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Ventura Unified School District Earns Top Grades!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

The grades are in for the new year! Educational review and ranking website Niche recently released their list of the 2018 Best School Districts in California! The site examined 474 public school districts throughout the state. They looked at key metrics, such as quality of teachers, extracurriculars offered, test scores, and other areas that help insure a quality education for K-12 students. From millions of Niche user reviews and data from the U.S. Department of Education, grades were provided for each of the public school districts.


How did Ventura Unified School District do? It came in at the top of its class! In fact, it was ranked within the top 16% of best school districts in the state -- ranking 78th! Check out the district’s full report card.

This excellent public school district operates 29 schools and serves 17,366 students within greater Ventura, CA area.


Top ranked school districts not only guarantee that your children are getting the best possible education but also help increase your home’s value! Search our Current Homes for Sale in Ventura Unified School District today!


If you are interested in Buying a home within this great school district, The Blake Mashburn Group is here to help! Give us a call today or visit our website at

Thomas Fire Benefit Festival

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Come support those in our community that were affected by the Thomas Fire. Mark your calendars for the Thomas Fire Benefit Festival on Saturday, February 3rd. 100% of ALL proceeds will go to the victims of the Thomas Fire, namely: The Ventura County Community Foundation, World Central Kitchen, and the Downtown Ventura Organization’s Wildfire Victim Fund. After we all dealt with the ravaging affects of California's largest wildfire in history, it is time to come together and support another at this fantastic event.

Head to Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura to celebrate the beauty and strength of our communities and support all of our friends and neighbors. Along with being a great cause, this is one event you do not want to miss!


The Festival will start with a VIP Chef Experience from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Join World Central Kitchen founder and Michelin-Rated Chef, José Andrés, along with other local and Michelin Starred Chefs for some wining and dining. Guests to the VIP event will enjoy unlimited sampling of wine, beer, and specialty dishes.


Starting at 4:00 pm, the festival opens to General Admission ticket holders. Enjoy incredible live music throughout the evening.


Live Performances By


Help us restore our community and show that we are #VenturaCountyStrong!


Event Details

Date: Saturday, February 3rd

Time: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Plaza Park (Downtown Ventura)

Tickets: $50 General Admission (4:00 pm - 10:00 pm) | FREE for Children 10 & Under (4:00 pm - 10:00 pm) | $200 VIP Sampling (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Must be at least 21 years old)

Buy tickets HERE. 100% of proceeds benefit those affected by the Thomas Fire.

All sales are Final.



The Blake Mashburn Group sends our thoughts to all residents in Ventura County.



Image Credit: Thomas Fire Benefit Festival


5 Tips for Selling Success in 2018!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

The start of the new year is the perfect time to sell your home and start a new! If you are looking to sell your Ventura home in 2018, follow these 5 tips for selling success!


1. Focus on the Millennials

Millennials could make up the largest group of homebuyers by the end of 2018. It makes sense to market to them since they make up such a large share. Knowing what millennials are looking for can help you sell your home. Location wise, millennials are moving to the suburbs but want to have amenities within walking distance. They prefer smaller homes with open floor plans. They also prefer green features and energy efficiency.


2. Remember the Baby Boomers

​Although it makes sense to market to millennials, you shouldn't forget about the baby boomers! This generation is looking to stay in their homes as they age. This means that homes that will fit their needs and remain accessible into the future are attractive. Master bedrooms, laundry, and other amenities located on the main floor are all selling points to focus on for this generation.


3. Be Smart about Your Smart Home Features

Smart features in a home are now expected. Do not limit your buyer pool by having smart features that only support a single platform. Make sure that the system is broadly compatible so home buyers can use the products they have already invested in.


4. Do a Pre-Inspection

Consider doing a pre-inspection. Although many home buyers will still want their own home inspection done, a pre-inspection allows you to find out issues early enough to make repairs if needed. It can also assure buyers that the home is move in ready.


5. Do a Drone Tour

Showcase your stunning property and landscaping with a drone tour of the home. Such a tour provides a better visual display of your home and its surrounding area, making your home stand apart from the competition. Talk to your real estate agent about hiring a professional (with required operating certificate) and add this to your home's marketing materials.

For more helpful Selling Tips, give The Blake Mashburn Group a call today or visit our website at



Mark Your Calendars for Restaurant Week!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

It's time to fill your bellies with the most delectable food available in the Ventura area! Restaurant Week is fast approaching! Mark your calendars for the Restaurant Weeks taking place in 2 of our communities later this month. Enjoy incredible deals and discover great new restaurants! Bon appétit!



Oxnard's Dine, Wine & Beer Week

Friday, January 19th - Saturday, January 28th

Find delicious food and beverage deals at your favorite dining establishments throughout Oxnard.


Participating Restaurants



Camarillo Restaurant Week

Monday, January 22nd - Sunday, January 29th

Discover the best eating Camarillo has to offer during restaurant week. Participating restaurants will be offering price-fixed menus for lunch (under $20) and dinner ($33) throughout the week


Participating Restaurants


The Blake Mashburn Group wishes everyone happy dining throughout Ventura County!

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