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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?

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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.

  • Tue, 28 Jan 2020 05:22:00 +0000: $1,300,000 :: 895 N Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,438 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,002 sq ft
    Added: 01/14/20, Last Updated: 01/28/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: SR20008738
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/28/2020 by 4%
    Status: Active


    Elegant, charming, welcoming and sophisticated are just a few things you’ll think of when you first walk in to this house. Pride of ownership truly shines; with upgrades through out, this spacious home is a must see. It’s an entertainer's dream. This beautiful low maintenance home has everything, large living room and dining room, 6 bedrooms plus an office den, 5 bathrooms, covered patio room, and a basement ready for you to convert into an elegant wine cellar or anything else your heart desires! Plus a 2 car detached garage that can easily be converted into an ADU. Enjoy the large front yard space and back yard perfect for outdoor entertainment during the warm summer days. Conveniently located close to freeways and shopping Centers. Come fall in love with this stellar home!

    Listed with Jonathan Mercado Castaneda CalDRE: 02001486, GPC Realty Group


    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/!


  • Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:55:00 +0000: $1,198,000 :: 1007 Rose Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,144 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,031 sq ft
    Added: 01/27/20, Last Updated: 01/27/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: PF20017476
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Reimagined Pasadena Bungalow tucked on a street lined with oak trees and sidewalks. The main house has been meticulously renovated with new kitchen and baths, wide plank wood flooring throughout, recessed lighting, and fresh paint. A separate full guest house offers many living options. The backyard is a serene oasis for relaxing and dining alfresco, featuring a covered patio, drought-tolerant landscaping and the soothing sound of a built-in fountain. The main house (1514± sq ft) is flooded with natural light from large windows. The open concept floor plan is bright and airy, flowing from the living room, dining area, and spacious kitchen, to the family room which opens to the tranquil backyard. The master suite also opens to the yard, and features a contemporary bath with double-sink vanity and walk-in shower. Two additional bedrooms, a fully remodeled bath, and one car garage complete the main house. The stunning new kitchen boasts solid wood mission cabinets, quartz countertops, stainless appliances, and ample storage counter space. The detached guest house (630± sq ft) is in excellent condition and includes a bedroom, full bath, living room and kitchen. Large laundry and storage room has a separate entrance behind the guest house. This desirable property is located in a wonderful Northeast Pasadena neighborhood near Victory Park Farmer’s Market, Eaton Canyon hiking trails, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Hastings Ranch shops and restaurants, and trendy Washington Village.

    Listed with Sharon Verani CalDRE: 01855187, 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/!


  • Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:29:00 +0000: $2,098,000 :: 425 Plumosa Drive, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,074 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,100 sq ft
    Added: 01/27/20, Last Updated: 01/27/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: PF20017518
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active


    Situated on a storybook street of character homes, this charming Georgian Colonial was designed by well-respected local architect, Frederick H. Kennedy Jr. This stately home provides the perfect balance of gracious formal elements like dental molding and hardwood floors, and the contemporary features ideal for modern living. The formal living room has a wonderful fireplace and French doors that lead out to a spacious covered porch and the newly redesigned rear yard, pool/spa and covered BBQ/outdoor dining area. The family room also has a fireplace, some built-in book shelves, and is open to the gourmet kitchen. The formal dining room showcases the elegant windows and custom woodwork that are present throughout the home. Downstairs there is a large bedroom and bath that could be a maid’s quarters or in-law’s suite. Upstairs features 3 beds, including a large master suite with an attached office, large walk-in closet and bath. The two other upstairs beds are serviced by an adjacent full bath. One of the beds has an attached playroom & opens to the veranda. This is a special home awaiting the lucky next owner.

