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Pasadena Schools: Back to school time – Find the school that is right for you.

Pasadena Schools: Back to school time – Find the school that is right for you.

back to school time

Another school year is getting ready to start this Thursday, September 4, 2008 in Pasadena, but being the local Pasadena real estate resource, we’ve been getting a lot of emails about available public schools in Pasadena.

Here’s a comprehensive list of all PUSD (Pasadena Unified School District) schools and their contact information.  PUSD also encompasses Altadena.

Pasadena school boundary maps are available at www.pusd.us/oe with a convenient neighborhood school locator available which allows you to key in your Pasadena, Sierra Madre or Altadena address to find your elementary, middle or high school.

The schools below have all participated in the California Standard Tests which are designed to assess student achievement in grades 2 through 11 in a variety of different subject matters including English Language Arts and Math. 

When selecting a Pasadena school, many parents look at the Academic Performance Indesx or API.  It is the cornerstone of the California state accountability  system which measures each individual school’s imporvement.

The top API rated Pasadena Elementary Schools for 2006-2007 are:

  API Score Change in API
Don Benito Elementary School 841 +5
Willard Elementary School 841 -9
Sierra Madre Elementary School 834 +48

 

 

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Avenue

Pasadena, CA  91109

       626-795-6981       

Pasadena Unified School District Elementary Schools

Altadena Elementary School

743 E. Calaveras Street

Altadena, CA  91001

       626-798-7878       

Principal: Gregory White

Number of Students:  375

Burbank Elementary School

2046 N. Allen Avenue

Altadena, CA  91001

       626-798-6769       

Principal:  Kelly Lawson

Number of Students:  385

Cleveland Elementary School

524 Palisade Street

Pasadena, CA  91003

       626-794-7169       

Principal:  Dr. Francine Williams

Number of Students:  388

Don Benito Fundamental School

3700 Denair Street

Pasadena, CA  91107

Principal:Victoria E. Rueda

Number of Students:  812

Field Elementary School

3600 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Pasadena, CA  91107

       626-351-8812       

Principal:  Ana Maria Apodaca

Number of Students:  356

Franklin Elementary School

527 W. Ventura Street

Altadena, CA  91001

       626-798-9116       

Principal:  Caroline E. Bermudez

Number of Students:  408

Hamilton Elementary School

2089 Rose Villa Street

Pasadena, CA  91007

       626-793-0678       

Principal:  Sarah Rudchenko

Number of Students:  514

Jackson Elementary School

593 W. Woodbury Road

Altadena, CA  91001

       626-798-6773       

Principal:  Rose Ingber

Number of Students:  441

 Jefferson Elementary School

1500 E. Villa Street

Pasadena, CA  91106

       626-793-0656       

Principal:  Jill L. Girod

Number of Students:  639

Loma Alta Elementary School

3544 N. Canon Blvd.

Altadena, CA  91001

       626-797-1173       

Number of Students:  317

Longfellow Elementary School

1065 E. Washington Blvd.

Pasadena, CA  91104

       626-794-1134       

Number of Students: 587

Madison Elementary School

515 Ashtabula Street

Pasadena, CA  91104

       626-793-1181       

Principal:  Sandra M. Macis

Number of Students: 592

McKinley K-8 School

325 South Oak Knoll Avenue

Pasadena, CA  91101

       626-844-7880       

Principal:  Marisa Sarian

Number of Students:  1077

Norma Coombs alternative K-8 School

2600 Paloma Street

Pasadena, CA  91107

       626-798-0759       

Principal:  Vanessa Watkins

Total Students: 576

Roosevelt School

315 North Pasadena Avenue

Pasadena, CA  91103

      626-795-9501      

Principal:  Dr. Kathee Hennigan Bautista

Total Students:  310

San Rafael Elementary School

1090 Nithsdale Road

Pasdena, CA  91103

      626-793-4189      

Principal:  Alyson Beecher

Number of Students:  355

Sierra Madre K-8 School

Lower Grade Campus (PreK – 5)

141 West Highland Avenue

Sierra Madra, CA  91024

      626-355-1428      

Upper Grade Campus (6,7,8)

