888-SCVnest – of course it’s a vanity number and one of the best for those around the country to remember when wanting or needing to relocate to and from the Santa Clarita Valley in California.
Although the “new” trend is to never to speak with a human being on the phone, only to communicate via text and email. We have seen a “older” trend breaking away from those “new” traditions when it comes to people wanting to discuss their move or relocation needs.
So hence the “follow me” phone number for REMAX of Santa Clarita and REMAX of Valencia Relocation. You can pick up the phone and call 888-SCVnest, 888SCVnest or (888)SCVnest to contact REMAX Relocation Headquartered in the Santa Clarita Valley California.
During business hours – 0700-2200hrs, (I work a lot), you are able to communicate with me with a simple phone call to our REMAX Relocation toll free phone number.
With all of the other contact points, we are available for you to answer your relocation questions and to be of great service to you and yours. While some have abandoned the system which allows for verbal communication, we at REMAX Relocation in Santa Clarita Valley California embrace it.
Remember or know we have systems in place for you when it comes to Southern California real estate search and to find out what your Santa Clarita or Greater Los Angeles real estate is currently worth. These are those things that both buyers and sellers are looking for online, which get them into trouble from a “spam” standpoint.
Make sure you are utilizing a local REMAX Relocation service provider. Make sure you are connecting with those who are able to handle your relocation completely with providing all of the services to you that you will need for your move. Also, remember SCVnest and our REMAX relocation services. I’ll be here for you when it comes to your relocation needs – be safe and be well.
The real estate market has been quite interesting with very little new inventory added to the current Santa Clarita real estate market.
We see that real estate buyers are having to “deal with” the “planning to sell” home sellers not selling at the present time.
That makes buyers in the real estate market wanting to move faster than usual.
We have been representing a lot of Santa Clarita real estate buyers lately. And Boat Loads since 1998 when we first started representing real estate buyers and sellers.
This is one of the constrictive real estate markets that I have seen since 1998. This has been a true detriment to real estate buyers in the Santa Clarita Valley cities.
However, in the near future, this should be changing for the better.
Today, a real estate seller is able to mandate a premium when we sell their Santa Clarita Valley Home.
However, the best advice I can give you is that of making sure you are not being told bad intel. Make sure the agent you are interviewing in the Santa Clarita Valley is not trying to “sell you” by giving you shiny rocks.
Look at the intel they are relaying to see if they really are the local Santa Clarita real estate expert.
Our real estate audio transcription below is by me speaking into my iPad to having the article written by oral dictation.
One of the things that you have to do in the real estate industry is you have to be able to tell when you’re being lied to.
If your a real estate agent you learn this lesson early. As a good real estate agent you also learn it’s not right to lie to your own clients.
When we talk about getting leads. When we talk about obtaining business. There are a lot of systems online that an agent can pay for.
Some of these online systems can generate leads and referrals for the real estate agent.
While we have been with REMAX of Santa Clarita since 2000, we haven’t seen the need to join any of these online systems. But because of our reputation and exposure we have referral agencies asking us to join.
In some cases referral organizations want the real estate agent to swear loyalty to the vendors they require the agents to use.
That goes along with the issue created if the vendor is bad, the realtor knows it, then the realtor needs to advise the client.
As you know with business, not all businesses are great. Not all sales people are great.
The same comes in with all doctors not being great. All attorneys have not been great. All police officers not being trustworthy etc.
What the agents have to realize is that getting a referral is great, but throwing their client under the bus is not.
So goes the Santa Clarita real estate market. We are moving too fast for some buyers. The market is also very constrictive, which I’m applying to the lacking real estate inventory. We are hopeful that The Santa Clarita Valley will start the building of real estate listings during the next several weeks.
We hope that building of listings is not from a slower home buyer drive, but because real estate sellers are listings more homes per week.
Currently we have about 120 listings per week added to the real estate inventory across all of the Santa Clarita Cities.
This additional inventory is, at the present time, being “absorbed” by the current buyer drive in the local cities. That is leaving us around a flat 500-525 real estate listings “active” in the Multiple Listing Service from week to week.
“Absorption rate” is a real estate industry term. That applies to the current market we are experiencing in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities.
If you take the current market, the numbers of qualified buyers and then look at the numbers of homes listed for sale, you will be able to deduce the current absorption rate in the current market.
Absorption rate then will apply to time. Example, at the current Absorption rate, we have approximately 3-3.5 months of real estate inventory. If no other homes were listed for sale, and we continued to sell real estate at today’s pace, there would only be 3-3.5 months of real estate inventory.
