Ventura, CA Real Estate News

By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
It may not snow here in Southern California, but we definitely know how to celebrate the holidays! First, with a tree lighting at the San Buenaventura Mission right after Thanksgiving. Then, with our Winter Street Fair and Wine Walk a couple of weeks ago. Only eight more shopping days until Christmas. So, if you have yet to start your shopping, I suggest you get on the ball now. This weekend's Ventura Winter Wonderland & Marketplace 2019 might offer your last opportunity to complete your shopping list before the big day next week!What: Ventura Winter Wonderland & Marketplace 2019Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker)When: Saturday, December 21st, 12 pm to 4 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470Ventura Winter Wonderland & Marketplace 2019Grab your Christ...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
We certainly hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving with family and friends. Who went to watch the official tree lighting at the San Buenaventura Mission last Saturday? Now that Christmas season is underway, you might want to visit the Ventura Winter Street Fair and Wine Walk 2019 this weekend. Time to get going on your Christmas shopping list. (And maybe pick up something for yourself as well.)What: Ventura Winter Street Fair and Wine Walk 2019Where: 300-500 blocks of Main St, Downtown VenturaWhen: Saturday, December 7th, 12 pm to 8 pmAdmission: Street Fair - FREE, Wine Walk - $55 to $99Contact: California Beer Festival (805) 628-9588 or via emailVentura Winter Street Fair 2019Need to pick up a winter birthday gift, Hanukkah present, hostess gift or Christmas present for the loved ones...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Thanksgiving comes late this year (November 28th). That means less than a month afterward before Christmas Day. So even though we have yet to celebrate Thanksgiving, we thought you might want start planning a visit to the official Ventura Christmas tree lighting 2019 ceremony.What: Ventura Christmas Tree Lighting 2019Where: San Buenaventura Mission Steps (211 E Main St)When: Saturday, November 30th, 5 pm to 8 pmAdmission: FREEContact: San Buenaventura Mission (805) 641-1090Ventura Christmas Tree Lighting 2019If one Christmas tree brings you such joy and happiness, two must be twice as nice, right? That's what the event organizers of Ventura's tree lighting believe. Two Norfolk Pines and the mission's fig tree light up for the holidays at 6:45 pm. However, no one gets bored waiting. Seve...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
So, Thanksgiving is still over a month away. But why wait to give thanks for all the blessings in your life? Thousands of families in Ventura struggle to find their next meal and put a roof over their heads every single day. The holidays provide a perfect opportunity to show them some love. How? By participating in Ventura Bowl of Thanks 2019 for one.What: Ventura Bowl of Thanks 2019Where: Ventura County Potters Guild (1567 Spinnaker Dr #105)When: Sunday, November 3rd, 11 am to 4 pmAdmission: $25/bowlContact: VCPG (805) 644-6800 or via emailVentura Bowl of Thanks 2019The amazing artists at the Ventura County Potters Guild created beautiful handmade bowls specifically for the Bowl of Thanks event. Each one-of-a-kind bowl features unique touches you won't find anywhere else. With the purc...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Just last month, thousands of folks gathered in our fair city for the Boots & Brews Country Music Festival. The month before that, we enjoyed Ventura Taste 2019, a culinary journey through the finest restaurants and most talented chefs we call our own in Ventura. As you can see, we love our beer, food, and music in Southern California. A brand new festival starts up later this month, the Ventura Brew Fest 2019. And it includes food and music along with that tasty beverage, too.What: Ventura Brew Fest 2019Where: Mission Park (185 Santa Clara St)When: Saturday, October 19th, 10:30 am to 3:30 pmAdmission: $15 to $30 tasting bundlesContact: Ventura Brew Fest contact formVentura Brew Fest 2019In conjunction with the Ventura 5K & Downtown Mile taking place at the same time and in the same are...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Today's country music isn't anything like your mom and dad's country music. Sure, there's still a bit of twang and some boot scootin' going on. But, many of today's country artists incorporate a bit of rock and roll and even some hip hop beats into the mix. There's a little something for everyone nowadays. And, at the Boots and Brews Country Music Festival 2019 in Ventura, you have the opportunity to enjoy live music by some of today's best country music artists up close and in person.What: Ventura Boots and Brews Country Music Festival 2019Where: San Buenaventura State Beach Park (901 San Pedro St)When: Sat, Sept 21st, 1 pm to 9 pmCost: $50-$99 (+ fee), $20 parking pass, kids ages 10 & under are FREEContact: Boots & Brews Festival (805) 628-9588 or via emailBoots and Brews Country Musi...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Labor Day signals the end of summer for many folks. By now, the kids are back in school. Family vacation time ends. But the fun certainly doesn't stop. This upcoming weekend, the Ventura Harbor Village hosts a few events that you will most definitely enjoy: the Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival 2019, the Beauteous Bowl Bonanza and the Seaside Live Music Concert.Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival 2019Where: Ventura Harbor VillageWhen: September 7 & 8, 10 am to 5 pmAdmission: FreeContact: Ventura County Art Events (805) 302-4371 or via emailOn Saturday and Sunday, come out to watch local artists create grand masterpieces using chalk and their imagination at the street painting festival. In addition to the chalk pastels on the ground, several artists showcase their paintings, ...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
