Ewing & Associates SIR http://www.ewingsir.com Calabasas Real Estate Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:28:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 115664502 Home Where Walt Disney Created Studio in Danger of Demolition http://www.ewingsir.com/uncategorized/home-where-walt-disney-created-studio-in-danger-of-demolition/ http://www.ewingsir.com/uncategorized/home-where-walt-disney-created-studio-in-danger-of-demolition/#respond Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:28:02 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22268 The new owners of the Los Feliz bungalow that was the site of Walt Disney’s first L.A. studio have requested a demolition permit. The home, built in 1914, belonged to Walt Disney’s aunt and uncle. He moved into the house in July of 1923 and set up a makeshift animation studio in the garage after he was […]

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The new owners of the Los Feliz bungalow that was the site of Walt Disney’s first L.A. studio have requested a demolition permit.

The home, built in 1914, belonged to Walt Disney’s aunt and uncle. He moved into the house in July of 1923 and set up a makeshift animation studio in the garage after he was unable to find work at a studio.

The home, while deemed eligible for the National Register of Historic Places by the city’s Survey L.A. program in November, has not been officially designated a historic property.

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Agoura Hills Recreation Center http://www.ewingsir.com/agoura-hills/agoura-hills-recreation-center/ http://www.ewingsir.com/agoura-hills/agoura-hills-recreation-center/#respond Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:30:05 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22252 Nestled in eastern Conejo Valley between the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains sits the city of Agoura Hills. Known for its live music scene and wide variety of plant and animal life, Agoura Hills is a community with something for all ages located only 30 miles northwest of downtown LA. One of the […]

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Nestled in eastern Conejo Valley between the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains sits the city of Agoura Hills. Known for its live music scene and wide variety of plant and animal life, Agoura Hills is a community with something for all ages located only 30 miles northwest of downtown LA. One of the best ways to enjoy the community is the Agoura Hills Recreation Center. This modern, multi-purpose complex includes individual spaces designed specifically for kids, teens, adults, and seniors to enjoy numerous activities as well as an event space for private rental. Whether searching for a quiet place to study or attending a lively community event, the Agoura Hills Rec Center offers an all-encompassing space for the entire community.

Located directly above the Agoura Hills City Hall and Library, the Agoura Hills Recreation Center is a 23,000 square foot community complex stretching across seven acres of land. It is an aesthetically pleasing building both indoors and out. Inside, a modern, multi-purpose room offers space for fitness classes and other community events. Three classrooms provide programs for parents and their children as well as adult education classes. A senior room and patio space is an excellent spot for Bingo or a game of Bridge while the “Garage” teen area is a safe and entertaining space and loft spanning both indoor and outdoor portions of the building.

Entertainment space isn’t all the Agoura Rec Center has to offer! The Sun Room provides a lounge and local art gallery for art lovers while the upstairs houses the city’s history archives for researchers and the naturally curious alike. Outside the building an interactive play area includes life-size statues of some of the area’s wildlife, including the famous mountain lion, and those who like trekking through the great outdoors will enjoy the accompanying hiking trail. Aside from hosting many local events throughout the year, the space is also available to rent for weddings, birthday parties, and meetings.

Exciting Community Events & Activities

Agoura Hills Rec Center Concerts

The Agoura Hills Rec Center offers events and activities year-round for all ages to enjoy! The Parks & Recreation webpage lists all upcoming activities for the season. Popular events include movies in the park, with snacks and drinks available for purchase, community theater auditions, and many concerts throughout the year. Of course, activities aren’t limited to just those hosted by the community. Thanks to the building’s modern architecture and beautiful outdoor views, it’s an excellent spot for birthday parties, family reunions, or even a wedding reception. Special packages for birthday parties and playdates are available with staff on-hand to assist as well as planned activities, decorations, and optional add-ons including cake and party favors. The parties in the park webpage includes all the details.

Agoura Hills Community Sports Leagues

Agoura Hills Rec Center Sports Leagues

Agoura Hills offers residents an easy online site for finding adult sports teams to join. Softball and basketball teams often play during the spring and summer, and sign up forms are available online. The adult sports league website also provides contact information for current field conditions, community center locations, rosters and registration forms, and schedules.

If interested in joining or for general questions about the Agoura Hills Rec Center adult sports leagues, you may contact the Recreation Supervisor Nick Newkirk at (818) 597-7361 or by email at nnewkirk@ci.agoura-hills.ca.us.

Local Art Collections

Agoura Hills Rec Center Art

The Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council oversees many of the art displays, both permanent and temporary, in Agoura Hills. One of the most popular collections is the Art in Public Places program. Currently 18 pieces are included in the city’s collection, with more coming soon. The work encompasses a variety of mediums, including sculptures, paintings, murals, and more. The goal of the program is to provide a collection of nationally recognized artwork covering a wide range of styles, themes, and media. Current installations include “River Stones Suspended Above Water”, by Wood Davys, “Dancing Figures”, Steve Zaluski, and “Metal Swirl” by Jon Krawczyk, and many more. Seasonal art shows are also frequent in the community. Reyes Adobe Days, a three day Fall festival, offers a chance to meet featured artists and a large art gallery for viewing.

