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November 9, 2019
2018 Crime Stats - Is Thousand Oaks One of the Safest Cities?

According to the article published by 24/7 Wall St., where they ranked the 50 safest cities based on the 2018 FBI crime statistics (for cities with over 100,000 in population), 10 Southern California cities made the list and their housing statistics. Upon comparison, safety rankings with local housing prices, it’s no surprise, safe cities are […]

November 7, 2019
Southern California house hunters face biggest drop in listings to choose from in 7 years

The biggest post-Labor Day drop in inventory in seven years means Southern California house hunters are searching among a below-average number of homes for sale. According to ReportsOnHousing‘s Oct. 31 tracking of broker networks, 32,849 existing residences were listed for sale in the four counties covered by the Southern California News Group. That’s a drop […]

November 6, 2019
Don’t expect much rent-hike relief in Southern California, says USC forecast

Southern California tenants will get only modest relief from rent hikes in the next two years while finding an empty rental unit will only get harder, one outlook predicts. The average dweller in a multifamily complex in the region covered by the Southern California News Group will see rent hikes that average between 2.6% and […]

November 5, 2019
Nowhere in US has more million-dollar homes than Los Angeles-Orange County

Here’s another way to see just how expensive California housing has become: It’s home to almost half of all million-dollar homes in major U.S. metropolitan areas. LendingTree, an online loan servicer, looked at the number of homes valued at $1 million or more in the nation’s 50 largest metro areas. My trusty spreadsheet found that […]

November 1, 2019
691,145 Californians left last year: What state did they go to?

Where do Californians go when they leave? New Census Bureau migration data for 2018 shows folks who leave the state are likely to end up west of the Mississippi River. Here’s what my trusty spreadsheet tells me about where 691,145 Californians who left for other states now call home. In raw terms of people moving, […]

October 30, 2019
Rising tide of tenants getting 60-day move-out notices in advance of statewide rent cap

Norma Duran and her family got an unwelcome Christmas gift Monday. Returning home from school, her 19-year-old daughter found an envelope affixed to the door of their Pomona apartment: “60-DAY NOTICE TO VACATE,” the missive said. “You must move out and remove all your personal belongings from the property.” In other words, the Durans must […]

October 29, 2019
Pending Sales Up 1.5 Percent

For the second straight month, pending sales ticked up, growing 1.5 percent in a surprise turnout, according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index, based on contract signings. Compared to last year, pending sales surged 3.9 percent. Credit: National Association of REALTORS® “Even though home prices are rising faster than […]

October 29, 2019
Pending home sales rise 1.5% in September, thanks to lower mortgage rates

Pending home sales, which are measured by signed contracts to buy existing homes, rose 1.5% in September compared with August, according to the National Association of Realtors. That was the second straight month of gains. Sales were 3.9% higher than September 2018. The gains, however, were stronger in some regions than in others. Sales in […]

September 28, 2019
How Much are Ventura County Property Taxes?

Taxes are an important factor in the affordability of whatever you purchase, whether it's a car, a fancy Bar-B-Que or a house. Since the cities of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley are so close to the county line, you sometimes are faced with the decision of where you should make your purchase. For […]

September 26, 2019
California home prices to rise 2.5% in 2020, Realtors forecast

Economic uncertainty and high housing prices will put a damper on home sales next year, but low mortgage rates will offset that, pushing house prices to all-time highs in 2020, the California Association of Realtors forecast Thursday, Sept. 26. The association’s annual economic outlook predicted sales will be flat, increasing a mere 0.8% from projected […]

September 20, 2019
1449 La Jolla Dr. - NEW PHOTOS - The Bathrooms

We are getting closer to being on the market. As promised, additional photos of 1449 La Jolla Dr. in the "Conejo Oaks" neighborhood of Thousand Oaks are now available. Want to keep up-to-date on all it's progress? Stay tuned to our website and the listing page, as these will ALWAYS be updated first. Want a […]

September 15, 2019
Do Online Photos Disappear After a House Sells

Table of Contents What Happens to the Listing Photos Once a Home Sells?The Nature of the InternetWhat is Real Estate Syndication?What Do Listing Photos Get Used For After a Sale?Agent MarketingComparable SalesHow to Get the Photos RemovedWhat Rights Does a Buyer Have?What Does the California Association of Realtors Legal Team Have to Say?What Can a […]

September 3, 2019
Real Estate Agent 101: FAQs

Over the years I've been asked many questions about real estate and what it's like being a real estate agent. Some of those questions have been inspiration for some of my in depth Q&A articles. The other questions are more "short answer" topics and would be great for a real estate related FAQ post, which […]

August 29, 2019
711 Bluebonnet Ct, Thousand Oaks - SOLD!

711 Bluebonnet Ct. in Thousand Oaks, CA is officially sold! Ryan sold this one of a kind home in multiple offers and for well over list price! Thinking about selling your home? Call Ryan today for a free, no obligation consultation.

August 28, 2019
Southern California sees strongest July home sales in four years, thanks to lower mortgage rates

Mike Blake | Reuters Home sales in Southern California jumped more than 6% in July and were 3.7% higher annually, according to CoreLogic. That is the highest July volume since 2015 and the first year-over-year gain for any month since July of last year. It is, however, nearly 11% below the historical July average. Mortgage […]

August 19, 2019
Announcing The Launch of Agents 4 Opens

Hello my fellow real estate agents and Brokers. Have you ever wanted someone to host an open house for you, but didn't know where to turn to find a trustworthy agent? Agents, have you ever wanted to host an open house but didn't know where to turn to find agents who would be receptive to […]

August 19, 2019
Should I Remodel My House Before Listing It?

If you've lived in your home for more than a few years, styles have likley changed.  In the last ten years I've seen paint colors go from darker earth tones to lighter greys, I've seen farmhouse be popular, then go to modern and now settling into "modern farmhouse", which I'm pretty sure is a brand […]

August 9, 2019
Should I Remodel My Home Before Selling?

Does your home still have wallpaper?  Does it have Linoleum floors?  Does your kitchen still have small tiles with large grout lines?  If you answered yes to any of these, then your house is outdated.  While this may be fine for what you desire, if you want to sell your home you basically have two […]

August 7, 2019
711 Bluebonnet Ct - Great Moment with the Buyers

Today I had the unique pleasure of meeting with the sellers, the buyers and their agent to demonstrate all the smart home features of this house. Items such as the security system, the Aqualink pool and the A/C system. One of the joys was showing them this transformation video and seeing their eyes open wide […]

August 5, 2019
Coming Soon! Lang Ranch Elementary School Home

Just in time for summer! Are you looking to move your kids into the highly prestigious Lang Ranch Elementary School before the new school year? This 3 bedroom, 2 bath single story home is situated within the Lang Ranch Elementary School boundaries. The home sits at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a wonderful […]

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