Westlake Village, CA Real Estate News

By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
The real estate market in Westlake Village, CA is definately "cooling off" now that Autumn is here.  Homes were literally flying off the shelves in May, June and July. It has now slowed down and although closing prices are up, indications point to the fact that the higher bracket is finally moving after many price cuts and some stagnation. Inventory is still low, however, which urges newer sellers to hold fast, but without buyers chomping at the bit for the newer listings priced at or above market value, activity has slowed and fewer homes are closing. This is not unusual for the fall marketplace, but it may also indicate a more cool market in general . Check out the Berkshire Hathaway market stats for Westlake Village: Visit HERE to see a listing of ALL active listings in Westlake Vill...
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By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
  By Chris B Johnson Realtor,  Moorpark Short Sale , Thousand Oaks Short Sale, Simi Valley Short Sale, Moorpark Short Sale  Ventura County Short Sale, Get a Free Account     Buy     Sell     Market Insider     About    Market Insider  Westlake SF (2) The data on this page is consolidated from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales, and more. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions. Call or email anytime to discuss how this information can benefit you! Become a Market Insider Get FREE access to valuable market data! Sign Up Now Enter a Zip Code to Get Started Search Market Analysis Community Info Local Schools Compare Areas Insider Tips   Price Trends – Sold vs. Listed   Understand the d...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Many people moving into the Conejo Valley aren't ready to pick a spot in our wonderful community, so they are looking for Homes for Rent in Westlake Village, CA. Renting before buying is a good option for many people. The reasons for renting rather than buying can vary. Maybe you are new to the area and don't really understand where the best neighborhoods and the best values are. Perhaps you just sold your home and are in the process of downsizing - or even planning a move out of state for retirement- but are just not ready yet. And finally, you could be saving your money for a downpayment for your dream home. Whatever the reason, there are options for renting condo and single family homes in Westlake Village. Rentals in Westlake Village start at $1995 per month. For that amount, you wi...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
The real estate market in Westlake Village, CA is starting to "cool off" after a totally smoking hot summer! Homes were literally flying off the shelves in May, June and July. It's slowing down and prices have even declined in some neighborhoods. This is not unusual for the fall marketplace. There is no reason to believe there will be a decline in overall values and demand still remains above supply. Check out the Berkshire Hathaway market stats for Westlake Village:                 OOOO To utilize the NUMBER #1 REAL ESTATE SEARCH ENGINE FOR WESTLAKE VILLAGE HOMES FOR SALE, go to www.WestlakeVillageHomeExpert.com. For EXPERT help and advise in finding or selling your Westlake Village, CA home, contact Kathy Smiley with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty. I deliver "Result...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
You've been reading my posts about my wonderful city of Westlake Village, CA - and the fabulous Conejo Valley! Want to see it on a Google Map in ALL ITS GLORY??? I've created a Google Map with some of my active and closed listings marked. This is my very first try at creating a virtual MAP on Google Maps for the Conejo Valley! I isolated some neighborhoods in Westlake Village, but included the entire Conejo Valley so you could get a feel for what my market area is, and how it relates to the southern California terrain AND the San Fernando Valley AND the city of Los Angeles. Zoom out of the map a little and you will see the Conejo Valley is over the Santa Monica mountain range from Malibu and Santa Monica by just 10 - 15 miles. We are west of the San Fernando Valley cities, and when you ...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
The "Promenade" center in Thousand Oaks, CA is located in Westlake Village, close to 101 Ventura Freeway and Thousand Oaks and Westlake Blvd. The center is the HUB of Westlake and Thousand Oaks shopping and social activity. Weekends you will find live music performed in the courtyard by the fountain. Cinopolis Theater offers a luxury movie and dining experience. Barnes & Noble is an anchor, with plenty of seating to check out the books or do research, and even a Starbucks! Bristol Farms is THE place to pick up the freshest groceries. Cost Plus World Market, Restoration Hardware, Sports Authority - the list goes on and on! Check out "Shopping at the Promenade in Westlake Village" for a complete list! Enjoy!  
