Todd Kaufman Real Estate

Specializing in residential home sales and consultative services.

I am a full-time real estate professional in Simi Valley, dedicated to guiding people in making one of the most important decisions of their lives. I hold a Bachelors of Science degree from the CSUN School of Business and Economics, with an emphasis in Marketing. With over 15 years of experience as a marketing professional, I decided to finally follow my passion and pursue real estate several years ago. As a corporate marketer, it was my job to develop an understanding of the customer's needs. I learned how best to create a sense of value for my clients. As a licensed REALTOR®, this experience has enabled me to understand not only how best to reach a qualified customer base, but also how best to market your home, specifically to your needs. Please think of me if you or someone you know is planning a real estate transaction in the near future. Even if you simply need information on the current real estate market, please do not hesitate to call me at (805) 206-4313. Member, National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Member, California Association of Realtors® (CAR) Member, Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors® Member, Ventura County Regional Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Member, Big Springs Elementary PTA Former Board Director, CSMAR Green Committee Board Member, MLS Committee Board Director/CFO, Resource Conservation Partners, Inc. Member, Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Director of Marketing, Simi Valley Youth Soccer League Member, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Business Manager, Simi Valley Brownilympics Committee

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What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Ever wondered about PMI and why it is a necessity when putting down less than 20% on a home? If so, check out this post!

simplifyingthemarket.com Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortg

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PRICE REDUCED - Fillmore

We just reduced the price on this gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home, located in the highly desirable community of Iron Horse at the Bridges. This property offers a downstairs office that can easily be converted into a fourth bedroom and is one of the only models with a wraparound front porch and a rear patio deck off the master suite, in addition to over $60k in upgrades! Hurry, this one won’t last!

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Are You Thinking About Buying a Home?

My Summer Buying Guide Is Available Now! Download it today!

simplifyingthemarket.com The process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don't need to go through it alone. You may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a home...or if interest rates are projected to rise or fall.The process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don't need to go thro

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The Cost of Buying a Home - A 50-Year Flashback

Take advantage of some of the lowest interest rates on record!

Experts Agree: "Home Prices Will Rise This Year!"

Great news for homeowners! If you're on the fence about buying, perhaps sooner rather than later might be your best bet. Have a discussion with a real estate professional for more information.

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Another Home Pending in Simi Valley!

UNDER CONTRACT! I hope the buyer loves this home as much as my sellers have over the years!

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4 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your House

These four questions are a great start when looking to sell your home. There are certainly many more to consider, so give me a call. I'm happy to help!

The First Step in Buying a Home

When you're ready to purchase a home, it's best to begin by contacting a reputable mortgage lender. I am happy to provide some referrals!

Tips For Getting Your House Ready For Sale

A little pre-sale prepping could make all the difference.

[05/25/19]   Economic update for the week ending May 25, 2019

Reports of a breakdown in trade talks with China caused stocks to drop again this week. Stock markets reached all-time highs just three weeks ago, as investors felt a trade deal with China was close. Unfortunately, stocks have dropped sharply over the last three weeks as it appears that the proposed deal has fallen through. The U.S. and China have increased tariffs in recent weeks and ratcheted up threats of future increases. Investors fear that these increased tariffs will slow economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 25,585.69, down 0.7% from 25,764.00 last week. It’s up 9.7% year to date. The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,826.06, down 1.2% from 2,859.93 last week. It is up 12.7% year to date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 7,637.01, down 2.3%, from 7,816.28 last week. The NASDAQ is up 15.1% year to date.

10- and 30-year Treasury Bond Yields at lowest levels since 2017 - The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 2.32%, down from 2.39% last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 2.75%, down from 2.82% last week. We watch treasury bond yields because mortgage rates follow bond yield yields.

Mortgage rates almost unchanged this week - The May 23, 2019 Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate average was 4.06%, down slightly from 4.07% last week. The 15-year fixed was 3.51%, down slightly from 3.54% last week. The 5-year ARM was 3.68%, slightly higher from 3.66% last week.

U.S. home prices increase for the 86th consecutive month in April - The National Association of Realtors reported that the median price paid for an existing single-family home increased 3.6% in April from April 2018. That marked the 86th consecutive month of year over year increases in the median price. The number of sales dropped 4.4% in April from the number of sales last April. Inventory levels increased 1.7% from one year ago. The unsold inventory index increased to a 4.2-month supply of housing for sale, from a 4-month supply one year ago.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying 2019

The age-old question. It's actually less expensive than you might think, considering the rising cost of rent these days.

Millennial Mythbuster Homeownership Is Not Out of the Question

Unfortunately a large number of millennials (individuals born between 1981 and 1996) still believe that home ownership is nothing more than a pipe dream.

3 Reasons Renters Want to Buy a Home

Home ownership still proves to be a wise long-term investment.

