What is my Westlake Village home worth? Market Report for 12/31/15

Home Prices in Westlake Village for December 31, 2015  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Westlake Village Area Westlake Village is a planned community that straddles the Los Angeles and Ventura county line. The eastern portion is the incorporated city of Westlake Village, located on the western edge […]

What is my Thousand Oaks home worth? Market report for 12/31/15

Home Prices in Thousand Oaks for December 31, 2015  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Thousand Oaks Area The City of Thousand Oaks is a premiere community recognized for being one of the most desirable places in all of California to live, work, recreate, and raise a family. […]

What is my Simi Valley home worth? Market Report for 12/31/15

Home Prices in Simi Valley for December 31, 2015  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Simi Valley Area The city of Simi Valley (from the Chumash word, Shimiyi), is situated in the southeast corner of Ventura County. The city’s 2014 population has been estimated at 126,871, up from […]

What is my Newbury Park home worth? Market Report for 12/31/15

Home Prices in Newbury Park for December 31, 2015  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Newbury Park Area Newbury Park is a community located mostly within the western portion of the city of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County, California. The census-designated place (CDP) of Casa Conejo is also […]

What is my Moorpark home worth? Market Report for 12/31/15

Home Prices in Moorpark for December 31, 2015  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Moorpark Area Moorpark was founded when the application for the Moorpark Post Office was granted on June 1, 1900. The townsite of Moorpark was owned and surveyed by Robert Poindexter and his wife, Madeline. […]

What is my Conejo Oaks home worth? Market report for 12/31/15

Home Prices in Conejo Oaks for December 31, 2015  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Conejo Oaks Area Conejo Oaks is a hidden gem in the heart of Thousand Oaks.  One of the original communities this area boasts large lots, some of which are even horse zoned!  Many […]

What is my Camarillo home worth? Market Report for 12/31/15

Home Prices in Camarillo for December 31, 2015  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Camarillo Area Camarillo is named for Adolfo and Juan Camarillo, two of the few pre-1848 California natives of Hispanic ancestry to preserve the city’s heritage after the arrival of Anglo settlers. The railroad coast route […]

What is my Calabasas home worth? Market Report for 12/31/15

Home Prices in Calabasas for December 31, 2015  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Calabasas Area It is generally accepted that the name of Calabasas is derived from the Spanish calabaza meaning “pumpkin”, “squash”, or “gourd” (cf. calabash). Some historians hold the theory that Calabasas is derived from […]

What is my Agoura Hills home worth? Market Report for 12/31/15

Home Prices in Agoura Hills for December 31, 2015  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Agoura Hills Area The area was first settled by the Chumash Native Americans around 10,000 years ago. As the Alta California (Upper California) coast was settled by Spanish Franciscan missionaries in the late […]

20 Markets Ending 2015 on a High Note

Residential real estate overall may have cooled as 2015 comes to a close, but the slowdown wasn’t evident everywhere. Realtor.com®’s research team identified the top 20 medium-to-large markets where homes are selling the fastest and demand remains high (based on the site’s listing views). Topping the list for the second consecutive month is San Francisco, […]

House Price Index Inches Up 0.5 Percent

U.S. house prices rose in October, up 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI).  The previously reported 0.8 percent increase in September was revised downward to reflect a 0.7 percent increase. The FHFA HPI is calculated using home sales price […]

Single Women Flirting With Real Estate Again

After taking a hit during the housing crisis, some analysts are expecting single women — who once made up a large piece of the housing pie — to make a strong comeback in the market in 2016. U.S. Census data shows that single women are seeing rising incomes, which is critical because they typically stretch […]

3 Trends Sellers Should Know in 2016

There are three dominant trends in real estate that sellers should be aware of going into the new year. CNNMoney recently asked industry insiders to share what will be important when it comes to selling a home in 2016. Do you agree? A seller’s market dominates. Home prices have been climbing so much that they’re […]

Case Shiller House Prices

•Today, Case Shiller released their housing price index data for October 2015. Case Shiller data showed that house prices rose roughly 5 percent in all three indices since October 2014. The 10-city composite gained 5.1 percent, the 20-city composite rose 5.5 percent, and the national index showed a gain of 5.2 percent year over year. […]

Movin’ On Up: Refinance, Purchase Applications Increase

Mortgage applications increased 7.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 18, 2015. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 7.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted […]

Heating your Home for the Holidays

When deciding on a home to purchase, recent buyers took into consideration a variety of different environmental features. The feature that was most important to buyers was heating and cooling costs. Eighty-four percent of recent buyers found heating and cooling costs to be at least somewhat important when deciding on a home to purchase. Thirty-five […]

Biggest Winter Home Risks

The winter season is a prime time for house fires. Half of all destructive fires tend to occur in December, January, and February, according to the National Fire Protection Association. But most home fires are preventable. Here are some leading culprits to watch for: Space heaters. These devices are the leading cause of house fires in […]

New-Home Sales Surprise

New-home sales rebounded last month, led by a strong upswing in the West. Sales of new, single-family homes nationwide ticked up 4.3 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 490,000 units, the Commerce Department reports, with home sales up 14 percent year-over-year. “It is encouraging to see new-home sales continue to tick upward,” says Tom […]

Letting in Some Light

This time of year, even the brightest of listings can easily come off as dark and uninviting. With shorter days in mind, design site PureWow offers a guide to window treatment pick-me-ups that will help your sellers choose the right options for their home style, maintenance concerns, and budget. Cost conscious: Venetian blinds This practical, affordable […]

Top 5 Home Design Stories of 2015

Looks matter in real estate, and the best-dressed properties are likely to hold the biggest sway with home shoppers. But what projects offer home owners the biggest bang for their buck at resale? And what should you take the time to stage — and not to stage? These were key questions our readers looked to […]