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Malibu Gray Whale Migration

By Brian Merrick | February 20, 2018

    Ever year around springtime nature’s longest migration occurs along the coastline of Malibu.  The California Gray Whales once hunted to extinction are frequent visitors to the waters off Malibu.  The best place to observe the Gray Whale is at the Point Dume Headland natural preserve.  Gray Whale migration through Malibu begins around February…

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Here’s Johnny! Johnny Carson’s Malibu estate is for sale

By Brian Merrick | October 5, 2017

Johnny Carson’s House for Sale The iconic Johnny Carson Malibu property has come on the Malibu Real Estate Market for an eye popping $ 81,500,000.  The exclusive estate located on the Bluffs of Point Dume in Malibu has some of Malibu’s best views.   Overlooking a private surf drenched beach the property has almost 10,000 square…

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63% of all Malibu Real Estate Listings do not sell

By Brian Merrick | August 15, 2017

A recent article in a local Malibu newspaper made the point that in Malibu real estate during the last 12 months, 63% of the homes did not sell.  That is a big number of failures.  What is the reason behind this high failure rate?  Is the market tanking? Malibu is hybrid market where no two…

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July 4th in Malibu

By Brian Merrick | June 29, 2017

Our nations independence is cause for celebration throughout the country and in Malibu they do it in style.  Throngs of beach goers flock to beaches like Carbon Beach, Point Dume, and Zuma beach to enjoy a day at the ocean and to beat the heat.  As the day progresses the smell of barbecue fills the…

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Home's Selling Price | Brian Merrick

Signs That Your Home’s Selling Price is Too High or Too Low

By admin | June 19, 2017

Selling a home is an exciting but also fraught process. Selling your home can open up endless possibilities: a new house, for instance, or even a new city or state: a fresh start on the next chapter of your life. But there is so much to consider, and even more to organize, clean, and repair…

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Selling Your Home | Brian Merrick

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

By admin | June 16, 2017

There are few situations that are as stressful as trying to sell the home you live in – especially if you need to sell it in order to advance with the purchase of your next home. There are so many challenges in selling your home – and many, many pitfalls to avoid. It is easy…

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Realtor | Brian Merrick

When is it Time to Hire a Realtor?

By admin | June 5, 2017

Moving into a new home is an exciting and invigorating experience. The opportunity to start fresh, give your growing family new space, or explore the possibilities of a new town or area are all thrilling realities for homebuyers. But what if you need to sell your current home before you reach out and grab your…

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California | Brian Merrick

What Makes California the Most Desirable Place to Live?

By admin | May 22, 2017

As a child growing up in the United States, you may have learned the elementary school song “Fifty Nifty”, about the 50 American states originating from the 13 colonies first established in the eighteenth century. You may know the names (and capitals) of all 50 states, from Alabama to Wyoming, but one question remains the…

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Buying a Home | Brian Merrick

Renting a Home vs. Buying a Home

By admin | May 17, 2017

Home ownership has long been seen as an integral part of achieving the American Dream.  With the average list price of homes in 2016 hovering around $410,000, though, this dream may seem difficult – if not impossible – for some Americans to truly achieve.   So while homeownership may be a dream you’ve always had,…

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Malibu Houses for Sale | Brian Merrick

Guide to Purchasing Malibu Houses for Sale

By admin | May 10, 2017

Welcome to Malibu, CA: one of the most coveted and envied destinations in the United States. Stretching for over 30 miles of pristine beach and adjacent to the LA hotspots, Malibu is a vacation spot for celebrities, athletes, California residents, and tourists. There’s something for everyone amidst the warm sand and sunny skies of Malibu.…

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