Malibu Real Estate Blog

  • Real Estate Terminology: Abatement, the First in a Series

    BY Shen Schulz

    Every industry has its own vocabulary, and real estate is no exception. If you are newly in the home-buying market, you may find yourself stumped by the lingo, acronyms, abbreviations and jargon commonly used in real estate sales materials, online li...

  • Basketball Themed Home Makeovers for March Madness

    BY Shen Schulz

    With NCAA Final Four Basketball finals coming up, basketball themed bedrooms, game rooms, theater rooms and garages stoke dreams of future champions. Give a makeover to a space in your house and score big time with March Madness fans and upgrade your...

  • Planning for Multi-Generational Living

    BY Shen Schulz

    Extended families living in one home are more the norm these days. When looking for a home to share with your older parents, consider that while they may be completely mobile now, in the future they may need assistance to maintain balance, negotiate ...

  • Open House Pitfalls, Tips and Etiquette for Buyers

    BY Shen Schulz

    So, you're thinking of buying a home … where do you begin? Potential buyers new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a home, or where they want to live. The dream homes in magazines are a great way to get ideas, and look...

  • Condo? Co-Op? Apartment? Townhome?

    BY Shen Schulz

    Which is which? Although all are part of the common-interest housing category, condos, co-ops, townhouses, and apartments may mean different things to different buyers, so here is a breakdown of what each word means and the advantages or disadvant...

  • How to Survive Transition

    BY Shen Schulz

    Timing the closing of your new home purchase with the end of your lease agreement or sale of your existing home is tricky, to say the least. Rarely does it work out that you move directly from one home to another on a perfect schedule. During the tra...

  • Know Your Style: Country French Style

    BY Shen Schulz

    Originally called French Provincial, Country French Style evokes the casual simplicity and rustic elements of a country home in the South of France. By paying tribute the region’s sunny, warm landscape, Country French style adds cheerful vitality t...

  • Should You Wait Until Spring to Put Your Home on the Market?

    BY Shen Schulz

    Typically the end of the Holiday season and New Years signal the advent of Spring, so putting your home on the market around the time of the Spring Equinox might be the perfect option for you. Markets vary, so only your local professional real estate...

  • Add a Romantic Touch to Your Open House

    BY Shen Schulz

    When staging your home for an open house, consider connecting to the season, holiday or local events to give your home that memorable “I see myself living here” quality. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, consider adding a vase of ros...

  • Do I Need to Paint the Whole House White?

    BY Shen Schulz

    You are getting ready to paint a home you know you will sell within a couple of years. Chances are, a helpful family member or friend reminds you that to sell, everything should be painted white. After all, a buyer needs a neutral “clean slate” t...