Malibu Real Estate Blog

  • Is a Townhouse Right For You?

    BY Shen Schulz

    If you’re in the market for a new home but aren’t sure you want a big yard to take care of, you’ve probably considered buying a townhouse. But do you really know what you’re getting? While it may seem natural to lump apartments, condos and to...

  • New Story Builds Safe Homes

    BY Shen Schulz

    Have you ever stopped to consider how important your home is to your safety and health? Did you ever think about the connection between the place where you live and your family’s wellbeing?  Have you stopped to consider what life might be like if ...

  • Planning Your Cross-Country Move

    BY Shen Schulz

    There’s no doubt that daydreaming about your upcoming move to a new city on the other side of the country is exciting. Think of all the new things you’ll get to experience - getting to know a new town, meeting new people and discovering what ma...

  • Get Your Garden Ready for Winter

    BY Shen Schulz

    Can you feel the chill in the air? Old Man Winter is on his way – which means it’s time to get your garden ready for the coming cold weather. By doing these gardening chores now, you’ll give yourself a great start for the next planting season. ...

  • Decorating with Family Heirlooms

    BY Shen Schulz

    We understand the dilemma – you absolutely love the handmade patchwork quilt you inherited from your grandmother, but it really doesn’t go well with your Mid-century Modern décor. Or perhaps your spouse owns of collection of antique books that...

  • Big Luxury on a Small Budget

    BY Shen Schulz

    You don’t have to be a billionaire to enjoy a little luxury. With some smart choices and a bit of imagination, you can live a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget. Here are some strategies to maximize the luxuriousness of your home and life while...

  • Credit Score No-Nos

    BY Shen Schulz

    An important part of buying a house is getting your financial life in order. One reason is that the higher your credit score, the better rate you’ll secure for your mortgage. Mortgage lenders look at your credit score to determine how smart and d...

  • Spotting a Serious Home Buyer

    BY Shen Schulz

    One of the frustrations you may encounter when selling your home is dealing with people who may not be serious about buying. Perhaps they’re just testing the waters of the market or daydreaming about one day owning a home when they walk into your...

  • Great Pets for Small Homes

    BY Shen Schulz

    Do you have dreams of bringing home a new best friend, but you think your place is just too small? Do you wish you could have a Saint Bernard, but know that he might not fit in your 500 square foot condo? Is your son begging you for a pet boa constri...

  • What Is Escrow?

    BY Shen Schulz

    If you’re buying a home, you are going to come across this word many times during the process – escrow. If you’re a first time homebuyer, you may have no idea what it means. Even if you have bought a home in the past, escrow may still be some...