This Week in Santa Clarita Housing and Real Estate 2015.124

We are gaining ground as it relates to the real estate listings that are on the market for sale in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities.

Today Santa Clarita Valley has the following inventory for Sale:

  • 624 Active real estate listings for sale in Santa Clarita.
  • 373 Real Estate listings in the Backup Status
  • 289 Listings in the pending Status!

A word of advice, make sure you are getting “full service” from the agent which you select to represent you when buying real estate. This applies to those of you seeking the BEST Sales Agent as well. They should be searching the “other statuses” of real estate inventory as well. Calling those agents and finding out how “solid” those transactions are. You’d be surprised to know that often we call when a deal is “teetering”, about to fall out of escrow. That is good news for our Paris911 Team buyers!

However, for time being, this is not changing the state of the real estate market. Presently, the market is very deep within the Sellers Zone. Meaning, it’s a Seller’s market for sure in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities.

One of the things we get asked often is if now is a good time to sell a home?  Seems like a self serving question right? I mean, I make my living from selling real estate, why would I ever say NO!

While I was being a bit “tongue in cheek”, I want everyone to know Transparency is something that I consider very important when it comes to advising and consulting our real estate clients.

Today – We know that inventory is building. If the Buyer Demand slacks off and if Buyers slow their roll, then an abundance of real estate inventory will cause prices to push back.

This “push back” in the real estate market would equate to prices falling and sellers having missed their chance to sell at today’s prices.

As long as real estate inventory stays tight, sellers will be able to demand more for their homes if the market was in a Buyer’s Zone.

Keep watch on our intel that we provide on a daily basis with regard to the Santa Clarita real estate housing market and you will be in the loop.

90-day stats for Single Family properties in
SANTA CLARITA, CA as of May 1, 2015
Median List Price:$549,776Average List Price:$880,369
Total Inventory:118Price per Square Foot:$240
Average Home Size:2,311Median Lot Size:7,494
Average # Beds:3.97Average # Baths:2.77
Homes Absorbed:17Newly Listed:18
Days on Market:84Average Age:25

90-day stats for Condo properties in
SANTA CLARITA, CA as of May 1, 2015
Median List Price:$369,446Average List Price:$363,926
Total Inventory:17Price per Square Foot:$245
Average Home Size:1,474Median Lot Size:n/a
Average # Beds:2.95Average # Baths:2.50
Homes Absorbed:4Newly Listed:4
Days on Market:75Average Age:15

Selling your home in Santa Clarita CA Cities

Selling homesIt really does take an expert when it comes to selling real estate – We are that for the Santa Clarita Valley and the surrounding areas.

There are many things your consummate real estate professional will be looking at when it comes to marketing your home.

However, the preparation before the home even hits the market for sale is potentially as important as your Realtors “Nouveau marketing strategy.”

Preparing our sellers to sell their home, one that they have been living in for quite some time, takes a detailed understanding of the buyer drive in their city and for their specific home.

A top Producing Realtor can provide that to you when you are ready. Contact our RE/MAX of Santa Clarita Realtor Team(phone number is at the top), for a confidential interview and we will take care of the rest with our no hassle approach to listing and selling real estate.

During our Tenure at RE/MAX of Santa Clarita – we have seen many realtors come and go. Some have been able to stick it out through the “tough markets” in the last several years. However, most have folded and we have new blood in the business.

Next time you are interviewing realtors, make sure we are on your invite list so we can show you what we do that is the same in the selling of real estate, and more importantly, what we do that is different!

Be safe – and thanks for watching our RE/MAX Channel Video. Make sure you have a look at our Santa Clarita real estate show and podcast.

The Santa Clarita Valley Cities broke 600 units for sale this week

On Todays Santa Clarita real estate radio show, the Santa Clarita Valley Cities just broke 600 units for sale which is up at least 50-60 from only a week ago.

real estate, housing radio, santa claritaThe Local real estate market has also given other indicators of health, fast buyer response and lower Days on market timeframes.

If you want to get more intel about the Santa Clarita real estate market, please reach out to me and I will fill you in immediately :)

During the past 7 days in the SCV Cities – We have had the following RECAP and numbers:

  • 143 Santa Clarita homes are new on the market for the past 7 days
  • I have been monitoring 69 real estate listings in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities that have prices changed (tune in for our Fridays broadcast)
  • 36 real estate listings in the past 7 days have fallen from escrow and entered the market for sale again in Santa Clarita
  • 89 real estate listings have entered into the Back Up Status of Escrow during the past 7 days
  • 5 real estate listings expired, not selling within contractual time frames (We have a resource – We sell Expired Homes)
  • 66 real estate listings entered the pending status in the past 7 days in Santa Clarita Valley Cities
  • 78 real estate listings sold, closing escrow during the past 7 days in the SCV.

