Nate Harimoto & Shane Haas



Welcome to Our Website... Your 1 Stop Shop for Everything Real Estate...

Nov 03, 2011 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Thanks for visiting our website...the home for all your real estate needs.  As you browse through this site, you'll find all sorts of useful tools to help you with any real estate questions.  On the Buyers and Sellers pages, you'll find content libraries full of useful information to help guide you in your real estate transaction.  You can also SEARCH FOR HOMES on those pages too, or use the button on the right to do a quick search of listing in all of Ventura County and Los Angeles County.

If you are looking for more information about a community, you can find all sorts of statistical data for any city in the nation on my Market Reports page.  Here you can see a statistical overview, or dive deeper into the housing, people, economy, or quality of life by using the individual tabs.  If you're looking to find out more about the community aspects of an area, visit the Area Info page, where you can get the history, an arial photo, real-time weather, news, and featured attractions for any city in the world.

Finally, enjoy my frequent blog posts that you'll find on the home page with useful information for your everyday life.  If you love the stories, feel free to share them with your family and friends on your social networks or email.  You can also sign up for my weekly newsletter by using the subscribe form on the right side of this page. 

If you have any questions, you can always reach Nate at 805-418-2675 or Shane at 805-418-2680.  We are also available via email at or

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The Best Free Resources for Entrepreneurs

Oct 22, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

The Best Free Resources for Entrepreneurs

Starting a new business is hard. There’s no way around that reality. In fact, the majority of new businesses fail within the first 5 years. Despite this, there are numerous entrepreneurs who are determined to make it, no matter the risks. Fortunately, there are a growing number of resources available that are designed to make things easier. Furthermore, many of these resources are free. The following are the best free resources available to entrepreneurs today.

Online Learning

The Small Business Administration has an Online Learning Center that offers an array of courses. The courses are free and cover a variety of business topics. They come in different formats and include videos and chat sessions. Each course also provides access to free worksheets to help further integrate the lessons learned. 

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Should You Add On to Your Home?

Oct 20, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Should You Add On to Your Home?

Often, the need for increased space or the desire for extra amenities dictates whether or not homeowners add on to their property. However, there are other things to consider when making your decision. Look at these issues thoroughly before committing to a major remodel.

It May Not Be a Good Investment

Know that when you make major changes to a house, you are changing the property’s value. A good rule of thumb is to keep improvements consistent with other homes in your neighborhood. An upscale bath with a walk-in shower won’t net you a good return if you’re the only one in your neighborhood who has one.

Remember that if the improvements do raise your home’s value, you’ll be subject to higher taxes. In other words, your initial investment isn’t the only thing you’ll be paying out. Heating and cooling costs can also rise considerably, depending on the size of your addition and the materials used.

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Bring a Touch of Tuscan Sun into Your Home

Oct 17, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Bring a Touch of Tuscan Sun into Your Home

What does the scent of buttery garlic, fresh herbs and spices have in common with the magnificence of hewn marble and the lightly textured coolness of terracotta? They’re all evocative of the Italian countryside, just as Tuscan style has come to represent pastoral Italy anywhere in the world. 

Italian Palette

Warm, earthy colors typify the fertile ground and bright sunshine of rural Italy. Terracotta browns, golden yellows and hints of rich olive greens or deep vineyard purples epitomize the scent of freshly turned earth and sun-ripened grapes.

Because Tuscan color schemes use bold, dark colors on walls, it is important to use lighter neutrals in your furnishings. The eye is drawn toward lighter colors, so cognac or dusty creams are great for seating areas. This further emphasizes themes of family and togetherness.

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Can Personality Help Define Leadership?

Oct 15, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

Can Personality Help Define Leadership?

More businesses are turning to personality testing to make tough hiring decisions. This isn’t surprising, considering what’s at stake. Poor hiring decisions can have a huge impact on a business. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, hiring the wrong person can cost a business well over $50,000. It pays to get it right the first time. However, the question is, can a personality test truly identify talent? Here’s a look at whether or not psychometric assessments can benefit your business. 

What Does Assessment Cover?

There are many things that a personality test can measure. The leading objectives of administering a personality test are to determine if a candidate can perform the job and fit into the culture of the company. There are a number of assessments that can help get the information needed. These can include ability tests that measure skills and intelligence. Such tests could include: 

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Contact Information

Aviara Real Estate

2555 Townsgate Road, Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Nate Harimoto
Mobile: (805) 444-7862
Office: (805) 418-2675
CalBRE #: 00980556

Shane Haas
Mobile: (805) 807-2794
Office: (805) 418-2680
CalBRE #: 01505864