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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?

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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, 16 Feb 2020 10:19:00 +0000: $2,388,000 :: 2709 Gilpin Way, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,271 sq ft
    Lot Size: 19,720 sq ft
    Added: 02/16/20, Last Updated: 02/16/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS20034457
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    This charming two-story custom luxury home located on a quiet street, tucked away in a desirable are of Arcadia. This magnificent estate sits behind the hedges with circular driveway. With over 4,000 sq ft of living space, it features 5 bedrooms, 6 baths with impressive foyer entry, remodeled interior with the most finest luxurious upgrades and expertise. To your left is the private office with matching custom built-in shelves. First floor features upgraded designer finishes family room, an oversized living room and a huge suite with en-suit bathroom. An exceptional Chef’s kitchen with large center island. Upstairs has 5 exquisitely designed en-suite bedrooms including a master suite with large window, which brings bundle of natural lights and overlooks the beautiful backyard with a large privet swimming pool and grassy resort-like backyard. Extra wide 4 car attached garage. There is truly nothing like this one on the market. Come see to believe !

    Listed with GUANGRONG ZUO CalDRE: 01938898, RE/MAX PREMIER/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, 15 Feb 2020 18:38:00 +0000: $2,080,000 :: 505 Cliff Drive, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,472 sq ft
    Lot Size: 16,553 sq ft
    Added: 11/18/19, Last Updated: 02/15/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 819005272
    Community: 646 - Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/15/2020 by 5%
    Status: Active


    Located in the highly desirable lower Hastings Ranch neighborhood of Pasadena awaits this completely reimagined chic and modern home. No expense was spared. An entertainer's dream, this home boasts an open floor plan with sleek and clean designer finishes throughout. Fall in love the moment you enter, with the formal living room accented by a beautiful wood-burning fireplace, gorgeous wood floors flow throughout, and a wall of glass doors to the courtyard. Cook to your heart's content in the designer chef's kitchen boasting a grand island with a breakfast bar, top-of-the-line matte black appliances, stunning modern cabinetry and tons of prep space. Entertain family and friends in the stunning, light-filled great room that boasts walls of glass, a modern marble-surround electric fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors access the outdoor with an outdoor kitchen, a lap pool, multiple terrace/grass areas for dining and lounging al fresco while enjoying exquisite mountain and city views. Retreat to the luxurious master suite with a corner soaker tub ~ perfect for relaxing after a long day, a glass shower, custom walk-in closet, and a private terrace access. Easy access to shopping, restaurants and freeway access, this is modern living at its best.

    Listed with Sabrina Wu CalDRE: 00900733, 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/!


  • Sat, 15 Feb 2020 14:39:00 +0000: $2,780,000 :: 2435 Sherwood Road, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,365 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,019 sq ft
    Added: 02/15/20, Last Updated: 02/15/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 820000623
    Community: 655 - San Marino
    Tract: Not Applicable - 1007242
    Status: Active


    Located in a charming neighborhood of wide street, shade trees, and large, well-kept homes, this property has been meticulously cared-for. Incorporated throughout are rich design details and upscale materials. The front door opens into a welcoming formal entry. From here, the spacious floor plan branches off into the living room, formal dining room, and great room. The impressive great room features a wall of floor-to-ceiling shelving and cabinets, able to display an abundance of treasures. In the chef's kitchen, Wolf appliances Subzero refrigerator, and granite counters add to the home's stylish theme. Upstairs, the master suite has private access to the balcony and therapeutic Spa. There two more sweet nice-size bedrooms and a beautifully remodeled full bath. Outdoors, a shady brick patio offer a delightful spot to enjoy an al fresco meal. A wide driveway leads to the 2-car garage, where a full attic provides plenty of storage. A second single car garage is currently used as a workshop. setting into this move-in home would be a breeze. JUST ADD FURNITURE!

