Northridge, CA Real Estate News

By Tom Bashe
(SCA Real Estate - Call Now)
Lloyd Cullen Real Estate is a local Northridge Short Sale Realtor. As a Northridge Short Sale Company that specializes in short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and can always count on our Northridge Short Sale Realtor to help answer any questions you have in regards to Northridge Short Sales. Northridge Short Sale Realtor Lloyd Cullen is a local Northridge Short Sale Expert with experienced Northridge Short Sale Agents here to assist you.   Northridge Short Sale Realtor We specialize in Short Sales for Northridge and Surrounding Areas Home buyers may wait for a really long time when waiting for a response from the bank when going through the Northridge short sale process. It is imperative that the listing agent stay in close contact with the bank throughou...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
What would you have done? A great story and it has a happy ending! Well as we all know in the real estate business there is always drama. When you are in a Real Estate Sale and Escrow transaction, the odds are high that there will be something you were not prepared for. This was no different; with the exception it had a different twist. I received an offer on my 12220 Kristopher Pl listing and after we negotiated the salient points, it was inspection time. The buyers did every inspection imaginable, Physical, Fireplace, Sewer, Electric, Air conditioning etc. you get the picture. It was a great house so I was not too concerned…. The Sellers kept the house in good shape. I was strolling along with the Termite Inspector and we entered the Wine Cellar…long and behold at the bottom of the wi...
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By John Maseredjian, Director of Business Development
(JohnHart Corp.)
Is now the time to be  buying in this part of the San Fernando Valley?? Northridge has been the cornerstone of the San Fernando Valley for many years now.  Not only is it one of the nicer neighborhoods in the SFV, but it is also the home of California State University at Northridge.  So with the opportunity for a great education (for yourself or children), and a quaint neighborhood feel, is Northridge the Southern California City to be investing in right now??  Let's Examine! By taking a look at the chart above we can begin to form a hypothesis about this market.  If you were to take a look at some of the other cities that we have previously examined, you would immediately notice that this is a relatively calm/mild market.  What we can see here is that pending and sold homes...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
Northridge California/Neighborhood Boundary Map    Click the plus+  or  the  minus-  to zoom in or out  and see the neighborhood boundaries  View Northridge (NR) in a larger map  Location and geography Northridge is 17 square miles (44 km2) in area and is approximately 807 feet (246 m) above sea level. Located in the noethwest part of the San Fernando Valley, adjacent neighborhoods with Northridge include Granada Hills Chatsworth, North Hills, Reseda, Porter Ranch, and Winnetka. Major streets in the area include Roscoe Boulevard, Devonshire Street, Nordhoff Street, Corbin Avenue, Tampa Avenue, and Reseda Boulevard. The community is partially bounded by the Santa Susana Mountains. The Ronald Reagan Freeway (State Route 118) runs along the northern edge of Northridge, and provides access ...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
Northridge Ca. /Will You Know What To Do In The Middle Of An Emergency?/San Fernando Valley Real Estate                                                                                                                                                                                             Would you be prepared? Would you know what to do in the middle of an emergency? Attend this FREE 4 week workshop (Community Emergency Response)   This month marks the 17th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake, a dramatic time that is still etched in the memories of all of us who experienced it. While there is no way to prevent the next big quake, we must be prepared. Plan to act Quickly: •1.       Find a spot to take cover •a.        If you are outside, stay away from buildings, trees, or any oth...
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By Simon Mills
(Mills Realty)
There is often a lot of confusion with various boundaries in Los Angeles and particularly in the San Fernando Valley. This next series of blogs will help define the boundaries of various neighborhoods. MAP OF NORTHRIDGE BOUNDARIES View Northridge (NR) in a larger map Mills Realty has provided this interactive map, based on the official City Council maps, for your convenience. Buyer and Seller are advised to check the official LA City Council maps to determine the actual boundaries of the various communities. Links to all San Fernando Valley BoundariesArleta, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Granada Hills, Hidden Hills, Lake Balboa, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Reseda, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Sun Val...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
I have a great insurance guy for you............... Brian Shapiro works for Pizzola Insurance. He really knows his stuff, and takes a very analytical approach towards getting you the best price at the best possible coverage for insurance. Pizzola Insurance Agency is a leader in providing quality protection for hundreds of individuals, families and businesses throughout our state. Providing superior customer service and low rates along with our ability to understand our customer’s coverage needs drives the success of our agency. By offering world class protection for your Auto, Home, Business, and Life Insurance, we make sure that you're covered today as well as in the future so that you can focus on what is important to you and your family. At Pizzola Insurance Agency our #1 job is to a...
