As of just a moment ago, the MLS numbers for SCV ~ Acton, Agua Dulce, Canyon Country, Fair Oaks Ranch, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Newhall, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, and Castaic.
ACTIVE ~ 531
Pending/Back-Up Offers ~ 469. Since I figured you'd be curious, only 60 are what we would call distressed sales...Short-Sales, Foreclosure.
SOLD in the last 30 days ~ 217
One of the interesting things I'm seeing, since I look 3,4, 5 times daily, in the MLS is the increase of sellers with a H.O.C. contingency. Home Of Choice. Means they won't sell you their home unless they can find an acceptable replacement.
I want you to get that beautiful home we finally found. You want to live in that perfect place to hang your hat. We all want everyone to agree. They, the seller, wants to find their new home as part of the deal.
Quite honestly, it's harder on the seller than the buyer. Boy oh boy, you better have a helluva an agent to dance through this scenario. Totally workable, don't be afraid. Just have an agent that knows how to work it!