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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, 05 Oct 2022 20:45:00 +0000: $2,835,000 :: 2032 S 7th Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,916 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,299 sq ft
    Added: 08/29/22, Last Updated: 10/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR22178844
    Community: Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/5/2022 by 4%
    Status: Active


    This stunning Year 2016 built home is placed in a quiet neighborhood with school and popular areas close by. Greeted with high ceilings and a luxurious chandelier when entering, the house has 4 spacious suites(one suite is downstairs) and an office built with modern setting with high end material. The master suite also has a private room that can be transformed to a private dressing area or small office. The house specializes with its open floor plan and beautiful lighting with an enormous kitchen with an island to go with and a living room. Beautiful breakfast area with the perfect view of the backyard. The landscaping of the front yard is absolutely stunning and the good size backyard is also perfect for outdoor barbecue's with family and friends. The attached 2 car garage has its floor coated for protection and clean appearance. Installed water softener and filtering system.

    Listed with Peixin Li CalDRE: 01950363 | 626-447-5100, 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/!


  • Wed, 05 Oct 2022 18:59:00 +0000: $3,130,000 :: 29 Hacienda Drive, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,618 sq ft
    Lot Size: 22,612 sq ft
    Added: 05/11/22, Last Updated: 10/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS22082780
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Located in the prestigious Santa Anita Oaks Area, with all the plumbing, and electric systems upgraded and replaced 5 years ago by the previous owner. Newer roof, air conditioner, and pool. This south-facing elegant British gem features fireplaces in the living room, family room, and office. Big formal dining room with French doors facing the professionally landscaped backyard with pool, and patio. An open and brand new remodeled kitchen combines with a family room and nook area. Downstairs including 3 bedrooms, library and 2.5 baths. Master suite upstairs with study area, book storage room, fireplace, big bathroom, walk-in closet, and brand new carpet. Matured fruit plants cover the patio, which entertains the California lifestyle. An enclosed sparkling swimming pool and spa come with a wood gazebo. Furthermore, there is a guest room with a 3/4 bath.

    Listed with HE GEORGE GAO CalDRE: 01422025 | 626-282-8857, 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/!


  • Wed, 05 Oct 2022 18:59:00 +0000: $1,998,000 :: 1025 S 2nd Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Lot Size: 14,645 sq ft
    Added: 09/27/22, Last Updated: 10/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS22210756
    Community: Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/5/2022 by 8%
    Status: Active


    Charming and Adorable single-level home situated in tree lined neighborhood of the prestigious Arcadia School District Area, This home offers A large private backyard and set back privately from the street and offering enjoyment of a quiet feeling. Inviting entryway features a spacious front porch and lush lawn surrounded for extra privacy. It Features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with 1,700 square feet of living space on a large 14,644 square feet lot. Enjoy a huge, secluded backyard and feel the serenity. Master suite leads directly to the relaxing spa. Pool house in the rear with custom bathroom . A great opportunity to own this home for perfect living ! Huge backyard with Olympic sized pool and custom spa . Enjoy a huge, secluded backyard and feel the serenity. Master suite leads directly to the relaxing spa. Pool house in the rear with custom bathroom

    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/!


  • Wed, 05 Oct 2022 18:59:00 +0000: $1,998,000 :: 67 W Camino Real Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Lot Size: 14,868 sq ft
    Added: 09/27/22, Last Updated: 10/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS22210780
    Community: Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 10/5/2022 by 8%
    Status: Active


    Charming and Adorable South facing single-level home situated in a quiet, tree lined neighborhood of the prestigious Arcadia School District Area, It Features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a large 14,865 square feet lot . One bedroom one bath guest house is not included in the living Sqft. This huge lot (90 x 165) offers great opportunity to build your custom home. Detached 2 car garage with long drive way which gives extra parking spaces for multiple cars. This location is near many shops, library, restaurants, shopping mall and race track. A great opportunity to own this home for perfect 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/!


