top ten realtor in ventura county: Moorpark Home Values, It's A HOT Market #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnson - 04/27/17 09:07 AM
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top ten realtor in ventura county: Real Estate Mogul: Here’s Why You Should Buy #TimeToBuy - 04/26/17 08:46 PM
Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a house?
Conlon responded:
“I am a true believer that you save every penny and you buy your first house… and that is still the fastest path to wealth in this country.”
Conlon went on to suggest that first-time buyers put down 10-20% “if they can make it work,” and to remain in their home at least 4-5 years to see a return on their investment.
Who is Sean Conlon, and why should you listen to his advice? Within a few years … (0 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Lack of Inventory to Hamper Home Buying Season #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 04/26/17 02:01 PM
Much of the news lately has been about the lack of inventory as we head into the home buying season. According to a recent article in Mortgage Professional America, Freddie Mac has indicated that the lack of supply is one of its top concern heading into the spring buying season — even going as far as to theorize that home sales in 2017 may fail to reach levels of last year.
The lack of housing inventory comes as a result of a combination of factors; most notably the reduction of new housing starts post-crisis, investors buying and now renting homes, and the lack of … (0 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Bank Owned 5308 Plata Rosa Ct Camarillo, CA 93012-Last Chance?? - 04/25/17 08:40 AM
   5308 Plata Rosa CourtCamarillo CA        Current Bid$1,000,000   Bid Deposit                                     5308 Plata Rosa CourtCamarillo CA    Reserve Not Met  infoRegister to Bid   Auction Starts04/22/2017 Auction Ends04/25/2017 Bidding ends in:3h, 19m, 20s    Event Details 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. The home shows some signs of wear and tear and needs tlc. This creates an incredible opportunity for some with vision and a rehab … (1 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: 6 SUREFIRE SIGNS IT'S TIME TO SELL YOUR HOME #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 04/24/17 04:39 PM
6 SUREFIRE SIGNS IT'S TIME TO SELL YOUR HOMEMost people don’t plan on living in their first (or second or maybe even third) home forever, but knowing when the time is right to put that baby on the market can be tricky. In fact, it can feel k... CHECK OUT MORE   Your Real Estate Update     FROM CHRIS B JOHNSON      
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top ten realtor in ventura county: Be aware of the #RentalTrap! #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 04/24/17 12:53 PM
There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.
Don’t Become Trapped  Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com, reported on what he calls a “Rental Affordability Crisis.” He warns that,
“Low rental vacancies and a lack of new rental construction are pushing up rents, and we expect that they’ll outpace home price appreciation in the year ahead.”
In the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University's 2016 State of the Nation’s Housing Report, they revealed that “The number of cost-burdened households rose to 21.3 million. Even more troubling, the number with severe burdens … (0 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment? #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 04/24/17 08:14 AM
Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long would it take you to save for a down payment in each state?
Using data from the United States Census Bureau and Zillow, we determined how long it would take, nationwide, for a first-time buyer to save enough money for a down payment on their dream home. There is a long-standing ‘rule’ that a household should not pay more than 28% of their income on their monthly housing expense.
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top ten realtor in ventura county: Chris B Johnson Realtor, Ventura County Luxury Home Specialist - 04/22/17 10:54 AM
 Chris B Johnson Realtor, Ventura County Short Sale Specialist, Certified REO Bank Owned Realtor 5308 Plata Rosa Court, Bank Owned Home For Sale in Camarillo  BY CHRIS B JOHNSONReal Estate Agent with Allison James Elite CA. BRE 01501699   April 22, 2017 10:39 AM    This Beautiful home is located in The Pinnacle at Camarillo, am Exclusive neighborhood of Million dollar estates. 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 … (1 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: 5308 Plata Rosa Court, Bank Owned Home For Sale in Camarillo - 04/22/17 10:39 AM
This Beautiful home is located in The Pinnacle at Camarillo, am Exclusive neighborhood of Million dollar estates. 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 is a perfect home to tastefully upgrade to with … (1 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Bank Owned Home For Sale In Camarillo - REO Under Market - 04/21/17 04:36 PM
 
5308 Plata Rosa
 
Court,Camarillo, CA 93012
 
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. The home shows some signs of wear and tear and needs tlc. This creates an incredible opportunity for some with vision and a rehab budget. This home is on an oversize Flag Lot, in a culdesac with no neighbors to the North. VERY PRIVATE!! The home originally had many upgrades. This is a perfect home to tastefully upgrade to with your own personal design ideas.
 
