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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.

  • Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:20:00 +0000: $1,698,000 :: 601 Cortez Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,398 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,714 sq ft
    Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 10/22/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS17240187
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Situated on a large lot of 11,715 square feet in the heart of the Santa Anita Village, this must-see ranch style home enjoys a convenient location while maintaining exceptional serenity. A single storey residence of 2,398 square feet featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, including the master suite with a full bath with claw foot tub and separate shower, this charming home also comes with 2 spaces bedrooms; a family room with sliding French doors; a spacious living room with scenic view of the San Gabriel mountains and a fireplace; as well as a charming kitchen with breakfast area. The serene backyard is surrounded by lush foliage with a large redwood deck overlooking a huge sparkling pool. Absolutely an entertainer's delight! Conveniently located within Arcadia schools, with restaurants, shopping, and public transportation just minutes away.

    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/!


  • Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:20:00 +0000: $2,889,100 :: 215 W Longden Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 3,474 sq ft
    Lot Size: 31,756 sq ft
    Added: 10/19/17, Last Updated: 10/22/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS17240230
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Stunning custom estate located on a huge south facing lot, surrounding with astonishing San Gabriel Mountain view. Main house consists of 3 bedrooms downstairs including the luxury master bedroom, two additional spacious bedrooms upstairs with balcony. Bright living room, family room and formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with Center Island. Beautifully landscaped lot with lavish pool, grotto water fall, spa, gazebo, pool house with 3/4 bath and the private 1,269 sq.ft. Guest house with attached workshop, storage area and 3/4 bath. Prestigious Arcadia schools, award winning Baldwin Stocker Elementary. A Must See!

    Listed with RE/MAX ELITE 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/!


  • Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:20:00 +0000: $1,690,000 :: 2829 Bradford Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,050 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,532 sq ft
    Added: 10/19/17, Last Updated: 10/22/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS17241097
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Beautiful 2 structures inclusive. The private gated entrance will lead you to the charming landscaped and surrounded with owned block walls. Front house a large single story built in 2011, 2600 sqft prox. 4 Bedrm 3 1/2 bathrm featuring High ceiling, crown moldings, abundance of natural light. As you enter you'll notice the spacious open floor plan with the Fourth bedrm just off the Living room. The gourmet open Kitchen equipped with high-end stainless steel appliances, granite counter top, center island along with plenty of custom cabinetry and a separate Wok kitchen, an island granite topped section to the large Family room plenty of space to relax and enjoy. The Master suite has a large Marble-lined bathroom feature a separate shower, a spacious jet tub, dual sink, separate walkin closet. Other Two bedrooms-Suites. Large backyards could fit multiple cars or RV. Back structure permited Built in 2009, 550 sqft prox. features Central air-heat, Tankless water heater, Crown molding, High ceilings, Sky light, recessed lighting, fire sprinklers, granite countertops, a complete marble-lined 3/4 bathroom, updated interior spaces. Prestigious Arcadia School District. Conveniently to public parks, restaurants, shopping, public transportation.

    Listed with SIGNAL 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/!


  • Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:20:00 +0000: $1,250,000 :: 1717 Louise Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,161 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,666 sq ft
    Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 10/22/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS17240511
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Beautiful well-maintained newly updated Home in Arcadia, located on a tranquil cul-de-sac in the highly desirable Arcadia neighborhood. This Beautiful 3-bedroom, 3-bath pool home is a perfect entertainer's delight. This traditional home has great curb appeal, with a circular drive way and lush front lawn. Featuring a grand custom solid double-door entry with open-floor plan that leads into living room, dining, breakfast area and gourmet kitchen with custom wood cabinetry and stunning granite countertops. From the dining area, that offers access to the exterior deck area, great for both intimate dinners and large gatherings. And spacious family room with views of the sparkling grand pool. Relax and entertain by the sparkling pool a well-manicured backyard. With convenient access to the 2nd level, you’ll find the master suite and spa like shower. There are two bedrooms across from the master suite. The home features a 2-car attached garage, and glistening flooring, recessed lighting, and dual pane windows and wood shutters throughout and water softener. This beautiful home in the prestigious Arcadia School District is not to be missed!

    Listed with KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY/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, 21 Oct 2017 23:19:00 +0000: $999,800 :: 2120 S 8th Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,435 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,819 sq ft
    Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR17240366
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Award winning Arcadia School district home with 3 bedroom with 2 bathroom. It has a beautiful back yard and sparkling pool on a very quiet street. Refinished Hardwood floor. Newly remodeled Master bedroom bath. New roof. Newly refinished pool like new! Family room is converted as the 4th bedroom. Wood deck and Covered patio for outdoor entertaining.

