Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty)
  Woodland  Hills CA / Real Estate / Homes for Sale / Finding Your New Home – Focusing on What’s Most Important               Dear  Mr. Mrs. Buyer               Now that you have your pre-approval letter in hand and know the price range that suits you, it’s time to get serious about finding your new home. You have two things to consider:   ·        The benefits and features of the home ·        The location.               While the benefits and features are definitely important to your future happiness, it might be best to settle on the location first.               Again, there are two considerations. The first is the neighborhood makeup. You want to feel comfortable in your surroundings.   The second is the distance to work, school, shopping, friends, relatives, and recreation. Settli...
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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)
Woodland Hills CA. / Real Estate / Homes for Sale / Why Mortgage Loan Pre-Approval is Vital to Your Home Search                                      Why Mortgage Loan Pre-Approval is Vital to Your Home Search     Dear Mr.& Mrs. Buyer,               Not too many years ago, becoming pre-approved before searching for a home was unimportant. Now, it’s almost mandatory.               That’s because a few years ago almost anyone could get a mortgage loan. Now that the banks have tightened up on their regulations, it isn’t so easy.   In addition, thousands of consumers who had high credit scores lost that status when the credit card companies suddenly slashed credit lines. Since 30% of a credit score is based on how much credit you use compared to how much you have, credit scores plummeted ove...
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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)
   Woodland Hills Ca  Real Estate / Homes for Sale / The first step toward ownerswhip       Dear Mr. Mrs. Buyer,                 Whether you’re buying for the first time or the tenth, if you‘ve decided the time is right to become a homeowner, the first step should be to visit a mortgage lender and get pre-approved for your mortgage loan.               Choose a lender you’ve been happy with in the past, choose based on a referral from a friend or family member, or call me. I’ll be happy to give you a list of mortgage loan officers who have done well by my clients.   There is a difference between lenders and loan programs, so it pays to take a little time making your choice.                                         You want a lender who will: Give you answers in writing about what they can...
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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)
Woodland Hills California/Neighborhood Boundary Map  Woodland Hills is a district in the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. Woodland Hills is located in the southwestern area of the San Fernando Valley, east of Calabasas and west of Tarzana, with Warner Center in its northern section. On the north Woodland Hills is bordered by West Hills, Canoga Park, and Winnetka, and on the south by Topanga and Malibu. Some neighborhoods are in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Running east-west through the community is U.S. Route 101 (Ventura Freeway) and Ventura Boulevard, whose western terminus is at Valley Circle Boulevard in Woodland Hills.   Click the plus+  or  the  minus-  to zoom in or out  and see the neighborhood boundaries View Woodland Hills (WHLL) in a larger map ...
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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)
Woodland Hills California Real Estate / Homes for Sale / Golden State Population Trends  This article reviews the shifts in California’s population during the past decade, and examines the potential impact of current migration trends on residential rentals and sales. Chart last updated 6/24/11   2011 2010 2009 CA Population 37,510,766 37,266,600 36,887,615   Chart last updated 6/24/11   Los Angeles San Diego Orange Riverside San Bernardino 2000 9,519,338 2,813,833 2,846,289 1,545,387 1,709,434 2010 9,818,605 3,095,313 3,010,232 2,189,641 2,035,210   Chart last updated 6/24/11   Santa Clara Alameda Sacramento Contra Costa Fresno 2000 1,682,585 1,443,741 1,223,499 948,816 799,407 2010 1,781,642 1,510,271 1,418,788 1,049,025 930,450 Population change: the last thirty years The first of the...
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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)
Woodland Hills Real Estate/Is now really the right time to buy a home? Is now really the right time to buy a home?     Whether you’re considering buying your first home, considering buying again after a short sale, or deciding if you should buy after a relocation to Woodland Hills, the real question every buyer should ask is this one: “Is now the right time for me to buy a home.”   So let’s take a look at both sides of the question.      First the reason why now is a good time to buy:    Home prices are down. Interest rates are still at historic lows. Right now you can lock in to a 30-year mortgage with low payments that won’t go up as your income rises.   In comparison to home prices and interest rates back in 2006 or 2007, you can now buy considerably “more home” for the same money.  ...
