Glendale Real Estate Agent, Ara Minassian, holds a broker's license and specializes in residential and investment real estate sales in Glendale and the surrounding cities. A Realtor since 1985, Ara is a consistent multi-million dollar producer, earning Platinum Club status from the RE/MAX organization, which places him in the top 1% of sales associates nationwide.
Ara's practice also consists of foreclosure properties, whereby Ara actively tracks Glendale properties both before and after they have gone through the foreclosure process. This is a niche in the real estate industry often overlooked by other agents, yet a treasure trove for the right buyer. He has also served major financial institutions as their designated broker for Real Estate Owned (REO) properties. Ara's multi-faceted experience throughout the years brings a wealth of knowledge to his clients unmatched by other Glendale agents.
If you're looking for an experienced real estate agent in Glendale, look no further. For more information about Ara and the real estate services he provides please visit his Glendale Real Estate website.
Glendale, which is in Los Angeles County, is located at the southeast edge of San Fernando Valley, in south west California. It was originally a ranch, San Rafael which was the first Spanish land grant in the state. Glendale borders Los Angeles to the north, and is a and is a middle class suburb with charming homes, amenities and many essential services. The median family income in Glendale is higher than that of the Los Angeles County, making the residents slightly better off economically than much of the county. Hugging the eastern rim of the San Fernando Valley, Glendale is almost bisected by the Verdugo range of mountains. To the northwest of Glendale lies Sun Valley and Tujunga, La Caqada Flintridge and La Crescenta are to the north east, Burbank lies to the west as does Griffith Park, and Eagle Rock and Pasadena are to the east, while the Atwater Village neighborhood is to the south.
Major freeways like the Ventura Glendale, the Golden State, and the Foothill freeway, connect the city with various parts of the county and country. The area between the 134 and 5 freeways forms Downtown Glendale and offers the visitor and the local with innumerable things to do. There are shops and boutiques for the shopaholic, art galleries and antique stores for the fancier of beauty or history, movies, spas, and live entertainment enough to please just about anyone. The estimated population is just over 200,000, which makes Glendale the third biggest city in the County. With Burbank, Glendale was a trailblazer during the beginnings of the age of aviation. A special point of interest in the city is the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery which houses the mortal remains of numerous celebrities and was much hailed as the pioneer of a different cemetery style. Another point of interest is a quarter of the population of Glendale are Armenian-Americans, making Glendale the home of the highest concentration of Armenian-Americans in the country.
Historically, the Tongva people were the first inhabitants of the area. Later, the land grant of San Rafael was given to Josi Marma Verdugo, whose grandson Teodoro Verdugo, n 1860, built the oldest building still standing in Glendale, the Verdugo Adobe. His descendants eventually sold off parcels of the ranch a more settlers arrived. In 1884, the city was founded and named and later incorporated in 1906. When Leslie Coombs Brand built the El Miradero estate in 1904, the city began to grow. Brand built an airstrip and made access to the area easier. In partnership with Henry E. Huntington, Brand brought the Pacific Electric Railway to Glendale, laying further foundations for growth. Growth has been fairly rapid since then, although not uncontrolled.
The major industries and businesses of Glendale include chemicals, apparel, aircraft, optical instruments, electronic equipment, and pharmaceuticals, and it is the site for the film industry in the area as well. From 1923, the Grand Central Airport was developed, and became a major source of employment and growth. The building was camouflaged during World War II, and eventually closed, in 1959, to build a Business Park. Today, the Beeline operates public transport in the city, and rent a ride provides curb to curb transport to residents who are 60 or older, or disabled. The Glendale Transportation Center is the Amtrak/Metrolink Station, and Greyhound, Metro, and Glendale Beeline also use the facility.