Understanding The Appraisal Process

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

An appraisal is an unbiased estimate of a home’s value. It is similar to a realtor’s comparative market analysis. This evaluates specifics such as year built, bed/bath count, improvements needed etc. For sellers: Wondering how to boost your home’s appraisal value? 1) Curb Appeal – Is there peeling paint, cracks in the driveway, a broken garage door, overgrown […]

How To Stick To New Years Resolutions

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

It’s almost 2016, and New Years Resolutions are underway. Last year John Norcross, Psychology Professor at Scranton University, predicted 50% of Americans would break one, if not all, of their goals by mid-January. So, how can we follow through & actually put goals into action? Here are six steps that will help us stick to our […]

Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

This year celebrates the 127th year of Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses parade! Here is some background on Pasadena’s historic day. It started in 1890 when the Valley Hunt Club showed off California-  a place where flowers bloomed all year long. There were no elaborate floats, only horse-drawn carriages adorned with flowers, which spectators paid 25 cents to watch. […]

Enter To Win A Cruise For Two To Mexico

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

ENTER TO WIN A CRUISE FOR TWO TO MEXICO! Have you done business with The Parsons Team? Have you received emails or mailers from us? Do you follow us on social media? Well then, The Parsons Team needs your help! Search for The Parsons Team & review us on Zillow, Yelp, Google or Facebook for […]

Festive Holiday Events

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Check out  some fun &  festive holiday events to do with the family this season. 1) One Colorado Happy Holidays Party (Free!) December 5th 6-8pm www.oldpasadena.org 2) Drop off a letter to Santa in One Colorado’s Courtyard, and receive a letter back! Include your return address (free!) Check out Google for Christmas templates the kids can […]

Tips To Cut Clutter & Stay Organized

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

According to WebMD.com, there are ten ways to get organized. Here are a few to consider! 1) Find a home for every item and make sure it ‘s in a space that will ensure it ‘s put back. 2) Shopping for containers is not the answer (at least not in the beginning). The first step is to […]

October Celebrations Around The World

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Here are a few festivals celebrated around the world in October! Germany:    Tubingen Duck Race- 7000 rubber duckies are released down the River Necker in Germany. Every duck is numbered by a spectator, and the first to the finish line wins 10,000 euros! That’s about $11,310! Octoberfeast- After the wedding of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese […]

Drought Tolerant Landscaping

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Did you know  70% of household water  in CA is used on irrigation landscaping? Because the Pasadena City Council has limited outdoor watering to once or twice a week, water-smart landscaping may be something to think about! 1) This site offers ideas and resources to start out. www.pasadena.watersavingplants.com 2)  According to The City of Pasadena, the key to […]

Street Food Cinema: Summer Movies in the Park

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Summer is just around the corner and with that comes Saturday night movies in the park. Since 2012, Street Food Cinema has been taking this summertime classic to a whole new level. Besides playing cult classic films in the park, they’re adding local food carts & bands to the mix. The movie nights begin in […]

Pasadena Restaurant Week

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Pasadena Restaurant Week 2015 is coming up! April 26th will mark the beginning of the week long event celebrating Pasadena’s best restaurants. The event highlights restaurants all over town- from Old Town to South Lake. In total there are over 30 different businesses are participating. Pasadena Restaurant Week began as the first dining based event […]