Palmdale, CA Real Estate News

By Richard & Janet OBrian, Listing Specialist Palmdale, Lancaster CA
(Home Based Realty)
A quick look at real estate.   Palmdale Prices - $370,000, peak in 2006 - $137,000, cycle low in Feb 2012 - $168,000, July 2013 - $172,500, August 2013 (+23.1% yr over yr)   Lancaster Prices - $342,000, peak in 2006 - $124,000, cycle low Feb 2012 - $153,500, July 2013 - $157,800, August 2013 (+24.4% yr over yr) As you can see, Antelope Valley homes are not even at ½ of their median price peak from 2006.  This tells me that this market still has plenty of room for an upside move, and with it, land prices as well.    Existing Home Market as Reported by Local MLS - in August, 456 existing homes were sold vs July’s 442, a gain of +3.1% - Versus August of 2012, sales down though about -14% - Year to date, through August 31, sales are down -12% vs the same period in 2012 - the average price o...
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By Johnny James
(ReeBroker Group)
Palmdale, Ca is a nice place to live and work. I have been here for almost 10 years. I moved here from Carson, Ca. It is very different but there are a lot of things you will learn to appreciate in the Antelope valley. About me: I have 9 years experience in home loans and real estate with a background in customer service, sales and accounting. I love to negotiate and I look forward to helping people with  real estate needs.   I have been a resident of California for since birth. The first 3 decades being in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. I have been a resident of Palmdale for the past 9 years. Yes born and raised in California. I am a proud graduate of the LA Unified School District. I am a college graduate, a father, and a property owner. I have experience in regular sales, short s...
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By Johnny James
(ReeBroker Group)
Why is it that some agents are so bad at communication? I know agents are busy listing and selling property, but you must include time in your daily plan to return phone calls and e-mails. The most common complaint i get from clients who have dumped their last agent is that the agent never returned calls or messages and was never available. I make it a habit to return calls and emails within 24 hours. If i am not able I set an away message to cover me when it may take an extra day. Everybody likes to know that they are important to you. If I buyer is looking to buy a home in Palmdale or Lancaster and they call an agent and the agent does not respond, they keep calling agents until they get a response. 
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By Jill Nelson, Interior Design
(Jill Nelson Design Services)
I recently completed this master bedroom makeover with a client. They wanted their bedroom to be an oasis, a peaceful, comforting place for them after they got home from work. The bedroom is the first place they would go after coming home. Both husband and wife had ideas of how they wanted to room to look and naturally neither one wanted to same thing. Wife wanted color, husband was color phobic, she wanted to replace the flooring, he didn't etc.... We came up with a compromise, gray walls with a hint of lavender, geometric floral wallpaper that wasn't too feminine, dark wood furniture and elegant chrome lighting. They were both very happy with the end result.            
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By Jill Nelson, Interior Design
(Jill Nelson Design Services)
Home decorating for the holidays... Before you know it the holiday season will be here, is your home ready for guests and entertaining? This is my absolute favorite time of year I love to decorate my home for each upcoming holiday starting with halloween. If you need help decorationg or a room makeover so your home is ready for guests give me a call. Everyone likes to show off their home during the holiday season, be sure yours is ready. 
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By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling Burbank, San Fernando Valley LA
(Su KASA Dreams Realty)
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By Richard & Janet OBrian, Listing Specialist Palmdale, Lancaster CA
(Home Based Realty)
 This morning I open the paper and found two full pages of trustee sales this morning- It amazes me how many people walk away and foreclose on their homes because they don't know their options! You have options! Some may surprise you ! Call for a private, confidential consult ! Today could be the first day of you rebuilding your life and get out from under that big payment.   Currently we are still at historlic lows with under 600 homes for sale in the Antelope Valley.
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By Don Gockel, Realtor, Broker, GRI - Antelope Valley Real Estate
(NextHome The Gockel Group - Palmdale Lancaster Quartz Hill -)
West Palmdale, California Real EstateWe here at the Gockel Group, continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find West Palmdale real estate statistics for the last seven days. Total inventory today is: 47   Of these, the number that are short pays is: 3Number of homes entering the market in the last 7 days: 12    Of these, the number that are short pays is: 0Number of homes entering escrow in the last 7 days: 15Number of homes closing escrow (sold) in the last 7 days: 4   Of these, the number that are short pays is: 1Number of homes cancelled/removed/expired/withdrawn from the market in the last 7 days: 8 ALL DATA WAS DERIVED FROM THE "GREATER ANTELOPE VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®" AND IS DEEMED R...
