West Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Ralph Gorgoglione, California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Metro Life Homes)
Los Angeles 411: AMC Fallbrook Movie Theatre, West Hills Nestled in a shopping center in the West San Fernando Valley, we find the AMC Fallbrook 7 Movie Theatre, which was renovated in early 2013.  If you and your Saturday night date want to stop in to see your favorite movie, be sure to have your AMC Stubs card with you for an upgrade on popcorn and a drink.   Wednesday afternoons, between two and five, is Senior Discount Day, when our more mature San Fernando Valley residents can enjoy a $4 admission and help themselves to a combination large popcorn and large drink, also for $4. Since the AMC Fallbrook 7 is a favorite hang-out for West San Fernando Valley movie-goers, many of us were taken aback when we went there for our weekly dose of the latest, popular attraction in February or M...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
If you’ve ever experienced the disappointment of losing out on a home in a seller’s market, you want to do everything possible to keep it from happening again. One tactic many buyers overlook is the “love letter” written to sellers about their home.     Rationally, you might expect the highest offer will always win the home, but there are a host of other factors involved. Some are emotional. Some sellers want to see their home go to a buyer they not only trust to close the deal, but they also like personally.     Want to give yourself an edge? Craft a short “love letter” to go with your offer. Here are the basics you’ll want to cover in your letter:   1. Explain how much you like their home. Don’t go overboard, but prove to them you know the home and you truly appreciate their taste and...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
  My name is Esperanza Butler I am your West Hills Realtor.   I am sharing this great information with you and  I am sure you will love it and our neighorhood will benefit from it.     When neighbors start talking, good things happen!!. Join Nextdoor to make our neighborhood safer and stronger... and to connect with our neighbors.  West Hills neighborhood is using this private online network called Nextdoor West Hills.   On our Nextdoor site, neighbors share community events, recommendations, items for sale, crime reports, ideas about how to improve our neighborhood and more. Please follow the links to join us.    https://nextdoor.com/amazon/?r=jpcfwr    https://nextdoor.com/invite/wurmuzzazcdzpabdtfjg     P. S. You are welcome to follow and like me on Facebook.      
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
Dear Mr. Homeowner   There’s a myth in real estate that the market doesn’t heat up until the spring.   It’s this myth that leads so many West Hills homeowners to plan on listing their home in the spring with an eye on being settled in a new place in the late spring or early summer.   The truth is, spring begins January 2nd! In West Hills with so many homes flooding the market in the spring months, there can be a real strategic advantage to listing your property at the beginning of the New Year. People buy year round, and if you prepare your home to list in the winter, you’ll find it’s that much easier for your property to stand out. If you’d like help getting a jump on the traditional spring seller market, I would be happy to get you on the right path to prepare your West Hills home fo...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
Mom's Potato Salad Cooking with Esperanza.   As a Realtor I spend a lot of time in Real Estate transactions. If you have a busy schedule you probably run into a problem that I have to deal with on a daily basis.   The problem is one of time and healthy eating. A lot of the time it’s difficult to adjust your schedule to get both activities done especially if you have kids and family depending on you. I have a very active family that loves good healthy food.   (They are very good eaters) So I look for healthy recipes that don’t take forever to make. I am posting a series of chicken recipes and other yummy dishes, which are healthy & easy to make. You have a range of options on flavors & tastes from a little spicy to, if you choose, as spicy as you like.   Give them a try and let me know h...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
 A good night’s sleep is more important than you might think. While rising early and burning the midnight oil are worn like badges of honor in this “always on” culture of ours, the truth is that sleep is crucial.   Did you know... Sleep loss can mean the decline of mental skills, including attention span, memory, mood, logical reasoning, and math skills.    Sleep deprived people have trouble recalling pleasant experiences, but can easily recall negative experiences.    Sleep improves your mood and in a recent study of professional violinists showed that a good night’s rest was more important than nutrition!    Sleeping on a decision measurably improves our ability to make better choices.  Fortunately, there are things we can do to improve the quality of our sleep. While a drink or two ...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
