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September 20, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of a local environmental group said this week that she plans to seek help from Malibu's unofficial City Council in a bid to block approval of two massive housing projects in the Santa Monica Mountains.
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July 17, 2004 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
With Ventura County housing prices soaring to record highs, Ventura and Ojai officials will seek voter approval Nov. 2 to provide more affordable housing in their cities for senior citizens, the disabled and those with limited income. Measure D would allow the Housing Authority of Ventura to construct or acquire up to 500 residential units with state or federal financing. Ojai's Measure G would allow construction of up to 50 units for seniors.
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July 17, 2004 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
With Ventura County housing prices soaring to record highs, Ventura and Ojai officials will seek voter approval Nov. 2 to provide more affordable housing in their cities for senior citizens, the disabled and those with limited income. Measure D would allow the Housing Authority of Ventura to construct or acquire up to 500 residential units with state or federal financing. Ojai's Measure G would allow construction of up to 50 units for seniors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Lyle Wray knew it would be tough finding a Ventura County home within his budget when he accepted a job as an affordable housing advocate last year. What he didn't count on was being priced out of the market himself. After looking at housing within reach of his $80,000-a-year salary, Wray, 54, has given up and is heading to a similar job in Connecticut. The former Minnesota resident knows he will be trading midwinter hikes for mornings shoveling snow.
NEWS
February 9, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Dave White of Memphis, Tenn., was thrilled when Procter & Gamble offered him a job managing its paper products plant in Oxnard. For 33-year-old White, who drove a Corvette and lived in a gated, lakeside community, the job meant a pay hike and promotion into management. But moving to Ventura County hasn't raised White's standard of living. Now he drives a 1985 Buick. He and his family live in a smaller, older Moorpark house that cost $70,000 more than the luxury home they left behind.
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September 20, 1994 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County housing sales shot up 18% from July to August, continuing an 18-month resurgence that has defied a rise in home mortgage rates, according to figures released Monday. "We're at the point where we don't even have enough product anymore," said Kathy White, an agent with Brown-Realtors in Westlake. "All the agents are complaining that there isn't enough out there."
NEWS
September 1, 1988 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
Six new homes were completed and available for sale at the end of June in all of Ventura County. Don't bother calling; the homes, all priced well above $300,000, have long since been sold. Earlier that month, prospective buyers camped out in front of model homes in Camarillo and Thousand Oaks the night before sales opened. Hours later, the homes, which hadn't been built yet, were sold, and most of the remaining buyers were put on a waiting list.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Home sales in Ventura County were off 1.8% in the first six months of 1993 from the same period last year, the smallest percentage decline for any county in Southern California, according to TRW REDI Property Data. The service said 3,995 home sales closed escrow from January though June of this year, compared to 4,069 in the first half of 1992. In Southern California as a whole, sales in this year's first half declined to 82,086 from 92,000 a year earlier, a drop of 10.8%.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Resales of single-family houses in Ventura County were off slightly last month but remained well ahead of the year-earlier pace, according to Dataquick Information Systems. Prices, however, continued to skid, the La Jolla-based service reported. Sales of previously owned houses in the county totaled 576 in September, compared to 596 in August and 484 in September, 1992. The houses sold at a median price of $202,000, down from $215,000 in August and $210,000 in September, 1992.
BUSINESS
July 3, 1990
Sales of new single-family houses in Ventura County in the second quarter rose 23% from the first quarter but remained 48% below the sales pace of a year earlier, a real estate research firm said Monday. In the quarter that ended June 30, 383 new detached houses were sold, up from 312 in the January-March period of this year but down from 733 units sold in the second quarter of 1989, The Meyers Group reported.
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January 26, 2003 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County's housing market continued its steady march upward in 2002 as year-end figures indicate record prices and the highest sales volume in 14 years. "Home sales are off the chart," economist Mark Schniepp of California Economic Forecast said. "That's absolutely no surprise. We've been tracking [sales] every month, and we knew that we were going to have a record year," he said. But Peter Greer of Thousand Oaks, a board member of the California Assn.
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September 20, 1994 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County housing sales shot up 18% from July to August, continuing an 18-month resurgence that has defied a rise in home mortgage rates, according to figures released Monday. "We're at the point where we don't even have enough product anymore," said Kathy White, an agent with Brown-Realtors in Westlake. "All the agents are complaining that there isn't enough out there."
BUSINESS
October 26, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Resales of single-family houses in Ventura County were off slightly last month but remained well ahead of the year-earlier pace, according to Dataquick Information Systems. Prices, however, continued to skid, the La Jolla-based service reported. Sales of previously owned houses in the county totaled 576 in September, compared to 596 in August and 484 in September, 1992. The houses sold at a median price of $202,000, down from $215,000 in August and $210,000 in September, 1992.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Home sales in Ventura County were off 1.8% in the first six months of 1993 from the same period last year, the smallest percentage decline for any county in Southern California, according to TRW REDI Property Data. The service said 3,995 home sales closed escrow from January though June of this year, compared to 4,069 in the first half of 1992. In Southern California as a whole, sales in this year's first half declined to 82,086 from 92,000 a year earlier, a drop of 10.8%.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1990
House sales in Ventura County rose 13% in October from the previous month, but were down 32% compared to October, 1989, according to the California Assn. of Realtors. The median price of a house sold in the area dropped less than 1%, from $241,290 in September to $239,620 in October, and was down 5% from a year ago, the organization reported.
NEWS
September 20, 1990 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of a local environmental group said this week that she plans to seek help from Malibu's unofficial City Council in a bid to block approval of two massive housing projects in the Santa Monica Mountains.
NEWS
May 25, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
After three years of frenetic price increases, Ventura County's housing market is beginning to show signs of slowing, curbed by rising interest rates and prices that may have escalated beyond the incomes of many middle-income buyers. Some real estate agents estimate that prices will rise only half as fast in 1989, and others predict that housing costs may even level off. In the $190,000 to $250,000 range, homes that used to sell in hours are now stalled on the market for 45 to 60 days, real estate agents say. "That area has really slowed down.
NEWS
May 25, 1989 | DENISE HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
After three years of frenetic price increases, Ventura County's housing market is beginning to show signs of slowing, curbed by rising interest rates and prices that may have escalated beyond the incomes of many middle-income buyers. Some real estate agents estimate that prices will rise only half as fast in 1989, and others predict that housing costs may even level off. In the $190,000 to $250,000 range, homes that used to sell in hours are now stalled on the market for 45 to 60 days, real estate agents say. "That area has really slowed down.
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