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By Bobby LehmKuhl | Broker in 90265
  • 4 Malibu Real Estate Partners' Sunday Malibu Open Houses | 7/28/13

    Posted Under: General Area in Malibu, Home Buying in Malibu, Home Selling in Malibu  |  July 26, 2013 12:39 PM  |  563 views  |  No comments
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    MALIBU OPEN HOUSES 
    by 4 Malibu Real Estate Partners
    SUNDAY 7/28
    31536 Victoria Point Rd.
    1-4p | $7,695,000 | Property Website  

    21901 Lamplighter Ln.
    2-5p | $1,995,000 | Property Website
    31536 Victoria Pt.

    21901 Lamplighter Ln.

    26706 Latigo Shore Dr. 
    2-5p | $7,500,000 | Property Website
    20717 Pacific Coast Hwy.
    2-5p | $1,995,000 | Property Website

    26706 Latigo Shore Dr.

    20717 PCH - View from Deck

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  • Malibu Dining in Style at Kristy’s Wood Oven & Wine Bar

    Posted Under: General Area in Malibu, Shopping & Local Amenities in Malibu, In My Neighborhood in Malibu  |  November 8, 2012 3:14 PM  |  753 views  |  No comments


     

     

     

     

     

    Located on a bluff overlooking the iconic Zuma beach, guests at Kristy’s have the difficult choice of deciding whether to view the ocean or the beautiful gardens while they enjoy fine dining. Luckily for everyone, there’s no wrong decision. Their menu features several pizzas, including Prosciutto and Greek, which are cooked in an authentic wood oven. Favorite entrees include Grilled ‘Rare’ Ahi Tuna and Shrimp Penne Arribiata, which are designed by Executive Chef Drew Ison to provide you with an amazing culinary experience. There’s also a bar for customers who want to enjoy a glass of wine from the roof while watching one of the beautiful Pacific Ocean sunsets that are sure to take your breath away. 6506 Westward Beach Rd., Malibu. 310.457.2602

  • Spectacular Ocean View Malibu Estate for Sale

    Posted Under: General Area in Malibu, Home Buying in Malibu, Home Selling in Malibu  |  October 2, 2012 12:17 PM  |  407 views  |  No comments


     Back of House with Pool

    6045 Galahad Rd.

    Malibu, CA 90265

    $2,875,000

    6 Bed, 5 Bath  |  5,603 Apx Sq Ft  |  MLS # 12-627495

    Property Website

    Spectacular Ocean View Estate

    Spectacular view estate with a cozy, private feeling. Perfect floor plan with views from just about every room. Kitchen with granite counters, center island & stainless steel appliances (Subzero & Viking). Formal dining room, media / theater room and library / study (can be converted to 7th bedroom). Enormous master suite, beautiful gardens, grassy yard, pool & lighted sport court. Listed with Bobby Lehmkuhl & David Friedman (Rodeo Realty).

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  • Just Listed – California Post & Beam View Home in Sunset Mesa

    Posted Under: General Area in Malibu, Home Buying in Malibu, Home Selling in Malibu  |  September 24, 2012 4:48 PM  |  308 views  |  No comments


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    New Listing!

    3442 Cloudcroft Dr., Malibu, CA 90265

    4B/4B

    $2,150,000

    Property Website

    City light, ocean views, privacy, turn-key and gorgeous. This home is in pristine condition and ready for new owners to enjoy. Set off the street and completely private this home has beautifully upgraded kitchen & bathrooms, re-tiled pool, recently painted both exterior, interior and is a wonderful example of California post & beam Mid-Century architecture. Plenty of off street parking, gated pool area, detached office and so much more. 

    If you are interested in searching for other Malibu homes for sale, search for Malibu real estate here. 

