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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.

  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:23:00 +0000: $1,599,000 :: 1771 Devon Road, Pasadena CA, 91103 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,942 sq ft
    Lot Size: 21,780 sq ft
    Added: 09/19/17, Last Updated: 09/20/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 817001943
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    Tract: Inside CA
    Status: Active


    Views, Views, views! This architectural residence is a crown jewel, atop the hills of Linda Vista, with sweeping views of the Rose Bowl, the city lights of downtown, the arroyo and Brookside Golf Course. Truly one of the most amazingly sited homes in Pasadena. The stunning Mid-Century has been reimagined with elegant finishes and high-end appointments throughout. This three bedroom, three bath home, with pool, gives you the feeling that you have stepped into a private retreat. You enter from a gated, Zen-like courtyard, with a trickling pond and waterfall, that allow the stresses of everyday life to slip away. You are then welcomed into the light-filled, open floor plan with an adjoining living and dining area that features expansive wall-to-wall windows which frame (see more...)

    Listed with Podley 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/!


  • Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000: $1,598,000 :: 3277 New York Drive, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,565 sq ft
    Lot Size: 20,037 sq ft
    Added: 09/19/17, Last Updated: 09/20/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR17212807
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Luxurious contemporary modern home built in 2011, tucked hillside, offers panoramic city lights and mountain views and privacy. This home is located on a private drive and street just north of New York Dr. Bright and airy open floor plan. The modern kitchen features Scavolini Cabinets, Ceaserstone countertops, Professional Bosch-Dishwasher/Range hood, Bertazzoni-Italia 5 burner master series range, oven and stainless sink in an island. The living room and dining area overlooking the city lights view. The second floor has 3 bedrooms, laundry room and one bathroom. Spacious master suite which consists of sitting area, walk in closet, high ceilings and balcony with amazing view. New remolded master bathroom with new modern bath tub and cabinet, double sinks, and floor, separate shower. Recessed lighting. Wood floor throughout except 3 single bedrooms. Security alarm system with video monitor. Beautiful landscape. Central Air condition and heating system. Private security gate. Attached two car garage.

    Listed with ReMax 2000 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/!


  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:27:00 +0000: $6,630,000 :: 1199 Chateau Road, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    8 beds, 9 baths
    Home size: 9,861 sq ft
    Lot Size: 112,384 sq ft
    Added: 06/03/16, Last Updated: 09/19/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 316005182
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Gated French Chateau inspired estate nestled in a setting with commanding views of the Arroyo Seco, Annandale Golf Course and downtown Los Angeles. This stunning property was designed by noted architects Marston & Maybury and built concurrently with the same materials and craftsmen as the famed St Andrews Church in Pasadena. Filled with timeless architectural details including imported Italian marble, rich woods, ornate plaster details and crystal chandeliers, all built with Old World craftsmanship unparalleled in today's construction. Enjoy gracious living in a warm and welcoming home featuring a thoughtful floor plan with spacious rooms appropriate for formal events and daily family life. Over two and half acres of vast lawns, flagstone terraces, spacious gardens and a stone BBQ house pr

    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residental 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/!


  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:25:00 +0000: $3,600,000 :: 2131 Homet Road, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,343 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
    Added: 06/20/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR17139117
    Community: 655 - San Marino
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/15/2017 by 2%
    Status: Active


    New price!Completed in 2013, this magnificent custom-built home is the epitome of San Marino's architecture at its finest. Nestled in one of San Marino's exclusive neighborhoods, this south-facing property has mountain views and easy access to shopping as well as San Marino's award winning school district. The 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath property comes complete with downstairs guest bedroom perfect for nanny or overnight guest. Master suite has jet soaking tub, sauna, shower; voluminous walk-in closet has been strategically designed with the potential to be used as nursery. Designed with features for the discerning buyer including grand chandeliers, marble flooring, and a gourmet main and wok kitchen, complete with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Elegant built-in cabinetry, wet bar, exquisite imported quartzite jade counter tops, and two laundry areas. A rare find and must-see!

    Listed with Keller Williams 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/!


  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:46:00 +0000: $1,138,000 :: 125 W Santa Anita Ter, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,112 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
    Added: 07/26/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS17169717
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/26/2017 by 4%
    Status: Active


    New price for a quick sale. This gorgeous single story ranch style home is located in the prime Baldwin Stocker area on a peaceful tree-line street. With the most desirable South facing orientation and pride of long term ownership, it decorates with classic old charming style. With an open floor plan, it features 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms including one master suite. Total living size 2112 square feet. Dining room connects with a huge family room (a.k.a an entertainer’s delight room). Family room and living room have wide sliding door to oversee the back yard view. Open kitchen offers plenty of space with a central cook island. Separated breakfast area and dining room. All the bedrooms and bathroom are in great size. The whole layout is impressively airy and abundance of natural light. Two car attached garage with ample storage space. Central Air & heating system. 5 year roof and new plumping. Close to Arcadia schools, library, shopping centers, restaurant, Arboretum, Santa Anita Race Track and Westfield mall with convenient freeway access.

