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Buyers paying over asking price…way over asking!

With the lack of inventory out there buyers have little to choose from and thus are paying premium dollars for the house they want to buy. 99.9% of the time they are paying above asking price. They either are paying out-of-pocket for the difference with the appraisal or working something out in the offer with the sellers. Contingencies are being removed as well.

I have a listing that just sold for 25K over list price and I also just had an offer accepted with a buyer on a home and we just got the offer barely accepted with 25K over.

Below is an article that explains this a bit.

 This article is from the Daily Real Estate News…


More Buyers Willing to Make Higher Offers


Home buyers are saying they’re willing to pay more for a residential property due to concerns over low inventory. In the second quarter of 2013, 41 percent of buyers said they’re willing to offer more, up from 34 percent in the first quarter, according to a survey of more than 1,300 home buyers in 22 major markets by the real estate brokerage Redfin. 

The number of buyers who say they’re concerned about rising home prices has more than doubled in the past year, according to the survey. Seventy-nine percent of home buyers say they believe prices will increase in the next 12 months—with 23 percent of that group saying by “a lot.” 

“Home buyers are accepting the reality of a seller’s market and expressing a willingness to pay more,” according to the brokerage’s survey. 


The day in the life of a Realtor and identity theft

I am between my appointments right now and thought gee why don’t I write a quick post on what I am doing today.

I just left the Sheriff station filling out an Identity theft report. That was fun. Someone finally got to my information and tried to get a credit card. While there I asked the Sheriff “how many times a week do you get these?”. She said, “all day long!” Wow! All I can say is be careful where you leave your things and where you charge it and with whom you give it to!

I am about to show property in the Santa Clarita Valley to a new cleint named Leslie. We will be looking in the Saugus area today. Oddly enough the properties are still on the market after 2 days! Things are selling off the shelf in days right now. Sometimes before they are even 24 hours old!

After the appointment with Leslie I will head down into the San Fernando Valley to show property to Kay in Studio City, and Sherman Oaks. I am expecting those to have multiple offers on them and agents showing the home like bees on honey!

If both buyers like the homes then I will be writing offers as soon as I finish.

I should be getting back an answer on the offer for a home I showed and wrote on Easter Sunday between the Ham and the green beans!

Besides this I will find some time to call clients who I am working with and also check on the MLS for them.

Yippie! Housing Recovery!

The housing recovery is well under way. Click on this article to see what Money magazine has to say about the housing market.

Southern California home prices rise in July

Southern California home prices rise in July.

LA Times article

LA Times article

Here is an article from the LA Times that explains the market and why it is heating up.

Since March I have been tracking single family homes in all the areas of Santa Clarita. Every area has gone way down in the amount of listings. My tracking confirms what this article is saying.

Please read the article…,0,1637144.story

How clients should be like when looking for homes








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This is how clients who are pre-approved and are ready, willing and able to buy a home in Santa Clarita should act! Thought this was funny! This was a short video of a Jaguar at the LA Zoo.

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