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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.

  • Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:40:00 +0000: $1,199,000 :: 123 San Miguel, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,225 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,488 sq ft
    Added: 09/21/18, Last Updated: 10/19/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18231571
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/19/2018 by 6%
    Status: Active


    A well maintained beautiful home located in the desirable neighborhood of garden area. Award-winning Arcadia Unified School District. This home features 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms. A large master suite with its own living room that also can be used as a home office and leads to the backyard directly. Spacious family room connected with the open kitchen provides a perfect place for the family and friends to sit down to enjoy quality time. A large backyard with BBQ and Patio area provide tons of entertainment. Close to schools, restaurants, parks, bus stations, Westfield Mall, Arcadia Methodist Hospital and easy access to the Freeways. It's in the heart of Arcadia but is a quiet street. This is your dream home.

    Listed with Susan Yin CalDRE:01911456, 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/!


  • Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:35:00 +0000: $1,198,000 :: 619 Mound Avenue, South Pasadena CA, 91030 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,136 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,485 sq ft
    Added: 10/18/18, Last Updated: 10/19/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR18254048
    Community: 658 - So. Pasadena
    Status: Active


    This is a beautiful remarkable historic home features spacious one-story floor plan with formal living room. Large authentic windows and homey fireplace. Open kitchen with cozy dining area. Beautiful finished laminate wood floors offer unique smoothness and shining touch throughout the house. There are charming 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms offering relax serenity and privacy. Beyond the wisteria, lies an admirable backyard garden, and a tucked away detached 2-car garage. Shaded by trees, the front porch is a relax and sit back area to enhance the mornings or evenings. Zoning: R3. Award Winning South Pasadena Unified School District (Vista Elementary School-10, South Pasadena Middle School-10 and South Pasadena High School-10 ). within minutes away from the historical 110 FWY, nearby shops/stores, markets and restaurants.

    Listed with Amy Ji CalDRE:01743616, 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/!


  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:53:00 +0000: $1,150,000 :: 1963 Casa Grande Street, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,754 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,102 sq ft
    Added: 09/20/18, Last Updated: 10/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 318003843
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Not Applicable-646 (NA646)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/18/2018 by 4%
    Status: Active


    Classic California living is re-imagined with all of today's amenities in this 3bed/3bath Cape Cod style home nestled in one of the best pockets of NE Pasadena. Enter past a lush green grass yard and covered front porch and into the spacious living room that opens up to a masterfully updated chef's kitchen boasting white shaker cabinetry, quartz countertops, bar seating and stainless steel appliances; everything you will need to prepare the perfect meal for your family to enjoy in the grand formal dining room just around the corner. After dinner, curl up w/ a book or host movie night in the massive family room w/vaulted ceilings and stone fireplace. in the evenings, head upstairs to the spacious master w/deep walk in closet and en-suite bath w/floating twin vanity, chic carrara marble tile, oversized glass shower and detached soaking tub. Double french doors lead out back to a fenced and grassy backyard that has been landscaped to perfection - All neighborhood conveniences are just a stone's throw away, but with snap access to the 210, Old Town, and the nat'l forest to the north!

    Listed with Jessica Romero CalDRE:01920921, 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/!


  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:53:00 +0000: $1,598,888 :: 884 Old Mill Road, Pasadena CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,771 sq ft
    Lot Size: 5,197 sq ft
    Added: 09/18/18, Last Updated: 10/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818004636
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/18/2018 by 5%
    Status: Active


    Luxury with a casual elegance, this timeless gated 1926 English Cottage home sits in the most prestigious Oak Knoll Neighborhood. It offers incredible serenity, delightfully intimate interior and intricate landscaping. The inviting formal foyer welcomes you home. Main floor boasts bright and spacious living room with a brick fireplace. This well-designed living room has a view showcasing the beautiful front garden. Stunning formal dining room and breakfast room. Two comfortable bedrooms with 3/4 bathroom. Exceptional kitchen offers quartz counter top, custom-built solid wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting and designer kitchen tile flooring. A separate laundry where you can exit to the back and the two car garage. An elegant staircase with wrought iron banister leads you to the second floor where it has three bedrooms and one full bathroom. Enjoy the lovely office and a rooftop deck. There are hardwood floors throughout and a California basement. The Langham Huntington, an iconic Landmark Hotel is two blocks away. Other upgrades: new 220 electrical panel, copper plumbing, new electrical, dual zone central air & heat, sewer relined, exterior drainage and more.

    Listed with Shanshan Lin CalDRE:01900299, 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/!


  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:53:00 +0000: $2,250,000 :: 1860 Linda Vista Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91103 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,850 sq ft
    Lot Size: 15,005 sq ft
    Added: 08/25/18, Last Updated: 10/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 318003439
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    Tract: Not Applicable-645 (NA645)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/18/2018 by 6%
    Status: Active


    This is a completely rebuilt just like a brand new home. Located on a large sprawling 15,000 sq. ft. lot. The moment you enter this home you can see the quality and attention to detail. 4 bedrooms, 4/1/2 baths, gourmet kitchen w/Thermador buit-ins. First floor has master w/canyon views, bedroom w/on-suite, living room w/fireplace and French doors o patio, dining rm. w/access to patio. Light oak floors, and an office. Down stairs another master suite, laundry, 4th bedroom, 3/4 bath, family room with fireplace, a cozy wine room. Great access to outdoor living and bar-be-que area. This is an exciting smart home with the latest technology. The best Home in this beautiful neighborhood.

    Listed with Andrew Awaida CalDRE:01018186, Re/Max Optima


    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/!


