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The Top Rated Pasadena High Schools in Pasadena Unified School District

Pasadena, California, one of the oldest incorporated cities in Los Angeles County (behind only the city of Los Angeles itself), may be known as the home of the New Year’s Day's Rose Parade and subsequent Rose Bowl, one of college football’s biggest games of the season, but the city has far more to offer. In addition to being relatively close to the heart of Los Angeles, Pasadena is also surrounded by mountains and offers residents easy access to the nearby Pacific Ocean. Residents are afforded a unique lifestyle, combining fun and relaxation with affordable housing and an excellent job market. Pasadena’s Unified School District (PUSD) includes many of the city’s top public schools, which can help ease the mind of worried parents who are looking to relocate to the area. Though the city has plenty of great reasons to consider relocating, it is the quality...

The Top Rated Middle Schools in Pasadena, California

Moving might feel like an exciting, empowering experience for you as a parent. You’re able to take your family to a new environment that might be better suited for them, present them with new adventures, and open them up to exciting opportunities.

Unfortunately, what’s exciting and empowering for parents can be terrifying and traumatic for kids who have to deal with being placed in a new school system, make new friends, and deal with being “the new kid.” All of these feelings are compounded when your child is in middle school. As a parent, you’ll want the transition to be easy, so it’s incumbent upon you to do your research prior to moving and ensure both you and your child are equipped with the knowledge you all need to seamlessly integrate into a new school system.

Fortunately for you, Pasadena has some excellent public and private middle schools with well-developed academic programs, diverse student bodies, and...

The Top Rated Pasadena Elementary Schools in Pasadena Unified School District

There’s no doubt that Pasadena is a popular place to live. But many people ask, is Pasadena a good place to raise children? How are the elementary schools in the area?

You’ll be happy to hear that Pasadena offers robust academic programs, well developed athletic programs, and clubs for children of all ages. And these are just some of the things that make Pasadena a desirable place to raise a family.

If you’re thinking about moving to Pasadena, knowing that your children will be attending an excellent school might make all the difference. To help you decide whether or not Pasadena is right for you and your family, here’s a quick guide on what you need to know about some of the top rated elementary schools within the Pasadena Unified School District.

 Hamilton Elementary School...

Top 10 Los Angeles Real Estate Agents

I am proud to say that I made SpareFoot's list of Top 10 Real Estate agents in Los Angeles! SpareFoot is a national service that helps people book self-storage, which is often critical during a big move. They've created moving guides for major cities, especially those experiencing a lot of population growth.moving day 

The number one reason people use self-storage is because they are relocating. The company has put together put together a Spare Foot Moving Guide to help these people find the information and resources they need.

The guides offer tips on making a move to a new city as seamless as possible by...

The Los Feliz Charter School For the Arts – it all started with a cup of coffee

Comedians may joke about neighbors getting together for coffee and gossip after the kids are off to school in the morning, but one such gathering back in 2004 led to an innovative charter school that now offers "whole-child" education to over 500 children in grades K through 6. It all started with a shared dream, vocalized by one parent, Marta Alcumbrac. Marta boldly said "Let's build that school!" Before long the group consisted of 28 Founding Families who, along with individual volunteers, contributed professional services, organizational skills, and hard work. classrooms at the Los Felize Charter School for the Arts Non-traditional classrooms In 2006, the Los Angeles Unified School District officially...

Short Sell Your Los Angeles House Before Time Runs Out!

don't be in denial about your pending Los Angeles foreclosureIt is common for people who have received a notice of default to wait too long before doing anything about their situation and ending up with their Los Angeles home being foreclosed on. There is a tendency to go into denial as if the problem will go away on its own.  If the threat of foreclosure or a pending trustee's sale date isn't enough to motivate you, remember that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 is set to expire on December 31 of this year.  Short sell your Los Angeles house before time runs out! What is a Short Sale? When you short sell your Los...

Crazy Bunny Lady?!

Who hasn't heard of a crazy cat lady? What about crazy bunny ladies?!  With the increase in foreclosed properties over the last few years, Realtors are seeing their share of abandoned pets. We hear of dogs or cats being left behind in foreclosed homes, but what about bunnies? abandoned bunnies after a home foreclosure?A few days ago I showed a foreclosed property to a client. She's looking for something around the Atwater Village, Glassell Park area that is within her budget. We found a small house on a huge lot and she really liked it. We also found a bunny rabbit running around in the back yard. The lot of this property is more than 8,000 sf. That's  lots of room for a rabbit to roam but we  both worried about the rabbit. It was small and frightened and we both guessed that it had been someone's Easter present that was simply...

Help Save a Richard Neutra Masterpiece, The Kronish Residence, in Beverly Hills

The Kronish house in Beverly hills is the largest residence build by Richard Neutra in Southern CalifornaIf you are a fan of modernist architecture and would like to see it preserved, then do your part to save Richard Neutra’s Kronish Residence in Beverly Hills from being demolished. The development company which currently owns the property, Soda Parnters LLC, filed for a demolition permit of The Kronish house. This house single story home was built for Herbert Kronish in 1954 and sits on a 2-acre lot.  The 6,891sf home has 6 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths and is the largest home build by Richard Neutra in Southern California. Richard Neutra worked for Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924 but moved to...

Los Angeles Short Sales- The Bank Can No Longer Come After You for the Balance Owed!

A short sale means the seller owes more than he can sell his home for and require bank approvalIf you need to short sell your Los Angeles home, now you can do that without worrying that the bank will come after you for the balance due. A short sale is when the owner of a property owes more on the loan than the property can currently be sold for. The owner must get the sale approved by their lender/lenders because the amount owed will be “short” of what is currently owed on the property. Since January of this year, California residents who need to short sell their homes have been protected against the first lien holder coming after them to pay the balance owed after the sale. ...

Rose Scharlin School – Los Angeles' Oldest Cooperative Nursery School

Located at the apex of Los Feliz, Atwater Village and Silver Lake is the Rose Scharlin School in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles.  Founded in 1939 originally as Echo Park Cooperative Nursery School, Rose Scharlin School has since been branded as Los Angeles’ oldest cooperative nursery school. In 1946 several members of the cooperative broke away from the original location and with them came Mrs. Rose Scharlin who was no doubt the driving force behind the school. Rose originated the idea of parents and children growing and learning together within a group and eventually the Echo Park school location closed down and merged with the new school now sporting the name of the Rose Scharlin School since the death of Rose in 1948.Rose Scharlin Nursery School...

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