160 N. Canon

Sierra Madre, CA  91024

Principal:  Gayle Bluemel

Number of Students:  943

Washington Accelerated Elementary School

1520 North Raymond Avenue

Pasadena, CA  91103

      626-791-4573      

Principal:  Karrone M. Meeks-Clark

Number of Students:  778

 

      626-836-2947      

Principal:  Gayle Bluemel

Number of Students: 943

Webster K-8 School

2101 E. Washington Blvd.

Pasadena, CA  91104

      626-798-7866      

Principal:  Sharon J. Lefler

Number of Students:  575 

Willard Elementary School

301 S. Madre Street

Pasadena, CA  91107

      626-793-6163      

Principal:  Dr. Kathy J. Onoye

Number of Students:  625

Pasadena Unified School District Middle Schools

Eliot Middle School

2184 N. Lake Avenue

Altadena, CA  91001

      626-794-7121      

Principal:  Peter Pannell

Number of Students:  651

Washington Middle School

1505 N. Marengo Avenue

Pasadena, CA  91103

      626-798-6708      

Principal:  Alejandor Ruvalcaba

Number of Students:  550

Wilson International Baccalaureate Middle School

300 South Madre Avenue

Pasadena, CA  91106

      626-449-7390      

Principal:  Ruth Esseln

Number of Students: 713

Other Middle School Programs:

Blair International Baccalaureate Magnet School (7 – 12)

Marshall Fundamental Secondary School (6 – 12)

McKinley K-8 School (K – 8)

Norma Coombs Alternative School (K – 8)

Sierra Madre School Upper Campus (6 – 8)

Webster K – 8  School

Pasadena Unified School District High Schools

Blair International Baccalaureate Magnet School

www.blairibmagnet.org

1201 S Marengo Avenue

Pasadena, CA  91106

      626-441-2201      

Principal:  Rich Boccia

Number of Students:  1205

John Marshall Fundamental Secondary School

www.marshallfundamental.org

990 N. Allen Avenue

Pasadena, CA  91104

      626-798-0713      

Principal:  Steven R. Miller

Number of Students: 1759

John Muir High School

www.johnmuirhs.org

1905 N. Lincoln Avenue

Pasadena, CA  91103

     626-798-7881     

Principal:  Sheryl Orange

Number of Students:  1306

Pasadena High School

www.pasadenahigh.org

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Pasadena, CA  91107

     626-798-8901     

Principal:  Dr. Derick Evans

Number of Students: 2307

Please visit my Pasadena Resource Guide for restaurants, museums and additional Pasadena city information.

Update:  September 4, 2008 Academic Performance Index (API) Scores have been posted for Pasadena Unfified School District.  The API is a single number, ranging from a low of 200 to a high of 1000, that reflects a school’s performance level, based on the results of statewide testing.

 

District                                           API

’08

API

’07

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Growth        
PASADENA UNIFIED 720 707 D 13        
 
Elementary Schools
  Altadena Elementary 717 668 7 49        
 
  Aveson School of Leaders 871 B B B        
 
  Burbank Elementary 739 783 5 -44        
 
  Cleveland Elementary 758 756 5 2        
 
  Daniel Webster 749 777 5 -28        
 
  Don Benito Fundamental 840 846 A -6        
 
  Field (Eugene) Elementary 782 776 5 6        
 
  Franklin Elementary 806 760 5 46        
 
  Hamilton Elementary 842 829 A 13        
 
  Jackson Elementary 718 719 5 -1        
 
  Jefferson Elementary 725 709 5 16        
 
  Loma Alta Elementary 736 724 5 12        
 
  Longfellow (Henry W.) Elementary 780 775 5 5        
 
  Madison Elementary 709 726 5 -17        
 
  McKinley 783 788 5 -5        
 
  Norma Coombs Alternative 812 820 A -8        
 
  Roosevelt Elementary 763 747 5 16        
 
  San Rafael Elementary 702 706 5 -4        
 
  Sierra Madre Elementary 870 840 A 30        
 
  Washington Accelerated Elementary 779 741 5 38        
 
  Willard Elementary 842 836 A 6        
 
Middle Schools
  Aveson Global Leadership Academy 788 B B B        
 
  Charles W. Eliot Middle 614 630 9 -16        
 
  Washington Middle 599 630 9 -31        
 
  Woodrow Wilson Middle 683 673 6 10        
 
High Schools
  Blair High 650 640 8 10        
 
  John Muir High 601 569 12 32        
 
  Marshall Fundamental 731 723 5 8        
 
  Pasadena High 713 704 5 9        

Information gathered from PUSD School Guide Open Enrollment Brochure and Application for 2008-2009 school year.

