Malibu, CA Real Estate News

By Steven Teoh, Los Angeles South Bay, Palos Verdes
(West Shores Realty)
Malibu, CA October 2015 Market OverviewIn Malibu there were 13 single family home sales in October 2015, down from 15 in October 2014 and a 19% decrease from the 16 sales closed last month. The average list price for single family home sales in October 2015 was $2,611,692 compared to $3,418,800 for October 2014, representing a 24% decrease. For the three-month period from August to October 2015, the average list price was 33% lower than the same period of the prior year. Average sales price for October 2015 was $2,463,242, compared to that of August through October 2015, which was $2,537,632. These results indicate that the sale price is trending down. Comparing October 2015 to September 2015, Malibu saw a 2% decrease in average sale price, and a 23% decrease compared to same month of t...
Comments 0
By Steven Teoh, Los Angeles South Bay, Palos Verdes
(West Shores Realty)
Malibu Beach October 2015 Market OverviewIn Malibu Beach there were 6 single family home sales in October 2015, up from 2 in October 2014 and a 50% increase from the 4 sales closed last month. The average list price for single family home sales in October 2015 was $5,090,667 compared to $15,845,000 for October 2014, representing a 68% decrease. For the three-month period from August to October 2015, the average list price was 24% lower than the same period of the prior year. Average sales price for October 2015 was $4,743,334, compared to that of August through October 2015, which was $6,248,000. These results indicate that the sale price is trending down. Comparing October 2015 to September 2015, Malibu Beach saw a 51% decrease in average sale price, and a 64% decrease compared to same...
Comments 1
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Wordless Wednesdays: Best Pizza on the West Coast!   If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at me at 310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am a pet friendly realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations. 
Comments 45
By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
Architectural Trophy Get-A-Way Masterful, Mies van der Rohe inspired architectural gated and fenced home nestled in the Malibu hills with ocean views. Enter the gated estate into over an acre of lush yard and stunning landscape accented dramatically at night. The home is perched at the top of the knoll with expansive canyon views and a view of the ocean. The front of the home has operable glass which open to an infinity pool and spa along with multiple entertaining areas including an expansive rock garden and patio that can accommodate large gatherings. Cook in the beautiful open commercial kitchen or over open flames on the outdoor BBQ crafted from stone. Large one-bedroom guest suite, plus office (or two bedrooms) with full bath connected via a bridge from the main house. This is the...
Comments 0
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  Bank of Books, The Independent Bookstore in Malibu, CA is still here and thriving… Posted on Aug 1, 2015 by Endre Barath in Malibu |  Bank of Books, The Independent Bookstore in Malibu, CA is still here and thriving…. It has been virtually two years since I last wrote about Bank of Books in Malibu, CA see enclosed link (http://actvra.in/XQQ ) that is a life time for a book seller especially an independent bookseller. That was the time the book store just opened. So here we are two years later they are in their third year.   Needless to say most of you who know me, not only do I love to read books, but I am also a collector. Diane and I love going to independent bookstores and supporting them, as well as our own addiction. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw these books behind...
Comments 33
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Exploring California: Country Kitchen in Malibu Looking for a fast, tasty and affordable breakfast, lunch or dinner? Along the Pacific Crest Highway (PCH) in California you will come across not too many eateries and those you do some are pretty pricey. Personally, I am a fan or little mom and pop joints. Driving along the highway we stopped off at Country Kitchen, which was amazing! We enjoyed a "California Burger" with sweet potato fries. This burger is perfect to share, that is how large the serving is. Cost? It was about $7 and change for the burger and $3 for the fries. At other locations along the highway you could pay almost $19 for a simple meal.   Location: 21239 Pacific Coast HwyNumber: (310) 456-8708http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-country-kitchen-malibu
Comments 9
By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
10 Questions with Bobby LehmKuhl   What is it in your background that drew you to a career in real estate? My parents developed a second home in the mountains and sold off and developed additional parcels. In 1988, my friends and I made our first real estate investments in SoCal. I bought my first lot in Malibu in 1990. What is the oddest request you have ever gotten from a client? I’m going to leave that un-sung. What makes a “Bobby” transaction different from the competition? We give outstanding service. We have experience and knowledge with support team second to none. We are accessible and in constant contact. Describe your own idea of a dream house. Behind the Malibu Colony gates, ocean front, simple, with paddling distance to the point. What business attire would you choose when c...
