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Monday, April 30, 2012

Team Adams & Barnes Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

Our team is thrilled to have been part (for the second year) of the Monrovia Cinco De Mayo Multicultural Arts & Music Festival. The day's weather was perfect for the event and it was a treat to see the community come out to our Downtown and celebrate the art, food, music, dance and traditions of Latinos in the San Gabriel Valley.

Also, the afternoon gave us the opportunity to meet hundreds of folks and help them enter a raffle to win a new Kenmore Liquid Propane Gas Grill which we'll give to one lucky winner later this week.

Our team, who consisted of Maria Abellanosa, Joanne Cothern, Jacen Crehan, Maricela Dolores, Charmaine Foster, Deanna Jones, Karen Taylor, Isabel Lugo, Jose Martinez, Henry Suarez, Marisela Torres, Patti Tris, Sherry Tweini & Troy Willson.

We are also proud to share some photos of our team at the event and we look forward to being part of this growing festival next year.
Jacen Crehan and Patti Tris meet and greet!
Patti Tris' Tobasco Sauce Gifts
Broker Tom Adams & REALTOR Troy Wilson
Could you be the winner!?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Important Questions To Ask Your Home Inspector

When purchasing a home, home inspections often put the buyer's mind at ease and may allow for renegotiation. An inspection also gives buyers an opportunity to opt out of the sale if major problems are discovered. Here are some important questions that buyers should ask their home inspector.
  • Are you a member in good standing of a professional inspectors organization, such as the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) or the National Institute of Building Inspectors (NIBI)? (Some states require a license)
  • What is your specialty? If the inspector only has training in one area and has no other expertise, the inspection may not be comprehensive.
  • What exactly does the inspection cover? (i.e.-plumbing, heat, electric, structure, alarms, sewer, foundation).
  • Do you have references? How long have you been in business and how many inspections have you performed?
  • What advanced technology do you use? (i.e.-infrared camera, ultrasound machine)
  • Do you carry all necessary insurance, including professional liability, general liability, and errors and omissions insurance?
  • Does the report include estimates of repair costs?
  • Do you offer a written guarantee on the inspection?
  • What type of report will I receive, and when will I receive it?

If there is a specific area of concern, hiring a professional who specializes in that area may beneficial. Also, be aware that there may be a conflict of interest if the home inspector also offers to perform repairs.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Featured New Listing - 307 Elfwood Drive, Monrovia

The weatherman says that by the end of this week temperatures in Southern California could reach the high 90s. could buy a fan OR you could buy this home and cool off at it's pristine pool while enjoying panoramic views of the valley. 
An entertainer's dream, the home's open floor plan allows for maximum use of the home for your guests. Want to take the party outside? Well then head on down to the pool area where a warm spa awaits as so does the million dollar views. 

So we now invite you to give us a call today and make an appointment to see this gorgeous opportunity in the Monrovia foothills. 626-358-1858

All Information is Deemed Reliable Though Not Guaranteed. DRE License # 00933412

Listed by Tom Adams

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hot Buys of the Week: 4/12/2012

Every week we tour the newly available listings and Open Houses of fellow Brokers & REALTORS. When we find what we consider to be a fantastic opportunity we'd like to share it with you. For this week, our three (that's right three) Hot Buys are:

1008 Via Canada in San Dimas listed at $569,000. A 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom immaculate home siting on a large corner lot with excellent curb appeal. It boasts a Main Level Master Suite. Many upgrades have been done including upstairs bath, guest bath and Master suite Bath. The home also features a very private, resort setting rear yard with Salt water pool and spa and built-in BBQ. There are over 16 palm trees as well as apricot ,plum, almond and lemon trees. Also a large patio with Aluma-wood Pergola. Listed by Bill Brisbin

825 Encino Place in Monrovia listed at $419,000 is a 1950’s traditional home seeks new owner. A brick fireplace, walnut hardwood floors and 100+ square feet addition to the living room provides the extra elbow room that a family needs. The kitchen has been updated with white cabinets, greenhouse window, tile counters and flooring. Just steps away is a separate laundry room loaded with storage. Both bathrooms have also been updated and all windows have been replaced. An attached two car garage completes the picture. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this home offers infinite adaptability to any d├ęcor or color scheme. Listed by Edda Hutson

