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By Jennifer Ricco
(JohnHart Real Estate)
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Are you're thinking about selling your home in Santa Clarita? Here's some great tips that we suggest to our clients at our listing presentation. Your Total Home Organizing and Decluttering Guide   Kitchen ideas, bathroom ideas, and more ∨Consider a versatile murphy bed when looking for guest bed furniture, find well-designed task chairs, and work with a contractor in your area to create a fun yet functional home office.Light up your living spaces with recessed lights, designer chandeliers or even a row of pendant lights. ^^^Use the right or left arrow found at the bottom left corner on the slide show window it moves the sides. Remember when you were looking to buy your home in Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, Newhall, Saugus, Castaic or Canyon Country? You made a list of wants, needs and mus...
By Jennifer Ricco
(JohnHart Real Estate)
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       The Ricco Sells Homes team has built a great reputation in the Southern California real estate community, known for being real estate marketing experts. We understand today's sophisticated home sellers deserve more then just a yard sign, advertising in an outdated Homes and Land publication or relying on a brokerage website to sell a home in today's real estate market. According to the National Association of Realtors, 9 out of 10 home buyers start their research online. In today’s high tech, fast paced real estate market it’s crucial that you hire a real estate team who knows and understands the importance of showcasing your property for sale on the internet.  Savvy digital house hunters start their search on the internet looking for information about a community, its amenities,...
By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)
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Inventorty of Active Listings in the Santa Clarita Valley: Valencia - 148 Stevenson Ranch - 31 Castaic - 35 Saugus - 83 Newhall - 65 Canyon Country - 114 Total in the Santa Clarita Valley - 476 Homes Priced under $400,000 - 186 Homes Built 2000 or Newer - 191 Condos or Town Homes - 148 Valencia Westridge - 15 Valencia Woodlands - 7 Valencia Summit - 2 Valencia Bridgeport - 10 Valencia Creekside - 7 Valencia West Hills - 12 Valencia West Creek - 8 Sand Canyon - 17 River Village - 4 Bank Owned Homes - 9 Short Sales - 47 There is a shortage of homes for sale in most areas of the & Santa Clarita Valley. The lack of Bank Owned & Short Sale Listings has lead to a quick recovery of home prices. Call, Text or Email us to List or Buy your New Home anywhere in the Santa Clarita Valley! Your Frie...
By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)
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Let's say you walk into a store, any store, and want to buy something.  The person at the counter has a set number of items to choose from and their job is to sell you one of the product.  Their job is to help you purchase an item that is in their market. A Realtor is a licensed professional that is obligated by law to put your best interest and needs above any and all other considerations.  This obligation is called Fiduciary.  This is the type of commitment that a Lawyer or Doctor has to their patient or client. Simply put a sales person has a job which is fullfilled by selling you something. A Realtor has an obligation to serve your best interest and look out for your best interest. Respectfully, Tony Lewis * RE/MAX of Valencia Cell - 661-510-7975 www.TonyLewis.com tonyglewis@yahoo.com
By Matt Gregory, Broker Associate - CDPE, ABRM
(Gregory Real Estate Group)
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The Gregory Real Estate Group is pleased to announce, with the help of a $1000 grant from the Alison Lewin First-Time Homebuyers Fund, our friend and client Nick Mercado just purchased his very first Santa Clarita home! We have represented many first time home buyers over the years, but receiving this grant makes this transaction memorable, and so very special. This was the first time one of our first time Santa Clarita home buyers received a $1000 grant from the Alison Lewin First-Time Homebuyers Fund! We are all so grateful Nick was fortunate enough to receive the grant and it helped make the transaction possible. On behalf of my client Nick Mercado, iRealty Valencia, and my team at the Gregory Real Estate Group, we extend a warm and heartfelt THANK YOU! Thank you to Alison's family,...
By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)
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Dear Clients, Friends & Fellow Realtors, We're at the cusp of the annual change from a buyer's market to a seller's market.  Homes have been sitting on the market unsold much longer than at any time in the past two years.  Buyer's have noticed this and responded by waiting for prices to drop or the holiday season hangover to end.  This is not a new phenomenon though.  For some reason, year after year, buyers wait until competition grows and the media expresses the shortage of listing as well as the multiple offer situation before deciding that it is time to buy a home.  There is less than a month left before the market turns.  Let's meet to find your home while you have the advantage.This would be a great time for us to meet to discuss the value of your home.  Home Owners have more equi...
