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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.

  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:11:00 +0000: $4,495,000 :: 522 Bradford Street, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,434 sq ft
    Lot Size: 19,602 sq ft
    Added: 06/25/21, Last Updated: 07/27/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-5450
    Community: Pasadena (SW)
    Tract: Not Applicable
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/27/2021 by 10%
    Status: Active


    Classic, shuttered California Colonial designed by architect H. Palmer Sabin and situated on one of southwest Pasadena's most desirable drives. Extensively redesigned interiors accentuate the home's original quality with exposed hardwood floors, deep mouldings, French doors, window seats, custom handcrafted designer lighting fixtures, four fireplaces, and much more. The home features a vaulted, beamed ceiling kitchen with open butler's pantry, formal living and dining rooms, den, and family room with bar, primary suite with dual walk-in closets, second floor library/sitting room with balcony overlooking the rear grounds, and a second floor family room off upstairs bedrooms. In addition to a pool and spa, the property features an air conditioned pool house, fabulous covered and open patio areas with outdoor raised-hearth fireplace, and a built-in barbecue. The park-like grounds offer updated low-flow Mediterranean landscaping in front and an expansive lawn in the rear. This is a true oasis in the city, perfect for hosting large groups or intimate, al fresco dining.

    Listed with Bill Podley CalDRE: 00458783, deasy penner podley


    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/!


  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:56:00 +0000: $1,449,000 :: 450 Elmwood Drive, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,114 sq ft
    Lot Size: 3,485 sq ft
    Added: 07/27/21, Last Updated: 07/27/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: PF21164473
    Community: Pasadena (SW)
    Status: Active


    Stunning Mediterranean home in desired San Rafael Hills area of Pasadena. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has a great layout perfect for entertaining. Enter the spacious living area with high ceilings, travertine floors, gas fireplace, built-ins and access to a large balcony. Large kitchen features ceramic tile floors, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar that opens to the family room/den. You can access the side and backyard through French Doors from the family room/den. Move your way up to the top floor where you will find a large Primary bedroom with a walk-in closet, vaulted ceilings, updated primary bathroom with separate tub and separate walk-in shower. Access the quaint backyard through French doors and stairs. 2 more bedrooms with ample closet space and lots of natural light. Backyard offers a built-in BBQ area and island. Some of the great features include: professional water softener throughout entire home, water purifier in kitchen, all bathrooms remodeled, updated kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances, updated lighting and fixtures throughout, custom closets throughout and custom cabinetry in garage, custom designed security gate and entry, built-in surround sound speakers in living room with entertainment center, custom-built office/shelves in 3rd bedroom, custom recessed lighting and chandelier in primary bedroom and much more! Within close proximity to Old Town Pasadena, Downtown LA, shopping, entertainment, eateries, 210 and 110 freeways! Move-in ready and a MUST SEE!

    Listed with Sylva Khayalian CalDRE: 01323217, Redfin Corporation


    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/!


  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 14:47:00 +0000: $1,100,000 :: 1085 Medford, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,508 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
    Added: 07/18/21, Last Updated: 07/27/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: 320007028
    Community: Pasadena (NE)
    Tract: Not Applicable-105
    Status: Active


    This beautiful and renovated home is located in the Upper Hastings Ranch area of Pasadena. Stepping into this home you will feel right at home. This is an open floor plan with a brand new kitchen including Quartz countertops, soft close cabinets, black stainless appliances and a large breakfast bar. The formal dining, living room and den offer wonderful natural lighting, lots of windows and views of the rear patio and yard. Off the kitchen you have direct access to the office and direct access to the garage and side area leading to the front or rear yard. Down the hall are two bedrooms, a full guest bath and the master suite. Amenities include brand new roof, top of the line a/c with nest thermostat, SimpliSafe security system, upgraded master, closets and bath, new lighting fixtures and fans throughout, tankless water heater, sprinklers (front and back (drip system in the front) and new IPE hardwood gates with keypad entry. Enjoy the Foothill views and quiet neighborhood with sidewalks and beauty. This location is fantastic and convenient. Close to shopping, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Parks, Schools and this area is known for its beautiful Christmas lights. Close to Metro and freeways.

