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Oct. 18, 2018

88 Types of Turbulence

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Oct. 11, 2018

4 Tips to make your offer stand out by Mike Lefton realtor

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Submit a Larger earnest money deposit
Show sellers that you're qualified
Give the seller some time to move
Write your best offer
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Oct. 5, 2018

Ventura county Granny Flat Tips by Mike Lefton realtor

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Sept. 27, 2018

Home inspection quick tips by Mike Lefton Realtor

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Show up to your home inspection
Hire a professional home inspector 
Ask questions
Make sure all plumbing is tested
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Sept. 26, 2018

Simi Valley and Ventura County Real Estate Market Update

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July 27, 2017

Top Simi Valley realtor

Top Simi Valley Realtor Mike Lefton. Helping buyers and sellers with all your real estate needs. 

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March 2, 2017

Resale Return on Investment

Here's a look at the projects with the greatest and least return on investment in 2017. Typically, the 29 projects on this year's report paid back an average of 64.3 cents on the dollar in resale value. See the Top 5 projects with the GREATEST ROI in the "upscale" cost Category and the Top 5 projects with the LOWEST ROI in the "upscale" category. Contact Mike Lefton realtor for all your Simi Valley and Ventura County real estate. 

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Feb. 1, 2017

Mike Lefton Yelp review Award

Just received a 2016 Congratulations YELP Award. Thank you to all my friends and family and present/past clients for all your support over the past 20 years. Reviews are always appreciated!  Yelp Review

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    10/21/2016
    Mike Lefton is one of the best real estate agents in the around!  My husband is a family law attorney and Mike was recommended in one of his cases that needed a house sold in the divorce.  Mike listed and sold the house quickly.  He has since been involved in other house sales in cases our office is handling.  Over the years we have gotten to know… Read more
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    10/11/2014
    Mike has sold 2 homes for us and made our new home purchase a stress free experience! He is attentive, and professional. I highly recommend Mike Lefton for your real estate needs! He is the best! - Wayne & Julie Rothstein
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    12/9/2012
    Mike Lefton is a helpful and attentive agent. Customer service and personal touch are defiantly his strong points. We are so grateful to have his help in such an important life decision! Thanks Mike!
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    We did not have to worry about anything. There were some critical obstacles he had to address and manage for both sides of the transaction which he did so professionally and with our best interests in mind. His teams communication and timely responses was greatly appreciated. I was nervous to use a new agent but it turned out to be a great… Read more
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    Mike is simply great, attentive, aggressive, and fully knowledgeable. He deserves every bit of success he's had, he's earned it. I've used a dozen brokers over the past forty years, and Mike is without doubt the best.
July 6, 2016

Living in Small Spaces

Living in small spaces through out Simi Valley and Ventura County areas. 

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Sometimes living big does not mean you have to have a lot of space. In fact, with the recent “tiny house” movement, we have seen a lot of people downsizing in Simi Valley and looking for smaller, less expensive spaces so they can use their money toward maximizing their way of life instead of paying a hefty mortgage.

 

While you might not be ready to downsize your massive 4,000 square foot Simi Valley home and instead, live in a 400 square foot home, there are plenty of ways to give up some space while still “living the dream”.

Declutter your home for sale

When living large in small spaces, de-cluttering is always important. If you have prom dresses from 1982 and a still unused cheese platter gifted at your wedding fifteen years ago, let them go. Your children simply do not need 500 toys each, and that endless pile of DVDs could probably be traded in for a Netflix membership. By reducing what you have, you will make it easier to live in a smaller Simi Valley home without feeling overburdened, stressed and like you have nowhere to put your stuff.

 

When searching for your smaller home, carefully consider the storage space that you have. If you are fortunate enough to find a home that already has great space, that’s fantastic! If not, think of smart, cost effective Simi Valley home renovations that can help you to maximize the square footage. Built-in bookshelves, customized closets and a great organizational system for the pantry make it possible to use every inch of space and keep your things organized and easily accessible. If you are undertaking a kitchen remodel in your Simi Valley home, consider adding a lazy Susan, pull out shelving or even a small center island or hanging pot rack. These elements enhance the value and beauty of your home while also making it easier for you to enjoy the things you own and keep your family comfortable too.

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Another important tip is to focus on the layout of the home when searching for your next Simi Valley property.  Look for flex spaces that easily transition from a dining room to an office and maybe even a bedroom depending on your family’s needs. Consider the flow from room to room to allow for conversational spaces and entertaining areas. Also, look for a Simi Valley home with a great outdoor living space. If you have a deck, grilling area and a little grass for the kids to play and the dog to run, your home will be much more functional and a lot more enjoyable too. 

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If you are ready to join in the downsizing  movement, there is no reason you cannot still live large. Scale down on the things you own, find a home with great storage potential and remember to pay attention to the layout too. Clearly explain your family’s wants and needs to your Simi Valley Realtor Mike Lefton at Century 21 Troop real estate so he can guide you on this new path and focus your search on homes that really work for you. Small living is amazing in so many ways, and if you take the right steps to find a home that works for you, you will be on your way to living the dream each and every day.

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June 6, 2016

The Dream of Home Ownership

The Dream of Home Ownership, despite the effects of the Great Recession, people still love their homes and think they're a good investment in Simi Valley and surrounding areas in Ventura County and Los Angeles. 

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While renting has gained some popularity in recent years, owning a home is still the dream. Purchasing a house in Simi Valley is not only a great investment, but it markedly improves quality of life for many families and offers a sense of security and pride in ownership that is second to none.

The idea of homeownership is not one that should be taken lightly, but there really is a lot to be gained by transitioning from renting to owning in Simi Valley. In fact, 81-percent of renters have a stated goal of owning a home at some point in the future, and 54-percent of home buyers bought because they were simply tired of handing money over to a landlord.

 

If you are planning to buy a home in Simi Valley, there are two smart steps that will go a long way toward getting the most out of your financial investment and setting a path toward financial security that will benefit your family.

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First, talk to a Simi Valley mortgage broker to determine how much house you can afford and what loans you qualify for. When you find a home that you love, that pre-qualification letter will let sellers know you are serious and a well qualified purchaser. This can make it a lot easier to get the home that you want under terms you are comfortable with. In addition, pre-qualification lets you know what you can really afford, so it will prevent you from looking at homes that are far out of reach or will stretch your budget so thin that it compromises your comfort level and quality of life.

 

Once you have had a conversation with a professional mortgage broker, take the time to find a Simi Valley Realtor who earns your trust. While it might seem easy to go out and look at homes on your own, there are a lot of steps involved in making your purchase and investing money into a home, and nobody will have the tools and skills necessary to guide you in the way that a Realtor can.

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 Your Simi Valley Realtor can help you to make smart buying decisions and draw up a contract that has the best chance of being accepted by the sellers. This professional will help you to decide how much to offer, what terms are important to include in the contract and even when to walk away if a deal is not worth fighting for. In addition, a buyer’s agent will help you sift through inspection reports, negotiate with the buyer and work with contractors to get items fixed and even understand the terms of your contract before you get to closing. All buyers need a Realtor on their side, and first time buyers in Simi Valley especially would be wise to seek out a knowledgeable professional to make the process of buying a home a financially sound and stress-free one.

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There is a lot to look forward to if you have made the decision to buy a home in Simi Valley. This is still a smart move and great time to buy, a dream that many people share and one that 96-percent of homeowners express satisfaction with after they buy. Make smart choices like discussing your financial situation with a lender and hiring a Simi Valley Realtor before you start looking, and you will be on your way to living the dream in a home you love.

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