What type are you, a Happy Homeowner or a Sad Homeowner

    What types of changes do you see in this Santa Clarita home

    While talking with a past client of ours – one that purchased pre 2000, I was happy to hear they were still very happy with their “decision” to purchase when they did.  In fact, “Carl” told me that he and “Denise” were planning an addition onto their home.

    They have crunched the numbers and are going to add on instead of move.  They have been able to get their mortgage loan down to 10 years.  “That’s it – after that Denise and I can Relax…”, Carl said, after informing me of the upcoming change.

    It makes me happy to see good people doing great things.  Even if those “things” are not “Earth-shattering”.  Carl and Denise are an example of the “happy real estate owners”.  He was not upset that there were foreclosures on his very own street.  He did not appear irritated that his neighbors had been short selling their home.  He was just…. “Carl”.

    However, one of the things Carl asked about was investing in Real Estate.  I told him that we will need to have an in person “sit down” in my offices at REMAX so I can cover the A-Z of it.  We are meeting next week – Just thought I’d share prior to getting into the “remodeling post”. (click here if you are interested in real estate investing)

    Taking a look at current real estate trends shows that many people are planning to stay in their homes longer and are making changes so that their homes suit their needs. Remodeling and renovating has picked up speed in recent months thanks to exceptional affordability and the fact that many people are deciding not to move. However, instead of making changes to improve resale value, changes are being made to meet the wants and needs of individual homeowners.

    Home improvements or additions that are taking place may include a full service home office, a mother-in-law apartment to take care of aging parents, a home gymnasium, or creating a kitchen that a professional caterer can work out of. Homes are often serving the purpose of both home and work these days and improvements are being made to streamline people’s lives. People want to be happy in their homes.

    Many people hurt by the economy simply cannot get financing, which is triggering the trend to stay in a home longer than perhaps was originally planned. Changing a current home to meet a homeowner’s needs is becoming more and more mainstream.


    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. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.
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