Comments 2
  Tips on Purchasing a Home, Commercial Property & Real Estate in the America by Robert Swetz   1. Know your Agent   2. Know your budget & how much you can afford to purchase   3. Know the Area, is it close to your employment, close to hospitals, schools, etc.   4. Know if there are Sector Roads, Freeway Systems, etc on traveling to work if your employed    5. Know about crime statistics, etc.   6. Is the property a "Good Investment"?   This is just a handful of things to know when purchasing Real Estate in America, but the number 1. tip is to know your "Agent" ... Here are some more     If your purchasing a home around a lake ... does that agent have the knowledge of setbacks from the lake if your building a home?  Does the agent know if the septic system is up to code?  Does the agen...
Comments 1
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Malibu Single Family Under Contract Properties have seen a huge increase! Posted on Jan 23, 2015 by Endre Barath in Malibu |  The Malibu Single Family Under Contract Properties have seen a huge increase! The Malibu Single Family Residential market is moving along just fine, in spite of what you hear on the news or what is taking place throughout the rest of the United States there is a comfortable Real Estate Activity. As most of you who read my blog posts, know I just wrote about the time on the market has been shortening for Single Family Residence in Malibu. So I thought it would be appropriate to see how the under contract Properties are doing. In my opinion that is the true tell tale of what the market will be like in the next 45-90 days. Not surprisingly there has been a 100%...
Comments 11
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
The Malibu SFR (Single Family Residence) Average Days on Market has dropped 12% Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Endre Barath in Malibu The Malibu SFR (Single Family Residence) Average Days on Market has dropped 12% Malibu California has a lot to offer, there are quite a few Billionaires who call Malibu their home. Carbon Beach has been nicknamed Billionaire’s Beach. Anyway you get the idea. In spite of this phenomenon, there are still reasonably priced homes that you can find on the Beach Side as well as the Land Side of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Malibu has a lot to offer including 21 miles of scenic beaches. There was a time when the more expensive homes were the ones that were closer to Los Angeles i.e.: Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades. This is slowly changing as the new buye...
Comments 11
By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
Resort-Style Living | 4B/4B w/Ocean Views for Sale in the Point Dume Club Point Dume Club Remodeled with award winning designer attention to detail & custom finishes. Light, bright & airy 4 bedroom, 4 bath coastal Pt Dume ocean view home. Large open floor plan with Brazilian Hardwood flooring throughout. Chef’s kitchen with high end stainless steel appliances and natural stone counters. Large Master suite with two closets & designer high end bathroom. All bedrooms have recessed lighting and custom designer bathrooms with white marble soft gray vein flooring. Laundry room has marble flooring. Guest house has separate entrance, kitchen, and deck. Gated parking with storage. Close to restaurants, shops, banks, schools and world renowned Zuma beach. Amenities include, 24 hour Gated Communit...
Comments 3
By Robert Schmalz, Cal. Lic Broker
(West Los Angeles Real Estate Group)
Beautiful architectural Gem in the mountains of Malibu and yet 10 minutes to the beach. This property setting is magnificent , you couple this with the Malibu life styles and a price reduction of $300,000 and you have a house that will not be on the market for Long 5 Bedrooms / 5 Baths 4000 sq ft on almost 2 acres of land  $1,795,000    $1,495,000                                                                                            Incredible value that everyone complains they cannot find.Private spectacular canyon view property accessed through long flat street to cul-de-sac with no through traffic. Approx. 2.5 acres w/flat 3000 sq.ft. of grassy yard. Over approx. 4000 sq.ft. of home, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths plus multiple large outdoor patios and decks for group gathering,plus priva...
Comments 0
By Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA
(Barcode Properties)
El Matador State Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Malibu! Address: 32215 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA **   Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset Parking: A fee parking lot is open 8 a.m. to sunset. Fee is $8.00. Do pay. Tickets can be very pricey and park rangers do check.  A parking lot is small, so it can be a challenge during weekends and holidays to score a spot.   Good to know: be prepared for a long hike down the beach and back up to the parking. Can be challenging with little kids, senior citizens, or if you walk in hills( El Matador is very popular spot for photo-shoots). Do bring some snacks and water with you. Bathrooms are.....near the parking lot only.   Best time to visit: Sunset! The beautiful rock formations and caves are breathtaking and photo worthy.   If you are loo...
Comments 5
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Speechless Sundays: Dinner at Moonshadows in Malibu,CA. One of our favorite casual eats is Moonshadows in Malibu, CA. Diane and I were out and about shopping since it was her birthday...she did not want anything ostantatious so we went to Moonshadows. As always it was a comfortable and causual evening. Clearly she loved it:))           If you are a consumer who is considering buying or selling a home, investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Playa Vista, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu. Feel Free to give me a call at 310.486.1002 or email me at homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com Your Pet Friendly Realtor. I contribute a...
