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It may sound too good to be true, but it can be authentic: also known as a ‘Lease Option,’ the Rent-to-Own scenario is one that can help tenants clear major hurdles on their way to homeownership. It can postpone the need to satisfy newly tightened mortgage lending requirements, and eliminate the immediate need for a large down payment. For many who are temporarily in the process of climbing out of credit or cash flow problems, it sounds like a ray of light… And if you are thinking it also sounds like a free lunch (or a clearance (0 comments)
santa clarita ca homes: Are Santa Clarita Rentals the Best Housing Solution? - 07/31/12 10:02 AM
By Joshua Suess It’s a familiar moment: you are about to enter into an important agreement, and as you lift the pen to sign your name, you pause. Your pen hovers over the Signature line for an extra moment as you register how important this will be in shaping your future… When it comes to home rentals in Santa Clarita, just such a moment occurs when you are about to sign the next year’s lease agreement. Santa Clarita rentals largely echoed the national trend to higher prices and tightening supply, so the number of dollars on the bottom line can make (0 comments)
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santa clarita ca homes: MODEL SHARP VALENCIA VIEW HOME FOR SALE! - 06/17/12 12:26 PM
MODEL SHARP VALENCIA VIEW HOME! Terrific floor plan boasting nearly 3,000 square feet, spacious formal living room with vaulted ceilings, dramatic entry and staircase, gorgeous kitchen with huge center island opens to large family room with fireplace! Full downstairs bedroom and bathroom, recessed lighting, individual laundry room, custom paint, custom tile work and upgraded carpet! Loft/office area upstairs, plantation shutters, 3 car garage and dual zone climate control! Awesome Master Suite with private bath featuring a relaxing jetted spa tub and separate shower and large walk-in closet! Large deck off Master Suite allows for soaking in the beautiful canyon and mountain (1 comments)
Armando Padilla is a residential real estate agent with Suess Real Estate Experts. Armando is with the Spanish Speaking Home Division. Call him now at 661-251-8900. http://Armando.HouseHunterSpot.comRE/MAX Olson - CA Lic.#01515313
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RARE SIX BEDROOM VALENCIA VIEW HOME! Great floor plan with dramatic soaring ceiling entry, formal dining room, living room, family room and tech desk/office! TWO full bedrooms downstairs and 4 upstairs! Upgrades include plantation shutters, leaded glass windows, built-in surround sound, and more! HUGE kitchen with two islands, double sinks, gleaming exotic granite slab counter tops, bar seating, double ovens, walk-in pantry, Butler's pantry and more! Kitchen opens to family room with fireplace, eating nook off kitchen and also formal dining room! Large master with crown molding, Master bath offers soaking tub, separate shower stall, double sinks and large walk-in closet! (0 comments)
For the second straight year, the jobs market looks to be slowing into the summer. Last Friday, in its monthly Non-Farm Payrolls report for May 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 69,000 net new jobs created, plus a one-tick rise in the national Unemployment Rate to 8.2%. 2012 is shaping up like 2011, it appears. Last year, between May and August, the jobs market was decidedly worse as compared to the rest of the year, adding just 80,000 jobs on average per month as compared to 190,000 new jobs created on average during each of the other 8 months. (1 comments)
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and, in many parts of the country, weekend weather was indistinguishable from what one might expect in August. Temperatures climbed into the 90s throughout the Southwest, South Central, Midwest and Southeast and even crossed 100 degrees in parts of Kansas. For homeowners with ceiling fans, the change of season offers a timely reminder to change the direction in which ceiling fan blades rotate. Properly-rotating ceiling fan blades not only cool your home more efficiently, but can lower your energy bill, too. Ceiling fans are meant to amplify your home's natural heating (0 comments)
The April New Home Sales report suggests that the market for newly-built homes is as strong as the market for existing ones. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of new homes sold rose 3.3 percent in April to a seasonally-adjusted, annualized 343,000 units sold -- its second-highest reading since April 2010. April 2010 marked the last month of that year's federal home buyer tax credit program. April's New Home Sales data also marks the 7th of eight consecutive months during which the number of new homes sold climbed nationwide, a streak unequaled in recent history. During this period, the supply of (0 comments)
Low mortgage rates are helping to make homes more affordable. It appears home buyers have taken notice. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, Existing Home Sales rose 3.4% in April from the month prior, registering 4.62 million homes sold on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. An "existing home" is a home that's been previously occupied. April's sales volume represents a 10 percent jump from April of last year. For buyers and sellers in Santa Clarita , the April Existing Home Sales report supports the notion that the housing market may be improving; that the "bottom" occurred sometime in late-2011. (0 comments)
Falling mortgage rates and stagnant home prices are making a positive effect on home affordability nationwide including here in Santa Clarita. Never before in recorded history have so many homes been affordable to households earning a moderate annual income. Last week, the National Association of Home Builders reported the Home Opportunity Index at 77.5 -- its highest reading of all-time. The index indicates that more than 3 of every 4 homes sold last quarter were affordable to households earning the national median income of $65,000. Last quarter marks the 12th straight quarter -- dating back to 2009 -- in which the (0 comments)
The Federal Open Market Committee released its April 2012 meeting minutes this week, revealing a Federal Reserve in the ready in the event additional monetary stimulus is needed. The Fed Minutes function much like the minutes from a business meeting; or, condominium association meeting, for example. It's a detailed review of the conversations and debates between FOMC members, and is typically published 3 weeks after a Federal Reserve meeting. The Fed Minutes is a follow-up statement on the FOMC's more well-known, post-meeting press release. It's also much more lengthy. Whereas the April 25, 2012 press release totaled 444 words, the (0 comments)
santa clarita ca homes: Homebuilder Confidence Moves To 5-Year High - 05/17/12 06:57 AM
Homebuilder Confidence is on the rise once again. After a brief dip in April, the National Association of Homebuilders reports that the Housing Market Index rose 5 points in Mayto 29. The increase marks the sharpest climb in homebuilder confidence on a month-to-month basis in 10 years, and raises the index to a 5-year high. The Housing Market Index is scored from 1-100. Readings above 50 indicate favorable conditions in the single-family new home market overall. Readings below 50 indicate poor conditions. The HMI has not been above 50 since April 2006. The Housing Market Index itself is a composite reading (0 comments)
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