March 2013

Valmone Home Sales Report – February 2013 – Palos Verdes Estates

By | March 28th, 2013|Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Valmonte|

  Valmonte neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Palos Verdes Estates, CA in February 2013. Homes for sale: 3 Homes are listed for sale priced from $1,149,000 to $2,399,000.  Pending sales: 4 Houses are in escrow priced from $835,000 to $1,798,000 February sales: 2 Homes sold in February 2013 at $1,035,000. Note:  The maps below are live feeds and will vary as new homes are listed and sold.  Check them anytime for the latest market updates. Homes for sale in Valmonte: Houses that sold in the last 12 months in Valmonte, Palos Verdes Estates:

Monte Malaga Home Sales Report – February 2013 – Palos Verdes Estates

By | March 27th, 2013|Monte Malaga, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates|

  Monte Malaga neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Palos Verdes Estates, CA in February 2013. Homes for sale: 12 Houses are listed for sale priced from $1,039,000 to $9,999,999. Pending sales: 2 Home are in escrow priced from $1.295,000 to $2,100,000.  February sales: One home sold in February 2013 for $3,999,900. Homes for sale in Monte Malaga: Homes that sold in the last year in Monte Malaga, PVE:

Little Luxuries of the Palos Verdes Lifestyle

By | March 27th, 2013|Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills|

Whenever people ask me where I'm from, when traveling outside California, they most often have a quizzical look on their face after my reply.  I know what's coming next.  "Palos Verdes?  Where's that?" Of course,  if I want to avoid the long explanation I simply say, "Los Angeles," and leave it at that.  The truth is, the anonymity of the locale is a luxurious aspect of life on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  This is not Hollywood, nor Beverly Hills or even Malibu.  The world has heard of those glittering places; not so Palos Verdes. The majesty and length of our scenic coastline [...]

Off Market Sales — Who do They Benefit?

By | March 26th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Front Page|

Networking has taken on new meaning in the current real estate market.  There are "secret" networking groups within larger company networking meetings.  "Closed" networking cliques exist as well as "luxury home" networking systems.  Often these networking meetings are by invitation only.  The goal is to sell a property before it hits the open market and receives dozens of offers. In my opinion, this may not be the best route for either the buyer or the seller.  I do think it works well for the agents--there I said it.  If the purpose of placing a property on the Multiple Listing Service [...]

Lunada Bay Homes For Sale and Sold – February 2013

By | March 25th, 2013|Front Page, Lunada Bay, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates|

  Lunada Bay real estate and home sales report for Palos Verdes Estates February 2013: Homes For Sale:  Eight single family homes are currently for sale in Lunada Bay. Pending Sales:  Eight single family homes are in escrow (offer accepted). February Sales:  Seven Lunada Bay homes sold in February. Lowest Price Sale:  $1,049,000.  Highest Price Sale:  $2,975,000 For more information on the Lunada Bay neighborhood in Palos Verdes Estates contact Norma Toering & Team at 310.493. 8333. View more articles on Lunada Bay, Palos Verdes Estates homes. Homes for sale in Lunada Bay, Palos Verdes Estates:   Homes [...]

Hermosa Beach – Luxury Homes for Sale & Luxury Sales

By | March 25th, 2013|Beach Cities, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes, Sand Section|

Hermosa Beach Homes for Sale priced over $2,000,000:     Hermosa Beach homes that sold in the last 12 months for $3,000,000 or more:  

What’s the Best Tool in a Palos Verdes Listing Agent’s Marketing Toolbox?

By | March 25th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Seller Tip|

Answer: The Multiple Listing Service and the thousands of agents it reaches. It may be Old School but it is effective. Consider it the early predecessor to Facebook. As members of the same big network agents can see what other agents are listing and selling. We are privy to when a property goes under contract or when it fall out of contract. We know when a listing expires or is canceled. We post our open houses, both public and professional on the network. Although it's been around for decades the MLS still packs a powerful punch in the business model [...]

South Shores Vacant Lot For Sale

By | March 24th, 2013|Front Page, Listings, San Pedro|

South Shores is one of San Pedro's most sought after neighborhoods. Many of the homes in the coastal neighborhood have stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island or the Los Angeles Harbor. Those are just the day views! After decades of living in the area the South Shores city lights view at night still takes my breath away. What's the value of breathing ocean air, a neighborhood anchored by South Shores Elementary School, one of the finest magnet schools in Los Angeles Unified School District, plus views of one of the most gorgeous coastal areas in Southern California? It's [...]

35 Offers? How Long Can This Last?

By | March 20th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Income Property, Real Estate News, Seller Tip|

The rush to buy golden investment properties is on! Yes, Norma Toering & Team's most recent offer was one of 35 offers on a fourplex in Redondo Beach--one happy buyer and 34 disappointed and still searching for inventory that is simply not there. What's a buyer to do?  Expand your search area and lower your expectations a notch or two.  It's tough love advice that may be hard to heed but the reward will come later.  That smoking deal and steal you're hoping to find will most likely remain elusive as long as current market conditions prevail. The 180 [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Sales – February 2013

By | March 18th, 2013|Front Page, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes|

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes Sales - Feb 2013 - Norma Toering (310) 493-8333 I'm sure you've heard by now many Palos Verdes homes are selling within days with multiple offers.  About the only price point with ample inventory in Palos Verdes is the luxury market.  Although those homes are selling at a faster clip in recent weeks too.  February 2013 saw six Palos Verdes luxury homes close escrow with the highest price $3,850,000 for a home on Via Rincon in Palos Verdes Estates. If you wish to sell or buy a home on the Palos Verdes Peninsula contact Norma Toering [...]