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Creating a Good Note to Sell

Many sellers of commercial properties and high end homes are turning to seller financing in today’s market.  The financing just isn’t as available for these properties the way it used to be. Here is a recent email I received: “Dear Dawn, My name is John, and I believe what I am attempting to do is…

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Monrovia’s Mini Madoff Sentenced

On Friday, August 28, Mark Colasuonno, Monrovia’s own Mini Madoff was sentenced to four years in state prison. In addition, Judge Teri Schwartz of the Superior Court in Pasadena, ordered that he pay $3,222,535.91 in restitution to 19 of his victims. This plea bargain was reached with the approval of the Deputy D.A. Stephanie Buccat…

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Mark Colasuonno, Monrovia Mini Madoff, Close to a Plea Bargain

Michael Colasuonno, Monrovia Mini Madoff, Close to a Plea Bargain By Susan Motander On Thursday morning, August 27, the two criminal cases of Mark Colasuonno almost reached a plea bargain. In these cases he was charged with embezzlement, fraud, fiduciary abuse of an elder and theft. It appeared that Colasuonno would withdraw his not guilty…

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The Powder Room – Your Chance to get Really Creative

Last week I shared the experience of a budget-friendly update to an outdated kitchen. Now it’s time to address the client’s old and drab powder room. The powder room is a perfect space to really let loose and get creative. Generally, guests spend less than five minutes in the powder room, so they don’t have…

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Arcadia Police Blotters

Sunday, August 9: Around 8:28 p.m., loss prevention personnel from JC Penney advised that they had detained a woman for theft.  She was seen concealing merchandise in her purse and then left the store without making payment.  A private person’s arrest was made, and a 32-year-old Hispanic was taken into custody for petty theft and…

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Just Take Over My Payments

“We just don’t want our property any more . . . it’s too much stress. We’re tired of being soaked by the bank, and we’re not going to send them another dime.” This frustrated woman and her husband bought a penthouse condo in Pasadena just above Cal Tech for $510,000 two to three years ago….

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Rescuing A Kitchen From The Grips Of Bad Decorating

One of my first and dearest clients told me she was finally ready to tackle a much-needed update of her kitchen, which had last been remodeled in the early 1990s. Two years ago, when we first discussed the idea, our plans for the kitchen were grand! But since then, the economy has tanked, and my…

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Arcadia Police Blotters

For the period of Sunday, August 2, through Saturday, August 8, the Police Department responded to 1,026 calls for service of which 135 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, August 2: Units were dispatched to Valley and Peck around 8:31…

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