Ventura, CA Real Estate News

By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Peaceful Serene Setting with Workshops Overview Maps Photos Features Description Step back into nature Neighborhood Market Stats $309,500 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Partial Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1,014 sqftLot: 8,311 sqft Location 305 Forest Park WayVentura, CA 93001USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Kathy Stoltman Joe Kapp Real Estate(805) 746-1793kathyst@kathyst.comhttp://www.kathyst.com Listed by: Kathy Stoltman Our recent listings Peaceful Serene Setting with WorkshopsOndulando StunnerSpectacular LocationNorth Oxnard BeautyTons of Potential on large lot Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Yesterday, I was on my way to a listing appointment in Ventura, the outer boundary of Ventura 93001 actually, and this is what I saw.
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Stunning Remodel in Ventura Stunner Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats $639,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,046 sqftLot: 10,812 sqft Location 211 Longridge CourtVentura, CA 93003USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Kathy Stoltman Joe Kapp Real Estate(805) 746-1793kathyst@kathyst.comhttp://www.kathyst.com Listed by: joe kapp Our recent listings Ondulando StunnerSpectacular LocationNorth Oxnard BeautyTons of Potential on large lotRemodel above Ventura College Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Kirsten Mellinger, Ventura County Real Estate
(SkyView Real Estate)
Who isn’t in the mood for some crab??!!! When: Saturday, March 31st Where” Ventura County Fairgrounds   Want More info?  Click the link  below http://www.venturalions.org/DowntownLions/CrabFeast.html
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By Kirsten Mellinger, Ventura County Real Estate
(SkyView Real Estate)
Who isn’t in the mood for some crab??!!! When: Saturday, March 31st Where” Ventura County Fairgrounds   Want More info?  Click the link  below http://www.venturalions.org/DowntownLions/CrabFeast.html    
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By Kirsten Mellinger, Ventura County Real Estate
(SkyView Real Estate)
Ventura Flea Market at the Ventura County Fairgrounds April 01, 2012 - April 01, 2012 9-2pm - Open Rain or Shine.10 W Harbor Blvd., WaterfrontContact: Ventura County FairgroundsPhone: (805) 648-3376Admission: $5 Here's their website: http://www.rgcshows.com/Ventura.aspx The Ventura Flea Market is held from 9am to 2pm at the Ventura County Fair Grounds in Ventura California. A special early bird admission is available from 6am to 9am at $10.00 per person. regular admission starts at 9am at $5.00 per person, all children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. SORRY  NO PETS ALLOWED Food and beverages are available. The products available are: Hamburgers, cheese burgers, chicken sandwiches, polish sausage sandwichs, pastrami sandwichs, hot dogs, turkey corn dogs, fries, c...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Interesting statistics to note from the data illustrated below for the Ventura Ocean Beach Area Real Estate Market for the month of February 2012.  While the lower priced homes are selling well, in a short period of time and within 96% to 97% list to sale price, the homes priced over $1 million linger much longer on the market.  38% of the Active Listings are distressed properties (either short sales or Bank Owned) and only 8 of these homes are priced under $1 Million 70% of the Under Contract Listings are distressed properties and 8 of these listings that are under contract are priced under $1 million 75% of the Sold Listings are distressed properties and all of the Sold Listings are priced well under $1 million. Days on Market for Active Listings is 258. Days on Market for Listings un...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Ventura has several Golf Courses to play for all golf enthusiasts or perhaps you are just the occasional golfer, either one, Ventura will have a Golf Course for you. And the weather almost year round in Ventura is golf perfect. Saticoy Regional Golf Course   1025 South Wells RoadVentura, CA 93004 Description: This charming golf course was originally opened in 1921 and it was designed by George C. Thomas, who also designed the popular Riviera Country Club Golf Course. The course was built on flat terrain, so its easy to walk. There are no water hazards, but many trees do line the fairways. The signature hole, Hole #7 features a ninety-degree dogleg left fairway. This fairly secluded, quiet course is a favorite of local residents year round. American Golf Corporation manages this facility...