Home & Garden

Real Estate Tips: So How’s the Market?

by Kandy Klee, SFR, BPOR The most honest answer is, “It depends.” It depends on your goal and reason for making a change. If your goal is to get your family of five out of your parent’s guest house, then it’s going to be a good time for you to buy, but if youre considering an […]

Back to School Basics

It’s hard to believe that the first day of school is just around the corner. And preparing for it can be overwhelming for Conejo Valley students and parents alike. It means two things: stricter schedules and adapting to a new classroom, teacher, friends and academic challenges. These new experiences can bring stress with them, but […]

The Starter Mom: Top Spots to Host Memorable Birthday Parties

by Nicole Loughan There is one way to party that will keep your house clean, your floors free of damage and your yard free of clutter. These parties keep you stress free and give the worry of prep work and clean-up to somebody else. If you want this type of party nirvana, step back and […]

Use Mulch in Summer Gardens to Hold In Moisture, Reduce Water Use

(The following is from a press release) According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American household uses about 50 gallons of water a day to irrigate lawns and gardens (http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/pubs/outdoor.html). With water conservation on the minds of many California residents, especially in summer, a simple way to reduce the amount of water needed to […]

Real Estate Tips: How to Upgrade Your Kitchen, Pt. 2

by Kandy Klee, SFR, BPOR As we discussed in our previous article, kitchen remodels can give you the biggest “bang for your buck.” And since it’s the room we spend so much of our time in, having your personality reflected in the kitchen is very rewarding. While it may be wise to stick to more widely […]

Farmers Market Finds: Gourmet Blends’ Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars

By Mira Reverente A Torrance-based business has been attracting a loyal following at the Calabasas Farmers Market. “We were just here last month,” said Bjorn Paulssen, toting several bottles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar from Gourmet Blends. The Woodland Hills resident was shopping with his wife Panaya, a chef in her native Thailand. “We thought our stash […]

Real Estate Tips: How to Upgrade Your Kitchen

by Kandy Klee, BPOR, SFR The kitchen truly is the heart of the home. In the next few articles we will explore the “jewelry” you choose for your kitchen. Countertops, faucets, cabinetry, pulls and lighting are all ways to update your look. Although we like to think we will be in our home for many years, […]

Goats Afoot in Agoura Hills

Morrison Ranch residents gathered along Rolling Ridge Drive in Agoura Hills throughout the day Friday to watch goats eat weeds, not a typical neighborhood happening. The home owners association brought in the 300 farm animals from California Grazing, a holistic land management company based out of Coalinga, for weed abatement on 28 acres, according to […]

Charlie Sheen Puts Westlake Village House on the Market

Actor Charlie Sheen has listed his house in Westlake Village at $1.695 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. The upgraded home, built in 1989, is set on a corner lot in the North Ranch area and features 3,883 square feet of living space, said the Times. Click here to read the full story and […]

Photo of the Week: Jacarandas in Bloom

Couldn’t resist snapping a photo of this beautiful Jacaranda tree at the corner of Rista Dr. and Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Agoura Hills. Have a favorite view of your own? Submit your photos here.