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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June 21, 2020

Pasadena Real Estate: 5 Tips for Getting More House for Your Dollar

One of the most frequent real estate questions that I get from Pasadena real estate buyers is "How can we get more house for our money?"

Here are the top 5 home buying tips:

Home Buying Tip #1: Do not be afraid to ask the seller to contribute towards your ...

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June 11, 2020

3460 Grayburn Rd, Pasadena Home For Sale

Traditional Home in Chapman Woods

Light-filled California Traditional with European touches throughout. Thoroughly renovated in 2015 by Studio Quartet, this home features custom carpentry, built-ins, recessed/designer sourced lighting throughout, and elegant finishes like Italian Carrara marble.

Gorgeous living room opens to wall to wall glass windows/doors highlighting a ...

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June 10, 2020

The Fastest Way to LOSE Your Earnest Money Deposit

You are ready to buy your Pasadena home and you sit down to write a purchase offer with your agent. Prior to coming to the office, your Pasadena Real Estate Agent will ask you to bring your check book. Ok… in today’s day and age… no check book is necessary ...

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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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Nov. 17, 2014

The Buying Adventure of a Condo or Townhouse!

Pasadena is one of the greatest places for buyers looking for beautifully upgraded and remodeled condos and townhomes.  New ones are also being built near the downtown area (Old Pasadena).  With these great property opportunities come very important questions that a buyer should review before heading into the ...

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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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Jan. 10, 2013

9 Real Estate Tax Questions Pasadena Homeowners Must Ask

9 real estate tax questions to askI know it's no fun thinking of taxes when we just welcomed in a New Year, but as a real estate agent working in Pasadena, I thought I'd share with you some thoughts to reflect on.  

Now is the time to start putting together records and information ...

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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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