Camarillo, CA Real Estate News

By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
This year, 2007, Camarillo has seen a significant slow down in the sale of high end condominiums and townhouses.  In a city where homebuyers can afford to buy a larger home for the same price as a condo and avoid the HOAs, high end condos seem to be staying on the market much longer.However, that is not true for all attached homes in Camarillo. The Senior Community, Leisure Village, has been enjoying a high number of sales despite the slow Real Estate Market. Below I have put together a table that points out the number of condo/townhouses currently in the market for sale, pending, and sold in different price ranges.    Camarillo Real Estate Market Activity For Single Family Homes <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; m...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
Camarillo has been and continues to be one of Ventura County's most desirable cities. The Blue Ribbon schools in the Pleasant Valley School District, weather, distance to both Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and the new university, CSUCI, have made Camarillo a popular choice among new homebuyers. Camarillo's real estate has felt the slowness in sales like the rest of the county; however the city now has a variety of prices to offer the homebuyers.The table below shows the available, pending, and sold number of homes on the market in the city of Camarillo (Somis and Santa Rosa) as of October 2007.     Camarillo Real Estate Market Activity For Single Family Homes <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
According to Data Quick News, Camarillo received yet another blow in the Median home prices this August, 2007. Camarillo's Median home prices fell 12.55% in August compared to the same time last year. The data bellow taken from month of September's home sales in Camarillo shows that the slow trend in home sales still continues in our city.Area# of New Listings 09/07# Sold in 09/07# Sold in 09/06Minimum Listing Price 09/07Minimum Selling Price 09/07Minimum Selling Price 09/06Maximum Listing Price 09/07Maximum Selling Price 09/07Maximum Selling Price 09/06Mission Oaks482232$205,000$202,000$305,000$1,725,000$926,065$950,000Somis320$499,000$480,000N/A$9,835,000$1,160,000N/ALas Posas Estates1435$759,000$849,000$886,000$2,375,000$1,341,000$2,240,000Camarillo Heights13118$354,800$511,000$328,9...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
Every family should have a plan and a disaster kit in case of an emergency. The City of Camarillo with the support of American Red Cross in Camarillo has provided citizens of Camarillo an organized emergency plan. There are a few locations in Camarillo that are assigned to be converted into emergency shelters. These locations are: all elementary and middle schools in Pleasant Valley School District, Camarillo High School, and Frontier High School at the Camarillo Airport. (City of Camarillo)In the event of an emergency, the most important and helpful action you can take is to obtain as much information and instructions from the city officials as possible. The city of Camarillo will Announce Emergency Instructions on two radio stations:KVEN (am) 1450KHAY (fm) 100.7 As long as there is el...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
Located on the corner of Ponderosa Road and Temple Avenue, Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo has been around since 1967. Since then the club has expanded and changed to meet the needs of Camarillo's children. The Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo is open to young people between the ages of six through eighteen.  Their mission is to provide these young members an inspiring program so the children can learn a sense of responsibility, consideration, and productivity. The Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo is free to all youth in Camarillo, however they do appreciate a yearly fee of $60. The current location of the club is on a 1.2 acre lot adjacent to Camarillo's Pleasant Valley Park. This facility provides our kids a learning center, homework room, game room, gymnasium, theater, and a teen ce...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
All parks in the City of Camarillo are overseen by the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District. Camarillo's parks are divided into two categories: Community Parks and Neighborhood Parks. What differentiates community parks from neighborhood parks are facilities such as restrooms, larger playground equipment areas, tennis courts, and lighted play fields.As of 2007, Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District manages 6 community parks and 22 neighborhood parks.List of Camarillo's Community Parks: Camarillo Grove Park:Camarillo Spring area. Park features:Covered picnic areas with picnic tables BBQ grills Play area and equipments Horseshoe pits Dog park Restrooms Group picnic area for 50-350ValleLindo Park: Aileen St. Park features:2 covered picnic areas with picnic tables Huge playgr...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
According to Data Quick News, Camarillo has seen the effect of the current slow real estate market more than any other city in Ventura County. As of July of 2007, Median home prices in Camarillo had plummeted by almost 20% from the same time last year. The data below taken, from month of August's home sales in Camarillo, shows that the slow trend in home sales still continues in our city.Area# of Listings 08/07# Sold in 08/07# Sold in 08/06Minimum Listing Price 08/07Minimum Selling Price 08/07Minimum Selling Price 08/06Maximum Listing Price 08/07Maximum Selling Price 08/07Maximum Selling Price 08/06Mission Oaks612745$249,950$292,000$320,000$1,899,000$1,610,000$1,825,000Somis602$899,900N/A $2,375,000N/A Las Posas Estates13411$839,900$820,000$545,000$3,450,000$1,322,500$2,000,000Camarillo...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
Yes BMX bike enthusiasts, we are finally getting our BMX track. The city of Camarillo is opening its first BMX track before the end of October 2007. The only other local BMX bike track is located in Simi Valley, at Sycamore BMX. Camarillo's future BMX track is located at Freedom Park. The track is about 1,000 feet long and almost 30 feet wide and open for practice from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in October. In January the track will open for competitions. The city of Camarillo plans to host local competitions, state and eventually national competitions. Our small city of Camarillo is becoming more eminent due to the amenities our city is providing its citizens and visitors. More articles about changes that are coming to Camarillo:Old Town Camarillo Paused!!!Camarillo Receives ...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
The first thing I recommend to all of my Homebuyers is to have an in depth consultation with a reliable Mortgage Consultant. It is crucial that every homebuyer sets a mortgage game plan a side before the start of their home hunt with their agent. You probably already know the city, number of bedrooms, and layout of the house you have in mind so why not prepare your financial outline with the same due dilligence?Can You Do It?We have all heard about the rise in delinquencies and foreclosures in the real estate market all over the country. The much reason for this occurrence is that borrowers who took out the interest-only or negative-amortization loans are now stuck with much higher payments because they did not think a head.So, if you can not handle an adjusted rate mortgage, remember y...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
The California State's annual Standardized Testing and Reporting program, or STAR, results were released and Pleasant Valley School District, PVSD, has scored high. The STAR tests, test students in grades 2-12 in language arts and mathematics and rate them by percentage in one of five categories: advanced, proficient, basic, below basic and far below basic. According to a teacher at Camarillo Heights Elementary School and the Camarillo Acorn students at PVSD scored higher than all the other students in both Ventura County and the State of California. I would like to congratulate all the students attending the Pleasant Valley School District for their hard work and outstanding scores. You all make us very proud.I would also like to thank all of our devoted PVSD teachers who so consistent...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
Camarillo's five year plan to beautify its Old Town has unexpectedly been delayed by up to two years by Taft Corporation.  They have plans to develop the Swedish Performance Auto Repair lot in Old Town Camarillo into a mixed use building. The lower level would house retail space while the upper level would include 10 townhouses. Although Taft Corporation has received an overwhelming interest in the retail spaces, the corporation still feels uneasy with the sales of the residential real estate portion of the project. The corporation's hesitation is the result of the slow housing market that has affected the whole country. At this point the president of Taft Corporation has stated that they would rather wait for another two years than to build now and risk burdening their company. The que...
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By Michelle DeRepentigny, Broker Athens, GA
(Success Realty)
Located just nine miles from the ocean, with an average temperature in the low 70's, and over 300 days of sunshine annually, Camarillo California's climate is hard to beat anywhere!  Situated in Ventura County, Camarillo, CA has about "61,500 residents, rolling hills, strawberry fields galore, and a thriving business community" according to the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce.There is something fun for everyone!  The Camarillo Arts Council features free Concerts and Movies in the Park all summer long at Constitution Park.  Just up Highway 101, the Ventura Freeway, you'll find the Santa Montica Mountains, a gorgeous costal mountain range.Camarillo, CA is home to California State University Channel Islands  "a student-centered, four-year, public university known for its interdisciplinary, m...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
 The beautiful hills of Camarillo are again being considered for increased development. This time 57 acres, owned by David and Rose Marie Lucchese, located off of Goldenspur Drive near Cerro Crest and Valley Vista drives are the center of attention.Mr. & Mrs. Lucchese proposal to the City of Camarillo for their 57 acres of agricultural land is to annex these unincorporated property and change the zoning from agriculture to residential. The application is for a total of 12 lots, including the property where the The Luccheses would live. Each lot would be a minimum of two acres limited to one house and a "granny flat." The environmental impact report is to be completed on the Lucchese's property in the near feature. Dave Anderson, the city's assistant community development director, told ...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
It is hard to admit this to others outside of my immediate family, but I love to shop. I am what you would call a "bargain Shopper".  Most people who visit our home think that either most of our decorative items are antiques or they are purchased by an interior decorator. My closest friends and family members know my little secret. I shop at places like Marshalls and other bargain stores in our area. When these same friends and family members call me up for shopping suggestions and ideas I hardly ever say no. As I said I love shopping, I usually get a free meal and catch up with my friends life (oh, I am a great listener as well). They all love opening up my gifts because 99.99% of the time it is something that fits the personality of that person (even clothes). About five years ago the...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
As I write this post one of Camarillo Heights' landmarks is fighting to hold up against the fire that engulfed this fascinating house about an hour ago.It is too early to know what caused this horrific fire, but whatever the cause it is a fire that destroyed this house to the ground. Fortunately the homeowner was not home at the time, but it took us a long time to find that out. Almost everyone that lives in Camarillo or has been to our home knows about this house. We all refer to it as the "statue house". The lady who owns this "statue house" is a clay sculptor and you could see her work all over the exterior of her house. Basically this corner of Camarillo Heights resembled a Roman or a Greek palace.I can still hear the Ventura County helicopter circulate our neighborhood and I can st...
