Ventura, CA Real Estate News

By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Donations Needed for 2013 Ventura Thanksgiving Baskets Thanksgiving is one of the only holidays throughout the year that seems to be dedicated totally to family and eating.  Unfortunately, hundreds of Ventura County families are struggling to feed their families right now.  They would be happy to sit down to any kind of meal, let alone a feast regular citizens are blessed enough to have.  You can help.  Ventura Teen Voice/PAL says that donations are needed for 2013 Ventura Thanksgiving baskets.  What: Donations for 2013 Ventura Thanksgiving BasketsWhere: Ventura City Hall Dept of Parks/Rec (501 Poli St, Rm 226)When: By 12pm on Friday, November 22, 2013Contact: Mario Robinson (805) 654-7807 or Richard Newsham (805) 658-4706 The Ventura Teen Voice Leadership Program is working with the Ve...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Early 2013 Holiday Shopping in Ventura OK.  So, we realize that Halloween is barely over and the Thanksgiving turkey hasn't even been chosen yet.  However, with just over 3 1/2 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, you might want to start thinking about purchasing presents for the people on your "nice" list right now.  Two events come to mind for early 2013 holiday shopping in Ventura this month: Purrs 'n Paws Holiday Marketplace and the Museum of Ventura's Holiday Boutique. What: Ventura Purrs 'n Paws Holiday MarketplaceWhere: Balboa Middle School Cafeteria (247 S Hill Rd, Ventura)When: November 9, 2013 8am to 3pmContact: Heather (805) 646-6505 The 2nd Annual Purrs 'n Paws Holiday Marketplace sponsored by the Humane Society of Ventura County is perfect for early 2013 holi...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
"Blues at the Beach" at San Buenaventura Beach When: Sat, November 2, 10am – 6pm Where: 901 San Pedro St., Ventura, CA   ROADSHOW REVIVAL CELEBRATES FALL IN SOCAL-STYLE WITH "BLUES AT THE BEACH"   Fall for some means changing leaves, warm clothes and the return of all things pumpkin. This year, autumn in Ventura will be celebrated the way coastal Southern California celebrates best - at the beach.   On Saturday, November 2, blues lovers will find themselves enjoying live music in the Ventura sunshine at the San Buenaventura Beach.   Sponsored by Players Casino, "Blues at the Beach" has confirmed a variety of different musical acts, including headliner and legendary blues guitarist Elvin Bishop and harmonica player and singer James Harman.   Also gracing the stage will be the R&B Bombers...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Ventura Voter Info 2013 American citizens help shape how our country is run by electing officials we believe represent our best interests in the government.  On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, registered Ventura County voters will be casting their ballots in the General Election to fill positions on three different school districts and several special district seats.  If you are uncertain about where to vote, polling hours, sample ballots, voter registration deadlines and other Ventura voter info 2013, you'll find it below. Ventura County Votes The positions being voted on next Tuesday are for: Las Virgenes Unified School District Governing Board Members (3 seats) Oceanview Elementary School District Governing Board Members (3 seats) San Buenaventura City Council Members (4 seats) Saticoy Sa...
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By Cheryl Clayton, Conejo Valley and Simi Valley Realtor
(Westlake Village home buyers and sellers Thousand Oaks homes)
  Last Weekend of the Month in Ventura       PUMPKIN PLUNGE VENTURA AQUATIC CENTER 901 S. Kimball Road 12noon to 3:30pm     A fun event featuring lots of great activities – costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkin ring toss, face painting, water games, and many more activities. Admission is $3 to $5, with pumpkins available in the ‘floating’ pumpkin patch for $5. The family is sure to enjoy this festive event … for further information call 805-654-7511 –or– visit www.cityofventura.net/aquatics.     28th ANNUAL TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING CROSS COUNTRY CHALLENGE ARROYO VERDE PARK 5101 Foothill Blvd 12noon to 3:30pm   A great event to not only get into and keep in shape, but a way to meet up with friends who have the same interest and love in cross country racing; an opportunity ...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Halloween Invades the Ventura Harbor Village this weekend with a Costume Party, Pet Costume Party, a Thrill Dance and a Grand Opening.     Halloween Costume Party Friday, October 25, 9 pm The Greek at the Harbor   See you in costume at the Greek! Put on your best costume and show it off at The Greek at our annual party. Bring a camera - the staff goes all out with their zany costumes for a night to remember. See you there!   Let’s not leave out our animal friends.   Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest Saturday,October 26, 2013, Noon Village Main Lawn   Come Strut Your Mutt in Halloween Costume! Pets of all shapes & sizes welcome! Dress your pets in costumes for chance to win prizes!   Pet Costume Prizes generously donated by: Ventura Harbor Village businesses: Andria's Seafood Restaurant Co...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
