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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, 26 Jul 2017 16:14:00 +0000: $3,380,000 :: 71 W Lemon Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,632 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
    Added: 07/26/17, Last Updated: 07/26/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS17171055
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Enchanting "South-Facing" estate located in the highly regarded "Baldwin Stocker Elementary School" area. This 5,632SF resort-like residence is meticulously built by a visionary developer-Franklin Homes. Designed with security and privacy in mind, the property is a tasteful fusion of class and modernism. Utilizing an architecturally unique open-floor layout, quality finishes, luxury upgrades along with intricate placements of doors, gates, windows, lights, and lush landscaping to create a majestic space. Masterfully integrating the exterior spaces, a gated pedestrian-way leads into a tranquil courtyard. Upon entry, there is a chandelier hanging from a dome-ceiling, moldings, wood finishes, designer-inspired iron railings, and an abundance of marble, all intertwining to form a dazzling array of shimmer and shine. The truly mesmerizing 2-story foyer is a testament to the craftsmanship given throughout. During the day, sunlight glisten through the windows forming a naturally warm, inviting environment. The first floor has an executive-style office, living room, dining room, wet bar, guest suite, family room, media room, a gourmet kitchen with separate wok-kitchen, powder room, and laundry room. The second floor consists of the master retreat, 3 large suites, and a spacious loft. In addition, there is a pool/spa with cascading waterfall creating a stunning backyard oasis perfect for the glamorous "California lifestyle” home. Great for entertaining and hosting social gatherings.

    Listed with ADVANTAGE 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/!


  • Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:04:00 +0000: $1,149,000 :: 601 Beverly Drive, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,820 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
    Added: 07/26/17, Last Updated: 07/26/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 317005748
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Tract: Not Applicable-605
    Status: Active


    Wonderful fully remodeled 3-bedroom 2-bath home for sale in Arcadia!! Large green lush lawn with attached 2-car garage and a cozy entrance to welcome you home! Inside features include brand new electric and electrical panel, brand new plumbing, gorgeous flooring, recessed lighting, a great floor plan and a separate room for laundry. Bright and spacious living room with crown/baseboard molding and a well-crafted fireplace. Well-lit dining room that sits behind large windows that bring in plenty of natural light! Beautiful counter-tops in the kitchen with decorative tile back-splash, white cabinets and bar stool seating. Spacious bedrooms with plenty of closet/storage space. Master bedroom complete with a large walk-in closet, private bathroom with marble back-splash, fireplace and easy backyard access! The backyard is spacious with a large lawn and an open patios area, perfect for relaxing and entertaining guests. This home is part of the Arcadia school district near Bicentennial Park and shopping centers! An opportunity like this will not last!

    Listed with JohnHart 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/!


  • Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:04:00 +0000: $5,998,000 :: 641 Gloria Road, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    5 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 10,070 sq ft
    Lot Size: 23,522 sq ft
    Added: 07/26/17, Last Updated: 07/26/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR17171608
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    PRICED TO SELL. One of the best deals in the Santa Anita Oaks in years. This magnificent Cape Cod is designed by Robert Tong and built by Mur-Sol construction. Located on a south facing 23,634 sq.ft. lot in the highly desirable Santa Anita Oaks. This impressive estate of 10,070 sq.ft. consists of 5 bedrooms and 8 baths. The elegant entry with hardwood floors will lead you to its expansive family room with wet bar and fireplace. You will be impressed with the custom finish, fixtures, beautiful casings, wainscoting, crown molding. All of the bedrooms are suites, and all are on one level. The grand master suite and boasts hardwood floors, 2 walk-in closets and elegant master bath with whirlpool tub, and steam shower. The incredible gourmet kitchen includes island, sub-zero refrigerator and freezer, Wolf range and a Separate Wok kitchen. Custom home theater complete with theater seats, state of the art media and audio equipment. Stately Library with fireplace, full wood panels walls and built in cabinets. Wine room includes hardwood floors, built in cabinets, wet bar and an enormous climate controlled wine cellar for over 1000 bottles. Downstairs gym includes a sauna, bath and steam shower. outdoor stone fireplace, majestic pool and spa. Gated driveway, 3-Car Garage, Elevator, security system, central vac, surveillance cameras

    Listed with RBD Real Estate Services, 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/!


  • Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:04:00 +0000: $1,180,000 :: 125 W Santa Anita Ter, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,112 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
    Added: 07/26/17, Last Updated: 07/26/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS17169717
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    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. Newer roof and newer 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/!


  • Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:04:00 +0000: $888,000 :: 1210 Diamond Avenue, South Pasadena CA, 91030 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,169 sq ft
    Lot Size: 2,613 sq ft
    Added: 06/19/17, Last Updated: 07/26/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR17139016
    Community: 658 - So. Pasadena
    The price of this listing was last increased on 7/19/2017 by 5%
    Status: Active


    This Two-story conventional style single family home is situated in the desirable neighborhood of South Pasadena. Convenient to schools, banks, supermarket, restaurants, post office, parks, pharmacy, retail shops, library etc. Easy access to FY110. The home has open concept living room with Hardwood floor and plenty of natural light. Remodeled and well maintained throughout the house. This is a place where you can relax and enjoy your life.

    Listed with Highland 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/!


  • Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:04:00 +0000: $949,900 :: 1605 Mayflower Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,096 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
    Added: 06/19/17, Last Updated: 07/26/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 817000302
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/20/2017 by 5%
    Status: Active


    Come find what you have been looking for in this large, updated home with top rated Arcadia Schools!! This single level home has flowing hardwood (bamboo) floors throughout and offers 3 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths and an additional ample sized room that is perfect for a den or office. The remodeled kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite counters and includes all of the stainless steel appliances. Additionally included is the washer/dryer set making this home ready to live in from day one! Other updates include tankless water heater, copper plumbing and crown molding. Located on a large corner lot with mature fruit trees you will enjoy privacy and plenty of room. This well priced home is sure to impress and will not last long. Come see it today before it's gone!!

    Listed with Meridian Capital 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/!


  • Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:56:00 +0000: $1,270,000 :: 1100 Panorama Drive, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,705 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,018 sq ft
    Added: 07/26/17, Last Updated: 07/26/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR17171146
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Spacious single story ranch style home nestled on a tree line street in desirable Lower Ranch Neighborhood. Large corner lot with gorgeous swimming pool resort-like backyard. Property with beautiful view of peacocks and San Gabriel Mountain. Award wing Acadia School District! Steps away from Hugo Reid Elementary School. Close to Santa Anita Race Track, Arboretum, Mall, Freeway... Two attached garage and big parking space for RV and boat parking. Large patio area, great for family entertainment. Desirable Floor Plan, property has been convert into 4 bedroom and 3 bath with newer laminate flooring, newer interior painting... move in ready. Come and check out the great home before it is gone.

    Listed with Keller Williams Signature


    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, 26 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000: $2,188,000 :: 421 Vaquero Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,264 sq ft
    Lot Size: 25,264 sq ft
    Added: 07/17/17, Last Updated: 07/26/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: IV17162608
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/17/2017 by 4%
    Status: Active


    What a Opportunity, this home sits on a Estate Size Lot 25,682 sq. ft, buildable up to 8,456 Sq. Ft Home subject to architectural design approval in the Rancho area. Award winning school district.This exqisted lot has a 3bd 3 bath home offering 2,264 sq. ft home 2 car de attached garage, Living room, Den, Formal Dining, Large Kitchen, indoor laundry. Don't miss out on this property Location Location

    Listed with UNITED CALIFORNIA REALTY /BV


    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, 26 Jul 2017 11:57:00 +0000: $2,690,000 :: 200 W Pamela Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,166 sq ft
    Lot Size: 12,196 sq ft
    Added: 06/30/17, Last Updated: 07/26/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR17148824
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/30/2017 by 2%
    Status: Active


    THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN!!! Don't miss this stunning, brand new construction built by Le Crest and designed by Phillip Chan of PDS Studio Inc., and located in the award winning Arcadia school district. This masterpiece features 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms , a home theatre and a library with 5166 Square feet of living space excuding luxury and boasting an all marble grand entry-way with 25 foot soaring ceilings and one suite on the main floor, formal living room with fireplace and dining rooms, and classic library/office with coffered ceiling and bookcase. Wet bar and walk-in temperature controlled wine cellar. A fully customized 6 seats home theatre. Marvell at the chef's kitchen that features a large marble island, built-in Thermador appliances and a chief-Su wok kitchen with a separate built-in refrigerator, washer/dryer room. Breakfast nook overlooking the serene backyard. The master suite comes with 2 large walk-in closets, jacuzzi tub, dual sinks and separate shower steam room. There are 3 other suites on the second floor. Advanced security system, attached 3 car garage, professional landscaping front and rear yards. Located in the prestigious Arcadia unified school district. Close to schools and markets, and other shopping amenities. A must see home !!

    Listed with 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/!


  • Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:57:00 +0000: $3,388,000 :: 60 E Las Flores Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,771 sq ft
    Lot Size: 15,681 sq ft
    Added: 01/10/17, Last Updated: 07/26/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR17002973
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/8/2017 by 6%
    Status: Active


    Huge price reduction $200,000.00 Gorgeous Custom Built Luxury Estate with security gate, 6,771 square feet of interior living space with total 6 bedrooms including 5 bedroom suites + 1 maid’s room, and 1 fireplace, built in 2012. Stunning grand high ceiling foyer and elegant circular wrought iron staircase. Library with custom built in shelves and panels. Large walk in wine cellar with glass window display. Elegant living room with fireplace and French doors open to front patio. Formal dining room. Gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry, stainless steel Jen-Air appliances, center island with sink and cabinet, spacious breakfast nook, and wok kitchen. Spacious family room with sliding door open to beautiful backyard with the view of immaculate infinity swimming pool and spa, cabana with patio ceiling fan, built in BBQ/refrigerator/grill, manicured lawn and mature fruit trees. Gorgeous home theater with 9 custom made leather reclining seats, 120” projector screen, high definition projector, Blue-Ray DVD player, built in surround sound, and theater quality foam insulation for soundproofing. Master suite upstairs with spacious retreat and wet bar. Stunning master steam shower ,whirlpool jet tub, dual sinks, dressing area, and large private covered balcony. Solar panel system; green, energy saving and efficient! and many more amenities. Must see!

    Listed with Re/Max Omega


    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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