Nate Harimoto & Shane Haas

NATE HARIMOTO & SHANE HAAS

YOUR TRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS

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 NateHarimoto@gmail.com or ShaneKPHaas@gmail.com.

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Trends in Terrariums

Aug 31, 2015 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Trends in Terrariums

Terrariums have grown in popularity with more people seeking to bring the outside in. The glass gardens are also good options for small outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Learn more about the top trends in terrariums. 

History of Terrariums

These trendy design pieces weren’t always used solely for aesthetic purposes. They were initially invented by a physician and botanist in 1829. Nathaniel Ward discovered that a hermetically sealed glass container could be used to grow and transport plants into the British colonies. Wealthier families began to commission terrariums for their homes. The unique blend of nature and art is what makes terrariums stand apart from other types of house gardens. 

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West Coast Startups to Watch

Aug 28, 2015 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

West Coast Startups to Watch

West coast history is full of entrepreneurs who struck it big. The technology industry has led to a veritable gold rush of ideas and inventions. For many people, the concept of a tech startup is synonymous with Silicon Valley. However, that isn’t the only place on the west coast where people are making dreams happen. Los Angeles is booming with exciting new technology-based businesses. The following are some LA startups to watch in 2015. 

AssetAvenue

Peer-to-peer lending is one of the biggest trends in business today. AssetAvenue takes this concept to a new level by providing unique funding deals to commercial real estate investors. Investors that participate on the platform gain a chance to earn income. Collectively they make available billions of dollars in short-term loans. Loans range from $250,000 to $25 million. The company provides an online platform that promises quick application and processing times. Underwriting is more flexible than a bank, thanks to a diverse group of providers, each with their own lending guidelines. AssetAvenue is taking off with recent successful Series A funding. Led by DCM Ventures, the company secured $11 million. The startup recently hired its first finance chief.

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Organization Tricks for Small Spaces

Aug 26, 2015 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Organization Tricks for Small Spaces

Living in a small space doesn’t doom you to a life of crowded chaos. Making the most of your existing square footage requires some sleight of hand. These organization tricks are the next best thing to waving a magic wand to make your clutter disappear. 

Maximizing Storage Space

Small spaces require significant storage options. These can include built-in cabinets and free-standing units. Media centers, wardrobes, desks, dressers and medicine cabinets are good options for storing your personal objects out of sight. Additional storage options are the best way to make a small space seem bigger; reducing the number of items in a room will make it look larger. When spaces are tight, the number of storage options is limited as well. In some cases, it’s impossible to add another item to the room. Tight budget requirements may also be a factor. In such instances, it’s important to maximize the use of every storage unit in your home. 

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Top 3 Markets for First Time Buyers

Aug 24, 2015 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Top 3 Markets for First Time Buyers

Purchasing your first home is an exciting and somewhat daunting challenge. It is one of the biggest milestones for a consumer. Picking the perfect house involves making a number of major decisions. The decision with arguably the most far-reaching implications involves choosing the right location. Buying a home is a great decision in any city. Buying a home in one of the following markets is even better. 

National Trends

According to the National Association of Realtors, there were fewer first-time homebuyers in 2014. The numbers revealed that 33 percent were first-time buyers as opposed to the historical average of 40 percent. Additionally, a recent Gallup poll indicated that over 40 percent of non-homeowners don’t plan to buy a home. This is a 10 percent increase in just 2 years of individuals with no plans to purchase a home in the near future. However, the numbers tell only part of the story. Recent findings show that loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration are rising. FHA loans are popular among first-time buyers. Thanks to lower mortgage insurance premiums, these loans are more affordable than ever before. It’s a great time for first-time buyers to get their feet wet. 

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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
Email: nateharimoto@gmail.com
CalBRE #: 00980556

Shane Haas
Mobile: (805) 807-2794
Office: (805) 418-2680
Email: shanekphaas@gmail.com
CalBRE #: 01505864