Malibu, CA Real Estate News

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Previewing properties can bring back memories. I decided to check out some of the vacant lots that I was planning on showing to my clients this weekend. Land you say, WHY preview that? Well after the heavy rains of a couple years ago and then the droughts, I felt I needed to revisit some of these vacant lots in Malibu.I ended up driving about six miles up a scary road to this particular property. I was pleasantly surprised that there were construction people "fixing" the road and needless to say it was also "scary" at the same time. I am driving my Lexus RX 350 and there appeared to be less road for a Construction Truck and my vehicle... but we managed....Now I am digressing after I passed the "repair crew" I knew I have been here before, no it was not a deja vu  moment. I actually look...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
18425 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu has generated a lot of interest, one buyer actually went into Escrow with us and things were moving along smoothly. I have continued receiving calls from people as they drove by my sign. Next thing I know for some reason the calls slowed... so just out of curiosity I went by and wow. Someone stole the sign. Keep in mind Pacific Coast Highway is busy with local traffic and to boot from Tourist Traffic as well. I was a bit disappointed since it took some effort to get rid of my sign... Never the less I am Happy to Report the buyer has removed all their contingencies. Now we are just waiting for the rest of the funds to arrive. Just on a side note I would love to know who would go through that much trouble? This is a difficult sell as well as a difficu...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Paradise Cove, Malibu, CA is a local attraction and more…Those of you, who read my posts regularly know we had visitors from Dublin, Ireland. I find it ironic, when we have out of state and out of country visitors, we tend to learn so much more about our own backyard and our own history, unlike when we are by ourselves.Just as an example, my friend wanted to visit the place, where the Rockford File TV series was filmed. I had no idea so thanks to Mr. Google, I learned that it was filmed in a dilapidated mobile home in the parking lot of Paradise Cove.Keep in mind we have spent a handful or more times visiting Paradise Cove, Malibu. We even had numerous lunches and checked out the grounds on more than one occasion, without being aware of this significant trivia. I even had clients from A...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
18425 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA another vacant land Under Contract!Directions : PCH house number above the lot is 17428.the lot is located approximately 1000ft from the corner gas station located on the corner of Topanga Cyn and PCH. The lot is centered between two lamp posts.Here is a fantastic opportunity to build your dream home overlooking the ocean in Malibu! This ocean view Malibu lot is just off PCH and Topanga Canyon Blvd with head on 180 degree ocean views from Catalina Island to Santa Monica and Malibu. Positioned high above sea level for maximum views, this lot has great potential for development opportunity.This land falls under the jurisdiction of the California Coastal Commission as well as the Los Angeles Hillside Ordinance. Inspite of all these challenges the buy...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Real Estate Photography building my client base one photograph at a time…I have been a Realtor for over 20+ years in the greater Los Angeles area and I can still remember taking three ‘rolls’ of pictures of a brand new” single family listing” followed by a mad dash to the photography store to develop them. I also remember paying a “rush fee” to get it done faster in order that, I could start the “marketing process” sooner. I also recall having had an old “Leica” and then upgrading to a Canon EOS. (for those who are not familiar they were top of the line cameras in their day)Next thing you know the Digital Age of photography arrived and this in turn created a cottage industry of professional photographers who got into the “Real Estate Support Business”. As time progressed, I graduated fr...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Just Listed: 18425 Pacific Coast HWY MALIBU CA 90265 another Ocean View Vacant Lot in Malibu!!!Directions : PCH house number above the lot is 17428.the lot is located approximately 1000ft from the corner gas station located on the corner of Topanga Cyn and PCH. The lot is centered between two lamp posts.Remarks : Here is a fantastic opportunity to build your dream home overlooking the ocean in Malibu! This ocean view Malibu lot is just off PCH and Topanga Canyon Blvd with head on 180 degree ocean views from Catalina Island to Santa Monica and Malibu. Positioned high above sea level for maximum views, this lot has great potential for development opportunity.Contact listing agent via email or call his mobile for fast and direct response.Agent Remarks : Any Questions please email listing a...
