Santa Clarita, CA Real Estate News

By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Happy Mother's Day,Mother's Day is about 9 days away on Sunday, May 13th.  Don't be that person that waited too long for a great place to celebrate the most important person in our life.  (No offense to our wives) Click Here to make Reservations & Find Unique Things to with for Mom  Home Prices are now nearing where they were at the peak of the market in 2006.  Interest rates have begun to rise in order to slow down this escalation of prices.  There is no raise in the rate expected in May.  Rising prices as well as rising interest rates limit the about of buyers able to purchase a home.  This is a time that both Sellers and Buyers should be making their moves. Call, Text or Email us to List your home or Buy your new home.  We have special tools designed to put you ahead of the competiti...
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Check our our Newest Listing in Stevenson Ranch.  This Gorogeous Home is located on a Quiet Street with only neighborhood traffic.  The home could be a 5 Bedroom Home and is currently set up as a 4 Bedroom + Bonus Room.  There is a Full Bedroom & a Full Bathroom Downstairs.  The Home is in Turnkey Condition with many Upgrades.  There are Vaulted Ceilings, Open Floor-plan, Kithchen with Seated Island & it is Open to Family Room.  Theres also a Pool Sized Backyard with a Deck & Patio Cover.  There is a 3-Car Direct Access Garage with a Finished Floor and Multiple Cabinets & Storage.  Looking for a 3,000 Sq. Ft. Home on a 10,000 Sq. Lot within Walking Distance to a 10 Rated School as well as a Park that has 2-Tennis Courts, Basketball  Courts, Basebald Field, Soccer Field, Picnic Tabes, Ba...
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Easter in on April 1, 2018.  This is the holiest day on the Christian calendar.  Most people would think Christmas was the holiest day for Christians.  Easter is to Christians the proof needed of the Divinity of Jesus Christ.  The Easter Egg and cracking it open symbolizes the opening of the tomb and the Resurection.  This came along in the 15th Century.  The Easter Bunny is said to represent new life.Easter Eggs were originally dyed red to symbolize the Blood of Christ.Easter is no a National Holiday although it is celebrated by many people of many religions.  Much like Christmas the traditions of giving out an Easter Basket, dying eggs, Easter Egg Hunt and getting together with loved ones is a common bond.  Both are Religious Holidays yet only Christmas is a National Holiday.Visit our...
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Dear Family, Friends, Clients & Future Clients,Spring has sprung, Easter is around the corner and we are at the threshold of the start of peak home selling and buying season. Interest rates have been rising steadily for the past few months and are expected to rise again twice more in 2018. This has encourage both sellers and buyers to make a move before more homes are out of reach.Would you like to know how much your home is worth? We can update you daily, weekly or monthly just send you fill out this form >>>What's My Home Worth? Let us know about the homes you would like to see & we will send matching listings as they hit the MLS.Take a look at these new listings in the Santa Clarita Valley. Dani & I Celebrate Easter and wish you family a Happy Easter. We have once again updated our E...
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By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV )
North View Escrow Santa Clarita, CA What:  An Escrow company in Santa Clarita, CA that seems to care not one iota for - proper communication, follow up, timely delivery of documents and updates, at least based on a transaction we recently worked on "together". Who:  Craig McGuire, an escrow officer who actually acted as a road block to our real estate transaction, and made an otherwise good experience miserable.  Our buyer stated he was "over the top rude", she was "aghast at the way he spoke to [others]", and that in all of the escrows she's participated in (she's closed on her own homes AND closes escrows as part of her work) she's "never experienced someone this bad to deal with".  Personally, I've had a terrible experience with an escrow/attorney office before that rivaled this one,...
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
The holiday season is upon us and setting the table comes to mind.  Just like Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner home owners thinking of buying or selling their home in the near future need to set their table in order to be in the best position for their future.   Buyers need to: Find a Lender, get loan approval, find out how their maximum purchase price and determine the maximum they want to pay for a mortgage. Find a Realtor that they respect and knows the local real estate market. Set their criteria in detail with items such as price range, number of bedrooms, attached or detached home, age of home, size of yard, special features such as pool or 3-car garage & locations. Get started right away receiving listings matching closest to their criteria updated daily by their Realtor. Clear...
