This fall season has been pretty busy for us here at MacVaugh&Co. We have successfully leased a variety of our properties in the past two months! Including: A spacious production studio in South Pasadena, a newly remodeled mechanic shop in North Pasadena, and a beautiful office suite in the Pasadena Playhouse district. But! Fear not!…

Who would think that a website like www.macvaugh.com would receive any attention from hackers. Well we have – and not just a little attention, but a lot. We keep no information on credit card numbers, social security numbers or anything of immediate monetary value. Our website does generate a fair amount of traffic for searchers…

Reposted with permission from Eric Maurer | emaurer@ortc.com | Old Republic Title Everyone has a will or plan, whether created or by default. Even if you have not made out a will or a trust, you still have a plan – a plan dictated by the laws of the state where you reside upon your death….

The City of Pasadena runs several different rebate programs for commercial businesses. One of these programs is the Pasadena Express Efficiency Rebate Program (PEER). PEER is meant for smaller sized projects. These smaller rebates take less time to process and they have less paper work to submit. Here are some examples of projects that would…

It is not just the IRS that should considered when transferring interest in real property Case #1. Girl and boy in love and engaged to be married. Girl owns her house and as a demonstration of her love, puts her fiancée on the deed. Case #2. Brother and sister are left two commercial properties by…

Whether you’re looking for a space for your new business or expanding (or down-sizing) your current one, it’s a good idea to have representation (you can read my earlier entry about Tenant Representation here). So you’ve located the city you would like to set up shop.  Who do you call?  If you’ve gone through this…

What are Direct Assessments? Short answer: They are additional fees found on your property tax bill. Good answer: They are the line items under the “Ad Velorem” tax (property value). They include such items as: The Mosquito Abatement District”  School District Flood Control District and, Sanitation District amongst others. Many taxpayers do not realize that real…

Landlords have representation, so why shouldn’t you?  As commercial real estate agents, we have our pulse on what’s going on around town:  We know what’s available and we know who’s on the other side of any given deal.  Prospective tenants may think that our job is to simply find them a space and that’s true…

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