Would an Economic Slowdown Impact Home Values?

A valid concern among many home buyers and sellers these days.

The original Belwood Estates in the Texas Tract!

Advertisement for the Belwood Estates published in the Valley News on Tuesday, Aug. 29 1961. Just about everyone in Simi calls this tract by another name today! Name that tract!

Just a few things to consider if you're planning to sell your home this spring.

Are you on the fence about purchasing a home now or waiting? This video can help you weigh your options.

[05/04/19]   Economic update for the week ending May 4, 2019

U.S. Employers add 263,000 new jobs in April - Unemployment rate at lowest level since 1969 - The Labor Department reported that 263,000 new jobs were added in April. That crushed experts’ expectations of 190,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate dropped from 3.8% in March to 3.6% in April, the lowest unemployment rate since 1969. Average hourly wages were up a healthy 3.2% from 12 months ago.

Stocks almost unchanged this week - The NASDAQ and S&P 500 both set all-time highs this week. The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged at their FOMC Meeting on Thursday citing that inflation is under control even though growth is strong. Lower rates have been a key development in the upswing in the stock markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 26,504.95, down 0.1% from 26,543.33 last week. It’s up 13.6% year to date. The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,945.64, up 0.2% from 2,948.88 last week. It is up 17.5% year to date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 8,164.00, up 0.2% from 8,146.40 last week. The NASDAQ is up 23.0% year to date.

Treasury Bond Yields stable this week - The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 2.54% unchanged from 2.51% last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 2.93%, unchanged from 2.92% last week. We watch treasury bond yields because mortgage rates follow bond yield yields.

Mortgage rates lower this week - The May 2, 2019 Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate average was 4.14%, down from 4.20% last week. The 15-year fixed was 3.60%, down slightly from 3.64% last week. The 5-year ARM was 3.68%, down from 3.77% last week.

Have a great weekend!

As the summer approaches and kids prepare to go away to college, many families will be faced with the decision as to whether or not to sell their current house and move to a smaller one. If you're considering downsizing, let's talk. As always, I'm just a phone call away.

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FOR SALE - Simi Valley

Stop by tomorrow to check out this wonderful 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome in west Simi Valley. I'll be there from 1-4pm!

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440 Jeremiah Drive, Unit B

Check out this great 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome located in west Simi Valley. Priced at $465k, it won't last long!

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome located in west Simi Valley. Call me for details. 805.206.4313

[04/21/19]   Economic update for the week ending April 20, 2019

Stock markets hover near all-time highs - In a holiday shortened week stocks closed almost unchanged. About 1/3 of companies have reported first quarter earnings so far. Most of those companies had a strong first quarter. China’s economic numbers have come in stronger than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 26,559.54, up 0.6% from 26,412.30 last week. It’s up 13.9% year to date. The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,905.03, down 0.1% from 2,907.41 last week. It is up 15.9% year to date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 7,998.06, up 0.2% from 7,984.16 last week. The NASDAQ is up 20.5% year to date.

Treasury Bond Yields unchanged this week - The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 2.57%, almost unchanged from 2.56% last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 2.96%, also almost unchanged from 2.97% last week. We watch treasury bond yields because mortgage rates follow bond yield yields.

Mortgage rates higher this week - The April 18, 2019 Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate average was 4.17%, up slightly from 4.12% last week. The 15-year fixed was 3.62%, almost unchanged from 3.60% last week. The 5-year ARM was 3.78%, down slightly from 3.80% last week.

March existing sales and price report- The California Association of Realtors reported that total existing home sales totaled 397,200 on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis in March. That was down 6.3% from the number of sales last March. The median price paid for a home in California in March was $565,880, up 0.2% from March 2018. There was a 3.6-month supply of homes for sale, up from a 2.9 month supply one year ago. On a regional basis: Los Angeles saw a 13% year over year decline in the number of sales, and a 0.2% decline in the median sales price from last March. Orange County saw a 12.5% drop in the number of sales and a median price decline of 1.8% from last March. The number of homes sold in Ventura County decreased 15.4% from last March, and the median price declined 0.2% from March 2018.

I wish you a Happy Passover and a Happy Easter.

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3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

simplifyingthemarket.com The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates and home prices! The best way to show what’s really going on in today’s real estate market is to go...

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Mortgage Rates Post Biggest Drop in a Decade

Mortgage Rates Post Biggest Drop in a Decade

magazine.realtor The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage plunged 22 basis points this week. Home buyers may want to rush to lock in the lower rates.

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10 Steps to Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you are thinking of buying a home and don't know where to start, this simple list of 10 steps will help prepare you for what you will go through.

simplifyingthemarket.com Some Highlights: If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start. Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home. Make sure to ask your agent for details about each step and what else may be required in your area!

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Another Simi Valley Home Just Sold!

