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Real Estate Agent - Troop Real Estate Ventura
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Many of us have a company policy that requires a document compliance fee be paid at close of escrow to our broker. It is generally paid by the client who has signed an addendum agreeing to do so. It inadvertently was omitted from our 1st CDA and a second CDA was provided to escrow with the revisi...
 A few months ago I was asked to do a short presentation to a networking group I belong to. My partner and I are the lone Realtors in a group that consists mainly of event planners, caterers, assorted food industry and hotel people, etc. It's been an effective way to increase our data base and ma...
Has anyone out there had any experience with short sale or loan modifcations with Provident Funding? We've done several with the usual entities, but would like any input or hot tips on this company if you're familiar with them. I guess if response is negative you should email me rather than putti...
Fourth Quarter Closed Sales Standings These 2008 statistics are from Ventura County MLS and include all closed sales for attached and detached homes.Total Closed Sales: 1st Qtr 1100/ 2nd Qtr 1837/ 3rd Qtr 2172/ 4th Qtr 2062The number of days on the market has steadily decreased from 1st through 3...
This Saturday, January 17th is the Household Hazardous Waste Collection for City of Ventura. It's a no-brainer, but you do need an appointment. Call Environmental Services weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (805) 652-4525. I've done it before- they're very organized and expedient with the pr...
I Have to admit, Hope's picture was beautiful, but this one might give it a run for it's $$$. Thanks to Jen Kenton for the picture!  
I recently ran closed sales stats for the 1st & 2nd quarter. (MLS, All of Ventura County homes for sale, attached & detached) 1st quarter 2008 closed sales totaled 1097, 2nd quarter 2008 closed sales totaled 1812. The good news is that we're still on track for July with a total of 700 closed sale...
We may not have rounded the corner just yet, but we're definitely coming into a turn. Thought some of us might want to share this with our clients or put in your newsletters/ web sites.   These are from the Ventura County MLS for residential closed sales  in all of Ventura County.   1st quarter 2...
FINALLY, I got an offer accepted for a client after writing the 7th one. You'd think I'm "new" from my jubilation, but I've been doing this job for 20 years now and haven't seen these conditions before. In the entry level Ventura Real Estate market ($300,000 - $550,000) there are almost always mu...
Regarding the market, activity seems to be picking up again. While I expect we'll see some softening yet in the next few months, the properties that are well priced are moving quickly. I've written three offers for various clients last week. One was a bank owned home with multiple offers. We wrot...

Lynn Kenton

Ventura Real Estate
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