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By Bandele Oguntomilade, Top REALTOR, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
“Render unto Caesar what’s Caesar’s,” but no more.  It’s that time of the year for San Fernando Valley homeowners to take steps to lower their property tax bills.  The narrow window to file a “2011 Decline-in-Value Review Application” is June 1, 2011 through November 30, 2011 – i.e. right now! The window to file an Appeal with the Los Angeles County Assessment Appeals Board is July 2, 2011 through November 30, 2011.  After November 30, 2011, it will be too late to lower your property tax assessment for the 2011 year.         It is not news that property values have generally declined in San Fernando Valley, like the rest of California, in the last few years.  It is also not news that California law allows for a temporary reduction in assessed property value when a property suffers a dec...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
FOR SALE - Bank Owned Home - Not in the MLS 21500 Califa St., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 View Property Website for additional photos/info. - Bank-Owned - Not in the MLS - Warner Club Villas - HOA's $310/mth - Community Pool, Spa, Tennis Court - 2B/2B + Den - 2 Car Detached Garage - 1st Floor, Corner Unit - Fireplace in Living Room - Inside Laundry (Stackable) - Patio - Storage Room off Patio Area - Pergo, Carpet & Tile Flooring - Plantation Shutters - Close to Shopping Centers, Restaurants, Freeways, Recreation  - Inquire on Price
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By Simon Mills
(Mills Realty)
Woodland Hills Short Sale Are you behind on your mortgage payments and have already tapped your credit cards, friends and family? Getting out from the weight on your shoulders can seem impossible, but moving on is exactly what you are going to need to do. If you are considering a short sale then call Simon Mills of Mills Realty who will guide you through your Woodland Hills Short Sale. Mills Realty will show you how you can relieve yourself from the debt of your home without any out of pocket expenses. Your lender will pay our fees, so our program will truly cost you nothing out of pocket. It makes no difference who your lender is or how many loans you have on your property Simon Mills of Mills Realty will guide you through your Woodland Hills Short Sale. Our goal is to make the process...
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By CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS, "Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren
(California Coastal Estates)
BEAUTIFUL HOME IN WOODLAND HILLS- PICTURE PERFECT WITH VIEWS Want to BUY A HOME IN WOODLAND HILLS. PRIVATE. View of the valley off the balcony. So private that you will be happy you chose this home when resting and getting away from the city and/or city life. Nicely upgraded harwood floors, granite kitchen counter tops, stainless steel kitchen and island. This Woodland Hills home boasts many upgrades to mention, but will be sold "AS IS". Outside patio and entry has a custom landscaped garden area with a large koi pond and beautiful plants. Call for a private showing 888.908.7770 4942 Escobedo Dr Woodland Hills, CA 91364 4 Bedroom Home For Sale in Woodland Hills CA Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Contact Me Lauren Selinsky 01329427 Office:888-908...
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By Bandele Oguntomilade, Top REALTOR, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
You’ve found your dream home: it’s beautiful, spacious, just your taste in architecture, it has almost every amenity on your checklist, and a great location.  But let’s face it, if you have kids, none of that will matter if your new home is not located within access to good schools.   Fortunately, some of the best schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District are right here in the hills—Woodland Hills, that is.   From Elementary up to the University level, the Woodland Hills community offers a high quality of education.  According to greatschools.org, Woodland Hills Elementary ranked a 10 on their scale, which is based on such factors as test scores, parent reviews, and after-school programs.  Middle schools in the community are also ranked above average. Woodland Hills offers acce...
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By Bandele Oguntomilade, Top REALTOR, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
While home prices, nationwide, had been on the decline over the last two years, real estate professionals in Woodland Hills, California are observing price increases in their community.  This price increase is a sign of a healthier market and it is indicative of an optimistic future. In Woodland Hills, California, home-buyers can find their dream home at all levels of spending ranging from luxury condominiums starting in the $190K’s to reasonably priced single family homes in fantastic school districts.  Whatever price range you find yourself in the market, there’s no question that that properties in Woodland Hills retain the most value for the price paid.  Woodland Hills homeowners tend to diligently maintain their properties for the most part; a trend that favors home-buyers when it c...
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By Connie Tebyani, Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County
(Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro)
That's right! We just received word that this Woodland Hills Home that was Staged by Platinum Home Staging, Inc. less than 2 weeks ago is already in escrow for WELL OVER asking price.  It happened so quickly we had not even had a chance to blog about how this vanilla home was transformed into a beautiful show piece in just ONE DAY!  But the proof is in the pudding that HOME STAGING WORKS! Here are a few before and after photos of this Woodland Hills Home Staging.      If you are located in the Los Angeles or Ventura County areas and would like call the ONLY Home Staging and Interior Design Company in Southern CA that is endorsed by Pottery Barn, then call  Platinum Home Staging, Inc.  818.878.9936    FULLY Licensed & Insured
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By Dana Frank
(Rodeo Realty)
 Happy New Year to All! Now that we are back to our normal schedules, I want to resurrect my blog. I know it has been a few weeks since the last entry, but I have been keeping busy previewing the market and finding just the right homes to throw your way. Today's pics are about as different as apples and pizza...yeah, you heard right, apples and pizza, BUT they are both awesome in different ways. 1) New Community in Woodland Hills. As per their strict rules, I cannot divulge the address or the name of the complex, but suffice it to say, it is awesome. I sold a unit there on Sunday and it could not have been better. If you want privacy, this is not the place for you. If you want a lively and trendy high end condo, its perfect! The units are all pretty great with wonderful floorplans that ...
