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I operate the most complete and longest running blog about Santa Clarita real estate. I am the true local area expert living in the Santa Clarita Valley during and after my LAPD career. I'm all about the protection and service to both my home buyers and Santa Clarita home sellers. The biggest compliment that any client of mine can give is by way of them referring their family, friends and those whom they know want to buy or sell real estate. I'm honored in each instance. Our business operates primarily by referral. 

First and foremost, my method is by teaching. I'm not teaching my home buyers and sellers on how to be real estate agents. I'm teaching them how to be best protected when it comes to buying and selling real estate. 

The best way to do this is by our in-person meetings which are done in my offices, over the phone or by remote meetings conducted with my Zoom Affiliation. I was the first agent to employ a podcast/radio show in my housing market updates. I was also the first agent to conduct seminars online with many participants where questions could be asked and where the best solutions to actual real estate problems could be discovered. I have had up to 50 live participants in my seminars within the online realm and mandate that my home buyers and home sellers become educated in one of my many processes.

Buying a home is not like buying a pair of shoes. There are a lot more moving parts and the price point is much larger. 

Anything that takes 30 years to pay off, typically, needs to be approached with care and concern. Making a mistake with real estate is expensive and some never are able to recover.

Take the last real estate cycle. There were a lot of home buyers that jumped in without testing the waters. If you did so during the later part of 2011 and in the 1st quarter of 2012 - your jumping in was the best thing you could have done. 

That is because during that time that was the low part of the real estate market. Between the fall of housing in 2007 and the current date, the last absolute low point in the Los Angeles Areas was last quarter 2011 and the first quarter of 2012.

I approach real estate with my clients with knowledge and experience. I know that most home buyers take the word for what they read online, no matter the source. If the source has a large well-advertised name, most take the information conveyed as the word of a higher power.

If you are interested in your better future in real estate, do not do that. Make sure that you are

Aug. 15, 2019

Recession rumors and buyers tarry

 

There is no doubt that we are within a strange real estate market here in the Santa Clarita Valley. In fact, the change to the current housing market has been recent.

During the past three weeks, it has seemed that home buyer activity has slowed down, starting with mid to the last part of July 2019. 

The strange thing is that all the signs within the real estate channels point to "growth and confidence". The ultra-low interest rate on home loans, the great 30 year fixed mortgages, and sale-able inventory.

Some of the things that point to the demise of any real estate market would be shakey unemployment, an overabundance of housing inventory on the market for sale, and "peculiar" lending practices which give the ability for someone to overstretch themselves outside of a "regulated" borrower maximum.

We don't any of those factors within the Santa Clarita Valley Cities. I know, I work here and am constantly watching the real estate and housing markets on a moment by moment basis, it's my job!

Keep an eye on the new home builders, which have not seemed to slow down any of their construction or efforts in selling new homes within the Santa Clarita Valley.

When you are ready, I'll be here as your Santa Clarita home Expert. Be safe - and enjoy the real estate and housing market radio show. 

Santa Clarita Radio Show Transcription PDF

Transcript of Housing Radio Santa Clarita episode 2019-227

Connor Macivor:     00:00          Good day, everybody, counter macgyver housing, radio.com if you go to that website and it gives you some kind of a funky notice, basically saying the redirect might be dangerous, don't worry about it because I've just basically forwarded that to our new website, Santa Clarita, home experts.com Santa Clarita, home experts.com I put all of our real estate radio shows there so you can see them and enjoy past episodes and on with the show. Here we are mid-August 2019 I have caught her macgyver local agent headquartered in the Santa Clarita Valley serving greater Los Angeles areas. Have a wonderful team in place. When you do call, you call me directly whenever you look us up online and find anything related to our online systems, parasite, Emma wood.com and all of those sorts of websites, the ones that we owe that we operate regarding real estate. You're going to encounter me and I'll get you set up very simply, whatever.

 

Connor Macivor:     01:03          You're ready to go out there and look at real estate. It'll be with me or potentially a team member depending on your needs. Maybe you want to stay working with me and then you got it. We'll be together all the way through, so on and so forth. So it's very, very simple. So I don't have that. We just take people and pass them off. It's about fit. What's the best fit for you as far as your schedule goes? Because most people can't be in two places at once. That goes for me. Let's talk about the Santa Clarita real estate market. Everybody out there is very a wandering, I wouldn't say, everybody, 90% of the people though that we hear from, they're talking about the real estate market. They're talking about a recession, they're talking about what's going on, and I will tell you it's as if the buyers have all just gone away.

