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Introduction

Hi, I’m Connor with Honor, a local Santa Clarita Realtor with over 20 years of experience in selling homes and representing home sellers and buyers. I also have a background in the LAPD, with experience as a Detective Trainee, Motor Cop, and Instructor. I’m dedicated to protecting and serving my clients’ real estate needs, one home at a time.

In addition to my real estate career, I recently embarked on a personal weight loss journey and successfully lost over 135 pounds. This personal achievement has fueled my passion for helping others achieve their goals.

The purpose of this blog is to provide a market update and offer valuable tips for buyers and sellers in Santa Clarita. I want to keep you informed about the local real estate market and provide you with the knowledge and resources you need to make informed decisions.

For more information, I invite you to visit my website and YouTube channel. You can find more valuable content and resources to help you navigate the Santa Clarita real estate market.

Don’t miss our upcoming Valencia and Stevenson Ranch update show on Wednesday, where we will dive deeper into the market trends in these areas. And on Friday, we will be releasing a video about open houses happening this weekend and the best way to access those resources.

Current Real Estate Inventory in Santa Clarita

As a local Santa Clarita Realtor with over 20 years of experience, I want to provide you with an update on the current real estate inventory in Santa Clarita.

Currently, there are a total of 271 units on the market for sale. These units include single family residences, condominiums, and townhomes. This provides buyers with a range of options to choose from based on their preferences and needs.

In addition to the existing inventory, there are also 14 upcoming properties that have not been released onto the active market yet. These properties offer buyers the opportunity to get ahead of the competition and secure a desirable home before it is widely available.

Accessing these upcoming listings is where working with a local agent becomes crucial. As a local Santa Clarita Realtor, I have access to exclusive information about these upcoming properties and can provide you with early access to them. By working with a local agent, you can stay ahead of the game and have a better chance of finding your dream home.

If you are a real estate buyer in the current market, my advice to you is to be proactive and prepared. Make sure you are pre-approved by a real estate lender so you know your budget and can act quickly when you find a property you love. Additionally, stay updated on the market by working with a knowledgeable local agent who can guide you through the buying process.

Buying real estate is a significant investment, and having the right support and information is essential to making a smart decision. As a local Santa Clarita Realtor, I am dedicated to protecting and serving my clients’ real estate needs, one home at a time. If you have any questions or need assistance with buying real estate in Santa Clarita, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

In January, there was an increase in active listings compared to December in the Santa Clarita real estate market. This is a typical trend during the holiday season, as the market tends to slow down. However, as we enter February and March, we can expect to see the market pick up and more people starting to move.

As a local Santa Clarita Realtor with over 20 years of experience, I understand the importance of providing value to my clients and staying informed about the local market. By staying up-to-date with market trends, I can help my clients make informed decisions and navigate the buying and selling process.

There are several factors that may affect the real estate market in the upcoming months. One factor to consider is school schedules. As we approach the summer months and school ends, more families may be looking to move. Another factor to keep an eye on is interest rates. Currently, interest rates are around 6%, but there may be potential changes in the future. It’s important for buyers and sellers to stay informed about these changes and understand how they may impact their real estate decisions.

Interest rates play a significant role in the real estate market. They impact both buyers and sellers. For buyers, a lower interest rate means lower monthly mortgage payments, making homes more affordable. On the other hand, higher interest rates can make it more difficult for buyers to qualify for a loan or afford a home. For sellers, interest rates can affect the number of potential buyers in the market. Higher rates may lead to fewer buyers, while lower rates may attract more buyers.

As a local Santa Clarita Realtor, I am dedicated to protecting and serving my clients’ real estate needs, one home at a time. I understand the importance of staying informed about market trends and providing valuable insights to my clients. Whether you’re buying or selling real estate in Santa Clarita, I am here to assist you every step of the way. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need assistance.

Selling Rate and Days on Market

Fluctuations in days on market can be expected, especially during the holidays. As we enter February and March, the real estate market in Santa Clarita Valley tends to pick up and more people start to move.

In terms of inventory, there are currently 271 units on the market for sale, including single family residences, condominiums, and townhomes. Additionally, there are 14 upcoming properties that have not been released onto the active market yet. Working with a local agent is crucial to gain early access to these upcoming listings and stay ahead of the competition.

When it comes to selling rate, it’s important to have realistic expectations and understand the value of working with a local expert. While websites may promise to sell your home quickly and with minimal inconvenience, it’s important to consider the value a local agent brings in terms of market knowledge, network connections, and negotiation skills.

During the home inspection process, sellers play a vital role. It’s important for sellers to be prepared and address any necessary repairs or issues that arise. By being proactive, sellers can ensure a smooth inspection process and increase the chances of a successful sale.

For buyers, it’s crucial to have a local expert for home inspections and negotiation. A knowledgeable local agent can guide buyers through the inspection findings and help them make informed decisions. It’s important for buyers to understand the potential costs and repairs associated with a property and weigh them against their budget and needs.