  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:46:00 +0000: $879,000 :: 2112 Queensberry Road, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,072 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,714 sq ft
    Added: 07/19/18, Last Updated: 10/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818003578
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Other
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/18/2018 by 7%
    Status: Active


    MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION! At $425 per square foot makes this the best and lowest priced home in the Neighborhood. Tastefully updated traditional home situated in Pasadena's sought after Brigden Ranch neighborhood. The home offers a well designed floor plan perfect for entertaining and relaxing family living. The spacious elegant layout with an open and airy feel leads you into the large living room with formal dining area featuring sliding glass doors with wood style shutters allowing lots of natural light. The open and fully remodeled gourmet kitchen features Quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, temperature control wine cooler, elegant kitchen cabinets and a large center island located adjacent to the open family room making it the perfect family gathering spot. There are three bedrooms including a spacious master bedroom suite, and two remodeled bathrooms. Additional features include, private backyard with large patio area, double vanities, granite counter tops, modern light fixtures and recessed lighting throughout, laminate wood flooring, copper plumbing and updated electrical system, central air and heat, two-car attached garage with laundry area.

    Listed with Daniel Gomez CalDRE:01131989, Dilbeck 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/!


  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:43:00 +0000: $1,450,000 :: 482 W Woodruff Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,000 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,478 sq ft
    Added: 10/18/18, Last Updated: 10/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: SR18253474
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    A BUILDER/DEVELOPER'S DREAM! 40% COMPLETED WITH A BRILLIANT START-UP DESIGN! FANTASTIC STREET AND NEIGHBORHOOD OF LIKE STYLED PROPERTIES! TRUTH BE TOLD...YOU CAN'T GO WRONG - ONLY RIGHT!

    Listed with Lois Gerace CalDRE:00923313, Re/Max Olson Estates


    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/!


  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:27:00 +0000: $1,590,000 :: 1630 E California Boulevard, Pasadena CA, 91106 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,256 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,486 sq ft
    Added: 10/18/18, Last Updated: 10/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18253379
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    This Spanish style single family home sits in the tranquil North of the Huntington neighborhood of Pasadena. This home boasts an expansive front yard and a detached two-car garage. The new owner will delight in this ideally positioned home in humanities’ academic district, with every living convenience easy to reach. Very close to Caltech, PCC, Art Center, The Huntington Library, local parks, South Lake Shopping District, Hastings Ranch Shopping, and Old Town Pasadena. The mid-century home spans a well-designed layout generously spread across two levels. It features a spacious living room with fireplace, open kitchen, a light-filled formal dining room, a large den, laundry room, office, five nice-sized bedrooms, and 4.5 bathrooms. It also has a solarium room with skylights excluded in the square footage. There is a large guest house next to the garage; it features a living area with high ceiling and skylights, dining area, and a full bathroom, perfect for hosting guests and providing unparalleled privacy. The property also features updated copper plumbing, hardwood flooring, plentiful closet storage spaces, and two stairways leading to the second floor. The property requires some renovation and repairs and is on offer in as-is current condition. It represents a fantastic flip opportunity with heaps of potential. It is waiting to be revitalized for you to make your cozy nest a reality or snap up this superb investment opportunity to add to your portfolio now!

    Listed with Jerry Sun CalDRE:01338788, RE/MAX Premier 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/!


  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:23:00 +0000: $929,900 :: 3865 Cartwright Street, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,478 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,008 sq ft
    Added: 07/11/18, Last Updated: 10/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: SW18166849
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/18/2018 by 5%
    Status: Active


    Nestled in the beautiful foothills of Upper Hastings Ranch this charming home has been tastefully renovated and updated throughout. This home boasts a bright and open floor plan with a new kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, new custom cabinets, and granite counter tops. Each of the four bedrooms feature new carpeting and paint. This home located minutes away from award winning Schools, parks, golfing, the 210 freeway, and the Historic Old Town Pasadena featuring fabulous shopping and dining!

    Listed with Brian Richard CalDRE:01705437, Richard 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/!


  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:30:00 +0000: $1,053,000 :: 951 Portola Drive, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,110 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,183 sq ft
    Added: 08/14/18, Last Updated: 10/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18223529
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/18/2018 by 7%
    Status: Active


    This lovely home in The Village neighborhood has had the benefit of having only one owner since 1972. Pride of ownership shows throughout. There are so many upgrades including: central air, roll-up garage door, some copper plumbing, carpeting, painting, tile roof, automatic sprinklers and colorful landscaping. Lots of windows allow natural sunlight to flood into each room adding to the cheery, homey ambiance. There is an addition that was there when the owner moved in and it may or may not be included in the square footage. It's a great room to sit and relax and enjoy the mountain view or use as a quiet home-office space. A covered patio is an added bonus overlooking a huge backyard. The lot is almost 9,200 sq. ft., giving you plenty of options to expand, rebuild or add a pool. Settle in a comfy chair on the wide front porch and take in the sights that this beautiful neighborhood has to offer including families of peacocks, peahens with chicks. Located in the AWARD WINNING ARCADIA SCHOOL DISTRICT, it is walking distance to Hugo Reid Elementary. Conveniently freeway close to Downtown Los Angeles and minutes from Pasadena. The new H Supermarket is just around the corner. Westfield Shopping Center is also minutes away with a large theater and plenty of great restaurants. The near-by County Arboretum is the perfect spot for quiet, calming walks or your daily run. Lots of curb appeal! This home is a MUST SEE and PRICED WELL to sell quickly.

    Listed with Mikki Porretta CalDRE:01001649, Dilbeck 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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