Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Judy Factor
(Intero Real Estate Services)
Woodland Hills, CA, is located in the South Western end of the San Fernando Valley. The over 62,000 residents enjoy the mostly year-round, moderate climate. In high demand are the Woodland Hills award winning schools. The San Fernando Valley is surrounded by mountain ranges and consists of many districts, each with its own characteristics. Originally farms, ranches and citrus orchards, (Some trees are still on properties) tracts of homes were built in the 1950's and 1960's. Development continued, moving into the Northern and Western end of the Valley as demand for homes in the suburbs increased. Warner Center, the hub of the business district, is located in the heart of Woodland Hills with over 1,100 acres. It is a planned community with a variety of housing including condominiums, apar...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
 Woodland Hills California Real Estate - West San Fernando Valley Forclosures, New Listings: may, June 2008EXPERIENCED AGENTS HELPING home buyers looking for foreclosed homes for sale; bank owned homes that are ready for a new owner.  Often these homes are priced well below market and offer opportunities for many buyers to obtain a home in Woodland Hills and West Hills California at well below neighborhood prices.Don't buy a foreclosed property without the help and advice of an experienced and trained real estate agent.City                 List Price         # Bdrs         # Bath           Sqft        Days on MarketWEst Hills      409,900           3                        2                1570               41West Hills      439,900           4                        3                1...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Concerts at Warner Park in Woodland Hills starts tomorrow... June 1 Playboy Jazz Festival Community Concert starting at 2 p.m. Back by popular demand, the Playboy Jazz at Warner Park will return with another exciting talent lineup. Saxophonist Michael Lington, one of the hottest stars on the contemporary jazz scene today, will captivate the crowd with his compelling mix of cool funk, innovative melodies, and passionate playing. Veteran jazz vocalist, Ernie Andrews, offers interpretations of classics from Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and more. The B-Side Players bring their trademark sounds to the party mix as polyrhythmic beat melds with a mix of reggae, salsa, Latin jazz, and politically charged lyrics. Rounding out the afternoon is local vocalist, Raya Yarbrough, who will capture the...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
Woodland Hills California Real Estate - Hale Middle School Kids Color To Help Other KidsThe students of Hale Middle school in Woodland Hills California mixed artistry and philanthropy  this Tuesday, a rainbow of colored pencils were the tool used in this project, thanks to Staedtler Inc, an international  drawing and writing instrument with local headquarters. An official with the company sent letters in March from their office to a few local schools about an annual World Kids Coloring Day on Tuesday. This event was open to all schools to sign up. The company based in the San Fernando Valley since 1986, supplied classrooms with a set of colored pencils and paper. An official of the company said they wanted to create a special day so kids all over the world could unite together  and colo...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
 Woodland Hills California Real Estate - Homes for  first time home buyersWoodland Hills California is a wonderful place to live I  have been living  here for 27 years and absolutely love it.   WHAT DO FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS NEED?  Confidence that they'll find a home in their qualifying price range.Confidence that they'll be able to get a good mortgage?Confident that they'll be able to find that combination of home price, location, schools, easy commute to the city , shopping, houses of worship, activities for the children and the hundreds of other things that cause residents to say "I love living in Woodland Hills and West Hills"First Time Home Buyers need an agent who will be patient and help the buyers understand this real estate market.This  home  was sold for $489,000  WHY Woodlan...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
Woodland Hills California Real Estate -   Home  Sales For The Month Of April - Woodland Hills And West HillsList Date                 list price                  Sale Price                      C.O.E                Days on Market 8/14/2007              375,000                  377,500                        4/18/2008           237     Sold as a short sale3/11/2008              399,900                  405,000                         4/16/2008              7     Foreclosure sale3/  5/2008              399,950                  370,000                         4/10/2008            16     Regular Sale1/22/2008              425,000                  395,000                         4/25/2008            52     Regular Sale12/31/2007            445,900                  425,000                    ...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
