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PASADENA REAL ESTATE GUIDE: HOME BUYER TIPS AND ADVICE

Are you ready to buy a house? You have come to the right place.  Below, you will find links to articles that we hope will be useful to you.  Just click on the corresponding link and you will be taken directly to the article.  Feel free to browse through these home buying articles.  The most important thing for you to know is that you need to be represented and being a home buyer in Pasadena or surrounding neighborhoods is great – why?  Because you get real estate agent representation for free!  🙂  That should put a smile on your face.

When you are ready to begin your home search and would like to schedule a personalized home buying consultation, give us a call at (626) 629-8439.  We look forward to being of assistance to you.

How do you calculate your home buying affordability? Here’s great advice from our lender of choice – Calculating Your Home Affordability.

Tips for getting more home for your money – stretch that $. Read 5 tips for getting more home for your $.

Every industry, real estate included, has its own “rules of the game”. It is important to understand the proper etiquette when you are shopping for a home in Pasadena.

An absolutely “must read” when buying a home – 9 Stupid Things Buyers do to Mess Up their Home Purchase.

PASADENA REAL ESTATE GUIDE: UNDERSTANDING THE HOME BUYING PROCESS

Okay, so you have an accepted offer, you down payment is lined up… what will you be paying in closing costs? Read what kind of home closing costs should I expect during escrow?

Did you know that there are two types of closing costs when purchasing a home: Understand the difference between recurring and non-recurring closing costs.

What are home purchase contingencies? And, can the escrow be cancelled by a seller? Yes… read how at Pasadena home sale escrow can be cancelled by a seller.

When you buy a home in Pasadena, it’s usual and customary to put a 3% earnest money deposit. Make sure that you understand how to protect that hard earned money by reading the fastest way to lose your earnest money deposit.

Now that you found your home, what kind of inspections should you be ordering? A physical home inspection and sewer line inspection at a minimum!

One of the things that home buyers need to decide on while they are in escrow is how to hold title. Take a look at Property Title Insurance – What is it for and what are your options?

Direct Access to the Multiple Listing Service is below:


Here are some of the recent homes for sale around Pasadena California:

Learning about homes for sale educates you on the state of the current real estate market.

  • Sun, 22 Sep 2019 23:39:00 +0000: $1,588,888 :: 1231 Brookmere Road, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,138 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,546 sq ft
    Added: 09/22/19, Last Updated: 09/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: SB19226109
    Community: 647 - Pasadena (SW)
    Status: Active


    Come see this special, upgraded ranch-style home with oversized family room and large, private yard. Oh my, that yard! Space to run, a pool to swim in, gardens to appreciate. Over 10,000 sqft. of land surrounded by trees... what a rare treat! Home also features a remodeled, open kitchen, formal dining room, and downstairs master suite with private den. Two more spacious bedrooms are upstairs, featuring treetop views. Solar power. All of this on a quiet block that’s near everything! Rose Bowl adjacent. Hiking trails close by. See the Rose Parade floats the night before the parade, right around the corner! Beautiful surrounding neighborhoods including Arroyo Seco and walking path. Close to excellent private schools. Easy access to all local highways (110, 134 and 210). You’ll love the peaceful location and entertaining outdoors on a site that is much sought-after for memorable events! This is home, but SO much more! .... Full set of photos coming later this week.

    Listed with Dave Fratello CalDRE: 01880469, Edge


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


  • Sun, 22 Sep 2019 23:25:00 +0000: $2,110,000 :: 501 Campesina Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,644 sq ft
    Lot Size: 15,111 sq ft
    Added: 09/03/19, Last Updated: 09/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: PF19210061
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last increased on 9/22/2019 by 5%
    Status: Active


    A gorgeous Two story home in the coveted Lower Rancho area of Arcadia, this home with it expansive rear yard provides lovely rooms, special nooks, inviting patios, spacious grass yards, and sun-drenched gardens that touch on just about every aspect of life. This home’s character was meticulously planned and created to include formal living and dining rooms, large family room, chef’s kitchen with breakfast nook, butcher block center island that offers a wine cooler and prep sink. There are 5 bedrooms: three on the first floor and two upstairs offering the master suite, 5 bathrooms and an oversized attached 2-car garage. Special attention was given to creating a backyard that embraced Southern California living at its finest. The flow from the house onto patios is perfect for outdoor dining, and provides for an ease of entertaining that offers guests the options of gathering around the outdoor barbecue center, splashing in the pool, playing lawn games, or just relaxing and taking it all in. Careful attention to details was given that included built-in bookshelves, top grade appliances, wood burning fireplaces, granite countertops, crown moldings, built-in seating around the breakfast nook, privacy landscaping and multiple areas for storage. In over 3,600 square feet of gracious living space, this home is a true gem.

