Malibu, CA Real Estate News

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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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
This beautifully appointed Mediterranean home is located towards the West end of Broad Beach. Sitting on approximately 1 acre, this very well maintained home has warmth throughout. Meticulously maintained landscaping . Turn-key inside and out. Highlights include an over-sized kitchen, wood floors, circular driveway, backyard garden, pool & spa, three car garage & wonderful ocean views. Listed with Brant Didden. $2,495,000 5B/5B 31543 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 Property Website
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
4 Malibu Report #2 - August 29, 2012. Malibu Carl is reporting about this weekend's big event, the 31st Annual Malibu Kiwanas Chili Cookoff, Carnival & Fair.     
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
Watch the first Malibu Report direct from Malibu, California. Malibu Carl is discussing the events of the 6th annual Malibu Invitational, held at Surfider Beach. He is being interviewed by Bobby Lehmkuhl in front of the World Famous Malibu Inn. Bookmark this page for more updates on the Malibu Real Estate Market & Malibu Community. We will be interviewing Malibu locals who are in the know in our town.  Click here to view reporter Malibu Carl's lowdown on the Malibu Invitational. 
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By Bobby LehmKuhl, Exceeding Every Clients Expectations. Every Time.
(4 Malibu Real Estate)
View the Malibu Market Stats year-to-date through August 2012. We track Malibu real estate sales, active listings and pendings for single family, leases, manufactured homes, income and land. View updated Malibu Market Stats here.                                  YTD thru August 2012     Active Pending MTD/Sold YTD/Sold (Beach/Landside) Homes 270 51 19 135 (31/104) MMH 30 4 0 14 Condos 47 17 2 32 (13/19) Land 183 18 5 24 (1/23) Leases 297 0 46 233 (80/153) Income 3 0 0 0  
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
How was this version of the Mona Lisa achieved? I bet you a cup of coffee you will never guess unless someone  already shared it with you.   Someone sent me these pictures and I was just awestruck with them and I had to share. I know most of you will say it was Leonardo Da Vinci.  I could not figure it out until I scrolled to the answer. Now with that said good luck! Well OK here is the answer: it was made out of 3604 cups of coffee on one of the streets in Sydney Australia and made into a giant Mona Lisa Painting.  Move over Leonardo Da Vinci each cup of coffee was made with a different amount of milk to give the different shades to complete the painting.     If you are a consumer who is considering buying or selling a home, investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties i...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
A.P.N. explained so everyone can understand by the Land Man Endre Barath,Jr. As most of my readers know my nickname in Los Angeles is the “Land Man” I earned this thru hard work and a lot of Land Listings and Sales. Quite frankly I would prefer having the nickname” The Ultra Luxury Realtor” I have sold vacant land from $8,000 to $1million. This is a lot of work for little money. If I was doing “Ultra Luxury Real Estate in Los Angeles” than my average sale would be around $15 million vs. $800k”. Now with that said, let me return to the title of this post! What is an APN? It is the Assessor’s Parcel Number. Most counties use a number system to identify a parcel for tax purposes. In California, the Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) refers to the map book number and acts as the index for resea...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Active Rain  & HomeFinder.com help to reflect, analyze  in a business makeover for many real estate agents and members. This post was inspired by my fellow AR Members to reflect, analyze and create a road map how to make over my own  Business. I have been reading a great many blog posts from agents on Active Rain reflecting, analyzing and telling us how they plan on doing a Make Over of their Business. These are all wonderful and interesting posts to read.  I found it even more interesting as to how they plan on achieving their goals. Overall I must give them kudos for sharing their internal observations of their short comings and how they plan on rectifying them. Their sharing has encouraged me to reflect as well.  Even though, I continuously reflect daily, nightly, weekly and monthly...
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