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Celebrate the New Year in Ventura County!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

2017 is coming to an end! Celebrate all the new beginnings that 2018 will bring throughout Ventura County! Whether you are looking for a night of laughter or live music, you will find the perfect way to end the year with family and friends. Ring in the New Year at one of these incredible New Year's Eve Celebrations!

Ventura Improv Company New Year's Eve Fundraiser and Gala

Date: Sunday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm | Doors Open at 7:00 pm

Location: Rubicon Theatre Company (1006 East Main Street, Ventura)

Cost: $40 per adult | $20 per child (ages 15 & under)

Purchase tickets HERE!  

 

2018 New Years Eve Party

Date: Sunday, December 31st - Monday, January 1st

Time: 6:00 pm - 1:00 am

Location: Borderline Bar and Grill (99 Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks)

Cost: $24.50 per person (Dinner Buffet Package) | $10 per person (General Admission)

Purchase tickets HERE!

 

New Year's Eve Cocktails & Comedy

Date: Sunday, December 31st

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Location: AMC DINE-IN Thousand Oaks 14 (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks)

Cost: $25 per person (includes popcorn)

Purchase tickets HERE!

 

East Coast New Year's Eve with John DiCrosta

Date: Sunday, December 31st

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Doors Open at 5:30 pm

Location: Ventura Harbor Comedy Club (1559 Spinnaker Drive Suite 205, Ventura)

Cost: $68 per person (Dinner & Show) | $30 per person (General Admission)

Purchase tickets HERE!

 

New Years Eve Party with Misunderstood in Ventura!

Date: Sunday, December 31st - Monday, January 1st

Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Location: Hong Kong Inn Ventura (435 East Thompson Boulevard, Ventura)

Cost: $20 per person

Purchase tickets HERE!

 

New Year's Eve 2018

Date: Sunday, December 31st - Monday, January 1st

Time: 8:00 pm - 1:30 am

Location: Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach (450 East Harbor Boulevard, Ventura)

Cost: $199 per person (Dinner & Party) | $100 per person (Party Only)

Purchase tickets HERE!

 

New Year's Eve Dinner Train

Date: Sunday, December 31st - Monday, January 1st

Time: 8:00 pm - 12:30 am | Boards at 7:30 pm

Location: Fillmore & Western Railway (364 Main Street, Fillmore)

Cost: $110 per person

Purchase tickets HERE!

 

NYE Party with HIRIE

Date: Sunday, December 31st - Monday, January 1st

Time: 8:30 pm - 2:00 am

Location: Discovery Ventura (1888 East Thompson Boulevard, Ventura)

Cost: $20 per person (General Admission) | $55 per person (VIP)

Purchase tickets HERE!

 

New Year's Eve Party

Date: Sunday, December 31st - Monday, January 1st

Time: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am

Location: Brendan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant (1755 East Daily Drive, Camarillo)

Cost: $35 per person

Call (805) 383-4100 to reserve!

 

Magical New Year's Eve Party

Date: Sunday, December 31st - Monday, January 1st

Time: 7:00 pm - 12:30 am

Location: Palm Garden Hotel & Spa (495 North Ventu Park Road, Thousand Oaks)

Cost: $150 per person

Call (805) 716-4335 to reserve!

 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s

Date: Sunday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (2100 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks)

Cost: $36 - $81 per person

Purchase tickets HERE!

 

Under the Sea New Year's Eve Celebration 2017

Date: Sunday, December 31st - Monday, January 1st

Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00 am

Location: The Greek Ventura (1583 Spinnaker Drive Suite 101, Ventura)

Cost: $59.95 per person

Call (805) 650-5350 to reserve!

 

 

The Blake Mashburn Group wishes everyone a very Happy & Safe New Year’s Eve in Ventura County!

Renovations that Pay Off When Selling!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

After years in your Ventura County, you are ready to Sell! Now it is time to make sure your home stands apart from the crowd, allowing you to get top dollar for it and sell it quickly. Although the last thing you probably want to do is invest more money into this home, there are some renovations that have been proven to have a high Return on Investment (ROI). To find the most profitable home renovations for sellers to make, the data team at Realtor.com® data team examined a wide variety of home amenities to find the ones that helped homes sell for the highest value and quickly. Check out their list of hottest home features in 5 categories: Electronics, Amenities, Exteriors, Interior Design, and Rooms.

