It's another edition or our irregularly scheduled look inside the blogs of our realtor friends. if you're a SoCal Realtor with a blog we should be reading, drop us a line.
1) We may have found STARCHY's blog: Richard at the SFV Real Estate blog says now is a great time to buy a home. "What I do know, it's an excellent time to purchase a home. Why? Because nobody is buying. Home seller's selling their homes short will accept any offer the bank accepts. Lenders are discounting their inventory up to 50% off market value to move them now... If you're serious about buying homes when sellers and the bank are desperate to sell, then buy now." [SFVRE]
2) Buyers swarming in Calabasas: People are buying in Calabasas again, says realtor Tracey Thomas "The rain has finally stopped and buyers are out in full force. I have been swamped by buyer calls ready to buy, and they're looking for "deals". My open houses have seen much more traffic and the skuttle butt among most agents is that they are busy too." [ActiveRain-Tracy Thomas]
3) County Assessors Spying on You: Those of you looking to avoid pesky building permits and tax assessments for your new home additions may not be able to hide anymore. Tax assessors are using satellite and aerial photos to figure out when you illegally add on to your home, and they're handing out brutal fines to those caught. [ActiveRain - Lance Winslow]