Home Buying Process


Buyers

Every home buyer has their unique needs and concerns. As an expert real estate professional, I aide my buyers in finding and acquiring rare opportunities in real estate properties in a very simple, strategic and successful step. Whether it’s a family home that creates wonderful family memories or an investment property that establishes wealth for my clients. One of the biggest invaluable assets that I offer my buyers are my network from communities and industry professionals. 

Finding A Home In Los Angeles

There are a LOT of homes for sale I find on a daily basis that are available in the current real estate marketplace. Whether that’s at single family home, condominium, townhouse or multifamily unit. It all depends on the homebuyer’s lifestyle and financial situation. I curate a suitable property that fits within my buyer’s budget. Once my buyers identify the right home, we can move forward to the next phase in the process.

Negotiating

When my buyers are ready to make the offer, one of the most important steps come into the equation. I offer my buyers one of the most valuable steps in the process - Negotiating. This is not just about throwing an offer price. There is more to it other than price, which can make it compelling for the seller to accept the offer. A compelling offer may be attractive by its terms, such as solid contingencies, credits towards closing costs, or even "seller-paid" points! Whatever the situation calls for, I’m always there to advocate for my buyers success.

Closing The Sale

Once the offer is accepted, we’re still not ready to celebrate. There are many other factors in this stage that can effect the close of sale. To make this process seamless for my buyers, I coordinate and facilitate with all those that play an important roll:

  • Brokers/Agents
  • Inspectors
  • Contractors
  • Appraisers
  • Lenders/Mortgage Bankers
  • Escrow companies
  • Title companies
  • Homeowner’s Association
  • Property Management Companies
  • Home Warranty Companies

 

See why many of my buyers are satisfied with the level of my service and how referrals become a valuable asset to my success. Contact Me today to find out how I can be of assistance to you!

 


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Local Featured Homes

$1,095,000
3 Beds 2 Baths SR22250792 MLS Active Status
Welcome to this classic midcentury home located on a tree lined street with spectacular views of the Burbank Hills. The two mature trees out front frame this lovely home with its long private gated driveway. The front porch leads you to the custom front door that opens to the spacious sun-lit living room with gorgeous picture windows and hardwood floors. Separate dining area that opens to the tastefully updated kitchen with newly installed stainless steel appliances and breakfast room. The amazing oversized family room is complete with beamed ceiling, built in cabinets, raised hearth stone fireplace, custom bar that will be the talk of every guest, terrazzo looking flooring and huge picture windows that looks out upon the breathtaking, peaceful and Zen like yard with its lush landscaping which is pollinator friendly and drought tolerant. Enjoy the butterflies and hummingbirds that visit this lovely yard and enjoy the fruit off of its ten fruit trees! The covered patio is perfect for entertaining. The three bedrooms are all spacious and all with hardwood floors and ceiling fans. There is a large laundry/mud room with stainless sink, desk area and access to the yard. Newer HVAC system, dual pane windows, tankless hot water heater, whole house fan and new window coverings. The entire interior was recently repainted. The enormous garage is fully insulated and remodeled with the installation of a newer electrical and sub panel as well as a mini-split system for cooling and heating, along with a premium steel insulated garage door. This is truly a very special home and one not to be missed!

2207 N Reese Place, Burbank

$578,000
2 Beds 2 Baths P1-12152 MLS Active Status
Ideally located in the heart of Pasadena, adjacent to the much sought-after Madison Heights neighborhood is this first-level, turnkey, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with close proximity to the Pasadena Playhouse, South Lake shopping and restaurants, the world renowned California Institute of Technology, and Pasadena Old Town. The spacious living room features a large window that allows for natural light, laminate floors, recessed lights, and a cozy gas fireplace that is great for entertaining and gatherings. The dining area is next to the modern and stylish kitchen that showcases gray quartz countertops, bright white soft closing cabinets and stainless steel refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. The hallway 3/4 bathroom features a corner shower with glass enclosure, a mirror, and a vanity with storage. The first bedroom features glass mirrored closet door and a dual pane slider door that leads to the patio grounds. The primary bedroom offers laminate flooring, a ceiling fan light fixture, two closets, a large dual pane window and a door that leads to the back patio. Attached to the bedroom is the full bathroom that has a quartz countertop, and a tub with shower. There are many conveniences to love about this home, its proximity to the elevator, the community laundry room located on the same level and the spacious courtyard that is located in front of the home that features a community BBQ area and patio tables, making entertaining a breeze! HOA fees are $547.91 per month and include: electricity, gas, water, trash, earthquake insurance, common area and maintenance, 2 tandem parking spaces and a storage bin.

