Ventura County, CA Real Estate News

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On January 18, 2023, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported the homes values declined 4.9% to the price of $818,000 in December of 2022 from price of $860,000 in November of 2022, and lower 3.8% from price of $850,000 in December of 2021 in Ventura County, California. While, homes sales gained 3.0% in December of 2022 from November of 2022, but fell 47.1% from in in December of 2021 in Ventura County, California.There were 2.3 months supplies of available inventory of homes in December of 2022, down from 3.0 months in November of 2022, but jumped from 1.1 months in December of 2021 in Ventura County, California.An average it took 39.0 days to sell home in December 2022, higher from 30.0 days in November of 2022, and rose from 22.0 days in December of 2021 in Ventura County,...
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By Alex Gandel, Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate
(Top Producing Agent, Pinnacle Estate Properties)
There are numerous amenities in the beautiful city of Simi Valley. Alex Gandel shares his five favorite things about living in this city.The City of Simi Valley is the third largest city of Ventura Counties ten cities. Alex Gandel has lived and worked in Simi Valley since 1980 - for 43 years. As a local Real Estate expert, Alex loves it when he gets the chance to share his affection and knowledge of his hometown. Here are some helpful links to learn more about Simi Valley, CA:Simi Valley SchoolsSimi Valley ParksSimi Valley HistoryOld Maps of Simi ValleySimi Valley WeatherSimi Valley Police DepartmentRonald Reagan LibrarySimi Valley Town CenterSimi Valley Senior CenterSimi Valley Adventist Health HospitalSimi Valley Teen CenterSimi Valley MetrolinkSimi Valley Hiking Trails 
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By Alex Gandel, Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate
(Top Producing Agent, Pinnacle Estate Properties)
People often have questions about the beautiful city of Simi Valley, CA. It is considered a bedroom community just north of the Los Angeles basin and has a comfortable, hometown feel. Watch this short video to hear more about Simi Valley, CA. Why Simi Valley from Alex Gandel on Vimeo.Serving Simi Valley and surrounding communities in all price ranges. If you are thinking about buying or selling a property in Simi Valley, give yourself the edge you deserve by partnering with Alex Gandel, an experienced and seasoned voice, who will help navigate you through the buying or selling journey with expertise and success. 
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By Marcus Anderson, Mortgage Broker & Agent | Westside Los Angeles, CA
(MortgageBrokerSantaMonica.com)
Hollywood Beach Oxnard Homes for Sale Are you looking for your dream home by the ocean? If so, Hollywood Beach Oxnard Homes for Sale might be the perfect place to start your search. Located in Ventura County, CA, this stunning seaside city offers amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and a variety of real estate opportunities. From beachfront condos to Mediterranean-style villas, there’s something to fit every budget and lifestyle. Whether you’re searching for an idyllic vacation property or a primary residence, Hollywood Beach Oxnard Homes for Sale have something to offer. With its convenient proximity to Los Angeles and Malibu, it's no wonder why this area is one of Southern California's hottest markets. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from your own balcony as well as a plethora of recreation...
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By Alex Gandel, Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate
(Top Producing Agent, Pinnacle Estate Properties)
Market Update for January 13th, 2023 - Simi Valley, Ventura County.Alex Gandel's business is built on Trust, Integrity, and Communication. His mindset and calm demeanor come from a "glass half full" approach producing a win-win scenario for all parties involved. Serving all facets of the Real Estate business, Alex Gandel's specialties include Listing Agent, Selling Agent, Relocation, Contingent Buyers and Sellers, Luxury Estate Homes, Trust Sales, 1031 Exchanges, Divorce Sales, Moving-up and Downsizing Sellers, and distress sales. Serving Simi Valley and surrounding communities in all prices ranges. If you are thinking about buying or selling a property in Simi Valley, give yourself the edge you deserve by partnering with Alex Gandel, an experienced and seasoned voice, who will help nav...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
The rising costs of basic living expenses has everyone looking to save a buck wherever they can. When it comes to selling your home, you can save money by staging it yourself, repairing some things yourself before you list, or doing some landscaping projects on your own. But for the actual selling process, hire a pro to handle the work.Why DIY is Not the Best Way to Go When Selling Your HomeSellers pay the agent commissions in a real estate transaction. Typically, that costs about 6% of the sale price. For a $750,000 Ventura home, that ends up costing the seller $45,000. This fee gets split between the buyer's agent's brokerage and the seller's.What a REALTOR® Does for YouA REALTOR® conducts every open house and private showing for you. They manage calls from buyers and buyers' represen...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
We hope everyone had a great time celebrating the holidays. We certainly did. Our gray skies seem rather appropriate for this time of year. Why? Well, they match the gray whales migrating through our Pacific Ocean waters right now. In fact, if you want to see these majestic creatures up close, schedule yourself on a winter whale watching cruise at Ventura Harbor.What: Winter Whale WatchingWhere: Ventura HarborWhen: Now through April 15, 2023Cost: $29 to $42Contact: Island Packers Cruises (805) 642-1393Winter Whale Watching CruisesAccording to the Oceanic Society, gray whales migrate from Baja, California northward between January and March. Oftentimes, you see calves alongside their mamas on these trips. In fact, just yesterday (January 2nd), on the Island Packers most recent trip, gues...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On December 16, 2022, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported an annualized homes values gained 0.6% to the price of $860,000 in November of 2022 from price of $855,000 in October of 2022, and up 0.2% from price of $855,500 in November of 2021 in Ventura County, California. While, homes sales in California dropped 27.2% in November of 2022 from October of 2022, and fell 53.2% from November of 2021 in Ventura County, California.There were 3.0 months supplies of available inventory of homes in November of 2021, higher from 2.4 months in October of 2022, and increased from 1.4 months in November of 2021 in Ventura County, California.An average it took 30.0 days to sell a home in November 2022, lower from 33.5 days in October of 2022, but rose from 23.0 days in November of 2021 ...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
