April 2015

Beach Cities Luxury Home Report–1st Quarter 2015

By | April 29th, 2015|Beach Cities, Beach Cities Luxury, Buyer Tip, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Beach Luxury Homes, Redondo Beach, Seller Tip|

The South Bay of Los Angeles is home to Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, collectively known as the Beach Cities.  If you're following Pacific Coast Highway down the California coast Manhattan Beach is the first city of the trio of South Bay beach towns you will encounter.  Due to its close proximity to LAX  and other urban amenities of Los Angeles, its location demands a hefty price since Manhattan Beach enjoys all the benefits of living in a beach town as well as the convenience of being close to airports, cultural events, world class shopping and dining. The luxury [...]

February 2015

Hermosa Beach CA Luxury Home Market Report–February 2015

By | February 6th, 2015|Beach Cities, Beach Cities Luxury, Buyer Tip, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes, Lifestyle in the Beach Cities, Seller Tip|

For the purpose of this real estate report on Hermosa Beach luxury homes "luxury" will be defined as residential property (single family, townhouse, condo) priced at or above $2,000,000. Four Hermosa Beach luxury properties sold during January 2015.  The sale prices ranged from a low of $2,005,000 to $3,000,000. Seven Hermosa Beach luxury homes are in escrow with accepted offers. There are currently 11 Hermosa Beach residential luxury properties for sale.   For more information about Hermosa Beach, CA luxury residential homes contact Charlemagne Int'l Properties at 310.493.8333 or email us at ToeringandTeam@gmail.com. Luxury Homes for Sale in Hermosa Beach: [...]

November 2014

Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes–November 2014

By | November 4th, 2014|Beach Cities, Beach Cities Luxury, Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes|

  Hermosa Beach is a little beach town with some big real estate sales!  Sandwiched between much larger Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach, this coastal village holds its own when it comes to luxury homes. Although only one Hermosa Beach luxury single family home sold during October 2014 there are five properties priced over two million dollars in escrow with accepted offers.  11 Hermosa Beach luxury homes are currently for sale ranging in price from $2.5M to $16M for a property located on The Strand. For more information about selling or buying a Hermosa Beach luxury property contact Norma Toering at [...]

October 2014

Hermosa Beach Luxury Home Report–October 2014

By | October 1st, 2014|Beach Cities, Beach Cities Luxury, Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Beach Cities, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes, Lifestyle in the Beach Cities, Seller Tip|

There are currently 10 Hermosa Beach luxury homes priced over $2,000,000 for sale.  There are no pending sales of luxury homes in Hermosa Beach as of October 1, 2014. One Hermosa Beach luxury homes closed escrow during September 2014.  The Sand Section home sold after one week on the market.  Sale price was $2,250,000.   For more information on Hermosa Beach luxury homes contact Charlemagne Int'l Properties at ToeringandTeam@gmail.com.   Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes for Sale:  

August 2014

Luxury Home Sales Soar in California

By | August 19th, 2014|Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Featured Posts, Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Lifestyle in the Beach Cities, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Real Estate News, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills|

According to RE-Insider in an article published 8/14/14, the luxury real estate market is outpacing the rest of the California housing market by a wide margin.  "While home sales throughout much of California have remained flat throughout this spring and early summer, a new study has indicated that multimillion dollar homes are selling in record numbers, offering hope that the market is still improving and prompting many to wonder what’s holding the rest of the market back." The article went on to state the 2014 luxury home market year to date is up over 9% from 2013 numbers.  On the [...]

Exercising Free Will

By | August 18th, 2014|An Agent's Life, Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Favorite Photos - Los Angeles, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Seller Tip|

This dragonfly was visiting the LA Zoo on Saturday along with myself,  my daughter's family and a few thousand other visitors.  We, the people and the dragonfly, were there because we wanted to be there, and in our own way we exercised our free will to make it happen.  The animals behind the moats and fences would tell another story. Life is full of choices.  What job and where.  What type of home and where, children, no children and the list goes on.  Los Angeles is a big city and its inhabitants are faced with many choices.  Choices are a [...]

Luxury Homes From Malibu to Newport Beach

By | August 14th, 2014|An Agent's Life, Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Lifestyle in the Beach Cities, Los Angeles Luxury Homes|

Charlemagne Int'l Properties connected with a foreign prospective buyer interested in purchasing a luxury home near the ocean along the coastal area of Southern California anywhere from Malibu to Newport Beach.  That's a large swath of coastal communities and dips into two counties.  This particular buyer is not tied to an area due to business or personal reasons.  He wants a property with a big ocean view and close to the beach.  The property will earn extra points if the beach is within an easy stroll and high-end shopping and dining options are available nearby.  Cultural and sporting events accessibility [...]

May 2014

Los Angeles Luxury Homes in the South Bay

By | May 8th, 2014|Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

Last night I found myself wondering about the distribution of luxury homes in the cities that make up the South Bay area of Los Angeles.  Yes, I still think of real estate after business hours, if there is such a thing as "after hours" in real estate.  For years  I blogged about luxury homes in Palos Verdes and the Beach Cities, today I'm going to check a few cities  where we sell property, but do not often write about. For this article we will define "luxury home" as residential properties (single family, townhouse or condo) with a list price of [...]

March 2014

Windows Inside and Out

By | March 17th, 2014|An Agent's Life, Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Inspiration, Lifestyle in Palos Verdes, Lifestyle in the Beach Cities, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates|

I love windows.  They allow light and fresh air to enter our homes and add architectural interest to the home's design.  I snapped this photo while visiting Monet's home and gardens in Giverny, France.  Of course I took photos of the gardens and home but I was not too surprised when this particular shot turned out to be one of my favorites. The placement of windows in a home is very important and can add or subtract value to the home. A home with too many windows may present a challenge for furniture arrangement, and a home with too few [...]

Palos Verdes & South Bay Luxury Home Market – March 2014 (Video)

By | March 5th, 2014|Beach Cities, Front Page, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes, Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Beach Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes View Homes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach|

Palos Verdes & South Bay Luxury Home Market  Palos Verdes has 60 luxury homes for sale and the Beach Cities have just under 30.  In the Beach Cities the trend of high end townhomes moving into the $2 million dollar price range has led us to included those in our luxury reports. - Norma (310) 493-8333 Palos Verdes Luxury Homes $2-5M: Palos Verdes Luxury Homes $5M+: Beach Cities homes $2M+: Beach Cities luxury condos and townhomes: Beach Cities - March 2014 Housing Market South Bay - March 2014 Housing Market Palos Verdes - March 2014 Housing Market