 

Connor Macivor:     01:49          We do see real estate listings and if you go out on a weekend, you can see the listings that are being held open. There's a bunch, and that's because agents are out there trying to get more buyers. Now people say, well, open houses don't they work really well to sell real estate? No. Statistically, less than 1% and I've seen up to 7% of homes actually sell during open houses, but that same residence would have also sold with the propagation on the multiple listing service. So looking at it as far as open houses, are they worth it? Well, that's up to you to decide. I will tell you though that agents use open houses in order to spread the word about themselves. Here they are, being proactive gives them a chance to meet somebody, gives them some basically free advertising that people will come out meets said agent.

 

Connor Macivor:     02:48          Maybe they say, well gee, you know I like this Connor cat. I'm going to go ahead and work with him. And then Connor now has a new client in the form of real estate buyer. On the other side of it, there are people that come into open houses that happened to be neighbors of those properties that are listed as open. Maybe they live up the street or across the way and they'd come and see, you know what? I liked this Conor guy want to listen to my house with them. Now throw this out real quick before we get into the real estate cycle, what's going on in some cases that's definitely a conflict of interest. You need to have that discussion with your agent. What if one of my neighbors comes to you and wants you to list their house? What will you do? Because it could create competition with me.

 

Connor Macivor:     03:40          Tried to sell my house through you. Now you have two of my neighbors houses listed and let's say my neighbors had more equity or don't need to get as much out of their residences. Maybe they're relocating to a cheaper area and I'm just trying to upsize here cause I got two more kids on the way. So on and so forth. Right. That's when you need to have that discussion with your agent actually before when you're signing those contracts, what would you do if somebody, one of my neighbors came you and said, Hey Jack, I want to sell my house. I know you have the one down the street listed and that's Uhura but I want you to also sell mine and I see there's this priced at six 50 you know, to be frank with you, I think a good price for mine would be five 99 and uh, that's what I'm able to actually take.

 

Connor Macivor:     04:37          If you sell my house now all of a sudden you have to ask yourself a question what, which house is going to sell first course, the five 99 one all things being equal is going to sell before the one that's six 50 again, have that conversation up front, looking at everything online, looking at all the different channels and also the news syndication sites out there. We do see that the interest rates are very, very low. Three and a half, 3.65 we had some clients locked at 3.65 this week. Buyers out there that are looking for real estate, they're fantastic deals. Right now. The lending process has slowed down where it is taking a little bit longer to close properties in escrow. That's because of the originations, those are those new loads that are being written on properties. Not a refinance of an old loan, but brand new loan on a new purchase.

 

Connor Macivor:     05:36          They're taking second fiddle, second place to the refinances that are going on in large numbers, so hence it's taking longer to actually close a real estate listing in escrow. So if you are a seller, expect a few days extension if you're a buyer out there. Also if a buyer out there, this market also expects a little bit more time. Now I've been a big advocate for a very long time of them having a different, different priority marker for refinances versus originations c refinancing for lenders. A lot easier than origination and it's a lot simpler of a process and they can do a lot more of those verses origination cause origination. There's a lot more required so they put the refineries up above the origination loans and I think it should be the other way around. I think origination should always get priority and refi should take second fiddle.

 

Connor Macivor:     06:39          That's what I think. I think it would help the market out quite a bit. But again, I'm not the king of the world at this particular point, but hopefully next week that'll happen. Now talking about FHA loans, those of you out there that are looking to purchase residential real estate, you can purchase real estate if you're not a veteran with as little as three and a half percent down. What's happened that's known as an FHA loan. Now that's actually working great, but then you, if you are a person that's not qualified enough or able to purchase within the single-family housing sector, maybe you're qualified up to three 50 and in Valencia, California, that's going to get you a condominium or maybe some kind of an attached townhome that's going to require it being Faj certified. Well, you just basically struck gold because now they've changed the rules and regulations to get these complexes FHA approved again and they've streamlined that process.

