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 an Estates Director for Dilbeck Estates/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 28 years, has 2 children, is a native Californian and has been a resident of the Conejo Valley since 1991.

Timing The Housing Market

You’re a would be home buyer and you’re wondering about timing the housing market when that market is showing signs of slowing.  This begs the question, can you as a buyer, time the real estate market?  The answer is yes … Continue reading

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What It Takes To Be A Good Landlord

Many property owners have a fear of being a landlord, yet in a time where the real estate market may be in correction, some owners will choose to become landlords instead of sellers.  So what’s it take to be a … Continue reading

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Buying My First Home: An Online Discount Broker Experience

I’d like to relay a story to you… My name is Sam Lottner.  I’m 34 years old, a programmer by education and trade and the time had come for me to buy my first home.  Some of my friends have … Continue reading

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The Curious Case Of This Real Estate Correction

As I’ve been suggesting in my most recent posts, the real estate market of 2018 is showing sign of correcting.  The funny thing, is that this curious correction looks different than any I can recall. Maybe it’s just how corrections … Continue reading

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When The Real Estate Market Begins To Change

When the real estate market begins to change, seldom is it an avalanche.  As one who’s been doing this for nearly 3 decades, I have been through my share of market downturns.  Some, like 2007, started like the scene in … Continue reading

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If The Market Is Slowing, Then What?

By the looks of things, the real estate market is slowing.  This can mean any of a variety of things.  So what if it is, then what?  Should you hold off buying, selling? As I always write, real estate is … Continue reading

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VA Benefits Helping High Dollar Purchasers

I recently opened escrow on a $2.2M listing (see here for my recent sales) . The buyers were a super power couple with clearly income to spare. The husband was a veteran and as well qualified as they come. What … Continue reading

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