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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.

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.

  • Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:02:00 +0000: $1,295,000 :: 525 Cortez Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,824 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,455 sq ft
    Added: 03/31/21, Last Updated: 04/13/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21067311
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Located in the Village area of Arcadia. Award winning Arcadia schools. 3 bedrooms and 1 3/4 bathrooms. Living room with fire place. Dinning area. Family room opens to pool area, patio and back yard. Freshly painted in and out. Many interior upgrades, flooring and lighting. New HVAC. Pool re-plastered, tile replaced, pump and filter canister replaced. A two car detached garage with ample off street parking. New concrete driveway. Walking distance to schools. Close to shopping at the Westfield Mall, Santa Anita Race Park, the Arboretum and the Santa Anita Golf Course. Please view our 3-D Virtual Tour at https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=agcJAWm8Ntk

    Listed with Mary Poehler CalDRE: 00414619, Dilbeck 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/!


  • Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:55:00 +0000: $1,049,000 :: 2091 Las Lunas Street, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,420 sq ft
    Lot Size: 0 sq ft
    Added: 04/13/21, Last Updated: 04/13/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-4138
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active


    This charming, character-filled English Tudor is set elevated above a great Northeast Pasadena street. Retaining many original architectural details and boasting newer quality appointments, this home features a large formal living room with fireplace, a gracious dining room and a sun-room/den that works wonderfully as an office. From the den, French doors lead you to the backyard featuring an enchanting Wisteria-covered patio and expansive lawn. Mature landscaping and multiple seating areas create the feel of a secluded, peaceful retreat. The spacious kitchen has updated cabinets, stainless steel appliances, butcher block counters and a breakfast bar eating area that looks toward the yard. There are two bedrooms & two updated bathrooms including a master suite with vaulted ceiling and access to the garden. Hardwood floors, crown moldings, forced-air heating & central air, tankless water heater and updated electrical panel make this home practical as well as captivating. This home will capture your heart.

    Listed with LeAnn Healy CalDRE: 01859426, 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/!


  • Tue, 13 Apr 2021 09:45:00 +0000: $1,298,000 :: 1407 Meridian Avenue, South Pasadena CA, 91030 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,464 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
    Added: 04/12/21, Last Updated: 04/13/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: SR21076118
    Community: 658 - So. Pasadena
    Status: Active


    Picture perfect 1950’s ranch home, located in the highly desirable neighborhood of South Pasadena, is the ideal union for entertaining and family living. Sitting behind a drought tolerant yard this well-maintained warm and inviting home offers formal entry, 3 generous bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, formal living/dining room with working brick fireplace, light, bright kitchen loads of custom white cabinetry and built-in stack laundry. Large recently renovated “bonus” family room (not included in sq. ft.) has stained concrete floors and double sliding glass doors that overlook a wisteria covered pergola, brick patio, private fenced-in yard, and sparkling pool. Enjoy true California lifestyle as you gather with friends & family while dining al fresco on the patio or lounging by the pool. Be dazzled by the annual 4th of July fireworks display from your own backyard courtesy of South Pasadena High School. Walking distance to award winning South Pasadena schools, weekly farmer’s market, restaurants, shops, parks, Metro Gold Line for easy downtown access. Charm, privacy, and location make this a lovely oasis in “The City of Trees” the perfect place to call home. Additional upgrades include: earthquake bolting, 1 year old roof, Two car garage with automatic opener.

    Listed with Catharine Stevens CalDRE: 01214428, Real Value 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/!


  • Tue, 13 Apr 2021 06:22:00 +0000: $3,088,000 :: 200 W Pamela Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,158 sq ft
    Lot Size: 12,197 sq ft
    Added: 03/24/21, Last Updated: 04/13/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21057614
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/13/2021 by 3%
    Status: Active


    Look like new. Arcadia schools. Don't miss this stunning home 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. Close to schools and markets, and other shopping amenities. A must see home !!

    Listed with Phyllis Cheng CalDRE: 01526442, Titan One 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/!


  • Tue, 13 Apr 2021 05:55:00 +0000: $1,898,000 :: 2236 Canyon Road, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,655 sq ft
    Lot Size: 27,443 sq ft
    Added: 04/08/21, Last Updated: 04/13/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21073224
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Exuding style and elegance from the moment you step through the custom glass door and into the foyer with its statement lighting and soaring ceilings, you know this is a special home. As an Architect/formal Creative Director at Disney, the current owner has brought flair and style to the complete renovation to ensure a residence that is timeless in design yet contemporary and chic. The main living area is open-plan and set under a pitched ceiling with recessed lighting and admirable architectural details. The walls of glass capture the shimmering views over the custom pool and out to the surrounding greenery. Overlooking this stylish space is the kitchen that’s sure to delight with all the essentials on show, from a gas range & designer hardware, the current owner has brought flair and style to the complete renovation to ensure a residence that is timeless. There’s a casual family room with direct access to the patio, an office for those who work from home and multiple outside dining areas where you can enjoy a cocktail under the stars with pure seclusion. No detail has been overlooked, from the flooring to the lighting fixtures, the plumbing, electrical, and bathrooms - everything is like-new. Outside, your entertainer’s oasis awaits with a poolside terrace ready for your next gathering. There’s a built-in bar & landscaping that ensure privacy as you relish this sun-soaked haven. Come experience a rare chance to call this ideal and meticulous piece of paradise your very own.

    Listed with Ash Rizk CalDRE: 01503342, Coldwell Banker 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/!


