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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.

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.

  • Wed, 27 May 2020 07:46:00 +0000: $978,000 :: 806 Palo Alto Drive, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,226 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,985 sq ft
    Added: 05/25/20, Last Updated: 05/27/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS20099716
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Home sweet home in the village of Arcadia, a well-known neighborhood and great school. This house is a desirable entry level home with nice kitchen and bathroom and decent lot size with beautiful landscaping.

    Listed with ROBERT HUANG CalDRE: 01887827, DYNASTY 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, 26 May 2020 22:37:00 +0000: $999,000 :: 70 S Altadena Drive, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,817 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,273 sq ft
    Added: 05/26/20, Last Updated: 05/26/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: DW20098639
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active


    You will immediately appreciate the charming curb appeal home that's located in the heart of Pasadena. This 4 bed 3 bath 1,320 SF home features a considerably sized, Plus 1 bed 1 bath 497 SF ADU. This home has a beautiful capacious patio with a voluminous layout perfect for entertaining. Upon entry, your welcome to an open floor plan that generously flows effortlessly to the kitchen. The remodeled kitchen highlights a peninsula countertops with a large under-mount sink, stainless steel appliances, and beautiful white cabinets with plenty of storage space. All bedrooms are generously sized, with spacious closets with ample space. The master bedroom is complete with a walk-in closet and a private ensuite. Also, there's a commodious entertainer's dream backyard with a 682 sqft garage space unit with endless possibilities. Must see for yourself. Schedule a showing, today!

    Listed with Wonnie Kim CalDRE: 01873341, Kim Real Estate, 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, 26 May 2020 20:24:00 +0000: $1,749,000 :: 2163 E Woodlyn Road, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,819 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,762 sq ft
    Added: 05/26/20, Last Updated: 05/26/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 820001881
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Welcome to this beautifully renovated, single story traditional home that has been redone from top to bottom with only the most desirable amenities. You enter the light-filled home through the central foyer that leads to the inviting living room with a tall, beamed ceiling, a magnificent fireplace and custom built-ins. In addition, there is a spacious family room that adjoins the gourmet kitchen that features Quartzite counters, hand-crafted cabinetry, an expansive center island and high-end stainless appliances including a professional grade Viking range. From there, enter the elegant dining room, with a fireplace if its very own. Additionally, the house includes four spacious bedrooms and three baths including a spa-like master suite. The house, wrapped in windows, offers tranquil views of the incredible 11,719 square foot professionally landscaped lot that includes over 3,000 square feet of turf creating an ideal space for pets or play, alike. The back of the residence all opens out to the wide, rich stained deck that is sited under a shaded canopy of old growth trees. This is the perfect area for entertaining friends, quiet dinners al fresco or for simply having your morning coffee. Don't miss this showcase property. Truly a Pasadena stunner!

    Listed with Dhari Thein CalDRE: 01403784, 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/!


  • Tue, 26 May 2020 18:38:00 +0000: $998,000 :: 415 Genoa Street, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,178 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,335 sq ft
    Added: 05/26/20, Last Updated: 05/26/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS20096781
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Situated in the quiet neighborhood of Arcadia this beautiful 3 bedrooms, 3 baths home has easy access to shoppings, restaurants, banks, parks, freeways, and the most prestigious schools in California. High ceiling and double french doors not only make the interior bright by natural lights but also make the atmosphere lively. Open concept floor plan connects family room, dining room, and kitchen plus the cute powder room on the main floor makes it very spacious for a cozy family living. Walk up on the spiral staircase to the sizable den where your 2nd family room or an office can be. Wake up to the generous space in the commodious master bedroom in the morning and rest in it with a peace of mind at night. Soak in the jacuzzi tub to relax and release after a day of hard working. 2nd and 3rd bedroom also very generous in space connected with a 'Jack & Jill' bathroom. The whole house has upgraded plantation shutters throughout. Come take a look and make this your home.

    Listed with KAILIN YANG-HSU CalDRE: 02053614, REAL ESTATES UNLIMITED


    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, 26 May 2020 17:18:00 +0000: $1,520,000 :: 3530 LANDFAIR Road, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,217 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,651 sq ft
    Added: 05/26/20, Last Updated: 05/26/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 20582018
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Set on a tree-lined Street in the highly coveted Hastings Ranch, stands this impeccably maintained one story 3 bed 3 bath home. Pull in the oversized driveway and take note the pride of ownership at every turn. Major upgrades include new dual pane windows, roof, plumbing & AC. A traditional living & dining room open to the updated kitchen w/ tons of cabinetry, stainless steel appliance & an oversized eat in island great for everyday casual meals. Set off the kitchen is a romantic patio with grill & sitting area ideal to relax & enjoy your favorite beverage of choice. Enjoy large gatherings in the massive family room w/ built-in shelves & a set of French doors that lead to the back deck. The master bedroom features a sitting area & a set of French doors that also lead to the back deck. An updated master bath w/ stand-alone jetted tub & shower. Situated on a 10,672, Sf Lot the ultra-private lush back yard has tons of room to build a pool, play area or whatever your heart desires.

