ventura county: ATTENTION VENTURA COUNTY FIRST TIME BUYERS: New Heritage Park Now Available for First Time Buyers Program - 10/28/12 08:41 AM

 
 


This wonderful Ventura County Townhome offers 3bd/2ba with more 1,200 sq. ft. of living space.   This lovely home is totally move-in ready and is just waiting for the right first time buyer to come along and fall in love with it!!!


Minutes from the beach, this wonderful home is the perfect starter home for the right family.  There is no competing with all cash investors either, this home is only available to eligible and qualified, low-median income families who are looking for their first home.
 

 






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ventura county: Still Alive & Well - A Heartfelt Thank You to My AR Friends - 04/29/12 05:13 AM
 


Yes folks, I’m still alive and well and working as hard as ever out here on the left coast and am sending a very heartfelt thank you to all my friends who have reached out to me to check in on me the last couple of months.  Words cannot express how much it has meant to me to talk to and reconnect with my AR buddies. 
Just goes to show that my time here on AR was more than just a business opportunity.  It has also been an opportunity to develop relationships with a community of wonderful … (75 comments)

ventura county: Please Reblog - Gail Wants Her ASUS Zenbook Back! - 02/03/12 01:33 PM
OMG!!!  I can so relate to Gails horror story.  I purchased my first ASUS computer in July 2011 and four months later it totally crashed and I spent a #%!! of a time getting a new one. 
Then two months later (last month), that one crashed too!  Once again, it was #%!! getting a new one (making it my third computer in seven months) and I told hubby that when this one crashes (which is just a matter of when and not if), I will not go through that #%!! again and I will just toss their piece of $#^! computer in the … (11 comments)

ventura county: CALLING MY OWN SHOTS! Plus a Few Others that the AR Gods Missed this Week – 012912 - 01/29/12 03:05 AM

Well, this week there were so many really great posts here in the rain by some of my fave bloggeras well as some newbie bloggers that I’ve recently come across.  First and foremost, I just want to give a shout out to one of my fellow rainers for their gold star feature that I was happy to "call the shot" on.   I Swear I am Being Tested.... by Karen Feltman This was an excellent post that had some really great comments, which is one of the best things I love about great posts.  With some posts, the comments can … (31 comments)

ventura county: CALLING MY OWN SHOTS! Plus a Few Others that the AR Gods Missed this Week – 012212 - 01/22/12 02:46 AM

First and foremost, I want to send a big hug and thank you out to my fellow rainers who contacted me this past week to check on me to see how I’ve been doing.  You all were so sweet and kind to think of me and to call or email me to see if I was ok.  You see, I’ve been kind of MIA from AR lately that I missed putting up my weekly “Calling My Own Shots” post.  Last week, I was in computer crash #%!! and ended up getting a new computer.  As for the rest of the … (39 comments)

ventura county: ATTENTION LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTY HOME BUYERS: Stop Using the Listing Agent to Purchase a Home - 01/10/12 06:37 AM
 
ATTENTION LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTY HOME BUYERS
This is exactly why you should have your own Realtor and why you should not be working with the listing agent as your Realtor. 
ATTENTION LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTY HOME BUYERS
This is why you need to STOP calling the listing agent to show you the home and why you need to take the time to hire your own Buyers Agent.
ATTENTION LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTY HOME BUYERS
Listing agents are not in the business of discounting their commission for buyers - their commission has already been agreed to and … (10 comments)

ventura county: CALLING MY OWN SHOTS! Plus a Few Others that the AR Gods Missed this Week – 010812 - 01/08/12 04:27 AM

