Ventura County Real Estate and Community News


Sept. 22, 2019

VA Loans in Ventura County 2019

VA Loan Limit in Ventura County in 2019

The Va Loan Limit in Ventura County for 2019 is $713,000.  For more info on buying a house with no money down and how to purchase a VA approved property contact Dave Crowell American Dream Realty at 805-300-3345 a top producing Ventura County Realtor.  Also, you may visit our website at



July 24, 2019

Are long term mortgage Rates here to stay?

Are long term low Mortgage Interest Rates here to stay?

In case you haven’t noticed, the Real Estate market, at least in Southern California, has been on an upward tear since 2012.  Hence, we are seven years into the latest price appreciation of Real Estate in SoCal. There are numerous factors that have contributed to this upward cycle such as the robust economy, pent up demand, supply/demand, and the topic of this article - low mortgage rates. 

Therefore, lets delve into interest rates a little further to fully comprehend this component of Real Estate.  First, what determines the 30 Year fixed Mortgage interest rate (Long term rates)?  Despite popular opinion, long term Mortgage rates are not necessarily based off the federal reserve rate.  The barometer for the traditional 30 Year fixed rate is the 10 Year U.S. Treasury Bill or 10 Year T-bill.   Without over complicating the topic, when the 10 Year T-Bill Interest rate decreases, long term 30 Year Mortgage rates tend to decline as well. 



 Below are two charts, the first chart indicates the historical averages of the 30 Year Mortgage Rate and the second chart indicates the historical yields of the 10 Year T-Bill.  Hence, notice the correlation:


30 Year Mortgage Rate Historical Chart



 10 Year T-Bill Historical Chart


Lastly, back to my original question, are long term low Mortgage Rates here to stay?  I believe yes at least in the upcoming decade, below is my rationale.  First, U.S. Treasury bills are sold throughout the world and are considered a safe haven for world wide investors, thus the continued demand for U.S. Treasury bills as an attractive safe investment will keep yields low.  Second, the U.S. government has an interest in keeping yields low since the federal deficit is approaching 22 Trillion.  Let me elaborate, the U.S. government has to pay interest on bonds.  Therefore, it has a keen interest in artificially keeping the interest on treasury bills low.  Thus, the lower the yield on treasury bills, the less interest the U.S. government has to pay on bonds which in turn keeps the looming federal deficit under reasonable management.  Third, Politicians and the government have an interest in keeping mortgage rates low as the economic engine of the U.S. is based on the purchase of consumer goods by the average Joe.  Thus, if mortgage rates are low, housing appreciates in value and in turn the average Joe can refinance their house and buy more goods.

In summary, in my opinion long term rates will remain low at least for the unforeseeable future for the reasons specified above.  About the author, Dave Crowell, American Dream Realty, is a top producing Realtor in Camarillo, California.  To contact Dave Crowell, call 805-300-3345 or visit his website at Dave Crowell Realtor.


April 10, 2019

New Construction Buyer Commission Rebate

Jan. 13, 2019

Free Property Valuation Southern California

Dave Crowell at American Dream Realty provides a free Property Valuation Report for more information please go to Free Property Valuation

Posted in Selling Your Home
Jan. 2, 2019

VA Loans for Veterans Ventura County Limit for 2019

VA Loans Ventura County for Veterans

Veterans in Ventura County, the VA loan limit for 2019 has been increased to $713,000. A veteran can now by a house in Ventura County with zero percent down and finance there closing costs.  There are many homes in Ventura County that qualify for VA financing.  Hence, if you are a veteran and are looking to buy a home in Ventura County please call Dave Crowell, American Dream Realty, at 805-300-3345 a former Navy veteran and top producing Camarillo Real Estate Agent.  You may also visit or website at for more info.  The below property currently on the market is an example of a VA Loan eligible property.

291 Picado Dr Camarillo CA 93012 listed at $559,900

Posted in Buying a Home
Dec. 9, 2018

0 Percent Down Payment USDA Loans Fillmore CA

USDA Loans for Home Purchase in Fillmore CA

Surprisingly Fillmore Ca within 40 minutes of Los Angeles qualifies for the rural USDA zero percent down payment program.  This program is designed to assist home buyers with their purchase of a house in rural areas throughout the United States.  Interestingly, Fillmore Ca qualifies for the USDA Zero Percent Down Home Purchase Program - some restrictions apply.

If you would like to learn how to purchase a home with a 0 Percent down payment for homes in Fillmore CA call Dave Crowell at American Dream Realty 805-300-3345 or visiting my website at


Posted in Buying a Home
Aug. 10, 2018

Probate/Trust Divorce Realtor Ventura County

Aug. 6, 2018

New Home Construction Buyer Commission Rebate Program

July 13, 2018

Real Estate Agents, Broker Referral fee Paid

May 10, 2018

VA Loans Ventura County Veterans

VA loans for Ventura County Veterans

Veterans in Ventura County, the VA loan limit is now $672,750 for Ventura County in 2018.  A veteran can now by a house in Ventura County with zero percent down and finance a great portion of their closing costs.  There are many houses in Ventura County that are priced below $672,750 including Camarillo, CA.  In fact, Dave Crowell at American Dream Realty, a top producing Real Estate Agent In Camarillo, has a house at 2132 Gorman St in Camarillo that is ideal for a veteran, the current list price for this single family home is $614,900.  For more information about this property please visit my website at, call Dave Crowell at 805-300-3345.


  2132 Gorman St Camarillo CA