Real Estate

Gated Mediterranean villa in Santa Rosa Valley lies on nearly 4 acres

Has standalone shop with half bath

This gated, solar-powered Mediterranean villa overlooks the Santa Rosa Valley and the mountains beyond. The private oasis is on nearly 4 usable acres with lush landscaping. The entertainer’s home offers an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning fireplace, sitting and dining areas, views and a resort-style pool and spa. The property has an equestrian area with room for stables. A drive […]

Century 21 Everest agent earns merit as a ‘green property’ real estate professional

Andy Pletcher with Century 21 Everest has been awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by the association. Pletcher achieved the designation after completing topic specific coursework designed specifically for Realtors. The designation courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country to ensure […]

Updated residence has master retreat, loft and entertainer’s backyard

Kitchen includes breakfast bar and nook

This updated executive home is at Big Sky in Simi Valley. The house has four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, with views of open space and 3,973 square feet. Amenities include tumbled travertine and engineered wood flooring, plantation shutters and LED lighting throughout, designer colors, crown moldings, chair railings and ceiling fans. Bluetooth Smart technology offers controlled lighting. There is Ring […]

Experienced Coldwell Banker agent markets homes in all price ranges

Pat Helton is celebrating 35 years as a Realtor. Helton and her husband moved to California from Chicago due to a transfer with his work. Helton had been a teacher for 10 years and planned to teach in California but was not able to find a full-time teaching job, so she tried real estate. Thirty-five years later, she still loves […]

Gated Mediterranean-style villa in equestrian area with room for stables

Backyard includes resort-style pool and spa

This gated, solar-powered Mediterranean villa overlooks the Santa Rosa Valley and mountains beyond. The private oasis offers nearly 4 usable acres with lush landscaping. The entertainer’s home has an outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning fireplace, sitting and dining areas with views, and a resort-style pool and spa. A vast equestrian area has room for stables. A driveway leads to the […]

Century 21 Everest’s new agent a 24-year real-estate veteran

Century 21 Everest welcomes Louis Rodriguez as the newest member of its leadership team. A multi-talented and personable individual, Rodriguez carved out a unique niche in the Los Angeles metro and Ventura County real estate markets. He has a proven track record for continued success. He is a 24-year real estate veteran who has served as chapter vice president for […]

Mortgage insurance: Added cost to homebuying or smart way to get in?

Houses can be purchased with less than 20% down payment

The homebuying process is exciting, but can also seem fraught with added costs, like a home inspection, title insurance and closing costs. And if you can’t afford a full 20% down payment on a conventional home loan, then you will most likely pay for private mortgage insurance. Some people consider private MI yet another added cost, but it helps creditworthy […]

Bring individualized expression into kitchen design

Personalizing a kitchen’s design is an opportunity to showcase individuality. The space will feel like a reflection of self when finished with handpicked details. Adding special touches throughout a space, from unique materials to striking statement pieces, can work together to form that cohesive, yet individualized feel. Merged aesthetic Merge classic and modern design elements, such as wood cabinetry or […]

Four home improvement tips to refresh or resell a residence

Many of today’s homeowners have been inspired by house-flipping shows to learn practical tips and savvy tricks to either increase their home’s resale value or, for those who prefer to stay put, refresh their living space for its long-term use. While these shows highlight the newest trends that resonate with new buyers or help customize a house to an owner’s […]

Conejo’s colorful mid-century gems

T.O. Eichler homes a snappy reminder of architecture’s golden age

DOOR KNACK— Nestled in the rolling hills of Thousand Oaks, surrounded by cookie-cutter housing tracts and custom-built Mediterranean style villas, are 103 mid-century modern homes unique to California. They’re known as the Eichler homes, a three-block community off Lynn Road and Camino Manzanas, named after real estate developer Joseph Eichler. Colorful front doors are a trademark of the homes. The […]


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