buy home: I’m not a cow, stop milking me! - 03/01/13 06:49 AM
I’m not a cow, stop milking me!
This post comes after being used and abused so please allow me to vent!  Just imagine that you bought a home with me just 6 months ago.  You needed your hand held, I found you a lender and even convinced you to move forward even though you were reluctant.  You ended up with a home in a prime location and paid just $200,000 for the home.  Now imagine that you call me to get a current market value and I let you know that it would appraise for $250,000.  Let’s say you are now … (4 comments)

buy home: Explanation Letter Regarding Paying Over Appraisal Value! - 02/25/13 11:36 AM
 February 22, 2013
To whom it may concern,
Mr. Buyer wrote an offer on 12345 Oak Leaf Drive in Valencia, Ca. 91354 at $340,000 based upon the most recent sales in the Valencia West Creek community.  The homes are relatively new and comparable sales don’t exist unless they are most likely short sales.  This home received 13 offers and 3 of the offers were at and above $360,000.  Due to the relationship that Tony Lewis had with the listing office, large down payment of Mr. Buyer, the proof of sufficient funds to be able to remove the appraisal contingency and loan … (0 comments)

buy home: You can’t pay too much for a home right now! - 02/17/13 02:03 AM
You can’t pay too much for a home right now!
Time, Location, Quality of Life & Future Investment, these are the primary factors that are driving the current real estate market.  There is an eight year pent up demand of buyers and sellers that have wanted and needed to move over this period of time.
Uncertainty no longer exists. Gone are terrorist threats, stock market crash, loss of jobs, political wavering and home prices declining.  What has taken the place is a new fear.  Fear is one of the strongest emotions and the fear of lost opportunity is among the worst.
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buy home: Are you ready for the next Real Estate Bubble? - 02/10/13 03:50 AM
Are you ready for the next Real Estate Bubble?
The double dip recession and real estate crash is now long behind us.  Home values are rising at an alarming rate.  The reasons are plentiful.  New families have been formed and children are have reached the age of independence.  There is a greater sense of urgency for the multitude of buyers that have been sitting on the sidelines for the past 8 years.  The American Dream of Home Ownership is once again a Reality and a goal. 
Historically Low Interest Rates, fear of being left behind, high consumer confidence & job … (0 comments)

buy home: Bank Owned Mint Canyon Dream View Home in Santa Clarita, Ca. - 01/15/13 04:30 AM
Dear Clients, Friends & Fellow Realtors,
Bank Owned Home Coming Soon! Let me know if you are looking for a 4 Bedroom Home with a View on a with a downstairs bedroom built in 2005. This one is set for a bidding war so get started early.  Take a look at the new upcoming bank owned listing at:
http://www.29535kevinway.z57websites.com/
See this and other homes as soon as possible as inventories and well priced listings are disappearing quickly!

Your Friend & Realtor,
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia www.TonyLewis.com tonyglewis@yahoo.com Cell - 661-510-7975



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buy home: Happy New Year from Tony & Dani Lewis RE/MAX of Valencia - 12/28/12 11:58 AM
Dear Clients, Friends & Fellow Realtors,
Out with the old & in with the new!  2012 is coming to an end which leads to the new year 2013.  
Happy New Year and may this be your best year yet!
 Dani & I have compiled a list of Events, Things to do & Parties for New Years Eve & New Year Celebrations!     Our Nation is Healing, Home Prices are on the Rise & Selling a Home makes more sense than it has for yours!   Call, Text or Email Tony anytime, day or night, to discuss your home's value … (1 comments)

buy home: Alls I want for Christmas is a Home that my Children will be proud of! - 12/21/12 07:22 AM
Dear Clients, Friends & Fellow Realtors,
Home Ownership is and has always been at  the top of the list for American Families!  Yes we went through a 4 year period where owning a home was a curse for millions for many Americans.  That had more to do with bad decision making on the part of the Government and Banks than the people that bought homes. 
Home prices in Santa Clarita, California have risen by about 10% since the beginning of 2012.  The blessing for home buyers is that the interest rates are still at or near the same historic lows … (1 comments)

