Behind Closed Doors

June 22, 2020

Pasadena CA Real Estate: What Are Real Estate Closing Costs?

When you buy or sell a home in Pasadena, California, you will incur closing costs. Real Estate closing costs are generally expenses associated with buying or selling your property.

Pasadena Home Seller Closing Costs usually include:

  • Real Estate sales commission - usually the biggest chunk or expense. Each real estate agent ...
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Dec. 15, 2014

Preventive Rain Maintenance for Your Home in California


We haven't seen much rain in California, but when it does rain it truly pours. When it pours we have a ghastly amount of mudslides, flooding, trees falling, roof leaks and a few more distresses that home owners encounter. It is absolutely important to perform preventive measures that ...

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Nov. 27, 2014

What Gift Are You Getting Your Home This Holiday?

A new paint job? New kitchen appliances? New bathroom décor? New air filters? New copper or plastic pipes?

To some, these all sound like daunting tasks or a wallet eater but all of these gifts we contribute to our home may indeed increase its longevity and value! This idea ...

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June 30, 2014

Creative ideas for garage conversions

garage conversions pasadena

Most home owners with a single family residence have an enclosed garage that many times becomes storage space. Often that storage space contains objects that will never again be used so why not utilizing it for something else? By emptying the garage you will very quickly see that it could ...

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June 1, 2014

Efficient ways to keep your home cool during the summer


Summer is often associated to vacations and fun activities. However, if you live in the San Gabriel Valley summer is the time when you would rather stay indoors because of the sweltering heat! Home owners usually try to avoid using their air conditioner in order to save energy. We wanted ...

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May 29, 2014

The latest interior design trends for 2014


If you own your home you have the freedom to let your creativity flow when making your interior design choices. There are no limitations for what colors you can paint your walls, what furniture to use or what material your floors should have. Are you the daring type that go ...

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Feb. 17, 2014

Pasadena's Home Selling Season is Here!

Real estate is pretty cyclical, that is, it's pretty cyclical in a normal market.  Our home sales have been anything, but normal in recent months.  Homes for sale are scarce and buyers are struggling to get their offer accepted.

Home sellers that are thinking of selling their ...

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Aug. 29, 2012

Lock Bumping - Is Your Pasadena Home Safe?

A gentle reminder to all the home buyers in or outside of Pasadena.  CHANGE your locks and hire a great locksmith!

Congratulations! Escrow is closed and you just received the keys to your new Pasadena home.

Before you move into your new home, most Pasadena real estate agents will ...

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June 16, 2012

Selling Your Home? Generate Multiple Offers!

Selling your Pasadena home?  Why is it that some homes sell immediately and others sit on the market?  What do successful home sellers do to generate offers?

Did you know that if you price your home at market, only 60% of potential home buyers will take the time to look ...

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March 20, 2012

National Mortgage Settlement Affects Pasadena Home Inventory

Now that we understand what Shadow Inventory is and how the Robo Signing fiasco created a backlog of distressed homes waiting to be released on the Pasadena real estate market, let's take a look at what role the National Mortgage Settlement plays in all of this.

National Mortgage Settlement ...

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