If you plan on financing your Ventura County home purchase, you have a few different choices to make in regards to financing. Conventional? FHA? VA (for the veterans and current military)? Then, there's fixed-rate mortgage vs adjustable. Each one offers its own set of pros and cons. So, how do you decide between the two?Mortgages: Fixed-Rate vs Adjustable-RateFixed-Rate Mortgage (FRM)Fixed-rate mortgage loans (FRM) does exactly what it says. It offers one set interest rate for the life of the loan. However, your property taxes and homeowner's insurance premiums may change. Therefore, your total monthly payment could change from year-to-year. However, your principal and interest payments remains the same. When interest rates hit their lowest point over the past few years, buyers wanted t...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
The holidays are a magical time of year. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Ventura Can-Tree Food Drive last weekend, too. This can be felt particularly in the decorations we see around town and in our homes. Living next to the ocean, Ventura residents enjoy extending that luminescence onto our waterways. Fortunately, residents and visitors get to choose between two different Ventura Parade of Lights events over the next couple of weekends.Ventura Parade of Lights 2022Channel Islands Harbor Parade of LightsFirst up? The Channel Islands Harbor Parade of Lights. Beginning at 10 am on Saturday, December 10th, organizers prove that it does indeed snow in Southern California. Come play and shop among falling snow at the north end of Harbor View Park (next to Marine Emporium Landin...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On November 16, 2022, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported an annualized homes values gained 0.6% to the price of $855,000 in October of 2022 from price of $850,000 in September of 2022, and higher 3.0% from price of $830,000 in October of 2021 in Ventura County, California. While, the homes sales decreased 1.5% in October of 2022 from September of 2022, and fell 33.5% from October of 2021 in Ventura County, California.There were 2.4 months supplies of available inventory of homes in October of 2022, declined from 2.7 months in September of 2022, but rose from 1.8 months in October of 2021 in Ventura County, California.An average it took 33.5 days to sell a home in October 2022, up from 31.0 days in September of 2022, and jumped from 24.0 days in October of 2021 in Ventur...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
In just three days, many of us will be sitting down to a sumptuous meal with our loved ones. And in just five weeks from now, we celebrate Christmas. That usually entails another huge meal with our friends and family. Unfortunately, the holidays can be a hard time for people without the means or family to celebrate. This year, it might hit folks even harder. But you can help alleviate some of that holiday stress by donating to the Ventura Can-Tree Food Drive.What: Ventura Can-Tree Food Drive 2022Where: Figueroa Plaza (in front of the Mission, Downtown VenturaWhen: December 1st through 4thContact: Food Share of Ventura County (805) 983-7100 or via emailVentura Can-Tree Food Drive 2022Help fill Food Share's pantry with a can-tree. What is that? Exactly what it sounds like...a Christmas tr...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Our local pumpkin patches stand empty. Halloween is over. Thanksgiving takes place in just over two weeks. Many stores decided to go back to closing their doors on Thanksgiving to allow their employees the chance to celebrate with their families. That means a mad rush for great deals on Black Friday. However, please keep the "little guys" in mind, too. Instead of spending all of your Christmas money at those big box stores, show our mom-and-pop shops some love. Plan on attending Small Business Saturday Ventura and supporting our local entrepreneurs.Small Business Saturday Ventura 2022Over a dozen small shops operate in Ventura Harbor Village. All of them offer wonderful locally-crafted items that offer a one-of-a-kind gift for those special people in your life. Find some home decor piec...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On October 25, 2022, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported the homes values lower 3.8% to the price of $850,000 in September of 2022 from price of $884,000 in August of 2022, but gained 4.3% from price of $815,000 September of 2021. While, homes sales decreased 20.5% in September of 2022 from August of 2022, and fell 36.0% from September of 2021 in Ventura County, California.There were 2.7 months supplies of available inventory of homes in September of 2022, increased from 2.4 months in August of 2022, and higher from 1.9 months in September of 2021 in Ventura County, California.An average it took 31.0 days to sell a home in September 2022, up from 28.0 days in August of 2022, and rose from 24.0 days in September of 2021 in Ventura County, California.For complete more deta...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
Halloween falls on a Monday this year. But several areas around Ventura County offer fun things to do before the big day. In addition to the various pumpkin patches and corn mazes, you might want to participate in some of these Ventura Harbor Halloween events scheduled for the weekend before Halloween. It's a great chance to show off your costumes for at least one extra day this year. Isn't that enough to stop by?Ventura Harbor Halloween Events 2022Seaside Skeleton HuntFrom 11 am to 1 pm on October 29th and 30th, organizers invite you to help them locate a dozen or so skeletons that got loose and are hiding around the Ventura Harbor Village. When you find them, take a selfie with them and post it to social media. Make sure you use #SeasideSkeletons in the description and tag @VenturaHar...
