northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 7/13/16 - 07/15/16 10:59 AM
 
 

Hi there! Although summer is flying by, home sales have slowed slightly. Mainly 
because buyers are busy with things like running kids around, or vacationing or 
living life... 
This is a great time to strategically consider how to prepare your home for sale. 
If you'd like some ideas, go ahead and check out my ebook "How to sell your 
home for top dollar fast", or give us a call and let's schedule a room-by-room 
review. you can catch us at (818) 621-9897.
 
This week in Northridge we saw 8 homes sold. The selling prices ranged from 
$300,000 - $1,400,000; for an average of $717,688. Homes were built between 
1951 and 1989. They range in … (0 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 7/6/16 - 07/06/16 11:13 AM
 
 
Ah! the 4th has come and gone. What a great chance to catch up with friends and 
family! 
One thing I found, as I made my rounds this weekend, I was inspired by a great 
garden & pool area. Now I've done a bit of updating on my own landscaping. 
The outcome, greater "curb appeal". 
I love the look of my home as I'm driving up to it. 
Now, I'm not selling my home any time soon, however, I thought you might benefit 
from the idea that First Impressions are really important! 
I'd love to share some more ideas with you. Simply reply to this message with your 
name and … (0 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 6/8/16 - 06/08/16 08:16 AM


We lost an American icon this week. He literally & figuratively "fought the good fight". 
Mohammed Ali had a presence and leaves a legacy with his children and 
grandchildren, and in American culture. 
As I surfed the 'net in search of just the right image or quote, I came upon the one 
above, of how he'd like to be remembered. How amazing to have lived your life in such 
a way that you are remembered as you'd planned. It's certainly how I remember him. 
Now, let's get back to work. 
The listings that were sold this week.
This week in Northridge we saw 12 homes sold. The selling prices ranged … (1 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 6/1/16 - 06/01/16 01:45 AM
I trust you had an amazing long weekend, and hope that you had a minute to contemplate 
those who died in battle. So, did you open your pool this weekend? Do you even have a 
pool to open? I have fond memories of "opening the pool"... skating around with scrub 
brushes on my feet to clean the cover, and the general merriment that comes with being 
a kid ready to take the first dip of the season. 
Are you ready to kick off the summer by selling your house? Give us a call at (818) 621-9897, 
we'll stop by and do a thorough Room-By-Room Review, so that you … (0 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 5/25/16 - 05/25/16 10:10 AM
Have you noticed the shift? As May draws to a close and schools prepare to wrap up for the 
summer, kids are either immersed in studies for exams or skating along and dreaming of pools 
and summer fun. there's also a psychological shift that happens to homeowners... summer's a 
time to enjoy our homes, and do the "little" things that will make it more appealing to buyers. 
Have you had a chance to check out the neighbor's who've listed their homes? How do you 
think your home compares? You know, I would enjoy seeing the changes (enhancements) you've made to your home since you bought it, … (1 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 5/11/16 - 05/12/16 07:08 AM
As I've been going around these past few months - either on caravan or with clients looking 
for a home, I've noticed something really important to you, as someone thinking about selling 
their own home.Here's what I've noticed:
     
         Sellers are taking the time and effort to make their homes appealing to buyers.  
Sellers are upgrading bathrooms and kitchens, adding a fresh coat of paint, replacing the shag 
carpets. Granted, not all of these things are necessary, and there are some simple things that 
you can and should be doing right now to make sure you’ll get the highest price … (0 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 5/4/16 - 05/04/16 07:49 AM
How To Sell Your House In As Little As 24 Hours – 
Without Ever Putting It “On The Market”!
 