    Listed with Peter Loeffler CalDRE: 00913919, 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, 15 Feb 2020 11:05:00 +0000: $1,988,000 :: 1 N Altura Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,354 sq ft
    Lot Size: 13,430 sq ft
    Added: 02/15/20, Last Updated: 02/15/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR20033883
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Located in the prestigious Lower Rancho Area of Arcadia is this stunning 3354 sqft home on a beautiful winding tree-lined road. Sitting on a lot close to 14,000 square feet with gorgeous landscaping. As you walk up to this beautifully manicured home you are greeted with an elegant foyer, spacious formal living room & formal dining room. The Kitchen is spacious with built-ins, custom stained cabinets, granite countertops and a bay window over-looking the beautiful flowers & landscaping. The large Kitchen nook with views to the sparkling pool & outdoor sitting area is very comfortable & relaxing. The Spacious and cozy Family Room is adjacent to the kitchen and features beautiful natural stained beamed ceilings and is large enough for large family gatherings and is perfect for entertaining guests. This property has so much to offer, the Master Bedroom is very special and has views to the backyard through large windows and contemporary wood framed massive sliders leading out to the pool and lush backyard with fire pit for gorgeous summer nights, 3 more additional bedrooms are also very spacious. One of my favorite parts of the property is a detached Pool Room with Bar area, wine fridge as well as a full bath and can be used as a guest suite, entertainment movie room or pool house. Come enjoy this spectacular property in a prominent neighborhood with award-winning Arcadia School District.

    Listed with Zeyuan Wang CalDRE: 02006214, Yangtze 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, 15 Feb 2020 09:13:00 +0000: $1,368,888 :: 1102 Bungalow Place, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,148 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,798 sq ft
    Added: 10/07/19, Last Updated: 02/15/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS19235572
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Situated on tree lined street, immaculate move in condition, 5 bedrooms ( 2 master suites) and 3 bathrooms. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms downstairs, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs ( currently one bedroom has been used as office). House has been tastefully remodeled. Spacious living room with wood flooring, formal dinning room with beautiful ceiling beam and brick fireplace, elegant family room with vintage look ceiling beam, built-in bookcases, fireplace, large sliding door leads to well maintained backyard. Remodeled kitchen with recess lights, all bathrooms downstairs have been remodeled, wood flooring in downstairs' bedrooms, living room and family room have been replaced. Additional amenities include 2 tankless water heaters, partially re-piped plumbing, 2 attached garage, beautiful draperies, wood shutters.This north-facing gorgeous house provides contemporary living yet retains the original charm. Matured fruit trees around the back yard/front yard and side yard. House is well cared by current owners. Distinguished Arcadia School Districts. Close to mall, parks, supermarkets, restaurants,etc., easy access to freeways. Do not miss out on this great opportunity.

    Listed with NANCY LIU CalDRE: 01025370, COLDWELL BANKER DYNASTY/ARC


    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, 15 Feb 2020 07:39:00 +0000: $1,388,000 :: 421 Catalpa Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,864 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,830 sq ft
    Added: 02/14/20, Last Updated: 02/15/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: PF20033994
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Cosy and welcoming, this gorgeous family home in the highly desirable Lower Rancho neighborhood is waiting for you. The house was modernized in 2011, and it now offers an open floor plan, spacious kitchen with new appliances, modern sun room which gives 400 feet of bonus space, ample storage, and a comfortable environment for a family. The back yard has been meticulously landscaped and different blooms appear year round, it also has multiple fruit trees, an inviting covered patio space, and rose garden. Plans were recently approved by the city to add a new 600 feet room addition, giving plenty of investment upside. Great school district and convenient location to access Arcadia shops and restaurants, mall, golf course, race track and freeways.

    Listed with Christian Stillmark CalDRE: 01920024, Douglas Elliman of CA, 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/!


