northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 7/15/16 - 07/15/16 10:56 AM

Hi there! This week came and went in a blur... 
Let's quickly cut to the chase and see what's happened with new listings 
coming to market...
 
There were 16 new listings this week in Northridge. They range in price 
from $325,000 -$1,049,000; size 1177sf - 3318sf; age from 1951 - 2017.
 
 
   
 
 
Check out all the new listings this week in Northridge – HERE
 
 
 
 
 
Anne-Marie Stone
Pinnacle Estate Properties
Cal BRE# 00923192
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northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 7/7/16 - 07/07/16 07:12 AM

  Wahoo! July is here in force. 
Kids are out of school, teens are zipping around testing their freedom, and 
neighborhoods are infused with life. This is a great time to really see the character of 
a neighborhood. 
Why don't you join us on a Tour of Homes this week? 
Not only can we give you the states and characteristics of the homes and 
neighborhoods, but you'll actually be able to experience the feel of the area. 
Just click here to schedule your tour. 
And, if you find a home or two you'd like to see (below), we'll make sure to get those 
on the tour as well.

There were 14 new … (0 comments)

northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 6/17/16 - 06/17/16 04:57 AM
Hi-dee-ho neighbor! 
Well, it's June! And June means... time for making hay, right? Kids getting out of school, 
summer vacations planned, and houses to be bought and sold, so that all the "heavy-lifting" 
as it were happens before school starts back up in a few months. 
So, what I want to know is WHEN would be the very best time for you to move? 
Take a look at what's out there this week, and let me know if something is appealing to you. 
There were 13 new listings this week in Northridge. They range in price from 
$465,000 -$995,000; size 1243sf - 3309sf; age from 1951 - … (1 comments)

northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 6/10/16 - 06/10/16 04:27 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 the American lexicon. We all know the "Float like a butterfly, 
sting like a bee" came from him, but did you know these other inspirational phrases 
can be attributed to him as well? 
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." 
"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of 
his life." 
As I surfed the 'net in search of … (0 comments)

northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 5/20/16 - 05/20/16 04:16 AM
Would you take investment advice from a billionaire? According to Forbes magazine,
John Paulson is, "A multibillionaire hedge fund operator and the investment genius."
He is suggesting that if you can, you should buy a home.
 
He broke down the math of home-ownership as an investment:
 
1. "Today financing costs are extraordinarily low." The latest numbers from Freddie Mac 
show us that you can still get a 30-year mortgage at historically low rates of under 4%.
 
2. "And if you put down, let's say, 10 percent and the house is up 5 percent," as many experts 
predict, "then you would be up 50 percent on your investment." How … (0 comments)

northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 5/6/16 - 05/06/16 03:25 AM
 
Are you a local?  If so, just go ahead and skip down to the listings. If not, I'd like to 
suggest that you take a look at my Guide to Real Estate Prices... why? Well, it's full 
of great information about the area, as well as photos & descriptions of homes in the 
different areas of town, so that you can get a feel for what homes around here look 
like in your price range.  It's easy, simply CLICK HERE to download your copy.
Alrighty, now let's get to it.
There were 17 new listings this week in Northridge. They range in price from 
$299,000 -$1,579,000; size 988sf - 5453sf; age from … (1 comments)

northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 4/29/16 - 04/29/16 02:29 AM
Hi 
Are you in town this week? I'd love to meet you and chat with you about your priorities, 
then hop in the car and take a look at the neighborhoods, so that we can see a few homes 
in your price range with the benefit of having someone familiar with the area giving insights 
into the neighborhoods... ask pros and cons, and I'll share with you honestly. Want to book 
your tour? CLICK HERE or give me a call at (818) 621-9897 
Now, about those listings... There were 20 new listings this week in Northridge. They range in price from 
$399,000 -$975,000; size 1116sf - 4059sf; age from 1911 - … (1 comments)

northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 4/22/16 - 04/22/16 01:20 AM
Happy Spring!   It seems like you never know what April will bring! Texas is having floods, Seattle & Toronto a 
heat wave, California rains, and snow in the Rockies. Just wait five minutes... I'm sure it'll 
change. :) And in spite of the weather properties listing and selling within days...  If you're truly 
in the market to purchase a home within the next 60 days, now's the time to act. Have your plan 
in place, let someone (me!) know that you're serious about the hunt, have your mortgage 
"approval" in place, and get out an look at homes!  ALSO, if you're looking for something specific, … (0 comments)

northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 4/15/16 - 04/15/16 01:30 AM
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 real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 4/8/16 - 04/08/16 09:55 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 … (1 comments)

northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 4/1/16 - 04/01/16 01:56 AM
 
Were you one of the many to see Batman v Superman this weekend?  
Can you believe it's showing at over 19,700 screens across 39 
territories across the globe? Do you know that it has had the largest 
opening in $ of any superhero movie to date?? Talk about the power of 
hype!   I bring this up, because it's kind of like this Spring market -- a LOT of 
hype, the feeling of scarcity and high demand... which is forcing prices 
to hold, and many buyers to compete for homes, some of which end 
up selling WAY above list price (which seems great for sellers), until 
the appraisal doesn't support the amount … (0 comments)

northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 3/18/16 - 03/18/16 04:18 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 real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 3/11/16 - 03/11/16 11:44 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)

northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 3/4/16 - 03/04/16 08:29 AM
Time marches on!  Here we are, already three months into the new year and the market has been busier than ever. I know of several homes being prepped to sell, so we anticipate the weekly list to grow over the next month. This is really exciting as a buyers agent, so our buyers can see the great variety of homes available in our market.   Another great way to get a feel for the market is with our tour of homes -- we can run you around the neighborhoods giving our personal insights into the features, amenities, and feel of the various areas … (1 comments)

northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 2/26/16 - 02/26/16 09:32 AM
I was chatting with my coach the other day, and she asked me, "What do you think YOUR clients appreciate MOST about you as a Realtor?" Although initially I thought it was my years of experience and knowledge of the market, or maybe myability to negotiate, the reality is... I think people appreciate my ability and willingness to listen. (My team &) I truly want to understand exactly what it is you want, and WHY you want it.  Yes,we have experience and knowledge and all the credentials, but NONE of those matter until weknow what YOU want. So I ask you, what is it that … (0 comments)

northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 2/19/16 - 02/19/16 03:46 AM
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northridge real estate: MarketWATCH Northridge: 01/28/2016 - 01/29/16 10:43 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 … (1 comments)

northridge real estate: SoldWATCH Northidge 1-5-2016 - 01/05/16 12:37 PM
Welcome to 2016! Homes and people are starting to move!  
This past week we saw 13 homes sell in Northridge. The prices ranged from $300,000 - $750,000; and size from 1141sf - 2924sf; and in age from 1950-1995.

Biggest question this month?  How many days on the market?  The shortest time on market was 6 days. The longest, 146 days, with an average of 51 days -- and this over a month filled with holidays (and being in the news)...    
Click here to see all the juicy details
As we come into the new year... are you Buying AND Selling -- or -- Buying OR … (0 comments)

northridge real estate: 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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