Valencia, CA Real Estate News

By Jennifer Ricco, CDPE, PSC, e-PRO, Retired LAPD
(Keller Williams VIP Properties)
4th of July is a day to celebrate our Country's birthday, many of us do this with bbq's, the beach, or our backyards with friends and famlily members. We all have our traditions and our favorite fireworks venues, but this year there have been some changes to our regular fireworks shows. Below is a list of the local fireworks displays in and around our community of Santa Clarita. Make sure you get there early to claim your area there will be large crowds with the limited number of displays this year.   Valencia  9:15 pmFireworks displaywill be shown over the Westfield Valencia Town Center. The show will last approximately 30 minutes. There is no other entertainment planned during the fireworks. Free. MAP IT! Castaic  5:45 am - Park gates open. Come early to get the best picnic spot.10:0...
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By Laura Coffey, Keller Williams VIP Properties
(Keller Williams VIP Properties)
 Choosing An Agent Who Knows Short Sales & Foreclosures      Choosing an experienced agent who knows short sales & Foreclosures is very important in today's market. Knowing how to maneuver the complexities of short sales as well how to identify the distinct real estate opportunities in foreclosure are not merely good skills to have in today's market, they are critical. Not checking a specific box on a short sale addendum could have the implications of having to start spending money out of pocket before you even have an approval from the bank. Not sending an REO addendum with your offer to some foreclosure agents might not put them in check of the proper disclosures they must give you. Today's market definitely calls for using an experienced agent that can protect you against curve ball...
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By The Robert and Brian Team - Santa Clarita Real Estate
(Realty Executives in Santa Clarita)
June 20, 2009: Valencia Westridge Real Estate: Homes For Sale Update  Currently, there are 25 Valencia Westridge Homes and Condos for sale. 48% of the Valencia Westridge homes for sale inventory is under contract and in escrow. This can be attributed to: Attractive Valencia Westridge Foreclosure Home pricing, low interest rates, FHA insured loans with reasonable 3.5% down payment requirement, and amazing first-time homebuyer incentives, such as the $8,000 federal tax credit if you purchase a home by December 1, 2009. Of the 25 homes for sale:      11 are Valencia Westridge Short Sales      0 are Valencia Westridge Bank Owned Homes / Valencia Westridge Foreclosures      14 are regular Valencia Westridge Home Sales The average Valencia Westridge active listing price:      $1,245,583 The a...
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By The Robert and Brian Team - Santa Clarita Real Estate
(Realty Executives in Santa Clarita)
June 19, 2009: Valencia Real Estate: Homes For Sale Update  Currently, there are 171 Valencia Homes and Condos for sale. As of April 30, 2009, there were 269 homes for sale in Valencia. Therefore the inventory of homes for sale in Valencia has dropped by 36% since April 2009. This drop in Valencia homes for sale inventory can be attributed to: Attractive Valencia Foreclosure Home pricing, low interest rates, FHA insured loans with reasonable 3.5% down payment requirement, and amazing first-time homebuyer incentives, such as the $8,000 federal tax credit if you purchase a home by December 1, 2009. Of the 171 homes for sale:     82 are Valencia Short Sales     5 are Valencia Bank Owned Homes / Valencia Foreclosures     84 are regular Valencia Home Sales The average Valencia active listing...
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By Pia Soper, Santa Clarita Realtor
(Realty Executives)
SAN MARINO TRACT - SUMMIT AREA of VALENCIA, SANTA CLARITA, CA                      4 MODELS   This lovely San Marino tract is located in the Summit neighborhood of Valencia in Santa Clarita. Built during the years 1985-86 the tract is composed of cul de sac streets, paseos connected to the greater walking trails of the Summit which wind their way through valleys of grassland and oak trees, tennis courts, recreations area with pool and spa, and green areas. From left to right....   Plan 74  4 + 3  1839 square feet Plan 73  3 + 2  1678 square feet Plan 72  3 + 2  1571 square feet Plan 71  2 + 2  1300 square feet This lovely tract has recreation area, pool, spa, paseos, tennis courts and low HOA Please call Pia (661) 645-5556 if you are interested in selling your home, or if you wish to pu...
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Joshua Suess | Re/Max of Valencia | joshua@joshuasuess.com | 661-702-4640 25675 Alicante Drive, Valencia, CA *** FORECLOSURE PRICING -- MUST BE SOLD THIS WEEK! *** 2BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $249,900 Year Built 1982 Sq Footage 864 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 3,724 sqft HOA/Maint $46 per month DESCRIPTION *** FORECLOSURE PRICING -- MUST BE SOLD THIS WEEK! *** GREAT VALENCIA HOME IN POPULAR 'SUNRISE' TRACT! Single story home close to schools and shopping w/ community pools and park nearby! Lowest priced Sunrise - MUST BE SOLD NOW!! see additional photos below ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Photo 1Photo 1 Contact info: Joshua Suess Re/Max of Valencia joshua@joshuasuess.com 661-702-4640 For sale by agent/broker Equal Opportunity Housing Post...
