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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.

  • Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:34:00 +0000: $3,380,000 :: 400 E Rodell Place, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 6,219 sq ft
    Lot Size: 15,307 sq ft
    Added: 04/21/18, Last Updated: 04/21/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS18076546
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Brand new luxury custom made estate located at a quiet tree-lined street. Open floor plan with 5 bedroom suites, 5.5 baths total size of 6,219 Sq, ft. Features high ceiling entrance with Chandelier, a formal living room with fireplace, library/office, movie theater, formal dining, large family room opens to Chef's kitchen with expansive Quartzite material counter top and center island, 2nd catering kitchen, walk-in pantry with top Wolf appliance. Extensive crown moldings and full dual pane window casings throughout with tasteful color and material selections. The natural brightness makes you feel very comfortable and peaceful. Large Main master suite hawk in closet and gorgeous mountain views. 2 bedroom suites downstairs. The back yard features a seating area with eco friendly beautiful landscaping. Alarm system, 3 Central air/heat, and 3 car-attached garages. Award winning Arcadia schools near by. This special home is a must see.

    Listed with KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY/ARCADIA


    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 Apr 2018 04:46:00 +0000: $1,498,000 :: 1106 Mayflower Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,783 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,000 sq ft
    Added: 04/20/18, Last Updated: 04/21/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18092003
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    This newer, custom, Grand French Country Style, was completed in year 2000 in the City of Arcadia with top rated Arcadia schools. One owner home, many amenities and upgrades were added after it was built. 5 br, 5 ba. approx. 3,800 sqft. living area. One bedroom with bath down stairs for the guests or for in-laws to stay. 10-11 foot high ceilings through out. Inviting large Living room with fireplace, Formal Dining Room and Office/Library. Huge custom chef's kitchen with 2 dishwashers, wine cooler, double convection oven, very large walk-in pantry, granite counter tops and center island. This fabulous kitchen opens to very spacious Family Room with fireplace, entertainment center and breakfast area. 4 en-suites including very large Main Master suite with 2 walk-in closets, Jacuzzi tub, oversized shower, vanity and fantastic mountain views. Generous size of 4 en-suites has a full tub/showers. Beautiful engineered wood floors through out. Dual central air systems, copper plumbing, sky lights, central vacuum. Great indoor-outdoor California life style home. Large outdoor full kitchen with built in TV and BBQ, Pizza oven, great bar sitting area for gathering and parties. High ceiling Man cave with built in TV/game room/party room has beautiful mountain views. Side yard with waterfall. This game room can be option to convert to a 3rd attached car garage. There is fire pit with sitting area, gorgeous Koi fish pond. Great price for newer construction home.

    Listed with Coldwell Banker Arcadia


    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/!


  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:06:00 +0000: $829,900 :: 485 E Elizabeth Street, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,164 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,399 sq ft
    Added: 03/22/18, Last Updated: 04/20/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS18065941
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/20/2018 by 2%
    Status: Active


    Nestled on a tree-lined street in desirable Pasadena this charming home is truly a unique find! Upon entering you will find a lush lawn flanking the large lot, a secluded backyard with a detached two car garage, and an inviting driveway large enough to accommodate a RV. The entire exterior has been redecorated with a design-inspired paint scheme and the interior adorned with new fixtures and finishes. Freshly painted complimenting the stunning hardwood floors, this home boasts a desirable layout that includes a spacious living area, a master suite, and a lovely kitchen. The kitchen features brand new stainless steel appliances, white cabinets, and plenty of space for a breakfast table. With all this in one of the hottest pockets of Pasadena. Come see today!

    Listed with MAXIM 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/!


  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:23:00 +0000: $2,650,000 :: 2915 CANTERBURY Road, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,977 sq ft
    Lot Size: 14,943 sq ft
    Added: 09/01/17, Last Updated: 04/20/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 17266596
    Community: 655 - San Marino
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/20/2018 by 2%
    Status: Active


    Stunning focused architecture speaks volumes. Ramble through this San Marino beauty situated on this rare oversized lot. New remodel boasts hardwood flooring, custom design cabinetry, basement, Bertazzoni range, unique master suite with top shelf finishes and includes a split wing en-suite. Main living area is open yet defined from the total of four bedrooms. The custom kitchen combines stone, wood and stainless with just the right finishes and natural light. Enjoy two defined separate flex patio areas with and adjoining pergola. This home is well design and amazingly executed. Call today and make this house your home tomorrow.

    Listed with Miramar International


    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/!


  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:04:00 +0000: $1,818,800 :: 3831 Laurita Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,559 sq ft
    Lot Size: 16,890 sq ft
    Added: 10/28/17, Last Updated: 04/20/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: SW17246494
    Community: 699 - Not Defined
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/20/2018 by 1%
    Status: Active


    Brand New single story, open floor plan in a cul-de-sac. Large open floorplan. Large Kitchen island with granite counters, subzero refrigerator, Wolf appliances include gas range, with hood vent double oven, & microwave. Asko built in dishwasher, Electrolux built in Beverage center, Electrolux built in wine cooler, butler’s pantry, walk in pantry & Espresso cabinets with soft close feature throughout. Flat screen TV pre-wiring in living room and bedrooms. Pre-wired for speakers, pre-wired for security. Garage pre-wired for future electric vehicle and pre-plumbed for solar. This home is enough room to include Tech center space and Teen room. Creative Private courtyard with Loggia.

