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Potential Sellers – Are You Sitting On The Fence? It May Be Time To Make A Move

by Kirsten Powell April 15, 2015

We are entering the time of the year when it is the best time to hang the For Sale sign in the yard, with homes selling 15% faster and for 2% more than the average sale, according to Zillow.   We still believe that we are …

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How Accurate Are Zillow’s Zestimates?

by Kirsten Powell February 9, 2015

Zillow Zillow Zillow…. We have talked about Zillow before and how their “Zestimates” are just that…. “Estimates and not the actual number that one most marry themselves to when selling a home or when a buyer wants to buy the home.

We recently watched “CBS This …

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Ready…. Set…. Go….. And, We’re Off to The Real Estate Races for 2015!

by Kirsten Powell January 28, 2015

The Spring real estate market in San Fernando Valley and Conejo Valley  is about to be in full swing. Though we are still in the Winter Season, we have already seen Spring like conditions. Prior to the holidays, we entered a coma like atmosphere with …

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Top 5 Threats To The Housing Market in 2015

by Kirsten Powell January 14, 2015

2015 is surely set to gain steam in the housing market recovery according to many housing experts and economists however a number of factors could still derail the whole thing.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are five things real estate watchers are keeping an eye on:

1. Big investors cash out.

Institutional …

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The Best Four Reasons To Wait Until Spring To Buy A Home!

by Kirsten Powell December 16, 2014

The holiday season is one of the best times to buy a home.

You are thinking about buying a home, but the holidays are here and then the dreaded month of January is right around the corner. You can buy now so what is holding you …

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How Do Appraisals and CMAs Differ?

by Kirsten Powell December 8, 2014

What are CMAs and Appraisals? And how do they differ?

When you are hiring us to represent you to purchase a home, we will as part of the homebuying process, run a CMA as known as a Comparative Market Analysis for the home that you would …

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Your Competition Has Professional Help! Do you???

by Kirsten Powell November 11, 2014

Are you on your own in your search for a home? According to the National Association of REALTORS®,  eighty-eight percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker, up from 69 percent in 2001, says a new report.  You know what …

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Should I Write a Buyer Letter to Send with My Offer?

by Kirsten Powell November 6, 2014

Question of the day:

Should you include a “Buyer Letter” when you submit an offer on a home???

Well, in the past, our inclination was to say yes, but upon further review and discussions with attorneys and other agents, our answer is now “NO”.

What are “Buyer …

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10 Ways To Cozy Up Your Bedroom

by Kirsten Powell October 13, 2014

It’s Fall and the temperatures are beginning to drop and we all want to just cozy up under covers in our bedrooms. Talking about bedrooms, we know that cozying up a boring bedroom is, well, it’s just not cozy. Whether you’re tired of climbing onto …

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How is Your Credit and Do You Know How it is Calculated?

by Kirsten Powell August 28, 2014

So how is your credit and do you know how it is calculated?

The credit score, commonly referred to as a FICO score, is a proprietary tool created by the Fair Isaac Corporation. This is not the only way to get a credit score, but the …

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