    Listed with Alphonso Lascano CalDRE: 01723550, Hilton & Hyland


    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, 26 May 2020 16:53:00 +0000: $1,999,000 :: 1030 Linda Vista Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91103 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,000 sq ft
    Lot Size: 13,068 sq ft
    Added: 05/26/20, Last Updated: 05/26/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 820001879
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    Tract: Other
    Status: Active


    Welcome to this incredibly renovated, single-level, gated Spanish that has been redone from top tobottom with only the most desirable amenities. This expansive, four bedroom, four bath home with anoffice has an ideal floor plan. All the public rooms wrap an open central space that is perfect forentertaining or taking in the view of the rear yard which can be accessed via four sets of glass doors. Thecore of the residence is made up of a light-filled living room with a hand-poured, concrete fireplace, anadjoining spacious family room with a built-in bar area, as well as a fully appointed kitchen that stepsinto the inviting formal dining room.The house, wrapped in windows, is built around the private rear yard with a dark bottomed pool.Around the pool are patios and an elegant pergola with an outdoor kitchen. In addition, there is a bonuscabana changing area and shower. This serene, retreat-like yard offers the perfect area for entertainingfriends, quiet dinners al fresco or for simply having your morning coffee.Don't miss this stunning home in one of Pasadena's most desirable neighborhoods.

    Listed with Dhari Thein CalDRE: 01403784, 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/!


  • Tue, 26 May 2020 13:39:00 +0000: $7,988,000 :: 1725 ORLANDO Road, Pasadena CA, 91106 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 8,322 sq ft
    Lot Size: 35,587 sq ft
    Added: 05/26/20, Last Updated: 05/26/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 20581908
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active


    This elegant, French-style Pasadena estate pairs contemporary comforts with classic details. Perfectly situated moments from the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Gardens, the 8,322-square-foot residence was designed to accommodate both large-scale entertaining and day-to-day living. Through the gated entry and past the 3-car garage, find the front courtyard surrounded by lush foliage. Double doors open to reveal the 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom, 2-story home's interiors, which are replete with chateau-inspired details-from crown moldings and hardwood floors to ceiling alcoves adorned with chandeliers. Arched doorways provide seamless transitions from room to room. The updated kitchen boasts an eat-in island and wine fridge. Outside, find a lap pool, spa, tennis court and a covered outdoor kitchen ideal for gatherings. In addition to being near the Huntington, this estate is also located minutes from Old Town Pasadena and Downtown Los Angeles.

    Listed with Stephanie DeCarlo CalDRE: 02094862, The Agency


    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, 26 May 2020 13:20:00 +0000: $1,450,000 :: 502 California Terrace, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,885 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,502 sq ft
    Added: 05/25/20, Last Updated: 05/26/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: PF20099717
    Community: 647 - Pasadena (SW)
    Status: Active


    Completely rebuilt and remodeled in 2012, this single-level Traditional home will allow you to simply move in and starting enjoying. The main living area is an open and spacious great room, where living, dining, and cooking areas seamlessly flow together. The living room area has a fireplace with lovely mantle, built-in bookshelves, and large windows. The kitchen has a center island with bar sink and stools, a 6 burner Wolf Range, Miele dishwasher, and Subzero fridge. There is ample storage in the kitchen along with a desk area for a small home office. The adjacent dining area has French doors that lead out to a large patio with fountain, built-in BBQ bar, and stairs that lead up to a grassy area and additional patio. The three bedrooms are all a great size, each with large closets and French doors leading outside. The master suite has a fireplace, large walk-in closet and French doors. The master bath features a steam shower, large spa-style soaking tub, and dual vanities. There are hardwood floors throughout the home, a large wine fridge in the bar area, and built-in stereo speakers indoors and out. No expense was spared in making this a truly turn key home.

    Listed with Gretchen Seager CalDRE: 01217500, Sotheby's International 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, 26 May 2020 08:51:00 +0000: $875,000 :: 415 Martelo Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,640 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,541 sq ft
    Added: 05/26/20, Last Updated: 05/26/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: OC20099949
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Check out this classic 1921 Craftsman home. This charming home has been in the same family for decades. It has been fully remodeled with new flooring, cabinets, appliances, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, windows and so much more. It is ready for the next family to move right in and start making their memories. This 3 bedroom 2 bath home also includes a bonus room perfect for a home office or place for the kids to do their homework since we are all spending so much time at home these days. There is also an add on to the freestanding garage, perfect for an art studio, work shop or just 100 sqft. of extra storage. Below the house...yes, I said below the house directly below the kitchen, you will find a full walk in cellar. The perfect place to store climate sensitive perishables such as vegetables, canned goods or more importantly your finest wines. This home is perfectly situated with the nearby 20+ acre Victory Park. This is also the endpoint for Pasadena Rose Parade floats. Located close to I-210 freeway; Gold Line Metro; Trader Joe's; Whole Foods; Hasting’s Ranch Shopping Center; restaurants; Alice's Dog Park; Eaton Canyon; Old Pasadena; Rose Bowl; Pasadena City College; Cal Tech & much more! It’s ALL about location, location, location!

    Listed with Edward Eyerman CalDRE: 01784016, Trusted Realty Group


    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, 26 May 2020 07:47:00 +0000: $1,099,000 :: 758 N MICHIGAN Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,429 sq ft
    Lot Size: 5,528 sq ft
    Added: 05/26/20, Last Updated: 05/26/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 20582120
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    This beautifully remodeled home with a detached studio is a special find in Pasadena's famed historic district, Bungalow Heaven. The residence was built in 1911 and has been updated with style, respectful of heritage but with a fresh, modern feel. In the light-filled great room find oversized windows, wide-plank flooring and a fireplace centerpiece. The open kitchen is readymade for gourmet pursuits, well-equipped with a farmhouse sink, stainless appliances and a center island with dining. Three bedrooms include the Master with a luxuriously-appointed bath and glass sliders providing seamless outdoor flow. The detached bonus space is what you've dreamed of for your home office, creative studio or gym. With a front porch, rear deck and flat grassy yard this home is well-suited for outdoor relaxation and play; there's a covered carport and plenty of driveway parking. Markets are nearby along with dining and takeout including Lavender & Honey, Seed Bakery, Millie's and Culture Club 101.

    Listed with Tracy B Do CalDRE: 01350025, 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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