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By Alex Gandel, Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate
(Top Producing Agent, Pinnacle Estate Properties)
Alex Gandel discusses local insights into the 4th quarter 2022 Real Estate Market.In times of uncertainty, people follow the certain. Alex is celebrating 42 years in local Simi Valley Real Estate - Alex Gandel has navigated through multiple changing markets and is tackling this one head-on. "The best way out is always through." - Robert FrostCall Alex today if you are thinking about buying or selling a home in the near future. Good counsel is worth its weight in gold. Real Estate in the 4th Quarter of 2022 from Alex Gandel on Vimeo.
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
The weather finally appears to be cooling off. Thank goodness. October marks the beginning of the end of the year. With it comes the first of several end-of-year holiday events: Halloween. If you need something fun to do with the family, visit one of these Ventura County Pumpkin Patches.2022 Ventura County Pumpkin PatchesMoorparkUnderwood Family Farms - 3370 Sunset Valley Rd. October 1st through 31st, 9 am to 6 pm.Newbury ParkChrist the King Church - 3947 W Kimber. October 15th to 30th, 2 pm to 7 pm Monday through Friday. 10 am to 7 pm Saturday, 12 pm to 7 pm Sunday. October 31st, 9 am to 4 pm.OjaiBoccali's - 3277 E Ojai Ave. October 8th to 31st, 10 am to 7 pm.Santa BarbaraBig Wave Dave's - 3805 State St. October 1st to 30th, 10 a to 9 pm October 1st to 30th. October 31st, 10 am to 6 pm...
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By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
On September 16, 2022, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported the homes values lower 3.9% to the price of $884,000 in August of 2022 from price of $920,000 in July of 2022, but higher 3.6% from price of $853,000 in August of 2021 in Ventura County, California. While, homes sales increased 13.3% in August of 2022 from July of 2022, but fell 24.0% from August of 2022 in Ventura County, California.There were 2.3 months supplies of available inventory of homes in August of 2022, down from 2.8 months in July of 2022, but rose from 1.9 months in August of 2021 in Ventura County, California.An average it took 28.0 days to sell a home in August 2022, up from 23.0 days in July of 2022, and gained from 20.0 days in August of 2021 in Ventura County, California.For complete more detail...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
We are still experiencing a seller's market here in Ventura. Low inventory means that buyers sometimes find themselves fighting with other buyers over a Ventura home they love. That is where an escalation clause could come in handy. What is it and how will it help you? Read on to find out.The Escalation Clause and the Ventura Home BuyerWhat is an Escalation Clause?Basically, an escalation clause states that you promise to increase your offer by a certain amount if another buyer puts in an offer higher than yours. This keeps your bid the highest. Sellers like that. Your offer states an exact amount you want to pay for the property. But it includes a clause stating that you promise to go a specific amount over the highest offer ($5000 for example) up to a certain limit. That may not guara...
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By Dave and Patricia Zumbrun
(The "Z" Team 4 RE, Inc.)
There must be something about the ocean air. It seems to inspire the best in artists of all mediums. If you love art, then you might want to make the Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival 2022 your destination of choice this weekend.What: Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival 2022Where: Ventura Harbor VillageWhen: Sept 10th & 11th, 10 am to 5 pmAdmission: FREEContact: Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival EmailVentura Art and Street Painting Festival 2022Dozens of local artists display their inspired works for you to peruse. Their masterpieces will be on display between Andrea's and Brophy Bros. If you find something you like, show the artist some love. Purchase it and take it home with you. Then, watch as artists use the street as their canvas right in front of you. You are goin...
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