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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.

UNDERSTANDING THE HOME BUYING PROCESS

Okay, so you have an accepted offer, your 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?

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.

  • Sat, 24 Oct 2020 18:42:00 +0000: $2,850,000 :: 308 W Naomi Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,494 sq ft
    Lot Size: 28,301 sq ft
    Added: 10/17/20, Last Updated: 10/24/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS20225128
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    This beautiful single family house has tons of potential to either rebuild or applying for permits to build a large house while live in. Sits on a huge lot of 28,300 soft, with frontage 100, depth 281. The home features 3 bedrooms 2 baths with living space of 1,494 sqft. There is 2 cars-garage with wide circular driveway to give plenty of room for RV and cars. What makes this properties stands out is the unique huge park-like backyard with a sparkling pool. For those seeking the very best, This home offers the ultimate lifestyle experience and will exceed expectations ! It’s a perfect property for investors, homeowners, entertainers and multi generation families ! Situated on a quiet street in one of the best neighborhoods , surrounded by all the million-dollar homes ! Expand your imagination, this gem of a home can be your treasure !

    Listed with GUANGRONG ZUO CalDRE: 01938898, 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/!


  • Sat, 24 Oct 2020 17:06:00 +0000: $1,499,000 :: 2206 Las Lunas Street, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,475 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,704 sq ft
    Added: 10/24/20, Last Updated: 10/24/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 320003789
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Not Applicable-646 (NA646)
    Status: Active


    Welcome to your charming Tudor home in Pasadena. Discover the beauty of this delightful 2-story home featuring approx. 4,475SF of comfortable living space with 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. You will appreciate the wooden flooring and ceiling beams adding to the traditional flair of the home. The first floor has a separate living room and large dining room with a kitchen that has rich cherry wooden cabinetry making it warm and inviting for your cooking enjoyment. The master suite has its own walk-in-closet, a full bathroom with shower and jet tub. The home has enough space for your remote working office, gym or hobbies. A special sanctuary on the second floor created an ideal space to use as a den/family room, large library/study room, along with the remaining bedrooms. Outside, a storybook setting is offered with a nice yard to entertain friends and guests or to simply relax for your pleasure and delight. This house is large yet cozy with wonderful amenities.

    Listed with Alessandra Ferracuti CalDRE: 02053258, Coldwell Banker Hallmark Realt


    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, 24 Oct 2020 16:11:00 +0000: $2,993,000 :: 426 Cortez Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,025 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,631 sq ft
    Added: 10/24/20, Last Updated: 10/24/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: SR20223645
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    New Construction! Just one of kind that will leave you speechless. After entering the 40’x 23’ Master Suite, instead of a walking closet property offers a real multifunctional master dressing room. Paid off 10 Panel Solar Power System. All TV's and furniture’s are gifts for the buyer. The property offers 8 TV’S - 86” TV in the family room, 70” TV in Patio & Bar area, 65” TV in the master bedroom & dressing room. 40” TV in other bedrooms. House offers a 9’6” high ceiling promoting a Real Millionaire lifestyle. There are some futures that you find in Beverly Hills homes, worth over 20 Million dollars. This is not only design; it's a lifestyle. 80’ wide & 35’ to 25’ deep back yard. Super luxury master suite with 33’ high & 16” long real dressing room and built-in multifunctional custom organizers. Over 20’ long super luxury 3 ensuite bedrooms with 20’ Bathrooms and closets. In the family area 30’ wide & 9’ high sliding glass doors. From 2nd patio access to living & bar area with 20’ wide 8’ high pocket glass doors. In master closet & shower area offers a 10’ wide 9’ high pocket glass door. Top of the line appliances plus beer & wine cooler. 2 car garage. Over 170 trees all around the house, the kitchen offers modern cabinets. Security cameras. Indoor/outdoor speakers. Engineered oak floors & much more. You may find your dream home after you see this house is ideal for entertaining. One of the best neighborhoods in the country & close to the Westfield shopping center & much more!

    Listed with Eric Delgado CalDRE: 01831579, Keller Williams Encino-Sherman Oaks


    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, 24 Oct 2020 14:49:00 +0000: $999,000 :: 3944 Mountain View Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,680 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,012 sq ft
    Added: 10/24/20, Last Updated: 10/24/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR20225071
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    Status: Active


