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.