Malibu Real Estate Blog

  • How to Choose Between Two Homes You Love

    BY Shen Schulz

    Do you find yourself having to choose between two homes that you love? It’s a lucky problem to have. Some buyers struggle to find one home that meets their needs. Nonetheless, your good fortune doesn’t make the choice any easier. If you find your...

  • What is a 203k Loan?

    BY Shen Schulz

    If you’re buying a fixer-upper or need to make some repairs before moving in, an FHA 203k loan may be what you need.  This type of loan allows you to roll renovation costs into your mortgage so that you’re only dealing with one loan instead of...

  • Tips for Moving During Winter

    BY Shen Schulz

    Moving during winter is probably not something you hoped you’d ever do, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. However, moving in winter has some perks. Since fewer people move during the cold season you’ll likely get more personalized attention and...

  • Should You Make a Backup Offer?

    BY Shen Schulz

    You’ve found a house you love and you’re ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you find out from your real estate agent that the house is under contract – meaning the seller has already accepted another offer. While it can be frustrating to ...

  • Preparing for Your Open House

    BY Shen Schulz

    If you’re selling your home, then an open house is likely going to be one of the tools your agent uses to market your property to prospective buyers. An open house is a great way to show your home to as many buyers as possible, so it’s important ...

  • Reinvent a Room for Staging

    BY Shen Schulz

    You’re ready to sell, but you know that your home could use some updates to attract serious buyers. But you don’t want to invest significant time or money, which is understandable. Major remodels don’t always bring a desired return on investmen...

  • Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosed Home

    BY Shen Schulz

    If you’re in the market for a new home, perhaps you’ve browsed listings and come across a foreclosure or two that you like. Maybe you’ve even noticed that some of these homes have listing prices that are below the typical market value in your...

  • Watch Out for These Moving Scams

    BY Shen Schulz

    If you’re getting ready to move to your new home, you’ve no doubt been advised to research moving companies. While it may seem like a huge inconvenience to spend time vetting movers, there are some out there that are less than honest. Keep a lo...

  • How to Save on Closing Costs

    BY Shen Schulz

    You’ve saved up the money for a down payment and are finally ready to make your dream of owning a home a reality. Congratulations! Buying a house is one of the most exciting – and one of the most stressful – events in your life. If you’ve d...

  • How to Win a Bidding War

    BY Shen Schulz

    Buying a home is an emotional, complex and often stressful process. This is doubly so if you’re buying in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets, where there are more buyers than there are houses available. It’s quite likely in these ...