reo: All Sales are Final! - 08/11/13 09:26 AM
Whether you are selling or buying a home your first and most important step is choosing the best representation.  Working with a local, knowledgeable, experienced true professional that cares about your best interest above all other concerns should be your goal.  My wife Dani and I bring 33 years of local knowledge as well as the commitment that has been described.  We have attempted to earn your business whenever you are ready to sell or buy a home.  Let us know how we are doing!
The local real estate market continues to recover.  Check out these factors:
Prices have risen dramatically in the … (0 comments)

reo: 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.

reo: 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:
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 Cell - 661-510-7975


reo: 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)

reo: 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)

reo: What happens if I buy a home and the value drops? - 01/05/12 11:38 AM
Home Buyers seem to be looking at the cup as half empty rather than half full.  I look at the cup for those that buy a home now as "the cup runneth over!"
Statistics show that 80% of people feel this is a great time to buy a home.  Statistics also show that homes are now more affordable than they have been in generations.  Home Prices, especially Bank Owned/Foreclosures & Short Sales, have bottomed out in many locations.  Interest Rates won't ever be lower than they are right now.
Should a home buyer lose any value in the home they buy … (4 comments)

reo: Homes are that are not Short Sales or Foreclosures are now Selling at a Faster Pace! - 09/23/11 05:03 PM
Bank Owned homes also called REO or Foreclosures along with Short Sales have dominated the market for quite a few years.  There is a new trend happening all over the country.  More and more Traditionally Sold or Standard Sales have been happening daily.  There are many reasons for this.  The Lenders and Banks have been holding off from flooding the market.  They are assisting home owners to remain in their homes.  The home owners have been encourage to attempt to modify their loan or attempt to sell by short sale.  Home Owners have traditionally move within 5 to 7 years of … (1 comments)

reo: Don't look now, but buyers are once again coming out of the woodwork! - 09/05/11 06:39 PM
For some reason buyers seem to all be on the same wave length.  This phenomenon is unexplainable and the very same reason I've attempted to get buyers to buy while other sit on the side lines.  Home sales plummet and few buyers take advantage then overnight buyer, all at once, start buying.  Few had taken advantage of the market and all of the sudden homes are getting multiple offers and interest rates jump a half point or more.  So buyers stop buying, prices drop, interest rates drop, bargains are to be had and buyers stop buying.  This is the roller coaster … (3 comments)

reo: Banks halt foreclosures, this may help everyone except those losing their homes! - 10/09/10 03:50 PM
It looks as though the long expected flood of foreclosures, also called the shadow inventory, has once again been put on hold.  There are irregularities in the title of many foreclosure properties and this must be dealt with prior to releasing homes by the banks.  This is a reprieve for those in foreclosure and may allow them a place to live for free for an extended period of time.
Following are some of the results of this delay:
Lenders may finally work to unload properties easier as a Short Sale allowing more home owners avoid a Foreclosure on their record. There … (6 comments)

reo: There is Good News in the Local Real Estate Market - Tony Lewis * RE/MAX of Valencia - 09/14/10 01:15 PM
Newsletter to my Clients and Friends sent September 14, 2010
Waiting for the real estate market to recover is like watching grass grow. There is no evidence while watching but in looking back you can see the growth.  The news is still spewing negative reports on the housing market yet in the Los Angeles region home prices have risen by 10% year over year. With interest rates hovering between 4.25% and 4.50% and current increased inventory this is an incredible time to buy a first home, move up or invest in a home.    
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reo: How do you expect the real estate market to recover acting like this? - 09/04/10 08:29 PM
My God!  How can the real estate market recover with banks and the US government doing everything possible to sabotage the recovery.  First off, during the 2 time periods when the federal tax credit existed homes were garnering 15 and more offers and selling for much higher then they were listed.  Banks should have unloaded properties at that time and more homes would have sold at higher prices.  The government should have extended the federal tax credit knowing that stopping the tax credit would put the brakes on the home sales.
Now that we have adjusted to the lack of the … (5 comments)

reo: I need to sell my home but there are so many foreclosures to compete with! - 08/26/10 06:45 PM
There are many people in a position of wanting to sell their home for many reasons such as:
They have lived in the same home for too long and want to make a change Their family has grown and they need more rooms They are empty Nesters and want to down size to a smaller home They want to move closer to family They want to move to a different community, city or country Their mortgage is too high and want to lower their monthly payment They are worried about the possibility of losing a job and concerned about the future … (3 comments)

