remax realtor: Valencia, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & California Memorial Day Events! - 05/19/13 02:53 AM
Looking to sell, buy or learn about Santa Clarita, Ca? I'm here for you!
Memorial Day Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern California
Donate to the Wounded Warrior Project
May 24, 25, 26, 27, 2013
Campgrounds "First Come First Served" in California for Memorial Day Weekend 2013
Parks Opened in California for Memorial Day Weekend 2013
Spring Hikes in California Open Memorial Day Weekend 2013
Whitewater Rafting in California Memorial Day Weekend
Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, Ca - Open Memorial Day Weekend May 27th
Huricane Harbor Valencia, Ca. Open Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Day!
Valencia "Paseo Tennis & Swim … (0 comments)

remax realtor: TPC at Valencia Westridge golf community homes in Santa Clarita Valley - 05/11/13 01:25 PM
Valencia Westridge is located immediately north of Stevenson Ranch and adjacent to the Valencia area within tohe City of Santa Clarita, California.  Valencia Westridge is the community that was built around the TPC at Valencia Westridge Golf Course.  Home in Westridge range in price, style, location, custom or tract, gated and not gated, attached or detached, condo, town home or garden home also called duplex.  There are also home with golf course views and city views.  The community has distinct benefits such as having an elementary school, junior high school and high school in the heart of the community.  There are … (3 comments)

remax realtor: Amgen Tour of California in Santa Clarita 2013 - 05/08/13 01:41 PM
Amgen Tour of California in Santa Clarita 2013  
Santa Clarita Traffic & Road Closures due to the tour  
Amgen Tour of California Breakaway Mile Registration  
 Stage 3 Palmdale to Santa Clarita May 14th   Stage 4 Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara May 15th  
Amgen Tour of California returns to Santa Clarita    Map of Stages of the Amgen Tour of California 2013   Live TV Coverage Schedule of the Tour  Host Cities for the Tour
 Host City Santa Clarita Information Page
 Amgen Tour of California Spectator Guide
 History of the Amgen Tour of Califorina
 
 Present by … (1 comments)

remax realtor: Mother's Day, Memorial Day, New Homes, Update-Tony & Dani Lewis RE/MAX - 05/07/13 10:13 AM
Dear Clients, Friends & Fellow Realtors,
Dani & I love our Mother and appreciate the love, dedication and sacrifices the give daily!
Take a look at these wonderful ways to make Mom's day memorable:
Special Events, Brunches, Things to do in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles & Southern California!

Memorial Day Weekend begins in 17 Days!
Formerly Called Decoration Day the holiday was created to honor our fallen soldiers.
We now celebrate this Holiday honoring the memory of those we love and have lost.
Dani & I hope all of your memories are wonderful!
Check out these Memorial Day Weekend Events, Places to go & things to do!
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remax realtor: It's “Officially” a Seller’s Market! - 04/21/13 12:31 PM
Dear Clients, Friends & Fellow Realtors,
It's been Seven long years since I last sent a monthly newsletter declaring that this is an incredible time to list your home for sale.  If you or those you know are even thinking about listing your home give me a call.  It is finally time to sell and also sell for thousands of dollars above market and appraisal value.  There are, on average, about 15 - 20 offers on each and every well priced and located homes.  There are so many all cash buyers and Conventional Financed home buyers with excess cash willing to … (2 comments)

remax realtor: Don't buy a Brand New Home without using your Realtor! - 04/12/13 06:17 AM
Dear Clients, Friend & Fellow Realtors,
There is a misconception that a Home Buyer would be better off going into a Brand New Home Community.  This is ins a major mistake that many home buyers have make for many years.  You see, New Home Communities depend on the Realtor to bring in the most qualified, motivated and knowledgeable Home Buyers and have done so for decades.  A Realtor screens the client and educates them to the buying process.  There is a much higher success rate for Brand New Homes sold to the Client that is brought in by a Realtor.
This … (2 comments)

remax realtor: I’ll list my home with you if… - 04/06/13 04:28 PM
I’ll list my home with you if…
Selling a home in the current market is easy.  Selling at top dollar doesn’t take much of an effort but choosing the right Realtor for the job takes some research and getting a little lucky too.
There are many questions and concerns that home owners have in choosing their Realtor, setting the list price and getting the terms of the sale.
All Realtors are not the same.  Listing with the top Realtor is not the answer either.  You see, a lot of top agents made it to the top by selling their listings quickly … (5 comments)

remax realtor: Easter Begins the Peak Home Selling Season, can it get any hotter? - 03/31/13 04:54 PM
It never seizes to amaze me, being from Detroit, Michigan, how the home buying season here in Southern California runs on the same schedule as it does in the snow belt.  We have weather in the 90's at time during the Winter but our peak home selling season really start once Easter arrives.  It is also an oddity that the start of the selling season doesn't get started until Easter whether Easter is early or late in the calendar year. 
Life as a Realtor will surely get even more difficult as our job description is now heavy weighted to being … (0 comments)