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By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling Burbank, San Fernando Valley LA
(Su KASA Dreams Realty)
Lupe Soto Realtor in NORTHRIDGE, CA Real Estate & Homes For Sale HABLO ESPANOL assisting buyers and investors own real estate in NORTHRIDGE, CA. Are you looking for fixer uppers, bank owned, short sales, probate sales, regular sales, you have found the right place. Free home search tool. When YOU are ready to view homes, please contact Lupe to schedule showing then we will help you OWN IT. NORTHRIDGE LIST OF PROPERTIES, click here GOT A QUESTION, REQUEST SHOWING, REQUEST MORE INFO, click here   ABOUT NOTHRIDGE REAL ESTATE:  Northridge is 17 square miles (44 km2) in area and is approximately 807 feet (246 m) above sea level. Located within the San Fernando Valley, adjacent neighborhoods with Northridge include Granada Hills, Chatsworth, North Hills, Reseda, Porter Ranch, and Winnetka. Ma...
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By Richard Johnston
(San Fernando Valley - RE/MAX Grand Central)
I'd like to first clarify a few misconceptions.  Porter Ranch is part of Northridge.  Homes north of Rinaldi St or 118 freeway are considered homes in Porter Ranch.  Usually, these homes are in gated communities which include: The Heights at Porter RanchSorrento at Porter RanchPromenade at Porter RanchRenaissance Summit at Porter RanchPorter Ranch EstatesLas Brisas at Aldea at Porter RanchCortile at Porter RanchMilano at Porter RanchThe Meadows at Porter Ranch  Porter Ranch CA real estate is in the northwest portion of the San Fernando Valley CA. Real estate and homes are bordered by Chatsworth CA on the south and west, Northridge CA on the south, and Granada Hills to the east. Porter Ranch CA is known for its strong winds. Convenient to the San Fernando Valley's major freeway system, P...
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By Jason Ian Hector, Real Estate Broker in California and Hawaii
(Action Investments and Hawaii Pacific Realty)
Foreclosure Prevention and Response Program As a part of its Right Tools, Right Now program, on March 1, 2009, NAR introduces the Foreclosure Prevention and Response (FPR) Program to aid REALTORS®, their clients, and the nation's communities in facing the challenges of the current market. Through this program NAR is providing grants to help state and local REALTOR® associations develop coordinated plans of action to prevent foreclosures and respond to their adverse affects.  In addition to these grants, the program will also provide an online toolkit, filled with information about: educational opportunities and resources, government and private grant programs, community outreach programs, and best practices related to foreclosure prevention and response.  FPR Program Grants These grants...
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By Judy Factor
(Intero Real Estate Services)
California State University in Northridge, California, centrally located in the San Fernando Valley is anxiously anticipating the completion of the new Valley Performing Arts Center which is located in close proximity to the college campus. When completed in Fall 2010, the Valley Performing Arts Center will include a 1700 seat concert hall, a 200 seat flexible experimental theatre, classrooms. laboratories, rehearsal space, and offices, as well as a large lecture hall.  It will also house the College's KCSN-88-5 FM radio station. As it has for years, the college continues to provide the community and the surrounding valleys the opportunity to enjoy the more than 250 performances and screening each year.  The Valley Performing Arts Center will be a welcome addition to cultural attraction...
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By Dawn Helena Anderson, Realtor Since 1998
(Coldwell Banker - Quality Properties)
By Clicking on the link below you can search for foreclosures and other homes listed for sale in the  Los Angeles and Sorrounding Areas.  Click Here to Search For Listings: http://od1204803.isanexpert.com/listings/residential_r43.aspx If you would like to be updated and receive notification of up and coming newly listed homes please feel free to contact me via e-mail at  dawnsrealestate4u@yahoo.com .   Please include the following: Price range, Area or City, Property Type, # of Bedrooms, Garage Etc. It is a great time to purchase, homes are being listed for sale daily. If you are serious about working with an experienced Realtor who truly cares about you and your real estate needs please contact Dawn Anderson at Coldwell Banker - Quality Properties . Dawn can be reached at 818-266-7622 ...
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By James Engel, KW Beverly Hills
(Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills)
The Northridge Farmers' Market is a great place to go to find all the freshest fruits and vegetables! make sure to check it out this week!   Day: Wednesday Hours: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM April - October Location: Northridge Fashion Mall City: Northridge County: Los Angeles Manager: Mark Rochin Office Address: 2674 E. Main St. #D288, Ventura, CA 93003 Phone: 805-643-6458       After you've been to the Northridge Farmers Market try this great recipe that got glowing reviews! Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Ingredients 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil (yes, 1 1/4 cups) 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (Regular or mini, I like mini...
