home: What Dave Ramsey (Debt Free Guru) won't tell you. - 01/12/20 06:50 PM
The quickest and safest way to become a millionaire is through home ownership. The secret to becoming a multi-millionaire is by getting into debt. The reason is simple. It is called leverage. We can buy a primary residence of $500,000 with a $15,000 down payment. Real Estate in California traditionally appreciates around 6% to 7% per year. This is a great return on your investment. However, that is not the benefit. Consider that you have only invested the original 3% your return over ten years may rise to well over $250,000. This is a return of about 17 times the original … (4 comments)

home: Christmas, Boat Parades, Ice Skating in Southern California in 2019 - 12/14/19 03:10 PM
Dear Friends, Family & Clients,
"Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingles all the way" The Holiday Season brings us all closer together than any other time of year. We put down our differences and celebrate together as one happy family. Dani & I have been busy as Santa Claus' Elves getting these Holiday Sites Ready for you:
 
Christmas Events in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern Califronia
 

Holiday Boat Parades in Southern California
 
Ice Skating in Southern California
Dani & I have been serving the public as a team since opening a market together in 1979. We began our real estate career in 1996 and have been … (5 comments)

home: Happy Thanksgiving, make reservations early, see events in California - 11/11/19 02:42 PM
Happy Thanksgiving,
Did you know
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by 50 Pilgrim over a three day period in 1621 There was no Turkey on the table but there was Venison, Duck, Goose, Oysters, Lobster, Eel along with Cranberries and Pumpkin Pie. Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a holiday on October 3, 1863 President George H. W. Bush is the President that formulized the Turkey Pardoning Tradition in 1989 There are four towns called Turkey located in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, & North Carolina The average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving is 4,500 The Butterball Turkey Hotline answers more than 100,000 questions eash November and … (6 comments)

home: Happy Labor Day Weekend, check out these events and things to do 2019 - 08/29/19 04:25 PM
Happy Labor Day Friends, Family & Clients,
 
Labor Day Weekend has arrived. We, as Americans, work harder than most people in other nations. This is the Holiday dedicated to the Fruits of our Labor. This is also the unofficial last hurrah of the Summer. Let's all have a wonderful time and Please Bring 'em back Alive and Safe.
 
 
 
Find an Event & Things to Do this Labor Day Weekend in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern California
 
Would you like to see homes this Labor Day Weekend with us? We have a 4-bedroom Townhouse in the newest Lennar Valencia community of West Creek. The … (1 comments)

home: Stock Market on the Rise, Home Sales are Stagnant - 07/29/19 11:47 AM
Family, Friends, Clients and all,
The stock market remains on fire while the real estate market seems to have run out of gas. Home prices have levelled off and price reductions are running rampant. The Santa Clarita Valley is made up of six areas which include Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Saugus, Castaic, Newhall and Canyon Country. The entire valley currently has 635 active listings of which is made up of 475 single family homes. Only 22 of these single-family homes are price below $500,000. Valencia has one single family home and Stevenson Ranch none priced below $500,000. The highest price home in our … (2 comments)

home: Why is Homeowner-ship the American Dream to me? - 06/24/19 03:47 PM
Many of us have our own version of the American Dream.  To some it's financial, to others it's career and still others it's simply success.  To me Homeowner-ship is the true American Dream.
I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan at a time when this city was the envy of the world.  There was no luckier person in the world than me and being raise in a family in which home-ownership was our only option it was assured that I would be a homeowner as soon as financially feasible.  I tried buying my first home shortly after getting out of the Army but … (2 comments)

home: 4th of July in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern California 2019 - 06/22/19 12:29 PM
Happy 4th of July 2019
 
 
 
Check out these Events & Things to do 4th of July 2019
 
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Tony & Dani Lewis RE/MAX of Valencia
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with your real estate questions or to List or Buy a home.
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home: Best Time of Year, Christmas & New Years 2019 - 12/13/18 06:53 AM
Dear Friends, Family & Clients,
 Dani & I hope you and your family have a most enjoyable holiday season and are hoping that we all have a fruitful, prosperous, healthy and happy new year in 2019. Christmas is that time of year that brings us closer together than any other time of year.
Check out these Christmas Events & Things to do in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern California
 It is said that making a living doing what you enjoy most in life means that you don't have to work a day in your life. Serving the best interest of our clients make … (1 comments)

home: Memorial Day Weekend Events - Santa Clarita & Southern California 2018 - 05/20/18 12:08 PM
Find Events & Things to do Memorial Day Weekend 2018
  Memorial Day Weekend May 26 - 28, 2018 Events in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern CaliforniaNewhall Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Eternal Valley Memorial ParkDonate to the Wounded Warrior ProjectThank you for your Service you won't be ForgottenTrace Adkins Tribute to Soldiers "Arlington" on YoutubeDAV - Disabled American Veteran "Make the Promise"Did you really know about Memorial Day?Valencia "Six Flags Hurricane Harbor" Opens May 26, 2018 Valencia Six Flags Magic Mountain Memorial Day May 26 - 28, 2018Valencia Paseo Tennis Club Memorial Day BBQ & Doubles Round Robin May 28, 2018 Santa Clarita … (2 comments)

home: Trick or Treat, the scariest things in real estate! - 10/30/17 02:30 PM
Dear Friends, Fanily & Clients,Halloween marks the beginning of the traditionally slowest real estate market of the year.  The slow season run through the holidays until near the end of January or up to mid-February.  This by no means indicates that it is not a good time to sell or buy a home, in fact, this could be the ideal time to be both or either. Finding a home at this time of year is beneficial to buyers as there is much less competition.  A seller may be more willing to compromise than at they might be at peak season.  This doesn't … (0 comments)