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Yep, Ventura has electric car charging stations. How green can that be? Ventura is one of the several cities throughout the country selected to receive the electric vehicle charging stations at no cost. The federal stimulus package provided $15 million for dozens of the stations, built by Coulomb Technologies Inc. of Campbell to be connected through the ChargePoint Network. If  you are in Ventura and your electric car needs a charge, there are stations at these locations. The Beachfront Parking Structure   550 Harbor Blvd. Ventura City Downtown Parking Lot  555 Santa Clara Street Ventura City Hall    501 Poli Street Users will pay 50 cents per hour to charge, which is what the city is saying it figures will get them break even numbers. The city states their goal is not to make money on ...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Parade Anyone? Everyone will be Irish on Saturday when  The Ventura Elks Lodge #1430 presents the 24th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. This fun event will travel down Main Street in Downtown Ventura and will begin at 10:00am. Come and enjoy the fun. Stop in at all the wonderful shops along the way and don't forget all the great restaurants in Downtown Ventura.   Love Pancakes? On Saturday, March 17 from 7:30 to 11:30 am, the Ventura High School PTSA and Ventura Downtown Lions Club will serve a pancake breakfast at the Ventura High School cafeteria on Catalina Ave.  Pancakes, sausages, orange juice and coffee with be on the menu....all of this for $5.00   Proceeds will benefit the Ventura High School academic awards and Lions Club Charities.Call 805-402-1816 for more information and whe...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
This weekend (March 16-18, 2012), the fairgrounds will play host to the 20th annual Spring Home and Garden Show in Ventura.  From 12pm to 6pm on Friday, 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday, the Ventura County Fairgrounds will be buzzing with ideas and show specials on all sorts of things for your home and garden.  Pick the brain of lawn and garden experts as well as home improvement specialists to see how you can create the perfect atmosphere in and around your home. Get special home and garden show deals and ideas on cabinetry, landscaping, fencing, pools and spas, pottery, indoor furniture, outdoor furniture, shutters, windows and more.  Need something to brighten up a room in your Ventura County abode?  Pick up a piece of fine art.  Know you want to get rid of your ding...
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By Kirsten Mellinger, Ventura County Real Estate
(SkyView Real Estate)
WHEN:Saturday, March 31, 2012 DETAILS: Ventura Harbor Village is filled with the sights and sounds of family on the Village Main Lawn. The Cottontail Bunny can be spotted hopping around giving children a chance to shake hands or grab a hug. Other activities include face painting, petting zoo, hands-on arts & crafts, pony rides and so much more. $1 Easter egg hunts are held every 30 minutes (while supplies last) for ages 1 - 7 (weather pending). Ventura Harbor Village 1583 Spinnaker DriveVentura, CA 93001877-89-HARBOR -or- 805-642-8538
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By Kirsten Mellinger, Ventura County Real Estate
(SkyView Real Estate)
Spring is HERE!  There are so many fun and interesting places to visit in our own backyard! The Olivas Adobe 1847 Hacienda of Rancho San MiguelHome of Raymundo OlivasCalifornia Historical Site 115   Bringing the Rancho Period of California History to Life 4200 Olivas Park DriveVentura, CA 93003805-658-4728 Park Grounds Open Daily11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Buildings Staffed & Open for Tours10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Saturdays and Sundays Only
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Interesting statistics to note from the data illustrated below for the Ventura Real Estate Market for the month of February 2012 34% of the Active Listings are distressed properties (either short sales or Bank Owned) 71.5% of the Under Contract Listings are distressed properties 58.6% of the Sold Listings are distressed properties. Days on Market for Active Listings is 122. Days on Market for Listings under Contract is 136. Days on Market for Sold Listings is 160.                                     Map of Recent Ventura Homes Sold  
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
