Agoura Hills, CA Real Estate News

By Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"
(Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village)
Home Prices in Agoura Hills CA for February 2014 Real estate market data for Agoura Hills, CA provided by Kathy Smiley of Prudential California Realty.   Agoura Hills Home Prices     If you are considering buying a home in Agoura Hills CA, you can usually find the best deals on a house in Agoura Hills in the month of January. This is because the end of the year flurry of closings is over, the holidays were exhausting, and seller's are ready to deal. Since January is past, the next best month for a buyer is March, RIGHT NOW! There are a number of seasoned listings that have inched down in price now to the "sweet spot" level where a sale in inevidible. A seller will likely work with you regarding price and repairs during this month, knowing the new Spring market for homes for sale in Agou...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Home Prices in Agoura Hills CA For February 2014   Real Estate Market Home Prices in Agoura Hills, CA for February 2014 provided by Jay & Michelle Lieberman at Keller Williams Westlake Village.   Agoura Hills CA Home Pricing Trends The housing market in Agoura Hills CA for February 2014 continues to show great signs of recovery for the area. Listings are down just about 9.5% from January 2014, which is a large component of what is driving pricing up. From the graph below, you will see this spike in listing price. We project this upswing to continue and rise further during the Spring and Summer months buying season. Interesting to note that the total single family home listings in Agoura Hills CA as of end of February 2014 was 67 active homes for sale, representing only 0.84% of the enti...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
The Great Race Will Come Upon Agoura Hills CA Everyone that lives in and around Agoura Hills CA knows about the Great Race. This year will mark the 29th year of this incredible education fund raiser. During the month before the race, the air is buzzing, the students in the local schools are ready to work the event, and the banners are on the street posts. The Great Race will come upon Agoura Hills CA on Saturday March 22, 2014 this year and everyone is talking. History of the Event:  The Great Race was originally started back in 1986 by a group of parents that were looking for a way to raise additional funds for the local schools as the State budget for education was being cut and slashed. They all did a fantastic job and worked endlessly to make it happen every year. However, the strai...
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By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
Just northwest of the San Fernando Valley, California, we find a unique Mexican Seafood Restaurant called, La Paz Mexican Seafood Restaurant.  La Paz offers Yucatan-style Mexican seafood, as well as traditional Mexican fare.  It is also known for its specialty margaritas. From Monday to Friday, 4pm until 7pm, join the jovial crowd for Happy Hour.  Choose from a variety of margaritas and well drink specials and sample delicious appetizers, such as taquitos, mini tostadas, and chimichangas. On Fridays, from 11am until 2:30pm, stop by for the lunch buffet, and enjoy specialties, such as a beef and chicken taco bar, chicken fajitas, Yucatan style bbq pork, and cheese enchiladas. Enjoy a Sunday brunch at La Paz Mexican Seafood Restaurant from 10am until 2pm.  Savor such favorites as an omel...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Home Prices in Agoura Hills CA for January 2014 Real Estate Market Home Prices in Agoura Hills, CA for January 2014 provided by Jay & Michelle Lieberman at Keller Williams Westlake Village.   Agoura Hills CA Home Pricing Trends The housing market in Agoura Hills CA for January 2014 has shown signs of a large recovery in the area. Listings are down about 18% from December 2013, which is a large component of what is driving pricing up. From the graph below, you will see a portion of February 2014 represented as well, which shows a spike in listing price for the first two weeks of February 2014 from $1,365,710 to $1,512,000. This is an indication of drastic lift that will continue to occur as we enter Spring and Summer. Interesting to note that the total single family home listings in Ago...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
History is Right Around the Corner in Morrison Ranch Agoura Hills Morrison Ranch is one of the largest developments in Agoura Hills California.  There are many homes of varying age, size, style and affordability ranging from the $250,000 townhome/condo to the mega estates.  The Morrison Ranch Estates Homeowners Association specifically covers approximatley 1,250 homes stretching on Thousand Oaks Boulevard from Kanan to Reyes Adobe. Did you realize that history is right around the corner in Morrison Ranch Agoura Hills? History Site Location:  Go for a hike one day in the Cheeseboro hiking trails. Located in Old Agoura, take Cheeseboro Road up about a mile to the park entrance.  You will see a sign indicating the start of the park entrance.  Make a right at that sign and park in the parki...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Find Plans for Your Home in Morrison Ranch Estates Agoura HillsYou are going to want to bookmark this post for future use.Lets say you are doing a remodel on your home in Morrison Ranch and your architect and contractor are moaning about not having at least a simple site plan of the house.  Not having this could cause a ton of extra cost and expense in having your home physically measured to produce a set of as-built plans.  Now you can find plans for your home in Morrison Ranch Estates Agoura Hills in a flash. Unlike a lot of home owners associations and master planned developments, the Morrision Ranch Estates community in Agoura Hills has a great archive of the original simple 1-2 page layouts and facade designs online for all people to view.  It has been a great starting point for bu...
