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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.

  • Mon, 20 May 2019 05:44:00 +0000: $1,799,000 :: 8 W Pamela Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,484 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,471 sq ft
    Added: 05/19/19, Last Updated: 05/20/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR19117203
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Rare opportunity of buying an elegant house originally designed and built by an architect/builder for his own dream home in the most desirable area in Arcadia city. Walking distance to Arcadia HS; Award-winning elementary, Baldwin Stocker. Close to 3,500 sf living space and about 7,700 sf lot. It features 5 spacious bedrooms (county record error shows 4 bdrm), and 3 full baths, formal living & dining room, and family room with marble fireplace. 1 bed & bath on first level. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter top opens to spacious family room and breakfast nook. Upstairs, a double-door huge master suite with a walk-in closet, Jacuzzi tub, and dual sink vanities. Top line NEW cooktop, range hood, oven-microwave combo, dishwasher and water heater. New painted interior and exterior throughout. New carpet upstairs. Solid wood floor downstairs. Tiles and marble floors in kitchen and bathrooms. 3 car attached garage with lots of cabinets for storage. Newly replaced dual set air conditioner condenser. Separate laundry room. Manicured backyard features a newly-built patio for entertainment. Variety of fruit trees give you fruits all year round. Generous use of solid wood throughout the house, including the high quality wood stairs and stair rails, many built-in wood storage cabinets both downstairs & upstairs, and built-in entertainment center in family room with stereo ceiling speakers. Inter-com in every room, central vacuum system. Wired security camera system.

    Listed with Yiping Wang CalDRE: 01978406, United Real Estate Los Angeles


    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, 20 May 2019 05:26:00 +0000: $1,000,000 :: 1413 Valencia Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,861 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,005 sq ft
    Added: 03/10/19, Last Updated: 05/20/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: CV19053564
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Come see this picture perfect home nestled in one of the best neighborhood of NE Pasadena on a quiet tree-lined street. This renovated home features three spacious bedrooms with walk in closets, two remodeled bathrooms, a formal open light & bright living room and dining room with beautiful canyon and mountain views. The generously sized, updated eat-in kitchen has all new LED recessed lighting, ample cabinet and counter space great for all kitchen kings and queens. Amenities include entertainment sized yard, 2 car detached garage, real hardwood floors throughout, crown moulding, 3 year old roof, newer HVAC system, dual pane windows and more. This home is walking distance to the desirable Eaton Canyon nature park and hiking center, schools and parks. Close proximity to the 210 fwy, and the new Gold line metro services for the fast downtown Los Angeles commuting. Minutes from Old town Pasadena, and the famous Rose Bowl. This home is A MUST SEE to appreciate!

    Listed with KEVIN WATSON CalDRE: 01820631, RE/MAX TIME 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, 19 May 2019 15:33:00 +0000: $2,980,000 :: 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: 04/10/19, Last Updated: 05/19/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR19080655
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/19/2019 by 9%
    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, 19 May 2019 11:51:00 +0000: $1,598,000 :: 501 W Foothill Boulevard, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,493 sq ft
    Lot Size: 18,374 sq ft
    Added: 05/19/19, Last Updated: 05/19/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR19116937
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Beautiful single-story house in North Arcadia,Santa Anita Oaks. 2493 sqft living area has 3 spacious bedrooms, including 2 masters and 2.5 baths, living room, family room and formal dinning room on 18,374 sqft lot. Large living room and family room both with fireplaces. Formal dinning room has wainscoting. Comfortable kitchen with breakfast area. Main master bedroom has build-in dressing table. Two bedrooms have separate entrances and walk-in closets. Separate laundry room, Newer central air, new exterior paint, and new interior paint in some of areas. Backyard includes a swimming pool and open patio. Two car detached garage. Excellent Arcadia School District. Easy access to the 210 freeway, Westfield shopping mall, LA County Arboretum and City of Pasadena.

    Listed with Kathy Chiu CalDRE: 01203743, Coldwell Banker George 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, 19 May 2019 09:43:00 +0000: $2,600,000 :: 134 N San Rafael Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,477 sq ft
    Lot Size: 24,394 sq ft
    Added: 05/19/19, Last Updated: 05/19/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819002331
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Welcome to Casa de Los Arboles. Built in 1978 and sited amongst mature trees across from the prestigious Annandale Golf Club in West Pasadena, Casa del los Arboles is a stunning tri-level pied-a-terre, a modern-style Spanish home with beautiful golf course and treetop views. Offering an abundance of light, vaulted ceilings and views from most every window, the unique floor plan creates the perfect space for elegant entertaining, while also allowing its residents space for comfortable living and a sense of privacy. Featuring 4-bedrooms and 4-bathrooms this tranquil offering has an updated kitchen with an adjacent breakfast area and access to a private patio and gardens, updated bathrooms, an over-sized living room with a fireplace and picturesque views, a formal dining room and a spacious family room with an Onyx-faced fireplace doors that open to an exterior balcony overlooking a lovely stone patio. The large master suite is a true respite, featuring a sitting area, outdoor balcony and a sumptuous bath with double sinks and an over-sized shower. A 2-car attached garage with direct interior access, a laundry room, and an abundance of storage complete the floor plan. The gardens feature areas of both sun and shade, while an above-ground spa and a pu

