Come home to this spacious turn-key second floor 2 bedroom suite / 2 bath with den condo in the desirable Linden Heights complex. Highly sought-after floor plan. Formal entry foyer leads to a formal dining area, large living room with fireplace, and an oversized balcony. There is also a spacious den with wet bar and built in wall bookcase. Spacious kitchen with abundant cabinetry and adjacent breakfast area. The master bedroom suite has a walk-in closet. The secondary bedroom suite is separated by the living room from the master suite, providing maximum privacy. Outstanding views from every room. Other condo features include an in unit laundry room, modern lighting accents, and lots of storage. The Linden Heights complex also offers a pool, spa, fitness center, and recreational multipurpose room. The location in Monterey Hills is truly a hidden treasure. It is convenient to multiple freeways, public transportation, Old Town Pasadena, Downtown Los Angeles, USC Health Science Campus, and both the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys.
Summer Savings: 5 Ways to Decrease Your Energy Bill
Here are five things that may help to decrease your energy bill this summer:
1. Use the energy saver option on your air conditioner (AC): When you leave your home, use the energy saver optionon your air conditioner rather than turning it off. The energy saver will keep your house at a cool temperature. If you turn off your air conditioner the temperature in your house will rise, and when you turn the unit back on it will need to work harder to cool your house down again, which in turn, can increase your electric bill.
2. Fans are your friend: Well placed fans can keep cool air circulating in the house, which means you might be able to delay turning on the air conditioning—especially if you can also leave windows open on cool summer evenings.
3. Create a lights-out policy: Keeping all of the lights off in your home during the day is a simple way to conserve energy and lower your electric bill. Try to rely on natural light alone. At night, consider trying something new like candlelit dinners or dimly-lit game nights.
4. Use heavy drapes on the windows: We’re not saying you have to be Dracula, but try hanging some heavier drapes—especially in windows that get a lot of natural sunlight. Close the drapes when you leave the house to help keep the sunlight out and the cool air in.
5. Get your AC inspected: Inspectors can make sure your system is leak-free and operating as efficiently as possible. Don’t forget to clean air filters;some units require monthly cleanings.
Cents and Sensibility: 5 Mistakes That Could Decrease Your Homes Value
1. Over improvement: Your home should be similar to other homes in the neighborhood. If your home costs much more than other homes in the neighborhood, potential buyers may choose that the updates you made do not outweigh the increased cost.
2. Over personalization: You may love bright paint, built-ins, and elaborate tiles but the potential buyer may see changing it as too much of a hassle. You want buyers to be able to picture themselves living in the home so it is helpful to have a neutral design aesthetic when you show your home.
3. Inconsistency: It is better to spend smaller amounts on many projects than spend a large amount of money on one project while neglecting other parts of the home. Instead of spending upwards of $30,000 installing a pool while keeping old and outdated appliances, it is a wiser decision to update the appliances.
4. Removing a wall: It may seem as though knocking down a wall between two small rooms to make one larger room is a no brainer but having more rooms is almost always better when it comes to increasing the value of your home. Your family may be smaller than the potential buyers and, for them, it may be better to have more rooms regardless of their size. Removing bedrooms can also decrease the value of your home. Turn an extra bedroom into an office or gym while you are living there, but switch it back to a bedroom when you are getting ready to sell.
5. Functional Obsolescence: Make sure that your renovations make sense. For example, potential buyers will probably not want to have the only way to enter one bedroom be to go through another bedroom. Another example would be turning a garage into a guest house. Although having a guest house might be better for your family, many families would prioritize having a garage.
Beautiful newer spacious detached PUD in Temple City. 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths,downstairs den could be an optional 4th bedroom, Jacuzzi in master bath. immaculate and elegantly furnished. all furniture and appliances are less than one year old. quiet neighborhood, small community with 5 units, centrally located, close to everything, shops, Chinese markets, restaurants… easy access to free ways. A wonderful place to be called a sweet home.
"Every kid need a place to sleep and a place to play. If you’re already have kids bedroom it’s time to think how to make it playroom too. Even if you haven’t a dedicated room for your kid you can organize a cool play space right in your living room or even kitchen. That’s possible because of such things as play tents. A play tent can easily become your son’s or daughter’s personal space where he or she can hide from everybody. We all know how kids love to hide so why not to give them an ability to get such pleasure?”