Posted on September 1st, 2008
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Posted by: Irina Netchaev

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Monterey Hills, California: Bradley Court

Monterey Hills, California: Bradley Court

There are two things that make Bradley Court stand out in Monterey Hills.

First, it’s the only PUD (Planned Unit Development) in Monterey Hills. It consists of 16 spacious homes with their own garages and their own individual style.

Second, built in 2001, Bradley Court is the last property complex built on the hill, making it the newest.

 

 

 

These beautiful PUD style homes offer majestic views and a lot of interior space. Most are 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with over 1,600 sq. ft. A little private yard, a gourmet kitchen, bathroom with a spa are just some of the amenities of Bradley Court.

Bradley Court homes were selling originally in the $800,000 range. There was a recent sale, a short sale, that closed a few months ago for $655,000. Because there are only 16 units in this very small Monterey Hills complex, it’s very rare to see a Bradley Court come up for sale on the Montere Hills real estate market.

Feel free to check the current available Monterey Hills listings here.

READ MORE: Monterey Hills Complex Overview

Monterey Hills Real Estate Market Report May through July 2008

Posted on August 30th, 2008
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Posted by: Irina Netchaev

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A Home in a Box

A Home in a Box

Pasadena Craftsman

I was just reading Petrea Burchard’s post about a Pasadena bungalow that she photographed and was reflecting on the fascination that many of us have over these beautiful bungalows that make Pasadena so special.

What draws us to these homes?  Is it because they were so affordable and yet so beautiful?  Most of the homes in the Bungalow Heaven historic landmark district literally came out of the box.  In the early 1900s, you could buy a bungalow kit from Sears Roebuck if you lived on the East coast or on the West coast from The Ready Cut Bungalow Company.  These bungalow kit homes were priced from as little as $650.  Of course, the owners needed to throw in an extra $150 towards plumbing fixtures and a lot of sweat labor.

Or, is it because a lot of these Pasadena bungalows, also known as, California Bungalows, were built in the early 1900 when the Pasadena population was growing at an enormously fast rate?  Pasadena’s Bungalow Heaven saw its population quadruple to 45,000 in 1920 from 10,000 in 1900.

I think that our love for the Pasadena bungalow is simply due to the simplicity and beauty of the bungalows design – kit or no kit.

So what is a Bungalow kit home?

Rosemary Thornton, co-author of the book about kit houses answers:

 

“Kit homes were sold via mail order catalogs and shipped to the wanna-be homeowner in about 10,000 pieces. These complex do-it-yourself kits came with a 75-page instruction book that told you how all those pieces went together. Kit home companies promised that a man “of average abilities” could build his own kit home in about 30-90 days.”

 

Can you imagine ordering your home on-line and then having to go through a 75-page manual and 10,000 separate pieces to put it together?  To me, that is a monumental achievement! 

So maybe, it’s not only the charm of these Pasadena bungalows that have us enthralled, but the love and strength that it took to build them, to achieve that ultimate dream – a dream of homeownership, that keeps us in awe.

PS The photo above is a home on Holliston Avenue in Historic Highlands.  It is not a kit box house.  I just think it is one of the more beautiful craftsman homes in Pasadena.  I’ve taken the liberty to post it here.  I will be posting photos of California Bungalow homes in this post later. 

Posted on August 26th, 2008
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Posted by: Irina Netchaev

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San Gabriel Real Estate Market Report – May 2008 to July 2008

San Gabriel Real Estate Market Report – May 2008 to July 2008

San Gabriel real estate market has been holding pretty steady without any major variances over the last few months. The least expensive home on the market in San Gabriel right now is $299,000 and the most expensive home for sale is $2,195,000.

Interestingly, the number of homes on the market has dropped for both Single Family Residences (SFR) and Townhomes. This drop is due to more buyers opening escrows in July for SFR and more properties being taken off the market for Townhomes – a possible indication of foreclosures and unsuccessful short sales.

