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California Real Estate Home Median Prices for week ending September 17, 2009

California Real Estate Home Median Prices for week ending September 17, 2009

California median home price – July 09: $285,480 (Source: C.A.R.)

California highest median home price by C.A.R. region July 09: Santa Barbara So. Coast $885,000 (Source: C.A.R.)

California lowest median home price
by C.A.R. region July 09: High Desert $110,650 (Source: C.A.R.)

California First-time Buyer Affordability Index – Second Quarter 2009: 67 percent (Source: C.A.R.)

Mortgage rates – week ending 9/17/09 30-yr. fixed: 5.04% Fees/points: 0.7% 15-yr. fixed: 4.47% Fees/points: 0.6% 1-yr. adjustable: 4.58% Fees/points: 0.5% (Source: Freddie Mac)

Interested in seeing how Pasadena homes for sale statistics compare to California’s median statistics? Read Pasadena Real Estate Home Statistics for August 2009.

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Posted on September 25th, 2009
Posted by: Irina Netchaev

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Palisades Highlands – Townhome for Sale – Minutes from the Beach

Palisades Highlands – Townhome for Sale – Minutes from the Beach

Looking to buy a townhome next to the beach? Look no further!

1750 Palisades Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA  90272


OPEN HOUSE:  October 11,2009 – 1 pm to 4 pm

BROKER OPEN HOUSE:  October 13, 2009 – 11 am to 2 pm (everyone welcome)

Palisades Collage

List Price:  $650,000

MLS#: 22129972

Year Built:  1978

Bedrooms/Bathrooms:  2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths

Interior Square Footage – Data per Assessor:  1,568

HOA (Home Owner Association) Dues – $431

Parking – 2 car attached garage

Amenities – Pool, Spa, Gym, Tennis Courts, Large Balcony with Mountain Views, Two Patios, Cedar Lined Closet, Lots of Storage, Private Security Company patrolling Complex.

Offered for sale by Irina Netchaev, Real Estate Agent

This hard to find, view townhome offers you the best of both worlds. Set in the micro-climate of Pacific Palisades Highlands, this corner unit offers an incredible opportunity to buy in a private, tranquil setting and be next to the beach, Topanga Hiking Trails, Gladstones Restaurant, Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine and just minutes away from the fine dining and shopping of the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica!

Set in a tranquil and peaceful environment with winding pathways, lush greenery, pool & spa, sauna, gym, and tennis courts. This oasis is just minutes from the beach, 3rd Street Promenade and hiking trails.

Light and bright, this home offers a living room with cathedral ceilings, a fireplace and balcony where you can enjoy mountain views. A formal dining room leads to the kitchen with its own breakfast area and a slider opening to a private patio. A huge master bedroom suite with a cedar lined walk-in closet, full bath and a sitting area. A wonderful patio connects the Master Suite with the second bedroom serviced by a 3/4 bath.

Incredible views and modern architecture! This corner unit is 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, perfect for enjoying California living with over-size patio and balcony.

Palisades Townhome Map

For additional questions about this Pacific Palisades townhome for sale or to request a private showing, please call Irina at 626-629-8439

To search all available homes for sale in the Greater Los Angeles area, please visit

Posted on September 24th, 2009
Posted by: Irina Netchaev


New Condo Complexes in Pasadena California – New Construction Sales

New Condo Complexes in Pasadena California – New Construction Sales

Recently, Pasadena has experienced quite a bit of growth in new constructions. We are especially seeing a lot of brand new condo and loft style apartments for sale. If you are looking for new construction around South Lake Avenue, Old Town Pasadena or downtown Pasadena, you’ve come to the right place. This post is in progress. I’ll be updating this information often, so please sign up to receive RSS updates to be aware of all available condos for sale.

