Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Real Estate News

By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in April 2015.The Palos Verdes Drive East neighborhood is known for its large lots and lower density than many neighborhoods on "The Hill". Although there are pockets with a subdivision feel, the area is known for its country atmosphere. It also has one of the best locations for easy freeway access. A wide variety of styles and prices are available.Palos Verdes Drive East area homes for sale: (See all Rancho Palos Verdes homes for sale) Palos Verdes Drive East area homes in escrow:Palos Verdes Drive East, RPV homes that have sold in the last 12 months under $1M:Palos Verdes Drive East, RPV homes that have sold in the last 12 months over $1M:Palos Verdes Housing Market Indicator - April 2015
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes Real Estate West Palos Verdes Neighborhood 20142014 Palos Verdes homes sales for the West Palos Verdes neighborhood increased to 25 sold in 2014 compared to 20 in 2013.  Price per square foot for West Palos Verdes houses that sold in 2014 increased to $598 compared from $553 in 2013, a 8.3% increase.  Average sales price for West Palos Verdes homes sold in 2014 was $2,615,356 compared to $2,146,325 in 2013.  The most expensive home sold for $7,490,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $970,000.Currently, West Palos Verdes has 7 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 7 single family homes ranging in price from $1,300,000 for a 5 bedroom/4 bath, 2,847 square foot home, to $12,000,000 for a 5 bedroom/10 bath, 12,279 square foot home.  There are no condo/townhomes for...
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By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
Come take another look!! 31326 Marne Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 is now priced at $1,550,000!Open house this Sunday April 19th, from 1-4 p.m. Don't miss out.Welcome to 31326 Marne Drive This impressive, mid-century modern one level home in Monaco features views of the ocean and Catalina Island from most rooms. With vaulted beamed ceilings and lath and plaster walls, this home features a wonderful, easy-living floor plan! The large, private backyard encloses a re-tiled pool and spa as well as a fire pit, lemon tree, separate flat yard and plenty of room for outdoor entertaining. The wide entry hall opens to a spacious living room with walls of windows and a stunning concrete fireplace. The formal dining room with built-in cabinets has ocean and island vistas too. The master retr...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
 This Palos Verdes property has that rare, but highly sought after, big view and big flat yard so many buyers want.  No need to choose one or the other in this instance.Whether you desire an up close and personal view, or a more distant view, Palos Verdes offers one of the best view property selection in all of the South Bay area of Los Angeles.For help in finding the right Palos Verdes home for you and your family contact Charlemagne Int'l Properties at 310 493 8333 or email ToeringandTeam@gmail.com.
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes Real Estate Palos Verdes Drive South Neighborhood 20142014 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Palos Verdes Drive South neighborhood decreased to 30 sold in 2014 compared to 41 in 2013.  Price per square foot for Palos Verdes Drive South houses that sold in 2014 increased to $588 compared from $556 in 2013, a 5.7% increase.  Average sales price for Palos Verdes Drive South homes sold in 2014 was $1,973,133 compared to $1,423,550 in 2013.  The most expensive home sold for $4,680,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $910,000.Currently, Palos Verdes Drive South has 24 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 15 single family homes ranging in price from $949,000 for a 3 bedroom/2 bath, 1,671 square foot home, to $7,500,000 for a 6 bedroom/8 bath, 7,669 square foot home.  ...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Many of the parks in Rancho Palos Verdes come with a view--often a very big view!  Ryan Park is no exception since its location offers ocean and Catalina Island views.  You really cannot escape the views when you live in Rancho Palos Verdes, and with vistas like this it's easy to see why the Palos Verdes lifestyle offers many amenities other than simply a place to call home. For more information on Rancho Palos Verdes homes contact ToeringandTeam@gmail.com or give us at call at Charlemagne Int'l Properties 310 493 8333.  Whether you are selling or buying a Palos Verdes home we can help you realize your real estate goals.
