July 2012

Palos Verdes Homes–Luxury Is in the Eye of the Beholder–High-End is a Price

By | July 30th, 2012|Front Page, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes|

  When it comes to homes, luxury is in the eye of the beholder, but high-end usually means the upper echelon of the price range for the area.  A spa bathroom complete with sauna and soaking tub meets the definition of luxury for many but such amenities may also be found in a mid-price range Palos Verdes home.   Life is full of many little luxuries with blurred lines between necessity or indulgence.  One man's luxury is another's requirement.  If a prospective buyer asks to see luxury homes in Palos Verdes the next step is to have them define what constitutes luxury for them.  Maybe [...]

Manhattan Beach Home Sales – June 2012

By | July 30th, 2012|Beach Cities, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach|

42 Single family homes sold in Manhattan Beach during the month of June. The high and low home sale prices for this beach city were $5,850,000 for a five bedroom home on 5th Street and $725,000 for a two bedroom home also on 5th Street. Are sales up? Based on the number of homes sold last year during the same time frame the answer is no, but sales in 2011 were already robust in Manhattan Beach.  Sales for single family homes in Manhattan Beach during June 2011 totaled 45. Available inventory remains low in Manhattan Beach as it does throughout the South Bay. If your personal timing indicates it is time to sell your Manhattan [...]

Hermosa Beach Home Sales – June 2012

By | July 30th, 2012|Beach Cities, Hermosa Beach|

13 Single family homes sold in Hermosa Beach during the month of June. The high and low home sale prices for this beach city were $3,300,000 for a six bedroom home on Hermosa Avenue, and $633,000 for a two bedroom home on 27th Street. Are sales up? Based on the number of homes sold last year during the same time frame the answer is yes. Sales for single family homes in Hermosa Beach during June 2011 total 10. The increase is not staggering but it is significant and reflects an upward trend. Available inventory remains low in Hermosa Beach as it does throughout the South Bay. If your [...]

Redondo Beach Home Sales – June 2012

By | July 30th, 2012|Beach Cities, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach|

28 Single family homes sold in Redondo Beach during the month of June.  The high and low home sale prices for this beach city were $1,149,000 for a four bedroom home on Irena, and $430,000 for a three bedroom home on Dondon Avenue. Are sales up?  Based on the number of homes sold last year during the same time frame the answer is yes.  Sales for June 2011 total 21.  The increase is not staggering but it is significant. Available inventory remains low in Redondo Beach as it does throughout the South Bay.  If your personal timing indicates it is [...]

Panoramic Ocean View Home for Lease – Rancho Palos Verdes

By | July 30th, 2012|Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

8 Albero View from Kitchen Deck Norma Toering & Team has a gorgeous new lease listing along Rancho Palos Verdes Resort Row just off Palos Verdes Drive South.  The panoramic view home looks down on Terranea Resort and beyond to Catalina Island and the blue Pacific.   The 4000 sq. ft. home was built in 1999 and showcases a spacious kitchen, his and her offices, a wonderful master suite plus all the other amenities one expects to find in homes of distinction on the Palos Verde Peninsula.  The home is wonderful but the location is nothing short of spectacular! [...]

My Favorite Palos Verdes Salad Stops

By | July 29th, 2012|Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes|

I love a delicious green salad for lunch and am always on the hunt for a fabulous new salad stop to add to my favorite eating spots on The Hill aka Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Last week I was in the Lunada Bay neighborhood of Palos Verdes Estates showing property and if it's mealtime and I'm in the area I always stop at St. Honore French Bakery for their delightful Tahitian Chicken Salad (with tiny slivers of crusty French bread).    I wish I had taken a picture as it looked good enough to eat, and that's exactly what I did.  However, the portion was so generous I enjoyed [...]

Palos Verdes Beaches

By | July 27th, 2012|Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes Estates|

Palos Verdes is best known for its spectacular bluffs and cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  However, RAT Beach is a favorite with the locals.  Located at the south end of Torrance Beach and accessible from Palos Verdes Estates, the beach is a popular spot during the summer months.   It's also a great place for a walk! Norma Toering and Team - (310) 493-8333   Here are some more of the beaches in Palos Verdes! The Portuguese Bend Beach Club (Private beach in RPV): Lunada Bay in Palos Verdes Estates: The PV Athletic Club just below Malaga Cove in PVE:   The tide pools below Trump National Golf [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Home on the Bluff – Priced at $4,950,000

By | July 24th, 2012|Front Page, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Lunada Bay, Norma's Hot Buys, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes|

Tuesday is open house day for brokers and agents.  Today’s open house tour did not disappoint.  The star of the show list was definitely 253 Rocky Point Road listed by Prudential Realty.  Very few homes compel me to pull my iPhone from my purse and begin capturing the essence of a property.  This one did. If it is your dream to own a bluff home with nothing but the blue Pacific Ocean (there are mountains and city lights in the distance) to gaze upon from your backyard, then this setting is for you.  The home was built in 2007 with [...]

Eastview Home Sales Report – June 2012 – Rancho Palos Verdes

By | July 24th, 2012|Eastview, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Eastview neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in June 2012. Homes for sale: 6 Homes are listed for sale priced from $562,500 to $775,000. Pending sales: 8 Houses are in escrow priced from $499,000 to $699,000. June sales: One home sold in June 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 1814 Santa Rena Dr. $650,000 3/2 1756 7894 1958 55 Homes for sale in Eastview, RPV: Houses for sale in Eastview, Rancho Palos Verdes:

Silver Spur Home Sales Report – June 2012 – RHE and RPV

By | July 24th, 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 June 2012. Homes for sale: 9 Homes are available for sale priced from $725,000 to $2,900,000. Pending sales: 10 Houses are in escrow priced from $775,000 to $1,395,000. June sales: Eight homes sold in June 2012: Address Sale Price Bed/Bath Sq. Feet. Lot Year Built Days Listed 12 Brokenbow Lane $781,000 3/2 1341 12861 1957 210 4924 Elmdale $788,500 3/2 1595 8364 1956 122 26709 Basswood Ave. $810,000 3/3 1645 10730 1957 42 26519 Basswood Ave. $845,000 3/2 1358 12135 1956 [...]