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Welcome to the Conejo Valley of southern California! If you are thinking of relocating HERE, you are making a lifestyle decision you will enjoy for MANY years to come! Check out this brief video of "THE LAKE's" center in Thousand Oaks. You'll enjoy live entertainment on Friday nights, exquisite dining at PF Changs, CPK, Sabor, 9021PHO and Umami Burger. Shopping at Tommy Bahama and Brighton Collectibles is devine! Grab a healthy smoothie at Sunlife Organics, then head over to the Kalologie 360 Day Spa for a facial and massage! The kids can play outdoors in the play yard and beach! Wow, is this paradise, or what?!!   For information on buying, selling or investing in real estate in the Conejo VAlley of southern California, contact Kathy Smiley for 'RESULTS THAT MAKE YOU SMILE!"
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Enjoy this video of the beautiful scenery of the Westlake Village, CA lake and surrounding community! Located in southern California, just a short drive to Malibu and the Pacific ocean, Westlake Village is a GREAT place to live! We enjoy top schools, great weather, upscale shopping and dining, convenient location, an active community - lots to do and see in Westlake Village! Check it out!        
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Market Report for the 1st 8 months of 2014. Includes comparative statistics back to 2003.   The City of Westlake Village is nine miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and 38 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. It is a master planned community created in  1963 by the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company, who bought the 12,000 acre ranch for $32 million and, in partnership with Prudential Insurance Company, created the master plan for a “City in the country.” Many professionals collaborated to design a unique community that has become a nationally acclaimed model for the planned community concept.  Westlake Village is recognized as one of America’s most successful suburbs and finest areas to live, work and raise a family. We are situated in the northern footh...
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By Cheryl Clayton, Conejo Valley and Simi Valley Realtor
(Westlake Village home buyers and sellers Thousand Oaks homes)
    “Angels At Work” Women’s Council of Realtors - 5th Annual Wine Festival Westlake Village Thursday, August 14th – 5:30pm to 8:30pm     5th Annual Wine Festival will be held at the Silverstar AG Mercedes Benz dealership at 3905 Auto Mall Drive in Westlake Village (map).   This affair is to assist in raising funds to help the Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County. Not only will you enjoy exemplary wine tasting of some of California’s premium age wines and delicious foods from our own local restaurants, BJ’s, The Grill at the Alley, Mastro’s Steakhouse, to name just a couple, there will be give-aways and silent auctions as well.     Ben Bridge Jewelers will give away jewelry and Silverstar AG Mercedes Benz will give away a ‘weekend’s use’ of a Mercedes. In silent auctions you will find...
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By Carmela Jacobs, Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor
(Carmela Realty)
I am proud to announce the sale of a townhome in Hidden Canyon, Westlake Village, Ca. I had the pleasure of assisting a first time buyer during the purchase process.   The most rewarding part of Real Estate is having a Buyer that is so happy - that they tell everyone.  We searched high and low for a 2 bedroom, 2 full bath townhome. We looked at completely renovated, bank owned, and old homes that needed tons of work.  We negotiated terms & a price that could not be beat $408K.  Well under market value, my buyers 1st day in her home and she already has EQUITY!!!   Boasting 1,251 sqft with tons of natural lighting, yard, and a private atrium. The Hidden Canyon townhome complex boasts: 3 pools, 3spas, a park, hiking trails, sought after community, award winning schools and a 24/7 on call m...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
The lake at Westlake Village is unique and so are many of the "Island" and lakefront homes. This is a manmade lake engineered in the 1960's to be a master-planned community. It is cradled with sloping Santa Monica mountains and just a short drive to the beach and to downtown Los Angeles. Many of the homes have been "rebuilt" over the years. It's an ideal community for anyone wanting to live in a GREAT community in southern California! We went on a lake cruise last weekend. There are some beautiful homes on the lake. Check them out!    We were out and about in our friend's electric boat, having a little wine and cheese and enjoying some sightseeing and lively conversation!  I hope you get to come and experience Westlake Village, CA someday! For Expert real estate representation, contact ...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Need I say more? During a lazy boating day Saturday with friends on the Lake at Westlake Village, while meandering up and down the coves and having a little vino, I spotted this one. Ahhh, the joys of silent boating! Only electric boats are allowed on the lake. Cruising is a favorite pastime of lake residents, especially with wine and cheese! Have a great week!  
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
We had GREAT SALES RESULTS for the 91361 zip code in Single Family Homes this past month of July 2014. CLOSED SALES:                               17 PRICE RANGE:                                 $669,000 - $1,995,000 AVERAGE PRICE:                             $981,000 MEDIAN PRICE:                               $874,500 AVERAGE BEDROOMS:                   4 AVERAGE BATHROOMS:                 3 AVERAGE SQUARE FEET:                2,677 AVERAGE PRICE PER S.F.               $363 AVERAGE DAYS ON MKT:                81 AVG LIST PRICE VS SALES PRICE: 97.48% Interested in purchasing or selling a home in Westlake Village, CA? I specialize in the Conejo Valley  of southern California. The communities I have the most expertise in are: Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Newbu...
