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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, 15 Dec 2017 19:59:00 +0000: $1,100,000 :: 309 E Lemon Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,097 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,376 sq ft
    Added: 10/28/17, Last Updated: 12/15/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS17246358
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Renting this property while you are making a plan to build a new home or addition. Arcadia school, great location.

    Listed with 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/!


  • Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:32:00 +0000: $889,000 :: 1626 N Grand Oaks Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,462 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,056 sq ft
    Added: 12/01/17, Last Updated: 12/15/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS17267561
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a storybook cottage? Nestled on a quiet tree-lined street in desirable Northeast Pasadena, this home was meant to be in a fairy tale. Find a lush lawn flanking the front walkway, a secluded backyard featuring a large wood deck under the shade of canopy trees, a private side driveway perfect for RV parking, and a detached 2-car garage with ample space for a workshop! The entire exterior has been redecorated with a design-inspired paint scheme and the interior adorned with new fixtures and finishes. With newly refinished hardwood floors, this cottage boasts a large formal living room centered around a cozy fireplace and a formal dining room with a butler's pantry. The L-shaped kitchen features wood cabinetry and all new stainless steel appliances. Enjoy the spacious living room off of the kitchen with its feature fireplace and sliders leading out to the wood deck. Up the spiral staircase, find a freshly carpeted loft! Hurry to see this one -- It won't last long!

    Listed with MAXIM 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, 15 Dec 2017 14:32:00 +0000: $1,199,000 :: 3820 Valley Lights Drive, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,898 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,137 sq ft
    Added: 11/08/17, Last Updated: 12/15/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: SR17253218
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    B.O.M. This Beautiful house in highly popular Upper Hastings Ranch area in Pasadena has everything your Buyer is looking for: gorgeous panoramic views of city and mountains, lush greenery, sparkling pool, and luxury settings. House was completely remodeled 5 years ago with new flooring, power lines, air conditioner, and updated appliances. Spacious guestroom with a two-side fireplace and recess lights, kitchen with breakfast area. Backyard will provide hours of entertainment with a cozy gazebo, BBQ area, hot tub, newly plastered pool and one of the best views in the area with extra magic during the night hours. Come, see, and get amazed by this beauty!

    Listed with Titus 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, 15 Dec 2017 02:51:00 +0000: $3,675,000 :: 728 CARRIAGE HOUSE Drive, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 5,245 sq ft
    Lot Size: 22,089 sq ft
    Added: 12/13/17, Last Updated: 12/15/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 17296358
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Property located in the exclusive guard gated community of Anoakia Estates. Two story entryway, LR with fireplace and formal dining room. The kitchen is spacious with a center island and breakfast area that opens to rear yard and patio area. Family room with fireplace. The first floor has a bedroom suite and an office/library. Maid's and bath. Second floor has a large master with sitting room, fireplace, walk- in closet and built-ins. Master bath w/ spa tub and separate shower. Two additional bedroom suites and an additional room on the second floor. Spacious lot with a pool and spa, grassy play area, BBQ area, cover patio area with fireplace, cabana, and a separate game room with bathroom. 3 car garage, plus additional off street parking. Great property for entertaining. Convenient location. See private remarks.

    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Br


    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, 14 Dec 2017 20:02:00 +0000: $1,220,000 :: 2216 Highland Oaks Drive, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,036 sq ft
    Lot Size: 17,404 sq ft
    Added: 08/26/17, Last Updated: 12/14/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR17198333
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/14/2017 by 2%
    Status: Active


    Incredible VIEWS!! LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Next to Wilderness Park above Elkins in the Prestigious and Highly-sought after Highland Oaks Area. This Amazing 17,404 Square foot Lot has no neighbor in the back, only amazing Views of the Mountains and City lights. This is a fixer upper and/or amazing Builder opportunity. FLIP this Mid Century!!! This Home has not been on the market in over 40 years and this is only the second owner. There are many original features including the Vaulted wood beamed ceilings in Family Room with original flagstone fireplace and floor to ceiling windows. Outside There are some beautiful oak trees and a hot tub. The deck overlooks the amazing natural landscape and mountainous terrain. On a clear day you can even see Catalina. The front door faces south. This home is Near Distinguished Award Winning Highland Oaks Elementary School and Foothills Middle School.