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Joshua Suess | Re/Max of Valencia | joshua@joshuasuess.com | 661-702-4640 24141 Tango Drive, Valencia, CA *** TERRIFIC VALUE! *** 3BR/3.5BA Single Family House offered at $325,000 Year Built 2003 Sq Footage 2,039 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 307,351 sqft HOA/Maint $185 per month DESCRIPTION *** MUST BE SOLD THIS WEEK OR ELSE GOING TO FORECLOSURE! *** MODEL SHARP! This one has it all! Dramatic entry with soaring ceilings, gleaming granite counters, gorgeous hardwood flooring, built-in speakers, custom paint, professional landscaping & covered patio! MUST BE SOLD NOW!! see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Central heat Fireplace High/Vaulted ceiling Walk-in closet Hardwood floor Family room Living room Dining room Break...
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By Jennifer Ricco, CDPE, PSC, e-PRO, Retired LAPD
(Keller Williams VIP Properties)
Valencia Short Sales & Bank Owned Properties for sale As your Valencia Short Sale Specialist team we are here to provide you with the most current short sale (pre foreclosure) and bank owned (REO) property statistics in Valencia. Whether you are thinking about buying a home or you need to short sale your home these numbers show you a snap shot of the Valencia real estate market. As of May 28, 2009 here are the current average list and sale prices for the Valencia area.   ACTIVE BANK OWNED LISTINGS IN VALENCIA MAY 28, 2009: There are 6 active bank owned (REO's) single family homes for sale in Valencia, 2 in back up 26 pending. Average list price: $358,083 Average sale price: $417,612 from 4/8/2009 - 5/28/2009, 29 homes sold. The bank owned homes sold $59,529 Above the current average lis...
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By Jennifer Ricco, CDPE, PSC, e-PRO, Retired LAPD
(Keller Williams VIP Properties)
For Valencia first time home buyers it is a very exciting time, you have just finished escrow and are all moved in. Now the mail starts coming and you notice letters that appear to be from government agencies telling you that you need someone to help you to file a Declaration of Homestead. Your asking yourself 1. what is a Declaration of Homestead? and 2. there are more fees? I thought I was done with all the fees associated with buying a house in escrow! I believe in education, the more you know the better you can make an informed decision. So what is a Homestead and what does it Do? A Homestead helps to protect you from losing your house to people you owe money. If you are sued for money in court and lose, the person who sued you will receive a judgment from the court. If you do not p...
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By Jennifer Ricco, CDPE, PSC, e-PRO, Retired LAPD
(Keller Williams VIP Properties)
Condo owners in Valencia not only share common walls and roofs, they also share one anothers financial burdens. Lending practices are constantly changing which is forcing lenders to look more closely at the makeup of entire complexes before they fund loans to prospective buyers or to people who have equity and want to refinance.With the ever changing real estate market it's making it tougher to buy and sell condos, which are widely considered the housing market's shakiest segment because they are popular with entry-level buyers. The lending practices are also charging higher fees and requiring larger down payments from condo buyers while limiting where they can live. A lot of foreclosure-related losses have come from condo lending, pushing prices lower and wrecking condo association bud...
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By Jennifer Ricco, CDPE, PSC, e-PRO, Retired LAPD
(Keller Williams VIP Properties)
                                          Join the community of Santa Clarita on Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 1pm - 5pm for the 21st annual Taste of the Town - Santa Clarita's Premiere food & wine tasting event for a day of dining, wining, dancing and fun at the 2009 Taste of the Town!Over thirty of Santa Clarita's finest restaurants, caterers, wine vendors and micro-brewers  will serve up their culinary masterpieces to hundreds of guests. Plus there will be live entertainment by Platinum recording artists Mark LeVang & Friends and a silent auction to help raise funds for the Child & Family Center.It is important to remember the many children and families who are helped every day by the Child & Family Center's mental health services. Taste of the Town provides much needed funds to continue ...
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By Gary Ricco, Tampa Bay Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
*I'm worried that my interest only or adjustable rate mortgage will cause me to loose my home! *I have been trying to do a loan modification on my own! *My credit score is very important to me! *Its very important to me to avoid Foreclosure! *I want to understand the benefits of a short sale vs foreclosure! If any of the above statements are your concerns, please call the 24 hour Foreclosure Avoidance Resource Helpline for FREE Recorded Information: Call: 1-(800) 805-2409 Extension 2002
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By Connor T. MacIvor, 661.400.1720
(RE/MAX Gateway)
If you have been following us around the Internet for any length of time or if you want just to type in the name of Connor MacIVOR or Paris911 into Google - you will be met with a huge amount of Real Estate related information.  Why the push to give you information - unlike those that pay to have their banner ads on Google or the other search engines - we don’t feel that we need to function in that way. We inject our money to be Client Centered - to give you the best search tools and real estate market snapshot engines that our money can buy.  I want you to utilize our Foreclosure Hunter Resource and also check out our Great Schools Information in case you have those school aged children around. I also want to bring you around to the “right way” of thinking if you will allow me.  There...