834 E Palm AVenue in Monrovia listed at $499,900 is nestled under a grand oak tree is this charming home located in a highly desirable area of north Monrovia. Upgrades abound including updated plumbing with a tankless water heater, newer roof, hard wood floors, designer light fixtures, beautiful paint colors, crown moulding, central air and heat. The custom kitchen was designed by the 2010 Pasadena Showcase design winner Jan Ledgard of Yorkshire Kitchens. No expense was sparred when designing the kitchen including Showplace Custom Cabinets with soft close hinges and drawers, stainless steel hood, built in microwave and pantry with pull-out drawers. Other high end features include a gorgeous wine hutch with glass cabinet and wine refrigerator. This tastefully appointed home includes a seperate den/office (could be a 4th bedroom) and a living room with dining area. Both bathrooms have also been remodeled, one with a hidden laundry enclosure and a tile shower with glass surround. The new insulated windows and doors will help keep the family cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Enjoy your morning coffee with views of the foothills from the front sitting area or entertain in the privacy of your huge backyard (room for a pool) on the new concrete patio. Listed by Jacen Crehan -

So you may have noticed that these three listings come from our brokerage. :) Yes they do but what can we say, we list for sale wonderful homes and we know hot to price them well.

To learn about any of these homes please contact our office at 626-358-1858 (Monrovia) or 626-963-7621 (Glendora)

All Information is deemed reliable though not guaranteed.

Monday, April 9, 2012

How To Make The Most of Spring Curb Appeal

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 63% of homebuyers will drop by after viewing a home they like online. If your home isn't alluring from the outside, potential buyers may never schedule a showing to see the desirable features within it. Here are some tips to create a first impression that may lead to a sale this spring.

  • Under pressure - Pressure washing is budget-friendly way to dramatically improve a home's exterior. Dingy siding, mildewed decks, faded walkways and oil-stained driveways can be returned to pristine condition.
  • Contain yourself - Consider investing in container plants. Arranging them around the yard and entryway is a quick way to brighten up a space and create a splash of color.
  • Get rid of gutter clutter - Clean your gutters. Often leaves, branches and debris may be visible from the street.
  • Open up - Homes with open your curtains often look brighter and more inviting.
  • Enjoy the view - Clean windows speak for themselves.
  • Lighten up - Outdoor lighting is aesthetically pleasing and provides visual aid in the dark.
  • Quick fixes - Updated hardware, such as doorknobs, lighting and even the mailbox, can greatly enhance an entryway.
  • Store more - Put away any tools, toys, bikes etc. out of sight so they do not detract from the home.
  • Repair and renew - Improve the obvious by filling in sidewalk cracks, fixing screen doors, and touching up any paint that is chipped.
  • Tidy up - Remember to rake the leaves and trim the hedges to give the yard a boost.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hot Buys of the Week: 4/4/2012

Every week we tour the newly available listings and Open Houses of fellow Brokers & REALTORS. When we find what we consider to be a fantastic opportunity we'd like to share it with you. For this week, our two Hot Buys are:

320 Wysteria Way in Sierra Madre - Listed at $1,398,000


317 Parkrose Avenue in Monrovia - Listed at $599,000

For the size, amenities, and location these two homes are both fantastic purchases.

To learn more about them, contact our offices today at 626-358-1858.

All information is deemed reliable though not guaranteed.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Excerpt from the @C21 HOME MATTERS Blog

Our Chief Marketing Officer, Bev Thorne, announced CENTURY 21 is “The Official Real Estate Company” of U.S. Soccer, which includes the Men’s, Women’s and Youth National Teams.

The partnership officially launches March 22nd when CENTURY 21 begins airing its commercials during the Olympic qualifying tournament (CONCACAF). The U.S. Women’s Soccer team has already qualified for the 2012 Olympics, but the men’s tournament starts tomorrow with a match against Cuba at 8 p.m. CT, live on Universal Sports Network.

The CONCACAF tournament runs through April 2nd with two finalists qualifying for the 2012 Olympics in London. Our Smarter. Bolder. television commercials will air during the tournament on NBC Universal and NBC Sports – a total of 46 times – and CENTURY 21 will serve as the sponsor of the halftime show in all six games.

Future spots will appear on NBC, NBC Sports, NBC Universal, ESPN and ESPN2 as well as during the 2012 Olympic Games this summer. Lastly, CENTURY 21 will also receive field signage during select matches and print ads in the Men’s and Women’s National Team programs.

As the most recognized, global brand in real estate, CENTURY 21 is thrilled to sponsor the world’s most popular sport. Watch for the CENTURY 21 spots during each game and good luck to the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team as they begin their journey to gold in 2012!

Check your local listings for game times.

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