497 S El Molino Avenue 103 Unit 103, Pasadena

$1,299,900
3 Beds 2 Baths CV22247398 MLS Active Status
A magical place awaits. Welcome to the Storybook Tudor architecture of 2089 E. Mountain Street. Built in 1929 and one of the four original homes on the block, this delightful home has only had three owners in its 90-year lifespan. The first time on the market in over 50 years, the original front door with original hardware opens into the warm and inviting living room with original brick fireplace with the original adjacent wood box. The red oak hardwood floors are also original throughout the house, as are the plaster walls with the gorgeous and original “Spanish Lace” finish. The dining room is bright and light and take special note of the original double-doors leading into a newly remodeled kitchen with newer Viking stove and Subzero refrigerator. New quartzite counters and subway tile make for period appropriate yet modern features that include an eat-in bar. Brand new single basin stainless steel sink, newly painted cabinets with new hardware finish the look. Enjoy three nice-sized bedrooms, all with original glass windows and cedar closets. Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled with quartz counters, reglazed original tub and reglazed shower, and stunning slate floors. Relax in the large and open sunroom overlooking the charming, private, and peaceful backyard. Plenty of off-street parking or small boat/RV behind gates. This is a one-of-a-kind home, a rare find in Pasadena, updated and ready for a new family to love it and call it home.

2089 E Mountain Street, Pasadena

$1,350,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 22220755 MLS Active Status
Beautifully renovated single story traditional home in premium Burbank location features unparalleled curb appeal, romantic character, and charm. Open floor plan with wide plank laminate wood floors, designer tile, recessed lighting, and high-end finishes throughout. Covered front porch leads to beautiful contemporary style front door. Enter into spacious living room featuring extra-large picture window, beautiful fireplace, recessed lighting, and laminate wood floors. Dining area with designer chandelier opens to chef's kitchen with dark tile floors, quartz calacatta style countertops, offset white/grey tile backsplash, grey shaker cabinets with brushed brass finishes, stainless-steel appliances, and breakfast bar. Master bedroom features premium finishes with ample closet space and en suite bathroom. Sliding barn door with frosted glass, jigsaw marble mosaic tile floor, Casswell vanity, and glass encased shower. 2 large additional bedrooms each feature ample closet space and designer light fixtures. Fully renovated hallway bathroom includes Adessi white picket ceramic tile floors, vanity with quartz countertops, and gray shower tile. Office/den space with sliding glass doors leads to large sundrenched professionally landscaped backyard with patio area, green space, rock garden, and privacy wall. All centered around a large pool framed with a beautiful brick patio. Laundry room with ample closet space adjacent to kitchen. This property truly has it all. This is a must see! Accepting conventional financing, cash, FHA, and VA.

610 N Lincoln Street, Burbank

$1,750,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 22221907 MLS Active Status
Dreamy English Tudor in prime SE Pasadena. Located on a picturesque tree-lined street on almost a half-acre lot (0.41 acres) in the highly desirable Michillinda Park neighborhood. Surrounded by lush greenery. Ideal for entertaining there is ample parking from the semi-circular front driveway leading to your front door, to the long apron driveway leading to your detached large three-car garage with a bonus half bathroom (unpermitted). In the interior of the home, enjoy the multi-zone HVAC system with three separate thermostats to set the temperature to your preference. Sitting on over a 17,000 square foot lot with plenty of backyard space for open air gatherings with some of your closest family and friends. Inside the home, you are greeted by a timeless wood-beamed ceiling complemented by beautiful hardwood floors. The open kitchen layout includes custom antique white cabinets complemented by the espresso oak wood floors that run throughout the kitchen. Off the living room, double French doors invite you to the bonus family/sunroom and fireplace. Movie night, anyone? How about a cozy game night with all your favorite people? This room can be used for it all. This unique and refreshing floorplan has two wings; one wing of the house leads to three bedrooms, two of which are primary suites with en-suite bathrooms and stone tile floors, while on the way to the other wing of the house, which leads to a professional recording studio, stop by the cute corner courtyard to take in the fresh air while having a cup of tea. The recording studio features high ceilings, double-layered soundproof walls with 3-live-rooms as well as 1 main control room. Prefer to have a jaw-dropping grand primary suite with a double walk-in closet? Per the current homeowners, there is plumbing and a water heater available to bring your contractor and convert the space into the primary suite of your dreams. While the possibilities in this home are endless, the time to secure this home is now! Contact me today for a showing and to get started on making this your next home.

