September 2013

What I’ve Learned and What I’ve Tried to Forget About Real Estate

By | September 30th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Income Property, Los Angeles, Palos Verdes, Seller Tip|

Let's begin with some cliches and how they apply to life as related to real estate. Nothing lasts forever.  The marketing that worked last year may not work this year.  The marketing that worked 20 years ago may still work this year.  It's up to the agent to discard the old and add new based on market conditions and trends. What goes up must come down.  The market has been high, low, high, low and heading back to high in the two plus decades I've been in the real estate business.  Historically speaking, real estate, like most markets, is fluid [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Homes For Sale $5,000,000 or More

By | September 29th, 2013|Front Page, Horse Property, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

For more information about the Palos Verdes lifestyle and luxury homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula contact Norma Toering & Team at 310.493.8333. Luxury Palos Verdes Homes for Sale ($5M+):     Also: Homes for Sale in Palos Verdes Priced from $2M to $5M.   Update from Fall 2013: Palos Verdes is no Malibu when it comes to home prices along the Southern California Coast.  However, our views are just as big despite the smaller price tags.  While Malibu is known the world over for its coastal lifestyle, Palos Verdes is a late and slow bloomer, and that's [...]

Ready to Expand Your Real Estate Portfolio?

By | September 26th, 2013|Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Income Property, Palos Verdes, Seller Tip|

Several of my long-term clients are in an expansion mode.  They have their primary home and are ready to expand their real estate portfolio to include income property or perhaps a second home. Rental Property Investments in Los Angeles South Bay   Although Norma Toering & Team possess extensive expertise in the local residential field, we also have a myriad of experience in selling income property in the South Bay of Los Angeles.  In addition, we have an expert consultant with commercial real estate and Columbia MBA credentials on retainer.  With his assistance, we are currently searching for a boutique hotel opportunity [...]

Palos Verdes Luxury Leases–September 2013

By | September 25th, 2013|Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Homes for Rent, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes|

A current seller recently asked for Norma Toering & Team's help in locating a single family home to lease on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  His request prompted me to check the current inventory including the luxury lease market on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. For this report we will consider single family homes currently for lease priced over $5000 per month. Rancho Palos Verdes:  8 Luxury homes are currently for lease in Rancho Palos Verdes. Palos Verdes Estates:  6 Luxury homes are currently for lease in Palos Verdes Estates Rolling Hills Estates:  2 Luxury homes are currently for lease in Rolling [...]

Is the Housing Market Sizzle Starting to Fizzle?

By | September 23rd, 2013|An Agent's Life, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Seller Tip|

I'm a sensitive soul. I note the subtle changes in the weather signaling the arrival of fall, and in Southern California, the land of eternal sunshine, those understated changes can be missed by many. I notice daylight is shrinking and the night hours are stretching. I've also picked up some changes in the roaring bull housing market we've experienced during the past 12 months or so. The frenetic housing market seems to be entering a quieter phase. The number of offers received on a hot property is falling. The phone is a bit quieter. Gosh, I've even checked it once [...]

Silver Spur Home Sales Report – August 2013 – RHE / R. Palos Verdes

By | September 21st, 2013|Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Silver Spur|

Silver Spur neighborhood real estate and home sales report for Rancho Palos Verdes & Rolling Hills Estates, CA in August 2013. Silver Spur is a popular neighborhood for first time residents on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. As a matter of fact, we sold a lovely couple their first PV home in Silver Spur last December. Silver Spur is also one of the most affordable neighborhoods on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Homes for sale in Silver Spur: Homes in escrow in Silver Spur: Homes that sold in the last 12 months in Silver Spur, Palos Verdes under $900,000: Homes [...]

Miraleste Hills – Palos Verdes Neighborhood (Video)

By | September 19th, 2013|Front Page, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes|

Miraleste Hills - Palos Verdes Neighborhood  Miraleste Hills is a Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhood which is famous for views of Los Angeles and the harbor.  It is located above Palos Verdes Drive East near Miraleste Elementary School and Miraleste Intermediate.  The neighborhood was originally built out in the 1960's and 1970's, but quite a few homes have been remodeled since then. Miraleste Hills homes for sale:

Coastal Cleanup Day 2013 – Saturday 9/21

By | September 16th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Beach Cities, Front Page, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Lifestyle in the Beach Cities, Los Angeles, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Torrance|

Coastal Cleanup Day 2013 is this coming weekend on Saturday 9/21/2013.  Heal the Bay's annual event is the "biggest volunteer day on the planet" and last year's turnout was over 62,000.   They hauled away over 700,000 pounds of trash and 140,000 pounds of recycling items. Local meeting sites range from Malibu to Long Beach.   Palos Verdes sites will be at Malaga Cove (Via Arroyo/Paseo Del Mar) and Abalone Cove.  The beach cities will have many locations including the Manhattan Beach Pier, Hermosa Pier, Redondo Pier (end of Torrance Blvd) and King Harbor at the Port Royal Yacht Club. The cleanup [...]

Children’s Miracle Network – Award for Norma Toering

By | September 15th, 2013|An Agent's Life, Front Page, Inspiration|

Children's Miracle Network - Award I recently received a big thank you from Children's Hospital Los Angeles for my continued contribution to the Children's Miacle Newwork Hospitals Campaign.  I donate a portion of each sale and it's an easy way to make a big difference in the lives of children and their families. Giving back on a regular basis is good for the community, the children in need of help and hope, plus it's a little something I can do to make the world a better place. - Norma (310) 493-8333

South Shores – San Pedro Home Sales Report – August 2013

By | September 14th, 2013|San Pedro, South Shores|

Home sales report for the South Shores area of San Pedro, California during August 2013. South Shores runs along the coast on both sides of 25th Street and borders Rancho Palos Verdes on the west. It is famous for light ocean breezes, amazing views of Catalina Island and the Pacific, and a laid back lifestyle. (Sept. 2013 - Norma also has two vacant lots for sale in South Shores.) Homes for sale in South Shores, San Pedro:   Homes that sold in the last year in South Shores, San Pedro