 

1. Smart Home Features

  • Average Days on Market: 80

  • Median Listing Price: $575,000

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 82.6%

2. Finished Basements

  • Average Days on Market: 107

  • Median Listing Price: $289,000

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 13.3%

3. Patios

  • Average Days on Market: 108

  • Median Listing Price: $309,000

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 12.4%

4. Walk-In Closets

  • Average Days on Market: 110

  • Median Listing Price: $329,500

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 9.9%

5. Granite Countertops

  • Average Days on Market: 112

  • Median Listing Price: $329,000

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 1.2%

6. Eat-In Kitchens

  • Average Days on Market: 113

  • Median Listing Price: $235,000

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 17.5%

7. Hardwood Floors

  • Average Days on Market: 113

  • Median Listing Price: $287,000

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 14.8%

8. Laundry Rooms

  • Average Days on Market: 115

  • Median Listing Price: $289,000

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 15.6%

9. Open Kitchens

  • Average Days on Market: 118

  • Median Listing Price: $299,500

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 11.3%

10. Front Porches

  • Average Days on Market: 119

  • Median Listing Price: $224,900

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 21.0%

11. Dining Rooms

  • Average Days on Market: 119

  • Median Listing Price: $289,999

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 11.6%

12. Energy Star Appliances

  • Average Days on Market: 121

  • Median Listing Price: $328,950

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 26.6%

13. Two-Car Garages

  • Average Days on Market: 123

  • Median Listing Price: $313,350

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 16.1%

14. Fireplaces

  • Average Days on Market: 126

  • Median Listing Price: $329,900

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 11.9%

15. Security System

  • Average Days on Market: 127

  • Median Listing Price: $340,000

  • 2-Year Listing Appreciation: 11.5%

 

Consider adding some of these hot home features to your Ventura County home before selling!

 

Data source: realtor.com

 

How To Choose the Perfect Neighborhood

by The Blake Mashburn Group

The house itself isn't the only thing to consider when searching for your dream home. Location is everything! You want to find the perfect neighborhood to call home. Ventura is filled with those! With Pierpont Beach, Ventura Heights, Ventura Keys, and so many more, homebuyers can find a particular neighborhood to fit their every needs. Not sure where to start looking?

 

Consider these factors when choosing your perfect neighborhood!

 

1. Property Taxes

Property taxes are an additional expense that you need to consider and budget for. Check the listing information to learn the taxes for a specific home.

2. Property Value

Home values are important for your immediate needs as well as into the future. Be sure to learn the comps for similar properties in the neighborhood to make sure the home you are interested in is price correctly.

3. Safety and Crime

Safety is a top priority. You want to make sure that your home and your family are safe. Learn more about the crime levels in particular neighborhoods by checking websites like City-Data and CrimeReports. You want to check for the neighborhood you will be living in as well as those immediately surrounding it. Determine what level of crime you feel comfortable based on the information you gather.

4. Topography and Geography

Desirable geographic features, such as waterfront or hillside, will likely cost you more. Consider whether these features are a priority for you. Also, be aware of danger-prone areas and insurance needs when scouting neighborhoods.

5. School Zones

Strong schools in the neighborhood are an obvious necessity if you have or are planning on having kids. However, they are beneficial to all home owners as they increase property values throughout the neighborhood. Parks and community centers can also add value.

 

Want to learn more about a particular Ventura neighborhood or interested in Buying a home? Give The Blake Mashburn Group a call today or visit our website at http://www.blakemashburn.com/.



Reference: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Safe Cities Found in Ventura County!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Not only is Ventura County stunningly beautiful, it is also incredibly safe!

 

Three Ventura County communities were ranked within the state's top 25 safest cities by home security website SafeHome. To determine their rankings, SafeHome examined 177 Californian cities; all of which had a population of at least 50,000 residents. Data was gathered from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program and the U.S. Census. The communities of Thousand Oaks (10), Simi Valley (12), and Camarillo (24) were all recognized for their dedication and success at keeping their residents safe. Not only were these communities top ranked within the state, but they rate within the Top 25th Percentile in the entire United States!

 

#10 THOUSAND OAKS

  • Safety Score: 87.08

  • Population: 129,976

  • Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: N/A

  • Violent Crimes: 136

  • Violent Crime Trend: ↑5.6%

  • Property Crimes: 1,577

  • Property Crime Trend:-2%

#12 SIMI VALLEY

  • Safety Score: 86.1

  • Population: 127,472

  • Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: 715

  • Violent Crimes: 174

  • Violent Crime Trend: ↑23.4%

  • Property Crimes: 1,513

  • Property Crime Trend: ↓-7.1%

#24 CAMARILLO

  • Safety Score: 84.18

  • Population: 67,325

  • Citizen-to-Officer Ratio: N/A

  • Violent Crimes: 114

  • Violent Crime Trend: ↑55.9%

  • Property Crimes: 1,116

  • Property Crime Trend: ↑13.8%

 

If you are interested in Buying your dream home in beautiful and safe Ventura County, give The Blake Mashburn Group a call today or visit our website at http://www.blakemashburn.com/.  

 

 

 

Image Credit: SafeHome

 
 

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