There is a principle in psychology called scarcity—it’s the desire that’s in all of us to 
want something that we can’t have.
There are some strategic ways that this principle can be applied to a real estate situation.
That’s right, I said applied—you can actually control it.  Often, the illusion of scarcity can 
be orchestrated and often appears in real estate situations without people even knowing 
that it’s there. Have you ever heard of a situation where a home was on the market and 
more than one person was interested in it?
In … (1 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 4/20/16 - 04/20/16 09:08 AM
If You Are Thinking of Selling, Now Is The TimeIf you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. 
The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. 
We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time 
to sell something is when supply of that item is low and demand for that item is high. That defines today's real estate market. In a recent article, the Chief Economist for Realtor.com revealed,"Would-be buyers face 
a dilemma: There will be more homes on the market … (2 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 4/13/16 - 04/13/16 12:05 PM
Good morning, Good Afternoon, & Good Evening!
Our market is just FUN!  It seems each week brings a new and intriguing situation...
last week people were asking about investment opportunities and this week, it seems
that Luxury is the topic of the day.  How do you define luxury? Is it the price, the 
space, or the feel of a place?
This is a really good time to assess if it's time for you to "move up".  Are you considering
this?  This kind of transaction takes a bit of coordination... to find a new place to live, then
have you home sell, and be able to do … (0 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 4/6/16 - 04/06/16 06:15 AM
Sales Contracts Hit Highest Level in Months    So last week, I gave you the potential pitfalls of listing your home 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)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 3/30/16 - 03/30/16 09:02 AM
   Did you stand in line this weekend at one of the 19,700 theatres to watch the opening weekend of Batman v Superman? Whatever happened to the days  when good guys were just good guys? And explain to me why people can't see that Clark Kent is Superman... seriously? Anyway, back to my point.    Just as millions flocked to the theaters to see this new movie that had a LOT of hype, so is the Spring market like a feeding frenzy! As a home owner/seller, this seems like a GOOD thing, right? Multiple offers OVER asking. Hoorah!   So what … (0 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 3/16/16 - 03/16/16 07:50 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)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 01/26/2016 - 01/26/16 12:18 AM
I just reviewed the report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on the change in home sales by price point for 2015 as compared to 2014. ​​ Some Highlights:  Home Sales are up year-over-year in the top 4 price ranges and only slightly below last year's numbers in a fifth. A lack of distressed property inventory has led to a slow down in sales in the under $100K price range. As home prices continue to rise, there will be less homes available for sale in the lower ranges. What does this mean for you, as a homeowner considering the sale of your … (0 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 01/20/16 - 01/20/16 02:22 PM
 
SoldWATCH Northridge
18 January 2016
 
 
The housing crisis is finally in the rear view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2016 will be the year that the housing market again races forward. However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: a lack of housing inventory. 
 
Let's look at what's happening locally.
 
This past week we saw 3 homes sell in Northridge, it sold for $355,000 - $688,000 and had a total of 1,280 sf. - 2,655 sf. … (1 comments)

northridge houses sold: MarketWATCH Northridge: 01/15/16 - 01/15/16 11:13 AM
 
MarketWATCH Northridge
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 Northridge?   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 … (0 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 01/12/16 - 01/12/16 03:30 AM
 
   
SoldWATCH Northridge
January 12, 2016
 
 
The reports are in... and as we begin 2016, we're continuing to find that buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale.
 
The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory shortage: “While feedback from REALTORS® continues to suggest healthy levels of buyer interest, available listings that are move-in ready and in affordable price ranges remain hard to come by for many would-be buyers.” 
 
The latest Existing Home Sales Report shows that Nationwide, there is currently a 5.1-month supply of homes for sale. This remains lower … (0 comments)

northridge houses sold: SoldWATCH Northridge: 12/22/15 - 12/22/15 11:54 AM
As we draw into Christmas week, it's time to gather our friends and family around us... If not in our homes, certainly in our hearts. I'll keep this brief.
 
Here's what's happened this past week..
 
This week in Northridge we saw 9 homes sold. The selling prices ranged from $297,000 - $1,525,000; for an average of $684,556. Homes were built between 1950 - 2001. They range in size from 1224sf - 6801sf. Lastly, the homes were on the market between 1 and 85 days, with an average selling time of 27 days.
 
Click here for details of all 9 properties sold.
 
We wish you and yours … (1 comments)

 
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