Historic Residential Properties: Marketing Advantages & Financial Incentives
“Teaching REALTORS® about the values and incentives associated with historic properties is exciting. There is so much misinformation out there. It’s a benefit to buyers and sellers when the right information gets out to everyone.” – Todd Hays, Podley Properties Realtor
This past Monday, more than 50 Realtors attended this half-day workshop in Palm Springs on historic residential properties. Guest speakers assisted Realtors, homeowners and preservationists by identifying financial, tax, and regulatory incentives.
These incentives can be used to offset rehabilitation & maintenance costs of historic homes – and are an effective marketing tool as well! Focused towards Realtors, case examples illustrated the incentives available at the state and local level, the associated eligibility requirements and how to gain access to financial incentives for historic preservation.
April 16th, 2018 – Palm Springs City Hall Chambers
Todd Hays, Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board Member and Podley Properties Realtor
Scott Anderson, Riverside County Mills Act Coordinator
Cindy Heitzman, Executive Director, California Preservation Foundation
Jessie Lattig, ICF, Los Angeles
Ken Lyon, RA, Associate City Planner, Department of Planning Services, City of Palm Springs
Nels Youngborg, Senior Associate/Historic Preservation Planner, Chattel Inc.
In collaboration with the City of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors®
March 29th, 2018
“The REvive! Conference was a powerhouse event, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to speak on the WomanUP! panel. The panel openly shared their stories of leadership, triumph, failure, and motivation,” said Crystal Narramore, Podley Properties President.
We are proud to have had our very own President, Crystal Narramore, contribute to the dialogue as a featured panelist at the 2018 Revive! Conference & Expo. Taking place at the Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, this yearly conference featured talks and panel discussions with the leading voices in real estate. C.A.R.’s Women’s Initiative is designed to bridge the gender gap in the leadership of real estate firms. They hope to reach that goal by empowering mentors and leaders to communicate, collaborate and advocate for one another.
It’s an honor to have Crystal serve as our President and representative in the real estate community!
Visit www.car.org for more information on the WomanUP! Initiative and its upcoming conference in Los Angeles.
March 2nd, 2018
Several Podley Properties Associates from the Pasadena and Sierra Madre offices participated in the 3rd annual REALTORS® Read Across PASadena Day. Our agents worked alongside the Pasadena Unified School District and the Pasadena Educational Foundation in participating in this wonderful program. It takes place each year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The participating realtors picked the books to read to K-3rd graders at schools across the PUSD.
Each of our offices is working to raise $500.00. This money will be used to buy one book for each 2nd grader in the district. At the end of the school year, the books will be given out by the participating realtors. The program also provides books to the Door of Hope, a program serving homeless families in Pasadena. This drive supports the district-wide goal of every student being a fluent reader by the end of third grade.
Podley Properties is exceptionally proud to participate in Read Across PASadena Day, and to see the kids’ excitement about their new books. As Dr. Seuss’s character The Lorax says, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
Come say Hi!
We’re excited and ready to see everyone at the Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival this Sunday…stop by our booth in Kersting Court for refreshments, local info & more!
Sunday, March 18th from 9:00am-5:00pm – Take shuttle to the historic wistaria vine!
For event details, visit the official Wistaria Event Facebook Page.
248 El Nido Avenue, Monrovia // 248ElNido.com
Just Listed // A wonderfully preserved and updated 1925 Arts and Crafts house.
Fronted by a spacious L-shaped porch and a handsome brick facade, the Monrovia house holds its original oak floors, original molding, French doors, a Batchelder fireplace, nine-foot-tall coved ceilings, and leaded glass lamps.
New additions include electrical, copper plumbing, and ductwork for the air conditioning. The house also includes two thoroughly remodeled bathrooms.
The house also holds a large, carpeted basement with a sink. The space is currently in use as a craft room, but could be transformed into an additional living space, as the listing notes.
The roughly 2,100-square-foot house sits on a 10,491-square-foot lot. In addition, the ample grounds include fruit trees, a covered rear patio, and a detached garage.
Lastly, the neighborhood is wonderful, there’s no through traffic, no dogs barking and no wild or noisy garage bands practicing.
Listed by Suzanne Wheeler #01044640
This article originally appeared on CurbedLA.com
1058 E. Claremont Street, Pasadena // 1058Claremont.com
Here’s a cozy little home in Pasadena’s Bungalow Heaven neighborhood that packs a fair bit of charm into less than 900 square feet of living space.
Built in 1922, the home sits on a compact 2,993-square-foot lot. The front of the home has a garden and walkway leading to the circular front porch. Inside are two bedrooms and one-and-three-quarters bathrooms, along with an airy living room and dining area illuminated by wide windows and French doors.
Hardwood floors run throughout the home, and other features include built-in shelving and a gas fireplace in the living room. The recently updated tile-floored kitchen includes new appliances and a farmhouse sink.
Double doors in the bedroom lead out to a small back deck and wraparound patio space with an added storage shed. There’s also a small studio space behind the house that could be used as a particularly snug home office.
Asking price is $565,000.
This article originally appeared on CurbedLA.com
1164 N. Calle Rolph, Palm Springs // Open Saturday, February 24th 1-3pm
Part of a tract of World War II-era homes built as worker housing
Modernism Week events are ongoing in Palm Springs and plenty of pedigreed homes are up for grabs in the desert city. Case in point: this cozy post and beam by influential modern architect Albert Frey.
The simple residence was constructed in 1946 as part of a tract of homes commissioned as worker housing and designed by Frey at the tail end of World War II. The houses all feature identical floor plans, but different positions on each lot and unique paint jobs so as not to appear too uniform.
This house has plenty of modern style, with wide windows, tiled bathrooms, and plenty of indoor-outdoor access. The 1,150-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, along with an airy kitchen with a vintage stove and refrigerator.
The house sits on a 10,000-square-foot lot, with a large driveway, attached garage, grassy backyard, and spa/swimming pool. There’s even an outdoor shower—partially enclosed for privacy.
Asking price is $749,000. Worth noting: The home’s historic credentials qualify its owner for some tax breaks under California’s Mills Act.
Listed by Todd Hays #01852756
This article originally appeard on CurbedLA.com
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1164 North Calle Rolph, Palm Springs
$749,000 // 1164CalleRolph.com
Todd Hays #01852756
Pedigreed Mid-Century Modern in Indian Hills
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Podley Properties is proud to be the 2017 market share leader for representing both buyers and sellers in the Sierra Madre market. Our associates take pride in knowing and being a part of this wonderful community, and we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service!