January 2013

Want to Know What’s Selling in Your Neighborhood?

By | January 31st, 2013|An Agent's Life, Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Seller Tip|

The Bluffs of Palos Verdes Whether you live in Palos Verdes or one of the Beach Cities more than likely Norma Toering & Team blogs about sales in your neighborhood.  Each month we publish a snapshot of sales for 30 South Bay neighborhoods.  It is a wonderful way to track real estate activity in your neighborhood if you are a seller.  If you are a buyer it gives you a glimpse of what's happening in neighborhoods where you desire to reside. The neighborhoods are listed on the right-hand sidebar.  Find the neighborhood of interest and click to see the [...]

Top Way to Find the Best Agent to Sell Your Palos Verdes Home

By | January 28th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Seller Tip|

It is not hard to find a real estate agent.  We post signs all over the neighborhood when we hold an open house.  Our offices are scattered all over the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and whether you walk in or phone in, there is usually an agent on call to answer your questions.  If you're hoping for more than potluck,  my suggestion is to ask trusted friends and family for recommendations.  Especially if they recently completed a real estate sale or purchase. Once you have a name or two, it's time to do a little online shopping.  Do a Google search on each agent of [...]

Redondo Beach Home Sales – S of Torrance Blvd – Dec. 2012

By | January 27th, 2013|Beach Cities, Redondo Beach, South of Torrance Blvd|

South of Torrance Blvd. real estate and home sales report for Redondo Beach, CA in December 2012. Homes for sale: 7 Homes are for sale priced from $729,000 to $1,698,000. Pending sales: 10 Houses are in escrow priced from $680,000 to $1,299,000. December sales: Five homes sold in December 2012 from $1,200,000 to $2,155,000. Homes for sale in the south of Torrance Blvd:

View From an Oceanfront Balcony in Rancho Palos Verdes

By | January 24th, 2013|Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes|

I could try to describe this view for you, but the iPhone says it so much better.  I'll take this view from any window any time! Josh and I were out previewing new listings in Palos Verdes, as we do every Tuesday morning, and I could not let this view slip past my eyes without capturing a small snippet of its beauty. Yes, it's true, we're fortunate to work in such a beautiful area; many days my job does not feel like work at all.

It’s a Super Time to Sell your Palos Verdes Home

By | January 21st, 2013|Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Seller Tip|

It's a Super Time to Sell Your Palos Verdes Home by Norma Toering - Broker Associate RE/MAX Estate Properties  (310) 493-8333   I hate to sound like a broken record, but let me repeat--Palos Verdes has only 102 single family homes for sale--the lowest number I recall in over 20 years of selling real estate on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Sellers, the timing is perfect to sell a Palos Verdes property.  The low inventory means you will have very little competition.  The high number of prospective buyers means with on-point pricing, preparation and marketing your property will soon be wearing [...]

Now Is the Time to Sell Your Palos Verdes Home

By | January 15th, 2013|Featured Posts, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Seller Tip|

Point Vincente Lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verdes  January 2012 I went out on a limb and predicted, "2012 will be the best year since 2007 for Palos Verdes homeowners to consider selling a property."  At press time January 2012 there were 166 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  January 2013 showed 108 PV single family houses for sale.  Over 600 Palos Verdes single family homes sold in 2012.   2012 was the year of the comeback for Palos Verdes real estate. The numbers for 2013 are even stronger. Over 700 Palos Verdes single family homes sold in 2013. The local housing [...]

Hiking by Trump National

By | January 9th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Hiking in Palos Verdes - Trump National / Ocean Trails in Rancho Palos Verdes   by Norma Toering Broker Associate with REMAX Estate Properties (310) 493-8333   I went for a lovely hike at Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes this morning.  Afterwards, I went to the spa at Terranea and had my hair cut--nice morning.   I have no complaints about the Palos Verdes lifestyle! I take that back, I do have a complaint.  We simply do not have enough homes on the market.  I'm sending a Palos Verdes market update to past clients and even I [...]

Oceanfront – Video

By | January 9th, 2013|Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive West, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Oceanfront Estates in Palos Verdes by Norma Toering (310) 493-8333 Oceanfront Estates in Rancho Palos Verdes is an enclave of luxury homes with magnificent ocean views.  Six homes sold in the development in 2012.   If you're searching for an estate size home in a coastal community Oceanfront Estates may be the place for you on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Contact Norma Toering & Team for more information on buying or selling in Oceanfront Estates. (310) 493-8333 or our website      

It’s Tuesday Morning–Time to Tour New Listings in PV

By | January 8th, 2013|Buyer Tip, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

Malaga Cove Plaza in Palos Verdes Estates I try not to traipse my prospective buyers in and out of homes that do not meet their search criteria.  Not only is it a time waster for them and for me, it reflects on my ability to do my job in a professional and expedient manner.  With that goal in mind, every Tuesday finds Josh and I out previewing new listings in Palos Verdes.   Many agents have forsaken the Tuesday morning tours in favor of viewing photos online, virtual tours and other new school tools available to today's real [...]

The Palos Verdes Farmer’s Market

By | January 7th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Peninsula Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates|

The Palos Verdes Farmer's Market is held every Sunday in the Peninsula Shopping Center from 9 am until 1 pm.  They have vendors for fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh cut flowers, live plants and flowers, breads, cakes, honey, art, local books and food.  They close down a section of the parking lot near the Starbucks on the corner. We picked up fresh eggs and some of the highly reviewed hummus.  Please note though that no dogs are allowed in the market, per LA County regulations. PV Farmer's Market review on Yelp. View Larger Map