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New Business Ordinance For Malibu

by ritasimpson March 30, 2012 Community Information

City staff will begin preparing the broad outlines of an ordinance that could require local shopping centers to preserve part of their tenant space for businesses that serve residents rather than visitors.
This would be a retail diversification ordinance that would require shopping centers in Trancas, the Civic Center and possibly Point Dume to set aside …

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Malibu Architect Harry Gesner

by ritasimpson March 28, 2012 Architecture

In the world of architects, Malibu’s Harry Gesner is a legend — at 86 years old, still paddles on his knees to just past the wave break, where he has been known to sit for hours, meditating and seeking spiritual guidance.

A World War II hero and self-taught architect, Gesner  was environmentally conscious long before it …

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Only Good News For Malibu Real Estate

by ritasimpson March 27, 2012 How's The Market

With Bernanke’s resolve on keeping rates low, the Federal Reserve’s policy of easy money will continue to support the recovery of the job market and consequently the housing market. Americans are buying more homes this year than in 2011. The pending home sales, which many economists see as an indicator of future housing activity was …

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Pleasures Of Owning a Home in Malibu

by ritasimpson March 27, 2012 Community Information

One of the pleasures of owning a home in Malibu is your presence in the midst of all the Natural beauty that surrounds you. Most of us feel compelled to explore. Even if you are not an avid hiker you might find yourself walking some of the most gorgeous trails in the region. listening to …

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Malibu Focus on Trancas Field Issue

by ritasimpson March 23, 2012 Community Information

The City of Malibu has been involved for over 20 years in legal disputes with a property owner of a 30 acre parcel on Trancas, across from Tapia up to La Gloria. The property owner is claiming the right to complete a subdivision, which was begun but never completed prior to Malibu cityhood. If the …

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Best Deal At Malibu’s Best Sandy Beach

by ritasimpson March 21, 2012 Deal Of The Month

This may well be the best deal on a dry beach in Malibu. Rare opportunity  on the sandiest beach in Malibu, this home is located on a private street off of the Pacific Coast Highway offers approximately 50 feet of beach frontage. Enter through a private courtyard with controlled access into the open and spacious …

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Believe, Malibu Real Estate Is Moving!

by ritasimpson March 21, 2012 How's The Market

No matter what you may be hearing on the street or maybe the left over jitters of the last few years, you can now believe, Malibu Real Estate is on the way back! The proof? since the beginning of the year we have seen a steady uptick in sales and showings to the tune of …

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Malibu Real Estate Market Roaring Back! Time To Move?

by ritasimpson March 14, 2012 How's The Market

If you have any doubts about whether the Malibu Real Estate Market has hit bottom, I think after to hear these statistics you will agree  there has been a big turnaround!

Last year by this date there had bee 30 sales of condos and single family homes for both landside and beach homes combined, with prices …

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Some Malibu History

by ritasimpson March 8, 2012 Community Information

Journalist and historian Jo Hindman published “The Big Ranch Fight” in 1955. The original 12-page article provides an intriguing look at life in the western portion of the Santa Monica Mountains during the early 20th century and how conflict between homesteaders and the Rindge family over easements eventually contributed to the creation of Pacific Coast …

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Malibu West Neighborhood is a Top Seller

by ritasimpson March 8, 2012 How's The Market

The Malibu West Neighborhood has registered dynamic activity since the beginning of the year, with 4 homes in escrow at this time. The median for the neighborhood has been around $1,150,000 with an average price paid per Square foot of $419 and a Sold to List price Ratio of 88.57%

Malibu West is one of the best …

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