Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MARCH 2017 WHAT'S MAPPENING PASADENA SUPER MAP O GRAPHIC


Hi Everybody,

Here's your March What's Mappening Map-O-Graphic showing the key real estate metrics for Pasadena, CA. 

SOLD: how many homes have sold in the previous month vs. this month one year ago.
$/ft: a comparison of today's value vs. one year ago.
FOR SALE:  a comparison of units currently for sale vs. this month one year ago. 

What's your home worth?  Call or write us for a free, complete market analysis.  

Lee Cuellar - Keller Williams Pasadena Market Center
877.886.5729

Oh, by the way®… if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service I provide, please call me with their name and business number. I’ll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

1509 INVERNESS PASADENA LINDA VISTA JETLINER VIEWS OPEN 1-4 TODAY

TAKE ME THERE

           If you're the type of person who desires peace, privacy and breathtaking views... then we've got the home for you. Welcome home to 1509 Inverness Drive. A one-of-a-kind, gated estate seated on a highly desirable promontory, with sweeping views of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena and the iconic Rose Bowl. As you enter this immaculate remodel you are immediately swept by its dramatic two-story entry and open floor plan. Natural light pours into the home, which features modern, yet earthy and natural finishes. Entertaining is elevated by an expansive chef's kitchen flowing seamlessly to the ultimate signature of indoor/outdoor California living. Over 25' of La Cantina folding doors open you up to endless possibilities. Enjoy your morning coffee, dinner with friends and loved ones, or a memorable glass of wine with an unforgettable view. At the end of a long day your master retreat envelops you with expansive sophistication, featuring two additional view-focused balconies, his and hers custom closets, and a spa-inspired master bathroom. 1509 Inverness Drive is the perfect articulation of modern comfort, expressed with warmth and top of the line designer finishes throughout. No detail was overlooked with no expense spared.  

Friday, March 3, 2017

SPECTACULAR KEMPER NOMLAND HOME IN ALTADENA - WOW!!!



Lord a Mighty! Kemper Nomland in Altadena . . . . wow. Click here

Here's Nomland's obit/bio:  http://articles.latimes.com/2009/dec/30/local/la-me-kemper-nomland30-2009dec30


Monday, January 16, 2017

What's Mappening Pasadena Super Map O Graphic January 2017!

Hi Everybody,

Here's your Janauary What's Mappening Map-O-Graphic showing the key real estate metrics for Pasadena, CA. 

SOLD: how many homes have sold in the previous month vs. this month one year ago.
$/ft: a comparison of today's value vs. one year ago.
FOR SALE:  a comparison of units currently for sale vs. this month one year ago. 

What's your home worth?  Call or write us for a free, complete market analysis.  

Lee Cuellar - Keller Williams Pasadena Market Center
877.886.5729

Oh, by the way®… if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service I provide, please call me with their name and business number. I’ll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.






LOW FLOW TOILETS AND OTHER WATER CONSERVING FIXTURES BECOME LAW IN CALIFORNIA


Low-Flow Toilets to Become Law:  

On Jan. 1, 2017 homeowners of single-family properties across the state will be required to install water-conserving plumbing fixtures (WCP fixtures) if the property was built before 1994. This is not a point of sale requirement. It is simply required by virtue of owning a home.  In other words, if you own a home, the installation of WCP fixtures will be required-regardless of whether you are selling your home or not (California Civil Code §1101.1 through §1101.9). If you would like to contact a plumber, we have several that we work with regularly and are happy to put you in touch.  For more information, visit our blog (http://mistermidcentury.blogspot.com/). 

If you own a single-family home built before 1994, what fixtures must be installed?

The law calls for installation of WCP fixtures when the existing plumbing fixtures use more than the following amounts of water: ( 1 ) Any toilet manufactured to use more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush.

(2) Any urinal manufactured to use more than one gallon of water per flush.

(3) Any showerhead manufactured to have a flow capacity of more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute.

(4) Any interior faucet that emits more than 2.2 gallons of water per minute.

Can an owner comply by pulling a brick in the toilet tank?

No. The law bases compliance on whether a toilet is manufaclured to use more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush, regardless of the amount of water actually used. Therefore, displacing water in the tank with bricks, bottles or the installation adjustment of flush valves will not put you in compliance with this law, even though you might be saving just as much water.

Are Local Ordinance Retrofit Laws Still in Force?

Although the WCP fixture law does not create a point-of-sale requirement, many localities have their own water-conserving plumbing fixture laws which do in fact create point-of-sale requirements. It appears that the intent of the WCP fixture law was to grandfather in these local ordinances even though they might have less stringent standards than the state law as long as they were in effect before July 1, 2009.

For example, pursuant to a law that became effective in 2000, the city of San Diego requires the seller to certify as a condition of sale that the plumbing fixtures are in compliance with its local law. This ordinance applies to all buildings that receive water service from the city of San Diego, not just single-family properties. However, the San Diego ordinance also allows that toilets with a capacity of 3.5 gallons per flush or less need not be retrofitted. Even though this is a less stringent requirement than the state law, it is grandfathered in.

Lastly, cities and counties are free to enact local ordinances establishing or promoting policies that result in a greater amount of water savings than the state law, and those local ordinances will not be superseded by this state law.

Courtesy:  Robert Bloom, Esq., Counsel with C. A.R.’s Member Legal Services