Calabasas, CA Real Estate News

By Irene Failla
(Coldwell Banker)
Mulwood, Calabasas - This Community Has It All       The City of Calabasas is made of several communities.  The largest non-gated area is Mulwood.  It also includes Mulwood Heights and Mulholland Heights, with a total of more than 1500 homes. Located in the eastern portion of Calabasas, Mulwood is served by the award winning Las Virgenes School District.  The residents send their children to Chaparral Elementary, A.C. Stelle Middle School and Calabasas High.  The schools are within walking distance of many of the homes.    Also conveniently located in Mulwood, is the Gelson's shopping center.  With the feel of a small village, the upscale market is surrounded by shops that have become neighborhood favorites including a yogurt shop, nail salon, hair salon and a well attended yoga studio....
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By Tracey Thomas, CA Real Estate Broker
(BrokerInTrust Real Estate)
There are a 158 homes in some stage of the foreclosure process in Calabasas. You can search online for homes that are bank owned, have a sale date set or a notice of default filed here.
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By Mark Taylor Mortgages, 602-361-0707 #MarkTaylor #Awesomerates NMLS#207897
(and for 1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors )
California title tends to be a bit blah these days. All the restrictions, all the cut backs and yes for good reason make title support difficult these days.  But isn't having a good Title Rep and a good lender really the key to having an awesome real estate business? Well let me introduce to you Lisa Samuels the first essential ingredient to the perfect real estate success cocktail: Lisa M. Samuels is passionate about helping you achieve success. Serving Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Topanga, Malibu and surrounding areas, Lisa is ready to help you save time and achieve greater peace-of-mind with your title transactions. With over 20 years of experience in the title industry, Lisa understands the big picture and how each job adds up to a superior level of service. Lisa also believes it is t...
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By Tracey Thomas, CA Real Estate Broker
(BrokerInTrust Real Estate)
Most of the San Fernando Valley has been riding the real estate roller coaster since August of 2007 and it hasn't been such a great ride for most of the Valley.  Our neighbors on both sides have seen price drops year over year.  Agoura had a 6.2% drop in the price per square foot and Woodland Hills had a 5% drop in the price per square foot from December 2009 to December 2010.  Calabasas real estate has managed to hold its own during 2010, even gain a little bit increasing 4.6% from an average of $322 per square foot in December of 2009 to $344 per square foot in December of 2010.  
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Homes, Real Estate and Foreclosures in Calabasas and San Fernando Valley Areas www.michaelandirenehomes.com As Californians struggling with 12 percent unemployment are trying to hang onto their mortgages, there may yet be signs of hope on the horizon. According to numbers just released, foreclosure activity in the state and Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Tarzana, Encino and good outlying areas dropped 14 percent last year, compared with a 2 percent drop in the rest of the nation. Home prices in California and areas like Calabasas and outlying areas hit bottom in  April of 2009, and have risen  incrementally since then. The first state to show signs of the housing crisis, California now  may be the first to recover.  Analysts caution that demand for housing is still weak- but d...
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Buying a home in Calabasas and the outer areas makes good financial sense. Lower home prices have improved affordability. In fact the percentage of renters who are worried that the cost of housing is getting so unaffordable that they will never be able to buy a home has decreased steadily since 2007, from appx 63 to appx 57 percent. Despite improved affordability, 79 percent of  home buyers still consider  having enough money for down payment and closing costs to be among the biggest obstacles to buying a home.  Another obstacle is a lack of confidence in their ability to be approved  for a loan, reported by 73 percent of perspective home buyers. The good news is that Americans are seeing more stability in the Real Estate market. Michael Gilbert and Irene  Failla are experienced Real Es...
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By Simon Mills
(Mills Realty)
There is often a lot of confusion with various boundaries in Los Angeles and particularly in the San Fernando Valley. This next series of blogs will help define the boundaries of various neighborhoods. MAP OF CALABASAS BOUNDARIES View Calabasas (CLB) in a larger map   Mills Realty has provided this interactive map, based on the official City Council maps, for your convenience. Buyer and Seller are advised to check the official LA City Council maps to determine the actual boundaries of the various communities. Links to all San Fernando Valley BoundariesArleta, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Granada Hills, Hidden Hills, Lake Balboa, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Reseda, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Sun Va...