      

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  • Capital Gains on a House Sale

    Posted Under: General Area in Malibu, Curb Appeal in Malibu  |  September 24, 2012 1:29 PM  |  600 views  |  No comments


    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 lived in the home for a minimum of two years. This amount doubles (up to $500,000) if you are a married couple. Keep in mind that the two years do not have to be consecutive. So, if you were living in the house for at least 24 months or 730 days, within a five-year period, you qualify for the exclusion. Short summer vacations count as a period of use but longer breaks like a one-year sabbatical does not. The good news is that this exclusion is unlimited and you can use it each time you sell your home, but only once every two years. (There are some exceptions, such as health issues, change in employment or unforeseen circumstances, so be sure to ask your accountant.)

    In addition to the tax exclusion, you may also lower your capital gains by documenting certain expenses or improvements you have done to the home during the time you lived in it. Per the IRS, a tax-acceptable improvement must add value to your home and prolong your home’s useful life. Most folks with common sense can figure this out. Just to be clear, you can’t compare putting up fancy wallpaper the same as adding a bathroom. Improvements such as putting in a pool, installing new heating and/or air conditioning, upgrading to copper plumbing, replacing the roof, adding a deck, etc., are all things that meet IRS requirements.

    No doubt, this is good information on the home-front. As always, be sure to check with your tax advisor before assuming any tax exclusion.

    If you have any questions on Malibu Real Estate, please do not hesitate to contact 4 Malibu Real Estate Partners at 310.456.3655 or at Info@4Malibu.com. Visit http://www.4Malibu.com. 

      

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  • 4 Malibu Report #1 - Featuring Malibu Carl - August 26, 2012 - Malibu Invitational

    Posted Under: General Area in Malibu, In My Neighborhood in Malibu  |  August 28, 2012 12:09 PM  |  358 views  |  No comments


    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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  • Encroachments & Easements

    Posted Under: General Area in Malibu  |  August 13, 2012 12:12 PM  |  325 views  |  No comments


    Generally speaking, these terms have somewhat of a bad rap in matters of real estate. Depending on the circumstances, they might not deserve to be treated like the redheaded stepchild. Let's define both:


    An encroachment is an unauthorized entry upon land of another, whether or not an obstruction is placed on the land. An easement is the right of a non-owner to use your land for a particular purpose. Here are some examples:

    Let's say your neighbor has a small storage barn located at the back of his property close to yours. The roof of this barn hangs over the structure by several feet and subsequently hangs over his property line onto your property. Your neighbor would be "encroaching" onto your property. You may have a great relationship with him or her, and who wouldn't with the plate of Christmas cookies you get every year. It is important to acknowledge the encroachment just the same. Why? Because there could be liability issues. It is possible that you and your neighbor may have been unaware of the exact boundary lines of both properties. If this is the case, get a title policy with "extended" coverage to determine where the boundary lines are. The title company may have to hire an outside service to look specifically for these types of issues. In some cases, there may be a recorded survey detailing the encroachment. If not, you can prepare a "Letter of Awareness." In this letter, the owner agrees to maintain the encroachment (in this case, the storage barn and roof) and holds you harmless from any damage that may be caused by it. In turn, his neighbor, (that would be you) confirms there are no claims on his property and agrees that the encroachment can remain where it is. This contract must be signed by both parties and recorded in land court or the regular court system. It is intended to be a permanent remedy and is binding to future owners.  It is important to remember that you can’t simply take matters into your own hands and remove an encroachment even though it is on your property.  If you do, your neighbor has the right to seek legal action.

    Regarding easements, they are mostly commonly used for the benefit of others and are usually unavoidable. For example, you may own a home located on the beach, and it would be necessary to have an easement through your property for the general public to access the beach. Another example would be having a neighbor that needs to use part of your driveway to get to their home. The shared use of the driveway would require an easement through your property. Easements can be underground, overhead, permanent or temporary and they can be from an individual or a business entity such as a utility company.

    If you have any questions about your property line, consult a title company and have them refer you to a land surveyor. In some cases, it’s possible that encroachments or easements could affect your property value.

     

      

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