West Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
Most first time buyers believe that in order to purchase their first home, they need to come up with a sizeable down payment—typically 20%. But the truth is, you can buy a home for a lot less and, in fact, most first time buyers are. According to the most recent REALTORS® Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors®, a whopping 72% of first time buyers purchased their home with a down payment of less than 20%. So what's changed? While 20% used to be the standard in order to secure a loan, options like FHA loans are more lenient with their requirements. As long as a first time buyer has the financial stability to support their mortgage payments in the long term, they can get approved—even if they aren't able to save a substantial amount for their down payment. The Takeawa...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
Are you interested in buying a short sale? Even if you aren’t, and you’re in the market to buy a house, you should know about “short sales”. There’s always a chance that a house you fall in love with will be subject to a short sale. So, do you avoid a short sale like the plague? Or do you roll up your sleeves and make an offer?You Probably Know This, But Just In CaseA short sale is when a homeowner sells their property for less than the amount they owe. Not that the homeowner can just agree to a price and sell you the house for any old amount. They will need approval from their lender. Not too many years ago, short sales weren’t really something you’d see on the market. Then the market tanked, and it became a solution for many people who owed more than they could sell their house for. I...
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By Bandele Oguntomilade, Top REALTOR, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
Open-House Events:                    Friday 4-1-16 from 11am to 2pm AND                                                          Saturday 4-2-16 from 3pm to 6pmProperty:                                       23933 Kittridge St, West Hills, CA 91307Virtual Tour:                                 www.23933Kittridge.comOffered At:                                    $659,000Call Bandele Oguntomilade:     818-825-6996Property Description:                 Newly Renovated 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Single-Story Pool Home See Detailed Description After Photos Below Property Description: Open House Friday 4-1-16 from 11am to 2pm AND Saturday 4-2-16 from 3pm to 6pm. Call Bandele Oguntomilade at 818-825-6996. www.BogunRealtyAndLuxuryHomes.comNew and gorgeously renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom single-st...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
VOTE for people you know are making a difference for the betterment of the West Hills Community.I hope to have the honor of your vote . Looking forward, with your support, to having the opportunity to serve another term.Want to know more about me? I have always believed that actions speak louder then words. Go to: www.EsperanzaButler.net  
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By Bandele Oguntomilade, Top REALTOR, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
Open-House Events:                  12-4PM on Saturday 2-27-16Property:                                       23933 Kittridge St, West Hills, CA 91307Virtual Tour:                                 www.23933Kittridge.comOffered At:                                    $659,000Call Bandele Oguntomilade:    818-825-6996Property Description:               Open House 12-4PM on Saturday 2-27-16. Call 818-825-6996.New and gorgeously renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom single-story West Hills pool home – ideal for the pickiest buyer!  Spectacular, light, bright and airy 1738sf home with elegant living room, new engineered wood floors throughout, brand new state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen equipped with new stainless steel appliances, new granite countertops, new white shaker cabinets and new backsplash...
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By Bandele Oguntomilade, Top REALTOR, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
Open-House Events:                     12-3PM on Sunday 2-28-16 Property:                                        22841 Cantara St, West Hills, CA 91304Virtual Tour:                                 www.22841Cantara.comOffered At:                                     $525,000Call Bandele Oguntomilade:      818-825-6996Property Description:                 Best Priced and Beautifully Updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Home See Detailed Description After Photos Below Property Description: Open House 12-3PM on Sunday 2-28-16. Call Bandele Oguntomilade at 818-825-6996.  www.BogunRealtyAndLuxuryHomes.comBest priced and beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom West Hills home on large lot and quiet picture-perfect tree-lined street. This exquisitely renovated ranch style home is ideal for the pickie...
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By Bandele Oguntomilade, Top REALTOR, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
Open-House Events:                     12-3PM on Saturday 1-30-16 Property:                                        22841 Cantara St, West Hills, CA 91304Virtual Tour:                                 www.22841Cantara.comOffered At:                                     $525,000Call Bandele Oguntomilade:     818-825-6996Property Description:                 Best Priced and Beautifully Updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Home See Detailed Description After Photos Below Property Description: Open House 12-3PM on Saturday 1-30-16. Call Bandele Oguntomilade at 818-825-6996. www.BogunRealtyAndLuxuryHomes.comBest priced and beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom West Hills home on large lot and quiet picture-perfect tree-lined street. This exquisitely renovated ranch style home is ideal for the pick...
