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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.

  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:54:00 +0000: $1,140,000 :: 2335 Las Lunas Street, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,952 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
    Added: 01/22/19, Last Updated: 01/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819000358
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Other
    Status: Active




    Listed with Kevin Lo CalDRE: 02008476, 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, 22 Jan 2019 19:16:00 +0000: $1,988,000 :: 53 W Wistaria Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,951 sq ft
    Lot Size: 18,665 sq ft
    Added: 01/22/19, Last Updated: 01/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR19015992
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    South facing home on huge lot. In Baldwin Stocker School area. Dining room family room and office. Solar heating and central A/C, large pool and spa with diving board and slide. Large covered patio. Very spacious barn for storage or workshop. 2 dressing rooms with bathroom. Big portion of lot is behind wood fence at back of swimming pool.

    Listed with Eric Rosa CalDRE: 01869962, 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/!


  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:16:00 +0000: $1,650,000 :: 1233 Brunswick Avenue, South Pasadena CA, 91030 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,382 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
    Added: 01/22/19, Last Updated: 01/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819000342
    Community: 658 - So. Pasadena
    Tract: Other
    Status: Active


    This Custom View Contemporary Home is conveniently located near South Pasadena USD schools, shops and transportation. It features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with 2 rooftop balcony patios and 1 covered patio. As you enter this ''one of a kind'' contemporary home, the ''Great Room'' has an open floor plan that includes the dining area with the gourmet kitchen. All the Viking stainless steel appliances add to the convenient island kitchen with the handsome modern back splash, dark wood cabinets, custom light fixtures, and wood like floors. The living room has a dramatic gas burning fireplace and dry bar with wine refrigerator next to the spacious guest/in-law suite with a beautiful 3/4 bathroom.As you pass the walls of glass, the exterior staircase will take you to the rooftop patio with views. The second floor also has a balcony patio off of the master suite, which has a dramatic fireplace and custom walk-in closet with dark wood cabinets. The spacious master bathroom has both a full bath and a shower along with a double sink and decorative light fixtures. The other 2 bedrooms share a full bathroom next to the laundry closet. The landscape has been tastefully maintained along with the BBQ area in the rear backyard.

    Listed with Ruth Mayeda CalDRE: 01181054, 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/!


  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:16:00 +0000: $2,680,000 :: 1047 S Madison Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91106 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,571 sq ft
    Lot Size: 15,245 sq ft
    Added: 01/22/19, Last Updated: 01/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819000345
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Built in 1913, this gorgeous Madison Heights home was designed by Sylvanus Marston, the quintessential architect of Pasadena's Golden Age. Lovingly preserved and updated, it is a prime example of his genius for marrying grand scale with inviting warmth and comfort. The charming English style exterior is truly beautiful while the interior is rich with original features, including white cedar woodwork, oak floors, period hardware and fixtures. Light streams in from multi-paned casement windows. In the large living room, a Spanish inscription over the Batchelder fireplace welcomes friends and dual inglenooks flank the fireplace. Other highlights include an elegant wainscot dining room, a sunny kitchen with breakfast area and butler's pantry; a cozy office with fireplace; and a more casual family room. On the upper level there are three bedrooms and two baths, including a master retreat with a large sitting area. The tree-shaded grounds offer outdoor dining and seating areas. Down the path, the pretty garage houses an attached guest bedroom and bathroom. Set moments from the luxe Langham Huntington hotel and in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Pasadena, this home is a true Pasadena gem.

    Listed with Ted Clark CalDRE: 01074290, 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, 22 Jan 2019 19:16:00 +0000: $3,285,000 :: 980 El Campo Drive, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,011 sq ft
    Lot Size: 20,473 sq ft
    Added: 01/22/19, Last Updated: 01/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819000343
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Monterey Colonial situated in an exclusive and highly sought out area of Pasadena w/San Marino schools. Main home has 5/4. Master Suite features walk-in closet, fireplace and balcony overlooking the park like yard and sparkling pool and has mntn views. Gourmet kitchen boasts a large center island, Thermador double oven and cook top, warming drawer, GE Profile refrigerator and SubZero refrigerator drawers, butler's pantry & breakfast area w/French Doors leading out to courtyard. The kit. opens up to an expansive light filled family room with fireplace, wine storage & French doors leading out to pool and spa. Formal living room w/fireplace and formal dining room w/French doors out to courtyard make this an entertainer's delight. Sunlight abound in the solarium with built in bar area and French doors leading to courtyard. Home also features large laundry room, interior and exterior sound system, Central air and forced air heat. Mahogany floors and doors. The grounds to this gorgeous home are exquisite: large grassy front yard leads you in & the backyard offers a large stone patio with built in BBQ & fireplace, pool & spa, & a grass area to enjoy the beautiful Cali days & nights. Guest house offers French doors,3/4 bath, kitchenette & lrg walk-in closet