    Listed with Rita Whitney CalDRE: 01209004, The Agency


    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, 18 May 2019 20:55:00 +0000: $1,165,000 :: 1045 Don Robles Street, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,264 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,390 sq ft
    Added: 05/01/19, Last Updated: 05/18/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: CV19098835
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/18/2019 by 3%
    Status: Active


    Tucked away in a shady corner surrounded by oak trees is this lovely home w/arched front sitting porch painted in neutral colors that mimic its natural surroundings. Come inside & be impressed by the gorgeous hardwood floors & light filled rooms painted in colors of nature. Large formal livingroom w/crown molding opens into an elegant formal diningroom w/French pocket doors, crown molding & iron chandelier. Classically designed kitchen featuring black & grey granite, stainless-steel appliances, 5 burner cook top, double pantries & display shelves to show off your favorite dishes. Recessed lighting, breakfast counter & informal dining area w/ backyard access shares it’s space w/familyroom where the fireplace is the star! Ascend the stairs to find 2 bedrooms w/walk-in closets & backyard views, a delightful upstairs bath w/mosaic tile floors, creamy vanilla cabinetry, center display/storage cabinet, double sinks, salt & pepper granite & wainscoting. Master Suite has a big picture window offering tree top views, walk-in closet & a modern minimalist style Mater Bath w/brushed nickel accents the look. Double sinks & medicine cabinets, hotel style towel bar, frameless glass shower w/niches & a jetted tub- the perfect stress reliever. In the backyard, one of a kind oasis of shade & greenery awaits w/mature plants in multiple textures, large stones outline walking paths inviting you to take a stroll where there is a grassy area for play & a Koi pond. Come & be immersed by nature!

    Listed with KEVIN SHIN CalDRE: 01879178, REALTY MASTERS & ASSOCIATES


    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, 18 May 2019 18:49:00 +0000: $1,999,900 :: 3205 Lombardy Road, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,728 sq ft
    Lot Size: 15,747 sq ft
    Added: 04/18/19, Last Updated: 05/18/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: PW19088203
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/18/2019 by 5%
    Status: Active


    Build your DREAM HOME in the prestigious famous Lombardy Rd in Pasadena on a tree-lined street. Rare opportunity to find land along Lombardy Rd, 15,745 sqft lot, dimensions 210Lx75W of flat land to build on. Plans approved by city to build a beautiful custom two story home, building size 4,831 and living area 4,180 sqft. Currently there is a existing structure. Bring your contractors to start on your DREAM HOME along multitude of million dollar homes. Value in Land!!! DO NOT DISTURB TENANT!

    Listed with Bryan Lee CalDRE: 01799455, 2020 Realty & Investment


    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, 18 May 2019 06:11:00 +0000: $878,000 :: 156 Peterson Avenue, South Pasadena CA, 91030 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    1 bed, 2 baths
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Lot Size: 31,364 sq ft
    Added: 05/17/19, Last Updated: 05/18/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819002326
    Community: 658 - So. Pasadena
    Tract: Other
    Status: Active


    Welcome to this amazing investment opportunity in the south west hills of South Pasadena. With over 31,000 ft. of land, this property has been divided into three large lots and is waiting for someone to make their investment dreams come true. All three lots are to be sold together and include a great rental to supplement your project while you wait for plans and approvals. This is a rare opportunity! Build your dream home or build three. The possibilities are endless.

    Listed with Matty Hurtado CalDRE: 01207955, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company


    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, 18 May 2019 00:51:00 +0000: $1,025,000 :: 430 Glenullen Drive, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,570 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
    Added: 05/15/19, Last Updated: 05/18/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819002263
    Community: 647 - Pasadena (SW)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Owner Investor opportunity for location beautiful property.. Rapid strong offers will be entertained for quick sale . Accepted offers are subject to BANKRUPTCY COURT APPROVAL

    Listed with Derrick Paine III CalDRE: 01715856, Derrick Paine and Associates


    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, 17 May 2019 18:29:00 +0000: $1,590,000 :: 501 W Foothill Boulevard, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,493 sq ft
    Lot Size: 18,374 sq ft
    Added: 05/17/19, Last Updated: 05/17/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR19116248
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


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    Listed with Kathy Chiu CalDRE: 01203743, Coldwell Banker George 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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