ventura realtors: Top Three Reasons Why Homeownership Rules - 11/03/11 06:05 AM
Even in today's topsy-turvy economy, owning a Ventura home is still a solid investment.  Now that home prices are back at reasonable levels, mortgage rates remain incredibly low and inventory is plentiful, it's a great time to buy.  Here are the top three reasons why homeowership rules:
1. It's Yours - Obviously, if you own it, it's yours.  But, when you own your Ventura home instead of renting it, you get to mold your living space into whatever you need or want it to be.  You don't need to ask permission from a landlord.  Also, the longer you stay in a … (1 comments)

ventura realtors: Coastal Cleanup Day in Ventura - 09/15/11 05:01 AM
This Saturday, September 17, 2011, join up with the Volunteer Ventura! program to help with Coastal Cleanup Day in Ventura.  For the 27th year in a row, Volunteer Ventura! will be hosting beach cleanup sessions from 9am to 12pm at five local Ventura beaches:
Beachfront Promenade (check-in will be located next to the Crown Plaza Hotel at 450 E Harbor Blvd) Harbor Cove (in the Ventura Marina) Marina Park (at the end of Pierpont) San Buenaventura State Beach (on San Pedro St, off Hwy 101) Seaward Beach (at the end of Seaward Ave) Last year alone, more than 80,000 volunteers helped … (0 comments)

ventura realtors: 10th Anniversary of September 11 Memorial Ceremony in Ventura - 09/01/11 06:59 AM
It's almost hard to believe that it's been 10 years since our country was rocked to its foundation by the events that unfolded on September 11th, 2001.  I know we at the Z Team will definitely never forget what happened that day and neither will millions of others.  Next Sunday, September 11, 2011, there will be a 10th Anniversary of September 11 Memorial Ceremony held in Ventura at the Ventura County Government Center located at 800 S Victoria Avenue. 
The public is invited to come pay their respects for those men, women and children who perished as a direct result of the terrorist attacks as … (0 comments)

ventura realtors: Five Quick Water-Saving Tips - 08/18/11 06:42 AM
Living in the dry Southern California climate, we are all too aware of how important it is to save water whenever possible.  Ventura County is just one of the areas in Southern California that experiences drought-like conditions.  You can do your part to help conserve water by following these five quick water-saving tips:
Watering Your Lawn - Don't water during the hottest part of the day.  Turn your sprinklers on at the very beginning of the day or the very end of the day to retain the most moisture.  The Ventura County heat can quickly evaporate water, leaving your plants and … (4 comments)

ventura realtors: Recycling Event in Ventura - 06/02/11 08:27 AM
The Westside Community Development Corporation, Volunteer Ventura! Program and Westside Community Council are sponsoring a recycling event in Ventura this Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 9am to noon.  If you have any e-waste or recyclable household materials that you need to get rid of, come to the corner of Kellogg Street and North Ventura Ave in Ventura's Westside community.  Items that will be collected at the event include:
Appliances Cell Phones Computers Furniture Metal Wood This event is not meant for household hazardous waste, however.  Items NOT accepted include:
Batteries Motor Oil Paint The local electronic waste management and IT asset recovery company … (0 comments)

ventura realtors: Volunteers Wanted at Ventura's Aquatic Center - 03/04/11 05:33 AM
If you are at least 12 years of age or have a group of kids ages 12 years and older and are looking for a fun way to help out your community, volunteers are wanted at Ventura's Aquatic Center.  Individuals as well as groups are welcome to sign up to help keep the Ventura Aquatic Center facilities clean by hosing the courtyard and deck and cleaning the handrails, tables, trash cans, guard towers and more.
Volunteers are needed for the first Saturday of each month to help maintain the facility from 9am to 11:30am.  If you are interested in having your child volunteer or wish … (0 comments)

