Becky Koppenhaver is a California native, and has been a resident of the Pasadena and Los Angeles for 25 years. She has intimate knowledge and appreciation for the area’s many neighborhoods. She refers to herself as a “native tourist,” often spending her down time exploring old and new neighborhoods, restaurants, art galleries, coffee houses and anything else that crosses her path.
Becky specializes in the sale of residential real estate in the areas of Pasadena, Altadena, and Northeast Los Angeles.
Her background in non-profit communications smoothed her professional transition to real estate. She brings numerous attributes of a good real estate professional. These include her natural ability to connect with people, a warm, caring and supportive nature, attention to detail, market knowledge, and the desire to help clients reach their goals, whether selling or buying a house.
When Becky isn’t exploring the city, she likes to hike in the foothills above Altadena, bike along the Los Angeles River, and explore California with her husband, her two sons, and her dog.
Call her with any questions you may have about buying or selling real estate!
Nashville, TN – August 2 & 3, 2018
I had the best time at this year’s LeadingRE® Relocation & Referral Forum at the Hilton in Downtown Nashville. As always I had so much fun connecting and reconnecting with my Relocation BFFs!
Along with the wonderful tips on best practices and other relocation referral information, I had a wonderful time exploring Nashville’s famous Broadway and Downtown area, where there is live music in every bar.
13 | Taste of Pasadena
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
6-9pm > Stroll through & sample food from many of Pasadena’s finest restaurants & bakeries!
22 | Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast Extravaganza
Memorial Park, Sierra Madre
8-11am > Enjoy pancakes, sausages, coffee, juice, friends & neighbors. The revenue generated goes to youth programs & events the Kiwanis sponsor in town.
24 | Taste of Arcadia
LA County Arboretum, Arcadia
5:30-9pm > Fundraiser dishing up fare from 30+ restaurants. No-host bar, raffle drawing & live music.
29 | Taste of ‘Dena
Altadena Main Library
7-9:30pm > Night of delectable beverage tastings & samples from an assortment of local restaurants & caterers.
29 | Tastes & Sounds on South Lake
South Lake Avenue, Pasadena
12-5pm > Free culinary & music celebration where guests enjoy mouth-watering offerings from 20+ restaurants, cooking demos w/celebrity chefs, live music, activities & more!
30 | Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting
Memorial Park, La Cañada Flintridge
3-6pm > 20+ gourmet vendors offer tastes of their delicious cuisine & exceptional wines from around the world.
15 | Open Arts & Music Festival
3-10pm > Free event featuring artists, performers & local vendors bringing downtown Glendale to life.
15 | Mid-Autumn Festival
Arcadia Public Library
2:30-4pm > East Asian celebration of family, harvest & moon. Lunar stories, activities & moon festival snack!
21 | Teen Fall Festival
Monrovia Public Library
7-8:30pm > Prepare for the season with some balancing, relaxing crafts & enjoy fall-themed snacks.
21-23 | Pasadena Greek Festival
St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, Pasadena
Times Vary > Annual celebration featuring the best in authentic Greek food, music & entertainment.
Crafts, Games & More!
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Checkmate! Chess at the Museum
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
5-7:30pm > Drop by & challenge a friend to a game of chess & learn the rules from a U.S. chess expert.
8 | Creative Arts Group Scarecrow Workshop
Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre
10am-4pm > Bring your scarecrow to life at this annual workshop in preparation for the Scarecrow Festival.
8-9 | Rubber Ducky Races
Kidspace Museum, Pasadena
11am-4pm > The wackiest, quackiest event of the year! Decorate & race your duck down the stream.
15 | Markham Place Historic Walking Tour
Governor Markham Landmark District, Pasadena
9-11:15am > A guided walking tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Pasadena.
16 | Young Living Essential Oils Workshop
Knot Too Shabby, Glendora
1-3pm > Fun & informative class where students make their own lotion, spritzer & lip balm using essential oils.
18 | Battle of the Books
Foothill Christian School, Glendora
6:30pm > Students from grades 6-12 compete in this ultimate Book Trivia Championship.
18 | VR & Board Game Night
Sierra Madre Public Library
5-7:30pm > Bring the family, meet neighbors & play one of the new board games.
Arts & Entertainment
8-Oct 6 | The Gin Game
Sierra Madre Playhouse
Times Vary > In this tragi-comedy, the upper hand is shuffled between two souls over a well-worn score pad.
16 | La Reina de Los Ángeles Reception
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge
5-7pm > Celebrate the artists of La Reina de Los Ángeles exhibition with music, drinks & more!
7pm > After the reception, enjoy a screening of the film Chinatown.
17 | Monday Movie Night: Captain Underpants
Monrovia Public Library
6-8pm > Enjoy freshly popped popcorn as we cuddle up to watch a terrific movie with your family.
22-Oct 27 | Nightwalk in the Chinese Garden
Huntington Library, San Marino
7:30-9pm > A contemporary theatrical production set against the mystical backdrop of the garden, lake & pavilion at night.
Jenny was born in Pasadena and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. She graduated from Pomona College, then began her career working for the California State Legislature where she met her husband, Anthony. She took time off to raise her young children. Their daughter is now a junior at UCSB and their son is a freshman at NYU. She reentered the work force as an event planner and most recently worked for a decade as business manager for a local interior designer.