The Camden at Hendrn Ranch Neighborhood in Ventura     Why Do People Live here? The Camden at Hendrn Ranch Neighborhood is centrally located in the east end of Ventura off of Victoria Avenue and Thille Street. This ideal location makes for sunny days and ease of traveling in and out of the city. From this convenient location, one has really easy access to the 126 Freeway as well as the 101 Freeway.   The government center is a few blocks away as well as a slew of stores, restaurants, banks, and grocery stores.   Both of the hospitals are nearby, the Ventura Community College is close by as well as the Camino Real and Arroyo Verde parks.   The mature trees and walkways in the area make for a delightful way to enjoy the beautiful weather in Ventura and are great for walking dogs.   This p...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Haunted Hotels, Ghosts of Old Ventura & more in Downtown Ventura this weekend, October 19-20 Haunted Hotel at the Mission   The San Buenaventura Mission Youth Group presents Haunted Hotel on Saturday and Sunday at 211 E Main Street in Downtown Ventura.   The door you’ve been wondering about for years will finally be opened….So come take a tour of a real life, old, abandoned and haunted hotel!     Kid friendly hour is 5:30 to 6:30 pm. $3 for a child or $5 for 2. General admission is 7 to 9 pm at $5 per person.     The Ghosts of Old Ventura   Downtown Ventura holds many stories of ghosts and bizarre happenings.   This two-hour tour and talk will focus on the ghosts that have been encountered in Downtown Ventura.   These are stories of ghostly waitresses who still walk at the site of a fan...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Ventura County Pumpkin Patch No Halloween is complete without a jack-o-lantern.  This is the perfect time to pick out your ghoulish gourd for holiday display.  Pumpkins at the supermarket have most likely been trucked in from a great distance and been sitting for a while.  Luckily, the Ventura County Pumpkin Patch on McGrath St is open for business every day. What: McGrath St Pumpkin PatchWhere: 5156 McGrath St, VenturaWhen: Everyday until October 31st, 9am to duskAdmission: FREE Ventura residents and visitors alike are invited to peruse the fresh selection of pumpkins and gourds at the Ventura Pumpkin Patch any day of the week.  There is also Indian corn (great for Fall decorations) and live farm animals.  Every weekend, guests have the option to take a free hay ride.  Kids can get the...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
This is the October 2013 Market Report for Four or more Bedroom Homes in Ventura CA Is your family growing, want an extra bedroom for frequents visitors or simply want a larger home, you will find a wide range of styles, locations, features and prices to consider in the Current Inventory of four or more bedroom homes for sale in Ventura CA.   There are currently 62 four plus bedroom homes for sale, ranging in price from a low of $399,900 to a high of $5,195,000. These homes range in size from 1570 SF to 4970 SF. Of the 62 available four plus bedroom homes for sale, 7 are located on or near the ocean. The price range for these homes is $1,099,000 to $5,195,000. Since the middle of April, 2013, 165 four plus bedroom homes in Ventura have sold. The average sold price was $601,082, the medi...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Stonehedge Neighborhood.   Why Do People Live here?   The Stonehedge Neighborhood is conveniently located in the east end of Ventura off of Kimball and Telephone. This ideal location makes for sunny days and ease of traveling in and out of the city. The 126 Freeway access is close by and Telephone will take you into the business section of Ventura. The mature trees and walkways make for a delightful way to enjoy the beautiful weather in Ventura.   Interested in finding homes for sale in the Stonehedge Neighborhood of Ventura, CA? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in Stonehedge. What's the Neighborhood Like?   There are 241 Single Family Homes that make up this Stonehedge Neighborhood. These homes were built circa mid 1980’s and one can find single level and 2 sto...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Explore California, with a slight bias towards Ventura California is one big state with a population of almost 38 Million residents. It is the third largest state in the nation. Why so many people, perhaps it is the usually mild weather or the draw of the Pacific Ocean that accounts for so many to call California its home.  Or maybe it is the “California Dreaming” song that inspired so many. Certainly Silicon Valley inspired many, like Intel, Apple, Hewlett Packard and Facebook to name a few. Ventura County located in the southern California takes up 835,436 of that 38M population count, with Ventura accounting for 108,294. Ventura County has a unique climate. Influenced by the mountains, valleys and ocean, one can find mild temperatures to high temperatures the further inland one is. T...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Homes for Sale in Midtown Ventura   Why do People Live Here?   Midtown Ventura is an area of mostly single family homes, with a spattering of multi units and apartments dispersed throughout.  Midtown Ventura is a central location within the city which is one reason this area is so popular.  Living in this area means you will be close to the ocean, or if you are lucky to be located on the hillside, you will have gorgeous ocean views. Freeway access is very convenient from several close by onramps. There are many local restaurants and boutique stores within this popular Midtown Ventura neighborhood.   