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In Malibu New Construction Comes At A Premium

by ritasimpson July 19, 2012 Community Information

Although the dynamics may be different  than in other regions of the country, Malibu Real Estate is also staging a great comeback.

In Malibu we can’t really measure new construction as an indicator because our city is  quite frankly anti-growth. The stumbling blocks to new construction are more than an obstacle course in an Olympic Championship. …

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Malibu Places To Spot a Star

by ritasimpson July 7, 2012 Community Information

Forget the paparazzi and head over to one of these Malibu spots for the real star-sighting experience:

Nobu: people go there for two reasons: the great sushi Bar and the celebrity scene. Its a casual restaurant offering a specialty filled menu to water your mouth plus you most likely will bump into the many celebs that …

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Big Win For Malibu Mobile Home Owners! Anti-Rent Control Provisions From AB 317 Removed from Bill.

by ritasimpson July 7, 2012 Community Information

Buyers looking to purchase a mobile home in one of the two Malibu communities, should still review the Malibu Rent Stabilization Ordinance, which can be found in Chapter 5.16 of the Malibu Municipal Code. The California Civil Code that regulates mobile home communities and parks and should be reviewed as well.

Malibu mobile home owners successfully mobilized …

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Foreign But Want To Retire In Malibu, California? No Problem!

by ritasimpson June 28, 2012 Community Information

With an investment of at least $500,000 in an  EB-5 approved Investment Vehicle, a foreign national may obtain a permanent visa to the US and retire in beautiful Malibu!

There are several companies across the USA specializing in providing these structured investment opportunities in many different areas of business. The investor has a choice to be …

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Proposition 60 and 90 apply to Malibu

by ritasimpson June 18, 2012 Community Information

I was holding an Open House in Point Dume, Malibu this weekend when a prospect enamoured with the house I was showing, told me he was  sorry to be stuck in his old house because was afraid he would lose his low tax basis if he sold and bought a new home in Malibu.  I …

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How Fire Safe Is Your Malibu Home?

by ritasimpson June 16, 2012 Community Information

Fires are in the news, and always on the mind of those whose homes are perched in the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu overlooking the Pacific.
Todays news offers some insights that might be very helpful going forward to minimize the risk of fires in Malibu as well as the other areas in the region.
The results …

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Malibu Beaches Graded

by ritasimpson May 31, 2012 Community Information

Environmental group Heal the Bay released its 22nd Annual Beach Report Card last Thursday. Two beaches made the report’s Honor Roll. Encinal Canyon at El Matador State Beach and Las Flores State Beach received A+ grades, but four Malibu beaches made the Beach Bummer list, a tally of the most polluted beaches in California.

On  the positive …

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Malibu Hiking Trails Map

by ritasimpson May 23, 2012 Community Information

Take a look at the network of trails crisscrossing the Santa Monica mountains. There is a hike for every level of adventure, from easy family hikes to the most adventurous and demanding.

LCP Parkland andTrails System Map (proposed)

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For Facebook Billionaires, is Malibu Their Next Playground?

by ritasimpson May 23, 2012 Community Information

In honor of Facebook’s heralded entry into the public domain — and the billions in cash it generated for the company and investors — here is a look at the Facebook founders’ real estate holdings as well as other titans of the tech industry.

Although the majority of techies have their main homes elsewhere, many have significant holdings …

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New Hotel In Malibu In the Works

by ritasimpson May 8, 2012 Community Information

A scoping meeting has been scheduled for the first public hearing on the Rancho Malibu Hotel on Wednesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in the multi-purpose room.
The proposal calls for construction of a 146-room luxury hotel on a 27.8-acre vacant parcel located on the northeast corner of Malibu Canyon Road and Pacific …

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