    Listed with Julie Ann Martin CalDRE: 01380092, Dilbeck 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/!


  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:03:00 +0000: $8,180,000 :: 1120 W Orange Grove Avenue, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    7 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 8,950 sq ft
    Lot Size: 27,879 sq ft
    Added: 07/27/21, Last Updated: 07/27/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21162455
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Brand new custom Mediterranean Villa located in upper rancho, Arcadia. Minutes away from the world-famous Santa Anita Race Track, The Arboretum Botanicals Garden, Westfield Shopping Mall, and Santa Anita Golf course. Designed by Robert Tong, a team of professionals led by Larry Tan spent three years meticulously building the property using high-end materials. Situated on three-quarters of an acre, you are welcomed into this home with a beautiful grand lobby covered in Italian marble, this 8,950 s/ft luxury home features 7 bedrooms all en-suite, and 8 bathrooms. On the first floor, is one of a kind office with full wood panel built-ins, an open floor plan that leads into a grand family room with a spacious gourmet duo kitchen, featuring state-of-the-art ap?pliances perfect chef kitchen for hosting with friends and family. The home also features a massive dining room, a bright breakfast nook overlooking the serene backyard; a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a movie theater with surround sound entertainment and 3D multi-functional projector and custom recliners, an elevator, smart home with AC controls. On the second floor, the master suite is a sanctuary on its own; it comes with a steam shower, a huge walk-in closet, and Italian marble throughout including a balcony that oversees the peaceful backyard. The landscape throughout the house is surrounded by mature trees, including two palm trees guarding a one-of-a-kind custom pool and circular driveway. The backyard is set up with a build BBQ area, a spa, and a pool with several lounge areas that is entertainers’ dream

    Listed with Henry Liu CalDRE: 01378289, 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/!


  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 11:03:00 +0000: $869,000 :: 329 Stanton Street, Pasadena CA, 91103 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,220 sq ft
    Lot Size: 4,792 sq ft
    Added: 07/27/21, Last Updated: 07/27/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: SW21164300
    Community: Pasadena (NW)
    Status: Active


    Welcome home to this gorgeous NW Pasadena charmer! Highly upgraded and cared for, this impeccable home features upgrades galore. At first sight, you will be captivated by its classic style. Featuring new retaining stucco wall, fresh exterior stucco & paint, meticulously manicured landscaping with fruit trees and the striking new interlocking pavers pathway leading you right to the front porch. Upon entering, you will notice the new mahogany door and the abundance of natural light flowing into the living space, dining area is adjacent to the tastefully designed remodeled kitchen featuring quartz counters, soft closing shaker cabinets, rich backsplash & stainless steel appliances. Main level includes two bedrooms and an upgraded bathroom highlighting real marble tile from tub to ceiling and elegant details. Third bedroom is located upstairs, perfect for the privacy required for a guest bedroom or home office. Imagine enjoying endless sunsets or hosting friends and family for BBQ’s on the perfectly designed outdoor space! Featuring a brand new patio cover complete with recessed lighting, outdoor fans and stylish Brazilian teak wood fencing. Other upgrades include brand new Andersen windows, new flooring, new AC & heating system, tankless water heater, new electrical panel, 220V EV charger hook up & skim coat walls. Located in a superb location, minutes from Rosebowl, Old town Pasadena, Caltech, JPL, goldline and The Paseo Mall. This is a home you won’t want to miss!

    Listed with Sonia Vasquez CalDRE: 01836081, Excellence Vision 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/!


  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:19:00 +0000: $1,100,000 :: 3275 E Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
    Added: 07/27/21, Last Updated: 07/27/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: PF21164210
    Community: Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Nestled in the desired area of Northeast Pasadena, this lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is ready for you to move right in. Formal entrance leading to the living room open to the dining room with access to the quaint backyard. Spacious bedrooms with ample closet space. Kitchen offers lots of cabinets and a laundry nook. An abundance of natural light throughout the home. Detached garage and extra room for parking in the paved driveway. Within close proximity to Hastings Ranch shopping, parks, entertainment, eateries and the 210 freeway.

