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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.

  • Sun, 19 Aug 2018 16:49:00 +0000: $1,980,000 :: 1236 N Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,626 sq ft
    Lot Size: 19,222 sq ft
    Added: 08/19/18, Last Updated: 08/19/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18200184
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    You'll love this charming single level home on a tree lined street in the most prestigious Arcadia neighborhood with Arcadia School District. It has beautiful curb appeal with a circular driveway with plenty of parking spaces for your guests. Professional landscaping with seasonal flowers and mature trees in the front and rear yard with lush of green lawn surrounding the property. The spacious living room welcomes you into the house, with plenty of natural light throughout the home's open, airy layout, highlighted with an elegant fireplace and french door access to the front yard. The formal dinning room has Waterford chandelier and spacious family room, with wood paneled walls, offers a wooden beamed ceiling and brick fireplace. It has permitted, enclosed patio with sliding glass doors that lead to private backyard with beautiful view of mountain and fruit trees, perfect place for entertaining guests. The gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook and views to the backyard. Property consists of 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths which include a master suite with view to the beautiful backyard. All 3 bedrooms are located in separate wing of the house providing plenty of privacy. Additional features are refinished hardwood floors, a tile roof, newly interior paint, dual pane windows, a California basement with additional storage and a 2 car garage and workshop. This home is closed to award winning schools & quiet neighborhood. It's a Must See!

    Listed with Katherine Quach CalDRE:01973653, Treelane Realty Group TC COMM


    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 Aug 2018 12:27:00 +0000: $3,380,000 :: 240 Woodruff W Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 6,111 sq ft
    Lot Size: 15,807 sq ft
    Added: 07/07/18, Last Updated: 08/19/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18163204
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/19/2018 by 6%
    Status: Active


    Fabulous brand new single-level, Spanish-style, South /North facing home, located in a quiet residential tree-lined street in Arcadia, designed by renown Robert Tong. This 6,111 Sq Ft home with a 15,807 Sq Ft lot features 5 bedroom with 5 bathrooms (5 suites), powder room, an attached 3 car garage, private court yard, gallery hall, family room, dining room, living room, office, gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook, wok kitchen, wine cellar, wet bar, private theater, and laundry room. In addition, the home comes with high-end Thermador appliances including stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, vent hood, and steam oven. Also included are a central vacuum system, security camera system, security alarm system, video intercom for front entrance, and music speaker system for the entire house. The master bathroom comes with a make-up countertop, shower with steam generator, and air jet bathtub. Along with these amenities, there are also high ceilings in the gallery hall, family room and master bedroom. Skytubes installed throught-out the house to bring day light. Professional landscaping with drought resistant plants in the front and backyard also many mature trees in the back. Make this home yours!

    Listed with Shannon Chang CalDRE:01759646, 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/!


  • Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:27:00 +0000: $920,000 :: 9465 E Camino Real E Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,870 sq ft
    Lot Size: 5,971 sq ft
    Added: 04/25/18, Last Updated: 08/19/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818001909
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Tract: Other - OTHR
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/19/2018 by 1%
    Status: Active


    This property is in a perfect location. It is located across the street from the Temple City High school, a three to five minute walk to Oak Ave intermediate school, and a 16 minute walk to Longden elementary school. The owner built the property in 1976 and this is the first time it has been on the market. The property has had many improvements, the roof is two years old, new inside paint, new central air, new laminate hardwood, new carpet, new oven, new stove, new dishwasher, new garbage disposal, new lawn and sprinkler system.

    Listed with Michael Peters CalDRE:01175350, Victory Financial 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, 18 Aug 2018 17:56:00 +0000: $2,680,000 :: 1121 San Carlos Road, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,700 sq ft
    Lot Size: 23,163 sq ft
    Added: 08/18/18, Last Updated: 08/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR18202003
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Excellent North Arcadia Santa Anita Oaks HOA area new home designed by Robert Tong very rare 6,700 ft 2 stories building with pool house price includes building permit can start construction immediately But must start construction within 6 months or building permit expired

    Listed with Ming Chan CalDRE:00691475, Fairview Realty & Management


    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 Aug 2018 16:45:00 +0000: $2,080,000 :: 518 Valido Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,380 sq ft
    Lot Size: 15,603 sq ft
    Added: 08/11/18, Last Updated: 08/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR18195377
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last increased on 8/18/2018 by 5%
    Status: Active


    Excellent location land in Lower Rancho HOA with approved 2 stories 5,380 ft new home.Price included approved plan and buyer need to pay school fee and pull building permit to start demo ASAP

