(626) 629-8439

How To Buy A House

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, 23 Sep 2018 22:50:00 +0000: $2,130,000 :: 1130 W Orange Grove Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    Property Photo



    3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,371 sq ft
    Lot Size: 28,106 sq ft
    Added: 12/26/17, Last Updated: 09/23/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS17278515
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/23/2018 by 7%
    Status: Active


    Rare opportunity to build your dream home in Arcadia school district! The property is sold AS IS along with a potential tear down project. The property is a well-built home located in the Upper Rancho area, facing North with good size front yard(130 x 215). 3-car garage, 2 fireplaces in the main house. Guest house with 0.75 bath in the back yard. A MUST SEE ONE!

    Listed with CAROL ZHANG CalDRE:01874895, UNITED R.E.- 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/!


  • Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:57:00 +0000: $2,098,000 :: 134 W Lemon Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    Property Photo



    2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,212 sq ft
    Lot Size: 19,989 sq ft
    Added: 07/05/18, Last Updated: 09/23/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18161555
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/23/2018 by 5%
    Status: Active


    Diamond in the Rough! Perfect opportunity for Developer and/or Home Owner who wants to build their Dream Home. Situated in one of Arcadia's nicest treeline street of Baldwin Stocker School Area, this ~19,990sf Lot Size (100x200) Home provides you with endless possibilities. Surrounded by many multiple million dollar Mansioned neighborhoods, this Property located in Arcadia’s most centralized and convenient location with walking distance to Schools, Golf-Court, Restaurants, Banks, Shopping Malls, etc. Property to be sold for "Land Value" only. Don't miss out this opportunity to build your Dream Home and turn into a $6 million Custom Estate!

    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/!


  • Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:44:00 +0000: $2,290,000 :: 2215 Holly Ave, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    Property Photo



    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,129 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,607 sq ft
    Added: 06/29/18, Last Updated: 09/23/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS18155549
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/23/2018 by 8%
    Status: Active


    HUGE price reduction ! Seller will entertain all reasonable offers ! Immaculate turnkey, This elegant custom built house is located in the heart of Arcadia, The grand Foyer greets you with its marble entry, High ceiling and exquisite chandelier, A graceful staircase leads to the 2nd floor, Main floor offers a formal library/office w/built-ins and a coffered wood ceiling; 1 bedroom suite is located on the north wing adjacent to sizable family room, Huge master suite plus two additional nice sized suites upstairs, Open floor plan, Elegant living room with a detailed fireplace, Marble floor throughout Foyer/living room/hallway/powder room, Formal dinning room and foyer with raised panel wainscoting, Formal family room connects to the impeccable kitchen with bright breakfast area, Marble center island, Walk in pantry, Separate "wok prep" kitchen. Laundry room with ample cabinets, Bright and Airy ! Distinguished Arcadia schools, Well maintained front and back yard with grassy areas and fruit tress, Come and see this unique one with convenient location to restaurants, Super markets, Shopping mall and easy access to freeway ! Do not miss this instant classic !

    Listed with NANCY LIU CalDRE:01025370, COLDWELL BANKER DYNASTY/ARC


    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, 23 Sep 2018 13:14:00 +0000: $1,180,000 :: 527 E Norman Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    Property Photo



    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,540 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,202 sq ft
    Added: 01/15/18, Last Updated: 09/23/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18007796
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/23/2018 by 2%
    Status: Active


    MOVE IN READY! South facing home on a large lot in the distinguished Arcadia School District! New Kitchen, new Samsung Appliances , new flooring, new interior and exterior paint. Breakfast bar at kitchen opens to the dining room with sliding door access to the backyard gated -heated pool & spa, outdoor kitchen with BBQ grill & wet bar and patio area. A total of 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, a comfortable floor plan, spacious living room with fireplace. This home is bright and airy with abundant natural lighting throughout. Relax in the large Master suite with fireplace, built-in cherry wood cabinets and wet bar. Master Bath offers a Jacuzzi tub with fireplace, separate shower and walk in closet. Additional features include a spacious tree lined front yard; a side yard with fenced private patio area, palm trees and abundant fruit trees including orange, peach, lemon, mango trees, and attached 2 car garage. Must see to appreciate this one level well maintained home!

    Listed with Peggy Fong Chen CalDRE:01461698, 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/!