    Listed with Harout Khayalian CalDRE: 01237831, Lucent 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/!


  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 07:47:00 +0000: $1,250,000 :: 3855 Startouch Drive, Pasadena CA, 91107 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,860 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
    Added: 07/17/21, Last Updated: 07/27/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21157157
    Community: Pasadena (NE)
    Status: Active


    Perched high above the San Gabriel Valley, this single level home offers privacy, spacious comfort, and commanding views. The expansive living room has a wood burning fireplace, with a gas igniter. Opposite that, there are French Doors opening to a large shaded entertainer’s patio. The open kitchen and dining area have beautiful hardwood floors, glass door cabinetry, a central island with seating for two and a 5-burner gas stove, a double-oven, and large windows overlooking the valley. The generously sized master suite with a three-quarter bath is private from the home’s other bedrooms, and has French style sliding door access to the back patio. On the opposite side of the home two large bedrooms share a full bath, and each room has unique corner windows. The front facing 2-car garage opens to a paver stone driveway, with the pavers extending to the front door and around to the back yard. This sounds like a wonderful home, doesn’t it? The only thing missing is you.

    Listed with James Manoledes CalDRE: 01946575, 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/!


  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 04:21:00 +0000: $1,390,000 :: 375 W Duarte Road, Arcadia CA, 91007 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,602 sq ft
    Lot Size: 17,424 sq ft
    Added: 07/25/21, Last Updated: 07/27/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: AR21156679
    Community: Arcadia
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/27/2021 by 3%
    Status: Active


    Arcadia schools. Large lot. South Facing 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom home with over 17,315 sf lot. Conveniently located nearby shopping, transportation, park, and restaurants. This property is extremely marketable because of it's location. Don't miss out!

    Listed with Phyllis Cheng CalDRE: 01526442, Titan One 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/!


  • Tue, 27 Jul 2021 00:07:00 +0000: $2,370,000 :: 161 California, Pasadena CA, 91105 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,759 sq ft
    Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
    Added: 07/07/21, Last Updated: 07/27/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: NDP2108695
    Community: Pasadena (SW)
    Status: Active


    Here we showcase an innovative and eco conscious home located in a cul de sac in Pasadena. This home was completely rebuilt in 2017 into the modern smart home you see today. Designed to be energy efficient it has a Zero Penetration roof system and insulated windows, allowing in plenty of natural light while keeping out the scorching heat. All smart home features can be accessed through your smart phone or tablet. The exterior is built with low maintenance and interchangeable cladding system with isolated waterproofing membrane. The 400 sqft 2 car detached garage can also double as an extra room (used as a studio, pool house / man cave) as it has its own shower and bathroom; it can also be easily accessed right after a dip into the heated pool / spa. Let in natural air through the bifold patio door that separates the backyard and living room. The inside is comprised of exquisite modern architecture such as quartz counter tops and European cabinets. Two rooms are downstairs while other three bedrooms are located upstairs. The master bedroom has all its own walk in closet, tub and shower. This house was truly designed with southern California's sun in mind and lets in beautiful rays of light that is a must see.

    Listed with Jeh Chin Chow CalDRE: 01901939, First Team 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, 26 Jul 2021 22:53:00 +0000: $1,086,000 :: 316 E Colorado Boulevard, Arcadia CA, 91006 - Luxury Homes around Pasadena
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    3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,573 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,455 sq ft
    Added: 06/25/21, Last Updated: 07/26/21
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS21138304
    Community: Arcadia
    Status: Active


    Charming and Adorable North facing single-level home situated in a quiet, tree lined neighborhood of the prestigious Arcadia School District Area, This Home has been meticulously maintained and It Features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a large 10,551 square feet lot .Living area 1765 sqft with permit(192 sqft enclosed patio ) Can be used as home office or gym area. New flooring throughout. Central AC. Wonderful back yard with swiming pool for family entertaining and children's play area. Cozy fireplace in family room which opens to dining room and kitchen area. 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, 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/!


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