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Local Sierra Madre Realtors Love a Parade
Real Estate

Local Sierra Madre Realtors Love a Parade

  The Fourth of July parade in Sierra Madre is an annual tradition for the community and for Century 21 Village Realty. Even with the long weekend this year and the exodus of people going out of town to beat the heat, the agents at this Sierra Madre real estate office came in to continue…

Smart Women, Smart Money (7/13 Issue)
Business, Columns

Smart Women, Smart Money (7/13 Issue)

Dear Emmy, I’m selling my home almost two years after my husband’s passing. May I still take the full $500,000 capital gain exclusion allowed for jointly owned properties? By Emmy Rodriguez No, you cannot – but work-arounds abound. Generally, individual federal taxpayers are allowed a maximum $250,000 deduction from the profit made off the sale…

Smart Women, Smart Money (6/15/17 Issue)
Business, Columns

Smart Women, Smart Money (6/15/17 Issue)

Dear Emmy, should I use my retirement account as a piggy bank? By Emmy Hernandez When the market is high, our 401(k) savings account statements, meant for retirement, look a bit brighter. Some people, hopefully, will choose to increase their monthly contributions to keep up the momentum. Others could be tempted towards the opposite: to…

Business Profile

Carmela Ice Cream Co.

Churn Down for what? Carmela Ice Cream Photos and Story by Emily G. Peters For most of us, it’s never too early for ice cream. On a Sunday morning at Pasadena’s Carmela Ice Cream, doors open at 11 a.m. It’s just late enough so a scoop of something sweet is completely allowable. Here, Carmela patrons…

Playing Catch-Up on Retirement
Business

Playing Catch-Up on Retirement

As you think ahead to retirement, do you ever worry that your savings nest egg may come up short? If so, you aren’t alone. Many Americans are finding that they are not as prepared for retirement as they should be. The good news is that if you’re employed, it means that you may still have…

Classic Kickboxing
Business, Business Profile

Classic Kickboxing

  By Emily G. Peters It’s official—we’re well into our second quarter of 2017. For those struggling with their resolution to get in shape this year, Classic Kickboxing in Pasadena is in your corner. This professional gym got its start in 2002 when founder and head instructor Mauricio Gonzalez decided to share his fighting expertise…

Distant Lands
Business, Business Profile

Distant Lands

  Get Ready to Travel to Distant Lands By Emily G. Peters It’s not just a bookstore. It’s not just a luggage shop, or even a travel agency. Distant Lands is a resource; a travel emporium designed to equip those suffering from acute wanderlust. Distant Lands Travel Bookstore and Outfitter is one of those shops…

Century 21 Village Recognizes 1st Quarters’ Top Realtors
Real Estate

Century 21 Village Recognizes 1st Quarters’ Top Realtors

  On April 11, 2017, Andy Bencosme, Managing Broker of Century 21 Village Realty in Sierra Madre, recently congratulated the three top producing agents and Team for the first quarter of 2017. The top agents are Nazee Rix, Jackie Adaimy and Nora Manoukian.   The announcement was made at the office’s weekly sales and marketing meeting….

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