ventura realtors: Ventura Market Place - 02/18/11 04:41 AM
Support local businesses by purchasing products made and grown exclusively by local vendors at the Ventura Market Place.  Held every Saturday and Sunday of the year from 8am to 3pm at the corner of Telegraph Road and Day Road in Ventura, the Ventura County Community College Market Place hosts more than 300 vendors offering:
Fresh Flowers Fresh Produce School/Office Supplies New/Used Tools New/Used Clothing Arts and Crafts Antiques/Collectibles And Much, Much More When you buy products locally, not only are you supporting the local Ventura economy, but you also help reduce our carbon footprint.  When items are produced and sold locally, less … (1 comments)

ventura realtors: Staging Your Ventura Home to Sell - 02/07/11 08:31 AM
Human beings tend to rely quite heavily on their senses.  Certain sights, smells or tastes can bring back pleasant childhood memories.  The same is true with home staging.  When it comes time to stage your Ventura home to sell, you may want to keep these five sense in mind.
Sight - Of course, you need to keep all rooms clean and clutter-free.  This means getting rid of personal photos, awards and children's artwork.  In their place, add simple, classic decor so that any potential buyers viewing your home can picture themselves living there.  If possible, rent a storage unit to keep any … (0 comments)

ventura realtors: Restaurant Week in Ventura - 11/05/10 12:14 PM
Restaurant Week in Ventura begins next Monday, November 7th and continues through Thursday, November 11th.  Approximately 30 local Ventura restaurants participate in Restaurant Week by providing a prepared, multi-course meal for a reasonable price (either $20 per person or $20 a couple, depending on the restaurant and meal).  This helps local residents and visitors get a taste of what different Ventura restaurants have to offer.  There are even specials at three local Ventura bars.
Restaurants Offering Meals for $20 Per Person:71 Palm - 71 N Palm St (805-653-7222)Aloha Steakhouse - 364 S California St (805-652-1799)Anacapa Brewing - 472 E Main St (805-643-2337)Andres … (1 comments)

ventura realtors: Halloween Happenings in Ventura - 10/22/10 11:23 AM
Looking for something to do this Halloween season besides the typical door-to-door trick-or-treating?  Here is a list of some of the Halloween happenings in Ventura through October 31st:
Today, October 22, 2010:Halloween Party - Camarillo YMCA (3111 Village at the Park Dr, Camarillo), 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Admission is FREE.  Come enjoy carnival games where you can win prizes, face painting, bounce houses, temporary tattoos, a cupcake walk and a costume contest for both kids AND adults.  Pizza, candy apples and water are available to purchase.  Proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit teen programs sponsored by Camarillo YMCA.
Boo … (1 comments)

ventura realtors: The Seaside Highland Games at the Ventura County Fairgrounds - 10/08/10 10:27 AM
This weekend, California Scotsmen rejoice!  The Seaside Highland Games come to the Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura) October 8-10, 2010.  Bagpipers will signal the beginning of each day's festivities that will include more pipers, drummer and Scottish/Celtic entertainment galore!
Tonight, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, the official kickoff begins at the Four Points with the Great Bagpipes of Scotland.  Come enjoy great Scottish music, food and entertainment to get ready for a jam-packed schedule of events on Saturday and Sunday.  Even though gates don't open until 9am on Saturday and Sunday, some competitions begin earlier.  Some of the events happening … (1 comments)

ventura realtors: Small Changes to Make Before Putting Your Home on the Market - 08/05/10 08:17 AM
Have you decided that you need to sell your Ventura home?  Do you need to downsize or have had a job change?  There are a few small changes to make before putting your home on the market:
Kitchens - This is still the area buyers consider most important in their home-buying decision.  By simply painting the walls and cabinets, you can make a room appear like it's been remodeled without spending a fortune.  Add new hardware (pulls and handles) to the cabinets and drawers as well for an updated look. Tile grout - Take a really close look at your tile floors, … (0 comments)

ventura realtors: Support Reading Programs for Kids in Ventura - 07/15/10 09:39 AM
Help support reading programs for kids in Ventura by coming out to the HP Wright Library in Ventura (57 Day Rd) on July 31, 2010 from 10am to 3pm.  The San Buenaventura Friends of the Library will be holding a Midsummer Book Sale to help raise money for their reading programs geared towards helping kids become more literate.  Located near Ventura College, Wright Library offers reserved free parking that will be strictly enforced at the event.
The Midsummer Book Sale will offer high quality used non-fiction and fiction books for sale.  Among the books available for sale are leather-bound classics, paperbacks, premium … (0 comments)

