New Vista Canyon Project In Canyon Country

Vista Canyon is an innovative new 185-acre transit-oriented community by JSB Development. Located in Santa Clarita, CA, the highly walkable mixed-use community seamlessly blends urban vitality with small town charm – offering 1,100 new homes in a variety of styles and creating a vital new employment hub. An on site Transit Center in the heart of the community features a Metrolink Depot and City Bus Transfer Station and links to a four-mile network of pedestrian, bike and equestrian trails.  Vista Canyon re imagines … [Read more...]

The 7 Most Common Code Violations Remodelers Make

A good DIYer knows a lot about tools and techniques, but the best DIYers know about building codes, too. Completing home improvement projects that are code-compliant — and can pass inspections from your local building authority — are the route to a safe and happy home, and well-done DIY projects. Although few homeowners can claim an encyclopedic knowledge of their local building codes, here’s a heads up on seven of the most common code violations that DIYers are guilty of: 1.  Working Without a … [Read more...]

Effects of 1% Increase Rates

Loan Balance  P/I @ 4.25% P/I @ 5.25% Total Pay Increase  Lost Purchase Power @ Because of 1% Increase In  Effect On Sellers  Effect On Buyers $300,000.00 $1,475.82 $1,656.61 $180.79 <$45000> Lost Purchase Power Negative - Value Decrease Due To Affordability   $400,000.00 $1,967.76 $2,208.81 $241.05  <$55,000 =>     $500,000.00 $2,459.70 $2,761.02 $301.32  <$70,000>     $600,000.00 $2,959.64 $3,313.12 $352.48  <$83,000> Lost Purchase … [Read more...]

11 Reason to List During the Holidays

  People who look for a home in Santa Clarita during the Holidays are more serious buyers! Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from in Santa Clarita during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you! Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular homes! Less demand means less money for you! Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays! Buyers are more emotional during the … [Read more...]

Smoke Detector Requirements

Smoke Detectors Specifications Changed Starting July 1, 2014, the State Fire Marshall will not approve a battery-operated smoke alarm unless it contains a non-replaceable, non-removable battery capable of powering the smoke alarm for at least 10 years. This rule was originally slated to take effect on January 1, 2014. Until July 1, 2015, an exception to this rule applies to smoke alarms ordered by, or in the inventory of, an owner, managing agent, contractor, wholesaler, or retailer on or before July 1, 2014. … [Read more...]