San Gabriel Real Estate Housing Data:

Single Family Residence May-08 Jun-08 Jul-08
New Listings 24 18 15
Total Listings 79 91 68
Sales Pending 6 13 22
Homes Sold 16 24 22
Listings Expired 15 9 12
Average Days on the Market 79 98 79
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $399 $358 $354
Average Selling Price $578,188 $580,783 $595,932
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales)   24.6 12.3
       
Condos May-08 Jun-08 Jul-08
New Listings 4 6 5
Total Listings 19 21 11
Sales Pending 0 0 1
Condos Sold 2 1 3
Listings Expired 3 1 2
Average Days on the Market 144 54 301
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $295 $325 $341
Average Selling Price $336,500 $588,000 $438,667
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales)   45.5 47.7
       
Townhomes May-08 Jun-08 Jul-08
New Listings 3 3 1
Total Listings 9 14 7
Sales Pending 1 1 1
Townhomes Sold 1 0 1
Listings Expired 5 5 4
Average Days on the Market 18 n/a 20
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $269 n/a $269
Average Selling Price $677,000 n/a $355,000
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales)   60.7 N/A

Data taken from ITEC (Pasadena Foothills Association MLS service)

If you are interested in beginning your search for a San Gabriel home, please click on the search home link here.

For weekly updates on San Gabriel real estate market activity, please feel free to request market analysis reports with detailed information by clicking here. These reports are gathered and updated by Altos Research and will be emailed to you with my compliments.

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Posted on August 19th, 2008
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Monterey Hills California: Temple Terrace

Monterey Hills California: Temple Terrace

Temple Terrace is a beautiful complex in Monterey Hills. It is very unique for the area since it consists of both condos and townhomes. It is located on Via Marisol, but the postal address is Temple Terrace.

 

 

There are 75 condos and 47 townhomes in this complex. It is beautifully landscaped and has mature trees and lush foliage. As you walk around the complex, you almost get a resort-like, almost cottage-like feel.

It is the only complex on the hill that has gas range/ovens. Everything else in Monterey Hills is electric. So if you like to cook with gas and live in Monterey Hills this complex is for you.

Amenities include a pool and a spa and home owner association fees are some of the lowest in Monterey Hills. HOA dues include water, gardening, cable TV & trash service.

There’s plenty of guest parking available throughout Temple Terrace although the townhomes have a 2-car attached garage and most condos come with 2 subterranean parking spaces.

Monterey Hills is a great place to live and is only minutes away from Old Town Pasadena, downtown LA, Paseo Colorado, the USC Health Sciences Campus and the Gold Line.

As of August 15, 2008, there is only one townhome on the market:

853 Temple Terrace, Monterey Hills 2 bedrooms/2 baths $429,000

It is nice and bright with beautiful views of the hills from each room.

READ MORE: Monterey Hills Overview

READ MORE: Top 10 Condo Buying Tips

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Posted on August 15th, 2008
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Posted by: Irina Netchaev

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Arcadia California Community Profile – Peacock Village

Arcadia California Community Profile – Peacock Village

Pasadena Real Estate Blog is very pleased to welcome a new guest author – SavedByGrace from the Arcadia Housing Blog. I have been reading the Arcadia Housing Blog for the last 8 months now and find a non real estate agent’s perspective on the state of the housing market in Arcadia refreshing and interesting. So without further delay, here’s SavedByGrace and a community profile for Peacock Village in Arcadia.

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This will be the first of several community profiles showcasing different areas in the city of Arcadia. The idea is to provide a general overview of distinct communities so that readers who are not familiar with the area have a better understanding of these places. While this has been on my to-do list for weeks, the credit goes to IrvineRenter over at IHB for coming up with this great idea. Without further adieu, our first community profile will be Peacock Village.

Peacock Village Street Signs

Peacock Village is bounded by Michillinda Avenue to the west, Baldwin Avenue to the east, Huntington Drive to the south and Colorado Street to the north. There’s a small area just west of Baldwin (north of the race track) that I also consider as part of this community.

