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Yesterday, I visited one of the nicest streets in North Ranch (Oak Park / Westlake Village).  I am working hard to find another home to show my Thousand Oaks Buyers, so I went and met some homeowners. Starting on Windy Mountain Avenue off of Kanan Road, I met quite a few smiling neighbors - all o...
About 37 years ago (1974), Congress put into effect the "Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act."  Otherwise known as, RESPA.  At the time, there was a noteworthy lack of understanding on the part of the consumer/home buyer regarding the real estate settlement process.  Mainly regarding the fees c...
Well, how does one know for sure?  Here's where you start:  If you are first, located within an unincorporated Area in our fabulous Ventura County, you may be.  So let's find out.  Visit  to see for yourself...  You'll just need the street address, and the APN number if you ha...
When I think of schools in Somis, I think of Somis Union.  It's very unique and wonderful as far as schools go...   It's small, and has a family feeling environment to it.  Seems like they really have a love for our kids, and it's evident in how they meet the physical, emotional, cultural, and so...
SOMIS is an unincorporated area in our very own Ventura County.  It lies just north of the Camarillo city limits. Generally, it's recognized boundaries are the areas around the intersection of Somis Road (aka: State Route 34), and Los Angeles Avenue (aka: State Route 118).  The 118 divides uptow...
To many people, Christmas is a time to buy and exchange gifts.  But what is the true significance of December 25th? Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the founder of Christianity.  Christmas is a Christian holiday on December 25 that celebrates the birth of Jesus...
There are certain Warning Signs of Fraud, that can tip you off BEFORE you become a victim... 1.) Does it sound too good to be true?  (Offers on Craigslist for example...) 2.) Pressures you to act "right away."  (A valid offer or service will not strong-arm you to act right away.) 3.) Guarantees s...
"So I've made it through the hoops of fire.  I've let a bunch of strangers traipse through my home because I can't afford my payments anymore, taken all of my personal touches off my mantel, let a lockbox go on the front door and paid my Real Estate Agent...  Now that's all over, is it really ove...
9/25/2010... In The Last 24 Hours: 62 New Listings Came On The Market... 24 Listings *Came Back* Onto The Market... 10 Listings Increased Their Prices (uhh huh)... 60 Listings Reduced Their Prices... 32 Listings Became "contingent" ... 31 Listings Became "Pending," went into escrow... 38 Homes SO...
Requests For Repairs... Do I Have To Do Them...?? An important event during a home sale, is the Home Inspection. The Buyer hires a Home Inspector - hopefully one accredited by CREIA or ASHI - to inspect your home.  They prepare a Report, explaining their findings.  Your Realtor will get a copy of...

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