Malibu, CA Real Estate News

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Bank of Books, Malibu, CA 90265 As many independent bookstores and chain bookstores have been closing over the years it is a pleasure to report that another independent bookstore has opened in Malibu, CA and is going on their sixth month of existence! I was at Point Dume in Malibu and needed a great cup of coffee and look what I found as a bonusJ. The best part is after a bit of research I discovered that not only do they sell used but new books as well. Since Malibu is about 18 scenic miles on the Pacific Coast Highway and there is another independent bookstore at the other end this makes perfect sense. Many locals would not want to drive all the way to the other end of Malibu to go to a bookstore. Hence it makes perfect sense to open one here at Point Dume. Point Dume VillageHeathercl...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
  Who is the Mystery Man in the Scottie Pippen Malibu, CA  altercation?   As most of you heard on the news that Scottie Pippen former Chicago MBA player , a  Michael Jordan’s team mate of the Dream Team, was involved in some altercation outside Nobu’s Parking lot in Malibu.  As some of you know NOBU is a great Sushi Restaurant (of Matsuhisa the Uber Chef and De Niro the actor’s fame).   Everyone has been focusing on Pippen, NOBU and now Celebrity Attorney Mark Garagos. There are various versions of what happened in this great Ocean View Malibu Restaurant’s Parking lot. No one took a picture of the mystery man. No one knows his name. Well thanks to a local Realtor Endre Barath, Jr. who happened to be in Malibu, CA and had camera in handJ here is the picture maybe or maybe not J Is this t...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Sick Sea lions in Malibu, CA Update!!    As most of you remember in March, Sick Sea lions have been washing up the coast of California, from San Francisco to Southern California Beaches. This has been going on for the entire month of March & April. Totally devastating and a sad occurrence, I almost did not want to write about these occurrences since it is so depressing. (Ultimately I did not until now)   All the news media have picked up these occurrences, the sea lion incident in Laguna Beach with the former US Representative’s daughter and husband the Astronaut Mark Kelly having their dog loose, not on a leash that killed the sea lion pup made the internet. Ironically the focus was on the celebrity status of the owners rather than focusing on the problem of why are Sea lion pups washi...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Truth in the Media: Miami Heat pops 100 bottles of Dom Perignon worth $100,000. NOT!!!   As most of you know I have been an advocate of Truth in the Media. So you can imagine my outrage when I heard that the Miami Heat popped 100 bottles of Dom Perignon worth $100,000. Ok first my reaction was why waste a nice luxury Champaign for showering each other (see link http://bossip.com/602970/makin-it-rain-on-them-hoes-championship-miami-heat-team-popped-100-bottles-of-pricy-dom-perignon-after-their-win-worth-100k-in-the-club/ )   Ok now let us look at the Truth. Enclosed here is a picture of a vintage 1993 Dom Perignon at today’s market price it is worth around $360 per bottle.  As most of you will guess they probably had at best 2003 Vintage. So my best guess is around $160 per bottle. OK no...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
  According to a recent report from Coldwell Banker Previews International, Malibu placed seventh on the list for the number of homes selling for ten million or more.  Malibu places among one of the top places the richest of the rich love to live, as well as Beverly Hills, Brentwood and Bel Air. Coldwell Banker Previews International reported that from January 2012 to December 2012, Beverly Hills tops the chart with twenty-one homes sold at ten million or more. If you’re in the market for Malibu real estate, we have inventory (on-and-off market). Click here for more information. Top ZIP Codes for Sales of Homes $10 Million of More ZIP Code Location Homes Sold 90210 Beverly Hills, CA 21 81611 Aspen, CO 16 93108 Montecito, CA 15 90077 Bel Air, CA 10 33139 Miami Beach, FL 8 90049 Brentwood...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Malibu, CA what is the Luxury Real Estate Market like? Often times I get asked what is the Malibu Luxury Real Estate Market like? First I am thrilled that I get asked, unlike two years ago no one really asked me, now it is back in the everyday conversation. Second I smile everything in Malibu is Luxury Real EstateJ The better question is:  how  is the Real Estate Market on the Beach Side  or conversely how is the Real Estate Market on the Land Side of Malibu? So instead of giving generalizations, like many people like to do, I prefer to give factual information. These numbers are taken from the Multiple Listing Service covering the period of January 1st, 2013 to January 31st, 2013. I have separated the statistics based on the Ocean Side vs. the Land Side. Now you tell me what you think ...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
  Sunset Mesa, a community that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and basques under the California sun, has many attributes that draw in its residents. In the beginning, there were two housing developments, Sunset Mesa & the Pacific Riviera. Sunset Mesa eventually took full title, as “mesa” means “table” in Spanish, and it best describes the plateau that is carved into the cliff that has panoramic ocean views. The mansionization that has occurred and plagued some nearby communities has been effectively prevented due in large part to the strict CC&Rs regulating the Sunset Mesa community. Keeping trees trimmed and running underground utilities help protect views. There are about fifty-three condominiums and about five hundred single-family homes. When originally sold, they were built as track h...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
  The travel service website, Gogobot.com, has listed fifteen of the most popular beaches in the world. Malibu’s Point Dume State Beach ranked fourteen out of fifteen. La Jolla Shores in San Diego topped the Best Beaches list.    1. La Jolla Shores, San Diego, Calif., U.S.2. South Beach, Edgartown, Mass., U.S.3. Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil4. Baker Beach, San Francisco, Calif., U.S.5. Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii, U.S.6. Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia7. Baga Beach, Goa, India8. Konyaalti Beach, Antalya, Turkey9. Coney Island, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.10. Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa11. Kaanapali Beach, Lahaina, Hawaii, U.S.12. Playa de la Concha, San Sebastian, Spain13. Lake Como, Italy14. Point Dume State Beach, Malibu, Calif., U.S.15. Siesta Key Beach, Fla., U.S.
