Sunday, July 30, 2006

Open House on Fridays Best Buy!

4916 Perry Way - a 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home listed for $459,000 - will be open today from 1 -4 pm for your viewing. Come by and say "Hi!".

Lorraine

Open House Today 1 - 3pm

Just listed this week!
3 Bedroom Townhome with attached garage and yard area. Please stop by our first open house today! 1541 Raccoon Court Ventura, CA 409,900

More Pictures and Info on this home and other homes in Ventura County at:

www.HopeGoss.com

Friday, July 28, 2006

Friday Best Buy!


$459,000

Needs a little fixing and a little cleaning up, but this is an awesome price!

More information and pictures at:
www.HopeGoss.com

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Mobile Homes as an Alternative

Today's Ventura County Star (on page D1) has an article about Mobile Homes (or Manufactured Homes as they are now being called) being an alternative to the traditional "stick-built" single-family home that is out of most people's price range. According to today's paper the median price in Ventura for an existing home is $707,690. Mobile Homes - even brand new - are only going for $200,000 to $300,000 in Ventura County unless they are right by the beach! So - why not look at the affordable alternative - mobile homes? Give me a call for more information on these interesting homes.

Lorraine
(805) 901-8805
Visit me on my web site at VenturaRealEstate24-7.com

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Want To Keep Your Tax Base When You Move? Over 55?

I recently got a phone call about this subject, and it reminded me what an advantage it can be for certain situations. Proposition 60, provides for the transfer of property tax base for senior citizens. Maybe their home is more than one level and the stairs are getting difficult, or maybe the yard is too much upkeep, or maybe they just want to be closer to the grandkids!

REQUIREMENTS
On November 4, 1986, the voters of California passed Proposition 60 to provide to qualified homeowners the transfer of the base-year value of their principal residence to a replacement dwelling located in the same county, under certain circumstances. The requirements for this exclusion are as follows:
1. At the date of transfer of the original property, the transferor (seller) must be at least 55 years of age. (If married, only one spouse must be at least 55, but must reside in the residence; if co-owners, only one co-owner must be at least 55 and must reside in the residence.)
2. The replacement property must be purchased or newly constructed on or after November 5, 1986. The replacement residence must be purchased or newly constructed within 2 years before or after the sale of the original residence.
3. The sale of the original residence must qualify for reassessment as the result of its transfer.
4. The principal claimant must have been (1) receiving, or eligible for, a Homeowner's Exemption or (2) have been receiving a Disabled Veteran's Exemption on the original and replacement residences.
5. The replacement residence must be "equal to or lesser" in market value than the original residence. In general, "equal or lesser" than market value of a replacement dwelling has been defined as: 100% of market value of original property as of its date of sale if a replacement dwelling is purchased before an original property is sold; 105% of market value of original property as of its date of sale if a replacement dwelling is purchased the same day or within one year after the sale of an original property; 110% of market value of original property as of its date of sale if a replacement dwelling is purchased within two years after the sale of an original property.
6. The claimant and/or claimant's spouse can only be granted relief under this section once. The disclosure of social security numbers by all applicants is required. They are used by the assessor to verify the eligibility of persons claiming this exemption and by the State to prevent multiple claims in different counties. This claim is not open to public inspection.
This is me talking again. This tax benefit can be used within Ventura County, or with Prop 90, it can be transferred between participating counties. More on that soon!
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Friday, July 21, 2006

Friday Best Buy!

Ventura hillside home with more than 2400 square feet with a large quarter acre lot. Best schools, hardwood floors, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and it's all on one level! $879,000

See more pictures at:
www.HopeGoss.com

Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday Best Buy!

The comparatives are over $600k, but you can get this Oxnard home for just $499,999. It's a fixer - so bring your paint brush and tool box and get ready to earn some sweat equity!


See more pictures and information at:
www.HopeGoss.com

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Ventura County Median Home Prices

AREA/MAY '06/MAY '05/CHANGE

Ventura County/$600,000/$570,000/5.3%

Camarillo/$649,000/$611,000/6.2%

Fillmore/$550,000/$440,000/25.0%

Moorpark/$610,500/$540,000/13.1%

Newbury Park/$728,000/$722,250/0.8%

Oxnard/$590,000/$550,000/7.3%

Port Hueneme/$396,500/$394,000/0.6%

Santa Paula/$512,500/$515,000/-0.5%

Simi Valley/$584,000/$540,000/8.1%

Thousand Oaks/$655,000/$645,000/1.6%

Ventura/$565,000/$552,500/2.3%

Reported by the California Association of Realtors

Search the MLS for Ventura County Real Estate at:

www.HopeGoss.com

Friday, July 07, 2006

Friday Best Buy!

Ventura for $449,000
Best value for the money! Move in condition with new roof on house and garage, new exterior and interior paint, new carpet (hardwood underneath, according to seller), new flooring in kitchen and bathroom. Bathroom has been remodeled. New ceiling fans and light fixtures, new mini blinds, dual pane windows, new door jams throughout, large laundry room/eat in kitchen area, new wall heater,large storage shed, mature fruit trees.

More info and pictures at:
www.HopeGoss.com

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

How lucky are we to live in such a awesome country like the United States of America?!! Terrorist attacks, stock market crashes, natural disasters, and war can't keep us down. Through all this, our economy is buzzing along - enough that the fed felt the need to raise the target another quarter point this past week.

Take a little time today to pay tribute to all that our flag stands for. We are truly blessed to live in such a land!

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