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Your dream house is out there!
In fact, it might even be on this page...
Thanks to the National Mortgage Settlement, borrowers and sellers - even those who may not have been directly affected by bank error - can receive major financial relief. The estimated $25- to $32-billion settlement will be allocated in a variety of ways. These include principal reduction for at-risk "underwater" homeowners, refinancing for caught-up borrowers and additional relief in the form of anti-blight programs and more.
There was a time when engaging in the "rent versus buy" debate was as unpopular as a 20-percent down payment requirement. But then the housing "bubble" popped and people began questioning not only the soundness of the "buy is best" advice, but the American destiny of homeownership, as well. After all, when you hear about homes "underwater," it isn't hard to imagine your dreams drowning, too. A large number of individuals and families that could qualify for a home purchase chose, instead, to wait on the shore (most often in a rental house without a beach view!).
To fully understand what is happening in the Santa Clarita real estate market, it is important to look at supply and demand.
There is so much conflicting information floating around out there about short sales. It's time to separate fact from fiction.
One of the best things you can do as a homeowner is to invest in quality home improvements. Not only will the additions make your home more attractive and pleasant to live in, but certain projects will bring a significant return on investment when the time comes to sell your home. The following five projects have been proven to add extra dollars to the average home resell prices.
This month's update includes a sneak peek on what to expect in 2011 and a head's up on Homeowner's Insurance.
Is the real estate market picking up or is it slowing down for the holidays? Let's review the statistics for Santa Clarita Valley this month. Currently there are 405 contracts pending in the market overall, leaving 1,233 homes still for sale. The resulting pending ratio is 24.7 percent (405 divided by 1,233). But what does that mean?
Local Real Estate Professionals answer your questions about buying and selling a home in Santa Clarita.
An inside look at Open Houses and Foreclosures and how they affect you in the current Real Estate Market.
In California, contracts must contain consideration to be valid. It's a good faith deposit not to be confused with a down payment. When buyers execute a purchase contract, the contract specifies how much money the buyer is initially putting up to secure the contract, to show "good faith," and how much money all together will be deposited as a down payment.
You're torn. You're thinking of moving in a few years, and you're also moved to tears by your current interior paint (We agree. That purple-painted bathroom was a good concept, but...). Fashionable, neutral paint is the solution.
From Investment Real Estate to Home Owners Associations, this months installation of the Santa Clarita Real Estate Update gives you the information you need to decide what's right for you!
Let's take a look at the real estate market for Santa Clarita Valley this month...
From buying and selling in the SCV to California's tax policies on forgiven debts... this month's update has the information you are looking for!
Did you know SCV real estate inventory is down 63 percent compared to this time last year? You may have heard about home buyers recently losing out in multiple-bidding situations.
"Curb appeal" is the good impression or feeling made when looking at a home from the curb to the front door. It is taking the best exterior feature of the house or yard and enhancing it to the fullest potential.
An in-depth look at the real estate market and tips on listing your home.
A look at what's new in Real Estate - from helping homeowners in danger of foreclusre to ethics that should be present in all Real Estate transactions.
An inside look at what's happening in the Santa Clarita Housing Market.
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