chatsworth house for sale: MarketWATCH Chatsworth: 4/7/16 - 04/07/16 05:14 AM
Sales Contracts Hit Highest Level in Months
  So last week, I gave you the doom and gloom about buying in a HOT market. 
Now here's a slightly different perspective that shows that buyers are still 
buying!
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just announced that the February
Pending Home Sales Index reached it’s highest reading since July 2015.
This index means that  more contracts have been signed by buyers that will 
soon translate to sales. February’s Index rose 3.5% month-over-month to 
109.1.
What does this mean for the market?
Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist explained:
"After some volatility this winter, the latest data is encouraging in that a 
decent number of buyers signed contracts last … (0 comments)

chatsworth house for sale: MarketWATCH Chatsworth: 3/17/16 - 03/17/16 02:46 AM
I'd like to share a story with you.   This week, a friend, who is very computer-savvy, had a computer issue.  She put a video of "the red screen of death" on facebook. What I found interesting was all of the comments. Everyone has some working knowledge (as end-users) of computers, right? Especially if they're on facebook. The armchair experts weighed in, with everything from "it's a virus", "you upgraded to Windows 10 too soon", and the inevitable, "this never happens with a Mac".   Come to find out, it was a failed hard drive. Nobody suggested this option. The way … (0 comments)

chatsworth house for sale: MarketWATCH Chatsworth: 3/9/16 - 03/11/16 11:33 AM
March brings to mind spring flowers, "springing forward" with our clocks (this weekend), and spring break! For us in real estate, it brings thoughts of a busy busy time, with the "spring market". In the next few weeks we'll be seeing more and more homes coming on the market, which is a great thing for you, as a home buyer. Many more choices to be had.   This is an ideal time for us to have a conversation about what it is you'd really like.  AND, if you're a first-time home buyer, we have a special 2-hour seminar in which we can give you all … (1 comments)

chatsworth house for sale: MarketWATCH Chatsworth: 2/18/16 - 02/18/16 03:49 AM
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chatsworth house for sale: MarketWATCH Chatsworth: 2/4/16 - 02/04/16 09:11 AM
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chatsworth house for sale: MarketWATCH Chatsworth: 01-29-2016 - 01/29/16 10:54 PM
It was great to hear from you who have been thinking about buying a home. We love the stories, the humanity that binds us all, in discovering the “why” of things.  As we started last week with the question, “Why am I buying a home in the first place?”  The second question is equally as important in determining if purchasing a home NOW will be a good fiscal decision, for a large financial investment. Where are home values headed? According to the latest Home Price Index, home values are projected to increase by 5.3% over the next 12 months. What does that mean … (0 comments)

chatsworth house for sale: MarketWATCH Chatsworth: 01/15/16 - 01/15/16 11:36 AM
 
MarketWATCH Chatsworth
January 15, 2016
 
 Do you believe that you need a credit score of 800, 20% down, and your first-born to buy a home in Chatsworth?   Well, according to the National Association of Realtors, Ellie Mae & Freddie Mac, this is simply not true.   In 2015, the Average FICO scores of approved loans was 723. For conventional loans, it was 755, and FHA - 689.   On the Average, All buyers put down 10%, whereas first-time buyers put down 6% and repeat buyers 14%.  (The first-born thing was just a little joke to lighten the mood a little). In addition to this, rents are going … (0 comments)

chatsworth house for sale: MarketWATCH Chatsworth: 12/9/15 - 12/09/15 11:59 AM
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chatsworth house for sale: MarketWATCH Chatsworth: 12/2/15 - 12/02/15 10:52 AM
We hope that you spent some time filling your soul, as well as your tummy this weekend.  We did!
And now that the tryptophan has worn off, we're energized and ready to help you find your next home by the end of the year.
 
Let's see what happened on the market while we were all giving thanks...
 
There were 6 new listings this week in Chatsworth. They range in price from $325,000 -$999,000; size 1204sf - 3255sf; age from 1969 - 2015.
 
Here’s one of my favorites this week…
 
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10125 De Soto Av #6, Chatsworth, CA 91311
$325,000 - ML #SR15255072
 
Mountain view estate town home with pride … (2 comments)

chatsworth house for sale: MarketWATCH Chatsworth: 11/19/15 - 11/18/15 02:13 PM
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chatsworth house for sale: MarketWATCH Chatsworth: 10/28/15 - 11/03/15 05:49 AM
You know what I love about the autumn real estate market? Although there may be fewer homes coming to market, those that do, show that the owners have taken the time (probably the summer) to update, clean, and really prep their homes to sell. And this is a really good strategy... because not only are sellers in competition with one another, they're in competition with the upcoming holiday season... as people start thinking about putting money down for a home, they think, ah... but how much do I need to put aside for Christmas and all it's trappings (gifts, decor, holiday … (0 comments)

 
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