827 Woodward Boulevard, Pasadena

$1,695,000
5 Beds 4 Baths BB22248256 MLS Active Status
Here is an incredibly rare opportunity to own a huge 5 bedroom home with a great location between Magnolia and the Chandler Bike Path! Lovingly expanded and updated by meticulous owners for over 30 years, this one will not disappoint. The main floor features a large kitchen/great room with so many custom features. The cook’s kitchen has gorgeous cherry finish cabinets, granite counters with a dining peninsula, and professional grade appliances including the stove of your dreams! The 6 burner Wolf range has double ovens and a grill, there is a concealed SubZero refrigerator with 2 concealed freezer drawers, plus a Miele dishwasher. The first floor has 2 bedrooms, one of which is used as an office, a dining area in the kitchen, a formal living room, plus a family room. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms. The largest suite overlooks the backyard with views of the mountains and includes a walk-in closet and the bath of your dreams including a jetted tub with its own water heater. The 2 bedrooms at the front of the house share a balcony that runs across the home. One is extra large with custom floor to ceiling custom bookcases, plus a queen custom Murphy bed and walk-in closet. The back yard is spacious and lushly landscaped and even has a treehouse! The upgrades on this house are substantial and include an owned solar system, a whole house filtration system with reverse osmosis drinking water system, and much more. Come make this your dream home!

644 North Orchard Drive, Burbank

$2,495,000
5 Beds 4 Baths GD22248637 MLS Active Status
Luxe, 91214 Entertainer's dream with complete privacy. Welcome to 5129 New York Avenue, one of La Crescenta's finest indoor-outdoor living homes. With an oversized 26,932 sqft lot this property has doubled as an event venue easily accommodating private parties with 100+ guests. Completely remodeled and upgraded with permits in 2020, this two-story home boasts 5-bedrooms & 4-bathrooms. Offering 3,597 of living space, the open floor plan invites you to live and entertain guests with ease. Vaulted ceilings and large, picturesque windows bring in light and allow for gazing at the views, whether in your spacious formal living room, formal dining area or outside on your several patios. A large and perfectly curated eat-in kitchen is the perfect space for your next culinary creations. Adjacent is a massive family room with high ceilings overlooking the inviting backyard. The large master suite offers 2 walk-in closets and spa-like bathroom with dual-vanity. There are three additional bedrooms on the main level, 2 of which share a jack and jill bathroom. Downstairs you have direct access to your 2 car garage, a spacious in law/guest suite (5th bedroom) with it’s own private entrance, bathroom w/shower, living room, and laundry. In addition there is a 350 sqft bonus space which can be used as an office, game room or storage space. Step outside to your private oasis surrounded by trees and lush landscaping. The perfectly manicured lot is complete with an outdoor kitchen, sparkling pool, large grassy area, custom sport court, and several patios which allow for al-fresco dining, hosting parties or just relaxing and watching the views. Other upgrades include full copper plumbing, tankless water heaters, state of the art, security cameras, indoor/outdoor speakers, custom lighting and landscaping. The long & wide private driveway has ample space to park multiple cars as well as an RV. This home is close to Distinguished/Blue Ribbon school districts, and offers easy freeway access to Downtown & Pasadena. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind property!

5129 New York Avenue, Glendale

$838,000
1 Beds 1 Baths P1-12117 MLS Active Status
178 South Euclid is a jewel in the heart of historic Pasadena, amongst some of the City's most renowned architectural icons and neighborhoods, across from the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Equinox Gym and Pasadena Ice Skating Center. Consisting of 42 exquisite residences with 14 different, expansive floor plans as well as 1,000 sq ft of commercial space, the 1, 2 and 2.5 bedroom units have high ceilings, a shared lounge/work area overlooking a lush courtyard designed with a focus on sustainability, community--creating a sanctuary for the owners. Inspired by the historical buildings of Old Pasadena, the dark metal finishes, light oak color floors and cabinets bring warmth to its chic modern design. The cook's open kitchens which face balconies and patios, allow for the flow of natural light, creating an indoor-outdoor environment perfect for entertaining. Featuring luxurious amenities and finishes, Samsung appliances, built-in closets, in-unit laundry and ample storage space in the secure, underground garage, 178 S. Euclid allows its owners to live in one of the most culturally vibrant locations of Southern California. In its vicinity, residents who work or study in the medical profession can find the newly founded Kaiser Medical School, Huntington Hospital and the Fair Oaks/Medical Tech corridor. In addition, the California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena City College (PCC) and the Huntington Botanical Gardens are within a short bike ride distance. The Metro Gold Line, where one can connect by rail to downtown Los Angeles or anywhere within the Amtrack network, is only a few short blocks away. Close to the elegant Orange Grove neighborhood renowned for the annual Rose Bowl Parade, residents can walk to the Norton Simon Museum, take a stroll over the stately Colorado bridge to view the majestic San Gabriel Mountains, or escape the City into the trails along the Arroyo Seco and participate in a variety of activities and events that the Rose Bowl and Brookside Golf Course offer.=========Photos, Videos & Matterport are of a similar but not identical unit.

