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June 14, 2019
711 Bluebonnet - Open House Sunday 6/16 1-4

Open Sunday 6/16 711 Bluebonnet in Thousand Oaks The moment you've all been waiting for has arrived!  711 Bluebonnet Court is now available for sale!  We will be having an open house on Sunday 6/16 from 1-4, so come on by and check it out!  Be the ultimate son or daughter and buy this house […]

June 8, 2019
SALE AGREED! 3490 Pine View Drive in Simi Valley

  This one of a kind home at 3490 Pine View Drive in Simi Valley's "Madison County" neighborhood is now under contract!  The sellers have agreed to a sale and in a short matter of time, it will close escrow.  Did you miss out on this one?  Well stay tuned to our site for the […]

June 6, 2019
711 Bluebonnet Ct in Thousand Oaks - 2 short weeks until launch of this AMAZING home!

Two weeks until it hits the market - 711 Bluebonnet Ct. in Thousand Oaks   This spectacular remodeled single story 4+2 home with a one of a kind pool and spa is nestled in the Wildwood neighborhood of Thousand Oaks.  Conveniently located a short distance to California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks High School, the highly […]

June 6, 2019
Q&A: Who Pays the Real Estate Commission in California in 2019?

Who Pays the Real Estate Commission in California? In this Q&A, we're going to tackle one of the more interesting questions I get, the commission question. More precisely, we're going to tackle who pays it. The question of real estate commissions raise many questions for both buyers and sellers. How much do Southern California Realtors® […]

June 3, 2019
Q&A: How Long Do I Need to Wait After Foreclosure/Bankruptcy/Short Sale Before I Can Get a Loan? (June 2019)

How Long Must I Wait After Foreclosure, Bankruptcy or a Short Sale Before I Can Qualify for Another Loan? In this edition of my Q&A series, I tackle the length of time that must pass before you can get another loan after having a negative mark on their credit from a foreclosure, bankruptcy or short […]

June 2, 2019
3490 Pine View Drive in Simi Valley - INCREDIBLE PRICE REDUCTION!

  Price reduction on 3490 Pine View Drive in Simi Valley!  This beautifully remodeled single story 4 bedroom 3 bath home has just been reduced in price to $775,000!  This home has an end of cul-de-sac lot that is over 15,000 acres, backs open space AND has paved RV parking!  For more details, check out […]

June 1, 2019
Q&A: What is the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent, a Realtor and a Broker in California?

I often get asked a variety of questions from members of the public about the real estate profession, so I thought I'd start a series of Q&A blogs to address the more frequently asked questions.  In this post I'll be focusing on the difference between a real estate agent, a Realtor and a Broker.  First […]

May 27, 2019
Landlords Charging More for Single-Family Rentals

Rents for single-family homes jumped 2.9% year over year in March, according to the CoreLogic Single-Family Rental Index. The index measures rent changes among single-family rental homes, including condos. Rents for lower-priced homes are increasing at a faster clip than those of higher-priced homes. Low-end rentals are defined as properties with rents 75% or less […]

May 13, 2019
Typical Homeowner Added Nearly $10k in Equity Over Past Year

Homeowners continue to see home values increase, along with their equity. Metro home prices nationwide saw an increase of nearly 4% in the first quarter. The national median existing single-family home price was $254,800 in the first quarter, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Tuesday. Single-family home prices rose in 86% of measured markets in […]

May 13, 2019
Why It’s Best to Keep Renovations Simple When Selling Your Home

(TNS)—When it comes to selling a home, some homeowners will go to great lengths to boost the value of their property. But do renovation projects translate to big paydays in the real estate market? Not necessarily, Zillow data show. A mid-range bathroom remodel ($3,000 or less) can bring back $1.71 for every dollar spent, according […]

May 13, 2019
Los Angeles rental crisis continues in 2019

Renters face a growing number of obstacles in California, as the state’s growing renter population vies for a limited number of rentals. The situation is most extreme in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. True, rents in Los Angeles aren’t as high as in San Jose or San Francisco, cities both infamous for their high housing […]

May 2, 2019
Realtor Privacy in the Digital Age

Realtor Privacy in the Digital Age By Ryan Huggins, CISA, CICP, C-RISC, Broker Privacy.  In the aftermath of large publicized data breaches such as TJ Maxx, Office of Personnel Management and the California Association of Realtors as well as the Edward Snowden revelations, Facebook's Cambridge Analytical scandal and privacy legislation such as the European Union's […]

May 1, 2019
SOLD!! IN MULTIPLE OFFERS! 30666 Passageway Place in Agoura Hills

  30666 Passageway and this one of a kind view is now SOLD!  We had multiple offers, backup offers and people calling consistently wanting to get in if it fell out.  If you have a home that you need sold in the Lake Lindero area, or anywhere, give me a call at 805.905.4000 and I'll […]

May 1, 2019
Luxury home sales see biggest slump in nearly a decade

A luxury home with swimming pool is shown in Naples, Fla. A. Kurtz | Getty Images The nation's priciest properties are in far less demand this year, and that is taking a toll on their values. Sales of homes listed at $2 million and above fell 16% in the first quarter, the sharpest annual decline […]

April 30, 2019
What Is a Property Title Search? Why It Matters for Buyers and Sellers

  wsmahar/iStock   What is a property title search? When you buy or sell a home, a property title is essentially a fancy way of saying who has the right to own the property—and thus, to sell it. While it may seem straightforward that a home seller owns his house, there could be hidden claims or liens […]

April 30, 2019
Pending home sales jumped 3.8% in March, thanks to a big dip in mortgage rates

A prospective home buyer, left, is shown a  home by a real estate agent in Coral Gables, Florida. Getty Images House shoppers signed 3.8% more contracts to buy existing homes in March compared with February, according to the National Association of Realtors' pending home sales index. That was higher than analysts had expected. Sales were […]

April 29, 2019
A Spring Sales Pick Up: Contract Signings Rebound

Pending home sales were back on track last month, reversing course after last month’s drop. Three of the four major regions saw an uptick in contract signs in March, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Tuesday. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 3.8 percent last month over February, and […]

April 26, 2019
Price Reduction - 3490 Pineview Drive in Simi Valley

    This gorgeously remodeled 4+3 approximately 2,400sf  single story with a huge sweeping end of cul-de-sac lot is now priced at $793,900   For full details, check out https://hugginshomes.com/3490PineView

April 9, 2019
Rent Control Cannot Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis

In response to a growing affordable housing crisis throughout the U.S., state and local governments are considering adopting various rent control measures. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) opposes rent control and rent stabilization laws on both residential and commercial properties, as these measures do nothing to address residential construction deterrents like misguided local zoning […]

April 9, 2019
How to Keep Pets Safe During an Emergency (and What to Put in Your Disaster Kit)

  iStock/shaunl Editor's Note:  This is a very important topic that I've written about in my newsletter here and here.  I also have 17+ years experience teaching disaster prep and response if you ever have any questions. -Ryan   In the event of a natural disaster, your primary goal is to keep everyone safe—including your […]

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