Real Estate

Ways to create a peaceful home office retreat

In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s no surprise that more employees are opting to work from home. While there may be a shift of physical locations—from the office building to the home— productivity is still paramount, making the need for quiet home workspaces more important than ever. “As urbanization continues, builders and developers are focused on optimizing available land, which […]

Home Vision

Repurpose unused living space to maximize home’s potential

If the real estate market has you frazzled or if the notion of trading up leaves you with sticker shock, a home remodeling project may be just the right answer. A finished basement, for example, can offer a little extra room to give a growing family space to breathe or to create an income suite to offset mortgage costs. It […]

Shedding light on common household electronics problems

If your family is like most, there are a few things about your home that really annoy you. Fortunately, ingenious solutions are available for four of the most common pet peeves when it comes to lighting and electronics: Never enough outlets. The average family charges up to 12 devices a day. With connectivity more prevalent than ever, the demand for […]

Upgraded Newbury Park home with entertainer’s backyard

Private yard features built-in barbecue, Pebble Tec saltwater pool and spa

This upgraded house in Newbury Park comes with a private backyard. The home, built in 1996, is on a quiet street in gated California Oakbrook. The four-bedroom and three-bathroom house has 2,600 square feet. The entertainer’s backyard features a Pebble Tec saltwater pool and spa, built-in barbecue with beverage refrigerator and flagstone hardscape. The living and dining rooms have volume […]

Custom home features a grand foyer with spiral staircase

The grand foyer of this ranch custom home has a spiral staircase to the second floor and opens to the living room with vaulted ceilings, natural light, custom crown moldings and views of the pool and an oak tree. The first floor has a huge family room with a built-in unit plus a fireplace, wine bar and refrigerator. The family […]

Dilbeck has developed a program to assist members of the military

COMMENTARY /// Special consideration for veterans

“Thank you for your service”: That phrase is often used when one meets a veteran. I’m a veteran who came home during the Vietnam War; no one uttered those words to vets in the 1970s. It is awfully nice to hear those words now. Veterans should be treated with honor. Dilbeck Real Estate appreciates the commitment of all veterans and […]

White House Properties agent goes ‘beyond the call of duty’

Susan Stone, a broker associate with White House Properties, was chosen as a runner-up in the Beyond the Call of Duty Contest in a recent issue of the Residential Specialist Magazine. The article featuring Stone appears on page 21. According to the article, the contest celebrates “the inspiring tales of CRSs whose service to their clients is truly monumental.” Nationwide, […]

Cross-lateral loans offer out-of-the box solutions for buyers

COMMENTARY /// Real estate hints

I had clients call me last month, so excited. They finally found the one-story home they’d been looking for and wanted to write an offer on the house right away. Unfortunately, not only had they not sold their current home, it wasn’t even on the market. In years past I would have had to disappoint them by saying they’d have […]

Tips to accelerate homebuying timeline

You know that you want to buy a house, but you may have only a limited amount of time to conduct a home search and discover the ideal residence. Luckily, there are many things that you can do to speed up your homebuying timeline. Let’s take a look at three tips to help you accelerate your journey from homebuyer to […]

Understanding mobile home parks in the Conejo Valley

There are more mobile home parks in the Conejo Valley than most people realize. The nine parks in the area each have their own unique set of characteristics. Here is a brief description of each of them. Vallecito Mobile Home Park is on Old Conejo Road, about a mile from the Wendy Drive/101 junction, next to Pepper Tree Park in […]


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