Real Estate

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 […]

Updated Simi Valley home features entertainer backyard and master retreat

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 […]

Fireplace in master retreat and outdoor kitchen in private backyard

Step through the gates into a courtyard and the entrance to this light and bright home. The open floor plan has floor-to-ceiling windows. The downstairs has a bedroom and full bath. The large kitchen includes an island, walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances. Working from home? There is a desk in the kitchen as well as a formal office off […]

Protect what matters most with nursery safety guidelines

You may have chosen the perfect color palette and all of your nursery furniture, but have you thought about key safety checks? “The arrival of a baby means you have to take a look at your home in a whole new light,” said Tarsila Wey, marketing director for First Alert. “Take the time now to help ensure your home is […]

Small nest egg, big dreams? Tips for buying a suitable retirement home

Planning for retirement means making a lot of decisions, including when to stop working, how much to withdraw from savings each year, and where to live. Many Americans view retirement as an opportunity to move into a house they’ll love and live in for all their golden years. In fact, 64% of retirees either have moved or plan to move, […]

Century 21 Everest welcomes newest team member

Century 21 Everest welcomes Louis Rodriguez as the newest member of its leadership team. A multitalented 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 […]

Waterfront residence has open concept main room with high ceilings

Backyard features large deck, fire pit and private dock for three watercraft

During the pandemic, many people are spending more time in their homes and rethinking their lifestyle choices. Imagine being able to live in a waterfront community that offers easy access to stores, restaurants and the freeway. This four-bedroom, three-bath home is 2,364 square feet with a versatile floor plan. The large downstairs bedroom has an adjacent full bath and private […]

Chemical-free backyards

How to go organic in four easy steps

Because everyone is spending more time in their own backyards now, parents are wondering how to create healthier lawns for their families. Exposure to pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers can be harmful, particularly for growing children. This is why flags are posted after a yard is treated—they are warnings to keep children and pets away from dangerous chemical exposure. Chemicals […]

Pandemic hasn’t hampered seller’s market for local homes

COMMENTARY /// Residential real estate

Pandemic, what pandemic? Judging by the recent pending sales data from the National Association of Realtors, it’s hard to see any reason for concern about the economy. Instead of showing a market filled with doubt and trepidation, NAR’s data tells the story of a hot seller’s market. There’s no other way to interpret this kind of rise in actively listed […]

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