Hello Fellow Friends and Neighbors,
Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday season and thank you so much for allowing me to be a Real Estate resource for you. December was a great month for Woodland Hills Real Estate with a nice uptick in closed escrows for the month which was double of November’s total. We are starting off the year with much lower inventory totals than last year which should help those who are wanting to sell this year. I am excited to see what the current units in escrow close at. 2020 appears to be off to a good start for the market with interest rates predicted to stay near historic lows which should help alleviate area affordability issues.
What are the Hot Complexes Currently?
From my conversations with buyers and agents, I am seeing that there is considerable demand for the units in all of the complexes on Shoup & Erwin (Villa Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Valencia and Dove Creek) as well as most units under $550k. Condos in the Met and Ascent also have considerable demand depending on their condition and location.
Complexes with lower HOA dues (under $400/mo) are appealing to buyers.
Remodeled larger units (3 bedrooms) are in demand right now as well.
December has the potential to be a great month with the recent low interest rates. I am looking forward to seeing what some of the units currently in escrow sell for.
Pricing has cooled off compared to 2018 pricing, but there is considerable demand for units. We put a 1 bedroom unit into escrow that had 3 offers before the seller accepted in offer.
Thinking About Buying?
Over the last few years, the client’s that we’ve helped purchase during the holiday/New Year season have received some of the best deals for the calendar year. We recently helped a fellow homeowner in building 13 purchase a 3 bedroom townhouse in Calabasas for quite a bit lower than what units in the complex were selling for just 3-4 months ago. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions and let’s see if there’s an opportunity for you to score a deal.
If you are a homeowner looking to sell and purchase, sellers are now more willing to take contracts from buyers contingent on selling. If you are considering selling at this time, I would highly recommend sitting down with your realtor (hopefully me) and discussing your specific unit and how it compares to the current inventory. I’d love to interview with you if you do not currently have a realtor.
Values are still at or near peak values, but the sales climate is changing.
If you are considering selling at this time, I would highly recommend sitting down with your realtor (hopefully me) and discussing your specific unit and how it compares to the current inventory. I’d love to interview with you if you do not currently have a realtor.
I wouldn’t let this discourage anyone looking to sell as this is still a great market for sellers. The key is coming up with an effective marketing strategy that highlights the competitive advantages of the property. If you purchased between 2009-2015, current values are still significantly greater than when you purchased. If you purchased in 2006-2008, values are very close to your purchase at the height of the market so it may be a good time to get out with either a slight gain or minimal loss. Feel free to ask me about how I would do things in this market. I still think there is great opportunity to capture great prices for our units, but it is very important to analyze what your individual unit’s strengths and weaknesses are compared to what else is out there. If you have any questions about this, please reach out to me. I’m a local resident and expert and can help you assess your property and compare it to what else is out there and how we stack up compared to what’s sold in the past. The threat of increasing interest rates has also brought back some buyers who are looking to get into something know before their buying power decreases with a rise in interest rates. I know of many buyers still looking for homes in the area. The current inventory is just not what they are looking for.
I’d recommend anyone who has their unit as a rental property contact me to discuss the market conditions before you decide to rent the property out for another year or sell. I’d love to help you make an informed decision with no pressure or obligation. This is why it is important to consult with someone who is an expert in the complex so you don’t waste time on the market at a price that the market will not respond to. I can also advise on what improvements can net you the best ROI when it comes time to sell.
Many properties are still moving very quickly with my listings having a lot of buyer activity and some even selling before going on the market for record prices. I know of many buyers looking right now and the low inventory is creating high demand of high quality buyers. It may be a good time to consider selling for anyone thinking about taking their equity and purchasing a new home either to get more space or shorten your commute. There are still many opportunities out there for anyone looking to move up to a bigger home or move closer to shorten your commute. Now is the time to get some of the best prices of the year if you are looking to purchase a new home. The information below compares the Real Estate Activity of November 2019 to October 2019 as reported by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors MLS.
We are here to help you! Each complex is different! If you are interested in getting more information about your complex please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or 818-256-7514 if you have any questions.
|MONTH||# OF NEW LISTINGS||# OF LISTINGS IN ESCROW||# OF CLOSED ESCROWS|
Inventory Level Today:
18 Active Listings
21 Listings in Escrow
Link to Current Inventory and Properties in Escrow:
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DECEMBER Woodland Hills Condos/Townhouses Sold:
|ADDRESS||SALE PRICE||$/SQFT||BR/BA||SQFT||SALE DATE|
|22237 1/2||Erwin ST||$545,000||$346.03||3/2.5||1575||12/27/19|
|21800||Marylee ST #56||$582,450||$288.06||3/2.5||2022||12/26/19|
|5510||Owensmouth AVE #201||$339,000||$555.74||1/1||610||12/20/19|
|5757||Owensmouth AVE #4||$547,500||$364.51||2/3||1502||12/20/19|
|21931||Burbank BLVD #27||$570,000||$370.61||2/3||1538||12/20/19|
|20950||Oxnard ST #36||$670,000||$330.86||3/2.5||2025||12/20/19|
|21520||Burbank BLVD #319||$438,000||$409.35||2/2||1070||12/20/19|
|5525||CANOGA AVE #322||$389,000||$385.15||2/2||1010||12/16/19|
|21650||Burbank BLVD #219||$445,000||$362.08||2/2||1229||12/13/19|
Latest Customer Testimonial:
Over 10 years ago, I bought my one bedroom, one bathroom condominium located in the Warner Center area of Woodland Hills. The purchase was during an early phase of developer sales, who was converting apartments to condos. It was called The Metropolitan. The project name was changed to The Met.
Prior to my decision; I learned Pinnacle had a great resume selling units in The Met and in addition, estimated the lowest total costs. I recently decided to sell my rental unit and to work with Kevin McDonald and Kevin Godley of Pinnacle Estate Properties, Calabasas. I am very happy with the decision I made and the results that were achieved. I also thought their suggestion to use RidgeGate Escrow, enhanced the seamless professional experience. RideGate was also a pleasure to work with.
I appreciated the very professional experience. The regular consistent communication was something that exceeded my expectations. I was never left wondering, what is going on. I found the professional experience to be fantastic and very refreshing. I have no hesitation recommending Kevin McDonald and Kevin Godley, with Pinnacle Estate Properties, Calabasas to anyone considering selling or buying real estate.
-Alan M., Sold 1 Bedroom Unit in Woodland Hills in December 2019.
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If your property is currently listed with another Broker, this is not intended as a solicitation of that listing. This information is based on all homes closed in “Woodland Hills” as reported through the Southland Regional Association of Realtors multiple listing service.
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If your property is currently listed with another Broker, this is not intended as a solicitation of that listing. This information is based on all homes closed in “Woodland Hills” as of 1/1/2020 reported through the Southland Regional Association of Realtors multiple listing service.