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By Ron Fuhrer, Lehigh Valley PA Homes
(Nazareth,Easton, Bethlehem - Prudential Patt, White )
 Camarillo is a city in Ventura County, California with a population of 57,077 and one of the strongest real estate markets around. Are you conisdering moving to Camarillo or a location in Ventura County? Then you should meet Mana Tulberg of Millennium One Realty - She knows the inventory! I was searching for local information  which is how I came across this wonderful website which offers details on the buying process and the local area. I was very impressed in the level of detail offered for those searching for homes in the Ventura County area. She offers a free home search engine on her site.  A buyer will find many rescources on her site including school links, community information, mortgage calculators and information on zero down loans. in fact, you can actually submit an applica...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
The beautiful valley northeast of Camarillo, California with its multi million dollar homes is known as Santa Rosa Valley. This unincorporated part of Camarillo acts as a bridge between the cities of Camarillo, Moorpark, and Thousand Oaks.There are many subdivisions and housing developments in Santa Rosa Valley. Below is a list of some of the developments in Santa Rosa Valley: Bridlewood Carriage EstateCAMELOT ESTATESCANYON RANCHCHARISMA ESTATESHIDDEN MEADOWSLEMON LEAF RANCHLEXINGTON HILLSPHEASANT HILLSRANCHO LAS BRISASRANCHO ROSITA ESTATESRANCHO SANTA ROSASADDLEBROOKSANTA ROSA ESTATESWEST WINDSWILDWOOD RANCH Most of the properties in this valley are built on one or a few acre and have equestrian facilities or are very close to the breathtaking horse riding trails. Some of these trails ...
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By R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham, Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)
(Bank of England (NMLS#418481))
As part of building my own real estate business here in St. Louis I've been looking at what some of the other real estate professionals across the country are doing in their real estate practices.  I recently came across a lady named Mana Tulberg who is a Camarillo, CA Real Estate Professional who really seems to have her real estate act together!I visited her web site, Camarillo, CA Real Estate and was very impressed with it.   Mana puts her mission statement right out in the open where she says in no uncertain terms that she will not only understand your needs, but respond to them in promptly, professionally, and with integrity.  And isn't this what you want in a real estate professional?She really seems to understand the importance of building relationships with her clients so that y...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
 California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) is located in peaceful setting in Camarillo, California and only five miles away from the Pacific Ocean. The University opened its doors in August 2002 as the twenty-third campus in the California State University system. CSUCI's first student housing complex, Anacapa Village, was built in August 2004, and construction is on the way for Santa Cruz Village.The focus of CSUCI's academic programs is on liberal studies, science, and business, as well as teaching credentials. Also, a number of master's degrees are also offered.Existing and Planned Programs Through 2007-2014PROGRAMSCURRENT DEGREESPROGAM REVIEWSPLANNED DEGREESExisting Schools/Divisions and Degree Programs Offered or ProposedDegrees OfferedYear Initiated - Minors Not NotedSc...
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By Mana Tulberg, Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
(805 County Real Estate)
Camarillo HeightsA great neighborhood stretched on Camarillo's northwest hill with a breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands, is referred to as Camarillo Heights.  Some sections of Camarillo Heights are not incorporated into the City of Camarillo. These unincorporated properties are mainly mansions, ranch houses, or bungalows with horse properties built on a few acres of land. As one navigates to the west, the city sidewalks and city street lights become normal features of Camarillo Heights. This area is the part of the Heights that has been incorporated into the city and it is the Camarillo City Planner that the homeowner needs to contact for any remodeling or additions to their home.These Camarillo Homes Are served by the Pleasant Valley School District. The school...
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