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Fair Oaks house for sale in a gated community for under $400,000!!!

Posted on: July 28th, 2013 by Lauren Nemeschansky 12,024 Comments

Looking for a Fair Oaks house for sale in Santa Clarita?

buying  a home in Fair Oaks Ranch Santa Clarita home buyers know that it is hard to find a Fair Oaks house for sale in Santa Clarita because of the very limited inventory. If you are looking to buy a house in Santa Clarita and want a beautiful newer neighborhood that is safe then this Santa Clarita house for sale is the best choice for you. The area of Fair Oak Ranch, usually called Fair Oaks is a newer neighborhood in Santa Clarita. It is rare that you can find a beautiful house in a gated community for under $400,000. This Fair Oaks home for sale is located at 27268 Marisa Drive Santa Clarita CA 91387. It is adjacent to Fair Oaks and Lost Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.
One of the best things about this house is that it has no Mello Roos tax. As all Santa Clarita home owners know the Santa Clarita schools are excellent. This standard sale in Fair Oaks Ranch is not an apartment or attached town home but a free standing single family residence with 3 bedrooms and three bathrooms and a yard. It is a turning key home for sale in move in ready and excellent condition. This Fair Oaks Ranch home is not a short sale but a standard sale home that is ready for a move in 30 days or less. It is a well maintained home and the pride of owner ship as a standard house for sale in Canyon Country. Look at these photos of this Fair Oaks home for sale. It is just off the 14 freeway with a short 15 minute commute to the San Fernando Valley. Downtown Los Angeles is only 40 minutes away by car.

Fair Oaks a great suburb of Los Angeles

This Santa Clarita home for sale is close to the Via Princessa metrolink station. The train ride to down town Los Angeles is easy and relaxing. The metrolink train goes directly to downtown with stops in the San Fernando Valley, Glendale and Burbank among others. This Fair Oaks house for sale is very conveniently located in Santa Clarita valley. In addition to being close to the metrolink station it also ideally situation for freeway commute, with easy access to the 14 freeway. This is very convenient if you are commuting to downtown Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale and all of the major Los Angeles business areas.

Standard sale in Santa Clarita for under $400,000

Many Santa Clarita home buyers have been looking for starter homes for under $400,000 in Fair Oaks Ranch without much success. This Fair Oaks home for sale has seen some “bad luck” with buyers. One home buyer did not qualify for a loan and another one unfortunately needed surgery so he could not continue with his purchase offer and had to rescind it. As a result of these events this standard sale in Fair Oaks is back on the market. This house is an amazing value, especially given its excellent condition and contemporary two story look and high curb appeal.

Fair Oaks house for sale with 3 bedrooms and its own yard

This Fair Oaks home for sale is a newer home, built in 2004 and has 3 full bedrooms and 3 bathrooms at 1,722 square feet. It is a two story home with a lovely yard in a gated community. Almost too good to be true for Santa Clarita home buyers looking for a house for sale in Fair Oaks. The best part is that this Santa Clarita house for sale is a standard sale. This house is located in the prestigious Fair Oaks area with a 91387 zip code. If you are looking for Fair Oaks Ranch homes for sale, or a Santa Clarita house for sale 91387 this house is definitely for you.

Fair Oaks home for sale with many upgrades

upgraded fair oaks ranch homeThis Santa Clarita home for sale is detached and free standing single family home. It is tastefully decorated in neutral soothing earth tone colors. The home has granite kitchen counters and with a lovely glass mosaic back splash and an adjacent breakfast bar. The kitchen includes stainless appliances. This standard sale in Santa Clarita has wood laminate flooring downstairs and plush beige carpet upstairs. There is also a lovely fireplace, done in complimentary glass mosaic tiles. The family room is adjoining the kitchen which leads to a lovely but low maintenance back yard complete with tinted stamped concrete and planters with roses and trees and a grassy area. The backyard is fully fenced in wood like resin fencing, which looks like wood but requires no upkeep and some block walls. The living room and large dining room area are for large family entertaining.

Additional pictures can be found on my website. If you are interested in seeing this home please contact me by emailing me at RealtorLauren@gmail.com or call Lauren at (661)-310-8215


Article: Fair Oaks house for sale in a gated community for under $400,000!!!
Author: Lauren Nemeschansky : Following me on Google plus
Source: Santa Clarita Real Estate Agent

Fair Oaks house for sale in a gated community for under $400,000!!!

I am a local real estate agent here in Santa Clarita, a suburb of Los Angeles. I love to write about real estate buying and selling and address some difficult issues such as divorce and real estate, short sales, probate and relocation. I use the power of the internet and my blog to educate because in real estate “knowledge is power.” I will also enjoy some guest bloggers who are experts in their fields such as mortgage lenders, attorneys, and credit repair experts. Don’t forget to follow me on google+ and connect with social media sites!

