Ventura Homes for Sale: 20 Ways to Add Curb Appeal

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler September 15, 2011 Latest News

If your home’s curb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone — including potential homebuyers — will want to see what’s inside. Check out these simple, low-cost improvements that you can do in a day, a week, or a month.

In a Day

Create perfect symmetry

Symmetry is not only pleasing to the eye, it’s also the simplest …

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7 Reasons to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early — Ventura Real Estate

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler September 15, 2011 Latest News

Why Alanis Morissette and island paradises might convince you to bump up your mortgage payments.

1) Pay Less PMI

Most lenders require you to pay private mortgage insurance premiums as long as your mortgage balance is 80% or more of your home’s purchase price. If you pay down your mortgage faster, your balance will dip below 80% …

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7 Reasons You Might Pay PMI Premiums Forever: Ventura Homes for Sale

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler September 14, 2011 Latest News

Most lenders require you to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI) premiums for as long as you owe 80% or more of your home\’s value. This insurance protects your lender in case you default on your mortgage, although you\’re the one paying the premiums. While most homeowners can quit making these payments once they pay down …

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Ventura Real Estate: 11 Credit Report Myths

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler September 14, 2011 Latest News

Most people have heard about the alligators in New York’s sewers and the little kid with cancer who wants a zillion postcards. Unfortunately, those aren’t the only myths floating around out there.

A lot of the things that people “know” about credit reports and credit scores have about as much validity as those monstrous Manhattan …

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Top 10 real estate agents by total transaction sides in 2010

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler September 13, 2011 Latest News

Top 10 real estate agents by total transaction sides in 2010

Half of the top 10 real estate sales professionals, ranked by total transaction sides closed in 2010, work in either Michigan or Las Vegas, according to a report by real estate consulting and communications company Real Trends Inc., in collaboration with The Wall Street …

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Governor signs HOA document fee bill

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler September 6, 2011 Latest News

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that prohibits companies from charging home buyers in a common interest development such as a condominium or townhouse from being charged excess document fees.

Homeowner associations are required to provide specific documents to prospective purchasers of such homes, where each homeowner has an exclusive interest in a unit and …

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Inside the country’s most and least expensive housing markets

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler August 30, 2011 Latest News

Although the Golden State was battered when the housing bubble burst, California is still home to six of the 10 most expensive housing markets in the country, according to Coldwell Banker’s most recent “Home Listing Report.

Newport Beach, Calif., topped Coldwell Banker’s list for the second year in a row. A four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the …

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Interactive City of Ventura CA map

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler August 29, 2011 Latest News

This is sooo cool!  You can look at Ventura zoning, elevation countours, and view historical aerial photos! 

http://maps.cityofventura.net/menu/flex/citymap/

Lisa Schoeffler, CRS, ASPPrudential California Realty805-766-7373GaryandLisa.comA member of HomeServices of America, Inc.a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate

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Homes to Rent When Money Is No Object

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler August 23, 2011 Latest News

Check out nine of the ritziest rentals in the US. One commands up to $250,000 a month — far more than the national median purchase price for an existing home.

http://realestate.msn.com/9-ritzy-rentals?GT1=35006
 
Lisa Schoeffler, CRS, ASPPrudential California Realty805-766-7373GaryandLisa.comA member of HomeServices of America, Inc.a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate

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Buffett: The lower stocks go, the more I buy

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler August 11, 2011 Latest News

Warren Buffett discusses the lowered outlook for Berkshire Hathaway debt, why some of his businesses aren’t hiring, and why U.S. debt remains triple-A rated in his mind.

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/08/11/warren-buffett-buy-stocks/?hpt=hp_t2

Lisa Schoeffler, CRS, ASPPrudential California Realty805-766-7373GaryandLisa.comA member of HomeServices of America, Inc.a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate

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