Ventura County

Ventura County

Thousand Oaks

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Thousand Oaks, California is a master planned community located in the Conejo Valley, 39 miles northwest of Los Angeles, and about 12 miles east of the beaches. It was incorporated in 1964. This City gets its name from the hundreds and hundreds of old oak trees growing along the rivers and creeks meandering through the valley on their way to the blue Pacific.

You will find many new home developments, modern schools and parks, commercial centers, business and industrial parks, recreational centers, banks and financial offices, sports fields and transportation centers incorporated into its master plan. The city offers all the modern amenities and conveniences of the big city, yet retains its rural atmosphere and small town feel and family friendly environment. It has large shopping malls, many movie theatres, an active Civic Arts center and consistently ranks as the first or second safest large city in the United States.

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,459 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,509 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,998 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,200 sqft
  3. 5 beds, 10 baths
    Home size: 9,677 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.10 ac
  4. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,624 sq ft
  5. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,841 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,685 sqft
  6. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 896 sq ft
    Lot size: 34,200 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,413 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,400 sqft
  8. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 514 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,612 sqft
  9. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 965 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,048 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,243 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,410 sqft

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Living in Thousand Oaks you are within easy driving distance of the beaches at Malibu and the beaches of Ventura County, the Channel Islands, a multitude of lakes and water activities, the winter sports in the local Southern California Mountains, at Big Bear or Mountain High, which are about 90 miles away. Along the coast are boating and fishing options, surfing and all types of water sports. This is Southern California and there is well over 320 days of sunshine every year. Thousand Oaks is home to more than 15,000 acres of public open space with 75 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails, and is next door to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area.

The residential options are many including wonderful traditional type neighborhoods with single family homes on large lots, estate style homes, hillside homes, gated golf course homes, condo and town home complexes and apartments. In the surrounding hills and valleys are small ranches and farms, orchards and horse ranches. Buildable land parcels are available also and at great bargain prices.

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Santa Cruz Island, Our Backdoor Neighbor

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channell=The residents of Southern California and especially the people who live in Ventura County are lucky to have a famous Channel Islands National Park just a few miles offshore. This unique Park is made up of the several offshore islands, off the coast of Southern California.

California’s Channel Islands are often called “the Galapagos Islands of North America” due to their unique and diverse array of plants and animals, 145 of which are found nowhere else on earth.

Close to the mainland yet worlds apart, Santa Cruz Island is home to plants and animals that are found nowhere else on earth. Like the Galapagos Islands of South America, these Islands exist in isolation, allowing evolution to proceed independently, fostering the development of 145 endemic or unique species. Santa Cruz Island is an example and is host to 70 of these endemic species. Some, like the island scrub jay and the Santa Cruz Island silver lotus, are found only on Santa Cruz Island. Ongoing research on this Island and the others is paving the way to a long term better environment for the creatures and plants of the islands and for the residents and visitors to the islands in the future. Santa Cruz Island, Our backdoor neighbor

Close to the mainland yet worlds apart, this  Island is home to plants and animals that are found nowhere else on earth. Like the Galapagos Islands of South America, they exist in isolation, allowing evolution to proceed independently, fostering the development of 145 endemic or unique species. Santa Cruz Island is an example and is host to 70 of these endemic species. Some, like the island scrub jay and the silver lotus, are found only here. Ongoing research is paving the way to a long term better environment for the creatures and plants of the islands and for the residents and visitors to the islands in the future.

6 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR REALTOR

It seems like it is getting harder and harder to find a qualified and professional real estate person to help a buyer or seller get through the complicated process.
A good real estate agent can be of much help to buyers and sellers and can bring valuable experience, local knowledge, and can bring negotiating skills to the table, all of which can save you much time and trouble, money and wasted effort. No two agents act alike so you must vet a real estate agent on their skills, experience and if you think you can have a good rapport during the negotiations and before signing any contract or agreements.

HERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS THAT SHOULD HELP YOU DECIDE WHETHER YOU HAVE FOUND THE AGENT THAT IS BEST FOR YOU:

*Does the agent work full time or just part time in real estate?
*What kind of real estate license do they have?
*Is the license in good standing?
*How long have you been in the real estate business?
*How many buyers and sellers do you currently represent?
*What kind of technology will you use to help me buy/sell my home?

Many buyers and sellers choose to not use an agent, but most people use a real estate agent to help guide them through the process. Choosing a real estate professional is an important step in the home buying/selling process. It pays to ask questions to ensure that you find the most qualified agent and one with whom you’ll be able to work well.

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,241 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,544 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 3
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,057 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 6
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,178 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,305 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 14
  4. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 777 sq ft
    Lot size: 856 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 16
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,110 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,453 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 22
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,928 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,222 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 23
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,026 sq ft
    Lot size: 955 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Days on market: 23
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,073 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 32
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,479 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,062 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 37
  10. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,963 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,602 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 38
  11. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,123 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,567 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 39
  12. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,556 sq ft
    Lot size: 830 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 44
  13. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 777 sq ft
    Lot size: 858 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 45
  14. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,178 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,305 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 50
  15. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,027 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,305 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 54
  16. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 777 sq ft
    Lot size: 853 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 62
  17. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,104 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 70
  18. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,052 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,038 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 73
  19. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,487 sq ft
    Lot size: 617 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Days on market: 74
  20. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 810 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,612 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 74
  21. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,919 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 87
  22. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,146 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 91
  23. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,212 sq ft
    Lot size: 740 sqft
    Year built: 1983
    Days on market: 91
  24. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,190 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,919 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 95
  25. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 882 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Days on market: 100

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(all data current as of 11/24/2017)

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Port Hueneme

Port Hueneme is surrounded by Oxnard,  the Naval Base Ventura County and the Santa Barbara Channel. It has a south-facing sand beach and is known for great surfing.  The beach area is small but stretches to the east and boasts a great wood fishing pier. The beach area also features picnic tables and barbecue grills. The Hueneme Beach Park is the pride of Port Hueneme. This 50-acre park offers:

  •     Numerous picnic tables and barbecue pits
  •     Walking paths between the flag plazas, gazebo, and lighthouse
  •     The stately Alaska Air Flight 261 memorial sundial
  •     A 24-hour fishing pier
  •     Sand volleyball courts
  •     Surfside Seafood snack bar
  •     Lifeguard protection and a Junior Lifeguard Program in the summer.

The Port itself is the only deep water harbor between San Pedro and the San Francisco Bay area. It is the U.S. Port of Entry for the California central coast region. It also serves International businesses and ocean carriers from the Pacific Rim and Europe. This harbor ranks among the top seaports in California and employs hundreds of Oxnard residents along with many in Ventura County.

There are approximately 22,000 that enjoy beautiful seaside homes and condominiums at affordable prices. Listed below are many of the condominuiums complexes with great features, including senior housing:
    Anacapa View is a gated condominium community. The residents have wonderful views of the ocean and they are situated by the sea. This well established community of condos was built in 1974. Most units have been nicely renovated. The complex is near a Park, schools and stores.

    Beachport Villa Town Homes were built in 1988. The complex is near a park, schools and stores. Within walking distance to the Beach or adjacent Park.

    Port of HuenemeSurfside I Condominiums are a 206 Condominium complex that is on the South facing Hueneme Beach. Built in 1973 and very well maintained, it has all the amenities and is near a park, schools and stores.

    Surfside II Condominiums all have a white water view and unobstructed view from the Port Hueneme Harbor to Point Magoo. Along with the island of Anacapa. This is the complex to choose if you want a beautiful view of the ocean.

    Surfside III condominium complex is a three story building, with numerous one story condos on each floor. Many of the units have an ocean view. All the condos are in an easy walking distance of the beach. These are great condos for your weekend getaways.

  1. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 942 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,305 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,237 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,483 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,041 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,048 sqft
  4. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 892 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,048 sqft
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,257 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,048 sqft
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,306 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,048 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,196 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,612 sqft
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 933 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,305 sqft
  9. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,185 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,919 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,442 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,948 sqft

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(all data current as of 11/24/2017)

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    Surfside IV Town Homes, is the last in a series of the six beach area complexes in Port Hueneme offer larger floor plans

    Channel Islands Waterfront Homes (Condos) is located on the west side of the “peninsula” This peninsula is actually an island in the middle of the Channel Islands Harbor.