    Listed with Ming Chan CalDRE:00691475, Fairview Realty & Management


    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 Aug 2018 16:27:00 +0000: $1,889,000 :: 518 N Altura Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,003 sq ft
    Lot Size: 13,692 sq ft
    Added: 08/18/18, Last Updated: 08/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR18201947
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Excellent Lower Rancho HOA location Unique single level new home with courtyard in the middle of the main 300 ft pool house can use as extra bedrooms

    Listed with Ming Chan CalDRE:00691475, Fairview Realty & Management


    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 Aug 2018 14:26:00 +0000: $1,685,000 :: 1428 Oneonta Knoll Street, South Pasadena CA, 91030 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,029 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,758 sq ft
    Added: 08/15/18, Last Updated: 08/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18201869
    Community: 658 - So. Pasadena
    Status: Active


    Situated in a quaint neighborhood with a small town feel, this tastefully renovated Mid-Century Modern home with 3 spacious bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms faces South on an oversized 7,759 SF lot! Adjacent to the living and dining room is the open chef's kitchen with a huge center island, professional stainless steel appliances, and plenty of storage cabinets. Master suite boasts a luxurious modern bathroom with stand alone oval soaking tub, double sinks, and walk-in shower. Other noteworthy features include a brand new central air system, new lush landscaping, new recessed lighting throughout, and 2 car-garage. Great indoor-outdoor flow from the living room to a large rear patio and spacious yard, with plenty of room for a pool and Jacuzzi. This is a fantastic opportunity to live minutes away from the excellent South Pasadena schools, restaurants, shops, and markets. Welcome home!

    Listed with Maggie Ho CalDRE:01957135, Coldwell Banker San Marino


    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 Aug 2018 13:56:00 +0000: $1,278,000 :: 1543 HYLAND Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,457 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,189 sq ft
    Added: 08/17/18, Last Updated: 08/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 18377096
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Location, location! Highly sought after neighborhood in Prestigious Highland Oaks and the award winning schools of north Arcadia. The property consists of living room with fireplace, family room with built-in shelves and cabinets, dining area, kitchen with built-in double oven and electric cooktop. Three bedrooms and 3 baths with one master suite. Upstairs is a large studio with bath. As you step outside, you will find an entertainers backyard with swimming pool/jacuzzi, large covered patio and a beautiful gazebo. There is a detached two car garage. While the property needs updating it is surrounded by mature trees, lush planting, palm trees, luxury estates and mountain views which makes this house very special. So much to offer and great potential.

    Listed with Charles Picker CalDRE:00414181, I.X.A.


    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 Aug 2018 11:26:00 +0000: $2,599,000 :: 1509 Inverness Drive, Pasadena CA, 91103 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,244 sq ft
    Lot Size: 23,668 sq ft
    Added: 08/18/18, Last Updated: 08/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818004115
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    Tract: Other
    Status: Active


    Welcome to this amazing view home nestled high in the hills of Pasadena overlooking the panoramic views from San Gabriel Mountains to Pasadena Federal building. 1509 Inverness Dr is a state of the art gated estate sprawling on over 23,000 sqft of prime lot. This gorgeous home is a private retreat only minutes away from all that Pasadena has to offer and major freeways. As you walk into a two story grand entry, the open floor plan and the dramatic views take your breath away. The house is a complete remodel from foundation up with no details overlooked and no expense spared. The open living room filled with natural light and over 25'of La Cantina folding doors opening to a wrap a round deck offers the ultimate indoor- outdoor California living. The chef kitchen with a sizable center Island and Viking professional series appliances flowing seamlessly into the dining area makes 1509 Inverness Dr the perfect home for your entertainment. The en suite bedroom attached to a spacious den/office which can be used as a 4th bedroom and an additional powder room complete the first floor. The master retreat on the second floor is a signature of sophistication and privacy. The over sized spa like bathroom with picturesque window is a perfect example of modern comfort.

    Listed with Shideh Yazdizad-Adams CalDRE:01449722, COMPASS


    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 Aug 2018 09:58:00 +0000: $5,100,000 :: 110 W La Sierra Drive, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 9 baths
    Home size: 9,688 sq ft
    Lot Size: 15,995 sq ft
    Added: 08/18/18, Last Updated: 08/18/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18201493
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    This is a one-of-kind New Built Home located centrally on a serene street in Arcadia only one block from Arcadia High School. The most unique feature of this house is the Open Ceiling Basement masterfully constructed that will satisfy all your entertainment needs. Spanning almost 2000sf, the basement has a lounge, bar, movie theatre, wine cellar with a humidor, outside patio, bathroom, sauna, massage room and elevator access to the first floor and top floor. The main kitchen features a premium Wolf range and Subzero refrigerator. The separate wok kitchen also includes built-in draw refrigerators for convenience and elegance. This home was designed for comfort and function, built with opulence, and featured to represent a luxurious contemporary style of living.

    Listed with Gary Wat CalDRE:01968039, 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/!


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