New home construction in Santa Clarita-How to buy a new home

Posted on: July 27th, 2013 by Lauren Nemeschansky 15,474 Comments

New home construction in Santa Clarita

new construction in   Santa Clarita
One sign that the Santa Clarita real estate is starting to boom is the return of new home construction in Santa Clarita. The new construction has always been a big source of homes for Santa Clarita home buyers.

Tour of model homes

Haven’t you taken a tour of the model homes just for decorating ideas and then fallen in love with the beautifully decorated new homes. Think about it for a second: if you have choice between a brand new home or a resale that are roughly of the same price which one would you choose. In the brand new home you can choose all the upgrades you want, and when you moving you have the type of flooring you like, no remodeling to be done. A lot of Santa Clarita home buyers choose the brand new construction in Santa Clarita. As a realtor I always visit the new home tour as they open. I must admit I also go to these model homes to get decorating ideas but I also go there for professional reasons to keep up with what is available for my Santa Clarita home buyers.

New phase release of model homes

At every new phase release there is a very long waiting list and some cases after you put your name on the waiting list you have to wait for several months to be invited to the phase release to choose your lot and model. The frustrating aspect of this long wait is that you the Santa Clarita home buyer will not know how much the home will cost by the time he is initiated to the phase release. Prices are going up in this hot Santa Clarita sellers market. The good think about the new construction is the help levitate the pressure on the Santa Clarita resale market and increase the inventory in the Santa Clarita real estate market. Currently our market is not very balanced as we only have a two months inventory.

Buying a brand new home from the builder

If you choose to buy a home from a builder there are several important things to keep in mind that I will outline below. When purchasing a single-family residences condominiums or town-homes there are a lot of factors to consider. This applies in particular if you are purchasing a new home from the builder. It is smart to have a realtor represent you in the transaction. Many buyers do not realize that they can be represented by their real estate agent when buying a home that is a new construction. Most builders offer a regular commission to the agent if the real estate agent registers the buyer. Remember that in order for the real estate to be able to represent you the realtor must be with you the very first time you visit the the model home. Otherwise you will be represented by the builder and you loose all the advantages of being represented by your own real estate agent.

Why use a real estate agent

A real estate agent will always be there to help you, protect you and advise you on real estate related issues. In many case a real estate agent can help you get additional upgrades from the builder. Being represented by a real estate agent will not cost anything extra. A real estate agent is there to protect your interest to view the real estate contracts.

If you have any question about buying new home construction in Santa Clarita or any other real estate related issues please contact Lauren Nemeschansky at (661)-310-8215, or visit my real estate website http://www.scvknow.com


Article: New home construction in Santa Clarita-How to buy a new home
Author: Lauren Nemeschansky : Following me on Google plus
Source: Santa Clarita Real Estate Agent

New home construction in Santa Clarita-How to buy a new home

I am a local real estate agent here in Santa Clarita, a suburb of Los Angeles. I love to write about real estate buying and selling and address some difficult issues such as divorce and real estate, short sales, probate and relocation. I use the power of the internet and my blog to educate because in real estate “knowledge is power.” I will also enjoy some guest bloggers who are experts in their fields such as mortgage lenders, attorneys, and credit repair experts. Don’t forget to follow me on google+ and connect with social media sites!

First time home buyers grant 2013 for Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley

Posted on: July 21st, 2013 by Lauren Nemeschansky 7,976 Comments

First time home buyers grant

First time buyer grant
There is a new home owner grant, which means FREE MONEY for a qualified first time home buyer. They must purchase a home in either the Santa Clarita or San Fernando Valley area. Each grant will be awarded to the most deserving applicants for $2,000 to be paid after the close of escrow.

Grant available to police officers, Sheriff, CHP officers, veterans and active military

To qualify the home buyer must be either a veteran or serving in the military, a police officer, CHP officers, or sheriff. The amount of grants available are limited and will be awarded to qualified applicants on a first come first served basis until they run out. The program should last one year or until all of the grants are given out and started on May 6, 2013.

Grants for homes purchased in Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley area cities

Buyers must purchase a home in either the Santa Clarita or San Fernando Valley areas, which does consist of many cities. Some of the cities where the grant could be used is; Valencia, Canyon Country, Saugus, Newhall, Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, Northridge, Granada Hills, Green Valley, Chatsworth,Woodland Hills, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Canoga Park, West Hills, Studio City, North Hollywood, Reseda, and many others.

