Sunday, January 31, 2016

NEW LISTING - Rustic Hipster Craftsman in Highland Park

6252 Mount Angelus, Los Angeles 90042

Perched in the historic and highly sought after Mount Angelus neighborhood of hip and trendy Highland Park, this completely renovated 3 bedroom/2 bath Craftsman retreat has the vibe coveted by today's discerning LA home buyer. The rustic and cabin-like interior with cathedral cedar ceilings and hardwood flooring creates a warm and airy open space, perfect for entertaining. The chef's kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances, an island, custom cabinetry, beautiful granite counter tops and opens to the living and dining areas. There are two large unfinished areas under the home which are currently being used for storage, a workshop, laundry area, and workout space. Additional upgrades include; forced heat and central A/C, ceiling fans, sky lights, dual pane windows, updated electrical, tankless water heater, bolted foundation, front porch, fenced grassy back yard, front & back patio areas, and new siding. Amazing central location close to award winning restaurants, shopping, DTLA, transportation, and schools.

Square Footage: 872 (per assessor)
Lot Size: 4,085 (per assessor)
Price offered: $599,000

Open House Sunday, January 31st, 2-4pm
Broker's Open House: Thursday, February 4th, 10am-2pm
Open House: Sunday, February, 7th, 1-3pm
Contact us for a private showing!
626.818.2577 or 626.808.1817

1st Quarter "Networking for a Cause" Business Mixer

Excited to announce our 1st Quarter Networking for a Cause Business Mixer! We have teamed up with Heather Backstrom and Haydel Biel & Associates to raise community awareness and money for the Bad Weather Shelter, a weather activated homeless shelter in Pasadena run by Friends in Deed. The event is at the Courtyard by Marriott on Feb 18th from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Thanks to our sponsors Citizens Business Bank, Waleed Delawari/Delaware Pacific, First Priority/John Thompson, Kevin Moore & Associates, and the Misplaced Priorities!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

September Inventory for Pasadena Increases 21%

September inventory for Pasadena single family homes has increased 21% over same period last year.  With the increase in inventory, buyer's have more choice and as a result, sales have increased 28%.  Prices remain stable both in the price per square foot AND in median sales price.  Opportunities exist for both buyer's AND seller's at this time.  Buyer's will find that they have more properties to evaluate, and seller's will find that buyer's remain optimistic.  

If you are thinking about making a home purchase, the holidays are historically the absolute BEST time, and if you are a seller contemplating selling, NOW is the time to evaluate the value of your home and devise a plan which will help you reach your goals.  

Please give us a call if you would like a no obligation market analysis on your home.  

Mark & Cynthia


Tuesday, July 21, 2015


8810-8814 Elm Avenue, Temple City
Located in Temple City, this triplex is a great opportunity to own investment property in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. On the border between Temple City and San Gabriel, the location is ideally suited for proximity to shopping and major thoroughfares. Each unit is 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Two of the units are attached and the third, detached, is in the rear. San Gabriel schools.

Triplex Square Footage:  2,774 (per assessor)
Lot Square Footage:  9,784 (per assessor)
Year Built:  1945 

Drive by Only. Do Not Disturb Tenants. Offers are subject to inspection.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Pasadena Homes Price Up 10%

Home prices are up 10% May 2015 over May 2014. Single family homes are averaging $544.00 a square foot! If you know of anyone who may be thinking about selling OR interested in knowing how the increase in values has positively impacted their home, let us know. We would love to share the great news!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mark & Cynthia's "Networking for a Cause" Mixer a Success!

Mark & Cynthia Cohn brought over 75 of Pasadena's BEST professionals together last night to network AND raise money for Learning Works Charter School. Naomi Farley with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage was their co-sponsor and a/k/a An American Bistro provided a beautiful venue and complimentary appetizers. Thanks to all who attended & donated and made the evening a smashing success!

The mixer offers a quality opportunity to Pasadena's BEST professionals to network and build community and ultimately allowing the attendees to meet, collaborate, and drive business to one another.  Since Mark & Cynthia's practice niche focuses on representing trusted advisors (bankers, attorneys, CPA's, financial planners, and consultants) and their clientele, the relationships they foster with professionals in the Pasadena area, allows them to deepen the network their clients most often need as they navigate through life.  

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mark & Cynthia's "Networking for a Cause" 1st Quarter Mixer 3/4/15

Excited for our 1st Quarter "Networking for a Cause" Business Mixer on Wednesday, March 4th. Naomi Farley with Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Bank will be co-sponsoring with us and the mixer will be located at AKA An American Bistro from 5:30pm-7:30pm. We'll be networking with Pasadena's top trusted advisors and raising money for Learning Works Charter School located in Pasadena.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Home Values Continue to Rise

In the 4th quarter 2014, the market activity in Pasadena averaged 180 homes for sale per month with 70 homes sold per month.  These figures represent an increase in the active inventory by 11%, and a 1% increase in homes sold.  There were 2.6 months of inventory, and the average price per square foot was $495.00.  This means an increase of 11% in property values in the 4th quarter of 2014 vs. the values in the 4th quarter of 2013 – very good news for our community.  If you are contemplating a move, or simply want to know the value of your property, please give us a call! 

Mark & Cynthia  

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Safety First When Selling Your Home

When selling your home, there are several steps you can take to safeguard yourself, your family, and your valuables. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cynthia Installed as Board Director (2nd Term) for the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors

I am am thrilled to be volunteering my time in 2015 as a Board Director (2nd term) for the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors. We have an amazing board of dedicated Realtors and Affiliates lead by President Todd Hayes! We are going to have a great year!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tap Into Our Network

If you have a friend or family member who is moving
out of town or to another region, we can refer them
to a professional who offers the same values and
excellent care that we do.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LA County 2nd Quarter Sales Trends

Our active inventory has increased 48.3% and our absorption rate is running about 2.6 months. We continue to see prices increasing with our median up 9.3% and our average price per square foot up 10.5%. For those of you outside of Los Angeles, LA County has a median of $472,000 and Pasadena has a median of $806,000.

Multiple offers continue, and we are grateful to have more inventory for our buyers. We are encouraging our dormant sellers to consider taking advantage of the pricing and strong sellers market, and our buyers to get out and start shopping!

Who do YOU know that is thinking about buying or selling real estate?

Monday, June 30, 2014

Pasadena Inventory Jumps 33%

May 2014 trends for Pasadena single family home sales show a jump in active inventory by 33% May 2014 vs. May 2013. Inventory remains low, at only 2 months supply. Median price is up 8% and average price per square foot is up at 6% and is currently $493.00. Sellers continue to have the advantage, however, with the doubling of inventory in the market, buyers have more to choose from and a bit (yes just a bit) less competition. It remains an excellent time to sell, and an excellent time to buy!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mark & Cynthia Give Back to the Community

Over 75 professionals attended our 2nd Quarter "Networking for a Cause" business mixer last Wednesday evening at Bistro 45. Together we were able to raise over $3000 which was directly donated to Professional Child Development Associates and their summer art camp program. It was a pleasure to team up with Jill Schuberth at 1st Enterprise Bank, Robert Simon, owner of Bistro 45 and Nicola Borland Photography. Thanks to everyone who attended and who made this mixer a success! The connections made and business exchanged was incredible!