Location, Location, Location

This is just a fun little extra thing I thought I would share. Apparently the little itty-bitty house I grew up in, in Pasadena, CA has sold once again. It just sold for $970,600. Yep! Almost $1 million for this tiny two bedroom/1 bath house. When my parents bought it, they paid $17K. When I sold it 15 years ago, I sold it for $450K. It has more than doubled since then. Granted, A LOT of upgrades have taken place, but still, nearly $1 million?????? Seriously????? The funny thing is my current house is literally 5x the size of this house, and we have an open space park with all our lakes literally right behind us, and our house is less expensive, though not by much. I guess it all comes down to location, location, location. But I will take my big house on the lakes ANY day and EVERY day over living in LA. You couldn’t pay me enough to EVER live in LA again. I don’t even like to visit.

Pasadena is a giant suburb of Los Angeles, and is about 13-15 miles northeast of downtown L.A. It is very centrally located, which makes it very convenient for just about everything. A lot of celebrities and movie stars live in Pasadena too, because it is so close to the movie studios. And Pasadena is also home to the Van Halens. I used to go to their backyard parties before they made it big, and I used to run into David Lee Roth all the time too.



Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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