Malibu Real Estate Blog

  • Home Selling Myths Debunked

    BY Shen Schulz

    If you’re selling your home, you’ve no doubt received lots of advice about the process. Though most folks have the best of intentions, the information they share may not always be accurate. And in some cases, the “facts” they tell you may b...

  • Should You Buy a Starter Home?

    BY Shen Schulz

    Are you a first-time homebuyer? Then you may be wondering if you should buy a less expensive starter home now or wait until you have more money saved to buy a “forever” home later. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are some things...

  • Face Your Home Selling Fears

    BY Shen Schulz

    We understand – selling a home is tough! It’s one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll ever complete in your lifetime. That can be scary. But don’t let it keep you from putting your house on the market. Here are some common fears th...

  • Bathrooms Defined

    BY Shen Schulz

    Have you ever seen a house listing that advertises a half bath? Or maybe it lists a three-quarter bath, or even a quarter bath? What do those terms even mean? Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s helpful to know just what goes into defin...

  • How To Celebrate Your Home Purchase

    BY Shen Schulz

    If you’ve just purchased a home, then you know what a stressful few months it can be. Collecting financial documents, securing financing, house shopping, making an offer, getting an inspection – there are so many things to accomplish before clo...

  • What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

    BY Shen Schulz

    You’ve probably been told that if you’re buying or selling a house, you should work with a professional real estate agent. But do you know what real estate agents actually do for you? We understand that it can seem kind of mysterious. Here’s ...

  • Buying a Home For Sale By Owner

    BY Shen Schulz

    For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes are just that – homes that are being sold without the assistance of a real estate agent. As a buyer, you may be wondering about buying a FSBO home, especially if you’re working with an agent. While there are certa...

  • Smells That Sell

    BY Shen Schulz

    You’ve de-cluttered, re-painted, made repairs and updated your home’s curb appeal. That means you’re ready to sell, right? Not necessarily. Although all those tasks are essential for getting your home in shape to sell, don’t overlook one im...

  • Packing for a Last Minute Move

    BY Shen Schulz

    The ideal amount of time to prepare for a big move is two to three months. Having up to 12 weeks gives you plenty of time to organize, make all your arrangements and pack. But sometimes circumstances don’t allow for the luxury of  “enough time...

  • What to Let Go of Before You Move

    BY Shen Schulz

    Let’s face it – things have a tendency to accumulate. And if you’ve been living in the same place for more than a few years, chances are you’ve collected items you no longer use. But if you’re relocating, transporting those unused items ...