Malibu, CA Real Estate News

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
November 30th, Thanksgiving was just the other day So what is for Dinner tonite?   For all those who forget like me, Thanksgiving was on the 22nd of November. After Thanksgiving we had, Turkey Sandwiches with Lettuce, tomatoes and avocados for dinner, than we had Turkey Soup made with Turkey stock (bones and leftover Turkey meat and all), than we had Turkey Spring Rolls and then we had Turkey Ragu with Rigatoni Pasta. So here we are at the Finnish line, what do we do with some of the leftover Turkey Ragu? Then the next question is, what do we do with the Decorative Pumpkins? Well how about a Pumpkin, Turkey, Ragu Bean soup? Easy Dinner: leftover Turkey Stock, two Pumpkins, can of Navy Beans and a few ladles of Turkey Ragu from the other day and all the ingredients are all there! Ok for ...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
Property Website 25728 Dark Creek Rd., Calabasas, CA 91301  3B/3.5B $1,295,000 MLS #12-634991 If you're looking for Calabasas homes for sale, this may be the home for you. This immaculate home, located in the Monte Nido neighborhood, has amazing views from the living room, sun room and master. Kitchen with granite countertops & a fireplace. Dining area. Sun room with French doors opening to the large stone patio, which backs to the seasonal creek. Guest quarters with a bath and separate entrance. Two car garage. Listed with Bobby Lehmkuhl & David Friedman (Rodeo Realty). View Malibu Homes for sale, click here.
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
Malibu Market Stats                             YTD as of November 1, 2012     Active Pending MTD/Sold YTD/Sold (Beach/Landside) Homes 211 69 15 189 (47/142) MMH 25 5 3 20 Condos 36 14 4 46 (20/26) Land 179 14 3 42 (1/41) Leases 210 2 23 327 (111/216) Income 2 0 0 0
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
  4 Malibu Real Estate Partners has inventory for sale in Malibu & the Wilshire Corridor that will be coming to market soon. If you’re looking for homes in Malibu for sale, we have one coming soon in Malibu Country Estates, Rambla Pacifico, Latigo Canyon and the Wilshire Corridor. Contact us today to inquire more about the Malibu & Wilshire Corridor properties listed below. If any of these homes do not fit your criteria, let us know what does, and we will add you to our list. When we acquire a home that fits your specs, we will contact you immediately.               Malibu Country Estates – Malibu, CA This home in Malibu Country Estates features 4 bedrooms and 5 baths on an approximately 29,950 square foot lot. The home itself is approximately 3,060 square feet and is located at the end...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Happy Saturday everyone! I am happy to report that the weather is beautiful here on the coast of the Westside of Los Angeles. There are some amazingly SPOOKTACULAR open houses in Malibu this weekend. Please visit my website for a full list of Malibu homes for sale and rent that are open this weekend. Have a great time! Please call me with any questions or if you are interested in purchasing a home in Malibu. Click the link below to view my latest post with Malibu's hottest real estate: http://www.westsidehomefinder.com/2012/10/27/malibu-open-houses-this-weekend-october-27th-and-28th-2012/    
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
  Millions of families have discovered that a timeshare can give them the freedom and flexibility to “own their vacation”. Whether it is a vacation to an exotic location, a historical landmark, or to enjoy your favorite outdoor activity, timeshares can provide well-designed accommodations with all the comforts of home. Timeshares offer people the opportunity to own one week’s worth (a unit) of time during the year in a vacation home. Owning a timeshare can save you from paying higher future lodging costs, allowing you to have more vacation dollars. There are many factors that affect timeshare prices, similar to the factors that affect the value of any other real estate. These include property condition, size, location and the time of year. Purchasing a used timeshare can be significantl...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Happy Thursday everyone. I had an opportunity to go the the Malibu real estate caravan. Here are a few pictures of the properties I viewed. Please contact me with any questions or if you would like to view any properties in Malibu or the Westside of Los Angeles.         Showing properties 1 - 5 of 500+. See more Real estate in the city of Malibu area.. (all data current as of 10/18/2012) $2,600 : 26664 SEAGULL WAY, Unit B107, Malibu 1 bed, 1.0 baths Home size: 696 sq ft Lot size: 4.33 ac Year built: 1973 Parking spots: 2 Days on market: 2   $6,900 : 20426 ROCA CHICA DR, Malibu 3 beds, 3.0 baths Home size: 2,758 sq ft Lot size: 13,045 sqft Year built: 1966 Parking spots: 2 Days on market: 2   $4,750,000 : 26044 PACIFIC COAST HWY, Malibu 3 beds, 4.0 baths Home size: 2,389 sq ft Lot size: ...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