Sabine on South Lake

633 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena California

Sabine on South Lake

If you love having Starbucks, Pete’s Coffee and Noah’s bagels right around the corner, this IS the complex for you.  Sabine markets itself as “An Exceptional Place to Live” and it sure is.  The location is next to some of the best restaurants and shopping in Pasadena.  You really do not need a car and can easily walk everywhere.

Sabine living roomThe units themselves are beautiful – 12 in total and are starting at $1.275,000.  As I was walking through these homes, the finishes and touches in each one were beautiful.  Crown moldings and wide plank (dark) hardwood flooring gave the living space a luxurious feel.

I loved the outdoor terraces looking out into the beautiful central courtyard with lush landscaping and the sound of water fountains permeating the air.  Some of the units have rooftop terraces with an outdoor fireplace perfect for a relaxing evening.

Sabine Master Suite with fireplaceThe townhomes are two or three story high depending on the model and are over 2,000 sq. ft.  Some have an in-home hydraulic elevator.

All Sabine residences have:

High Ceilings – 9ft  to 10 ft

Hardwood Floors

Energy Efficient Dual Pane casement Windows and Doors.

Fornt and Back Terraces

Fireplace in the Living Room and the Master Suite!

Professional Grade viking Appliances and Travertine Floors grace the Kitchen.

Lots of Closet Space.

White Marble  bathroom floors and Tub Decks and Travertine Showers.

Master Bathroom has heated floors – nice!

Private Garages

Pre-Wiring for Home Audio & Video, Cat5e

Inside Laundry

Delacey Place

Delacey Place Map

Marketed as the “Ultimate Address – Downtown Pasadena!”

Delacey Place Complex

Delacey Place opens in Old Pasadena featuring European architecture and design.  Built by Mike Balian, it has been carefully “value-engineered” for maximum efficiency and elegance.

Delacey Place Features:

  • 24 hour concierge service
  • Pool and spa on second level with translucent sections of German glass that allos natural lighting into the lobby below.
  • Wine cellars
  • State of the art gym
  • Spacious private parking
  • Storage areas

Delacey Place Interior:

3 to 4 bedrooms with imported Italian woods, tile and stone.  Gourmet kitchens with sleek state ofthe art Eruopean appliances from Bertazzoni and Gaggeau.

Delacey Pricing: Starting around $800,000 and up

Delacey Place sales are under way.  Please make sure that you get proper representation and do not go directly to the developer.  If you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at 626-629-8439 or via email at sales(at)

Granite Park

Granite Park

This Pasadena condo developer bills this complex as “A luxurious way of living – coming to Pasadena” and they are right. In the heart of the South Lake Avenue shopping and restaurant district neighborhood, Granite Park offers an unparalleled lifestyle. It could be a great weekend getaway and is perfect for vacation home owners that love everything that Pasadena has to offer – museums, hiking, restaurants and boutiques.

The Granite Park complex will feature a concierge and valet service to see to your daily needs. There will also be a professional landscaping staff, someone to arrange catering and help you plan a party or just put together a day of sight seeing and historical outings.

If your car needs attention, detailing services will be available. And, let’s not forget laundry service.

There are two distinct design packages to choose from when selecting the interior finishes of your lusurious home.  They are Granite Park Traditional or Granite Park Contemporary.

Granite Park Features:
Granite Park Outdoor Living



71 Exclusive Private Residences

  • Large Private Terraces up to more than 1,400 sq. ft.
  • Concierge Service with 24 hour security
  • Viking Professional Series Appliances
  • Premium Kohler Fitures
  • Secure Underground Side by Side Parking
  • Irving Gill Inspired Architecture
  • Dennis Hopper curated photography gallery in the Lobby
  • Lush & Evocative Old California Style Landscape
  • Private Walkways, Mediation Areas, and Gardens
  • Resort-Style Pool and Spa
  • Barbeque Area
  • Putting Green

Granite Park Pricing:

Pricing starts from $1 million to over $2 million for 2 to 3 bedroom residences.  Work/Live unit is also available at around $800,000.

