Malibu Real Estate Blog

  • Is It Time For New Windows?

    BY Shen Schulz

    Replacing the windows on your home is a big job that can potentially come with a high price tag. If your windows are starting to show their age, you may be trying to decide whether or not it’s time to make the investment in new ones. Here’s what ...

  • Buying a Home While on Maternity Leave

    BY Shen Schulz

    Buying a home and starting a family often go hand in hand. But if you’re preparing to apply for a mortgage while you’re on maternity leave, it may impact your ability to qualify. Here’s what you need to prepare for should you decide to purchase...

  • Malibu Ranked #1 Most Expensive Place to Own a Home

    BY Shen Schulz

    1. Malibu, California Nothing quite says luxury like Malibu. Known for being the residence of many of the most successful people in the film industry, Malibu is located right on the beach of the Pacific Ocean. With the average listing priced at $2,...

  • Using Gift Money For a Down Payment

    BY Shen Schulz

    Receiving cash to use towards the down payment for your house is a generous gift. Especially considering that some loans require you to pay at least 20 percent of the purchase price as a down payment. But there are certain requirements that must be...

  • Should You List in Winter?

    BY Shen Schulz

    The nights are getting longer, temperatures are dropping and the holidays are approaching. That means you should wait to list your home for sale until next year, right? That isn’t necessarily true. While spring and summer tend to be the hottest s...

  • Buying a House That Isn’t For Sale

    BY Shen Schulz

    Are you house hunting in a competitive market and having no luck finding a home? Did you find your perfect home – but it’s not for sale? Then you may be wondering if you can try to buy a home that doesn’t have a “for sale” sign in the front...

  • Is Your Dog a Good Neighbor?

    BY Shen Schulz

    Is your dog the one on the block that neighbors flock to when they see you out walking? Or is he the one that causes people to cross the street in order to avoid you? Dogs have become undeniable members of our families, and by extension, members of...

  • How to Clean After Halloween Pranks

    BY Shen Schulz

    Was your home the target of Halloween pranksters this year? Are you worried about how to clean up that dripping egg or disintegrating toilet paper – and fast? A post-Halloween cleanup can be scary, especially if your home is on the market. Here a...

  • Buying a Home From Friends or Family

    BY Shen Schulz

    Buying a home from someone you know, like a friend or family member, seems like it should be a great deal, right? After all, you already have a relationship with the seller, and you’ll probably get a better price and complete the process more qui...

  • What Is Your Home Worth?

    BY Shen Schulz

    Knowing what to price your home is one of the most important aspects of selling. Choosing just the right listing price can mean the difference between a quick sale and a home that languishes on the market for weeks or even months. But how do you kn...