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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.

  • Sat, 04 Dec 2021 19:11:00 +0000: $1,100,000 :: 1850 Louise Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,879 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
    Added: 11/29/21, Last Updated: 12/04/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: CV21257460
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active


    WELCOME TO 1850 LOUISE AVE! This single story ranch style home has been lovingly cared for by the same family for over 50 years. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac on a quiet street, close to Arboretum, Santa Anita park, Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Santa Anita Race Track, restaurants, Santa Anita Golf Course, Westfield Shopping Center, as well as PRESTIGIOUS AWARD WINNING ARCADIA SCHOOL DISTRICT. This 1,879 square foot beauty features a formal dining room/living room combination with inviting fireplace, bright kitchen that opens to a large family room with fireplace and access to the attached 2-car garage with laundry. Windows have been upgraded to dual pane for energy efficiency. Oak hardwood floors are currently covered with carpet, but are ready to be uncovered and restored to their original beauty. DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY!

    Listed with DONALD MOWERY CalDRE: 01193547 | 888-584-9427, EXP REALTY OF CALIFORNIA 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, 04 Dec 2021 18:05:00 +0000: $980,000 :: 571 N Madison Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91101 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,952 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
    Added: 10/18/21, Last Updated: 12/04/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: PW21231711
    Community: Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Beautiful Craftsman home located in Pasadena ready for a new family. The property boasts a huge lot with a detached 3 car garage. Home is located a short distance from old town Pasadena with shops and restaurants close by. Do not miss your opportunity to own a Pasadena Craftsman.

    Listed with Brett Salas CalDRE: 01754348 | 949-375-3176, Sunburst 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, 04 Dec 2021 12:56:00 +0000: $2,580,000 :: 155 W Naomi Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,712 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
    Added: 10/31/21, Last Updated: 12/04/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21238155
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active




    Listed with Chloe Chan CalDRE: 01863279 | 626-986-5344, Pinnacle Real Estate 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/!


  • Sat, 04 Dec 2021 11:00:00 +0000: $1,599,999 :: 426 Elmwood Drive, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,599 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,099 sq ft
    Added: 12/04/21, Last Updated: 12/04/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: CV21258494
    Community: Pasadena (SW)
    Status: Active


    Beautiful Modern Home nestled on a private hillside street in the established neighborhood of South Arroyo in Pasadena. This Five Bedroom Four bath Home boasts a layout with suitable space and privacy on each level. Perfect set up for those who work from home. Upon entry, you are greeted with a Formal Foyer on the first level equipped with Two large bedrooms and Full bath, with full access to the stairs leading down to the 3 Car garage. Step up to two more generously sized bedrooms, Full bath and laundry room. Next level up you will find the Master suite with en-suite bathroom complete with soaking tub and European style stall shower, walk-in closet, Fireplace, sitting area, plenty of natural light, and it's own large balcony. All floors have access out to private patios with panoramic breathtaking canyon views. Sprawling from downtown Los Angeles to the Rose Bowl. Next, find yourself stepping into the Remodeled Gourmet Kitchen and living room with a Den and sitting area with lovely Fireplace. Kitchen features island, plenty of cabinet space, new cabinetry, granite countertops, and high-level Kitchen Aid appliances. Step outside the metal doors to a entertainer's backyard with tranquil waterfall and oak tree. Just freshly painted exterior white. Taking this already Modern home to the next level. Price reflects opportunities to improve to your liking. This entertainer's dream home will not last long on the market. Schedule a private showing to come see today!!

    Listed with AUTUMN WEAVER CalDRE: 02000229 | 909-445-8100, RE/MAX MASTERS 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, 04 Dec 2021 05:43:00 +0000: $880,000 :: 41 S Daisy Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,420 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,584 sq ft
    Added: 02/20/21, Last Updated: 12/04/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21035762
    Community: Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    IInvestors dream, Historical Fixer, existing house was a duplex and per city of Pasadena can be converted to Single Family House of 2,162 SF + 210 carport and Can Build another 2 Story House in the back with 1319 Sq FT+ 333 carport. Plans are pending approval. This property qualifies for Mills Act for lower property taxes.

    Listed with Pierre Khabbaz CalDRE: 01889199 | 323-855-5001, Partners Plus 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/!


  • Sat, 04 Dec 2021 05:43:00 +0000: $2,100,000 :: 1440 Chamberlain Road, Pasadena CA, 91103 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,652 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
    Added: 11/25/21, Last Updated: 12/04/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-7577
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active


    Welcome to this sophisticated mid-century modern home located in one of Pasadena's most sought-after Linda Vista hill neighborhood. This single level home offers spacious three bedrooms and three bathrooms with ample natural lights from the expansive windows and french doors throughout. Located in private cul-de-sac street, you will enjoy tranquility and amazing views! Splash in a pool for summer days, enjoy BBQ in a large patio in a private backyard, have an afternoon tea or coffee in a sunroom, share the pop-corn in a comfortable living room while watching movies, bake cupcakes and cook new recipes in spacious kitchen and kitchen island with friends and families. This home has an exquisite finishes, easy flow, fantastic flow of entertaining areas both inside and out. The spacious two car garage is equipped with the electric vehicle charger. Only few miles away from the Rose Bowl, Old Town, freeways of 210, 134, 110 while it offers the serenity and nature. Truly a unique property and location. Must see to appreciate!

