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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.

  • Fri, 25 May 2018 20:13:00 +0000: $1,075,000 :: 3957 Oakdale Street, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,716 sq ft
    Lot Size: 12,003 sq ft
    Added: 05/25/18, Last Updated: 05/25/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: SR18123944
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active


    Best value in Pasadena! This charming move-in ready home is located in the highly desirable neighborhood of Michillinda. Currently priced significantly below all recent comparable sales. Newly remodeled 4 bed, 3 bath, new engineered wood flooring, new kitchen with Quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances, beautiful backsplash. This home also features brand new bathrooms, water heater, 200-amp electrical panel, new roof, and recessed lighting throughout. Upon entering the single-level property, you will enjoy an open layout perfect for entertaining and family time. With just over a quarter acre of land, the property offers the owner an incredible opportunity to build out their dream yard. In addition, the property has a separate workshop on site in the back of the house, this one won't last!

    Listed with Keller Williams Realty-Studio


    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/!


  • Fri, 25 May 2018 16:10:00 +0000: $1,448,000 :: 892 PALO VERDE Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,324 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,458 sq ft
    Added: 05/25/18, Last Updated: 05/25/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818002500
    Community: Pasadena NE (646)
    Status: Active


    Spoiler Alert...This House is Gorgeous! Originally built in 1946, but extensively remodeled in 2017/2018, this stunning Four and Four comes with all the latest bells and whistles! The exceptional interior appointments of rich custom detail, 9+ ceilings, beautiful marble, and designer color palette are immediately noticeable. A closer look reveals Low-E windows, custom soft close cabinets, vacancy sensor lighting, and built-in surround sound. Showcasing todays much in demand open floor plan, the kitchen, dining, and family rooms are defined by beautiful changes in ceiling design. In the kitchen, stylish marble counters and backsplash steal the show, while high-end KitchenAid appliances stand ready to go to work. Fabulous sums-up the master suite. Airy and private, amenities include a vaulted post and beam ceiling, walk-in closet, and lovely bathroom. Outside, enjoy entertaining under the covered patio, and prepare delicious meals at the outdoor kitchen. If you are looking for new construction, stylish architecture, and quality workmanship, look no further!

    Listed with Podley 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/!


  • Fri, 25 May 2018 14:46:00 +0000: $2,198,000 :: 209 SAN MIGUEL Road, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,456 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,977 sq ft
    Added: 05/25/18, Last Updated: 05/25/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818002498
    Community: Pasadena SW (647)
    Status: Active


    Personifying pride-of-ownership throughout, this meticulously maintained 4BR/3BA Traditional-style home is located on one of South West Pasadena's most sought after streets. Boasting over 3,500 feet of interior space (not including the outdoor covered deck w/built-in BBQ, refrigerator and sink), this stunning home is a wonderful light and bright 3-story floor plan. The main floor features a formal DR with crown molding, a beautifully appointed LR w/vaulted ceiling, brick-faced f/place and an large and elegant leaded/beveled front window, a library or 4th BR w/adjoining full bath, a kitchen w/center island, the warmth of an exposed brick accented wall and a balcony that offers tree-top views & afternoon breezes that opens to a large family room with a wet bar and French doors to the outside deck or Summer family room. The master suite with a vaulted ceiling, offers a large walk-in closet w/built-ins, a spacious bath w/double sinks and a separate tub and shower. Two additional bedrooms and a 3/4 bath complete the upper floor. An amazing game room and private office w/separate entrance provides access to the 2-car garage. A lovely pool, spa and manicured gardens complete this magnificent and unassuming treasure.

    Listed with Sotheby's International 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/!


  • Fri, 25 May 2018 13:03:00 +0000: $2,990,000 :: 3670 Lombardy Road, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 3,625 sq ft
    Lot Size: 44,496 sq ft
    Added: 05/25/18, Last Updated: 05/25/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS18123230
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active


    Situated on a spectacular corner lot...over a acre of flat land in Chapman Woods. Built in the 50s, this home offers five bedrooms, six baths and all on one level. The remodeled kitchen opens to the dining room and overlooks the expansive backyard. Family room with wet bar, marble flooring, numerous windows and French doors offering vistas of the pool, fountain and lush green gardens. Five car garage, separate game room, dressing/shower rooms for pool are a few of the many sought after amenities. This is a perfect Southern California house, great for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining.

    Listed with KO TAI 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/!


  • Fri, 25 May 2018 07:54:00 +0000: $838,000 :: 1634 OAKDALE Street, Pasadena CA, 91106 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,466 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,563 sq ft
    Added: 05/25/18, Last Updated: 05/25/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818002487
    Community: Pasadena SE (648)
    Status: Active


    Charming home located in the desirable Caltech area situated on a beautiful tree-lined street. The private and quiet 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home opens to a spacious naturally-lit living room with a handsome fireplace. The open floor plan also showcases an eating area with beautiful garden views, and an updated kitchen featuring custom cabinetry. Two of the three bedrooms share a Jack and Jill full bathroom, and both bedrooms provide direct access to the lovely gardens. The third bedroom is currently being used as a den/office, which also contains an adjoining bathroom. All exterior doors serve as gateways to the beautifully landscaped gardens. The stunningly beautiful surrounding walkways, side patio, and the rear yard are characterized by tranquil greenery and are absolutely perfect for outdoor enjoyment and serene relaxation. The property's location is ideal, just blocks from San Marino, Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, Caltech, and the wonderful shops and eateries on South Lake.

    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


    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/!


