9941 McBroom Street Featured in CurbedLA

The living room is a gem

9941 McBroom Street | Main

1930s Storybook with Tudor touches in Shadow Hills seeks $700K

9941 McBroom Street | Shadow Hills 91040

Tucked away in the San Fernando Valley’s Shadow Hills neighborhood, this Storybook-style house with Tudor touches sits on a lot measuring over a half acre.

The house was built with two bedrooms and bathrooms, but was later expanded to its current five-bedroom, three-bathroom layout.

Though some parts of the house are probably in need of some aesthetic updates, there are some timeless features here too. The sunken living room features a vaulted, beamed ceiling, period windows, a fireplace, and, under the stained glass window, a bay window seat.

The house holds a dining room, family room and kitchen, which still contains some retro-looking but “well-maintained knotty pine cabinetry,” like in a cabin in the woods.

Next to the house, there’s large flat area, “once the corral for horses,” a nod to the property’s equestrian past. Farther into the property, there’s also a paved patio and a kidney-shaped pool.

The property is listed for $699,900.

 

9941 McBroom Street | Interior 1

9941 McBroom Street | Interior 2

9941 McBroom Street | Kitchen

9941 McBroom Street | Backyard

9941 McBroom Street | Pool

 

Listed by Nancy Valentine, CalBRE #01305369

This article was originally published on Curbed LA.

By Bianca Barragan

 

 

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 9:35 am
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Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Back-to-School

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement & anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved back-to-school tips.

 

Meet the new teacher.
For kids, one of the biggest back-to-school fears is “Will I like my new teacher?” Breaking the ice early on is one of the best ways to calm everyone’s fears. Take advantage of your school’s open house or back-to-school night. Some teachers welcome phone calls or e-mails — another great opportunity to get to know each other before the year begins.

If personal contact with the teacher isn’t possible, try locating the teacher’s picture on a school website or in a yearbook, so your child can put a name with a face. If your child’s teacher sends a welcome letter, be sure to read the letter together.

 

Tour the school.
If your school hosts an open house, be sure to go. Familiarizing your child with the environment will help them avoid a nervous stomach on the first day. Together you can meet their teacher, find their desk, or explore the playground.

With an older child, you might ask them to give you a tour of the school. This will help refresh their memory and yours.

 

Connect with friends.
A familiar friend can make all the difference when heading back to school. You might try calling parents from last year’s class and finding out which children are in your child’s class this year. Refresh these relationships before school starts by scheduling a play date or a school carpool.

 

Tool up.
Obtain the class supply list and take a special shopping trip with your child. Having the right tools will help them feel prepared. While keeping basic needs in mind, allow for a couple of splurges like a cool notebook or a favorite-colored pen. These simple pleasures make going back to school a lot more fun.

School supply lists also provide great insight into the schoolwork ahead. Get your child excited about upcoming projects by explaining how new supplies might be used. Let them practice using supplies that they have not used before — such as colored pencils or a protractor — so they will be comfortable using them in class.

 

Avoid last-minute drilling.
When it’s almost time to stop playing, give a five-minute warning. Giving clear messages to your child is very important.

 

Chat about today’s events and tomorrow’s plans.
While it is important to support learning throughout the summer, don’t spend the last weeks of summer vacation reviewing last year’s curriculum. All kids need some down time before the rigors of school begin. For some kids, last-minute drills can heighten anxiety, reminding them of what they’ve forgotten instead of what they remember.

 

Ease into the routine.
Switching from a summer to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help children feel comfortable, and establishing a solid school routine will make the first day of school go much smoother.

 

This article originally appeared on pbs.org

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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Sierra Madre Honors Derek Podrebarac as Fourth of July Grand Marshal

We are pleased to announce Sierra Madre’s own Derek Podrebarac as the 2017 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal. “The Grand Marshal is a person whose efforts over a long period of time have benefited to the Sierra Madre community. The Grand Marshal title honors a person or persons’ work, dedication and overall enhancements to our community.” Derek is an inspiring leader and volunteer, and has time and again embodied the spirit of Sierra Madre.

Derek Podrebarac spent the last 17 years calling Sierra Madre home with his family. He was born in Pasadena, grew up in La Crescenta and lived in South Pasadena, Monrovia and now Sierra Madre. Derek exemplifies what it means to be a true Sierra Madrean through his passion for giving back to his community. In addition to serving as a Real Estate Agent for Podley Properties, Derek’s volunteer efforts are felt throughout the community. He frequently volunteers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He gives blood to save the lives of those who rely upon his rare blood type.

Derek is a tireless advocate, and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. He spent time rebuild homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and more recently, projects in Mississippi. He generously donates his time to homeless shelters in Pasadena, and is an active leader in his local church. Derek’s passion for baseball has led him to become a devoted leader with the Sierra Madre Little League. He has coached and managed baseball teams in the league for the past seven years, contributing his talents and energy to multiple teams and age groups simultaneously.

Derek selflessly gives his time to improve youth sports in our community for children of all ages and abilities. For example, he organized, and now heads, the Challenger Division for SMLL, a Little League division designed for special needs children. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the league.

In addition, Derek serves as a mentor to youth athletes as a baseball coach at Maranatha High School and other schools throughout the region. His motivation for serving his community stems from his pleasure in meeting and getting to know new people and their interests. He is a shining example of the sort of person who makes Sierra Madre such a magical place to live.