Download a printable version of the map for the Art in Public Places featuring over 18 different art pieces throughout Agoura Hills.

Camp Agoura Hills: Summer Camp for Kids

Agoura Hills Summer Camp

Camp Agoura Hills is an exciting way for kids to spend summer vacation once the school year ends. Available for ages 3 through 5th grade, Camp Agoura Hills offers a cheap daycare alternative for parents that helps children practice social and academic skills in a fun and safe environment. Each age group has its own specially planned, themed activities each day. Specialty camps are also available and cover a wide variety of interests, including video game design, Spanish language, clay-mation, and Hollywood special effects, as well as several other options. Children will not only have fun, but learn and grow at the same time. Camps typically run from late May or early June through late July and early August. Extended care times are also available for purchase for parents who need to drop their children off early or pick them up later than the regularly scheduled pickup time. Visit the Camp Agoura Hills website to see all available times and options.

Learn more about the beautiful location and family atmosphere offered at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center

Have anything to add to this list of exciting activities and events at the local Agoura Hills Recreation Center? Feel free to let us know in the comments below!

 

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Westlake Village Shopping http://www.ewingsir.com/westlake-village/westlake-village-shopping/ http://www.ewingsir.com/westlake-village/westlake-village-shopping/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 23:51:13 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22225 Straddling the line between Los Angeles and Ventura County, Westlake Village is a bustling planned community that offers picturesque natural views while out and about shopping the many stores throughout the area. Thanks to the coastal breezes that make their way throughout the area, Westlake Village can be up to 10 degrees cooler than surrounding […]

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Straddling the line between Los Angeles and Ventura County, Westlake Village is a bustling planned community that offers picturesque natural views while out and about shopping the many stores throughout the area. Thanks to the coastal breezes that make their way throughout the area, Westlake Village can be up to 10 degrees cooler than surrounding valleys and has considerably less smog. It combines prominent shops, upscale restaurants, weekly events, and bustling nightlife destinations with a family-friendly atmosphere and tight knit community that tourists and locals alike can enjoy.

 

The Promenade at Westlake Shopping Center

One of the most productive retail centers in Southern California and an icon of Westlake Village shopping, the Promenade at Westlake Shopping Center is a 205,000 square foot outdoor center housing shops, restaurants, events, and a luxury cinema. Shoppers have a wide variety of store choices from books to fashion, including a Barnes & Noble, World Market, Lululemon Athletica, MAC Cosmetics, Sephora, and Sur la Table, to name a few.

A variety of restaurants cater to every taste, including Kreation Organic, Paul Martin’s American Grill, The Grill on the Alley, and Sprinkles Cupcakes. A Vintage Grocers serves as a community-minded neighborhood shop for gourmet, organic, and natural foods as well as conventional groceries. The Grocers features a private wine tasting room and fresh pressed juices daily.

The Promenade is open Monday through Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 9pm, and Sunday 11am to 7pm. It’s official address is 100 Promenade Way, Westlake Village, CA, 91362.

Get directions to The Promenade at Westlake Shopping Center.

 

Shoppes at Westlake Village

Located a few minutes drive from the Promenade are the Shoppes at Westlake Village. Thirty-five carefully selected stores cover a variety of shopping and dining experiences. Target and Guitar Center are mixed in among salons, spas, and fashion boutiques. Stop in for a blowout at All Tressed Up’s BlowDry and Beauty Bar or snag some designer duds at a fraction of the cost at Fillmore & 5th Designer Consignment boutique.

Dining options include Jeannine’s Gourmet Food Hall, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Olio e Limone Ristorante, and Los Agaves as well as quick stop shops such as In-N-Out Burger and Which Wich. Set your GPS for 30770 Russell Ranch Road, Westlake Village, CA, 91362 to see all the Shoppes has to offer. Individual store hours can be found in the store directory.

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The Oaks

With a seemingly endless list of stores, The Oaks is the premiere mall in Westlake Village. Including everything from the classics like JCPenney and Macy’s to designer brands such as Michael Kors, The Oaks covers a wide range of interests and price ranges. The Oaks also offers many dining options and events so you can make an entire day of your trip. Stop by between 10am and 9pm on Monday through Saturday or 11am to 7pm on Sunday at 350 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360.