 

Connor Macivor:     07:42          So what we've seen is that's news breaking today. We've actually seen it where it's going to be easier for people to get these complexes, FHA certified if they're not, and they look at all sorts of stuff. They look at the uh, the minutes from the meetings with the Hoa. They look at how solvent they are, what kind of money they have on hand. They also look at the owner-occupancy rates and there are certain ratios that have to exist for that before these complexes are FHA certified. Most of them, they've benefited, she certified to the past. They just happened to have lost that certification to be able to have people buy them with those FHA loans. Just for the simple fact that after the fall of the last cycle when they lost that certification because those hos were truly in a solvent where they were unable to fight off, you know, a feather lawsuit and they would have ended up losing everything.

 

Connor Macivor:     08:46          Now they're not that way anymore. Now they're back. They're very strong. Real estate market's very healthy. It's very strong as well. We have the foreclosure numbers that are then 1% so the market's great. We have people calling us and say, well, you know, we're renting currently. What do you think? And my suggestion to everyone that asks us what we think about the real estate market and what we think people should do. Ultimately, if you're getting a mortgage on a home where you can afford that payment with the salary that you're making currently and you have a secure job, you're going to be good forever. Even if the market collapses because you still have your ride off and you're still able to make a make your mortgage payment. What got people in trouble the last cycle and we had the same high prices are high-level prices where we are today.

 

Connor Macivor:     09:39          Historically we're right at that point if not a little above where we were in the peak of the last cycle during the market collapse, but today those differences are lenders aren't playing any games. They have to have real verification of employment, nothing fake. There are a lot of entities watching these lending practices and in addition, the appraisers have management companies also watching them, making sure that they're doing the right thing and they have several levels of review for the appraiser. On the other hand, for the buyers out there, they're being having all their information verified and as far as the adjustable-rate mortgages or mortgages that are being written that require hard prepay or have these interest rates increased quite a bit or they're limited in scope, we don't see any of that being done currently. 30 year fixed is that loan out there that I think people really appreciate and I know I do, I don't recommend adjustable-rate mortgages.

 

Connor Macivor:     10:54          I know that people are going to argue with me all day long. For some people that are a great fit and I agree. If you're on the fast track of wanting to only live in a house for two or three years, a lot of people say, well, if you can get an adjustable-rate mortgage at a very low-interest rate for a minimum amount of time and then you're going to refine that adjustable-rate mortgage and get a regular 30 year fixed in three or four years, you have to ask yourself what kind of value or are you going to need on that residence in order to refinance? And I would say you're going to need at least a value 20% better than what you paid for that property and how much you financed. You're going to need at least that. What if the market corrects itself and doesn't correct to that particular level and corrects lower.

 

Connor Macivor:     11:50          Now all of a sudden when it comes to refinancing of an adjustable-rate mortgage, you can't. So that's the problem. 30 year fixed is what I like. 30 years fixed is what I recommend and if you can't, maybe you should wait someday to consider real estate. It's an awesome investment. Longterm. We do see some that have purchased residences that we've represented first phase, the second phase, the third phase at new housing, and then two, three years later after holding on with it, you know they've done well. They've done $50,000 deals, $100,000 deals, maybe 150 after four, five years after purchasing new housing. And again, the bottom of the market was the end of 2011 the beginning of 2012 here we are 2019 and right now probably wouldn't be that time to roll those dice and buy a new house in order to flip it and two or three years.

 

Connor Macivor:     12:52          Right now we do have high prices as far as high levels. I do see that there is quite a bit of room to go even higher. We do have very low-interest rates, so money's cheap. Not easy, but it's cheap and by not easy, I mean they require a lot of information from you as a real estate buyer, so don't feel, don't take it personally. It's just part of that process. I've caught a macgyver. When you're ready to talk about the process, we do that in person. We also do it via zoom online. So if you are somebody that wants to buy real estate and you want to sit through my crash course, I'm more than happy to give that to you. Case by case, one on one basis where we'll just sit down, you sit at your phone or your computer and we have the conversation.

 

Connor Macivor:     13:40          I explained to you all the nuances of buying real estate. I've caught her macgyver. When you're ready, let me know. We always start with the loan and lending parameters out there. We talk about good questions to ask a real estate lender to ensure you're getting your best deal and we talk about all aspects of real estate, what would be the best fit, and then we also talk about things that you're probably not prepared to ask those types of questions about because this might be your first time or you might not do real estate as part of your life every single day. As we do so, we then develop goals together and a lot of times those goals that we develop with our clients are totally different than they had in mind because they didn't know the market. They didn't understand what was going on in real estate, and they weren't looking at it as we might look at it as kind of more of a real estate investment because ultimately if you could hold on to every piece of real estate you ever buy, hold onto that one. Buy another one. Use it as leverage. Buy Another one, uses leverage, do it again. You're sitting pretty at the end of 2030 years, I've caught her MCI ever. Let's talk housing, radio.com Santa Clarita home experts. Be Safe. We'll talk to you soon.