    Listed with Colleen Santino CalDRE: 01173967, 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/!


  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:16:00 +0000: $1,348,000 :: 525 Floral Park Terrace, South Pasadena CA, 91030 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,434 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
    Added: 01/22/19, Last Updated: 01/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819000339
    Community: 658 - So. Pasadena
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Charming Spanish located on one of South Pasadena's renowned tree-lined streets. Professionally landscaped front yard leads to a character arched doorway with breathtaking floor-to-ceiling arched window. Spacious living room with fireplace is adjacent to dining room each boasting hardwood floors, crown molding and elegant built-ins. Remodeled kitchen offers newer oak hardwood floors, stylish shiplap wall, newer stainless steel appliances and convenient access to the attached laundry room and rear door. Three cozy bedrooms and two baths offer a delightful array of characteristics such as, newer fixtures, windows, custom closets, French doors and direct access to the playful and lush backyard. Newly Renovated Garage/Studio creates a seamless blend between outdoor and indoor living and entertaining with endless potential. Conveniently close to parks, restaurants, schools, shops and more.

    Listed with Michele Downing CalDRE: 01046965, 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, 22 Jan 2019 16:15:00 +0000: $1,499,999 :: 247 Hillgreen Place, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,486 sq ft
    Lot Size: 16,274 sq ft
    Added: 01/22/19, Last Updated: 01/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR19016181
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active




    Listed with Qiu Autumn Yuan CalDRE: 01801341, 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/!


  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:44:00 +0000: $2,275,000 :: 1054 S Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,810 sq ft
    Lot Size: 13,939 sq ft
    Added: 01/22/19, Last Updated: 01/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819000336
    Community: 647 - Pasadena (SW)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    This Traditional home located in the lower Arroyo area of South West Pasadena is an entertainers dream. Situated on a 13,851 square foot fully landscaped lot, the renovated home features large spacious rooms that lend themselves to entertaining. Within the homes 2418 square feet of living space there is a large living room with fireplace, formal dining room, a den with fireplace and master suite all of which are open to the rear yard, patio and pool area. There are two additional guest bedrooms which share a full bath and a separate powder room for guest. The kitchen is a chef's dream featuring an abundance of custom wood cabinetry, solid surface counter tops, stainless steel appliances and center island. Outside you will discover a fully fenced rear yard with pool, spa and a 392 square foot detached casita complete with its own 3/4 bath, HVAC system and tank-less water heater.

    Listed with Joseph Reed CalDRE: 01050805, 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/!


  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:44:00 +0000: $825,000 :: 1580 Coolidge Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,776 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
    Added: 01/22/19, Last Updated: 01/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819000335
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Just imagine coming home to this charming 3 bed 2 bath home in the desirable Presidents Street neighborhood of NE Pasadena. This home speaks of comfort and warmth from the moment you step through the front door. The more you see, the more you will appreciate. The large living room boasts character and features tray ceilings, built-ins and a bay window. Enjoy family dinners in your formal dining room. The kitchen is light and bright and features a kitchen nook. The spacious master en-suite boasts plenty of closet space. The office/den has French doors that lead to the beautiful brick patio. The patio is large and features a wonderful pergola. Close to the hiking trails, waterfall at Eaton Canyon and eateries. Other features include copper plumbing and A/C. Welcome home!

    Listed with Sylvia Vega CalDRE: 01879957, 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/!


  • Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:56:00 +0000: $2,788,888 :: 1018 W Orange Grove Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,205 sq ft
    Lot Size: 31,149 sq ft
    Added: 01/22/19, Last Updated: 01/22/19
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR19015665
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    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/!


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