    Listed with Gretchen Seager CalDRE: 01217500, 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, 26 Jan 2020 09:40:00 +0000: $895,000 :: 6510 Temple City Boulevard, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,042 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,317 sq ft
    Added: 12/12/19, Last Updated: 01/26/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: CV19278191
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Nearly 50% of this home is BRAND NEW as a result of a newly completed 972 sf addition consisting of 3 bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms. The original portion of the home is re-imagined to an open concept floor plan, and is newly renovated including remodeled kitchen featuring grey cabinets, white quartz counters & new stainless steel appliances, remodeled bathroom, windows, & flooring, and plumbing system. Beautiful laminate flooring throughout. Other new feature are central air conditioning & heating system, new water heater, and electrical service panel. In addition to the living room, there is a family room area and a formal dining room. The long driveway leads to a newly renovated 2 car garage with fully finished interior and recessed ceiling lighting, and has a new garage door as well. Plenty of driveway parking room for 4-5 cars. Rear yard is a blank canvas.

    Listed with KEVIN HOLLINGSWORTH CalDRE: 01750277, NEXUS REAL ESTATE SERVICES


    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, 25 Jan 2020 19:27:00 +0000: $2,588,800 :: 370 Walnut Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,849 sq ft
    Lot Size: 16,139 sq ft
    Added: 01/25/20, Last Updated: 01/25/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR20017930
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Nestled in the Baldwin Stocker neighborhood of Arcadia, this charming Mediterranean home offers 5 Bedrooms and Playground Backyard with a Sparkling Pool and Spa. Superbly situated on the North-Facing Lot of over 16,000sf with an extra wide Circular Driveway, the enchanting front greets you and guests with the Stone Front and Double Doors entry with lush landscaping. The Sun kissed Living Room features gorgeous High Ceilings, a warm Fireplace, Crystal Chandeliers, Recessed Lights and Marble Floors. Stunning French Style Windows throughout the formal Living Room, Dining Room, private Office, Family Room with open vistas of the backyard. The Chef's Kitchen offers Granite Countertops, Center Island, Breakfast Nook, and Wok-Kitchen. Adjacent to the kitchen, is the large family room with its cozy Fireplace, Wood Floors, Recessed Lights, and beautiful Backyard views with Pool and Fruit Trees. The Master Bedroom offers more magical views from the generous Balcony and the Master Bathroom with a Spa Tub, dual Vanities and a large Walk-in Closet. There are 3 additional En-Suite Bedrooms upstairs with the much desirable downstairs Master Bedroom and En-Suite Bath as well. Enjoy the epitome of California Indoor - Outdoor lifestyle, with extraordinary Views, private and mature landscaped grounds. Award winning Arcadia Schools and conveniently close to the Santa Anita Westfield Shopping Malls, Golf Court, Santa Anita Race Track, Methodist Hospital, Arboretum Park, Schools, etc.

    Listed with Maggie Ly CalDRE: 01385106, Re/Max Premier Prop SanMarino


    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, 25 Jan 2020 14:35:00 +0000: $2,858,000 :: 1930 Lorain Road, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,936 sq ft
    Lot Size: 12,633 sq ft
    Added: 07/08/19, Last Updated: 01/25/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819003143
    Community: 655 - San Marino
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/25/2020 by 1%
    Status: Active


    Welcome to this stunning English Tudor home on beautiful Lorain Road. With close proximity to award-winning schools and the Crowell Library, this is in one of San Marino's most sought-after areas. The home features four bedrooms and three baths, a formal living room with fireplace and leaded windows, a dining room with Philippine mahogany paneling, a spacious family room with brick fireplace and built-in bookcases, and a large kitchen with a breakfast area. Upstairs is a luxurious master retreat. The suite includes the oversized master bedroom with window seat and leaded glass windows, a professionally designed walk-in closet with built-in cabinetry, an oversized master bath, a computer room, and an office.The backyard is an entertainer's delight. A large patio with a fountain adjoins the home. Behind the patio, sits a beautiful lawn and rose garden. A sparkling pool and spa, firepit, and entertainment area with two dressing rooms complete the backyard. This incredible setting is enhanced with professional landscaping, an indoor-outdoor sound system, and ambient lighting throughout the yard. This is San Marino living at its best!

