Kathy Smiley's "Conejo Valley Real Estate Blog"

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2011 

Thousand Oaks, CA: Homes for sale in Thousand Oaks, California sometimes stay on the market for upwards of 150 days and more. Why aren't these Thousand Oaks homes selling as quickly as others? It's time to think about the Three P's of home selling: PRESENTATION, PRICE & PROMOTION.  #1. PRESENTATI...
02/20/2011
The owners have been working like crazy on this Premier Westlake Village Home for the last two weeks clearing out furniture and accessories, and staging to SELL! Elegant 4+5, 5000+ square foot home was too busy and cluttered, but not anymore! 5 POD's and 2 Garage Sales later, we are waiting with ...
02/18/2011
"Ring, Ring".... "Hello, Kathy Smiley speaking." "Yes, I wanted some information on how to buy a home at auction." "Sure, I'd be happy to help. What area are you looking at?" "Well, we currently own a home in the XYZ tract, so that's where we'd like to look." "That's a great area, I'd be happy to...
02/17/2011
THOUSAND OAKS, CA MARKET UPDATE A total of 29 homes closed escrow from January 1 through February 15, 2011, in zip code 91362, which encompasses the east portion of Thousand Oaks, CA and Westlake Village (north of the 101 Freeway). 1 two-bedroom home sold at $515,000 with 2,057 square feet after ...
02/16/2011
What to do with a selling client who thinks their way of decorating is the best? Call in a pro - that's what I did today. I have a seller preparing to go on the market and the house is bulging with stuff! Marcia Smart came in today for 2 1/2 hours, we went through room by room, corner by corner, ...
02/15/2011
Okay, we don't look forward to it... But the view outside is looking spotty and smudgy.. smurky... dull. Well, after this next rain, it's time! Especially if you are putting your home on the market! To clean the large windows in most California homes, first you need quality window-washing tools: ...
02/15/2011
The Conejo Valley Parks and Recreation Department and the city of Thousand Oaks, CA, is expanding and improving the Oakbrook and Oakbrook Highlands tracts by making additions to the 14 acre neighborhood park. It's going to be such an asset to the community! Walking trails, expanded grassy area, p...
02/14/2011
"No, I don't have any pets." .. "Oh, Gosh, didn't we mention?... Our daughter has a couple of guinea pigs, just a school project, they're not really ours... Cute little guys, aren't they?"  I would never have known if I didn't pop in while they were moving in to take off the lock box. Now, who do...
02/14/2011
Just for fun I looked up the Rent VS Buy on this website. According to the GinneMae Rent VS Buy calculator, if I didn't already own this home, I would save $200,000 by buying instead of renting it, and that's with just a 10% down payment. Bookmark this site to show to buyers that it really does p...
02/10/2011
There are many choices in the market today, and one popular one seems to be to do NOTHING! While rates climb, we have buyers waiting for the bottom-of-the-market pin to drop. Here are some reasons pro and con, courtesy of Melinda Fulmer of MSN Real Estate News: Should you wait for the housing mar...
02/10/2011
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