    Listed with D R Horton America's Builder


    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/!


  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:30:00 +0000: $3,390,000 :: 1126 S 10th Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,562 sq ft
    Lot Size: 19,852 sq ft
    Added: 04/20/18, Last Updated: 04/20/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS18076580
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    2018 Brand New construction !!!! Built by Tipping Construction is like no other. Robert Tong designed a single level with 6562 sqft home on a large lot close to 20,000 Sqft . This magnificent 6 bedroom 6.5 bath home boasts top of the line materials and workmanship with contemporary interior design .The entry court yard opens to a open floor plan to formal living/dining room connected with a handsome fire place, study/library room , entertainment area includes the 14 feet high ceiling family room with open kitchen and home theater . The kitchen includes high end stainless steel appliances, a large island, and a catering kitchen and pantry. The 6 bedrooms all feature en suite bathrooms , one is separately located at front house . Stunning Master suite is spacious with a sitting area , double sinks , tub , shower and walk in closet. The backyard and court yard is a must have life style space that has multiple areas for entertaining. The home features gated surround drive way with lushed landscaping included olive trees . A must see property brings expansive entertaining to a modern life style . Arcadia's distinguished schools .

    Listed with KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY/ARCADIA


    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/!


  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:27:00 +0000: $1,375,000 :: 1203 N Chester Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,491 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,171 sq ft
    Added: 04/20/18, Last Updated: 04/20/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818001815
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Bungalow Heaven: One of Pasadena's most coveted neighborhoods, and named one of California's best neighborhoods by Sunset magazine! Known for architectural and historic homes, tree-lined streets, and great sense of community. This light and bright two story Cape Cod style home fits right in with its character details, and dazzles with modern convenience and amenities: freshly-painted interior, updated kitchen and bathrooms, expansive family room, and downstairs bedroom with en-suite bath. Upstairs, the luxurious master suite is complete with spa tub, standing shower, and large walk-in closet. Two more bright bedrooms upstairs share a full bathroom. Windows look out to the large backyard, with patio area under the Mulberry tree perfect for outdoor dining! Work from home or crave a yoga studio? Bonus room above the garage makes a perfect flexible space!

    Listed with Pacific Union International


    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/!


  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:27:00 +0000: $1,050,000 :: 1126 N 2nd N Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,750 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,521 sq ft
    Added: 04/20/18, Last Updated: 04/20/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818001814
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    This impeccably maintained home is in the highly sought-after Arcadia School District and features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (updated 2012) with a thoughtful and efficient floor plan. The spacious living spaces with beautiful hardwood floors include a formal living room with large picture window and double-sided brick fireplace and a large, cozy dining room with beautiful beamed ceilings that is open to the recently renovated gourmet kitchen (2015) with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. There is direct access to the manicured backyard with outdoor eating area, bbq, raised beds and beautiful lawn. The master bedroom features and en-suite bathroom and large closet as well as its own outdoor lounging area. Two additional bedrooms share the second bathroom. The attached 2-car garage with large attic space leads to a large laundry room with direct access to the kitchen. This convenient location has a high walkability factor to shops, restaurants and schools. A must see!

    Listed with Douglas Elliman of California, 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/!


  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:55:00 +0000: $1,100,000 :: 2316 S Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,852 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,309 sq ft
    Added: 03/07/18, Last Updated: 04/20/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: OC18053156
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/20/2018 by 4%
    Status: Active


    Single family home with new hickory hard wood floors throughout and new terra cotta tile floor in kitchen, European style kitchen maple wood cabinets with granite counters and stone backsplash, new windows, newer A/C system. Converted two car garage to guest quarters with 3/4 bathroom and attached two car carport. Fully professionally landscaped, new driveway and concrete block fence all around, attached deck and trellis, well maintained property. Fully professionally landscaped, new driveway and concrete block fence all around, attached deck and trellis, well maintained property.

    Listed with Dalton Real Estate


    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/!


  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:55:00 +0000: $2,670,000 :: 3379 Palermo Court, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,466 sq ft
    Lot Size: 19,419 sq ft
    Added: 01/08/18, Last Updated: 04/20/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818000100
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/20/2018 by 7%
    Status: Active


    This luxurious Mediterranean estate w/ San Marino Schools was built in 2011 w/ the finest materials and top quality finishes. It boasts 5 bedroom suites, 5.5BA, and an executive library on a 19,419 SF lot. There is 1 bedroom suite downstairs, along w/ the library, living room, family room, powder bathroom, breakfast nook, and state-of-the-art kitchen w/ professional stainless steel appliances. Up the newly carpeted grand staircase, there are 3 bedroom suites w/ their own well-appointed bathroom and spacious closet, laundry room, and a luxurious Master suite w/ a roomy retreat, fireplace, and large bathroom w/ Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, double sinks, and huge walk-in closet. There is also a beautiful courtyard by the entry, dual-zoned central A/C and heat, and a 3-car attached garage.This stunning home is ideal for luxurious living and entertaining all year round!

    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


    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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