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Sugar

Sugar is a unique boutique like no other. Here, professional stylist will help you find that perfect look that matches your tastes and price point. Featuring a wide variety of brands and styles as well as unique jewelry and accessories, Sugar is designed as a one stop shopping destination for all your fashion needs. Thanks to their specialist loyalty rewards program, Sugar Bucks, the more you visit the more you save. Visit them at 982 S. Westlake Boulevard, Store #4, Westlake Village, CA, 91361 from 10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday or 11am to 5pm on Sundays for an exciting and personalized shopping experience.

Get directions to Sugar.

 

Love at Second Sight

If you’re searching for designer brands at budget prices, Love at Second Sight is your perfect match. This unique retail boutique specializes in providing high-quality brands for resale. Trained staff carefully selects the best options from designers such as Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Free People, Lululemon, Juicy Couture, and many others.

Bring in your lightly used designer clothes seven days a week to trade in for quick cash or store credit and update your wardrobe by shopping Love at Second Sight’s ever changing selection of fashionable clothes and accessories. Every day brings in new options to choose from. Shop in person at 3749 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Westlake Village, CA, 91362 from 10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday. You can also shop Love at Second Sight’s collection and make online purchases at their website.

Get directions to Love at Second Sight.

 

Dining and more at Westlake Village

Westlake Village, CA Dining
Whether you’re in the market for a new outfit or simply want to enjoy a weekend out with the family, Westlake Village offers an ideal setting for soaking up the sunshine while seeing some of the best shops the area has to offer. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by one of Westlake Village’s restaurants for a drink and a bite to eat before enjoying a local event or watching the latest flick at luxury theater Cinepolis. This one-of-a-kind destination has a little something for everyone!

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Los Angeles Ranks Second Happiest City in United States http://www.ewingsir.com/woodland-hills/los-angeles-ranks-second-happiest-city-in-united-states/ http://www.ewingsir.com/woodland-hills/los-angeles-ranks-second-happiest-city-in-united-states/#respond Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:37:47 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22217 California ranked happiest state, and Los Angeles came in second for happiest city in HomeAdvisor’s Homeowner Happiness Survey. California topped the fifty states, followed by Washington, New Mexico, Colorado and Arkansas. Los Angeles came in just under San Francisco, and was followed by Denver, Saint Louis, and Seattle. The survey identified transit accessibility, community diversity, safety, […]

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California ranked happiest state, and Los Angeles came in second for happiest city in HomeAdvisor’s Homeowner Happiness Survey.

California topped the fifty states, followed by Washington, New Mexico, Colorado and Arkansas. Los Angeles came in just under San Francisco, and was followed by Denver, Saint Louis, and Seattle.

The survey identified transit accessibility, community diversity, safety, and dwelling quality as the most important factors in homeowner contentment.

Check out the complete survey results HERE.

Photo courtesy of Ala Cortez.

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Uncorked: A Fundraiser for the Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools http://www.ewingsir.com/woodland-hills/uncorked-a-fundraiser-for-the-foundation-for-las-virgenes-schools/ http://www.ewingsir.com/woodland-hills/uncorked-a-fundraiser-for-the-foundation-for-las-virgenes-schools/#respond Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:10:47 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22214 The Village at Westfield Topanga hosts a fundraiser for the Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools. This Saturday, July 23rd, enjoy a relaxing summer evening at The Village for a great cause. Experience live music performances, four wine gardens with tastings from Malibu Coast AVA, delicious bites from the Restaurant Collection at the Village, and a […]

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The Village at Westfield Topanga hosts a fundraiser for the Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools.

This Saturday, July 23rd, enjoy a relaxing summer evening at The Village for a great cause. Experience live music performances, four wine gardens with tastings from Malibu Coast AVA, delicious bites from the Restaurant Collection at the Village, and a beer garden featuring Ballast Point Brewery.

All ticket proceeds benefit The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools, a non profit 501c3 foundation. See details and purchase tickets HERE.

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Thousand Oaks Ranked 2nd Safest City in America http://www.ewingsir.com/thousand-oaks/thousand-oaks-ranked-2nd-safest-city-in-america/ http://www.ewingsir.com/thousand-oaks/thousand-oaks-ranked-2nd-safest-city-in-america/#respond Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:13:03 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22206 Business Insider reports that Niche has ranked Thousand Oaks the second safest city in the United States. Niche, a company that researches and compiles information about American cities, recently released its 2016 list of the safest cities in the United States. Many Southern California cities were included, including Burbank, Carlsbad, and Santa Clara, but Thousand […]

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Business Insider reports that Niche has ranked Thousand Oaks the second safest city in the United States.

Niche, a company that researches and compiles information about American cities, recently released its 2016 list of the safest cities in the United States.

Many Southern California cities were included, including Burbank, Carlsbad, and Santa Clara, but Thousand Oaks ranked the highest in the #2 position.

Read the full article HERE.

