top ten realtor in ventura county: Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017 #TimeToBuy - 06/08/17 08:12 AM
To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After years of historically low rates, and an improving economy, the question wasn’t if they would increase but instead how much they would increase. Some thought we could see rates hit 5-5.5% by the end of the year.
However, the exact opposite has happened. Instead of higher rates as we head into the middle of 2017, we now have the lowest rates of the year (as reported by Freddie Mac). Here is a graph of mortgage rate movement … (0 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: 69% of Buyers are Wrong About Down Payment Needs #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 06/07/17 07:41 PM
According to a recent survey conducted by Genworth Financial Inc. at the Annual Mortgage Bankers’ Association Secondary Market Conference, mortgage professionals say that first-time buyers still believe a 20% down payment is necessary to buy in today’s market.
Nearly 40% of mortgage industry professionals surveyed believe that a lack of knowledge about the home-buying process is keeping potential buyers on the sidelines. Saving for a down payment is often cited as a huge barrier for first-time homebuyers to make the leap into homeownership.
If homeowners believe that they need a 20% down payment to enter the market, they also believe that they will have to wait … (2 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: 5 Reasons To Sell This Summer #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 06/05/17 05:38 PM
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.
1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home.
Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.
2. There Is Less Competition Now Housing inventory is currently at a 4.2-month supply, well under the 6-months needed for a normal housing market. … (0 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Your Ventura County Real Estate Update #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 06/05/17 05:30 PM
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top ten realtor in ventura county: What Would You Sacrifice to Save For Your Next Home? #TimeToBuy - 06/03/17 04:21 PM
Some Highlights: 95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top item that buyers sacrifice is new clothes, at 54%. Even repeat or experienced buyers say they sacrificed taking a vacation or buying a new car to buy their last home.  
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top ten realtor in ventura county: Camarillo CA Bank Owned Home for Sale #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #TimeToBuy - 06/03/17 10:32 AM
Chris B Johnson Realtor, Ventura County Luxury Home Specialist 3 Jun Camarillo CA Bank Owned Home for Sale  
Beautiful home located in The Pinnacle. This home features 4,834 square feet of living area with views of the mountains and partial ocean views. Zillow currently values this home around $1,672,000.00. The home shows some signs of wear and tear and needs tlc. This creates an incredible opportunity for someone with vision and a rehab budget. This home is on an oversize Flag Lot, in a cul-de-sac with no neighbors to the North. VERY PRIVATE!! The home originally had many upgrades. This … (0 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: How Low Can We Go?? #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #TimeToSell - 06/03/17 09:18 AM
A New 2017 Low Struck with Mortgage Rates, Ventura County Home Values On The RISE!! DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JUNE 02, 2017
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage moved lower for the third consecutive week and set a new low for the year, Freddie Mac reports.
"In a short week following Memorial Day, the 10-year Treasury yield fell 4 basis points,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “The 30-year mortgage rate remained relatively flat, falling 1 basis point to 3.94 percent and once again hitting a new 2017 low."
Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates … (2 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Questions Buyers Agents Should Ask Sellers #TimeToSell - 06/02/17 07:24 PM
Buyers will glean plenty of information from the seller’s disclosure agreement, the home inspector, and maybe even their new neighbors. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few questions they should ask the seller at the walkthrough or before closing.
Have you had any past problems with the home that you’ve repaired?Realtor.com® suggests buyers ask some of the following questions of sellers:
Sellers typically must disclose existing problems or issues related to the home, but they aren’t always required to disclose past problems that have been repaired.
“Here in Georgia, anything significant that has happened—whether it was repaired or replaced—needs to be disclosed in … (3 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Ventura County Weekly Home Value & Mortgage Rate Update - 06/02/17 05:01 PM
Weekly Home Value & Mortgage Rate Update Weaker than expected labor market data and tame inflation readings were favorable for mortgage rates this week. Mortgage rates ended the week lower, at the best levels of the year.
THIS WEEK'S RATE TREND IS DOWN  
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top ten realtor in ventura county: Can Your Real Estate Agent Answer These Important Questions? - 06/01/17 10:18 PM
Whether you are selling or buying a home, the real estate agent you hire is critical to guaranteeing your family makes the right decision. Most agents can walk you through the process and explain the industry 'lingo,' but you should expect so much more than that.
The housing crisis made everyone aware that truly understanding the real estate market is more complicated than it seems. Today, there are many questions your real estate agent must be able to answer to ensure your family is making the right decision. Here are just a few:
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top ten realtor in ventura county: More Americans Chose to Own a Home Than Rent in Q1 #TimeToSell - 05/30/17 07:04 PM
According to the latest report from the US Census Bureau, more Americans chose purchasing a home over signing a lease to rent in the first quarter of 2017. This marks the first time since 2006 that the number of new homeowner households outpaced the number of new renter households.
Of the 1.22 million new households that were formed in the first quarter, 854,000 were new-owner households making the jump straight to homeownership rather than renting first.
That means that the homeownership rate amongst new households was 70%! This is huge news as the national homeownership rate is currently 63.6% and has only ever come … (1 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale - 05/30/17 08:49 AM
#1 Reason to List Your House for Sale, NOW! If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!
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:
“Last month’s dip in closings was somewhat expected given that there was such a strong sales increase in March at 4.2 percent, and new and existing inventory is not keeping up with the fast pace homes are coming off the market.
Demand is easily outstripping supply in most of the country and … (0 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: New Listing Available: 11285 Shadyridge Rd, Moorpark - 05/29/17 05:40 PM
courtesy of Chris B Johnson, 805.208.0823 Email Me   Hi MoorparkShortSale, check out this new listing that matches your Market Snapshot area: 93021, Residential, 3 beds, 2 baths
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    $659,000  3 2 full, 1 half 1,940 Previous ImageNext Image Previous   Next Next MLS ID: 217006316 Located in a Great Neighborhood, across from Country Trail Park, Arroyo West Elementary School and just a short walk to restaurants, Vons and shopping center. This home has high vaulted ceilings with windows allowing natural light to come through perfectly. You will fall in love with the spacious open floor plan with an eat-in breakfast bar. The … (2 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: A Little Eye Candy For Your Memorial Day! #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 05/29/17 01:07 PM