home: Valentines Day 2017 in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & So. California - 02/13/17 02:08 PM
Dani & I have been each others Valentine for over 40 years.  Marry your best friend and enjoy your work, our secret to success and happiness.  We wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day Events & Reservations
Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern California
Think of making a move this year?  This is that perfect time of year to buy a home or sell a home if you will be buying another home.  Spring is around the corner and interest rates are on the rise.  The market has be red hot with homes selling with multiple offers.  Prices most often rise starting in … (1 comments)

home: Questions from a first time buyer - 12/09/16 10:18 AM
1. Contingencies related to inspection of house What should be included in the offer? (mold, termites, water damage, etc..) If the inspection reveals such items, how is it resolved?  Is that something enumerated in the offer? Are there any inspection results that could lead to an automatic termination of the contract? The contract defaults to "buyer has the right to have any inspection they deem necessary provided the home is returned to original condition. The acceptance of the offer gives 17 days to have all inspections.  Conditions revealed must be either agreed upon or repairs negotiated. If no agreement is reached … (4 comments)

home: Maintenance, Selling & Buying a Home - Tony & Dani Lewis of RE/MAX - 02/21/16 02:02 PM
Dear Clients & Friends,
(This is a copy of the latest February Newsletter sent to our clients and friends!)
Home ownership has many advantages over renting but there is one disadvantage. That is maintenance. A home owner needs to stay on top of the condition of the home to avoid deterioration. We have many service providers that we can recommend to you that work locally, do a great job and at an affordable price. Let us know if you would like a referral to a Painter, Plumber, Electrician, Pool Service, Handyman, Contractor, Carpet, Shutters or any other homes service provider.
Are you thinking … (0 comments)

home: Superbowl & how it affects real estate - 01/09/16 12:11 PM
The first thing that comes to mind during the NFL Playoffs and especially Superbowl Sunday is the Open House.  The people out looking at homes during the playoffs and the parties that ensue are truly highly motivated or simply not Football Fans.  The agents that are taking them out to see homes are highly dedicated to their clients or simply not Football Fans.
This is a terrific time for a seller to list their home should they also be in the market to purchase a home.  There are much less buyers during the NFL Playoffs so an offer, even a contingent offer, will … (6 comments)

home: No, not everyone should own a home. - 10/19/15 01:18 PM
Home Ownership is not for everyone.  There are many reasons to rent or live with someone rather than owning a home.  Renting makes sense if you are not sure you will have your job for the long run or even sure if you like working there.  Renting makes sense as well if you are new to a community and don't know yet if this is the place you would like to live for the next five or more years.  Renting also seems to make sense if you don't want to take on long term debt or maintain a home inside and … (2 comments)

home: "Halloween 2015" Los Angeles, Southern California & Ventura Events - 10/06/15 04:12 AM

Dear Clients & Friends,
Halloween - Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, and also believed that this transition between the seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead.  Over the millennia the holiday transitioned from a somber pagan ritual to a day of merriment, costumes, parades and sweet treats for children and adults.
Click Here > Fright Fest, Haunted Houses, Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, Trains, Universal, … (5 comments)

home: The American Dream is alive and well! - 07/26/15 08:49 AM
Dear Clients & Friends,
Home ownership is back on the top of the list for most Americans when they speak of the American Dream.  This is a positive change considering how taboo it had become just a few years ago.  Home prices in most areas are at or near the value seen in 2008 when the bottom fell out of the the real estate market.  Home prices continued rising for the next two years but sales numbers fell off the table.
Homes are once again selling at pre-recession numbers as consumer confidence has returned and interest rates remain well below normal.  Many fear … (22 comments)

home: Educate don't Riducule! AKA Common Knowledge is not always so common. - 03/21/15 01:36 AM
Whoever shows the house gets the commission. We don't get paid unless we close escrow. Ask your agent not me. Tell them at the Open House you have your own agent. There are many things we know as Realtors and are unknown to the general public.  It is our job and responsibility to educate the public instead of knocking them for not knowing how we work.
It seems to me that many if not most Realtors aren't aware that the way we work is common to us but unknown to the general public.
Here are the facts; we only get paid if we … (1 comments)

home: Real Estate Check-Up from the Neck-Up 12/1/2014 - 12/01/14 11:05 AM
Dear Family, Friends, Clients & Fellow Realtors,   Buying and selling a home during the winter and the holiday season in particular brings distinct advantages. There is less competition and both the buyers and sellers are highly motivated. Interest rates tend to be favorable during the lull due to the season, this is beneficial for both parties. There is more time for people buying and relocating to see homes. Homes show well during the festive time of year. People seem to be less pressured and more relaxed buying and selling a home during the holiday season. Loan approval process can be … (1 comments)

home: 2014 has been a disappointment for home sales! - 08/10/14 04:20 AM
2014 has been a disappointing year for homes sales thus far.  The reasons that seem obvious to us include a slower than expect economic recovery, lack of quality jobs, stagnant wages and the enormous rise in prices over the past two years.  Take a look at the sale in Santa Clarita, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Saugus, Castaic, Newhall and Canyon Country comparing the time period between January first 2014 until August tenth 2014 as compared to the same time period in 2013
                                  Active     Pending     Sold 2014        Sold Same Period 2013
Santa Clarita          725          570              1,823                               2,150
Valencia    … (2 comments)

 
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Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Valencia, CA

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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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