    This Condo complex is one of the largest (700+) Senior Retirement (55 years and older) developments in the area. It is located is the City of Port Hueneme.

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Housing Prices Hit New High in March

Prices of new homes nationall are increasing sharply this year. The U.S. Department of Commerce revealed the median price nationwide for new homes was $290,000 in March, which is an 11.2 percent jump between February and March of 2014.

Housing Expert Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The Association of Mortgage Professionals), attributes the rising prices to the low supply. “Housing inventory remains at a historically low number. Slowly we’re seeing more houses on the market, but as of now it’s still a low supply compared to the past,” says Frommeyer. “With fewer houses on the market, sellers can keep their prices high as the demand is still there.”

In addition, more lenders are easing restrictions in an attempt to encourage buyers even though prices remain high. “The buying landscape is changing and lenders are starting to accept lower credit scores with reduced down-payment requirements.

It’s a way to encourage house and mortgage sales and help continue the housing recovery,” continues Frommeyer. Housing Prices Hit New High in March Supply Decreases, Prices Rise   The U.S. Department of Commerce revealed the median price for new homes was $290,000 in March, which is an 11.2 percent jump between February and March of 2014.

Housing Expert Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The Association of Mortgage Professionals), attributes the rising prices to the low supply. “Housing inventory remains at a historically low number. Slowly we’re seeing more houses on the market, but as of now it’s still a low supply compared to the past,” says Frommeyer. “With fewer houses on the market, sellers can keep their prices high as the demand is still there.”

In addition, more lenders are easing restrictions in an attempt to encourage buyers even though prices remain high. “The buying landscape is changing and lenders are starting to accept lower credit scores with reduced down-payment requirements. It’s a way to encourage house and mortgage sales and help continue the housing recovery,” continues Frommeyer.

Recent housing numbers have revealed that while sales numbers have not been high, prices of new homes are increasing sharply. The U.S. Department of Commerce revealed the median price for new homes was $290,000 in March, which is an 11.2 percent jump between February and March of 2014. Housing Expert Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The Association of Mortgage Professionals), attributes the rising prices to the low supply. “Housing inventory remains at a historically low number. Slowly we’re seeing more houses on the market, but as of now it’s still a low supply compared to the past,” says Frommeyer. “With fewer houses on the market, sellers can keep their prices high as the demand is still there.”

In addition, more lenders are easing restrictions in an attempt to encourage buyers even though prices remain high. “The buying landscape is changing and lenders are starting to accept lower credit scores with reduced down-payment requirements. It’s a way to encourage house and mortgage sales and help continue the housing recovery,” continues Frommeyer.

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Oxnard Largest City in Ventura County


The growing city of Oxnard is the largest and populous city in Ventura County, sitting on the coast about 35 miles west of Los Angeles and is considered a part of the greater Los Angeles area. Oxnard has a dynamic and diverse economy that is driven by manufacturing, defense, agriculture, tourism and the U.S. Navy. It is one of the cities that occupy what is known as the Oxnard Plain, one of the most fertile areas in the world. Strawberries and beans are two of it’s most famous crops. The town  supplies about one third of the State’s annual strawberry volume. It also  has over 20 miles of scenic and uncrowded beaches sitting on its coastline.

The Channel Islands Harbor is located on the south shore of the town , and is nicknamed: “Gateway to the Channel Islands” because of the high number of vessels that sail to the islands out of the harbor.

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The tall ship Irving Johnson lies hard aground, only yards from shore, near the entrance to Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, California, March 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oxnard has numerous companies and large corporations that employ thousands and thousands of Southern Californians. Hass Automation, Seminis, Raypak, Drum Workshop, Borla Performance, Boss Audio and Robbins Auto Tops, Procter and Gamble and Sysco are just a few of the biggest operations.

