Palos Verdes Estates, CA Real Estate News

By George Fotion, Hi Tech Marketing Utilizing Internet Platforms
(Call Realty Company)
I wonder if you're as sick as I am about all the negative press concerning real estate.  You know something - there is NO "national" real estate market or "state" real estate market.  Real estate is ALL and ONLY ALL local.What's the truth about prices in Palos Verdes Estates ... I bet you'd be surprised.
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Hello Buyers!2008 will be a great year for you.   Here is my top pick as Buy of the Month in Palos Verdes Estates.4252 Via Pinzon located in the oh so charming Valmonte neighborhood has slashed $100,000 from its listing price, and is now available for $1,099,000.  With 1962 sq. ft and three bedrooms/two baths this is considered a starter home in Palos Verdes Estates, but it would also be perfect for downsizing.  Lovely location and great yard puts this one on my buy list. If you would like to see it, don't wait too long to call me.  Prediction:  It will soon be on the sold board. Norma Toering & Team RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty (310) 493-8333 / Office Phone: (310) 831-0800 South Bay Los Angeles cities I sell real estate and homes in: Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Est...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
A home I previously listed in Palos Verdes Estates will be coming on the market in 2008. In anticipation of re-listing the property my research revealed the following statistics for sales of single family homes in Palos Verdes Estates:2002:  280 Single family homes sold--the beginning of the hot market years!2003:  245 Single family homes sold2004:  209 Single family homes sold2005:  173 Single family homes sold2006:  130 Single family homes sold2007:  147 Single family homes sold--as of Dec. 18, 2007Other cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula showed a similar decrease in sales volume. Norma Toering & Team RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty (310) 493-8333 / Office Phone: (310) 831-0800 South Bay Los Angeles cities I sell real estate and homes in: Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hill...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
I have buyers currently that are still speculating that the market is going to drop.  Yes, It may but only 6-8% in non coastal markets.  Palos Verdes Peninsula is on the rise and so are the Beach Cities above $1million.Yes, will these buyers save money.  Not always, It depends on 2 things. 1. What area you are buying in.  Some markets like my Coastal areas from $1,000,000.00 plus are still rising up as much as 75.00 a square foot from last year. Palos Verdes Peninsula to Manhattan Beach. You can see my blog on trend graphics and the 2007 market last week. Yes some areas are still showing a slight decrease like my market areas of Torrance, Walteria,Lomita and Harbor City.  Yes, they may drop as much as 50,000.00 for 2008.  But should you wait?The only time you should wait for the market ...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
My pastor was saying that this candidate, born again Christian started with low funds and not a big following against all odds.  But then isn't that so God.  Long shots, least favored and I really hope that he wins.  We are loosing ground in this country and when our nations' pledge of allegiance is threatened and our slogan of " In God we Trust" is in a lawsuit it is time we stood up and stopped being the silent majority before we are fighting in our own back yards to keep our rights. As fellow Christan's we need to let our light shine in all we do.  We need to make our voices heard, popular or not. God is watching and listening 24/7 so start letting your beliefs out.  This 2008 election is getting religous attention more that I have noticed in the past.I will be thrilled if Mike Hucka...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
