Ventura County, CA Real Estate News

By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Artists of all sorts thrive in our Ventura community. Steel Drum Saturdays and Live Music Sundays highlight the talents of local musicians. All March long, we celebrate Mermaid Month with artistic offerings in various mediums. Artistic craftsmen even showcase their wares at events like SummerFest 2021. Another fun way to support our local artisans is by coming to the Ventura Art and Street Festival 2021 on September 11th and 12th.What: Ventura Art and Street Festival 2021Where: Ventura HarborWhen: September 11th & 12th, 10 am to 5 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Ventura Art Festival (805) 650-9858 or via emailVentura Art and Street Festival 2021Painters. Sculptors. Ceramicists. Photographers. Glassmiths. Metal artists. Leatherworkers. Jewelers. All mediums of artwork can be found at the art a...
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By Alex Gandel, Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate
(Top Producing Agent, Pinnacle Estate Properties)
Here are some great quotes for Labor Day: "No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." - Martin Luther King "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius "Don't wish it were easier. Wish you were better." - Jim Rohn "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will." - Vince Lombardi "I learned the value of hard work by working hard." - Margaret Mead Wishing everyone a Happy Labor Day! Serving Simi Valley and surrounding communities in all prices ranges. If you are thinking about buying or selling a property in Simi Valley, give yourself the edge you deserve by part...
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By Alex Gandel, Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate
(Top Producing Agent, Pinnacle Estate Properties)
The Nancy Reagan Breast CenterNancy Reagan was among the greatest First Ladies America has ever had. From her dedication to President Reagan to her caring and kind ways towards people; she truly was committed to making the world a better place. After President Reagan left office and he began to focus his attention on the construction of his Presidential Library in Simi Valley, both he and Nancy wanted to invest even more into the community after the Library was built. That led them to become ingratiated with Adventist Health Simi Valley which resulted in the construction and the implementation of the Nancy Reagan Breast Center.According to the Adventist Health Simi Valley website:“Premier prevention, detection, and treatment of breast diseaseWelcome to the Nancy Reagan Breast Center of ...
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By Alex Gandel, Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate
(Top Producing Agent, Pinnacle Estate Properties)
Air Force One at the Ronald Reagan Presidential LibraryThe Air Force One Pavilion, located inside of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, is truly a monument to history. The Pavilion, which houses the formerly operational Air Force One aircraft, was used by every president from 1973-2001 – this list includes presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, and George W. Bush. To say that the Boeing 707 that acted as Air Force One transported some of the most powerful men that have ever existed is not an understatement. According to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute:Air Force One, currently on display at the Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Image courtesy of the Reagan Foundation website.“Ronald Reagan ...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On August 16, 2021, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values declined 1.8% to the price of $825,000 in July of 2021 from price of $840,000 in June of 2021, but rose 14.6% from price of $720,000 in July of 2020 in Ventura County, California. While, homes sales dropped 4.4% in July of 2021 from June of 2021, but higher 1.9% from July of 2020 in Ventura County, California.There were 1.9 months supplies of available inventory of homes in July of 2021, up from 1.8 months in June of 2021, but decreased from 3.5 months in July of 2020 in Ventura County, California.An average it took 19.0 days to sell a home in July 2021, down from 21.0 days in June of 2021, but fell from 41.0 days in July of 2020 in Ventura County, California.For complete more detailed information ...
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By Alex Gandel, Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate
(Top Producing Agent, Pinnacle Estate Properties)
The 118 Freeway is one of the most important components of the lifeblood of Simi Valley. Without it, drivers would be forced to take the Santa Susana Pass into the San Fernando Valley, and backroads to get into Thousand Oaks and Moorpark. The 118, although so pivotal to the transportation of drivers from and thru Simi Valley, is relatively young. The 118 Freeway didn’t exist in its entirety (with the 8 exits that it has now) until 1980, and it didn’t extend all the way to Moorpark until 1993. Although the 118 Freeway, in Simi Valley, is only a little over 40 years old, the history of the 118 itself goes back further than that. According to CA Highways: “In 1954, route studies were conducted for the Simi Valley Freeway (Route 118) from Desoto Avenue to the proposed Foothill Freeway (publ...