    Listed with John Fredrickson CalDRE: 00853111, Sotheby's International Realty


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


  • Sun, 22 Sep 2019 21:01:00 +0000: $3,180,000 :: 1420 S 2nd Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 6,058 sq ft
    Lot Size: 13,199 sq ft
    Added: 08/09/19, Last Updated: 09/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR19190505
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last increased on 9/22/2019 by 6%
    Status: Active


    Luxurious Brand New 2 story, 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom custom home located in the heart of Arcadia. Every inch of this 6,058 sqft jewel has been lovingly designed and crafted. The front entry features a hard to approve, stunning high elevation pre-cast entrance. Thereafter, the marble foyer artfully incorporates an elegant wrought-iron spiral staircase with built in lights and grand crystal chandelier. Entertain guests with the modern gourmet kitchen (all Viking appliances) and state-of-the-art HD home theater. Relax and unwind in the master suite upstairs featuring Jacuzzi, steamer, dual shower and bench in Italian marble finish. Other features include: additional master suite on the main floor, wet bar, library with built-in bookcase, huge family room with open kitchen, spacious living room with fireplace, formal dining room, large center island with marble counter-tops, custom cabinetry, separate wok kitchen with built-in refrigerator, night vision security cameras, intercom, built-in stereo system, and 3-car attached garage. Centrally located within minutes from award winning Arcadia schools, parks, restaurants and shopping centers. This masterpiece is a must see to appreciate.

    Listed with Alice Xu CalDRE: 01349656, IRN Realty


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


  • Sun, 22 Sep 2019 17:01:00 +0000: $958,888 :: 463 Las Tunas Drive, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,054 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,222 sq ft
    Added: 09/22/19, Last Updated: 09/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS19225997
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Price for land value only! Convenient location to schools, banks, restaurants and others.

    Listed with HUI DORIS CHAO CalDRE: 01302488, TWINSTAR REALTY


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


  • Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:45:00 +0000: $850,000 :: 87 W GLENARM Street, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 933 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,502 sq ft
    Added: 04/08/19, Last Updated: 09/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 19453200
    Community: 647 - Pasadena (SW)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/22/2019 by 4%
    Status: Active


    This tastefully remodeled immaculate home is nestled between South Pasadena and Old Town Pasadena close to Raymond Hills and Oak Knoll. The inviting front porch takes you to an open bright living room with plenty of natural light. The formal dining room adds character to the home with the completely remodeled spacious kitchen with granite counters and wood looking floor tiles. Two expansive bedrooms with hardwood floors and the full bathroom makes it the perfect home you've been waiting for. The wood deck overlooking the backyard is perfect for relaxing family gatherings, and the fully enclosed spacious backyard with fruit trees is open to your imagination. Complete with central A/C and heat, washer dryer inside the home and tank-less water heater. Detached two car garage. Few minutes' drive to Old Town Pasadena, Pasadena City College, Cal Tech and Huntington Memorial Hospital. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to live in a charming home with endless possibilities.

    Listed with Janaka Perera CalDRE: 01896154, Perch Properties


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


  • Sat, 21 Sep 2019 21:08:00 +0000: $1,570,000 :: 6730 Temple City Boulevard, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,403 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,479 sq ft
    Added: 06/01/19, Last Updated: 09/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: OC19128623
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/21/2019 by 4%
    Status: Active


    MOTIVATED SELLER!!! ALL OFFERS WELCOMED!!! Gorgeous custom-built single-family home with grand mountain view from Angeles National Forest located only 20 minutes away! Enjoy this 3403 sqft, 9479 sqft lot, 5-bedroom and 4.5-bathroom luxury home. Main floor has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Great high ceiling entrance with customized marble floors, crown moldings and dropped ceilings throughout the house. Hardwood floor in all bedrooms. Marble fireplace in family room with an entertainment center. Main floor powder room for guests, gourmet kitchen features high quality cabinet, granite countertop and central island, follow by a separate second kitchen. Bright French door leads to the backyard. Large backyard with mature fruit trees and big green lawn, fresh shrubs on both sides of the house. Big front yard provides privacy and greenery scene to the house. Master suite upstairs with walk-in closet, master bathroom and a large jacuzzi tub. Marble countertop in all bathrooms. 2 central ACs and 3-car attached garage. Conveniently located near the famous Westfield Santa Anita shopping center, renowned Temple City High School, 4 top elementary schools, and numerous authentic eateries and fine dining restaurants.

