Westlake Village, CA Real Estate News

By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
"Drop n' Flop" in Westlake Village on a Hot Hot Summer's Day! So, I have this listing that's in escrow which is going to close in 2 weeks. I send a "just listed", if possible an "in escrow" (especially when I have multiples in the area) THEN I like to do a door-to-door "area market update" with (of course) my listing highlighted, THEN when I send the JUST SOLD after the close, neighborhood homeowners are used to seeing my smiling face and relate the property with an "Ah Hah" I KNOW KATHY SMILEY- moment. Sometimes I actually knock on every door, but when I have 200 flyers plus notepad to distribute I'd never finish, so I do the "drop n' flop" and cover 100 - 200 homes in a day. I put a "call to action" on my flyer, so many times I see a hit or two or three on my website even before I get...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Okay, I haven't seen them for about 6 months so today was a total treat! I'm just bummed I didn't have my phone or camera! But they are soooo spectacular and indeed different from the wild flying birds we generally enjoy and usually take for granted in the Conejo Valley communities of Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks & Newbury Park -  just 20 minutes from Malibu and the best place on the earth to live. (my observation only)... So, history: several years ago we noticed these spectacular birds, so MAJESTIC and so cool, flying in flocks around the Village. Sometimes they sing. Other times they SCREECH! LOL! They are blackhooded parakeets. They may have migrated from places turned not-friendly to their gentle ways. They may have been released by individuals during the...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Homes For Sale In Westlake Village CA With Large Lots   LAND..LAND...LAND!  One of the many benefits of living out here is the homes for sale in Westlake Village CA with large lots.  Lot sizes are not your typical Westside Los Angeles 5,500 square foot postage stamps lined up one by one.  Depending on the community, lot sizes in Westlake Village CA are really special and can exceed 1/2 acre with regularity, which make some of these homes approved for equestrian entusiasts.   Get ACTUAL REAL TIME UP TO DATE homes for sale in Westlake Village CA with large lots.  View all photos, accurate property information, neighborhood and school data, and SET UP ALERTS so you will be notified when anything comes on the market in your criteria, IMMEDIATELY!   Stop combing though the internet on Zillow...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Homes Under $1,000,000 For Sale In Westlake Village CA   It is true that you get a lot for your money our here in Westlake Village CA.  Compare it to other more urban parts of the Los Angeles area and it can seem astounding.  For instance, a 3,000 square foot home in good shape in the Westside area of Los Angeles will run you approximately $2,000,000 on a postage stamp lot.  Homes under $1,000,000 for sale in Westlake Village CA will get you up to 2,900 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 to 3 bathrooms, 2 to 3 car garage, possibly a pool and a larger lot of 7,000 to 10,000 square feet.  All while saving you over a $1,000,000 in purchase price.   Get ACTUAL REAL TIME UP TO DATE homes under $1,000,000 for sale in Westlake Village CA.  View all photos, accurate property information, neighborhood a...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Homes For Sale In Westlake Village CA With a Swimming Pool   During the summer time in Westlake Village CA it can get a bit hot.  Temperatures usually run between a constant and gorgeous 85 degress, but around August it is not uncommon to see 100 degrees plus for a few weeks.  However, anytime of the year a pool is a fantastic amenity and when you buy a home with this element you usually don't pay much for it.  It costs exponentially more to install a pool after your purchase.   Looking for ACTUAL REAL TIME UP TO DATE homes for sale in Westlake Village CA with a swimming pool?  View all photos, accurate property information, neighborhood and school data, and SET UP ALERTS so you will be notified when anything comes on the market in your criteria, IMMEDIATELY!   Stop combing though the i...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Where is your "Sweet Spot"? Single Family homes in Westlake Village, CA priced between $600,000 and $800,000 are always in high demand.It's considerably lower than the $1,650,000 median list price & $1,150,000 median sales price. It's the "Sweet Spot" where move-up buyers & condo sellers are buying. It's the "Sweet Spot" for empty-nesters & down-sizers. And it's the "Sweet Spot" for many first time buyers who have been waiting to enter the market in upscale communities of the Conejo Valley.   SINGLE FAMILY HOMES CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET IN WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA PRICED FROM $600,000 TO $800,000 For detailed descriptions, photos and showing information, click anywhere in the map above for the list, or tailor your own custom Search at Westlake Village's premier property search website: www.W...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Westlake Village is a beautifully planned community located in southern California at the Los Angeles and Ventura county line. The Los Angeles County side is the incorporated city of Westlake Village, with a population of about 8,300. The Ventura County side is also considered the "area" of Westlake Village, however is actually in the incorporated city of Thousand Oaks. Westlake Village is known for its affluence and secluded character, and is considered one of the wealthiest communities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.  