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top ten realtor in ventura county: We remember those who courageously gave their lives for our freedom - 05/29/17 11:23 AM

                                                                
Week Ahead: Update on Economic Conditions in the Beige Book The Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District, otherwise known as the Beige Book, will be released this Wednesday. The book, released eight times a year, gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through Bank and Branch director reports and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. Summarizing this information, the Beige Book … (2 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Home Prices UP 7.1 % #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 05/25/17 07:47 PM
Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. I am NOT interested in Selling 100 or 200 homes a year because I would not be able to give each family the time, attention and energy they deserve. I would also lose touch with my past clients and would not be available to help where needed. I take pride in working personally and individually with each of … (0 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: How Is Your Real Estate Market? Find Out What the Experts Are Saying - 05/25/17 03:09 PM
As we head into summer, it is a great time to review how the 2017 real estate market is doing so far. Here is what the experts are saying:
Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economist “Positive demographic factors should continue to reshape the housing market, as rising employment and incomes appear to be positively influencing millennial homeownership rates.”
Diana Olick, CNBC “Even as more homes come on the market for this traditionally popular sales season, they're flying off fast, with bidding wars par for the course. Home prices have now surpassed their last peak, and at the entry level, where demand is highest, … (0 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Bad News for Trump is Good News for Mortgage Rates? #TimeToBuy - 05/24/17 06:13 PM
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top ten realtor in ventura county: Now ZILLOW is your Competition!! #NOZillow - 05/24/17 01:32 PM
 
Well, it was bound to happen. I mean why not? The real estate industry is providing Zillow with their listings and sending and sending them 100’s of millions of dollars to fund their agenda which is to allow people to sell their home directly through Zillow. Is anyone surprised?
 
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top ten realtor in ventura county: Tips for Effectively Making an Offer #TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 05/23/17 06:17 PM
4 Tips for Effectively Making an Offer So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true!
Freddie Mac covered “4 Tips for Making an Offer” in their latest Executive Perspective. Here are the 4 tips they covered along with some additional information for your consideration:
1. Understand How Much You Can Afford “While it's not nearly as fun as house hunting, fully … (0 comments)

 
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