Author Archives: Tim Freund

About Tim Freund

Tim Freund has been a licensed real estate agent/broker since 1990. He spent 14 years as a new home sales rep, ran his own boutique resale brokerage for 5 years and is currently a Senior Estates Director for Dilbeck Real Living/Christie's International Estates in Westlake Village, Ca. Tim is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), a Corporate Mobilty Specialist (CMS) and a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Tim has successfully negotiated a loan modification for a client and is a professional short sale negotiator. Tim has been married 25 years, has 2 children and has been a resident of the Conejo Valley since 1991.

A Big Day For Conejo Valley Buyers And Sellers  

OK, so maybe a Big Day for the Conejo is a bit of an exaggeration.  Still, it’s worth noting that today our total number of units stands at 497.  The reason this is significant, is that with 3 more available … Continue reading

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Home Inspection: What To Expect

Most people I meet don’t know that in California, every home is sold as is.  It’s sort of a presumption that the seller will make repairs but this is not always the case.  Why should a seller make any repairs … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Latest Case-Shiller and Prices

When the real estate market was at its lowest point, prices had to by definition do what?  Either stay flat or rise.  After all we’re talking about the lowest point.  For argument sake, let’s say that low point was in … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Choosing A Realtor

A friend called me up the other day asking me to help her sell her home.  I told her that even though I could technically list it, I really wasn’t the right guy for the job; that someone local would … Continue reading

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The Long And Winding Road: Real Estate Through The Music Of The Beatles

Over the next week we are going to be getting our fill of The Beatles.  The reason?  February 9th will mark the 50th anniversary of their earth shattering appearance on The Ed Sullivan show.  Much will be made of their … Continue reading

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Home From Vacation And Preparing For 2014

Having just returned to sunny Southern California after a week of much needed R and R in the frozen tundra of the Northeast, New York to be specific, I find myself in need of a refresher course to get ready … Continue reading

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Your Home’s Holiday Wish List

When I was a kid, right around Thanksgiving we would get the Sears catalog in the mail.  Back then there were a dozen TV stations, not hundreds so there weren’t tons and tons of commercials from which to glean you … Continue reading

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The Emperor Has No Clothes; Or Why Aren’t The Pundits Looking At Inventory?

I know, I know, I’m pounding the inventory drum to death.  I guess I just can’t help it; it’s just so painfully obvious.  Do you remember the Hans Christian Andersen story of the emperor who is persuaded by a swindler … Continue reading

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A Looking Local: Assessing Inventory For The Conejo Valley

I’m not usually quite so local in my blog.  That is, I base my thoughts and opinions on what I am seeing locally but since The Real Estate Conversation is now being read from Spain to Australia, Back East to … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Something Straight

I heard some guy, some housing analyst on CNBC yesterday, tell viewers that homes were more affordable in 2003 than they are today due to the fact that people had better access to adjustable mortgages and interest only financing.  He … Continue reading

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