MarketWATCH Northridge: 3/18/16

Real Estate Agent Cal BRE# 00923192
I'd like to share a story with you.
This week, a friend, who is very computer-savvy, had a computer issue.  She put a video of "the red screen of death" on facebook. What I found interesting was all of the comments. Everyone has some working knowledge (as end-users) of computers, right? Especially if they're on facebook. The armchair experts weighed in, with everything from "it's a virus", "you upgraded to Windows 10 too soon", and the inevitable, "this never happens with a Mac".
Come to find out, it was a failed hard drive. Nobody suggested this option. The way she found out was calling the manufacturer, who asked a sequence of questions that led directly to this diagnosis, AND the solution. Happily for her, the new drive will arrive in a couple of days, and she'll be able to install and get rolling again with only a few days' inconvenience.

Why did I share this with you?  Because, just as most of us have experience with computers, most of us have experience with homes. This opens the door (pun intended) to many armchair experts in real estate.  As in the case above, sometimes there are oversights when we rely on those who haven't studied real estate as a profession.
I'm certainly not implying that this is you. However, you may be surrounded by such experts: parents, cousins, friends & colleagues who may have bought a home or two.  What I'd like to suggest is that you gather information... not only from these experiences, because they are valid, but ALSO from someone who studies the market, from an economic and professional standpoint, someone who has studied the business of negotiation, who has studied the laws, and has a working knowledge of the value of properties in this market.
So as you're looking for your next home in Northridge, I'd love for you to ask me questions.  I've lived here and worked in real estate here for over 20 years. I take my profession quite seriously. It's my passion to ensure that you buy the absolute best property for your circumstances at this time - whether it be for you to live in or as an investment for the future.  As you approach this spring market you're going to be seeing more and more interesting properties, as soon as you're ready to take the next step, I'd love to be your resource, your personal guru, and all you have to do is tell me you're ready, and I'll take if from there.
Now let's take a look at what's going on this week...

There were 8 new listings this week in Northridge. They range in price from $349,950 -$1,299,999; size 1150sf - 4000sf; age from 1947 - 1996.

Here is our featured listing in Northridge this week...

9622 Sylvia AV, Northridge, CA 91324
Listing #SR16050143 - $799,950

Lovingly tended to for over 50 years this 2,516 square foot home is tucked away in the center of the highly sought after Chateau Highlands community. Step inside and you will find a meticulously maintained 4 bedroom 3 bath home that sits on a 16,489 square foot lot. The formal living room has a wall of windows dressed up with plantation shutters with the focal point being the floor to ceiling stone fireplace. The kitchen is pristine with Corian counters, a breakfast bar and a garden window looking out over the expansive back yard. The family room just off the kitchen has a vaulted, beamed ceiling, a fireplace with raised hearth with French doors to the outside. The master suite offers up 3 large closets, built-in drawers, a dressing area and a master bath with glassed in shower and dual sinks. The full bath accommodates two bedrooms with a tub and separate glassed in shower with dual sinks and can be easily accessed from the backyard for those dripping wet swimmers. The laundry room has loads of storage as well as a deep sink. The very large 4th bedroom is on the other side of the house and his its own private ¾ bath. Outside is a roomy patio with a roll up canopy for shade, a sparkling pool and room for all those “big kid” toys.


18057 Rayen ST, Northridge, CA 91325
Listing #SR16053175 - $1,299,999

New Sherwood Forest Constructed- Gated Estate. 4,000 Sq. Ft. of Luxury Living. Steel Double Doors Guide You into this Beautiful Entry with 16 Ft. High Ceilings, Elegant Formal Living Room with Custom Stone Fireplace and Vaulted Ceilings, Family Room Adjacent to Center Island Kitchen Highlighted with Stainless Steel Viking Built-Ins, Granite Counters & Built-In Wine Fridge. Large Master Suite with Private Patio. Custom Designer Finishes Throughout, Steel Railings, Casement Windows, Hardwood Flooring, Custom Cabinets, 3 Car Garage. Large Private Lot with Sparkling Pool & Spa. Custom Built Pergola, Perfect for Entertaining. Professionally Landscaped.


Check out all the new listings this week in Northridge – CLICK HERE

Are you ready?  You can simply reply to this email or give me a call at (818) 621-9897.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Anne-Marie Stone
Pinnacle Estate Properties

Cal BRE# 00923192

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