short sale 5 Short Sales In Woodland Hills California- This short sale series is to help sellers, buyers and their agents understand the complexity of using the Short Sale process as an alternative to Foreclosures. What You Need to know if you are buying or Selling Do You Qualify to Do a Short Sale In Woodland Hills California What You Need to Have In Your Short Sale Package The Process of The Short Sale What's Next This post Is about how do we Make a decision regarding the amount we are going to offer on a short sale, myths and truths about the right prices on short sales. There is a hough amount of wrong information regarding how much you can buy a short sale for. There are people who are watching too much late night TV, seeing these so called gurus that tell you how to get rich fast...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
Farming in The Hart Of Woodland Hills Woodland Hills California Real Estate - Farming in The Hart of Woodland Hills Selling homemade jams, strawberries avocados and other seasonal produce through the summer up to December, the farm market at Pierce Collage at the corner of Victory and De soto, bring a touch of country into the middle of our urban community. All the vegetable and fruits are grown at this 2 year collage or brought in from farms that are in Southern California, starting at Ventura County in the north to San Diego in the south. Its nice to have a little agriculture in our community and we would be allot healthier if we had less sprawl and more country. Despite the noise of traffic on the surrounding streets, the outdoor market remains peacfull. The morning starts with empl...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
Woodland Hills California Real Estate Spring is here and the real estate season has started. We changed our clocks back, we have more day light into the evening hours, making it easier to see properties after a work day, buyers like what they see in this sprig's Woodland Hills housing prices. Prices are down by 19% according to the Board of Realtors, foreclosed and short sale properties are being placed for sale on the The Multiple Listings daily and investors who were waiting for a buyers market are buying. New Sellers are realizing they have to price their homes right to compete with short sales and foreclosures . There are beautiful homes for sale on the market here in Woodland Hills California at the moment, and buyers can go for the best ones. Recently buyers had the luxury of tim...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
This series on Short sales woodland Hills California continues we are going to explain  what happens  once we write an offer  on a short sale listing. This post is important to buyers who are interested in buying homes that are short sales. You should be aware of  all the steps  involved and your Real Estate agent should understand and be able to follow  the process of making a short sale offer.  To fully understand the scope of short sales in Woodland Hills California you should consider reading the other 3 parts of this series:Woodland Hills California Real Estate - Short Sale Part 2        Woodland Hills California Real Estate Information - Short Sales Part 3 We are going to assume for this post that the seller understands what a short sale is, his Realtor(R) has experience working ...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
Woodland Hills California Real Estate - Warner Center Park Summer Will be Jamming Living in San Fernando Valley your summers are filled with music people from through out the San Fernando Valley enjoy Sunday in harmony with nature.  Every year the Valley Cultural Center is preparing what we call The summer concert series. This years concert lineup includes the returned or the popular Playboy Jazz Festival Community Concert on June 1st , preforming in the series for the first time, 1980 New Wave rocker Howard Jones on July 13th. There will be the annual July 4th extravaganza  with a fireworks display sponsored by one of Los Angeles Councilman, accompanied by the Woodland Hills California Pierce Collage Symphonic Winds. Other concerts are: June 8 -  The third Marine Aircraft Wing Band Ju...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
  Woodland Hills California Real Estate -  Falling Home Prices Well, it is the first day of spring in Woodland Hills California, usually its time for families who want to move in the summer time, to put their home on the market.  I was just checking the MLS for  listings for Woodland Hill California   and saw a   home that have been reduced in price by more than $100,000 dollars.  At one time the home was listed for slightly more than $780,000 when it went on the market 217 days ago and is now listed for $605,000.  I am watching it now to see how many days it remains on the market.  It is a short sale, and the lender approved it as such, some of the banks have figured out if they make the price low enough they can get multiple offers and get more than they ask for it. Some sellers still...
