Santa Clarita Real Estate Update
April, 2019 - Issue #175

Two New Home Communities Offering Luxurious Affordability
Toll Brothers at Plum Canyon is an exclusive new community featuring two collections - Mirabelle and Avalon - tucked away in the foothills of Santa Clarita, offering single and two-story homes with no Mello Roos and incredible views.

Mirabelle features four home designs ranging from 2,500 to 3,000 square feet with three to five bedrooms, up to four bathrooms, and integrated luxurious indoor and outdoor living spaces on expansive home sites.

The Avalon collection offers five luxurious home designs ranging from 2,400 to 3,500 square feet with three to six bedrooms, up to 5.5 bathrooms on expansive sites with two-to-three-car garages.

The Mirabelle and Avalon Collections each offer spacious floor plans, generous home sites, some with beautiful mountain vista views and easy access to Santa Clarita. Residents of Toll Brothers at Plum Canyon will appreciate the very best of the quiet suburban lifestyle, with easy access to dining and retail, low property taxes - no Mello Roos - and low HOA fees.

Spring Cleaning your Real Estate Mindset
Release Yourself from the Cobwebs of Doubt

Don't let uncertainty hold you back from a better home - and life. Yes, do your research, analyze your options, discuss your findings. But if fear of the future is holding you back from enjoying "today," reconsider that mindset. No one has a crystal ball to tell you what the market will look like in 10 years, or if you'll really love that new neighborhood. No choice comes with a guarantee - but it's a guarantee you'll be miserable, torturing yourself in Indecision Purgatory. Listen to your gut - and then make a call.

Dust Off your "Joy Meter"
No new home is truly "perfect." Figure out what is really important to you - what brings you the most joy - then communicate those ideas to your Realtor. Fancy mouldings are nice, but is proximity to a park more important? Is more money in the bank "joyful," or do you need a place that's turn-key pretty on Day 1? Remember - you're the one who will live there, so the only Joy Meter you need is your own.

Get Ready to Up Production on the Elbow Grease
If you want to sell your home for top dollar, know this: Buyers want turn-key properties. Is yours not quite there yet? That's Ok, but then we need to be more realistic about pricing. If you've got the resources, invest in aesthetic upgrades like paint, flooring and cleaning/decluttering that will dramatically improve the overall look of your home.
Kathy Watterson of RE/MAX Santa Clarita 510-0321
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"We feel blessed to work with so many TOP PROFESSIONALS in the real-estate industry. Their continued success is proof that investing in your community is not just a sustainable practice, but one that's good for business, too."
RE/MAX of Santa Clarita, Valencia & Gateway Owner Dave Rendall
Preparing to Sell your Luxury Home?
Talk to a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
Recognized as the mark of accomplishment in luxury markets around the world, the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation assures affluent buyers and sellers that the agents who have earned it have the knowledge, experience, competence and confidence they require. CLHMS designation is awarded to Institute Members with documented sales performance in the top 10 percent of their market. To qualify for the CLHMS designation, applicants must complete the Institute's intensive training and meet or exceed sales requirements.

Locally, this special designation has been earned by Kathy Bost of The Kathy Bost Team. "Our marketing prowess is well known across all price points, but we use distinct proven systems to best serve our luxury clients," says Bost. "Luxury buyers and sellers have different needs and it's our goal to listen to those needs and then adapt to best fulfill them. Selling a luxury home in Santa Clarita requires different skill sets - ones we've developed with specialized training and decades of experience selling luxury homes."

The luxury threshold for a market is determined by the sold price of a unique, residential property that represents the minimum value of the top 10 percent of residential sales in a market. In Santa Clarita, in order to qualify for this designation, the agent must have recently sold three or more homes with a sales price of $1.5 million or above.
The Kathy Bost Team 803-3114

RE/MAX of SCV Sells more Homes in Santa Clarita than Any Other Company
Based on closed sales reported between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, RE/MAX of Santa Clarita, Valencia & Gateway again sold more homes locally than any other company - by massive margins. "We measure success by how many lives we can positively affect," says Owner Dave Rendall. "To help so many of our neighbors fulfill their real-estate goals is a major honor."
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