    Listed with 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/!


  • Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:18:00 +0000: $2,288,000 :: 1175 Pine Bluff Drive, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,582 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,717 sq ft
    Added: 10/21/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR17238432
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Completely remodeled 4,582 sq.ft. residence with dazzling pool and spa in the highly desired neighborhood of Upper Hastings Ranch in NE Pasadena. This 4 bedroom/4.5 bathroom home has a stunning view of Eaton Canyon Golf Course and San Gabriel Mountains. Main level consists of a formal living room, a double-story-high Great Room with abundance of natural lights, a versatile room which can be a library/office or a family/media room, a bedroom, a formal dining room with double-sided marble fireplace. Chef’s kitchen has been fully remodeled with custom cabinetries, quartz countertops, designer marble backsplash and stainless steal Viking appliances. Spiral staircase leads up to a spacious landing where the gorgeous view can be enjoyed through the windows. Double doors open up to a large master bedroom with an outdoor deck. Luxurious master bathroom with walk-in closet features dual vanity, large marble tiles throughout, designer mosaic details in the shower, and a beautiful stand-alone soaking bathtub. All bathrooms have been completely remodeled and updated with modern amenities and design. In addition, this property is equipped with brand new security system, LED recessed lights and designer light fixtures and chandeliers.

    Listed with RE/MAX Premier 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, 21 Oct 2017 23:18:00 +0000: $5,800,000 :: 843 San Marino Avenue, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,686 sq ft
    Lot Size: 30,060 sq ft
    Added: 10/19/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR17239537
    Community: 655 - San Marino
    Status: Active


    Location! Location! Location! ~ This elegant mid-century traditional residence is located on a large flat lot in the desirable Huntington Library Estate area of San Marino. With an ideal floor plan, a spacious entry opens to a gracious living room with a lovely marble fireplace, a generous paneled family room with wet bar, a sophisticated formal dining room with a bay window and also to the pleasant bedroom wing. A gourmet kitchen features granite counters, GE Monogram appliances and custom cabinetry and a large laundry is adjacent. There are three spacious bedrooms, one with bath en suite and two that share a bath, and a handsome library with fireplace. The beautifully landscaped grounds feature a circular drive in front and expansive lawn area, pool and patio leading to a one bedroom one bath guest house at the back of the residence.

    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/!


  • Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:17:00 +0000: $2,198,000 :: 1781 Mountain Street, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 4,408 sq ft
    Lot Size: 17,598 sq ft
    Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 817002441
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Within the sought-after charm of Pasadena's Landmark Historic District, lies this newly-constructed Colonial masterpiece. The first story features dual great rooms that meander into the formal dining area and state-of-the-art chef's kitchen, which opens directly to the outdoor patio and expansive backyard.Replete with 6 vast bedrooms and 7 baths, the home includes a luxurious master suite with a spa-like bath and closet space. The detached backhouse mirror's thehome's grandeur, complete with a sun-infused living room, kitchenette and bath--a natural extension of the masterful outdoor entertaining space. An architecturalrarity for new construction, this charmer combines modern comfort and colonial character on one of the most sought-after streets!

    Listed with Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage & Acquisitions


    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, 21 Oct 2017 23:17:00 +0000: $1,199,000 :: 505 Wyoming Street, Pasadena CA, 91103 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,119 sq ft
    Lot Size: 13,978 sq ft
    Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 817002436
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    This is a beautiful architectural and well constructed home built in 1925. Nice size Living room, Formal dining room, Breakfast area and Kitchen. Built with Redwood through-out... Nice outside park setting with Orange, Avocado, Plum, Apple and Lemon trees.

    Listed with Perry's 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, 21 Oct 2017 23:16:00 +0000: $1,298,000 :: 924 Burleigh Drive, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,778 sq ft
    Lot Size: 15,873 sq ft
    Added: 10/20/17, Last Updated: 10/21/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 817002420
    Community: 647 - Pasadena (SW)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Nestled in a serene setting in Pasadena's lovely San Rafael Hills neighborhood, this single level home feels like your own private treehouse! Great indoor/outdoor flow with oversized windows and french doors that showcase the property's lush surroundings.

    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residental 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/!


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