Malibu Real Estate Blog

  • Mortgage Rates and Housing Prices Expected to Rise in 2014

    BY Shen Schulz

    Even though 30-year fixed rates dropped in the first half of January, many analysts expect fixed mortgage rates to go up somewhat in 2014, but to top out at around 5%. What this means for buyers is that while higher than 2013's historic lows, the rat...

  • Mortgage Rates and Housing Prices Expected to Rise in 2014

    BY Shen Schulz

    Even though 30-year fixed rates dropped in the first half of January, many analysts expect fixed mortgage rates to go up somewhat in 2014, but to top out at around 5%. What this means for buyers is that while higher than 2013's historic lows, the rat...

  • Curb Appeal for Condo Sellers

    BY Shen Schulz

    You know that curb appeal is important to buyers of single-family homes, but you are selling a condominium in a large building full of similar units. How do you make yours stand out? Here are a few tips for prompting that positive first impression th...

  • Will a Bath Remodel Increase My Home’s Value?

    BY Shen Schulz

    Spring is just around the corner and the lure of a new home has you thinking about putting yours on the market. Your neighbor added a new bathroom last year and you’re wondering if you should upgrade yours before you sell. Logically, a new bathroom...

  • Will a Bath Remodel Increase My Home’s Value?

    BY Shen Schulz

    Spring is just around the corner and the lure of a new home has you thinking about putting yours on the market. Your neighbor added a new bathroom last year and you’re wondering if you should upgrade yours before you sell. Logically, a new bathroom...

  • Favorite Features from 3 Dream Homes

    BY Shen Schulz

    Thanks to those visually stunning video tours, the HGTV Dream Homes have become top-of-mind for buyers looking for the latest and greatest in home design. Each year’s home showcases innovation in concept, layout, building materials and design. H...

  • Design Trends in New Homes

    BY Shen Schulz

    When the housing market rebounded, so did home builders eager to show off their design skills. Buyers expect that newly constructed homes will be safer and more energy efficient, but they’re also looking for homes that meet the needs of the more mo...

  • Design Trends in New Homes

    BY Shen Schulz

    When the housing market rebounded, so did home builders eager to show off their design skills. Buyers expect that newly constructed homes will be safer and more energy efficient, but they’re also looking for homes that meet the needs of the more mo...

  • Pinterest for Home Buyers and Sellers

    BY Shen Schulz

    Pinterest for Home Buyers Some people are great at articulating exactly what they want in their next home. But some of us know what we want yet find it tough to explain that vision to someone else. It usually comes out something like this: “I’...

  • Tips for Home Buyers

    BY Shen Schulz

    Finding a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a little like dating – the pursuit, the “getting to know you” period, the proposal (aka “offer”), and the marriage (aka “closing”). If you don’t want your r...