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Home Values up again going into Summer

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

We are now at the 2nd highest average sales price in the past 4 years.  June 2015 shows the highest point in the past 4 year at an average sales price of $561,968 which seems to be more of an abnormal spike in prices.  Looking at the big picture though, we can see the consistent upward trend being displayed on the graph.  Year to date we are already at a 5% increase in average sales prices.  Let’s zoom out a little more… January of 2012 to date we are at a 39.3% increase in average sales prices! 


The market is definitely moving and right now we hit the summer months which theoretically is the most ideal time for families to make a move.  The demand for homes is still astronomically high in Downey and surrounding areas like Bellflower, Norwalk, Lakewood, Paramount and even South Gate and Huntington Park. We are seeing a lot of people upgrading to better areas and neighborhoods because now is the perfect time for sellers to take advantage of that 40% increase in their equity as mentioned above. 


We are seeing homeowners that purchased in 2010 who have grown their equity past the 40% mark wanting to make a move.  With Britain making their exit from the European Union and with the election around the corner we don’t think there will be any drastic changes in interest rates at least through the summer so if you are looking to buy or sell, there truly couldn’t be a better time!  Take advantage of the low interest rates.  Sellers make use of the equity to upgrade… If you’re a seller you can even downsize buy something smaller, less expensive than the home you own and pocket the majority of your equity.  It really is a great time in the market.  

Type is 'Single Family Residence'County is 'Los Angeles'

City is one of 'Bellflower', 'Cerritos', 'Downey', 'La Mirada', 'Lakewood', 'Long Beach', 'Montebello', 'Norwalk', 'Paramount', 'Whittier'
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THIS COULD BE YOU!

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

What Linda & Edgar had to say . . .

We are so excited for this wonderful family and their future. We upgraded them from a 3 bedroom home in Compton to a wonderful location in North Downey. Here's what Linda and Edgar had to say about working with us.

"If you find your self looking to sell and buy, this is the team to choose! We knew it would be tough going through this process but Maria and Chris did an amazing job making things go smooth and on point! Their entire team is great making things easy for you to understand! We will definitely use them again for our future purchase and will highly recommend them to our friends and family!"

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WE COULDN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT!

Once again for we grateful to be #1 in our company year to date.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, California Properties now has close to 1,800 agents and teams and to claim the #1 spot in the company almost half way through 2016 is such an honor.  We always do our very best to make YOU our number one priority.  Buying and selling real estate is not an easy process.  It can be a very stressful journey but we have implemented systems that allow us to keep our clients informed and with our experience we are able to bring our clients to the finish line! 

 

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REALITY SHOW???

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

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We may be getting our own show on TLC or HGTV!

Here's a clip of our interview with Naomi Channel of Curve Media based out of London.  They are the same company that produced property brothers on HGTV and many other shows on TLC as well as other cable networks.  There was a call out for a family real estate show and The Mother & Son Real Estate Team seemed to fit the criteria.  

The funny thing is, we never looked for an opportunity like this.  We've always been focused on serving our clients and working really hard in our community, and somehow through the internet presence that we've created in Southern California as the Mother & Son Real Estate Team she found us…   Toward the end of the clip you can hear Naomi say that she's going to pitch us out to TLC and HGTV to see if we can be a part of a show on their network.  

We're really excited for this opportunity, but in the meantime if you could think of anyone we can serve reach out to us.  We're always here for you, your friends and family!

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What's going to happen to home values this summer?

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

Let’s take a look at trends to try and determine where the market is headed this summer in Downey and surrounding cities…  The first graph is the classic inventory diagram.  It shows active vs. sold Listings.  The graph shows inventory near record lows.  Only 1,427 properties entered the market in April and that is only 2nd to the month of Jan 2016 where only 1400 homes came active into the market.  Just to put things in perspective, in May of 2012 a little over 2,700 homes came active into the market.  Housing inventory is at extreme lows right now and that leads us to question where home values are going to end up in the near future.

