August 2013

Portuguese Bend Horse Show in Palos Verdes – Sept 6-8 2013

By | August 30th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Front Page, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

  The 56th annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show is next weekend in Palos Verdes!   This fundraiser event benefits the Children's Hospital in LA, is organized by the Peninsula Committee Children's Hospital and attendance is expected to be between 3000 and 5000.  The equestrian events begin at 8 am on Friday at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates with the other festivities starting at 10 am. General admission is listed as free on Friday, $5 on Saturday & Sunday with kids 12 and under free all weekend.  Ringside tables and chairs are offered under the reserved seating fees on the mini fact sheet below. PB [...]

Making a Local Blog a Tourist Attraction

By | August 26th, 2013|Active Rain, An Agent's Life, Front Page|

  I read a great post this morning about repurposing past blog articles.  I've been doing this for some time and the record holder for "Most Recycled Post" goes to "100 Reasons to Call Palos Verdes Home" an article I first published several years ago. More than one prospective buyer called after reading the post.  Naturally, it's very hyper-local and gives an insider's real life experiences of the Palos Verdes lifestyle.  Yes, the Palos Verdes Peninsula is located in Los Angeles County, but life here is nothing like the L.A. lifestyle the media covers.  It's not Hollywood or Malibu. More [...]

Amazing Horse Property in Rolling Hills Estates

By | August 23rd, 2013|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Horse Property, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive North, Rolling Hills Estates|

This home has some impressive equestrian facilities. Located at the end of a small spur road off PV Drive North, it gets more amazing when you step into the "backyard." The home itself is wonderfully remodeled (link with details), though let's jump to the horse lovers details: Just over 76,500 sq.ft. of land with two lots combined 6 Stall barn with in/out stalls Your own private riding ring Turn out Wash rack Trailer parking area 481 sq.ft. tack room Direct trail access (The city of Rolling Hills Estates alone has around 25 miles of riding trails, many connect to the [...]

Palos Verdes Day Trips

By | August 20th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Lifestyle in the Beach Cities, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

I admit Palos Verdes is a quiet, isolated and very private community, and I, along with many others, like it like that!  More than once I've heard the lament of, "There's nothing to do in Palos Verdes," and that is absolutely not true.  Hey, this is L.A.! We really have it all.  There's the Pacific Ocean with its beaches, surfing and boating opportunities.  There are many wonderful fishing spots plus deep sea charters are available.  The Palos Verdes hills are laced with hiking and horseback riding trails.  There are parks and places to go whale watching. Cyclists love the winding roads and [...]

San Pedro Lots for Sale – in coastal South Shores

By | August 16th, 2013|Buyer Tip, Front Page, Listings, Palos Verdes, San Pedro, South Shores|

Upper South Shores - A wonderful coastal neighborhood. The South Shores neighborhood of San Pedro is, in my opinion, an undervalued coastal community.  Where else along the coastal region of Southern California can you purchase a bluff front home offering unobstructed ocean view for under $2,000,000?  Those opportunities are far and few in between. The topography of South Shores is flat along the coastline and quickly changes to hilly as you move away from the water.  This affords most homes in the neighborhood a view.  The lots we have for sale are located on a cul-de-sac in the [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Leases–$5000 and Up

By | August 15th, 2013|Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Homes for Rent, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes|

A Palos Verdes luxury lease can be hard to find,  Especially if there are specific criteria the property must meet.  While there the supply of luxury homes for sale is plentiful, the list of luxury homes for lease is much smaller. People in the market for a luxury lease have high expectations.  In Palos Verdes this usually means they want a view, a remodeled property and a prime location.  Often, a prospective tenant will call about an already leased property so having up to the date information is critical in the lease market. If you're searching for a luxury lease [...]

The Rolling Hills General Store – Palos Verdes

By | August 14th, 2013|Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

There are still places in Los Angeles where you can saddle up and shout, "Hey honey, I'm going to the store." At the bridle trail intersection at the corner of PV Drive North & Rolling Hills Road sits the quaint Rolling Hills General Store.  RHGS offers horse feed, tack, bedding, riding clothing, boots, equestrian gifts and more.   Kelly's Corner in the same building sells sandwiches and snacks. The PV Horseman's Association bulletin board hangs on the side of the building and is a great spot to check for local notes on horses for sale, horse boarding, tack for sale and [...]

Palos Verdes Market Update – Video

By | August 13th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Front Page, Los Angeles, Palos Verdes|

Palos Verdes Market Update - (Video) - Aug 2013  Each month I send a snapshot of the local Palos Verdes real estate market to my clients.  If you live in Palos Verdes and would like to be added to the list I will happily add your name to my mailing list. The report includes an update on all 17 Palos Verdes neighborhoods, a short video and other tidbits of real estate information local homeowners will find helpful.  It's a great way to stay current on the ever-changing real estate market. - Norma (310) 493-8333

Valmonte Homes Sales Report, Palos Verdes Estates – July 2013

By | August 8th, 2013|Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Valmonte|

Valmonte real estate and home sales report for Palos Verdes Estates July 2013. View more articles on Valmonte, Palos Verdes Estates homes. Homes for sale in Valmonte, Palos Verdes Estates: Homes currently in escrow in Valmonte: Homes that sold in the last year in Valmonte: >

Palos Verdes Real Estate Report–July 2013

By | August 8th, 2013|Buyer Tip, Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

Palos Verdes luxury home market still favors buyers. There are currently 155 single family homes for sale on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  59 Palos Verdes luxury homes, priced over $2,000,000, are on the market and make up 38% of all single family Palos Verdes homes for sale.  With only four luxury home sales recorded for the month of July these number reveal the luxury market in Palos Verdes is still a great market for buyers.  Palos Verdes home market in the $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 price range favors sellers. There are 81 single family Palos Verdes homes for sale in the [...]