Sheri Quaintance Real Estate

Sheri Quaintance Real Estate Sheri Quaintance is a real estate agent with Ewing & Associates Sotheby's International Realty in Calabasas, California.

Sheri feels that as a real estate professional, consistent dependability of judgment is the most important quality she can provide her clients. Indeed, the hallmark of her long and successful career has, and continues to be, dependability. Authenticity, solid business skills, and a warm and friendly style, distinguishes Sheri from others in the highly competitive field of real property sales. In fact, she is so committed and confident in her abilities that she offers a personal written guarantee of satisfaction to her clients.

I am extremely proud to be an agent with Roger Ewing’s newest vision and this exciting time in real estate. Ewing & As...
11/18/2016

I am extremely proud to be an agent with Roger Ewing’s newest vision and this exciting time in real estate. Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s has created something special. Please contact me for a private showing of our new office in Westlake Village.
Ewing & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

LA college students can now ride Metro at a reduced rate.
09/30/2016
Los Angeles College Students Qualify for Cheaper Metro Fares

LA college students can now ride Metro at a reduced rate.

LOS ANGELES, CA -- College students in the Los Angeles area can now apply for cheaper Metro fares when they register for full- or part-time class loads, transportation officials said today. Under a two-year pilot program launched by Metro this year, college students will be able to add a reduced far...

An interesting shift in the challenges facing first time home buyers.
09/29/2016
First-Time Home Buyers Come Out in Force-but Face New Challenges

An interesting shift in the challenges facing first time home buyers.

If there's one thing that characterizes the residential real estate market for most of the past four years, it's that the supply of homes for sale has been low, low, low. Month after month, buyers have told us in our surveys that the biggest challenge they face in making a purchase is simply finding...

How to review a seller disclosure report.
09/28/2016
How To Review A Seller Disclosure Form

How to review a seller disclosure report.

How old is your roof? You see on the disclosure statement that the roof is 8 years old, but that doesn't tell you much - unless you know the typical life span of a roof or whether life span depends on roofing material. Roofs can last anywhere between 10 and 50 years.

How to determine "deal breaker" vs. "not a big deal" when it comes to your home inspection.
09/26/2016
5 Super Scary Home Inspection Deal Breakers (and 2 That Aren't)

How to determine "deal breaker" vs. "not a big deal" when it comes to your home inspection.

In an ideal world there would be charming neighborhoods full of houses so perfect you wouldn't even need to check the water faucets, much less hire a highly qualified home inspector. You could just comfortably make an offer on the house you liked the best and be done with it.

Great reminders for new first time home owners.
09/23/2016
5 Things to Remember as You Go From Renter to Home Owner

Great reminders for new first time home owners.

Congratulations! You've finally reached that point in your life where you plan to be in the same place for longer than a 12-month lease. Instead of making those pesky rent payments on a monthly basis, you want to earn equity each month and eventually end up with a permanent roof over your head.

The San Fernando Valley's very own plant species was proposed as an addition to the Endangered Species List this week.
09/22/2016
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Threatened Status for San Fernando Valley Spineflower

The San Fernando Valley's very own plant species was proposed as an addition to the Endangered Species List this week.

On September 15, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed to list as threatened the San Fernando Valley spineflower ( Chorizanthe parryi var. fernandina), a plant species native to Southern California, under the Endangered Species Act.

Great advice for choosing a quality home inspector! Take note of this list of questions to ask.
09/21/2016
How to Find the Right Home Inspector

Great advice for choosing a quality home inspector! Take note of this list of questions to ask.

Thanks for your question. To start, you are lumping all home inspectors into one bag, which is probably unfair. And you didn't include a specific example, so we'll have to make some guesses as to the nature of the problem.

Air traffic? Neighbors' weekend activities? it's important to check out a home at different times of the day when consid...
09/19/2016
All the Times of the Day You Should Visit a Home Before You Buy

Air traffic? Neighbors' weekend activities? it's important to check out a home at different times of the day when considering buying.

"Every morning at 4 a.m. a low-and very, very loud-jetliner arriving from China roars overhead my house," says Murray Suid,who lives in Inverness, CA. He wouldn't go so far as to say he would have backed away from buying his home if he'd known this in advance, but he has come to a firm conclusion: "...

