Fillmore, CA Real Estate News

By Carmela Jacobs, Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor
(Carmela Realty)
 ¿Por qué hay tanto papeleo impuesto por el banco para la aplicación de un préstamo hipotecario al comprar una casa hoy? Al parecer el banco necesita saber todo sobre usted y requiere tres distintas fuentes para validar cada inscripción en el formulario de solicitud. A muchos compradores sus amigos y familiares les han dicho que el proceso fue más fácil cuando ellos compraron su casa hace diez o veinte años atrás. Hay dos muy buenas razones por las que el proceso del préstamo es mucho más oneroso para el comprador de hoy que quizás en cualquier otro momento en la historia.1.El gobierno ha establecido nuevas directrices que ahora demandan que el banco pruebe más allá de cualquier duda que usted en efecto está en capacidad de pagar la hipoteca.Durante el periodo previo a la crisis en el m...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
The search of the Headless Horseman by train in Fillmore and more!   Headless Horseman Search Looking for a slight twist to celebrate Halloween this year. How about a train event. Take for instance the search for the Headless Horseman.   Should you decide to engage in the search for this Headless Horseman, you will board a vintage train where you will dine on BBQ Tri-Tip, Chicken, Potato Salad and Beans, then travel to “Icabog”, where a hayride will be your mode of transportation in the search for the elusive Headless Horseman.  Come dressed in your finest costumes or come in everyday boring clothing, no judgement here!   Pumpkinliners Train If one wants a less “frightening” train trip, then perhaps the Pumpkinliners Train trips will be more to your liking. Enjoy these train rides, Satu...
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By Leah Pollack
(REALTOR, DRE#01805569, CA, Licensed Broker)
Local beekeepers and REALTOR Leah Pollack share Bennett Farms Honey Harvest Festival in Filmore, CA WATCH VIDEO: ON YOU TUBE Visit http://www.bennetthoney.com http://www.HomeTeamForSCV.com Area Housing Statistics in the Santa Clarita Valley. Providing Real Estate Services in the following California cities: Santa Clarita Valley, City of Santa Clarita, Canyon Country, Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, Westridge, San Fernando Valley, Burbank, Glendale, North Hollywood, Los Angles and More!    
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By Ryan Case, 877-828-0710
(SCA Real Estate)
Lloyd Cullen Real Estate is a local Fillmore Short Sale Realtor. As a Fillmore Short Sale Company that specializes in short sales, you are assured the highest standard of professionalism and can always count on our Fillmore Short Sale Realtor to help answer any questions you have in regards to Fillmore Short Sales. Fillmore Short Sale Realtor Lloyd Cullen is a local Fillmore Short Sale Expert with experienced Fillmore Short Sale Agents here to assist you.   Fillmore Short Sale Realtor We specialize in Short Sales for Fillmore and Surrounding Areas You do not need to go through the short selling of your Fillmore home alone. You really need to seek out some Fillmore Short Sale Help and we are the Fillmore Short Sale Experts that are here to assist you with your every need. We are experien...
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By Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services
(Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA)
  Founded in 1888 by the Superintendent of Southern Pacific Railroad, Jerome A. Fillmore, Fillmore had less than a 100 residents back then.  The residents and the town were sustained by the "Orange Rush" of the late 1800's and the commercial production and distribution of oranges by what would eventually become Sunkist Growers.  Fillmore's first orange packing house was built and purchased for $50.   Today, Fillmore still has a small-town atmosphere with a population of less than 16,000 residents. The nearby farms are still predominantly agriculture with most agricultural industry being related to orange, lemon, avocado orchard farming and packing and, more recently, tree farming.The town's relatively remote location away from urban sprawl of Ventura and neighboring Los Angeles counties...