    Newly remodeled home throughout (interior and exterior) with high quality isolated windows. Fresh Dunn Edward premium paint. Bathrooms and flooring are fitted with modern contemporary material. All interior walls opened and replaced with new insulation. Whole house has brand new piping and electrical system. Light dimmer in each room. New 5 ton central air conditioning system. All rooms with internet jacks. kitchen with large sky light. Redwood Fence with solar night lights. Large lot with huge potentials! Patio also permitted Seller spent about two years to get plan approved to do additional with new garage and an ADU attached to existing 3 cars size garage. ADU has its own address, electronic meter , gas meter and water meter. see plan blue print. Plan check is pending for the final approved project so that some designs can be changed again. Very close to famous Pasadena lower Hastings ranch for food, dinning and shopping. Close to Pasadena gold line station, Santa Anita mall, Arboretum Botanic garden minutes away driving distance. quiet and secluded. I like this home because: 1. very quiet neighborhood 2. very good location to freeways, food, shopping, banks, parks, etc. 3. big lot 4. house is good for small, middle and extended family. 5. lots of gardening spaces, out door entertainment etc. 6. house is very cozy upgraded with contemporary modern style design interior. 7. must see house to appreciate...

    Listed with Xiao Cash Li CalDRE: 01385377, Keller Williams 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, 24 Oct 2020 13:44:00 +0000: $1,250,000 :: 2585 Deodar Circle, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,282 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,288 sq ft
    Added: 09/04/20, Last Updated: 10/24/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-1131
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Not Applicable
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/24/2020 by 4%
    Status: Active


    A chance to live in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in East Pasadena, Deodar Circle is a rare and secluded gem. Appropriately named for the Deodar cedar trees which line the street and dot the back yards, these majestic evergreens originated from the Himalayas and are of historical significance dating back to biblical times. This delightful neighborhood is a pocket of charm that unfolds like a storybook illustration to the eyes. A gorgeous street and one of the city's best kept secrets, it is sometimes referred to by industry insiders as the San Marino of Pasadena. This listing is a classic traditional style home measuring 2,280 sq.ft. with original newly refurbished hardwood floors and crown molding throughout. Newly painted, it features 3 bed/1.75 baths, a formal living room with fireplace and large picturesque bay window, formal dining room with wainscoting, spacious family room with Pella windows, an office just off the master bedroom, and plenty of storage space in the attic. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, a large island with sink, Kitchen Aid and Viking appliances, and an adjacent laundry room conveniently located with plenty of storage cabinets and a large pantry. Amenities include: 7.1 surround sound system hookups, DSC wired home security system, 2 electric vehicle chargers (including one Tesla high powered wall charger). The property further boasts 5 fruit trees. Even if you are not in the market to buy, drive by and enjoy the Deodars!

    Listed with Arpi Barsoumian CalDRE: 00975592, Sunrise Realtors


    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, 24 Oct 2020 09:15:00 +0000: $2,380,000 :: 2515 E Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,789 sq ft
    Lot Size: 12,354 sq ft
    Added: 10/22/20, Last Updated: 10/24/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR20223754
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active


    This is a MUST SEE gated private property. Fully Renovated & Redesigned Floor Plan completed in 2018. Underlying infrastructure upgrades include Re-piping, Re-wiring, Re-plumbing. Updated dual HVAC units with 2 nest control and Lifetime Warranty Anlin -Catalina Double Paneled Windows. 6 exterior CCTV cameras. This structure boasts Solid Wood Frame and lathe and plaster construction Reinforced with Solid Steel Structural Supports. Topped with European-Style Clay Roofing Tile and accented by Solid 1/2-inch Copper Rain Gutters. Massive living room highlighted by crown molding and the Vintage Fireplace with Batchelder Tiles and bronze wall sconces to preserve the old charm look. Formal dining room leads to a breakfast room with original custom cabinetry & a unique octagonal room with the 2nd Batchelder Tiled Fireplace. 9' high ceilings and hardwood flooring throughout the main floor. Upgraded kitchen with full set of top line Thermador appliances & marble counter top. On the main floor, all four bedroom en-suites are finished with imported fine marble and custom cabinets in all attached bathrooms. Laundry Chute access from master bedroom walk-in closet. The finished additional 1410 sq ft tile floor basement houses the 3rd fireplace and huge bonus area for entertainment, and a spacious separate laundry room complete with built in cabinets. Detached oversized double garage and extended driveway provides ample parking. This gem must be thoroughly toured to be appreciated!

    Listed with Jolyn Lin CalDRE: 01853326, 168 Realty 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, 24 Oct 2020 09:14:00 +0000: $1,999,000 :: 747 Old Mill Road, Pasadena CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,465 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,762 sq ft
    Added: 10/24/20, Last Updated: 10/24/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-1996
    Community: 647 - Pasadena (SW)
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active


    Perched atop a lovely knoll in the sought after Langham Hotel neighborhood and part of the Oak Knoll Neighborhood Association sits this charming three bedroom two bathroom single story home. This home features a gourmet kitchen with a large center island, GE Profile refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and Mongoram double oven. Adjacent to the kitchen is a family room with a large window which allows for not only a bright and airy feel, but also the beautiful view of the front yard, a fireplace and Subzero wine refrigerator. The formal living room features a fireplace, built in book shelves and picturesque bay window. Outdoor living area at its finest with a private brick patio, lush manicured gardens and a large grassy area above. Detached garage with a large driveway with room for multiple vehicles. Central air and heat, updated plumbing and electrical.