1390 Acapulco Avenue will be open this Sunday from 1-4pm. Come see this lovely Simi Valley home!
09/16/2016

1390 Acapulco Avenue will be open this Sunday from 1-4pm. Come see this lovely Simi Valley home!

Everything sellers need to know about how the selling price of your neighbor's house affects (and doesn't affect) the pr...
09/15/2016
What Sellers Need to Know About Comps

Everything sellers need to know about how the selling price of your neighbor's house affects (and doesn't affect) the price of your home.

The sales price of neighboring homes is only one part of the equation. Be sure that sellers understand the other factors that affect how their home compares to their neighbors'. Location within the neighborhood. If your seller's home is in a part of the neighborhood that borders a highway, train tra...

Airbnb is starting a new ad campaign in Los Angeles, where it faces opposition from groups who say Airbnb rentals detrac...
09/14/2016
Airbnb Launches New Ad Campaign to Woo Los Angeles

Airbnb is starting a new ad campaign in Los Angeles, where it faces opposition from groups who say Airbnb rentals detract from the limited affordable housing available in Los Angeles as is. What do you think?

Ads emphasize that Airbnb is all about home "sharing"

New listing! This wonderful west Simi Valley home is situated on a spacious corner lot in a great neighborhood. 1390 Aca...
09/12/2016

New listing! This wonderful west Simi Valley home is situated on a spacious corner lot in a great neighborhood. 1390 Acapulco Avenue is offered at $594,900. Contact me today for a showing of this beautiful home. http://bit.ly/2czQbZ0

As the millennial generation gets older, we're beginning to see the impact of student loan debt on the real estate marke...
09/10/2016
The Impact of Student Loan Debt on Housing

As the millennial generation gets older, we're beginning to see the impact of student loan debt on the real estate market and the overall economy.

Over the past year, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has become increasingly concerned about the impact of student debt on homeownership and the overall economy. The U.S. currently has a student debt load of $1.3 trillion, which accounts for 10 percent of all outstanding debt. While stude

09/09/2016

Join me for an open house at 1390 Acapulco Ave in Simi Valley this weekend! Stop by Saturday or Sunday from 1-4pm and check out this beautiful property.

LA can be a particularly difficult real estate market for first time home buyers. Here are some tips to make yourself a ...
09/08/2016
Hunting For Houses For Sale In Los Angeles

LA can be a particularly difficult real estate market for first time home buyers. Here are some tips to make yourself a competitive buyer.

A natural setting and walkability were at the top of the list for Morris when she was house hunting in Los Angeles. "We looked at about 30 houses before we decided to go with this one," she says. "We knew we wanted to stay in Venice. We walk everywhere, we bike everywhere.

These are great tips for first time home buyers to prepare for purchasing a home.
09/07/2016
Helpful Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

These are great tips for first time home buyers to prepare for purchasing a home.

Buying a home is a great investment with a lot of benefits, but it also comes with a lot of responsibilities. Here are some ways for first-time homebuyers to prepare for what it really means to own property. For first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home is a big step towards achieving the American Dr...

How to choose the right moving company.
09/02/2016
9 Red Flags When Hiring Moving Companies

How to choose the right moving company.

Moving is stressful. It can also be back breaking, knee hyper-extending, divorce court baiting work. So, if you can afford to, why not take the worst of it out of the moving equation by hiring professional movers? Trusting strangers can be challenging and there are plenty of bad movers out there.

Great suggestions here. It's important to get to know the neighborhood that you're considering buying a home in!
09/01/2016
8 Ways To Take Your New Place For A Test-Drive

Great suggestions here. It's important to get to know the neighborhood that you're considering buying a home in!

Before you step foot in a potential new place, play the role of private investigator and do a few drive-bys. What's the foot traffic like in the neighborhood? Do the strolling neighbors look more like young professionals or marrieds with children? How much noise do the neighbors make?

New analysis shows that non-conventional forms of financing new single-family home purchases remained elevated in 2015, ...
08/31/2016
How New Home Buyers Financed Their Homes in 2015

New analysis shows that non-conventional forms of financing new single-family home purchases remained elevated in 2015, accounting for more than a third of the market.

NAHB analysis of the Census Bureau Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that non-conventional forms of financing new single-family home purchases remained elevated in 2015, accounting for more than a third of the market. Looking at new single-family homes started in 2015, the South Atlantic divis...

Installing solar panels is one way to improve your home's energy efficiency - and increase its value.
08/30/2016
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost-and How Much Money Do They Save?

Installing solar panels is one way to improve your home's energy efficiency - and increase its value.

