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About Cheryl Lichen-Hooper

As a top-producing Realtor with extensive experience, Cheryl Lichen-Hooper is known for her warmth, professionalism, and high quality customized service. Her approach combines Personal Attention & Superior Negotiation Skills with Knowledge of Prevailing Market Conditions, Innovative Marketing Strategy, & use of “State of the Art Technology, to skillfully guide clients through every step of the Home Buying & Selling process.Read more

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Your Daily Dose Of Real Estate Market Updates

The Santa Clarita Valley is comprised of the communities of Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Newhall, Saugus, Canyon Country, Castaic, Acton and Agua Dulce.

More Seniors Looking To Reverse Mortgages

As a growing number of "Baby Boomers" turn into seniors, many look for options to supplement their retirement. Most sources agree that the post WWII "Baby Boom" lasted from 1946 to 1964, which relates to an upswing in births during those years. In fact, by the end of the 1940's, 32 million babies had been born, compared to 24 million during the [more]

New Changes For Old Town Newhall

The possibilities of new housing and art house theater coming to Newhall are getting closer to reality. In a recent City Council meeting held in Santa Clarita, a 3-0 vote was cast to allow the city to begin negotiations with Laemmle Theaters to construct a six screen "arthouse" theater in Old Town Newhall. This is a big deal, considering [more]

Just What Is a Real Estate "Comp" Anyway?

Whether you're selling a home, or buying one, the Comparative Market Analysis is your best friend. Okay, so you've decided to sell your home. Congratulations! Now comes the big question: What price are you going to ask for? This of course leads to a follow up question: How do you arrive at that price? Or...you've made the decision to buy a [more]

Single Family Home Prices Are Rising In Santa Clarita

May saw a $30K jump in the median price of single family home prices in the SCV. Good news for Santa Clarita homeowners came from the Southland Regional Association of Realtors who recently reported that home prices continued to rise in May, with the median price of a single family home jumping to an average of $530,000. That's a $30,000 jump from [more]

Santa Clarita Water Division Approves New Watering Restrictions

New plan goes into effect immediately regarding watering schedules and other water conservation methods. As we continue into another year of what's been called the worst drought in California's history, state and local mandates have required water companies to come up with even more recommendations and implementation of water conservation [more]

Condos Make a Comeback In May

After a few months of lower prices, condos took a surprising leap last month. Statistics recently released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors showed a bounce upward again in condo prices; rising $25,000 in median equity from April to $315,000. Prices for Santa Clarita Valley condominiums have dropped in recent months, hovering in [more]

Home Plus Adjoining Parcel Of Land For Sale In Acton

Large ranch estate on 5 acre lot has huge potential. 35400 Via Famero Drive, Acton 93510 Come and see this incredible opportunity to own a dream ranch home in the Santa Clarita Valley. Located on over 5 acres of very usable land, this 6 bedroom, 5 bath home has over 4500 square feet of living space. Featuring a large living room that’s [more]

What Does It Mean When Home Prices Level Off?

Median property prices leveled off between March and April, but is that really cause for concern? We've seen a lot of great things as far as the Santa Clarita real estate market goes. In the past 3 years, we've seen a rebound in sales figures and prices, including a huge reduction in short sales and foreclosure sales. So when the Southland [more]

Getting What You Want In a Hot Market

Homes are still quickly changing hands in the SCV, but does that mean buyers can't get what they want? We've seen a true rebound in the real estate market here in Santa Clarita. Median single family home prices have topped the $500,000 mark, and some homes are still receiving multiple offers, making sellers very happy. However, does this mean you [more]

Home For Sale In Canyon Country: 20222 Steinway Street

Beautiful turnkey home comes with gorgeous views of the Santa Clarita Valley. Welcome to 20222 Steinway Street in Canyon Country. This beautifully upgraded 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sits at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on over 11000 square feet of land. The open floorplan provides a great opportunity for family gatherings and entertaining [more]

Are You Leaving Money On The Table When Buying Your Home?

What can you do to save some cash on your home purchase? As a home buyer, you know that your purchase will come with some out-of-pocket costs. Even if you're taking advantage of a zero down loan, there are still associated costs before you can get into your home. So what can you do to insure you're not paying more than you have to in order [more]

Will Interest Rates Rise In 2015?

Federal Reserve chair recently hinted that rates may rise sometime this year. What might that mean to the Santa Clarita real estate market? With exception of a minor hiccup in hiring last month due to unseasonably cold weather in other parts of the country, our national economic condition has seen much improvement since the dark days of the [more]

Single Family Home Prices Leap Forward In March

Median home prices take a 6 percent jump over February. Recent statistics released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors showed the median price of single family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley rose over 6% to $520,000. To put this in better perspective, that's a $30,000 increase in equity over February. Homeowners in Santa [more]

Home For Sale In Saugus: 27668 Haskell Canyon Road #B

Incredible opportunity for first time home buyer or investor! The Lichen-Hooper Real Estate Team proudly presents their latest offering. This is a condominium located in Saugus CA. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with a separate vanity area and walk-in closet in the master bedroom. It is a short sale, but the property has been well kept. Located in a quiet [more]

Golden Valley Bridge Widening To Aid Traffic Flow

Improvements to current two-lane roadway will relieve traffic bottleneck during rush hour. It wasn't so long ago that Golden Valley Road was a very short street that ran between Sierra Hwy and the 14 freeway in the eastern section of Newhall bordering Canyon Country. Originally developed as a causeway to Highway 14 that included Park N Ride [more]

Foreclosures Drop To 2006 Levels

As the real estate market continues to flourish, we're seeing an even bigger drop in homes lost to the bank. As 2015 moves forward, we're continuing to see signs of a real estate rebound nationally, and especially here in Santa Clarita. Home prices climbed on average 12 percent last year, and we're seeing continued value stabilization during the [more]

Where In Santa Clarita Should I Move? Part IV: Acton and Agua Dulce

Two ranch communities at the north end of the SCV come with a rich history. Wide open spaces, horses, small town lifestyle...That's what the Santa Clarita Valley ranch communities of Acton and Agua Dulce are all about. These two areas, while not technically within the City of Santa Clarita, are definitely a big part of the SCV lifestyle, [more]

Where In Santa Clarita Should I Move? Part III: Castaic and Stevenson Ranch

How a once popular tourist spot became a lakeside bedroom community, and when is a ranch not a ranch? In this article, we'll talk about two very distinct Santa Clarita Valley communities that aren't actually part of the City of Santa Clarita, BUT...They're still a very big part of the valley and the Santa Clarita experience. Prior to the [more]