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  • 296 Sundance Court, Azusa California | The Berns Team

296 Sundance Court, Azusa California | The Berns Team

  • July 31st, 2014

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Ideally situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in a private community is this charming, three bedroom, three bathroom townhome. This home with only one shared wall is an end unit and features lovely engineered hardwood floors.

Upon passing through the front door into the living room it is easy to be impressed by the vaulted ceilings, the gas fireplace and the sliding glass door to the charming porch for dining al fresco. The light & bright kitchen opens up to a breakfast room with a window seat and also to a second dining area off the living room.

The 2nd floor features two bedroom suites including a larger master suite with vaulted ceilings and a walk-in closet. There is also a 3rd bedroom suite downstairs that is currently used as an office across the hall from the laundry room.

This home is in a wonderful private community close to the community pool and very near the San Gabriel River bike trail & the upcoming Gold Line. Don’t miss this incredible property all would be proud to call home.

• Home: 1476 Square Feet (Per Assessor)
• 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
• Built: 1988
• Engineered Wood Floors
• End Unit
• Vaulted Ceiling
• Private Patio
• Abundant Storage Space
• Three Bedroom Suites
• Master with Double Sinks & Walk in Closet
• Interior Walk in Laundry Room
• Attached Two Car Garage
• Central HVAC
• Community Pool & Tennis Court
• Low HOA’s-$264/mo

For more information about 286 North Madison Pasadena, Ca, contact Jason Berns at 626.826.4544. To get preapproved for this property, don’t forget us at Delawari Financial | 626.486.1775 | Waleed@delgrp.com

  • 1616 Morada Pl Altadena, Ca 91001

1616 Morada Pl Altadena, Ca 91001

  • July 30th, 2014

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This dramatic Spanish style home oozes w/ character in this ideal location close to the Altadena Golf & Country Club. This picturesque, arched window & the wrought iron gated courtyard with a custom waterfall are an introduction from the exterior to the beauty of this property.

Upon entering the wide plank, wooden front door there are glistening hardwood floors, barrel ceilings, wood base molding, doors & windows & a striking Batchelder tile fireplace w/ a matching inset above the mantle. The living room flows into an oversized formal dining room which connects to the library/pub room w/ terracotta tile flooring.

The spacious kitchen is tastefully updated w/ tile floors & counters, a center butcher block island & an abundance of cabinets & counter space. This home features 3 spacious bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 bathrooms. A bonus family room is down a series of stairs off the kitchen & it a great space for an office, guest room, or media room. The pool & spa are perfect for a dip in these hot summer nights.

 

 

For more information about 286 North Madison Pasadena, Ca, contact The Berns Team. To get preapproved for this property, don’t forget us at Delawari Financial | 626.486.1775 | Waleed@delgrp.com

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  • 286 North Madison Pasadena, Ca. 91101

286 North Madison Pasadena, Ca. 91101

  • July 22nd, 2014

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Charming Condo centrally located in the heart of Pasadena, steps from Pasadena Playhouse District, Fuller Seminary, great restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

This 3rd floor unit has tree top views, lovely light throughout the unit and all the conveniences built in such as stackable washer dryer, fridge, dishwasher, stove and microwave, all included in the sale. Built in 2003, the building has a security entry and parking.

You will find lovely lush landscaping throughout the complex. As you enter this unit you will notice the spacious covered patio – a great spot for enjoying some outdoor gardening, dinner or reading a book. The hallway entry has wood floors and is accented with 2 bookcases that open into a spacious carpeted living room.

 

The dining area has sliding glass doors out to a quaint balcony with plenty of room for a table to enjoy the afternoon sun. The kitchen with gleaming white tile counter top has plenty of storage too. Great Location to live, rent, or invest in!

For more information about 286 North Madison Pasadena, Ca, contact Teri Barton. To get preapproved for this property, don’t forget us at Delawari Financial | 626.486.1775 | Waleed@delgrp.com

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  • 320 San Miguel Rd Pasadena, Ca 91105

320 San Miguel Rd Pasadena, Ca 91105

  • July 19th, 2014

Watch our video of The Robert Smith Residence
The Robert Smith Residence is the nickname given to a beautiful, mid-century modern post & beam masterpiece. It was created by Architect Eugene Weston III and Douglas Byles. It was designed for famed architect Whitney R. Smith’s brother, Robert Smith.

