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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Moorpark Country Club Estates and Moorpark Highlands Luxury Home Specialist #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor

Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®    Featured Listing      Mortgage Pre Approval                                
Why You Should Hire A Professional When Buying A Home! | Simplifying The Market

Why You Should Hire A Professional When Buying A Home!

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional!

You Need an Expert Guide if you are Traveling a Dangerous Path

The field of real estate is loaded with land mines. You need a true expert to guide you through the dangerous pitfalls that currently exist. Finding a home that is priced appropriately and ready for you to move in to can be tricky. An agent listens to your wants and needs, and can sift out the homes that do not fit within the parameters of your “dream home”.
A great agent will also have relationships with mortgage professionals and other experts that you will need in securing your dream home.

You Need a Skilled Negotiator

In today’s market, hiring a talented negotiator could save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars. Each step of the way – from the original offer, to the possible renegotiation of that offer after a home inspection, to the possible cancellation of the deal based on a troubled appraisal – you need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.
Realize that when an agent is negotiating their commission with you, they are negotiating their own salary; the salary that keeps a roof over their family’s head; the salary that puts food on their family’s table. If they are quick to take less when negotiating for themselves and their families, what makes you think they will not act the same way when negotiating for you and your family?
If they were Clark Kent when negotiating with you, they will not turn into Superman when negotiating with the buyer or seller in your deal.

Bottom Line

Famous sayings become famous because they are true. You get what you pay for. Just like a good accountant or a good attorney, a good agent will save you money…not cost you money.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ventura County Home Values and Market Update HyperLocal #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Moorpark Country Club Estates and Moorpark Highlands Luxury Home Specialist #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor

This minimalist sustainable residence located in Bloemendaal, Netherlands, was designed in 2011 by Paul de Ruiter Architects.

Description by Paul de Ruiter Architects

Park Brederode in the Dutch city Bloemendaal is part of the protected North Holland dune landscape and is a unique living location. At the heart of this beautiful landscape, Paul de Ruiter Architects designed a sustainable villa provided with every luxury and comfort.
From the very start it was clear that the landscape around the villa should be preserved as much as possible. We created a large basement and semi-positioned the ground floor in the slope of the hill. The first floor towers above the partially glazed ground floor and the undulating dune landscape. Both the north and south façades of the first floor are largely made of glass, while the east and west façades have a more closed character. The closed façade areas on the first floor are made of coloured, sustainable timber. The glass areas on the ground floor and first floor have exceptionally large sliding components, with moving parts of light oak. The large glass panels ensure a connection between outdoors and indoors; interaction with the natural environment is tangible throughout the house. At the same time, the patio in the heart of the villa provides a maximum amount of daylight in every single rooms.
Energy usage and health
Special attention is devoted to energy usage in Villa V. We designed an efficient and compact structure with excellent insulation. With geothermal energy storage, a heat pump and solar collectors on the roof, which is covered with moss sedum we regulate the indoor climate. Not only the constant indoor climate ensures a healthy living environment. The materials used for both the in- and exterior contribute to the health of the user as well since only natural materials have been used. For example, the façade finishing on the first floor is made of WaxedWood sustainable timber and the moving parts are made of French oak. The interior, designed by i29, consists of elements made of veneered plywood, including the walls, the cupboards in the children’s rooms and the fireplace. The wood used at the entrance and the garage comes with a history. Once the wooden elements were part of an old ship that was found at a demolition company in the south of Holland.
Photography by Tim van de Velde
- by Matt Watts


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