Just Sold by Brandon Road! 707 N Catalina Avenue, Pasadena – Bungalow Heaven 2 bedroom

Great Character Craftsman sold in Bungalow Heaven Historical District

707 N Catalina Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104


Located in Landmark District known as Bungalow Heaven, bright, cheerful & charming home full of character & style. Excellent curb appeal, pride of ownership & updated features & improvements. Approved for a lower property tax rate under the MILLS Act, buyers may benefit from this lower property tax rate. Features include welcoming front porch, updated kitchen & bath, hardwood floors, crown moldings, baseboards, built-in cabinetry, central air & heat, alarm system & much more! Living room with Franklin type stove & recessed lighting. 2 bedrooms have remodeled bath with claw tub & Carrera marble floor. Updated kitchen includes wood cabinets, marble floors, granite counters & stainless steel appliances. Peaceful & cozy patio area ideal for BBQ’s & relaxing! The fenced yard is beautifully landscaped & maintained, with auto sprinklers. Garage has finished insulated walls, attic storage & electrical outlets.

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Posted on April 3, 2015 at 3:12 pm
Brandon Road | Category: Architecture, Community Info, North East Pasadena, Pasadena Neighborhoods

California Brace and Bolt for Pasadena area homes is offering incentives to brace & bolt your house

5 Ways to Compete and Win When Buying a House In Pasadena

California Brace and Bolt for Pasadena area homes is offering incentives to brace & bolt your house!

If you a homeowner in the Pasadena area (91101, 91103, 91104, 91105, 91106, 91107) you may be eligible for the Brace and Bolt Program. With this incentive program, homeowners can receive up to $3,000 for an earthquake retrofit.

According to the site, “The Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program offers homeowners up to $3,000* to cover costs associated with retrofitting their house to lessen earthquake damage.”

Registration will be open from January 15 through February 15, 2015 so hurry up and see if you qualify.

It is my understanding, funds may be limited.

If you check into it and have any feedback, I’d love to hear. Call me anytime at 626-502-7623 or email me.

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Posted on January 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm
Brandon Road | Category: Community Info, North East Pasadena, Pasadena Neighborhoods, Real Estate, Seller Information

Just Sold – 1870 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena – 4 bedroom, 3 bath English Revival

Just Sold! This beautifully remodeled, English Revival home at 1870 East Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena features 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms in 1,913 square feet. The original part of the house was built in 1923 with a recent addition doubling the square footage completed in 2014 as well as a brand new 2 car garage.

Sold in one week at $850,000.

If you are thinking about selling your home in the Pasadena area and you like what you see in this post, contact me today at 626-502-7623 or email b.road@theroadconnection.com and see what I can do to help you market your home and sell it for the best price possible.

Home sold by Brandon Road.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 2:26 pm
Brandon Road | Category: Community Info, Listings, North East Pasadena, Real Estate, Seller Information

1870 E Orange Grove, Pasadena – Beautiful English Revival – Just listed

Are you looking for the picture perfect English Revival in a desirable neighborhood in Pasadena? If so, you have found it in this lovingly maintained home! Fresh from a recent remodel, this newly expanded home features old world charm while maintaining original character integrated with modern conveniences.

This enchanting home welcomes you & immediately instills a feeling of warmth & serenity with light filled living areas, gleaming wood floors & a fluid floor plan. Amenities include a new HVAC system, tankless water heater, interior sprinklers, copper plumbing, upgraded electrical, dual pane windows, living room fireplace, exposed beam ceiling in the family room, & brand new 2 car garage. The master suite features a walk-in closet, custom bathroom w/ Restoration Hardware dual sink cabinet & soaking tub all with bedroom views of the back gardens. The spacious back yard is perfect for entertaining, playing & cultivating your own English garden.

Come experience the house you will call home!

If you would like to schedule a time to see the home or find out more information, visit the property website, call me at 626-502-7623 or contact me here.

I will also be holding this open Saturday and Sunday June 7th and 8th from 2-4pm.

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 4:59 pm
Brandon Road | Category: Architecture, Community Info, Listings, North East Pasadena, Real Estate

Pasadena is ranked #21 on Livability score – Shows Pasadena is one of the best places to live in America

Congratulations Pasadena! We are ranked 21 in America’s most livable City with some stiff competition.Pasadena_City_Hall

With our green tree lined streets, central downtown, public transit and walk-ability, our city is a great place to live. To see more of the criteria that ranks Pasadena so highly, visit the original ranking on Livibility.com.

If you are unfamiliar with Pasadena or want to know if Pasadena is a the right city for you, contact me. I’m a local Realtor who knows and loves the city and all if has to offer: b.road@theroadconnection.com or call 626-502-7623.