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By Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services
(Home Jane Realty)
Sometimes the job of of a Los Angeles real estate agent is nothing but fun.An 80 degree day near the aquamarine water and spectacular coastline views. I forget that I am actually working.. I chose this photo because of the contrast between the reflection of the blazing sun on the water and the relative darkness of the homes. This is what they get to look out on.This is an amazin shot with a point and click iPhone.
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
When most people think of Malibu, their first reaction is that they conjure up  and think of the Billionaires that call Malibu their home. The second reaction is they think of the 'who is who' of Entertainment Industry who call Malibu their home.All this is true as you stop in to the various coffee shops, grocery stores as well as Restaurants indeed you run into most of those individuals whom you read about in the various glamor portals or magazines if you are old school.Then they visualize the beaches of Malibu which consist of about 21+ miles. All this is than followed by imagining the stratospheric numbers that the homes must cost. Relatively speaking it is true, never the less there are opportunities for the average affluent buyer to be able to call Malibu their home is real.The mos...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Mar Vista Condos For Sale If you are looking to buy or sell a condo in Mar Vista, California; then you have come to the right place. My website, www.marvistacondos.com, features all of the 77 Condo Communities within Mar Vista, CA. Not only can you view photos, stats, a detailed description, HOA information & much more for each complex, but you can also do an extensive Mar Vista Condo Search to find the perfect Mar Vista Condo For Sale! Buying a Mar Vista Condo is a different process than buying a single family residence, thus it is imperative that you hire an agent who knows the ins and outs of each complex. From whether the building is FHA approved, hat the reserves are, and even what the owner occupany rate is, all aspects are crucial in the Mar Vista Condo Buying process.  When you ...
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By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Malibu Condos For Sale If you are looking to buy or sell a condo in Malibu, California; then you have come to the right place. My website, www.malibucondoforsale.com, features all of the 21 Condo Communities within Malibu, CA. Not only can you view photos, stats, a detailed description, HOA information & much more for each complex, but you can also do an extensive Malibu Condo Search to find the perfect Malibu Condo For Sale! Buying a Malibu Condo is a different process than buying a single family residence, thus it is imperative that you hire an agent who knows the ins and outs of each complex. From whether the building is FHA approved, hat the reserves are, and even what the owner occupany rate is, all aspects are crucial in the Malibu Condo Buying process.  When you go to sell your M...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Malibu Single Family  Market Report for  November 2016...Most people have been reading various and conflicting headlines how the Real Estate Market is. I was looking for information how the Malibu Single Family market has fared. As you can see the media has been touting that the market has cooled.( As you know I just did a report about the Marina Del Rey Condo Report and that is just fine) So let's look at the facts and not what the media projects":))) As you can see the Median Sales Price has not slowed since 2014 rather increased by almost 35%. So let's look at the other statistics. The inventory seems pretty consistent for the past year and actually shows a small increase. Negligible in the big picture but still a positive. Contrary what we are hearing in the media!Now let us loo...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Malibu, CA Single Family Market Trends Report is published. Check it out!There is a small trend of increase in inventory, needless to say in the big picture it is very similar to what it has been for the past three years. Sales have decreased, now we need to check into this a little more. So with that said let us look at the Days on Market, to get a better feel:The explanation is that the market has cooled a bit in the Malibu Single Family Market, if this continues we are heading to a ballanced market. Few sales taking longer to sell is clearly an indication. Hence I see opportunities to negotiate on the price. Please reach out to me directly for a private consultation.  If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation ho...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Malibu, CA 90265 Single Family Real Estate market is sending mixed signals. Let's look at the Median Days on Market statistics:  This is a massive change as you can see in the Median numbers. Now let's look at the Average Days on Market: These numbers would not be a clear indicator but inconjunction with the Inventory for one is very providing mixed messages: Customarily when inventory drops usually Days on  Market shortens as well, interestingly that is not the case here. In spite of this the Median Sales Prices has increased. So with that said I believe we have to look at the next couple months what the trends are heading to. As it stands we are not at a Transition, just strange or should I say mixed messages are comming. Needless to say if you are a seller you can see that the Me...