This beautiful home was featured in the May 1950 edition of Arts & Architecture. It was featured with its original title “The Small House and The City Plot.” This three bedroom, three bathroom home sports a handcrafted style that is hard to find. There are beamed ceilings, clerestory windows, a wood-burning fireplace, marble countertops, mature trees, a pool and spa, plus many more unique features.

The Robert Smith Residence received a 1,000 square foot addition onto the home in 1964. The addition flows seamlessly into the original home. It has allowed the transition from interior space to exterior space. This transition really captures the mentality behind Douglas Byles and Eugene Weston’s theory.

“The more flexible living habits of today require visual as well as direct access to outdoor areas.”

The blend of sophisticated architecture and incredible use of space gives this home a one of a kind design.

The amount of natural light that flows into the home falls short to none with the dramatic floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and windows in the open great room and living room. The windows offer a tranquil view of the immaculate, saline pool and spa with a modern waterfall feature.

The open great room is a masterpiece all on its own. It includes the gourmet kitchen with European appliances and maple counter tops. Plus a dry bar, wood cabinetry and solid maple wood flooring. The great room also includes a dining area, and seating area, as well as the original fireplace.

The master suite is unparalleled with its location on the west wing. It has high ceilings with floor to ceiling windows and glass doors. The doors open right up to the side of the patio that echoes a Japanese garden with its Koi pond, bamboo and towering eucalyptus trees. The master suite is also complimented with large open closet space, and a glass-tiled and marble bathroom.

A second master bedroom is located on the east wing of the home. This formal bedroom features an additional live/work space that would make a wonderful office or additional seating area. The pool is hard to resist with its gorgeous view from the second master bedroom. The outdoor living space is really made accessible in the home, and it allows it to me a central meeting place in The Robert Smith Residence.

The Robert Smith Residence was last sold in 2010 for $1.365 million. It is back on the market with an asking price of $1.698 million.

For more information about 320 San Miguel Rd Pasadena, Ca, contact Steve Clark. To get preapproved for this property, don’t forget us at Delawari Financial | 626.486.1775 | Waleed@delgrp.com

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  • 1926 Sierra Madre Villa, East Pasadena

1926 Sierra Madre Villa, East Pasadena

  • June 26th, 2014

1926 Sierra Madre Villa, East Pasadena

1926 Sierra Madre Villa is located in East Pasadena. This three bedroom, three bathroom home is tucked away on almost an acre of land. This contemporary home was built in 1949 and is situated in the Kinneloa Ranch neighborhood.

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As you walk up to 1926 Sierra Madre Villa, you are greeted by a covered porch that overlooks the front yard. There are numerous mature trees that give this home a tranquil setting. 1926 Sierra Madre Villa is like escaping away to a nature filled vacation each day.

The formal living room features high, vaulted ceilings and an inviting fireplace that is perfect for reading a book next to. The floor to ceiling wall of windows allows picturesque views of the San Gabriel Mountains.

1926 Sierra Madre Villa features a formal dining room that is located just steps from the gourmet, eat-in kitchen. The kitchen features a large island as well as abundant counter space. There are tons of cabinets and it has direct access to the backyard. The location gives this area a wonderful place to entertain and host events.

Just between the family room and the kitchen is a wet bar with a built-in wine cooler. The family room has a second fireplace that is dressed in stone. There are wood beamed, vaulted ceilings, skylights, and a custom-built desk area that is perfect for work. The family room also has direct access to the backyard.

There are two bedrooms located on the first level of 1926 Sierra Madre Villa. They have a full bathroom with double sinks and access to a den that leads directly to the deck.

Upstairs, the master suite can be found with beam vaulted ceilings, his & her walk-in closets, a wood burning stove and absolutely amazing views of the beautiful backyard and mountains. The master suite feels like a retreat get-a-way.

The master bathroom has a deep soaking tub, an extra large shower, and double sinks. Plus, there is an ample amount of storage space.

