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All About Ventura County and Los Angeles County Real Estate and Homes for sale. Lefton & Associates blogs about Real Estate market update and properties for sale throughout Simi Valley,Wood Ranch,Big sky,Moorpark,Thousand Oaks and surrounding areas.

Aug. 2, 2019

Simi Valley Real Estate Market Trends to Keep In Mind

From an outside perspective, the housing market seems to change faster than people change clothes. In truth, market trends are easy to understand and much more stable than you might think. For Simi Valley sellers and landlords, or property investors looking for luxurious homes, these trends will help you make informed decisions about your pricing and property value.

Larger Homes Dominate

Even with expansive condos and beautiful apartment communities, single-family homes still dominate the Simi Valley housing market. Homes between two and four bedrooms make up over 80% of properties in Simi Valley and see regular year-over-year median price growth. Because of this, multi-bedroom homes do better on the market and bring higher listing and selling prices. For homes with fewer bedrooms, there should be other significant selling points that create an even price with Simi Valley’s median.

Median Price Range

Speaking of median prices, Simi Valley is seeing a slow but constant rise in both buying and renting costs. The median price for homes in Simi Valley averages out directly in the middle of home prices in California. As a fairly small city nestled in the heart of Southern California, this is great for buyers. There are plenty of amazing luxuries and experiences in the area, and for the price Simi Valley homes are unbeatable.

Buyers Prefer Remodeled Over Fixer-Upper

The age of the fixer-upper is coming to a close, as buyers and renters moving to the Ventura County area expect a luxury living space that’s remodeled and modern. In Simi Valley, fixer-upper homes tend to rent and sell at the lower side of the median value, where remodeled bathrooms and kitchens can add plenty of value to the property. Even better are homes that have been built within the last 20 years that need little-to-no remodeling and aren’t in the category of “fixer-upper”.

Simi Valley is Perfect for Investments

Make no mistake about it, rising property prices aren’t deterring people from moving to Ventura County. In fact, Simi Valley properties have become a coveted investment. With beautiful, modern homes in a stable housing market, property value in the area is steadily increasing. The most populous state in the US is seeing an increase in population as people move to the heart of tech, science, and entertainment for work. Buying a property in Simi Valley now is a sure investment in the future.

Ventura County’s Best Realtor

Buying and selling homes in Ventura County is as rewarding as it is complicated. To make the housing market trends work for you, contact Lefton Realty Group. We help you get the best price for your Simi Valley home, regardless of if you’re buying or selling, and we keep an eye on the market trends so you can rest easy with your property plans.

Posted in buying real estate
July 23, 2019

How to Choose the Best Realtor in Ventura County

Buying and selling homes doesn’t need to be complicated. The right real estate agent can make selling your property or buying a new home much more simple, even in the complex property markets of California, but choosing the right agent takes time and research. Follow these tips to make choosing the best real estate agent in Ventura County a breeze.

Agent in the Area

One of the most important aspects of choosing the right real estate agent is to make sure they know the area. Better yet, your real estate agent should live near the area they’re managing properties in. A local agent will understand the culture and neighborhood dynamics of the city and surrounding towns. An agent who doesn’t live near the area may not understand the nuances of the place you want to live, which can leave you misinformed. Ventura County realtors should understand California Central Coast culture and activities, and relate those activities to your location and listing price.

Market Knowledge

No matter where you move, your real estate agent should understand market trends inside and out. California’s property market is complex and ever-changing, and the right real estate agent will be on top of those trends the moment they shift. Ask your prospective agent about length of time homes stay on the market, buying and selling price ranges in the area, and their experience in the local marketplace. Agents who understand these trends can make personalized recommendations so you get the best deal for your Ventura County home, regardless of if you’re buying or selling.

Seek Recommendations and Compare

Take a trip around the area where you’ll be buying or selling your home and talk to homeowners around town. Ask them about recommendations for realtors, particularly ones they used for buying or selling property. Find local properties with “for sale” signs and do research on the realtors mentioned on the signs. Compare these names in categories such as commission, market knowledge, credentials, and experience. Lastly, interview multiple agents. If they don’t take the time to get to know you and your needs, don’t fit the profile you’re looking for, or simply don’t click with you, then move on to another agent. You want to feel comfortable with your agent first and foremost, and research can help you make the right choice for your needs.

Now that you know what to look for in a Ventura County real estate agent, give the Lefton Realty Group a call. We’ll work with you to get the right price and pick the right place, regardless of if you’re selling or buying. With just one phone call, you’ll know why we’re Ventura County’s best realtor.

Posted in buying real estate
July 11, 2019

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July 9, 2019

What First Time Homebuyers Should Look for in a Simi Valley Home

Buying a home is one of the most stressful and complicated steps you’ll take in life. Simi Valley offers a mix of nature and development so residents can experience the full spectrum of California activities. If you’re planning to live in California, Simi Valley homes have a lot to offer. With 24 years in business serving the Simi Valley area, I have learned what first time home buyers should look for when shopping for a home in Ventura County.

The Right Neighborhood

First time home buyers are often focused on the look and feel of the home itself that they forget to take the neighborhood into account. Keep in mind what features you would like close to your home; for instance, you may want to move closer to a school or park for your children, or on the outskirts of town to incorporate more California nature into your life. Because Simi Valley is nestled between national parks and big Southern California cities, there is a mix of neighborhoods to choose from. Spend some time getting to know the town and look at a variety of neighborhoods to choose the right one for your family.

The Right Price

Even throughout the beautiful state of California, prices will differ drastically. Your first home shouldn’t break the bank though. Homes in Simi Valley are comfortable and affordable while nestled in the perfect location for coastal access, big city lifestyle, and ample vacation opportunities. Depending on neighborhood and age of the home, prices can vary. Take into account not just the home’s construction and age, but location as well; the neighborhoods you love may be more expensive the closer to the center of town you go. Compare your wishlist requirements to what the home and area have to offer and the price in its entirety. Remember, you and your agent should not be afraid to negotiate for the home you want most!

The Right Real Estate Agent

Finding the right real estate agent can mean the difference between settling for less and living the dream. Agents specializing in Ventura County homes can help first time home buyers find the right fit for their budget. Not only that, but a real estate agent can help you negotiate prices, find the best mortgage, and make sure your new home checks all of the boxes on your wishlist.

Simi Valley offers the best of comfort, convenience, and coastal access; in short, it’s a California dream! If you’re ready to take the plunge into a Simi Valley home, contact the Lefton Realty Group. They’ll help you find the right home at a price that doesn’t break the bank, so you can start living the golden state life today.

Posted in buying real estate
May 24, 2019

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March 28, 2019

7 Tips why you should use a real estate agent to sell your home

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Feb. 22, 2019

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Feb. 14, 2019

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Feb. 7, 2019

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Jan. 31, 2019

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