We are The Paris911 Team at REMAX of Santa Clarita. We do a daily real estate radio show we host at “Housing Radio.com”. Enjoy our real estate resources and tune into our daily Real Estate radio show for more detailed information about the local Santa Clarita real estate market.
I’ll be here when you are ready. I’m Connor with REMAX of Santa Clarita – Valencia and I’m Glad to be of service.
When it comes to real estate and the way things operate it is best to hire an expert.
Good day everyone my name is Connor with Honor, and I am glad to be of service.
I am a Remax real estate agent headquartered here in the Santa Clarita Valley serving greater Los Angeles cities and the rest of Southern California.
Today is our truth in lending Thursdays real estate radio show. Having said that on Thursdays, which happens to be the day at this particular Broadcast, we do speak about the issues that matter. We talk about lending and lenders being truthful and honest.
We also talk about the best ways to get the best loan, the best interest rate, with the best terms. You may be surprised to find out it’s not always about what a lender is charging you versus the type of service a lender can provide.
One of the things we do tell our Santa Clarita and greater Los Angeles real estate clients quite often is cost and value are two different things.
On today’s real estate Radio show we did talk about the types of lenders in the world. What are the best types to use? And how do you find those particular lenders?
We have a lot of great resources online for you to do this. You can also contact me directly here at our rematch blog to get the best lender that you can possibly find.
One of the things we also spoke about is how there maybe at that age using a mortgage broker over a credit union or mainline bank.
Enjoy the real estate radio show we do this daily.
You can find us online at housing radio.com. If you happen to be surfing the World Wide Web looking for us on Twitter we are at http:///Twitter.com/housingradio you can also find us online within Facebook, at http://Facebook.com/housingradio
We have also posted up intel reference to what your home is worth in the Santa Clarita Valley and within the other Southern California Cities.
Make sure you are not too trusting of those online estimates of value and if you are going to inquire on any system that is not our “what is your home worth” pages – don’t give up who you are in any way, shape or form.
You will BE SPAMMED by those systems. I’m Connor MacIvor, I’m a Local Real Estate agent and I’m Proud to be of service with all of your real estate needs.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and have a listen to our Housing Radio Show for Santa Clarita and the rest of Southern California.
Good day everyone, I’m Connor MacIvor, your host of the longest running real estate radio show which is Headquartered in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities.
We are Realtors working in all of Southern California and in 2004ish started a real estate podcast which has expanded onto every other channel that is online.
iTunes – Stitcher Radio and others – You can find the home of where our show lives at HousingRadio.com and thanks for listening, commenting and sharing with those whom you know. Especially those who need my real estate consultation and representation services.
On our Thursdays truth in lending broadcast, real estate radio show, we talked about loans and lending. If you are borrowing money to purchase a home, this is going to be your show.
It will let you know what closing costs are, how to get the seller to pay them and also what the most prevalent types of loans are in today’s real estate market.
Buy a home with ZERO down payment
Did you know you can buy a home for zero down? I’m sound like one of those late night infomercials right? If you are a Military veteran, you really can buy a home with nothing down. No down payment. However, you will have to figure out a way to get the seller to pay your closing costs – the best way is to ask and let them know via a Veteran Love Letter your intentions and why you need them to pay your closing costs!
Buying a home with 3.5% Down Payment
FHA is the next best loan program if you are strapped for funds. In fact, FHA is a 3.5% downpayment loan program. The cost of admission is the lowest for a non military veteran.
With FHA they also have looser rules when it comes to fico scores a borrower needs at a minimum. They are also easier when it comes to debt to income ratio (DTI), etc…
With any loan where you are putting less than 20% down payment, you will have to pay PMI in addition to your payment. Property Mortgage Insurance.
Talking about 20% down loans – these are known as traditional conventional loans. There is no PMI associated with them and investors can use this type of loan program when wanting to invest in real estate.
Of the ‘traditional conventional’ loans – there are various grades of conventional financing.
5, 10, and 15% down conventional loans are variations of the conventional lending and loan programs.
How about Adjustable Rate Mortgages
Mark my words, the ARM loan programs are going to make a comeback. But are they a good fit for you?
How long are you going to be living in the home you are buying? That is the first question to ask yourself
Is the Adjustable Rate Mortgage fixed for any amount of time before it can increase?
Is there a “maximum amount” it can increase during a particular time frame?
How much is that “amount” and what does it depend on?
Worst case scenario – how much can it increase in any particular year?
Banks and credit unions love the ARM – you just need to pencil it out and ask your real estate professional for their opinion.
On today’s real estate radio show I gave my opinion – have a listen and be safe.