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The Lech Report

A Tale of Two Markets   Image result for competing housing markets
November 14, 2017 courtesy of CSMAR Past President, Chuck Lech

There are times I wonder why the real estate markets in two separate, but adjoining valleys can be so different. A lot depends on the valley and how it was developed, high end homes versus low end homes, and certainly the number of homes built.

The population is very similar, with Conejo Valley home to 157,000 people, while Simi Valley and Moorpark is home to 163,000 people.

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Position on Issues


 The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors® (CSMAR) boundaries contain five cities, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and two counties, Ventura County, and Los Angeles County. We also have 2 MAC areas; Oak Park and Santa Rosa Valley. With this many elected officials representing those cities, counties and MAC areas we recognize the effort it takes to know which of these elected bodies are considering in rules, regulations or ordinances which may affect the real estate industry. The Association has adopted a position on local issues which affect us the most. We believe it is important to articulate our positions on local Real Estate issues within our boundaries to all membership, along with those in leadership positions, elected officials and staff.

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CSMAR, we bring your dreams home

The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors® (CSMAR) is a member service organization of professionals in real estate, who subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of Realtors®. The CSMAR is pledged to promote and maintain high standards of conduct in the real estate profession and enforces the Code of Ethics within its membership. Our charter is to provide you with the latest information, tools and resources to make your real estate transaction complete.


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