Hollywood heavyweight Leonardo diCaprio is setting up his Malibu Beach House up for rent. The 8-time nominated Golden Globe Award winner and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in the movie, The Aviator has listed his Cape Cod-inspried home for a whopping $150,000 a month for leases of less than six months, or $75,000 a month for long-term tenant

DiCaprio bought the less-than-half an acre Malibu colony in 2010 for an undisclosed amount, and was recently remodeled. It now features four bedrooms on the main ocean side, a two bedroom guest house, a beach front deck, an isolated loft with a gym, fire pit, and attractive gardens

The 37-year old star is known for many blockbuster and highly-acclaimed movie hits including Titanic, Inception, The Shutter Island. He is also a committed environmentalist, and has his own production company called Appian way Productions

DiCaprio owns a home in Los Angeles and an apartment in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Lower Manhattan. In 2009, he bought an island in Belize on which he is planning to create an eco-friendly resort. He also owns an apartment in Riverhouse, an eco-friendly building overlooking the Hudson River in Manhattan

DiCaprio's decision to have his house rented is not unusual in Malibu these days. In fact, many real estate experts believe that this trend will continue to happen in the future

Over the last ten years, Malibu has experienced a very strong rise in home prices, only to go down in the recent two years. The one factor that's mostly affected is actual sales units. Prior to the crash in real estate, the average norm in home sales per year was 300 plus, but over the past five years, actual sales units have taken a nose dive to the 200 mark

There are other surprising trends that are worth noting, aside from the huge drop in sale prices. The most obvious one is that the higher-priced locales have not been hit too hard by the depreciation when compared to the lower-priced areas. Beach properties were the least affected, and the rate of their decline is slowest compared to the the rest. For instance, Carbon Beach was able to sell at $25 million and $37 million respectively, while Malibu Colony Beach sold nine properties, averaging around $17 million. It's also quite interesting to point out that one neighborhood category that has been immune to property sales drop are the homes grouped together near the beach, particularly on the land side of Latigo Shore, the Colony, and Malibu Road