Pending Home Sales Sluggish as Low Supply Rears Its Head

Pending home sales were sluggish in April as low supply reared its head, down 1.3 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI posted 109.8 in April, down from 111.3 in March. The Index is based on contract signings. “Much of the country for the second straight month […]

Summer Pool Maintenance 101

Laying poolside is the quintessential way to spend a scorching summer day. It’s easy to imagine the fun that comes with owning a pool—floating in a tube on Caribbean blue waters, family poolside volleyball, romantic moonlit dips—without considering the responsibility that comes with it. The truth is, owning a pool requires regular upkeep and maintenance: […]

California home prices pale in comparison to these places

California home prices are higher than any other state in 2017, and the increase continues. California’s high home prices may seem excessive compared to the rest of the country, but when viewed alongside home prices abroad, California’s housing market is downright cheap. Using the Economist’s House-Price Index, we look at home price movement in the […]

Home Prices Plow On at 5.8 Percent

Home price growth plowed on early in the spring real estate season, up 5.8 percent year-over-year in March, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. The month marked a 33-month high for prices, as measured by the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index. The Index’s 10-City Composite rose 5.2 percent year-over-year, […]

Class Action suit sought against Zillow’s “Zestimates”

Last month I wrote to you about a lawsuit that was filed against Zillow for their Zestimates hurting the sale of homes.  You can find that article here.  Today, I have an update to the case.  According to the Chicago Tribune article below, home builders have joined in the suit and are asking for class […]

Owning page one of Google

That fun moment when you do a search for your latest listing in “Private Browsing Mode”, so Google doesn’t alter the results based upon your account, and you find that not only is your website on page one, but that your content that you posted is on spots 2-8 on page one of Google!

Make That Home Greener: Energy-Efficient Mortgages

If you’re in the market for a new home, there’s a way to save the environment and some cash at the same time: Consider a “green” mortgage. An energy-efficient mortgage (EEM), the umbrella term for these types of loans, allows buyers to fold expenses for energy-saving home improvements into their mortgage. Photo credit: Shutterstock EEMs […]

How to Get a Better Deal on TV Service Without Cutting the Cord

Although the idea of cutting the cord on expensive cable or satellite TV costs sounds amazingly liberating, the unfortunate truth is that this would mean losing access to some of your favorite shows and channels. Even if you could find most of your shows on Netflix, could you really stand to wait several additional months […]

What is my Westlake Village home worth? Market Report for 05/25/17

This Week’s Home Prices in Westlake Village  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 05/25/17

This Week’s Home Prices in Thousand Oaks  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 05/25/17

This Week’s Home Prices in Simi Valley  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 05/25/17

This Week’s Home Prices in Newbury Park  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 Moorpark home worth? Market Report for 05/25/17

This Week’s Home Prices in Moorpark  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 Conejo Oaks home worth? Market report for 05/25/17

This Week’s Home Prices in Conejo Oaks  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 05/25/17

This Week’s Home Prices in Camarillo  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 Agoura Hills home worth? Market Report for 05/25/17

This Week’s Home Prices in Agoura Hills  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 century, […]

SOLD IN MULTIPLE OFFERS! 368 Knollwood in Newbury Park

SOLD IN MULTIPLE OFFERS!! Amazing newer single story Los Encinas former model home! Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats $729,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms 2 Full Bathrooms Interior: 2,116 sqft Lot: 7,430 sqft Year Built: 1997 Location 368 Knollwood Dr. Newbury Park, CA 91320 USA Ryan Huggins Huggins Homes (805) 9054000 […]

Trump Administration Proposes 2018 HUD Budget

The Trump Administration on Tuesday announced its 2018 proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), scaling back funding to the agency approximately 13 percent to $40.68 billion. The proposed budget preserves rental assistance for 4.5 million low-income households, but recommends reforms to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Housing for the […]

Tips to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Smoothly

Summer will be here before we know it, but before the heat wave arrives, American Home Shield® (AHS®) wants to recognize National Heat Awareness Day (taking place this week) to make sure you and your home stay cool all summer long: Tip 1: Check your system in advance. About a month before the weather heats […]