Ventura, CA Real Estate News

By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Paseo Del Mar Condo Complex Update October 2016 The Paseo Del Mar Condo Complex is very much in demand. Let’s explore why these condos are so popular and what they are selling for in today’s market. The location of the Paseo Del Mar Condo Complex is one desirable factor. They are located on the Westside of Ventura near the 33 Freeway which makes commuting to Santa Barbara, Ojai and other areas of Ventura County and beyond a breeze. Downtown Ventura and the ocean are just a short drive away as well. One can also access the bike/walking/running path nearby which will take one to the ocean or up to Ojai. The Paseo Del Mar Condo Complex is located just beyond the marine layer influence. So if the areas near the beach are overcast, one can almost always count on the sun to be shining over th...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Art lovers rejoice!  ArtWalk Ventura 2016 hits the streets this weekend.  That's right.  It's time to let our Ventura arts community showcase its talents to their fullest.  You won't want to miss a moment.What: ArtWalk Ventura 2016Where: Downtown VenturaWhen: Sat, Oct 1st 11am to 7pm & Sun, Oct 2nd 12pm to 5pmAdmission: FREEContact: Mary Perez, ArtWalk Ventura (805) 644-9214 or via emailArtWalk Ventura 2016Our Ventura community encourages a love of the arts.  Exercise offers profound benefits for your physical health.  But, you should not neglect your mental health either.  Events like ArtWalk Ventura 2016 help you see how our local artists stretch their minds to their limits.More than 30 galleries bring the work of over 700 local talented artists directly to you at ArtWalk Ventura 2016...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Did you know that more than 48 million Americans go to bed hungry every night?  A little over 15 million of these people are children.  Food banks struggle to keep up with demand.  The 2016 Ventura CROP Walk wants to end hunger one step at a time.  They need your help, though.What: 2016 Ventura CROP Walk Where: First United Methodist Church (1338 E Santa Clara St) When: Saturday, October 2nd, 1pm to 5pmAdmission: FREE (Donations accepted) Contact: Renata Hundley, Ventura CROP Walk (805) 216-3161 or via email2016 Ventura CROP WalkFeel the need to assist in the cause?  Good!  First, sign up online at the Ventura CROP Walk website.  The walk begins and ends at the First United Methodist Church on Santa Clara.  Participants have two options: 5K or 10K.  It costs nothing to participate.  How...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
This is the August 2016 Real Estate Market Update for Ventura Condos Ventura Condo sales this August, 2016 was just about the same as last August, just one more condo sold in this year. However, the median price sales price for Ventura Condos  rose 6.36% from August, 2015. Please note in this Real Estate Market Report, I use the terms condos and townhomes interchangeably. Here locally, the most common term used is condo. One just cannot stress the fact that inventory of Ventura Condos is really low, which puts pressure on housing prices to rise, however, price appreciation is somewhat constrained due to overall affordability. It is also important to point out that the lower price range of Ventura Condos is very competitive. If one is looking to purchase in this particular price range, o...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
This is the August 2016 Real Estate Update for Ventura Single Family Homes. Homes sales for Ventura Single Family Homes was not as strong this August, 2016 compared to August of last year.  The number of Ventura Homes sold this month decreased by 18% from last August. However, the average price sales price for Ventura Single Family Homes rose 13.26% from August, 2015. Please note this Real Estate Market Report does not include the oceanfront homes which in my opinion skew the overall statistics for Ventura Single Family Homes. I like to break the oceanfront area out and look at those prices separately. Inventory of Ventura Single Family Homes is still low, which puts pressure on housing prices to rise, however, price appreciation is somewhat constrained due to overall affordability. It ...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
This is the July 2016 Real Estate Market Update for Ventura Condos or Townhomes.  July, 2016 showed a strong month for sales of Ventura Condos from what was sold last July, 2015. The number of Ventura Condos or Townhomes sold this July increased by 28% from last July. Here locally, we use the terms Condos and Townhomes interchangeably.Inventory of Ventura Condos is still low, which puts pressure on housing prices to rise, however, price appreciation is somewhat constrained due to overall affordability. In July, 2016 we see a slight dip in the media price due to lower priced condos selling more than than the higher priced ones.It is also important to point out that the lower price range of Ventura Condos is very competitive. If one is looking to purchase in this particular price range, o...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
