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Pricing Low Can attract Multiple Offers But …

by ritasimpson October 31, 2012 How Much Is My Home Worth?

Home sellers dream of receiving more than one offer and a sale price that’s higher than the list price. With inventories low in many communities across the country, multiple offers are more common than they’ve been in years.

A strategy that has become popular in areas that lack sufficient inventory to satisfy the demand is to …

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Ipe Wood Ideal For Malibu Coastal Homes

by ritasimpson October 28, 2012 Architecture

Also called Brazilian walnut, ipe (pronounced ee-pay) wood is ideal for use in your Malibu home. It is  one of the densest hardwoods available, three times harder than cedar. Ipe has the same fire rating as concrete and steel, meaning it resists flames much longer than softer woods, and is so dense that it doesn’t …

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At Home In Malibu For The Holidays

by ritasimpson October 25, 2012 Leases

Although most people assume the best time to spend time in Malibu is during the Summer, reality is,  the best weather and water temperatures start right  now in mid October.

Fall season in Malibu features crystal clear skies, with over 25 miles visibility and mild temperatures in the 70′s. This means one can count on seeing …

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Salvaged Materials? Sustainable & Beautiful For Your Malibu Home

by ritasimpson October 23, 2012 Architecture

Many architects, builders and designers know that using salvaged materials for a new-home project is one of the most sustainable building practices available. Whether it’s old brick, old slate and tile roofing, wood structures and siding, or windows and doors, saving these materials from our landfills lets us all live a little more lightly on …

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What $2 Million Can Buy In Malibu

by ritasimpson October 13, 2012 Deal Of The Month

Malibu is a very diverse real estate market. We have condos starting in the mid $300,000 and homes going all the way up t $65 million and everything in between.

Malibu is welcoming to everyone that wants to make it their home. Although our geography limits who can actually live here day-to-day, for those lucky ones …

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Modern Idea Accents For Your Malibu Home

by ritasimpson October 9, 2012 Architecture

Water gives shape to nature — carving places like the Grand Canyon, for example — but it also determines much of a house’s form and how it relates to nature. Beyond the roofs, walls and windows — the barriers that keep water from getting inside a home — there is a less-obvious consideration: the entrance. …

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September Malibu Home Sales Up 170% Over Last Year!

by ritasimpson October 4, 2012 How's The Market

This year Malibu Home Sales have been up consistently month after month. The month of September was especially good with an overall jump of 170% more units sold this September compared to last year. But the success is not only in the number of unit solds, the improvement translates in all measures including the average …

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Malibu Carbon Beachfront Estate Sold To Larry Ellison for $37 Million

by ritasimpson September 29, 2012 Carbon Beach

Ellison adds this Carbon Beach front Estate to his list of “Billionaire’s Beach” grand pads. In the Last decade Billionaire Larry Ellison has invested in both, residential and commercial property in Malibu, and his appetite for Malibu property seems insatiable! Will other billionaires follow?

The Malibu Times reported in 2004 that through his company, Wavebreak LLC, Ellison …

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Stunning Malibu Ocean Side Property

by ritasimpson September 28, 2012 Deal Of The Month

Stunning ocean views from this artist retreat located on the Encinal Bluffs with a short private path to the sand.

Open outdoor area that is great for entertaining, a large grassy yard, a swimming pool and a separate lap pool, perfect to enjoy the incredible Malibu sunsets.

This property is within an exclusive gated enclave giving a …

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Malibu Home Prices Post 5% Increase In line with larger Market

by ritasimpson September 26, 2012 How's The Market

Malibu Home prices, as a whole market, posted gains this year in line with the larger National Market but there was a huge jump for the Beach Front properties, which posted an unprecedented 84% increase in the Median from last year, during the same period, and  a 2 % increase over 2008 Median Prices!

The news …

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