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By Mike Leznik, Los Angeles Bank Owned Homes
(Whole Sale Supplies)
Calabasas is a hidden gem of a City nestled at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains. Just over the Hill from Malibu, and a short commute to the heart of the entertainment mecca of Los Angeles. Inventory for Bank Owned Properties in the different Calabasas Neighboirhoods has always been scarce and today is now different. There are currently 7 properties for Sale in Calabasas that are bank Owned or Pre-foreclosure Address Zip Bedrooms Bath Sq Ft Ye Built Price Days on Market                    SFR 2222 COLD CANYON Rd  91302  4  3/3  2,533  1978  $998,070  59  Condo 4610 PARK GRANADA 1  91302  2  2/1  1,054  1972  $274,900  11  Condo 4648 Park Granada 172  91302  2  2/2  1,290  1972  $299,900  14  Condo 23401 Park Sorrento 18  91302  3  2/2  1,388  1973  $319,900  228  SFR 5475 Ruthwood ...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
Gelsons in Calabasas - The most tidiest market I've ever been too....... I was in Calabasas, CA today previewing properties for some clients of mine.  While I was there I stopped by the local Gelson's market for a fresh salad bar and some fresh Gazpacho. When I was in the store I noticed that it was the most tidiest market I have ever been in! EVERYTHING was perfect on the shelves.  I could not find ONE item or shelve that was out of place. ALL the products were facing forward with no bare spots and ALL the labels were perfectly facing forward! I asked if I could take a picture of the clerk who was on one isle doing the "tidying", but he declined. Little did he know he could have been a rock star on ActiveRain! It was kind of funny.  I was just wanting to pay compliments to everyone and...
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By Tracey Thomas, CA Real Estate Broker
(BrokerInTrust Real Estate)
Mountain View Estates offers some of the largest and most luxurious lots in all of Calabasas. This private community of 385 homes is located off of Mureau Road in between Gates Canyon Park and Hidden Hills. The unique Mountain View Estates location is surrounded by the protected Santa Monica National recreation area and is also convenient to shopping, schools and transportation. Driving along tree lined Mureau Road and entering the meticulously maintained Mountain View grounds you get a sense of years gone by. The drive to the gates is bordered by two ponds with fountains that spray water into the sky. The stone guard gate is reminiscent of old England. The neighborhood children attend Las Virgenes Schools; Round Meadow Elementary, A E Wright Middle School and Calabasas High School. The...
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By Tracey Thomas, CA Real Estate Broker
(BrokerInTrust Real Estate)
Walkable neighborhoods offer incredible benefits to the environment, our health, and our communities.  Cars are a leading cause of climate change according to walkscore.com, but your feet are zero pollution transportation machines.  Calabasas is not exactly the city that pops to mind when you think of a walkable community.  With its sprawling neighborhoods and gated communities, it seems that more people get around by car than on foot. Fortunately there is an area of Calabasas that is wonderfully walkable.  Mulwood is located in eastern Calabasas near the Woodland Hills border.  Mulwood includes two areas; Greater Mulwood and Mulholland Heights.  Greater Mulwood includes the area bounded by Old Topanga Canyon Road on the East, extending to Gelson’s on the West, then continuing across Mu...
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By The Real Estate Group Luxury Home Specialists
(Keller Williams Realty)
Amazing Calabasas Luxury Home on a private street in the sought after calabasas hills this gated property boasts all of the features that one would expect in this private secluded location. Understated yet impressive home with everything from the traditional formal living areas, wine cellar, media room, bar & den, to the outdoor living room. An incredible brand new separate guest house, pool with spa, small private vineyard, putting green, barbeque area, horseshoe & bocce ball arenas, this property has it all! Landscaped grounds from front to back, fountains & private areas abound for relaxation & meditation. This is a unique offering in a very special area. Take a Closer look by visiting the Virtual Tour Call for DetailsShowings by Appt only direct 818.231.6249direct 818.584.1922 Aski...
