There are 39 active listings in La Canada. 4 of them are new:
4519 Littleton is a cute house on the corner of Foothill. It is sited well on the lot, so much so that when you walk up to it you don't realize how close you are to Foothill. The floors have been refinished, the house has been painted and staged. Onto 4615 Alcorn...a larger house in a much better location. While it hasn't been "refreshed" like Littleton and it is a higher price, it is a much better value with far more upside potential. I would expect there to be many, many offers on this and it will sell above the asking price. The agent at 4352 Cobblestone has done a great job photographing as the house is actually quite vile. The seller keeps changing the date that he will be accepting offers and buyers are getting turned off. It is a seller's market but you can't play games with buyers. 5235 Castle is a gorgeous newly built traditional. It is a single level with a guest suite below, perfect for extended family. It is in Sagebrush. 4089 Chevy Chase has a mountain cabin feel and sits on a large lot.
6 homes have recently gone into escrow in La Canada:
4393 Bel Aire is absolutely adorable. There were 10 offers on this property. 4903 Revlon last sold in 2005 for $981,000. The kitchen has been remodeled. There were multiple offers on this as well. 800 Valley Crest has been in the same family for years. Most of the yard is in the front and sides. 1306 Salisbury last sold in 2007 for $1,375,000. It is a contemporary house two doors from La Canada Elementary. If you have young children it could be a great location. It was aggressively price this time around and sold with multiple offers. 5690 Bramblewood sold within weeks of hitting the market. 5117 Princess Anne sold last July and has been flipped.
6 homes have recently closed escrow in La Canada:
4719 Cypress, in Sagebrush is an interesting house that was listed in 2005 for $1,145,000. Needless to say it did not sell and eventually went back to the bank. It was purchased from the bank by its current owner in 2010 for $610,000. 2117 Tondolea is also in Sagebrush. It was listed in November for $925,000 and was reduced before selling. 5776 Briartree last sold in 2003 for $875,000. It has been completely remodeled since. 3852 Keswick was very difficult to show. It could be a really beautiful home but it was in disrepair and filthy. Very few homes make me feel ill but this one did. Hopefully the new owners will restore it. 600 Highland last sold in 2005 for $2,450,000. It was later foreclosed on and sold at auction last year for $1,518,000. It has been renovated and flipped. 4325 Woodleigh last sold in 2005 for $3,302,500. It was then a lovely 1926 Spanish. It was scrapped and a huge Orange County Mediterranean was built in its place. The current house came on the market in September 2012 for $6,888,000. It was reduced $1,000,000 and has finally sold.
A quick check of the Archives shows that inventory was exactly the same this time last year. In 2012, there were 64 active listings the first week of March.
Private school acceptances and rejections were mailed out yesterday and today. For the first time it is personal. Our son is brilliant, creative and funny yet has a focusing issue. He started hitting the wall in 3rd grade and completely crumbled this year. It is excruciating watching your child struggle in school and the emotional reprocussions that are the result of that. LCE has been very responsive and is working with us and the district. Never the less we decided to apply for private schools. It is an enormous amount of work and has the air of competition. Pick me! Pick me! We received our first rejection today. It is hard not to take it personally. It makes me even more grateful to be in such a great district. Our fall-back plan isn't so bad. Just more dilegence and enrolling him in art and drama programs...more tomorrow.