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Santa Clarita Marathon November 5, 2017 begins at the Valencia Westfield Town Center MallCheck out this year Santa Clarita MarathonThe Santa Clarita Marathon is held annually in November. The race was first run in 1995 and is now a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. Races include The Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Run Take a look a the Courses Pick up your Bib Number  Join the Mayor's Walk Find a Room & Parking Information See the History, Past Winners & Results Presented by your Friends & Realtor, Tony & Dani Lewis RE/MAX of Valencia www.TonyLewis.com tonyglewis@yahoo.comCall/Text us at 661-510-7975
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Dear Friends, Fanily & Clients,Halloween marks the beginning of the traditionally slowest real estate market of the year.  The slow season run through the holidays until near the end of January or up to mid-February.  This by no means indicates that it is not a good time to sell or buy a home, in fact, this could be the ideal time to be both or either. Finding a home at this time of year is beneficial to buyers as there is much less competition.  A seller may be more willing to compromise than at they might be at peak season.  This doesn't mean a buyer will necessarily make a steal but it does mean that the buyer is less likely to overpay due to multiple offers. A Seller will benefit due to the fact that there are very few lookie-loos out there checking out homes for fun.  A much larger...
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By Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties
(https://HugginsHomes.com)
  Ryan is proud to announce that he has gotten his first time buyer's offer accepted on this wonderful two story home in Santa Clarita! Ryan helped them find the perfect lender, the perfect home and write the perfect offer! What makes this even more special, is that these buyers were referred to Ryan from their cousin who is a past client!
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Are you thinking of signing a lease rather than buying a home?Stop!Read this before signing on the dotted line!Times have changed and the fear of a 40% market crash have all but disappeared.  Fear of loss is outweighed by personal and financial benefits.Why did the real estate market crash in 2006? It was political and both parties were to blame.  Democrats felt as though home ownership was the right of all Americans and Republicans went along with the idea. The government forced banks and lending institutions to lend out money. Creative financing was created. First came Interest Only Loans. Then came Negative Amortized Financing. Then came "liar loan" with no verification of employment or income. Then came stated income loans. Financing for these creative financed loans was base upon a...
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Dear Clients & Friends, Dani & I are proud to be Americans.  We can't imagine the amount of pain and suffering our fore fathers endured for our freedom.   I am a Vietnam Era Veteran and fought to keep America Free and to earn the right to stay in our wonderful nation.  I was in the lottery and drew number 66 out of 366.  Since then we have had an all volunteer military which is most often manned by many that are looking for a better life.  We should keep in mind that most of the affluent of us are not joining the military and not take war lightly.  People, our fellow Americans, are making the ultimate sacrifice in order to keep us free & safe.  Click Here for Fourth of July Fireworks Show, Event & Things to do in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern California  We appreciate the opport...
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Fathers and Dads have two different rolls.  Fathers teach us right from wrong while dads prepare us for the future.  Fathers will make choices based upon a successful  future while dads will teach us how to enjoy life and grow into adulthood.  Both rolls are uniquely important to our success.  The lessons learned, knowledge shared and wisdom acquired by a Father/Dad will be most valuable for the rest of our lives and passed on to future generations.Father's Day Events June 18, 2017Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern California   This is an incredible time to be selling a home in the Santa Clarita Valley!  Home prices have continued to rise as confidence in the American Dream of home ownership has risen.  Our newest and youngest home buyer the millennials are impacting the real estate ...
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Times are changing for the better.  Los Angeles now has two NFL Football Teams, home prices are back to the peak of the market, interest rates are finally on the rise and home ownership it once again the American Dream for the citizens of our nation.  The news only gets better.  The stock market is on the rise and there is stability in the housing market.  All of the major banks are requiring good credit scores in order to secure their financing.  There are no longer a fear that lenders will be creative and allow an artificial bubble to be created.  Our youth are quite sensible and buying within their means.  Millennials, those born between 1982 - 2004 also called Generation Y, is the larger than the Baby Boomer Generation.  These smart, savvy and highly educated group represents the ne...
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By Tricia La Motte, CRS, Santa Clarita Real Estate - Guiding the Way Home!
