You've spent months researching online. You've read countless articles and viewed hundreds of homes. (Hopefully not on Zillow or Trulia). You know you want to live in a great area of the San Fernando Valley but find that homes priced in Studio City, Sherman Oaks, and Encino are out of reach.
You're in luck! If you want to live south of Ventura Blvd but can't afford the higher priced areas, then Tarzana and Woodland Hills is your best bet. You'll get more house for your money. Since I've been in real estate (6 years now) I've referred to these two areas as the "New Money" areas.
If I recall correctly, Woodland Hills constantly topped the charts with the most foreclosure homes on the market in the San Fernando Valley. You might think otherwise but a lot of new money buyers purchased homes there hoping that Woodland Hills would be the new Encino. It didn't!
Don't get me wrong, I really like these two areas. You get a lot more house for your money in Tarzana and Woodland Hills. Woodland Hills borders Calabasas and Malibuis a 10 minute drive from Calabasas. The most expensive home on the market is Malibu is $65,000,000. That's 65 Million dollars.
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