There is a vacant lot (approximately 2.4 acres)  located on the West end of Ventura, that has just gone up for sale.  The City of Ventura is thinking of buying this land and making it a park.   This lot has several owners that could not quite see eye to eye on what to do with this lot and that lead to a mediation hearing where a judge ruled it should be sold and proceeds divided among the owners. This lot is centrally located in the west end of Ventura and is surrounded by bungalow type homes which are common to this immediate area. The Westside Community Council would love to see this lot become a  park on the West end of Ventura, but it may not be that easy to say "yes" without some conditions to the "yes". In order for the City of Ventura to buy this land, the  city may have to tap i...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
The Ventura Harbor Village is always alive with events and activities.  Below is a list of events visitors can enjoy when they visit this Ventura County venue. Whale Watching with the Island Packers Gray Whales migrate yearly between Alaskan waters and Mexican water and back again to Alaska and pass between the mainland and the local islands. Whale Watching trips begin on December 26th and continue through the second week of April. Island Packers also offers island trips during this time that also will stop to view the migration!   Cottontail Day Hop on over to the Ventura Harbor Village, Saturday, March 31 from 10 AM - 3 PM for Cottontail Day at the Ventura Harbor Village Main Lawn. Cottontail Day is a family fun community event featuring egg hunts, petting zoo, kid’s crafts, entertain...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
o where are we in this Real Estate Meltdown?  Below is an illustration of the Ventura Real Estate Trend since 2003. This data was collected for Single Family Homes only and the ocean front homes were excluded.  It is important to remember that these are average sold prices and the higher priced homes can skew the average a bit, however it still gives us a good  insight into the Ventura Real Estate Market. Overall, the trend shows on average the Ventura Real Estate Trend maybe fighting to head in the upward direction, however I do believe the growth will be slower overall. As Warren Buffet says, it is a great time to buy Ventura Real Estate while it is still close to 2003 prices and Ventura is a great place to live, with its mild temperature and clean air, proximity to the ocean or mount...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
This Ventura Townhome is looking for a tenant that wants a clean 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home with new gas stove and  microwave. New kitchen sink and faucet, new carpet and the entire interior has been freshly painted.  This lovely townhome  with come with a refrigerator and washer and dryer.   Tenants will enjoy a community pool and mountains views from the upstairs bedrooms and coffee shop is located at the end of the block.  Bike trail that leads to ocean and Ojai is behind this Sycamore neighborhood.  Easy freeway access.   Plenty of space in the 2 car garage with roll-up garage door and a "secret" storage area.   All this for $2100/ month, security deposit will be $3150, owner is looking for a one year lease. 
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Ventura County's first pediatric intensive care unit opened Tuesday in Ventura, The pediatric intensive care unit opened at the Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura on Tuesday, February 14th.   The 6 bed unit will mean that Ventura County residents with critically ill children will no longer have to go to Los Angeles for care. The unit was built on the third floor, where adult intensive care formerly was located. The adult unit moved to a new building next to the old one. The renovation took time, as did the hiring of nurses and technicians to staff the unit. The unit's director is Dr. John Marcum, After graduating from medical school at USC, Marcum completed a fellowship in critical care at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where he saw what happened to families from outside Los Ang...
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By Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale
(951-290-8588)
Trying to Time the Market?.....   fuhgeddaboudit!Trying to time the real estate market in Oxnard, CA.  is a game you can win only only by coincidence or luck.Unemployment remains a concern. An increase in the number of new households is predicated on an increase in jobs. Even if we have seen the worst of the recession, most analysts believe the housing recovery could be rocky for years. A quick turnaround is probably not on the horizon.What is for sure right now are the ‘not seen for decades’ low interest rates. What is for sure right now are lower home prices.It is really quite simple. You need to do what is best for you Right Now. Sometimes it is just better to cut your losses and Move On Sometimes if you sell Right Now and lose some of that equity, you will make it up in the lower pr...
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