  1. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,621 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,840 sqft
    Year built: 1993
    Days on market: 397
  2. 5 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 5,671 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,840 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Days on market: 199
  3. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 4,649 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,140 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Days on market: 17
  4. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,209 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,204 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 309
  5. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 23
  6. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,413 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,624 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 35
  7. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,322 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,624 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 325
  8. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,624 sqft
    Year built: 1959
    Days on market: 93
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,121 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,306 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Days on market: 326
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,837 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,999 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Days on market: 213
  11. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,837 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,999 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Days on market: 246
  12. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,148 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,549 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 23
  13. 4 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,420 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,699 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 6
  14. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 2,208 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,624 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Days on market: 62
  15. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,208 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,624 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Days on market: 62

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Piru

Piru MansionThe small, rural unincorporated community of Piru, California is located in the Santa Clara Valley between the town of Fillmore and the Los Angeles county line. The community is located in the eastern area of Ventura County east of the Pacific Ocean and west of the hills and valleys of Santa Clarita Valley, in the Las Padres National Forest.

  1. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,226 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,999 sqft

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This is primarily an agricultural area consisting of orange and lemon orchards. It is filled with old country dirt roads lined with old oak trees meandering through the area. The small downtown area of Piru has recently been modernized. Many old historic mansions are dotted throughout the town.

This is the gateway to Lake Piru, a popular recreational destination for the people of Ventura County and Los Angeles County. It offers boating, swimming and fishing options with adjoining camping, hiking trails, biking trails and horseback riding. The area is popular for the film making studios in Hollywood with many films being shot here like Murder She Wrote and A Star is Born and many others.

There are wonderful traditional single family homes, larger executive style single family homes, small and large farms and ranches and a diverse selection of buildable lots and acreage available for sale in and all around Piru.

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VENTURA COUNTY BEACHES

Some of the cleanest and finest beaches to be found anywhere in California or the nation are in Ventura County, on the coast just north of Los Angeles and south of Santa Barbara.
Whether you are into surfing, fishing, laying in the sun, camping for the weekend, or whatever, Ventura County has the best beaches to do any of these things. The beaches are un-crowded, clean and naturally inviting. Now that summer is here, the time to really enjoy these beaches is right now.

The following is just a few of the more popular beaches along the coast in Ventura County:
Rincon Point-Rincon Point is located just south of the Santa Barbara county line and is rated as one of the very top surfing places in the world. There is no cost to use the beach here.
Hobson Beach Campground-31 camping sites, 10 with full hookups, cheap prices
Rincon Beach Parkway-one of the most favorable beach camping sites
Faria Beach & Campground-located seven miles south of Ventura, managed much like Hobson Beach Campground
Solimar Beach & South along Old Rincon Highway-The waves are mild and family friendly and the surf is good for beginning surfers. Very popular and sometimes hard to find a parking place, but if you want to catch a view of the Pacific sunset, this is the place to do it.
Emma Wood State Beach-Beautiful day use only beach for children and family. Just east of the campground is the mouth of the Ventura River where it empties into the Pacific Ocean.
Surfers Point and Ventura Beach-This beach is where there is all year surfing and lots of surfers every day.
Other popular beaches with easy access- San Buena Ventura State Beach (entrance at San Pedro St.)
Pierpont Beach at Seaward Village
Marina Park
Harbors Cove Beach
Surfers Knoll
McGrath State Beach

These are the greatest beaches in Southern California. One visit and you will be hooked for good!!

Ventura Marina Today and Yesterday

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#TBT Bird’s-eye view of the Ventura Marina after 1961, long before the Seaward and Harbor areas were developed.

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Find a Diverse Selection of Homes in Camarillo

Spanish Hills Country Club, Camarillo, Califor...

Spanish Hills Country Club, Camarillo, California golf course (Photo credit: danperry.com)

Camarillo, California is the 4th largest city in Ventura County. The city has a great location being about halfway between Los Angele and Santa Barbara and just a few miles inland from the coast.

Be sure and check out the  diverse selection of homes in Camarillo that fit the affordable budget all the way up to high-end expensive, excellent schools and colleges, great weather, low crime, thriving businesses and offers a mix of both rural and suburban lifestyles.

The recreational options in Camarillo are unmatched anywhere. Clean beaches, swimming, miles of hiking and biking trails, surfing, boating, camping, horseback riding, sailing, tennis and golfing are all available close by. There are numerous restaurants locally and plenty of entertainment options, both in Camarillo and in near-by communities.

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