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Feeling Overwhelmed in Your Home Search? We Understand.

Seamlessly Find Your Perfect Home in Pasadena, CA

Searching for a new home can often feel like navigating through a maze of endless options, confusing processes, and daunting paperwork. It’s easy to feel lost, frustrated, and overwhelmed. You’re not just looking for a house; you’re searching for a place to create lasting memories, a sanctuary to relax, and a space that truly feels like home.

The Challenges Are Real

  • Information Overload: With countless listings, varying prices, and differing neighborhood qualities, where do you even start?
  • Time Constraints: In today’s fast-paced world, finding the time to search for a home can be challenging.
  • Negotiation and Paperwork: The complexity of making offers, understanding contracts, and navigating legal requirements can be intimidating.

But Here’s How I Can Help

Ready for a Hassle-Free Home Purchase?

Get excited! You’re about to start house hunting in the beautiful Pasadena, CA! How fun and exciting! While moving can be stressful, especially in such a sought-after area, I promise that with me by your side, I’ll make it fun and an all-around exceptional experience…every step of the way. Whether you’re looking for a historic bungalow or a modern condo, Pasadena has it all, and I can’t wait to help you find your next home!

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The ListnGo® Strategy - For Buyers

By taking care of all the heavy lifting, from tailored property searches to handling negotiations and paperwork, I make sure your experience is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. With this approach, all you need to do is look forward to the excitement of finding and moving into your dream home.

Lori McShane Pasadena Buyers

Here’s what they had to say…

“Lori is an experienced and strong negotiator. She’s the agent you want representing you whether you’re a buyer or a seller. I’ve worked with Lori in both capacities. Above all, she puts her clients needs and goals ahead of her own. Lori’s integrity is second to none.”

– pasadena homeowner

how it works

THE buying PROCESS

01
Prepare

Choose the right mortgage lender, assemble your financial documents, get a pre-approval letter, and outline your home buying goals; if you need a lender recommendation, don't hesitate to ask me!

02
Find your Home

Discuss your home preferences and must-haves with your agent, book viewings for standout properties, make an offer on your top choice and negotiate terms; all while aligning with your purchase goals and priorities.

03
Post-offer steps

Proceed with a home inspection, address needed repairs, conduct an appraisal, initiate a title search, and start preparations for your move.

04
Closing Prep

Secure homeowner's insurance, update your addresses and utilities, start packing for your transition, and confirm your moving company's schedule.

05
Closing

Conduct a final walkthrough with your agent, finalize the closing documents with escrow, celebrate with your agent, and welcome to your new home!

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What it’s like to work with me

How Am I Different?

Set Up a Risk Free
Property Search

Begin your homebuying journey with confidence! Fill out the form, and I’ll manually craft a custom search for homes that fit your preferences and budget. Please allow up to 24 hours for your personalized home search to be ready. With my expertise and dedication, finding your dream home will be a seamless and straightforward experience.

Learn More About Buying

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Have Questions About Buying?

Check out our FAQs for buying real estate in Pasadena, CA.

While homes generally appreciate in value over time, it’s essential to recognize that various factors can influence this trajectory. Economic fluctuations, local infrastructure changes, and neighborhood dynamics can play a role in a home’s valuation. For instance, a neighborhood’s evolving character or shifts in local amenities might impact property values. Natural events or changes in the broader housing market, such as an oversupply of properties, can also have an effect. However, it’s worth noting that real estate is often viewed as a long-term investment, and temporary dips in value can be offset by longer-term appreciation. When considering a home purchase, it’s beneficial to be informed of these factors, but also to remember the enduring value and stability that homeownership can offer over time.

Both older and newer homes come with their unique set of advantages, and the “better” choice often depends on individual preferences and priorities. Older homes often boast character, charm, and craftsmanship that’s hard to find in many modern constructions. They might be located in well-established neighborhoods with mature trees and a sense of community history. On the other hand, newer homes tend to have modern amenities, energy-efficient features, and up-to-date building codes, which can offer homeowners convenience and potential cost savings. Additionally, newer homes might require less immediate maintenance. When considering whether to buy an older or newer home, it’s essential to weigh these factors and think about what aligns best with your lifestyle and values. Remember, the age of a home doesn’t necessarily dictate its quality or worth; it’s all about finding the right fit for you.

In total, if everything goes smoothly and both the buyer and seller are motivated, the entire process can be completed in as little as 30-45 days. However, if there are complications, negotiations, or a particularly competitive market, it can take several months. It’s always a good idea for buyers to remain flexible and patient throughout the process.

Yes, a homebuyer can indeed choose to pay their own property taxes and homeowner’s insurance directly, rather than having them escrowed with their monthly mortgage payment.

When a homeowner has an escrow account, their monthly mortgage payment includes not only the principal and interest on the loan but also a portion designated for property taxes and homeowner’s insurance. The mortgage lender then pays these bills on behalf of the homeowner when they come due. This ensures that these essential payments are made on time and protects the lender’s interest in the property.

However, some homeowners prefer or choose to pay their property taxes and insurance premiums directly, especially if they have a significant amount of equity in their home or if their loan agreement doesn’t require an escrow account. In such cases, it’s crucial for the homeowner to stay on top of these payments to avoid potential penalties or lapses in coverage. If considering this route, it’s a good idea to consult with the mortgage lender and understand any stipulations or requirements they might have.

Regarding the California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA): This is the primary contractual agreement used in California for residential real estate transactions. Once an offer is made using the RPA and it’s accepted by the seller, the clock starts ticking on various contingencies. The buyer typically has 17 days (unless otherwise agreed upon) to complete inspections, appraisal, and get full loan approval, though these timelines can be negotiated differently based on mutual agreement. If any contingencies aren’t met within the agreed-upon time frames, the buyer or seller may have the right to cancel the contract, unless both parties agree to an extension.

It’s essential to work closely with a real estate agent and lender to ensure all deadlines are met and to understand all the terms and conditions of the RPA and the loan process. This is why it’s important to get approved before going under contract so the transaction can run smooth.

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