4056 Baywood St – Atwater – A House Far Back on the Lot

The house on Baywood in Atwater turned out to be pretty cute.  The area looks somewhat rundown. We can’t expect much from these hot areas to be looking in, as most of the more affordable properties look completely torn up.  There seems to be a mix of Single Family and Multi Units on the street.  A majority of the properties are triplexes lining the street around this particular house.  The oddest thing about this house is that it sits so far back on the lot.  The lot is large and has almost no backyard because… Continue reading…

586 West Montana Street Pasadena A Cute Overpriced House in a Cute Neighborhood

 We went to go take a look at this charming house at 586 West Montana Street in Pasadena. The pictures can do a lot of the talking for this property as the outside is pretty cute.  The front yard is nicely landscaped.  Not too much wrong with the driveway except it could be replaced.  There is a funny bump that a lowered car would get stuck on.  Not really a big deal. As we enter the house, we are greet with a really nice living room with a good sized fireplace.  This room works.  The… Continue reading…

2322 Bullard Ave El Sereno a House That Took Our Breath Away

I saw this El Sereno House pop up on Redfin and was more than curious to see what was going on.  Were we in for a surprise. We arrived not too far from another house we liked but missed because it went pending pretty fast.  It seems bidding wars are starting to happen again.  So when 2322 Bullard Ave popped up we found out there was an open house and we immediately made our way there.  The street was about the same as what I saw from the Google Street View. Most of the houses… Continue reading…

237 Laun Altadena Another House Offer and Didn’t Get Again

We made the offer on 237 Laun St. in Altadena the day it went on the market.  We offered less than the asking price up front.  We were then asked if we could go any higher as there were multiple offers.  We ended up going close to asking, but not quite there.  We then started to negotiate a faster escrow.  We found out the next day that we lost out as there were much higher offers over list price. http://www.redfin.com/CA/Altadena/237-Laun-St-91001/home/7250648 The house was really nice.  It looked like a proper flip for once.  New everything… Continue reading…

1159 Isabel St Mount Washington A Very Small Cute House Flip

A cute house in a trendy area. Mount Washington bordering Glassell Park, not bad at all. We came to this house and I think we really liked everything that this address had to offer.  The outside is great.  The front has a nice place to put a table and just look at the beautiful view.  But once inside there is a lot missing.  First of all I have no idea where you would place a TV and a couch.  I am talking about even hanging a thin LCD TV on the wall and a small… Continue reading…