Real Estate News

May 17, 2019

Homes for Heroes With Frank Salazar


Welcome back for another episode of the “Jose Luiz Morales Show”!

It’s a privilege to be joined today by special guest Frank Salazar. Frank is one of the branch managers at Gem Mortgage, and he’s with us to discuss a very worthy program that he has committed himself to. It’s ...

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March 4, 2019

Who Pays an Agent’s Commission Fee—the Buyer or the Seller?




In a real estate transaction, who pays the agent's commission fees?

This is another question I get asked a lot. The answer is the seller typically pays both their agent’s commission fee and that of the buyer’s agent. In California, the usual commission fee is 5% to 7% of ...

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Feb. 11, 2019

An Interview With Chris Powell of Commercial Loan Express




When I first began dealing with flipped properties, I found it difficult to find hard money lenders. The problem was actually that I didn’t entirely understand the process; a hard money loan has a specific purpose, and if you structure it correctly, there are investment opportunities to be had. I’m ...

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Jan. 15, 2019

What Can You Expect From the Future of Our Real Estate Market?



Today we’re very excited to bring you a quick Ventura County real estate market update and to answer the question “Is the Ventura County real estate market going to crash?” among others.

 

Here’s an outline of what we discussed, with timestamps so that you can skip around to ...

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Dec. 26, 2018

The End-of-the-Year Market Update



If we take a look at Ventura County as a whole, in December 2018, we had 2,491 listings; last year, we had 2,179 listings. That means inventory in Ventura County increased 14%. Pending listings for this December have been counted at 465, whereas last year, there were 618 ...

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Oct. 30, 2018

Looking at Southern California’s Fall Market Update

 

Today, I have an update on the Southern California real estate market. How are trends looking for homebuyers and sellers? Let’s take a look.

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about what kind of market we’re in. Many people are saying that it’s slowing down, with some even ...

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Sept. 27, 2018

The No. 1 Way to Continue Growing as an Agent

Continuing to grow as an agent is essential to achieving consistent success.

 

One of the best ways to foster this growth is by surrounding yourself with people who are already at the level where you want to be.

 

This is exactly what I, myself, did recently when I ...

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Aug. 6, 2018

How to Find a Great Deal When Buying a Home

One of the many things the Morales Real Estate Group is hearing from our buyers is that there’s not enough inventory in the marketplace. For what inventory is on the market, the prices are skyrocketing. There are, however, a few things you can do as a potential buyer to make ...

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July 16, 2018

We’re Honored to Be Ranked Among the Top Teams in California

I want to take a moment to say thank you to everybody who supported or encouraged us in 2017.

Nominated by RE/MAX headquarters, the Morales Team and myself have received an award for being among the top 20 real estate teams in California for commissions earned. We currently rank ...

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May 29, 2018

What’s Going on in the Ventura County Real Estate Market?

Today I am going to give you the May 2018 market update for Oxnard, Camarillo, and Ventura County as a whole.

For the most part, most of Ventura County and much of Southern California has seen a drop in inventory. Demand has stayed strong, however. In Ventura County as a ...

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