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Ventura County Farm Day!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Along with beautiful coast lines, stunning mountain ranges, and thriving towns and cities, Ventura County is filled with spectacular, bountiful agricultural land. Celebrate our area's farming heritage during the 6th annual Ventura County Farm Day!!! On Saturday, November 3rd, enjoy FREE admission to 20+ local farms. Explore the stunning countryside between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Learn more about the workings of these active farms, try fresh and local products, get up close with animals, and so much more. Plus, the weekend is filled with other fun events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Come discover a side to Ventura County that you rarely get to see for this fantastic annual event!

 

 

FARM DAY LOCATIONS

CAMARILLO

FILLMORE

MOORPARK

OJAI

OXNARD

PIRU

SANTA PAULA

SATICOY

SOMIS

 

KICKOFF BARBEQUE

 

Enjoy fun times and great food at the Ventura County Farm Day Kickoff Barbecue! Fill your bellies, play games, listen to live music, and so much more!  

  • Date: Friday, November 2nd

  • Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Location: Oxnard Historic Farm Park (1251 Gottfried Place, Oxnard)

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Image Credit: SEEAG

Should I Stage My Home? YES!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Congratulations!! You made the big decision to sell your home! It's now time to make sure that your home is looking its very best before it hits the market. Help your home stand apart from the competition through staging! Many home sellers wonder if there are really benefits to staging. The proof is in the numbers! Create the best first impression by staging your home!

 

1. Home buyers can better visualize themselves in the home through staging. Be sure to declutter and remove personal items that can be distracting.

2. 39% of real estate agents representing sellers said that staged homes moved off the market faster.

3. Online viewers look at staged homes 40% more.

4. The value of homes increased 1% to 5% more after being staged, in general. Some sellers enjoyed increased values of 6% to 10%!

5. While you should clean your entire house and make sure that all of it looks its very best, the most important rooms to stage are the kitchen, dining room, living room, and master bedroom.

 

 

Consider hiring a professional stager for your home as they know the best ways to maximize your space and accentuate its best features. For more staging and Sellers Tips, Contact the Blake Mashburn Group.


Reference: National Association of REALTORS®

Halloween Events in Ventura County!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Halloween is almost here! Get ready for ghoulish frights and fun! Before trick or treating on October 31st in your Ventura County community, get in the spirit of the season at a fantastic Halloween event throughout our area! Happy Halloween from The Blake Mashburn Group!

 

Harvest Moon Spooktacular

Date: Saturday, October 27th

Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location: Mission Park and 200 Block of Main Street

With a haunted house, pumpkin pie eating contest, kids zone, games, live music, food, and more, there is something for everyone at this great event. Participate in the costume contest and enjoy trick or treating at downtown businesses with pumpkin signs in their window.

 

Kids Seaside Trick or Treat

Date: Saturday, October 27th

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura)

Worried you won't get your fill of candy? Come trick or treating at the Harbor Village. Be sure to stick around at 3:00 pm as "zombies" gather to participate in a world record breaking dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller.

 

BOO-Fest in Old Town

Date: Saturday, October 27th

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Old Town Camarillo

Dress in your scariest or finest Halloween costume, grab your candy bag, and collect delicious treats in Old Town Camarillo.

 

Halloween Haunt in the Park

Date: Saturday, October 27th

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Plaza Park (500 South C Street, Oxnard)

Join The Oxnard Downtown Improvement District for this family friendly event. The fun includes vendor booths, arts and crafts, bounce houses, trick or treating, costume contest, Halloween movie clips, and so much more.

 

Trick or Treat at The Collection at Riverpark

Date: Tuesday, October 30th

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: The Collection at Riverpark (2751 Parkview Court, Oxnard)

Start trick or treating early at The Collection at Riverpark. Visit participating merchants and collect some delicious goodies. Complete the passport of merchants to be entered to win an incredible grand prize. At the end of the event, please sell back some of your candy to send to the troops overseas!

 

Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration

Date: Sunday, November 4th

Time: 10 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Multiple - See below

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at 4 Santa Paula museums, including the California Oil Museum (1001 East Main Street), the Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum (926 Railroad Avenue), the Santa Paula Art Museum (117 North 10th Street), and Santa Paula Cemetery (380 Cemetary Road). Each location will feature the great traditions of the holiday, including storytelling, craft making, food, music, Aztec and folklorico dancing, and more. Wear your Dia de los Muertos attire and stop by each location for some unique, festive fun.

 

Buy Today To Save!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

The interest rate you lock in when you secure your mortgage has a direct impact on the monthly payments you will be making. That means any increase in rates will increase the amount coming out of your wallet. Keep more money in your pocket by locking in a lower interest rate before the end of the year!

 

Interest rate predictions show that prospective home buyers should not delay! Check out data below which shows the actual rates from 2018 and the projected interest rate increases in 2019.

 

 

Along with these interest rate hikes, home prices are also expected to rise. According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Index, home prices nationwide appreciated 6.2% over the course of the current year and are predicted to rise 5.1% between now and next year. If both of these housing predictions come true, home buyers will be paying significantly more every month. Why risk it? Save money and buy today!

 

If you are ready to lock in a lower interest rate, check out our current Homes for Sale in beautiful Ventura County! Give the Blake Mashburn Group a call today or visit our website at http://www.blakemashburn.com/.

ArtWalk Ventura 2018!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of our favorite artsy community event…..ArtWalk Ventura!! Head to historic Downtown and the Westside Cultural District in beautiful Ventura on Saturday, October 6th (11:00 am - 6:00 pm) and Sunday, October, 7th (12:00 pm - 5:00 pm) for a fun, self guided tour of the best art this city has to offer! Check out the incredible works of art by 700+ talented artists on display at dozens galleries, studios, and pop-up venues. Do not miss this fantastic art event!

 

Participating Venues

Art City Gallery & Studios | 197 Dubbers Street

Bell Arts Factory | 432 North Ventura Avenue

Fox Fine Jewelry | 560 East Main Street

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery | 401 East Main Street

Mainstreet Architects | 422 East Main Street

Museum of Ventura County | 100 East Main Street

NAMBA Performing Arts Space | 47 South Oak Street

VC Art Market | 185 East Santa Clara Street

Vita Art Center | 28 West Main Street

PODS® Galleries

**2018 MAP**

 

“Taste Your Way Through ArtWalk” during the Bowl Hop! Purchase a beautiful, locally handcrafted bowl from the Bowl Hop and receive a $25 punch card that allows you to sample food from 33 participating Ventura restaurants! Not only will you have the opportunity to taste some truly delicious food by buying a bowl but you will also be helping the community! All proceeds benefits Ventura's Family Reconnection Program. Bowls are available while supplies last. They can be purchased in advance at Spice-Topia (576 East Main Street) or this weekend at the Bowl Hop table located at the corner of Main and South California Streets.

 

Image Credit: ArtWalk Ventura  

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