What a difference painting, cleaning, staging and professional photography can make in selling a home! We listed this home in Village 8 in Leisure Village, Camarillo last week and are happy to announce that it’s now in escrow! Very happy for both seller and buyer!
Fitness Center to Open on Tuesday 23, 2020
Next Wednesday, residents who have previously been vetted and have key fobs to the Center, can begin to use the Fitness Center. The opening schedule is similar to that for the Swimming Pool. The Fitness Center will be open to five people per hour from:
7:15 AM – 12:15 Noon
3:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Reservations are required and must be made the day before by calling 805-482-7945 from 8:15 AM to 11:45 AM and 1:00 Pm to 4:45 PM Monday through Friday. After this first week, reservations will be taken for Saturday and Sunday on Friday. Callers cannot leave a message. Before entering the Fitness Center on the West side of the Rec Center, Villagers must check in with the Gate Monitor who will verify the reservation, take their temperatures, check IDs, and obtain their signatures on a community use waiver. Villagers can work out for 45 minutes, then must leave the Fitness Center so that the equipment can be sanitized. There will be specific rules of residents regarding wiping down the equipment as well.
The Bocce and Shuffleboard Courts will be open for play on Tuesday, June 23.
Masks must be worn and social distance must be maintained. All equipment must be sanitized after use. Players must also have a copy of the community use waiver, obtained from the pool monitor.
Mask Alert – in case you missed the announcement from the Governor
The State of California announced today that face coverings are required in indoor public spaces, unless exempted by state guidelines for specific public settings (e.g., schools or childcare centers). Cloth face coverings or masks help reduce the spread of coronavirus especially when combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing. Starting June 18, all people in California, including those in Ventura County, must wear face coverings in public indoor spaces and outdoors when six-foot distancing is not possible. Learn more about the state issued guidance and limited exceptions here.
Our Swimming Pool Will Reopen on Wednesday!!
It’s good news but requires our attention because the rules for using the pool are very specific.
LV’s swimming pool will be open starting on Wednesday, June 17 during specific hours:
7:00 AM – 12:00 (Noon)
3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Only ten people may use the pool each hour. They can swim or walk in the water for a maximum of 45 minutes. Then they must exit the pool area so it can be disinfected before the next hour begins. The maximum number of lap swimmers permitted is 6 – only one per lane in each hour.
Residents must make a reservation for pool use the day before by calling the Recreation Office at 805-482-8961 from 8:15 AM to 11:45 AM and 1:00 Pm to 4:45 PM Monday through Friday. On Fridays, reservations will be taken for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Callers cannot leave a message.
Residents can enter the pool area only through the West Gate and only by checking in with the gate monitor. All other entrances will be closed. The monitor will take their temperatures, check IDs, and obtain their signatures on a community use waiver.
No lounging, sunbathing or sitting beside the pool is allowed. Chairs on the deck are to be used only for removing clothing and shoes. Residents must bring their own swim floats, noodles, etc.
The showers and shower rooms will remain locked. The bathrooms will be open only through the pool side. The use of the spa is limited to one household at a time.
Following are the Court approved emergency rules for pool use.
1. Active Use Only: The use of the pool is for active use only. No persons may enter the pool area for purposes of social gatherings, parties, sub-bathing or lounging.
2. Social Distancing Required: All pool users must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others, excepts for members of the same household.
3. Maximum Occupancy & Reservation System: No more than 10 persons may be in the pool at any given time. No more than 1 person may be in the spa at any given time, except for members of the same household.
a) All pool users must reserve a time to use the pool, in one (1) hour time slots, subject to availability.
b) No pool user may remain in the pool area for more than (1) hour per day while others are waiting.
c) Reservations may be made by contacting the Recreation Office at least one day in advance.
4. Pool Hours: Daily pool hours have been reduced as directed by the Board of Directors and/or management.
5. Permissible Pool Users:
a) No one may use the pool or spa if he/she is ill and/or have symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Pool users should be free from any known physical or health problems involving a communicable disease when using the common area facilities.
b) Pool users are encouraged to take his/her temperature before entering the pool area and refrain from entering if signs of fever are apparent.
c) Pool users understand and agree that if they have received a lab-confirmed diagnosis or are experiencing symptoms of a communicable disease, including, but not limited to, COVID-19, or if he/she has come into contact with a person known to have contracted a communicable disease, for the sake of the common good and health of their neighbors, he/she will refrain from using the common area facilities for at least fourteen (14) days since such diagnosis or contact, or as otherwise recommended by a health professional.
d) Pool users will be limited to owners and tenants only. No guests, visitors or instructors will be permitted at this time.
6. Waiver: All persons who elect to use the pool do so strictly at their own risk. Each pool user agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Association, its officers and directors, employees, committee members, and all other agents of the Association, from all claims, demands, causes of action, liabilities, injuries, losses, damages, illnesses, death, attorney’s fees and costs arising from or related to use of the pool by that person and his or her family members, tenants, and all other persons residing in his or her unit. All pool users are required to submit a waiver before being permitted into the pool area. You may request a copy of the waiver form from the Recreation Office.
7. Pool Monitor: The Association has hired pool monitors to check-in residents and to verify that each pool user has signed a waiver. Pool Monitors will report violations to management and/or security for enforcement of these Emergency Rules. All pool users are required to follow the instructions of the pool monitors.
8. Masks: All persons present in the common areas, including all areas of the pool deck must wear a mask/face covering. This is especially important when interacting with the pool monitors or other Association staff members. Masks and face coverings must be removed when a person enters the water.
9. Facilities: Bathrooms will remain open, but the showers will be closed (with the exception of the pool deck shower). No drinking fountains or lockers will be available.
10. Cleaning: The Association will perform regular cleaning and sanitization of the pool area surfaces and bathrooms. All pool users are to regularly wash their hands and apply hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer will be made available in the pool area and bathrooms.
11. Furniture: Limited pool furniture will be available for pool users and will be space at least 6 feet apart.
12. Signage: New signs will be placed around the pool area with various warnings related to COVID-19. All pool users shall read and abide by these signs.
13. Compliance with Other Rules: Unless they conflict with these Emergency Rules, all operative pool rules, Leisure Village Rules & Regulations and governing documents remain in full force and effect.
With more U.S. states reopening for business this summer, and as people start to return to work, we can expect the economy to begin improving. Most expert forecasts indicate this economic recovery will start to happen in the second half of this year. As we get back to work and the financial landscape of the country begins to turn around, many experts also agree that real estate has the potential to lead the way in the recovery process.
According to Ivy Zelman of Zelman & Associates:
“Housing will fare better than expected during this severe downturn.”
In addition, CNBC notes:
“Mortgage demand from home buyers shows unexpectedly strong and quick recovery…The quick recovery has surprised most forecasters.”
Robert Dietz, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing Policy of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) says:
“Overall, the data lend evidence to the NAHB forecast that housing will be a leading sector in an eventual economic recovery.”
One of the big reasons why housing has the potential to be such a driving force is the significant impact it has on the local economy. This impact is particularly strong when a newly constructed home is built and sold. According to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average new home sale has a total economic impact of $88,416. As outlined in the graphic below, this is a combination of income generated from real estate industries, expenditures, and new home construction. With so many unknowns today, especially in the wake of a worldwide pandemic, one known factor is the bright spark the housing market can play in local and national recovery. Buying and selling a home goes well beyond personal growth and satisfaction – it supports our economy as a whole.
According to experts, the economy will begin to recover in the second half of this year. With real estate as a driver, that recovery may start sooner than we think.