Malibu Real Estate Blog

  • Paul Allen’s Home Sold in Malibu

    BY Shen Schulz

    Paul Allen sold his Malibu Beach house this month.  It’s been a good week for CBS president and CEO Les Moonves. After signing Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman on “Late Night“ — trumping the CNN upfront presentation with the ...

  • Do you Want to Buy an Older House?

    BY Shen Schulz

    With many older neighborhoods experiencing revitalization, an older home might be a smart investment. So, whether you're a first-time buyer or looking to flip a house for cash, an older home in an established neighborhood might be perfect for you. He...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Loan Types, the Fifth in a Series

    BY Shen Schulz

    When it comes to real estate loans, you'll find that there are many options. Figuring out which loan or loans are best for your new property purchase can be confusing, but we can help. Here are some types of loans you might investigate. Mortgages: ...

  • First Things First … Choosing Your New Neighborhood

    BY Shen Schulz

    With all of the tools available online and off for finding your new home, you can spend lots of time thinking about the type of house you want, planning how many bedrooms, what type of flooring, what appliances come with the kitchen, and if it has a ...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Closing Costs, the Fourth in a Series

    BY Shen Schulz

    Closing costs include all of the fees and costs associated with completing the sale or purchase of a home using a mortgage, that are in addition to the actual cost of the property itself. These costs are due at the "close" of the deal, with the disbu...

  • Easy Curb Appeal Upgrades You Can Do On a Weekend

    BY Shen Schulz

    Sometimes the idea of getting your home ready to sell can seem daunting, and you might be tempted to sell it "as is" instead. Adding a little curb appeal, however, will help your home sell faster and for more money. There are many improvements that a...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Ratios, the Third in a Series

    BY Shen Schulz

    In the vocabulary of real estate, various ratios help buyers and mortgage services determine the viability of a purchase. A ratio is a way of expressing the relationship between two values or amounts. Usually, ratios compare how much of one thing the...

  • Smart Selling to Today’s Homebuyers

    BY Shen Schulz

    If you're considering selling now that the housing market outlook is improving, take a few moments to consider how buyers have changed what they look for in the home buying process. During the past six years, changes in how buyers communicate, share ...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Value, the Second in a Series

    BY Shen Schulz

    In the vocabulary of real estate, there are three terms that indicate a home's valuation: the Appraised Value, the Assessed Value and the Market Value. Rarely are these three values the same amount, so it is easy to confuse them when considering buyi...

  • What Gen Y Looks for in a Home to Buy

    BY Shen Schulz

    If you've lived in your home for some time, you notice when the neighborhood around you is changing to a younger demographic. Thinking this might be a good time to sell, you wonder what was so appealing about the house down the street to the young co...