Glendale Real Estate Update: Rossmoyne & Verdugo Woodlands

Glendale Real Estate Update: Rossmoyne & Verdugo Woodlands, by Carrie Benuska

Located at the junction of the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley, Glendale CA is an urban center with easy access to downtown Los Angeles. Residents benefit from lovely architecture, several good golf courses, and great shopping and dining. City real estate prices have been doing very well in 2017, especially in the popular neighborhoods of Rossmoyne and Verdugo Woodlands.

Pasadena Neighborhoods - San Rafael Hills

Pasadena Neighborhoods - San Rafael Hills, by Carrie Benuska

 

As I made clear in my article called The Inside Scoop on Pasadena CA, I adore my hometown. Pasadena CA is a large urban center with warm weather, beautiful architecture, thriving businesses, and famous cultural landmarks. My favorite part of living in this San Gabriel Valley hub is the housing. We have beautiful and diverse architecture spread across quite a few wonderful neighborhoods.

555 S Orange Grove: A Wallace Neff Beauty

555 S Orange Grove: A Wallace Neff Beauty, by Carrie Benuska

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As a Realtor, it is the ultimate privilege to be chosen to act as a listing agent. There are many Pasadena Realtors out there, so it is not easy to make it to a home owner's short list. To be the final choice for this cherished position is an honor, no matter the list price, but to be chosen to represent a truly special house is an unusual delight. My new listing at 555 S. Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, a divine Wallace Neff villa, is one of those rare blessings.

Pasadena Neighborhoods - Victory Park

Pasadena Neighborhoods - Victory Park, by Carrie Benuska

As I made clear in my article called The Inside Scoop on Pasadena CA, I adore my hometown. Pasadena CA is a large urban center with warm weather, beautiful architecture, thriving businesses, and famous cultural landmarks. My favorite part of living in this San Gabriel Valley hub is the housing. We have beautiful and diverse architecture spread across quite a few wonderful neighborhoods.

The Inside Scoop on Pasadena CA

The Inside Scoop on Pasadena CA, by Carrie Benuska

Pasadena CA is a large urban center with warm weather, beautiful architecture, thriving businesses, and famous cultural landmarks. According to Wikipedia, it is considered the 183th largest city in the U.S. and the 9th largest in L.A. County, with an estimated population just short of 140,000. Citizens are culturally diverse and relatively well-educated. Most famous as the home of the Tournament of Roses' Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, Pasadena has a small-town vibe with big-city distinctions.

Make It A Goal To Buy A Home In Your Twenties

Make It A Goal To Buy A Home In Your Twenties, by Carrie Benuska

The last few weeks, I have been discussing how to build wealth through your personal residence. My husband and I have spent our entire married life buying and selling homes. Our philosophy? We hold our homes lightly, know when it's time to look for a new project, and wisely choose our home improvement projects to maximize profit. The most important element of our success revolves around the fact that we started early. If I could give any advice to millenial readers, it would be to make it a goal  to buy a home in your twenties. The quicker you get started, the more time you have to accumulate gains in the Pasadena real estate market.

Lake Tahoe Vacation Home Opportunities

Lake Tahoe Vacation Home Opportunities, by Carrie Benuska

As Southern Californians, we have an assortment of convenient options when looking for a mountain vacation home. Lake Arrowhead is a short drive from Pasadena and features a great lake experience plus charming housing options. Just a bit beyond, others choose Big Bear. For the dedicated skier or fisherman and those willing to endure a longer drive, Mammoth Mountain is a great option. Even with all of these destinations, my choice would be to purchase a Lake Tahoe vacation home.

Build Wealth Through Your Personal Residence

Build Wealth Through Your Personal Residence, by Carrie Benuska

Last week, I began a discussion about whether a personal residence should be considered an asset or a liability. My experience is that investing wisely in Pasadena real estate and then making key improvements is an excellent way to build wealth. But, realize there are pitfalls and most don't take advantage of the opportunity.  Our homes are very personal to us, so it is easy to use them merely for our own comfort rather than as a mechanism for building wealth.

Is Your Personal Residence an Asset or a Liability?

Is Your Personal Residence an Asset or a Liability?, by Carrie Benuska

As residents of Southern California, we have to work hard and save diligently to own a home, but we also reap financial rewards from that investment that outpace most of the country. Once the purchase is made, most homeowners pay close attention to sites like Zillow.com to see how their asset is growing. Similar to the thrill of an increasing stock portfolio, watching your home value increase is exhilarating.

Coming Soon: South Arroyo Craftsman

Coming Soon: South Arroyo Craftsman, by Carrie Benuska

The South Arroyo neighborhood of Pasadena is highly sought after for its incredible architecture, convenient location, and gorgeous tree-lined streets. Running along both sides of the Southern section of the Arroyo Seco, the neighborhood represents some of the best real estate Pasadena has to offer.