california: It's great to be a homeowner in 2023 - 05/25/23 12:18 PM
​​Friends, Family & Clients,
The American dream remains homeownership. It is still the best long-term investment. The tax benefits, for the time being, are exceptional.  The projection of a 7 percent annual appreciation is another major benefit.  Equity, which is like a savings account, increases with every monthly payment.  Purchasing a home helps you to build long-lasting relationships with your neighbors, become part of a community, and provide ongoing stability for you and your family.  Having a fixed-rate mortgage provides comfort in knowing that your monthly payment will remain the same over the life of the loan, whereas rent costs can go … (2 comments)

california: Happy New Year 2023 - Check out Events in California - 12/28/22 10:57 AM
2023 The Year of Hope & Making Dreams Come True
New Year's Events in California 2023
Presented by your Friends & Realtor Tony & Dani Lewis
Offices in Valencia & Aliso Viejo, California
Call or Text us at 661-510-7975

california: Happy Thanksgiving from Tony & Dani Lewis and Paul & Tracy Dinkel - 11/18/22 09:40 PM
Family, Friends & Clients,
The first Thanksgiving was in the fall of 1621.  The Pilgrims celebrated their first successful harvest by firing guns and cannons in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The noise alarmed ancestors of the contemporary Wampanoag Nation who went to investigate. That is how native people came to be present at the first Thanksgiving. Today a traditional Thanksgiving dinner often includes turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing and sweet potatoes. Today Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November.  The date of the first Thanksgiving remains unknown. President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving national holiday 1863.
Thanksgiving Events & Things to do … (5 comments)

california: Writing a Blog Post is Cathartic - 10/25/22 07:23 PM
I’ve been writing a Blog Post on ActiveRain since January 2, 2009.  This has been a means for me to reach out to family, friends, clients, potential clients, and those searching the internet for general purposes. 
Blogging allows me to share professional knowledge about real estate for both sellers and buyers.  It also is a means to promote New Listings and Upcoming Listings by with photos, virtual tour and extensive description o the house and community it is located in.
 I also love to share personal opinions on many subjects, so people know more about my life, beliefs, and personal opinions.  I … (6 comments)

california: Looking to buy or sell? How about a Halloween Event? - 09/27/22 09:16 AM
Family, Friends & Clients,
Is there any reason to buy a house with the current rising interest rates?
Rising Interest Rates have adversely impacted the purchase power of those of us hoping to buy a house or investment property.  This will most likely lead to an eventual drop in house prices as well as an increase in foreclosures and short sales.  There is a benefit to those hoping to purchase a house in the current atmosphere.  Homeowners will be less demanding and more willing to negotiate on price and repairs.  There will also be much less competition for that perfect house for the … (1 comments)

california: Craziest Past Client Story, A Nightmare in Real Estate - 09/17/22 09:54 AM
Let me start off with a little background.  I come from a business background owning a mini-market with a deli and pizzeria.   The Northridge Earth lead to us needing to sell and find a new career.  I happened upon real estate and was already 45 years old with no prior knowledge of the field and no local contacts to speak of.  I needed to reach out and work each and every lead to the maximum.  This lead to me working with many people that seasoned agents would have ignored.
My background lead to me working with Lloyd.  The first call from Lloyd … (7 comments)

california: Looking for something to do Labor Day Weekend 2022? - 09/01/22 10:49 PM
Happy Labor Day
from Tony & Dani Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group
Offices in Valencia & Aliso Viejo, California
Click Here to find a Labor Day Event in California
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california: New Listing in Valencia, California's Man-Made Lake Community - 07/07/22 12:34 AM
We have just listed a wonderful three bedroom single family house in an incredible gated community.  The house is a part of the Valencia Bridgeport man-made lake community.  This community is called "The Colony"  The home boasts a downstairs bedroom with a full bathroom downstairs as well.  There are two master bedroom suites upstairs with both having a private bathroom within the bedroom.  There is a private backyard with no rear neighbors.  The community offers a spacious clubhouse, incredible pool and spa and there is a boat dock with boats that residents may use.  There is no added fee for a … (5 comments)

california: Our New Listing in Valencia California's Bridgeport Community $800,000 - 07/02/22 07:45 PM
Dear Friends, Family & Clients,
We have just listed a wonderful house in the Gated Community of The Colony which is a part of the man-made lake community of Valencia Bridgport.  This incredible 3-Bedroom House has 3-Full Bathrooms with a Bedroom and Full Bathroom Downstairs.  The house is immaculate and has a gourmet kitchen and 3-Sided Fireplace.  There are several built-in cabinets and entertainment center and a Kitchen Island.  The Backyard boasts a sensational Waterfall and wrap-around yard.  There are no rear neighbors.  The two upstairs bedroom both have a private bathroom inside of them.  The house is located at the end … (6 comments)

california: Father’s Day 2022 falls on Juneteeth - 06/11/22 04:46 PM
​​ Friends, Family & Clients,
The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863. This word officially reached Texas two and half years later on June 19, 1865.  Juneteenth was originally Celebrated in Texas one year later on June 19, 1866.  There were about four million slaves in the United States that were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation.  America is known as the nation that embraced slavery, however at the time of this proclamation nearly four million people were enslaved.  Today there are about four hundred million enslaved people around the world in some capacity.
"None of us will be free until all … (2 comments)

