Foreclosure inventory shrinks as if in cold water

    We have been searching the foreclosure and short sales – other distressed real estate inventory and have come up with the following new Foreclosure Listings that have been posted in the Santa Clarita Valley Cities.

    Santa Clarita Foreclosure Real estate agentsDuring the past couple of weeks REO and Foreclosure reports, we have seen the real estate listings diminish in quantity during the past several weeks. Not to mention cutting by almost 50% in 2013 within the Santa Clarita Valley Cities.

    We did a bit of a break down with regard to the newest Foreclosure and REO listings. REO stands for Real Estate Owned, typically depicting a line from a banks accounting sheet – REO.

    With the current five REO listings in the SCV cities, we see that we do have “shrinkage”.

    Looking at the Days on Market timeframes and how to best “hit” the current reo inventory with “lower than asking price” offers, we see three properties fitting that criteria.

    Crosspath Ave – Raintree Lane – Dickason Drive #39

    Each of these Santa Clarita REO listings are getting close to a bank reduction guideline. Not all banks operate in the same “exact” way. While most banks have their reductions at the 30, 60 and 90 day (cut and reassign) marks in time, some don’t attend the same school of thought.

    It is also the case with regard to how much “power” their listing agent has and with their relationship with the Asset Manager at the bank in question.

    Most banks do their reductions at the 30 and 60 day point. When I mentioned the 90 day cut and reassign, that means that at the 90 day point, if the REO has not sold with their current agent, the property is snatched from the current listing agent, who only had a 90 day contact to begin with, and reassigned to a new REO Realtor.

    Crosspath – has been on the market for 69 days. It’s getting close to being reassigned, so the agent may go out farther than normal in their attempt to convince the bank they need to take any offer submitted.  (That is how we’d approach a sale with these numbers related to Days on Market for our Foreclosure and REO buyers)

    RainTree – that one is coming up in 50 days on market – close to 60, now would be a grand time to fire off a less than asking price offer if you were interested in it.

    Dickason – This one is getting close to 30 days on market. They already may have a price reduction strategy in place and a number in mind. An offer of 3-7% below FMV would be on target for this REO listing.

    Reach out to my Team when you are ready to make your dream of homeownership a reality and we will be there for you and yours. Ask for us by Name at REMAX of Valencia – We are The Paris911 Team of Realtors.

    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.
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