reo: The real estate market is doing just fine! - 07/23/10 06:03 PM
I am located in Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita, California and have been a Realtor selling residential homes since 1996.  The real estate market is now absolutely incredible when looking back to October of 2005.  That was the month and year that we, as Realtors, knew that the real estate market had begun to crash.
October 2005 the phones stopped ringing, and homes stopped selling at the brisk pace that began in November of 1997.  Homes did sell through close to the end of 2006 but inventories grew and price reductions were the norm.  From the end of 2006 until the … (3 comments)

reo: The Real Estate Market has Changed! - Tony Lewis * RE/MAX of Valencia - 07/19/10 06:49 AM
 Newsletter to Clients and Friends sent July 18, 2010
The pace of home sales has taken a breather.  The tax credits, end of the recession and stock market recovery lead to homes being sold with multiple offers as the reached the market.  The tax credit program ended April 31st, the stock market went south, the BP oil disaster all have lead to a major drop in consumer confidence.
This is a great time for those of you that were frustrated in your attempt to buy a home to give it another try.  It is also a great time for those of … (0 comments)

reo: It's a Buyer's market! Why should I pay over full price? - 07/13/10 05:05 AM
Buying a home for the past year has really shaken buyers up!  They are listening to the news which keeps reporting negative news about the economy and falling home prices.  Many buyers are so frustrated that they will inevitably allow this opportunity to pass them by. 
News Flash - Home sales fell off to where homes were not selling about 2 years ago.  Banks, with millions of potential properties, made a decision which has proved positive in stimulating sales but negative in creating inventory.  They decided to list homes way below market value and create an auction type atmosphere.  This … (0 comments)

reo: Home Prices are on the Rise! An explanation from a Conspiracy Theorist! - 06/26/10 05:19 AM
Home prices have dropped as much as 50% in many parts of the USA.  There have been relatively few Bank Owned homes reach the market compared to the amount of homes that can not be saved by home owners and will eventually be foreclosed upon.
The US Government gave a $8,000 tax credit to first time buyers, new home buyers and existing home buyers.  There were on average 12 buyers for every Bank Owned Listing that managed to hit the market.  These homes were listed far below the absorption rate and bid up as much as $100,000 above the list price.

reo: Secrets of Buying a Bank Owned REO Foreclosure Home from an expert! - 05/05/10 06:35 PM
There are many important steps to take in order to buy a Bank Owned Home! (also called REO & foreclosure)
After many years of selling Bank Owned homes and in dealing with the current real estate market you should:
Work with a Realtor that knows how to speak the language with the listing agent that shows that your Realtor knows the process and is bringing an offer from a qualified, motivated & dedicated buyer. All offers on a Bank Owned home will require A Good Faith Deposit, Loan Approval, Fico Scores and the proof of funds needed to close escrow.  Have this … (3 comments)

reo: Easter marks the begining of home buying and selling season! - 04/03/10 06:44 AM
It is quite fitting that Easter marks the day that Christianity begin each year and the same day marks the beginning of the peak home buying and selling season.  Whether in snow bound states or sunshine states buyers decide in unison that this is the official time to start looking for their new home. 
Sellers waiting to capitalize on the peak selling season start listing their homes as demand grows.  Prices in higher demand communities such as my home base of Valenca, Stevenson Ranch and Santa Clarita, California will inevtitably rise.  With each increase in sales and price more sellers that … (2 comments)

reo: What a buyer needs to know about changes in securing financing! - 01/25/10 05:52 PM
The real estate market has heated up!  Buyers looking to take advantage of the tax credit are out searching for a home earlier this year as the traditional buying season usually begins around late Winter and early Spring. 
Waiting could too long could cost a buyer not only money but prevent them from being to buy a home at all.  The FHA will soon be tightening up their qualifications to get a loan as well as increase the cost of the financing!  There is good news though!  It appears that the low 3.5% down payment will remain but the seller will … (0 comments)

reo: Valencia, Santa Clarita Valley, Ca. Bank Owned Homes & SCV Updates! - 08/13/09 09:16 AM
Dear Past Present & Future Clienst,
(This is a copy of the August Newsletter sent to my clients, hopefully you one day!)
The banks have started to release homes in a steady but controlled pace. In the past 10 Day there have been 33 Bank Owned Homes listed in the Santa Clarita Valley.  The breakdown is:
Valencia 9 Stevenson Ranch 3 Canyon Country 8 Newhall 1 Saugus  7 Castaic 3 Agua Dulce 2 Acton  0 You can see all current Bank Owned homes on one page - Click here to see Bank Owned Homes in the SCV!   It is my … (0 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

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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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