First time home buyers do not mean you never owned a home just that its been 3 years

The applicant must be a first time home buyer as defined by the state of California, I believe that means that you could not have owned another home for 3 years proceeding this purchase but you could have owned a home at one time (home buyer to check with the state on that policy and confirm rather than relying on that).

If you owned while married and now are single you are a first time home buyer

If you only owned a home with a spouse and now you are single you are also considered a first time homeowner even if you just sold your home and now want to buy another one.

Income limitation for home owner grant is between $95,160 and $111,020

The income should not be more than $95,160 for 2 people or $111,020 for 3 or more people in the family. If you already closed escrow on your home after May 6, 2013 you may be eligible for the grant and should apply since you don’t have to apply for the grant until after close of escrow.

First time homebuyers course is required to be eligible

All applicants must attend a first time homebuyers course that is approved by the Los Angeles Housing Department, LAHD, I believe there is one given in Pacoima which would be closest to the Santa Clarita and San Fernando areas, the other is given in downtown LA. You will also need a copy of your ID, Income verification, proof of qualifying employment position, an escrow closing statement and an application from the Southland Association of Realtors, SRAR. The agent that represents you must be a member of SRAR.

Call me for more details and an application for this grant

If you are interested in this program and are thinking of buying a home then please contact me at (661)310-8215 and I will send you an application and provide you with much more detailed information


Article: First time home buyers grant 2013 for Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley
Author: Lauren Nemeschansky : Following me on Google plus
Source: Santa Clarita Real Estate Agent

First time home buyers grant 2013 for Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley

I am a local real estate agent here in Santa Clarita, a suburb of Los Angeles. I love to write about real estate buying and selling and address some difficult issues such as divorce and real estate, short sales, probate and relocation. I use the power of the internet and my blog to educate because in real estate “knowledge is power.” I will also enjoy some guest bloggers who are experts in their fields such as mortgage lenders, attorneys, and credit repair experts. Don’t forget to follow me on google+ and connect with social media sites!

The Santa Clarita real estate market is red hot

Posted on: July 14th, 2013 by Lauren Nemeschansky 11,202 Comments

Santa Clarita real estate market

Santa Clarita red hot real estate marketThe Santa Clarita real estate market is red hot and is at last on the track to revival following many years of decreasing home prices. Santa Clarita home prices have climbed by 18 % during the last six months. The average sale price has increased from $347,174 in December of 2012 to $410,034 in June of 2013. This has been propelled by reasonably priced homes and historically low mortgage rates, drop in foreclosures and lowered unemployment each of which has assisted both the sale of new homes along with sale of previously owned homes. Several of the buyers that have hesitated to buy when prices were decreasing have made a decision to jump into the market
Santa Clarita home prices

Santa Clarita housing market improving

A growing number of experts are acknowledging stronger, a lot more favorable reports on the Santa Clarita housing market, which is excellent news for long-suffering Santa Clarita residents, who at long last see some increase in home values after five years of decline and degeneration in the real estate market.

Competitive real estate market in Santa Clarita

The present market conditions for home sales in Santa Clarita with increasing home loan rates, restricted supply and decreasing unemployment have actually driven an increasing number of buyers into an extremely competitive real estate market.Long gone are the days when you could show a Santa Clarita home buyer houses in the course of a weekend and be assured a sale. Smaller sized inventory has actually added to the increase of house prices. As there are less houses offered, home sellers can ask more. In Santa Clarita real estate market, bidding wars have come back.

Santa Clarita MLS numbers

All-new numbers from the MLS indicate that the number of new listing during June surged 100 percent from December of 2012 as more home seller are putting their home up for sale.
New listings in  Santa Clarita
The inventory however remains still very low. Currently the inventory in Santa Clarita is a 2 months inventory. In a healthy and balanced real estate market it is about 6 months inventory. Interest is way up and inventory is low. That suggests home buyers are all contending to bid on the couple of homes that are on the marketplace. A few of home buyers offer on residential properties without actually viewing them. In the most Santa Clarita neighborhoods, sellers are regularly getting multiple offers over the asking price.

New home construction is back in Santa Clarita

It is at the same time insightful to observe that when the economic downturn hit, single-family housing construction stopped. Today in Santa Clarita you can identify a number of construction sites of new units. With some luck this will relieve some of the pressure of finding homes in Santa Clarita.

Interest rates and the real estate market

Home loan rates have gone up in current weeks, however the rises aren’t anticipated to alter much the hot real estate market in Santa Clarita It will most likely drive the market even further, as buyers move rapidly to lock in mortgages prior to rates increase much more.


Article: The Santa Clarita real estate market is red hot
Author: Lauren Nemeschansky : Following me on Google plus
Source: Santa Clarita Real Estate Agent

The Santa Clarita real estate market is red hot

I am a local real estate agent here in Santa Clarita, a suburb of Los Angeles. I love to write about real estate buying and selling and address some difficult issues such as divorce and real estate, short sales, probate and relocation. I use the power of the internet and my blog to educate because in real estate “knowledge is power.” I will also enjoy some guest bloggers who are experts in their fields such as mortgage lenders, attorneys, and credit repair experts. Don’t forget to follow me on google+ and connect with social media sites!

Selling a Santa Clarita home in a increasing real estate market

Posted on: July 9th, 2013 by Lauren Nemeschansky 10,251 Comments

Selling homes in Santa Clarita

Rising  Santa Clarita real Estate Market

Selling a Santa Clarita home can be confusing in an increasing Santa Clarita real estate market. Santa Clarita home prices are increasing. Home sales are up for standard sales as compared with most sales being short sales or pre-foreclosures only a few months ago.

Santa Clarita home sales are becoming a sellers’ market

Home sales in Santa Clarita has turned quickly to become a sellers’ market. Only a short time ago it was a buyers market. There were many homes waiting to be sold and not enough home buyers. Now we have many home buyers trying to buy homes but not enough homes to sell. There is a limited inventory of homes in Santa Clarita and so a seller can get top dollar if they know what to do.

The market is increasing making selling a home in Santa Clarita good timing

Timing is important when it comes to selling a home. Now that home prices are rising it may be a good time to sell a home. Interest rates are still low but they are climbing up slowly. We don’t know what effect rising interest rates may have on home prices. Hopefully, for Santa Clarita home sellers the prices will continue to rise. However with rising interest rates the increase in Santa Clarita home prices may be temporary.

Santa Clarita home sellers learn to increase those bids

Santa Clarita home sellers can increase bids by exposing their homes to more buyers. Homes listed for sale in Santa Clarita should be marketed to many buyers. The more buyers that see the home the more offers you will receive. You should have as many online home photos as possible. A seller should allow buyers to view their Santa Clarita homes for sale. A lockbox should be used so that people can tour your Santa Clarita home in person while you are away. If you expose your home to more buyers then you will receive more offers. When you receive multiple offers on your home the buyers will often compete with higher bids to buy your Santa Clarita home. When the home buyers and their Realtors realize that there are many multiple offers on your home for sale they will usually increase their offer price. The price of the offers often increase based on the amount of offers received.


Article: Selling a Santa Clarita home in a increasing real estate market
Author: Lauren Nemeschansky : Following me on Google plus
Source: Santa Clarita Real Estate Agent

Selling a Santa Clarita home in a increasing real estate market

I am a local real estate agent here in Santa Clarita, a suburb of Los Angeles. I love to write about real estate buying and selling and address some difficult issues such as divorce and real estate, short sales, probate and relocation. I use the power of the internet and my blog to educate because in real estate “knowledge is power.” I will also enjoy some guest bloggers who are experts in their fields such as mortgage lenders, attorneys, and credit repair experts. Don’t forget to follow me on google+ and connect with social media sites!

WordPress class in Santa Clarita: How to improve your google ranking

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by Lauren Nemeschansky 7,611 Comments

WordPress SEO workshop meeting in Santa Clarita

WordPress Class

I have been attending a great WordPress workshop in Santa Clarita. The presenter is Mr. Chaz Key who works as a professional search engine consultant here in Santa Clarita but also serves the greater Los Angeles area. Every week we learn about a new topic in using WordPress. There are so many ways to use WordPress to optimize and bring traffic to your website but most people tend to either make mistakes or do not understand how to utilize all of its features for maximum website SEO optimization.

WordPress SEO class helps me sell Santa Clarita real estate

I work as a Realtor in Santa Clarita and I am using this WordPress SEO class to help me sell Santa Clarita real estate and improve Santa Clarita home sales, Valencia home sales and sell homes in the entire Santa Clarita area. The workshop is teaching me how to improve the google ranking of my website of homes for sale by using the techniques that are taught by Chaz Key.

WordPress helps Santa Clarita home sales

I believe that by using some of the techniques that I am learning using WordPress, I can market some of my homes that I have listed and improve Valencia home sales and Santa Clarita home sales. This ability to optimize my website is a very valuable feature to offer to my clients as part of their advertising package that I offer to them when I list their home. It also good for the community of home owners living in our valley because by optimizing my website I am also bringing Santa Clarita real estate and Santa Clarita home sales to the attention of potential home buyers throughout the Los Angeles area and beyond who may be looking for a home in a nice neighborhood but perhaps have never heard of Santa Clarita or Valencia.