    Listed with Century 21 Masters


    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, 14 Dec 2017 15:16:00 +0000: $4,999,000 :: 835 Linda Vista Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91103 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 5,677 sq ft
    Lot Size: 35,022 sq ft
    Added: 09/25/17, Last Updated: 12/14/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 817002020
    Community: 645 - Pasadena (NW)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Masterfully conceived and finely crafted, this residence stands out as an exceptional compound. The project was developed with an emphasis on indoor/outdoor living and a mix of traditional and modern design. In sync with the natural arroyo landscape and the quietude of its surroundings. The ambience of this carefully composed property is defined by a thoughtful integration of special paving, decomposed granite and drought tolerant landscape. The amenities that serve the property include 2 guest suites, a pool, pool house, pool bath, office/library, a green house and organic garden. These features are in addition to the Main Residence of 4 bedrooms/3.5 bath carefully planned with distinct public and private functions emphasizing the splendor of a great room living/dining/kitchen enclave

    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/!


  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:43:00 +0000: $885,000 :: 1115 Wesley Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,045 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,492 sq ft
    Added: 10/22/17, Last Updated: 12/14/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS17241602
    Community: 699 - Not Defined
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/10/2017 by 2%
    Status: Active


    Beautiful newer single family home located in a desirable area of Pasadena. This gorgeous homes features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which was completely rebuilt in 2001. Step into an open floor plan with a large living area of 2,045 sq ft. and large lot of 7,492 sq. ft. This wonderful home is in excellent condition which includes a remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and built-in high-end appliances, marble floors in kitchen, remodeled bathrooms, wood floors throughout, recessed lighting throughout, large master suite with walk-in closet, spacious bedrooms, large family room, 2-car garage, and a nice back yard that is great for entertaining. Excellent location and condition. Near to schools, freeway, transportation, and shopping centers. This one will go fast.

    Listed with RE/MAX TITANIUM


    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, 14 Dec 2017 14:15:00 +0000: $1,647,000 :: 1802 S 2nd Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,298 sq ft
    Lot Size: 13,071 sq ft
    Added: 12/14/17, Last Updated: 12/14/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: RS17275101
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Spectacular move-in ready home located in prestigious City of Arcadia. This amazing home features 4 bedrooms and 4 baths in a bright 3,200 square foot floor plan, sitting on a 13,071 square foot lot. This spacious home is complete with recessed lighting, crown molding and high ceilings in the living room and family room, fine gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinet storage and breakfast nook overlooking the beautifully landscaped rear garden and sparkling heated pool. Beautiful sparking pool and an outdoor gazebo, making this house perfect for entertaining and relaxing in style with family and friends. Light and airy, this bright spacious home offers an additional bonus - solar panels keep electric bills are low or even non- existent, plus finished basement with AC ventilation. This beautiful home has so much to offer. Near highly acclaimed Arcadia School District, easy access to shopping, restaurants, entertaining, train, buses & freeways and so much more. Thank you.

    Listed with Keller Williams Pacific 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/!


  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:20:00 +0000: $1,450,000 :: 2400 E Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,616 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,549 sq ft
    Added: 08/01/17, Last Updated: 12/14/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: SR17177184
    Community: 648 - Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active


    No showings. Do not disturb occupant. Not available for sale.

    Listed with First Vision Financial 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/!


  • Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:04:00 +0000: $1,079,000 :: 184 Avenue 64, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,295 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,637 sq ft
    Added: 12/13/17, Last Updated: 12/13/17
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 817003106
    Community: 647 - Pasadena (SW)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Centrally located in the San Rafael area of Pasadena, this 3 bedroom home offers a spacious and functional floor plan. The thoughtful layout includes a lrg. living room with custom built-ins, dual pane windows, recessed lighting, H.W. floors and a lrg. fireplace. A cozy family room featuring H.W.floors, custom built-ins, wood beamed ceiling and recessed lighting. Adjacent is a very spacious kitchen which includes its own dining area, lrg. center island, and abundant cabinets. The kitchen also has H.W. flooring, viking stove and sub-zero refrigerator. The 3 bedrooms each have their own bath, spacious closets with built-ins and H.W. flooring. The rear of the home features a pool, wet bar area and a finished two car garage. This home is perfect for your indoor/outdoor entertaining.

    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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