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By Teri Pacitto, Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty
(Compass)
The real estate market in The Conejo Valley, which includes Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Oak Park and Agoura Hills has homes available in all price ranges.  All our local cities have seen an increase in home prices over the last 30 days and consistenly over the last 12 months.  The local market caters to those who work in the local area as well as Los Angeles, which is a short commute away.  Open space, close to beaches, excellent schools, shopping and quality of life has consistently been a draw for this beautiful area.  We are located in both Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.    For more information about the Value of Your Home in today's market check it out quickly at Quick Home Value. To find Lovely Conejo Valley Homes that are currently on the market go to: Find M...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Lake Sherwood, California is home to Dole Food mogul David Murdock; to Tiger Woods' golf tourneys year after year; to celebrities and movie stars; to politicians; to entertainers; to high net worth business success's; wow, who wouldn't want to hang out in Lake Sherwood! Not affordable for most of us, though. Well, the South Shore of Sherwood IS affordable. The South Shore consists of 6 communities: The Meadows, Sherwood South Shore; The Meadows, UPton, Sherwood North Shore, The Glen,    For expert service in purchasing or selling a home in any area of Westlake Village, Thouand Oaks, and anywhere in the Conejo Valley, contact Kathy Smiley with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty. You'll be SMILEY-ing too!
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By Carmela Jacobs, Ventura Co., Los Angeles Co., CA, & Global Realtor
(Carmela Realty)
  The median list price for a single family home in WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA  for the week of July 21st is $1,600,000. Even though the days-on-market is trending higher, so is the Market Action Index at these inventory levels, providing a neutral outlook for the market. SUPPLY & DEMAND: In the last few weeks the market has achieved a relative stasis point in terms of sales to inventory. However, inventory is sufficiently low to keep us in the Seller's Market zone so watch changes in the MAI. If the market heats up, prices are likely to resume an upward climb. Read mo Carmela Jacobs is an ethical California Real Estate Broker with over two decades of experience; helping hundreds of families make the right move. As a full-time Realtor she counsels wisely, negotiates fiercely and can walk you ...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Westlake Village People are singing "Y.M.C.A." ! Weslake Village people are excited about the upcoming and highly anticipated YMCA facility being built! The project has been in the works for over 15 years in the planning.  Building the 50,000 square foot Triunfo YMCA will cost $20 million. Dole Food Company owner, billionaire David Murdock (he was also the owner and developer of the famous Sherwood Country Club in Westlake Village, where Tiger Woods and other celebrity golf and tennis players host their tournaments AND the owner of the famous 5-star Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village) pledged $10 million to get the construction started. Westlake Village has spent $15 million on grading and preparing the 18 acre site at Triunfo Canyon Rd and Thousand Oaks Blvd. With the cooperation o...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
CONEJO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA Condos & Townhomes Priced from $250,000 - $500,000 Cities of Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village _________________________________________________________________________________________ As of July 19, 2014, there are 75 active condo and townhome listings for sale in the Conejo Valley, California communities. The Conejo Valley is located in southern California along the 101 Ventura Freeway, approximately 15 miles from the beaches of Malibu. Seperated from the beach area by the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the Conejo Valley communities enjoy sunny weather year round. Many homeowners prefer condos and townhomes to single family properties for a number of reasons. Low yard maintenance is important here in Calif...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Southshore Hills and The Bluffs Southshore Hills and The Bluffs are two side-by-side neighborhoods in beautiful Westlake Village, California. Since the two connect, we often view them as one continous neighborhood. There are 277 single-family homes in Southshore Hills and The Bluffs. Southshore Hills was built from 1970 - 1978. The Bluffs are newer, built from 1980 - 1985. The homes are between 3 and 5 bedrooms and consist of 1900 to 3200 square feet. There is a good mix of one story and two story homes. The neighborhood winds uphill, so the single stories are prevelant on the higher elevation. The lot sizes vary from 8,000 to 40,000 s.f., however the most common lot size is around 15,000 s.f. They have 2 and 3 car garages, and about 2/3's of the homes have private swimming pools. Most ...
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