Summer is right around the corner and we’ve already spoke to many home owners who have specifically told us that they are waiting for the school year to end to put their home up on the market.  We are expecting an extremely busy summer and with home values at 4 year highs and interest rates still in the 3% range for a 30 year fixed we can’t help but see the market go up higher in the near future. 

If you look at the 2nd graph you clearly notice the upward trend.  Average sales prices for the month of April came in at $529,129 slightly lower than the previous month but when looking at the past 4 years, hardly a dent.  Summer is coming and as mentioned above we believe it’s going to be a fairly active one in our market area… We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions … Call us anytime…

 

Type is 'Single Family Residence'County is 'Los Angeles'

City is one of 'Bellflower', 'Cerritos', 'Downey', 'La Mirada', 'Lakewood', 'Long Beach', 'Montebello', 'Norwalk', 'Paramount', 'Whittier'
Results calculated from 33,929 Listings

SNAPCHAT WINNER - DOWNEY TACO TUESDAY

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te
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HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!
Interesting Fact
According to the California Avocado Commission, Americans consume up to 81 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo every year. Holy guacamole!


THERE WILL BE GUACAMOLE . . . 
Where? When? For what?
We are holding a very special event on May 17th. We are taking Taco Tuesday to a whole new level and combining it with our newest listing on Richeon Avenue in Downey CA. This is an exclusive event for our family and friends to come check out this beautiful property in one of Downey's most desirable neighborhoods. Guess What? You are invited. Yes You! We consider you our dearest friends and a part of our family and all you have to do is RSVP by clicking on the link below. Do it now to reserve your plate. 
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WE HAVE A WINNER!
This saturday we launched our first Social Media Contest ever! It was awesome to see the reaction of people as they snap chatted themselves with our Geo Filter that saturated the Delicious Porto's Bakery in Downey, CA.

After all the submissions were in, we drew a winner,and that winner is none other than Aleta Pesce who is a long-time Downey Resident. She has won a $25 Porto's Gift Card! 

Stay tuned for more fun contests like these!
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Mother & Son Real Estate
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OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND - DOWNEY

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te
 
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OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY!

Located in one of the most desirable areas of Downey, adjacent to Firestone Blvd, you will not find a better priced home in all of Downey with as much value as this home has to offer - Almost 1,200 sqft of living space - long drive way leading to garage, allowing space for multiple cars - Large front and back yards fully equipped with sprinkler systems to keep up a nice healthy lawn - Back yard large enough to make it your own, add a pool, host a get together, plenty of space for a play set for the kids - Inside has a wonderful floor plan with designer tile recently installed - crown molding, recessed lighting, and earth tones throughout - bathrooms with travertine counters and light wood cabinetry.
11538 Horton Ave, Downey, California
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TIME FOR SOME "REAL PEOPLE. REAL RESULTS"

This is Tomas & Blanca

"If I could take my whole experience, feelings and thoughts about how I feel about Maria and Chris team and put it in your brain you'd jump at the opportunity to do business with them.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing for Me and my Wife was Trust. We just simply felt completely taken care of and we had full trust in them. Maria said from the very beginning "If you want me to get you the best results, just let me guide you and take full control of the process". I took that to heart, and when it came down to crunch time she told me the exact things that needed to be done in order to get what I wanted.

So, They helped me sell my house and at the same time buy another all in the same transaction. They made me feel like I was their only customer, they treated me with respect, understanding, and never made me feel pressured, they were always there for me to help me through this ordeal.

Me and my wife are extremely happy with everything they did for us.

Thank you Maria, Chris, Cecilia, Amber and others behind the scene. You guys are the best."

This is Gabino

"I really enjoyed how they treated me and always answered any questions I had. They also worked with me based on my schedule and made the process seem very easy. I an very happy with the service they provided. I was a pleasure working with them."
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Here is a Contest for you!