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By Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services
(Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA)
Celebrating the holidays on a vintage train if fun for the whole family.  Every year, kids come in their pajamas and bring their teddy bears for the trip on the "North Pole Express".Making the trip to the North Pole exciting are Santa’s elves.  To help make sure you get into the spirit of the holiday, there is holiday storytelling and Christmas caroling along with cookies and milk.  The only things you have to do are show up and believe! When:    December 3rd thru December 26thWhere:   Santa’s Village at 364 Main St. in FillmoreTime:     6:00pm & 7:30pm (some 4:30pm departures may be added w/o notice)Tickets:  Adults:  $29  Kids 2-12:  $19  Under 2:  Free (on lap) For more info contact reservations@fwry.com or call 805-524-2546  
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By Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services
(Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA)
Founded in 1888 by the Superintendent of Southern Pacific Railroad, Jerome A. Fillmore, Fillmore had less than a 100 residents back then.  The residents and the town were sustained by the "Orange Rush" of the late 1800's and the commercial production and distribution of oranges by what would eventually become Sunkist Growers. Fillmore's first orange packing house was built and purchased for $50. Today, Fillmore still has a small-town atmosphere with a population of less than 16,000 residents.  The nearby farms are still predominantly agriculture with most agricultural industry being related to orange, lemon, avocado orchard farming and packing and, more recently, specimen tree farming.  The town's relatively remote location away from urban sprawl of Ventura and neighboring Los Angeles ...
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By Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services
(Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA)
While cruising the route along the Santa Susana Mountains, passengers are treated to railway entertainment, dining and holiday festivities.   If you've never had the pleasure of taking a trip on one of the Fillmore & Western Railways, you've missed out on one of the best forms of entertainment that Ventura County has to offer.  What better time to take your maiden trip than on the North Pole Express Ride.  These events are a total blast for the whole family.  I promise you, you won't regret the time and money you spend; it's well worth it.   This year the Fillmore & Western Railways is bringing back Engine #14, their first "go green" locomotive.  The #14, a Baldwin Steam Engine locomotive was built in 1913 and has been idle for 50 years.  It has now been completely rebuilt and has been...
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By Kirsten Mellinger, Ventura County Real Estate
(Emerald Funding & Realty)
FILLMORE & WESTERN RAILWAY CO. TRAINS Weekend excursions will feature lunch and a one-hour layover in Santa Paula, Aug. 22-23 and 29-30; $10-$24. A Margarita Madness ride will feature a Mexican dinner, margaritas and a live band, Aug. 22; $51. A murder-mystery dinner-theater ride will take place Aug. 29; $61-$89. 351 Santa Clara St., Fillmore. 524-2546; more info: http://www.fwry.com/
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By Kirsten Mellinger, Ventura County Real Estate
(Emerald Funding & Realty)
  The 3rd annual fundraiser, with an Out of This World! theme, will celebrate all things sci-fi. The event features astronaut Buzz Aldrin as honorary chairman, live music, cocktails, food and wine tastings, and more. Guests are encouraged to wear space-themed attire. Proceeds benefit the Santa Paula Police and Fire Foundation and Chamber of Commerce. 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 22, Limoneira Ranch, 940 La Campana Road, Fillmore. $75 at the door, $60 in advance. more info: http://www.moonlightattheranch.com/
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
The new skateboard park in Fillmore is open and has been been receiving raving reviews from the skateboard crowd. Beginner or expert, they all agree that the skate park is outstanding in every way. It has taken eight years from idea to reality with a cost of $1.2 million and everyone feels that the wait and the price tag were worth it. The skate park has already gained the attention of skateboarders outside of the Fillmore community and is drawing crowds to the little town with the big park. This has been a boon to local business. Jeff Tatum, a skateboarding legend is credited with the conceptual design of the Fillmore Skate Park . The skate park, located at the corner of C and River Streets, is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset. The Skateboard Park is part of the new 22-acre Fillmore...