    Listed with Keira Hao CalDRE: 01998545, Spectrum Properties


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


  • Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:52:00 +0000: $2,980,000 :: 1865 Rose Avenue, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 2,650 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,775 sq ft
    Added: 10/15/18, Last Updated: 09/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18245613
    Community: 655 - San Marino
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/21/2019 by 4%
    Status: Active


    Spectacular brand new two-story french country cottage is very rare in the city of San Marino. This meticulously custom built french estate has elaborately unique details including the excellent curb appeal, pavers driveway, brick walkway that passes a unique largest ash tree, and half round top mahogany front door that leads to your dream home. The free-flowing floor plan on the first floor features an inviting entry that leads to the high ceiling dining room and a formal living room with 2-way fireplace shared with the office. It connects to the light-filled formal family room, both have french door that opened to the picturesque backyard. The gourmet kitchen boasts quartz countertop and backsplash, custom built-in appliances, a large center island, with a laundry room next to it. The adjacent family room is spacious with a great view to the garden backyard. Enjoy the luxurious three bedroom suite on the second floor overlooking the San Gabriel mountains. The sumptuous master suite is generously fitted with a view filled large bathroom with the jacuzzi tub and a large walk-in closet. Protected by cedar wood fences and automatic wood gate, a long driveway with ample parking leads you to extraordinary grounds, hosting an exquisite main home along with a detached 2-car garage with attic, lush garden, covered patio, and a gazebo area. Call today, fall in love & make it yours!

    Listed with Austin Ma CalDRE: 01869433, Long Dragon Realty Group, Inc.


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


  • Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:54:00 +0000: $1,990,000 :: 1422 S 10TH Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,301 sq ft
    Lot Size: 12,311 sq ft
    Added: 09/21/19, Last Updated: 09/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 19513370
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    This is a beautiful 5 bed 4 and 1/2 bath Arcadia home, located in one of the most sought after areas of Southern California. You might want to start sending Holiday invitations now, since everyone is going to want to come and enjoy your wonderful new home. The home has an excellent flow throughout and boast new lighting fixtures, new flooring, two master bedrooms, a summer kitchen, custom BBQ island, and solar panels that are paid for and will greatly help in decreasing your energy bill. This home has a private security gate, circular driveway, and a security camera system as well. There's no need to preview this home. See you in escrow.

    Listed with Mark Alba CalDRE: 01139617, Alba Realty


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


  • Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:55:00 +0000: $2,368,800 :: 75 Monterey Road, South Pasadena CA, 91030 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    9 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,402 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,962 sq ft
    Added: 08/29/19, Last Updated: 09/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR19207575
    Community: 658 - So. Pasadena
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/21/2019 by 5%
    Status: Active


    Breathtaking panoramic views throughout this well-maintained Craftsman home. Lowest $/sq ft in this prestigious neighborhood. Sitting on a large 11,961 sq ft lot with 5,402 sq ft living footage on a large flat pad with spectacular views and natural light, this sophisticated home offers an above-it-all perspective. This fourplex home offers many options to an owner-user, an extended family, or an investor alike – one could live in 1 or 2 units and rent out the rest; or make this a multi-generations home for a large family, or make this investment property for Air BNB. This property was totally renovated, updated with electrical, sewer, copper plumbing, newer roof, and double pane windows. Central A/C and heating. New interior and exterior paint. Updated kitchens with Quartz countertops. Downstairs has two units with total 4 bedrooms and two baths. Upstairs has two units with total 5 bedrooms and two baths. 180 degree unobstructed views across Arroyo, over Pasadena, and to the Sierra Madres. Views from almost every room from inside to the outside. Enjoy peaceful sunrise and sunset from the private patio, plenty outdoor space to entertain and play. Locate in the South Pasadena's award winning school district, close to the 110 Freeway, a variety of world class dining options, weekly farmers market, Mission Street shops, bike paths, lush parks, and Metro Gold Line. Minutes to DTLA and Old Pasadena. This is truly a rare find!

    Listed with Yuhong Li CalDRE: 01442929, Homeridge Properties


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


  • Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:55:00 +0000: $2,499,000 :: 2335 KINCLAIR Drive, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,757 sq ft
    Lot Size: 27,962 sq ft
    Added: 07/20/19, Last Updated: 09/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 19491290
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    The price of this listing was last increased on 9/21/2019 by 8%
    Status: Active


    Short Sale. Charming home in Prestigious, gated Kinneloa Ridge Canyon are, with a views of Catalina Island Lavish architectural spectacular courtyard. Elegant entrance that has unique glass & wrought iron work doors & the gorgeous curved staircase. Venetian plaster, high ceilings, custom, cherry-finish cabinets! Marble, granite grace many areas, complementing gorgeous color palette! large kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, center island & casual dining. family, living. Very flexible floor plan 2 master suites, 2 more BR suites plus library/ 5th BR.Extensive master offers spacious BR, superb bath with 2 sinks, vanity, jetted tub & walk-in shower, walking clostet. private back yard with a fruit trees.

    Listed with Shoghik Schifberg CalDRE: 01271667, Pinnacle Estate Properties


    Brought to you by Irina Netchaev, Pasadena Views Real Estate Team Inc. Call me today at 626-627-7107, or visit my website at www.pasadenaviews.com/free-home-search/!


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