May 13, 2008

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.

Hmmm... Why? The offer has not even been accepted yet, so ...

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Posted in Buyers
May 6, 2008

Monterey Hills: Top 10 Tips when Buying a Condo

As most of my loyal readers know, I love Monterey Hills. I used to live there. My parents still live on the hill. And, what most of you do not know is that I started my real estate career, sort of, in Monterey Hills. I used to show the Monterey ...

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Posted in Buyers, Monterey Hills
May 3, 2008

Pasadena CA Real Estate Home Sellers Use Buy Down Plans to Close the Deal

In my previous posts, I referred to Buydown Purchase Plans that Pasadena sellers should be aware of and use to help sell their Pasadena home in this changing real estate market.

Heres a primer on what a Buydown Purchase Plan is:

Buydown purchase plans or ˜buydowns are monetary subsidies given ...

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May 2, 2008

Pasadena California Real Estate Market is in Chaos

I am not chicken little, but lets face it, the Pasadena real estate market has been pretty chaotic over the last several months.

We have a lot of different parties to thank for this activity, but mainly, I would say that for the most part, the lenders have given us ...

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Posted in Buyers, Pasadena
May 1, 2008

Pasadena CA Real Estate Property Taxes

How much will I pay in property taxes when I buy my home in Pasadena? How are property taxes calculated on an existing Pasadena home?

I've been getting a lot of property tax questions lately and decided to write a quick post about how consumers are affected when they ...

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Posted in Buyers, Pasadena
April 30, 2008

Pasadena CA Real Estate Buyers and Sellers Understanding Short Sales

Pasadena, CA - there's a lot of talk about Pasadena"short sales" and foreclosures lately. It's in the news. Books are being published about short sales. There are even radio commercials talking about short sales.

I think most people have a pretty good idea what a foreclosure is, but ...

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Posted in Buyers, Sellers
April 24, 2008

Moving into a Pasadena California home? Pasadena Occupancy Inspection is Required.

Do you have a rental property in Pasadena, CA where the tenant moved out and youre getting to ready to lease it again?

Are you in the process of selling your home or condo?

Maybe, you are a Pasadena home buyer or renter getting ready to move into your new ...

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Posted in Buyers, Pasadena, Sellers
April 20, 2008

Pasadena Buyers can save Thousands of $s in property taxes

Are you 55 or older and live and own real estate in Pasadena, CA or Los Angeles County*?

If so, you can save thousands of dollars each year in your home property taxes.

How? Proposition 60/90!

What is it? How does it work?

This proposition was passed to provide ...

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Posted in Buyers
April 19, 2008

Buying a home in Pasadena? Get a sewer inspection!

You found the right home in Pasadena and are so excited!!! All you have to do is just get through the inspections period.

There are three main contngencies that stand between you and your Pasadena home. A contingency is a condition that needs to be met prior to going forward ...

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Posted in Buyers
April 19, 2008

What does your Pasadena Real Estate Agent do for you?

Sellers what do you expect from your Pasadena Real Estate Agent?

Most sellers will say to sell my home at the highest possible price with the least inconvenience.

But, how do Pasadena Real Estate Agents differ?

We all have different approaches and views on how to accomplish our sellers goals ...

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Posted in Buyers, Sellers