Much like electric cars, solar panels once seemed "alternative," even fanciful-but are now soaring into the mainstream with ear-popping speed. There have been a lot of recent changes in the technology, bringing the price way down. And with the promise of lower energy bills, it's no wonder that many ...

There's a lot of information and advice out there for first time home buyers. It can be a bit overwhelming! Here's the n...
08/26/2016
The Number One Tip for First-Time Home Buyers

There's a lot of information and advice out there for first time home buyers. It can be a bit overwhelming! Here's the number one tip to keep in mind as you begin your search.

Well, today's first-time home buyer is very different than first-time home buyers of years gone by. Today's consumer and particularly first-time home buyers are looking for lifestyle and community. They want their home to be near amenities, near public transportation. They want their dining room to ...

Making some improvements to increase the value of your home as you get ready to sell is a great idea! Just make sure to ...
08/24/2016
5 Ways You Can Accidentally Lower Your Home's Resale Value

Making some improvements to increase the value of your home as you get ready to sell is a great idea! Just make sure to avoid these common mistakes.

A home is the biggest purchase most people will ever make, and homeowners usually want to do whatever they can to protect the resale value of their property. After all, Americans see their homes not just as a place to lay their heads and raise a family, but also as way to grow their wealth.

How to recognize the early warnings of common home maintenance problems. Most of them are easily solved if caught early!
08/23/2016
12 Causes and Cures for Common Home Maintenance Problems

How to recognize the early warnings of common home maintenance problems. Most of them are easily solved if caught early!

Your house sometimes acts as if it's alive - making strange sounds, emitting odd odors, and giving visual cues that say something might be amiss.

With mortgage rates hovering at three-year lows, the basic principles of supply and demand are creating the right condit...
08/22/2016
'Buyers Out In Force:' Home Prices Continue Strong Ascent in Q2

With mortgage rates hovering at three-year lows, the basic principles of supply and demand are creating the right conditions for home prices across the nation’s metros to keep gaining ground.

Rarely does a great deal go unnoticed among modern American shoppers, and in no industry is this more true than housing. So with mortgage rates hovering at three-year lows, those thinking it's a good time to buy a house are not alone.

A simple to-do list for preparing your home for sale.
08/19/2016
How To Prepare a Home For Sale

A simple to-do list for preparing your home for sale.

In this week's video, Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates explains how to prepare a for-sale home before the showings start, going over anything from paint color to garden condition.

Condos are an increasingly popular option for home buyers, especially first timers. One of the biggest considerations wh...
08/18/2016
Questions to Ask When Buying a Condo: A Survival Guide

Condos are an increasingly popular option for home buyers, especially first timers. One of the biggest considerations when purchasing a condo is who manages it. Here are some questions you should ask the condo board before signing on the dotted line.

Buying a condo can eliminate a slew of the stresses that come with homeownership. The units usually cost less than a traditional home, and the shared maintenance will see you kicking back while someone else tends the landscaping. Typical amenities like a pool or tennis court aren't too shabby, eithe...

A big welcome back to school to LAUSD students! Yesterday was the first day of classes for the new school year.
08/17/2016
Photos: LAUSD Students Head Back to School

A big welcome back to school to LAUSD students! Yesterday was the first day of classes for the new school year.

Students at Haddon Avenue Elementary school start school with new backpacks and supplies provided by Rainbow Packs.

First-time homebuyers appear to be getting back into the market more strongly in the past month.
08/16/2016
Sales to First-Time Buyers: 33 Percent of Sales in June 2016

First-time homebuyers appear to be getting back into the market more strongly in the past month.

The average contract rate on 30-year conventional mortgages has stayed below four percent since 2015 (except in July 2015), down to an average of 3.57 percent in June 2016 (Chart 2). The last time 30-year rates fell below four percent was in 2012 through the middle of 2013.

These properties are truly breathtaking. Dare to dream!
08/11/2016
See the Most Expensive Homes in the World

These properties are truly breathtaking. Dare to dream!

Even in the pre-crash era, when real estate prices were surging, nine-figure deals for properties seemed outlandish. Then beginning in 2015, with ultra-luxury sales on the decline (see: international market volatility and more scrutiny of cash buys) and homes in the seven and eight figures languishi...

Help keep cats and dogs in City Animal Shelters comfortable by supporting the efforts of Operation Blankets of Love. The...
08/08/2016
Operation Blankets of Love

Help keep cats and dogs in City Animal Shelters comfortable by supporting the efforts of Operation Blankets of Love. The San Fernando Valley-based non-profit organization gathers blankets, towels and pet beds and distributes them to animal shelters.