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By Cheryl Clayton, Conejo Valley and Simi Valley Realtor
(Westlake Village home buyers and sellers Thousand Oaks homes)
  ‘ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA’     February 7, 2014 9:00PM     ‘He’s back’ … Frank Zappa (1940 – 1993)‘appears’ in the reimage by his son Dweezil Zappa with his six-piece band focusing on the works of his late father. He is the lead guitarist/vocalist and combines his unique qualifications along with the wind, string, drums and keyboard of the other members of Zappa Plays Zappa to recreate their own sound being fully devoted to conserving Frank Zappa’s distinctive music. Zappa’s ability to follow his father’s genre of music and recreate the mood … the scene … the happening … has been thrilling and pleasing audiences across the globe from Europe to Canada and home again in the United States since 2006 when Zappa Plays Zappa debuted. Now entering their ninth year, Dweezil Zappa’s project continues...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Finding a Home For Sale In Morrison Ranch Agoura Hills CA See Homes Available In Morrison Ranch Agoura Hills Right Now.   Morrison Ranch Estates is a residential community in Agoura Hills California constructed mainly of upper-middle-class, detached single-family homes along Agoura Hills’ Northside. This tranquil and peaceful community was built up in the 1980s and consists of over 1,250 homes with the median household income of about $160,000 and home prices between $500,000 and $1.8 million. Morrison Ranch Estates stretches from Morrison Park off Forest Cove Lane on the East, North along the backdrop of the Rolling Hills and Rolling Ridge Drive, and along Reyes Adobe Rd with several cul-de-sac streets and private roads throughout the community. Many homes are nestled up against an ope...
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By Cheryl Clayton, Conejo Valley and Simi Valley Realtor
(Westlake Village home buyers and sellers Thousand Oaks homes)
  CANYON CLUB of Agoura Hills presents     ‘PEPPER’ – January 16th at 9:00pm   ‘Pepper’ is a smashing band formed in Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii consisting of bassist/vocalist Bret Bollinger, guitarist/vocalist Kaleo Wassman and drummer Yesod Williams. Having attended high school together and being close friends, Bollinger and Wassman formed the band after graduating in 1997, with Williams joining soon after. This band is a mix of the island rhythm and their own flare producing a crowd pleasing sound. They have numerous successful tours to their credit giving them wide acclaim. The varied sounds of ‘Pepper’ is sure to put you in the tropical mood; a show truly not to miss.   Admission $22       ‘ROBBY KRIEGER’ – January 17th at 9:00pm       Robby Krieger is best known for being t...
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By Heather Paul, Realtor,Top Selling Real Estate Agent
(Expert 1 Realty)
One of the Luxury, High End New Home Communities in Agoura Hills for Sale is the Vintage at Hidden Park.  These Stunning Brand New Homes start from the mid $2,000,000′s and have endless amenities.  The Vintage at Hidden Park features 6 Floor plans to choose from, the floor plans range from 3,855 Sq. Ft to 5,951 Sq. Ft. and have large, estate sized lots to choose from and up to 5 Bedrooms and 5 1/2 Baths. The Vintage at Hidden Park-A Premier New Home Community in Agoura Hills is where the Mulholland Highway climbs into the Santa Monica Mountains, and night time skies reveal a  field of unseen stars, the private estates “Vintage at Hidden Park” welcomes you. At Vintage at Hidden Park, you may experience the rare opportunity to run with nature against a backdrop of elder oaks, sycamores an...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
The Business Plan is Not Just a Money Plan, It is a ROAD MAP I spent some time the last couple months of 2013 putting our business plan together for 2014.  As a team we decided that we wanted to increase our overall transaction volume by just over 40% in 2014, which was a fairly aggressive, yet doable, goal. After long thinking and planning, if you merely write down how many homes you need to sell, need to list, leases you need to take and sell, as well as a smattering of commercial transactions in there (as our team also has a commercial component to it) it really becomes quite clear what the road needs to look like. When you know what the road needs to look like to achieve the overall goal it is much easier to make adjustments in the event certain parts of the road have a "tree" in th...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Home Prices in Agoura Hills CA for November 2013   Real Estate Market Home Prices in Agoura Hills, CA for November 2013 provided by Jay & Michelle Lieberman at Keller Williams Westlake Village.   Agoura Hills CA Home Pricing Trends The housing market in Agoura Hills CA for November 2013 continues to show the signs of a strong market and home values are holding steady. During this time of year the number of listings of homes for sale in Agoura Hills typically decreases, however as you can see from the table below, we actually had a small increase in the number of listings in November as compared to October. November also saw a slight increase in listing price as the inventory has been on the higher end. Interesting to note that the total single family home listings in Agoura Hills CA as ...