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Wed Feb 22, 2017
Maricris A answered:
Hi,

We are definitely aware of the influx of scam listings that have recently been appearing on our site. Please know we are actively working to filter out fraudulent listings from our site as we take this issue very seriously, and we appreciate your patience and understanding while we continually refine our process. If there is a specific listing you are reporting, please provide the full property address by replying to this email and I will investigate it immediately.

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Wed Feb 22, 2017
Mlesar asked:
Put in a offer for a property for sale and was told that the owner was only interested in renting it.
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Wed Feb 22, 2017
Mlesar asked:
Put in a offer for a property for sale and was told that the owner was only interested in renting it.
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Wed Feb 22, 2017
Mlesar asked:
Put in a offer for a property for sale and was told that the owner was only interested in renting it.
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Thu Jul 21, 2016
Kathryn.alesandrini answered:
"Great". Inventory is low. It helps to work with a Realtor to weigh the merits of each property.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
Ricardo Ortiz answered:
This information was copied from Los Angeles County, Department of Regional Planning:
Zone A-1: Light Agriculture

Permitted Uses:
Single family residences, crops (field, tree, bush, berry, row and nursery stock) (22.24.070)
Greenhouses and raising of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, poultry, birds, earthworms, etc. (22.24.070)
Minimum Required Area:
Unless otherwise specified, 5000 sq. ft./lot (22.52.100, 22.52.250)
1 to 5 acres, depending on type of structures and/or number and types of animals (22.24.070)
Maximum Height Limit:
35 feet for residential uses (22.24.110)
13 times buildable area for non-residential uses (22.52.050)
Standard Yard Requirements and Development Standards:
Properties developed with single family residences are subject to the same requirements as in zone R-1 (22.24.110)
Animal-related structures must be kept a minimum of 50 feet from streets and highways and structures used for human habitation (22.24.070)
Stands for the display and sales of products grown on the property must be wooden, not larger than 300 sq. ft., not nearer than 20 feet from a street, and on a parcel of at least 1 acre (22.24.080B)
Zone A-2-H: Heavy Agriculture, Including Hog Ranches

Permitted Uses:
Residential and non-residential uses permitted in zone A-2 (22.24.200)
Hog ranches, fertilizer plants (22.24.200)
Minimum Required Area:
Unless otherwise specified, 5 acres/lot (22.52.100 and 22.52.250)
A larger required area may be necessary, depending on the type of structures, uses, and/or numbers and types of animals
Maximum Height Limit:
Same as zone A-2 (Part 11, Chapter 22.52)
Minimum Required Parking:
Same as zone A-2 (Part 11, Chapter 22.52)
Standard Yard Requirements:
Same as zone A-2 (Part 11, Chapter 22.52)
Zone A-2: Heavy Agriculture

Permitted Uses:
Uses permitted in zone A-1 (22.24.120)
Animal hospitals, dairies, dog kennels, livestock feed lots, manure spreading, oil wells (22.24.120)
Minimum Required Area:
Unless otherwise specified, 10,000 sq. ft./lot (22.52.100 and 22.52.250)
1 to 10 acres depending on the type of structures, uses, and/or numbers and types of animals (22.24.120)
Maximum Height Limit:
35 ft. for residential uses (22.24.170)
13 times buildable area for non-residential uses (22.52.050)
Minimum Required Parking:
2 covered spaces per single family residence (22.52.1180)
For other uses, see applicable uses, Part 11, Chapter 22.52
Standard Yard Requirements and Development Standards:
Properties developed with single family residences are subject to the same requirements as in zone R-1 (22.24.170)
Animal-related structures must be kept a minimum of 50 feet from streets and highways and structures used for human habitation (22.24.120)
Stands for the display and sales of products grown on the property must be wooden, not larger than 300 sq. ft., not nearer than 20 feet from a street, and on a parcel of at least 1 acre (22.24.130)
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Fri Dec 11, 2015
Rich Reed answered:
Check out this guide published by the California Bureau of Real Estate:

