Real Estate

Custom North Ranch property with tropical landscaping, private pool, spa

Guest suite offers own sitting area; master suite has fireplace, balcony

This custom Mediterranean property is at the end of a culde sac in the North Ranch community. A circular driveway leads to a setting of tropical landscaping with fountain, exotic plants and mature trees. The covered patio in the rear includes a private pool, spa, green areas and views of sunsets. Enter the foyer and step into a living room […]

Penthouse on Harbour Island in Oxnard

Has private elevator, two large master suites

This penthouse, all on one level, has three bedrooms, an office and 3.5 baths and is in the gated Harbour Island community in Oxnard. The light and open floor plan is approximately 4,018 square feet with skylights throughout. A private elevator from the foyer takes the homeowner up to the property, which is well-maintained. The living room and formal dining […]

Award-winning Pat Helton brings 35 years of experience to local real estate market

Pat Helton, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Realty, is on the Top 100 Coldwell Banker agents in Los Angeles region list year-to-date for her outstanding real estate sales production. Helton has consistently earned the International President’s Award year after year, placing her in the top 1% of Coldwell Banker Westlake agents and in the top 5% of the company’s […]

How to pay off a home mortgage faster

Homes are by nature expensive and most home buyers cannot afford to purchase a home outright. Most home buyers finance a home purchase with a mortgage. A mortgage allows homeowners to spread the payments for a home loan across many years. The result? Mortgages can make home ownership much more attainable for the average home buyer. Now is a great […]

Improvements for a safe, healthy home

The pandemic has brought new focus to home enhancements that not only add value, but also support wellness. Today’s homeowners are investing in thoughtful improvements that prioritize safety and well-being, helping to substantially increase the home’s health quotient. Here are a couple of big-impact home improvement trends that support health and safety: Upgrade the home’s water From drinking and cooking […]

Wildwood home is close to parks, trails

This remodeled Wildwood property offers four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,150 square feet on a cul-de-sac with gate access to Wildflower Park. The property includes paid solar and an oversize three-car garage. Santos mahogany floors flow throughout the home. Travertine flooring is found in the kitchen, laundry area, downstairs and master bathrooms. The home has high ceilings, custom paint […]

Agent celebrates 23 years with Coldwell Banker

Donna Benevento is celebrating 23 years as a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty in Westlake Village. “Donna is passionate in serving her clients’ real estate needs,” said Joanne MacDonald, Benevento’s manager. “Tenacious when it comes to details, she is devoted to offering an excellent level of service to her loyal clients. Her responsiveness has gained her a stellar reputation as […]

Five trends help inspire new designs for outdoor living space


Since 2020, many people have likely spent more time at home than ever before. As a result, they’re more conscious of how they use the space and how design can affect comfort and ease. To give a bit more variety beyond the home’s walls, consider redesigning the outdoor spaces to create a haven for recreation and relaxation. Best of all, […]

Two-story townhome in Oxnard with resort-like backyard

Master suite has vaulted ceilings and French doors

This upgraded, two-story townhouse in Oxnard features three bedrooms, a large loft or fourth bedroom, and 2.5 bathrooms in approximately 2,167 square feet of living space with a light and open floor plan. The living room adjoins the formal dining area. The upgraded kitchen features quartz counters, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances including a built-in microwave/ convection oven, under-cabinet […]

It’s not too late to reduce mortgage payment by refinancing the loan


Experts say that with mortgage rates beginning to rise, refinancing a home now might be the last best chance to lower the monthly mortgage payment, as rates remain near all-time lows. Those who refinanced early in 2021 have already reaped the benefits. Borrowers who refinanced their 30-year fixed rate mortgage into another 30-year fixed rate mortgage during the first half […]


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