With the inventory being so constrictive, how do you know if the open house, you may be visiting below, is truly for sale?

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I know that most would think if the agent is going to the trouble of hosting the house as being open, it has got to be for sale.  However, that is pretty far from the truth.  In fact, some houses that are being hosted below, via the local Real estate agent's Multiple Listing service, are within contract.

  • Within Contract means there is an accepted offer between the seller of the home and a buyer.
  • That also means, that potentially, there has been a home inspection conducted by the buyer and an appraisal paid for. find open houses in Santa Clarita CA
  • This is going to depend on what type of real estate the home is being sold as.

It may be that the home, condo or town-home is a short sale.

  • The short sale seller has experienced some type of life changing event and needs to get out from under their home.
  • Those types of sales can take months to negotiate - however, they can also be "in Contract" for all that time.
  • Sometimes the agents, hungry for additional buyers/sellers, will host these homes open when there is no chance of the current buyer defaulting.

If the home is a standard sale, they too can be in contract with a buyer.

  • However that buyer may seem a bit shaky.
  • Therefore, they are using that for the reason of hosting an open house.

The Santa Clarita open house may not be held by the agent that has the listing.  It could be that another agent, someone not related to the listing agent, called them as asked them if they could hold the home they have for sale as an open house.  Sometimes, the listing agents don't care, especially if the home is vacant.  This could also be being done as a way of paying back "favors" between real estate agents.

There are three distinct statuses with regard to homes being marketed in real estate within the Boards of Realtors.

  • You have Active: Homes that are not under contract.
  • You then have Back-up: Homes that have a signed offer between a buyer and seller of real estate. With Back up - the home still shows completely "active and for sale" on most of the real estate syndication websites(agents know this).
  • Finally, you have "Pending":  This status is not showing as active on the Good Real Estate syndication websites.  There is an offer that has been executed between the buyer and seller.  The pending status is used when there is very little or no chance that the real estate buyer will default.
FYI - for more information about the various real estate statuses - head over to our Main Homes for Sale Santa Clarita website and type any of the statuses into the MacBoX - or you can get the head page by typing in the word "Status", without the quotes into the MacboX.

The bottom line when visiting open houses is to know what you are going into.  Run the properties you are going to view with our Google custom real estate search by address to ascertain the true status of the home, condo or town-home being held open.  If the home is active or in back up status - they might be worth visiting.  If the home is not showing up on the system or if the home is pending or sold - don't waste your time.

Here are the Santa Clarita Open House Updates for December 23, 2012:


$170,000 NEW
18106 Erik Court #576 Canyon Country, CA 91387
BEDS: 2   BATHS: 2 full baths   SQ FT: 1,085
MLS SR12153569
$399,000 NEW
28865 Silversmith Drive Valencia, CA 91354
BEDS: 4   BATHS: 3 full baths   SQ FT: 2,141
MLS LC12153227
$215,000 NEW
16935 Highfalls Street Canyon Country, CA 91387
BEDS: 3   BATHS: 2 full baths   SQ FT: 1,553
MLS SR12153300
$93,000 NEW
19708 Avenue Of The Oaks Newhall, CA 91321
BEDS: 1   BATHS: 1 full bath   SQ FT: 660
MLS SR12153209
$409,900 NEW
27800 Parkvale Drive Saugus, CA 91350
BEDS: 4   BATHS: 2 full baths   SQ FT: 1,650
MLS SR12153283
$369,000 NEW
21952 Peppercorn Drive Saugus, CA 91350
BEDS: 4   BATHS: 2 full baths   SQ FT: 1,400
MLS SR12153216
$381,000 NEW
27452 Riverside Lane Valencia, CA 91354
BEDS: 3   BATHS: 3 full baths   SQ FT: 1,761
MLS SR12153060
$485,000 NEW
25553 Via Heraldo Valencia, CA 91355
BEDS: 4   BATHS: 2 full baths   SQ FT: 1,857
MLS SR12152829
$350,000 NEW
20303 Dorothy Street Saugus, CA 91350
BEDS: 5   BATHS: 3 full baths   SQ FT: 3,045
MLS SR12152855
$625,000 NEW
26526 Craftsmen Court Saugus, CA 91350
BEDS: 4   BATHS: 4 full baths   SQ FT: 3,450
MLS SR12152758
$449,000 NEW
28403 Via Joyce Drive Saugus, CA 91350
BEDS: 4   BATHS: 2 full, 1 part baths   SQ FT: 2,040
MLS SR12152771
$275,000 NEW
31425 Arrow Point Drive Castaic, CA 91384
BEDS: 3   BATHS: 2 full baths   SQ FT: 1,067
MLS WS12152768
$760,000 NEW
29308 Hacienda Ranch Court Valencia, CA 91354
BEDS: 6   BATHS: 5 full baths   SQ FT: 4,007
MLS SR12152482
$650,000 NEW
26514 Craftsmen Court Saugus, CA 91350
BEDS: 5   BATHS: 4 full baths   SQ FT: 3,583
MLS SR12152575
$499,999 NEW
28592 Deer Springs Drive Saugus, CA 91390
BEDS: 4   BATHS: 2 full, 1 part baths   SQ FT: 3,482
MLS SR12152510
$409,000 NEW
28711 Placerview Saugus, CA 91390
BEDS: 3   BATHS: 3 full baths   SQ FT: 2,623
MLS SR12152493
$419,999 NEW
30203 Sunrose Place Canyon Country, CA 91387
BEDS: 3   BATHS: 3 full baths   SQ FT: 1,844
MLS SR12152168
22107 Barbacoa Drive Saugus, CA 91350
BEDS: 4   BATHS: 3 full baths   SQ FT: 2,025
MLS SR12152797
$897,000 NEW
25063 Shady Glen Court Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
BEDS: 5   BATHS: 4 full, 1 part baths   SQ FT: 4,219
MLS SR12152360
$259,900 NEW
29263 Poppy Meadow Street Canyon Country, CA 91387
BEDS: 2   BATHS: 2 full baths   SQ FT: 891
MLS SR12152730
$249,000 NEW
20000 Plum Canyon Road #1815 Saugus, CA 91350
BEDS: 3   BATHS: 3 full baths   SQ FT: 1,370
MLS SR12152214
$150,000 NEW
17928 River Circle #5 Canyon Country, CA 91387
BEDS: 2   BATHS: 2 full, 1 part baths   SQ FT: 1,140
MLS SR12152384
$190,000 NEW
26802 Oak Garden Ct Newhall, CA 91321
BEDS: 2   BATHS: 1 full, 1 part baths   SQ FT: 1,150
MLS P843759
$119,900 NEW
18820 Vista Del Canon #E Newhall, CA 91321
BEDS: 2   BATHS: 1 full bath   SQ FT: 809
MLS SR12151760
$158,900 NEW
18119 Sundowner Way #968 Canyon Country, CA 91387
BEDS: 2   BATHS: 2 full baths   SQ FT: 964
MLS SR12152150
$325,000 NEW
27204 Oakgale Avenue Canyon Country, CA 91351
BEDS: 5   BATHS: 3 full baths   SQ FT: 1,950
MLS SR12152129
20046 Canyon View Drive #74 Canyon Country, CA 91351
BEDS: 3   BATHS: 2 full baths   SQ FT: 1,610
MLS SR12151991
28067 Florence Lane Canyon Country, CA 91351
BEDS: 3   BATHS: 2 full baths   SQ FT: 1,515
MLS SR12151523
19033 Pleasantdale Street Canyon Country, CA 91351
BEDS: 3   BATHS: 1 full bath   SQ FT: 920
MLS SR12151386
19216 Stillmore Street Canyon Country, CA 91351
BEDS: 4   BATHS: 2 full, 1 part baths   SQ FT: 1,144
MLS SR12151589
23242 Pelham Place Valencia, CA 91354
BEDS: 4   BATHS: 3 full baths   SQ FT: 2,895
MLS SR12151572
23939 Brescia Drive Valencia, CA 91354
BEDS: 3   BATHS: 2 full, 1 part baths   SQ FT: 1,660
MLS SR12151725
19338 Oak Plaza Court Newhall, CA 91321
BEDS: 2   BATHS: 2 full baths   SQ FT: 1,150
MLS SR12151195
28557 Winterdale Drive Canyon Country, CA 91387
BEDS: 3   BATHS: 2 full baths   SQ FT: 1,448
MLS SR12151466
15240 Saddleback Road Canyon Country, CA 91387
BEDS: 3   BATHS: 3 full baths   SQ FT: 3,200
MLS SR12151249


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