Aug. 13, 2019

Retired Qualification 2019

RETIREE QUALIFICATION FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2019

Qualification for Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) retired officers will be offered

in August 2019 at the Davis Training Facility, the Elysian Park Academy and the Harbor

Area Pistol Range. This qualification course is intended to comply with the requirements

of House Resolution 218, the Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Act of 2004, which

allows retired police officers to carry a concealed weapon while traveling throughout the

United States. LAPD retired officers must supply their own factory ball ammunition.

Only Department approved pistols are permitted on ranges. A primary side hip holster is

required. Retirees must be free of any condition that would preclude them from safely

operating a firearm and must follow all Department range safety rules. Retirees are

required to wear a closed neck shirt and closed toe shoes to qualify.

 

Davis Training Facility

Thursday, August 1, 2019 1230-1600, last relay 1530

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 1330-1530, last relay 1500

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1330-1530, last relay 1500

Friday, August 9, 2019 1330-1530, last relay 1500

Friday, August 16, 2019 0700-0900, last relay 0830

Monday, August 19, 2019 1230-1530, last relay 1500

Thursday, August 22, 2019 1330-1530, last relay 1500

Friday, August 23, 2019 0700-0900, last relay 0830

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 1300-1500, last relay 1430

Thursday, August 29, 2019 0700-0900, last relay 0830

 

Elysian Park Academy

Monday, August 5, 2019 0700-1100 last relay 1030, 1400-1600, last relay 1530

Thursday, August 8, 2019 0700-1100 last relay 1030, 1200-1530, last relay 1500

Monday, August 12, 2019 0700-1100 last relay 1030

Thursday, August 15, 2019 0700-1100 last relay 1030, 1200-1530 last relay 1500

Monday, August 19, 2019 0700-1100 last relay 1030, 1200-1530 last relay 1500

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 0700-1100 last relay 1030, 1200-1530 last relay 1500

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 0700-1100 last relay 1030, 1200-1530 last relay 1500

Thursday, August 22, 2019 0700-1100 last relay 1030, 1200-1530 last relay 1500

Monday, August 26, 2019 0700-1100 last relay 1030

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 0700-1100 last relay 1030

Thursday, August 29, 2019 0700-1100 last relay 1030, 1200-1530 last relay 1500

 

Harbor Range

Monday, August 5, 2019 0800-1200 last relay 1140, 1240-1420 last relay 1400

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 0800-1200 last relay 1140, 1240-1420 last relay 1400

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 0800-1200 last relay 1140, 1240-1420 last relay 1400

Monday, August 12, 2019 0800-1200 last relay 1140, 1240-1420 last relay 1400

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 0800-1200 last relay 1140, 1240-1420 last relay 1400

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 0800-1200 last relay 1140, 1240-1420 last relay 1400

Monday, August 19, 2019 0800-1200 last relay 1140, 1240-1420 last relay 1400

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 0800-1200 last relay 1140, 1240-1420 last relay 1400

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 0800-1200 last relay 1140, 1240-1420 last relay 1400

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Aug. 13, 2019

Radio

The longest running real estate show and podcast for Santa Clarita real estate and beyond lives here. I'm Connor MacIvor with RE/MAX Gateway HQ'd in the Santa Clarita Valley, that's Southern California for those of you who are not locals.

Posted in Business Radio
Aug. 12, 2019

Over 30 important tips for new homeowners by the Santa Clarita Experts

Homeowner Maintenance Advice

If you are a new homeowner or an existing homeowner this is a great list of things to keep track of. 

You may think because we sell homes for a living that we are those who have this list handy at every time of every day. To be honest, I need to reference this list myself to make sure I'm keeping on top of issues that get out of hand in short order when real estate is concerned.

I have been selling Santa Clarita real estate since 1998 and that means that I know enough to be able to provide my clients with the best resources possible. Besides that, In my representation service for homes and estates with real estate buyers and sellers, I am able to establish obtainable goals with my clients and where their real estate desires take them.

