Real Estate

Sherwood chateau with koi pond, waterfall

Chateau Plaisance is within the enclave of Sherwood Country Club and occupies almost 3 acres atop a private knoll overlooking rolling hills, a Jack Nicklaus golf course and the Santa Monica Mountains. The house has six bedrooms, nine full baths and two partial baths in 13,404 square feet of living space. The home was inspired by the owner’s love of […]

Seller is experienced with equestrian property

Large kitchen for serving family gatherings

This horse property listing is on an expansive 1.2-acre lot. The house has an oversize kitchen with an adjacent dining area for large get-togethers, as well as four large bedrooms and 2.5 baths. For horse owners, working with a Realtor who owns and rides horses and has experience with custom and equestrian property is important. Nona Green and Associates are […]

Thousand Oaks home has solar system

Private and quiet, this home with views, sunroom and downstairs master bedroom can be your oasis in the heart of Thousand Oaks. The well-maintained residence lives like a one-story and has retro characteristics. The solar system provides ample electricity and low energy bills throughout the year. A variety of fruit trees, a dry river and stamped concrete driveway add curb […]

Three emerging design trends for today’s lifestyles

Trend is on adapting to ‘home centric’

Events from the past year have residents reconsidering what they want and need out of their homes. From work and play to wellness, homes have become the epicenter of everything, leading to an emergence of design trends that are adapting to a new normal. The design experts at Wilsonart, a provider of engineered surfaces, have identified three new lifestyle trends […]

Agent on the top 100 list

“We would like to congratulate Karen Sandvig for her June 2021 production,” said branch manager Joanne MacDonald at Coldwell Banker Westlake Village. “Once again landing on the top 100 list for the Greater Los Angeles region, Karen continues her stellar run of exceeding client expectations. “Karen is known for her calm professionalism. Her strong relationships within the real estate community […]

Different ways credit plays into mortgage refinancing

If you’re thinking about refinancing your mortgage, there’s often a lot to consider. For instance, the decision to refinance may rely on current interest rates or ones personal financial situation. Ones credit score also plays a role in the mortgage refinancing process. While it can certainly factor into the ability to refinance, the relationship between a mortgage and a personal […]

Pro shares predictions on upcoming real estate market trend

COMMENTARY /// Local housing sales


There has been much talk about a possible market slowdown, and that’s led some to speculate that a correction is coming. With purchase mortgage applications in decline since mid-May and inventory creeping up ever so slightly, I was recently asked what I thought the market will look like in six or 12 months. Would there be a correction, and if […]

As mortgage relief plans end, what comes next for homeowners?

Millions of U.S. homeowners facing financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic have sought mortgage payment relief, or forbearance, allowing them to temporarily pause or reduce their monthly mortgage payments. According to the mortgage data firm Black Knight, as of March 2021, about 2.6 million homeowners across the country remain in an active forbearance plan. It’s important they know their […]

Sherwood chateau on private 3-acre lot

Property has pool and spa, pool house, cobblestone walkways, gazebo, koi pond

Chateau Plaisance is within the enclave of Sherwood Country Club and occupies almost 3 acres atop a private knoll overlooking rolling hills, a Jack Nicklaus golf course and the Santa Monica Mountains. The house has six bedrooms, nine full baths and two partial baths in 13,404 square feet of living space. The home was inspired by the owner’s love of […]

Coldwell Banker agent in Westlake Village office earns specialist designation

Coldwell Banker Realty recently announced that Maria Broms Byer, a real estate agent affiliated with the company’s Westlake Village office, has earned the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialist designation. Broms Byer services all sectors of the residential real estate market. This additional designation will enhance her ability to meet the specific and unique needs of the luxury-home seller. The […]


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