The City of Ventura excites all of your senses. Smell the salty sea air. Feel the embrace of the sun on your skin. Hear the seagulls call as they fly over the crashing waves. See the glorious sunsets every night. And finally, don't forget your sense of taste. With so many amazing restaurants, breweries, wineries, and more located nearby, an event like Ventura Taste 2019 caters specifically to your tastebuds.What: Ventura Taste 2019Where: Museum of Ventura County (100 E Main St)When: Thursday, August 29th, 2019 5:30 pm to 8 pmAdmission: $40-$65 per personContact: Museum of Ventura County (805) 653-0323Ventura Taste 2019Organizers put together a fantastic roster of some of the finest chefs, brewmasters, vintners, and pastry chefs to tickle the tastebuds of even the most finicky eater. Mor...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Summer's a great time for local festivals and fairs. Last month, Camarillo held their annual Fiesta and Street Fair. In April, guests enjoyed the Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair here in Ventura. But one of the most highly anticipated fair events of the year is going on right now...the 2019 Ventura County Fair. That means lots of exhibits, fun carnival rides, great games, and, of course, fair food!What: 2019 Ventura County FairWhere: Ventura County FairgroundsWhen: Now through August 11th, 11 am to 10 pm Mon-Thurs & Sun, 11 am to 11 pm Fri & SatAdmission: $12/adult, $9/kids & seniors 65+, FREE/kids under 5 & seniors 100+2019 Ventura County Fair4H and FFA bring farm animals to the city with their livestock exhibits at the fair. Other exhibits found in other pavilions on the fairgrounds i...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Looking for some fun and adventure this summer? Then head down to Ventura Harbor Village any week in July or August for Ventura Waterfront Wednesdays. Then hit up Harbor Cove Cafe on the first Sunday of the month for the classic car show Hot Harbor Nights. Lots of fun time for minimal if any money that the entire family can enjoy.What: Ventura Waterfront Wednesdays 2019Where: Ventura Harbor VillageWhen: Every Wednesday in July & AugustContact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470Ventura Waterfront Wednesdays 2019Come to the harbor for some weekday fun during Ventura Waterfront Wednesdays. Every Wednesday throughout July and August, they offer tons of fun activities. Enjoy a live concert from 12 pm to 3 pm at the Promenade. Copa Cabana hosts their open mic Jazz jam from 6 pm to 9 pm. Ta...
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By Carmela Jacobs, Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor
(Carmela Realty)
Beach House Tacos on the pier, has plenty of fresh and tasty fish/meat tacos to choose from the menu board. My favorite dish is Salmon tacos and Mexican Street Corn on the Cobb.   Wait did I mention the VIEW, amazing!!!Location: 668 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001Every time we visit Ventura Pier, it is full of life, views, scrumptious food and entertaining. You can create a rock formations, listen to the calming waves, run your feet through the sandy beach, bask in the sun, watch the fishermen and sufers enjoying the waves.  If you are looking to relocate to sunny Ventura County,California call me next time you are in town.  I'm a California Real Estate Broker and local realtor; ready to assist in whatever I can... Hours Open:Monday: 11:00 AM – 8:30 PMTuesday: 11:00 AM – 8:30 PMWednesd...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
As Californians, we're all too familiar with the term "rolling blackouts". These occur when our power grids become overworked. Earlier this year, PG&E announced that they believed their equipment caused the 2018 Camp Fire. A combination of dry vegetation, lack of precipitation, and the Santa Ana winds spurred the Woolsey Fire on. To deter possible fire outbreaks, PG&E plans to implement rolling blackouts. Other utilities may follow suit. If you don't want to be caught without power, consider solar power. Attend a Ventura solar workshop to find out more about it.What: Ventura Solar WorkshopWhere: Ventura City Hall, Community Meeting Room (501 Police St)When: Thursday, July 11th, 5:30 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Community Environmental Council (805) 963-0583 x101Ventura Solar WorkshopJust l...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Approximately 71% of our planet is covered in water. Of that, oceans make up almost 97%. Our oceans help regulate the climate, sustains thousands of species of marine life (that we know of), and provides half of the planet's oxygen supply. Yet, between 1970 and 2012, almost 50% of all known marine life died. Learn more about our symbiotic relationship with the sea by coming to World Oceans Day Ventura 2019 this weekend.What: World Oceans Day Ventura 2019Where: Harbor Cove Beach (1850 Spinnaker)When: Friday, June 7th, 2 pm to 6 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Paso Pacifico (805) 643-7044 or via emailWorld Oceans Day Ventura 2019Paso Pacifico hosts World Oceans Day Ventura 2019 at Harbor Cove Beach this Friday, June 7th. To prove that learning can be fun, organizers created several games and ha...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
