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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.

  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:59:00 +0000: $6,500,000 :: 119 S Greenwood Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 910 sq ft
    Lot Size: 4,782 sq ft
    Added: 10/06/18, Last Updated: 03/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS18243316
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    The price of this listing was last increased on 3/21/2019 by 90%
    Status: Active


    A gorgeously turnkey remodeled home located in a quiet family-friendly neighborhood. A large corner lot home in a tree-lined street close to Pasadena Old Town, and centrally located close to all conveniences. Tastefully updated with new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, recessed lighting and crown moldings. New roof. A functional floor plan with beautiful wood floors in the living room and dining area. MUST SEE!!

    Listed with RUDY LIRA KUSUMA CalDRE: 01820322, RE/MAX TITANIUM


    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, 21 Mar 2019 12:51:00 +0000: $3,500,000 :: 357 W Duarte Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,463 sq ft
    Lot Size: 25,221 sq ft
    Added: 03/21/19, Last Updated: 03/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: CV19063190
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Custom built home in heart of Arcadia. Cross street from Holly elementary school, and walking distance to all the amenities. 5 bedroom suites and 6 bathes. Four suits are up stairs and one down stairs. Gourmet kitchen with a separate servants kitchen. Beautiful back yard with sparkling pool. Built in B.B.Q. Approx. 1700 sqft. guest house in the back. Excellent Arcadia school.

    Listed with JOE WANG CalDRE: 01864971, JOE WANG, BROKER


    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, 21 Mar 2019 12:51:00 +0000: $1,590,000 :: 1891 Paloma Street, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,040 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,558 sq ft
    Added: 03/20/19, Last Updated: 03/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: CV19061193
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Location Location Location. This Beautiful NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME is located in the middle of an awsome street with such amazing character. Beautiful tree-lined street with colorful jacaranda trees and historic homes that create a movie type atmospher.You will feel right at home when you enter this spacious 4 bedroom 4 bath home. Down stairs features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fire places and gourmet kitchen that have custom cabinets, Thor stainless steel appliances, farm house sink with window that looks out to the luscious back yard with sparkling pool and spa and plush grass area so the family can enjoy. The Master bedroom is on the second floor with an over sized walk in closet and a master bath that will make you feel like you're at a resort. Enjoy your Master balcony on our comfortable evening nights looking at the stars and the view of the San Gabriel Mountains. Time to make special family memories in this brand new home.

    Listed with BRAD STONE CalDRE: 01309894, CENTURY 21 ADAMS & BARNES


    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, 21 Mar 2019 12:51:00 +0000: $5,750,000 :: 533 Gloria Road, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 7,500 sq ft
    Lot Size: 25,099 sq ft
    Added: 03/21/19, Last Updated: 03/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR19059941
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    This Brand New, Contemporary Home boasts an unmatched sophistication. It is nestled in the highly sought after North Arcadia and Highland Oaks neighborhoods. The estate features an open floor plan with 7,500 sq ft of living space which including 5 generous bedrooms,5.5 bathrooms, and a well manicured lot that exceeds 25,101 sq ft. As you walk into this fabulous home, you are greeted with a gorgeous foyer area, extensive living room and a private executive office. The Gourmet chef's kitchen features a massive island with Miele Stainless Steel appliances and a separate wok prep kitchen. In the Family room, you will find spectacular high ceilings & a sliding door that leads to outdoor living space that include a covered dining area with a BBQ and a pool for great entertaining. The master suite will take your breath away with the gorgeous mountain views, a dual vanity, soaking tub and a large walk-in closet. Other features include a spacious floor to ceiling wine room, surround sound, security cameras and a home theater. Come to see this unique home which is Designed by the renowned Robert Tong and brought to you by Perfect Brothers Development.

    Listed with Wenjia Li CalDRE: 02004684, Re/Max Advanced 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, 21 Mar 2019 12:05:00 +0000: $1,485,000 :: 2854 E Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,358 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,860 sq ft
    Added: 12/28/18, Last Updated: 03/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: IG18297130
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    The price of this listing was last increased on 3/21/2019 by 6%
    Status: Active


    A completely reimagined Mid-Century Modern home was designed and remodeled with stylish details. This single level home features an eye-catching kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets and granite counter tops. . Additional features include a private master suite with a spa like bathroom and walk in closet, recess lighting, energy efficient dual pane windows to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, hardwood floors throughout, tankless water heater, and a new in home fire sprinkler system. This redesigned home offers a new and open floor plan, with an abundance of upgrades, professionally landscaped yard for entertaining or relaxing. This home will appeal to the most discerning of buyers.