  • Sat, 22 Sep 2018 21:07:00 +0000: $898,000 :: 804 E Camino Real Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    Property Photo



    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,660 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,838 sq ft
    Added: 09/01/18, Last Updated: 09/22/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18192851
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/22/2018 by 10%
    Status: Active


    Best Price in Arcadia. Beautiful 2-Story Home in the Heart of Arcadia with peaceful & convenient location! Upon stepping onto this 3 bed 3 bath property, you will truly appreciate the love and hard work put into this home. The spacious living room features hardwood floors, double-pane windows, and an elegant fireplace with a masterfully-crafted mantle and shelving. The dining area has a bright and airy atmosphere provided by the gorgeous custom-built-in Bay window that overlooks the home’s charming patio garden. The kitchen features wood cabinets, tile and wood counter-tops, newly-installed Armstrong Alterna flooring, a wet bar, and a skylight that truly illuminates the home. This home includes a parlor and den that provides backyard access. The Master suite sits on the 1st floor and features newer hardwood floors, & lots of closet space; the Master bath features stone tile floors, a walk-in shower and a one-of-a-kind Sunken Spa tub that sits under a crystal skylight, perfect for a relaxing soak under the stars. On the 2nd level, you will find 2 bedrooms as well as a 3/4 bathroom with a shower and corner vanity. The backyard includes a private patio deck with an above-ground spa, lawn, and paved area excellent for outdoor barbecues and entertainment. The laundry room is located next to the former garage that has been transformed into a hobbyshop. This property is within the distinguished Arcadia school district and in close proximity to plenty of local parks.

    Listed with Sharon Liu CalDRE:01720175, 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, 22 Sep 2018 12:57:00 +0000: $1,280,000 :: 123 San Miguel, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    Property Photo



    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,225 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,488 sq ft
    Added: 09/21/18, Last Updated: 09/22/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18231571
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    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/!


  • Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:13:00 +0000: $1,295,000 :: 2739 MORNINGSIDE Street, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    Property Photo



    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,844 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,782 sq ft
    Added: 08/14/18, Last Updated: 09/22/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 18375816
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/22/2018 by 13%
    Status: Active


    SHORT SALE: Location, Location, Location… Will not last !!This house features a great big open layout. Beautiful modern 2-Story Home. Formal living & dining rooms, High ceilings, Natural light. , family room and much more . Spacious kitchen w/ open floorplan layout & breakfast area . 1 Bedroom and 1 full bath downstairs, 3 bedroom and 2 bath at the 2nd floor , walk in closet, and more, several fruit trees. Central AC + Heat, fireplace in living room.

    Listed with Isidora Rivera (Doris) CalDRE:01196617, Realeqity 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, 22 Sep 2018 07:23:00 +0000: $1,675,000 :: 125 Sequoia Drive, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    Property Photo



    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,310 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,567 sq ft
    Added: 09/22/18, Last Updated: 09/22/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818004695
    Community: 647 - Pasadena (SW)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Renovated and expanded Mid-Century Modern home in the San Rafael Hills. This newly reimagined design was centered around the stunning views this home has to offer which stretch as far as the Pacific Ocean. An open concept great room on the main floor creates an entertainer's dream with a swanky bar area, sleek Venetian plastered fireplace and multiple sightlines to the views in both the front and back of the home. The main floor master bedroom provides an escape with a large walk-in closet and luxe bathroom with double sinks, a custom designed steel-framed shower and a soaker tub where you can literally soak in the views as well. Downstairs offers two more bedrooms, a bathroom, family room and an additional room which would be great as an office or gym. The backyard continues the entertaining mood of the home with a large patio, lush landscaping and spacious deck where you can enjoy outdoor dining while basking in the spectacular sunsets that are sure to come.

    Listed with Natalie Wilson CalDRE:01979218, Current Designed


    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, 22 Sep 2018 06:39:00 +0000: $899,000 :: 2233 E Maple Street, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    Property Photo



    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,986 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,253 sq ft
    Added: 09/15/18, Last Updated: 09/22/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: DW18227476
    Community: 699 - Not Defined
    Status: Active


    Send offers to [email protected] No showings at this time until accepted offer.

    Listed with Maria Amaya CalDRE:01176249, Century 21 Jervis & 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, 22 Sep 2018 06:37:00 +0000: $975,000 :: 140 S Greenwood Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    Property Photo



    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,688 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,948 sq ft
    Added: 09/17/18, Last Updated: 09/22/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818004620
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Tract: Other
    Status: Active


    Please doi not disturb Tenants and is shown subject to inspeciton. As Is.

    Listed with Tom Joyce CalDRE:40885550, Tom Joyce 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/!


Other Local Properties