Real Estate

Ranch-style residence has entertainer’s backyard with barbecue

Vacant land behind pool area can be used for horse corrals or a guest house

This house sits on a more than half-acre usable lot that is zoned for horses. The single-story, ranch-style home has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 2,576 square feet of living space. There is a gated RV driveway and parking area. The entertainer’s backyard has a side patio with an outdoor fireplace, a back patio with a built-in barbecue, professional […]

Custom home on more than half-acre lot zoned for horses

Property includes pool, spa, putting green, and has access to equestrian trails

This custom 4,300-square-foot home is on more than a half-acre that is zoned for horses. The property has a pool and spa, putting green, large barbecue center, gazebo and a huge covered patio. The interior has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. An original bedroom downstairs has a wet bar and is in use as an office. The living room has […]

Remodeled North Ranch home on half-acre lot

Newer pool has custom tile work; property is surrounded by meadows

This North Ranch house has four bedrooms and 3.5 baths in 4,078 square feet of living space on a more than half-acre lot. The traditional estate is surrounded by meadows for privacy. A no-expenses-spared remodel of the property has been done. The oversize double-entry doors open into a sun-drenched home. There are French doors and windows with custom shutters. The […]

Ambercrombie Estates home has state-of-the-art theater, guest house

Contemporary upgrades throughout, open concept floor plan, stone fireplaces

This single-story, six-bedroom and seven-bath house plus guest house is in Abercrombie Estates. Updated throughout with contemporary designer finishes, the house is light and uses an open concept floor plan. Outside are nearly 11 acres for daily living or entertaining on a grand scale. Amenities include slate and wood flooring, vaulted ceilings, skylights, stone fireplaces and oversize French doors leading […]

Realtor recognized for consistent high production

Longtime agent offers comprehensive program

Steve Young was recently acknowledged for consistent high production. He has been a Realtor for 37 years. He is one of the all-time top producing agents in the Conejo Valley, winning numerous awards including induction into the Master’s Hall of Fame. He specializes in the areas of Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Calabasas and Woodland […]

How to qualify for nontraditional mortgage funding

commentary /// SmartFunds

William Shaefer (not his real name) is recently self-employed. Like many new companies, Shaefer’s incurred a lot of startup expenses. To help, Shaefer’s sophisticated CPA used all the eligible self-employment tax deductions. His first year in business showed a relatively low-level of income. Although his income is low, he possesses significant assets due to a recent inheritance. Shaefer is also […]

Oak Park home with large master retreat

This four-bedroom and three-bath, 2,307-square-foot home is in the Ridgefield neighborhood of Oak Park. There are one bedroom and full bath downstairs and three bedrooms upstairs. The large master suite has a multipurpose retreat that could be used as a nursery, office or sitting room. The master bath has a walk-in closet, double sinks and a separate oval tub and […]

The health and energy benefits of natural light

According to a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), humans spend an average of 90 percent of their days indoors, so savoring every opportunity for natural sunlight is more important than ever. More time spent indoors and longer nighttime hours can mean fewer opportunities to soak up the benefits of natural light. But did you know that you […]

New technology makes smart homes a no-brainer

Home Vision

If you’ve been thinking about making your house a smart home, three tech trends are worth considering: Smart lighting: Controlling home lighting through voice commands and mobile devices can be easy with low-cost, modular lighting systems from Deako. Traditional light switches can be converted to smart switches and smart dimmers, letting you control lighting, create schedules and personalize scenes for […]

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