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By Sara Mehrpouyan 818.903.2040, CA- Sherman Oaks and Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Beverly & Company Properties 818-903-2040)
Looking for Woodland Hills Ca Real Estate ? Market Update As of today, there are almost five hundred properties for sale in Woodland Hills, Ca. Of the hundreds of homes that make up Woodland Hills Ca Real Estate, over sixty homes for sale are bank owned or foreclosures. Almost 200 properties in Woodland Hills are Short Sales. Prices for active listings range from $119,000 - $3,745,000. The average list price is $550,888. In the last six months there were almost three hundred seventy-five homes sold in Woodland Hills. About eighty of the properties were bank owned or foreclosures. Approximately eighty-five of the sales were Short Sales. So, about forty-five percent of the sales in Woodland Hills Real Estate were either Foreclosures or Short Sales in a six month period. Sale values during...
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By Sara Mehrpouyan 818.903.2040, CA- Sherman Oaks and Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Beverly & Company Properties 818-903-2040)
Why Does The Short Sale Process Take So Long ? ~ Woodland Hills West Hills Ca Often times, buyers and sellers will ask how long or how much time does it take for a short sale? No one can give you an exact timeframe. Lenders work differently. There are Wachovia Short Sales which can take less than a week for lender's approval. They have a special Fast Track short sale program. First, the homeowner usually lists their home for sale as a short sale. Some lenders will take a short sale package from the seller's agent before an offer has been accepted by the owner. This package includes information from the seller (financial statement, bank statements, tax returns, hardship letter etc etc). The seller's agent will submit an estimate of the closing costs associated with the sale so that the l...
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By Bandele Oguntomilade, Top REALTOR, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
  Happy New Year everyone!  The good news for home owners is that for 9 consecutive months in 2010, home prices rose in Woodland Hills and throughout California.  In fact, by July 2010, there was a 10.4% gain from the prior year.  Most of the sub-prime distressed properties have been eliminated from the market and when new foreclosures hit the market, they are snapped up in record speed.  On the average it is taking less than 44 days to sell a home.  More than half of the homes for sale in 2010 drew multiple offers! How does this impact our Woodland Hills home owners?  Well, it means things are looking up and the values of your homes are steadily climbing.  Homeowners may now start to see a trend of equity climbing in their homes.  Homeowners who desire to sell, may now be able to sell ...
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By Dana Frank
(Rodeo Realty)
December is usually the time of year when real estate pundits and economists like to publish their predictions for the coming year.  Since Iam neither a pundit nor an economist, I do things a bit differently. Unlike these folks, I deal with people on a daily basis.  My phone rings when people want to "deal" and it is dead silent when they are not in the mood.  So I wait until the first week of January to see what kind of year it is going to be.  If  things are crazy the first week  then most likely it will be a good year. Today is January 5th and I already have 4 new clients--so Iam feeling pretty good about 2011.    If you need something more tangible, then I will give you a few highlight predictions presented by economist Leslie Appleton Young: 1) Modest gains in prices and volume in ...
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By Bandele Oguntomilade, Top REALTOR, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
  December challenge revisited: With all the recent talk of home prices falling, stabilizing, even rising, it is no surprise that most home-owners in Woodland Hills are currently confused about what their home is really worth right now?  This uncertainty is reinforced by inconsistent comparable data that is all over the place, under-priced short sales, discounted foreclosures, and minority regular sales.   Whether you are considering selling your home and you simply wish to know what it is worth; (2) or you desire to refinance because interest rates are still historically low; (3) or you need to know what your home is worth in connection with a loan work-out or modification request to your bank, (4) or you desire to appeal your property tax value, you can obtain a FREE HOME EVALUATION b...
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By Bandele Oguntomilade, Top REALTOR, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
  We are off to a roaring start with our December challenge: To get a free list of best buys of upscale and luxury homes currently in Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, and Calabasas, click on the links below.  When you see a home that interest you, call Bandele Oguntomilade for a showing at 818-825-6996.  You may also visit my website at  www.BogunRealtyAndLuxuryHomes.com Bargain Luxury Homes in Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Calabasas CLICK HERE Search MLS - All Homes CLICK HERE Home Evaluation CLICK HERE Best Home Deals in Woodland Hills CLICK HERE Bargain Luxury Homes in Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Calabasas CLICK HERE Foreclosures + Bank-Owned Homes in Woodland Hills CLICK HERE Short Sale Homes in Woodland Hills CLICK HERE Fixer-Upper + Bargain Homes in Woodland Hills CLICK HERE Seller...
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