September 2012

New Luxury Listing in Hermosa Beach by Norma Toering & Team

By | September 15th, 2012|An Agent's Life, Beach Cities, Buyer Tip, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes, Los Angeles Luxury Homes, Sand Section|

World-Class Residence Coming Soon! Josh and I spent yesterday afternoon in Hermosa Beach.  First, we showed property to a referred client, then we dashed over to our new listing, only a stone's throw from The Strand, to meet the photographer.  The weather cooperated (except for the relentless heat) and I believe we will soon have some fabulous photos to showcase the world-class residence. A few teasers are: 1)  The residence is being sold fully furnished right down to the 9 flat screen televisions. 2)  The rooftop balcony includes not only a panoramic view but a mini kitchen and a spa [...]

The Epitome of Luxurious Living at the Beach–Sneak Preview

By | September 13th, 2012|Front Page, Hermosa Beach Luxury Homes, Sand Section|

  A fabulous door welcomes you to an exquisite home. Norma Toering & Team listed an unparalleled property in Hermosa Beach.  The grand unveiling will not happen until September 21, 2012,but I can give you a sneak preview at a world-class home filled with comfortable elegance and extraordinary views. From the rooftop deck down to the game room on the lower level, this 4 bedroom stunner offers all the creature comforts one could imagine surrounded by the magical qualities of coastal living in Southern California. Now accepting private viewing appointments for September 22 and 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  Price upon [...]

May 2012

Simple Luxuries of Coastal Living

By | May 4th, 2012|Beach Cities, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Inspiration, Linkedin, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills|

The bright lights of the big city are within easy reach of the coastal cities of Los Angeles.  It is nice to know one can indulge in world-class dining, museums, symphonies and such when the desire strikes, but it's the little daily pleasures that accumulate into the huge benefit of living the coastal lifestyle in Southern California.  From early morning to lights out at night we are gifted with coastal influences. Take the weather--the ocean influence keeps us from suffering the extreme heat of summer and the frigid winter temperatures endured by our inland friends.  If you want to experience some extreme [...]

April 2012

The Highs and Lows of House Prices in the Beach Cities

By | April 27th, 2012|Beach Cities, Favorite Photos - Beach Cities, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach|

Let's play a little game this morning based on highest and lowest prices in the Beach Cities of Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan.  There is a vast variety of prices and styles, and this price range contributes to the eclectic mix of residents near the sand. Manhattan Beach, we'll take you first. For Sale:  The most expensive home in Manhattan Beach listed for sale is a double corner ocean front lot located on The Strand. Plans for a marvelous beach/ocean front luxury estate are included in the $22,499,000 price tag.  There are currently structures on the lots, but think grand ocean front estate. The [...]

Manhattan, Hermosa or Redondo–Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

By | April 26th, 2012|Beach Cities, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach|

You've decided you want to live in one of Los Angeles' South Bay Beach Cities but which one is right for you?  Sometimes the choice is dictated by price (Redondo Beach is the most affordable), sometimes it is dictated by location (Manhattan Beach is closest to Los Angeles International Airport) and other times your heart is set on a beach cottage within walking distance of the sand (Hermosa has retained much of its beach lifestyle charm). If you're uncertain about which beach city is for you, my best advice is to spend a few hours in each of the cities.  Of course you'll want [...]

Yikes, I Have Nothing to Show in Palos Verdes

By | April 22nd, 2012|Beach Cities, Favorite Photos - Palos Verdes, Front Page, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Seller Tip|

Instead of lamenting I have nothing to wear, the thought running through my mind this morning is I have nothing to show.  That's right, sellers, housing inventory is so low in the Beach Cities of Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo, as it is on Palos Verdes Peninsula, I have very few choices when constructing a show list for buyers.  South Bay Sellers, if you are contemplating selling your home in 2012, the market is begging you to list it now.  Why?  It's what we all learned in economics 101:  The demand is higher than the supply.  South Bay homes are spending fewer days [...]

February 2012

Luxury Homes in Hermosa Beach–Ocean Front Living on the Beach

By | February 18th, 2012|Beach Cities, Front Page, Hermosa Beach|

The most expensive high-end luxury home for sale in Hermosa Beach, CA is a 7 bedroom, 10 bath contemporary beauty located on The Strand with nearly 10,000 square feet of living space. The celebrity worthy trophy home is listed for $14,950,000. You can watch the waves and the volleyball matches from the comfort of your front patio, but be sure to wear your sunglasses as the sun shines often and the sand is close enough to get kicked in your eyes. If a cute little beach cottage in need of some TLC is more your speed, the least expensive single [...]