Behind Closed Doors

June 6, 2008

Pasadena Sellers: Save Thousands of Dollars with Home Inspections

Usually, when a buyer purchases a Pasadena home, one of the first things that their Pasadena real estate agent will recommend that they do will be a home inspection.

A common home inspection usually takes anywhere from 3 to 5 hours depending on the size of the home and after ...

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June 3, 2008

Decline-In-Value Reassessments by LA Tax Assessor

In my previous posts, I mentioned that Los Angeles County Assessor is working on reassessing Pasadena California homes purchased between July 1, 2004 and June 30th 2007.

ALSO READ: Property Tax Increases on your Pasadena Home

How are Property Taxes calculated in Pasadena California

Get your Property Reassessed by the ...

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May 31, 2008

Pasadena CA Real Estate: Recurring and Non-Recurring Closing Costs

Pasadena home buyers asking home sellers to pay for some of their closing costs need to be very careful at how the California Purchase Contract is written.

There are two types of closing costs. They are Recurring and Non-Recurring costs.

Recurring Closing Costs are charges or fees which will occur ...

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May 30, 2008

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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May 22, 2008

Pasadena California Sellers: What you NEED to know about FHA loans

FHA loans have been in the news recently due to the increase in the FHA mortgage limits, up to $729,750 for single family homes and the fact that buyers can get an FHA loan with a much smaller down payment - as low as 3% down.

READ MORE: Distressed markets ...

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May 17, 2008

CRISNET MLS takes a Step in the Right Direction!

Thank you CRISNET MLS for reading my post Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words and a Fast Sale! Well... I can't really prove that my post was a catalyst :-) , but as of May 13th, CRISNET MLS implemented the following rule:

Important MLS Rule Change

New MLS Rule Regarding Photo ...

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May 17, 2008

Distressed Market and FNMA Announcement

FNMA announced today that it's raising its Loan to Value (LTV) limits. This means that home buyers can put a lot less money down to buy their dream home.

It all sounds great, right? Fabulous news!

NOT Really!

Well it's not as it seems just like all the ...

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May 16, 2008

Be the FIRST to see ALL new homes for SALE in Pasadena

Every Thursday from 10 am until 2pm, Pasadena real estate agents showcase their new listings - homes that just hit the market. This is specifically for brokers to preview all new homes for sale for their clients.

Although serious buyers have been known to put in an appearance to get their ...

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May 15, 2008

Short Sales - It is About Forgiveness!

As I speak with different real estate agents and Pasadena home sellers considering going through a short sale process, I realize that there's a huge amount of disinformation. We all know that information is KING and lack of information can be disastrous especially to your financial health.

In ...

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May 11, 2008

Open Houses are NOT All the Same

For those of you that know me, know how much I dont like Open Houses - Traditional Sunday Open houses that is to sell Pasadena Homes.

They are misleading to the seller.

The secret that most Pasadena Real Estate Agents do not want you to know is that Open Houses DO ...

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