Peacock Village map

 

Peacock Village is one of the older parts of Arcadia. A large piece of the land was bought by Scottish immigrant Hugo Reid in the mid-1800s and Hugo Reid Drive & Hugo Reid Park are named after this early resident. As you can see from the map, Peacock Village backs right up to the Arboretum of Los Angeles county. This is where the many peafowl reside, hence the name Peacock Village.

arcadia street view

The peacocks are left to roam free in the surround neighborhoods and they frequently leave the boundaries of the Arboretum and enter the surrounding streets. Even as I drove through the neighborhood this past weekend I was stopped by many who park their pretty selves smack-dab in the middle of the road. These beautiful, yet stubborn creatures are the symbol of Arcadia.

 

One of the features that speaks to me is the tranquility of the neighborhood. The community is separated from the 210 freeway by Colorado Blvd and two high walls plus ample trees to remove the residential area from the road as much as possible. Although it is next to the racetrack, arboretum, Westfield mall and 210 freeway, it was astoundingly quiet on a Saturday afternoon. I didn’t do a drive-by with a muscle car or a Harley-Davidson, but I felt like the hum of my engine was the loudest thing for miles.

 

 

 

Many of the streets are curved and less grid-like than the rest of Arcadia, yet the structure of the tire spikescommunity resembles more of the new OC developments with its carefully planned entrances and exits. There are 4 in/outlets off Colorado between Michillinda & Baldwin and 3 in/outlets off Huntington Drive. There are several more off Michillinda and just one exit to Baldwin. Some of the streets are only outlets that denies entrance to the community through the means of tire spikes. This restricts unnecessary traffic flow into the community that may come from the mall, racetrack or arboretum. It works well too because I frequently found myself accidentally exiting only to circle around to find a way back in.

The roads are often lined with giant, old trees that cast a big canopy over the wide streets. The lots are not the biggest offered in Arcadia, but they are a bit larger than many others in the rest of the city.

Arcadia's Tree Lined Streets

Arcadia street view

 

On top of that, I often see peacocks in the front lawn of many homes. They bring a wonderful sense of nature into this little suburban neighborhood. Wouldn’t that be a lovely thing to wake up to on a lazy weekend morning?

Arcadia Peacock

To its west side there is Hugo Reid Elementary School and Park. A typical Saturday afternoon consists of an all-American little league game complete with hotdogs and cheering family members. The tot-lot next to the field was clean and well maintained. There was also a medium sized open grassy area beyond the outfield, several tennis courts and what looked like a small batting cage. This park speaks well to the family-friendliness of the neighborhood.

Arcadia Peacock Village Park

During my drive through the area I saw mainly older, but well maintained homes with clean-cut, landscaped yards. The were many traditional ranch homes as well as several contemporary and colonial style homes. Most of the homes were sized to fit the lot and I was happy to see only a handful of newer McMansions.

Arcadia house

Arcadia house

Arcadia california house

If I have showcased your house and you would like the picture removed, just leave a comment or send me an email and I will take the picture down. I chose these homes because they represent the neighborhood and are probably homes that stood out to me. Here are some more for your viewing pleasure.

Arcadia Housing Collage

It is neighborhoods like this that draw me to the city of Arcadia. This is a beautiful, clean and serene community that clearly depicts pride of ownership. I find this neighborhood very family friendly and would consider a purchase here myself. If you live in this Arcadia neighborhood, I congratulate you on your purchase and thank you for doing your part to maintain the beauty of its character.

Thank you SavedByGrace!

Posted on August 13th, 2008
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Posted by: Irina Netchaev

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Monterey Hills Real Estate Market Report May 08 – July 08

Monterey Hills Real Estate Market Report May 08 – July 08

There are definite opportunities in Monterey Hills right now for both first time home buyers and investors. For the first time, we’re actually seeing 2 bedroom and 2 bath condos fall under $300,000 thanks to short sales and hesitant buyers.

The inventory for condos remains pretty much the same. Even though looking at the graph below, the number of total Monterey Hills condos dropped to 16, there were 8 condo listings that expired which suggests that they will be relisted and put back on the Monterey Hills real estate market shortly. At today’s rate of condo sales of about 5 per month, there’s about 17 weeks of existing inventory available.

Investor Recommendation: Wait for condos to drop around $275,000 if you’d like to be at break even at about 25% down.

Homeowner Recommendation: The prices are much lower than the surrounding South Pasadena and are perfect for purchase to live if you see a condo that you like, especially if you’re thinking of holding on to it for 3 to 5 years. Go for it!

