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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Last week was the eagerly awaited Ventura County Real Estate and Economic Outlook forecast by economist Mark Schniepp. Among some of the highlights: The housing sector that initiated the contraction is attempting to improve as sales increase. Defaults are declining, although there could be more p...
Late last night the Senate passed the agreement on a $782.2 billion stimulus package for Americans. The current package involves two benefits having to do with housing. The first provision gives first-time home buyers an $8,000 tax credit if the home is purchased between January 1, 2009 and Decem...
It's a perfect weekend to clean that excess junk out of your garage. Every third Saturday of the month (February 21st) the City of Ventura holds a Hazardous Household Waste Disposal Event. Typical Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes items such as used or contaminated motor oil and gasoline, ...
The current stimulus package supposedly has incorporated two benefits having to do with housing. You are probably familiar with the first provision giving first-time home buyers an $8,000 tax credit if the home is purchased between January 1, 2009 and August 31, 2009. This would be an actual tax ...
Yesssss!!!!!!!!!! This rain in Ventura was a welcome sight and we got over 2 inches on our rain gauge Let's hope it keeps coming for a few more days - and not in a deluge if you please. We want to keep that dirt where it belongs. I DON"T want to think about water rationing or new retrofit standa...
We just pulled the stats from Ventura County MLS for the cities of Ventura, Ojai, Camarillo and Oxnard for detached single family residences. It appears that the low end properties under 425K have finally settled into a bottom. For the first time in a couple of years, the amount of properties t...
In the last week since my previous rant about negativity in the media I've seen and heard a more positive slant to some of our real estate news. On the front page of our very own newspaper was the bold headline "Homes sales soar as buyers snap up deals" Yahoo! (Maybe they read my blog.) Of cours...
Last week, our City Council finally discarded their heavily contested idea of mandating inspections on all rental properties in the city of Ventura. Besides the mind boggling logistics of impementing this system, can you imagine the headaches involved with trying to close an escrow as there was a...