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Lots of economic indicators left “in the air” as we near the end of 2015 gives pause to speculation about the real estate market.

As we hurtle toward the final month of 2015, we’re seeing some interesting signs in the Santa Clarita real estate market. Interest rates, while still very low, have inched just above 4 percent, and housing prices for both condos and single family homes have leveled off.

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Single family home sales up nearly 16 percent from 2014.

Recent statistics provided by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors provided continued positive news for the Santa Clarita real estate market.

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Median price of single family homes takes a 6 percent swing upward from February.

The Santa Clarita real estate market showed signs of a continued rebound when statistics recently released from the Southland Regional Association of Realtors showed the median price of a single family home reached $520,000 in the SCV in March. This represents a slightly higher than 6 percent median equity increase over the previous month.

To put it more plainly: Single family home prices rose $30,000 in one month!

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Parenting Magazine ranks the top 10 best cities in America.

When it comes to living in a great area that’s still close to everything that’s fun to do in Southern California, Santa Clarita consistently ranks near the top on many lists.

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SCV single family homes tick upward in August while condos hold steady.

It’s been a rather interesting year real estate-wise here in the Santa Clarita Valley. The median price of a single family home started off the year at $432, 900, and, with a few fluctuations, the prices have continued to rise.

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The month of August saw single family homes in the SCV rise to $490,000. That’s a $57,000 rise in equity in 8 months. Think about it…$57,000 in 8 months. Condominiums, while on a slightly slower pace, still rose by $35,000 since January.

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Housing prices remain steady, although we’re seeing some signs of the end of the “summer rush.”

August showed a steady pace in the Santa Clarita real estate market, with new information released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

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Loan rates have not been affected despite more stimulus cuts by the Federal Reserve.

30 year fixed-rate mortgage loan rates closed only .01 percent higher than the 52 week low on Friday, August 15th, holding at 4.09%. This is a .05% drop from the previous day.

Some financial analysts were concerned that rates would begin to rise on the heels of the most recent cuts to the federal stimulus practice of Quantitative Easing (QE), which has dropped to $25 billion per month, down from its high of $85 billion at the beginning of this year.

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As balance returns to the Santa Clarita real estate market, how you price your home is more important now than ever.

This time last year, the market in Santa Clarita was quite the wild ride. While interest rates took a jump from the mid 3 percent range to the middle 4’s, inventory in the SCV was still extremely low. Prices were rising, and homes were selling quickly with multiple offers. In some cases those multiple offers pushed the final selling price of a home beyond its listing price.

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SCV Housing prices continue to climb in 2014.

The median price of single family homes took another tick upward in April to $485,000; up nearly 5 percent from the median price in March.

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Increases in home sales along with steady (And low) interest rates make for a great market in the SCV.

The Santa Clarita housing market remains on the upward swing with sales in April seeing a 36 percent upswing since February. There are currently 569 active listings (IE: Available homes for sale) in the Santa Clarita Valley communities of Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Saugus, Newhall, Canyon Country and Castaic. Numbers do not include the ranch communities of Acton and Agua Dulce.

372 homes are currently in “back up” position, meaning an offer has been accepted by the seller, but they are still accepting back up offers from buyers. 298 homes are pending a final sale (Off the market and undergoing the escrow process).

318 homes ...

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