  • Sat, 15 Feb 2020 06:03:00 +0000: $2,268,000 :: 1815 Lee Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,678 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,645 sq ft
    Added: 02/14/20, Last Updated: 02/15/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR20033611
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 2/15/2020 by 3%
    Status: Active


    Arcadia living at its finest! Step into this gorgeous newly-built home & be welcomed into a stunning formal living room with shelf-lit tray ceilings, recessed lighting, Marble flooring, and a gorgeous modern fireplace. A strikingly beautiful chandelier hangs over the naturally bright dining room with custom flooring. The grand hall is also naturally-illuminated by a huge center skylight that truly brings this home to life. Hosts lavish dinner parties in the open gourmet kitchen that features new custom cabinets, stone counters, an immaculate center island & bar, top-of-the-line 6-burner stove, built-in refrigerator & open dining nook with overhanging chandelier. Entertain guests in the huge spacious family room with high vaulted-beamed ceilings; the wet-bar and over-sized custom wine storage will impress any wine connoisseur. Culinary enthusiasts will be thrilled to find the additional Caterer or Wok Kitchen with an abundance of storage space! All 4 bedrooms are spacious in size and contain their own attached bathrooms & walk-in closets, including a Master suite that is equipped with a huge walk-in closet with custom cabinetry and an extravagant Master bath with a jetted spa tub & walk-in shower with multiple showerheads. This home’s backyard provides a lush green lawn and patio area perfect for outdoor grilling. This property includes an attached 2-car garage & is within the highly-esteemed Arcadia Unified School District.

    Listed with Sharon Liu CalDRE: 01720175, 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/!


  • Sat, 15 Feb 2020 06:03:00 +0000: $899,000 :: 721 Pepperglen Drive, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,286 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,310 sq ft
    Added: 01/31/20, Last Updated: 02/15/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR20021169
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Convenient location. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac street off Baldwin Avenue. One block south of Longden. Home has been remodeled in mid-1980s. Formal living room with fireplace. New Paint throughout. Spacious Family room with high ceiling, fireplace, and new carpet. Kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator and garbage disposal. Dining area with french door opens to the backyard. 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in the main house. Living space 2,286 square feet. This home features a large master bedroom suite with a walk-in closet and French doors open to the backyard, master bathroom with double sinks, separate shower, block glass, and separate toilet room. 2 attached car garage with direct access to the house. Guesthouse with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom without a permit. Cozy backyard with Patio. House is to be sold in its "As-Is" condition.

    Listed with Suzie Koo CalDRE: 00915365, 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/!


  • Sat, 15 Feb 2020 00:02:00 +0000: $2,490,000 :: 14 W Le Roy Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,375 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,432 sq ft
    Added: 02/14/20, Last Updated: 02/15/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS20033737
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Exquisitely built and conveniently located brand new 4 bedroom and 4.5 bathroom home with many custom features. Totaling buildings square footage is 3375 sqft, total lot size is 7433 sqft, this property has an extensive use of marble from the countertops to the front entry floors and bathroom floors and walls. This luxurious home comes equipped with a security camera system. KitchenAid Double Oven Gas ranges in the kitchen. Custom features include wood stairs with step lights, iron stair rails and fence gates, handcrafted sinks and engraved cabinets in the kitchen. Close to library, Arcadia high school, Dana middle school, public tennis courts, supermarkets and shopping mall.

    Listed with QIANG ZHANG CalDRE: 01403183, HARVEST REALTY DEVELOPMENT


    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, 14 Feb 2020 23:17:00 +0000: $2,880,000 :: 68 E Longden Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,212 sq ft
    Lot Size: 16,484 sq ft
    Added: 02/12/20, Last Updated: 02/14/20
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS20033364
    Community: 605 - Arcadia
    Status: Active


    The entrance area features gorgeous High Ceilings and Crystal Chandeliers. Family room with open view of the backyard with Fruit Trees. The Chef's Kitchen offers Granite Counter-tops and Island. Award winning Arcadia Schools. The property is conveniently close to the Santa Anita Shopping Malls, Golf Court, Santa Anita Race Track, Arcadia Hospital, Arboretum Park, Schools, etc.

    Listed with LOUIE YEH CalDRE: 01042062, 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/!


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