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Day in the Life of a Relocation Realtor in Malibu, CA.  BTW Malibu AAA is the Best! To give a quick background, I was out with Relocation Clients from China and we went to Malibu looking for homes. They were in my Lexus RX and we just arrived at our second appointment to view a home. This great home was listed at $2.8million. The home had a fantastic panoramic ocean view hence it was a priority to see it. Instead of being met by the agent, the sellers were going to show us the home. (Bit surprised that in this price point the listing agent would not take the effort to show us the home, but that is another subject). Once the sellers realized that there were two children with us and one child was about 3.5 years old and the other was 1.5 years old. Needless to say they did not want the ch...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
  Two great Malibu beach properties came on the market today. One Malibu Road beach home for sale and lease and one lease on in Malibu Colony. Additional information on each unique property listed below. Inquire with any of our 4 Malibu Real Estate agentsfor additional photos/info on these or any other Malibu properties. We are here to assist you finding your dream home. 24956 Malibu Rd., Malibu, CA 90265   3B/3B | $8,499,000 | MLS #13-655727               This is a classic mid-century modern home located in front of  Malibu Road’s  ”Pelican Rock.” The main house features two bedrooms and a den, two bathrooms and an outdoor shower, living room with fireplace, kitchen and dining area. The master bedroom has a private deck. There is a third detached one bedroom, one bath guest house with ...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
  Simi Valley, CA – March 2, 2013 The Malibu Association of Realtors (M.A.R.) Board Members showed their support this past Saturday, March 3, 2013 at the Pacific Legal Foundation’s 40th Anniversary Gala, held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Those M.A.R. supporting members included past president Bobby Lehmkuhl, current president Matthew Ogden, board directors Rick Wallace and Brant Didden, and Executive Director, Susan Manners.                               The Pacific Legal Foundation is on of the oldest libertarian/conservative public interest law firms in the United States. It is a non-profit organization and was established for the purpose of promoting and defending economic and individual freedom in the courts. Pacific Legal Foundation attorneys support private property ...
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
  One of Malibu’s highly desired neighborhoods, Malibu Country Estates, is centrally located, adjacent to Pepperdine University, and is a short drive to the beach, Cross Creek, Malibu Legacy Park, the Lumber Yard and Malibu Canyon. Some notable Malibu Country Estates neighborhood highlights include storm sewers, streetlights, a voluntary HOA, public water supply, and a semi-dedicated reclamation plant, which is shared with Pepperdine University.  Another additional perk is residents have option to join Pepperdine University’s Crest Membership with allows access to the Olympic-sized pool, tennis courts and track. As of  2/5/13 (as compiled from the MLS), there are currently two active listings and one pending. There were four sales in 2012. Details can be seen below. Bobby Lehmkuhl, with...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Harry & David: have you used them?The best fruit hands down! Over the years I have received gifts from my clients and friends from Harry & David. I was always very happy with the size condition and taste. The other day we sent some gifts to my clients, so Diane wanted to know what they looked like from close up; since it has been a while since we received some gifts, she wanted to see what they looked likeJ. So we decided to go to the nearest Harry & David Store and look at the items from close up. Long & short of it, next thing you know we could not help ourselves and treated ourselves to a gift. You tell me where we went wrong? The items were 50% off normal price and the fruit looked so goodJ The fruit also tasted very good as well!    http://www.harryanddavid.com If you are a consume...
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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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