By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)
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New Year's Eve in Santa Clarita Los Angeles & Southern California 2014 *** Count Down to the New Year 2014 in Santa Clarita *** Fillmore & Western Railway Co. "21 Years & Older New Years Eve Party Train" New Years Eve at 8PM *** Simi Valley at Reagan Library "New Year's Eve Celebration" 8:00PM - 1AM *** 5th Annual Cleopatra's 2014 New Years Eve Ball December 31, 2013 *** Hollywood at the House of Blues "Goo Goo Dolls" December 31, 2013 *** Hollywood "Boulevard 3 New Year's Eve Crystal Ball" New Year's Eve 2013 *** Marina Del Rey "Hornblower New Year's Eve Dessert Cruise" New Year's Eve 2013   *** Newport Beach "Hormblower New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise" New Year's Eve (DJ)   *** Newport Beach "Hormblower New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise" New Year's Eve (Music)   *** Long Beach "2014 Aboard Q...
By Jason Renno & Keith Renno
(Wintrust Mortgage)
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    The term “pocket listings” has been cropping up here and there in real estate publications and conversations. If you are buying or selling in today’s market, you need to know what a pocket listing is—and your agent needs to know too. Most of the time when a property comes on the market, the listing agent registers it with the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This is the primary marketing tool for properties, where online sites such as Trulia and Zillow get their information and where agents get property information as well. Occasionally, however, a property will not be posted on the MLS. These properties are known as pocket listings. These are not to be confused with properties that have not yet come on the market that agents may be aware of. The general consensus among agents is tha...
By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)
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Christmas & Holidays Page Santa Clarita Los Angeles & Southern California   2013 New Year's Eve * New Years Day   *** Call Santa Claus "Santa Speaking" Email Santa Claus   *** Valencia "Nancy's Ranch" Cut Down a Christmas Tree *** Castaic Lake "20th Annual Winter Magic Lighted Boat Parade" December 7, 2013 *** Christmas & Holiday Boat Parades 2013 *** Follow Santa Claus' Journey starting December 1, 2013   *** Henry Mayo Hospital presents the 33rd annual "Holiday Home Tour" December 6 - 7, 2013 *** Newhall at William S Hart Park "Cowboys & Carols" December 7, 2013 ***   Valencia at Real Life Church "A RealLife Christmas" December 12,  13, 14, 2013 ***  Knott's "Merry Farm" November 28, - January 31, 2014 *** Universal CityWalk "Holidays at Universal CityWalk" Now - December 25, 2013 ***...
By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
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Los Angeles 411: The Gentle Barn, Santa Clarita     This Thanksgiving, as we all reflect on what we are most thankful for in our lives, I invite you to appreciate the intangibles that sometimes escape us during the rush of the season. For after all, the most simple needs of all—feeling safe and loved—is something some only dream about. In fact, for many children and animals across the country and elsewhere, the holidays seem to lack zest as their experiences with neglect and/or abuse overshadow joy. But in sharing the spirit of the season a special place comes to mind; it's a place where hope lives for those less fortunate; it's a place called The Gentle Barn. Located on a picturesque six-acre property in Santa Clarita, The Gentle Barn is haven for horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, sheep, go...
By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)
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Dear Family, Friends, & Fellow Realtors, Same Message, Same Time of Year, Different Year!We are in the midst of the best time to be a home buyer.  Hopefully, this year you will decide to buy your new home between Thanksgiving and the end of January rather than waiting until after the holidays.  There are many factors to consider: A Seller willing to show their home during the holiday season is most likely highly motivated to sell their home. Most of the families looking for a home will put their search on hold until after the holiday season. There will be far less competition for home which makes your offer much more appealing to the home owner. Prices will either be lower or more flexible. Interest rates could be as low as they will be once there is a much higher demand for homes. A Ho...
By Matt Gregory, Broker Associate - CDPE, ABRM
(Gregory Real Estate Group)
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In Southern California and in our local Santa Clarita Valley area, the holiday season can be an outstanding time to buy a home. Although real estate tends to slow down during this time, those willing to put in the time and effort to search for a home during the holidays should expect to gain some advantages. Here are just two good examples of what prospective home buyers might discover when shopping during the holiday season: Motivated Sellers - Since most homeowners generally don't want to be bothered with selling their homes during the holiday season, those that do may be extra motivated to get their home sold quickly. The seller could be facing a first of the year job change resulting in a relocation, or maybe a financial consideration. Whatever the reason, it's no secret a motivated...
By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)
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Thanksgiving Holiday in Santa Clarita * Los Angeles & Southern California 2013   Hanukkah November 27 - December 5, 2013   Christmas & Holiday Boat Parades 2013   "Festival of Trees" at Valencia Town Center Mall November 15 - 24, 2013   Canyon Theater Newhall presents "It's a Wonderful Life"  November 29 - December 22, 2013   William S Hart "Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair November 30 - December 1, 2013   * Fillmore & Western Railway Christmas Tree Train  November 30 - December 22, 2013 * L. A. Auto Show "Open Thanksgiving Day" November 22 - December 1, 2013   * The Hollywood Christmas Parade December 1, 2013 * Long Beach at Queen Mary presents "Chill" November 22 - January 5, 2013 * Long Beach at "Thanksgiving Dinner & A Day at Aquarium of the Pacific"  November 28, 2013  * Big Bear Lak...