  • Tue, 13 Apr 2021 05:14:00 +0000: $3,500,000 :: 1024 Volante Drive, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,330 sq ft
    Lot Size: 14,375 sq ft
    Added: 04/12/21, Last Updated: 04/13/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21076944
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    One of a kind floor plan! This five bedroom brand home is located in the prestigious Lower Rancho of Arcadia.. Easy Access to 210 Freeway, Westfield Santa Anita Malls, and Los Angeles County Arboretum. This beautiful French Normandy home has a unique floor plan. A living room, dining room, family room surrounds a gorgeous courtyard with fireplace which is the focal point of the home. The spacious kitchen offers Viking stainless steel appliances and a separate wok kitchen. Gorgeous tile used throughout the first floor. The family room is spacious and has gorgeous views of the yard as well as a wet bar. There is a bonus room that can be used as a game room or entertainment room. Downstairs has 2 bedroom suites with high ceilings and gorgeous powder room. The outdoor area is spacious with inviting landscape and private rear yard with pool for entertainment. The master suite features a sitting area and luxurious master bath with steam shower, freestanding tub, and unique tile work. There are countless details and special designs throughout this home. Don’t miss this chance to own a gorgeous home in this prestigious area with award winning Arcadia schools.

    Listed with Peter Tang CalDRE: 01112496, 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/!


  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 23:20:00 +0000: $1,499,000 :: 895 N Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,438 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
    Added: 04/12/21, Last Updated: 04/12/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: OC21076617
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Spanning over 3400 sq. ft. with sprawling entertaining spaces flow inside these 6 bed-5 baths and 1 spacious office Room 2 story home. 1 Bedroom downstairs has its own separate entrance, bathroom and living room. A perfect room for your guest. The master bedroom is upstairs and secondary large en suite bedroom downstairs, with walk-in closet and its own full bathroom, ensures the masters will have a tranquil private space where you can enjoy staying at home. Master Bathroom is meticulously finished, pamper yourself and relax with jacuzzi tub. Well secured property with automatic iron gate entrance. This home is ideally positioned to enjoy the warm summers, truly resort style living in the great town of Pasadena. This charming craftsman style home sits on the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountain Range, in Pasadena's Washington Square Historical District. The kitchen has been updated with an eye to providing the gourmet chef a platform for creating culinary masterpieces. A plus, the garage space can be converted into an accessory dwelling unit. This home sweet home welcome big family with luxury and comfort. Feel the warm finished of this home and enjoy Pasadena homes at its best. Stunning location conveniently located near the freeway and shopping areas. Plenty of parking spaces and the proximity to the old town is incredible. Living is easy in this impressive, generously spacious residence with great views and access. Seller is Lic RE Broker possible Lease option.

    Listed with Lani Gall CalDRE: 01345583, LG Realty & Associates, 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/!


  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:45:00 +0000: $1,089,000 :: 428 Redwood Drive, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,641 sq ft
    Lot Size: 5,663 sq ft
    Added: 04/08/21, Last Updated: 04/12/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-4168
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active


    Check out this beautiful Pasadena Hillside home. This gorgeous home overlooks The area of Eagle Rock and the foothills of Glendale. Wth it's terraced yard and quiet street, you could spend the day looking out on the city and enjoying the sunset. There is ample size for this 2+2 with spacious bedrooms and living area. Also a very cute breakfast nook. There is also potential storage or office space just off the patio. This home is perfect for those looking for the peaceful setting of Pasadena but still close to hip North East Los Angeles. Come take a look for yourself and fall in love.

    Listed with Richard Rocha CalDRE: 01976597, 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/!


  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:29:00 +0000: $1,299,999 :: 140 W Foothill Boulevard, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,735 sq ft
    Lot Size: 14,375 sq ft
    Added: 04/12/21, Last Updated: 04/12/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: CV21076780
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    This Lovely Pool House is located in the Prestigious N Arcadia with Excellent Schools. It sits on a huge 14,321 sqft Flat Lot featuring a Beautiful Mountain View. This North Facing House has a very Open and Bright Floor Plan. It features 3 Beds, 2 Baths, Large Living Room with a Fireplace, Formal Dining Area, and an Individual Laundry Room. Gourmet Kitchen offers Granite Countertops and a Large Island. The Huge Back Yard is great for Relaxing & Entertaining Pleasure and also has lots Potentials! Listing Price also includes a City-Approved Plan Ready to Build an approximately 4,878 sqft 2 Story House with 5 Beds 5.5 Baths, Library, Wet Bar, Dual Kitchen, and 3 Car Garage. Lot Dimension is 80’x179’. Whether you choose to Live, Investment, and Expand/Add ADUs or Rebuild a New Construction…… No doubt, this is the Best Choice! Bring your imagination and it will be yours!

    Listed with JING CHEN CalDRE: 01911286, RE/MAX CHAMPIONS


    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/!


  • Mon, 12 Apr 2021 19:18:00 +0000: $1,935,000 :: 363 Patrician Way, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,378 sq ft
    Lot Size: 14,637 sq ft
    Added: 01/15/21, Last Updated: 04/12/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 21680270
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/12/2021 by 3%
    Status: Active


    Sophisticated hillside retreat in the hills above Annandale. This light and bright view-home has pure WOW factor from the moment you step in the door. The versatile and open floorplan has gallery-like walls, ideal for showcasing magnificent artwork as well as beautiful views of canyon vistas and city lights. The dramatic two-story living room features a fireplace, bar area, and opens to a large, heated patio for outdoor dining, entertaining, and to take in the glorious views and sunsets. The kitchen is a gourmets delight with lots of counter space and storage. The bedroom level features an enticing primary suite with a gleaming white bath and private balcony. There are two more bedrooms including a guest suite with private bath and balcony. This exceptional and chic home, filled with light and color, is not to be missed.

    Listed with Greg Holcomb CalDRE: 01347788, 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/!


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