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Holiday Homes Tour In Agoura Hills Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks Once again, this 22nd annual event will not disappoint. This year features 5 gorgeous homes decorated for the holidays like you have never seen before. This wonderful holiday homes tour in Agoura Hills Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks is held by the very charitable members of our community who open their homes up to the public with food, drink and the smells and warmth of the holidays to support the Cancer Support Community. This charity provides programs for cancer patients and their families and the funds raised from this event are able to provide some of those families in need with such programs at no cost. "The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is dedicated to help people with cancer and thei...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Home Price in Agoura Hills CA for October 2013 Real Estate Market Home Prices in Agoura Hills, CA for October 2013 provided by Jay & Michelle Lieberman at Keller Williams Westlake Village. Agoura Hills CA Home Pricing Trends The housing market in Agoura Hills CA for October 2013 shows all the signs of a very strong market as far as home valuations.  However, as is typical in the fall months leading to winter, the inventory of sold homes dropped significantly.  Additionally, in October 2013 we have seen an average listing price drop as well, not necessarily a drop in home valuation, but a drop in the pool of higher priced homes being listed this month.  Interesting to note that the total single family home listings in Agoura Hills CA as of end of October 2013 was 89 active represents onl...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
One of the Best Places to Go for Halloween in Agoura Hills CA Everyone seems to have their favorite place to creep around the night of Halloween.  The location, distance away from home, whether parents are "invited" to walk with them, changes over time as our little angel children get older. But there is a place which is so busy, exciting and energetic, you will not mind walking to it and your kids will not mind you tagging along.  It has been one of the best places to go for Halloween in Agoura Hills CA for over 15 years. Nestled in the middle of the Morrison Ranch Estates community of Agoura Hills is this one long street decked out with incredible ghostly transformations of homes, haunted houses, and ghouls running after you.  Feels like an amusement park in our backyard. Every year I...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Home Price Trends in Agoura Hills CA for September 2013 Real Estate Market Home Price Trends in Agoura Hills, CA for September 2013 provided by Jay & Michelle Lieberman at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Agoura Hills CA Home Pricing Trends The housing market in Agoura Hills CA for September 2013 looks a great deal like August 2013, as lack of inventory has continued to increase pricing dramatically as the summer season has now ended.  Interesting to note that the total single family home listings in Agoura Hills CA right now at 89 active represents only 0.94% of the entire single family housing inventory of the City.  As summer has ended, there will be a even further decrease in inventory, along with a slight decrease in demand during post-summer months.  However, even with lower...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
No Place Like Home Contest - My Kitchen There are many things I love about my home.  There are also some things I do not like at all.  The size of the homes in Agoura Hills CA are rather large and a great value for what you get.  However, due to the size there is always something that needs touch up or repair.  An endless foray of projects if one is a perfectionist. As long as I keep my OCD in check and don't focus on things that need repair, I can instead focus on the places in my home that matter to me the most.  Our home is in a community called Morrison Ranch Estates which is surrounded by hills, trails, greenbelts, the occasional coyote running down the street, and walking distance to my favorite Starbuck's and restaurants.  At night, with the windows open, you can hear the quite. ...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Reaching Your Annual Goal Does Not Mean It Is Time To Shut Down All the agents out there know what I am talking about here. You set out your goals before the beginning of the year, figure out how to get there (marketing dollars, personnel, farm area changes, etc) and send everyone off to battle. Sometimes you get really busy and forget to check in on your goal sheet and how things are going and how they are met. Suddenly, September arrives without warning, a bit of lost stomach lining from a stressful summer real estate season, a little poorer from paying all the kids summer excursions, and realize that you have met your dollar goal for the year. Reaching your annual goal does not mean it is time to shut down. When some agents have talked to me in the years past about the fact that they...
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By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Youth Basketball in Agoura Hills CA Are you looking for an incredible basketball experience for your son or daughter?  Are you tired of the unorganized feeling of park leagues and the YMCA?  The Agoura Youth Basketball Association (AYBA) is the premiere youth basketball in Agoura Hills CA. The AYBA has a full Winter season that runs from the beginning of December to the end of March.  The season consists of 10 normal season games followed by a couple weeks of playoffs and a championship game.  There is also an All-Star game during the Winter.  The AYBA also has a Summer season that runs from the end of June to the beginning of August and consists of 6 games and no playoff games.  The Summer is a lot more relaxed than the Winter season, but equally fun and competitive. Another exciting p...
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