california: Memorial Day Weekend Events 2022 in California - 05/21/22 12:15 AM
Memorial Day Weekend is known as the start of Summer.  However Memorial Day is a day was originally called Decoration Day. The holiday began as a way to honor soldiers who died in the Civil War, but the day now honors all U.S. veterans who have sacrificed their lives.
I am at U.S. Army Vietnam Era Veteran.  My feeling is we should not be quick to sacrifice our youth who in many cases are soldiers due to economic conditions.  We ended the draft but that shouldn't make us all Hawks.
Check out these incredible Memorial Day Weekend Events in California 2022
Presented by your … (1 comments)

california: This Is Me by Tony Lewis - 05/02/22 07:32 PM
What was your first job and what did you learn from it?I'm originally from Detroit, Michigan and in Winter I would shovel sidewalks and driveways.  I learned that it is best to quote a price instead of having they pay me what they thought the job was worth once the job was completed.  People can be cruel and cheap.
How long have you been in the real estate or related service industry?I've been a Realtor since November of 1996.  My career began with Coldwell Banker for four years and moved to RE/MAX for the next twenty years.  My partner and I opened … (7 comments)

california: Easter 2022 Events, Things to do & Brunch Reservations in California - 04/13/22 10:53 PM
Happy Easter Everyone.  
Check out our Easter Events Page for Easter 2022
Presented by your Friends & Realtor,
Tony & Dani Lewis Summit Real Estate Group
Offices in Valencia & Aliso Viejo, California
Call or Text us at 661-510-7975

california: Buy, Sell or Hold Real Estate Spring or Summer 2022 - 03/28/22 10:30 PM
Dear Friends, Family & Clients,
Home affordability in Los Angeles County has plummeted to about twenty percent.  You’ve heard the saying; “History Repeats Itself” well we should all be aware of what happened the last time prices rose at these rates for three years in a row.  Home prices rose twenty-eight percent in 2006, twenty-two percent in 2007 and eighteen percent in 2008.  This was followed by a nearly fifty percent drop in prices in many communities in the subsequent years.
Honesty has been a hallmark of our real estate career and our advice has always been based upon the truth and serving … (3 comments)

california: Ho Hum, Business as Usual in 2022 - 01/22/22 02:50 PM
​​Friends, Family & Clients,
There appears to be great news for current homeowners and not the best news for first time buyers.  A report be CoreLogic shows that the current mortgage delinquency rate is now at pre-pandemic levels.  Mortgage delinquencies in October of 2021 are 3.8%.  The mortgage delinquency rate before the pandemic in October of 2017 was 3.7%.  Mortgage Delinquency is defined by being late by thirty or more.
Want a Free Market Evaluation for you House or Investment Property?
There are several reasons to purchase a house even during this extreme Seller's Market.  The best reason is if you have a house … (2 comments)

california: How the internet changes real estate from 1996-2022 - 01/19/22 07:54 PM
My real estate career began in November of 1996.  That year marked the start of the transition from Dot Matrix to reliance up the internet.  The good thing for me is I never really had to learn the dot matrix system and my career aligned with the innovation of the internet.  I became the go to agent for those that had been in the business for many years.
The internet began a Paradigm switch in real estate as well as life in general.  There were, at one time, huge books that were printed once a month with all of the listing for … (10 comments)

california: Life in Real Estate Before and After the Internet - 01/01/22 10:21 AM
Prior to the internet becoming the norm for business life was a person to person business in which direct contacts were the main method of securing business.  Since the inception of the internet the masses can now be reached with the press of a button.  Prior to the internet a person could get away with bad practices without much damage to their career or business.  Since the reach of the internet there is no longer avoidance of a bad review in which the multitudes can learn of a persons bad behavior.  Prior to the internet a person looking to buy or … (9 comments)

california: Happy New Year 2022 Find an Event in Southern California - 12/29/21 07:03 PM
Dear Friends, Family & Clients,
The new year brings a sense of renewal and the opportunity to create a better future.  Mistakes of the past don't need to be a part of our future.  Let's all enjoy the new year to bring us more of the things that matter most such as health and happiness.  We look forward to assisting you in 2022.
New Year's Eve & Day Events 2021/2022
Wall Street & Main Street both have continued to trend higher.  Homeownership continues to be elusive to entry level buyers.  Homeowners are benefitting most of all during the recent Seller's Market.  Bidding Wars have … (5 comments)

california: Holidays in California 2021 - Events, Boat Parades & Ice Skating - 12/14/21 01:23 PM
We, in California, celebrate the holidays to an extent that the rest of the nation would really be surprised to learn about.  Streets are lit up with the colors and joyous displays of the season.  Click on the follow link to see events in many of our California Cities and Communities'
Christmas Events and Things to do in 2021
One of the unique Holiday Occurrences here in California are our Holiday Boat Parades on the Pacific Ocean.  Click on the following link to see the Boat Parades in California for 2021
Holiday Boat Parades in California for 2021
Another Happening here in California that most … (2 comments)

california: Halloween Events in Southern California 2021 - 09/16/21 04:21 PM
What a difference a year makes!
Halloween Events & Things to do in Southern California 2021 
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Summit Real Estate Group with offices in Valencia & Aliso Viejo, California
Call or Text us at 661-510-7975
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Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo (Summit Real Estate Group)

Tony Lewis

Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Valencia, CA

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Summit Real Estate Group

Address: 27720 Dickason Drive, Valencia, Ca., 91355

Office: (661) 510-7975

Mobile: (661) 510-7975

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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