Enjoy this list and feel free to send it to a friend or anyone else that you know that is a homeowner. I'm Connor MacIvor with REMAX Gateway and I'm only a phone call away 661.400.1720.

UPON TAKING OWNERSHIP

After taking possession of a new home, there are some maintenance and safety issues that should be addressed immediately. The following checklist should help you undertake these improvements:

1. Change the locks on all exterior entrances, for improved security.

2. Check that all windows and doors are secure. Improve window hardware as necessary. Security rods can be added to sliding windows and doors. Consideration could also be given to a security system.

3. Install smoke detectors on each level of the home. Ensure that there is a smoke detector outside all sleeping areas. Replace batteries on any existing smoke detectors and test them. Make a note to replace batteries again in one year.

4. Create a plan of action in the event of a fire in your home. Ensure that there is an operable window or door in every room of the house. Consult with your local fire department regarding, fire safety issues and what to do in event of a fire.

5. Examine driveways and walkways for trip hazards. Undertake repairs where necessary.

6. Examine the interior of the home for trip hazards. Loose or torn carpeting and flooring should be repaired.

7. Undertake improvements to all stairways, decks, porches, and landings where there is a risk of falling or stumbling.

8. Review your home inspection report for any items that require immediate improvement or further investigation. Address these areas as required.

9. Install rain caps and vermin screens on all chimney flues, as necessary.

10. Investigate the location of the main shut-offs for the plumbing, heating and electrical systems. If you attended the home inspection, these items would have been pointed out to you.

REGULAR MAINTENANCE EVERY MONTH

1. Check that fire extinguisher(s) are fully charged. Re-charge if necessary.

2. Examine heating/cooling air filters and replace or clean as necessary.

3. Inspect and clean humidifiers and electronic air cleaners.

4. If the house has hot water heating, bleed radiator valves.

5. Clean gutters and downspouts. Ensure that downspouts are secure and that the discharge of the downspouts is appropriate. Remove debris from window wells.

6. Carefully inspect the condition of shower enclosures. Repair or replace deteriorated grout and caulk. Ensure that water is not escaping the enclosure during showering. Check below all plumbing fixtures for evidence of leakage.

7. Repair or replace leaking faucets or showerheads.

8. Secure loose toilets, or repair flush mechanisms that become troublesome.

SPRING AND FALL

1. Examine the roof for evidence of damage to roof coverings, flashings and chimneys.

2. Look in the attic (if accessible) to ensure that roof vents are not obstructed. Check for evidence of leakage, condensation or vermin activity. Level out insulation if needed.

3. Trim back tree branches and shrubs to ensure that they are not in contact with the house.

4. Inspect the exterior walls and foundation for evidence of damage, cracking or movement. Watch for bird nests or other vermin or insect activity.

5. Survey the basement and/or crawl space walls for evidence of moisture seepage.

6. Look at overhead wires coming to the house. They should be secure and clear of trees or other obstructions.

7. Ensure that the grade of the land around the house encourages water to flow away from the foundation.

8. Inspect all driveways, walkways, decks, porches, and landscape components for evidence of deterioration, movement or safety hazards.

9. Clean windows and test their operation. Improve caulking and weather-stripping as necessary. Watch for evidence of rot in wood window frames. Paint and repair window sills and frames as necessary.

10. Test all ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) devices, as identified in the inspection report.

11. Shut off isolating valves for exterior hose bibs in the fall, if below freezing temperatures are anticipated.

12. Test the Temperature and Pressure Relief (TPR) Valve on water heaters.

13. Inspect for evidence of wood boring insect activity. Eliminate any wood/soil contact around the perimeter of the home.

14. Test the overhead garage door opener, to ensure that the auto-reverse mechanism is responding properly. Clean and lubricate hinges, rollers, and tracks on overhead doors.

15. Replace or clean exhaust hood filters.

16. Clean, inspect and/or service all appliances as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.

ANNUALLY

1. Replace smoke detector batteries.

2. Have the heating, cooling and water heater systems cleaned and serviced?

3. Have chimneys inspected and cleaned? Ensure that rain caps and vermin screens are secured.

4. Examine the electrical panels, wiring and electrical components for evidence of overheating. Ensure that all components are secure. Flip the breakers on and off to ensure that they are not sticky.

