

I represented another seller on this single story contemporary ranch home on a great South Pasadena cul-de-sac. This 2 bedroom, 3 bath home is on a large 18,908 square foot lot with lots of room to expand. Built in 1954, this 2,326 sqft home has an open floor plan that is great for entert...
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Did You Know? My Award-Winning Radio Show is Online

Did you know? I am an award-winning talk show host on Talk Zone. Listen to all of my past and current episodes at www.theMikeBellRealEstateShow.com. The show is a part-time endeavor with guests including a Chief Economist, a judge Pro Tem, and many attorneys. The show is the winner of t...
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Arcadia: Home of the Million Dollar Teardown. I sold this for $1.295M

Located in a prime location, this Lower Rancho single story Arcadia home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath home with a large lot and a great floor plan. Some of the highlights of this home is the large, rear master bedroom that offers a private bathroom with large walk-in closet, formal dini...
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Custom Built San Marino Ranch. $1,800,000

Another home I just sold! This home is a custom built 1939 San Marino single level ranch home that was on the market for the first time. It features 4 bedrooms, 2 baths in approximately 2,392 square feet on a large 12,860 square foot lot. Some of the interior highlights include a formal d...
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Golf balls! Colonial Close To Country Club. $1,000,000+ Sold!

Representing the sellers on this sale was a great experience. I was able to get them over the asking price with multiple offers. This North San Gabriel Colonial home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths in approximately 2,609 square feet on a large 9,973 square foot lot. Some of the highlights ...
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