Cajun Chicken   Cooking with Esperanza.   As a Realtor I spend a lot of time in Real Estate transactions. If you have a busy schedule you probably run into a problem that I have to deal with on a daily basis.   The problem is one of time and healthy eating. A lot of the time it’s difficult to adjust your schedule to get both activities done especially if you have kids and family depending on you. I have a very active family that loves good healthy food.     (They are very good eaters) So I look for healthy recipes that don’t take forever to make. I am posting a series of chicken recipes and other yummy dishes, which are healthy & easy to make. You have a range of options on flavors & tastes from a little spicy to, if you choose, as spicy as you like.   Give them a try and let me know ho...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
Braised Beef Pot Roast   Cooking with Esperanza.   As a Realtor I spend a lot of time in Real Estate transactions. If you have a busy schedule you probably run into a problem that I have to deal with on a daily basis.   The problem is one of time and healthy eating. A lot of the time it’s difficult to adjust your schedule to get both activities done especially if you have kids and family depending on you. I have a very active family that loves good healthy food.   (They are very good eaters) So I look for healthy recipes that don’t take forever to make. I am posting a series of chicken recipes and other yummy dishes, which are healthy & easy to make. You have a range of options on flavors & tastes from a little spicy to, if you choose, as spicy as you like.   Give them a try and let me ...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
Cranberry Bread Cooking with Esperanza. If you spend a lot of time in Real Estate transactions, farming –or- prospecting for new leads  you probably run into a problem that I have to deal with on a daily basis. The problem is one of time and healthy eating A lot of the time it’s difficult to adjust your schedule to get both activities done especially if you have kids and family depending on you. I have my husband and my 92 year old father to feed daily. (They are always hungry) and ( they are a very good eaters) So I look for healthy recipes that don’t take forever to make. I am posting a series of  chicken recipes and other yummy dishes,   that are healthy & easy to make. You have a range of spiceyness from a little spicy to, if you choose, a lot spicy. Give them a try and let me know ...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
Spinach Lasagna       Cooking with Esperanza. If you spend a lot of time in Real Estate transactions, farming –or- prospecting for new leads  you probably run into a problem that I have to deal with on a daily basis. The problem is one of time and healthy eating A lot of the time it’s difficult to adjust your schedule to get both activities done especially if you have kids and family depending on you. I have my husband and my 92 year old father to feed daily. (They are always hungry) and ( they are a very good eaters) So I look for healthy recipes that don’t take forever to make. I am posting a series of  chicken recipes and other yummy dishes,   that are healthy & easy to make. You have a range of spiceyness from a little spicy to, if you choose, a lot spicy. Give them a try and let me...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
                                           Download this FREE report to discover...    The one very crucial factor that you MUST be aware of before buying.    How to find out what the other houses in the area sold for so you can compare prices.    The information that most buyers wish they had known before they made an offer on a home.    Some proven haggling tips that will help you get the price you want.    And much more...   Do you want to be able to pay the price you want for the house of your dreams? Then you need to read this report and make sure you have all of your bases covered!   This guide is written especially for you, the buyer, so that you won't make the mistakes that 90% of buyers make in today's market.   You'll be happy you read this short report before you made any of...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
  Many of my clients (especially Baby Boomers who are downsizing or relocating) ask me if they should pay cash for their next house or finance it with a new loan.   While the idea of owning a home free-and-clear is certainly appealing, I always present them with a series of questions to help them clarify the big picture.   Perhaps you or someone you know may benefit from these as well:    How much will you be left with after an all-cash purchase? Maintaining a safety net of three to six months’ worth of living expenses can be a real comfort after you’ve done well on the sale of your home. How comfortable will you be if an all-cash purchase brings you near zero?   Are you retiring soon? This goes to two issues: First, whether or not the absence of a mortgage will significantly improve yo...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
