Easter Sunday falls on April 9th this year. As you can imagine, the Easter Bunny gets very busy this time of year. But he promised to make as many extra visits as necessary to ensure every little boy and girl
Mermaid Month 2023 at Ventura Harbor Village
March is Mermaid Month 2023 at Ventura Harbor Village. As always, several fun events are planned throughout the month to honor these lovely ladies of the sea. Which one do you look forward to? What: Mermaid Month 2023Where: Ventura Harbor
What is Considered Qualifying Income When Buying a Home?
Buying a Ventura home involves many components. You need to save up for your down payment and closing costs. Then, do you choose a fixed-rate or adjustable-rate mortgage? As of the writing of this post, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage sit at
Ventura Seaside Marathon 2023
Are you an ultramarathoner or someone just starting out? The Ventura Seaside Marathon 2023 offers something for all levels of experience and more. Running provides an outlet for exercise with a reasonable cost to perform. No gym membership needed. Just
Why DIY is Not the Best Way to Go When Selling Your Home
The rising costs of basic living expenses has everyone looking to save a buck wherever they can. When it comes to selling your home, you can save money by staging it yourself, repairing some things yourself before you list, or
Winter Whale Watching at Ventura Harbor
We hope everyone had a great time celebrating the holidays. We certainly did. Our gray skies seem rather appropriate for this time of year. Why? Well, they match the gray whales migrating through our Pacific Ocean waters right now. In
Fixed-Rate Mortgage vs Adjustable-Rate Mortgage
If you plan on financing your Ventura County home purchase, you have a few different choices to make in regards to financing. Conventional? FHA? VA (for the veterans and current military)? Then, there’s fixed-rate mortgage vs adjustable. Each one offers
Ventura Parade of Lights 2022
The holidays are a magical time of year. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Ventura Can-Tree Food Drive last weekend, too. This can be felt particularly in the decorations we see around town and in our homes. Living
Ventura Can-Tree Food Drive 2022
In just three days, many of us will be sitting down to a sumptuous meal with our loved ones. And in just five weeks from now, we celebrate Christmas. That usually entails another huge meal with our friends and family.
Small Business Saturday Ventura 2022
Our local pumpkin patches stand empty. Halloween is over. Thanksgiving takes place in just over two weeks. Many stores decided to go back to closing their doors on Thanksgiving to allow their employees the chance to celebrate with their families.
Staging Strategies for Your Ventura County Home
Staging your Ventura home is all about putting its best foot forward for potential buyers. By highlighting its most desirable features, you can draw more interest to your home and leave a lasting impression that is sure to help you
Ventura Harbor Halloween Events 2022
Halloween falls on a Monday this year. But several areas around Ventura County offer fun things to do before the big day. In addition to the various pumpkin patches and corn mazes, you might want to participate in some of
Ventura County Pumpkin Patches 2022
The weather finally appears to be cooling off. Thank goodness. October marks the beginning of the end of the year. With it comes the first of several end-of-year holiday events: Halloween. If you need something fun to do with the
How an Escalation Clause May Help Buyers Get Their Dream Home
We are still experiencing a seller’s market here in Ventura. Low inventory means that buyers sometimes find themselves fighting with other buyers over a Ventura home they love. That is where an escalation clause could come in handy. What is
Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival 2022
There must be something about the ocean air. It seems to inspire the best in artists of all mediums. If you love art, then you might want to make the Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival 2022 your destination of
Easy DIY Landscaping Projects
Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features. Whether it’s as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a
Priority Tasks for Your Move In
Moving into a new Ventura County home is an exciting time. You’re probably daydreaming about how to decorate it, what paint schemes to use, and maybe even new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some
Your Guide to a Ventura County Home Appraisal
You’ve found your dream Ventura County home. Now it’s time to cross all your T’s and dot all your I’s before it’s all your own. One of the first items on your closing checklist is the home appraisal. This also
The Difference Between Homeowners Insurance and a Home Warranty
When purchasing a new Ventura County home, you must do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. You need to understand how to best protect yourself and your investment if anything were to go wrong. Check out the
What to Negotiate When Buying a Ventura House
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, negotiating is necessary to ensure that you are getting the best possible deal for your money.
Which Down Payment Strategy is Right for You?
You’ve most likely heard this rule: “save for a 20% down payment before you buy a home”. The logic behind saving 20% is solid. It shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal