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It’s Connor MacIvor with RE MAX of Santa Clarita Valley and the Paris911 Team of Realtors.

Paris911 –  here is how that breaks down in actual language. Paris is for a person, not that person, but one of the team leaders of our Realtor Team HQ’d in the SCV Cities. Connor is the 911, That would be who’s typing feverishly on the keyboard now, explaining who we are and why Paris911.

As stated, we are in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities. Representing Buyers and Sellers of homes and real estate.

Today is our Sold Saturdays broadcast where we speak about the listings that have sold and whether they sold for more of less than their listing price.

With regard to the numbers for the local Housing Market and the sold Saturdays Broadcast, we have some very positive news related to the current market.

Meaning, properties are selling for more than listing price, at least a quarter of the time. That is good news as it relates to the local market and economy.

We will keep track of the home prices in the coming months and pass that information along to you as well.

Later this week – after our Open House Sunday broadcast, we will give you the Market Update reports this coming Monday.

We will upload our PDF files into our Blog for our RE MAX Realtor Team.

You will be able to access our Santa Clarita Housing reports by going to our main SCV Realtor Website and by typing in the words:  Market Updates  – into the MaCBox at the top of the screen.

Whew – have a great day, I know I will and won’t be home until after 7 pm tonight…

Be safe – call me at any time at 661.400.1720 and I will either answer if in between real estate appointment, or will call you back at my next available moment!

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Today’s real estate radio show was a little later than most.

Paris911 home search at REMAXI wanted to cover the Santa Clarita Price Changes for our clients, as we do each and every Friday.

This has become known as our Friday Finale Broadcast for Santa Clarita real estate and housing.

First – Here are several links that we have just built for a couple of our clients.

When you are a real estate buyer and are venturing outside of the “core Santa Clarita cities”, you will want to have access to another Board of Realtors MLS data.

The MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service – it is the warehouse of all real estate listings that are for sale by the Local Realtors.

The “fall apart” comes when the HUGE real estate syndication websites lose their feed from the MLS boards and Boards of Realtors.  This happens more than you can imagine.

Your saving grace is having a Realtor that is able to build direct pages from the Multiple Listing Service and here we have both boards of Realtors represented.

The GAVAR – the Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors

The SRAR – The Southland Regional Association of Realtors

The Palmdale Listings for Homes and real estate via GAVAR

Acton CA real estate listings from GAVAR

Here are the Acton CA Homes for sale from the SRAR

Palmdale homes and real estate from SRAR

You may see some overlap – but this way you are able to find everything that is currently for sale in the cities of Palmdale CA and Acton CA.

We are able to build you one for the city or cities of interest.

Be safe – remember, we never require registration to search on any of our websites for Santa Clarita, Los Angeles and our other cities of representation.

The only reason you would register to search with any Santa Clarita Paris911 Team system is to have the newest listings sent to your email address.




Breaking the ice with Foreclosures at Dinner Parties

real estate newsForeclosures and Bank Owned real estate always carry the connotation of being “stellar deals”.

So, at cocktail parties and during the beginning phases of dinner, they are always good conversation starters.

Try some of these “foreclosure intros” on for size:

  • Did you see Connor’s Latest Foreclosure Broadcast on YouTube?

  • What about those Santa Clarita foreclosures?

  • Can you believe there are 167 Short Sale properties still up for sale in the SCV?

  • Wow – did you lose weight :)

While, this has always been the case, some real estate markets are more “foreclosure oriented” than others.

We have been watching as real estate entered into the last Foreclosure/Bank Owned cycle. This was late 2006 and early 2007 – through 2013…

I completed our daily real Estate radio show earlier this morning. Today we spoke about the Distressed inventory and some of the time frames that we have been seeing in the distressed Santa Clarita real estate market.

Please enjoy the latest Santa Clarita real estate daily show and I promise to keep you all posted as to the new “stuff” that is prevalent in our local housing markets.

We are with REMAX of Valencia and proud to be of service!

Santa Clarita Real estate market update – First Time Buyers

We just completed our Travel Tuesdays Broadcast, where we spoke about the “first time buyer” issues that come up from time to time.

One of the things that my REMAX of Valencia CA Team knows for sure is that we appreciate a good buyer representative.Real Estate buyers

Buyer agents are a dime a dozen. Good buyers agents are rare.

  • Those that will do the search for their clients.

  • Those that are not scared of making a lower than asking price offers.

  • The buyers agents that have their clients “six” no matter what.

  • Buyers Reps that are available on weekends and after hours.

Those types are RARE!

That is all we employ at REMAX of Santa Clarita.

The last thing we want said is that we were not “communicative” with our real estate clients.

We always to work for our real estate clients and care what happens in the end.

Be sure to have a look at our main Santa Clarita real estate website.

We also have a daily real estate radio show that we produce and are glad to have you listen in.


The Santa Clarita real estate daily show has been completed

When it comes to real estate and the way in which things work, we try to keep our fingers on the pulse of housing in the SCV cities.

Today, during our broadcast I thought we would talk about a circumstance where an active home that on the market for sale, may not be.

We ran into this yesterday with Percy and Lisa. Percy and Lisa are two of our real estate clients that have had their eye on a home that has been on the market 180 days.

It’s a standard sale – so the “interesting developments” and “extended time frames” that exist, with short sales, don’t enter this picture.Questions for realtors

The 180 days on market timeframe, which was the case with this listing, for a Standard Sale Listing in the Santa Clarita Valley is strange. This is because our Average time frame for selling homes in the SCV is between 60-80 days on market.

When I first observed the days on market, I was sure that this home had been in escrow for quite some time in the past.

As my eyes scanned the page and got to the Confidential Remarks, those that only Agents are privy too, I observed what I thought to be true.

“This home is subject to the cancellation of the previous escrow.”

This means, they were indeed on the market for sale, they entered escrow and then the deal was “going to be” cancelled for some reason.

This could have been because the real estate buyer found out something that was “wrong” with the home they were in escrow with.

The real estate buyer may have lost their ability to finance the home that they wanted to buy. This could have come about with them losing their job, getting laid off or losing some type of financial backing which was necessary for them to buy the home.

Another reason why this could have cancelled is due to a “seller” issue. Maybe the seller did not want to budge when it came to the buyer asking for a credit for the repairs. In this circumstance – the seller still does not have the power to cancel the deal, the buyer would have to back out!

This may have been the “straw” that broke the camels back when it came to the buyer/seller relationship.

We are currently working on an article, “Why Escrows don’t make it to the Finish Line” – It’s a work in progress :)

Here is what I needed my buyers to understand with this type of “pre cancellation” listing activation.

The real estate agent did not receive the signed “cancellation of escrow” agreement back from the buyer.

This may have been done as a preemptive strike against the buyer, in an attempt by the listing agent, to get them to start performing.

It could be that the buyers lender is still saying they will get it done, when they are not going to be able to.

It could be that the buyer feels they were treated unfairly and are attempting to hold the sellers sale hostage by not signing the “cancellation”.

The bottom line, as I explained, is this. The deal, the “previous escrow” will still continue until the formal cancellation is signed and executed by all parties involved.

It could go as far as having all parties hiring attorneys and suing one another. However, the home cannot sell until this matter is cleared up in some “official” way.

Thanks for taking the time to read what we are speaking about and we hope to help you soon, if we are not or haven’t already…


We are not Santa Clarita Lenders for a reason

Some people, some of which you have probably met in your life, are what is referred to as a “jack of all trades”.

They do it all – but they don’t do everything great – spreading themselves too thin, it’s hard to be good at “everything”.

We do real estate, Residential Real estate.

If someone came to us with a 30 million dollar commercial building to sell – I’d have to refer them to one of the BEST commercial Realtors in the Santa Clarita Valley.

If a person came to us wanting to get a loan to buy a 30 million dollar home, I’d refer them to the BEST Santa Clarita Lender.

If a person came to me wanting to buy a 30 million dollar home, I’d handle that myself – I’m a Realtor.

Sell a 30 million dollar home – Same Scenario – I’d handle it myself.

Interest Rates bumped up slightly recently – making them the highest 2015 has seen thus far.

What do I mean by “the Highest?” – 3.78 percent :)

No drumroll necessary – still wonderful rates and levels. Money is cheap and the cost of admission to borrowing money is becoming less of a hassle.

Thanks for taking the time to view our latest Real Estate Broadcast on YouTube.

You can also play the same show in the margin of our Santa Clarita Blog.


Santa Clarita Lending and Santa Clarita Mortgage Brokers

Military dog tags and camoflage flagWhen it comes to borrowing money to buy a Santa Clarita Home, we find out that most of those “first time buyer” programs are games.

Those that are looking to prey on the weak when it comes to purchasing real estate use the Grant and First Time Buyer Programs to attract business.

We don’t play that game, in fact we had a client in our offices today that was asking about “first time buyer” programs for those using a VA loan.

I said, “there are none”. This is a game being pitched online and on TV, where the borrower is getting nothing in return but a higher interest rate and higher closing costs.

We are not real estate lenders. We are local Realtors representing the VA buyers in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities and in Greater Los Angeles California.

Remax of Santa Clarita. Each office independently owned and operated. 25101 The Old Road, Santa Clarita CA, 91381.
(661)284-5429. DRE info: Paris MacIvor (01256647) and Connor MacIvor (01238257)