Enjoy our real estate radio show and please let me know when you are ready to move, I will be here as we have been for so many.

When you are viewing real estate listings on line – ensure you are searching with the best Multiple Listing Service you are able to find. If you are in Southern California – We have that resource posted up at our MLS BEST real estate search site.

REMAX of Santa Clarita Presents Truth in lending 2015.113

REMAX of SCVWhat items do you need to be pre qualified by a Santa Clarita Lender?

There maybe some that surprise you. However, don’t be dismayed if you are asked for more documentation than you are prepared to give. 

You also maybe asked for the same documentation twice or three times.

Be safe – thanks for listening to our REMAX of Santa Clarita real estate broadcast and podcast.

Stevenson Ranch Home for Sale by REMAX of Santa Clarita

Located on Housman in Stevenson Ranch – this rare Single Story home is breathtaking.

You have two sides to most streets : ), wheN speaking about views, you have the view side and the non view side. This one is located on the “view side” of Housman within the City of Stevenson Ranch.

For more information – please go to our main website and type in the words – Stevenson Ranch into the MacBoX at the top of the screen.

You will see this Stevenson Ranch real estate listing, if it's still available, and you will see all of the other real estate for sale in SR.

The nice thing to note is that those Stevenson Ranch listings don't have to be listed with REMAX of Santa Clarita. They are all listings from all brokerages in Santa Clarita Valley and those from outside of the SCV Cities.

We have been working in the real estate realm since 1998. During our humble beginnings the “publication of listings” was something that was not.

The listings had to be printed out every morning from the Local Boards of Realtors and delivered or picked up by the local real estate offices.

In fact, flashback #thursdays, this was known as a Dot Matrix Printer – the printer that was used to print the listings. Then a person, usually the office mananger, had to go through the book and replace the “expired pages” with the new listings and recategorize those listings that entered into escrow and those that sold.

It is no where like the internet technologies of today. Today, you can find all of the real estate listings online. Just be careful where you are searching. Some of those websites that are showing you “listings” are gaming you.

The best places to search are with those websites, like this REMAX of Santa Clarita website, that has the actual Multiple Listing Service Search onboard.

Enjoy our systems to search and remember, if you are seeing a listing somewhere else, and do not find it on our REMAX of Santa Clarita – Paris911 site, it's not a Real MLS listing!

Be safe – talk soon and call me, Connor MacIvor, phone number is at the top of this page, when you are ready for my help!

Santa Clarita real estate lenders radio show

Just a note, we are realtors not lenders. We represent those who want to buy real estate and own homes. These include investors, owner occupants, Move up Buyers, empty nesters and first time buyers.

If you want to buy it, or sell it, and if it's available or not, we can get it for you. Cocky, maybe – I'd rather say self confident at our ability to assist our clients with all of their real estate needs.

Today we had out truth in lending broadcast for the Santa Clarita Valley Cities. This is one of our favorite podcasts to produce when it comes to lending, lenders and motrgages. There are still too many secrets surrouding the lending profession. We get into uncovering some of those on our Thursdays TIL broadcast.

Talking about the documents required for a pre approval or pre qualification is necessary for your success when needing to borrow money to buy a home.

Lender Questions – Items required for pre approval

Here are a couple of points when it comes to borrowing money to buy a home, condo or a townhome. First – make sure you get any and all promises in writing from those whom are doing the promising.

This is especially important if someone is telling you something that sounds too good to be true. Such as telling you your interest rate will be X when you don't even have a home identified that you want to purchase.

Regarding the documents that are being asked for by your lender. Make a folder on your desktop of your computer, or make a folder in your email that you can label “Lenders Documents”.

Every single piece of paper you give to your lender, ask them to scan it and email it to you in a PDF, Portable Document File.

Then save all of them in either one of those two spots for future retrival and access.

If your lender does not want to do this for you, dump them :)

If they are having a hard time, let your Realtor scan the document and then email them to both you and your lender.

It works. Just another Tip from REMAX of Santa Clarita CA's Paris911 Team.

Remember, we know the best Santa Clarita Lenders in the Greater Los Angeles Areas. We are proud to Protect and Serve your Real estate needs and we will leave the light on for you.

Call the number for REMAX of Santa Clarita at the top of this page, or shoot us an email, also at the top of this page, when you are ready to have us represent you with your home purchase or sale.

Every day we have a real estate podcast at front and center of the screen. We have a seven day a week format where you are bound to find something very useful reference to your Real Estate dealings.