Nancy Valentine, expert in real estate and investment properties, both in New York and California, discusses the marriage of family law and real estate and the best steps while selling a house during separations and divorce.
Striking 1960s post and beam seeks $1.4M in La Cañada Flintridge
The glassy modern house was designed by architects Buff and Hensman
5521 Alta Canyada Road // Built in 1965, this glassy modern home in La Cañada Flintridge is looking for its second owner since 1971.
The 2,423-square-foot house was designed by prolific Southern California architects Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, and many of its original details appear to have been kept nicely intact.
Resembling an L-shaped glass box, the post and beam-style residence is surrounded by trees. It also opens to several spacious decks and patios.
Inside are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with wood-paneled walls, Saltillo tile floors, built-in shelving, and vintage teak cabinetry. Tall ceilings and clerestory windows accentuate the home’s light and airy feel, which is especially present in the living room, where the ceiling expands to double height around the elegant fireplace.
The house sits on a half-acre lot with neatly landscaped vegetation and a large swimming pool and spa.
Asking price is $1.35 million.
CurbedLA Article by Elijah Chiland
Los Angeles, CA – September 14, 2018
The Purchase Expands the Real Estate Firm’s Geographic Reach in La Cañada, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, and Glendora
Luxury real estate brokerage firm Deasy Penner has agreed to purchase Podley Properties, creating a Southern California network of nearly 300 sales professionals—stretching from Malibu to Palm Springs—and estimated annual sales in excess of $1.6 billion.
“We’re honored to have this opportunity,” said Mike Deasy, Chairman of Deasy Penner. “We have been looking for both the right Westside and Eastside acquisitions for a while. Not only is Podley an exceptional brokerage, with excellent agents and a great reputation, there’s also a very positive cultural alignment between our two firms.”
Deasy Penner is a lifestyle real estate brand focused on providing superior representation to their clients, service and growth opportunities for agents, as well as the ability to connect and engage with the community.
With the recent consolidation of mega-firms, being independent and entrenched in the region has allowed Deasy Penner to further differentiate itself from the competition.
“We had the opportunity to sell to many firms, but Deasy Penner was the natural choice,” stated Bill Podley, Chairman of Podley Properties. “DPP is locally owned and operated by leaders who are technologically innovative, but more importantly, understand the value of people and community.” Podley will relinquish all executive duties and voting rights, and will remain a sales agent in the new entity.
“Real estate, like many industries, is evolving rapidly with the Internet,” said George Penner, CEO of Deasy Penner. “DPP uses a people-based platform that leverages technology, not the other way around. This allows us to reach and have a meaningful dialogue with the community and our clients at a hyper-local level. Our agents are deeply involved in approximately 150 individual community-based and philanthropic organizations, from The Canyon Charter School in Santa Monica to Pasadena Heritage in the San Gabriel Valley.”
“This acquisition allows us to capitalize on the strengths of both Deasy Penner and Podley, from marketing and design capabilities, to technology platforms and continued education opportunities for the benefit of our valued agents,” Penner added.
Adam Bray-Ali, a Manager at Podley Properties said: “Many of our agents have been desiring a Westside presence with the ability to refer clients. Deasy Penner gives that ability immediately, with an agent roster consisting of incredible depth and experience.”
About Deasy Penner
A residential brokerage firm whose founders have more than fifty years of real estate experience, Deasy Penner has represented billions of dollars in real estate transactions. The firm is internationally recognized for its creative vision, dynamic business model, and unparalleled client service. DPP currently has offices and agents in Venice, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Silver Lake and Pasadena. Deasy Penner is looking forward to adding Podley Properties’ additional branch offices in Pasadena, La Canada, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia and Glendora. The firm is led by Mike Deasy, Chairman and George Penner, Chief Executive Officer.
Originally posted by: Victoria Koch, (424) 248-8263
September 10th, 2018
|L to R: PFAR CEO Carla Dane; PFAR President Emilie Broughton; Podley Pasadena Office Manager Ed Afsharian|
We are pleased to announce that we won the PFAR‘s REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) Battle Royale! RAF provides education and tools to increase member participation. In addition, the fund provides support for Realtors® in areas of fundraising, education and grassroots involvement at the local level. Offices with the highest percentage of voluntary contributions to RAF were the winners of a recognition plaque and gift basket!
“I am proud of our associates in the Pasadena and Altadena Offices and appreciate their caring involvement in our profession and our community” said Ed Afsharian, Manager of the Podley Properties Pasadena Office. “Fighting for our Profession is what the Realtor® Action fund is about!”
See PFAR’s announcement!
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
701 Alamosa Drive // Claremont 91711
Asking price: $3,600,000
With such amenities as a recording studio and a temperature-controlled garage, this gated compound seems suited for the bright lights of Hollywood. But it’s the quiet city of Claremont where the place sits on more than an acre of grounds.
Recently reimagined, the home strikes a balance between rustic casual and contemporary flair. A beamed-ceiling great room, distressed-wood accents and barn-style sliding doors are among features of note. In the master bathroom, backlighting sets off a vibrant slab of onyx.
House size: 5,733 square feet, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms
Lot size: 1.25 acres
Features: Distressed-wood siding; designer wall coverings; barn-style sliding doors; great room with exposed-beam ceiling; chef’s kitchen; master suite with backlit onyx shower; detached guesthouse; temperature-controlled garage with studio rooms, loft and bar; covered cabana; native fruit orchard; swimming pool and spa with rock grotto; outdoor kitchen
About the area: In the 91711 ZIP Code, based on 19 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in May was $680,000, a 1.5% increase over the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.
Visit www.ClaremontOasis.com for more information
Article written by Neal J. Leitereg and originally appeared on www.LATimes.com
A small glimpse of our day yesterday at the 2018 Colorado Street Bridge Party. Every other year residents of Pasadena gather to celebrate the majestic #coloradobridge in #pasadena Great time hanging out with our Podley Properties peeps. Fortunate to work for such an amazing company!
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Repost by Andrew Carbajal