5. If the house utilizes a well, check and service the pump and holding tank. Has the water been quality tested? If the property has a septic system, have the tank inspected (and pumped as needed).

6. If your home is in an area prone to wood-destroying insects (termites, carpenter ants, etc.), have the home inspected by a licensed specialist. Preventative treatments may be recommended in some cases.

PREVENTION IS THE BEST APPROACH

Although we’ve heard it many times, nothing could be truer than the old cliché “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your house in great shape. It also reduces the risk of unexpected repairs and

improves the odds of selling your house at fair market value, when the time comes.

Please feel free to contact our office should you have any questions regarding the operation or maintenance of your home. Enjoy your

home! (661)513~1000

Thanks Again, EDDIE GUNDRY

Aug. 5, 2019

Santa Clarita home experts market update 2019-217

 

Connor Macivor:     00:00          Good. Everybody. Welcome to today's real estate radio show. I am Connor MacIvor. You can find us online housing, radio.com housing radio.com. Today is our 217th episode here in 2019, and of course, we are on August 5th. Today is August 5th, 2019 and I'm very, very happy to bring you today's real estate radio show. Now let's talk about real estate inventory, and I will put that together right now so you can see it. We have a domain change, and I'm excited about that as well. So let me talk to you about that before I get into the latest inventory. Uh, currently our domain is SCVnest.com s CV stands for Santa Clarita Valley Nest, like a bird's nest, and that's where our current area is. We're going to be switching platforms to a much faster-producing website incredibly quick, and in fact, we'll get an on Pingdom, we're going to get a rating, a sometimes a high B, but mostly an a.

 

Santa Clarita home experts real estate updateConnor Macivor:     01:03          It moves that quick and it's going to be Santa Clarita, home experts.com Santa Clarita, home experts.com but of course that CV Nast in any of our past domains, everything's going to work just fine. Seamless. We'll do all the three Oh one redirects and all that fancy stuff, and I will make sure that that happens and then all of the real estate data and inventory is going to be on there. We're also going to open up a Gavar feed. For those of you that don't know, that's more significant antelope valley resources for real estate on the same website because we're close enough within that 35-mile radius from dead center Santa Clarita out including CD valley. You'll be able to see all the real estate listings there and don't let the name fool you. We do get out there for our clients wherever we can still maintain an expert type status.

 

Connor Macivor:     01:53          Looking at real estate inventory here in the Santa Clarita Valley and vicinity, you will see that we haven't changed a lot. We've reduced a little bit over the past few weeks to 611 active listings currently on the market for Santa Clarita Valley cities. That's going to be acting through Valencia in alphabetical order. And this might not be, but it's going to be pretty close. Backed at awkward old, says Kenny country Newhall. Saugus Stevenson, Rancho Valencia. These are the cities that we're mainly active within. One of the things that came up here this last week, besides that inventories, we had a meeting of the Fed, and the Fed reduced interest rates for the first time, I believe in since it was a 2008 and that's probably not going to affect mortgage rates that much, but well, a little bit, and we'll have to keep an eye on that, but mortgage rates themselves have been trending now lately.

 

Connor Macivor:     02:46          Anyway, so now we're right about four, maybe a little bit less. Refinances are big business, so if you are in the process of purchasing real estate, you're going to now be pitted against those other folks that want to get out there and refinance their mortgages and get a lower interest rate and the reason why you're kind of in competition, it's basically for desk space, refinances are being done at the same time. Your regular origination, I want to buy a house type loan is being processed as well, so people are busier than they would be in a non-refi refinance type market. Those of you that are out there looking to refinance make sure you hit us up first. First stop at Santa Clarita, home experts.com I'm Connor macgyver more than happy to make that connection point for you. Concerning lending and refinance, we're not lenders, we're realtors, but at the end of the day, we do know those resources that are going to be best for you to use when it comes to refinance and don't think it's just somebody we know.

 

Connor Macivor:     03:48          Sometimes you can't beat those offers that are being given to you by your current Merc mortgage holder. It's just lovely to be able to kind of pit them against someone else to see if their deal that they promise you, which says on the forefront, no fees, no cost, no appraisal fee, you know cash, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. All of those are actually in line and authentic, and we do that by putting that particular company into the contest with another. Now when you go online, there's a lot of systems out there say, you know, we're going to find you the best agent. We're going to find you the number one in your local market. Be Wary of that because that's a syndication system and what's happening is you look to refinance a house and then all of a sudden your personal information just got sold to 10 different lenders within a hundred-mile radius of where you live and where your home's located.