    Listed with Eun Sung CalDRE: 01923230 | (626) 321-2801, 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, 04 Dec 2021 05:43:00 +0000: $2,689,880 :: 219 Santa Cruz Rd, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,342 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
    Added: 11/30/21, Last Updated: 12/04/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21256533
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Welcome to the Proud Neighborhood in the desirable of North Arcadia, Quiet Street with manicured yards where peacocks roam the streets. Custom built Ranch style home designed by Mr. Robert Tong, this is sure to be another master piece home with enduring architectural design, exquisite quality, and true craftsmanship. A double entry door opens to the grand foyer with a domed ceiling and a lavish chandelier, extravagant staircase with antique royal iron handrail that invites you to 5 Bedrooms, plus a Library/Office, 5 Bathrooms, Plus a Powder Rm. On the Main Floor, Formal Living Rm with Pre-Cast custom Mentile, Formal Dining Rm with Venetian Plastering finished walls, large Gourmet Kitchen, custom cabinetry with antique finish, oversized center Kitchen Island, professional Built-in Stainless Steel Appliances, A separate Wok Room, open Family Rm with Breakfast Nook. Notice the attention to detail through the rich Hardwood floors, Porcelain tile flooring, dramatic High ceilings with double crown molding, wrought iron chandeliers and light fixtures. ALL 5 Bedroom SUITES include one downstairs, perfect for guests or in-laws, separate Laundry Rm, 3 car Garages and a relaxing backyard. Beautiful professional landscaped Front and Back yard with remotely wrought iron Gate and garden fences. Conveniently located near an Award winning Schools, Santa Anita Shopping Mall, Restaurants, Park, LA County Arboretum.

    Listed with Shirley Juan Hou CalDRE: 01988067 | 626-328-1258, Treelane Realty Group TC COMM


    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, 03 Dec 2021 16:47:00 +0000: $1,320,888 :: 890 W Foothill, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,059 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,019 sq ft
    Added: 09/30/21, Last Updated: 12/03/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: CV21217446
    Community: Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last increased on 12/3/2021 by 2%
    Status: Active


    Back on market. Note ceilings no longer have popcorn had them tested no asbestos first. Also new vinyl plank floors in Fam Rm, kitchen, breakfast rm, entry and hallway. Pictures will be in tomorrow. Don't pass this one up, house is set back from street and landscape keeps the noise from street from being an issue. You must come and see it for yourself. Beautiful North Arcadia Home. Very private home with lush landscaping surrounding this home to make you feel you are in paradise. All new double pane windows and just painted to make this home welcome you home. The landscape was professionally done. Home is where your heart is and this home will tell you to call it your home. Three large bedrooms, two baths, Large Living room dining combo with a huge Family room to enjoy time and entertain. Large slider from Family room brings outdoors in. Breakfast room for those daily meals. Kitchen has newer appliances granite countertop. Dining room has French doors for added touch of charm. Lots of storage. Master has walk in closet. Tile roof, home has circular driveway to park endless cars. Award winning Arcadia schools. Street parking for this home unlike most of Foothill Blvd so no problem going in or out of the driveway. In neighborhood of multiple million dollars home. Added some new pics of new floor and ceilings no longer with popcorn.

    Listed with JOANNE HRITZ CalDRE: 00954023 | 909-394-5626, BETTER HOME 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/!


  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 14:15:00 +0000: $5,580,000 :: 230 W Longden Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 10,000 sq ft
    Lot Size: 22,216 sq ft
    Added: 12/03/21, Last Updated: 12/03/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS21259066
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active


    LIKE Brand New True Custom Luxury Home Situated in The Heart of Arcadia with The Award-winning School District ,This Custom Built villa Blends Modern Sophistication and Timeless Style While Offering Every Amenity for Classic Californian indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. This North Facing Estate Boasts nearly 10,000 Sqft Huge Living Area, Built With The Finest Custom Finishes, Include Total 6 Bedrooms And 8 Bathrooms, Dual Spacious Master Suite On Each Floor, Temperature Controlled Wine Room, Dual Kitchen, Movie Theater, Entertaining Room And Custom Lighting Fixtures. Set On A 22,000 Lot. Italian Opera Inspired Home Features Circular Drive Motor Court Leads You To The Meticulous Front Landscaping with Dual Gated Drive Way And Into Your Double Door Entry To The Exquisite Marble Entrance. The Grand Crystal Chandelier With 21 Foot High Ceilings Is Breathtaking. Right In Front Of You Is A Majestic Grand Entrance Foyer, 2-Story Foyer Graced By A Grand Double Staircase With Wrought-Iron Banisters. Master Bedroom Features his and her baths with Walk-In Closet, And A Master Bath With Separate Shower With Steamer And Bathtub. The Fabulous Outdoor Paradise Offers a Sparkling Pool, Resting area, Great place for entertaining. This Grand Contemporary Estate is a Dream Home that Brings The Best of Sleek Elegance of Modern Living.

    Listed with GUANGRONG ZUO CalDRE: 01938898 | 626-229-2200, 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/!


  • Fri, 03 Dec 2021 11:49:00 +0000: $1,100,000 :: 1830 Lee Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,280 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
    Added: 12/01/21, Last Updated: 12/03/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21257482
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Lovely 3 bedroom home with 2 baths. Great Location within walking distance to Arcadia Schools!

    Listed with Qi Lee CalDRE: 01455377 | 626-789-0159, Your Home Sold Guaranteed 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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