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By Alex Gandel, Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate
(Top Producing Agent, Pinnacle Estate Properties)
Simi Valley is home to a variety of unique and interesting things. Here is a list of 10 things about Simi Valley that a lot of people might not know: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is the most trafficked presidential library in the entire United States. The Reagan Presidential Library has seen a number of historical exhibits visit, presidential primary debates are regularly held at it, and the normal exhibits they house attract people from all over the world. Corriganville has been the filming location for over 3,500 movies, TV programs, and commercials. With Simi Valley being so close to Los Angeles, it makes sense that so much filming would take place there. What’s also interesting is that filming, especially lower-budgeted family dramas, TV productions, and commercials are st...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Last weekend, Ventura area residents and visitors bid adieu to Summerfest. It may not have been the spectacle that the Ventura County Fair tends to be, but it still allowed everyone a chance to celebrate the season. On August 25th, students begin their new school year in Southern California. But that does not mean that summer is officially over yet. Enjoy one last hurrah with the Wings Over Camarillo 2021 air show.What: Wings Over Camarillo 2021Where: Camarillo Airport (555 Airport Way)When: August 21st & 22nd, Gates Open at 9 am, Air Show Starts at 12 pmAdmission: $10 to $30 per dayContact: Camarillo Wings Association (805) 419-3530 or via emailWings Over Camarillo 2021Organizers chose "Honoring Our Healthcare Workers" for this year's theme. How appropriate considering everything we ha...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Firework shows on the 4th of July. Tequila and Tacos the weekend before last. We seem to have enjoyed a bit of a return to normal here in California lately. Unfortunately, the Delta variant of COVID-19 put mask mandates back in place for everyone when indoors. Sadly, officials canceled the annual Ventura County Fair this year. But, visitors may satisfy their "fair tooth" with the Ventura SummerFest 2021 Carnival instead.What: Ventura SummerFest 2021Where: Ventura Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd)When: Aug 4th to Aug 15th, 3 pm to 10 pm Mon through Fri, 12 pm to 10 pm Sat & SunAdmission: Free (tickets required for carnival rides)Ventura SummerFest 2021If we cannot enjoy the Ventura County Fair this year, at least we get the next best thing...SummerFest! Sure, the size of the fair we are use...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On July 16, 2021, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values higher 4.2% to an average price of $840,000 in June of 2021 from an average price of $806,000 in May of 2021, and rose 20.0% from $700,000 in June of 2020. While, homes sales gained 9.5% in June of 2021 from May of 2021, and jumped 40.7% from June of 2020 in Ventura County, California.There were 1.8 months supplies of available inventory of homes in June of 2021 down from 1.9 months in May of 2021, and dropped from 4.6 months in June of 2020. An average it took 21.0 days to sell a home in June 2021, lower from 22.0 days in May of 2021, and fell  from 42.0 days in June of 2020 in Ventura County, California.For complete more detailed information about the California Association of Realtors’ June of 202...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Summer weekends at Harbor Village fill up with music thanks to Steel Drum Saturdays and Summer Sundays. But if you want something a little more substantial to feed your soul (and your belly), visit the Ventura County Fairgrounds this weekend for the Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2021. There will be music. There will be tacos. And, of course, there will be tequila!What: Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2021Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 E Harbor Blvd)When: July 24th (1 pm to 9:30 pm) & July 25th (12 pm to 6:30 pm)Admission: $20 per person or $35 for twoTequila and Taco Music Festival 2021Guests of the festival enjoy the chance to sample some of the best Top Shelf tequila around. Since you also need something in your belly to keep your spirits high while enjoying the alcohol, pair...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Who watched the fireworks in Ventura County this weekend? They were glorious! It is nice to see a return to some sort of normalcy here in California. Is homeownership next up on your agenda? Oxnard made Forbes' list of the hottest markets in California. But, really, we have seen prices reach record highs all over Ventura County these past few months. Finding a home is one thing. Avoiding falling out of escrow is another thing entirely.How to Avoid Falling Out of EscrowPossible Inspection SurprisesPart of the home sale process includes a home inspection. This offers buyers a realistic look at the condition of a property, warts and all. Sometimes, the inspector may find minor issues. Other times, an inspector may find major issues. At that point, a buyer can choose to either re-negotiate ...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On June 16, 2021, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values decreased 6.8% to an average price of $806,000 in May of 2021 from an average price of $865,000 in April of 2021, but rose 18.3% from $681,250 in May of 2020. While, homes sales fell 7.8% in May of 2021 from April of 2021, but jumped 119.5% from May of 2020 in  Ventura County, California.There were 1.9 months supplies of available inventory of homes in May of 2021 up from 1.7 months in April of 2021, but dropped from 7.6 months in May of 2020. An average it took 22.0 days to sell a home in May 2021, unchanged from 22.0 days in April of 2021, but declined from 45.0 days in May of 2020 in Ventura County, California.For complete more detailed information about the California Association of Realtors’ May...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