This is the July 2016 Real Estate Market Update for Ventura Single Family Homes. Homes sales for Ventura Single Family Homes was strong in July, 2016 compared to July, 2015.  The number of Ventura Homes sold this July increased by 28% from last July.   Please note this Real Estate Market Report does not include the oceanfront homes which in my opinion skew the overall statistics for Ventura Single Family Homes. I like to break the oceanfront area out and look at those prices separately.Inventory of Ventura Single Family Homes is still low, which puts pressure on housing prices to rise, however, price appreciation is somewhat constrained due to overall affordability. It is also important to point out that the lower price range of Ventura Homes is very competitive. If one is looking to pu...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Enjoy the waning days of summer at the Ventura Harbor Summer Concert Series 2016.  Only two concerts remain for the season.  This wonderful outdoor concert at Harbor Village allows visitors to enjoy a live show with a cool ocean breeze.  What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!What: Ventura Harbor Summer Concert Series 2016 Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Dr) When: Sunday, August 21st & 28th, 1pm to 4pm Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470Ventura Harbor Summer Concert Series 2016Ventura Harbor Village offers great shopping, fabulous food and tons of entertainment for the whole family.  Part of this great entertainment includes the Ventura Harbor Summer Concert Series 2016.  Every Sunday this summer, a different band performs live in front of the listening au...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
What time is it?  It's fair time.  The 2016 Ventura County Fair is in full effect right now.  You have until August 14th to get to the Ventura County Fairgrounds for some out of this world entertainment.  Of course, you won't want to miss the fair food either.  Yum!What: 2016 Ventura County Fair Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA) When: Now Through Aug 14th, 11am to 11pm Daily Admission: $12/Adult, $9/Senior & Child (Ages 5-12), FREE/Kid Under 5 & Super Senior 100+ Contact: Ventura California (800) 333-2989 or (805) 648-20752016 Ventura County FairThe 2016 Ventura County Fair officially kicked things off yesterday.  One day down.  Eleven more to go.  First of all, visitors to the fair have the chance to see some fantastic exhibits of everything from livesto...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
You don't have to be cowboy to enjoy country living.  This weekend, enjoy a Ventura DiscOTown Hoedown 2016 at Discovery Ventura.  That's right.  Boot stomping fun for the whole family abounds.What: Ventura DiscOTown Hoedown 2016Where: Discovery Ventura (1888 E Thompson Blvd) When: Saturday, July 23rd, 7pm-11pm Cost: FREE with RSVP, $7 at the Door Contact: Discovery Ventura (805) 856-2695 or via emailVentura DiscOTown Hoedown 2016Beginning at 7pm this Saturday, Discovery Ventura transforms their location into a southern oasis with Ventura DiscOTown Hoedown 2016.  Local favorite John Barone with Ventura's country music station 106.3FM makes an appearance.  He promises to bring all the country hits you love, too.  Bar-B and The Ranch Hands perform live throughout the evening as well.Dust o...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Summertime means outdoor fun here in Southern California.  Thousands of people head to the beach.  Are you looking for something to do in the evenings?  Try the free Ventura Saturday Summer Concert Series 2016 at Montalvo Square Shopping Center this Saturday night.What: Free Ventura Saturday Summer Concert Series 2016 Where: Montalvo Square Shopping Center (1746 S Victoria Ave, Ventura, CA) When: Every Saturday through August 20th, 6pm to 8pm Contact: Patricia Rogers, Rogers Marketing Services via emailFree Ventura Saturday Summer Concert Series 2016Have you made weekend plans yet?  Spend the day at the beach.  Check.  Now what?  After you're finished playing in the sand, head inland for the free Ventura Saturday Summer Concert Series 2016.  Montalvo Fountain Plaza at the shopping cente...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Let’s look at the Ventura Condo Report May 2016 to see how this segment of the Ventura Real Estate Market did in this leap month. We will look at current Ventura Condo sales figures and compare these Condo sales figures to prior periods to get a sense of price trends. I will use the term Condos, short for Condominiums. Here locally, we use the terms Condos and Townhomes interchangeably.   Home buyers interested in downsizing to a more manageable low-maintenance home, as well, as those looking to begin their home ownership journey, will want to check out the Ventura Condo Report May 2016.   The inventory of Ventura Condos is still very low. When we look at the inventory numbers and the number of condos sold each month, we then can analyse if the Ventura Condo Market is a Buyer or Seller’...
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By Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793
(Balboa Real Estate)
Ventura Homes Report May 2016 Let’s look at the Ventura Homes Report May 2016 to find out how this segment of Ventura Real Estate performed for this month. This Report will give us housing sale statistics for Single Family Homes only. We then can compare these sales figures to past periods to get a sense of how this segment of the Ventura Real Estate Market is performing overall.  From this data we can determine if it is still a Seller’s Market or a Buyer’s Market. This report only looks at Ventura Single Family Homes excluding the Beach Areas. The Beach area Homes Sales Statistics are on a separate Report. I separate the Beach Areas from this report because generally Beach Area Homes are in the higher price range and can skew the overall statistics for the majority of the Ventura Singl...