buy home: Foreclosures are Down, Does this mean the market has recovered? - 11/25/12 04:00 AM
Dear Friends, Clients & Fellow Realtors,
The real estate market has changed!  I am a Realtor listing and selling homes in Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita Valley.  This community is one of the safest cities of it's size and offers great schools, parks and incredible annual events.  We are best known for Six Flags Magic Mountain and offer the TPC at Valencia Westridge Golf Course, Valencia Country Club Golf Course, the Paseo Club Tennis Club, Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall, Bridgeport Lake Community and much more.
The Santa Clarita Valley, California includes the areas of Valencia, Stevenson … (2 comments)

buy home: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Santa Clarita & So. Cal. 2012/2013 - 11/21/12 04:33 AM
Dear Friends, Clients & Fellow Realtors,
Happy Thanksgiving from Tony & Dani Lewis. We count you and your support among our many blessings this and every year, thank you!
 Dani & I have created this Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Page for you and your family to enjoy!   Dani & I have created this Christmas & Holiday Season Page for you and your family to enjoy! Dani & I have created this New Year's Eve & New Years Day Page for you and your family to en
We know that your real estate needs can't afford to take a vacation so let … (0 comments)

buy home: Selling or Buying a home makes more sense than it has in a decade! - 10/01/12 05:13 AM
Dear Clients, Friends & Fellow Realtors,
Selling a home at this time makes more sense than it has in the past five years.  The reasons for selling are still limited to special circumstances.
·         Move Up Seller, a home owner is now able to make a positive move since an additional $300 - $500 payment per month could allow a home owner to move to a dream home and make an incredible financial investment for their future.
·         Selling an investment property that is no longer needed or wanted.  This may be a great time to take out equity and utilize … (0 comments)

buy home: What’s wrong with these Home Owners Associations? - 07/23/12 11:49 AM
What’s wrong with these Home Owners Associations?
Home Owners in Condo and Town Home Complexes are paying quite a bit of money to have their best interest.  The majority of the Complexes are not approved for FHA Financing.  There is little or no cost to get the Complex FHA Approval.  It does take time and effort.  Many Lenders are willing to do the bulk of the work to get the complex approved.  Again, most associations are unwilling to put out the effort to help those that employ them.
It seems to be discriminatory to prevent people that can only qualify for … (6 comments)

buy home: Have you heard the news? - 07/20/12 03:48 PM
Dear Clients, Friends & Fellow Realtors,
There are currently only 404 Active Listings in all 6 Areas of the Santa Clarita Valley.  Of these homes only 37 are REO or Bank Owned Homes!  There are now 137 Short Sale Active Listings in the Santa Clarita Valley.
We are currently in a really strange real estate market at the present time.  Although it is a Buyer’s Market, Sellers are able to dictate the terms of the homes being sold.
Nationwide we are seeing multiple offers and all indication show that the bottom of the market is now in the rear view … (4 comments)

buy home: Valentine's Day Events, To Do, Reservations for Valencia, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern California! - 02/08/12 04:35 PM
Valentine's Day is one of the many special on our American Calendar that break up the year and make our lives just that much more special!  I remember giving out Valentine's Cards in Elementary School in Detroit, Michigan before knowing the meaning and finding out the meaning some years later.  I always love those heart shaped candy with the message on them.  Finding true love transcends Valentine's Day!
Check out these Valentine's Day Events, To Do & Reservations for Santa Clarita Los Angeles & So. California
Check out these Winter Events, To Do & Reservations for Santa Clarita Los Angeles & … (2 comments)

buy home: Why the real estate market will improve in 2012! - 12/31/11 06:18 PM
Home prices have fallen below the price they would be today had the bubble not been created. Mortgage Interest Rates are at an unsustainable low level and buyers will fear missing out. Home Owners have been in the same homes much longer than usual and will want to move. First Time Buyers are being encouraged to get out and buy a home by family and friends. There is simply too much money sitting on the side lines and real estate is a safe haven once again. Lenders are approving short sales at a rate unheard of just 2 years ago. This … (5 comments)