    Listed with Kerry Maese CalDRE: 02035740, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties


    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, 24 Oct 2020 06:46:00 +0000: $1,499,000 :: 410 S Meridith Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91106 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,845 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
    Added: 10/20/20, Last Updated: 10/24/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-1936
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active


    Beautifully remodeled and updated, this English Cottage originally built in 1926 charms you the moment you round the corner on South Meridith Avenue. Vintage street lamps, delicate Eugenias, and whimsical topiary landscaping adorn the neighborhood and complement this Storybook style home. Enter the formal living room with a fireplace, where the open floor plan guides you to the dining room and kitchen. The masterfully remodeled kitchen is sure to inspire any home chef with its custom grey cabinets, marbleized countertops, and chic glass and stone backsplash. Curved entrances and rounded ceilings add to the charm and offer an intuitive flow throughout the home. Three spacious bedrooms, one on-suite, two bathrooms complete this turnkey residence. Updates include newer flooring throughout, newer dual pane windows, newer copper plumbing, electrical panel, recessed lighting, central air and heating, newer landscaping, including a custom driveway, and a roof. A bonus California basement is the perfect office space, quiet and separate. Enjoy all the amenities that Pasadena has to offer, Caltech, PCC, and The Huntington Gardens are all right outside your door.

    Listed with Cynthia Luczyski CalDRE: 01100822, deasy penner podley


    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, 24 Oct 2020 06:45:00 +0000: $989,000 :: 1678 Casitas Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91103 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,959 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,443 sq ft
    Added: 10/24/20, Last Updated: 10/24/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 320003784
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    Tract: Not Applicable-645 (NA645)
    Status: Active


    This exquisite 1930's English country style home located near iconic Rose Bowl is abundant in vintage beauty with a modern flare. The attractive living room has lovely carved wood beam ceiling, original refinished hardwood flooring and cozy fireplace. This classic one-story floorplan offers 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, formal dining room with original built-in corner cabinets, French doors to courtyard. The unique gourmet kitchen has custom cabinetry, professional grade appliances such as Viking built-in refrigerator, granite countertops, farmhouse sink and wine cooler. The master bedroom includes a large walk-in closet and adjacent a beautifully appointed bath with shower stall and separate stunning iron clawfoot soaking tub. Other desirable features include refurbished hardwood flooring throughout, double paned windows, Toto toilets, laundry area with utility sink, California basement, den with French doors to backyard and detached 2-car garage. Private and well-suited for entertaining, the fully enclosed backyard has both a large deck with water feature and a grassy play area. The most recent upgrades include new electrical panel, new security alarm system, new HVAC system including ducts & Nest thermostat and new water heater. Through the years the homeo

    Listed with Janette Ledea CalDRE: 01480942, Re/Max Tri-City 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, 24 Oct 2020 02:53:00 +0000: $1,398,000 :: 872 Palo Alto Drive, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,207 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,131 sq ft
    Added: 10/20/20, Last Updated: 10/24/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS20223355
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    This beautiful well maintained one-story traditional California ranch style home is located at the desirable and prestigious ‘Santa Anita Village’ neighborhood of Arcadia with award winning Arcadia Unified School District.   Features a nice open and bright floor plan, beautiful wood and tile flooring, includes 4 spacious bedrooms, 1.75 baths and updated windows and newer plumbing installed less than a year. Upon entry, you will greet by an impressive and spacious living room which provides a fireplace and a large window allowing abundant natural light. A formal dining area leads to the cozy family room and completes with French doors; opening out to the back courtyard and attached two cars garage. Updated gourmet kitchen offers custom cabinets, beautiful recessed lightings, stunning granite countertops, stainless steel double sink and quality appliances and a cute breakfast nook.   A large master suite walk-in closet.  The two bathrooms are beautifully maintained and updated.  Other highlights include inside laundry and utility room with built in custom cabinets, an attached two-car garage with lots of parking spaces, a lovely private backyard with pool and spa to entertain family and guests.  This home provides easy access to Westfield Shopping Center, the Arboretum, Santa Anita Race Track, great restaurants, supermarkets, freeways and banks.

    Listed with PEARL KHOO CalDRE: 00908574, 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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