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By Sean McGlynn
(Whitehouse)
In a down market selling your home can be quite a challenge.  Many sellers choose a friend or referral to list their home and things don't work out as planned.  In a very challenging market like the one we are in the area expert is invaluable!  So many people don't price right for the market or don't have a pool of buyers for the area like an area specialist can bring you.I highly recommend consulting with and hiring an area specialist when selling your home in our current market.  If I can be of help for Woodland Hills, South of the Blvd. contact me at 818-347-4353.
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Woodland Hills California Contractor- Preparing Your home for spring Part 1 :Dry RotWe had a lot of rain this winter in Woodland Hills California, leaks that are not repaired can lead to Dry Rot.The typical situations for breeding a healthy crop of wood rot fungus are leaks in roofs, water getting trapped between wood and concrete, siding that is too close to the ground, siding shaded by or in contact with overgrown greenery and wooden posts that have not been treated with a rot-resisting preservative.The fungus is very resilient and can survive with little or no moisture for a long time... sometimes years... only to become activated again upon contact with water. Fortunately, the growth of the fungus ceases if its water supply is cut off. Once a roof leak is repaired, for example, the ...
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By Tracey Thomas, CA Real Estate Broker
(BrokerInTrust Real Estate)
Developer Victor Girard did his part to improve the appearance of the Far West Valley of Los Angeles and his legacy remains on the winding streets south of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.  Girard's subdivision in the barren west end of the Valley needed to be dressed up, so he planted 120,000 shade trees and shrubs including seven varieties of eucalyptus, five kinds of acacia, Arizona elms, and Monterey pines. On the corner of what today are Ventura and Topanga Canyon boulevards, he built false storefronts and garish Turkish-style mosque towers to make the community look more established. Folklore has it that he spent time in jail for this "false city".The town of Girard was born on February 4, 1923, on 2,886 hilly acres purchased from the Brant dairy.  The young real estate develo...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
 Woodland Hills California Real Estate - Short Sale is a Hot Buzz Phrase  Short sale is a hot buzz phrase – it is also an opportunity to invest in real estate if you do it right. Banks hate to take over homes, especially in a declining market, so you should not underestimate the willingness of a bank to make concessions. Many buyers are getting excellent deals on real estate at below market prices with the short sales in San Fernando Valley in California On the other side of the equation. To complicate matters there are a bunch of so called Gurus running around proclaiming themselves as short sales mavens, we can blame them for teaching people and flooding the market with people that DON’T KNOW what they are DOING and these people can not close causing the LENDERS to become more SKEPTI...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
  Woodland Hills California Real Estate - Single Family Sales by Price.  The statistics from the Board of RealtorsAs you can see the majority of sales are in price range of homes in the $450- $600, there are good deals out there, the prices are right and so are the interest rates, with a new rate cut coming.  
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
 Woodland Hills California Real Estate - Sellers The Internet at Your Service! When you have a home to sell in Woodland Hills California, it is important to know how your real estate agent is marketing your home. Are you really getting the most Exposure for your home?For many years, (and when I say "many" I mean since the dawn of "real estate" time) print advertising was the golden ticket ... the only way to sell a home in Woodland Hills California ... or anywhere. The number one venue for advertising was newspaper. But things are changing and news papers are not what they used to be, I don’t know if you saw your news paper lately, I got my news paper 4 days ago and it did not look my news paper, it was a smaller narrower version of  my older news paper. The reason is: not too many adve...
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By Rachel Zeppinick, Woodland Hills Real Estate
(Sharma Estate Realty)
 Woodland Hills California Real Estate - Southland home sales at a new low - Only 9,983 houses and condos were sold in six counties last month, the least in 20 years. Low interest rates, falling prices and promises of government relief were not enough to slow the pace of Southern California housing downturn, which hit a new bottom last month. Fewer than 10,000 homes were sold, this number is the lowest since data quick started keeping records in 1988.  Nearly 1of 4 homes sold has been foreclosed which is putting downward pressure on home prices.. Buyers remember those days when you said you were priced out of the Real Estate  market? your day has come, there are wonderful opportunities for buyers who are looking to buy a home in Woodland Hills California  for the right reason: owning an...
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