October 8, 2016 Santa Clarita real estate news, happy Saturday!


We have been busy this week with meeting with new clients and taking care of those who have been sending their friends and family our way.

FYI – We go a bit outside of the Santa Clarita Valley, but we have to get those types of showings and listings outside of Santa Clarita Valley scheduled. I also need to double check with all the “powers that be” to ensure that my Board of Realtors membership meshes with the local real estate market in “enter city name”, where you are interested in buying/selling – which is not in the Greater Los Angeles Areas – but still within California.

It’s not by accident that we branded ourselves – with our REMAX Relocation Business – SCVnest. We also have the Toll Free for easy remembering, 855-SCVnest !

Another option, If I come to the conclusion that I would be doing you a disservice by being your real estate representative due to the location of the home or you wanting me to do something that has a steep learning curve – such as selling a 200 office, 45 floor commercial building, I know just the right agent. I know agents in most cities within the United States and in a healthy amount of other countries. Believe it or not, in some cases, a REMAX Realtor is not the best choice. I have a referral system with Century 21 agents, Keller Williams, Realty Executives, Berkshire Hathaway, Sotheby’s and of course REMAX. However, I have always had an understanding, from the beginning of me starting representing real estate buyers and sellers, It’s always about who can serve the client best!

Before I get into the Santa Clarita real estate news, the takeaway this week was a post that I wrote about something near and dear to my heart. This topic has to do with a home, condo or townhome that is listed for sale but says “Sold before processing“. Meaning the home had an accepted offer before it went to the home buying public via the Multiple Listing Service – which is the nation’s largest system, which contains 99.9% of the homes for sale. So, you can deduce this home was not marketed and advertised as it could have been and the home seller’s wanted it sold with very few people viewing it.  Maybe the seller was feeling in a “giving” mood. Maybe the seller’s choice of real estate agent spun for them a tale how this tactic would be in the seller’s best interest. We had a listing, not too long ago in Canyon Country, where our home seller could not make more than a certain amount of profit from the sale of their home. This was due to some court issue related to bankruptcy. The home was still advertised to the general public because I needed to make sure my seller had received the offer which had the best in the way of financing. In this specific case, we were able to present to our home seller a cash offer with a 15 day close. The buyers in this case were also willing to waive appraisal and their inspections, including termite.

During my recon this AM in the Santa Clarita Valley when I was prepping for my daily housing radio show, I observed the following Santa Clarita Statistics related to the local housing market in the SCV:

  • 26 residential real estate listings hit the local Santa Clarita market for sale in the past 24 hourssanta-clarita-real-estate-news-daily-october-8-2016
  • 18 Santa Clarita homes had their prices changed in the past 24 hours
  • 7 homes fell out of escrow, and are now back on the market in each case
  • 10 real estate listings entered escrow – all were placed into the pending status
  • 22 Santa Clarita homes closed escrow – with new happy owners 🙂 (The ones we represented were happy!)
  • 4 real estate listings in the Santa Clarita Valley, expired, and were not able to be sold by the agents representing the Santa Clarita Valley home sellers.

When you are ready I’ll be here. I’m Connor T. Macivor and I’m proud to be of service to you and yours.



Santa Clarita real estate news – October 5, 2016 – Wednesday

santa-clarita-real-estate-news-october-5-2016When it comes to real estate and the Santa Clarita real estate news, we have the information which a real estate buyer and real estate seller should be seeking.

Here is the number one reason a real estate seller needs this type of information. So they can deduce the type of market “outside” of their chosen real estate professionals opinion.  They have to know where they are in the current Santa Clarita real estate cycle and the best ways in which to have their Realtor handle their specific real estate sale. While most agents are going to give you the true skinny related to the state of the real estate market, some won’t. Those “some” are what you should be watching out for. With our Santa Clarita real estate news updates, you will know the status of the market and when you are ready make sure I am on your “agents to be interviewed” list!

The number one reason a real estate buyer needs to know where the current Santa Clarita housing market is because they are about to approach buying a home. If the market is in flux or if there is some type of “impending” circumstance which may affect them buying a home now, they need to be educated. Another unfortunate issue is most in my industry, present company excluded of course :), will say it’s always the time to buy real estate. Due to there being other reasons besides “The position of the current real estate cycle” for buying real estate. I get that, but a real estate buyer needs to know the truth before interviewing real estate agent number one. Make sure we are on your “interview” list for Santa Clarita Agents, I’ll show you what you need to know.

Check out the Santa Clarita homes for sale within a particular school district and or Santa Clarita school boundary.

Today, October 5, 2016, as of 1229hrs, The Santa Clarita valley real estate inventory is at 640 active units for sale. The cities of Castaic, Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, Acton and Agua Dulce were all reconned via the Southland Regional Association of Realtors – SRAR – Multiple Listing Service system.

272 real estate listings are currently in Backup status within Santa Clarita real estate. This means that these are homes that have accepted contracts and are in escrow. In most cases the escrow money deposit has been received by the escrow company the home seller chose, the buyers are starting their inspections or have completed them and all is good within the transaction. However, the properties are being kept in backup position in order to get additional viewings and sellers want additional offers on those properties just in case their real estate falls out of escrow.

As an example, 7 homes which were in escrow, during the past 24 hours fell out of escrow. This means these properties are back on the market for sale. If they had additional viewings and showings, they may have received additional offers. Those additional offers could have been utilized to get these homes back into escrow. However, that is if those real estate buyers are not already in escrow on something else.

Please check back often to our Santa Clarita real estate news dot com site. I post up as often as my schedule allows and I promise to take great care of you when you are ready.

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