Jenny volunteers on the gala and garden event committees for the Elizabeth House, a home for pregnant homeless women in Pasadena. She is a member of the San Marino Garden Club. There, she shares her interests in gardens, plants and floral design. Jenny enjoys entertaining friends and family, cooking for church events, mentoring young people, traveling, camping, reading and yoga.
She has a keen interest in real estate, and a knack for discovering a “diamond in the rough” or “perfect gem”. With enthusiasm and integrity, she will be a valuable resource for her clients in their real estate transactions.
She takes pride in her community and looks forward to working with Podley Properties, providing clients with exceptional service.
Mastermind Summit // June 6-8th, 2018
This year 7 Podley Properties agents attended Brian Buffini’s Mastermind Summit. Mastermind is a personal growth event held every year in San Diego. The event was hosted by Brian Buffini, with messages from world-renowned guest speakers, it is packed with content and experiences designed to ignite change. This year’s attendees from Podley Properties were Crystal Narramore, Megan Ferrell and husband John, Sue Cook, Cheyenne Wilbur, Luther Tsinoglou, wife Georgina and daughter Lidia, Sherry Carr and Bill Derrick.
The most successful real estate professionals are no strangers to the concept of self improvement. They commit to learning and, as a result, their businesses thrive.
Buffini & Co. asked some of their most accomplished Members who’ve attended the elite business conference, The Peak Experience, “What are your best tips for personal and professional growth?”
|My best tip for personal and professional growth and development is to always be a student; no matter how old you are or how long you’ve been in your career field, be curious, be inquisitive and always be learning. Adjust your mindset to hear and fully consider what is being said. It will create the greatest opportunity for growth.
This article by Laura Foreman originally appeared in Buffini & Company Magazine
Shock rock legend Alice Cooper has a duplex for sale in Echo Park at $1.299 million. No, this isn’t an investment property he happens to own — it’s a space he has used as a writer’s retreat when in town creating music for himself and the Hollywood Vampires.
The two-unit house was built in 1927 and maintains its Spanish-style roots with arched windows and passages. The 2,027 square feet of interiors, however, look fresh and new with updated kitchens, bathrooms and light walls. The singer-songwriter-actor completely renovated the duplex when he bought it in 2006 for $700,000.
About This Old House
Asking price: $1,248,000
248 El Nido Drive // You are invited to view this wonderful, original American Craftsman home, situated on a quaint cul-de-sac at the base of the mountains. This historic, architecturally significant “clinker-brick” house, with red clay tile roof, was built in 1925 as the Harry Nelson residence.
This 93 year old house has withstood the tests of time and elements. It is a prime example of gracious living and the California American Arts & Crafts movement. It’s an old, sturdy house, giving shelter and security and featuring all the modern upgrades and features one expects in a modern household. This house is reminiscent of an easier lifestyle and invites all who come to visit. All are welcome!
Year built: 1925
House size: 2,185 sf | Basement: 607 sf | Garage: 371 sf
Beds: Five | Baths: Two
Lot size: 10,491 sf
Features: The interior is in pristine condition, and features all original exotic hardwood trim, living room with Batchelder fireplace, restored kitchen with hand made Vermont tiles & vintage copper ceiling, additional patio/sunroom and a large wrap-around porch. The yard is surrounded by fencing, hedges, large neighbor’s trees and a productive avocado grove.
About the Area: The wonderful neighborhood provides no through traffic, no dogs barking and no wild or noisy garage bands practicing. This place is like a small town movie set.
Visit www.248ElNido.com for more information
Article originally appeared on www.CircaOldHouses.com
2021 Ahlin Drive // La Cañada Flintridge 91011
Offered at: $889,000
La Cañada Schools! Sophisticated modern cottage home, completely remodeled in 2018 with newer kitchen, baths, and hardwood flooring throughout. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms plus a dedicated laundry room. Upper level with a full-size bath plus a great size bedroom with the laundry chute. The stylish open concept kitchen has quartz countertops, apron sink, and newer stainless-steel appliances. Lower level with second bedroom, custom bunk beds and second bathroom with double sinks and shower. Laundry room is located in the lower level, plus a storage room that can be use as storage/office. Newer central AC system and more.
- Completely renovated in 2018
- Laundry Room
- New Central AC, Kitchen, Baths
- Newer Plumbing System, Electrical System Panels, Windows
- Stainless Steel Appliances
- Aprin Sink
- Washer & Dryer
Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Pam Tomashek is a graduate of Punjab University in Chandigarh with a BS in Science, and speaks, reads, and writes fluent Thai. She has been a long time resident of the foothills region of Los Angeles County, comfortably familiar with the neighborhoods of La Canada, La Crescenta, Sunland/Tujunga and much of the San Gabriel Valley.
As a client focused Realtor®, Pam listens to her client’s needs and works with both home buyers and current home owners to maximize their search using the latest in digital and old fashioned neighborhood knowledge. Pam brings an array of marketing and sales tools to maximize the value of your property.
Besides real estate, Pam’s other passions include music and cooking. She’s an active member of the prestigious Sanctuary Choir at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena. She loves to explore new recipes and try them out with her family and friends (this could be you!). She has even formed a dinner group which meets monthly to share each other’s gourmet dishes.
Pam is a member of National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors and Pasadena-Foothill Association of Realtors. If you, your family, or friends are considering in buying or selling, please do not hesitate to reach out. Pam looks forward to assisting you with all of your real estate needs!