As you will see by the chart below. Palos Verdes real estate prices are soaring even higher than 2006.Yes, I was so surprised but you have to remember that our number of homes being sold are down by 20% but not the price of our homes.  I ran sales comparables from all zip codes of 90274 and 90275.  I put in the price range from 1Million to 4,999,999.00If you would like a chart tailored to your specific neighborhood, just let me know. I would be happy to help you.SO if you are a seller that has been holding off selling due to the local news, tv and radiodon't waste anymore time holding off on selling now.  The South Bay does not have a significant drop in prices to make you wait and i some cases the prices are at an all time high.The interest rate is expected to drop next month and I hav...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Located in lower Malaga Cove, and at the southern tip of Torrance Beach, RAT Beach is a favorite of young and old, and all the in-between beach-goers in Palos Verdes.  The waves are gentle, the water is shallow, and the sand is ample.  You'll  see surfers of all abilities and lots of splashers.  There are walkers and sandcastle builders.  Picnickers and sun-worshippers dot the landscape.  It is off the beaten path and not visible from the street.  The locals consider it one of many treasures on the Palos Verdes Peninsula still largely undiscovered by the the beach-going masses.  Norma Toering & Team RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty (310) 493-8333 / Office Phone: (310) 831-0800 South Bay Los Angeles cities I sell real estate and homes in: Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Esta...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
If you are looking to start a prayer group at your school and don't want to do it alone. Guess what, here is a best kept secret that is finally breaking out in Palos Verdes, California and the South Bay Schools.My son told me about a group that meets at lunchtime at his school, Ridgecrest Middle School in Rancho Palos Verdes.  The first week I heard Mom i think that there is a Christian group that meets at lunch, last week they had ice cream.  Well, I had called and tried to get information about it from the office and a teacher but to no avail. Then a few weeks later my son told me he saw a guy carrying 20 boxes of pizza and my son asked around and found out that this group was called KFC-Kids for Christ.Anyway, I am so grateful that a brave Christian mother started this group on her o...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
 As I hear from some clients, "All schools are rated number 1 or least that's what they all say in the South Bay"Well, Palos Verdes Schools are the real and official number one according to the State of California Testing Scores.  So many people do not understand this.  That is why I reccommend to my clients to go to great schools.com and check the school test scores for all the schools in your area.It is also a Great new link for searching and comparing your schools through out the US. Here is how it works!Great schools.com is a fantastic link for parents that would like to search their school district rating and compare it to the location that they are moving too.  The easiest way to find the best schools in your neighborhood.You can compare your individual school be it elementary,mid...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
Real Estate Forecasts Palos Verdes 2008 Courtesy of Top Agents in Palos VerdesWe were fortunate enough thanks to our fantastic Broker, Sandra Sanders, owner of Remax Palos Verdes to have the privilege of having one of the Calif. Assoc. of Realtors Economist join us at our office meeting last weekHere's the statistics for our coastal real estate market in 2007.Drop in sales around 38.9%. Not this is not a drop in prices just in the number of homes sold. THe public sometimes confuse these stats.The drop in home prices was on around 4.9$%for Los Angeles County Coastal Area. THe projected drop in pricing for 2008 will be around 6% for 2008.As long as our economy stays strong which it is projected to we will not be seeing a big change in the real estate market for 2008,The down cycle is supp...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Monte Malaga, one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Palos Verdes Estates, CA currently offers 18 properties for sale.  Two homes are in escrow and 21 homes have sold this year as of November 11, 2007.Monte Malaga Homes For Sale:Starters Under $2M:  Location is what this price range will deliver.  You will need to do some updating, perhaps even some serious remodeling.  Not to worry-this is a multi-million dollar neighborhood.Available:  4 Properties priced from $1,440,000 to $1,999,000. Mid-Range $2M to $5M:  Homes in this price range offer more square footage-3,000 to 6,000 sq, ft.  The lower end will likely need updating, but the upper end may offer a remodeled or new estate home with wonderful Queen's Necklace View.  Available: 8 Properties. The Trophies $5M+:  Expect some of...