  • Fri, 25 May 2018 05:21:00 +0000: $3,380,000 :: 1435 Bellwood Road, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,077 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
    Added: 05/24/18, Last Updated: 05/25/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR18123681
    Community: 655 - San Marino
    Status: Active


    This brand new traditional style home is located in the prestigious & desirable city of San Marino and uses the highest quality of construction and material selections. Features include: Central air/heat, hand-scraped hardwood floors, crown molding, security alarm surveillance system, 2 skylights in hallways, sensor lighting and organizers in all closets, custom linen closet, all baths are equipped with GRAFF brand shower head, rainfall shower and faucets, top of the line TOTO NEOREST toilets. Formal entry into lovely formal living room with stone fireplace. Formal dining area, custom gourmet kitchen with large central island, Custom cabinets and Carrera marble countertops, EUROPA double bowl with KW system faucets, WOLF 6 burner gas stove/griddle. WOLF wall hood, microwave and steam oven and ASKO dishwasher. Family room offers access to rear patio perfect for AL Fresco dining. Downstairs offer private laundry room, bonus room. Ideal location! Close to San Marino nights school. Carver Elementary school & shopping! Minutes to Santa Anita Mall, race track, restaurants and hospital with easy freeway access!

    Listed with Treeline Realty & Investment


    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, 24 May 2018 23:23:00 +0000: $1,300,000 :: 312 S Craig Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,009 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,157 sq ft
    Added: 05/22/18, Last Updated: 05/24/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR18121275
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active


    Beautiful single-story home located in the highly desirable Cal Tech area of Pasadena, this English Tudor Style home features hardwood floors, foyer entrance into a lovely living room with a cozy fireplace perfect for winter evenings, a formal dining room leading into the Kitchen which features updated cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliance, recessed lighting, wet bar and a large pantry. The open kitchen and family room makes it great for entertaining, with a built in bookcase, 1/2 bath and laundry room, the central hall leads to all 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Homes features central Air and Heat, enclosed porch leading out from family room and Master bedroom then step down to the out door patio and large private backyard with fruit trees lemon & peach, and a two car garage. Refrigerator, washer and dryer Included. Near Hamilton Elementary School, CalTech, San Marino, PCC & South Lake.

    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway Home Svc.


    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, 24 May 2018 23:23:00 +0000: $2,680,000 :: 2764 Carlaris Road, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,076 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,602 sq ft
    Added: 11/01/17, Last Updated: 05/24/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR17248887
    Community: 655 - San Marino
    Status: Active


    Wonderful Spanish with architectural integrity located in the Mission District on one of San Marino's most beautiful streets. The formal entry features hardwood floors and a grand staircase. The living room has a fireplace, handsome beamed ceilings and wide planked pegged wood floors. An oversized dining room has French doors to the front patio. The kitchen has been designed with a flair of sophistication, including a large center island and counters with elegant Calcutta Gold marble from Italy, custom solid wood cabinets, beveled glass cabinetry with lighting, hand milled crown molding and solid wood floors. his home has five bedrooms and three baths,breakfast room, basement with storage, and a wonderful private yard. Central air/heat has been installed

    Listed with Re/Max 888


    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, 24 May 2018 20:16:00 +0000: $5,188,000 :: 230 W Longden Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 10,000 sq ft
    Lot Size: 22,095 sq ft
    Added: 05/24/18, Last Updated: 05/24/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS18123375
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Brand New True Custom Luxury Home Situated in The Heart of The Award-winning School District and City of Arcadia. This North Facing Estate Boasts nearly 10,000 Sqft Huge Living Area, Built With The Finest Custom Finishes, Include Total 6 Bedrooms And 7.5 Bathrooms, Dual Spacious Master Suite On Each Floor, Temperature Controlled Wine Room, Dual Kitchen, Movie Theater, Entertaining Room And Custom Lighting Fixtures. Set On A 22,000 Lot. Italian Opera Inspired Home Features Circular Drive Motor Court Leads You To The Meticulous Front Landscaping with Dual Gated Drive Way And Into Your Double Door Entry To The Exquisite Marble Entrance. The Grand Crystal Chandelier With 21 Foot High Ceilings Is Breathtaking. Right In Front Of You Is A Majestic Grand Entrance Foyer, 2-Story Foyer Graced By A Grand Double Staircase With Wrought-Iron Banisters. Master Bedroom Features His/Hers Walk-In Closet, And A Master Bath With Separate Shower With Steamer And Bathtub. Las Vegas Resort Style Outdoor Living Creates An Unforgettable Entertaining Space For Any Gathering. There Is A Sparkling Pool And Spa, Meticulously Landscaped Grounds And Attached 3 Car Attached Garage. Convenient Proximity To Parks, Shopping, And Award-Winning Arcadia Schools. You Won’t Find Another One In Arcadia!

    Listed with 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, 24 May 2018 17:55:00 +0000: $3,450,000 :: 260 Patrician Way, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,112 sq ft
    Lot Size: 35,886 sq ft
    Added: 05/24/18, Last Updated: 05/24/18
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 818002484
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    This single-level, Mid-Century Modern is the quintessential hillside property, presenting mesmerizing, panoramic mountain, city, and golf course views. Located behind gates, it has been meticulously renovated and presents an incredible private and peaceful setting. Classic details include porte-cochere entry, sun-filled open floor plan with soaring ceilings, Terrazzo flooring, and walls of glass bringing the outdoors in. Amazing indoor-outdoor living as the back of the house opens to a private yard, inviting pool, BBQ, and patios. This is a designer's impeccably designed home and offers unparalleled quality and elegance for the discerning buyer.

    Listed with Deasy/Penner & Partners


    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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