Congratulations to my wonderful clients, Larry and Rebecca, on the sale of this wonderful home! It was a pleasure to guide you two along the way. Best of luck in the future!

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What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

simplifyingthemarket.com There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed! Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800

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5 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Home Buyers Might Not Even Realize Are a Big Deal

Sound advice.

realtor.com Here are some home-buying etiquette rules home buyers should keep in mind to avoid rubbing home sellers, real estate agents, and others the wrong way.

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Another Valencia Home Just Sold!

Congratulations to an amazing couple, Kevin and Erika, on the sale of their beautiful home! I am honored to have once again worked with them.

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Another Saugus Home Just Sold!

Congratulations to my wonderful clients and friends, Desmond and Brooke, in the sale of this beautiful home!

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Are You Thinking About Selling Your House Soon?

If you're thinking of selling your house, here are some great things to consider as you go through the process.

simplifyingthemarket.com It’s difficult to know when is the best time to sell, or how to get the most money for your house, but you don't need to go through the process alone. You may be wondering if prices are projected to rise or fall...or if you should rent your house instead of selling it.It’s difficult to know when...

19540 Laroda Lane, Santa Clarita

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Welcome to this beautiful upgraded two-story townhome located in the highly desirable Mariposa community of Santa Clarita. This spacious two-bedroom, 2.5 bat...

[10/27/18]   Economic update for the week ending October 27, 2018

Stocks suffer a turbulent week - A positive GDP report showing that the economy grew at 3.5% in the third quarter, inflation was tame, and consumer spending was up could not keep the markets from continuing to slide. This week third quarter profits were reported that were below expectations. Those were mostly in the technology sector. Even Amazon did not hit their numbers. On the other hand, some companies like Ford and Tesla exceeded expectations. All in all fears in the technology sector hit the NASDAQ hard. It lost 3.8% for the week and is now up just 3.8% for the year after being up 20% for the year just one month ago. The Dow and S&P also got hit hard down 3% and 3.9% respectively for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the week at 24,688.31, down from 25,444.34 last week. It is down 0.1% year to date. The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,658.69, down from 2,767.78 last week. It’s down 0.6% year to date. The NASDAQ closed the week at 7,167.21, down from 7,449.03 last week. It’s up 3.8% year to date.

Treasury Bond Yields lower this week - The 10-year treasury bond closed the week yielding 3.08%, down from 3.20% last week. The 30-year treasury bond yield ended the week at 3.32%, down from 3.38% last week. We watch treasury bond yields because mortgage rates follow bond yields.

Mortgage rates almost unchanged this week – The October 25, 2018 Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Survey reported that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate average was 4.86%, almost unchanged from 4.85% last week. The 15-year fixed was 4.29%, slightly up from 4.26% last week. The 5-year ARM was 4.14%, up from 4.10% last week.

GDP up 3.5% in third quarter - The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that the first reading of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 3.5% in the third quarter of 2018. That beat expectations of a 3.4% rise, but was well below the 4.2% increase registered in the second quarter of 2018. The report also said that The PCE price index, a key indicator of inflation, rose at a 1.6% annual rate in the quarter. That was well below the 2.2% annual increase analysts forecasted. Consumer spending, which accounts for about two thirds of the U.S. economy grew by 4% in the third quarter. That marked the largest increase since the fourth quarter of 2014.

September Nationwide Existing Home Sales - Data released this week from The National Association of Realtors showed that total existing home sales fell again in September. The number of existing homes sold in September fell 3.4% from August, and are down 4.1% from one year ago. The median price paid for a home in The U.S. was up 4.2% from last September. That marked the 79th straight month of year over increases. The unsold inventory index is at a 4.4 month supply, up slightly form a 4.2 month supply one year ago.

September California Existing Home Sales - The California Association of Realtors reported that existing single family home sales totaled 382,550 in September on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate. That was down 4.3% from August and down a staggering 12.4% from last September, when sales totaled 436,920 on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate. The median price paid for a home in California was $587,850, up 4.2% from September 2017. On a more regional level the median price increased 4.7% in Los Angeles County, 10.6% in Ventura County, and 3.3% in Orange County from one year ago. Inventory levels continued to rise after hitting historic lows in 2017. The unsold inventory index in California stood at a 4.2 month supply in September, up from a 3.3 month supply in September 2017. Inventory levels have now increased for 6 straight months and are up 20.4% from one year ago. Listings are at the highest level in 31 months. Los Angeles County has a 4.4 month supply, up from a 3.1 month supply last September. Orange County has a 4.3 month supply, up from 3.1 months last September. Ventura County had a 6.3 month supply of homes, up from a 4.7 month supply one year ago.

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The Cost of Buying a Home - A 50-Year Flashback
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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying 2019
3 Reasons Renters Want to Buy a Home
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