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By Tuba Ghannadi, In Harmony With Your Real Estate Needs
(RE/MAX Estate Properties)
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By Tuba Ghannadi, In Harmony With Your Real Estate Needs
(RE/MAX Estate Properties)
CALL FOR MORE INFOMLS#: P9545105832 Ocean Terrace Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275 Magnificent white water coastline ocean views & Catalina Island view.This lavish property includes a courtyard with pool & spa, wide open entry overlooks step down living room with vaulted ceilings, formal dining room. Spacious kitchen has granite counter tops. Breakfast area & large family room with wet bar overlooks huge flat grassy back yard and panoramic ocean view. Ocean view master suite with 2 large walk-in closet. You can consider this a one level home with a Separate guest quarter with 2 bedrooms, bathroom on top of the 3 car garage.MLS#: P9551423348 Newton, Torrance, 90505Charming Walteria neighborhood. Lovely 3 bedrooms, 2 updated bathrooms. Spacious open & bright family room. Over 1400SQFT an...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
  If you are looking for a custom wedding floral designer or hosting a exclusive celebration, you must check out Emily Cristiano at Cristiano Design. Emily specializes in events held at La Venta Inn, Trump National, Beverly Hilton, Private Estates and the Hoiday Homes Tour. Events also done in Manhattan Beach and the South Bay.Cristiano Designs has gone from creating romantic moods at the La Venta Inn to a wedding at the Portuguese Beach Club decorating a sandy beach in a Hawaii Theme which included brining in Palm Trees, Hawaiian Flowers, spectacular mood lighting,Tiki Torches Elegant and a spectacular gazebo laced with exotic Hawaiian blooms and plants, all  just steps away from the waves..  What ever your wedding dream is Cristiano Designs can make it come true. Victoria, Romantic, H...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
Well, After being a real estate agent for over 25 years I realized this job is a variety of jobs in one career.  Needless to say, I never have one transaction alike and each client and sale are always a new and different experience.I have a list from the a board of Realtors that states 225 duties a real estate agent does for their client.  I think about more the job description to fill the bill: A Realtor needs to have experience in the following to be of good service to their client. Strong Experience as a financial analyst ,contractor, psychologist,family counseling with strong skills in parenting skills,teenage rebellion, marriage counseling,12 step experience,listening and communication expert, negotiator, advertising specialist,Internet expert,secretarial duties including emailing ...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
 Due to the fact that we have no new construction in Palos Verdes, our real estate market is still strong and stable and will stay that way.  Economist predicted that for the last two years we will see no major drop in the real estate market in the South Bay.  The news is full of foreclosure news in Los Angeles and Riverside County.  IF you look closely, this is only in the areas where there is new construction.  You will not see areas like the South Bay or the Pasadena, Los Angeles Downtown Areas being affected by a large foreclosure market.  Economist tell us that it would take a major recession, natural disaster or major terrorist problem to cause a drop in our real estate market.  The economy is strong and not like the 1990 market when we were in a recession. Yes, of course I still ...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
Did you know that if you have a termite company that does not find all termite damage that you do have recourse?  Yes, It is true.According to Andy's Termite owner you do have help to termite companies that have made mistakes or overlooked termite damage.  By the law, if the Termite company misses any damage, they must cover any missed damage in their report for up to one year by law.Andy states that the best thing to do is call in another termite company to reinspect the property.  Not all termite companies are willing to do this but for those that do this is called a police inspection.  The cost is around $150.00 for a report. Then the homeowner should take the report to the original termite company and ask them to fix any work they may have missed.  Usually, at this point the Termite...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
  Great new link for searching and comparing your schools through out the US. Great schools.com is a fantastic link for parents that would like to search their school district rating and compare it to the location that they are moving too.  The easiest way to find the best schools in your neighborhood. You can compare your individual school be it elementary,middle or high school  You can also search by zip codes and by cities.  You will find test scores and test results by School District, City and each individual school. The average for the State of California is 500 on the State Testing Scores.  The Test Scores run up to 1000, with Palos Verdes Schools being rated in the high 900"s.  The Palos Verdes Schools are number one in the State of California.  What that means to families reloc...
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By Mary Thomas BH,MB,HB, PV, Estates LA+, Mary C. Thomas Your Agent around the Globe
( Remax Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes properties are among the few areas that has not shown a significant drop in the market. The South Bay is also going strong. Our number of properties has dropped around 10% less inventory than last year but that is not much of a drop in sales volume.Our view properties are increasing still in some of the Palos Verdes Properties. Right now our total inventory on the Peninsula of homes for sale is 219.As you can see by the chart below the Palos Verdes Properties are increasing in value from 2006 to 2007. 2006 started out at 166400.00 and is ending this July of 2007 with a average price of $1,761,000.00.SO don't believe the bad press and recession if you own a palos verdes property.Make it a great week....  
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