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Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Is there any beach "fog" on a regular basis?
Hi Guy,

This is an excellent question. Generally, the answer would be 'yes' - especially in the morning hours until the marine layer dissipates from the sun. Check out thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 93003
Todd McGregor, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Todd McGregor answered:
I am the trustee of 1582 Brodiea Ave., Ventura,CA. On your Web page it is listed incorrectly as 1482.And the price is 679,00 NOT 729,00 !!
It looks like there two separate page views. The link below is for the correct listing.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 19, 2010 Home Selling in Ventura
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Looking for my sis - How does a Senior citizen out of state with pets, on a fixed income find an affordable home in Ventura - has to be very low price
Hi Cookie,

I have three suggestions. One is to rent inside Leisure Village (see link below). Rentals inside Leisure Village currently range between $1150/month to $1850/month assum ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 6, 2010 Home Buying in Ventura
Joseph Domino, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Joseph Domino answered:
I have an offer on a condo in Harbor Village I have 25% down and want to use it as a rental. Been everywhere can't get a loan as they are not
Yes, this is an issue. It is very difficult to get a second home or investment loan on a condo these days.

Maybe one of our LOs will chime in here. I am sure somebody has a private ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 23, 2010 Home Buying in Ventura
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
ventura county rural area are there usda zero down options available for financing
Hello again Gayle,

This is an excellent question.

The USDA Guaranteed Home Mortgage Loans are the most common type of USDA Loan in California and allow for higher income limits an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 19, 2010 Financing in Ventura
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
If client signs contract to purchase "as is," can he ask for repairs?
He can ask...........but the answer will more than likely be no.

Does the contract give the buyer the right to walk away after the home inspection if they are not satisfied with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2011 Home Buying in 93003
Hope Goss, Real Estate Pro in Ventura, CA
Hope Goss answered:
what are the RE taxes, fees, etc. for the Homes in Ventura? Lehigh & Brookshire streets, in particular. Thank you
The taxes in Ventura are approximately 1.25% of the assessed value.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 20, 2010 Foreclosure in Ventura
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Are there any condos on Harbor that can be purchased anyway but cash???? Are there any that have less than 50% non owner units?
Hi Seamu,
I should have a completely renovated detached 2-story house in Hollywood Beach for sale in the beginning of the year in the lower 4's. Depending on your price point, it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 5, 2009 Home Buying in Ventura
Heidi Golff, Real Estate Pro in Ventura County, CA
Heidi Golff answered:
I am an agent in Los Angeles, looking for a well qualified buyer agent in Ventura for a family member. They need to buy within 30 days. Help please.
Please feel free to go to my site, www.heidigolff.com to check out my qualifications.

I would love to help your family members into home ownership. Buying within the next 30 days is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 15, 2011 Home Buying in Ventura
Kyle, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Kyle answered:
Looking to refinance to a lower interest rate and seeing if there are options available...
What is your home worth approx and what is your currect loan rates? I would need to know that to give you a quote....
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 31, 2009 Financing in Ventura
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
I am thinking of buying investment property in the ventura area.good idea or not?
Hello Tuffy,

This is an excellent question. One that could determine how many choices you have when you approach the retirement years. My wife and I purchased our own home in 1986, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2009 Home Buying in Ventura
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
i don't have a good credit. but i always pay on time in my apartment i am a good renter. do you think I can?
Hi Anne,
I think the question you might want to be asking is whether the mobile home qualifies for financing, which is, at best, difficult nowadays. Age of the mobile home (date of ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2009 Home Buying in Ventura
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
Are there any REO agents for Ventura city? Please contact me. Thank you!
Hello Suraimcfly,

There are currently 10 active REOs on the market in Ventura. I am not too sure why you would want to limit your selection of a possible home, as the inventory leve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 3, 2009 Home Buying in Ventura
Cami Pinsak, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Cami Pinsak answered:
What are the schools for Kalorama St. in Ventura? How does Mound compare to Poinsetta.?
Hi Suraimcfly,
While realtors are not supposed to steer you towards one area or another, a great resource for you would be the Ventura Unified School Districts web site: www.venturau ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 28, 2009 Home Buying in Ventura
Dana Schuster, Real Estate Pro in 70458
Dana Schuster answered:
There is a foreclosed home in Mission Plaza listed for $24,637 on Realty Trak. Does this mean there is only?
if you will provide the address i am sure someone will be able to give you some information.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 16, 2009 Home Buying in Ventura
Krisili & Je…, Real Estate Pro in Ventura, CA
Krisili & Jeff Ward answered:
I am selling a home in Ventura..We were asking 359 got an offer for 325 countered and agreed on 335..however
Great question. Banks base their financial guidelines off the lower of the Appraised Value or Contract Price.

In the case where someone wants to pay $350k for a home that appraises ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 28, 2009 Home Selling in Ventura
Heidi Golff, Real Estate Pro in Ventura County, CA
Heidi Golff answered:
when will 570 south brent street have an open house? i am interested in this property
Hello,

This property as already found a buyer and is pending the close of escrow. As you can see, it is better not to wait for open houses. If you would like to let me what you are l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 25, 2009 Home Buying in Ventura
Barry Shapiro, Real Estate Pro in Camarillo, CA
Barry Shapiro answered:
We made an offer on a REO a week ago and today the MLS lists it at a lower price than we offered. what up?
Justin,

You should have received a verbal or written counter-offer to your offer. If you are qualifying to purchase via FHA or VA and the property does not qualify for this type of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 15, 2009 Home Buying in Ventura
Deidra Licata, Real Estate Pro in 93003
Deidra Licata answered:
We have a home in Nashville to unload before we can buy in California. What we would like to find is a?
The Beach locations in both Oxnard and Ventura are great places to live! The property values have remained stable in a tough Real Estate market. People drive through here and think it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 23, 2009 Home Buying in Ventura
Heidi Golff, Real Estate Pro in Ventura County, CA
Heidi Golff answered:
Thanks for the sound advice. We'll get in touch with a broker and see if we can get pre-qualified.
Just a quick note to say that I hope you, your loved ones, and your property survived the floods.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 23, 2010 Home Buying in Ventura
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