There is an additional room that is located on the first floor that is separate and completely finished. It has its own private entry on the west side of the home and ideal for a home office or even a guest room.

Outside of 1926 Sierra Madre Villa, in the backyard, there is a beautiful built-in BBQ area. The backyard also features an in-ground pool, a covered sitting area, and many mature trees. There is also a built in play area for the kids.

Additional Amenities of 1926 Sierra Madre Villa
•Living Space: 3,347 square feet.
•Built in 1949.
•Three bedrooms.
•Three bathrooms.
•Additional room for home office or guest room.
•Mountain views.
•Wet bar and built-in wine cooler.
•2 fireplaces.
•Vaulted ceilings.
•Mature trees.
•Surrounded by a wooded lot filled with oaks & lush foliage.
•On nearly an acre of land.

For more information about 1926 Sierra Madre Villa in East Pasadena, contact LutherTsinoglou by calling (626)818-5216. To get preapproved for this property, don’t forget us at Delawari Financial.

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  • 1307 Rossmoyne Ave, Glendale

1307 Rossmoyne Ave, Glendale

  • June 26th, 2014

1307 Rossmoyne Ave, Glendale

1307 Rossmoyne Ave is located on one of the most prestigious streets in Glendale Hills. This four bedroom, three bathroom home has been lovingly restored and maintained since it was built in 1929.

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1307 Rossmoyne Ave is a Spanish home that will take your breath away. It features large landscaping, and a front courtyard that is surrounded by lush greenery that provides complete privacy in the front of the home.

As you enter 1307 Rossmoyne Ave, a huge formal living room welcomes you into the home. The living room features hand stenciled beams and an absolutely stunning fireplace. There are hardwood floors, large, picturesque windows, and a ton of space.

The home also features a formal dining room. The formal dining room is uniquely shaped, giving it wonderful character. The room is large and has several windows. This would be a great place to host a formal dinner.

1307 Rossmoyne Ave also features a beautiful breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen. This room has beautiful lighting thanks to the windows that encompass the room. This is a great location to enjoy the morning sun with a cup of coffee or to read the newspaper.

The kitchen features custom cabinetry, high-end appliances, a wine refrigerator (perfect for entertaining), and beautiful soapstone counter-tops. It is light and bright and features hardwood flooring, which makes cleanup simple.

The family den is a great place to kick back and watch some TV or to play a few games with the kids. There are two beautiful glass doors that lead outside.

The master suite is amazing at 1307 Rossmoyne Ave. It features a large bedroom, walk-in closet, private bathroom, as well as an attached office.

The office features beautiful windows, making the office extra cheerful. It is a great place to get some work done if there is a house full of kids, or even to take a few business calls.

1307 Rossmoyne Ave’s best feature may be its music room. The music room makes this Spanish home as unique as they come loaded with wonderful, original features and surprises.

This home features a flat backyard with a grassy area of kicking around the soccer ball or for letting the kids play outside. Don’t be afraid to dine alfresco in this backyard. There are big trees that give the property complete privacy, as well as a beautiful view.

Additional Amenities of 1307 Rossmoyne Ave
•Living Space: 2,781 square feet.
•4 bedrooms.
•3 full bathrooms.
•Built in 1929.
•Hardwood flooring.
•Stenciled beams.
•Soapstone counter-tops.
•Wine refrigerator.
•Flat backyard.
•Music room.
•Prestigious location.
•Price: $1,275,000>/strong>.

For more information about 1307 Rossmoyne Ave in Glendale, contact Steve Clark. To get preapproved for this property, don’t forget us at Delawari Financial.

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  • 956 Montecito Drive, Los Angeles

956 Montecito Drive, Los Angeles

  • June 18th, 2014

956 Montecito Drive, Los Angeles

956 Montecito Drive is located in the hillside of Montecito Heights in Los Angeles. This home is just moments away from Downtown Los Angeles and is close to South Pasadena and Pasadena as well. The nearby schools include Latona Elementary School and Nightingale Middle School.