Based on inspection findings, buyers and sellers should take appropriate actions. Buyers may negotiate for repair credits or request repairs be completed before the closing. Sellers should consider the potential impact of inspection findings on the sale and be open to addressing necessary repairs or adjustments to the asking price.

Whether you’re buying or selling real estate in Santa Clarita, having a local expert by your side is invaluable. As a local Santa Clarita Realtor with over 20 years of experience, I am dedicated to protecting and serving my clients’ real estate needs, one home at a time. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Mortgage Options for Buyers

When it comes to buying a home, understanding your mortgage options is crucial. Here are the different mortgage options you should be aware of:

  • 30-year fixed: This is the most common type of mortgage. With a 30-year fixed mortgage, your monthly payments will remain the same for the entire 30-year term.
  • 15-year fixed: This mortgage option has a shorter term, but higher monthly payments. However, you will pay off your mortgage in half the time and save on interest.
  • Adjustable rate: An adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) has an initial fixed rate for a certain period, typically 5, 7, or 10 years. After the initial period, the interest rate can fluctuate based on market conditions, potentially leading to higher payments.

It’s important to understand the pros and cons of each option. A 30-year fixed mortgage offers stability with consistent payments, while a 15-year fixed mortgage allows for faster equity buildup. However, an adjustable rate mortgage can provide lower initial payments, but the rate can increase over time.

One important caveat to note is that adjustable rate mortgages can be risky, especially if interest rates rise significantly. This can lead to significant payment increases, potentially causing financial strain.

Closing costs are another important consideration for buyers. These costs include fees associated with the mortgage application, appraisal, title search, and more. It’s crucial to understand the total cost of buying a home, including closing costs, and budget accordingly.

When making offers and negotiating, it’s essential to work with a knowledgeable local agent who can guide you through the process. They can help you determine a fair offer price and negotiate on your behalf to ensure you get the best deal possible.

Remember, buying real estate is a significant investment, and having the right mortgage option can make a big difference. Take the time to explore your options, understand the pros and cons, and consult with a reputable lender to find the mortgage that best suits your needs and financial situation.

Searching for Real Estate and Finding a Local Agent

When it comes to searching for real estate in Santa Clarita, it’s important to utilize updated search systems like Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin. These platforms provide up-to-date listings and valuable information about the properties available in the area.

However, while using online platforms can be convenient, it’s essential to exercise caution when sharing personal information. Make sure to protect your privacy and only provide necessary information to trusted sources. Avoid sharing sensitive details on public forums or platforms that are not secure.

As a local Santa Clarita Realtor with over 20 years of experience, I offer direct access to local listings and can be a valuable resource for buyers. I have direct access to the local board of Realtors and can provide you with the latest listings as soon as they hit the market. By working with me, you can stay ahead of the competition and have access to exclusive information.

Working with a local agent is crucial in the Santa Clarita real estate market. As an experienced Realtor, I am dedicated to protecting and serving my clients’ real estate needs, one home at a time. I can provide you with accurate and timely information about the local market, guide you through the buying process, and help you make informed decisions.

If you have any questions or need assistance with buying real estate in Santa Clarita, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m Connor with Honor, a local Santa Clarita Realtor who has been selling homes and representing home sellers and buyers since 1998. I have the knowledge, experience, and resources to assist you in your real estate journey. Together, we can find your dream home in Santa Clarita.

Remember, when searching for real estate, make sure to utilize updated search systems, protect your personal information, and work with a local agent for accurate and timely information. If you need any assistance, feel free to reach out to me. I’m dedicated to serving your real estate needs with honor.

Conclusion

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and stay informed about the Santa Clarita real estate market. Here is a recap of the main points discussed:

  • Current real estate inventory in Santa Clarita: There are currently 271 units on the market for sale, with 14 upcoming properties yet to be released. Working with a local agent is crucial to gain early access to these upcoming listings.
  • Real estate market trends: The market tends to slow down during the holiday season, but as we enter February and March, we can expect to see an increase in activity. Factors such as school schedules and interest rates may affect the market in the upcoming months.
  • Selling rate and days on market: Days on market can fluctuate, but as we move into February and March, the market in Santa Clarita Valley tends to pick up. It’s important for sellers to be proactive and address any necessary repairs or issues that arise during the home inspection process.
  • Mortgage options for buyers: Understanding your mortgage options is crucial when buying a home. Consider factors such as the length of the loan, interest rates, and closing costs. It’s important to work with a knowledgeable local agent who can guide you through the process and help you find the best mortgage option for your needs.
  • Searching for real estate and finding a local agent: When searching for real estate in Santa Clarita, utilize updated search systems like Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin. However, it’s also important to work with a local agent who has access to exclusive information and can provide accurate and timely insights about the local market.

If you have any questions or need further assistance with buying or selling real estate in Santa Clarita, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m Connor with Honor, a local Santa Clarita Realtor who has been serving the community since 1998. You can find more valuable content and resources on my website and YouTube channel. Thank you for your time and well wishes!

