May 2012

Portuguese Bend Beach in Rancho Palos Verdes

By | May 31st, 2012|Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes|

    Portuguese Bend Beach is not readily accessible; entrance is either through the private gated community of the Portuguese Bend Beach Club with a 24 hr. guard, or a hike from Trump National Golf Course that includes traversing down a rather steep bluff.  Once there, you will be enchanted with this little strip of sandy beach.  The waves are strong and wash ashore rocks, driftwood and other treasures from the sea.  Seashells are far and few in between, but once in a while you will be gifted with a beauty. The true wonder is found in the assault on the senses.  The sound of the waves, [...]

I Have Cash but Can’t Find a House

By | May 30th, 2012|Buyer Tip|

"I have cash but can't find a house?"  I encounter this problem twice in the past five days--one buyer has cash and is searching for an ocean view home up to 1.5M, and the other is pre-approved with a large down payment. Unfortunately, the inventory is so depleted one buyer planned to spend the entire day viewing homes last Sunday but we were finished in less than two hours and that included a tour of Palos Verdes. OK, Palos Verdes is not a megalopolis, but still there were only a few homes matching the buyer's criteria.  What's a buyer to do when the competition is [...]

Mid 2012 Finds the Housing Market Smouldering

By | May 30th, 2012|Beach Cities, Favorite Photos - Beach Cities, Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Real Estate News, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

A few years ago when the real estate market was sizzling hot, buyers were happy to find a house they could afford, and with prices spiraling upward, almost any house would do.   Today, buyers are faced with low inventory and keen competition from other buyers.  It seems the real estate market always offers challenges and difficult choices, and it is a smart decision to build a team to help navigate your way through the purchase maze. Whether this is your first home or your fifth, it pays to have a professional team on your side.   Here are my Simple [...]

RAT Beach–a Palos Verdes Treasure

By | May 29th, 2012|Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates|

  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.

Local Beaches Receive High Marks

By | May 25th, 2012|Beach Cities, Favorite Photos - Beach Cities, Front Page, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach|

School will soon be out and local students will flock to the beach to enjoy another one of Southern California's famous 'endless' summers.  It's nice to know while they are frolicking amid the surf the water will not make them sick according to the lastest local beach report cards. Some beaches rank higher than others.  See the full report here.

La Cresta Home Sales Report – Apr. 2012 – Rancho Palos Verdes

By | May 22nd, 2012|La Cresta, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

La Cresta neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in March 2012. Homes for sale: 7 Homes are listed for sale priced from $1,310,000 to $2,799,000. Pending sales: 5 Houses are in escrow priced from $1,099,999 to $2,199,000. April sales:  Four homes sold in April 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 34 Pepper Tree Ln. $835,000 2/3 2359 229404 2002 79 27 Santa Barbara Dr. $1,430,000 4/4 2920 13287 1986 34 60 Sea Breeze Ave. $1,686,750 4/4 3727 16797 1999 302 86 Sea Breeze Ave. $1,970,000 5/5 4000 21368 [...]

Los Verdes Home Sales Report – Apr. 2012 – Rancho Palos Verdes

By | May 22nd, 2012|Los Verdes, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Los Verdes neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in March 2012. Homes for sale: 10 Homes are listed for sale priced from $779,000 to $1,289,999. Pending sales: 10 Houses are in escrow priced from $785,000 to $1,199,000. April sales: No homes sold in Apr. 2012.   Homes listed for sale in Los Verdes in RPV: New listings in the RPV neighborhood of Los Verdes:

Crest Home Sales Report – Apr. 2012 – Rancho Palos Verdes

By | May 22nd, 2012|Crest, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

No doubt about it, the Palos Verdes housing market is heating up! Crest neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in April 2012. Homes for sale: 6 Homes are listed for sale priced from $850,000 to $1,495,000. Pending sales: 5 Houses are in escrow priced from $899,000 to $1,319,000. April sales: Three homes sold in April 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 5613 Scotwood Dr. $795,500 4/2 1863 10376 1966 82 29505 Whitley Collins Dr. $1,050,000 4/3 2506 8972 1963 156 29219 Beachside Dr. $1,080,000 4/4 2771 9832 1966 [...]

Peninsula Center Home Sales Report – Apr. 2012 – Rancho Palos Verdes

By | May 22nd, 2012|Palos Verdes, Peninsula Center, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Peninsula Center neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rolling Hills Estates & Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in April 2012. Homes for sale: 5 Homes are listed for sale priced from $889,000 to $1,049,000. Pending sales: 5 Houses are in escrow in Peninsula Center priced from $829,000 to $1,275,000. April sales: Two homes sold in April 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 5213 Sunny Point Pl. $780,000 3/2 1852 7387 1959 143 27924 Longhill Dr. $1,155,000 5/4 2494 18636 1967 12 Homes listed for sale in the Peninsula Center area of Palos Verdes: [...]

Silver Spur Home Sales Report – Apr. 2012 – Rancho PV and Rolling Hills Estates

By | May 22nd, 2012|Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Silver Spur|

Silver Spur neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes & Rolling Hills Estates, CA in April 2012. Homes for sale: 13 Homes are listed for sale priced from $775,000 to $2,900,000. Pending sales: 6 Houses are in escrow priced from $789,888 to $960,000. April sales: Three homes sold in Apr. 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 5824 Ironwood St. $530,000 3/2 1395 7883 1961 88 5514 Manitowac Dr. $980,000 3/3 2271 13440 1957 13 5748 Ironwood St. $985,000 3/3 2812 7048 1997 126 Homes for sale in the Silver Spur [...]