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Property Q&A in Newbury Park : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 20, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

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Sat Oct 4, 2014
tennismath asked:
This question was asked from this property:…
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
Barry Shapiro answered:
Built in 2010. If you see it as a rental and it sounds 'too good to be true' then we suggest you run (don''t walk) away as its a scam. Be careful out there!!
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Christy Waller answered:
There is no HOA fee. However, in a mobile home park there is a space fee which is you renting the space where the home sits. This includes basic cable and water and the activities in the park and a pool. Must be 55+ to live in Ventu Villas or Ventu Estates two parks owned by one owner and one manager. The best in this area. call me for other questions 310-435-5926 Christy ... more
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Tina Hare answered:
Via Lara is a street in a lovely planned community called Dos Vientos in Newbury Park. Check out my website for my information about what's available there. ... more
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Sun Aug 14, 2011
Barry Shapiro answered:
Oh, by the way, Google search this [ First Step Financial LLC (619) 550-3648 ] and see more properties in various COUNTIES they have "For Lease/No Credit Check" - until the DA closes them down. Good luck, Sunniejos. ... more
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Mon Aug 8, 2011
Barry Shapiro answered:
Hello Julie,

This is for a House Share / Roommate scenario. Listing says: "Master suite in beautiful 4 bedroom home with gorgeous pool and views, large family room and living room. Private suite is 13 x 14 and has double door entry into spacious and remodeled full bath with separate shower and bathtub, plus walk-in closet. This is a family home with a mature father, two teens, two dogs and a cat. No smoking, drinking, or drugs allowed due to children living in house. Prefer a mature female tenant. " I hope this helps! Good luck... ... more
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Tue Apr 19, 2011
Ted Mackel answered:
This property is not for sale, it is in Pre-foreclosure. The amount in default is the 3rd deed of trust. If the 3rd decides to foreclose, they will still be responsible to payoff the 1st and the 2nd. The Sale has been postponed a few times as the original. NOD was filed back in August 2010. If this goes to auction at the county the lucky winning bidder will get to payoff all lien holders ahead of the 3rd. ... more
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Fri Nov 5, 2010
Joe Nernberg answered:
Uh... what Ted said. Ted Mackel's post is right on and I have nothing to add except that anything that needs a permit now must comply with 2010 building codes regardless of when the add-on was built. Darn that Ted! ... more
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
Heidi Golff answered:
??? Go figure. I have had excellent customer service from Trulia; they will fix it for you if you are unable to fix it yourself. If you had a different company such as the VC Star input your listing, they may be the ones who have to fix it but my experience has been that I can do most anything I need to do in Trulia on my own. Go into "my listings" and update it but "resubmit" or "edit". ... more
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Mon Sep 6, 2010
Barry Shapiro answered:
Hello Patty,
The mobile home you are inquiring about (listed at $79,900) has an accepted offer after only 25 days on the market. This Vallecito Mobile Home Park beauty is ideal for living the senior lifestyle in Newbury Park. Space rent is $500-550./month. Since the manufacture date is 1975, you would not be able to place this unit into an available space in another park, but you could replace it with a newer model home with modern amenities. There are several mobile homes in Camarillo that are priced under $50K, or we can assist you in locating the home of your dreams throughout the wonderful County of Ventura: Good luck in your home search -- having all cash available gives you quite a bit of negotiation power. ... more
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Mon Apr 26, 2010
Barry Shapiro answered:
Hi Shannon,

Yes it is available and YES pets are okay. Here's the link from the MLS showing status and details, plus more pictures:

Check out our website and call Shannon (by coincidence!) if you'd like to preview the property.
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Wed Sep 30, 2009
Ted Mackel answered:

The merger is a very good thing for Real Estate in the East County.
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Wed Jan 7, 2009
Barry Shapiro answered:
Hi Deborah,

I went out to preview the REO property next door, at 527 Citation Way this afternoon. I was talking to a nearby neighbor that gave me "the scoop" on the issues you are addressing. Apparently, the Builder offered nearby homeowners either $20K in cash or, instead, they would reinforce the earth by whatever means and file the permits. In your case, you could do some research to determine if the property at 527 or 505 had the work done. There was a swimming pool started in the rear of the property as well.

I have an all-cash investor that happens to be a contractor, interested in purchasing this property. If you are a serious end-point Buyer looking for a great deal, please contact me, so maybe we can work out a mutually beneficial arrangement. My investor will customize the inside for you, and even deal with the land settling issues.

The proposed pool was started on Flood Control easement property, so more research needs to be done on that issue as well. The property has been listed as an REO for almost 2 months now... Here's the City of TO Building Div. 3-page Report on this property:

See all listings and market trends at our website:

And here's the MLS Detail Report with photos:
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Sun Dec 28, 2008
Barry Shapiro answered:
Hi Kim,

This property currently has an accepted offer on it. It is likely to be in Escrow. If you'd like to write a "Back-Up" offer, it can all be done via email/fax.