Comments 19
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
September 12th, 2014: Pepperdine University’s Flags on the Lawn! Diane and I were driving back home on PCH. We went shopping in Camarillo. Every year we try to do something different for her birthdays. This time it was the outlet stores in Camarillo. On our way back we drove by Pepperdine University. There were all these flags on the lawn that you never see anyone… there were thousands of flags mostly US and a few foreign nations’ flags. Clearly it was a tribute to the victims of 9/11/2001. Had we counted I am confident it would have been the exact amount of people who passed away. It was truly a touching moment. Sadly her birthday will never be forgotten because it is the day after 9/11….       If you have time Google photo images of “Flags on the Lawn” at Pepperdine University, becaus...
Comments 4
By Joe Neuah, Doing Real Estate with Passion!!
(Rodeo Realty)
  Red Hot Chili Peppers Home, Jack Irons, Just Listed Enchanting country farmhouse on near 5 acres with attractive ocean and mountain vistas.See more information for this great property! Ocean view master bedroom includes a fireplace, walk-in closet, custom bathroom and deck. Great care has been taken to create a warm, inviting residence with artistic details, wrap around porch and views in every direction. Ocean view master bedroom includes a fireplace, walk-in closet, custom bathroom and deck. There are two additional upstairs bedrooms plus living room, den, office/art studio, spacious kitchen, eating area and laundry room. Large upstairs sound/recording studio could also be play area, gym, home office etc. Lovely outdoors with fruit trees  flowers and places to sit and enjoy the brea...
Comments 5
By Joe Neuah, Doing Real Estate with Passion!!
(Rodeo Realty)
"Supernatural"home in Malibu just listed!   Jensen Ackles of “Supernatural” and his wife, Danneel Harris, have put a gated home in Malibu up for sale at $6.995 million. See more information about this property. Secluded in gated privacy amidst mature trees, on approx. 1.1 flat acres sits one of the most exquisite homes in Malibu's prestigious Point Dume. Impeccably remodeled in 2014 and professionally designed using the finest materials and craftsmanship. The entry leads to a grand living room surrounded by garden view windows that fill the home with natural light. The gourmet kitchen includes custom cabinetry, Calcutta marble, and hand painted tile. Sub-Zero/Wolf/Miele appliances are still under warranty. Wide plank walnut floors throughout. Entertainers backyard with pool/spa, outdoor...
Comments 2
By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Homes For Sale In Malibu CA With Large Lots   LAND..LAND...LAND!  One of the many benefits of living out here is the homes for sale in Malibu CA with large lots.  Lot sizes are not your typical Westside Los Angeles 5,500 square foot postage stamps lined up one by one.  Depending on the community, lot sizes in Malibu CA are really special and can exceed 1/2 acre with regularity, which make some of these homes approved for equestrian entusiasts.   Get ACTUAL REAL TIME UP TO DATE homes for sale in Malibu CA with large lots.  View all photos, accurate property information, neighborhood and school data, and SET UP ALERTS so you will be notified when anything comes on the market in your criteria, IMMEDIATELY!   Stop combing though the internet on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor, etc. These sites are ...
Comments 0
By Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos
(Keller Williams World Class)
Homes For Sale In Malibu CA With a Swimming Pool   During the summer time in Malibu CA it can get a bit hot.  Temperatures usually run between a constant and gorgeous 85 degress, but around August it is not uncommon to see 100 degrees plus for a few weeks.  However, anytime of the year a pool is a fantastic amenity and when you buy a home with this element you usually don't pay much for it.  It costs exponentially more to install a pool after your purchase.   Looking for ACTUAL REAL TIME UP TO DATE homes for sale in Malibu CA with a swimming pool?  View all photos, accurate property information, neighborhood and school data, and SET UP ALERTS so you will be notified when anything comes on the market in your criteria, IMMEDIATELY!   Stop combing though the internet on Zillow, Trulia, Rea...
Comments 0
By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
  Spring is here and the snow is finally on its way out. Now is the time to check your properties for winter damage and get them ready for the Spring selling season. Here is a list of quick Spring cleaning to do to get your properties in tip-top shape: - Take a look at the roof – Roofs take a beating during the heavy rain, snow and ice of winter. Check the roof to look for any loose, buckling, cracking or missing shingles and get them replaced right away. Taking care of these now could avoid costly roof repairs later on down the road. - Check the plumbing – Make sure no pipes are leaking or were damaged during the winter season. Check faucets to make sure they aren’t dripping and check around pipes for any signs of dampness or previous leaks that could indicate water damage. Don’t forge...
Comments 2