178 S Euclid Avenue 305 Unit 305, Pasadena

$979,000
2 Beds 1 Baths SR22248862 MLS Active Status
Nearly a century old, this home has had a lot of love and care. Original lath and plaster construction, latched French windows, textured walls and ceilings. Original crown molding and trim, rounded archways and closets plus hardwood floors throughout. Inside and outside dining. Major additions; 360 degree steel plating on foundation, water softener, full plumbing & electrical upgrades. Mature trees, fully timed sprinklers, lots of sitting / lounging areas, direct and filtered sun. Kitchen has newer red oak cabinets and all stainless steel appliances. Newer washer and dryer. Newer front and back doors with leaded glass. Bathroom is all white subway tiles, hex tile floor, pedestal sink, matching toilet plus 20 year old cast iron clawfoot tub. Dimmable lighting throughout, LR sconces and ceiling fans. Full HVAC system installed mid- August '22. This house was the 1st built on the block, a chicken and egg family business. A very quiet neighborhood, low car traffic, friendly neighbors, safe streets where kids make their lifelong friends. Close distance to Walt Disney Elementary & John Burroughs High Schools, multi-purpose Olive Park and Chandler Bike Path. There's the distant sound of trains, Friday Night Lights, zero airport noises, close mountain hiking, LA Zoo, Griffith Park, Hollywood, DTLA and Universal Studios, the largest IKEA in the world and A LOT of green parrots! A terrific place to grow up, raise a family, go to school, work, or retire, or do it all.

225 N Beachwood Drive, Burbank

$1,050,000
5 Beds 2 Baths P1-12113 MLS Active Status
WOW!... What a find in the Historic Orange Heights neighborhood of beautiful Pasadena! Great opportunity to restore this historic Craftsman Bungalow back to its original glory! A one-and-one-half story, wood frame, with clad & wood shingles, this building has a rectangular plan, symmetrical facade, cross-gable roof with extended eaves, exposed rafter ends, braced beam ends, and vertical-slat gable vents and gable-end pendent beams. Built by acclaimed David Malcolm Renton, known as 'DM' in 1911. Framed by the classic river-rock retaining wall, the entry path leads to the large, inviting home with a full-front porch that has a small gable over the central entry supported by wood posts. Just imagine enjoying the California sunsets on a porch swing or sipping a glass of wine. The entry door has leaded-glass fixed windows flanked by banks of fixed-pane picture windows, casement windows, and french doors, all with plain-board trim and extended headers throughout. The living room boasts original wood flooring, ceiling beams, and a brick fireplace with a mantel. Room dividing colonnades open to the formal dining room drenched in natural light through the large south-facing original bay window, glass-fronted china cupboards flanked by two french doors that open to the rear patio and large level yard. Including built-in plate cabinetry, and ceiling beams. The parlor has original light fixtures, built-in bookshelves, and a closet. There are many original features: wood flooring, original wood plain-board trim, extended headers, picture railings, colonnades, wainscots, built-ins, trim, French doors, claw foot bathtub, built-in vanity, breakfast nook, lighting, original windows, finishes, and so much more, a Craftsman Bungalow enthusiasts' dream! OFFERS: 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Formal Living Room, Parlor, Formal Dining Room, Breakfast Nook, Kitchen,CA Basement, Sleeping Porch, Level Rear Yard, River Rock Retaining Wall, Detached Garage, Alley Access. Craftsman Bungalow is truly an architectural chameleon, adapting its universal architectural form to work with regional building techniques, traditions, environmental conditions and personal expressions.

990 N Oakland Avenue, Pasadena

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