    Listed with Carol Anne Kazanjian CalDRE: 00470109, 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/!


  • Sat, 25 Jan 2020 12:31:00 +0000: $1,449,000 :: 150 Sequoia Drive, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,270 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
    Added: 01/25/20, Last Updated: 01/25/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 820000296
    Community: 647 - Pasadena (SW)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Marvelous opportunity to own a 4 bedroom 2 bath home with majestic views of the San Gabriel Mountains, downtown Pasadena,and the LA skyline. Located in the San Rafael neighborhood, this home features a fully furnished kitchen adjacent to a large deck perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining. The living room ishighlighted by a charming fireplace and french doors that open to a patio with panoramic views. Natural light fills the dining area and is a perfect setting for relaxed and formal meals. The downstairsarea offers a vintage bar and family room with fireplace, and entertainment system. Centrally located with easy access toPasadena, Rose Bowl, DTLA, and the San Fernando & San Gabriel Valleys.

    Listed with Ruth McNevin CalDRE: 00959688, Re/Max Tri-City 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, 25 Jan 2020 08:20:00 +0000: $2,388,888 :: 1241 Encino Drive, Pasadena CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,848 sq ft
    Lot Size: 21,127 sq ft
    Added: 01/24/20, Last Updated: 01/25/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR20017308
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active


    Motivated seller! one of the most unique property in the most desirable area OAK KNOLL. Designed by the Architect John L. Pugsley.

    Listed with Tony Krmzyan CalDRE: 00843116, Re/Max Premier Prop 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, 25 Jan 2020 08:20:00 +0000: $1,650,000 :: 925 Catalpa Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,799 sq ft
    Lot Size: 12,668 sq ft
    Added: 01/21/20, Last Updated: 01/25/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR20017647
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOOD IN ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE AREAS OF ARCADIA! CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, FREEWAY, AND SCHOOLS. THIS 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME IS READY FOR YOUR REMODEL, ADDITION OF SQUARE FOOTAGE, OR REBUILD. BRING YOUR CREATIVE EYE, DESIGNER, OR ARCHITECT TO SEE THIS LOVELY HOME ON A LARGE LOT.

    Listed with Yue Xiao CalDRE: 01960766, eXp Realty 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/!


  • Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:13:00 +0000: $1,095,000 :: 14 Oak Knoll Gardens Drive, Pasadena CA, 91106 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,136 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,273 sq ft
    Added: 11/30/19, Last Updated: 01/25/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: OC19273222
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 1/25/2020 by 1%
    Status: Active


    PRIVATE AMERICAN BEAUTY QUINTESSENTIAL. 2 BEDROOMS + 1.5 BATHROOMS. PLUS ART/OFFICE STUDIO. Excellent location on a prestigious, historical and private drive in Pasadena. Short distance to Lake Ave Shops, Cal Tech, Langham Hotel, and main sites. Lovely home for a family residence, vacation home, or investment rental, documented $4700 per month. Elegant living room with hardwood floors, the warming fireplace surrounded by windows. Enlightened dining room with hardwood floors and opening to a peaceful covered terrace. Covered brick terrace daily living space with a marble water fountain and garden. Embracing brick terraces with a beautiful rose garden for entertaining, morning meditation, and midnight peace. Designer kitchen w/stainless steel appliances blue Caesar Stone and new hardwood floor, updated. Laundry room stack washer and dryer and storage. Master bedroom with serenity embraced by windows, a large closet . Front bedroom with garden atmosphere, view of the lavender mountains and rose garden. Elegant Master Bathroom, Bachelor bathroom with new hardwood floors. Six dedicated parking spaces . Updates in the entire house, newly redone paint interior and exterior.

    Listed with Emmett Dalton CalDRE: 00959147, 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/!


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