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Malibu and Pepperdine University remember September 11, 2001Since September 11, 2001 every year Pepperdine University has been commemorating the victims of this horrific event. The flags represent those who were killed and what nationality they were. Yes indeed the majority of the victims were Americans. As you look at this sea of flags you will notice Brazilian, Israeli, French to name a few. All forever united in death.Diane and I always try to take a trip when time permits to drive by this great memorial and pay our respects. Not every year is it possible, today we chose to do it since it was the 15th anniversary of this horrific event.I have written a post yesterday, but I wanted to share with you what one School and one Community does on this sad day. Maybe this will inspire other ...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
It is always interesting to see when clients compare different areas. Recently I have been asked by a client to compare the statistics of Beverly Hills vs. the Pacific Palisades numbers. I tried to suggest that the Malibu community would be also a nice place to live if the Palisades does not have the right type of home.Needless to say this client wanted facts. So with that said we started to look at the numbers. Well see for your self:Clearly the inventory is more abundant in Malibu. The price ranges vary a great deal too!We had to eliminate land, condominiums from the mix because the numbers were skewed. Hence we only looked at Single Family Residences:Clearly as you can see these numbers were very interesting and similar. Now if you are considering relocating to Los Angeles and live i...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  In my  recent experience I have noticed that buyers who are looking for homes in Beverly Hills also ask about the Malibu, CA real estate market. This is very easy to understand since most people who are buying into the 90210 zip code can buy anywhere, so they are also interested in Malibu,  CA because of the Pacific Ocean being their back yard is a nice thing to have.Keeping in mind the greater Los Angeles has more Billionaire than most people realize, so Malibu, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades the homes are just out of reach for most people. Now with that said let's look at the Malibu Real Estate Market.   As you can see the invetory is not as good as it was in 2014 but not too bad for our current market. The days on market has increased a bit, part of it is people are on...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Malibu, CA the coveted zip code of 90265 conjures up the super affluent. The playground of the Rich and Famous and sometimes the infamous. People from all over the world look and dream about wanting to live in Malibu, CA.Needless to say if you look at the picture above I am sure I do not need to do much convincing. Interestingly enough the price point is perceived by many that only only a few can afford it. So with that said I decided to look at these numbers. Amazingly I was surprised how affordable it really is to buy in Malibu, CA in the 90265 zip code relatively speaking as I compared it to the 90069 zip code and I found Malibu to be less expensive. Well see for yourself and look for my Market Report about the 90069 zip code and you will agree with me.  In the mean time if you are l...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
I have written a few Market Reports and compared to some this is truly an eye opener. Well it was to me anyway. Let me know your thoughts.  Needless to say when I see nubers like this it tells me that the Malibu Single Family Market is on Fire!! Needless to say the explanation is easy. Malibu has been a destination place for the affluent for many years. The Global Who is Who have been buying up Malibu homes for years. Now that the Market has changed for the Positive the local and national affluent have stepped into the Malibu Single Family Market too. The Median Days on Market is hard to comprehend for many of you in other parts of the United States. Especially if I add in there what the average price of the homes are.Now with that said check out these numbers: If you are interested in ...
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By Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA, Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties
(https://HugginsHomes.com)
As you know, I'm a member of Malibu Search and Rescue.  Today at 1430 we were paged out for a vehicle over the side on Decker Canyon in the beautiful city of Malibu.  When I arrived there were two sections of vehicles to check.  The first section had SIX vehicles and the second section had three.  All had been down there for some time and there were no victims.  A very good call were I got to use some tools I hadn't used before, an array of rollers to act as edge protection and to help with rope guidance.  Below are some pictures, all taken with my new #Nexus6P phone on the Google #ProjectFi network, which was dubbed the "Awesome Phone" by one of the patrol Deputies we worked with because it got reception in a zone where most carriers don't!Two of our team one looking over the side at o...
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