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Thu May 29, 2014
Diane Carter *Top Malibu Expert* answered:
Hi Maria,

Malibu is a haven for creative and famous people, it offers privacy and a creative environment,
living in nature and yet having convenient access to the city.
I have been a Maibu resident and broker for over 30 years, I have had many encounters with celebrites and their homes, I have the utmost respect for their privacy. ... more
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Thu May 29, 2014
Diane Carter *Top Malibu Expert* answered:
Hi Maria,

Both areas are very desirable depending on your needs and budget. If you want to be on the sand, Broadbeach is nice because you are off the Highway and have large, sandy lots.On the other hand PCH can have magnificent bluff estates with beach frontage, so you can have land and beach without being directly on the sand.

I am a Malibu resident and broker, I have extensive knowledge re the area, you may contact me for more information.
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
Until the actual Trustee sale the property belongs to the current owner. You may try to purchase it from the owner before the sale via a short sale transaction. This may in fact delay or stop the Trustee sale.
Good luck,
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Sat Dec 21, 2013
Emily Knell answered:
Hello again, Ricardo,

I never heard from you the last time I answered your question a month ago.

The property has 10 planted acres of vineyards. I can also let you know what types of wines are being produced on this property & how many VINES of each there are. I am very familiar with this property & can help you to negotiate a good price.

Shoot me an email directly, or give me a call, I don't look back on this same Trulia posting for Replies or other answers posted after mine. Not because I'm a meanie, it's just that I get an email every time another agent answers your question.

Emily S. Knell
562-430-3053 c
Realtor Since--- 1996
Realty ONE Group
BRE# 01211967
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Jamie Tian answered:
Hi Ricardo,

The house and the 37 acres of land is being included in the sale. The wine label and specific crops that this owner created are not included, but of course we can speak to the owner and see if he would be willing to negotiate that as part of the deal.

Feel free to contact me directly at (310) 717-1321 or if you are interested in purchasing this property, or any other similar properties in Malibu. I would be happy to answer any additional questions you might have.


Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
BRE #01920120
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Emily Knell answered:
Hello Dan,

I see your question is specific to Market Conditions in this area of Malibu. I'm happy to give you the information you're looking for. Would you like an opinion on values within a 2-3mi radius of this location over the past 6mos? This property is New construction, I can gather info for you on other Newly built homes nearby for comparison.

The holiday season is a great time to make a move & negotiate with sellers who Need to sell & while interest rates are still so favorable.

Shoot me an email directly or give me a call if you'd like to discuss this further, I don't look back on this same Trulia posting for Replies or Answers posted after mine.

Emily S. Knell
562-430-3053 c
Realtor Since 1996
Realty ONE Group
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Endre Barath answered:
Maria, The Answer depends if the seller is willing to finance the difference and for how long? If not than you need a Mortgage Lender, there are not many Banks who are willing to finance land now days.

Should you need additional help feel free to reach out to me directly.

Endre Barath,Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
California Properties
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Ryan Walczuk answered:
Depending on which end of Malibu you are in, you have a few choices.

If you are on the west side, North of Latigo, than you're only choice is Pavilions in Point Dume.

If you are on the east side, South of Latigo, than you can either go to Ralphs or PC Greens. ... more
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
Brian Goldberg answered:
Yes, and I have a Bugatti and private jet that I don't want too.
I'll leave them by the curb with the keys in them, just swing by and pick them up anytime.
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
bkhausner answered:
I'm working with a client in Point Dume, as a :Land Lease, most lenders arent interested, however, There are a few banks I know that will finance properties in that development and Private Money Investors... Thats a great property!

Brian Hausner
First Capital Mtg.
1401 Ocean Ave 2nd Floor
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Sun Jul 21, 2013
R. De Koster answered:
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Thu Jul 18, 2013
Chris Sweeney answered:
Being a resident of the Santa Monica Mountains and a real estate broker I believe buyers should be concerned to the extent that such concerns causes homeowners to be vigilant and responsible but not paranoid or panic-sticken. The latter two conditions I find unproductive and can cloud ones judgement.

Personally and from what the fire dept. (Station 67) told me creating a defensible space is half the battle but not a sure fix or guarantee that your home won't burn. The fire dept. explained that many structures burn once the front of the fire has passed and embers continue to blow and land under decks, eves, etc. The fire dept. said they often move with the front and other hot spots and managing burning embers is impossible. However, they did advise that many homeowners that stay behind do save their homes buy extinguishing embers at their property after the front has passed. Now, they certainly did not recommend staying behind and not evacuate but simply made this point.

At the end of the day creating a generous defensible area around your home, taking other precautionary measures (see link) and having quality insurance on your property is really the best you can do. But, like our immediate neighbor who burned in the last major Malibu fire, embers can come and that's when insurance kicks in.

By the way, the speed and success of the fire dept. resources is truly amazing. We have had a few small fires this summer and they are extinguished within minutes with crews, trucks, helicopters and planes. It's quite impressive.

Chris Sweeney, MBA
Emerald Real Estate Inc.
DRE License #01783091
888-407-8808 cell
760-284-7747 fax
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Tony Warfield answered:
Joel, take a weekend trip down to the beach and check it out and maybe meet a few of the local agents to get their opinions. Look up some recent sales that have closed near the property and those listing agents may be familiar with the home.

Good luck
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Mon May 27, 2013
James Wiebe answered:
REALTORs have an inside view of vacation rentals. Malibu is an awesome place to vacation in a home with full kitchen, as many bedrooms and bathrooms as you need with fire places and ocean view decks.

When do you want to come out?
I'd be happy to help in every way.

direct (310) 589-8469 text or voice
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Sat May 18, 2013
Kathryn Alesandrini answered:
Southern California IS prone to earthquakes but Malibu may be one of the safer areas within Southern California. Scientists predict that someday the so-called "big one" will occur in the Southland: a predicted 8.3 earthquake on the southern San Andreas fault. However, Malibu will sustain minimal damage from the shaking according to a 128-page report from the State Dept of Conservation ("Earthquake Planning Scenario for a Magnitude 8.3 Earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in Southern California"). That report is full of maps that show the anticipated impact and damage from the quake across the entire region. Malibu has the lowest possible rating for the intensity of shaking that will be felt, a rating that signifies "no significant damage." One more reason to make Malibu your home! ... more
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Sat May 18, 2013
Kathryn Alesandrini answered:
Malibu is a wonderful community for kids. The schools are top rated and the community provides many activities for children. The climate allows outdoor activity year around and your children actually give you entre to the local social scene. Kids' birthday parties are huge social events in Malibu! ... more
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Wed May 1, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
I want to add that there is value to getting the experience first. I had my sales license for 5 years before getting the broker exam. It is not an easy one and the experience definitely helps. ... more
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Tom Bates answered:
Mobil Homes on Pt Dume Club are classified as " MOTOR Vechicles" I believe that normal "Earkquake INSURANCE" can apply for. Check with the State of California and California Fair Plan.

There is usually a 20% deductable.

Check With Mark Ball At Farmers Insurance in Malibu he is listed in 411. Questions?

Call me

Tom Bates
Malibu Realty Inc
Since 1927
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
Can't seem to find an email address on your profile page. If you don't get this message I'll call you tomorrow.
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Gail Lowe answered:
Absolutely !! A quick easy and comfortable stroll to the beach. Surrounding area of lush landscaping, private roadways. Some of the steets offer ocean views, but not all. Individuality is important in your decision wherever you decide to look in Malibu. Every distinct area offers positives depending on your own personal requirements. ... more
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