Mortgage Applications Drop 11 Percent

Mortgage applications decreased 11.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 22, 2016. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 11.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted […]

Is Making Extra Mortgage Payments Better Than Refinancing?

(TNS)—Many mortgage borrowers at some point consider making extra payments or refinancing but are confused as to which would serve them better. This article is directed to them. Extra Payment vs. Refinance While borrowers refinance for a variety of reasons, only refinancings undertaken to reduce the interest rate can be viewed as an alternative to […]

Hottest Summer for Housing in 10 Years

Confirming a record-breaking summer, the residential real estate market has kept the temperature up with the hottest July in a decade, according to new data on inventory and demand on realtor.com®. Homes for sale in July are moving two percent more quickly than last year as prices continue to hit new record highs. “The best […]

What is my Camarillo home worth? Market Report for 07/28/16

Home Prices in Camarillo for 07/28/2016  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 came through […]

What is my Thousand Oaks home worth? Market report for 07/28/16

Home Prices in Thousand Oaks for 07/28/2016  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 Westlake Village home worth? Market Report for 07/28/16

Home Prices in Westlake Village for 07/28/2016  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 of Los […]

What is my Moorpark home worth? Market Report for 07/28/16

Home Prices in Moorpark for 07/28/2016  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. The town […]

What is my Newbury Park home worth? Market Report for 07/28/16

Home Prices in Newbury Park for 07/28/2016  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 part of […]

What is my Calabasas home worth? Market Report for 07/28/16

Home Prices in Calabasas for 07/28/2016  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 the Chumash […]

What is my Agoura Hills home worth? Market Report for 07/28/16

  Home Prices in Agoura Hills for 07/28/2016  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 18th […]

Pending Home Sales Creep Higher in June

Pending home sales were mostly unmoved in June, but did creep slightly higher as supply and affordability constraints prevented a bigger boost in activity from mortgage rates that lingered near all-time lows through most of the month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Increases in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in […]

Strongest Housing Gains Seen Down South

Two more states, Mississippi and Maryland, as well as eight metro areas recently entered their historic benchmark levels of housing activity, according to the recently released Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®). These additional metros are Louisville, Ken.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Allentown, Penn.; Omaha, Neb.; Syracuse, N.Y.; Detroit, Mich.; Milwaukee, Wis.; and Lakeland, Fla. “Nationally, MiMi […]

5 Kitchen Island Styles to Fit Any Use

Regardless of the size of your kitchen remodel, adding an island to your design is one of the best things you can do to make your home more livable. There are many ways to fit an island into your kitchen. Here are some types of kitchen islands to consider: 1) Go traditional. If you have […]

Do You Know the Best State for Homeownership?

Owning a home is usually considered part of living the American Dream. But becoming a homeowner is neither easy nor affordable for everyone. Even if you manage to make the leap to homeownership, having a house of your own could seem burdensome if you’re stuck with high property taxes and insurance costs. Moreover, as a […]

Low Supply Has Homes Selling Fast

Homes are selling an average of a week faster than they did a year ago, meaning home shoppers should be prepared to move quickly in a competitive housing market, according to the June Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Tight inventory continues to be a major factor for home shoppers. The supply of homes for sale […]

Ryan brought the buyer!

Huggins Homes is pleased to announce that our agent Ryan brought the buyers to this lovely 4 bedroom home in Simi Valley’s east side.  The entire transaction lasted just shy of one week and is by far the fastest transaction in Ryan’s history to date!  Stay tuned for more news and updates from Huggins Homes! […]

What is my Westlake Village home worth? Market Report for 07/14/16

Home Prices in Westlake Village for 07/14/2016  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 of Los […]

What is my Thousand Oaks home worth? Market report for 07/14/16

Home Prices in Thousand Oaks for 07/14/2016  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. Located in […]

What is my Simi Valley home worth? Market Report for 07/14/16

Home Prices in Simi Valley for 07/14/2016  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 111,351 in […]

What is my Newbury Park home worth? Market Report for 07/14/16

Home Prices in Newbury Park for 07/14/2016  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 part of […]