Real Estate

Dimming the din of outside noise

Home life is changing, so sound dampening is more important than ever. Life is getting louder inside and around the home. Televisions, home theaters, computers and video games blare from almost every room. Family cellphones ring or buzz. Life gets loud. So much so that the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders says as many as 26 million […]

Upgraded Simi Valley home with built-in media center

This two-story pool home has four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Upgrades include granite countertops, crown molding, 5-inch baseboards, neutral colors, plantation shutters, Duette shades, silhouettes, upgraded flooring and lighted ceiling fans. The formal living and family rooms have fireplaces. The family room has a built-in media center. The gourmet kitchen has an oversize granite island with a breakfast bar, under-cabinet […]

Oak Park home with first-floor master suite

Close to schools, shopping

This upgraded four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom detached single-family home is in the planned development of Country Vista. The house is at the end of a cul-de-sac with views of the trees in Chaparral Park in Oak Park. The living room is an open-concept plan with stacked stone fireplace and wood mantel. The remodeled kitchen includes stone countertops, a double oven and stainless […]

Remodeled Westlake villa has pool, spa, fountains

This remodeled four-bedroom, three-bath single-story villa is in Westlake Trails. The entry has hand-forged iron and glass doors as well as an artisan inlaid mosaic floor. Features include a naturally sunlit open floor plan, honed travertine and dark hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, skylights, recessed lighting, French doors and garden access from nearly every room. The gourmet kitchen has custom cabinetry, […]

Updated residence on double cul-de-sac in gated Eagle Ridge community

Backyard has views, barbecue center with cook top and bar seating, waterfall and fire pit

This updated view home is on a flat, double cul-de-sac in gated Eagle Ridge. The house has three bedrooms, loft, downstairs office and three bathrooms in 2,632 square feet of space. Entry is through leaded glass double doors. Amenities include light hardwood floors, entry chandelier, custom window treatments, thick crown molding and baseboards, and cased windows throughout. The kitchen has […]

Understanding the ins and outs of the escrow process

COMMENTARY /// Real estate savvy

“Buying a home is an exciting experience. Knowing what to expect during the escrow process relieves the stress and anxiety when buying or selling a property,” said Ken Bruinsslot, Inter Valley Escrow representative. The escrow company is a neutral third party that will hold both sellers and buyers to their end of the agreement. Escrow will ensure the transfer of […]

Home sits on over 2.7 acres, has mountain views

This secluded sanctuary has panoramic views and sits on over 2.7 acres. Inside is an open-concept floor plan, wood floors and views from every room. The main living area is separate from the master suite and guest bedrooms for privacy. The gourmet kitchen includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Viking and Thermador appliances, granite counters and custom cabinetry. Opening to the kitchen […]

Top tips to help streamline the buying process

The homebuying journey may seem long, complicated and time-consuming at first. Fortunately, there are lots of things a property buyer can do to streamline the process of finding his or her dream residence. Let’s take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer navigate the property buying journey like a pro. Narrow your home search. If you want to […]

Residence with fireplace, entertainment niche

This house has five bedrooms and a spacious, open bonus room with balcony for a media room, playroom or office. The home has high ceilings and neutral decor. The living room has vaulted ceilings and a fireplace. The dining room is large. The kitchen, which overlooks the rear yard, includes granite counters and an eating area. The kitchen opens to […]

The Westerly in Simi Valley oflers sales event on its ranch-style homes

Townhomes start in the low $500K

New homebuyers can take advantage of limited-time incentives to customize their home or ease the buying process during the “Buy Now for a Big Wow” sales event at The Westerly by Landsea Homes. “Our ‘Buy Now for a Big Wow’ sales event offers new homebuyers the opportunity to save thousands of dollars in incentives to purchase their dream home,” said […]


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