A sneak peek at a some of the beautiful Santa Clarita homes available and some exciting news on tax credits for home buyers.
If you haven't already noticed, this is a fantastic time to buy real estate in the Santa Clarita Valley. What most need to remember is, when stock prices fall, it's usually the best time to buy. Buy low and sell high, right? The same is true in real estate.
There are several provisions in the overall $789 billion stimulus package that will be beneficial for many people - and will help stimulate demand for housing.
With enough warning, you can protect your home from a flood or fire (or purchase insurance to do the protecting for you). But in today's real estate market, you can't put sandbags around your investment to prevent the value from rapidly declining.
Divorce is rarely easy and often means a lot of difficult decisions. One of the most important decisions is what to do about the house.

In the midst of the heavy emotional and financial turmoil, what you need most is some neutral, non-emotional, straightforward, specific information. Once you know how a divorce affects your home, your mortgage and taxes, critical decisions are easier.
The holiday season is approaching and many homeowners are under the impression that it's one of the worst times to sell - but in fact it's the exact opposite!
Whether you are moving across town or across the country, the process can be stressful. From insurance and outsourcing to a fool-proof way to organize your stuff, local pros have your needs covered. Now all you have to do is finalize your destination.
Over 3,700 square feet of quality upgrades: travertine and tile flooring, plantation shutters, double door entry, tech center, kitchen with granite counters; 5 bedrooms and 3 baths upstairs, 1 full bed/bath down! Huge master suite with two walk-ins and incredible bathroom! Views! For a verbal tour of this home call 1-800-757-8019, extension 2020 to hear a recorded description of all its features and amenities.
If, by chance, your IRS return wasn't big enough to afford a new tile, let alone many of them held together by grout, you aren't alone. But when the budget gets tight, the tight get creative. Changing the look of your home for the better is just a few bucks (relatively) away, says Santa Clarita's finest design improvement experts.
For years, the real estate market in the Santa Clarita Valley has been a sprint - sellers rushing to cash in on escalating prices and buyers racing to add their name to the next development's waiting list. But things have changed. Gone are the heydays of multiple bids on newly listed homes, along with the low interest rates that ushered them in. Gone are the days of near-instant equity and cash-in-the-hand refinancing.
If you've ventured outside on weekends lately, you've seen them - a growing herd of open house signs on street corners all over the Santa Clarita Valley. Just driving through your neighborhood these days, you can't miss the expanding number of for sale signs. Gone for now, it would seem, are the days of quick house sales and slim pickings for SCV homebuyers. Gone too are the days of beyond-the-asking-price bids and over-the-top profits for sellers. SCV home prices are coming down, but the question remains: How low will they go?
The city of Santa Clarita has commenced with its new residential trash franchise agreement, meaning that all trash services within city limits will be provided by Waste Management/Blue Barrel. In an effort to serve the community more efficiently, some homes may have their pickup day changed as a result of the new agreement. For clarification, visit the city website at for a map of the city with the revised routes.
On the eve of February 16, Homemakers Furniture celebrated the opening of its new showroom located at 26455 Ruether Avenue with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. "The ribbon cutting seemed to make it all official," said owner Tim Wickman, "and to have the community behind us the way they are - that's what makes it all worthwhile."
Local realtors agree on the current real estate climate: the winds of change are ushering in a new season. Those who wish to successfully navigate these uncertain air flow patterns ought to buckle their seat belts and prepare for landing. The destination: back to planet Earth.
The 21st Annual Home and Business Expo, presented by the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, will be under the big top once again at College of the Canyons on September 24 and 25. Expo is an excellent way for business owners to present themselves and their products to the community in conjunction with a weekend full of family fun and entertainment.
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