READ MORE: South Pasadena Real Estate Housing Market Report for May 08 to July 08

Monterey Hills Townhouses are still hard to find. Inventory of Monterey Hills Townhouse listings has dropped to 2. Only a couple sell per month, but that can be do to the lack of available townhomes to begin with.

Condos May-08 Jun-08 Jul-08
New Listings 7 5 8
Total Listings 26 24 16
Sales Pending 6 4 3
Homes Sold 5 4 5
Listings Expired 3 2 8
Average Days on the Market 83 136 79
Average Price Per Sq. Ft.   $297 $302
Average Selling Price $356,400 $304,520 $344,578
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales)   20.8 17.3
       
Townhomes May-08 Jun-08 Jul-08
New Listings 6 0 1
Total Listings 8 4 2
Sales Pending 0 1 2
Homes Sold 3 1 2
Listings Expired 0 0 0
Average Days on the Market 48 154 98
Average Price Per Sq. Ft.   $401 $302
Average Selling Price $426,000 $655,000 $465,500
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales)   5.8 8.7

Data taken from ITEC (Pasadena Foothills Association MLS service)

If you are interested in beginning your search for a Monterey Hills condominium or townhouse, please click on the search home link here.

For weekly updates on Monterey Hills real estate market activity, please feel free to request market analysis reports with detailed information by clicking here. These reports are gathered and updated by Altos Research and will be emailed to you with my compliments.

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Posted on August 9th, 2008
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South Pasadena Real Estate Market Housing Report for May 2008 – July 2008

South Pasadena Real Estate Market Housing Report for May 2008 – July 2008

There are no surprises in the real estate market statistics in South Pasadena. Over the last three months, South Pasadena real estate activity has been pretty stable with an increase in pending sales in July. We always see an upswing in summer sales due to moves in and out of the area with kids being out of school.

New listings remain pretty constant with approximately 10 new homes coming on the market each month. There were less listings that expired indicating more price reductions and accepted offers.

New listings for South Pasadena condos and townhomes doubled between May 08 and June 08, but closed sales are still pretty low leading to a 45.5 week absorption rate. An absorption rate is a good indication of activity and inventory. It simply means that it will take a bit over 45 weeks to sell all available South Pasadena condos if sales continue at the current levels. Of course, next month’s absorption rate will be much lower given that the number of South Pasadena condos/townhomes with accepted offers more than doubled to 5 in July again mainly due to summer activity.

South Pasadena market has a high number of real estate inventory compared to real estate sales making it a perfect opportunity for buyers.

Single Family Residence May-08 Jun-08 Jul-08
New Listings 11 10 11
Total Listings 34 38 24
Sales Pending 8 9 14
Homes Sold 4 14 8
Listings Expired 27 6 4
Average Days on the Market 85 93 39
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $532 $607
Average Selling Price $883,750 $1,579,714 $1,525,000
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales) N/A 41.2 7.4
Condos and Townhomes May-08 Jun-08 Jul-08
New Listings 4 8 10
Total Listings 14 19 21
Sales Pending 3 2 5
Homes Sold 3 2 1
Listings Expired 14 1 9
Average Days on the Market 52 95 147
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $402 $331
Average Selling Price $479,167 $635,944 $418,000
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales) N/A 27.4 45.5

Real estate data based on information from ITEC (Pasadena Foothills Association MLS service)

For weekly updates on South Pasadena real estate market activity, please feel free to request market analysis reports with detailed real estate statistics information for South Pasadena and surrounding cities . These reports are gathered and updated by Altos Research and will be emailed to you with my compliments.

Posted on August 8th, 2008
Posted by: Irina Netchaev

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Monrovia Real Estate – State of the Housing Market Report

Monrovia Real Estate – State of the Housing Market Report

If you are living in Monrovia or are thinking about relocating to Monrovia, 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 Monrovia California. Bookmark this page and visit it each month to see how Monrovia homes and condos are faring in today’s real estate market.

If you are already an Monrovia homeowner and would like to get a monthly email sent to you with real estate activity around your Monrovia home, please click here to request your real estate monthly market report. This very comprehensive real estate market report will be emailed to you weekly and will give you a clear idea of real estate market trends.