Don’t forget to tune in to our upcoming Valencia and Stevenson Ranch update show on Wednesday, where we will dive deeper into the market trends in these areas. And on Friday, we will be releasing a video about open houses happening this weekend and the best way to access those resources. Stay informed and stay connected with Connor with Honor for all your Santa Clarita real estate needs!

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Clarita Real Estate

  • What is the current real estate inventory in Santa Clarita?
  • How many upcoming properties are there in the market?
  • What factors may affect the real estate market in the upcoming months?
  • What are the selling rate and days on market in Santa Clarita?
  • What are the mortgage options for buyers?
  • Where can I search for real estate in Santa Clarita?
  • Why is it important to find a local agent?
  • What should I consider when making an offer and negotiating?
  • What are the pros and cons of different mortgage options?
  • How can I protect my personal information when searching for real estate online?
  • What should I expect during a home inspection?
  • How can I find a reputable lender for my mortgage?
  • What are the closing costs associated with buying real estate?
  • How can I ensure that I’m making an informed decision when buying or selling real estate?

Answers to Common Questions about the Market, Buying Process, and Selling Process

  • The current real estate inventory in Santa Clarita consists of 271 units, including single family residences, condominiums, and townhomes.
  • There are 14 upcoming properties that have not been released onto the active market yet. Working with a local agent can provide you with early access to these listings.
  • Factors such as school schedules and interest rates may affect the real estate market in the upcoming months. Summer months and the end of the school year often see increased activity in the market.
  • The selling rate and days on market in Santa Clarita can vary, but as we enter February and March, the market tends to pick up and more people start moving.
  • When it comes to mortgage options for buyers, there are different options to consider. The most common is a 30-year fixed mortgage, but there are also 15-year fixed mortgages and adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs).
  • Searching for real estate in Santa Clarita can be done on platforms like Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin. However, it is important to exercise caution when sharing personal information online.
  • Working with a local agent is crucial in the Santa Clarita real estate market. A local agent has access to exclusive information and can provide accurate and timely insights about the local market.
  • When making an offer and negotiating, it is important to work with a knowledgeable local agent who can guide you through the process. They can help you determine a fair offer price and negotiate on your behalf.
  • The pros and cons of different mortgage options depend on individual needs and financial situations. A 30-year fixed mortgage offers stability, while a 15-year fixed mortgage allows for faster equity buildup. Adjustable rate mortgages can provide lower initial payments but come with the risk of increasing rates.
  • Protecting personal information when searching for real estate online is crucial. It is important to utilize updated search systems and avoid sharing sensitive details on public forums or unsecured platforms.
  • During a home inspection, buyers can learn a lot about the property and identify any potential issues. It is important to work with a knowledgeable local agent and a reputable home inspector to ensure a thorough inspection.
  • Finding a reputable lender for your mortgage is essential. It is important to shop around, compare rates and terms, and consult with different lenders to find the best option for your needs.
  • Closing costs are an important consideration for buyers. These costs include fees associated with the mortgage application, appraisal, title search, and more. It is crucial to understand the total cost of buying a home and budget accordingly.
  • Making an informed decision when buying or selling real estate involves doing research, working with knowledgeable professionals, and asking the right questions. It is important to gather information, consult with experts, and evaluate your options before making a decision.

Suggested Resources for Additional Information

  • Visit my website and YouTube channel for more valuable content and resources on the Santa Clarita real estate market.
  • Work with a local agent who has access to exclusive information and can provide accurate and timely insights about the local market.
  • Consult with a reputable lender to explore different mortgage options and find the best fit for your needs and financial situation.
  • Stay informed about market trends and changes that may affect your real estate decisions.

Offer to Address Specific Questions or Concerns from Readers

If you have any specific questions or concerns about Santa Clarita real estate, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m here to assist you and provide you with the information and guidance you need to make informed decisions.

Closing Remarks and Invitation to Stay Connected

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and stay informed about the Santa Clarita real estate market. If you need any further assistance or have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I’m Connor with Honor, a local Santa Clarita Realtor with over 20 years of experience, and I’m dedicated to protecting and serving my clients’ real estate needs, one home at a time. Stay connected with me through my website and YouTube channel for more valuable insights and updates on the Santa Clarita real estate market. Thank you and be well!


I’m Connor with Honor, AKA Connor MacIvor. I have lived in CA since 1990, when I came out to be an LAPD Police Officer. Life has a way of beating the heck out of you, as it did me. I am glad for the experiences and still have many more to go. I was able to finally beat the FAT problem I had for my entire pre-teen, teenage, and adult life up until I was 52 years old, back in 2021, when I was able to figure out what worked and how I wanted my journey to operate. 

I sell houses, representing buyers and sellers in Santa Clarita, CA, and the greater Los Angeles Area. I have been a Realtor since 1998 when I started a career in that business. I joined the LAPD as a full-line reserve officer after 17 years of full-time service, staying until 2011 and honorably retiring. 

If you need me, I’m here for you and yours. Thank you for reading what I posted online, and I appreciate you very much for taking your valuable time to do so.