remax realtor: Talk about wearing 2 hats! - 03/29/13 03:10 PM
Talk about wearing 2 hats!
There are always 2 sides to a transaction and buying a home is quite different than most of them.  A home seller has the goal of selling at the highest price that will give them the highest net at the closing. 
A buyer’s goals are quite the opposite.  They wish to pay the low amount with terms that are favorable for them.
The tricky part is the representation which leads to the reason for a Realtor.  You see a Realtor is a fiduciary and by law must represent the highest and best interest of the … (1 comments)

remax realtor: Why should Congress continue the tax benefits of owning a home? - 03/27/13 01:24 PM
Home ownership is the foundation and building block of a community, City, County, State and Nation.  When a person buys a home they are sharing the responsibility of owning part of their neighborhood.  The home owner pays property taxes and in some cases a Mello Roos Bond to support local resources, parks, open spaces and schools.  They also take a pride of ownership and invest in the maintenance of the home and landscape.  The home owner, especially in good times, will upgrade the home and add to the market value of the home which also upgrades the neighborhood and enhances property … (3 comments)

remax realtor: Our Changing Santa Clarita Valley Real Estate Market - 03/16/13 05:08 PM
Dear Family Friends, Clients & Fellow Realtors,
In this Months Newsletter the goal is to fully explain just how rapidly our local real estate market is changing and share information that may help you to decide that this is the time to either list your home for sale or buy your new home or investment property.  It wasn’t that long ago that we, as Parents,  feared that our children wouldn’t have an opportunity to live & own a home near us.  Well prices are headed back to where to peak of the market pricing.  This is the time a make a … (1 comments)

remax realtor: Easter March 31, 2013 Events in Santa Clarita & Southern California - 03/09/13 10:33 AM
Dani & Tony Lewis Wish You a Happy Easter!
Check out Updates Daily!
  On the Third Day He Rose From the Dead "Rejoice!"
  Easter Sunday March 31, 2013
"The Easter Story" on The Children's Chapel
Stevenson Ranch, Ca. at Rioux Park "Easter Egg Hunt" March 28th
Eggstravganza at Saugus Central Park March 30
Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Splash & Dash Easter Egg Hunt & Swim March 30th
Easter Brunch at The Paseo Club Easter Sunday March 31st
Passion Play at Grace Baptist Church March 26, 28, 29, 30
Stevenson Ranch Blooming Affairs Easter Baskets, Flowers " Free Delivery"
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remax realtor: How should I go about selling my home and buying another home? - 03/06/13 08:46 AM
How should I go about selling my home and buying another home?
More and more home owners are hoping to sell their home and buy another home that is a move up purchase.  They want either a bigger home or a better location.  This is a very tricky move for home owners that are unable to buy a home without either the funds from the sale of their current home or removing the extra monthly payment.  Sellers are receiving so many great offers from highly qualified buyers that they can pick and choose the best offer which also includes price and … (2 comments)

remax realtor: Home Prices Dropped more dramatically than you think, see the chart! - 03/04/13 12:44 PM
The real estate bubble created from 1997 to July 2006 was unprecedented.  The current rise in prices looks to surpass this recent history.  There are no simple answers.  The only ways to slow down this price escalation is to either raise interest rates or stop FHA & VA Financing and require larger down payments.  Congress has also suggested taking away the tax benefits.  The cure is worse than the illness.
(Chart provided by Case Shiller)

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

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remax realtor: 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)

remax realtor: Rising California Home Prices leads to Less Qualified Buyers! - 02/28/13 02:52 AM
C.A.R. reports 4th quarter 2012 housing affordability
For release:
February 25, 2013
 
Higher home prices send California housing affordability lower
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25) – Higher home prices offset lower interest rates to reduce housing affordability in California during the fourth quarter of 2012, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported.
 
The percentage of home buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced, existing single-family home in California decreased to 48 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, down from 49 percent in third-quarter 2012 and from 55 percent in fourth-quarter 2011, according to C.A.R.’s Traditional Housing Affordability … (0 comments)

remax realtor: Home Prices in California have risen nearly every year since 1970! - 02/25/13 02:55 PM
Home Ownership is once again the American Dream!
Prices will soon be back to where they were before the recession.

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

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remax realtor: 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)

remax realtor: The real estate market is changing daily! - 02/22/13 01:49 AM
 
The real estate market is changing daily. Homes are being listed at and above market value.  This is great news for home buyers!  They are no longer being misled by seeing unrealistic home prices only to find out that the home is $50,000 under-priced.  We are heading into a real estate market where negotiation will replace a bidding war.  I’m looking forward to the day when “Best & Final” is replaced by an old fashioned “Counter Offer”!
Homes are hitting the market at an incredible pace and selling at an alarming pace.  The community that I serve is called  The … (1 comments)

remax realtor: The Perfect Storm as Home Seller & Buyers benefit at this time! - 02/19/13 10:17 AM
Dear Clients, Family, Friends & Fellow Realtors,
Home values are rising as homes continue to sell at one of the quickest paces in history.  This is the perfect storm and a crossroad in which both sellers and buyers benefit at the same time.
Home Owners can sell their home above market value due to the enormous demand and massive housing shortage.
Home Buyers benefit by buying a home at this time as well.  Prices in the future will be much higher than they are today.  Interest rates can will rise as soon as the market stabilizes.  Buying a home at this … (1 comments)

 
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Tony Lewis

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

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

Office: (661) 510-7975

Mobile: (661) 510-7975

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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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