buy home: It’s not my job as a Realtor to have your client commit to you! - 12/29/11 01:12 PM
One of the first things seasoned veteran Realtors tell new agents to do is find out if the client is working with another Realtor.  This is way down the list of questions I ask in qualifying a new client.  My initial goal is building rapport.  It is essential to let a new client know who I am, how I work how dedicated I am to their best interest and how knowledgeable I am about the local market.
I come from a business background.  The last thing a businessman cares about is if the customer is shopping elsewhere.  A businessman is looking … (14 comments)

buy home: Happy New Year! Events in Santa Clarita & Southern California - From Tony & Dani Lewis - 12/25/11 03:49 PM
Dear Clients & Friends,
Dani & I hope you and your family had the most enjoyable Christmas Celebration & Holiday Season!  It seems unfair to follow up just a week later with another major American Celebration.  We wish you the Happiest and Most Enjoyable New Year in 2012 yet!  We thought you might want to see some of the "New Year's Eve & Day Events in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern California!"
 This is the time to get off the fence and get out and find a home.  Prices and Interest Rates are quite favorable.  Buying a home at this … (0 comments)

buy home: Halloween Fun & Events for Santa Clarita & Southern California! - 10/27/11 11:51 AM
Happy Halloween to Clients, Friends & Home buyers & sellers,
<!--StartFragment-->Remember the thrill of wearing a costume on Halloween as a child?  How about carving a pumpkin with the child safe scissors?  Can you remember "begging" for candy?  How about seeing that first "Haunted House"?  I grew up in Detroit, Michigan in the '50's and 60's and Halloween was a fun time for all of us kids!  This holiday seems to be far safer than it was in those days.  It's hard to believe how much this day has grown in popularity among families of all generations.  It is that one … (0 comments)

buy home: Baby Boomers Demand One Story Homes or Two Story Homes with a Master Bedroom Downstairs! - 10/01/11 07:02 PM
Baby Boomers are at it again!  This wealthiest generation of all time is now demanding to have homes, especially the higher end million dollar homes to have a downstairs master bedroom.  This seemingly obsolete floor-plan that was built extensively in the '90's and 2000's has now come to fruition.  Just as home searches on the Internet have evolved so has this aging generation.  They have the money and know what they want.  Just 10 short years ago we were all told how valuable one story homes were going to be once the baby boomers began to age.  Well the future is … (4 comments)

buy home: It is darkest before the dawn & it is pitch dark outside! - 06/13/11 06:52 PM
It has long been stated that it is darkest before the dawn.  Well it is beyond dark in today's current state of affairs.  I am one of the most optimistic people that there is and times are finally making me really worried.  All of the following has not worked:
Wars have pulled our country out of recession in the past and we now have about 5 of them going on.  The only thing that has been accomplished economically speaking is many young men have a job.  The best result would be the worst result for our country finances.  Imagine all wars … (3 comments)

buy home: Home Sales get a jump start after the election! - 11/03/10 06:46 PM
There are now more questions than answers as to how the new Congress will affect home sales.  It seems as though there is already a sense of security as an immediate response.  There seems to be hope for stability with a balance in the Government rather than one side or the other dictating the future course of the economic recovery.  Here are some thoughts that come to mind:
We may be at the end of the 75 year low in interest rates since the new Congress wants to stop the Government from spending money to buy down the interest rates. There … (7 comments)

 
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Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Valencia, CA

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RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident

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Real Estate in my opinion. The idea of this blog is to communicate the current state of real estate and home sales and listing information as it relates to residents of Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Saugus, Castaic, Newhall, Canyon Country, the Santa Clarita Valley and Santa Clarita, California. This information will help people in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and the state of California to see how homes and real estate is progressing in one of Southern California's premier communities!


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