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Cherry Hill at Moorpark Highlands   Located just North of Moorpark, California is one of the few remaining new home tracts in what is called the Moorpark Highlands. The Moorpark Highlands is a very large area of new homes which includes a number of different tract communities built by several dis...
04/05/2010
Camarillo Market Update   There are likely more months ahead of gradually falling home prices & stricter loan requirements. However, for qualified home buyers, the low interest rates, large home selection and considerably reduced home prices are providing some remarkable opportunities.  In Ventur...
06/02/2009
Sedona at Dos Vientos Ranch There is a newer section of Thousand Oaks set within an elevated bowl surrounded by the gorgeous and scenic, Santa Monica Mountains. Located just north of the Pacific Coast and perched at the very western edge of the Conejo Valley Shelf, this area is bordered by Malibu...
05/19/2009
Camarillo's Montelena 1 Tract   There are many wonderful neighborhoods in Camarillo, but one of the nicer mid-priced tracts is Montelena 1. Built 1990 through 1995, these are very comfortable Mission Oaks homes, with a number of view locations. They are 3 and 4 bedroom homes with 2.5 to 3.5 bathr...
05/11/2009
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Pier View Townhomes Mark Dragonchuck is a genius. He has done what very few other local developers have achieved. He got it right. Mr Dragonchuck has managed to place a group of townhomes where they ought to be, at a price that is very competitive and with a quality of workmanship and superb styl...
01/11/2009
Port 121 at Seabridge Marina   Port 121 is part of the master planned community at Seabridge Marina. It is probably one of the last major residential communities to be approved by the California Coastal Commission for the foreseeable future. The Seabridge Marina takes advantage of breath-taking m...
11/10/2008
Victoria Estates In Oxnard, CA   Think of a premium community with all the amenities including a guarded gate, swimming pool, spa, recreation building and parks - built between late 2002 and 2004. Put it next to an award winning golf course that also just happens to be adjacent to where the Dalla...
10/13/2008
The Truth About Mello-Roos The Real Benefits of Mello-Roos As always, today's families recognize the importance of living in a community that's as desirable as their home itself. Mello-Roos enables critical community facilities to be provided whenever they're needed at a lower cost ultimately to ...
08/26/2008
Dear Mr. Thorngren: Thank you for contacting me to express your support for permanently increasing the conforming loan limit. I appreciate the time you took to write and agree with you. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) plays an important role in insuring home mortgages for those in unders...
07/23/2008
Here is an update to a blog I wrote about the RiverPark development last year. I have seen a number of incremental increases to buyer incentive programs by the various developers at Riverpark. Yes, there are some real expenses with living in this development that include Mello Roos and Oxnard Cit...
05/12/2008
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