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By Temple Callahan, Search Ventura County Homes For Sale CA
(Connect Real Estate - REALTOR / BROKER)
  Hi folks, Temple Schneider Callahan here, Owner / Broker of Connect Real Estate Services..Operating here locally in Ventura County; helping Ventura County's BEST home buyers and home sellers.   Today I want to tell you about, "What is Dual Agency?" Dual agency is when the Seller's Agent, also known as the Listing Agent, also represents the Buyer in a real estate transaction.   This is called dual agency. A slang term for it used by agents is, "double ending." Alright, so what is "dual agency," who does the Agent actually work for? A lot of questions around this topic..   The Agency Disclosure form says this about dual agency:   The agent representing both seller and buyer is the heading, a real estate agent either acting directly or through one or more associate licensees can legally ...
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By Temple Callahan, Search Ventura County Homes For Sale CA
(Connect Real Estate - REALTOR / BROKER)
What is a Listing Agent?  What is a Sellers Agent?  What is a Sellers Realtor?  What are their obligations to the Home Owner / Home Seller??   Hi folks, Temple Schneider Callahan here, Owner / Broker of Connect Real EstateServices; operating here locally in Ventura County. Helping Ventura county's BEST home buyers and home sellers.   Sometimes people ask me, what is it that a Seller's Agent does (?) better known as Listing Agent. What does a Listing Agent do, and what are the obligations and duties of a Listing Agent to their client?   Here we go, I want to read this to you, this is from the California Association of Realtors "Agency Disclosure" form. It really maps it out for us there. This is what it says: Sellers Agent: A Seller's Agent, under a listing agreement with the seller, act...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
We only have one Mother Earth.  We need to treat her well so that our children's children can enjoy all she has to offer.  We need to lessen the stress we put on her.  The Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2016 will teach you what you can do to help our planet thrive for years to come.What: Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2016 Where: Promenade Park/Surfer's Point, Shoreline Dr, Ventura When: Saturday, April 23rd, 10am to 5pm Cost: FREEVentura Earth Day Eco Fest 2016Officially, Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22nd.  However, Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2016 will celebrate all things "eco-friendly" this Saturday in Promenade Park.  And you're invited.This popular Ventura County event brings in more than 5000 visitors every year.  Over 90 eco-centric exhibits will be on display along the beachfront.  Visi...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Mother's Day is almost exactly one month away (May 8th).  Flowers are nice.  Candy is great.  But how about honoring your mother by participating in the Ventura Mom's Day Run 2016?  If she is up to it, your mom may even want to join you.  The money raised from this event goes to charity, too.What: Ventura Mom's Day Run 2016 (5K/10K) Where: San Buenaventura State Beach (901 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA) When: Sunday, May 8th, Check-in - 7am, Race Starts - 8am Cost: $25/$30 until April 8th, $30/$35 thru May 6th, $35/$40 on Race Day Contact: Suellen Lindquist, Race Director via emailVentura Mom's Day Run 2016You don't have to run the 5K or 10K courses of the Ventura Mom's Day Run 2016.  You can walk, hop, skip or even saunter to the finish line if you'd like.  The goal is just to finish and h...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Ah, yes.  Spring is in the air.  Easter Sunday is just 10 days away.  The 2016 Ventura Cottontail Day Festival takes place at Ventura Harbor Village this Saturday.  It is going to be full of Easter goodness for the entire family to enjoy.What: 2016 Ventura Cottontail Day Festival Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Dr) When: Saturday, March 19th, 10am to 3pm Cost: Admission - FREE, Egg Hunt - $2/child, Activities - prices vary Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-04702016 Ventura Cottontail Day FestivalThink of the 2016 Ventura Cottontail Day Festival as a practice session for the real McCoy in a week and a half.  You're bound to find the Easter Bunny hopping around the Village.  He'll be ready to give the little ones a hug.  So, have your cameras at the ready.Everyone in...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Walking is great exercise.  Do you know what makes it even better?  When you're walking for a cause.  The AIDS Walk Ventura 2016 and Family Health Fair takes place at Plaza Park this weekend.  It's not too late to join in with other Ventura community members as they try to raise money for and awareness of HIV/AIDS.What: AIDS Walk Ventura 2016 and Family Health Fair Where: Plaza Park (Thompson & Fir St) When: Saturday, March 5th, Check-In - 8:30am, Walk Begins - 10am Admission: FREE, donations accepted Contact: Diversity Collective (806) 619-5428 or via emailAIDS Walk Ventura 2016 and Family Health Fair The AIDS Walk Ventura 2016 and Family Health Fair starts things off with an official welcome at 9:30am.  Participants will then embark on their fun 5K adventure around the park.  The terr...
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