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Santa Clarita Real Estate Update
February, 2023 - Issue #217

Valencia Beauty with Tasteful Updates
Just what you're looking for: This centrally-located single-story, three-bedroom, two-bathroom Valencia home boasts 1,522 square feet with a warm, custom feel. Enjoy hardwood flooring throughout, plus a stunning upgraded kitchen with included stainless-steel appliances.
Custom details: Each bathroom has been beautifully updated and the entire home has custom touches throughout. You'll love the plentiful windows that let in gorgeous natural light - plus views of the pretty backyard.
The perfect location: Your new address is located on a cul-de-sac with access to the Valencia Paseos with easy access to parks, schools, shopping and all that Valencia has to offer. Low HOA and no Mello Roos make it an even better buy.
Regal Realty of California 373-5636

Pool Home Perfection in Fair Oaks Ranch
So much space: This stunning pool home with a mountain view has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and 3,383 square feet of living space with RV parking. 
Lots of upgrades: After walking through the double-door entry, you'll notice soaring ceilings, travertine-stone flooring and windows galore. The Entertainer's Kitchen features white cabinetry, quartz countertops, an impressive island, breakfast bar and Viking stainless-steel appliances. 
Great for your guest list: There is a separate formal dining room adjacent to the kitchen perfect for gatherings or entertaining. The spacious family room features a beautiful fireplace. 
Spread out: Conveniently located downstairs is a junior suite with a bedroom and private three-quarter bathroom. Get organized with the three-car garage and a laundry room with extra storage space. Head upstairs to find five spacious secondary bedrooms, a full bathroom with dual sinks and the primary suite. 
Settle in: The primary bedroom features beautiful dark-wood flooring and has a private deck with views of the picturesque mountains. The private en-suite has a walk-in shower with beautiful tile accents, a separate soaking tub, a vanity with dual sinks and quartz countertops and his-and-hers walk-in closets. 
Vacation at home: Step outside to your resort-like backyard where you can enjoy swimming in a Pebble-Tec pool with beach entry. Enjoy dining al-fresco under a covered patio that's wired for TV and sound. The amazing split-level playhouse offers a perfect space for the kids to enjoy. There is also a cozy firepit for those chilly winter nights. The home includes a newly-installed gate where you can park your RV or other recreational vehicles/toys. There are no rear neighbors or Mello Roos.
Craig Martin's Home of the Month is located at 26416 Partridge Drive in Santa Clarita and can be viewed at 26416partridge.com. Craig is number one in his office in sales and ranks in the top 1 percent of Realtors in Santa Clarita. He was also featured on TLC's "Flip That House" and recently on "Yahoo! Finance" as a top California Realtor. 466-4663
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New Year's Resolutions for Homeowners
Here's how to navigate the Q1 2023 real estate market - resolution style. 
Resolve not to "doom scroll" or fall into a clickbait well.
Social media conglomerates only profit when you keep scrolling and clicking - which means that the content published on those sites is often intended to incite panic and worry... so you keep reading! But the real information - the kind that can help you make a decision highly specific to your home, neighborhood, local market and goals - won't be in that article. Talk to an experienced Santa Clarita real estate agent who can talk options and share real - and recent - results. Then save your social-media time for pictures of puppies, updates on friends and posting your Wordle score. 
Resolve to fix up your home if selling is on the 2023 to-do list.
Turn-key homes that are in good condition, priced right and well marketed are still selling for substantial profit. This isn't a hint to spend tens of thousands remodeling your home - but it is a reminder that if you have home damage or significant wear, your home may sell slower - and for less. Talk to your real estate agent about what to fix now so that you can command the highest price a bit later. 
Resolve to stay flexible and positive.
Navigating market stabilization can sometimes feel stressful and uncertain. Plan on entering this market with flexibility and an open mind. That can be easier said than done - so work with a real estate professional who has the experience, connections, support team and accessibility to help you ride any waves that come your way. There are so many positives and possibilities in this market - so choose a team that can help you identify and take advantage of them all. 
Kathy Watterson of RE/MAX Santa Clarita 510-0321
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When your Backyard is the Ocean, Every Day is a Vacation
Beachside living isn't just for remote workers and retirees. Thanks to the proximity of Ventura County to Santa Clarita, more and more SCV families are purchasing second homes on or near the water for fast getaway fun. And - when not in use - these same properties are earning homeowners substantial vacation-rental income. 
Why Oxnard? Besides being less than an hour away from Valencia, Oxnard offers a wide variety of real estate options, including on-the-beach homes and condos, properties right on the canal with private docks and resort-style community living with coveted amenities. The local culture's chill vibe, mom-and-pop restaurants and shops and vibrant events are a big draw, too. 
From famous beaches like Silver Strand to near-year-round sunshine, you can't beat Oxnard's weather or pristine waters. And the neighbors are great - you'll see plenty of familiar faces! Each month, more Santa Clarita residents relocate or purchase vacation homes here. 
Curious which Channel Islands community is the best fit for your family and lifestyle? Reach out to the experts.
Keith & Arlene Beckwith 805-338-4466
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