Top trends to inspire outdoor living spaces for year-round use

Outdoor living spaces rank first among special function rooms desired by consumers, according to the American Institute for Architects, and so homeowners are expected to be going all-in for the outdoors this year. Trex Company, a maker of premium decking and railing, has gleaned insights from contractors, homeowners and industry experts to compile the following outdoor living trends that will […]

Agents recognized for outstanding production

Coldwell Banker congratulates Sally Brown and Donna Benevento

JoAnne MacDonald, manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Westlake Village, recently congratulated Sally Brown and Donna Benevento for their outstanding production in 2019. Brown and Benevento are both relocation specialists, which allows them to work with corporate employees moving into the community and manage corporate inventory on behalf of relocation companies. They work with buyers and sellers throughout Thousand […]

Top five trends millennial buyers look for in homes

Ways to attract the young people entering the market for the first time

For generations, homeownership has been part of the American dream. For most Americans, it’s the largest, most significant investment they’ll make, and because homeownership is the best way to grow their wealth, it’s also the most important investment as well. As the youngest generation of new homeowners, millennials are entering the housing market and are eager to get a home […]

When saying ‘I do’ means a move: 5 tips for combining households

Getting married means a whole lot of changes, not the least of which could be moving to a new house or apartment. Whether you’re getting a brand-new place for the both of you or one of you is shifting all your earthly possessions to join your spouse, it’s a good idea to take proactive steps to make crossing that new […]

Bridal Premiere unveils this weekend

The Bridal Premiere returns to the Hyatt Regency Westlake, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 12. A visit to this season’s show is said to be a good way for couples to begin planning for the most important day of their lives. Couples can often save time and money by visiting with local wedding […]

Team applies extra strength to win

Real estate leader sees continued strong market in 2020

Homeowners and homebuyers across America—especially in Southern California—continue to enjoy a bullish real estate market. The Acorn checked in recently with local industry leader Syd Leibovitch, owner and president of Rodeo Realty, about the prospects for real estate in the coming year. Leibovitch began his career in real estate in 1984, the year he graduated with an economics degree from […]


Rabbi to share his life story

Talk on Jan. 24 in Agoura Hills

Chabad of the Conejo will host a Scholar-in-Residence weekend featuring guest speaker Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin at the Chabad Center in Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St. The program will have a kosher dinner, lecture and children’s activities during the adult program at 6 p.m. Fri., Jan. 24. Devlin will speak on “The Journey: From Altar Boy to Chabad Rabbi,” sharing his […]

Women’s Bible study to connect physical and spiritual health

“ Body Surprised!” is an eight-week women’s Bible study connecting physical and spiritual health, hosted by The Bridge Church, 999 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. The class starts Wed., Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. The group facilitator is Lisa Sechler. Encouraging people to make healthy choices because of their value to God, their families and their communities has been Sechler’s […]

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