172 Canyon Rd, Newbury Park, CA 91320 * Contingent-Back up (12/18/08) DOM/CDOM: 51/51

I have included the MLS print-out for your edification as well. Are you interested in similar types of real estate opportunities in the future? Thank you and have a wonderful New Year!
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Sun Dec 14, 2008
Barry Shapiro answered:
Hi Kim,

The property at 172 Canyon Rd. is an REO. After doing some research for you, I come away with TWO major concerns on your behalf:

1) There is supposed to be TWO lots sold together with this property, totalling 11000 sf. I can check with my Title Company in the morning to find out more pertinent information. Agent Remarks from a previous SOLD listing state: This Is Two Lots Sold Together. Second Lot Is Apn 673-0-030-390. Total Lot Size Is 11,000 Sq. Ft. Be Careful Of The Steps To Back Yard On Right Side Off House. Please Access The Backyard Through The House.

2) I watch Market Trends very closely, and I care a lot about the price my Buyers pay in today's declining housing market. Generally speaking, homes are selling today for the same prices we last saw in 2003. THIS property SOLD in January '03 for $394,000 -- not really close to the $460K list price of today.

So, moving forward, I would pay careful attention to these 2 issues, and there may be even more (permits, ground settling, etc). Apparently, there is a cool seasonal stream that runs through the back of the lot. I would be happy to do even more research on your behalf, and provide data to my claims. I have a lot listed for sale, nearby. Go to: to see pictures and a map of the area...

Here's a Market Snapshot for similar neighborhood sales and listings:

Plus, I have attached an MLS Client Detail Report for the current listing, PLUS the one (SOLD) from '03:

And, good luck in your home search!
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Wed Oct 22, 2008
Barry Shapiro answered:
Hi Harrie,

Bonnie is right about this property also being an REO (real estate owned by the bank). Here's the public County Records for this custom pool home on a 11,552 sf lot:

County Records For Property Located At:
246 Acacia Ln
Newbury Park, CA 91320-4703
Ventura County
Owner Info:
Owner Name: Us Bank Na Series 2004-Wmc3 Annual Tax: $9,848
Tax Billing Address: N/Avail County Use Code: Custom Single Fam Res
Recording Date: 08/17/2004 Universal Land Use: SFR
Location Info:
School District: Conejo Vly Timber Ba Flood Zone Panel: 0604130945B
Subdivision: 4960 Panel Date: 10/31/1985
Census Tract: 59.11 Flood Zone Code: C
Tract Number: 4960 Zoning: R-E
Carrier Route: C019 Map Page/Grid: 556-C2
Tax Info:
Tax ID: 673-0-080-655 Total Assessment: $825,000
Tax Year: 2007 % Improv: 40%
Annual Tax: $9,848 Tax Area: 89006
Assessment Year: 2008 Legal Description: 496000ref: 133mr 64 Lot 1 Map C2 556
Land Assessment: $495,000 Lot Number: 1
Improved Assessment: $330,000
Lot Sq Ft: 11552 Fireplaces: 1
Lot Acres: .2652 Porch: Porch
Building Sq Ft: 3,416 Patio Type: Balcony
Ground Floor Area: 1515 Garage Type: Garage
2nd Floor Area: 1901 Garage Sq Ft: 804
Gross Bldg Area: 3,416 Pool: Pool
Stories: 2 Pool Size: 634
Total Rooms: 11 Year Built: 1999
Bedrooms: 6 Other Rooms: Ba, Dining Room, Utility Room, Z
Total Baths: 3 Porch 1 Area: 393
Full Baths: 3
Last Market Sale:
Recording Date: 08/17/2004 Deed Type: Grant Deed
Settle Date: 07/14/2004 Owner Name: Us Bank Na Series 2004-Wmc3
Sale Price: $915,000
Document No: 225307 Price Per Sq Ft: $267.86
Sales History:
Recording Date: 06/11/2008 08/17/2004 08/17/2004 05/26/1999
Sale Price: $682,921 $915,000 $404,000
Nominal: Y
Buyer Name: Us Bank Na Series 2004-Wmc3
Seller Name: Td Service Co
Document No: 91794 225308 225307 101953
Document Type: Trustee's Deed Interspousal Deed Grant Deed Corporation Grant Deed
Mortgage History:
Mortgage Date: 01/19/2007 06/29/2006 12/15/2005
Mortgage Amt: $280,000 $250,000 $210,000
Mortgage Lender: National Cty Bk Countrywide Bk Secured Bankers Mtg Co

I have a ready-to-build vacant lot listed for sale nearby, at Hemlock and Heavenly Valley Rd. -- see details on the view parcel at the link shown below.
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