Santa Clarita Real Estate News and Updates

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX of Santa Clarita in Valencia
News and updates affecting real estate in the Santa Clarita Valley area, including new construction updates and information affecting Santa Clarita residents and homeowners.
Sellers who have non-permitted additions to their homes face a bit of a dilemma in the Santa Clarita area. If they disclose the additions as non-permitted on the MLS, they may be inviting the City or County inspectors in to assess them for the additions, which may result in penalties and an incre...
One thing I love about LA is the amazing wealth of talent we have here! This morning I met with Jeff Turner, Dustin Luther and other tech geeks for our first "Doctor's Note" meetup. After that, it was off to lunch and some play time at the Apple Store with Jeff as our guide.Everyone has their own...
Property taxes are one of the biggest expenses of owning a home, other than paying the mortgage, especially if you live in an area with Mello Roos assessments on top of the regular taxes.Many areas of Santa Clarita do have the Mello Roos assessments (or sometimes called CFD if you bought from Len...
This morning marked the first day of the Spring Ant Invasion Season at my house... I woke up to find them streaming through an electrical outlet above my kitchen counter.Since I'm "going green" as much as possible, using toxic ant sprays, especially in my kitchen, is not an option. Here are some ...
While I love going out to eat in the Santa Clarita area, I prefer to avoid places that are having troubles with cleanliness. Somehow the thought of having rat doo-doo in my food just doesn't make for a pleasant dining experience.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health helps us to choos...
The Santa Clarita area is well known for being a great place to live in the Los Angeles County area, in part because of its outstanding schools. This year, the California State Board of Education has named five Santa Clarita elementary schools to their list of 2008 California Distinguished School...
On the short sale (pre-foreclosure) front in Santa Clarita, many homes listed as short sales are now receiving multiple offers from buyers. Some of these buyers intend to occupy the homes, and some are investors deciding to take advantage of the lower home prices. Within the last couple of weeks,...
After several long years of battling the proposed CEMEX sand and gravel mega-mining project in Santa Clarita's Soledad Canyon area, legislators and local lawmakers have apparently reached an agreement to relocate this facility to the Victorville area instead.Santa Clarita residents have argued th...
Southern California Edison (SCE) will be hosting one of its Operation Light Exchange events in the Los Angeles Area on May 3-4 in the City of Industry.This program allows SCE customers to exchange their old energy-hog halogen and incandescent lights (lamps) for the more energy-efficient Energy St...
Getting a home sold in a "buyer's market" can be challenging, especially when there are plenty of bank-owned and short-sale homes to compete with.With many homes staying on the market in the Santa Clarita area for 6 months or more, why is it that my townhome listing in Valencia sold in only 14 da...

Linda Slocum

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