Operation Blankets of Love's (OBOL) mission is to improve the well-being of homeless animals and increase chances for survival and adoption - with the ultimate aim of eliminating animal homelessness. OBOL provides donated recycled and new aid and comfort items to homeless animals that consists of st...

First time home shoppers are now skipping the starter home and heading straight to saving up for a long term home in the...
08/05/2016
First-time buyers are skipping the starter home and saving for the big house in the suburbs

First time home shoppers are now skipping the starter home and heading straight to saving up for a long term home in the suburbs.

By Forget the starter home. Today's first-time buyers want a place they'll live in for a long time - possibly even into retirement. And this ideal home is most likely in the suburbs. That's according to a new Bank of America poll of more than 1,000 adults 18 and older who would like to buy a home in...

It's important to know where your property begins and ends before erecting any fences or other outdoor structures. Here'...
08/04/2016
How to Find Out Where the Property Lines Are for Your House

It's important to know where your property begins and ends before erecting any fences or other outdoor structures. Here's how to find the property lines for your home.

A homeowner who knows the location of his property lines is able to use the information to avoid legal disputes. Property lines, or boundary lines, are the defined points where one person's ...

Buying your first home is a big decision. Here are five signs that you're ready to make the leap into homeownership.
08/02/2016
5 Signs You're Ready to Buy Your First Home

Buying your first home is a big decision. Here are five signs that you're ready to make the leap into homeownership.

By Sean Hansen Buying a home is one of the biggest financial commitments most people will make in their entire lives. While the dream of homeownership can be seductive, it's important to make sure you're actually prepared to own if you want to avoid unnecessary complications. So, are you ready to bu...

The grand opening of the new LA River & Aliso Creek Confluence Park is next week on Thursday, August 11 from 5:30-7:00pm...
08/01/2016
Grand Opening of the LA River and Aliso Creek Confluence Park

The grand opening of the new LA River & Aliso Creek Confluence Park is next week on Thursday, August 11 from 5:30-7:00pm. Stop by to celebrate this beautiful new community resource.

The grand opening of the new LA River & Aliso Creek Confluence Park is next week on Thursday, August 11 from 5:30-7:00pm. Stop by to celebrate this beautiful new community resource.

For those of you hoping to purchase your first home in the next year, here's a great rundown of how to prepare, starting...
07/28/2016
What to Do a Year Before Buying Your First Home

For those of you hoping to purchase your first home in the next year, here's a great rundown of how to prepare, starting from one year away.

A real yard. Closets bigger than your average microwave. The freedom to decorate however you darn well please! Making the switch from renting to owning is exhilarating, but many rookie homebuyers find the process trickier to navigate than they expected. This is why we created our First-Time HomeBuye...

Interesting history of the "social and political heart of the Valley," Van Nuys.
07/26/2016
Neighborhood Spotlight: Van Nuys

Interesting history of the "social and political heart of the Valley," Van Nuys.

From a hot, dry expanse of cattle ranches and wheat farms to the irrigated epicenter of the post-World War II housing boom, the trajectory of Van Nuys in the 20th century was one of real estate development at breakneck speed. Circumstances and geography conspired to put Van Nuys at the social and po...

Great suggestions for first time home buyers on how to settle in to your new home.
07/25/2016
6 Common 1st Year Fixes For New Homebuyers | Homes.com

Great suggestions for first time home buyers on how to settle in to your new home.

Welcome to the world of homeownership! If you're like most first-time homebuyers, then you're probably quite excited, and maybe a little more intimidated than you'd like to admit. Don't worry - you'll do just fine. Being as you're new at this, we'd like to give you a few tips that will save you mone...

Buying a new home can be intimidating, especially if it's your first. Here are six key qualities to look for when shoppi...
07/22/2016
6 Essential Things to Look for in a New Home

Buying a new home can be intimidating, especially if it's your first. Here are six key qualities to look for when shopping around.

By Kara Masterson Investing in real estate is one of the most financially sound things you can do, but buying a new home might feel intimidating when it is your first time. It is understandable that you'd want to make the best decision possible.

How to get the most out of your open house.
07/20/2016
How to Make the Most Out of an Open House

How to get the most out of your open house.

Whether you're a buyer or a seller, it's important to do everything you can to make the most out of your open house. Here are a few things that both sides can do to take advantage of this opportunity to find the right match in their real estate journey.

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