By Matt Gregory, Broker Associate - CDPE, ABRM
(Gregory Real Estate Group)
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When searching for a home, we remind our prospective Santa Clarita home buyers to also be practical, and look beyond the white picket fence. Sometimes, buyers don't really take the time to envision and evaluate exactly what their daily life and routine will be like, once they are in their new home. Understandably, while viewing homes it's easy to get caught up in the cuteness and aesthetics, but let us not overlook practicality. I know....  I sound like my mother, but we want our customers for life, not just the one sale. Once the transaction is complete and the smoke clears, we're hopeful the new homeowners are satisfied they made the best possible choice. We don't want our clients to regret their purchase a few months after move in thinking, how did our agent let us buy this? So, it's...
By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)
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Why is the worst time of the year, often the best time for real estate buyers? The holiday season and the following "worst weather" months are widely considered the worst time of the year for selling or buying real estate. In reality, these distraction-packed months - November to February - carry benefits for determined buyers.   Join the "herd" of buyers who are active during traditional "good weather" home shopping months - starting with the spring frenzy of home buying - and this competition for properties can mean buyers pay more, lose out on good-value listings, and receive less attention from swamped real estate and mortgage professionals.   Get outside the traditional "box" of right times to buy and you'll deal with sellers who are very committed to selling, real estate and mortg...
By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)
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Dear Clients, Friends & Fellow Realtors, We've reached that traditional time of year when buying and selling patterns evolve into holiday season mode.  The demand for homes dissipate and the homes for sale are drastically reduced.  This is a time when deals beneficial to both parties to the transaction are able to benefit.  There are several reasons the buying or selling a home during this season are beneficial.  Take a look at these benefits for both parties: Reasons to Buy at this time:Interest Rates are Extremely Low!Homes Prices are Extremely Low!Demand for homes drops off!The American Dream of alive!Qualifying for a Loan is in 2014!Less owners are losing their homes!Ownership allows stability for the future!Children Grades improve owning a home!Tax Benefits & Equity start right awa...
By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)
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Halloween in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern California 2013 Check for new updates! Halloween Santa Clarita & California 2013 Six Flags Magic Mountain "Fright Fest" September 29 - October 8 2013 Newhall "Santa Clarita Valley Heritage Society Heritage Haunt" October 18 -19 & 25-26 2013  Santa Clarita Lombardi Ranch "The  Lombardi Scarecrow Contest" September 29, 2013 Valenica "Pumpkin Patch at Nancy's Ranch" on Magic Mountain Parkway A Chorus Line Costumes Valencia on Cinema Drive 661-253-0300 Fillmore at Fillmore & Western Railway Co. "PumpkinLiners Train Ride" Weekends in October Fillmore at Fillmore & Western Railway Co. "In search of ... The Headless Horseman Friday, Saturday, Sunday Nights in October Santa Paula at the Airport "Ghost Walk" October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 2013 Uni...
By CA Real Estate Team
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  The Suess Team was very professional, did everything they said they would.  Sold our house in 5 days for over 13% ($40,100) more than the asking price.  Would definitely use again and recommend.   ~ Robert & Sandra Bild
By Matt Gregory, Broker Associate - CDPE, ABRM
(Gregory Real Estate Group)
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Here's some good information for prospective home buying families about how to bring the kids house hunting and minimize distractions. For those home buyers with a family, we know how tough it can be steal away the time needed alone to look at homes. This is especially true when a hot new listing hits the real estate market and prospective home buyers must move fast for a viewing! Unfortunately, it's not like we all have child care providers on retainer, and sometimes there's no choice but throw the kids in the car and go house hunting. In an effort to help house hunting families and their real estate agents, I spoke a local legend in child care, my mom Mary Gregory. Mom has been a preferred home child care provider for preschool age children in the Santa Clarita Valley for over 30 year...
By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident)
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Some home buyers refuse to work with anyone except the listing agent.  This approach is not only ridiculous buy against the buyer's best interest.  This type of buyer has a couple of thoughts in mind.  First one is they will have an in to the seller in getting their offer accepted.  Second is the thought that they seller will save money money and sell to them as first choice.  Third thought is the Listing agent will pay kick back some of the commission to them. It is true that a small percentage of Listing Agents will break the rules to favor an offer from their client.  However, working with this type of agent doesn't make sense.  It an agent would break the rules and laws of ethic would you really trust them to be honest with you?  An agent for the seller is obligated to present all o...

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