Malibu Real Estate Blog

  • 9 Ways to Celebrate Independence in Your New Home

    BY Shen Schulz

    No matter when you close on your new home, there's probably a holiday just around the corner giving you the perfect opportunity to host a party in your new digs. With Independence Day coming up, here are some ideas for celebrating your independence f...

  • Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic

    BY Shen Schulz

    Okay, so it's not the Titanic. It's your new house and you can't seem to make your older furniture fit. Buying new furniture is out of the questions, so how do you make your round pegs fit into those square holes? Make a plan Literally … make...

  • Is Your House the Right Investment to Fund Retirement?

    BY Shen Schulz

    For many people, your home is your largest asset. Like your parents, and grandparents before them, you expect your home—in some way—to fund your retirement. For some of you, that means selling the home near retirement and using the funds to purch...

  • Expand Your Space with a Garage Makeover

    BY Shen Schulz

    For most of us, the garage is simply a place to park the car, store suitcases and holiday decorations, or stow those miscellaneous tools we need now and again. With a little careful planning, however, your garage can become a fantastic workspace, pla...

  • 5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

    BY Shen Schulz

    Scorrrrrrrre!!!!!! Celebrate a World Cup of Your Own You may not make it to the FIFA World Cup this year in Brazil, but you can still score big by improving your FICO or Vantage credit score. There's no way around it, if you want to buy a h...

  • Hosting a Moving Sale

    BY Shen Schulz

    You know you do not want to take all of your old stuff to your new place. Chances are, you are planning to host a sale. Garage sale, yard sale, estate sale, rummage sale … no matter what you call it, here are some things to remember to make your sa...

  • Are there Holes in Your Homeowner’s Insurance?

    BY Shen Schulz

    You bought your new house, put in new carpet and just had your custom-made sofa delivered when you find the drainage pipes have backed up. Your in-laws will be here tomorrow, so you call your homeowner's insurance agent only to find out your poli...

  • How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 3)

    BY Shen Schulz

    The last in our series, preparing for emergencies in your new home means taking extra measure to protect your investment. Surviving a disaster is just the first part. Recovering takes longer and requires more advance planning. Start by designing your...

  • Expand Your Summer Living Space

    BY Shen Schulz

    As the temperatures heat up and barbeque season is in full swing, the outdoors beckons. Early morning coffee on the back deck as the sunrises and late evening gatherings to watch the stars come out do not require shade, but to fully utilize your outd...

  • How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 2)

    BY Shen Schulz

    In a new home or neighborhood, preparing for emergencies in advance might just save you or your family member's life. In Part 2, we cover the basics for inside your house. Know your home: Learn how to turn off gas, electrical and water lines in...