Real Estate

Three smart and savvy tips for homebuyers

COMMENTARY /// Real-estate know-how

You don’t pay the real estate agent’s commission as the buyer. Many first-time buyers wonder, “Do you have to pay a real estate agent if you are buying a home?” For some, there is no more water in the well after they have been saving as much for a down payment as possible. The truth is, a homebuyer does not […]

Updated Simi Valley home features backyard barbecue island with fridge

This updated White Cloud Estates Residence Two has three bedrooms, a loft and 2.5 bathrooms in 2,370 square feet of living space on a 4,255-square-foot lot. Amenities include a three-car garage, upgraded wood flooring, volume ceilings and plantation shutters. The living and dining room combo has a chandelier and a high vaulted ceiling. The granite island kitchen has newer stainless […]

Yard of Dos Vientos home backs to open space

This two-story home is in the Avignon of Dos Vientos Ranch in Newbury Park. The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, with one bed/bath downstairs. The spacious gourmet kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a center island. An eating area off the kitchen opens to the large family room with a fireplace. Special features include custom tile […]

Six simple tips to entice buyers by staging the exterior of a home

Easy, quick and effective changes

Making a good first impression outside will entice homebuyers to want to see what’s inside the home that’s on the market. If you want a buyer to respond positively to your home and make an offer, you need to assess the space as a buyer would and make improvements that reflect the sales price. Fix minor repairs and paint. Small […]

Entertainer’s home in Thousand Oaks with unobstructed canyon views

This view home is in the neighborhood of hilltop Kevington at the end of a cul-de-sac in Thousand Oaks. The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,473 square feet of living space. The entertainer’s home has unobstructed views of the canyon from the huge front deck, living room, dining area and bedrooms. The open floor plan has natural […]

Dilbeck adds cornerstone agents to its Camarillo office

The team of C& M Real Estate, Carolyn Triebold and Merilee Iverson, have joined Dilbeck Estates. They are the cornerstone agents of Dilbeck’s Camarillo office in the Plaza at Mission Oaks. Triebold and Iverson both come to Dilbeck with 14 years of experience in the Ventura County real estate market, having closed hundreds of sales with their clients throughout the […]

Country French estate in Thousand Oaks with panoramic views

Includes guest quarters and garden with fruit and avocado trees

This country French estate in Thousand Oaks has separate guest quarters. The house has five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in a 3,715-square-foot home in gated Los Robles Hills. The house has panoramic views of Thousand Oaks. City lights, mountains and July Fourth fireworks can be seen from the backyard. Guests enter via a paver driveway and private gate to gardens […]

Westlake Village home with brand-new landscaping

This house is in South Shore Hills in Westlake Village. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home has a pool and spa. The house is over 2,800 square feet and sits at the end of a long gated driveway with a three-car garage. There is room for parking and for the kids to play in the private and secluded front yard. Brand-new landscaping […]

BHHS names Knutson Camarillo’s number one agent

Julie Knutson, Camarillo’s No. 1 Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty, has been a residential real estate agent for 19 years. She has a passion for the business and brings years of knowledge and experience into all aspects of the real estate process while providing a personal touch and exceeding her clients’ expectations. She has received many awards and […]

Gated Newbury Park home with designer kitchen and built-in cabinets

This home is in the gated community Estancia in Newbury Park and sits at the top of a cul-de-sac. The house is on a private lot and a viewing deck. The outdoor space has a pool/spa, an outdoor kitchen with a solid patio cover with heaters, fireplace, barbecue, refrigerator, kegerator and ice maker. The area is landscaped, with a neutral-tone […]


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