Jose Martinez RE

Your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor

Jose Martinez RE - Your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor

Modern or Traditional

If you like Jose Martinez RE on face book then you may have seen my recent post about Hip Modern Sinks (if you dont I invite you to like it on the home page).  In continuing with that theme I want to ask you guys about a recent article I saw on  Check it out here.  The Rose House is a perfect example of a sleek modern home, complete with green features and new styling.  What do you guys think?  Love it? Hate it?  Are you traditional? Modern?  What side do you fall on?  Personally I’m a fan.  I could see myself waking up in a home like this, which is important.  You have to be able to see yourself coming home from a long day at work and feeling relief when you see your home.  Too often we look at houses as products for us to buy and sell, which is important especially for a guy like me (I am a Realtor after all) but it’s also important to think about houses as homes.  A place for you to live, work and play.  So what do you think?  Could you have a Christmas in a house like the Rose House?  Let me know.


PS.  In Case you missed it, here’s the modern sink.











What do you think?

Your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor.

Jose Martinez

Is this your style?

Check out this weeks “home of the week” on Inman news.  Its described as a Mid Century Modern lake house located in New York.  Now I know most of you dont want to think about leaving wonderful Southern California but could you see yourselves living it up in a lake house.  Let me know.  Check out the full article on Here.

May In Monrovia

Last month was a huge month for the city of Monrovia as it celebrated 125 years!  The celebration started with a parade down Myrtle Ave, which gave way to a weekend long celebration which included a concert in the park.  On top of that, Monrovia has also started what will hopefully be a new tradition, an annual Cinco De Mayo celebration.   This is one of the things I love about Monrovia, for a town that’s only about 20 minutes from Los Angeles it still has so many small town qualities.  From the many events like these that happen year round, to the weekly farmers market and street fair it really is amazing how much happens here.  Check out some of these pictures to see what I mean.

Hello and Welcome!

Hello everyone and welcome to the new and improved   For those of you who are new to this site let me take a brief moment to explain what we’re all about.  My goal is to make this website more then just numbers and listings.  I want people to come here and read about what it is like to live in Southern California, own a home, sell a home and how the Real Estate industry affects the world we live in.  Now obviously as a Realtor it is my job to help you buy or sell your home, but as you can see, I want this site to be about more then just that.  I want people to ask questions, start discussions and really think about what home ownership means to them.


Now, even though this web site is brand new and re-designed I will be constantly looking for things we can improve.  Get ready for a living web site that will be updated with new listings, info and blog posts as well as your ideas and questions.  We are at the beginning of something brand new and exciting here so Stay tuned!


Your Friendly Neighborhood Realtor


Jose Martinez