top three realtors in ventura county: 1 More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home #TimeToBuy - 02/05/19 09:47 AM
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The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses.
In combination with higher rents, survey after survey has shown that non-homeowners (renters and those living rent-free with family or friends) believe they need to save upwards of 20% for their down payment!
According to the “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership” study commissioned in partnership between the Urban Institute, Down Payment Resource, and Freddie Mac,39% of non-homeowners and 30% of those who already own … (7 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: Whose Mortgage Do You Want to Pay? Yours or Your Landlord’s #TimeToBuy - 02/04/19 10:06 AM
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There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.
As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business, explained in their article, “12 Practical Steps to Getting Rich”:
“While renting on a temporary basis isn’t terrible, you should most certainly own the roof over your head if you’re serious about your finances. It won’t make you rich overnight, but by renting, you’re paying someone else’s … (0 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: 5 Reasons Homeowners Throw the Best Super Bowl Parties! #TimeToBuy - 02/01/19 09:30 AM
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Highlights: Watching the big game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry about complaints to your landlord if you cheer too loudly! The kitchen is big enough to make as many appetizers as you want, and if some of your guests are only there to watch the commercials, they can do so on a different TV in another room! California Housing/Real Estate Market
California Home Sales Close Year on Downward Trend: California home sales declined for the eighth straight month in December, and pushed sales … (0 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: Buying a Home While Young is the Key to Building Wealth #TimeToBuy - 01/15/19 09:53 AM
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Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their data set.
“Today’s older adults became homeowners at a younger age than today’s young adults. Half the older adults in our sample bought their first house when they were between 25 and 34 years old, and 27 percent bought their first home before age 25.”
The full breakdown is in the chart below:

The … (2 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: The Cost Of A Ventura County Mortgage Across Time #TimeToBuy #HyperLocal - 01/11/19 09:42 AM
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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....
The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last … (1 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: The Best Time to List Your Ventura County Home? TODAY! #TimetoSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 01/10/19 11:36 AM
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You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than there were last month and at this time last year. What you may not have heard, however, is that there is still a severe shortage of listing inventory in many regions of the country.
In a recent interview discussing the housing market, First American’s Chief EconomistMark Fleming put it simply:
“The biggest challenge is really the availability of supply.”
When we look at available inventory numbers released by the National Association … (3 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: Buying A Vacation Property? Now Is A Good Time! #TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 01/08/19 09:37 AM
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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....
Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all together by escaping … (1 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips! - 01/07/19 11:03 AM
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Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?
Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.
1. Price it a LITTLE LOW 
This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their homes a little OVER market value will leave them with room for negotiation. In actuality, this … (3 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: SoCal Real Estate Forecast, What to Expect in 2019 #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 01/05/19 09:51 AM
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by Mark Schniepp
January 2019
Growth Was Strong in 2018Nothing much fazed the economy in 2018. The wild oscillations in the stock market, the trade war with China, the California fires, or the midterm elections. The economy remained strong all year long.
The fiscal stimulus in the form of tax cuts played out as the principal factor for the solid economy in 2018.
The California economy created 347,000 jobs last year, and the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in 40 years.
We are now in month … (1 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House #TimetoSell - 01/04/19 10:11 AM
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Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers. Upgrading your landscaping or curb appeal helps get buyers in the door. These upgrades rank as the 2nd and 4th best renovations for returns on investment. #SellYourHomeForMoreandPayLess #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #SellersPayZEROCommission  #ListYourHome&PayNoCommission #BetterThanFSBO #5StarREALTOR®
Your home is probably … (2 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead #TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 01/03/19 03:35 PM

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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....
Following last year’s real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened before finishing with a mild flurry. However, one thing … (0 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: Excited About Buying A Home This Year? Here’s What to Watch #TimeToBuy - 01/02/19 10:17 AM
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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.....
As we kick off the new year, many … (6 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner #BetterThanFSBO #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 12/31/18 10:44 AM
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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..................
In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, … (3 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: Stocks on a roller coaster ride and Real Estate Still a Good Buy as Fed raises rates again - 12/29/18 11:30 AM
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#SellYourHomeForMoreandPayLess #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #SellersPayZEROCommission  #ListYourHome&PayNoCommission #BetterThanFSBO #5StarREALTOR®
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....
The final days of December have the stock market … (6 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2019? [INFOGRAPHIC] #TimeToSell - 12/28/18 10:34 AM
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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....
Some Highlights: ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their … (1 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: 24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market #TimeToBuy #VCNeighborhoodValues - 12/27/18 11:18 AM
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This year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost nothing, mortgage rates were projected to rise, and home sales had decreased for several months in a row.
To many, the outlook heading into 2019 appeared dim… at best.
Then, in a 24-hour window last week, things seemed to change. On Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) revealed in their Existing Homes Sales Reportthat home sales had INCREASED for the second consecutive … (1 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage #TimeToBuy #HyperLocal #VCNeighborhoodValues #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #FirstTimeHomeBuyers - 12/26/18 12:05 PM
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One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the course of 30-years seems daunting, here are some easy ways to shorten that term which will actually end up saving you money over the life of your loan.
Any additional payments to the principal amount (the original sum of money borrowed in a loan), helps to cut down the amount of interest that you will pay over the … (1 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: What Makes a House a Home For You? #TimeToBuy #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor - 12/26/18 11:43 AM
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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....
We frequently talk about why it makes sense to buy a home financially, but more often than not the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones.
No matter … (2 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: Buyers Are Looking for Your Home, NOW!! [INFOGRAPHIC] #TimeToSell - 12/21/18 02:23 PM
#SellYourHomeForMoreandPayLess #TimeToSell #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor #SellersPayZEROCommission  #ListYourHome&PayNoCommission #BetterThanFSBO #5StarREALTOR®
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....
Some Highlights: Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.32 million and have increased on a monthly basis for the last two … (2 comments)

top three realtors in ventura county: 4 Quick Reasons NOT to Fear a Ventura County Housing Crash #TimeToBuy - 12/20/18 10:22 AM
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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.....
There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the real estate market heading into 2019. That uncertainty has raised concerns that we may be headed toward another housing crash like … (3 comments)

 
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