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Navigate away from your Unmanageable Mortgage

In the news, there is talk of a housing recovery. Experts feel more optimistic about the state of the housing industry in America. However, if you or someone you know is one of the millions of homeowners who is stuck with a home on which you owe more than the property is worth, however, the feeling of helplessness can be overwhelming and frustrating.

More than 6 million homeowners nationwide are in some stage of foreclosure.

If this is the case with you or someone you care about, you are all too aware of the stress and uncertainty that accompanies notices of default, unwanted phone calls and offers of help that turn out to be no help at all. read more

Low Inventory Makes For a Hot Market

We’re having a housing inventory problem here in the Santa Clarita Valley. There are very few active homes on the market available for sale.

As you can see from the chart below (Courtesy of Southland Regional Association of Realtors), residential inventory for 2012 is much lower than the previous two years.

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So what does this mean to you as a home seller? It means that now may be a great time to take advantage of the low inventory if you are considering selling your home. There is considerable competition among buyers, especially for homes selling as “standard listings”, meaning they are not short sales or have any other issues that may delay closing escrow. Even still, many home buyers are looking for “the deal”, and the first homes they check are either short sales or bank-owned properties. read more

Agua Dulce: Country Living, City Access

One of the many housing styles in Agua Dulce

Did you ever hear the term “We’re moving to the country!”? What does that mean? In this metropolitan gargantua known as the greater Los Angeles area, where can one go to get away from it all  for some peace and quiet?

Located just 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, Agua Dulce offers ranch-style, country living. It is a place that provides a small town environment that many crave, while still having access to commute to the L.A. business centers.

Agua Dulce is Spanish for “Sweet Water.” Many people move here because the homes are mostly custom designed, as there is no traditional tract housing in the area. That doesn’t mean Agua Dulce doesn’t have diversity in housing styles and prices. There are many affordable homes in the area, as well as luxury and ranch estates. read more