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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

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 […]

April 7, 2019
What’s the Average Cost of Common Home Repairs?

Homeowners are sprucing up their homes more this year, tackling several home improvement projects. Eighty-eight percent of homeowners recently surveyed say they performed a major home repair in the last year, and more than half said they managed multiple major repairs or home improvement projects, according to a new analysis by, a home improvement […]

April 7, 2019
7 Things to Consider When Buying an Investment Property in Thousand Oaks

Are you Considering Buying an Investment Property in Thousand Oaks? The Real estate market in Thousand Oaks and Ventura County in general shows a robust improvement in the last several years.  Looking at the steady growth, most people are of the belief that investing in real estate in Thousand Oaks can be quite a profitable […]

April 4, 2019
Can I Sell My Home If I’m Behind on My Mortgage?

  WilshireImages/iStock   If you’re behind on your mortgage payments and don’t see your situation improving, you might be thinking the only way out of this mess is to sell your home. But can you? The short answer is yes—that is, so long as your lender hasn’t foreclosed on your home yet. The foreclosure process […]

March 28, 2019
California’s low homeownership rate to continue

California’s homeownership rate increased slightly to 55.2% in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018. This was up from the homeownership rate of 54.4% experienced in the prior quarter. After trending down from its 60.7% peak in 2006 to its present level of 55.2%, the homeownership rate has recently stabilized at a normative level for the […]

March 26, 2019
UN accuses Blackstone Group of 'wreaking havoc,' fueling global housing crisis, The Guardian reports

The United Nations' housing advisor has accused one of the world's largest corporate residential landlords, Blackstone Group, along with other private equity firms, of "wreaking havoc" in their tenants' communities and "helping to fuel a global housing crisis," according to The Guardian. Advisor Leilani Farha and co-author Surya Deva, chairperson of the U.N. Working Group […]

March 17, 2019
Remodeling Becomes Bigger Issue Up Against Aging Housing Stock

As the nation’s housing gets older, the remodeling market is reaching record highs to meet the country’s growing housing needs, according to Improving America’s Housing 2019, a new report released from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Spending on improvements and repairs to owner-occupied and rental properties reached a record high of nearly $425 […]

March 15, 2019
Get ready to pay more rent, even as home prices cool off

Home prices may be cooling off right now, but rents are heating up yet again. After taking a breather in 2018, due to new supply on the market, rents for both single-family homes and multifamily apartments are now rising at the fastest pace in nearly a year, according to Zillow. The median monthly rent in […]

March 15, 2019
To Rent or Sell Your Vacant Home

To Rent or Sell Your Vacant Home. Have you ever thought whether it would be better to rent or sell a vacant home that you own? Maybe you already have someone renting this house, or you have been considering renting it to tenants, but would that really be the better choice? Deciding whether or not to […]

March 13, 2019
COMING SOON! Large Single Story Home in Conejo Oaks with a Large "Lexi Approved" Yard!

  Coming this summer, a beautifully remodeled Conejo Oaks showplace!  This home features a large "Lexi Approved" yard!  More details to follow, so stay tuned!

March 7, 2019
The fire-resistant home - Tips to make your home more resistant to external fire

It is impossible to build a fully fireproof home, but researchers are now focused on making homes at least fire resistant. They have to, because climate change is increasing the intensity of wildfires around the world, putting billions of dollars' worth of real estate literally in the line of fire. Wildfires destroyed more U.S. homes […]

March 5, 2019
Home Backup Power Options That’ll Be Lifesavers During a Storm

  DonNichols/iStock   Home backup power options can save you money, energy, and even your health when the electricity goes out. And like it or not, the power probably will go out at some point in the time you own your home. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates Americans experience an average of 1.3 power […]

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