Friday, October 07, 2011

Fran and Rowena Summer Ad

SOLD! What Fran and Rowena did on their summer vacation




Fran and Rowena
Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living
1030 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 952-0077
CA DRE #00966791 and #00913659

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Gated Estate - Modern Design - La Canada Flintridge

Architectural Modern Gated Estate

3820 Domal Lane
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
Now offered at $2,495,000









This dramatic home was designed by noted La Canada architect Jack Simison. Mountain, city and valley views! Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a home of significant architectural design. Award-winning La Canada schools.

For additional information, please contact:
Fran and Rowena
Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living
(818) 952-0077
email: info (at) franandrowena.com

CA DRE #00966791 and #00913659.
Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Dilbeck Real Estate is independently owned and operated.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

250 W. Highland Ave., Sierra Madre, CA

Wonderful Cottage-style home for sale!

250 West Highland Avenue
Sierra Madre, California 91024
Offered at $689,000





Main house features charming vintage details, 3 bedrooms, remodeled kitchen. Beautiful grounds including sparkling pool. Detached recreation room with fireplace and bath. Three car garage. Convenient location.

For additional information, please contact:
Fran and Rowena
Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living
(818) 952-0077
email: info (at) franandrowena.com

CA DRE #00966791 and #00913659.
Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Dilbeck Real Estate is independently owned and operated.

3820 Domal Lane, La Canada Flintridge

Home for Sale
Mid-Century Modern
Architect - Jack Simison

3820 Domal Lane
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
Offered at $2,750,000





The architect for this dramatic home is noted La Canada architect Jack Simison. Enjoy captivating 270 degree views from this perfectly sited gated estate! Award-winning La Canada schools.

For additional information, please contact:
Fran and Rowena
Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living
(818) 952-0077
email: info (at) franandrowena.com

CA DRE #00966791 and #00913659.
Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Dilbeck Real Estate is independently owned and operated.

Buff & Hensman Mid-Century Modern for Sale

Home for Sale
Buff & Hensman Mid-Century Modern

820 Burleigh Drive in Pasadena
Offered at $1,295,000





The Norton House, designed 1954 by famed architects Buff & Hensman. Mid-century modern with walls of glass, use of wood with cork flooring. Dramatic arroyo setting with stream, bridge and mature landscaping. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Offered at $1,295,000

For additional information, please contact:
Fran and Rowena
Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living
(818) 952-0077
email: info (at) franandrowena.com

CA DRE #00966791 and #00913659.
Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Dilbeck Real Estate is independently owned and operated.

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Short Sale Website Launched by C.A.R.

The California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) has launched a new website devoted to short sales in California. This new website has comprehensive information for home owners and potential buyers of short sale properties.

One good section to watch is on scams and fraud. We've heard of, and received, emails and solicitations from companies proporting to help if you are in a distressed situation. Sadly, as is common when hardship is involved, many offerings are scams - taking advantage of those in trouble and who need help.

The new website is here: California Short Sales

Fran and Rowena's new Dilbeck Real Living Yard Sign

To accompany Dilbeck's association with Real Living, our "for sale" yard signs have been redesigned. Below is our new yard sign:


CA Earthquake Fault Zone Maps Online

The California Geological Survey now has a searchable online resource - "Official Maps of Earthquake Fault Zones delineated by the California Geological Survey through December 2010 under the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act".

You can search by address or zip code.

The online resource is here: California Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zone Maps

Dilbeck Realtors joins with Real Living

Dilbeck Real Estate is proud to announce their new affiliation with the Real Living network of real estate companies. Combining the strength of the local ownership with the resources of the global Real Living network, this change gives extensive benefits to our clients and comprehensive resources to the agents. We are all very excited about this new relationship.

Here's the new Dilbeck Real Living logo:



In addition, Dilbeck Real Estate remains an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s largest network of independent real estate brokers specializing in the sale of estate properties.

TV Shows Affect Real Estate

We have been seeing this for a while now, but the current real estate market has called attention to it even more. We call it the "HGTV Effect".

What's that, you ask? Well, it defines buyer expectations based on what they see on television shows, such as those on the HGTV channel. Programs that show remarkable tranformations of homes to have a more current "look". Decluttering, restaging, painting, etc.

While we always advocate putting your home's "best foot forward", these television programs have led buyers to expect more. They expect to see what they see on HGTV.

Why is this? Well, perhaps one reason is that in today's economy, buyers have less money to spend on repairs and fix-ups after they have purchased a home. In addition, in today's atmosphere of a buyer's market, they can expect more - or wait for a property that delivers more.

Granted, this may not always be the case. There still is room in the real estate market for properties that are not fixed up nor modernized. Consult with your real estate agent to see what the best course of action is for your property.