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Moving in Santa Clarita : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Alex Meguerditchian answered:
Hello home buyer! May I suggest moving a little closer to the 126 highway that would make your husbands commute a lot shorter. I suggest looking into the new development homes right by the 126 highway on copperhill! This is an excellent school zone and great part of town! Best of luck in your search!

-Alex Meguerditchian
Troop Real Estate Valencia
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Yogi Sharma answered:
COI from Santa Clarita is about 50-55 miles and commute will be around 1hour if you leave at 5AM. I hope this information helps.
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Sona Gallatin answered:
There are links to help guide you. or
for schools check out
Great schools, great shopping and some amazing outdoor activities for your family just a few minutes from wherever you choose to live in Santa Clarita! for active listings of rentals and sales.
(818)261-8306 for actual agent who will call you back:)

Good luck, and enjoy your visit!
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Anita Smith answered:
Mr. Moving4ward,
Welcome to Santa Clarita! I think you, your daughter and Bishon will love it here. Santa Clarita has a great transit system including bus services, commuter express and the metrolink. The metrolink will most likely be your best transportation that will take you out of the Santa Clarita Valley into the surrounding cities like San Fernando Valley, Hollywood and Los Angeles. My husband was a big fan of the metrolink when we were a one car family. I have helped clients with their relocation into Santa Clarita for the past 10 years. Let me know if I can help you.

Anita Smith
Troop Real Estate
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Thu Mar 1, 2012
Paris and Connor MacIvor answered:
While I was no rocket scientist, I worked the interior security at JPL back in 1990. This was while I was awaiting my lapd confirmation date. 30-40 minutes. During peak traffic times the traffic builds at La Tuna but is not horrible. Whichever agent you choose to represent you when time comes, make sure they are with a local brokerage. Some that say they are aren't. Be safe. ... more
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Sun Feb 12, 2012
Tvandemark answered:

I always recommend to my clients to really know what commute works for you and your family, drive it at the hours that apply to you. Take into account the weather and the potential of getting stuck around Sig Alerts, whether accidents, fires, high speed chases, etc. Once you are behind the wheel feeling and clocking the drive, you will be able to better determine how much time out of your life and away from your family you are truly willing to give up. Commuting can take quite a toll on a person and family, or maybe it fits you.

Just a couple of scenarios: A manager I know transferred his job into an area closer to where he lives because he calculated the hours that were taken from his life and family during the commute. I also had a client do a test drive just from Plum Canyon vs. Valencia to Burbank and they bought in Valencia, because just getting to the freeway seemed like quite a commute from Plum Canyon, and it was a better fit for them.

Pasadena vs. downtown LA are two different commuting territories, as you know the more you are on the freeway the more likely you have some very long commutes due to weather and accidents etc. At least with other forms of transportation you can still read, work or catch up on some sleep on the bus or rail. Take it from some one who gets far more windshield time on the road than you really want to know about.

When choosing an area, visit them often and on different days and times, so you can really see what goes on in those areas and neighborhoods and next door to the house you may purchase. I was recently told my clients were seen outside the house they were going to buy. I was so pleased to hear my clients were doing their home work! Nickle tours are a good way to start doing your home work.

Go to or call the appropriate resources for data. School data is best obtained from the schools themselves as boundaries often change and again visit them and speak to parents with children enrolled there. Crime data is best obtained from the local police departments. Agents are great resources to introduce to you to numerous areas and to give you information about the property, Mello Roos etc., and to aid you in your transaction. Again, this is why you need to see the areas for your self and determine what best fits your commute, needs, comforts and budget.

By working with an agent and doing your homework you will ensure a smart home purchase.

Best of luck,
TV-Tracy Van De Mark
Keller Williams Realty
(661) 310-4004
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