4 Malibu Real Estate Partners use one of the most interactive mobile interfaces for smart phones to market your property. Prospective buyers and people driving by will have the opportunity to get up-to-date listing information on your property by simply texting a code to 85377. Property specific text responses give prospective buyers property and contact information as well as a link to your listing’s own mobile website in just a matter of seconds. Each listing’s own individual mobile site comes with separate pages of information, such as a home page, photo gallery, property descriptions, maps & directions, agent info, listing info, forward to a friend and view all listings. Mobile marketing is extremely crucial in today’s real estate market since mobile web usage has reportedly grown b...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
According to Foreclosure Radar, the September 2012 California foreclosure sales are down nearly 18 percent from the prior month and down almost 30 percent compared to last year. However, Trustee Sales are up; last year those purchased by investors were around 27 percent, while this year they have climbed to nearly 39 percent. California Notice of Defaults were down nearly 48 percent from last year and nearly 20  percent from last month. There has been speculation that an increase in the number of foreclosures could increase if the banks decide to rush to clear inventory before the CA Homeowner Bill of Rights takes affect the beginning of next year. However, that does not appear to be the case as of now, since the number of foreclosure starts continue to decline. Notice of Trustee Sales ...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
Fall means a lot of things, including going back to school, raking leaves, decorating pumpkins, and eating turkey, but it also usually means home maintenance, such as replacing the kitchen sink or refrigerator or replacing carpeting and repairing the roof. The fall home maintenance and repairs are on top of all the ongoing house maintenance for homeowners.  To keep your home in top condition, there are certain tasks you’ll need to do every year. Below is a helpful fall home maintenance checklist. Clean your gutters Most single-family homes should have their gutters cleaned out once a year, typically after the leaves have fallen. But if you live in a heavily wooded area or have trees that shed leaves or flowers in the spring, have your gutters cleaned twice annually. The cost ranges from...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
                              YTD as of October 1, 2012     Active Pending MTD/Sold YTD/Sold (Beach/Landside) Homes 229 57 27 174 (44/130) MMH 30 3 2 17 Condos 34 14 3 42 (19/23) Land 180 14 7 39 (1/39) Leases 233 1 30 304 (102/202) Income 4 0 0 0
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
There is an ongoing move to conserve energy and reduce waste. Many people are starting to make greener choices, do what’s best for the environment and lessen their impact on the earth. The common phrase is “Go Green”.  There are both very simple and inexpensive steps we can all take that will add up in a big way. Bring your own reusable shopping bags to the grocery store. Plastic and paper bags both use a lot of energy to produce and end up as litter. Stash some canvas bags in your car. Ditch the Plastic Bottles and replace with a reusable water bottle and place your current bottles in a recycle bin. Billions of plastic water bottles end up in our landfills every year. Some of us already have filtered water available on our fridge, or you can use a water-filter pitcher such as Brita or ...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
According to new data from analytics firm CoreLogic, the nation’s foreclosure inventory in August dropped its lowest level since April 2010. About 1.3 million homes of all homes with a mortgage sat in foreclosure inventory, slightly under the 1.4 million in August 2011. The inventory rate did not change from July to August. The number of completed foreclosures declined 24% in the month to 57,000 from 75,000 a year earlier. July saw 58,000 completed foreclosures. August marks the fourth month in a row showing fewer completed foreclosures. Since the financial crisis began in September 2008, CoreLogic notes, about 3.8 million homes have been lost to foreclosure. The five states with the lowest foreclosure inventory as a percentage of all mortgaged homes were: Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota,...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
  If you’re looking to buy land in Malibu, we may have the right piece for you. See the links below to get additional information on each parcel. For more information on other Malibu land for sale, visit our website or call us at 310.456.3655.   4200 Avenida De La Encinal, Malibu 6.45 Acres (Apx.) – $800,000 4220 Avenida De La Encinal, Malibu  3.39 Acres (Apx.) – $800,000               4360 Hillview Dr., Malibu 7,881 Sq. Ft. (Apx) – $195,000               Kanan Dume Rd., Malibu 5+ Acres – $229,000