SIERRA MADRE JULY 4TH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The parade route begins at Sierra Madre Blvd. and Sunnyside Avenue, and travels the length of Sierra Madre Blvd. to Sierra Vista Park.

JULY 3rd:
5:30pm–10:30pm Pre-Party in Memorial Park!
Family picnic, beer garden
 & live music featuring Sierra Madre’s own, Groovy Lemon Pie!
JULY 4th:
Firecracker Fun Run:  8:00am
Women’s Club Breakfast:  8:00am-10:00am
Parade:  10:00am–11:30am
Community Picnic:  11:00am–3:00pm

Article originally appeared on SierraMadreWeekly.com

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 9:24 am
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Podley Properties Welcomes Robb Buzzini to the Pasadena Office

Originally from Santa Rosa, CA, Robb Buzzini moved to Southern California in 2002 and eventually settled in Pasadena in 2010. Robb is a third generation REALTOR®. His grandfather was a mortgage broker and real estate broker, and his father is a real estate broker and has owned and operated a property management company for over 30 years.

Robb views Real Estate as a service industry. His goal is to serve the needs of his clients and help them achieve their goals as they relate to their personal residences or investment properties. “Knowing that you are helping someone with possibly the largest financial transaction of their lives is a tremendous responsibility. I try to put myself in my client’s shoes. I think about the level of commitment and protection I would want my realtor to give me, and then I do everything I can to provide that to the families I represent.”

Prior to becoming an agent and joining Podley, Robb worked in the entertainment industry for several years before becoming a stay-at-home dad in 2010. A former sports anchor and reporter in college, he holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. An avid baseball fan he has previously coached at the high school level in both Northern and Southern California. Robb lives in Pasadena with his wife Catherine, their daughter Avery, and son Jack. As a family the Buzzini’s enjoy frequent trips to Disneyland, Legoland and try to visit Hawaii once a year.

 

Robb Buzzini
REALTOR®
818.516.5891 | robb.buzzini@podley.com
897 Granite Drive, Pasadena, CA 91101
CalBRE #02028310

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 11:43 am
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Hop To It With These Easter Events!


APRIL 14th-16th
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY:

LA ZOO BIG BUNNY’S SPRING FLING
11am-4pm > 5333 Zoo Drive, LOS ANGELES
“Spring into fun” with this annual celebration featuring crafts, photo ops, musical entertainment and the chance to pet real bunnies. lazoo.org

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY:

KIDSPACE MUSEUM EGG HUNT
Breakfast: 8:30am, Hunts: Ages 4-5: 9:45am; Ages 6-7: 10:15am; Ages 8-9: 10:45am > Kidspace Museum, PASADENA
Hundreds of candy-filled eggs are hidden throughout just waiting to be found! Create art, learn the bunny hop & pet real bunnies. Pre-registration required. kidspacemuseum.org

 

SATURDAY:

SPRING EGG BOWL FESTIVAL
11am-3pm > Rose Bowl Stadium, PASADENA
Celebrate the start of spring by leaping through Pasadena’s largest Egg Bowl and Festival. Bring your camera to capture memorable moments. cityofpasadena.net

 

SPRING EGG HUNT & HEALTHY KIDS DAY
10am > Recreation Park, MONROVIA
Activities include: Arts & crafts, face painting, carnival games, petting zoo wellness activities, musical entertainment and a visit from the Spring Bunny! cityofmonrovia.org

 

EGG-CEPTIONAL CELEBRATION
9am-12pm > LA County Arboretum, ARCADIA
For kids of all ages. Egg hunts take place continuously, baskets provided. Egg Scramble and Egg-Expedition, make & take activities, refreshments & prizes! arboretum.org

 

GLENDORA EGG HUNT
9-11am > Finkbiner & Gladstone Parks, GLENDORA 
This terrific community event also includes balloon artists, storytelling, and face painting. The egg hunt begins promptly at 10am for children 10 & under.  ci.glendora.ca.us

SIERRA MADRE EGG HUNT
10am > Memorial Park, SIERRA MADRE
This FREE events inlcudes eggs, candy and a visit with the Easter Bunny for children 12 years of age and younger.  cityofsierramadre.org

 

EASTER EGG HUNT & PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Breakfast: 8:30am, Hunts: Ages 4-5: 9:45am; Ages 6-7: 10:15am; Ages 8-9: 10:45am > Live Oak Park, TEMPLE CITY
Breakfast w/ the Easter Bunny, followed by FREE entertainment including spring crafts, face painting, petting zoo & visits with Hoppy! Don’t forget your basket! templecity.us

 

EGG’STRAORDINARY SPRING CELEBRATION
Breakfast: 7am, Egg Hunt: 10am > Smith Park, SAN GABRIEL
This FREE event will feature a variety of fun spring-time activities and of course, a visit from the Easter Bunny! sangabrielcity.com

 

SUNDAY:

SANTA ANITA PARK EASTER EGG HUNT
12:30pm-3:30pm > Santa Anita Park, ARCADIA
Grab your baskets and bring the whole family for a Sunday fun day. Enjoy the family fun zone, & the Easter Bunny will say hello to all the little jockeys. santaanita.com

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Posted on April 6, 2017 at 9:57 am
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