Some residential real estate sales in the Ventura County area this year have garnered jaw-dropping prices.
The 10 most expensive homes sold locally since January ranged from $6.2 million to $12.5 million. Most of the residences are in the Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village area, on private, gated roads.
- 1300 Woodland Grove Court, Westlake Village; $12.5 million.
- 1993 W. Potrero Road, Thousand Oaks; $12.5 million.
- 1233 Woodland Grove Court, Westlake Village; $7.7 million.
- 1051 Candlecrest Drive, Westlake Village; $7.6 million.
- 123 Fairview Road, Ojai; $7.5 million.
- 1135 Capri Way, Oxnard; $7.5 million.
- 1017 Westbend Road, Westlake Village; $7.1 million.
- 2750 Queens Garden Court, Thousand Oaks; $6.5 million.
- 2350 Ladera Road, Ojai; $6.2 million.
- 4963 Summit View Drive, Westlake Village; $6.2 million.
“Obviously, Thousand Oaks and Westlake, including North Ranch and Lake Sherwood, have a higher price point,” said Camarillo real estate agent Ricardo Salazar.
Other areas of the county also have their share of higher-end properties, he said.
“There’s a lot more money moving into the Oxnard beach areas or into the Ojai hills,” he said. “Ventura also has the beach front.
“All over the county, we have niche areas in each city,” he said.
Salazar said he believes the wealthy people buying the homes are those who want to escape from Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.
Simi Valley agent Steve Hise noted that while “Ventura County is huge, the majority of those homes sit just in that little area there – Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village.”
Only one sits on the beach, and there’s no set style to the residences, he said.
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“Everything is a custom built or there are various styles,” Hise said.
“And then, of course, there’s the obvious: Everything is over $6 million,” he said.
After taking a breather in July, California’s median sold price of existing single-family homes set a new record in August at $827,940 – the fifth record set in six months, according to the California Association of Realtors’ August home sales and price report released last week.
The August price was 2.1% higher than the $811,170 recorded in July and 17.1% higher than the $706,900 recorded in August 2020. The median price in the state remained above the $800,000 benchmark for the fifth consecutive month.
In Ventura County, the median sold price of existing single-family homes was $853,000 compared to $825,000 in July and $741,500 in August 2020.
Mike Harris covers the East County cities of Moorpark, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, as well as transportation countywide. You can contact him at [email protected] or 805-437-0323.
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