    Listed with Miguel Gonzalez CalDRE: 01842681, Castle 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, 21 Mar 2019 10:23:00 +0000: $3,450,000 :: 1490 EL MIRADOR Drive, Pasadena CA, 91103 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,990 sq ft
    Lot Size: 19,937 sq ft
    Added: 02/21/19, Last Updated: 03/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 19436564
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/21/2019 by 4%
    Status: Active


    Iconic mid-century modern design circa 1963 by noted architect James Pulliam. Located in the Linda Vista hills near the Rose Bowl, this 2-story 4BR/4BA is a modernist tour-de-force with its desirable "glass box" design. Set up from the street with incredible mountain views and maximum privacy, enter into a dramatic 2-story foyer with floating staircase. Hallmarks of mid-century design are found throughout including terrazzo floors, walls of glass, custom built-ins and high ceilings. Recent updates include a remodeled kitchen, new floors, updated bathrooms and much more. The open-concept layout brings the outdoors inside at every turn and the indoor/outdoor flow is ideal from nearly every room with easy access to the outside which includes a giant pool, patio, outdoor kitchen and yard. A detached 90sf studio above the property overlooks the hills. Coveted location at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this is Pasadena modern living at its absolute finest.

    Listed with Robert Kallick CalDRE: 01871966, 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/!


  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:44:00 +0000: $5,950,000 :: 1365 S Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91106 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    8 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 11,152 sq ft
    Lot Size: 74,487 sq ft
    Added: 01/17/19, Last Updated: 03/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819000258
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/21/2019 by 5%
    Status: Active


    Hidden on a secluded and private 1.7+ Acre lot, this impressive gated English Tudor Revival Estate is located in the prestigious Langham neighborhood of Pasadena. Designed and built in 1915 by the renowned firm of Hudson & Munsell. The grand wood paneled entry gives you a first glimpse of the exquisite materials and design details used throughout this stately residence. Four fireplaces, hardwood floors, original tile, wood paneling, French doors, original wood windows. Updated kitchen, refurbished bathrooms. Immense grounds with rolling lawns and mature landscaping.

    Listed with Bradley Mohr CalDRE: 01220830, 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/!


  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 05:27:00 +0000: $2,688,888 :: 1018 W Orange Grove Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,205 sq ft
    Lot Size: 31,149 sq ft
    Added: 01/22/19, Last Updated: 03/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR19015665
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/21/2019 by 4%
    Status: Active


    the single story house is situated an expansive lot over 31000 SF. has 4 bedroom, 5 baths, spacious living rooms and family room, and play with wood ceiling. remodeled kitchen floor with nature stone, with center island, sub-zero refrigerator, trash compactor, cook top, double oven and custom cabinetry, large walk in pantry with wine rack, and a bright country style breakfast nook. fantastic backyard perfect for entertaining, features a custom pool with beach entry, swim under waterfall, spa. outdoor BBQ and fireplace.

    Listed with Feng Popeney CalDRE: 01782430, 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/!


  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:30:00 +0000: $2,550,000 :: 400 W Camino Real Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,324 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,014 sq ft
    Added: 03/20/19, Last Updated: 03/21/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS19058225
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    This beautiful home built by Tipping Construction, designed by Robert Tong and developed by Prefect Brothers Development Inc. This estate boasts an open floor plan with 4,324 sqft including 4 generous suite bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with a well manicured lot that exceeds 10,014 sqft in size. Living room is spacious with fireplace; adjacent dining room is elegance with chandelier. This open floor plan consists of a spacious family room with French Doors that lead you to the landscaped backyard. Be amazed by the gourmet kitchen with professional grade stainless steel appliances, due central islands (one island specifically designed and built for Shabu-Shabu) and separate wok kitchen. A bedroom with en suite, private executive office and laundry room completed the main level. The upper level has master Suite is gorgeous. Two more Bedrooms Suites and comfortable loft area complete the second story. This property is located in the prestigious Baldwin Stocker School District. Restaurants, shopping mall and Arcadia downtown is nearby. Come take a look and you will surely fall in love with your new home!

    Listed with PENG GONG CalDRE: 01791193, RE/MAX ADVANCED 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, 20 Mar 2019 16:00:00 +0000: $2,180,000 :: 65 W Lemon Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,774 sq ft
    Lot Size: 12,057 sq ft
    Added: 08/19/18, Last Updated: 03/20/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18203521
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Nestled in a prestigious neighborhood with Arcadia School district. South facing, 4 bedroom suites and 5.5 baths with 5774 Sq Ft (a) living area. First floor offers open floor plan with living room, family room, dining room. One suite, a bonus room and a bath room, office and a den. laundry room, powder room. High ceiling, recessed lighting, crown molding and wood flooring. The kitchen has a separate wok kitchen, center island and a wet bar, Stainless steel appliances. The Second floor offers three suites and a relaxing family room. The Master suite has two walk-in closets, Balcony has a view of mountain. Gated entry with 2-car garage and space for additional parking. New roof, 3 Central AC and 2 Tankless water heaters. Located close to Arcadia public library, Arcadia Golf Course and Parks.

    Listed with Joan Christine Ly CalDRE: 01439891, Re/Max Elite 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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