ventura realtors: Celebrate the 4th of July in Ventura - 07/02/10 04:17 AM
What are you doing this Sunday?  Come celebrate the 4th of July in Ventura.  If you're in downtown Ventura, you can take in the arts and crafts, food, live entertainment and kids' activities at the 30th Annual 4th of July Street Fair.  A Pushem-Pullem parade starts off the festivities at 10:30am at Cemetery Park and winds its way over to Plaza Park.  The parade consists of decorated wagons, strollers, bikes and any other wheeled, non-motorized object that can either be pushed or pulled.  The street fair itself takes place between 11am and 5pm.  Live enterainment includes the following performances:
California & Santa Clara … (0 comments)

ventura realtors: Free Concert in the Park Summer Series in Ventura - 06/17/10 07:37 AM
The first of the free "Concert in the Park" summer concerts in Ventura will take place on June 27th at Barranca Vista Park (7050 Ralston St, Ventura) at 4pm.  Just bring your family, friends, lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic (if you wish) and a love of music.  Held the last Sunday of the summer months, Ventura's "Concert in the Park" series starts off with a performance by the Ventura British Band.
The Ventura British Band is a bit different than its American counterpart.  Instead of trumpets and French horns, a British band uses cornets and alto horns.  This produces a much darker, richer … (0 comments)

ventura realtors: Cowboys and Heroes Rancho Jamboree in Ventura - 06/03/10 07:07 AM
This year's "Cowboys and Heroes Rancho Jamboree" in Ventura will be held on Saturday, June 12, at Olivas Adobe (4200 Olivas Park Drive) from 10am-6pm.  The Olivas Adobe will be transformed into a Chumash Village, a 'Cowboy College' for kids and a Rancho Courtyard where all attendees will be able to learn about the heritage of the Chumash natives as well as cowboy and Mexican heritage.  Attendees of the event will get to enjoy period entertainment, historic education, workshops and fun activities for all ages to enjoy.
Kids can earn their Cowboy College "diploma" by learning about roping, branding, blacksmithing, horsemanship, panning for gold … (0 comments)

ventura realtors: Ventura Beach Homeowners Get Help With Sand Buildup - 05/20/10 05:34 AM
Ventura beach homeowners will get help with sand buildup near their properties.  A settlement was made with the City of Ventura to allow homeowners along Pierpont Beach to remove the buildup of sand outside their homes using mechanical equipment and then split the costs of removal with the City of Ventura.  Since 1999, the City has been banned from using mechanical equipment by the Coastal Commission because it declared that the vegetative dunes along the beach are a "sensitive habitat".  The lack of maintenance of the sand dunes has caused the sand to build up so high, it has caused damage to some … (0 comments)

ventura realtors: Create a "Living Room" You Can Love Outside - 04/15/10 06:21 AM
If you're looking to create an outdoor space to entertain or just relax, you don't need alot of time or money.  Here are a few simple ways to create a "living room" you can love outside:
1. The Basic Structure.  Determine where you want to set up your outdoor living space.  Dig a foundation approximately 7 3/4' square.  Make sure to check the building codes in your area to make sure you aren't in violation.  Create the basic structure using 12 wooden stakes approximately 18" to 24" long.  The basic structure is simply the skeleton to build your room upon.
2. … (1 comments)

ventura realtors: Learn How to Compost at Free Workshop in Ventura - 03/18/10 06:32 AM
Being eco-friendly is important.  If you are interested in learning how to compost, you may want to attend a free workshop in Ventura on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1:30pm.  Composting allows you to use food and yard waste to create a nutrient-rich product to use on your home garden, reducing the amount of water you use as well as how much waste gets sent to local landfills.  The City of Ventura will be providing a hands-on workshop discussing how to create your own compost as well as vermiculture techniques (using worms to create compost).  Environmental experts will also be on hand at the Compost Workshop … (0 comments)

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