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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

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. <--- 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.

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.

Oct. 23, 2013

Santa Clarita real estate market updates - Listing prices are being reduced

Santa Clarita housing reports suppliedWe have had over 70 real estate listings in the past week that have had their list prices reduced.

When we had a majority of our Santa Clarita real estate market in short sale, price reductions were also common.

However, today - due to the investor pull back, the real estate listings are not moving as quickly. The days on market are increasing, and the properties that are listed for sale are mostly being purchased by "owner occupants".

The "owner occupant" is the person that is going to live within the property.  With the absence of investors, "real estate had gotten too expensive too fast" to make sense for them(the investor) when they penciled out the numbers, owner occupant buyers are able to call their shot more effectively today.

Here are the Santa Clarita real estate market reports, have a look at the PDF reports.

If you wish to get your very own reports for the local Santa Clarita real estate markets or Beverly Hills CA - head to our main REMAX Website at and type into the MacBox the word "report" without the quotes.

Condo and townhome reports for Santa Clarita Cities

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Oct. 23, 2013

Updated Santa Clarita housing market reports - List Prices are being reduced

REMAX of Santa Clarita CAThe local markets in the Santa Clarita housing market reports below are seeing some slight changes from where they had been in the recent past.

Our Santa Clarita real estate reconnaissance has found that the local markets in the Santa Clarita Valley cities are experiencing some "pull back" from their current listing prices.

In fact, during the last week we have seen over 70 real estate listings that have had their prices reduced.

This is in order to spur the buyers and hopefully get those real estate listings to a more attractive list price.

If you happen to be a property owner and are not considering selling your home, condo or town-home and if the real estate property you own is in Southern California - We have a Real Estate Owners Resource.

The local real estate listings are also available for you to view by heading to the number one resource for the Santa Clarita Valley cities.

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Oct. 22, 2013

Real Estate Experience is priceless - Have you considered Referrals?

Experienced Santa Clarita RealtorsWSJ - Wall Stree Journal had a great article in which it talked about a study conducted that said real estate experience equates to a 12% increase in sales price versus a new or non experienced agent.

It boils down to referrals.  We are Santa Clarita Realtors that have been representing buyers and sellers of real estate since 1998.  I have to agree with the article - The referral part of our Santa Clarita CA based business did not start to turn over until about the third year of us being full time in the real estate business.

Today, it is the largest part of our business.  However, even with that, we have not slowed down on our advertising of our brand and of our sellers listings.

I suppose that gives us an edge, in accordance with the study, Experienced Realtors have more skin in the game.

They are dug in deeper and have many more connections than their "newer" counterparts in the real estate sales and procurement game.

I have to agree because I see the seasoned agents, those with more experience and knowledge, ranking higher than the new agents.

In addition, I have also noticed, if a new agent hits the pinnacle(top in production) within real estate - they don't maintain it for long.  They tumble down like a house of cards.

To go from zero to hero takes a lot of work if you are not an established realtor with a cacophony of people that trust and refer business to their Real Estate agent of preference.

Be safe - thanks for checking us out today, we are local Santa Clarita realtors and look forward to assisting you with your real estate needs.  Reach out to us when you are ready and thanks.

Oct. 22, 2013

Latest Santa Clarita foreclosures, Pre Foreclosures and Bank owned inventory

Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911's Auction Alert for Santa Clarita Valley, found a match.


Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

Auction 513060669 25741 PERLMAN PL UNIT C STEVENSON RANCH 91381 CA CND 1232 3 3.00 11/05/2013 $318,244.00 $7,961.00

Auction 500604264 29339 LAS TERRENO LN SANTA CLARITA 91354 CA SFR 3427 4 3.00 11/06/2013 $745,811.00 $814,360.00

Auction 520504579 29519 DANA CT CANYON COUNTRY 91387 CA CND 2195 4 3.00 11/07/2013 $303,243.00 $339,455.00

Auction 512668128 25286 AVENIDA DORENA NEWHALL 91321 CA CND 988 2 2.00 12/16/2013 $186,757.00 $109,464.00

Auction 507427182 27979 SARABANDE LN UNIT 250 CANYON COUNTRY 91387 CA CND 848 2 2.00 11/07/2013 $142,649.00 $263,703.00

Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911's Pre-Foreclosure Alert for Santa Clarita Valley CA, found a match.


Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

Preforeclosure 520347055 20335 RUE CREVIER UNIT 524 CANYON COUNTRY 91351 CA CND 1007 2 2.00 02/12/2014 $233,185.00 $298,465.00

Preforeclosure 520474766 27725 MAHOGANY ROW SANTA CLARITA 91351 CA CND 2353 4 3.00 02/12/2014 $406,625.00 $303,789.00

Preforeclosure 516927418 22510 5TH ST SANTA CLARITA 91321 CA IND 3060 0 0.00 02/12/2014 $182,062.00 $87,572.00

Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911's Santa Clarita Bank Owned Real Estate Alert, found a match.


Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

Bank Owned 517289728 18756 MANDAN ST APT 1506 SANTA CLARITA 91351 CA CND 850 2 2.00 10/21/2013 $330,629.00 $217,769.12

Bank Owned 23804592 19328 SAN LEANDRO DR SANTA CLARITA 91321 CA SFR 2139 4 3.00 10/21/2013 $394,266.00 $385,000.00


Oct. 22, 2013

Buying a home for a buck - Does this even exist and why can you find it online?

You just sold my information to hungry realtorsFinally back on track - Mondays are Heck for sure.  Even when I know we will typically get to Tuesday(today) - I cannot help but attract "too much" to Mondays :)

The real estate world is back on track from the Government shutdown. We had two buyers that are okay and will be closing soon, that work for the government.

BTW, It's just like the government to wait until the last minute - one of our Santa Clarita real estate buyers was going to be furloughed on Friday.

It was only a couple of days - whew - she is happy as are we.

Also, thanks to Mr/Mrs seller for having the patience while the government shutdown was occurring - they are to be applauded.

So, what does it mean when you want to buy a home and are searching on-line when you come across real estate listings for 1 dollar?

It means you are about to get taken.  Maybe there is some place in the country where you can stand on the court house steps and pick up a tax lien property for a buck.  However, I'd love to see where that is, I'd be moving tomorrow :)

That 's a way to get you to give up your personal and private information.  They want you to tell them who you are by requesting more information.

Be careful - you can avoid real estate pitfalls such as this by using the local Real estate agents website.  Search on line and if you are in the Greater Los Angeles or within the Santa Clarita Valley cities, where REMAX's Paris911 Team is Head Quartered, use our Multiple Listing Search Website.

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Oct. 21, 2013

The Copperhill area in Valencia California - REMAX of Santa Clarita presents

Los Angeles County Sheriffs DepartmentLocated close to the top of Valencia CA - which is located within the Santa Clarita Valley, the Copperhill area is loaded with a lot of wonderful real estate choices.

Each we can help you acquire or sell within those specific neighborhoods. As far as price and numbers of homes for sale - that is going to depend on where the Valencia CA real estate market is today.

The only way to keep your finger on the pulse of the Valencia CA real estate market is to keep your eyes on a progressive Realtor Team that is watching for their clients.

If you want to sign up for our latest News and Events for the Santa Clarita Valley cities - all you have to do is head over to the number 1 local Real Estate Website for the Santa Clarita Valley cities and enter your email address in the subscribe box.

The other thing you are want to be aware of is not all real estate search systems are the same. Some have been built with tricks in store to get you to give up your personal and private information.  That is why the most necessary step is to get aligned with a local Realtor's Website that offers IDX, search and is fed directly from the local Boards of Realtors.

You can find one such site at and on this site when you want to search for real estate - both are FED directly from the Local Boards of Realtors - data updated every 15 minutes.

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Oct. 21, 2013

The Daily show with REMAX of Santa Clarita Valley - Real Inventory

I know the games shouldn't make me laugh - especially when it is about people's hard earned money being sacrificed.  So I get angry...

Santa Clarita Top RealtorsHowever, there are some internet housing websites advertising that you can get lists of homes right here in the Santa Clarita Valley that are going to government auction, and you can buy them for $1.00.

The other thing that is making it's way around is "We buy houses...".  You see them at freeway offramps and inconspicuous places along the beaten path.

Hasn't anyone figured out these are real estate agents, and this is their lead capture mechanism?

How about the toll free numbers with Property ID's and Info Extensions - Again, number traps.