Well, this week there were so many really great posts here in the rain by some of my fave bloggers as well as some newbie bloggers that I’ve recently come across.  First and foremost, I just want to give a shout out to my fellow rainers for their gold star features that I was happy to "call the shot" on them.
The Client Looking for a "Deal" by Connie Goodrich Family Member Who Is a Real Estate Expert! by newbie blogger, Randy & Jenny Thomas Does the Stripper Pole Convey? by newbie blogger, Lorelei Bennasar These were excellent posts … (21 comments)

ventura county: ATTENTION SIMI VALLEY FIRST TIME BUYERS: Down Payment Assistance Available for HOLLOW HILLS Home - 01/07/12 07:06 AM
Right now, there are dozens of 4bd properties in Simi Valley that are eligible for up to $200,000 in down payment assistance.  Many of these properties are not REO's or short sales but actual equity sales with really motivated sellers like this property.
This wonderful 4bd/3ba HOLLOW HILLS home offers nearly 2,100 sq. ft. of living space on a nearly 8,000 sq. ft. lot.  This wonderful home features updated, custom maple kitchen cabinets with granite counter tops.  
There’s also two large master suites with remodeled bathrooms.  New dual pane windows throughout.
 
This home is not like the run-down, dilapidated, … (19 comments)

ventura county: ATTENTION LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTY RENTERS/TENANTS: Check Out Your Landlord - it was BOUND to Happen - 01/03/12 09:12 AM
Well, this has been long overdue - a site to check out prospective landlords.  I am so glad that this service is now available to consumers.  As an MLO here in Los Angeles & Ventura counties, I have heard way too many horror stories from many of my own borrowers of how they were treated when the properties they were renting got foreclosed on.
Nevermind that these folks were great tenants in good standing who paid their rent every month, on time.  When the landlord stopped paying the mortgage, these folks were SOL when it came time to honor lease agreements or security … (10 comments)

ventura county: CALLING MY OWN SHOTS! Plus a Few Others that the AR Gods Missed this Week – 010112 - 01/01/12 05:05 AM

Well, this week there were so many really great posts here in the rain by some of my fave bloggers as well as some newbie bloggers that I’ve recently come across.  However though, for the first time since I’ve been doing this series (summer 2010), I didn’t actually call any of the shots this week.
 
But there were some other really great posts that I suggested but the AR Gods must have missed them this week when they were bestowing those little gold stars.  Check them out and see for yourself.  
First there was a Give Yourself A … (38 comments)

ventura county: CALLING MY OWN SHOTS! Plus a Few Others that the AR Gods Missed this Week – 122511 - 12/25/11 04:41 AM

Well, this week there were so many really great posts here in the rain by some of my fave bloggers as well as some newbie bloggers that I’ve recently come across.  First and foremost, I just want to give a shout out to my fellow rainers for their gold star features that I was happy to "call the shot" on them. 'Twas the Week Before Christmas....A Buyer Agent's Christmas List by Christine Smith
  These were excellent posts that had some really great comments, which is one of the best things I love about great posts. With some posts, … (48 comments)

ventura county: What You MUST Know About Dual Agency if You Are Buying a CA Home - 12/23/11 03:38 AM
I really liked this post from JPhilip Faranda, a NY Realtor and although his original title (What You MUST Know About Dual Agency if You Are Selling a New York Home ) references selling a home in NY, I changed the title to buying a home in CA because this is something that CA buyers really need to read.  JP clearly lays out the fiduciary duty of the listing agent who chooses to work with a buyer on one of his listings.  To summarize the post:  LISTING AGENTS WORK FOR THE SELLER!!!  THEY DO NOT WORK FOR THE BUYER!!! 
Their client … (11 comments)

ventura county: VERY IMPORTANT HOLIDAY MESSAGE: All They Want for Christmas is You! - 12/22/11 04:36 AM

While we are truly blessed to be spending the holidays with family and friends, there are so many of God’s creatures that won’t be so blessed.  Thousands of abandoned and abused animals will be spending the holiday in a shelter, still waiting for a new family to adopt them and take them home.There are so many local shelters and rescues that need your help in any way you can.  While it would be great if you could adopt or foster a rescued dog or cat, if that’s not an option then your kind and generous donation of food or supplies … (23 comments)

ventura county: 2011 HOLIDAY EVENT IN VENTURA COUNTY: Oxnard Christmas Tree Lane - 12/21/11 03:08 PM


