Real Estate Blog

Beat the heat this summer in the 805

Taking a day off from the beach? Looking for a relaxing, care-free morning with the kids?  We’ve got just the ticket for you! Two of our local movie theatres have got us covered in the 805. Cinépolis at the Westlake Promenade and Regal Janss Marketplace are both offering up super summer specials for the kids.…

It’s Summertime… Got Kids?

Here are three local must-dos for the kiddos this summer! It happens every year, in less than two weeks our kids will be on the loose! While visions of screen-time might be dancing in their heads, we are dusting off our beach bags and making grand plans for our summer bucket lists. In reality, beach…

All Aboard, Westlake Village

The Village Trolley is Back! Starting tomorrow, our Village Trolley is back in service for the summer.  Free to ride and open to all ages, our fabulous trolley runs a fifty minute loop through Westlake Village. Hop onboard Fridays and Saturdays 3PM to 10PM with entertainment from 6-8 p.m. The summer season trolley runs May…

THE REALTOR VS. THE ROBOT

Is a professional realtor worth the expense? Selling your home is always emotional, stressful and complex. In today’s competitive and expensive real estate landscape, one has many options. There is more transparency and information available than ever before, thanks to the internet and companies like Zillow. It can be tempting to head to DIY and…

YARROW FAMILY YMCA OPENS ITS DOORS MAY 7

This beautiful, state-of-the-art facility is a gift to our community. Nestled in the hills above Thousand Oaks Boulevard is the brand new Yarrow Family YMCA. The facility features a fitness center, eight-lane indoor lap pool, warm water pool, gymnasium, group exercise classes, meeting space, café and lounge. Additionally, a Kids’ Zone, for kids age six…

Sapwi Trails, Thousand Oaks’ Ultimate Community Park

Conejo Recreation & Park District Thinks of Everything Grab a bike, scooter, jogging stroller and picnic basket to spend the day at Sapwi Trails in Thousand Oaks. Sapwi Trails Community Park has something for everyone in the family! In addition to sporting a neighborhood playground, pump track, scooter/skateboard park and 6.7 miles of trails for…

Time to downsize? Chin up, my friends!

The kids are gone and it’s time to downsize. While it’s emotional to leave a long-term residence, especially a home filled with fond memories of raising children and navigating so many life stages, downsizing to your new, smaller dream home is absolutely achievable. What’s more, there are substantial benefits awaiting you empty-nesters. First, a smaller…

3 Keys to Understanding the Current Real Estate Market

Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower pace? What impact will the economy have on the housing market? If you…

Best Renovations To Complete Before You Sell Your House [Infographic]

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers. Upgrading your landscaping or curb…

5 Reasons To Sell Your Home This Winter

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the…

The #1 Reason To Not Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House

Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that is when they will have the most competition! The #1 Reason to List…

Why Housing Supply Has Increased As Sales Have Slowed Down

According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of homes for sale this year compared to last year has increased for the last four months, all while sales of existing homes have slowed compared to last year’s numbers. For over three years leading up to this point, the exact opposite…