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By Richard & Janet OBrian, Listing Specialist Palmdale, Lancaster CA
(Home Based Realty)
We are a little different up hear in the high desert known as the Antelope Valley when it comes to the why we have such a low inventory of homes for sale.  Of course, we have some leftover bank owned homes just sitting there but not in any great numbers so where are the homes for sale?  First lets look at the flood of homes we have gone through REO’s are done and Short Sales are even less with a combined market share under 13%.  That’s right normal sales are back but wait a minute, remember the prices are still way below what they were back in 2006, and that is here we are in the AV.  You see not all of the home owner’s in my neck of the woods used there home as a piggy-bank back then.  They held on and now are looking to sell but a lot of them just don’t know they have any equity, the ...
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By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling Burbank, San Fernando Valley LA
(Su KASA Dreams Realty)
(818)276-6882 Anaverde Real Estate & Homes For Sale in West Palmdale CA 93551, Rancho Vista West Palmdale Fine Homes For Sale, REO, Bank Owned in West Palmdale, West Lancaster Homes For Sale, Quartz Hills Bank Owned & REO Homes For Sale in Palmdale CA Real Estate . Anaverde in West Palmdale is also known as "The Beverly Hills of Antelope Valley"  Anaverde Community is located 60 mintues from downtown Los Angeles, CA. Fwy 5 North to Fwy Palmdale North, get off @ Ave S and turn left.Anaverde & West Palmdale Homes For Sale offers newer construction homes for sale from 3, 4, 5 bedrooms, two-story homes for sale with 2 or 3 car garage, with year built from 2000-2012 with a price range from $420,000 in Anaverde, in West Palmdale the price range from $285,000.   For Financing information or ho...
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By Jill Nelson, Interior Design
(Jill Nelson Design Services)
This is proof that home staging is a key element to marketing any house in any price range. I recently staged a flip for a real estate investor, he purchased a modest house - not on the best side of town- for around 125K he installed new paint, carpet and quality laminate flooring, made a few other repairs, cleaned up the yard, had the home professionally cleaned, then staged. After he saw how great the house looked with staging he thought he'd push the market a bit and listed it for 169K and got two offers in two days! The home was lightly staged using small groupings of furniture to create a sense of purpose, warmth and appeal, I call this vignette or light staging and it's very cost effective.                                                                       
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By Richard & Janet OBrian, Listing Specialist Palmdale, Lancaster CA
(Home Based Realty)
Real Estate Trends - Palmdale, Lancaster, Jan 24, 13 The Real Estate market in the Antelope Valley is entering another shift, back to a more normal place.  Bank owned properties are still around but for the most part only a fraction of the available inventory.  We do believe Bank owned will be part of the market for 2013 with a small bump-up this spring.  Short Sales have been very lackluster in 2012 starting in February we saw a fast drop-off of new short sale listing.  Short sales are not even 3% of our market.  That said, we have seen an uptick in calls wanting to sell short in the past few weeks.  We could be seeing more short sale activity in the coming months however we believe short sale will become a niche market in late 2013 and be unheard of in 2014. The current available inve...
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By The Albarado Group-Antelope Valley Real Estate Experts
(Keller Williams Realty-The Albarado Group)
Attention Buyer's Home prices are at rock bottom and mortgage rates at all-time lows so you may be considering going from renter to homeowner. If you are planning on staying for a while then the choice makes sense. There are a few things you may want to take into consideration before making the leap from renter to owner. First, you will want to determine how much you can afford how can you do this? By contacting The Albarado Group at Keller Williams Realty we will not only walk you step by step in the process along with getting you in contact with a mortgage professional to help you determine what kind of mortgage you qualify for. Just because you pay $1,000 a month in rent, may not  mean you can handle a $1,000 monthly mortgage payment.  There are a few more costs to owning a home than...
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By Richard & Janet OBrian, Listing Specialist Palmdale, Lancaster CA
(Home Based Realty)
What a beautiful morning out there in Palmdale California. A stunning sunrise in the high desert can’t be beet and after a great night's sleep.  The demands keep coming in. This shortage of inventory issue involving banks not releasing the shadow inventory is really creating issues with our local neighborhoods. Recently homes we’ve listed have had more then 6 offers within the first 3 day on the market. Winning bids tend to be investors paying cash. Resulting in another rental, rather than a home owner occupied in the neighborhood.  What this is doing to our neighborhoods is not healthy. We believe Fannie Mae along with entities should do as HUD does, allowing only owner occupant buyers for the first 30 days on the market, giving the minimum down FHA buyer a better chance at home owners...