Watch Our Video Tour of 956 Montecito Drive, Los Angeles

This midcentury, post and beam home features three bedrooms and 1 ¾ bathrooms. There are fantastic views of the San Gabriel Mountains, as well as of the city.

The living room of 956 Montecito Drive is spacious and has an incredible view. The living room features a beamed ceiling and glistening hardwood floors. Step out onto the balcony to truly embrace the panoramic scenery.

The remodeled kitchen is light and bright with lots of counter space. 956 Montecito Drive’s kitchen features a countertop gas-burning grill that is a great tool for a family that loves cooking up some steaks and veggies. The beautiful white cabinetry offers lots of storage space and really stands out in contrast to the adjacent dining room.

The dining room is open to the recently remodeled kitchen. It has easy access to the kitchen, which is great for serving several-course meals. There is also a sit in bar area between the kitchen and dining room which is a great place to sit and grab a quick bite to eat before jetting off to work.

The second level of the home features a large den and office. There is also a second balcony that extends along the length of 956 Montecito Drive.

The top level of 956 Montecito Drive features the master bedroom, master bathroom, as well as the second bedroom. The third bedroom also has its own bathroom.

Additional Amenities of 956 Montecito Drive:
•Living Space: 1,740 square feet.
•Lot Size: 7,517 square feet.
•3 Bedrooms.
•1 3/4 Bathrooms.
•Walkscore: 51.
•Moments away from Downtown Los Angeles.
•Picturesque Views.
•Carport with Awning.
•Brick Lined Driveway.
•Maple Hardwood Floors.
•Copper Plumbing.

For more information on 956 Montecito Drive, contact Sylvia Vega at 626-482-8787. To get preapproved for this property, don’t forget us at Delawari Financial.

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959 E. Walnut St. STE 250  Pasadena, Ca 91106
O 626.486.1775 | F 626.628.3480
www.delgrp.com
NMLS # 838255

  • 2224 Vestal Ave, Echo Park

2224 Vestal Ave, Echo Park

  • June 17th, 2014

2224 Vestal Ave, Echo Park

2224 Vestal Ave is located in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. The prime location boasts views of Downtown Los Angeles. The four bedroom, two bathroom home was built in 1912 and has the history and period details a discerning buyer is looking for – with the benefits of modern systems.

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2224 Vestal Ave stands out all on its own in Echo Park. It is a beautiful home with brilliant coloring. Greenery frames the home, making its color pop with character.

Upon entering the home, you will be taken back by the wonderful architecture. The living room is spacious with window views of greenery.

The arched opening leads to a beautiful, formal dining room. The room is spacious and has three windows that allow the beautiful Southern California sun to brighten the room naturally.

2224 Vestal Ave’s kitchen features stainless steel appliances, as well as lots of counter space. The kitchen also features a breakfast nook that is great for having a quick bite to eat in the morning. The large window over the sink is a great place for home owners to place potted plants – like cilantro or basil, perfect for cooking with.

The master bedroom has access to a deck area that has gorgeous views of treetops. It is a great place to step away from the kids or for having an evening drink as the sun goes down. The suite is spacious and also features its own bathroom.

The backyard of 2224 Vestal Ave features stunning views of Downtown Los Angeles. The outdoor space is large and is a wonderful place to host gatherings or large groups of people.

Additional Amenities of 2224 Vestal Ave:
•Living Space: 1,728 square feet.
•Lot size: 6,682 square feet.
•Four bedrooms.
•Two bathrooms.
•Detached “recreation room.”
•Built in 1912.
•Located in one of the best streets in the Elysian Heights hills neighborhood.
•Alarm system.
•Close to four major freeways and Downtown Los Angeles.
•Price: $825,000.

For more information about 2224 Vestal Ave in Los Angeles, contact Steve Clark. To get preapproved for this property, don’t forget us at Delawari Financial.

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959 E. Walnut St. STE 250  Pasadena, Ca 91106
O 626.486.1775 | F 626.628.3480
www.delgrp.com
NMLS # 838255

  • 487 Del Monte St, Pasadena

487 Del Monte St, Pasadena

  • June 17th, 2014

487 Del Monte St, Pasadena

487 Del Monte St is located in Pasadena. This three bedroom, two bathroom home is located on a flat lot near the Rosebowl. Besides a great, convenient location, 487 Del Monte St has a charm all its own that originates from when it was built in 1905.