Some types of inquiring on-line will give you the same results - having your personal and private information sold and or traded (or both, to the highest bidder or those willing to pay for it.

How many Realtors are willing to pay for leads?  I'd say a majority - because they are unable, at the present time, to get leads of their own.

As I have been told by some of the realtors I have trained in the past, "It takes too much work and time to get leads like you do..."

I always say, "then start today and in 6 months you are going to be sitting pretty."

Ha - there is another strange response, "Fat Chance - it's too much work..." - Ah Well, I can only do so much...  Be careful when searching on line, and if it sounds too good to be true - it probably is.  At least have your trusted realtor make the call and do the inquiry for you.

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Oct. 20, 2013

Should you be loyal to your realtor?

What a great question - Should you be and do they deserve it?

You - that depends on, well..... on you. :)

Let me cover the "deserve" part of the question.

What have they done to earn your loyalty?  Have they gone above and beyond with regard to what you want fulfilled?

I know they are not "priests" or some "higher power", but they should do more than just moving through the motions shouldn't they?

Here are some of the things that I'd consider that demonstrate going above and beyond, deserving of loyalty with regard to a Real Estate agent.

  1. Initial "game plan meeting" - So many realtors just take your call and want to get you closed - they forget this necessary step that will cover what you can expect when it comes to buying or selling a home in today's market.
  2. Answerwing preliminary questions without expectation of return - Are they giving or are they too busy wanting to get that commission check to take the time and answer your questions?
  3. Calling you up and saying, "Hey, I have found something I think meets your requirements..." - This one is priceless and is totally deserving of loyalty.  Because, most realtors, "set it and forget it", with regard to property searches for their clients.  They enter the clients criteria and they then just let the email system do it's job.

Three things, that on the surface look small and insignificant.

However, tie up with a Realtor that does not do these simple three things and you are going to feel like you have been chasing your tail for three days during a perpetual blizzard at 3am... (or something like that)

When you find one of these Game Changing Santa Clarita Realtors - Stick with them and they will get you what you want with regard to your real estate needs, I promise.

Paris and I operate a Top REMAX of Santa Clarita Team, We function and operate by the three laws :) - sorry, could not resist (movie reference), and look forward to serving your real estate needs.

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Oct. 19, 2013

The Home of Choice Scenario - plus some new Foreclosure Activity for SCV Cities

Santa Clarita Foreclosure SearchTo search the active foreclosure currently for sale in Santa Clarita Valley - click here!

Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911's Santa Clarita Bank Owned Real Estate Alert, found a match.


Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

Bank Owned 505298229 20086 AVENUE OF THE OAKS NEWHALL 91321 CA CND 969 2 2.00 10/18/2013 $251,327.00 $245,641.25

Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911's Pre-Foreclosure Alert for Santa Clarita Valley CA, found a match.


Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

Preforeclosure 520534350 22755 SHADOW CLIFF CT SANTA CLARITA 91350 CA CND 1373 3 3.00 02/12/2014 $267,467.00 $442,010.00

Your New Foreclosures alert, 91601, found a match.


Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

Bank Owned 23608112 4945 ARCOLA AVE NORTH HOLLYWOOD 91601 CA SFR 1806 4 3.00 10/18/2013 $751,003.00 $721,600.00

Your New Foreclosures alert, Paris911's Auction Alert for Santa Clarita Valley, found a match.


Stage Radar ID Street City Zip State Type Sq Ft Beds Baths Sale Date Est. Value Est. Bid

Auction 43833025 31766 CAMINO ALLEGRE CASTAIC 91384 CA CND 1933 3 3.00 11/04/2013 $333,985.00 $462,684.00

Auction 516926489 21233 WINTERSET DR SANTA CLARITA 91350 CA SFR 1794 5 3.00 11/12/2013 $410,073.00 $357,326.00

Auction 512786549 28142 BOBWHITE CIR UNIT 59 SANTA CLARITA 91350 CA CND 1117 2 2.00 11/04/2013 $283,654.00 $147,749.00

Auction 520281839 25926 MENDOZA DR VALENCIA 91355 CA CND 1718 3 3.00 11/12/2013 $515,190.00 $356,332.00

Auction 509599912 24021 ARROYO PARK DR UNIT 26 SANTA CLARITA 91355 CA CND 1156 2 2.00 11/12/2013 $444,045.00 $379,321.00