Great SEO Class of WordPress in Santa Clarita for website optimizing

This SEO class for WordPress is truly a gem of a recourse and a great place in Santa Clarita to learn how to optimize your website. Regardless of what type of business your are in ranging from Santa Clarita or Valencia real estate to home improvement to restaurants or any other sort of Santa Clarita based business, this class can help you learn how to optimize your website. The purpose of optimizing your website is that by doing so you will ultimately bring you more traffic to your website which will result in more people learning about your business and what you do. There are many wonderful local businesses in Santa Clarita but people just do not know about them and for that reason many of them fail. Don’t let your business go unnoticed, the internet is a platform for everyone to show the world what services they offer and what they can do. Check out this useful class and learn about the tools that you need to optimize your website and learn how to help the buyers to find you so your business can make more sales and help our local economy grow.


Article: WordPress class in Santa Clarita: How to improve your google ranking
Author: Lauren Nemeschansky : Following me on Google plus
Source: Santa Clarita Real Estate Agent

WordPress class in Santa Clarita: How to improve your google ranking

I am a local real estate agent here in Santa Clarita, a suburb of Los Angeles. I love to write about real estate buying and selling and address some difficult issues such as divorce and real estate, short sales, probate and relocation. I use the power of the internet and my blog to educate because in real estate “knowledge is power.” I will also enjoy some guest bloggers who are experts in their fields such as mortgage lenders, attorneys, and credit repair experts. Don’t forget to follow me on google+ and connect with social media sites!

Find homes for sale on your iPhone-search MLS

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by Lauren Nemeschansky 17,765 Comments

Search MLS in Santa Clarita -Find homes for sale with an iPhone or iPad app

You can now search MLS on your iPhone and iPad while on the go. Using your iPhone you can find all homes in Santa Clarita that are for sale. Get Santa Clarita MLS listings with home photos on your iPhone and iPad from any location. Search details of homes for sale wherever you go, its very easy to use. This app is AWSOME . The graphics are excellent and the photos of the homes show clear and crisp on the iPhone. The search MLS app provides details about all the homes for sale in Santa Clarita. The map changes locations based on your current geographical location. It allows you to search MLS for a home in many different ways while you are mobile.

Find listings of houses for sale in your current location

If you are driving down a street in any Santa Clarita neighborhood you can just click the locator button on the bottom left hand corner “circle” icon and all the houses for sale within a certain radius will pop up. You just click on a house and do a full MLS search for every house listed for sale. The app is constantly updated with current listing information so you must occasionally hit the “refresh” button at the top of the screen in order for the newest listings to appear.

Different types of MLS searches are available to find homes in the SCV

You can do an MLS search by setting the search parameters. Here are some options that you have available when you search MLS: You can choose the minimum and maximum price range. You can also choose the minimum number of bedrooms or bathrooms. Finally you can set the minimum size of the house. When displaying the search results you have three options. The default option is a map search. The second is a map search with an aerial view and the last is a list of all the house with a short description, with more details for each house available by just one click.

How to make a showing appointment

You can hit the button at the top left of the screen at any time to email or call agent for viewing appointment or for more information about any of the homes. I am here to help you to find a great home and this app can make the process much easier. There are many good online MLS searches but often times just driving around a neighborhood you want to know what homes are for sale and the prices. This app allows you to get immediate information about all homes for sale and interior photos of the homes before you call the agent.

Video of search MLS app on iPhone

How to get this mobile search MLS app

To get this free MLS mobile app to search MLS where you are. Send me an email: realtorlauren@gmail.com with your name and I will send this app to search MLS to you with a user code. You only have to use the code the first time, unless you clear your cookies. I will also send you complete directions about how to use the app. I think this app is very useful and makes home shopping much more mobile and easier. If you have any real estate related questions contact me, Lauren Nemeschanksy at (661)310-8215 or visit my website .
Plese also check out my new video on how to search MLS with an iPhone.


Article: Find homes for sale on your iPhone-search MLS
Author: Lauren Nemeschansky : Following me on Google plus
Source: Santa Clarita Real Estate Agent

Find homes for sale on your iPhone-search MLS

I am a local real estate agent here in Santa Clarita, a suburb of Los Angeles. I love to write about real estate buying and selling and address some difficult issues such as divorce and real estate, short sales, probate and relocation. I use the power of the internet and my blog to educate because in real estate “knowledge is power.” I will also enjoy some guest bloggers who are experts in their fields such as mortgage lenders, attorneys, and credit repair experts. Don’t forget to follow me on google+ and connect with social media sites!