Upon walking up to 487 Del Monte St, a charming home stands proud behind a beautifully green lawn. The front porch has a white railing that makes the rest of the house truly pop.

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The home has an open floor plan that gives it a spacious feel. The living room is light and bright with wood floors that run throughout.

487 Del Monte St has a dining area that is open on all ends. It is a great way for entertaining as the home allows easy flow between different areas of the home.

The kitchen has high end, stainless steel appliances with quartz countertops. There is a breakfast bar area that is great for a quick bite to eat in the morning, or a place for someone to sit while the chef is at work. The center island is a true beauty that allows cooking to be easy. The abundance of counter and cabinet space is also an advantage to someone who loves to spend time in the kitchen.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a family room. The family room has access to the back patio. 487 Del Monte St’s family room is another great place for entertaining with easy flow in and out of the house.

487 Del Monte St has a master suite that also has its own, private access to the backyard.

The expansive backyard of 487 Del Monte St is the real masterpiece of the home. It features a brand new, two car garage that was built from the ground up in 2014. The large backyard has lots of space for kids to play with all the grassy areas. It is a great place to play a pickup game of soccer or for a jungle gym.

Additional featutes of 487 Del Monte St.:
•Living Space: 1,728 square feet.
•Lot size: 11,434 square feet.
•Two car garage.
•Three bedrooms.
•Two bathrooms.
•Front porch with slate tile.
•Large backyard.
•Price: $689,000.

For more information about 487 Del Monte St in Pasadena, contact Steve Clark. To get preapproved for this property, don’t forget us at Delawari Financial.

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959 E. Walnut St. STE 250  Pasadena, Ca 91106
O 626.486.1775 | F 626.628.3480
www.delgrp.com
NMLS # 838255

  • Housing Market Slows Down in SoCal

Housing Market Slows Down in SoCal

  • June 17th, 2014

Southern California’s Housing Market Slows Down

The housing market slows down in Southern California according to May reports. With prices on the rise, the gains aren’t what you would think. In fact, they were half as large as a year earlier.

This may be due to investors slowing down their purchases as prices and tight inventory create obstacles. Unfortunately, analysts are unsure as to the real reason for why the housing market slows down. Usually when inventory becomes tight, prices rise and it encourages owners to sell their property with sights of trading up for a better home.

The Southern California area has seen a two percent decrease from April and a 15 percent decrease from last year. That means only 19,556 new and previously owned homes and condos were sold.

As the market slows down, sales have dropped over all six counties for eight consecutive months. The turnover of homes is down 23 percent in comparison to the May average.

This isn’t to say that there is a lack of demand. In fact, there is a shortage of homes for sale in comparison to the demand in many markets. This is a major contributing factor to the rise in prices with low numbers for sales.

Many analysts remain stumped as they try to decipher the exact reasoning behind the unusual market trend.

Another explanation may be that owners are taking the gamble of housing prices continuing to rise before selling their homes. They might be waiting to make their move.

This is a risky gamble though. Housing prices have been on the rise, but not at the same rate that they used to be. There seems to be a tapering off in the price of homes.

In the past year, homes used to see price gains of at least 20 percent on a regular basis. To put this into perspective, last month, Southern California’s market saw the median price rise only 11 percent. That’s $368,000 in May of 2013 to $410,000 in May 2014. While there is still a rise in prices, who knows how much longer it will continue to go up as the housing market slows down.

Home foreclosures have slowed down in the last 12 months. It is down 5 percent of the Southland resale market in May, which is down from a 6 percent in April, and 11 percent a year earlier. The resale of foreclosures is at their lowest since early of 2007.

As distressed properties’ influence continues to fade in May, the drive behind the market has slowed down.

Overall, the market is on the mend. But that isn’t to say the market isn’t slowing down for now.

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959 E. Walnut St. STE 250  Pasadena, Ca 91106
O 626.486.1775 | F 626.628.3480
www.delgrp.com
NMLS # 838255