    Listed with RE/MAX PREMIER/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/!


  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:33:00 +0000: $1,290,000 :: 604 Estrella Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,949 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
    Added: 09/19/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS17216637
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    One story single family home located in Arcadia desirable area, 4 bed room/2 baths built in 1995, new paint, new flooring and new lighting fixtures, high ceiling, extra wide hallway, 2 car attached garage, short distance to Baldwin Stocker Elementary School, nice back yard with many fruit trees, buyer to cooperate with seller 1031 exchange at no cost to the buyer.

    Listed with KO TAI 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/!


  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:15:00 +0000: $1,850,000 :: 1300 Winston Avenue, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,694 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,761 sq ft
    Added: 09/19/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR17216317
    Community: 655 - San Marino
    Status: Active


    Charming California Ranch style home located on a tree lined street North of Huntington in San Marino. This home consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with family room, formal dining room, beautiful sunroom that open to a large lot consisting of over 12,000 square feet. Kitchen has a darling bay window perfect for looking out to the yard while sitting in your kitchen. This beautiful property has been remodeled with all new kitchen and baths as well as hardwood floors and fixtures. All new Anderson wood cased windows have also been installed throughout and shows extremely well. The generous size backyard consists of a in ground jacuzzi, a outdoor patio area to the rear of the backyard as well as a 2 car garage. Come check out this incredibly charming property in one San Marino's nicest areas with San Marino Schools.

    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/!


  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:15:00 +0000: $1,598,000 :: 2871 Clarmeya Lane, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,880 sq ft
    Lot Size: 50,965 sq ft
    Added: 09/19/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 817001931
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    This one of a kind adobe home sits on a spectacular 1.17 acre lot on the Pasadena Hillside with commanding views of downtown LA, the Western skyline and the San Gabriel Mountains. This lot is completely unique; situated by itself on top of Kinneloa Mesa you will come home to your own private, secluded sanctuary. The Great Room with FP is flanked by 2 outdoor patios perfect for California style indoor outdoor living.In addition, there is a covered patio with views, a patio situated to the city light views, and a staircase to the hillside citrus garden. The chef's kitchen is adjacent to the Butler's pantry which has a beverage/wine refrigerator and a 2nd oven. All systems were upgraded in 2012 including new electrical panel, new gas lines, new septic, new roof and new driveway.

    Listed with Norm Haley 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/!


  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:16:00 +0000: $1,100,000 :: 2027 S 7th Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,820 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
    Added: 09/18/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR17216066
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    This beautiful, cozy home is located in the great neighborhood of Arcadia. Located on a quiet street, this home had a large upgrade done recently. It has a gorgeous front yard and large windows throughout the house that provide perfect ambient lighting, along with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This single family home has a large family room with a fireplace located in the center of the home and a spacious kitchen with a built-in gas stove, garbage disposal and trash compactor, it has all the amenities you would ever need. This amazing home also comes with a beautiful covered patio and in-ground pool area for entertaining guests and family members. This charming, lovely home is a rare opportunity and a must see!

    Listed with ValleyCrest 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/!


  • Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:08:00 +0000: $5,780,000 :: 1351 Bedford Road, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,702 sq ft
    Lot Size: 19,602 sq ft
    Added: 09/19/17, Last Updated: 09/19/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: CV17215481
    Community: 655 - San Marino
    Status: Active


    Located in the prestigious Huntington Library area of San Marino, this immaculately maintained French Country Estate offers the best of San Marino. Beautifully remodeled & updated, this luxury home offers both a traditional feel & modern convenience in its intelligent 6 bedroom, 6 baths, 5,702 sq.ft. floor plan (per REST) which sits on a 19,881 sq.ft. lot. The formal areas offer an elegant feel with high ceilings in the entry, peg & groove wood floors, & a huge living room with large windows & views of the gorgeous yard, recessed lighting, & a spectacular fireplace. The adjacent formal library is clad with beautiful rich woods, large windows, & serves as a the perfect place to work or entertain. The spacious formal dining room is another showpiece with an elegant chandelier, custom moldings, & large windows. The kitchen was recently remodeled with custom cabinets, beautiful granite counters, a spacious breakfast nook & top of the line appliances such as the Thermador refrigerator and freezer, a food warming area, & a professional ice maker. The large master bedroom is complete with fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet, & a completely remodeled master bath. The 4 other bedrooms are spacious and bright. The professional landscaped yard features a large pool & spa, outdoor fireplace, & beautiful mature trees. All of this luxury includes an ideal location just blocks from San Marino’s top rated Elementary & Middle schools. This San Marino home is truly a masterpiece!

    Listed with 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/!


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