 

Connor Macivor:     04:48          The same thing happens folks when you're talking about real estate purchases, and you wanted to find that best real estate advisor in whatever city. When you make that inquiry, when you make that inquiry online, most of those systems besides ours, they're going to be syndication in nature, and they're going to be taking your personal information, and they're going to be selling it to a bunch of agents and different entities as well. So all of a sudden when you were pretty happy minding your own business, just wanting to find a right agent, all of a sudden now you're being bombarded. That probably doesn't stop. That goes on for a long time. We've had clients that have gone the Zillow route than they found us online. They come to us, and they're still being pestered by agents working or paying for leads from Zillow, St.

 

Connor Macivor:     05:40          They would truly out realtor.com homes.com the other websites out there also selling personal information. Look at the local market. If you're here in Santa Clarita as southern California, we'll make the introduction. Anywhere we have a relocation, uh, part relocation arm of STV nest and Remax gateway where we know a lot of agents all across the country. We refer all the time. So I have to do is to remember my phone number, (661) 400-1720 and reach out at any time. Take great care of yourself. One of the new things that we started within the real estate community, so we were the first that started this fulltime podcast real estate radio show that we've put on housing radio.com we also started remote viewing when it comes to crash courses and seminars about real estate. I've had up to 50 people logged onto our private channel on zoom, and those people are all interacting, talking about real estate, talking about the market, the best practices and best ways to buy residential real estate here in southern California and beyond, and it's an awesome scene when you log on now what do you need to do this?

 

Connor Macivor:     06:56          Well, first you need the appointment so you can reach out to me and asked me what our next seminars going on and if we don't have something coming up super soon, then it will be easy for me to coordinate that same seminar with you on your turf. You can be on planet moon as long as you have an internet connection, and I'll be at my office, and we'll be able to have this particular real estate crash course happen between you, I or me, you and your family. We will sit down and let's say you're buying it with your husband. Your husband happens to be in his office at work. It's as lunchtime. You're at your office, it's your lunchtime, and maybe your dad and mom want to be in the conversation as well. It's their lunchtime or wherever they're able to log onto the system, whether you have just a phone or a computer or a laptop.

 

Connor Macivor:     07:43          I a tablet, iPad, you know those sorts of things. Everybody can log on. So now we're all in a group setting. We're sitting down, and I'm showing you the best ways to go about the buying of real estate process the best ways. So it's going to show you the best resources to use online. If you're a local here in the Santa Clarita Valley, I'm not referring you, and I'm working with you directly. Those systems are going to be Santa Clarita, home experts.com that's going to be the most robust platform concerning the multiple listing service here at a local level and then moving into other areas of the United States. Those agents and those connection points are more than, I'm more than happy to make those for you, but we sit, we talk about the foreclosure market, we talk about getting your best deal on a home loan, everything's confidential and you will then see after we're completed, after the show is done, after the seminars taking place, you are better than 100% more educated within the current real estate market and what steps to take next than you are currently and it's very simple.

 

Connor Macivor:     08:54          It's free, there's no obligation. It's going to be you and me and whomever else you want to invite. If we're doing more of a public type seminar, same platform, you can log on from your phone, and you can log on from a tablet. You don't have to be able to see this screen. It doesn't hurt though, because I do some screen sharing to show you some of these platforms I'm talking about. Stay away from, because they will steal your personal and private information. Then all of a sudden you're getting hammered half to death with spam and all these people wanting to contact you about can they serve your real estate needs. I've caught her. Mciver. Thank you so much for tuning in today. Thank you so much for listening to the transition point from SCV nest.com which that domain's still going to live forever to Santa Clarita home experts.com. I hope you have a fantastic week. It is Monday the 5th of August, 2019 I will be back next Monday. Please check us out. Share the show. It's an excellent time to look into real estate isn't the best time to buy. Well, give us a call, and we'll discuss that same thing with selling. I'm Connor MacIvor. Thank you so much for checking us out. Be Safe, and we will talk to you soon. Connor with honor over and out.

July 31, 2017

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We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Market Updates
Oct. 28, 2013

How to keep track of your Valencia Real Estate and homes

Keep tabs on your real estateWe get asked all of the time how we can keep track of property values.