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By Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate
(Ventura Property Shoppe)
Things are picking up all over Ventura County!  This cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath Fillmore home just went in to escrow with an asking price of $349,000.  This home is located on a quiet street and it's move in ready with an updated kitchen and baths, and a new furnace, ducting, and energy efficient air conditioner.  If you've been on the fence about buying or selling in this market, you might want to get in touch with an experienced REALTOR soon.  The tides are changing. Search the MLS for Fillmore Homes at: www.VenturaRealEstate.org  
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By Joe Virnig, No Ordinary Joe
(RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS, Ventura County, California)
Rio Elementary School Disctrict Santa Clara Elementary School    2007 API score Statewide ranking Similar school ranking 2008 target score Santa Clara Elementary * 939* 10* - A Visit VenturaCountyRelocation.com/schools for API Rankings of all Ventura County, CA schools. Purpose The Academic Performance Index rates California's public schools and sets targets for the schools to achieve.  What the categories mean: API scores: The state uses the Academic Performance Index to rank schools based on test scores. The rankings are based on student's scores on state standard tests, the California Achievement Test and the California High School Exit Exam. The API is graded on a scale of 200 to 1,000, with 800 being the statewide target. Statewide ranking: This ranking rates schools across the st...
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By Joe Virnig, No Ordinary Joe
(RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS, Ventura County, California)
Fillmore Unified Fillmore Unified School District    2007 API score Statewide ranking Similar school ranking 2008 target score Fillmore Unified 699 - - - Mountain Vista Elementary 703 3 5 708 Piru Elem. 668 1 5 675 San Cayetano Elem. 718 3 4 723 Sespe Elem. 762 5 7 767 Fillmore Middle 719 5 8 724 Fillmore Senior High 678 4 8 684 Visit VenturaCountyRelocation.com/schools for API Rankings of all Ventura County, CA schools. Purpose The Academic Performance Index rates California's public schools and sets targets for the schools to achieve.  What the categories mean: API scores: The state uses the Academic Performance Index to rank schools based on test scores. The rankings are based on student's scores on state standard tests, the California Achievement Test and the California High School...
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By Joe Virnig, No Ordinary Joe
(RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS, Ventura County, California)
Anglican Dayspring Anglican Church, (805)523-06501002 Chambersburg Road, Fillmore California 93015Saint George's Anglican Church, (805)642-9697 Fillmore California 93015 Assemblies of God Assembly of God, (805)524-2194703 Central Avenue, Fillmore California 93015 Baptist First Baptist Church of Filmore, (805)524-3855 1057 1st Street, Fillmore California 93015Iglesia Bautista De Libre Albed, (805)524-0494961-3 D, Fillmore California 93015 Bible Fillmore Bible Church, (805)524-3344 461 Central Avenue, Fillmore California 93015Heritage Valley Bible Church 808 River Street, Fillmore California 93015 Catholic Saint Francis of Assisi Church, (805)524-1306 1048 West Ventura Street, Fillmore California 93015 Church of Christ Church of Christ, (805)524-2580 219 Mountain View Street, Fillmore Cal...
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By Joe Virnig, No Ordinary Joe
(RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS, Ventura County, California)
Last Saturday I was previewing Fillmore homes for a buyer and passed the Fillmore Fish Hatchery sign along Highway 126 and decided to stop by for a visit.  I've been there before and it's kind of a cool place to walk around.  The signs outside fill us in on the details.  The hatchery was dedicated in 1932 and is one of 21 hatcheries managed and operated by the California Department of Fish and Game.  The Fillmore Hatchery produces approximately one million rainbow trout (about 400,000 pounds of fish) annually.  The water at the hatchery comes from four large wells and is kept at a constant 59° Fahrenheit.  The water is pumped from below the surface and afterwards it is used for agriculture.  Netting covers the concrete tanks the fish are raised in to protect them from the birds that use...
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By Joe Virnig, No Ordinary Joe
(RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS, Ventura County, California)
     The last, best small town in Southern California. (self proclaimed, but probably true!)  Fillmore was named one of "The West's Best Cities", by Sunset Magazine, an honor given to only 24 communities in the western U.S.    Nestled in the heart of the Heritage Valley, it was founded over a hundred years ago beside a Southern Pacific railroad station and still retains the feel of a railroad town! Approximately 14,690 folks make there home here (Jan. 2004).   Today, visitors can board the Fillmore and Western historical train in Central Park, next to stately City Hall, and enjoy a leisurely, scenic ride through lush citrus groves and farms of the Santa Clara River Valley.    The historic downtown area offers a variety of shops, museums and places to eat.     Choices in housing range fr...
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