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top ten realtor in ventura county: #TimeToBuy - Mortgage Rates Remain Flat #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 04/21/17 04:27 PM
Weekly Mortgage Rate Update It was a volatile week for mortgage rates ahead of Sunday's French election. The daily movements were offsetting, however, and mortgage rates ended the week with little change, remaining near the best levels of the year.
THIS WEEK'S RATE TREND IS FLAT  
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top ten realtor in ventura county: Slaying Home Buying Myths #TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 04/21/17 07:24 AM
Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall.  
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top ten realtor in ventura county: Moorpark Real Estate Market Update #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 04/19/17 04:45 PM
Housing Market Trends - Sold vs. Listed Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay).
By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and sold property prices are calculated based on the market activity each month.
Some sales are not immediately available from public records. As they become available, the data are updated.
Housing Inventory Trends The number of active listings in MOORPARK (93021) increased by 62.1% from the previous month.
The median number of days active properties have been … (0 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American Dream - 04/19/17 10:48 AM
Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.”
The monthly index measures several different economic factors, including goods-producing employment, personal and commercial bankruptcies, building permits, startup activity, unemployment insurance claims, labor force participation, and layoffs.
The national index score was rounded out to 100 in January and saw a modest jump to 100.5 in February.
Alaska represented the lowest score on the index at 80.7, due mostly to the recent collapse in oil prices. Nevada came in with the highest score at 108.8, boosted … (0 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Camarillo Bank Owned REO For Sale-5308 Plata Rosa Court - 04/19/17 10:38 AM
MLS# 217002161          List Price    $1,299,000    Highest Bid &  Final Bid was $1,108,888
Current List Price = Minimum Reserve for the Auction.
Next Auction Starts               04/22/2017
Next Auction Ends                04/25/2017
 
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top ten realtor in ventura county: US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’! - 04/18/17 08:38 AM
According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment.
The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question:
In today’s housing market, is it better to rent or buy a home? The index examines the entire US housing market and then isolates 23 major cities for comparison. The researchers “measure the relationship between purchasing property and building wealth through a buildup in equity versus renting a comparable property and investing in a portfolio … (1 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Home #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 04/17/17 04:27 PM
Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible.
1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In reality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for their house (see chart below).

Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with … (0 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Bank Owned Camarillo Home Sale Ends Tomorrow #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 04/17/17 09:40 AM
Register for this auction to bid.   Current Bid$700,000   Counter Bid Bid Deposit$2,500 Bid Increment$100,000 Reserve Not Met  infoRegister to Bid   Auction Starts04/15/2017 Auction Ends04/18/2017 Bidding ends in:1d, 2h, 21m    Event Details Property Details (5308 Plata Rosa Ct, Camarillo, CA 93012) Spacious two level home with fireplace‚ attached three car garage‚ and partial ocean views.     … (7 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: Bank Owned REO for Sale in Camarillo CA 5308 Plata Rosa Court - 04/15/17 12:43 PM
 Zillow currently values this home at $1,672,032.00.
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. The home shows some signs of wear and tear and needs tlc. This creates an incredible opportunity for some with vision and a rehab budget. This home is on an oversize Flag Lot, in a culdesac with no neighbors to the North. VERY PRIVATE!! The home originally had many upgrades. This is a perfect home to tastefully upgrade to with your own personal design ideas.
This property is now under auction terms. … (7 comments)

top ten realtor in ventura county: #TimeToSell, Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Programs - 04/12/17 10:07 AM
HomesFor Sale In Thousand Oaks and Westlake
A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less in the month of January.
The trend continued through all buyers with a mortgage, as 62% made a down payment of less than 20%, which is consistent with findings from December.
An article by DS News points to the new wave of millennial homebuyers:
“It seems that the long-awaited influx of millennial home buyers is beginning. Ellie Mae reported that mortgages to millennial borrowers for new home purchases continued their ascent in January, accounting for 84 percent … (2 comments)

 
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