Projected Move-Ins:  Fall of 2009

Granite Park sales and reservations are under way.  Please make sure that you get proper representation and do not go directly to the developer.  If you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at 626-629-8439 or via email at sales(at)

Read Also:  Luxury Pasadena Condos coming to Pasadena – Granite Park in South Lake District

See all condos for sale in Granite Park below:
(Feel free to click on the slider and it will take you to a detailed page with price history, google map, mortgage info, and detailed information on each of these luxury condos for sale”

Hudson Terrace

Another Mike Balian development and a Toledo Homes project.  Hudson Terrace is right next to South Lake Avenue and is billed as “One Square Mile Living!”  ONE block to work; One block to shopping; One block to entertainment and One block to fitness.

A homage to Bauhaus design, Hudson Terrace is defined by large custom glass elements set between massive towres.  The structure’s 21st century rain wall technology allows the building to breathe while assuring water tight integrity, high efficiency, dual-glazed custom-made metal framed casements adn awnin windows allow for natural ventilations.

Community Features

  • Subterranean parking with 2 parking spaces per unit
  • Private storage rooms in garage
  • 80 foot long water feature traversing the contemporary landscaped courtyard
  • Eco-friendly rainwater recycling and storage system provides irrigation for landscaping

20 Residences Featuring:

  • Private patios
  • Fireplaces
  • Recessed lighting throughout
  • Surround sound system wiring with high quality speakers in living room and master bedroom
  • Italian closet systems designed Dall’Agnese
  • Gourmet kitchens with Bosch refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and microwave, Bertazzoni stainless steel wall mount hoods or Bosch island hoods; Bertazzoni stainless steel ranges, cabinetry from Italy.


I have written several posts about Lake@Walnut and still strongly believe that it’s one of the best priced, best built new construction condo complex in downtown Los Angeles.  The selection of units is quickly dwindling since condo buyers are realizing what a great deal this condo development is.  When I was there yesterday, October 1st, Lake@Walnut had only 4 2-bedroom, 1-level condos available.  They still have a nice choice of bi-level 2 bedrooms with fantastic views and some fairly large 1 bedrooms available.

Lake@Walnut built by Pacific Standard Homes bills itself as the Hip Urban Oasis since it’s truly in the heart of Pasadena.  This development is right next to the Playhouse District,  about a 1/2 mile away from the South Lake Avenue District.  They are next to the Gold Line Metro Station, Ralph’s is right across the street, Pasadena’s Central Park and Old Town are a bit to the West and Paseo Colorado is pretty walkable.

Lake@Walnut Amenities:

  • Club Room
  • Gym
  • Gated and Assigned Parking
  • Ground Level Retail Stores
  • Beautiful Courtyard with a BBQ Grill, Fountains and an Outdoor Fireplace
  • Security Building
  • On-Site Builder Management for 1 Year to take care of any Warranty Items

Lake@Walnut Interior Features:

  • Energy efficient, dual glazed windows
  • hand-set ceramit tile flooring at entry, kitchen, baths and laundry
  • Plush carpeting throughout living and bedroom areas (if you are on the first two levels – hardwood selection is available as another flooring option)
  • Laundry area in all units (high appliances are standardly included in price)
  • Recessed and soffitted lighting
  • Central A/C and heating systems
  • Kitchens include granite countertops with decorative tile backsplashes.
  • KitchenAid® Architect Series II Appliance Package in Stainless Steel including gas cooktop with four sealed burners, electric self-cleaning oven, builtin microwave, energy efficient, multi-cycle dishwasher.
  • Kitchen cabinetry,  all wood Shaker-style,  come in three different colors – java, nutmeg and natural.
  • Each condominium comes with in home alarm system and multimedia outlets in livign areas, bedrooms and office/tech areas.

Lake@Walnut Pricing:

With 12 floor plans or residences to choose from, there’s a nice variety of homes available starting at $399,000 and going up to over $1 million

Posted on September 7th, 2009
Posted by: Irina Netchaev

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