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Housing Market Bouncing Back While Affordability Crisis Grows, Says Harvard Report http://www.ewingsir.com/market-news/housing-market-bouncing-back-while-affordability-crisis-grows-says-harvard-report/ http://www.ewingsir.com/market-news/housing-market-bouncing-back-while-affordability-crisis-grows-says-harvard-report/#respond Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:44:06 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22197 While the housing market has largely recovered from the recession, the housing industry hasn’t yet reached full speed. The State of the Nation’s Housing 2016 report from Harvard University describes a large scale shift toward renting over buying and record low numbers of new housing units being built as two of the factors that challenge future growth. However, […]

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While the housing market has largely recovered from the recession, the housing industry hasn’t yet reached full speed.

The State of the Nation’s Housing 2016 report from Harvard University describes a large scale shift toward renting over buying and record low numbers of new housing units being built as two of the factors that challenge future growth.

However, with these challenges come promising opportunities. As older housing units are replaced and the millennial generation begins to enter the housing market, the housing market can become a powerful engine of economic growth.

Check out the full article HERE.

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July Market Update by Roger Ewing http://www.ewingsir.com/ewing-sir-2/july-market-update-by-roger-ewing/ http://www.ewingsir.com/ewing-sir-2/july-market-update-by-roger-ewing/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:11:12 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22203 What does Brexit mean for California Real Estate Brexit is an abbreviation for “British Exit” and refers to the June 23rd referendum by British voters to exit the European Union. The decision by the Brits to exit has roiled global markets, currencies and caused the British pound to free-fall in value against the dollar. This […]

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rogerWhat does Brexit mean for California Real Estate

Brexit is an abbreviation for “British Exit” and refers to the June 23rd referendum by British voters to exit the European Union. The decision by the Brits to exit has roiled global markets, currencies and caused the British pound to free-fall in value against the dollar.

This event will have a temporary effect on California real estate.  In the U.S. the shock of the decision to leave the EU was felt in the stock market and to a degree this affects homebuyer consumer confidence. However, this effect will be short lived.

One positive affect of Brexit may well be lower mortgage interest rates.  Foreign investors, uncertain about world economies, are expected to invest more dollars in Treasury Notes.  Increased demand will result in lower yields on these notes. As a result fixed mortgage rates should actually go down.

Another result of the financial uncertainty created by Britain could result in the Federal Reserve putting off interest rate increases until some time in 2017.  This is good news for homebuyers and sellers.

I anticipate the California real estate and financial markets will not experience any detectable negatives from Brexit.  It will take two years for the UK to fully exit the EU, plenty of time for adjustments.  In the long term real estate activity will be unaffected and may actually benefit as a result of the British exit from the EU.  Our local housing market will remain strong and vibrant.

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Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks in LA http://www.ewingsir.com/calabasas/where-to-watch-july-4th-fireworks-in-la/ http://www.ewingsir.com/calabasas/where-to-watch-july-4th-fireworks-in-la/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:35:28 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22186 Fourth of July weekend is right around the corner! Here are the best spots to see fireworks around Los Angeles. Grand Park, Los Angeles Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver City Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena Exposition Park, Los Angeles Ballona Creek Bike Path, Marina del Rey CBS Studio Center, Studio City The Queen Mary, Long Beach The […]

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Fourth of July weekend is right around the corner! Here are the best spots to see fireworks around Los Angeles.

  1. Grand Park, Los Angeles
  2. Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver City
  3. Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
  4. Exposition Park, Los Angeles
  5. Ballona Creek Bike Path, Marina del Rey
  6. CBS Studio Center, Studio City
  7. The Queen Mary, Long Beach
  8. The Skyslide, Los Angeles
  9. Universal City Overlook, Studio City
  10. Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

Click HERE to see the complete list of 24 fireworks locations on CurbedLA.

Photo courtesy of HauteLiving.com.

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LA Housing Market Bucks the National Trend with Even Price Growth on High and Low End http://www.ewingsir.com/market-news/la-housing-market-bucks-the-national-trend-with-even-price-growth-on-high-and-low-end/ http://www.ewingsir.com/market-news/la-housing-market-bucks-the-national-trend-with-even-price-growth-on-high-and-low-end/#respond Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:27:51 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22192 Prices are sky-rocketing by almost identical margins in every segment of the L.A. market, from starter homes to sprawling mansions. The price growth in LA is notable, particularly because other US housing markets are beginning to see a stark dichotomy between price growth on the high and low ends of the market. While the average […]

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Prices are sky-rocketing by almost identical margins in every segment of the L.A. market, from starter homes to sprawling mansions.

The price growth in LA is notable, particularly because other US housing markets are beginning to see a stark dichotomy between price growth on the high and low ends of the market.

While the average price of luxury homes is beginning to stabilize nationwide in comparison with entry-level homes, in Los Angeles, the three parts of the market are moving together quite nicely. Demand appears to be steady across the market.

Read the original report HERE.

Graphic courtesy of Zillow.

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