  • Wed, 05 Oct 2022 18:42:00 +0000: $3,680,000 :: 553 Woodward Boulevard, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,953 sq ft
    Lot Size: 18,518 sq ft
    Added: 05/06/22, Last Updated: 10/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS22094142
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/23/2022 by 3%
    Status: Active


    Located in of the most beautiful and historic Michillinda Park neighborhoods in Pasadena, and was constructed in 2012. A gated courtyard entry leads to a two-story romantic home that epitomizes the California lifestyle. The beautiful wrought iron double door will lead you into the grand foyer. It features a glamorous chandelier and a high ceiling. This mansion characterizes 6 bedroom suites, 2 downstairs and 4 upstairs include master suite, 2 separate garages (4 cars). The upstairs luxury master suite has an extensive bedroom with 2 walk-in closets, master bathroom has Jacuzzi Tub, steam shower and a lavish balcony, overlooking the fantastic and well-manicured landscaping backyard. The property includes living room, formal dining room, family room, and gourmet kitchen featuring granite counters, large center island, walk-in pantry, separate Chinese wok kitchen. The living room area has a large wood-burning brick fireplace, marble tiles and original moldings. The vintage style kit features cabinet space and California cooler in the dining room. This community is well known for the peacock resort. you will always have peacocks visit you and give you a unexpected happiness when you open your door and meet these special friends.

    Listed with HE GEORGE GAO CalDRE: 01422025 | 626-282-8857, 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/!


  • Wed, 05 Oct 2022 16:38:00 +0000: $1,225,000 :: 550 E Ladera Street, Pasadena CA, 91104 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,010 sq ft
    Lot Size: 9,645 sq ft
    Added: 10/05/22, Last Updated: 10/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: RS22215483
    Community: Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Excellent opportunity to acquire this outstanding Spanish Style, Single Family Residence in one of the most beautiful areas of Pasadena. The subject property is located in a treelined street and it was originally built in 1929 with 850 Square Feet. In 2003 the owner added 1,160 Square Feet; adding 3 bedrooms and 2 baths to the house, with a total of 2,010 Actual Square. The property could easily function as a duplex, since each section has a different entrance. In total the house has FOUR bedrooms and THREE bathrooms. One bedroom, one bath, and living room on the front section. Three bedrooms, two baths, and a living room in the new section. Two air conditioning units, one for every section as well as two water heaters. The premises count with a totally renovated kitchen, and hardwood floor all over the new addition. Two cars detached garage and plenty of parking space in front of the garage over the enclosed driveway. Very good condition and quiet area, close to major main points of the city of Pasadena. Big lot, around 10,000 square feet with a lot of fruit trees! One car garage has a closet and a full bathroom, very easy to convert it into an ADU with permits. (does not have permit, at the moment)

    Listed with Saul Miranda CalDRE: 01432460 | 323-325-2687, Amerex 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/!


  • Wed, 05 Oct 2022 15:02:00 +0000: $1,550,000 :: 280 S Craig Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,244 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,085 sq ft
    Added: 06/14/22, Last Updated: 10/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: IV22127695
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 9/8/2022 by 3%
    Status: Active


    Wonderful California Tech Neighborhood! First time on the market in over 45 years! Are you looking for prime location? Welcome to 280 S. Craig Ave! Pulling up to this beautiful home you will notice the nicely landscaped yard, appealing window frames, stunning stone pavers and wrought iron gate.As you walk in... the downstairs features an enjoyable living room with fireplace and cut out shelves, dining room with plenty of room to dine with family and loved ones. There is also one bedroom with a nicely remodeled adjacent bathroom. The bright kitchen features stainless steel appliances with plenty of counter space and room for bar stools for a more casual dining space. There is also a half bath off the kitchen and family room. The family room is complete with a gorgeous bay window and is the perfect spot to watch a movie or play games with the family. Upstairs you will find one full bath and 3 bright and spacious bedrooms that feature natural light and ceiling fans. The backyard is the perfect place to entertain for big gatherings whether it be relaxing in the hot tub with custom deck surround or playing in the great yard space. The highlights of the backyard are the 32'x22' garage that has endless possibilities and the RV parking! No need to pay for storage here...keep your toys with you all year round. (The length is approximately 165' (buyer to verify and satisfy with own due diligence.) Now for location, location, location.... walk your little ones to Hamilton Elementary across the street, approximately 1 mile away to Cal Tech, less than 1 mile away to Pasadena City College, 1 mile away to Huntington Library, 4.5 miles away from the Rose Bowl, and only .5 miles away from the Parade Route. This location is prime, and this gorgeous home is ready for the next family to create memories and spend quality time together.

