Real Estate in Altadena and Beyond...
Leslie Cross


Hello, friends.  If you, or anyone you know, are planning to purchase your first property, AND it has an HOA, there is a new “gift” we can claim which went into effect on December 1, 2016.  Please call me and see the attached flyer for more info.

You can claim up to $2500 in a grant to have up to 6 months of your HOA dues paid for you when you move in.  This is a great way to get a little buffer started when you begin paying HOA dues.  Then you’ll always have a cushion there when you need it.

I’d really like to help someone find a home and take advantage of this generous opportunity.
Happy House Hunting (with me!)
Best regards,
Leslie 🙂


Altadena Libraries Saved! Measure A Passed

Altadena Library Measure A Passes

The ayes took 84.2 percent of the vote.


As residents of Altadena, we all should be proud of coming together as a community to support and re-invigorate our amazing libraries.  This is true “grass roots” effort in action.  And what a great example of teaching our kids how our votes can make a difference.

Bravo to Altadena for the collective voice.  We all benefit.  And I am personally grateful to be part of this community.

Leslie Cross, Realtor BRE #01277174



Pasadena Condo – Close to Caltech & PCC

OPEN Sunday 1-4pm  August 17

Call Leslie Cross 626-399-6622 for more info or a showing appointment.  CA BRE# 01277174

Walk or cycle to everything in town!!!

Come home to this charming condo in the heart of Pasadena. Convenient to Caltech and PCC, walk or cycle to everything in town. Recently updated by the current owner, you’ll find chic and stylish finishes and colors. You won’t be able to resist relaxing on the private patio. Surrounded by lush landscaping and with ample room for BBQ, entertaining is always an option too. Gated and secured garage with assigned parking space and storage locker are easily accessed by the elevator or stairs. Laundry room is clean and close by, and this condo has plumbing installed if you decide you want your own laundry in the unit.

Private PatioGE9GBL_front.hdr Spacious Living Room


Altadena Art

I love Altadena!  That’s why I LIVE here!  This is a quick example of why…

Hope you can join us this weekend for the ART ON PALM festival.  I’ll be roaming around to find some goodies for sure.


When: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.  May 10.

Where: Wildwood Park, 1419 E. Palm St., Altadena.

Tickets: Free, children and leashed dogs welcome.

Information: 626-827-7870,

Here’s my little artistic contribution… My own photo of my favorite fruit!

Citrus Freak

Leslie Cross, BRE 01277174
cell 626-399-6622

SPRING into Action!

First day of Spring is this week!  It seems the market shifted recently into a more enthusiastic, optimistic mode.  Perhaps the anticipation of Spring had an influence.

It’s a great time to take advantage of our still-near-historically-low interest rates if you want to BUY a home.  AND, if you are thinking of selling, there are many buyers facing the challenge of finding a home right now (because of the lack of properties on the market).  I can help you match that perfect buyer with your special property. 

It’s a GREAT TIME to buy OR sell your home.  So please call me.

I’m here to help you.
Leslie Cross, CA BRE 01277174


Altadena Community Yard Sale – Feb 8 (9a-2p)

Bring your peeps!!!  Stop by one of the sponsored Community Yard Sale participants’ homes and you’ll receive some goodies.

1.  A Map of all the participating properties.

2.  A nice, hot cup of coffee.

3.  Good Cheer and Great Deals!

We hope to see you and your peeps at our First Annual Community Yard Sale.

Leslie Cross  626-399-6622

Realtor  CalBRE 01277174

Old Town Pasadena Appeal

Old Town continues to be desirable for homeowners and renters who like to have easy access to all.  The lifestyle can be low maintenance and high energy.  Or it can be roof-top tranquility or lively social venues.  Whatever the appeal, you can probably find it in Pasadena’s Old Town.

Rooftop Tranquility...

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List $535,000
1010 Sq. Ft.
Represented the seller

Neighborhood to Plate???

How often do we drive around our neighborhoods and see trees just hanging with fruit?  Do these trees ever get harvested by more than the squirrels or passersby on the sidewalk?  As a citrus (truth be told, grapefruit) fanatic, I often wonder…  So, a few years ago, I decided to find out.  In my own neighborhood, I had been viewing lovely grapefruit and pomegranate trees that never seemed to have their fruit removed.  By the end of the season, I’d see fruit all over the ground or left on the tree and picked at by the birds and other critters.  Living in Altadena, we have lots of critters!!!

On two separate occasions, I wrote a little note to two of my neighbors explaining how I’d been admiring their trees.  On both occasions, they each called me back and invited me to come pick the fruit!  So I did!!!  I ended up with a kitchen full of grapefruit, from which I made several jars of marmalade and distributed it to my neighbors, friends and family.  Later, I also had fun with my other neighbor (who I’d never met before) picking an entire bag of softball-sized pomegranates!  I thought I’d learned the most efficient way to get juice out of the pomegranate.  But after being gifted with this bag full, I then learned yet another way to get the arils (seeds) out with a wooden spoon!!  There’s nothing like eating pomegranate arils by the tablespoon full!!! Yum!

Fall is right around the corner.  Take note of all the beautiful trees and plants as you’re out exploring the neighborhoods.  Who knows what you’ll be inspired to do?