Since the Las Posadas tract of homes is located in Santa Paula, it is considered less desirable than living in the nearby cities of Ventura or Oxnard, for instance. If you already live in Santa Paula, you are familiar with the rural feel of the community. There are 3 active listings in the cul-de-sac complex, which was built in 1989-1990. The only listing NOT a short sale is the one on 1047 Corte Mira Flores. HOAs run just over $100/mo. and you should call the management company to see if there is any pending litigation, etc. You can reach CPM at 987-8945. The last property SOLD on 4/4/08 at 234 Corte Linda (3+2, 1433 sf). Good luck in your home search.
Years ago when I wanted to move to Ventura (probably almost 10 years ago) we considered Santa Paula because we wanted more land that we could afford in Ventura.My husband and I met a couple who raved about living there. When we drove around, the homes all seemed smaller and older with small lot sizes. Sounds like you are looking at a new development. Just be careful I recently spoke to someone who purchased in the new townhomes just off of Wells Rd. Within months of her purchase, she received notifciation that the builder was filing for bankruptcy and the promises for the rest of the developments build out are uncertain. You may do well to get an area Realtor to help you with your decision they may have advice and resources that on your own, you wouldnt know. Research and make sure you are dealing with a full time, knowledgeable professional. Good luck!
I was wondering when you spoke about land, if that meant a home on a nice size lot, or purchsing a home on numerous acres? As a suggestion, maybe you should consider taking a nickel tour with a local Realtor of the various areas, say for example, Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Fillmore and even the Valencia area (very desirable area) which includes Castaic etc. Some agents like myself work both the Ventura and Santa Clarita (Valencia) real estate boards. This way you can discuss the areas, and maybe peek at a home or two, to weigh some differences.
In addition, I recently sold a property in Santa Paula and Piru, and both of these were tough sales.
Hope this helps and best of luck!