"Surviving the Real Estate Escrow
Process in California: Important Things
and Tips You Should Know,
and Mistakes to Avoid"

Click the link in the web reference. http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/Escrow_Info_Consumers.pdf
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Fri Dec 11, 2015
Rich Reed answered:
Check out this guide published by the California Bureau of Real Estate:

"Surviving the Real Estate Escrow
Process in California: Important Things
and Tips You Should Know,
and Mistakes to Avoid"

Click the link in the web reference. http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/Escrow_Info_Consumers.pdf
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Tue Nov 10, 2015
Gracearcny8 answered:
It is essential to start with an architect as contractors do not design buildings, they are brought in after the building has been designed to build the project.
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Mon Jun 22, 2015
Jacqui Rum answered:
Yes, very very rare though.
If you need help, call or email me 818-856-0727
jacqui.rum@gmail.com

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Fri Jun 19, 2015
Sheryl Arndt answered:
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Fri Jun 19, 2015
Kat answered:
Hi. Malibu is on a piece of land that pushes out from the California coast, and the locals actually refer to it running East to West (translates as South to North), and if you look at the map you will see that East-West is actually the main line on which Malibu sits. And to answer your question, have a look at all the weather stations on Weatherunderground and you will see the weather all falls within a small range, but yes it changes a bit. If you are above the fog line (perhaps 1500 foot elevation) the weather gets warmer faster in the morning. And as you travel West (or North) towards Ventura, the weather is a bit warmer and drier, evidenced by the more desert look of the mountains. As you travel East (South) towards Santa Monica, the mountains become more lush and green. This is also because the area there has burned less in fires. You can also look on Google street view and "walk around" to see the differences. Regarding the beaches, there are wide long sandy beaches and then there are rocky coves, all up the coast, and you can have your pick. As you head North in California in general, there are less wide sandy beaches and more rocky beaches, but that is just a generality. ... more
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
Farzi Manizani answered:
The houses on the ocean are close together is that okay with you? If so I believe I can find you a handful of options to look at. They are not mobile homes. But maybe townhomes.
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
Farzi Manizani answered:
What offer are you thinking of putting? Maybe I can give them a call and see if I can negotiate on your behalf and see what they say.
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
Farzi Manizani answered:
Mark, Yes it appear available for sale right now. If you would like to arrange a showing feel free to contact me. As far as advice to build, Malibu gives a really hard time to build new things, and permits. So it is best to just buy something you already like. ... more
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
Farzi Manizani answered:
Hi Cindy,
My Brother is a Contractor. It really depends on the quality of service you need. For example when I refer to him, he works on Malibu homes, and celebrity homes. So it can get a little pricey compared to the average joe contractor.

Building a home is not that expensive, it can go from 200k for small one to millions.
Also before you start all of this please make sure you got your permits in order with the city of Malibu, because they can be very strict when it comes to approving new builds.
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Wed Jan 14, 2015
Tristam Bielecki answered:
I believe that is for farmland:

Zone A-1: Light Agriculture

Permitted Uses:
Single family residences, crops (field, tree, bush, berry, row and nursery stock) (22.24.070)
Greenhouses and raising of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, poultry, birds, earthworms, etc. (22.24.070)
Minimum Required Area:
Unless otherwise specified, 5000 sq. ft./lot (22.52.100, 22.52.250)
1 to 5 acres, depending on type of structures and/or number and types of animals (22.24.070)
Maximum Height Limit:
35 feet for residential uses (22.24.110)
13 times buildable area for non-residential uses (22.52.050)
Standard Yard Requirements and Development Standards:
Properties developed with single family residences are subject to the same requirements as in zone R-1 (22.24.110)
Animal-related structures must be kept a minimum of 50 feet from streets and highways and structures used for human habitation (22.24.070)
Stands for the display and sales of products grown on the property must be wooden, not larger than 300 sq. ft., not nearer than 20 feet from a street, and on a parcel of at least 1 acre (22.24.080B)
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Wed Jan 14, 2015
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