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

Would you like to win a $25 Porto's Gift Card?

As you may have seen on our Facebook Page or on Instagram, we released a Branded Mother & Son Real Estate Team Snap Chat GeoFilter. It featured our Billboard that is located on the corner of Old River School Rd and Firestone Blvd. 

Well, because we love our Community and the surrounding cities, we are giving away a $25 Gift Card to the Delicious Portos Bakery in Downey CA.
 

Here is what you have to do:

1. GO TO PORTO’S BETWEEN 9A-5P  (8233 Firestone Boulevard, Downey, CA 90241)
2. SNAPCHAT YOURSELF WITH OUR CUSTOM GEOFILTER 
3. POST IT TO INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK,
4. LIKE, FOLLOW, and TAG US IN THE POST.
5. EVERY POST WILL ENTER YOU INTO A DRAWING
6. TUNE IN LIVE ON FACEBOOK ON MONDAY FOR A LIVE 
    DRAWING FOR A FREE $25 PORTOS GIFT CARD.

We hope you have a great weekend, we are very excited to have you participate in this contest. See you Monday LIVE on Facebook. 

 

SNAPCHAT – GEO FILTER

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

That’s right!  We’re on on Snapchat and if you’re in Downey and surrounding areas, you’ll likely see us as one of your filters while you’re swiping through snapchat after you’ve taken a picture.  One thing about us is that we’re always thinking outside the box.  The way things are going, everything will eventually be in “The Cloud.”  We’re always going to be one step ahead with technology.  Stay tuned… We’re going to be doing some fun contests where you can win some great prizes when you upload a pic to Facebook and Snapchat using our filter.  The filter will be available at certain popular locations and we’ll tell your where.  So keep in touch… We want to make things fun! 

Values going up in Summer - Our Take on that...

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

Home values almost hitting record highs and we know why…  Listings are a dime a dozen in today’s market.  There definitely are some frustrated buyers out there because by the time a buyer sees a property online that’s for sale, you can bet that there will already be full price offers on it.  We are hitting record highs in home values since the “Bubble Burst” back in 2007 but we are hitting record lows in listings for sale.  Last month only 1,308 single family residences hit the market in South East Los Angeles including, Downey and surrounding areas, compared to 2,585 homes hitting the market for sale 4 years ago at this time.  That’s about a 49% drop in listings hitting the market.  That drop in inventory plays a huge factor why home values are as high as they are.  
 
 
This summer is going to one to watch.  From one year ago to date the average sales price was $547,112, but last June was a peak with an average sales price of $567,015.  If we take the average over the year showing an overall increase of 7% from one year ago, could it be that this June will show another record spike?  Applying the 7% increase for the year in home values to the $567,015 average sales price would give us an average of $606,706!!!  We would break the $600K mark which hasn’t happened in almost a decade.  It seems that we are going to have a HOT summer market.  Let us know how we can help you!  

 

Type is 'Single Family Residence'County is 'Los Angeles'

City is one of 'Bellflower', 'Cerritos', 'Downey', 'La Mirada', 'Lakewood', 'Long Beach', 'Montebello', 'Norwalk', 'Paramount', 'Whittier'
Results calculated from 33,929 Listings

CELEBRATION + PROPERTY OF THE WEEK

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te

 

TIME TO CELEBRATE!

We were honored last week at our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties top 25 awards Gala  held in Huntington Beach, CA. It was an awesome time of recognizing all of the top producers on the Berkshire Hathaway Team. 

2015 was a record year for us as we landed the #1 spot in a company of over 1,500 real estate professionals!  We really couldn't have done it without our wonderful clientele who put their trust in us.  We are on tract for a great 2016.  Let us help you this year…


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK!

We held this home open for 3 days in a row and it grabbed a lot of attention.  We're currently working with a couple of buyers on it but no offer has been officially accepted yet.  Call us if you're interested…

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