porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 7/1/16 - 07/01/16 03:38 AM
As we wrap up June and move into the holiday weekend, you'll notice new listings 
have slowed somewhat. This is typical of this time of year. 
Homeowners often take the summer months to enjoy their summer and ready their 
homes for the fall market. 
With fewer homes available for sale, and a constant demand, if you see a home you 
like, let us know and let's get in to see it. We'd hate for you to miss out on the home 
of your dreams. 
Let's take a quick look at what's come on the market this past week.
There were 13 new listings this week in Porter Ranch. They … (0 comments)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 6/17/16 - 06/17/16 05:19 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 17 new listings this week in Porter Ranch. They range in price from 
$459,000 -$1,995,000; size 1298sf - 5448sf; age from 1958 … (0 comments)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 6/10/16 - 06/10/16 11:22 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)

porter ranch real estate: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 5/12/16 - 05/12/16 07:21 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)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 5/7/16 - 05/07/16 02:23 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 14 new listings this week in Porter Ranch. They range in price from 
$429,950 -$949,900; size 1255sf - 2829sf; age from … (0 comments)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 4/30/16 - 04/30/16 02:58 AM
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 14 new listings this week in Porter Ranch. They range in price from 
$509,000 -$954,000; size 1340sf - 3273sf; age from 1965 … (1 comments)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 4/23/16 - 04/23/16 04:44 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)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 4/16/16 - 04/16/16 06:06 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)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 4/9/16 - 04/09/16 03:29 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 
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 
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 month, lured by mortgage 
rates … (3 comments)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 4/2/16 - 04/02/16 12:19 AM
Were you one of the many to see Batman v Superman last 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 … (2 comments)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 3/19/16 - 03/19/16 02:29 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 … (1 comments)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 3/12/16 - 03/12/16 09:50 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 … (0 comments)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 3/5/16 - 03/05/16 04:10 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)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 2/27/16 - 02/27/16 06:32 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)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 2/20/16 - 02/20/16 04:29 AM

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch: 01-30-2016 - 01/29/16 10:18 PM
MarketWATCH Porter Ranch
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 … (0 comments)

porter ranch real estate: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 01/27/2016 - 01/27/16 01:05 AM

porter ranch real estate: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 01/13/16 - 01/13/16 06:15 AM

SoldWATCH Porter Ranch
January 13, 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 than the 6-month supply necessary for a normal market and well … (0 comments)

porter ranch real estate: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 6 January 2016 - 01/06/16 11:46 AM

Welcome to 2016! Homes and people are starting to move!  
This past week we saw 4 homes sell in Porter Ranch... the prices ranged from $460,000 - $1,317,000; and size from 1253sf-5931sf.
Biggest question this month?  How many days on the market?  The shortest time on market was 41 days. The longest, 67 days, withan average of 52 days -- and this over a month filled with holidays.
Click here to see all the details
As we come into the new year... are you Buying AND Selling -- or -- Buying OR Selling?  Both have very specific strategies that need … (0 comments)

porter ranch real estate: MarketWATCH Porter Ranch 1-5-16 - 01/05/16 12:12 PM
Welcome, welcome, welcome to 2016! We used the last couple of weeks to rest, rejuvinate and plan for the new year. All kinds ofexciting ideas & dreams are being worked out on our end. We've also used the time to do a little assessment. We (the nation) had a great 2015—the best year for housing since 2007. Aninteresting fact, is that the economists over at Realtor.com® project an even better year in 2016. Why? Well, with economic growth chugging along, employment will continue to increase, meaning that people will have more money coming in and they’ll be able to buy their first home or upgrade to … (0 comments)

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