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Yesterday my buyers (who already had loan approval) were ready to close escrow only to be told that they could not get insurance because the property had a prior water damage claim plus the fact that many buyers who purchased foreclosure properties immediately put in claims for missing appliances, missing pool equipment, and damages to the property. This is a new trend among insurance companies that is likely to continue! I have taken a number of steps to overcome this new challange to my qualified buyers and if all goes well in the next few days we will close this escrow on time. I'll let you know how it goes. My hope is that my experience will be of help to others in overcoming this new hurdle.   Monday Oct 13, 2008 Update: We made it! We closed escrow last Friday! Here's what we did....
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By Jason Ian Hector, Real Estate Broker in California and Hawaii
(Action Investments and Hawaii Pacific Realty)
What a great help this tax credit will be for buyers who are having difficulty affording their first home.  With all the headlines about the so called credit crisis, it is nice to see that there are incentives being put in place for first time homebuyers. The Housing Stimulus Bill is offering a $7500 tax credit that would be available for any qualified purchase between April 9, 2008 and June 30, 2009.  The credit is repayable over 15 years (making it, in effect, an interest free loan) Combine this tax credit with the current down payment assistance programs available in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties to get 100% financing and upto a $7500 tax credit.  Let's spread the word.
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By Ted Mackel, Simi Valley Real Estate Agent
(Keller Williams Realty Simi Valley)
Well here is #4. This is my fourth real estate listing video I have shot and produced. My son 14 year old shoots the footage in the car. I had a problem with my microphone so I have not been able to narrate. Hopefully I can get a microphone that does not make a whining sound when recording (not it's not feedback) it is definitely some sort of electrical interference. I'd love some feedback in the comments. Thanks!!! WWW.18900LEMARSHST.COM
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By Adam Morgan
(Prudential California Realty)
Back in the day, real estate was easy to dissect. People would want their homes sold, list with an agent and get it sold fairly promptly. However in today's market it takes an astute observer who can see the market for what it truly is. What is it? The exact opposite of what it was only 1 year ago. 1 year ago the deals could be found in the foreclosure market, pre-foreclosure, and REO's (bank owned) properties. In this market it is not so. We are in a buyers market which means that a finding a qualified buyer is as rare as finding the holygrail. Homes are sitting on the market for so long that we are starting to see the plants take over the property.  So with that being said where can we find the true deals in this market? As I said in the previous paragraph the market has taken a 180. ...
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By Connor T. MacIvor, 661.400.1720
(RE/MAX Gateway)
I took a listing in Northridge California from a nice lady that has some, albeit them applicable, concerns about safety.  With my Law Enforcement background I had informed her that I want everyone to use the lockbox to obtain access, even if the seller is out on the front porch when the prospective buyers come up.  This is so I can have a record of who visited, just in case. I also told her to keep any and all valuables out of sight.  I informed her not to let anyone come in that is not with a Realtor that can access the box.  And not to let anyone else in while one is showing.  When the one that is showing finishes, make sure they place back the key and the agent waiting remove the key with their Access key. Plus a lot of other stuff. I get a panicked phone call from my client two days...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
 DID YOU KNOW?Report Illegal Dumping and You Could Receive a $1,000 Reward!Illegal dumping harms the environment and defaces our neighborhoods. It is against the law.  You can help stop illegal dumping. Call 3-1-1 and report illegal dumping if you see it. If your tip leads to an arrest and conviction, you can receive a $1,000 from the City. To report illegal dumping or for more information, call 3-1-1.Do You Need to Dispose of Bulky Items? Call 3-1-1.The Bureau of Sanitation will pick up large items such as Refrigerators, mattresses, couches and other furniture.Do you Have a Real Estate question? Ask your Northridge Real Estate expert   Start your home search here My home searchAre you looking to buy, or sell a home in Northridge, Granada Hills, or Burbank Contact Dan Tobias    would yo...
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By Dan Tobias, Northridge Real Estate Expert
(Rodeo Realty)
It is that time of year. The girl scouts are out and selling those wonderful cookies. The varieties of cookies they are selling are as follows:  Samoas, Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Do-So-Dos, Trefoils, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, All Abouts.  All boxes of cookies will cost $4.00 this year.  Right now they are in the Pre-Orders stage. This means that they will be taking orders for the cookies until February 23, 2008 and this is the date when they will start selling outside the stores.    For more information:Girl Scouts of the San Fernando Valley(818) 886-1801 http://www.girlscoutssfv.org/Do you Have a Real Estate question? Ask your Northridge Real Estate expert   Start your home search here My home searchAre you looking to buy, or sell a home in Northridge, Granad...
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