All things Real Estate
Did you know a $50 gallon of blue paint can result in a huge return on investment for homeowners?*
Homes with bathrooms painted in a powder blue or periwinkle shade sold for an average of $5,400 more — the highest sales premium of all colors analyzed.
When it comes to a home’s exterior, neutral tones, such as ‘greige,’ sold for $3,496 more than comparable homes in a different color.
*According to Zillow‘s 2017 Paint Color Analysis study.
3 BR 3 BA | 1,928 Sq Ft 7,232 lot | Built in 1986
I was able to help my clients find this awesome 2 story, late 80's home to call their own. It has views of the Griffith Observatory, and the Hollywood sign from their back yard. They will even be able to see the fire-works from the Dodger stadium as well! There were many set-backs, but through it all we were finally able to close this deal, and have a place to call their own. They are currently remodeling the home to reflect their personal style and hope to move in very soon with their family!
If you are thinking of making a move, give me a call to discuss todays real estate market.
Join us on Wednesday February 22 from 5:30-7pm at Bodega Wine Bar
for some merry networking.
Free appetizers and Happy Hour prices!
Meet n greet with Phil Hosp who is running for Pasadena city council.
-Have fun while doing some good-
A portion of proceeds goes to 5acres.
Bodega Wine Bar is located at 300 E Colorado Blvd inside the Paseo shopping center.
About Phil Hosp:
"I am running to represent District 7 on the Pasadena City Council on the March 7, 2017 ballot.
I’m running for City Council to maintain and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and to put the needs and desires of current residents first. As your councilmember, I will be devoted and dedicated to effectively representing you and your interests on the City Council and the policies that you support or oppose. I take very seriously that I am there to represent you, your needs and your concerns.
Protecting the quality of life in our neighborhoods requires a city council representative who is reliable, steady and focused on controlling development, reducing crime and traffic, protecting the environment and enhancing home values and overall quality of life. My campaign for City Council is about putting the needs and desires of Pasadena’s current residents first."
District 7 includes the South Lake Business and Playhouse Districts, Caltech and Pasadena City College as well as Hamilton Elementary, McKinley School, Blair International Baccalaureate School, St. Philip the Apostle School and Polytechnic School. District 7 is home to many of Pasadena’s most attractive neighborhoods.
"We recently celebrated a remarkable birthday for Five Acres – 128 years of uninterrupted service to Southern California caring for vulnerable children and their families. Originally founded in downtown LA as an orphanage, our initial mission was simply to provide safety to children who had no home. In time, our mission expanded to also focus on the well-being of our clients and caring for the mental and emotional health of children who were increasingly coming to us as a result of abuse or neglect. Having grown to an agency caring for nearly 8,500 children and family members annually across five counties, we now strive for permanency – a permanent, loving home – for all those in our care.
These three pillars; safety, well-being and permanency provide the framework for all of Five Acres’ current programs and they will guide our steps in the future as we continue seeking even more effective means of caring for children and families in crisis. For over 128 years Five Acres has been committed to preserving successful childcare programs and developing innovative services for children and families in crisis. With over 100,000 clients served since its founding in 1888, Five Acres currently cares for 8,500 children and families annually, across five counties including Los Angeles."
It may seem simple enough, but replacing your mailbox with a new one to reflect the style of your home can have a huge impact. It doesn't matter if you have a regular mailbox out by the road, or if you have a box mounted to your house. Adding a new mailbox can make your home more appealing. Be sure to check with the local post office about any regulations. Want to simply paint the existing one you have? Live Like you are Rich has some great tips and tricks on how to do that.
Painting your home will instantly update and refresh it. It makes it look new and cared for. Don't have the budget to paint? Sometimes just a power wash may do the trick to getting dirt and residue off to make it look fresh again. Most exterior colors cost about $25-35.oo a gallon. Painting your front door, shutters, or trim a new bold shade will instantly add character and make it feel welcoming after a power wash. Just be sure to pick colors that match the rest of the home. Here are 5 Easy Tips for Choosing Your Exterior Paint Palette.
#3 house numbers
If your house has old or faded house numbers, purchase some new ones to spruce up your home. Try to match the style of your home, or match to existing light fixtures. Numbers from the local home improvement store start at around $3.00 each. You could also opt for a customized plaque to show off your family's style. Etsy has some really cool hand made ones in all price ranges.
#4 flower boxes
Installing flower boxes under windows can add a pop of color year round. You can also install them on front porch railings as well. Just remember in order to keep their appeal, you'll have to maintain the flowers. Ask your local garden center which flowers bloom the most often, and maybe consider a drip irrigation system for watering. Heres a how to for the drip irrigation system from Modern Farmer.
#5 exterior lights
Replacing the light fixtures can illuminate your home making it brighter and feel more welcoming. When buying new fixtures, its important to consider the sale and color choices. It is also import to make sure the new ones have the same mounting system as the old ones. On a super tight budget? You can often spray paint the old ones to look new for only a few bucks. The Thrift Decor Chick has some easy to follow instruction on how to do this.
Planting a tree is a good way to boost curb appeal. It can also provide shade, and add colors and texture to the landscape. Framing the front of the home with identical trees can create a welcoming vibe or you can off set them to create dimension. Be sure to consider the size in which the tree will grow before deciding on where to place it. You don't want roots to mess with your sewer line, or cause foundation issues 5, 10, or 20 years from now. HGTV has a list of the 14 Favorite Front Yard Trees.