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Brandon Road | Category: Community Info, Pasadena Neighborhoods

Buying a home in the Pasadena area during the holidays; Is it a good time?

When buying a house in the Pasadena area, most of my clients want the house that fits their needs, taste and hopefully,  a good deal. All of this can be accomplished during the holidays!  Many of my clients’ best deals happened during the holidays.holiday_candles

Here are 3 reasons why:

1. Less Competition

During the holidays, many buyers “take a break” from the house hunt to be with family, go out of town or simply to take a break from the competitive market we find ourselves in. Pasadena also has the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl that further distracts buyers from their home search. This is a great opportunity for those willing to stick with it!

2.  More Leverage in Negotiations

Some sellers have to sell. Not everyone has the luxury or desire to wait until everyone is done with their holiday festivities and camping out on Colorado Blvd. There may be a job relocation out of the Pasadena area, financial hardship and a number of other reasons why a seller may be “desperate” to sell and you may be the buyer they are looking for to help them sell their house. In this case, you are likely to get a discount if you are one of the few interested parties in their house.

3.  You See Houses at Their Best

During the holidays, people decorate their houses and thousands of people come into the Pasadena area to enjoy the festivities and celebrate with family. This brings out the best in people and often their homes. As a buyer, you have the opportunity to experience the home you are potentially going to buy at its best, during a celebration.  This is an opportunity to see the warmth of the home and allows you to imagine you enjoying your next holiday season in the house.

I always enjoy the holiday season with my family and I always enjoy helping others find their biggest holiday present, a new home!

If you want to get started on your holiday home shopping, give me a call today at 626-502-7623.
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Posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm
Brandon Road | Category: Buyer Information, Community Info, Market Trends, Pasadena Events, Real Estate

New Farmers' Market in Old Pasadena!

The Holly Street Market is returning! Pasadena will have another farmers’ market beginning August 4th as the Old Pasadena Farmers’ Market.

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Shoppers in Old Pasadena as well as residents in Old Pasadena will have a new opportunity to get “locally grown” food and produce in our city center. This certified market will will be open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Holly Street between Fair Oaks Avenue and Raymond Avenue. The year-round market is sponsored by the Old Town Pasadena Management District and managed by the Southland Farmers’ Market Association.

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Posted on July 16, 2013 at 11:34 am
Brandon Road | Category: Community Info, Pasadena Events

2013 PCC Parent Ed – New Classes!

2013 PCC Parent Ed Classes PromoIntroducing New Classes for the Fall 2013 Semester! Click here to see the full brochure.

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 10:17 pm
Brandon Road | Category: Community Info, Pasadena Schools

840 E Green Street #414, Pasadena | 1 bed/ 1 bath Lease at the Prado

Loft style condo in the middle of it all!

840 E Green Street #414, Pasadena, CA 91101From time to time units in the Prado on Green Street in Pasadena come up for lease. This unit is one of my personal favorites both in its floor plan and location. If you like urban living but like to see green when you look out your window, this is the place for you! With concrete walls and ceilings this loft style condo gives you the best of the city with its prime location between the South Lake District and the Playhouse District.

This sophisticated loft style condo is a 1,073 sq ft, 1 bed, 1 bath open space featuring a large living area, den/office area, large windows with fabulous city and tree views. Other features include: wood floors, large closet, ample storage, inside laundry, oval tub, separate tiled shower, exposed HVAC duct ventilation, exposed concrete walls and ceiling, granite countertops, eating bar for casual dining, slate floor and backsplash in the kitchen, stainless steel kitchen appliances and washer/dryer included. This unit also comes with two assigned parking spaces.

If you like urban living but like to see green when you look out your window, this is the place for you!


Enjoy the best amenities only the Prado has to offer such as: lounge, premier fitness center, gourmet kitchen, resort style pool, BBQ, coffee/tea bar, internet cafe, 20 seat movie theater, concierge service, controlled access/security and subterranean parking for you and guests; In the middle of theaters, shops & restaurants!

Find out more about this condo

Do you have a condo in Pasadena you would like to sell or lease? Contact me today to find out what your condo may be worth.


Posted on May 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm
Brandon Road | Category: Community Info, Listings, Pasadena Neighborhoods, Real Estate

Aaroe Market Reports for Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley for May 2013

John Aaroe Market Report | 5.13

John Aaroe Group Pasadena Housing Market Report

The John Aaroe Group provides monthly marketing reports providing a snapshot of the Pasadena and surrounding areas’ market condition. To view the report full size, click on the report below.

Are you curious what is happening with values in your neighborhood? Find out today!


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Posted on May 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Brandon Road | Category: Community Info, Market Trends, Real Estate, Seller Information