Curried Chicken Salad Cooking with Esperanza. If you spend a lot of time in Real Estate transactions, farming –or- prospecting for new leads  you probably run into a problem that I have to deal with on a daily basis. The problem is one of time and healthy eating A lot of the time it’s difficult to adjust your schedule to get both activities done especially if you have kids and family depending on you. I have my husband and my 92 year old father to feed daily. (They are always hungry) and ( they are a very good eaters) So I look for healthy recipes that don’t take forever to make. I am posting a series of  chicken recipes and other yummy dishes,   that are healthy & easy to make. You have a range of spiceyness from a little spicy to, if you choose, a lot spicy. Give them a try and let me...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
Chicken Fajita Salad   Cooking with Esperanza. If you spend a lot of time in Real Estate transactions, farming –or- prospecting for new leads  you probably run into a problem that I have to deal with on a daily basis. The problem is one of time and healthy eating A lot of the time it’s difficult to adjust your schedule to get both activities done especially if you have kids and family depending on you. I have my husband and my 92 year old father to feed daily. (They are always hungry) and ( they are a very good eaters) So I look for healthy recipes that don’t take forever to make. I am posting a series of  chicken recipes and other yummy dishes,   that are healthy & easy to make. You have a range of spiceyness from a little spicy to, if you choose, a lot spicy. Give them a try and let m...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
Homes for Sale in West Hills Neighborhood Why Do People Live here? West Hills is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes that is conveniently located just 20 miles Northwest of Downtown LA. It's not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing the streets of this quaint little city in the suburbs.   During the summer West Hills Residents may enjoy spending a day or a weekend at Malibu, Santa Monica,or Ventura beaches they are just 25 minutes away. West Hills is bordered by the Chatsworth and Chatsworth Reservoir to the north, Canoga Park to the east, Woodland Hills to the south, Hidden Hills to the southwest, and the Simi Hills with the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve and Bell Canyon to the west. The community's postal codes are 91307 and 91304. West Hills Real Estate...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
  I’m here to save you pain, buyers. There are myths about the home shopping experience that must be addressed. I like to make the home buying experience as stress-free as possible, so please hear me out on these three big myths about home buying:     Myth #1: “That house has been on the market so long I bet we can work the seller down easily.”  Not necessarily. Exceptionally high days on market could mean almost anything. The seller could be bullheaded about their price. The seller may not be particularly motivated to sell for emotional or other personal reasons. Don’t forget: A sales-weary seller isn’t likely to respond to your host of rational reasons why their house should be a bargain.   Myth #2: “I want to look at foreclosed homes because they’re a real bargain and the banks need ...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
Real Estate’s Potential for the Greatest Good      “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”      -Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881); Prime Minister of the United Kingdom     What does it mean to reveal a person’s riches to themselves? What is the mechanism by which you can even accomplish such a thing? And what does it have to do with your real estate agent?      Quite a bit, I would argue. I think a real estate agent has the power to reveal their clients’ self-possessed riches.      One, a good agent will help clients see how a home is an investment in their future. That they are investing in themselves, and the decision to do so is a mark of their own wisdom.      Two, a good real estate agent helps guide clients through an...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
   West Hills Senior Home Transitions – The Most Common Questions Asked     Recently I’ve spoken to a number of clients who have concerns about their West Hills home as they age. You (or someone close to you) may be facing similar questions.  Do you worry about aging in place? Are you concerned you home may not meet your needs when you retire? Some thoughts on senior transitions:   As we all age, our thoughts inevitably turn to the question of the quality of our lives in the future. Where we live is an important part of that equation. I know I’ve thought about it, and I’ve definitely worked with people who have dealt with the uncertainty.   How will I know when maintaining my home becomes too much? How can I remain comfortable, safe, and independent in my own home? If my home becomes to...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
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