One of my fave Christmas traditions that hubby and I love is visiting Christmas Tree Lane up in the city of Oxnard’s Historical District.  Last night, hubby and I introduced some of our friends to this treasured holiday event.If you've never seen this area, it is all about some of the city’s oldest homes, dating back to 1911.  Most of the homeowners here have taken great pride in the charm of this historic neighborhood and surrounding community and that pride is reflected in the ten blocks of carefully restored homes ranging from Craftsman, Spanish Colonials and Period Revival bungalows.The … (15 comments)

ventura county: ATTENTION VENTURA COUNTY HOME BUYERS: Wonderful Riverwalk Home Available for 100% Financing - 12/20/11 10:44 AM
 


Founded in 1888 by the Superintendent of Southern Pacific Railroad, Jerome A. Fillmore, Fillmore had less than a 100 residents back then.  The residents and the town were sustained by the "Orange Rush" of the late 1800's and the commercial production and distribution of oranges by what would eventually become Sunkist Growers.  Fillmore's first orange packing house was built and purchased for $50.


 
Today, Fillmore still has a small-town atmosphere with a population of less than 16,000 residents. The nearby farms are still predominantly agriculture with most agricultural industry being related to orange, lemon, avocado … (7 comments)

ventura county: ATTENTION VENTURA COUNTY FIRST TIME BUYERS: Ventura Home Now Eligible for HomePath Financing - 12/19/11 09:18 AM
 
Ventura is just one of the wonderful beach communities here in Ventura County.  Much of Ventura is just minutes from some of the counties best beaches as well as the shopping and entertainment destinations.








 
 
 
 
While the market here in Ventura County is still considered a distressed market, buyers in the Coastal Communities can still purchase great properties (minutes from the beaches) with only 3% down and still pay less for their mortgage than what it would cost them to rent the same property.


Right now, Fannie … (3 comments)

ventura county: CALLING MY OWN SHOTS! Plus a Few Others that the AR Gods Missed this Week – 121811 - 12/18/11 03:53 AM
Well, this week there were so many really great posts here in the rain by some of my fave bloggers as well as some newbie bloggers that I’ve recently come across. First and foremost, I just want to give a shout out to my fellow rainers for their gold star features that I was happy to "call the shot" on them.
The Internet is not your agent, I am .... by Janet EnglishShould foreclosures and short sales be used in appraisals? (or CMAs?) by Bryan RobertsonShould we include blog instructions in our wills? by Patricia Kennedy
When The "Golden Buyer" Requests His Third Contract … (36 comments)

ventura county: ATTENTION VENTURA COUNTY FIRST TIME BUYERS: New Driftwood Swim & Racquet Club Home Now Available for Down Payment Assistance - 12/16/11 06:55 AM
 
Oxnard is one of the best beach communities in Ventura County. Much of Oxnard is just minutes from some of the counties best beaches as well as the shopping and entertainment destinations of Channel Islands.

 









Right now, there are dozens of properties in Oxnard that are eligible for up to $30,000 in down payment assistance. Many of these properties are not REO's or short sales but actual equity sales with really motivated sellers like this property.
This wonderful 3bd/2ba DRIFTWOOD SWIM & RACQUET CLUB home offers nearly … (5 comments)

ventura county: 2011 Holiday Event in Ventura County: North Pole Express Train - 12/14/11 10:44 AM
Celebrating the holidays on a vintage train if fun for the whole family.  Every year, kids come in their pajamas and bring their teddy bears for the trip on the "North Pole Express".Making the trip to the North Pole exciting are Santa’s elves.  To help make sure you get into the spirit of the holiday, there is holiday storytelling and Christmas caroling along with cookies and milk.  The only things you have to do are show up and believe!
When:    December 3rd thru December 26thWhere:   Santa’s Village at 364 Main St. in FillmoreTime:     6:00pm & 7:30pm (some 4:30pm departures … (18 comments)

ventura county: CALLING MY OWN SHOTS! Plus a Few Others that the AR Gods Missed this Week – 121111 - 12/11/11 04:32 AM

 
Well, this week there were so many really great posts here in the rain by some of my fave bloggers as well as some newbie bloggers and it’s those newbies that I want to focus this week with my "Calling My Own Shots" post.First and foremost, I just want to give a shout out to my fellow rainers for their gold star features that I was happy to "call the shot" on.  These were excellent posts that had some really great comments, which is one of the best things I love about great posts. With some posts, the comments … (37 comments)

 
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