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Andre Pashai

Andre Pashai
REALTOR®

Company JohnHart Real Estate
DRE 00988043

About Andre Pashai

Amidst a burgeoning career in real estate that has already spanned three decades, Andre Pashai is confident that the best part of this business is witnessing the joy in his clients’ eyes when they first realize their dreams of ownership. That moment remains the driving force in his reliable, down-to-earth realty style. He holds nothing higher than the client experience, recognizing with gratitude that the lion’s share of his success is a direct result of word-of-mouth referrals. No marketing approach can compare to the words of a satisfied client.

Andre was 20-years-old when he made the move to the United States in 1979. He spent the majority of the subsequent years in Glendale and the surrounding Sunland/Tujunga neighborhoods, professing discerning knowledge of the Tri-City and Foothills areas including their housing market trends. Andre wasted no time obtaining a business degree while specializing in industrial inventory and material management. Yet, he yearned for a better life, not just for himself, but for those in his community. Thus, he began to apply his gift for artful negotiation to a career in real estate, receiving his license in early 1988.

Over the decades, Andre has worked for major names like Century 21 and RE/MAX as well as smaller independent brokerages. January 2023 will mark his seventh year working to redefine the real estate industry with JohnHart. Since the mid-90s, he’s affectionately been referred to by his peers as “The Duke of Short Sales” due to his penchant for negotiating short sales transactions. His Persian-Armenian background has introduced him to many cultures and he’s even fluent in three languages: Armenian, Farsi, and English.

Community is crucial to Andre, so whenever he’s not going the extra mile for his clients, he’s often giving back through volunteer work. He’s proud to be a 40-year member of the Homenetmen Glendale "Ararat" Chapter, serving in a multitude of capacities from athlete to heading committees such as the Basketball Division to executive board memberships including time spent as the Vice President. Beginning in 1983 until March of 2018, he provided coaching and guidance to several youth basketball girls’ and boys’ teams. His leadership hit the pinnacle of his 35 years of service when the team he was coaching won the championship at the 2003 Pan-Armenian games in Yerevan.

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Benefits of Buying Real Property

There are wide array of benefits for buying real property. From social to economic, and even political, benefits of owning real property can't be easily counted. Real property offers an anchorage to family geographic zoning. Owners enjoy the benefits of forming closer connections with their community, through local businesses, schools, worship places and neighbors.

As always, economic benefit is a good starting point. Did you know that by paying $900/month rent you are throwing away $54,000? Yes, rent is a waste of money. Rent can't be even claimed in tax returns. In contrast, monthly payments towards mortgage payment plan will expand homeowners' wealth as equity is created. Moreover, buying a real property increases credit rating through regular payment history and location security. Even more, real property buyers can claim interest in their yearly tax returns (consult a tax expert for more details).

On the political level, homeowners exercise more influence on political decision makers. Because most county and state profits are based on real property taxes, politicians answer demands of property owners before renters (who are usually relocating). For example, when the financial crisis struck the U.S. markets in middle of 2007, the federal government quickly enacted laws to protect property owners. The same issue played a crucial role in 2008 Presidential elections.

In addition to economic and political benefits, real property buyers enjoy better social standings. Because property owners are more constraint to move, they form social networks with their local community. Neighbors invite each other for birthdays and other events. Housewives form local groups to help raise the children of the community. Even in safety, most communities utilize local neighborhood watches to keep crime level at a low level.

Finally, by buying a real property, individuals achieve the American Dream. Thanks to the U.S. government system, ownership rights are at the foundational core of the United States. A sense of accomplishment and satisfaction beholds property owners as they are free to express themselves within their own castles. Buying real property is as simple as desires of potential buyers.

This information is an estimate and for research purposes only. The estimate is based on prevailing rates typical in the industry and your own input concerning salary and assets, which JohnHart has no way of verifying. The estimate does not purport to include every potential expense involved in purchasing a home (including but not limited to taxes and HOA fees) which can vary widely by property and location. Neither JohnHart nor any of its affiliates make any warranties or guarantees in any way about the likelihood of obtaining a loan for a house and on what terms (if at all) a prospective buyer may be able to obtain a loan. Prospective buyers must consult a lender for qualification and for terms of qualification according to a buyer’s financial situation at the time and the property sought. This information only represents an estimate based on average financial terms prevailing at the time and may be different from what you see from a lender depending on, amongst other things, your individual financial situation and time period during which you seek a loan.