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
WEST HILLS CA HOME SALES STATISTICS FOR FIRST QUARTER 2015 In the First quarter (07/01/2015 to 09/30/2015) 49 homes were sold. The Minimum Listing Price $399,000 and Selling Price was $425,000 with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1153 square feet house and 6022 sq ft lo5 and 2 days on market. Maximum Listing Price $1,449,950 and Selling Price $1,305,000 with 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, 4905 sq ft home, 43,675 sq ft lot, and 215 days on market.. Average Listing Price $640,713 and Selling Price $631,645 with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths,  1954 sq ft home 10,906 sq ft lot and 64 days on market.  12 sales were in the price range of 400K to 500K and 15 sales on the $500K to 600K. From all the sales 5 were short sales, 1 home on probate and no reo aka bank owned, and the rest were standard sales. MORTGAGES AND INTERE...
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By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
WEST HILLS CA HOME SALES STATISTICS FOR FIRST QUARTER 2015 In the First quarter (01/01/2015 to 03/31/2015) 98 homes were sold. The Minimum Listing Price $399,999 and Selling Price was $412,500 with 2 bedrooms, 1 baths, 1160 square feet house and 5004 sq ft lot. Maximum Listing Price $1,299,000 and Selling Price $1,250,000 with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3650 sq ft home, 38,537 sq ft lot, and 48 days on market.. Average Listing Price $614,444 and Selling Price $658,163 with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths,  1990 sq ft home 26,750 sq ft lot and 62 days on market.  24 sales were in the price range of 400K to 500K and 35 sales on the $500K to 600K. From all the sales 5 were short sales, 4 reo aka bank owned and the rest were standard sales. MORTGAGES AND INTEREST RATE  Conventional Loan 30 year fixed it's ...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
 Craig Hacienda at Pepergate Ranch West Hills Tour of a Historic Architectural Treasure!On Saturday morning, June 13, historian Charles Fisher will describe efforts to have the Circle S ranch house at Woodlake & Saticoy declared a registered historic cultural monument by the city of Los Angeles.  Mr. Fisher's presentation will be at the site of another historic cultural monument in West Hills, the Craig Hacienda at Peppergate Ranch, currently the home of Dodd and Dr. Elizabeth Harris.  The program will follow tours led by the Harrises of their home, which was designed by the famous Los Angeles architect Paul Revere Williams. In the early 1970s, the house was a favored party location for the rock & roll elite, including John Lennon and Neil Sedaka.  The tours of the Craig Hacienda will b...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
  Let's Celebrate my 300,000 points     It has been my pleasure to be part of this great networking group. I have been here since 2007 and learned many many helpful things. The people of Activerain are wonderful because they gladly share a lot of really good and exciting information with each other. When I joined Activerain I didn’t even know how to resize and crop my pictures. Now I feel like an expert because I learned from the experts. I want to thank everyone that has contributed to my learning experience here on Activerain. Thank you Thank you Thank you.   Esperanza Butler  08/16/2014        
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
        Dear friends       One of the casualties of adulthood and all of its responsibilities is the tendency to abandon dreams. It seems as though somewhere in our 30s we begin to submit to the overwhelmingly practical, setting aside the big goals we so easily traded in as kids.       Pragmatic compromise is natural, of course. No, we're probably not going to compete in the Tour de France. And sure, okay, maybe we're not going to invent the next Apple Computer. But I wonder if the degree to which we trade in big dreaming for fighting fires isn't a bit extreme. Why are we content to cash in all of our dreams when the biggest ones become unrealistic or out of reach?       Yes, there's much to appreciate in the simple pleasures of companionship, parenthood, and creating a comfortable life...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
                                                                                      I love being a REALTOR®                            because I can make a difference! I Have Made A Difference In                              My West Hills Community    My #1 priority has been to do something helpful and beneficial for my neighborhood and the community. Also safety has been one of my biggest concerns . While walking my West Hills neighborhood and talking with West Hills residents I realized that many people don’t know their neighbors 3 houses away from their home.   Seeing this situation made me think that I needed to do something to connect our neighborhood and to keep people informed immediately when either good or bad things happen. My best option for this situation was inviting peop...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
