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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.

  • Mon, 21 Jun 2021 22:27:00 +0000: $1,880,000 :: 1010 E Camino Real Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,232 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,455 sq ft
    Added: 06/21/21, Last Updated: 06/21/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21135067
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active




    Listed with Maggie Ly CalDRE: 01385106, Re/Max Premier Prop SanMarino


    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/!


  • Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:16:00 +0000: $1,750,000 :: 1635 Las Flores Avenue, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,317 sq ft
    Lot Size: 0 sq ft
    Added: 06/21/21, Last Updated: 06/21/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-5346
    Community: San Marino
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active


    First time on the market in over 30 years, this charming, single-level, Spanish-style home situated on a quiet, tree-lined street is ideal for visionary owners looking to create the home of their dreams. This San Marino gem features 3 beds and 2 baths, den (possible 4th bed), sun room, formal dining and living room with fireplace and is loaded with period details & built-ins. The wonderful floorplan with lots of French doors creates the perfect indoor and outdoor life style. The main bedroom suit includes a fireplace, walk-in closet and bath, and affords direct access to the outdoor patios and decks. A multi-purpose bonus room behind the 2-car garage creates the opportunity for a possible bedroom/office/gym. This large parcel lot with mature landscaping, covered front porch, large brick central patio, back decking and plenty of grass presents an appealing canvas for any new owner to express their ideal dreamscape. The spacious backyard provides privacy and offers a wonderful play space for activities, or a creative inspiration for the garden-lover... This lovely home's convenient & ideal location is close to parks, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and much more. This is a trust sale and is being sold as-is; owner passed away peacefully on the property in 2020 Please view on line at www.1635lasflores.com includes photos, video, matterport 3D, virtual tour and floor plans

    Listed with Lynette Sohl CalDRE: 01256496, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California 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/!


  • Mon, 21 Jun 2021 18:13:00 +0000: $1,750,000 :: 228 S Lotus Avenue, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,129 sq ft
    Lot Size: 5,663 sq ft
    Added: 06/16/21, Last Updated: 06/21/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: TR21131266
    Community: Pasadena (SE)
    Status: Active


    Home with prestigious zip code ( PASADENA) ! Never been in market in a long time, remodeled in 1971 (seller said it was permitted, but buyer need to do due diligent and check with city. This RARE home features a driveway leads back to the two car attached garage, providing extra space for parking. The family room features fireplace with warm cozy feeling room. Extra storage detached room in back yard that can be modified to guest room or ADU. The dining room flows seamlessly into the kitchen for ease of daily living. Its minutes from several freeways (210,57,10) which will make commuting a breeze. Close to shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

    Listed with Alfian Wiranatha CalDRE: 02038314, KW Vision


    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/!


  • Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:33:00 +0000: $3,480,000 :: 828 Sierra Madre Boulevard, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,130 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,326 sq ft
    Added: 06/19/21, Last Updated: 06/21/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS21134844
    Community: San Marino
    Status: Active


    Brand New construction located on desirable city of San marino. This is a single level with 3,130 Sq.Ft home on a beautifully landscaped. This outstanding 4 bedroom 4.5 bath home boasts top of the line materials and workmanship with perfectly manicured landscaping. The foyer opens to a formal living/dining room.The entertainment area includes the family room opens to kitchen. The kitchen includes JennAir stainless steel appliances, a large island, and a 2nd wok kitchen. The 4 bedrooms all feature en suite bathrooms . Beautiful Master suite is spacious with tub and separate shower and a large walk in closet. The quiet backyard has multiple areas for entertaining. The home features exterior cameras, 10+ft ceilings. San Marino distinguished schools.

    Listed with MING SONG CalDRE: 01866980, 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/!


  • Mon, 21 Jun 2021 17:00:00 +0000: $1,228,000 :: 1724 El Vista Circle, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,073 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,277 sq ft
    Added: 06/20/21, Last Updated: 06/21/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21113295
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Come to live in mid-century elegance on a single level in a convenient location within Arcadia Unified schools. This is a beautiful, bright and cheery 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home with hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, formal entry, a large den and wonderful backyard space for play or entertaining. Step inside to experience the amazing natural light entering from the many windows and filtered through the large mature trees. Keep an eye on backyard activities from the kitchen while prepping bites and meals using the dual-ovens and gas stovetop. Tuck away those chores behind the door in the separate laundry room. There is plenty of storage in the hallway cabinets, closets, and shelving. The long half-circle driveway allows for plenty of parking for those who need the 2-car garage as workshop or hobby activities. This is an amazing opportunity for a lucky buyer. Enjoy life on El Vista Circle!

    Listed with Susan Stone CalDRE: 01438231, Coldwell Banker 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/!


  • Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:24:00 +0000: $1,698,000 :: 706 Arroyo Drive, South Pasadena CA, 91030 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,040 sq ft
    Lot Size: 6,970 sq ft
    Added: 05/26/21, Last Updated: 06/21/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-5337
    Community: So. Pasadena
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active


    Newly remodeled South Pasadena home located in the ''arroyo'' neighborhood. The current owner recently completed a front porch ''face-lift'' boasting an abundance of charm adding to the overall curb appeal. Designated entry area welcomes you into a large living room with cozy fireplace and picturesque windows with panoramic views of the Arroyo and more. Remodeled Kitchen is open and spacious with center island, Viking appliances and convenient access to laundry room. Kitchen connects to an open floor plan dining area and family room filled with natural light and French door access to the playful backyard. In addition to the four bedrooms there is a great space for a home office with separate exterior access. Escape into a backyard ideal for entertaining with open back patio, ideal for alfresco dining, lush grass area and beautiful pavers in the driveway. Attached to the 2-car garage is a well insulated bonus room offering a multitude of possibilities such as a home gym, office or playroom. Located in the desirable Arroyo Area of South Pasadena and close to restaurants, Trader Joe's and much more! Must see to appreciate it's beauty.

    Listed with Michele Downing CalDRE: 01046965, 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/!


  • Mon, 21 Jun 2021 14:09:00 +0000: $1,028,000 :: 529 S 5th Avenue #C, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,263 sq ft
    Lot Size: 0 sq ft
    Added: 06/21/21, Last Updated: 06/21/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-5333
    Community: Arcadia
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active


    Well maintained back corner PUD, situated in one of the best locations in the community. Bright open floor plan, featuring a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, dining area, family room with fireplace, and formal living room. Upstairs is a large office/children's play area, 3 large bedrooms, one being the master suite with huge walk-in closet, dual vanity, jacuzzi tub, and separate shower. Upgrades/updates include: tile flooring in kitchen, family room, dining and living room, hardwood floors in all rooms upstairs, recessed lighting, and plantation shutters. Sliding doors lead to the private low maintenance backyard. 2 car garage with direct access, lots of storage and laundry in garage. Centrally located and minutes to shopping, restaurants, parks, and the Santa Anita Mall. And of course the highly rated Arcadia School District.

    Listed with Jeff Fisher CalDRE: 01429217, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California 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/!


  • Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:41:00 +0000: $2,638,000 :: 2815 SHAKESPEARE DR, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,884 sq ft
    Lot Size: 11,762 sq ft
    Added: 06/14/21, Last Updated: 06/21/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS21126079
    Community: San Marino
    Status: Active


    Spectacular Mid-Century Traditional in N. San Marino. Completely re-designed, single level home with modern conveniences while preserving architectural charm, provides a seamless sense of space. Situated on a tree-lined street in the highly desirable North of Huntington location near San Marino HS, this extensively remodeled home with new addition features light filled rooms & an open floor plan. The formal living room is spacious with views to rear yard & warm fireplace. The formal dining room features original wainscot & built-ins, opens to newly remodeled kitchen with newer appliances, quartzite countertops, & open to a spacious family room with 2nd fireplace & sliding glass doors with tempered glass to rear yard with sparkling pool & entertainment paradise. This home offers a newly built master suite with luxurious full bath with double sinks & spacious closets with built-ins, doors leading out to the rear yard. The other 2 bedrooms are generous in size & share a fully remodeled bathroom. Behind the kitchen, is a breakfast room & remodeled bath, which can be enclosed to be a 4th bedroom. Adding to the ambiance of this incredible property are professionally landscaped grounds with outdoor kitchen with built-in BBQ, newer salt-water pool & spacious lawn.

    Listed with KEYUE WANG CalDRE: 02111956, SONG MU


    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/!


  • Mon, 21 Jun 2021 11:33:00 +0000: $1,599,999 :: 1729 Oakwood Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,389 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,019 sq ft
    Added: 06/19/21, Last Updated: 06/21/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-5329
    Community: Arcadia
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Active




    Listed with Nicole Whalley CalDRE: 01118066, Stanley 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/!


  • Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:44:00 +0000: $1,888,000 :: 1400 Winston Avenue, San Marino CA, 91108 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,862 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
    Added: 06/21/21, Last Updated: 06/21/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS21133633
    Community: San Marino
    Status: Active


    Location!! Location!! Location!! Newly Renovated Beautiful Single Story House located in North of Huntington Dr, Heart of San Marino with Walking distance to San Marino High School. Original 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom has been newly renovated to 4 Bedroom and 4 Bathroom with permit. New paint interior and exterior, New Flooring, New Kitchen with all new Kitchen Appliances, New Bathrooms, New Lightings, All Copper Plumbing, Newer A/C... Excellent Floor Plan. Features Living Room with Fireplace, Newly remodeled Kitchen open to the Dinning Area and Family Room which has a Double French Door open to the Back yard. Spacious Master Bedroom with Fireplace and Double sink Master Bathroom, 2 Bedroom Suites and 1 Office which could be also used as a Bedroom. Detached 2 car garage. Convenient Location, close to public transportation, bank, restaurant, school, park, library, supermarket.. Hard to find property in San Marino. Super Move-in Condition. Don’t miss this Gem. A Truly Must See!

    Listed with CINDY JIE CalDRE: 02053015, 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/!


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