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Summer in Westlake Village is Hot, Hot Hot!

If you are a resident of Westlake Village then you probably already know that this awesome community is about to get a big boost from the new Target retail center. We have all been eagerly awaiting ...
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The Luxury Housing Market

'Luxury Housing Differs with the Local Market' The luxury housing market is evolving quite rapidly as the economy recovers. A luxury home---if it is to be deemed luxury by savvy home ...
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Crowdfunding in Real Estate: A New Era of Investing

The Emergence of Crowdfunding in Real Estate The emergence of crowdfunding as an investment tool for serious real estate players is changing the housing market as we know it. As the market recovers, ...
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Housing News: 'Normal' is a Good Goal!

This is a market where the transactions are not banks blowing out their supply [of foreclosures], which is very hard to predict. You have a much more normal market. ~ Jerry Nickelsburg, UCLA economics ...
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Equity Check: Is it Time to Sell?

Selling A Home: A Personal Decision The decision to sell a home is a highly individualized and personal one. But there are signs to watch out for that may signal when it's a good time to sell your ...
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Choosing the Best Realtor

What differentiates an "OK" realtor from one who is worthy of your highest referral? Well, there are questions to ask and a guide to determine the best from the rest. A great realtor has an ...
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Must Move in a Hurry: Tips to Ease the Process

I Have to Sell a Home in a Hurry! You've only recently settled into a new home, you're acclimating to the new neighborhood and suddenly your spouse comes home and says the dreaded, ...
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Summers by the Pool: Tips to Stay Safe!

For many of us, especially in Southern California, a pool is not only a valuable part of a luxury home purchase, but a more-common-than-not expectation at most properties in this part of the nation. ...
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How Much 'Home' Will $1 Million Buy in Southern California?

'The Bedroom Could Fit Inside a Walk-In Closet' How much home will a million dollars buy in Southern California? In certain coastal areas of Southern California, prepare to appreciate the ...
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Turnkey Homes: 'Turning' Up the Dial on Conejo Valley Home Sales

"Turnkey" home listings have experienced a recent jump in popularity specifically on the West Coast. The term "turnkey" refers to those properties which require no renovations or ...
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Keep Your Home Cool in the Summer Heat

We are already starting to see glimmers of Southern California summer heat especially in Ventura County. The temperatures reached blistering temps twice already last week and it's only May. Pretty ...
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New Parents: Buying a Family Home?

Buying a Home for a New Family Starting a new family and buying a new home can be daunting tasks on their own respectively. But doing both at the same time, for some can be an overwhelming process. ...
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Conejo Valley Real Estate Updates from Lydia Gable

5/16 - This information has recently been updated : As somebody who likes to keep a pulse on what is going on in our lovely community, I wanted to share some exciting news about upcoming developments ...
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First-Quarter SoCal Real Estate Market Update

While I am immersed in the busiest spring season for this realtor's real estate career in years, I thought it pertinent to share with you a 1 st quarter housing market update for Southern ...
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Reality TV on Real Estate: Is it Worth Watching?

Real estate is sprouting up as the central character on so many reality TV shows these days. No one could have predicted this kind of success! Who would have thought reality TV shows about real estate ...
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Spring & Summer Fun in Conejo Valley

If you live in the Conejo Valley or you are planning on buying a home in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village or the surrounding communities, now's the time to explore all the summer recreation ...
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Hot Spring 2014 Home Design Trends

Spring Into a 'New' Home Does the spring season have you yearning for a change - itching to buy a new house or to redesign current home? Maybe you're just looking for some small punches ...
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What is a Staging Expert? Why It's Important?

Will the Dining Room Table Fit? What is a staging expert? Essentially a home staging expert is there to anticipate the home buyer's expectations before the showing. The staging is sort of the ...
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From A Starter Home to the American Dream

The picture of the American dream usually includes a first home and eventually a better home, and the idea that if you dream big and work hard, you can have the best home. So how do you know when ...
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Empty Nesters Doing Real Estate, Bigger and Better!

We’ve all heard about empty nesters downsizing their homes once the kids are gone or in anticipation of retirement. But the face of the empty nester looks markedly different today than as early ...
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Spring Projects for Home Sale

Spring is a good time to take on interior and exterior projects that will increase your home's sale value especially if you have hopes of selling the home this year. Remember to focus on projects ...
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Finding 'My' Home on HGTV's 'HouseHunters'

Recently I appeared on HGTV's HouseHunters on an episode titled, New Parents Look for a Home with Good Feng Shui in L.A. The segment centered on new parents Jake and Jenny who were ready to buy a ...
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How Do You Increase Your Home Sale Value?

Looking to increase the value of your property for a future home sale? There are very easy, tried and true ways that will make your home not only psychologically more appealing to the buyer---in that ...
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Spotlight on Old Agoura

Old Agoura Only ten minutes from Malibu and 12 minutes to the Pacific Ocean, homes in Old Agoura are nestled in a country setting surrounded by acres of land which separates Agoura Hills from nearby ...
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Home Owners: It's SO easy Being "Green"

The benefits of owning a “green” home go far beyond sustaining the environment. In fact there are huge financial benefits for the homeowner. “Green” homes can ensure less ...
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