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By Danny Batsalkin, Los Angeles Real Estate | 310.432.5706
(Keller Williams Realty - Beverly Hills)
The Oaks of Calabasas - Homes For Sale - Real Estate Market Update "The Oaks of Calabasas"is a luxurious, mater planned, guard-gated community located in Calabasas, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. The Oaks has about 500 homes, with another 50 or so custom homes located in "The Estates," a separate, gated area of the Oaks.  The Oaks was mainly built out in the early to mid 2000's. The Oaks offers residents fantastic amenities, including a community center with game room and full kitchen, pool, park, children's playground, gym and basketball and tennis courts.  The Oaks is part of the award winning Las Virgenes School District. Similar to most Los Angeles areas, The Oaks of Calabasas homes saw tremendous appreciation from the time they were originally sold through approximately 2007....
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By Tracey Thomas, CA Real Estate Broker
(BrokerInTrust Real Estate)
There were 30 escrow closings in March 2010 with an average sale price of $1,187,500.  Homes ranged from a one bedroom, one bath condo on Park Capri that sold for $210,000 to a five bedroom, seven bath, architecturally magnificent estate on 1.25 acres that sold for $2,500,000 on Vicasa Drive.  People frequently ask me,  "Are there any good housing deals left in Calabasas"?  Yes, but only if you're ready make an offer as soon as a great house comes on the market.  Most great houses that are priced correctly get grabbed in the first few days after being listed.  So what makes a home buyer ready?  The most important thing you can do as a buyer is to get yourself pre-approved by a direct lender and educate yourself on the homes in your price range.  This way when a great home at a great pri...
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By Tracey Thomas, CA Real Estate Broker
(BrokerInTrust Real Estate)
You know the old adage, "if it bleeds it leads"...this article isn't about the lurid details of the housing downturn or more foreclosure news.  Today's blog is actually a positive look at the facts.  Of the 8,615 housing units in Calabasas, only 2.2% are in some stage of foreclosure according to Dataquick.  This is well below the national average of 7%. That's right.  The overwhelming majority of homeowners in Calabasas are not losing their homes.  They either own their properties free and clear or are making their payments on time.  Unfortunately this doesn't mean that Calabasas homeowners are not upside down on their mortgages.  Quite the contrary, people who purchased Calabasas homes in 2005, 2006 and 2007 with 10% or less down are upside down.  Plus homeowners that used their homes...
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
New Listings: 67 Average Listing Price: $ 1,508,118 Listings  Under Contract: 17 Average Listing Price $ 980,388 Listings Sold: 26Average Selling Price: $ 1,142,096 % Diference Between Listing Price versus Selling Price: 93.23 %% Sales Price Versus Old Listing Price: 86.04 % Average Days on The Market: 104
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
New Listings: 56 Average Listing Price: $ 1,288,619 Listings  Under Contract: 15 Average Listing Price $ 989.223 Listings Sold: 15Average Selling Price: $ 1,085,393 % Diference Between Listing Price versus Selling Price: 92.04 %% Sales Price Versus Old Listing Price: 83.22 % Average Days on The Market: 135  
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
New Listings: 57 Average Listing Price: $ 1,095,770 Listings  Under Contract: 10 Average Listing Price $ 1.062,580 Listings Sold: 21Average Selling Price: $ 1,079,876 % Diference Between Listing Price versus Selling Price: 94.46 %% Sales Price Versus Old Listing Price: 86.23 % Average Days on The Market: 114
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By Tracey Thomas, CA Real Estate Broker
(BrokerInTrust Real Estate)
Search for properties that have a notice of default, notice of trustee sale or bank owned here. This search includes homes that may not be listed on the MLS. Please call Tracey Thomas at 818-652-2937 for more information about distressed Calabasas properties.
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By Danny Batsalkin, Los Angeles Real Estate | 310.432.5706
(Keller Williams Realty - Beverly Hills)
CALABASAS Community Spotlight and Real Estate Market Report (Homes For Sale / Pending / Sold) - February 2010 Where is Calabasas, California? View Larger Map A little Calabasas history and background Calabasas is an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 23,123. Calabasas was incorporated on April 5, 1991.  It is 12.9 square miles.  Calabasas is a green city and adopted a new green initiative to improve the quality of the environment, reduce green house gas emissions, use finite natural resources more efficiently, and save its residents money. As of 2005, there were 23,123 people, 8,350 households, and 5,544 families residing in Calabasas. There were 8,350 households in Calabasas. The racial makeup of the city was 85.92% White, 2....
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