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By Jennifer Ricco, CDPE, PSC, e-PRO, Retired LAPD
(Keller Williams VIP Properties)
Here's another great program that the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) launched. The C.A.R. Housing Affordability Fund Mortgage Protection Program (C.A.R.H.A.F. MPP), for first-time home buyers.Through the Housing Affordability Fund Mortgage Protection Program, first-time home buyers who lose their jobs due to layoffs may be eligible to receive $1,500 per month, for six months, to help make their mortgage payments. A qualified co-buyer also can participate in the program, and receive a monthly benefit of $750 per month for up to six months.  Program benefits also include coverage for accidental disability and a $10,000 death benefit.  C.A.R.'s Housing Affordability Fund is dedicating $1 million toward its Mortgage Protection Program, and estimates that as many as 3,000 famil...
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By Connor T. MacIvor, 661.400.1720
(RE/MAX Gateway)
irst off - Town-homes in Valencia California?  Yes we have those too.  We have received a lot of calls regarding our Country-wide relocation site and I wish to thank our subscribers very much for that.   Condo/Town-home - differences?  In Southern California, which is of course different from other parts of the world, carry the following "agent understood" descriptions he two. Condo:  Single Story - apartment style Town-home:  More than 1 level. We have a lot of complexes in Valencia California that have each - just go to our unlocked search engine that has Valencia California available with a few double clicks.  It is unlocked - just like we like it. Search all you want and enjoy the Ride!  We are RE/MAX of Valencia/RE/MAX of Santa Clarita - The Paris911 Team. Dont' forget our Market S...
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By Martin Rodriguez, Senior Loan Consultant
(Pacific Funding)
Lies Lies Lies... We see them everywhere.. Everything from asking Johnny if he had a cookie before dinner; only to see him wipe crumbs from his face and say "no mom", to the Bernie Madoff's of the world that schemed millions with a carefully crafted series of deceit and forgery.  We all condenm lies, and generally speaking no one wants to be a liar.  Yet we all occasionally fall into the trap ourselves and justify this ocassional mistep by saying it's ok as long as it's a white lie.  Meaning a white lie is acceptable provided that no one is hurt by it or if the lie was unintentional.    Let me clarify. A lie is a lie!  It's a misrepresentation of the truth and intent doesn't matter, it either IS or it ISNT.  For century's we've been seeking ways to determine if a person is lying or not....
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By Jennifer Ricco, CDPE, PSC, e-PRO, Retired LAPD
(Keller Williams VIP Properties)
As a member of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors I am always looking for ways to educate potential home buyers on the latest programs. Here is Grant to help first time home buyers that serves our local communities. This grant currently provides a home ownership grant to low and moderate-income individuals and families who purchase a home in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley. The amount of the grant will be $4,000. Here is how the Grant works: The funds are paid after the close of escrow and there are no repayment requirements. The Southland Association of Realtors staff will administer the applications. The grants will be awarded to the most deserving candidates. Each candidate would receive $2,000 from the SRAR Foundation, and a further $2,000 from the C.A.R. Housi...
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By Connor T. MacIvor, 661.400.1720
(RE/MAX Gateway)
Valencia is one of the several cities that are located within the Santa Clarita Valley - We are located on the rim of Los Angeles and just minutes away from the Los Angeles City Limits.  We have a few really nice "professional and private" golf courses. We also have 5 star hotels and resturants that are in the mainstream, but some that are locally owned and have eats that are beyond good with ambiance to boot. Our Public School system is top rated and the community itself is very safe.  Super Safe because a huge amount of the residents are Police, Sheriff's, Federal Agents, Fire Department ...  The list goes on and on.   Ever watchful and careful to make sure their families are safe, which includes yours. If you are wanting to Relocate to Valencia California or Search for Real Estate to...
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By Connor T. MacIvor, 661.400.1720
(RE/MAX Gateway)
I have been asking myself the question whether or not Social Networks like FaceBook are enough, or are there reasons to develop others at a much smaller scale - like in a particular city? I am not sure what a person's motivation is by joining a social network, is it for a feeling of acceptance?  Is it for the Money?  Connecting to old friends?  To Stalk past ones? (that was a joke - but seems to be a true-ism if you see some of the social network horror stories) We live in Valencia CA.  So on FaceBook, we can connect, but should there be something else that will include a personal contact component in the mix?  In Valencia California, there is a lot to do socially.  Maybe a network that starts on line and then develops into meeting as groups to take over restaurants, movie premier's, or...
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By Connor T. MacIvor, 661.400.1720
(RE/MAX Gateway)
Meeting with Friends at Kabuki in Bridgeport - Valencia CA., is Always Fun... We were with a Lender, LAFD Firefighter, Our buyers Agent and of course, yours truly.  I had Cold Saki for the first time, and it was sweet, unlike the HOT variety. Dinner was fun and we caught up and were also able to wish Happy Birthday and Thanks to our Buyers Agent - David Lavitt.  Whom you can reach at http://David911.com. He is an awesome person and a true asset to our Real Estate Team which operates with Buyers and Sellers in Southern California - Headquartered in the Santa Clarita Valley. Here is to you David Lavitt - You are GREAT at what you do!  
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