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Pasadena In Focus
Jan - Feb 2012

Is This Your Year to Own a Pasadena Home?

A dozen new affordable options for first-time buyers are coming soon.

With financial help from the city, Trademark Development Company is building Washington Classics, a group of eight Craftsman-style condominiums at 671 E. Washington Blvd. that will feature decorative windows and balconies, ground-level patios, detached garages and energy-efficient appliances including tankless water heaters. Four will be available to income-qualified, first-time homebuyers when they’re completed this month. Visit www.WashingtonParkClassics.com for details.

Heritage Housing Partners is sprucing up Herkimer Arms, the only apartment building designed by Greene & Greene, as well as the historic Hammond House. Originally slated for demolition, the historic buildings were moved from the Fuller Theological Seminary campus to 407 N. Raymond Ave. Along with a new one-bedroom loft, Herkimer Gardens will offer four units for sale to income-qualified, first-time buyers by March. For details, visit www.herkimergardens.org or call HHP at 403-4663, ext. 153.

The city will help eligible buyers with a subordinate trust deed loan through its Homeownership Opportunities Program, with priority given to buyers who live and work in Pasadena. For details, call the Housing Department at 744-8314.