Real Estate

Custom-built Calabasas home is on a private cul-de-sac

Outdoor oasis with pool and spa

Behind the guard gates of Vista Pointe, this custom-built home is on a private cul-de-sac. The house has five bedrooms and eight baths in 6,438 square feet of living space. Natural light pours in through the high-ceiling windows. The house has marble floors, a wet bar, plantation shutters, a 300-bottle wine cellar, four fireplaces and a three-car garage. The third-floor […]

Ranch-style residence with gourmet kitchen

This unique, single-story, open floor plan ranch-style home sits on over an acre in Lynn Ranch. The house has approximately 5,708 square feet with five en suite bedrooms, an oversize master suite and a large office. One wing has its own den with fireplace, living room, office, bedroom and bath with separate entry for a mother-in law suite or separate […]

Consistent top producer in Conejo Valley acknowledged

Steve Young was recently acknowledged for consistent high production. He has been a Realtor for 40 years. He is one of the all-time top producing agents in the Conejo Valley, winning numerous awards, including induction into the Master’s Hall of Fame. He specializes in the areas of Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Calabasas and Woodland […]

Homeowner’s insurance can bring peace to the mind—and pocketbook

Only a fraction of U.S. households are protected by a home services plan

Nobody bats an eyelash when it comes to buying homeowner’s insurance, but many homeowners don’t apply that same logic to planning for home repairs—not what might happen, but what will happen. Only a fraction of the 120 million U.S. households today are protected by a home services plan, also known as a home warranty. That number is growing, as homeowners […]

Oak Park home with chef’s kitchen, prep island, pantry

Also features white cabinets and breakfast area

This house is in the Premiere Regency Hills Estate in Oak Park and the Oak Park Unified School District. The light, bright and versatile floor plan had six bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Downstairs is bedroom en suite with custom built-ins as in addition to a separate guest bath. The upstairs office may be used as an additional bedroom. The chef’s […]

Today’s trend: Aim for timeless design, not fleeting fads

As trends transition in and out of style, an understanding of what takes a space beyond temporary can help achieve a truly timeless design. Whether it’s blending the past with the present for a new take on traditional, or selecting decor and furnishings with a quiet, yet self-assured air, certain elements will establish endurance and ensure an aesthetic that is […]

North Ranch Country Club residence

This house is on the second fairway of the North Ranch Country Club. The home, which is on a small cul-de-sac, has three bedrooms and three baths. The downstairs has a large bedroom/study and full bath. Upstairs are two master suites. The home sits on the golf course and has views of the course and mountains. The large family room […]

Pros and cons of mortgage insurance: Added cost or smart way to buy a home?

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 percent down payment on a conventional home loan, then you will most likely pay for private mortgage insurance (MI). Some people consider private MI yet another added cost, but it […]

Private backyard has patio and room for a pool

Home is in a guard-gated community

This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home has 3,180 square feet and is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the guard-gated community of Cross Creek in Long Canyon. The house has a downstairs en suite bedroom, powder room and a formal dining room with French doors opening onto the courtyard. The large gourmet kitchen has an island. The family room includes […]

Consider cost versus savings on cash-out refinancing loans

After years of making regular mortgage payments, it feels good to watch your net worth make upward progress. That’s especially true if your house is also gaining value. With a growing amount of equity comes peace of mind, knowing you have the option of tapping into it when you want. Whether it’s time for a new roof or you need […]

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