                                                                  Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine   This is a breathtaking hidden precious gem that we have in Los Angeles  The Lake Shrine is one of a kind with beautiful meditation gardens they are unique and most West Hills and many San Fernando Valley residents never visit because they don’t even know it’s there.      It's easy to find. If you are in the San Fernando Valley just take the 101 north toward Ventura. Exit Las Virgenes Rd this will take you to Pacific Coast Hwy in Malibu. Also you can use the Old Topanga Rd. to Pacific Coast Hwy. Turn left, until you reach Sunset Blvd. then turn left again.  The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine lies a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean, on17190  Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Pal...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
Angel Food Ice Cream Cake     As a Realtor I spend a lot of time in Real Estate transactions. If you have a busy schedule you probably run into a problem that I have to deal with on a daily basis.   The problem is one of time and healthy eating. A lot of the time it’s difficult to adjust your schedule to get both activities done especially if you have kids and family depending on you. I have a very active family that loves good healthy food.   (They are very good eaters) So I look for healthy recipes that don’t take forever to make. I am posting a series of chicken recipes and other yummy dishes, which are healthy & easy to make. You have a range of options on flavors & tastes from a little spicy to, if you choose, as spicy as you like.   Give them a try and let me know how you liked th...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
Avocado & Spinach with Papaya Salad     Cooking with Esperanza.   As a Realtor I spend a lot of time in Real Estate transactions. If you have a busy schedule you probably run into a problem that I have to deal with on a daily basis.   The problem is one of time and healthy eating. A lot of the time it’s difficult to adjust your schedule to get both activities done especially if you have kids and family depending on you. I have a very active family that loves good healthy food.       (They are very good eaters) So I look for healthy recipes that don’t take forever to make. I am posting a series of chicken recipes and other yummy dishes, which are healthy & easy to make. You have a range of options on flavors & tastes from a little spicy to, if you choose, as spicy as you like.     Give t...
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
  First go to the website that you want to create the app for. Check on the superior left side of the iPad There are 4 icons back, forward, open book and arrow pointing to the right. First tap that ... View more arrow pointing to the right and then you will see the drop down menu. Add Bookmark Add to Reading List Add to Home Screen Mail Link to this page Tweet Print. Go ahead and click Add to Home Screen. There you can name it or leave it the way it is showing. Whala!!! You have created an app for easy access to the website. You can do this over and over and create as many easy access apps to websites as you want. Esperanza Butler P.S. Creating these apps is so easy. Please let me know what you think. Are you having fun yet?  
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By Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425, Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425
(Century 21 Peak )
  Pet Care Tips / Cold Weather   Keep your cat inside.   Outdoors, cats can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed.  Cats who are allowed to stray are exposed to fatal infectious diseases, including rabies.      Own a short-haired breed? Consider getting him a coat or sweater with a high collar or turtleneck that covers the dog from the base of the tail on top to the belly underneath. While this may seem like a luxury, it is a necessity for many dogs.   Never leave your dog or cat alone in a car during cold weather.  A car can act as a refrigerator in the winter, holding in the cold.  The animal can freeze to death. If your dog is sensitive to the cold due  to age, illness or breed type, take him outdoors only to relieve himself.     Make sure your companion animal has a wa...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
Los Angeles 411: AMC Fallbrook Movie Theatre, West Hills Nestled in a shopping center in the West San Fernando Valley, we find the AMC Fallbrook 7 Movie Theatre, which was renovated in early 2013.  If you and your Saturday night date want to stop in to see your favorite movie, be sure to have your AMC Stubs card with you for an upgrade on popcorn and a drink.   Wednesday afternoons, between two and five, is Senior Discount Day, when our more mature San Fernando Valley residents can enjoy a $4 admission and help themselves to a combination large popcorn and large drink, also for $4. Since the AMC Fallbrook 7 is a favorite hang-out for West San Fernando Valley movie-goers, many of us were taken aback when we went there for our weekly dose of the latest, popular attraction in February or M...
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