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
The Palos Verdes Drive West neighborhood in Rancho Palos Verdes hugs the coastline and is home to many ocean front properties.  The homes of Oceanfront Estates and Marguerite Drive offer some of the Palos Verdes Peninsula's most panoramic views and homes in a coveted setting. Thnk "grab the camera" sunsets and the sounds and smells of the Pacific in your backyard when you imagine living in the Palos Verdes Drive West area of Rancho Palos Verdes. If you're considering selling or buying a Palos Verdes view or luxury home we would love to share our knowledge of the area with you. Each month we publish a Palos Verdes Drive West neighborhood market update.  Whether you're a seller or a buyer, you will find the information of value when making a decision to sell or buy.  To receive our e-news...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Many people believe the Palos Verdes Drive South corridor of Rancho Palos Verdes has the best weather on the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula.  As a matter of fact, one of my clients who purchased a home in the Portuguese Bend Club is so thrilled with the property, she recently made this comment about the weather, "Even when the rest of the hill is cloudy or too hot for comfort there always seems to be sunshine and a gentle ocean breeze blowing at my little beach house."  That was an unsolicited testimonial regarding the weather conditions residents along Palos Verdes Drive South enjoy. Yes, we do have a few beaches in Rancho Palos Verdes.  The bluffs often tower above making access "an adventure" with switchback trails to the ocean below, but the effort is worth the energy expended.  Some...
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By Maureen Megowan, Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
(Remax Estate Properties - )
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes real estate market has been relatively strong . The number of homes listed for sale at the end of March increased to 80 homes and is  19% higher than the same time last year. The monthly average number of properties sold during the last three months of 24 homes,  is up about 4% compared to the similar period last year . There are 50 homes in escrow at the end of the quarter forecasting strong sales for the next few months . The number of months inventory is about 3 months of inventory.           The average price per sq. ft. of homes sold during the 1st quarter of $513 per sq. ft.is up approx. 2% from last year.             As noted in the chart below, the amount of time to sell a home during the last quarter was 2 to 3 months . Properties are selling at ...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
This photo shows an example of the home types available in the Mira Catalina neighborhood of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.  The newer construction house on the hilltop is currently for sale and it has breathtaking views of the coastline and open ocean.The house in the foreground is more typical of homes in the Mira Catalina neighborhood.  It may not be quite as grand, but many smaller Mira Catalina homes have the same view as homes sporting price tags of several million dollars more.For more information about selling or buying a Mira Catalina home contact us at Charlemagne Int'l Properties 310 493 8333 or email us at ToeringandTeam@gmail.com.
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes Afternoon Tea & Miss Potter Screening The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is presenting their Beauty of Nature series, this time with an Afternoon Tea and a screening of Miss Potter at the Trump National Golf Club on Sunday, April 19, 2015, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.  The Beauty of Nature is a film series that celebrates our natural surroundings and the artists who capture nature's beauty in their life's work.The story of Miss Potter's life work (stories like Peter Rabbit and many other memorable characters) resulted in tremendous commercial success.  This allowed Beatrix Potter the funds needed to buy and protect 4,000 acres of farmland in England's Lake District by gifting the acreage to a National Land Trust.For more information about Afternoon Tea and Miss Potter's ...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
 One of the things I like best about the east side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is the wide variety of homes available to prospective buyers.  For example, yesterday I snapped this photo of a lovely property tucked away off Palos Verdes Drive East on a private street.  The property is hidden from view from the street, but the view is certainly not hidden from the house! For more information about Palos Verdes Drive East properties contact ToeringandTeam@gmail.com or call us at Charlemagne Int'l Properties at 310 493 8333.  It would be our honor to help you sell or purchase a Palos Verdes Drive East residence.
