Carol Thomson

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Cost vs. Value: Home Improvements

Ever wonder if it's worth remodeleing before you sell? The data may surprise you!


Cravens Court: 1123 S. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena 

  • $750,000
  • 2 Bedrooms & 2 1/2 Baths
  • 1905 Square Feet, per assessor

Architecturally coordinated to match its neighbor, Craven's House, architect John "Jack" Pugsley, created the 20 townhouses of Craven's Court into a welcoming village surrounding a central garden area. The complex shouts prestige! Glimpses of the historically significant Craven's House (now the Red Cross building), peek through at various points... just enough to contribute to its unique French atmosphere. This complex enjoys a strong homeowners association which oversees the lovely well-maintained grounds complete with pool and cabana, security parking (with storage), and individual patio maintenance. Interior features include modern, convenient kitchen with appliances, high ceilings with decorative moldings, many built-in bookcases and cabinets, large bedrooms with large modern bathrooms,central air and heat with some ceiling fans, wood floors, tile floors, plantation shutters, and French doors to rear patio.

Pending! Income Property ON THE BEACH!

5700 E. Ocean Blvd. "The Peninsula" Belmont Shore, Long Beach


Do you have a client wanting a Beach Property, or better yet wanting an investment property at the beach? The time is now! This duplex is a perfect set-up for an owner occupant with a tenant for additional income. Located on The Peninsula in the Belmont Shore section of Long Beach, both the Pacific Ocean and the more quiet Alamitos Bay are very easy walks.

The ground floor unit consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large combination living room & dining room with a fireplace and doors to a center courtyard. The 2nd floor unit is 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor with its own entry from outside and a bath. The other 2 bedrooms are large and share a bath. The living room also has a fireplace and is open to both the kitchen and dining area. Also included is a sun room used as a family room with access to a large open deck. The complex boasts a 2-car garage with a coin-operated washer & dryer. This area and complex will sell itself!

  • Price: $1,100,000
    Bedrooms 5
    Bathrooms 3
    Square Feet 2,629
    Long Beach, CA
  • Price: $750,000
    Bedrooms 2
    Bathrooms 2.5
    Square Feet 1,905
    Pasadena, CA
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