June 2012

The Journey to Your New Front Door

By | June 30th, 2012|An Agent's Life, Front Page, Inspiration, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

    The journey from prospective buyer to inserting the key in your new front door can be short and sweet (somewhat rare) or rather long with many twists and turns (more common since The Great Financial Fiasco of 2008).  There are always a few war stories, and they often get better with each retelling, created along the path to homeownership.  Great friendships are also one of the many side benefits. A two and one half-year search culminated yesterday when I passed the key to two people my son and I met as strangers (Josh met them at an open [...]

Home Sales Report – May 2012 – Hollywood Riviera

By | June 29th, 2012|Beach Cities, Hollywood Riviera|

Hollywood Riviera real estate and home sales report for Torrance/Redondo Beach, CA in May 2012. Homes for sale: 10 Homes are listed for sale priced from $874,000 to $1,999,000. Pending sales: 16 Houses are in escrow priced from $631,900 to $7,800,000. May sales: 7 Homes sold in Hollywood Riviera suring May 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 412 Via Linda Vista $665,000 2/1 1494 7125 1953 0 251 Calle De Andalucia $720,000 3/1 1120 8012 1948 30 100 Via Estrellita $949,000 3/3 1983 7430 1950 19 339 Calle De Andalucia $1,000,000 4/3 2309 6450 [...]

The Luxury of Living in Palos Verdes

By | June 28th, 2012|Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Featured Posts, Palos Verdes|

    It does not matter where you live on the Palos Verdes Peninsula; living here is a luxury.  Mother Nature was in a very generous mood when bestowing her natural gifts upon this little peninsula that juts out majestically into the Pacific Ocean.  Ocean waves meet land with either a gentle lap on the sand or a crash against one of our many towering bluffs.   The lay of the land includes towering cliffs, deep canyons and rolling hills.  We may lack miles of sandy beaches (but the Beach Cities are blessed with a delightful stretch) but [...]

Buyer Tip–All Real Estate Sites Are Not Created Equal

By | June 24th, 2012|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Seller Tip|

This morning I received a call from a prospective buyer saying she needed some help to clarify the status of a listing.  Some real estate sites showed it as an active listing and others showed it was no longer available.  Real estate web sites have an agreement with local Multiple Listing Services to publish listings.  However, some sites update their sites hourly and others weekly.  I suggest if you want up-to-the-minute real estate information you do exactly as this buyer did--check with a local real estate agent.   I quickly logged on and discovered the listing status was [...]

Yellow, Yellow Everywhere at the Yellow Vase Restaurant in Rancho Palos Verdes

By | June 20th, 2012|An Agent's Life, Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes|

  June gloom had a firm foothold along the Palos Verdes coast the day I stopped at the Yellow Vase on Palos Verdes Drive West at Golden Cove Plaza in Rancho Palos Verdes.  Not only was it a chilly and gray day but I had just spent 45 minutes in a vacant house with no power--I reminded myself to replace the batteries in my flashlight before showing distressed and dark property again.  Yes, we do have a few short sales and bank owned properties in Palos Verdes, but only a few.   Our original plans were to stop [...]

Eastview Home Sales Report – May 2012 – Rancho Palos Verdes

By | June 18th, 2012|Eastview, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Eastview neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in May 2012. Homes for sale: 12 Homes are listed for sale priced from $499,000 to $949,000. Pending sales: 5 Houses are in escrow priced from $515,000 to $895,000. May sales: Four homes sold in May 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 1922 Avenida Aprenda $609,000 3/2 1568 8489 1959 48 28601 Mount Shasta Dr. $615,000 4/2 2310 7403 1974 167 2158 Rockinghorse Rd. $698,000 4/2 2354 6360 1963 123 27810 Pontevedra Dr. $735,000 4/2 1746 6394 1959 11 Homes for sale [...]

Silver Spur Home Sales Report – May 2012 – Rolling Hills Estates & Rancho Palos Verdes

By | June 18th, 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 May 2012. Homes for sale: 8 Homes are available for sale priced from $774,900 to $2,900,000. Pending sales: 10 Houses are in escrow priced from $524,999 to $1,099,000. May sales: Three homes sold in May 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 5323 Waupaca Rd. $778,000 3/2 1442 6712 1958 65 5220 Willow Wood $795,000 4/2 1868 11560 1956 142 26132 Barkstone Dr. $875,000 3/2 1951 7412 1961 143 Homes for sale in the Silver Spur [...]

Peninsula Center Home Sales Report – May 2012 – Rolling Hills Estates & RPV

By | June 18th, 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 May 2012. Homes for sale: 5 Homes are listed for sale priced from $879,000 to $1,049,000. Pending sales: 6 Houses are in escrow priced from $819,700 to $1,249,000. May sales: Three homes sold in May 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 5276 Silver Arrow Dr. $815,000 4/2 2209 15794 1961 122 4807 Browndeer Ln. $857,000 4/3 2364 24916 1966 354 26721 Hawkhurst Dr. $1,250,000 5/3 2784 11303 1967 11 Homes for sale in the Peninsula [...]

Crest Home Sales Report – May 2012 – Rancho Palos Verdes

By | June 18th, 2012|Crest, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Crest neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in May 2012. Homes for sale: 5 Homes are listed for sale in the Crest area priced from $1,060,000 to $1,380,000. Pending sales: 8 Houses are in escrow priced from $810,000 to $1,319,000. May sales: Two homes sold in May 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 5738 Scotwood Dr. $1,000,000 4/3 2448 9337 1963 7 28904 Scotwood Dr. $1,075,000 4/3 2432 13456 1970 9 Homes for sale in the Crest area of Rancho Palos Verdes: Most recent listings of homes for [...]

Los Verdes Home Sales Report – May 2012 – Rancho Palos Verdes

By | June 18th, 2012|Los Verdes, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Los Verdes neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in May 2012. Homes for sale: 6 Homes are listed for sale priced from $874,900 to $1,100,000. Pending sales: 9 Houses are in escrow priced from $779,000 to $1,195,000. May sales: Three homes in Los Verdes sold in May 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 27930 Alvarez Dr. $820,000 3/3 1637 7151 1962 123 27911 Golden Meadow Dr. $860,000 4/2 1816 10300 1962 21 28447 Cedarbluff Dr. $985,000 4/2 2016 12438 1964 32 Homes for sale in Los Verdes, RPV: [...]