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes Real Estate Mira Catalina Neighborhood Sales 2014 2014 Palos Verdes homes sales for the Mira Catalina neighborhood decreased to 15 sold in 2014 compared to 25 in 2013.  Price per square foot for Mira Catalina houses that sold in 2014 increased to $513 compared from $440 in 2013, a 16.5% increase.  Average sales price for Mira Catalina homes sold in 2014 was $1,460,140 compared to $1,125,179 in 2013.  The most expensive home sold for $4,500,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $1,025,000. Currently, Mira Catalina has 3 active Palos Verdes homes for sale.  There are 3 single family homes ranging in price from $1,099,000 for a 4 bedroom/2 bath, 1,889 square foot home, to $5,999,000 for a 5 bedroom/7 bath, 6,838 square foot home.  There are not any condominiums or townhomes ...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
You bet it is!  Buyers make an  intellectual and financial decision to look at properties based on location, price and square footage.  They want their new home to be where they want to live, the price they can afford to pay and a size that fits their needs.  Those are the basics and where every search begins.   With those requirements satisfied,  the search for a new home moves into the more subtle nuances of home buying.  The psychological factors come into play.  Past history and experiences of the buyer bring forth new requirements and the elimination process is underway.  It often goes something like this: Oh we could never live here, my husband is allergic to cats and their dander stays in the heating and cooling systems for months.  Sorry, if you have cats your house was just sc...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
  I'm setting a goal for April to post a daily photo of an area or activity in Palos Verdes, and even though it is still March I'm getting an early start.  I guess I have spring fever as I'm enjoying snapping photos of even the subtle signs of spring we enjoy on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.   My five year old granddaughter commented yesterday on all the yellow flowers (wild mustard) in bloom on the hillside as we drove to her brother's birthday celebration.  Birds were singing non-stop on my morning walk with Faye who was feeling particularly feisty and wanted to chase all the neighborhood cats lounging on their front steps enjoying the early dawn.   Nesting is a springtime rite for all animals great and small, and that includes humans as well.  If a spring move is on your agenda, Josh a...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Country Club neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in March 2015. Many of the homes in the Country Club neighborhood have a view of Los Verdes Country Club and since the neighborhood is near the top of the hills there are also gorgeous view of the ocean, Catalina Island and even some city lights. The Country Club area also has shopping nearby with the Golden Cove center at the base of Hawthorne Blvd and Ralphs just up the hill at Crest. Homes for sale in the Country Club area of RPV: (See all homes in Rancho PV) [idx-listings linkid="229379" count="45" showlargerphotos="true"] Homes in escrow in "Country Club": Homes that sold in the last 12 months in "Country Club": Palos Verdes Housing Market Indicator - March 2015
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
  Palos Verdes Drive West neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in  March 2015. PVDW is home to many of the mega mansions in Rancho Palos Verdes. With its miles of ocean frontage it is the perfect setting for many of the elite ocean view homes hugging the Palos Verdes coastal area. Oceanfront Estates and Marguerite Drive are two neighborhoods to explore if you're in the market for a Rancho Palos Verdes luxury home. Homes for sale in the PV Drive West area of Rancho Palos Verdes: [idx-listings linkid="229375" count="45" showlargerphotos="true"] Homes in escrow in the PV Drive West area of Rancho Palos Verdes: Homes that sold in the last 12 months in the Palos Verdes Dr West area: Palos Verdes Housing Market Indicator - March 2015
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By Rachel Martiens and Kathy Tyndall = The Tyndall Team, Love Living In The South Bay
(RE/MAX ESTATE PROPERTIES)
31326 MARNE DRIVE RANCHO PALOS VERDES CA 90275 $1,690,000 | 4 BEDROOMS | 1,3/4,3/4,1/2 BATHROOMS | 3 CAR PARKING | 3300 SQUARE FEET | MLS: PV15055415 This impressive, mid-century modern one level home in Monaco features views of the ocean and Catalina Island from most rooms. With vaulted beamed ceilings and lath and plaster walls, this home features a wonderful, easy-living floor plan! The large, private backyard encloses a re-tiled pool and spa as well as a fire pit, lemon tree, separate flat yard and plenty of room for outdoor entertaining. The wide entry hall opens to a spacious living room with walls of windows and a stunning concrete fireplace. The formal dining room with built-in cabinets has ocean and island vistas too. The master retreat has a newly remodeled bathroom featuring...
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By Elaine Murphy Carlson
(RE/MAX Estates Properties)
Palos Verdes Whale Of A Day Celebration! Whale Of A Day festival on April 4, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. can be enjoyed be Palos Verdes homes owners and their neighbors throughout the South Bay.  This annual event is co-sponsored by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the docents of Los Serenos de Point Vicente.  This is a festival which celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale from its summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chuchki Seas in Alaska to its winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja.  To date the season count from Point Vicente is 2,362 whale sightings.  If you are looking for a popular fun outing for the whole family to enjoy, stop by the Point Vicente Interpretive Center and participate in the free “Whale Of A Day” activities. Whale Of A Day will incl...
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