May 2013

Hermosa Beach Luxury Home Sales Report–May 2013

By | May 30th, 2013|Beach Cities, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes, Sand Section|

Today I'll be showing my luxury home listing at 3130 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, and it's located only 70 steps from the surf and sand.  I promised the prospective buyer an in-depth analysis of what's happening in the Hermosa Beach Sand Section since he is relatively new to the area, I will start from ground zero and walk him through the macro and micro real estate stories of this charming little beach town located next door to Manhattan Beach. Let's examine the big picture first.  Per Zillow's statistics, Hermosa Beach real estate increased a whopping 20.5 percent from April 2012 to April 2013.  [...]

Horse Boarding in Palos Verdes

By | May 28th, 2013|Buyer Tip, Front Page, Horse Property, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

Where can I board my horse in Palos Verdes?  I'm frequently asked this question and the answer is there are many places and it depends on what you want and where you want it.  One of the most popular choices for horse owners who do not own their own horse facility is to rent a stall.  Horse property homeowners often rent available stalls if they are not using them.  Privileges vary and the agreement should be in writing.  Homeowners often advertise boarding opportunities on local neighborhood bulletin boards, feed stores and wherever horse lovers gather. If you elect not to [...]

Palos Verdes Horse Property with an Ocean View

By | May 19th, 2013|Front Page, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

It's okay to want it all.  Later today, I'll be meeting with a buyer new to Palos Verdes but already in love with this hilly peninsula that juts skyward from the ocean's edge.   After a recent stay at Terranea Resort, this first-time visitor to PV must have thought she landed in a horse lover's paradise.  Actually, Palos Verdes is certainly "horse friendly" but it is equally appealing to those seeking a view property, or simply a more relaxed pace of life.   We will be shopping for a second home and it can be either a small horse property with easy access to [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Leases and Homes for Rent – Toering and Team

By | May 18th, 2013|Front Page, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Homes for Rent|

The summer months are popular months to lease a home in Palos Verdes.  It makes perfect sense as most families with children prefer to make the transition to a new home while the kids are on summer break. Norma Toering & Team will finalize the lease contract this week on the luxury home pictured above.  We sold the house and are continuing to lease it until our clients are ready to move back to the USA.  The current tenants are off to Germany (new job) and the incoming tenants are moving to Palos Verdes for the school system.  People are always on [...]

Hermosa Beach Luxury Home Market Report – April 2013

By | May 17th, 2013|Beach Cities, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes, Lifestyle in the Beach Cities|

April brought out the nesting instinct for aspiring Hermosa Beach residents purchasing in the luxury price range of $2,000,000 or higher.  Three Hermosa Beach luxury homes sold and all were located in the Sand Section of Hermosa Beach.  The highest price sale was $3,290,000 for a 3700 sq. ft. new construction home located at 477 25th St. Pending sales for April stands at two and 10 luxury homes are for sale in Hermosa Beach. If you're in the market to purchase a luxury home in Hermosa Beach don't miss 3130 Hermosa Avenue.  It is the beauty of the bevvy of [...]

Manhattan Beach Luxury Home Sales Report – April 2013

By | May 17th, 2013|Beach Cities, Front Page, Lifestyle in the Beach Cities, Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Beach Luxury Homes|

15 Manhattan Beach luxury homes priced over $2,000,000 sold during April 2013.  The most expensive sale for the month was $6,900,000 for a 5000 sq. ft. home one block off the sand on 25th Street. 19 Manhattan Beach luxury homes are in escrow with accepted offers. 27 Manhattan Beach luxury homes are for sale. If you wish to know more about luxury homes in Manhattan Beach it will be our pleasure to provide the information and help you discover the best Manhattan Beach home for you. - Norma (310) 493-8333 Luxury homes for sale in Manhattan Beach:

Terranea Resort Coastal Jewel in Rancho Palos Verdes

By | May 16th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Each time I visit Terranea Resort with its stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, lushly landscaped grounds, stately, yet casual and inviting architecture I'm reminded what a wonderful addition the resort is to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. For starters, and perhaps selfish reasons, I no longer have to book "out-of-town" hotels for my out-of-town clients. Many now begin their introduction to the Palos Verdes Peninsula lifestyle by spending their fist night in PV at Terranea Resort. The ocean, hills and open spaces "The Hill" is noted for are at their fingertips and in plain sight. In short, Terranea Resort helps [...]

Palos Verdes Horse Property

By | May 15th, 2013|Front Page, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive South, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

  If you are in the mood to saddle up your horse and go for a leisurely ride you might want to consult the Palos Verdes Peninsula Horsemen's Association Trail Guide.  It is the only complete guide to the equestrian trails of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Maps feature all of the equestrian trails superimposed on an aerial map. The PVPHA Guide sells for $20, plus tax, and includes an equine service directory.  The Trail Guide may be purchased at the General Store in Rolling Hills Estates, plus tack and feed stores or you may order it from PVPHA, P.O. Box 4153, Palos [...]

Income Property in Palos Verdes and the Beach Cities

By | May 15th, 2013|Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Income Property, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach|

If you're searching for ways to take advantage of the low interest rates still available and add monthly income to your portfolio, investing in income properties is worth your consideration. However, know you will not be alone. Multiple offers are the norm and recently one attractive offering in Redondo Beach had 35 offers! Yes, Norma Toering & Team had one of the offers. The four unit building pictured above is located in Redondo Beach and was recently sold by Norma Toering & Team. The seven offers were narrowed to three during the counter offer stage. I'm happy to report my [...]

Palos Verdes Schools Rank High in Newsweek Poll

By | May 8th, 2013|Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes|

  There are many reasons to call Palos Verdes home.  The coastal location offers some of Southern California's most breathtaking natural beauty, the weather is wonderful and the views are unforgettable, but the stellar school system is often what seals the decision to move to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  When you combine a strong school system with stellar results and a desirable lifestyle in a coastal location it's difficult to find a better choice. Newsweek Magazine announced the top high schools in the nation on Monday.  Palos Verdes has two high schools and they both made the prestigious list.  Peninsula High [...]