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Malibu Leads the Market In Performance

by ritasimpson August 23, 2012 How's The Market

The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes were up 2.3% in July  from June and 10.4% from a year earlier. In Malibu the number of sales in different price categories varied but was consistently UP, for example: comparing last year to this year’s performance in  Malibu units sold for the …

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Best Malibu Home Buys Under $2,500,000

by ritasimpson August 20, 2012 Deal Of The Month

The Inventory of Malibu homes for sale has been steadily shrinking. Today it’s 30% less than a year ago at this same time. Still there are plenty of great deals out there!

From the neighborhood near Pepperdine University to the Northern limits of the city, here are some great options to choose from. Each of these …

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Historic Pictures of Malibu

by ritasimpson August 17, 2012 Community Information

Paradise Cove Cafe, at Paradise Cove in Malibu has a great collection of historic pictures of Malibu.

The Restaurant is an exception on this coast in that you can sit outside right on the sand, you can lounge or you can eat. It is a great place to hang out or take an unforgettable walk at …

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What Plants To Save And Which To Plant In a Drought Area

by ritasimpson August 17, 2012 Gardens

Here are 5 Plants You (Almost) Never Have to Water and would work beautifully in a Malibu garden:

Not every plant is a big drinker; some can get along with only a few sips. Here are 5 drought-resistant plants that won’t break your water budget.

Susan Gottlieb, an expert on drought-tolerant gardens, says native plants have the …

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Malibu Home Style

by ritasimpson August 17, 2012 Architecture

Here are some of my favorite features in Malibu homes:

Corridor that invites the gorgeous view inside

Contemporary Hall design by Los Angeles Artist And Artisan Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery

Rooms open to the great views

Contemporary Living Room design by Los Angeles Architect Sorensen Architects

The ocean at your glance while dipping in the pool

Contemporary Patio design …

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Malibu Wines, Food And Fun

by ritasimpson August 17, 2012 Community Information

Last night I attended the “Taste of Malibu” a wonderful event organized by the Malibu Chamber of Commerce, featuring 9 local vineyards and several local restaurants.

The Wines were excellent and the food delicious but most fun of all was the gathering of local enthusiasts and the great music! These guitarists were AMAZING  (take a peek …

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Few Malibu Beach Rentals Available

by ritasimpson August 15, 2012 Vacation Rentals

As we approach the end of the summer, few Malibu beach rentals are still available. The weather has been great  this August and promises to continue this trend into fall. You still can catch a couple of weeks in paradise, but you don’t have to wait till next summer to enjoy a Malibu beach vacation. …

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Airy and Sleek But Uncomfortably Loud.

by ritasimpson August 13, 2012 Architecture

“There has been a shift in the idea of open spaces,” says Levolor’s trend expert Jennifer Abernathy. “We saw homes become very open,” she says. Now, “people are turning back to wanting more intimate and personal interactions.”

 Big Open spaces, with hard clean surfaces have been favored in the last few years, but issues of noise, …

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Which Malibu Neighborhoods Sold Most & How Much?

by ritasimpson August 13, 2012 How's The Market

If you have been thinking of buying a Malibu home but have been discouraged by the generalized statistics that circulate out there stating that the Median price of a Malibu Home is $1,850,000  read on, Malibu Real Estate has something for everyone!

Median Prices for Malibu Homes and Condos vary wildly depending on the neighborhood. This …

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The Good News For Buyers And Sellers Of Malibu Homes

by ritasimpson August 5, 2012 How's The Market

For Buyers as well as for Sellers of homes in Malibu there is good news this Summer:

Every price range and area ( beach and hillsides) saw improvements in the market this year that benefit each side: Seller closed faster and depending on the area saw increased competition for their properties and in some cases increases …

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