The city and area is part of the Conejo Valley, which included the cities of Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, all situated along the 101 Ventura Freeway.  The majority of homes listed for sale and closing escrow in Westlake Villa...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Homes for Sale in Westlake Village CA With At Least 3 Bedrooms   Looking for a one stop shop to get ACTUAL REAL TIME UP TO DATE homes for sale in Westlake Village CA with at least 3 bedrooms? View all photos, accurate property information, neighborhood and school data, and SET UP ALERTS so you will be notified when anything comes on the market in your criteria, IMMEDIATELY! Stop combing though the internet on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor, etc. These sites are not always accurate and most of the time don't INCLUDE ALL AVAILABLE PROPERTIES.   A simple touch of the button below will take you there.     CLICK THE IMAGE above for immediate access to Homes for Sale in Westlake Village CA With At Least 3 Bedrooms     Homes for Sale in Westlake Village CA With At Least 3 Bedrooms  
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By Teri Pacitto, Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty
(Compass)
Inventory is steadily increasing in Westlake Village, CA in both the 91361 and 91362 zip codes.  Again, as I always say as a disclaimer we do have "micro-markets" such as water- front homes where the inventiory is very limited and homes with water-front feature sell quickly and at top prices.  We also have Lake Sherwood, North Ranch and Club Estates which are also priced above most nieghborhoods due to the larger size of homes and larger lots.  Homes in these areas tend to sell quickly if they are priced correctly.   All in all the market is moving nicely.  We still need more inventory to meet the demand of all buyers in all price ranges.  The opportunities are there for Sellers and Buyers in the market....Contact us for more informaiton on getting your home sold, quickly and move on to...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Kathy SmileyPrudential California Realty805-390-9323 Westlake Village Single Story View Home in Southshore Hills! 2213 Hillsbury Rd Westlake Village CA 91361 VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS and a lovely English Garden! Located in desireable Southshore Hills, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom One Story home is situated on a picturesque View lot overlooking the pristine mountain and valley landscape! An enchanting property! 2,140 s.f. (per assessor) 13,747 s.f. VIEW lot 4 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms Vaulted Ceilings in living room, family room and master bedroom Upgraded HVAC with air filtration, high air quality, humidity control & UV light Upgraded water system with timer & circulation pump Kitchen upgraded with granite counters, stainless steel appliances (Miele, JenAir, KitchenAid) Recessed lighting, Groh...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
For those of you who missed being here in person, Westlake Village was a happening place this morning for the Amgen "Tour of California" finale! WOW! The hubbie and I and the three pups hiked the 1 1/4 miles from our house overlooking the lake at Westlake Village to the hub of the festivities. There were 20,000 people yet it was easy and fun. We watched the cyclists take off at 8:45 from the starting line. There they made three HARD loops through Westlake, through the Santa Monica mountains on Mulholland Rd, up the grade called "Rock Store" (my hubbie bikes and he says it super challenging) continued on Mulholland highway across Kanan to Decker Canyon back to Westlake Blvd. They were really whizzing by super fast. What a blast! THEN, after we saw them twice pass by in the heart of Westl...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
When & Where: Noon to 3:00 PM at J. Hamilton Wine, 741 Lakefield Rd, Westlake Village, cA 91361 Why: Funraiser for Scholorships for graduating senior high school YOUNG WOMEN from the Conejo Valley high schools of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Agoura Hills and Newbury Park, Two lucky girls from our community will receive each a $1000 scholorship award, based on application, credentials and essays. Special guests are US Rep Julia Brownley, Jacqui Irwin - Thousand Oaks City Council Member and candidate for US CA Assembly, and John Griffin, candidate for Ventura County Assessor. Donation: $35 Wine tasting and wonderful appitizers, and of course wonderful company! All proceeds go to supporting our scholorship fund for area graduating senior women! See you there! ****************...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Your Conejo Valley Teens have a wonderful selection of things to do this summer. Here are some things sponsored by the Thousand Oaks Teen Center! Trips: Hurricane Harbor, Sky High Sports, Universal Studios, Dodgers games, and more. Classes: Fencing, Dodgeball, Guitar, Hip Hop dance, Computer Building, Crossfit, Stained Glass Camps: Volleyball, Baseball, Superstar boot camp, Rock and Roll Camp, Minecraft Modling Workshops: Babysitting training, CPR certification, First Aid Certification High School Basketball: Boys 9th - 12th Competitive 9 week season Wed/Thur 6-10 pm $100 6/18 - 8/14 Dances: 6/14: Laua Dance 7/12: Mid Summer Dance 8/9: End of Summer Dance Beach Bus: Coming in June! Stay Tuned! *************************************************************** For a totally FUN Summer AND g...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
