Mediterranean-style home with casita, barbecue center

Backyard has custom pool, spa

This private gated estate in Agoura Hills has panoramic views. A long, tree-lined, gated driveway leads to an entertainer’s Mediterranean house with mountain and sunset views. The private estate, with a full casita, is on a knoll with a circular motor court and a large, four-vehicle garage. The courtyard entry leads indoors with treatments throughout. The gourmet kitchen has topof […]

Remodeled home with backyard spa, pergola

This remodeled house is behind Chanteclair Estates’ guarded gates. There are four bedrooms and three baths in 2,987 square feet of living space. The open floor plan is filled with natural light. Guests can eat in the formal dining space or the relaxed built-in dinette. The five-star kitchen features an SS Fisher & Paykel stove, Kenmore Elite dual ovens and […]

Single-story Westlake Village unit close to entertainment

Short walk to farmers market

This three-bedroom unit in Westlake Village is a single story and has no stairs. The unit has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a two-car garage. There are wood-like flooring, nice fixtures and fans throughout. The living and dining areas have vaulted ceilings. The upgraded kitchen has granite counters and newer cabinets. There is a large patio off the dining […]

The value of mentorship

A big key to success in any aspect of life is having positive mentorship. From Aristotle, who was famously influenced by his mentor, Plato, to Oprah Winfrey, who was mentored by Maya Angelou, many who have made an impact on this world have been impacted by a mentor figure. Mentors have played a significant role in my life, and their […]

Top questions to ask lenders when mortgage shopping

Buying a home is a major financial commitment. It’s exciting, but can also be confusing and overwhelming. Choosing the best mortgage is an important first step. First-time homebuyers should research the many options and know the right questions to ask a lender that will lead to an informed mortgage decision: How much can I afford? A home affordability calculator can […]