You should look at the apartments next to The Collection shopping center in the Oxnard/Riverpark area. It is just one exit down from Ventura but has lots of things to do in walking distance. If you want to stay in Ventura then you want to look at midtown. East Ventura is residential/family areas. They are nice but they are quiet and they don't get the nice cool ocean breeze.... more
I personally would recommend a home in an established neighborhood, in the better school district - with a more favorable teacher to student ratio. Cul-de-sac's are always great for small children... Have you considered a home above Foothill Road? Perhaps in the Skyline Estates tract? The homes above Foothill have views, long-time owners, larger lots, more privacy than new construction homes, and fantastic re-sale value. Ohh yeah, and the best school district..... more
Very few opportunities doing rent vs own. I have lenders that if you qualify that can get you into a purchase for as little as 1/2 percent down. Visit PropertiesinVentura.com for more information or contact me direct.
Keller Williams Realty
Just wanted to chime in again to say thanks to everyone for the responses.
My wife and I would also like to especially thank Ariel and Karen Palmieri for showing us around the area. Great communication, great knowledge, very professional and a great read on what Jess and I are looking for. Those were truly some fabulous listings and we look forward to working with you guys again soon!
Make sure you work with an agent that truly works land. Buying land is complex and is not for everyone. Buyers must do their due diligence and just this is quite a learning curve. Then there is far more work to do and things do change at times that affect a land purchase and build plan.
If this is for you, then enjoy the ride. If not, keep in mind some land is priced low right now and is a good buy and hold property for the portfolio, but you still have to perform lots of buyer's due diligence for any land purchase.
Best of luck from some one who has stood in lines at the county, bought vacant land and built.
TV-Tracy Van De Mark
Keller Williams Realty
Ventura County has many good areas. I am a fan of Westlake/Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park.All are very family and school oriented. Plus they are a reasonable commute to Simi Valley.
If you want help looking in these areas I would be happy to help.... more
Thank you, Robyn, for the correspondence we have between each other. (For those who are new to this thread, please read previous correspondence). This note is to let you know that I have not forgotten about you. Let's stay in touch!... more