(661-212-2896 )
Farmer's Market in Santa Clarita - Easter Sunday 2017In case you're wondering if the Farmer's Market located in the College of the Canyons parking will be open this Sunday, April 16, 2017 - Easter Sunday...yes!I usually try to catch a quick trip to the farmer's market located in Valencia before I go to church on Sundays. Just being the curious type, I checked to see if they would really be there on this holiday Sunday. Yes, indeed! Open as usual from 8:30 am to noon.So, if you need some fresh vegtables for your Easter dinner, flowers for the table, or stock up for the week, this is the place!  
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Happy Easterfrom your Friends & RealtorTony & Dani Lewis RE/MAX of Valenciawww.TonyLewis.com tonyglewis@yahoo.comCall or Text Us at 661-510-7975Looking for an Easter Brunch or Event in Southern California - Check out these Places, Events & Things to do on Easter 2017 Dani & I have lived in Valencia & Santa Clarita, California since 1980We know and love our community and bring our 37 year of local knowledge to you.Call, Text or Email us to sell or buy your home.Your Future & Best Interest is our only concern. 
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By Tricia La Motte, CRS, Santa Clarita Real Estate - Guiding the Way Home!
(661-212-2896 )
Santa Clarita CA Millenials - A Home Buying StudySmart Santa Clarita Millenials are realizing that having a job provides a real opportunity to purchase their own place and start building equity. With so many great loan programs and low interest rates, this is the perfect time to explore and prepare for being a first time home owner.Not only are there loan programs with 3 1/2% down...there are ways to have have some or all of the loan fees covered, meaning less cash is needed to close escrow. Unfortunately, many home buyers - not just first time home buyers - assume that they need 20% down and never even consider the possibility of buying their own home. Find out for yourself! Contact Tricia LaMotte at 661-212-2896 for free consulting and coaching through the home buying process. Homes f...
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Dear Friends, Family & Clients, Dani & I are Christians and really appreciate that people from all religions and beliefs share our celebration with us in their own way.  Many non-Christians may think that Christmas is our holiest day of the year.  It actually is not.  Christmas is a day set aside to celebrate the birth of Christ.  Easter however is the day that we believe gave proof that Jesus was a deity by rising from the dead and joining our Father in heaven.  A Great part of being a Realtor in Real Estate is meeting people from all walks of life and learning traditions of other religions and cultures.  Everyone should have the insight given us in real estate.  The world would be free of prejudice and life would be more enjoyable for everyone.  Happy Easter to you and your family.  ...
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Welcome to the Santa Clarita Valley!  What does the City of Santa Clarita have to offer that is unique?Great Schools, Safety, Amgen Tour of California, Annual Marathon, Friendly Community, Lake, Boating, Tennis, Golf, Ice Skating, Westfield Mall, Cheesecake FactorySanta Clarita Cowboy Festival April 19 - 23, 2017Celebrating Santa Clarita's Country History since 1994See You at Historic William S. Hart ParkYour Friends & Realtor,Tony & Dani Lewis RE/MAX of Valenciawww.TonyLewis.com tonyglewis@yahoo.comCall/Text - 661-510-7972
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
Dani & I have been each others Valentine for over 40 years.  Marry your best friend and enjoy your work, our secret to success and happiness.  We wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.Valentine's Day Events & ReservationsSanta Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern CaliforniaThink of making a move this year?  This is that perfect time of year to buy a home or sell a home if you will be buying another home.  Spring is around the corner and interest rates are on the rise.  The market has be red hot with homes selling with multiple offers.  Prices most often rise starting in towards the middle of March. Call, Text or Email us for a free market evaluation and to set up a day and time to meet if you are thinking of selling your home.  We know and love our community and always serve the best interest of ...
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By Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo
(Summit Real Estate Group)
The Fall in Southern California is an incredible time in real estate due to the perfect storm.  Sellers have reached the peak pricing for the year and buyers are able to purchase a home with less competition.  This is that time of year when both parties are happiest with making a deal.  Selling a home and buying another at the same time is more beneficial at this time as well.  The home they are selling, if priced and promoted properly, should sell in a timely manner.  The home they hope to purchase will be much more apt to accept an offer with a contingency of selling their home is a better option than any other time of year.Working with a knowledgeable, local professional Realtor is key.  Dani & I have lived in Valencia and the Santa Clarita Valley since 1980.  We know and love our co...
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