    Listed with WILLIAM JOHNSTON CalDRE: 01269238 | 909-781-0330, RUGG 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/!


  • Wed, 05 Oct 2022 14:56:00 +0000: $8,180,000 :: 910 Fallen Leaf Road, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 10,927 sq ft
    Lot Size: 27,474 sq ft
    Added: 07/26/21, Last Updated: 10/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: OC21155493
    Community: Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/22/2022 by 8%
    Status: Active


    Spectacular Estate in the Upper Rancho of Arcadia. The 10,927 sq.ft. luxury splendid house in Arcadia's prestigious area features 6bedrooms and 8 baths. Circular driveway is surrounding by the beautiful garden. This magnificent estate has grandentryway with chandelier and 28 foot rotunda ceiling will be whispers of delight among guests. The kitchen featuring top brand appliances. Lovely family room with wet bar and media center and the house included a 10-person home theater!!!. Ascending the dual grand staircase or private elevator, to your expansive master suite for complete relaxation and incomparable spa bathroom. All bedrooms are suited. Home yoga/gym offers dry sauna. Private home office/library is adorned with amazing wood and northern light. Outdoor BBQ and dining bar with kitchen is for perfect entertaining poolside.

    Listed with Qiang Zhang CalDRE: 01403183 | 626-203-2877, 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/!


  • Wed, 05 Oct 2022 14:17:00 +0000: $3,699,000 :: 628 W Palm Drive, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 6,400 sq ft
    Lot Size: 16,000 sq ft
    Added: 05/18/22, Last Updated: 10/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR22105965
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active


    **** Luxury Estate! Arcadia School district!**** LOCATION LOCATION LO CATION****The gorgeous single family is located in the highly desired neighborhood in Arcadia,in one of the most prestigious and prime area, with walking distance to Library, Golf Course, West-field Mall, Santa Anita Race Track, Park, supermarket, restaurants etc. It is an ideal residential location. You are welcomed into this home with a beautiful grand lobby covered in an Italian marble lobby. This amazing home features 6 bedrooms, 1 guesthouse, and 6.5 bathrooms. There are two fireplaces on the first floor in the living room and on the second floor in the master bedroom. Beautiful circular staircase up to the second floor, you will see a Jacuzzi tub and steam RM in the master bedroom. The backyard is set up with a Guesthouse next to the pool, the size of the Guesthouse is not included in the total SF. Guesthouse w/1BR, 1BA, Architect plan w/ 6,400 SF, Assessor show 5598 SF. 4-cars space garage. This is the ideal home for you to choose and own!

    Listed with Herman Lu CalDRE: 01463158 | 626-446-8999, 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/!


  • Wed, 05 Oct 2022 11:03:00 +0000: $859,999 :: 42 San Marino Circle, Rancho Mirage CA, 92270 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,191 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,455 sq ft
    Added: 10/05/22, Last Updated: 10/05/22
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 219085369DA
    Community: Rancho Mirage
    Tract: San Marino
    Status: Active


    Situated next to a green space and surrounded by mature trees with no homes built immediately behind it, this property offers exceptional privacy. The inviting leisure area provides both shade and sun, a large refinished pool, spa,''cool decking,'' misters, poolside casita, several patio areas, tv, and a built in bar with bbq and refrigerator. The casita is cooled by its own split air conditioning unit. Enjoy low heating and cooling bills with owned solar panels and battery. This is indeed an entertainer's paradise. The main house has two master bedroom suites, vaulted ceilings and saltio tile throughout. The third bedroom is a casita with ensuite bathroom and french doors. This home is a delight to show. Golf cart and furnishing included at no additional cost.

    Listed with Ellen Boyer CalDRE: 01921927 | (708) 302-2250, Sandi Richardson, Broker


    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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