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
Borrowers with second liens owned and serviced by Bank of America may qualify to get their subordinate debt extinguished entirely. The banking giant mailed 150,000 letters to pre-qualified homeowners who are eligible to have their Bank of America second-lien mortgages eliminated. The program was designed to ease the pains of struggling borrowers who are also dealing with issues on first mortgages and to help more individuals create equity in their properties. Unless the customer opts out of this automatic relief within thirty days of receiving the letter, the borrowers will have second liens on collateral property completely removed. Only second liens owned and serviced by BofA that meet certain delinquency and property value guidelines are qualified for the program. The offer will take...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
  4 Malibu Real Estate Partners Malibu Open Houses for 9/30 from 1-4p Click on the links below to view additional information on each Malibu property. Click here to search for additional Malibu properties for sale. View all 4 Malibu Real Estate Partners listings here.                3442 Cloudcroft Dr., Malibu  - 4B/3.5B – $2,150,000                 18147 Coastline Dr. #3, Malibu – 2B/2B – $769,000                 3601 Vista Pacifica #7, Malibu – 3B/3.5B – $849,000               31543 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu – 5B/5B – $2,495,000
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
Most of you probably know that a capital gain applies to the sale of a home. Hopefully you also know that there is a capital gains exclusion that may be used in certain situations. What is a capital gain? A capital gain is the appreciation on an asset. What this means is that you pay tax on the profit of your home when you sell. Let’s say you purchased a house for $300,000 and you sell it for $450,000 sometime in the future. You are taxed on the net difference, or $150,000. This can mean a lot of taxes. It becomes really important to know if you qualify for the capital gains exclusion and make plans well in advance of the sale if possible. In 2012, for example, individuals can exclude up to $250,000 of profit on the sale of a home, assuming it was used as your primary residence and you ...
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By Dom Naidoo, Malibu to the Marina Real Estate
(Westside Properties)
Happy Thursday everyone! Here is today's Malibu real estate caravan: 5630 Villa Mar Place  12-614385       $5,150,000 6 + 7 PCH to Kanan, North/Inland approx. 1 mile to property on right. Spectacular, new Spanish Estate from Davis Design & Development. Gorgeous estate with ocean views. 5610 Villa Mar Place  12-614389       $1,250,000 LAND PCH to Kanan, North/Inland approx. 1 mile to property on right. Fabulous estate building site w/ocean & mtn. views. Level pad, all utilities included. Gated. 6756 Dume Dr  12-594459       $1,795,000 3 + 2 Riviera III Beach Key. Contemporary Gem with expansive views Century City to Catalina. Parking for 5 cars- at end of shared drive. MUST SEE! 7161 Grasswood  12-617345       $3,595,000 5 + 3 Gated two story traditional w/ocean views, tennis court, pool...
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By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA
(Barcode Properties)
Places must - visit in Los Angeles, CA: Malibu Hindu Temple   If you are in Valley, Los Angeles or Malibu area, and you don't mind enjoying a little drive, drive towards  Las Virgenes canyon in Malibu.  Now...... Imagine driving through a canyon on the edge of Los Angeles and seeing a massive Hindu temple.....white against stunning blue sky. That's exactly what one encounters traveling to or from the beach via Las Virgenes Canyon Road. This is what we saw there:   It is an absolutely stunning setting, up in the hills of Malibu Canyon.     A wonderful place to step away from the city, spend some time in meditation or just enjoy the beauty of an authentic Hindu temple.     Built on five acres, the temple is dedicated to Vishnu and has several shrines dedicated to Hindu deities such as Gan...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
Bank-Owned / REO - Ocean & Boney Ridge Views If you're looking to purchase Malibu real estate, here is a great opportunity. Just listed today with Bobby Lehmkuhl, 4 Malibu Real Estate Partners. "Ocean & Boney Ridge Views. Wide planked wood flooring, open beam windows and doors. Travertine bath with separate bath & shower. Paved road to site. Well water tank. Perfect horse or vineyard property. " 10935 Pacific View Dr., Malibu, CA $800,000 Lot Size: 869,893 (apx. sq. ft.) Property Website
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