"Yo, ho! Yo, ho! A pirate's life fer me!" If you love pirates, then you'll want to make your way to Ventura Harbor Village for Ventura Pirates Day 2019 on Saturday, June 1st. Catch up with Captain Hook and his crew as they run rampant throughout the village looking for Peter Pan and a very important ticking crocodile.What: Ventura Pirates Day 2019Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Dr)When: Saturday, June 1, 11 am to 4 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470Ventura Pirates Day 2019Captain Hook. Captain Jack Sparrow. Maybe even Captain Morgan (who knows?). All the captains, their crew, and a few others might be found roaming around Harbor Village on the afternoon of June 1st for Ventura Pirates Day 2019. Village visitors will see swashbuckling feats live...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Living on the Pacific Ocean coastline means that Southern Californians enjoy the freshest fish available. Since 1982, Andrea's Seafood Restaurant has served residents and visitors to this beloved Ventura County hotspot. Their clam chowder and hand battered fish and chips made them a worldwide phenomenon. But that's just two of the reasons Andrea's consistently ranks #1 as Ventura's best fresh seafood market. So, it should come as no surprise that their Ventura Saturday Fisherman's Market brings in seafood lovers by the droves.What: Ventura Saturday Fisherman's MarketWhere: Andrea's Seafood Restaurant (1449 Spinnaker Dr)When: Every Saturday, 7 am until 10 am or sold outContact: Andrea's Seafood (805) 218-4888Ventura Saturday Fisherman's MarketStarting at 7 am every Saturday morning, the ...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Even though Earth Day officially takes place on Monday, April 22nd, organizers want to extend the celebration to the weekend. Thus, they planned Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019 for the following Saturday, April 27th. Come and learn how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, find out how the way we conduct our everyday lives affects animals, and celebrate nature in all its glory absolutely free of charge.What: Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019Where: Ventura Plaza Park (Thompson Blvd & Chestnut St)When: Saturday, April 27th, 10 am to 4 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Ventura Earth Day (805) 570-0265 or via emailVentura Earth Day EcoFest 2019The festival offers fun that the entire family can enjoy together. Eighty exhibitors set up booths that range from informational to outright fun. Enjoy eco-frie...
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By Temple Callahan, Search Ventura County Homes For Sale CA
(Connect Real Estate - REALTOR / BROKER)
What is a 1031 Tax Exchange? Why Should I do it? And When?A "1031 Tax Exchange," also known as a Starker Exchange or a Like-Kind Exchange, is a highly powerful tax-deferment tool used by financially successful Real Estate Investors; a tool, which allows folks to keep more of their money, and keep rolling forward, growing and cultivating their investment portfolios. As we push forward, headfirst into 2019, the 1031 Tax Exchange could possibly be one of the Real Estate Investor's BEST tools in his or her arsenal...  WHY?  Because many U.S. city's real estate prices have surpassed the "bubble levels" of 11-12 years ago... And real estate is cyclical.  Real Experts use a 10-12 year cycle as a general rule of thumb for US real estate market cycles.  So... this is why smart investors are doub...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
So far, we've had a pretty wet year. Good news, though. That seems to be tapering off now. Fortunately for the Ventura Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair 2019, the weather looks to be a little cloudy but dry. All you'll need for a fun day of shopping and tasting is a light sweater, your ID, and a ride home.What: Ventura Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair 2019Where: Downtown VenturaWhen: Saturday, April 6th, 2019, 11 am to 6:30 pmAdmission: $50 for general admission & $75 VIP/Wine Walk, FREE/Street FairContact: Ventura Visitor's Center (805) 648-2075Ventura Spring Street FairKick off the day's events with the Ventura Spring Street Fair. Beginning at 11 am, the 300-500 blocks of Main Street fill up with dozens of arts and crafts vendors, local organizations, and other businesses. Shop around fo...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Who needs March Madness when you have Ventura Mulch Madness?! Spring officially begins on March 20th. Now's the perfect time to prepare your garden for planting. And the best way to do that is with wholesome, organic mulch.What: Ventura Mulch Madness 2019Where: City of Ventura Maintenance Yard (336 Sanjon Rd)When: Saturday, March 30th, 10 am, 10:30 am & 11 amAdmission: FREEContact: City of Ventura (805) 652-4525Ventura Mulch Madness 2019Mulch keeps more moisture in your soil while also enriching it with nutrients and suppressing weed growth. Since water is such a precious commodity in California, it helps to learn every possible way we can lower our water consumption, especially when it comes to gardening.During any of the three half-hour Mulch Madness classes offered on March 30th, stu...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Mermaid folklore stretches all the way back to ancient Assyrian times (roughly 2500 BC). Christopher Columbus reported seeing them while sailing the Caribbean in the 1400s. One played the title character in Hans Christian Anderson's 1836 tome "The Little Mermaid" as well as the 1989 movie based on the HCA novel. Celebrate this ancient mystical creature in all its glory during Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month 2019.Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month Meet and GreetsOn three Saturdays this month (March 9th, 23rd, and 30th), guests of Ventura Harbor Village have the opportunity to meet a live mermaid. She's even agreed to pose for photos. Just visit the village between 1 pm and 4 pm on the designated dates and don't forget your camera!Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month Games & Activi...
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