When Governor Newsom lifted the mask mandate last week, Californians rejoiced. Residents and visitors to Ventura get to enjoy local events like Steel Drum Saturdays and Live Music Sundays without any face coverings. And with temperatures beginning to heat up, that makes it even more pleasant. Last year, most Ventura County cities canceled their fireworks displays due to COVID concerns. This year, we see a return of normalcy (of sorts). Here is a list of some of the places you can catch Ventura County fireworks shows for the July 4th weekend this year.Ventura County Fireworks Shows and MoreCamarilloThis Ventura County fireworks show is scheduled to start at 9 pm on Sunday, July 4th, at Camarillo Park. Listen to music streaming live set specifically to the show on your car radio. Just tun...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Last month, Governor Newsom said that he expected to lift the mandatory mask mandate in California on June 15th (just eight days from today). However, he may require workers to continue to wear masks under certain circumstances. Fortunately, outdoor events appear to be OK. Last month's Open Air Seaside Market showed tremendous success. Starting later this month, Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays should also be a welcome treat for visitors to Ventura Harbor Village.What: Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays 2021Where: Ventura Harbor VillageWhen: 1 pm to 4 pm every Saturday from June 19th to Sept 4thAdmission: FREEContact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays 2021They say music calms the savage beast. Well, then, all savage beasts need to visit Ventura Harbor Village. Sip ...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On May 17, 2021, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that homes values increased 12.2% to an average price of $865,000 in April of 2021 from an average price of $770,750 in March of 2021, and gained 28.1% from $488,000 in April of 2010. While, homes sales rose 28.9% in April of 2021 from March of 2021, and jumped 70.3% from April of 2010 in Ventura County, California.There were 1.7 months supplies of available inventory of homes in April of 2021, down from 2.1 months in March of 2021, but dropped from 4.6 months in April of 2020. An average it took 22.0 days to sell a home in April 2021, unchanged from 22.0 days in March of 2021, but fell from 38.0 days in April of 2020 in Ventura County, California.For complete more detailed information about the California Association ...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
The CDC recently released their latest mask guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals. However, Governor Newsom has not released an update to California's mask guidelines as of yet. So, some businesses may require you to wear a mask when you enter. Even so, our beautiful sunny weather makes it a great time to be outdoors. And if you missed attending things like an open air market, the fairgrounds hosts the Ventura Open Air Seaside Market on the last two Sundays of May.What: Ventura Open Air Seaside Market 2021Where: Ventura Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd)When: Sunday, May 23rd & 30th, from 10:30 am to 4 pmAdmission: Free (parking $10)Contact: Ventura Fairgrounds (805) 648-3376Ventura Open Air Seaside Market 2021Graduation. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Father's Day. Just because. Or maybe ...
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By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Some Highlights  Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow. Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a loan, and a competitive edge in a bidding war. In today’s market, connecting with a lender to get pre-approved may be the game-changer that helps you secure your dream home.  « Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune The information contained, and the opinions expressed, in this article are not intended to be construed as investment advice. Keeping Current Matters, Inc. does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information or o...
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By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
El poder de la preaprobación de la hipoteca [Infografía]    Mitos sobre la compra Compradores de vivienda por primera vez, Para los compradores, Infografías, Compradores de casa mas grande           Algunos aspectos destacados: La preaprobación de la hipoteca significa que un prestamista ha revisado sus finanzas y basándose en factores como sus ingresos, deuda e historial crediticio, determinó cuánto está calificado para pedir prestado. Estar preaprobado para un préstamo puede darle claridad mientras planea su presupuesto para la compra de una vivienda, confianza en su capacidad para asegurar el préstamo y ventaja competitiva en una guerra de ofertas. En el mercado competitivo actual, comunicarse con su prestamista para obtener una preaprobación puede ser el cambio radical que le ayuda...
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By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no longer fits their changing needs. To determine if they should buy now or wait another year, they both need to ask two simple questions: Do I think home values will be higher a year from now? Do I think mortgage rates will be higher a year from now? Let’s shed some light on the answers to these questions. Where will home prices be a year from now? If you average the most recent projections from the major industry forecasters, the expectation is home prices will increase by 7.7%. Let’s take a house that’s valued today at $32...
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