Looking for a home in Midtown Ventura? Interested in finding homes for sale in Midtown Ventura? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Ventura.   What's th...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Zip Code 93004     The zip code of 93004 covers the east end of Ventura with a population of about 30K.  This 93004 area has a more suburban feel to it than the other sections of Ventura, in my opinion.   Currently, there are 23 Single Family Homes for sale in 93004. These homes range in price from $179,900 to $749,000 with the average price being $568,925. Average days on the market for Single Family Homes in 93004 is 41 days.   41 Single Family Homes are under contract, these homes fall within the price range of $269,000 to $3,000,000, with the average price coming in at $528,962.   There were 136 Single Family Homes sold in the last six months in 93004. Here is the price range for these sold homes $220,000 to $677,096. The average sold price was $466,554.   The average days on the ma...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Ventura Pier Under the Stars One of the Ventura area's premiere landmarks is the Ventura Pier.  It represents all that is the Ventura lifestyle: clean, active, outdoor living.  Local non-profit Pier Into the Future has helped preserve and even enhance this most treasured of the city's landmarks.  They need your help to continue their efforts.  That's where the Ventura Pier Under the Stars event comes into play. What: Ventura Pier Under the StarsWhere: Beachfront Promenade, near the Ventura PierWhen: Saturday, October 5th 5pm to 8pmCost: $60 General Admission The Ventura Pier Under the Stars benefit marks its 20th year in 2013.  Dozens of the area's finest restaurants and cafes congregate at the Ventura Pier, ready to serve up delectable delights to all attendees that evening.  For the 2...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Ventura Coastal Cleanup Day 2013 Everyone associates Southern California living with the beach lifestyle.  That's certainly true with Ventura County residents.  With the influx of people spending time on our gorgeous beaches, there is a wave of litter left in their wake.  The City of Ventura is still looking for volunteers to help them solve this issue at Ventura Coastal Cleanup Day 2013. What: Ventura Coastal Cleanup Day 2013Where: Ventura County Parks and BeachesWhen: Saturday, September 21st, 9am to 12pm Volunteers are needed for five separate Ventura County areas on Ventura Coastal Cleanup Day 2013: Marina Park Promenade Beach San Buenaventura State Beach Seaward Beach Ventura Harbor Beaches If you're interested in volunteering at one of these beaches/parks, please click on their na...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event   This is how you dispose of Household Hazardous Waste or stuff as I like to call it. If you live in Ventura, then you can drop off for FREE, these hazardous waste materials Aerosol Cans Auto & Household Batteries Fluorescent Light Tubes & CFL's Gasoline Household Cleaners Motor Oil/Filters, other auto fluids Paint, Polishes & Varnishes Pesticides   This Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event  will take place Saturday, September 21st between 9am-2pm.  If you cannot make this date, no worries, the City of Ventura will have one of these events on the third Saturday of each month, excluding December. at Gold Coast Recycling 5275 Colt Street in Ventura RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Call 652-4525   Per the Federal Department of Transportation(DOT) there...
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By Cheryl Clayton, Conejo Valley and Simi Valley Realtor
(Westlake Village home buyers and sellers Thousand Oaks homes)
  Craft Beer, Blues & BBQ Festivals   September 21 and 22, 2013 Mission Park Ventura, CA     This is a returning ever-awaited for two day event –   Saturday, September 21st – 12:30pm to 5:00pm   Craft Beer Heaven – You will receive a souvenir tasting cup and sample the best in beers from around the world. There will be over 130 different brews to experience, in addition to some pretty outstanding and tasty food.       What's more, not only will you have outstanding craft beers to sample and terrific food to eat, there will be Foreverland, an electrifying 14 piece tribute to Michael Jackson.       Sunday, September 22nd – 11:00am to 6:00pm   Blues and BBQ Festival – Grab your family, bring chairs and/or blankets and come on down for some amazing BBQ cooking prepared by teams from all ove...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Ventura Beach Party 2013 The calendar may say that summer is over but, in Southern California, the party's just getting started!  You're invited to the Ventura Beach Party 2013 this Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th.  This two day party at the pier will be full of fun, food, live music and so much more! What: Ventura Beach Party 2013Where: Ventura Promenade (north of the pier)When: September 7th, 10am to 5pm and September 8th, 10am to 4pmAdmission: FREE When you come to the Ventura Beach Party 2013 this weekend, you're going to be too busy to realize that it's the end of summer.  Local Ventura area musicians such as Big Tweed, Unusual Suspects, Lauren Hulbert and The Art Rockers will be performing throughout the weekend.  The kids will be given the opportunity to make their own...
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