If you are a small business, or your goal is to be a small business, you should attend the 2014 Small Business EXPO "Targeting your Business Success" !   When: May 19, Monday (8:00 - 5:00PM) Where: 5100 Adolfo Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012 - VCOE Conference Center Why: To connect Businesses with free business counseling for new and existing businesses by Experienced Business Professionals.  Click here for official info   25 Seminars Ventura Resource County REsource Panel Financial Panel Discussion How to start your business REstaurant Success Blogging for business Social Media Marketing and more! If you are an up and coming Ventura County business, attend this event! Register at www.ventura.score.org. See you there! *************************************************************** For expert re...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Fun Things to do in the Conejo Valley: Amgen's Tour of California, Sunday, May 18, 2014 "America's Greatest Race" The Conejo Valley of Southern California (Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Oak Park and Newbury Park) is honored to be hosting Amgen's Tour of California once again this year. The race began May 11 at the state Capitol in Sacramento and ends Sunday in Thousand Oaks, home to sponsor and drug manufacturer Amgen.  The riders will depart from Townsgate Rd 8:45AM Sunday morning, May 18, 2014. They will head east down Agoura Rd to Mulholland Highway, where the racers must conquer the infamous Rock Store Climb three times. The final three laps will be three , 4.6 mile circuits around Westlake Lake, where riders most adept at sprinting will have the opportunity to make...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon in sunny Westlake Village, California. Yesterday was the Westlake Village Garden Club show, and touring the gardens of some very special homes here in the Conejo Valley of Southern California was a great way to spend the day! The homes are located in Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, CA. Although all five home's gardens were beautiful, one of the homes really stood out as extra-exeptional to me! Garden of Surprises! This home belongs to (of course) an artist who uses plants, rocks, tile, glass and other colorful items to create living art! There are little vingettes and alcoves all around the property - paths with stones spraypainted like a rainbow and a cache of artsy items embedded in the landscape.  A magical world wher...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
2014, Jan - April Market Report for "The Meadows" and "The Glen" LAKE SHERWOOD, CA Westlake Village, CA 1760 YARNTON, LAKE SHERWOOD, CA $1,175,000 SOLD BY KATHY SMILEY Prudential California Realty Westlake Village, California, has a great lifestyle and a range of home prices for many buyers of upscale Southern California property. The two subdivisions featured here are located close to the Famous LAKE SHERWOOD country and golf club, past home to the Tiger Woods golf tournies. With lakes, golf, tennis, hiking, biking and every outdoor enjoyment possible, this part of Westlake Village (in the Conejo Valley of Southern California) is very desirable! So far this year, (as of the end of April 2014) we have four currently active listings (none of which are distressed sales), one pending listi...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
2014 First Quarter Market Report for theSouthshore Hills Tract in Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, CA 2014 in Southshore Hills, compared to 2013 The first quarter in 2014 has produced two active listings and twos  pending sales in the Southshore Hills tract of homes, located in Westlake Village, CA. Last year, just 10 homes sold, 4 of which were distressed sales. So far this year, we have two pending sales, and two active listings, none of which are distressed sales. The median price of  homes listed in the first quarter of 2014 was $961,750 compared to $839,000 in 2013. Since three of the homes sold in 2013 were short sales, and one was an REO, the lower price definately makes sense. Average price per square foot was $364.75, higher than in 2013 than 2012, ($311 per s.f. compared to...
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By Teri Pacitto, Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty
(Compass)
This is the weekly Market Update for Westlake Village, CA  which includes zip codes 91361 and 91362 and located in both Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.  I have included homes and townhomes priced up to $1M.  Home Buyers are out in full force right now and interest rates are still very favorable.  There are still lots of homes to choose from so give us a call to find your dream home in Westlake Village, CA.   Search Criteria Property Type  Residential    Include Property Subtypes  Single Family, Townhouse    Area  Westlake Village Counties  Los Angeles, Ventura Statuses  Active, Back Up Offer, Pending, Sold (9/18/2013 or after) Price  999,999 or less         Listings per Status    Minimum, Average, Maximum    Days On Market Analysis    Listing Price\Selling Price       All information ...
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By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Westlake Village, CA Homes for Sale Westlake Hills Tract Westlake Village, CA is a safe and lovely community located in one of the most desireable areas in the country. Just south of the 101 Freeway in the southern California area of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, exit off of Lindero Canyon Rd and head south just a mile or so to paradise. Home sizes vary from 2250 square feet to 5000 square feet. The majority were built between 1969 to 1985. Many homes have been updated over the years, well, yes many over and over again! Because custom homes are rare in the master planned community of Westlake Village, these homes are always in high demand and command top dollar, year after year, decade after decade. This prestigious communities are located close to the lake at Westlake Village, with...
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