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