The Thousand Oaks 2017 Market Report – Free Market Analysis

This Year’s Home Prices in Thousand Oaks  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Thousand Oaks Area The City of Thousand Oaks is a premiere community recognized for being one of the most desirable places in all of California to live, work, recreate, and raise a family. Located in […]

The Simi Valley 2017 Market Report – Free Market Analysis

This Week’s Home Prices in Simi Valley  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Simi Valley Area The city of Simi Valley (from the Chumash word, Shimiyi), is situated in the southeast corner of Ventura County. The city’s 2014 population has been estimated at 126,871, up from 111,351 in […]

The Newbury Park 2017 Market Report – Free Market Analysis

This Year’s Home Prices in Newbury Park  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Newbury Park Area Newbury Park is a community located mostly within the western portion of the city of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County, California. The census-designated place (CDP) of Casa Conejo is also part of […]

The Moorpark 2017 Market Report – Free Market Analysis

This Year’s Home Prices in Moorpark  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Moorpark Area Moorpark was founded when the application for the Moorpark Post Office was granted on June 1, 1900. The townsite of Moorpark was owned and surveyed by Robert Poindexter and his wife, Madeline. The town […]

The Agoura Hills 2017 Market Report – Free Market Analysis

This Month’s Home Prices in Agoura Hills  Real estate market data provided by Ryan Huggins of Huggins Homes About the Agoura Hills Area The area was first settled by the Chumash Native Americans around 10,000 years ago. As the Alta California (Upper California) coast was settled by Spanish Franciscan missionaries in the late 18th century, […]

2163 Cheam in Simi Valley – Pending

Fully Remodeled 5 Bedroom two story with downstairs bedroom in Simi Valley Overview Maps Photos Features Description $689,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms 2 Full Bathrooms 1 Half Bathroom Interior: 2,232 sqft Location 2163 Cheam Ave Simi Valley, CA 93063 USA Ryan Huggins Huggins Homes (805) 9054000 [email protected] Listed by: Ryan […]

US home prices surged 6.2% from a year ago

U.S. home prices climbed a robust 6.2 percent from a year ago, amid strong demand from would-be buyers and a shrinking supply of properties for sale. Standard & Poor’s said Tuesday that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index stood in October a solid 6 percent above its previous 2006 peak. Prices are rising […]

What Is a Foreclosure? 4 Things Homeowners Need to Know

  KLH49/iStock   What is a foreclosure? When a homeowner doesn’t pay his or her mortgage for an extended period, the bank or entity that lent that money takes possession of the home—which means the current owner must move out. Foreclosure is a scary word for homeowners, but it’s not all that common today: According to CoreLogic, the foreclosure rate (meaning the […]

NAR: Homes Selling Faster Than Ever

The time homes spent on the market hit an all-time low in 2017 at just three weeks, the National Association of REALTORS® reports. A low inventory of homes for sale mixed with strong buyer demand has helped to keep market times low from 2014 to 2017. During the height of the housing boom from 2001 […]

Freddie to Expand Affordable Housing Options

Mortgage financing giant Freddie Mac announced a new plan to tackle the affordable housing crisis by financing more rural and manufactured housing and preserving more affordable housing for home buyers and renters across the country. Its Duty to Serve plan will include increasing loan purchases in such underserved markets. Freddie says it will team with […]

Existing-Home Sales Skyrocket Toward 11-Year High

Existing-home sales in November skyrocketed to a spree not seen in more than 10 years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales totaled 5.81 million, a 5.6 percent increase from October and a 3.8 percent increase from one year prior. Inventory decreased 7.2 percent to 1.67 million, 9.7 percent below one year prior. […]

US existing home sales jump to 11-year high

U.S. home sales increased more than expected in November, hitting their highest level in nearly 11 years, the latest indication that housing was regaining momentum after almost stalling this year. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday that existing home sales surged 5.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.81 million units […]

The Dumbest Passwords of 2017

One of the best defenses against hacking is a unique password, but many aren’t heeding the call. Indeed, “123456” and “password” continue to rank as the most-leaked passwords, according to SplashData, a password management firm. “Starwars,” “monkey,” and “iloveyou” are new to the list this year, which is based on millions of stolen logins made […]

Single-family home construction boosts US housing starts

U.S. single-family homebuilding and permits surged to more than 10-year highs in November, in a hopeful sign for a housing market that has been hobbled by supply constraints. Builders have struggled to meet robust demand for housing, which is being fueled by a labor market near full employment. Land and skilled labor have been in […]

Places Where It’s Cheaper to Buy Than Rent

Despite escalating home prices, Americans in many cities still can find it more affordable to own a home with a mortgage than to rent nationwide, according to the Urban Institute. The think tank’s research shows that a median-income family spends 28 percent of its household income to pay the median rent for a three-bedroom house. On […]

House Fires: Less Than Two Minutes To Survive!

Have movies and super heroes lulled us into a false sense of security when it comes to house fires? On screen, the good guys survive fires with ease and have time for dramatic rescues among the flames. In reality, between 2500 and 3000 Americans die in house fires every year — a tremendous drop from […]