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Valentine’s Day is very special to me!

It is a holiday for all of us, no matter where we live, where we come from or what we believe. Valentine’s Day celebrates love and love makes life worth living, it brings out kindness and understanding. Love is the devotion reflected back from the eyes of children.

 

Wishing you a special day with moments that make you feel loved and appreciated.

 

These are some favorite quotes. Perhaps one will tickle your heartstrings.

 

If I could be anything in the world, I would want to be a teardrop because I would be born in your eyes, live on your cheeks, and die on your lips. Mary, Queen of Scots

 

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. Madame de Stael

 

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move;

Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.  Hamlet, William Shakespeare

 

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. Henry Van Dyke

 

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.  Vincent van Gogh

 

You come to love, not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen

 

Never ignore a person who loves you, cares for you and misses you, because one day you might wake up and realize you lost the moon while counting the stars. Anonymous

 

 

There is no remedy for love but to love more.  Henry David Thoreau

 

Distance is to love what wind is to fire: it extinguishes the small but ignites the great

Roger de Rabutin, Count de Bussy

 

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.  Ann Landers

 

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

The first duty of love is to listen.  Paul Tillich

 

Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it.  Nicholas Sparks

 

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.  Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Love is when someone doesn’t care about your past because they want to be with you in your future.

 

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone you have loved. Anonymous

 

Love creates an us, without destroying a me.  Leo Buscaglia                                                      

 

The one thing we can never have enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love. Henry Miller

 

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

 

I love thee with a love that shall not die, till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.

William Shakespeare

 

I don’t need the stars in the night, I found my treasure. All I need is you by my side, so shine forever.

John Keats

 

Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939

 

Distance is to love what wind is to fire: it extinguishes the small but ignites the great.  Unknown

 

The course of true love never did run smooth. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Willian Shakespeare

Do you know that Millennials have been an important asset to the multi-family market? Do you know that this is shifting?

One of the main factors contributing to the success of multi-family’s success in recent years has been the Millennials: in particular their desire to live close to where they work and socialize. Additionally their tendency to wait in regards to marriage and starting a family as well as a social consciousness has often involved sharing houses to be more socially responsible, which also allows them to pay higher rents.

But time moves on and millennials are growing up.  Many are also just “aging out” of the rental market. For many, those delayed life milestones are upon them. There are others are waiting in the wings, but will they be enough to sustain the current level of multifamily supply and demand?

Pundits think that at least for 2020, multifamily properties will continue to be a strong performer. When  considering a longer term demographic trend, however, the millennial generation is starting to age out of the key renter pool, as they get into their mid to late 30’s.

 

The “average” millennial is also getting married, having kids and buying a house, but later in life. There is going to be an economic impact to that. We still have record employment but wages have not kept pace. Another huge factor is the student debt burden. The amount of student debt has also more than doubled since the early 2000’s, so the millennials have a hard time saving and qualifying for their first home, even when they have good jobs.

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Adding to all of this is the fact that the prices have gone up significantly. In Los Angeles it’s now over $600,000. And that’s just the median. The question is whether or not millennials have the ability to qualify for a loan and make the down payment needed to purchase the types of housing that they want at the prices that the market is bearing.  Add to this the fact that the construction costs of multi-family and single family, including the costs of remodeling or adding on to homes, have risen significantly.

If they cannot afford to buy a home, they may continue to rent. But the problem there is whether they can afford the larger spaces that they will need. The larger units available tend to be more luxurious and much more costly. Some will decide to move out of the area, if not out of the State. It remains to be seen.

What is Plumbid?

Have you noticed that people are wanting more “transparency” in all areas? We are responding to this need with offering the option of “PlumBid” an online process for selling homes. It combines the best of traditional brokerage with a quick online auction platform. Take a look at this short video to see what it’s all about.

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Happy New Year! 

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a great start to 2020: a New Year and the beginning of a new DECADE! This year I had fabulous seats at the Rose Parade, just above the Judge’s stand. The floats were just amazing. New Year’s Day is very special in Pasadena.

4636 El Camino Corto

Brand new to the market is this Mid-Century Split level in La Canada. a 3+ bedroom 3 bath home with a private yard plus pool!  This a spacious home is on a quiet lot in the La Canada school district. Come have a look: I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 pm.

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541 Foothill

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Nestled against the picturesque foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Sierra Madre is beloved for the quaint atmosphere and charming town center. Close to wonderful hiking trails, the city offers access to the best of the natural wonders of the region.

Retro Split Level in an idyllic setting on a quiet cul-de-sac. The practical design offers staggered living on three levels, suitable for many different lifestyles. The
low-pitched roof and deep-set eaves give the home an asymmetrical façade.

3 Bedrooms  |  2 Bathrooms  |  1,641 sqft  |  7,868 sqft lot

Homes Reimagined Modern Living, and Remain Relevant Today

On a Friday afternoon in the spring, a small group wandered below a canopy of towering eucalyptus trees in an idyllic and sun dappled Southern California yard. The Pacific Ocean below sparkled a dazzling shade of blue, birds chirped and sang overhead, and cheerful bright orange poppies blanketed a nearby hillside embankment.

The crowd was here to take a self-guided tour of the Eames House, an architectural marvel of glass and steel, built by Charles Eames and his wife, Ray, in the late-1940s. The couple moved into the property on Christmas Eve 1949, and continued to live and work there for more than a quarter century until their deaths. In 2004, the couple’s step-daughter, who then owned the house, gave it as a gift to the non-profit Eames Foundation, which she founded in part to protect it. In 2006, it was declared a National Historic Landmark.

The house, situated on a Pacific Palisades bluff, north of Santa Monica and south of Malibu, is “unselfconscious,” “created in its own little world, screened all around by trees, foliage and hills,” which serve as a “shock absorber,” according to the description of the property in the December 1945 issue of Arts & Architecture magazine. It was here that the Eames House was introduced as part of the magazine’s famed Case Study Houses program, for which publisher John Entenza commissioned major architects of the day to design and build affordable and efficient model homes meant to address the mid-century housing boom and serve as a template for how returning GIs and their families wanted to live after World War II.

Between 1945 and 1966, 36 homes were designed and 25 were built—most of them in Los Angeles. The Eames House—Case Study House #8—is one of two that has nonprofit status, and is eagerly toured by architecture buffs from around the world. The other is Pierre Koening’s iconic Stahl House—Case Study House #22—which overlooks the city’s expanse from a point of remove in the Hollywood Hills.

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