It's kind of like those that own stocks and have a saving/checking account.  They want to see where their balances are and when the next best stock is to buy or sell.

With regard to real estate, because real estate is dynamic, it should be monitored just as the above items.

We have a system that we pay for to keep our clients posted and informed above and beyond all of the other's realtor's clients.

In fact, if you have an agent that you love and don't want to switch, our system is not to unhinge you from your Realtor.

Our's is to keep you informed about your real estate, investment, or owner occupant - home, condo or town-home.

We want you to know where you value currently is because you deserve it, and it's free for you to use and obtain.

You will obtain a specific housing market report for your home, condo or town-home.  That is why we ask you to enter your address into the Real Estate system for obtaining the Data.

Please feel free to reach to REMAX of Valencia CA's Paris911 Team for any help you need with regard to your real estate endeavors.

Posted in Uncategorized
Oct. 28, 2013

Real Estate monitoring system for the Santa Clarita home owner

REMAX of Santa Clarita Top TeamWhen it comes to real estate, everyone talks about selling real estate, the best ways in which to search and what websites are the best to find the freshest real estate listings.

That is very typical, and you will see it if you have searched for real estate on-line.

The Local real estate systems are available for you to keep track of your real estate values.

This is what we have put together for our clients and other realtor's clients.

I say "other" Realtor's clients because this system is about getting you the data and keeping you informed.

Some Realtors don't have this system because it's expensive.

Therefore, it's okay if you are working with or love another real estate agent.

The method of this Real Estate monitoring system is not to steal you away.  It is to keep you informed as to where your real estate is monthly in the current real estate market.

Thanks for reading and watching.  It is very much appreciated.  We are the Paris911 Team of Realtors at REMAX of Santa Clarita CA, looking forward to assisting you with your real estate needs, when you are ready.

Oct. 28, 2013

The Real estate monitoring system for the Santa Clarita Valley and Beyond

When searching on-line for real estate, the best real estate sources are those that derive their content directly from the local Boards of Realtors.

Keep updated on the real estate you ownIn Southern California, as you can imagine, there are many Boards of Realtors.

That is why we use an IDX - internet data exchange system.  Our Real Estate search systems, one can be obtained by typing in the letters MLS into our MacBoX at the top real estate website for Santa Clarita Valley, are all fed via the IDX system.

We don't have any of our systems that are syndicated with listings. Everything is current, active and up to date.

However, when you want to keep tabs on the real estate you already own, how can you do it as effectively as searching with a Paris911 real estate website?

Simple, after watching the video you will find out that when an agent has the MLS feed going to a Property Reconissance resource, you have just obtained the BEST real estate data pertaining to that/those you own.

The system that we have placed at SCVintel.com will give you the data directly from the Multiple Listing Service that pertains to your specific real estate.

You have a chance to enter an address, after you fill out some other fields, after a few minutes your Housing Report for your Specific residence will be on it's way to your inbox.

I have also placed examples of the "real estate reports" that are generated via SCVintel.com

 

Posted in Relocation
Oct. 26, 2013

Relocation systems with a way to track your own Santa Clarita real estate

One of the questions we get quite often is how can I track my home. Meaning, how is it that I can find out what my home is worth on a monthly basis and what real estate related events are going on in my neighborhood. Paris911.com/owner <--- Click this link to check out our MS system.

What we have done is built a system that will show you that exact information.

Used my a majority of our Relocation Clients that are starting off their move in Southern California, and those that have used our Santa Clarita real estate team to buy a home.

We have the system built upon proprietary software from Top Producer Systems. As far as I know, we are the only real estate team that is implementing this system on the broad scale in which we are. Paris911.com/SCVintel

Here is the better part of the Market Snapshot for Santa Clarita and REMAX Relocation:

- The system pulls it's data directly from the Multiple Listing Service.

- The system is tied directly to the Board of Realtors - all of them within Southern California.

- This is not a lead capture mechanism as we employ it. Anyone signer up is not spammed, they are not hounded, or even contacted except when they get they receive the REMAX Market Snapshot reports.

The only thing I ask is that you take your time when getting ready to relocate. Make sure you are getting advice from those that are versed in the relocation process.

Also make sure that you are following a strong Relocation Brand. Be safe - Search well and we will wait for your call.