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By Richard & Janet OBrian, Listing Specialist Palmdale, Lancaster CA
(Home Based Realty)
Real Estate Trends - Palmdale, Lancaster, Nov 8, 12  The real estate market is going to have some big changes in the Antelope Valley over the next few months as we head into the new year. We are expecting to see a slowdown of short sales and of bank owned properties. Investors currently have been scooping up the low-end of these homes with a vengeance. This is actually caused prices to go up slightly on the lower end homes we expect to see this trend going forward into well into next year. Janet O'Brian is a Certified Short Sales Specialist in California is ready to help you with your Situation…Short Sale Specialist What Should You Do If You Learn that a Forged and/or Fraudulent Deed Has Been Recorded Against Your Real Property? CONSUMER ALERT A short sale is an effective alternative to...
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By Johnny James
(ReeBroker Group)
That is a good question. Most homeowners do not realize that it is good practice to stay up to date on the value of their home. Not just when it is time to sell but also when it is not. If your home was purchased with less than 20% down you may be paying private mortgage insurance (pmi). If your loan to value is now less than 80% you could do away with that extra pmi payment. Also it pays to know the current value of your home for insurance purposes.  
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By Debra Mitchell-Adams, Changing Lives. One Home At A Time.
(JohnHart Realty)
Buyers be aware.  Buyers be aware that the Lancaster CA real estate market is shifting again and it is now tipping in favor of sellers; the same is true of the Palmdale CA real estate market.  Although prices are nowhere near those of the levels of 2005 they are rising and with the lack of inventory sellers are receiving multiple offers in every price range. Market trends.  Consumers that don’t regularly follow real estate trends tend to be 6 months to a year behind what is actually happening in their local marketplace and as a result are typically misinformed about their market “clout.”  Some buyers are still under the impression that sellers are desperate and that there are plenty of choices of homes to purchase at below market prices.  In the Lancaster, CA real estate market that is...
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By Don Gockel, Realtor, Broker, GRI - Antelope Valley Real Estate
(NextHome The Gockel Group - Palmdale Lancaster Quartz Hill -)
East Palmdale, California Real EstateWe here at the Gockel Group, continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find East Palmdale real estate statistics for the last seven days.Total inventory today is: 78   Of these, the number that are short pays is: 26Number of homes entering the market in the last 7 days: 27   Of these, the number that are short pays is:10Number of homes entering escrow in the last 7 days: 43Number of homes closing escrow (sold) in the last 7 days: 23   Of these, the number that are short pays is 6Number of homes cancelled/removed/expired/withdrawn from the market in the last 7 days: 16ALL DATA WAS DERIVED FROM THE "GREATER ANTELOPE VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®" AND IS DEEMED RE...
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By Don Gockel, Realtor, Broker, GRI - Antelope Valley Real Estate
(NextHome The Gockel Group - Palmdale Lancaster Quartz Hill -)
West Palmdale, California Real EstateWe here at the Gockel Group, continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find West Palmdale real estate statistics for the last seven days.Total inventory today is: 76   Of these, the number that are short pays is: 16Number of homes entering the market in the last 7 days: 17    Of these, the number that are short pays is: 2Number of homes entering escrow in the last 7 days: 9Number of homes closing escrow (sold) in the last 7 days: 14   Of these, the number that are short pays is: 6Number of homes cancelled/removed/expired/withdrawn from the market in the last 7 days: 12ALL DATA WAS DERIVED FROM THE "GREATER ANTELOPE VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®" AND IS DEEMED R...
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By Debra Mitchell-Adams, Changing Lives. One Home At A Time.
(JohnHart Realty)
Top 5 tips for first-time homebuyers before shopping for a home. Get pre-qualified.  Looking for a home without getting pre-qualified by a lender is like going shopping with no money. When you go to a lender to get pre-qualified they will examine all of your debts, income, retirement savings and other assets and assess how much you can spend for a mortgage.  Pre-qualifying for a mortgage is a very important step to home ownership (the most important in fact) and should not be circumvented.  Many homebuyers just want to start looking for a home with no actual idea of what they can afford.  Some just look at their monthly expenses and come up with a random figure (in the market I work it the figure is usually $1200 for some odd reason) without ever talking to a lender.  Once they do spea...
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