If you are seriously considering selling your Monrovia home, condo or townhouseand would like a private consultation, please contact me at 626-627-7107 or Irina@Irina4RealEstate.com.

Monrovia Real Estate Market Report for the month of July 2008:

The median sales price of Monrovia Single Family Residence (SFR) has dropped from the high of approximately $650,000 last year to just around $575,000 as of August 3rd. The average price for last month is running in the low $513,000 range. The price per square foot has dropped accordingly and the market time is increasing to over 4 months.

The summer months have held pretty stable with most of the drop in price taking place in the winter and spring.

One of the concerns, potential buyers raise was the recent shooting at the Monrovia high school. In speaking with Monrovia residents, the general concensus is that the school and Monrovia police department are taking the necessary action to address the issues that lead up to the shooting.

Overall, this is a wonderful family community with older, character homes and stable long term residents.

All the real estate indicators are pointing to Monrovia presenting opportunities for buyers.

Single Family Residence Jul-08
New Listings 27
Total Listings 161
Sales Pending 23
Homes Sold 24
Listings Expired 12
Average Days on the Market 144
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $350
Average Selling Price $513,854
   
   
Condos and Townhomes Jul-08
New Listings 9
Total Listings 20
Sales Pending 11
Homes Sold 6
Listings Expired 6
Average Days on the Market 224
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $302
Average Selling Price $418,000
   

 

Data taken from ITEC (Pasadena Foothills Association MLS service)

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Posted on August 6th, 2008
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Alhambra Real Estate Market Report – July 2008

Alhambra Real Estate Market Report – July 2008

If you are living in Alhambra or are thinking about relocating to Alhambra, 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 Alhambra California.  Bookmark this page and visit it each month to see how Ahambra homes and condos are faring in today’s real estate market.

If you are already an Alhambra homeowner and would like to get a monthly email sent to you with real estate activity around your Alhambra home, please visit our real time real estate market page and sign up for 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 are seriously considering selling your Alhambra home and would like a private consultation, please contact me at      626-627-7107      or Irina@Irina4RealEstate.com.

Additional Alhambra Real Estate Market Reports:

Alhambra Real Estate Market Report – August 2008

Alhambra Real Estate Market Report – September 2008

Alhambra Real Estate Market Report for the month of July 2008:

The number of new homes for sale (SFR) almost doubled in July with the number of home sales remaining the same as in the last couple of months.  Price per square foot is moving down as well.  There is several months of inventory for Alhambra home buyers to choose from.

Single Family Residence Jul-08
New Listings 21
Total Listings 61
Sales Pending 17
Homes Sold 15
Listings Expired 8
Average Days on the Market 62
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $350
Average Selling Price $505,133
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales) 20.3
Condos and Townhomes Jul-08
New Listings 11
Total Listings 39
Sales Pending 11
Homes Sold 12
Listings Expired 7
Average Days on the Market 84
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $305
Average Selling Price $406,708
Absorption Rate (# of weeks to sell current inventory at present rate of sales) 21.1

Alhambra Real Estate Market Report for the month of June 2008:

Single Family Residence Jun-08
New Listings 12
Total Listings 54
Sales Pending 14
Homes Sold 13
Listings Expired 9
Average Days on the Market 112
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $414
Average Selling Price $511,692
Condos and Townhomes Jun-08
New Listings 14
Total Listings 45
Sales Pending 11
Homes Sold 8
Listings Expired 7
Average Days on the Market 66
Average Price Per Sq. Ft. $280
Average Selling Price $373,238

Alhambra Real Estate Market Report for the month of May 2008:

Single Family Residence May-08
New Listings 11
Total Listings 62
Sales Pending 19
Homes Sold 13
Listings Expired 9
Average Days on the Market 92
Average Selling Price $483,669
Condos and Townhomes May-08
New Listings 15
Total Listings 47
Sales Pending 10
Homes Sold 10
Listings Expired 5
Average Days on the Market 146
Average Selling Price $400,180

 

SEARCH ALHAMBRA HOMES FOR SALE (Single Family Residences)

SEARCH ALHAMBRA CONDOS AND TOWNHOMES FOR SALE

 

Posted By: Irina NetchaevPasadena 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 residential real estate.                     (626) 629-8439            

 

Posted on August 4th, 2008
Posted by: Irina Netchaev

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